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International global warming conference approves report on climate change

IAQ Articles ( International Indoor Air Quality Commission )

A Primeval Tide of Toxins - Runoff from modern life is feeding an explosion of primitive organisms. This "rise of slime," as one scientist calls it, is killing larger species and sickening people.


Do you trust your cities tap water?

Here is a list of all water treatment chemicals used.

(From the City of Ottawa water treatment web site.)

  • Aluminum Sulphate (liquid)
  • Sulphuric Acid (liquid - 93%)
  • Pre-Chlorine
  • Sodium Silicate (liquid)
  • Lime
  • Sodium Hypochlorite (liquid -12%)
  • Post-Chlorine
  • Hydrofluorosilicic Acid (liquid)
  • Sodium Hydroxide (liquid - 50%)
  • Aqueous Ammonia (liquid)
  • Carbon Dioxide (gas)
  • Sodium Bisulphite (for dechlorination)
  • Chloramine

Each one of these chemicals would kill you in stronger concentration.

Just a thought.

This is what they have to say about water. They have the nerve to mention the word 'purified' after dumping all this in our water.

'On an ordinary day, the human body loses about two litres of water through breathing, perspiration and excretion. It's important that we replace that lost fluid with clean, safe water. While the waterborne transmission of typhoid fever, diphtheria, cholera and several other intestinal diseases has decreased by over 98 percent in Canada during the last 50 years, our water still needs to be purified and treated before we drink it.'


“ANTIOXIDANTS IN CHOCOLATE MAY HELP PROTECT AGAINST CANCER. DARK CHOCOLATE HAS BEEN FOUND TO MODERATE BLOOD PRESSURE, AND OTHER INGREDIENTS ELEVATE MOOD.”

TIME MAGAZINE

“A RECENT STUDY FOUND THAT THOSE WITH HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE WHO ATE A 3.5 OUNCE DARK CHOCOLATE BAR DAILY FOR 15 DAYS WERE REWARDED WITH LOWER BLOOD PRESSURE, LOWER LDL(BAD) CHOLESTEROL, AND IMPROVED SUGAR METABOLISM.”

CNN

A RECENT STUDY FOUND THAT CHOCOLATE SUPPRESSES APPETITE. IT ALSO HELPS PREVENT THE BODY FROM TAKING THE FAT IN OUR DIETS AND PUTTING IT IN FATTY CELLS. IN ADDITION, BECAUSE OF THE MOOD ELEVATING CHEMICALS, PEOPLE FEEL MORE ENERGY AND WANT TO EXERCISE MORE. BECAUSE OF THIS COMBINATION THEY CONTINUE TO LOOSE WEIGHT.

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Water Purifiers

by author Curtis Foreman
Water sustains life. The water you drink replenishes your body's cells and flushes out waste to keep you healthy and vibrant. In fact, at any given time, almost two-thirds of your body is composed of the water you've consumed in the previous few days.

Now picture this: a friend offers you a glass of water and presents you with something that smells strongly of chlorine. When you pull a face, she laughs and says she knows it smells, but thinks it's okay to drink.

In a way, she's right; chlorine is the very reason that most municipally treated water is "okay." Ever since the disinfecting properties of chlorine were discovered in the 19th century, cities have been adding it to drinking water to kill harmful micro-organisms and pathogens.

But the benefits of chlorination come at a cost. Although scientists and health officials generally agree that chlorine levels in municipally treated water are too low to pose a significant health risk to humans, the use of chlorine actually creates byproducts that can cause serious harm.

When chlorine reacts with organic material, such as leaves and twigs in source water, it produces chlorinated organic compounds called trihalomethanes, which include such toxic substances as chloroform. Several studies have shown these substances to be carcinogenic even in extremely low doses, and other studies have implicated them in problems during pregnancy.

Chlorine and its byproducts aren't the only hazards. Lead from pipes can leach into water supplies. If your drinking water comes from an untreated source such as a private well, the groundwater supply can become tainted with diseases such as Giardia or Cryptosporidium, fecal coliform from animal waste, or chemicals such as pesticides.

