Do you need to supplement? Healthy shortcuts you’ll love!

Are you Sick & Tired?

We are a people who are “Sick and Tired” for a reason. Did you know that every farm in America was organic and that we didn’t have processed foods or canned foods until WWII (other than what we prepared at home)?  Just saying that “organic” isn’t new, but our body’s response to chemicals and pesticides, as well as processed foods and nonfood additives and bleached table salt and high fructose corn syrup in everything, could be the root cause (along with not cleaning our home water) for most of us being sick and tired or overweight!

“SUPPLEMENTATION – THE FIRST GOAL, OF COURSE, IS TO BALANCE THE IMBALANCE OR THE DEFICIENCIES, THE NEXT IS TO MOVE BEYOND THE IMBALANCE!ULTIMATELY, WE NEED TO THINK BEYOND FEELING ENERGIZED, BEYOND GETTING OUR HEALTH BACK, BEYOND WELLNESS AND FITNESS, AND CREATE A BUFFER ZONE OR A SAFETY NET TO PROVIDE FOR US DURING TIMES OF STRESS OR DISTRESS, TO PROTECT OURSELVES – pHBodyBalance IS AN OPPORTUNITY!”                      Maraline

Why Supplement?

Simply our body is not getting what it “requires” from our natural resources. Generations ago when the earth/soil and water were healthy and strong, people didn’t require supplementation, i.e., garden vegetables were strong in minerals, they were clean and good. We derived not only hydration but also minerals from our pure, clean water.

Not so much anymore, just look at this data from the early 90’s and you’ll realize why we have so many acronyms in our world: ADD, ADHD, FMS, CFS, and of course the list goes on and on. We can change this but first we have to realize what our body, what we require, to perform at our optimum!

  • In 1992 The Earth Summit Reports states that 99% of Americans are mineral deficient – substantiating the
  • U.S. Senate Report of 1936, Document 264, authored by Charles Northern, MD, that indicated “unless something is done about the poor nutrient content in the soil, there will be a serious rise in degenerative diseases within 50 years”.
  • In 1993 The World Health Organization occurred indicating Agricultural Soil in the U.S. is 95% deplete overall in the basic survival nutrients.

 

How do I know if I need to supplement?

Ask yourself if you are feeling SICK AND TIRED or have DISEASE? Any “body” too acidic, already knows it: low performance, sleep issues, allergies, asthma, weight, digestion, bloating, acid reflux, diabetes, arthritis, whatever disease, and the list goes on.

Based on what we know about our food, water, and air, there are relatively few people that do not need to supplement or support themselves.

How do I minimize what I supplement AND MAXIMIZE its’ value?

Begin with whole food based nutrition in the form of live, energized foods like green vegetables, or nutritional supplements from WHOLE FOOD SOURCES that offer a mega high concentration of these whole foods that are ALSO alkalizing.

Focus on feeding your cells, re-hydrating your body, changing out the water, and floating your pH back to neutral. Then if you want, target or cleanse! Call or email for more information.

Why pH Body Balance or Acid/Alkaline?

The pH of our body and our waterways (our bodies are about 70% water, our blood is 96% water) need to be neutral in order to stay clean and our cells stay healthy. When our water is clean and our cells are healthy our body can restore.

CHANGE YOUR WATER 100 pounds body weight = 70 pounds of water (clean?)

Think about a swimming pool, we chemically induce the water in the pool to a neutral pH balance to eliminate the opportunity for fungus, scum, bacteria, or worse, to grow, which would ;destroy the integrity of our swimming water.

The waterways of our body are not unlike the swimming pool, however the method we should use to balance the pH is different. One way we keep ourselves pH neutral is to consistently exchange the water, eat mostly alkaline foods and/or supplement with whole food based nutrition/supplements and natural pH support.

 Get the idea? Whole fresh organic foods, and/or supplements derived from as close to nature as possible are the only supplements we can absorb (as we are intended to absorb, through food and water).

Under $5 and 5 minutes, Gorgeous Gift, Elegant & Useful, DIY Spa Salt Scrub Massage

 Many people have emailed that they’d like to make this Spa Scrub as a  Gift – GREAT IDEA:
 
YOU can make this Gorgeous GIFT sanitizer, hand wash, hand healing, or spa moment? YES!  This is the perfect economical  fun solution to gels and soap at every sink, etc. it is easy, fun, and luxurious! There doesn’t seem to be a shelf life, the oil protects the salt, the salt is a preservative, so the only downside is the scent may need to be refreshed:)
 
Salt is a natural cleanser (cleanses the ocean afterall), certainly kills bacteria, and salt is very alkaline, the oil is softening, the scent  refreshing, and all the rest, well, it’s heavenly! Your perfect scrub for cold weather, dry skin, or simply to treat yourself. Especially good if your hands are in and out of water all day, no dryness.  Great for home or office, anywhere really.

