Monthly Archives: February 2012
Water is life’s matter and matrix, mother and medium. There is no life without water.
Alkaline drinking water is gaining in recognition and popularity among alternative health professionals and consumers alike. It is accepted in ever widening circles that an alkalizing diet may have a positive impact on health and vitality. The mild alkalinity of Advanced Hydration Technology makes it an excellent choice as one component of a diet designed to support optimum pH levels in the body. Here is why.
The pH scale ranges from 0, on the acidic end, to 14 on the alkaline end with 7 being neutral. Many people erroneously assume all drinking water is neutral. The fact is, distilled water is neutral, while much of the drinking water available to us, whether from the tap or bottled, is acidic. Have you ever noticed that when you are not thirsty even bottled water doesn’t taste very good and has an after taste? That after taste can be caused by chemicals (chlorine, fluoride), certain types of minerals or other dissolved solids in the water creating acidity.
Advanced Hydration Technology alkaline drinking water is slightly alkaline on the pH scale. This mild level of alkalinity is perfect to help maintain the 7.35 – 7.45 average pH level that is optimum for your blood. There are two primary reasons why it is important to address your blood’s pH.
First, pH is a factor that has a critical effect on your blood’s capacity to uptake, carry and deliver oxygen to all parts of your body. Blood pH is highest just after it leaves your lungs, around 7.6, and lowest just before it returns to your lungs at 7.3 or a little less. Along its journey, as your blood begins to give up oxygen, carbon dioxide (CO2) molecules replace the lost oxygen in the red blood cells. The CO2 represents acidic waste that will be released either in the kidneys or the lungs for elimination. When oxygen is lost and replaced by CO2 in the red blood cells, the alkalinity of your blood decreases. As alkalinity decreases it becomes more difficult for the red blood cells to hold the remaining oxygen, or, to put it another way, it becomes easier for your blood to release oxygen to your body. There is a delicate balance between CO2 and alkalinity that must be maintained to ensure oxygen is effectively distributed.
Second, your blood is the primary regulator of pH levels in all parts of your body. If your blood’s pH is lower than it should be, it loses its effectiveness in this function. One function of oxygen in the metabolic process is to convert cellular waste into CO2 so it can be removed by the blood. A lower pH means blood is leaving your lungs with less oxygen, delivering less oxygen and eliminating waste less efficiently. The resulting buildup of non-disposed waste in the fluid between cells creates an acidic, low oxygen environment that anaerobic pathogens thrive in. Some strains of cancer prefer this type of environment as well as a number of pathogenic bacteria. Low pH and low oxygen can be a symptom of other health problems or it can become a chronic condition called Acid Hypoxia that results from years of poor health and dietary habits.
Advanced Hydration Technology helps maintain your blood’s optimum pH which, in turn, will help balance the necessary conditions for your blood to carry a maximum load of oxygen, and support your blood’s capacity to properly regulate pH levels in all parts of your body.
Unfortunately, for many of us, our lifestyles and dietary habits have a negative effect on our pH balance. This can directly influence our immediate health and vitality as well as create cumulative effects that will negatively affect our long-term health. For example, there are two characteristics of this country’s most popular beverages, soft drinks and coffee that make it difficult for you to maintain your optimum pH balance.
First, they are caffeinated and/or artificially sweetened, which makes them diuretic–the fluid lost because of these beverages can actually exceed what the beverage provides. Consequently, many people are unknowingly in a mild state of undiagnosed dehydration.
Second, these beverages are also very acidic. Because the waste produced by your metabolism is already acidic, the consumption of large amounts of acidic beverages creates even more downward pressure on your pH. Add to this the fact that a lack of aerobic exercise has resulted, for many people, in diminished cardio-pulmonary capacity. Mild dehydration, excessive consumption of acidic beverages and diminished cardio-pulmonary capacity translates into not enough water and oxygen to efficiently convert energy and eliminate waste. Is it any wonder we need stimulants in our beverages to get through the day? The acidic pressure on our pH balance is tremendous!
