Did you even know there were two forms of B12? I didn't, until I started looking up the names of some of the hard to pronounce ingredients in my energy drink? One was cyanocobalamin, which I thought was an interesting name and very similar to cyanide...boy was I right! It is actually a low dose man-made form of B12! The natural form is called methylcobalamin and is pre-methylated which means your body can put it to immediate use.Read More
While the holiday season can be a wonderful time of celebration and connection, few of us get through it without experiencing some level of stress. Emotions can run high around the holidays and expectations higher still. You may feel pressure to entertain, cook a big meal and shop for gifts for family and friends, whether you can afford it or not. In addition, there are many holiday-oriented activities and special events to attend.Read More
While you may think a cold shower would stop your heart outright, it actually improves its function. The cold water increases blood circulation which is needed for growth and repair of vessels. Plus, better circulation improves the ability to circulate the things in your body that you need, i.e. hormones, oxygen, and nutrients. On the flip side it also works to flush out what you don’t want hanging around, like CO2 and tissue damaging toxins.Read More
If you ever took chemistry, you know that water is two parts hydrogen and one part oxygen (hence H2O). In recent years, wellness gurus have been taking the most basic and essential of beverages and adding supplementary benefits, with the likes of aloe, rose, and alkaline water on the rise. Now, a new trend in the States—although one that’s been in Japan for several decades—is looking to amp up the health factor of water, the compound that makes up the majority of your body—not to mention the planet. Almost ironically, it’s with the most simple of molecules: hydrogen.Read More
Ok, you're at a Mexican Food restaurant and you just decided to try their hot sauce on a chip. The moment you crunch down, you immediately know somethings gonna burn! Your margarita hasn't arrived from the bar and you're staring a glass of water with ice sitting in front of you. What to do?Read More
You’re not going to find many alkaline water enthusiasts telling you to not drink alkaline water. In fact, most think you should drink it all the time.
I believe (and I want to hear you comments, please) that there are times when it is not beneficial for your health or digestion.
You might want to reconsider drinking alkaline water when:Read More
We will discuss in this article that an alkaline pH reading, when measured in drinking water, can be the result of either natural or artificial conditions in the water. I will also detail why it is only the naturally alkaline pH that benefits health, while the artificial variety causes problems; even though a pH testing device will measure both as 9.5, for example.Read More