Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Water Saves Lives

Some people don't like to drink water before they go to bed because they say "I'll get woken up by having to pee!"

But Kangen water doesn't have that effect.

I drink about 9-10 ounces before going to sleep at 11 p.m. and usually don't wake up before 6 a.m.

But here's some news, there are some good reasons why drinking water at night is better for you.
2 glasses of water after waking up - helps activate internal organs, 1 glass of water 30 minutes before a meal - helps digestion, 1 glass of water before taking a bath - helps lower blood pressure, 1 glass of water before going to bed - avoids stroke or heart attack.

I never knew that!
Another tidbit from a cardiac specialist: people urinate a lot at night because during the day gravity keeps water in the lower part of the body, but when you lie down, the water can get to the kidneys easier and then they signal that it's time to remove it.

If you are having swelling in the legs, drink more water. Did you know that many people are really dehydrated? Truly 7 glasses of water is just a minimum, if they are only 8 oz. each.

And naturally, consult with your doctor if you are urinating a lot at night.

Also, if you have charlie horse cramps during the night, I've had a lot of success in stopping them by doing two things. I drink water before going to bed and I also include potassium (bananas) in my diet. Leg muscles are looking for hydration when they cramp and drinking water after the fact doesn't really help as much as drinking it ahead of time.

Let me know if these bits of information are helpful for you.

Saving Water

It crossed my mind earlier this spring as I was washing my hands and the still very cold, wintery water was freezing my hands, that there has to be a way to get that water warmer so it isn't wasted.

Perhaps I could keep a thermos of hot water near by, mixing it with the cold water when the sink is stoppered. And this is how inventions are created… solving a problem.

Here are some more tips gathered from the Internet.

  • Don't let the water run continuously when washing dishes, shaving, or brushing your teeth.
  • Take shorter showers...  showers lasting less than 5 minutes might save up to 1,000 gallons per month.
  • Plug the bathtub before turning the water on, then adjust the temperature as the tub fills up.
  • Fix leaky faucets: Just one drip a second can waste 2,000 gallons of water per year.
  • If practical, try to run the dishwasher or washing machine only when completely full.
  • If you live in an older home, consider replacing your plumbing with low-flow fixtures and low-flush toilets. Sometimes you can find tax benefits from your state for such replacements.
  • Water your lawn only when necessary and consider landscaping with native plants adaptable to your climate's conditions.
  • Place a bucket in the shower to catch excess water to use to water plants later. This also works when washing dishes or vegetables in the sink.
  • Place water collection vessels such as barrels or large buckets to collect rain water from down spouts and gutters. Use the water to water your plants. Or to take a shower… LOL!
  • Use the garbage disposal minimally and compost instead.
What are some ideas that you have to add to this list?

A Celebration of Water in Sequim

Another celebration of water, held annually in Sequim, WA, for the past 119 years, is the Sequim Irrigation Festival on the Olympic Peninsula.
It ran this year from May 2 to May 11, celebrating the day that D.R. "Crazy" Callun and his team opened the floodgates of the irrigation system to provide water to the dry prairie lands of Sequim on May 1, 1895.
You can read more about the festival history here and how it has evolved into the two-weekend event that it is.

I was distracted with personal concerns, so I did not attend.

But I can assure you that it is well worth the drive (or ferry ride) to come and see the work of regional artisans and artists, discover more about this remarkable area and to eat some terrific foods and hear great musicians.

Perhaps I will see you there next year!

Saturday, March 22, 2014

The Olympic Peninsula in Washington state and the waters
of the Straits of Juan de Fuca, only one body of water that
we must all work to keep clean and healthy.
I was not aware there was a day dedicated to water. But it makes sense that we honor it.

On this day, World Water Day, I intend I am honoring and respecting all the waters of the world. I also intend everyone and everything has all the clean fresh water needed for a vibrantly healthy life. 

Waters of the world, I'm sorry. 
Waters of the world, please forgive me.
Waters of the world, I thank you. 
Waters of the world, I love you. 
For the highest good of all concerned, so be it and so it is! 
And let me add how grateful I am for the abundant, micro-clustered water I am fortunate enough to have.

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Water comes in many packages

Whether it falls from the sky as snow, hail or rain, water comes in many sizes and shapes.
A few inches of snow in Seattle, WA (Feb. 2014)
A drought in California and the Washington mountains being under their usual full percentage of snow is putting pressure on water providers in the West.

No matter what color your skin, no religion, no culture can survive without water.

There are tales of highly spiritual individuals turning brackish water into something drinkable by blessing it, but the greater percentage of the world's population may not be able to reproduce that event, so drinkable water is essential.

Each one of us must take some responsibility for helping to keep our water resources clean.

If you are taking medications, think carefully about how you dispose of expired prescriptions. Please do  not flush them into your septic or sewer systems. Instead, (whether yours of that of a family member) contact the pharmacy that issued the medication to see if they have a disposal policy or know where you can deposit the outdated chemicals.

In the coming weeks I will be offering up some other ideas for ways we can take small, personal actions to help keep our aquifers, lakes, streams and oceans in good health, for our own good health.

Oh, and while I cannot make medical claims for the Kangan water, I can share this experience I had this week. I had developed a tooth/gum inflammation before the machine arrived. I drank 4-6 glasses of 9.5 micro clustered water every day and one before bedtime. Along with extra powdered garlic and tumeric capsules, I was able to eliminate the issue altogether.

Friday, February 7, 2014

It's been a long time in the works, but I finally had the funds and the time to become a distributor of Kangan Water, and my machine arrives in a few days.

Here is my website, if you want to learn more about this amazing, wonderful, healthful device:

For myself this water has been nothing short of bringing me new life. I was suffering with back pain and the beginning of arthritis, but daily water along with a change in my nutritional support has made a huge difference!

I am looking forward to having my own source. And learning more about how this water can change lives.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

A new beginning…. learning about water, how it can heal and help. Join me on this journey and let's all learn how good water can change everyone's life.