The best solution would be to invest into a quality water purifier for your kitchen. One guaranteed to remove Cryptosporidium, Giardia Lambia, E coli, chemicals and lead.


We have a new Free computerized health questionaire .


Water has been called “the most essential nutrient.”

The benefits of drinking plenty of water:
helps us look better by keeping our weight in check
revitalizes dull dry skin and lubricates all of our joints
regulates our body temperature,
assists the kidneys in eliminating harmful salts and wastes
carries nutrients and oxygen to all the cells in the body.
essential for maintaining good health.

Approximately two thirds of a person's body weight is water.
Blood is 63% water, The Brain is 75% water, Muscles are 75% water,
Lungs are 80% water, The Heart is 75% water, Liver is 85% water
Kidneys 63% and Bones are 22% water.

The average adult requires about 8 to 12 cups of water per 24 hours
for digestion, perspiration, breathing and elimination of body waste.

One third of our basic water intake comes from the fruits and vegetables.

A deficit of at least eight cups of water a day must be added to ensure the health and wellness of our body and avoid dehydration.

In addition:

Any strenuous physical exercise demands even more water intake.
(A single exercise session can deplete our body's water by 3 to 5 litres.)

Please note that the following do NOT count towards water intake:

Drinks containing nutrients, such as milk, fruit juices, sugar sweetened drinks, salty tomato based juices etc. takes water from the body to process the nutrients.

Tea, coffee, cola drinks and alcoholic beverages are diuretics that promote urination, causing even greater water loss than the liquid consumed.

What happens if we don't get sufficient water?

Lack of water is the #1 trigger of daytime fatigue.

If the amount of water in your body is reduced by
1-2%, you feel very thirsty and your metabolism slows down.
2-5% can trigger fuzzy short term memory, trouble with basic
math and difficulty focusing on the printed page or screen
5%, you'll have difficulty moving your muscles or thinking
clearly reducing your ability to work by 20-30%.
At 10% loss of body water you will die.

Drinking 8 glasses of water daily DECREASES the risk of:

colon cancer by 45%, breast cancer by 79%,
bladder cancer by 50% rectal cancer by 38%.
back and joint pain for up to 80% of sufferers.
kidney stones and urinary tract infections
constipation, migraine headaches and obesity.

Scientific research has revealed that the quality of the water is directly proportional to the health and longevity of people in five regions of the world who regularly live to over 120 years of age.

Surveys show that 75% of North Americans are chronically dehydrated and it is reaching epidemic proportions because water is substituted for other liquids that actually increase the body's water needs.

In 37% of North Americans, the thirst mechanism is so weak that it is often mistaken for hunger. Hence, we mistakenly snack when we should be drinking water to satisfy the body's emergency warning signals.

How bad is our tap water?

Despite years of research many people still believe faith that the city would only provide them with clean healthy water.

Over the past 2 decades our society has dumped more chemical waste, sewage, poisons, industrial waste and pharmaceutical drugs into our water sources than at anytime in history. Our rivers and lakes have been contaminated and even the subterranean aquifers that supply our wells and springs have become contaminated by the leaching of pesticides, insecticides, herbicides, nitrates, phosphates, dioxins and so many more toxic substances. Manure and other organic waste has led to increased bacteria in our water sources.

Virtually every day the media reports incidents of contamination and pollution of our municipal water sources. Water quality varies from city to city, street to street and tap to tap. Water can change from day to day depending on water treatment techniques and controls.

Our water treatment people are fighting an uphill battle. With limited resources, they try to clean up the water as best as they can. Over 75% of community water supplies are disinfected with chlorine to kill disease-causing germs. Without the chlorine, most of us would be dead in days from water-born bacteria and viruses.

Chlorine is itself a poison and despite its extreme dilution,
it does have a long term affect upon our health.

