Do changes in the weather cause effects on Water Ionizers?

No. Weather has no effect on a water ionizer. What does affect a water ionizer is changes in water quality, so does build up of hard water deposits inside a water ionizer. The quality of the water going into a water ionizer has a huge impact on the quality of the alkaline water coming out of the ionizer. To get the best quality of alkaline water from a water ionizer, you need to properly condition the water going into the ionizer with a pre-filter system.

How a pre-filter system improves the quality of tap water

Everyone’s water quality is different. If you live in San Francisco, you get your water from deep underground aquifers, the water is chock full of healthy minerals and needs very little treatment to condition it for a water ionizer. On the other hand, if you live in North Carolina, your tap water is so toxic that you should not drink it unless it has been treated by reverse osmosis, and then remineralized for health. The pre-filter system you need is based on your local water quality.

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How to select a pre-filter system for a water ionizer

You can select the right pre-filter system for your water ionizer by identifying the contaminants in your water. If you are on a city water supply, the contaminants found in your water are listed in your local water quality report. Contact your local water authority for a copy of that report. In the report, you will find a list of contaminants that have been found in your water. You will need to select the right pre-filter(s) to remove those contaminants.

Situations where you must use reverse osmosis treatment

If you live within a mile of a hydraulic fracturing “fracking” well, you must get a reverse osmosis system. Fracking has a devastating effect on water quality, your water is full of benzene, heavy metals, and radioactive particles. The same goes if you live in coal country, your water is full of heavy metals, arsenic and other harmful substances. If you live anywhere  that there is coal, oil, or natural gas extraction, pipeline transportation, or processing, you should assume your water is highly toxic, and filter it with reverse osmosis.

LIFE Water Ionizers come with free pre-filter systems

Owners of LIFE water ionizers don’t need to figure out what kind of pre-filter system they need. LIFE Ionizers will do the research for you, and provide you with a free pre-filter system with the right pre-filters for your water quality. However, if you need reverse osmosis, that would be extra because reverse osmosis systems are a separate treatment option. LIFE will help you determine if your water needs the additional processing that reverse osmosis provides, and will give you a discount on the reverse osmosis system if you need it.

Pre-filtration is peace of mind

You should always run a pre-filter system with a water ionizer, it gives you peace of mind. With a properly configured pre-filter system, you can rest assured that the contaminants in your water are being taken out before they get into your water ionizer. A pre-filter system is cheap health insurance.

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Alkaline Water – Why pH balance is important for Skin & Hair

Your hair and skin have an acidic pH balance of between 3 – 3.5. Your skin’s acidic pH balance is your first line of defense against infections, because it kills many invading microorganisms that would otherwise make you sick. Your skin’s acidic pH balance is called it’s acid mantle. If you upset your skin’s pH balance, you weaken your skin’s acid mantle.  Skin that is too alkaline will become dried and cracked, which then allows harmful microorganisms to invade. ( Compare Water Ionizers )

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Signs that your skin’s pH balance is too alkaline

  • Redness
  • Dryness
  • Cracking
  • Itching
  • Skin infections like acne

All too frequently, people respond to skin pH imbalances by applying moisturizes to their skin, only to be disappointed with the results. What they don’t realize is that there is a chemical in their skin cleanser that is destroying their skin. Many soaps and other skin cleansers contain Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLS), which is a powerful alkali with a pH of 9 – 10. Excessive washing with products containing SLS  will upset your skin’s pH balance. Alternative products that contain gentle cleansers like shea butter will help protect your skin’s acid mantle.

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If your skin is dried cracked, and irritated, try restoring it’s pH balance with an acidic water rinse. You can make acidic water with a home water ionizer, or by adding apple cider vinegar to water. Put the acidic water in a spray bottle and spritz as needed to gain relief.

Your hair also has an acidic pH balance that helps protect it against damage. PH balanced hair is naturally shiny and healthy, but most shampoos you buy in the store actually undermine healthy hair. What few people know is that many shampoos contain SLS which makes them powerful alkalis. Powerful alkalis undermine the health and strength of hair. Keep in mind that hair removal products work by using powerful alkalis to weaken your hair so it falls out!