Perhaps it’s time to make a change in the water you drink. We can’t live without it so why not drink water that tastes great all the time and has some unique, helpful characteristics as well.
For those who like to drink cold water, this article is applicable to you. It is nice to have a cup of cold drink after a meal. However, the cold water will solidify the oily stuff that you have just consumed. It will slow down the digestion. Once this ‘sludge’ reacts with the acid, it will break down and be absorbed by the intestine faster than the solid food. It will line the intestine. Very soon, this will turn into fats and lead to cancer. It is best to drink hot soup or warm water after a meal.
A serious note about heart attacks – You should know that not every heart attack symptom is going to be the left arm hurting. Be aware of intense pain in the jaw line.
You may never have the first chest pain during the course of a heart attack. Nausea and intense sweating are also common symptoms. 60% of people who have a heart attack while they are asleep do not wake up. Pain in the jaw can wake you from a sound sleep. Let’s be careful and be aware. The more we know, the better chance we could survive.
My Uncle and two Pharmacists have always told me that when a doctor puts you on a presciption they should take one away. A person should not be on more than two prescriptions at a time. I learned that as a child about 36 years ago when my Uncle saw multiple presciptions on my Grandmas bedside table. She was always laying there, not feeling well. He ask her what they were all for and she couldnt tell him. He read the labels and eliminated 10 of them. She perked up a week later and lived to be 119 years old!!! I immediately thought of her when I read the information below.
In October of 2001, my sister started getting very sick. She had stomach spasms and she was having a hard time getting around. Walking was a major chore. It took everything she had just to get out of bed; she was in so much pain.
By March 2002, she had undergone several tissue and muscle biopsies and was on 24 various prescription medications. The doctors could not determine what was wrong with her. She was in so much pain, and so sick she just knew she was dying.
She put her house, bank accounts, life insurance, etc., in her oldest daughter’s name, and made sure that
her younger children were to be taken care of.
She also wanted her last hooray, so she planned a trip to Florida (basically in a wheelchair) for March 22nd.
On March 19, I called her to ask how her most recent tests went, and she said they didn’t find anything on the test, but they believe she had MS..
I recalled an article a friend of mine e-mailed to me and I asked my sister if she drank diet soda? She told me that she
did. As a matter of fact, she was getting ready to crack one open that moment.
I told her not to open it, and to stop drinking the diet soda! I e-mailed her an article my friend, a lawyer, had sent. My sister called me within 32 hours after our phone conversation and told me she had stopped drinking the diet soda AND she could walk! The muscle spasms went away. She said she didn’t feel 100% but, she sure felt a lot better.
She told me she was going to her doctor with this article and would call me when she got home.
Well, she called me, and said her doctor was amazed! He is going to call all of his MS patients to find out if they consumed artificial sweeteners of any kind. In a nutshell, she was being poisoned by the Aspartame in the diet soda… and literally dying a slow and miserable death.
When she got to Florida March 22, all she had to take was one pill, and that was a pill for the Aspartame poisoning! She is well on her way to a complete recovery. And she is walking! No wheelchair! This article saved her life.
If it says ‘SUGAR FREE’ on the label; DO
NOT EVEN THINK ABOUT IT!
I have spent several days lecturing at the WORLD ENVIRONMENTAL CONFERENCE on ‘ASPARTAME,’ marketed as ‘Nutra Sweet,’ ‘Equal,’ and ‘Spoonful.’
In the keynote address by the EPA, it was announced that in the United States in 2001 there is an epidemic of multiple sclerosis and systemic lupus. It was difficult to determine exactly what toxin was causing this to be rampant. I stood up and said that I was there to lecture on exactly that subject.
I will explain why Aspartame is so dangerous: When the temperature of this sweetener exceeds 86 degrees F, the wood alcohol in ASPARTAME converts to formaldehyde and then to formic acid, which in turn causes metabolic
acidosis. Formic acid is the poison found in the sting of fire ants. The methanol toxicity mimics, among other conditions, multiple sclerosis and systemic lupus.
