The temperature was over 95 degrees as I walked past these pallets of plastic water bottles at the big retail store entrance. I nearly fainted, but not from the heat!! My entire being was cringing at the rising level of poisons being released into those water bottles that many people would end up taking into… Read more »
Posts Tagged: drinking water
Water Tests, Sandy OR Style
Having your spring or well water tested doesn’t need to be a big chore, especially if you live in or around the Sandy OR area. The City of Sandy makes this so easy by offering a sample pick-up and drop-off service. Alexin Analytical Laboratories performs the testing. Steps to Get Your Sampling Kits: 1) Stop by… Read more »
Why You Need to Get the Lead Out of Your Water!
Thanks to the crises in Flint MI, Newark NJ and our own Portland OR, virtually everyone not living under a rock is aware of the prevalence of lead in drinking water across the U.S. What most people don’t know, is how serious its health effects are for young and adult humans alike. Here’s the scoop:… Read more »
Healthy Holidays Tip #6: Drink Your Water in Winter – Especially Winter!
We are more prone to dehydration in the winter than in warm weather and I think this is the number one reason most people get sick when the weather turns colder. (Of course there is that wee bit of increased stress during the holidays that many people experience, which really cranks up the likelihood of… Read more »
DIY Earl Grey & Other Teas with Essential Oils
I am a self-proclaimed tea monger, addict, lover. It is my hot beverage of choice. Earl Grey is one of my favorite teas. Being a bit caffeine sensitive, I usually make mine with Rooibos as the “tea” instead of the traditional Black Ceylon. If the basis of this tea is plain ol’ Black Ceylon tea,… Read more »
The Best (Easiest, Greenest, Cheapest) Water Bottle
If you’re really considering all of “the right things”, choosing a refillable water bottle uses up more mental effort than one small – yet very important – item should. Consider the decision process: Plastic? Lightweight. Easy to drink out of. Healthful, not so much because they leach nasty, carcinogenic chemicals into the water. Huge environmental… Read more »
Drink Water for Life
My dear friend and water guru, Deanna DeLong, wrote the best book explaining how vital water is to every system and function in the body: Drink Water for Life. She turned it into a video and I think you’d best watch it right now. You’ll really understand how and why water is essential for vibrant health. Here’s… Read more »
Just Say Ixnay to Bottled Water!!
We all know how vital getting and staying hydrated is to vibrant health. But drinking bottled water can be hazardous to your health and is definitely toxic to our precious, life-giving planet. Here are some of the many reasons why it’s best to avoid bottled water: There is little regulation on its contents so virtually… Read more »
Getting Well, Naturally
I am so thankful to be well – and maintaining it – after that horrific spell in October. Alleluia! Several people have asked me how I got well from the crud. Just as there wasn’t only one ‘why’ I got sick, there was an entire battalion of remedies and practices that brought me back to… Read more »
Electrolytes: How to Keep Them in Balance on Hot Days
We all need them, we all lose them, and losing too many due to excessive perspiration can lead to body troubles. (Read more about symptoms of electrolyte imbalance here). In hot summer weather when activity and sweating levels are higher, electrolyte deficiency is more likely than during cooler temperatures. What are electrolytes? They are minerals… Read more »