Proper pH balance for hair can be maintained by using shampoos that don’t contain SLS. SLS is a problem for your hair because it’s way too alkaline for it. The reason alkalis weaken your hair is that the surface of a hair is actually a series of shingles. Washing your hair with an alkali causes those shingles to open, which exposes hair’s follicle to the harmful effects of sodium laureth sulfate. Healthy, pH-balanced hair doesn’t need styling products to make it manageable.

Signs that your hair’s pH balance is too alkaline

  • Split ends and breakage
  • Tangles easily
  • Looks dull and lifeless
  • Hair is hard to manage

An acidic water rise after you condition your hair helps you maintain a healthy pH balance for your hair. An acidic water rinse does two things to protect your hair, it compacts the follicles and closes them. Hair which is pH balanced hair looks naturally shiny.

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Acidic water rinses are the best defense your hair and skin can get against dryness and damage. They help restore your skin’s acid mantle, and protect your hair from damage. Maintain your hair and skin’s healthy pH balance by avoiding harsh chemicals  like sodium laureth sulfate, and your hair and skin will be much healthier!

4 Signs that You may be Suffering from Metabolic Acidosis

4 Signs that You may be Suffering from Metabolic Acidosis

Metabolic acidosis is a temporary condition where your blood pH drops to dangerously low levels. When your blood pH drops, your body reacts by trying to adjust your pH back up to the safe range. For people in good health, their bodies are easily capable of dealing with metabolic acidosis, but if you’re in less-than-ideal health, there are times when your body may not be able to handle the acid load that metabolic acidosis puts on it. How can you know if you’re suffering from metabolic acidosis? Check yourself for these 5 common symptoms of metabolic acidosis, if you find yourself constantly having these symptoms, talk to your doctor. It’s time to take action before your health gets worse. Metabolic acidosis, if left untreated, can be life threatening.

Constantly out of breath

When you’re feeling out of breath, it’s because your blood pH is too low. The blood has a safe pH range of 7.35 – 7.45. Anything outside of that range is dangerous! When your blood pH is at or below the bottom of that range, the hemoglobin is unable to release CO2 in the lungs, and absorb oxygen for your cells. CO2 causes your blood pH to drop. Before your blood can absorb oxygen, it must get rid of the excess CO2. That’s why you feel out of breath, your lungs can’t absorb any additional oxygen until they get rid of the excess CO2. If you are constantly short of breath, then you are suffering from respiratory acidosis.

Frequent heartburn or acid indigestion

Once your stomach breaks down food, the broken down food – called chyme – must be alkalized so that it can be absorbed in the intestines. Normally, this is not a problem; but for some people, their alkaline buffer is unable to sufficiently neutralize the acidity of the chyme from their stomachs. When that happens, excess acidity can reflux from the stomach back up into the esophagus. The result is the burning and discomfort of heartburn. If this happens regularly, it results in a condition called Gastro Intestinal Reflux (GERD). Excess acidity may also be discharged into the intestines, which results in ulcers and leaky gut syndrome.

Fatigue, headaches

Lactic acidosis makes it hard for your body to produce energy because deprives your cells of oxygen. It also interferes with brain function, since the brain “burns” the same fuel the muscles do – glucose. It’s normal to be fatigued after a workout, but if you feel fatigued all the time, accompanied by headaches, then lactic acidosis may be the culprit.

Irregular heart rhythm

An irregular heart rhythm, along with fatigue, headaches and nausea is a sign of serious trouble. If you are experiencing these symptoms, go to the hospital, your life is in danger. An irregular heart rhythm along with other symptoms of acidosis means that the body’s ability to handle lactic acid is severely compromised due to an underlying disease  such as diabetes.

15 Interesting Water Facts that will drive you Crazy

Water Fact 1 – Over 70% of the Earth’s surface is covered by water, but only three tenths of a percent of that water is available for us to drink.

Most of the Earth’s water is saltwater, and most of the freshwater on Earth is in the form of ice, so it can’t be used for drinking. The limited supply of drinkable fresh water is only 0.3% of all the water on Earth.

Water Fact 2 – You use more water flushing the toilet once then you drink in a day.