Research by federal, provincial and city departments as well as scientists in universities across the country and around the world, have declared that the regular use of chlorinated water for an extended period of time leads to diseases such as cancer, heart disease and a myriad of other genetic and degenerative disorders.

10 to 15 years ago, statistics showed 1 in 15 would suffer with cancer. The current projections have increased to 1 in 2 within the next 10 years.

Chlorine reacts to organic matter in water and creates Trihalomethanes which have been proven to be carcinogenic.
Escherichia Coli (E.Coli), Gardia Lamblia, Fecal Coliform and Cryptosporidium are microscopic parasites found in the feces of infected humans or animals, often found in water sources after snowmelt or rain storms. When found in drinking water they can cause serious intestinal illness. Some of these parasites are chlorine resistant.
It is estimated that one third of gastro intestinal illnesses can be traced to microbes in tap water.

Current testing methods for Cryptosporidium are imprecise and miss about 90% of the parasites in the raw and finished water.

What most people are not aware of is that the water coming from our taps could in fact be creating the very health problems that we suffer from and are constantly trying to battle.
Pollutants picked up as the water passes through distribution pipelines include copper, iron, zinc and lead which often cause unpleasant odour, unpalatable taste and discoloration along with the long term health effects. Lead in water may cause brain retardation in children.
Scrutinizing the contents of our drinking water can reveal a deadly cocktail of poisons and substances in minute traces that destroy healthy body cells or collect in the body and cause harm.
Scientists have identified over 2300 different chemicals in our water.
Most people do not drink enough water because it doesn't taste good and they defer to sweet tasting drinks that diminish rather than increase their bodies water supply.

If you could see the state of the water pipes from the plant to your home you would want the disinfecting power of chlorine in the water right up to your tap but at that point you have to make a decision….

A doctor once said:
“you can either have a filter or you will be the filter.”

If you decide to be the filter, remember that replacing the clogged human filter can be a long, painful and sometimes fatal process and the replacement you get is not a new one and is often well worn in.

Its your decision….

Do you want you and your family to be the filters?

Or do you want to be able to throw away the bacteria, chemicals, heavy metals, poisons and other contaminants every couple of years and start with a brand new fresh cartridge?

How can we get good water?

Our choices include:

  • Buying bottled water;
  • A pitcher type or faucet mount filter;
  • A Reverse-Osmosis Filtration System;
  • A Water Distillation unit;
  • A Granular Activated Carbon filter (GAC);
  • A Nutri-Tech Water Purifier with the Doulton Ceramic pre-filter.

Let us look at our options.

Here is what researchers say about bottled water.

Despite perceptions that it's healthier, there is little difference between bottled water and tap water — apart from cost. Bottled water may be no safer, or healthier, than tap water in many countries while selling for up to 1,000 times the price.

Bottled water is the fastest growing beverage industry in the world, worth up to $22 billion a year. But the study, conducted by University of Geneva researcher Catherine Ferrier, said the only difference between some bottled water and tap water is that it is distributed in bottles rather than pipes.

1.5 million tons of plastic are used to bottle water every year. "Toxic chemicals can be released into the environment during the manufacture and disposal of bottles.

In 50% of cases the only difference is that bottled water has added minerals and salts, which do not actually mean the water is healthier.
Bottled water is virtually unregulated.
Bottled water is over priced, over 95% of cost is bottle, label, lid and transportation.
Any time water is stored for a prolonged period of time in a plastic bottle, it will take on traces of the chemicals used in the plastic such as Pthylate and Vinyl Chloride.
According to the FDA, "Companies that market bottled water as being safer than tap water are defrauding the public”

Small Pitcher or Faucet Type Filters

Quote off the inside of the box of the Brita Water filter cartridge;

“Caution! The Brita water filter is not intended to purify water.”

A small gravity filter can not be expected to remove heavy duty pollutants.

As it reduces Chlorine and bad taste, we are given the impression that the water is clean.

