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We all need to drink water, so we may as well drink the best.  

But what is the best?  The bottled water craze! The water filter system craze!  All this water and we don't really know what is best.

The plastic bottles supposedly leach toxins into the water, as I am sure you have already heard from all of your concerned friends via email. (Whether it is true or not, all I know is that bottled water usually tastes bad and is found to be acidic.) Our tap water is polluted, tastes bad and who knows who is really watching over our water sources.

After a massage, one of the things that needs to be done is to drink more water or you may end up feeling worse than when you started.

I always ask client how much water they are drinking.  I am always surprised by the answers.

"Oh I am drinking a lot - 2 glasses a day".... or "I drink juice in the am and coffee and usually a soft drink with lunch".   That just doesn't cut it.  

How much do we really need?  The information varies.  8 glasses? 100 oz?

What we do know is that water is needed to run every cell of our body.  75 % of our bodies are composed of water. The brain is 85% water or so says Fereydoon Batamanghelidj, M.D of www.thewatercure.com and author of the "Water: For Health, for Healing, for Life: You're Not Sick, You're Thirsty!" and "Your Body's Many Cries for Water".

Kangen water is a type of alkaline water has been popular in Japan for 30 years and is gaining popularity in the US with the Enagic Company opening offices in Seattle, LA, NY.

Kangen water is alkaline and antioxidant water.  Alkaline Water Systems also creates something they call Strong Kangen and Strong Acid Water which is used for cleaning and sanitizing.  The Cleaning properties make it environmentally friendly while reducing the cost of cleaning products.

Also with the popularity of the pH miracle diet and acid/alkaline diets, the water is an easy way to support a health lifestyle.

The cost of various alkaline (kangen) water filter systems vary with Enagic being one of the most expensive.  I am writing up a comparison chart of the various water systems.

The cost is quite prohibitive and the health claims are contradictory.  If one spends a few thousand dollars on a machine and still eats cookies everyday it seems to me you could be healthy if you just ate healthy (alkaline) foods and eliminated the sugar, wheat and dairy products that are causing the ill health.  Of course we all know how difficult that has become since we are bombarded constantly with sugar and other unhealthy additives.  The pH miracle diet and just plain drinking enough water as Fereydoon Batamanghelidj, M.D of www.thewatercure.com and author of the "Water: For Health, for Healing, for Life: You're Not Sick, You're Thirsty!" and "Your Body's Many Cries for Water" talks about.  Just drinking enough water can help digestive problems and fatigue.  

 

 

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