A toilet uses a gallon of water for one flush. An average adult drinks about a half a gallon per day, half as much as it takes to flush the toilet! You can save water by not flushing the toilet when you only go #1. “If it’s yellow, let it mellow!”

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Water Fact 3 – By the time you feel thirsty, your body has lost over 1% of it’s supply of water

Thirst isn’t a very reliable way to tell if you need to drink more water. A better test is to pinch the skin on the back of your hand about an inch back from your knuckle. It should snap back in about a half a second, if it doesn’t you’re dehydrated.

Water Fact 4 – The weight you lose when working out is from water, not fat.

You should drink enough water after working out to regain your pre-workout weight. Your body needs that water to metabolize the fat into energy. Your body burns fat more efficiently when it’s properly hydrated

Water Fact 5 – It takes twice as much water to make the plastic for a bottle of water than it takes to fill the bottle

It takes 3 bottles-worth of water to make one bottle of bottled water because it takes two bottles-worth of water just to make the plastic for the bottle. Worse yet, your body absorbs toxic chemicals from the plastic bottle that have dissolved into the water in it.

Water Fact 6 – Water is the only substance on earth found in nature in three forms: solid, liquid and gas.

Water is found as steam at natural hot springs, in liquid form everywhere, and in solid form as ice. No other substance is found in all three forms in nature

Water Fact 7 – A child dies from water borne diseases every 15 seconds

Lack of access to clean running water and sanitation facilities allows waterborne diseases to spread undeveloped areas. The rate at which children are being killed by preventable waterborne diseases is equal to one jumbo jet full of children crashing every 4 hours.

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Water Fact 8 – If everyone in the US used one less gallon of water per day to shower, it would save 85 billion gallons of water per year.

A recent survey published in the LA Times reveals that Americans use twice as much water in the shower as they think they do. The average American uses 98 gallons of water per day, mostly for flushing the toilet.

Water Fact 9 – Unlike other liquids, water expands when it freezes.

The fact that water expands when it freezes is the reason ice floats. When water freezes, it’s molecules cluster together in a hexagonal form. There is a lot of open space in the hexagonal lattice of water molecules. There is more open space than there is between water molecules when water is in liquid form.

Water Fact 10 – Pure water is never found in nature

Pure water is a powerful solvent, it dissolves nearly natural substance it touches. Because of this, water in nature always has some mineral content in it from earth that dissolved into the water. Water will even absorb CO2 straight from the air!

Water Fact 11 – Water used by oil drillers for fracking can’t be purified of toxins and reused, it must be disposed of.

Oil companies that use hydraulic fracturing to extract oil and gas from the earth compete with the public for access to local water supplies. But unlike water used by the public, water used for fracking is so contaminated that it can’t be reclaimed. By contrast, water used by the public is reused by many cities to water landscape, and is even recycled into drinking water.

Water Fact 12 – Water dissolves more substances than any other liquid, including sulfuric acid.

Chemists call water “the universal solvent” because it dissolves more substances than any other liquid. In fact, if you drink pure water, it can actually dissolve minerals from the bones in your body!

Water Fact 13 – The same water that existed on the earth hundreds of years ago is still present today.

It’s true! You’ve drank the same water that Abraham Lincoln and Albert Einstein drank. However, rising temperatures caused by global warming will cause more of the available drinking water on Earth to evaporate and be locked away in the Earth’s atmosphere .

Water Fact 14 – If you drink your daily recommended 8 glasses of water per day from the tap, it will cost you about 50 cents per year. If you choose to drink it from water bottles, it can cost you up to $1,400 dollars.wp397

If you’re concerned about toxins in your tap water, it can be effectively filtered for about 3 cents per gallon. You could even install a water ionizer on your tap to turn your tap water into healthy alkaline water and still save enough money over the cost of bottled water to pay for the machine!

Water Fact 15 – Global sales of bottled water account for over $60-$80 billion each year.

Think about this: The average American pays over $2,000 a year for gas, and everyone complains about the price of gas. But people spend nearly as much, and average of $1,400 a year on bottled water. It should drive you crazy when you think about it. You have very few alternatives to buying gas, but the alternative to buying bottled water, which is filtering your tap water, is cheaply available. Think about how much of a difference $1,400 could make in your budget the next time you’re tempted to buy bottled water.

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