Well here you go, (Dollar Store) container with lid and ingredients are simple, oil, salt, and essential oils for fragrance – best of all, make it in 5 minutes for incredible  gift giving! Everyone loves this, men, kids, and of course women. I keep a bowl at every sink – no more soap in my house!

DIY SPA SCRUB for less than $5.00 (much less depending on ingredients), including container! Pictured is sea salt, grape seed oil, drops of essential oil, in a (dollar store) candy dish, all sitting nicely in my guest bathroom. Guests use it dry to wash their hands (massage themselves), rinse and not only is it anti-bacterial, it leaves your skin ooh la la soft and supple

With dry hands, scoop about 1/2 tsp into your palm, rub all over hands and wrists and be careful, I find myself standing thre for minutes on end before rinsing – simply rinse with water. Your hands are soft, clean, and you feel great!

As Pictured, my scrub is scooped into a $1 (candy dish  I believe, but filled with salt scrub, in this case, cut off chop sticks from a Chinese restaruant, and scotch tape wrapped to join top and bottom, makes it perfect to wrap in cellophane with a bow, or a bag with a fragile sign) you can see my glass dish with a lid.

NOTE:  I’ve placed in every bathroom, plus one at the kitchen sink ~ everyone looks forward to washing  their hands!

ALSO…..Not just for hands, but makes a great body scrub before a shower, foot scrub at the end of a hard day, just remember apply dry, then rinse!

My calculated cost:  $1 – $5 (I used Grapeseed Oil, WO Essential Oil Blend, Salt, and purchase containers at my local Dollar Store or department store).

Today I made 6 containerful  in one bowl, then scooped, sealed, and wrapped in clear saran wrap with a bow and Instructions “rolled as a scroll, attached with a ribbon“,  as follows:

1 Minute Spa Massage &  Hand Cleanser

Directions: Scoop 1/2 tsp (depending on the size of your hands), dry rub for 1 minute, rinse and dry!

Salt is anti bacterial, oil is softening, & together the perfect cleanser & spa massage!

NOW, ENJOY AND MAKE IT YOUR MOMENT!

LOVE, Maraline (your name of course goes here:)Clean Hands, Soft Hands

Maraline’s DIY Spa Massage ScrubDIY 1 minute spa scrub (and cleanser) softens, massages, and cleanses your hands & arms, great for the whole family, my son loves it! Everyone Loves My DIY Spa Scrub! 

Keep in mind when you read the ingredients that you can improvise, that’s how the best recipes are found! So if you already have a massage oil that’s scented, or maybe some salts that are already infused, you can change this up. The basic ingredients, salt, oil, scented essential oil, in whatever combination you like.ENJOY!You will need:Salt  (use inexpensive salt, not your unbleached sea salt,this may be the only time you want to buy bleached LOL)Grape Seed Oil or Massage Oil (cold pressed Grape Seed Oil is light and has no scent (it also can be used as a high heat cooking oil); can be found at your grocery store, and it’s also sometimes sold as a massage oil)Essential Oil Drops (any that you have on hand; lavender, peppermint essential oil drops work well – my personal favorite is Lemon with Spearmint, and I crush a few spearmint leaves in the mix)

NOW MAKE IT IN LESS THAN 5 MINUTES: Directions: Pour about 1/4 cup of oil into a bowl, add salt until it mushes up like a white snow cone (see photo), add 20 – 30 essential drops in any combination, stir until it smells the way you would like it to smell. That’s it. You can adjust to the size of containers.

EAT, DRINK, BREATHE  the BEST! ~ Everything in my health world all comes back to what our body is made of, the minerals of the earth, a little oil is needed, and plenty of salt water, i.e. best remedies are:  Living Clay, Unbleached Sea Salt, Pure Water, and Cold Pressed Oils, see “Which Oil, and Why” article.

Why do 1 in 2 Americans have a chronic condition and take several pharmaceutical medications?

