The truth will set you free.
If you want to be healthy, then you must create healthy habits.
I’ve heard one too many stories about the magic powers of alkaline or ionized water. All the positive stories that I’ve seen come from company sponsored promotional materials, agents who sell the machines, paid experts, or testimonials. There is no objective science to support the claims that I have seen. The machines are very expensive, and there are many easy and inexpensive ways to create good health.
Here is a forum discussion about Kangen water on Mythbusters.
Here a chemist rants about these water stories.
Some people have benefited from these waters ( probably due to the placebo effect ), but please be careful and consider alternatives. The best way to create health is to adopt a lifestyle which includes many healthy habits.
Here are five of my favorite healthy habits.
- Exercise 3-5 times per week. Do things that you enjoy, then your mind, body, and emotions benefit. Mix up aerobic and anaerobic activities (things to increase blood and oxygen flow vs things that create muscle stress and growth). And yes, many activities do both. Don’t worry about getting it right, just go be active.
- Drink more water. Most experts recommend drinking 6 to 8, 8 ounce glasses per day. You might want to drink more when you sweat a lot. I happen to like and prefer good filtered water. You can buy a good water filter for $100- $200. A long life filter is better for you, your budget, and the environment. Please do not buy bottled water ( that will have to be another post ). We have several good local sources ( CuZn Water, Nature’s Water, and BestFilters). I sold water filters for about 8 years. If you want to know more, I’d be happy to help.
- Create a positive, healthy attitude. A positive outlook helps uplift our minds, emotions, and spirit. Our mind is the filter through which we experience life. Whatever you believe is true for you. If you believe in a beneficial universe, then that is what you will experience. Why not adopt a perspective that allows more of what you do want to flow into your life?
- Spend time daily in silence and stillness. This can be meditation, prayer, time in nature, or simply sitting still. Relax and BE a while. It does a body, mind, and spirit good!
- Practice random kindness. Helping other people is a great way to gain perspective on life and feel good too. I often feel the best when I focus the least on myself. It’s funny how that works. Gratitude does wonders for my perspective too. For more on gratitude, please read this blog on gratitude.
Please note this disclaimer. This post is merely my opinion. I am not a doctor, health professional or expert. I have been studying health for 24 years and consider myself a fairly healthy person, but these are my “water stories”.
What are yours?
Keep on flowing! Brad