Water Works Association has described small cartridge units in a pitcher or that attach to the tap as "totally useless", because of their size and the brief exposure time.

The presence of organic nutrients in carbon filters can promote bacterial growth, as quickly as overnight. (Taken from the "City of Ottawa" water treatment plant website).

Reverse Osmoses

For every gallon of filtered water, eight gallons go down the drain.

Very slow. Without a holding tank it would take a few hour for one glass of water.

Not effective at removing some bacteria.

Removes all the healthy natural minerals. (*see 'Calcium' below)

Maintenance in costly.

The RO membrane can clog or rupture.

Takes up all the space under your sink.

Water has a flat taste.

Distillation

Expensive.

Costly to operate. Every litre costs $0.6 in hydro.

Bacteria growth in the holding tank.

Removes all the healthy minerals.

Water tastes flat.

Many pollutants are not removed.

They are typically not effective at removing organic compounds such as pesticides and Trihalomethanes (THMs). THMs is a known carcinogen.

Common Carbon Filters (G.A.C.s)

Clogs.

Bacteria grows inside.

Channels.

Ineffective at removing lead and other heavy metals and will not soften the water.

Most units are sealed and not cleanable.

No replaceable cartridge.

What is the solution?

According to a quote from the ‘Alive' health magazine;
“The best type of filter to buy would be an activated carbon block filter with a sediment pre-filter to remove bacteria and parasites, and an automatic shut off point when the filter has reached it's limit.”

We teamed up with Doulton of England, the worlds leader if water filtration since 1827.

Doulton manufactures over 100 million filters a year to 188 different countries.

Combining their porcelain filtration expertise with our Surgical Steel expertise, we have produced the best water purifier on the market to date.

How Does It Work?


First the water passes through the Doulton sub-micron pre-filter.
This stage is a purifier on its own and filters down to 0.3 microns.
The porcelain is impregnated with silver which renders its surface bacteriostatic. Bacteria cannot grow on the surface or work its way through. Silver mixed with granulated carbon (G.A.C.s) leaches out. Such a unit will be less effective.
Once the pure water passes through the porcelain, it then travels through an ion exchange chamber which removes all the heavy metals such as the lead, aluminum and mercury.
Stage three is a solid carbon block which is so compressed that it has the filtering surface of over 300.000 square yards.
The result is the purest possible water with all the healthy natural minerals intact.

The benefits of this type of purification are;

  • The porcelain is washable. The inside never clogs up.
  • The unit indicates when to clean it or replace it, by the flow rate.
  • It is the only purifier on the market that allows the free flow of the Calcium and other healthy natural minerals.
  • Because of the minerals, the water has a sweet delicious taste.
  • Bacteria cannot grow inside the filter.
  • Removes heavy metals such as Lead, Mercury and Aluminum.
  • The housing comes with a lifetime warranty.
  • Very easy to maintain.
  • It is EPA approved.
  • It uses only FDA (Federal Drug Administration) approved materials.
  • It meets NSF (National Sanitation Foundation) standards 42 and 53.
  • It is backed by two respected companies: BelKraft and Doulton of England.
  • Service is free.

We have a purifier for every need!


See more purifiers on our Water Purifier page

* Calcium helps to reduce risk of osteoporosis, high blood pressure as well as colon and rectal cancers.

Treated water devoid of calcium and natural minerals acts as an active absorber.

It will incease bodily acidity, the risk of osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, hypothyroidism, coronary artery disease, high blood pressure, premature aging and cardiovascular disease.


Protect yourself . . .
. . . against the consequences of the byproducts (i.e., trihalomethanes) of chlorinated drinking water. You have a right to clean potable water!

1905 – Chlorine introduced to municipal drinking water to prevent waterborne diseases such as typhoid, cholera, etc.