Our body requires certain levels of nutrition and hydration, and if not provided, we will adapt to the conditions, but in doing so, nutritional deficits will be the consequence. While we are not directly responsible for the degradation of the food, water, and air, we are responsible to ourselves and our families to eat as our body is designed, for nutrition and hydration.

Q. What does our body require? 

A. Foundational levels of nutrition, which means your body requires (not wants, not would like, but requires) certain vitamins and minerals, and certain levels of cellular hydration (or different levels of water in your 20 different cell sizes). 

We are designed to receive nutrition through whole food and water both – today that’s almost impossible without whole food supplementation and clean drinking water at home. 

This article is based around Americans ingesting far too many pharmaceuticals. Below you will watch a video of a pharmaceutical representative describing in detail exactly why so many of us are taking so many pharmaceuticals, and exactly how the pharmaceutical industry works. Did you know that pharmaceuticals carry the highest profit margin of any business in the country. 

And did you know our body is a miracle that can work miracles once we become empowered, once we learn, and once we know which direction to point ourselves. “Point yourself in the right direction and YOU will follow” means your body inherently knows what is good for it and what is bad for it, and for the most part so do our brains, however our brain doesn’t have taste buds. Today we have to be careful to derive our nutrition from whole foods and our hydration from clean drinking water. Look at the reality of this, see what you think, and determine if you are willing to make small changes to improve the quality of your health. 

Straight from Wikpedia:  

Nearly one in two Americans (133 million) has a chronic medical condition of one kind or another,[1] and chronic illnesses cause about 70% of deaths in the United States and take up about 75% of the costs each year.[2] However, most of these people are not actually disabled, as their medical conditions do not impair normal activities. According to this report, the most common chronic conditions are high blood pressure, arthritis, respiratory diseases like emphysema, and high cholesterol. (more…)

Organic Egg Update – Which organic eggs are trustworthy?

Scrambled Egg Report Update

Remember our egg recall a few months ago? An important detail about the recall, is that the eggs in question all came from mass production farms or what is called big agri-egg business.

Unfortunately in the “organic” world we also have large agri-egg farms, and according to a report submitted by a pHreshLiving.com reader, some of them may be under scrutiny for reasons other than salmonella. It seems they may not be abiding by the “organic” rules, posted on an earlier report, and that the chickens may not be “free range”, meaning able to walk around and have a normal 16 week life in the outdoors. So, now we must discern between the organic eggs as well, at least until they come up with another heading, perhaps “organic eggs from organic fed (not free range) chickens”, or something like that.

A better solution overall, is simply to purchase (more…)

Buying non-gmo and organic food on a budget.

So here we are knowing a lot of our produce is genetically modified, that our conventional produce is filled with chemicals and pesticides. That our meat and poultry is for the most part today, very inhumanely raised and given hormones, antibiotics, and degraded food…… BUT we have limited funds for food.  

Click for guide to buy produce

 

Organic is so expensive, how do we make the best choices on our budget?  

Choices should start with the understanding you may have to eat less to get more, however once you get that part, no matter what you buy, you’ll be looking for quality and not quantity. You’ll also become more aware of which companies are delivering food for your HEALTH, and which are delivering food for PROFIT, regardless of how they do it, and how you may suffer from the degraded foods.  

Let’s keep in mind our body “REQUIRES” a minimum level of nutrition to FUNCTION, without it there are deficits, as the deficits grow, physical symptoms and dis-ease do as well. If you want to become empowered about your health you’re going to need to discern your food and water choices.  

Poultry & Meat Eaters: Eating less meat and poultry may help you take care of yourself: For example first thing on your list is to make sure you buy clean poultry and meat, meaning NO hormones, antibiotics, and that the livestock had a natural life, rather than be caged or in a pen, i.e., grown bigger, faster, yet fed inferior food, (more…)

Dr. Manny, Fox News, Speaks Out About Alkaline Water, Maraline Responds.

Dr. Manny of Fox News says…”If it (ionizing) sounds too good to be true, it probably is!” Watch his video on ionizers.

Dr. Manny Alvarez, Fox News

Because his response to ionizers was very brief, I felt compelled to respond to Dr. Manny. And, not that I felt he was unfair, I emailed Dr. Manny simply because without specific and extensive research, alkalizing can be misunderstood.

Below is my email to him.

Dr. Manny,

Please don’t underestimate the power of pH balance – It is exactly as you said, our bodies are too acidic, however I personally (having been in the field 10 years) don’t believe diet alone can correct the imbalance. And as enhancements go, electric ionizers are great, but most people today cannot afford them, and they don’t address the purity of the water. I was happy to hear you speak with some authority on this subject, so many from the medical community don’t, and I’d like to add to your research.