Many people were being diagnosed in error. Although multiple sclerosis is not a death sentence, Methanol toxicity is!
Systemic lupus has become almost as rampant as multiple sclerosis, especially with Diet Coke and Diet Pepsi drinkers.
The victim usually does not know that the Aspartame is the culprit. He or she continues its use; irritating the lupus to such a degree that it may become a life-threatening condition. We have seen patients with systemic lupus become asymptotic, once taken off diet sodas.
In cases of those diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, most of the symptoms disappear. We’ve seen many cases where vision loss re turned and hearing loss improved markedly.
This also applies to cases of tinnitus and fibromyalgia. During a lecture, I said, ‘If you are using ASPARTAME (Nutra Sweet, Equal, Spoonful, etc) and you suffer from fibromyalgia symptoms, spasms, shooting, pains, numbness in your legs,
Unexplainable depression, anxiety attacks, slurred speech, blurred vision, or memory loss you probably have ASPARTAME poisoning!’ People were jumping up during the lecture saying, ‘I have some of these symptoms. Is it reversible?’
STOP drinking diet sodas and be alert for Aspartame on food labels! Many products are fortified with it! This is a serious problem. Dr. Espart (one of my speakers) remarked that so many people seem to be symptomatic for MS and during his recent visit to a hospice; a nurse stated that six of her friends, who were heavy Diet Coke addicts, had all been diagnosed with MS. This is beyond coincidence!
Diet soda is NOT a diet product! It is a chemically altered, multiple SODIUM (salt) and ASPARTAME containing product that actually makes you crave carbohydrates.
It is far more likely to make you GAIN weight!
These products also contain formaldehyde, which stores in the fat cells, particularly in the hips and thighs. Formaldehyde is an absolute toxin and is used primarily to preserve ’tissue specimens.’
Many products we use every day contain this chemical but we SHOULD NOT store it IN our body!
Dr. H. J. Roberts stated in his lectures that once free of the ‘diet products’ and with no significant increase in exercise; his patients lost an average of 19 pounds over a trial period.
Aspartame is especially
dangerous for diabetics. We found that some physicians, who believed that they had a patient with retinopathy, in fact, had symptoms caused by Aspartame. The Aspartame drives the blood sugar out of control. Thus diabetics may suffer acute memory loss due to the fact that aspartic acid and phenylalanine are NEUROTOXIC when taken without the other amino acids necessary for a good balance.
Treating diabetes is all about BALANCE. Especially with diabetics, the Aspartame passes the blood/brain barrier and it then deteriorates the neurons of the brain; causing various levels of brain damage, Seizures, Depression, Manic depression, Panic attacks, Uncontrollable anger and rage.
Consumption of Aspartame causes these same symptoms in non-diabetics as well. Documentation and observation also reveal that thousands of children diagnosed with ADD and ADHD have had complete turnarounds in their behavior when these chemicals have been removed from their diet.
So called ‘behavior modification prescription drugs’ (Ritalin and others) are no longer needed. Truth be told, they were never NEEDED in the first place!
Most of these children were being ‘poisoned’ on a daily basis with the very foods that were ‘better for them than sugar..’
It is also suspected that the Aspartame in thousands of pallets of diet Coke and diet Pepsi consumed by men and women fighting in the Gulf War, may be partially to blame for the well-known Gulf War Syndrome.
Dr. Roberts warns that it can cause birth defects, i.e. mental retardation, if taken at the time of conception and during early pregnancy. Children are especially at risk for neurological disorders and should NEVER be given artificial
There are many different case histories to relate of children suffering grand mal seizures and other neurological disturbances talking about a plague of neurological diseases directly caused by the use of this deadly poison.’
Herein lies the problem: There were Congressional Hearings when Aspartame was included in 100 different products and strong objection was made concerning its use. Since this initial hearing, there have been two subsequent hearings, and still nothing has been done. The drug and chemical lobbies have very deep pockets.