1990 – Risk factor in developing bladder cancer among people ingesting chlorinated water ranged from 12 to 27% (National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD)

1992 – Chlorination and byproducts account for at least 6,500 cases of rectal cancer and 4,200 cases of bladder cancer in the U.S. each year. (Harvard University School of Public Health, Medical College of Wisconsin)

1997 – Chloroform, a byproduct of mixing chlorine with humic acid found in surface water, is linked to an increased risk of colon cancer. (University of Minnesota)

1998 – Pregnant women who drank 5 or more glasses per day of tap water containing trihalomethanes had a miscarriage rate of 15.7%. (California Department of Health Services)

It is estimated that within 10 years one out of two of us will suffer from some form of cancer.

Read on if you would like to minimize your odds.


Over the years of being involved in the health and nutrition industry, I have developed some habits that I truly believe will help me live past 100 years of age.

The following is a list of what I think are some of the most important ways to stay healthy:

WATER - Doctors recomend we drink a minimum of 8 glasses of purified water a day. The water should not be filtered by a Distiller or Reverse Osmosis, as you want your drinking water to have the minerals intact. (See my site on water purifiers)

AIR - Purify the air in your home and office.

FOODS - Always scrub and wash your fruits and veggies in filtered water. (Why add more carcinogens) Prepare your food properly. Cook your vegetables in a Vacumatic saucepan, which will preserve all of your vitamins, nutrients, color and taste. Steam comes to 100° and micro waving boils the vegetable within its own juice, so either raw or cooking in a vacuum vapor will preserve the natural goodness of your foods.

Never have a cold drink drink with your meal. Always drink something hot.

Avoid Contaminated Fruits and Vegetables.

Remember, you are what you eat.

JUICING - Juice every morning. I start my day with a big glass of carrot and apple. If I miss lunch I don't end up with a headache. It is not normal to ever have a headache. We seem to treat our cars better than our bodies. I found an excerpt in the book 'The Juiceman' where they say the best way to eliminate a headache is to drink 1 full liter of purified water within 20 minutes.

SHOWER AND BATH - I have heard from many of my clients in the medical fields that a very large percentage of Chlorine and chemicals from city water is absorbed through our skin when we bath or shower. The best way to eliminate these carcinogens from entering our bodies is with a 'whole house' water filter. For those of us with out the disposable income for such a costly toy, the next best thing is a shower filter. After I installed mine, I immediately noticed a difference with my skin and my wife noticed a softness with her hair. Most importantly, it gives us a piece of mind knowing that our children are not bathing in a 'chemical cocktail'.

TRANSFATS & ACRYLAMIDES - I was shocked at the foods that I thought were healthy that are actually killing my family (see the articles).

FREE RADICALS - If we don't take powerful antioxidants daily to fight the free radicals we could end up being one of the thousands of people who die daily of cancer. I found two antioxidants in the health food stores that impressed me. One is called 'ALL GREENS' and the other 'GREEN +'. A combination of both gives me every thing I want.


Now, for the logical things we must do for our health:
  • Don't snack past 3 hours before bed. Try to keep your snack healthy. Veggie dips and fruit platters are my favorites. Flavoured popcorn can be nice but stay away from potato chips as they are usually loaded with transfats.
  • Try to remain close to your ideal weight. I find if I stand on the scales in the morning it will remind me daily to eat the right things.
  • Avoid smoke and second hand smoke.
  • Get enough 'deep' sleep. I used to snore and never felt rested so I spent a night at the 'sleep clinic' and they found that I only got a few minutes of deep sleep and would wake about 20 times an hour. My dentist made me an appliance for at night that would keep my lower jaw forward and prevent me from snoring. It worked so well that it not only saved my life, (as you can die from Sleep Apnea) but also my marriage. (The snoring drove her nuts) For more info on this, contact Dr. Greenacre's clinic in Ottawa.
  • Stay active. Limit your TV viewing. Make time to exercise, even if it's just a walk around in the mall.
  • Watch your stress level. Get a hobby or a pet. Our Lhasa Apso and ShitZu mellow us out after a hard day.
  • Avoid caffeine and alcohol. I like Swiss Water decaffeinated coffee. I'll drink the 0.5% beer and never drink fountain pop when I go out. (Made with city water).
  • A nap or 30 minutes of TM feels great when you're a bit older. (Over 50).