Everyone needs higher levels of whole food nutrition, clean, pure water, and to shortstop eating processed and fast foods (to start).

Yes our body regulates our pH, but it can only do what it can with what it’s got to work with – if there is more acid rain coming in than it can resolve then there is trouble, and today there is trouble with 1 in 3 people (children and adults).

So for most people today, their body regulates at the expense of stealing calcium (12pH) or potassium (14pH), but that’s not the whole story, and it may be interesting to look past electric ionizers and into what caused the issue, because only then can we educate people to change. We only need to go as far as looking at our food to know the system is broken, we have degraded food today. We also have degraded water and cities are struggling to maintain government regulations let alone health levels.

Water:

  • Tap water – Cities are adding tons more chemicals than they ever had to before. Water is unpredictable including well water. Gov’t. and health levels are different.
  • Bottled water is not the answer for a number of reasons, but most important to the consumer is that it is basically unregulated, and unless marked “spring”, most is reverse osmosis which strips the water of the bad granted, but also strips vital minerals, leaving the water dead and acidic (probably a 6 pH which will have an adverse health affect longterm).
  • Ionizing does more than raise the pH of the water (and today there is an alternative to electric ionizers, an inexpensive water powered system which also filters to purify as well as alkalize and ionize tap or well water into something that more reasonably resembles pure water.  
    • Ionizing breaks down the molecular structure of the water, making it smaller so it can hydrate the 20 different cell sizes and hydrate or re-hydrate us more easily.
    • Whether due to degraded water or acidic bodies, I find tap water runs right through people. We have to find ways to make it wetter.
      • An inexpensive way to help hydrate cells and bodies, is to add nutrition to the water, i.e., the phytochemical nutrition found in lemons and limes works great (pre-digestively acidic while post digestively alkaline)–
        • Wanting to extract nutrition will give the body more time to breakdown the molecular structure for hydration or re-hydration.

 

The truth is our body is intended to receive nutrition and hydration from food and water – whole foods and pure water.

While electric countertop ionizers are becoming popular, for a long time they were high end alternative response to degraded water and a remedy for an acidic body (for many reasons, not just the pH factor).

  • Pure water is optimal and the first priority. Pure water is clean, has minerals and carries a neutral pH. There is no pure water sources left in the world today, so the best we can do is filter it and enhance our tap water as naturally as possible, until we can get it as pure as we can, for drinking, bathing, cooking.

 

Best: Whole House system using state of the art medias like KDF 55, 85, etc., coconut carbon, and then further purify drinking water, enhancing with alkalizing filter

Good: Drinking/cooking water and shower/bath water.

Note:  If you still want an ionizer, then run pure water through it for best results.

Dr. Manny, Please, as an example of cleaning up drinking/cooking water for a family (instead of buying bottled water),  take a look at this 13 stage countertop or undersink $225 – NEW! Alkalizing, Ionizing, Infrared Undersink

Warmly,

Maraline

 

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CNN’s “You Have Gerd” (acid reflux) presentation..”Quell the Angry Esophagus”

Acid reflux, or in this case, GERD (really bad acid reflux), can be painful, uncomfortable, irritating and annoying, just as  we know, and as the doc on CNN explains on his video. I like his idea of lifting one end of the bed so it’s more difficult for the acid to come up, however eliminating the acid sounds like a better plan to me.

From a natural health perspective you would look at the root issue “acidity”, and begin to resolve that with “alkalinity”, however that does not preclude targeting an issue say for example GERD or acid reflux. Targeting a symptom to resolve it or ease it up, is essential as you begin to get your body back into balance. Getting back into balance is the key, because once in balance symptoms begin to fall away.

Personally,  if I had acid reflux I’d opt for the simple remedy of taking a  teaspoon of Living Clay in 3-4 oz of water(tasteless essentially) stir until dissolved, and I’d drink it.

Why? Because Calcium bentonite (also known as montmorillonite) clay is a type of volcanic ash that has extraordinary absorption of acids and toxins. It first adsorbs, meaning attracts the acids/toxins, then absorbs, so essentially the clay acts like a sponge, not releasing the acidity but expelling it through normal elimination. Along the way it will do the same to the other toxins throughout the digestive and elimination systems.