Sadly, MONSANTO’S patent on Aspartame has EXPIRED! There are now over 5,000 products on the market that contain this deadly chemical and there will be thousands more introduced. Everybody wants a ‘piece of the Aspartame pie.’
I assure you that MONSANTO, the creator of Aspartame, knows how deadly it is.
And isn’t it ironic that MONSANTO funds, among others, the American Diabetes Association, the American Dietetic Association and the Conference of the American College of Physicians?
This has been recently exposed in the New York Times. These [organizations] cannot criticize any
additives or convey their link to MONSANTO because they take money from the food industry and are required to endorse their products.
Senator Howard Metzenbaum wrote and presented a bill that would require label warnings on products containing Aspartame, especially regarding pregnant women, children and infants. 10pt”>
The bill would also institute independent studies on the known dangers and the problems existing in the general population regarding seizures,
changes in brain chemistry, neurological changes and behavioral symptoms.
The bill was killed.
It is known that the powerful drug and chemical lobbies are responsible for this, letting loose the hounds of disease and death on an unsuspecting and uninformed public. Well, you’re informed now!
Please print this out and/or e-mail to your family and friends.
By Lisa Christiansen
Your reality is created by your intentions
An intention is a quality of consciousness that you bring to an action.
At each moment you choose the intentions that will shape your experiences and those things upon which you will focus your attention. If you choose unconsciously, you will evolve unconsciously. if you choose consciously, you will evolve consciously.
Every action, thought, and feeling is motivated by an intention and that intention is a cause that exists as one with an effect. If we participate in the cause, it is not possible for us not to participate in the effect or as I like to say if I take the blame I will also take the credit. In this most profound way we are held responsible for our every action, thought, and feeling, which is to say, for our every intention. I would like to re-define the meaning of the word responsible; responsibility is the “ability to respond.” Taking responsibility in all situations puts you in control. Many people, when confronted with challenges, sometimes to fall into a victim mindset. It is as though they are trapped and can’t do anything to change their environment. Taking responsibility gives you power over yourself and your circumstances.
From the perception of the five sensory human, intentions have no effects, the effects of actions are physical, and not all actions affect others or us. What does affect us are our six human needs and the way we anchor our triggers.
From the perception of the multi sensory human the intention behind an action determines its effects, every intention affects both us and others and the effects of intentions extend far beyond the physical world.
Feel your intentions in your heart, feel not what your mind tells you, but what your heart tells you.
Intuition is perception beyond the physical senses that is meant to assist you. It is that sensory system which operates without data from the five senses and is driven by our six human needs of certainty, uncertainty, significance, love/connection, growth, and contribution.
What is behind our eyes holds more power that what is in front of them, the brain and it’s connection to the heart. When in a state of gratitude it is in rhythmic synchronization or better said it is the only time it is in a state of complete harmony.
The decisions that you make and the actions that you take upon the Earth are the means by which you evolve.
An angry personality will respond to the difficulties of life with anger, and thereby bring into being the necessity of experiencing the results of anger.
A person who is angry, and yet reveres life, however, will respond very differently to the difficulties of his or her life than a person who is angry and has no reverence for life.
Each personality draws to itself personalities with consciousness of like frequency, or like weakness, therefore, the world of an angry person is filled with angry people, the world of a greedy person is filled with greedy people, and a loving person lives in a world of loving people. Look at your surroundings because you are your five closest peers.
Until you become aware of the effects of your anger, you will continue to be an angry person.
Knowledge is NOT power, clarity is power and for each level of knowledge you must make the time to become clear in your outcome because you are held responsible for how you use it. Remember, responsible means the ability to respond.
How will you choose to live and whom will you surround yourself with? Reach up to mentors and you will be surprised who will be excited to empower you on your journey to enrich the lives of others which in turn drives you to your outcome as it was best said by Zig Ziglar “when you help others get to where they want to be you will get to where you want to be”.