People always guess my age to be in the mid 30's. Even the 'age & weight' guessers at the Ex want to see ID because they don't believe I'm over 50. I truly believe that if you feel younger, you look younger. It's all up to us. Lets get started!

Call Ron at (613) 523-7800 (local calls)
1-877-523-7800 (toll free - outside Ottawa) or e-mail now.


Did You Know?

Water Facts

  • Incredible as it seems, water is quite possibly the single most important catalyst in weight loss. Water suppresses the appetite naturally and helps the body metabolize stored fat.
  • Research by Federal, Provincial and City departments, as well as scientists in universities across the country and around the world, have declared that the regular use of chlorinated water for an extended period of time leads to diseases such as cancer , heart disease, birth defects and other degenerative disorders.
  • Chlorine reacts to organic matter in the water and creates Trihalomethanes and Haloacetates, which have been proven to be carcinogenic.
  • Next to chlorine, lead is the most common contaminant found in tap water.
  • The U.S. EPA has also found that in adult males, better control over lead in drinking water could prevent over 680,000 cases of hypertension, 650 strokes, 880 heart attacks, and 670 premature deaths from heart disease every year in America alone.
  • Even low lead levels are reported to cause the following types of problems; poor mental performance, low weight at birth, interference with the metabolism of Vitamin D, delayed growth and neurological development, and poor attention span.
  • Tons of aluminium sulphate is added to our water in the treatment process to make the sediments settle out of the water.
  • An Ontario study involving 668 autopsy-verified Alzheimer's brains, showing an increased risk by a factor of 2.5 in people drinking water with more than 100 micrograms of aluminium.
  • Escherichia Coli (E.Coli), Gardia Lamblia, Fecal Coliform and Cryptosporidium are microscopic parasites found in the feces of infected humans or animals, often found in water sources after snowmelt or rainstorms, can cause serious intestinal illness.
  • These parasites are mostly chlorine resistant and it is estimated that 1/3 of gastro intestinal illnesses can be traced to microbes in tap water.
  • Current testing methods for Cryptosporidium miss about 90% of the parasites in the raw and finished water. (Milwaukee had the worst outbreak of Chriptosporidium in 1993. The authorities did everything the government required of them, and still 403.000 got sick and 115 died.)
  • With over 70,000 chemicals now in use and with the introduction of a 1,000 more each year, drinking water contamination is increasing at an alarming rate. According to a leading citizen lobby, U.S. drinking water has 2,300 toxic chemicals causing cancer, cell mutation, and nervous disorders.
  • Existing treatment plants were not designed to remove the new toxic chemicals, and the government is slow to regulate the high rate of contamination.
  • Lack of water is the #1 trigger of daytime fatigue.
  • If the amount of water in your body is reduced by;  1% you feel very thirsty and your metabolism slows down.   3% can trigger fuzzy short-term memory, trouble with basic math and difficulty focusing on the printed page.   5% you will have difficulty moving your muscles or thinking clearly, reducing your ability to work by 20-30%.   At 10% loss of body water you will die.
  • Drinking 8 glasses of water daily DECREASES the risk of:

    •  colon cancer by 45%, breast cancer by 79%,

    •  bladder cancer by 50% rectal cancer by 38%.

    •  back and joint pain for up to 80% of sufferers.

    •  kidney stones and urinary tract infections

    •  constipation, migraine headaches and obesity.

  • Scientific research has revealed that the quality of the water is directly proportional to the health and longevity of people in 5 regions of the world who regularly live over 100 years of age.
  • It has been estimated that 53 million Americans, about 20 percent of the population, have been drinking water that is contaminated with feces, radiation, lead, or other poisons. This is according to data collected by the United States Environmental Protection Agency in 1993-1994. This was a 7.6 million increase over 1992!

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