Living Clay can be used in countless ways for many reasons. Primarily, and aside from the wonderful minerals, etc.,  it carries a very high negative charge, while acidity or toxins carry a strong positive charge. Thus, similar to how a magnet works, the two attract one another.

The powder form of this clay can be made into a paste (and it’s also available in paste and liquid form), added to liquids, etc., in fact I wrote a printable document explaining all the ways we use Living Clay, from sprains and strains, to back pain, neck pain, headaches, acne, skin conditions, detoxify baths/soaks, foot baths/soaks, all the way to thickening agent for (made at home) fresh salad dressing and more! PS Incredible facial and back mask!

So why wouldn’t someone try clay? Afterall we are made of the minerals of the earth and the waters of the ocean. Such a simple remedy, yet so effective it’s become an anchor not only as a target remedy  for many issues, but  truly foundational for pH balance and passive cleansing all year-long.

Lab Tested for purity.

Low Acid Coffee? Cold Brew & Reduce Acidity over 70%

pH Conversion: Keep your coffee, change how you brew it!

Cold Brew Coffee is a much better choice than buying low acid coffee! It’s all in the brew! So keep your favorite coffee, simply cold brew it!

Cold Brew reduces acidity 70% or more, and gives you a much smoother taste (bitterness from acidity)than traditional heat brew coffee!

Click here to see Filtron! 

by Maraline Krey
 

We are a nation of people who love our coffee, so much so that many of us drink a lot of coffee. Unfortunately we feel the acidic side affects because it’s about the most acidic beverage we can drink. 

Cold Brew your coffee of choice and reduce the acidity 70% or more, enjoy a better tasting and much less acidic version through Cold Brew (also known as cold pressing).  

The heat process, or heat brew causes much of the acidity, and while cold brew takes about 12 hours, you end up with an incredible coffee concentrate, that when added to boiling water or cold water, tastes just like fresh brewed. The beauty is you can drink it to your own strength!  

To neutralize acidity it requires a 20:1 ratio of alkaline to acid, which means for heat brewed coffee (3pH or lower), that for every ounce of coffee you would need to (more…)

Stevia Powder Concentrate,Why No Aftertaste, Plus Measure Conversions

Stevia Concentrated Powder, No Aftertaste, 2oz - 16oz sizes, Stevia Recipes

Stevia powder concentrate is available by the ounce or the pound with the highest levels of  rebaudiosides a*, or steviosides*, and without any fillers or additives, other than 10% calcium powder which is tasteless. So if it’s available, why is it challenging to find stevia concentrated powder (even at the best health stores) without an aftertaste?

The size of a sesame seed equals taste of 1 tsp sugar. Stevia Conversion Chart

Measure: 2 oz pouch ($20.95 Free S/H) concentrated stevia powder =  3000 svgs

Stevia Beverage Recipes: Lemonade, GingerAle, Black Cherry Soda, Rooibos Ice Tea, Berry Berry Kids Drink, Juicy Juices, and more!

While it’s true that some companies want to stretch the stevia dollar and use a filler or cut that does have an aftertaste, even in concentrate form, it’s also true that stevia concentrate lasts a very long time so it’s not a weekly, or even a monthly purchase. For most of us, we purchase stevia concentrate powder perhaps twice, or maybe three times a year.  (more…)

Cleansing or Detoxing: Passively, Assertively, Aggressively

We are alkaline by design and acidic by function, meaning digestion, breathing, thinking, negative feelings, physical stress, as well as our other bodily functions may create acid. When our acidity becomes predominant, our body  while working to protect us, may attempt to cleanse with or without our help. It’s much better  to be proactive about cleansing.  Ingesting what our body requires both for hydration and nutrition  can be considered  passively cleansing each day because our body can easily expel toxins given the correct balance of nutrition and hydration. We can also enhance passive cleansing.

When we are feeling a bit out of balance we can become more focused about what we are eating and drinking, i.e., cleanse assertively, and on occasion or for health reasons we may want to become very focused about cleansing and detoxing, which would be a more aggressive cleansing. In this last instance we are moving well beyond wanting better performance and toward the goal of moving our health to the next level

Below we will review  methods, processes, and applications for all three cleansing/detoxing styles, Passive, Assertive, and Aggressive Cleansing/Detoxing. Cleansing can be customized to your schedule, your needs, and your goals, it’s easy once you see the big picture, and grab the concept!

lemon or limeaidLemonade, Limeade, & other delicious pH beverages.

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