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Kangen Water® for Your Garden

Kangen Water® for Your Garden

How Does Your Garden Grow? There were some questions about which Enagic® Water is best for your garden, and we’ve done some research to answer your concerns. It turns out, different plants have different preferences in pH for water and soil, and the water you use will have a big impact on your plant health and growth1. Also, the pH of your soil will affect which water you should use, as soil pH can range widely. Here is a general list of the plants that thrive in slightly alkaline, neutral, and slightly acidic water and soil: Plants that Prefer Slightly Alkaline Kangen Water® (pH 8.5 – 9.5) Asparagus, beets, cabbage, cauliflower, celery, carrots, mushrooms, parsley, geraniums, irises, hydrangeas (for pink blooms), and lilacs. Hydrangeas are a rare plant, as the pH of your water will change the color of the blooms.   Plants that Prefer Slightly Acidic Water (pH 4.0 – 6.0) Rhododendrons, begonias, azaleas, heathers, hydrangeas (for blue blooms), peanuts, cucumbers, potatoes, chili peppers, eggplant, garlic, chives, artichoke, tomatoes, and most berries. Roses grow most vibrantly with pH 5.5 – 6.5, so you may want to experiment with Slightly Acidic Water 6.0 and Neutral Water to see which one yields the healthiest roses with your particular soil. Most orchids like between 5.5 and 6.5 I grow them potted and mounted on manzanita wood. The foliage and roots are very healthy. Kangen water has many benefits for the family, pets and your plants! Plants that Prefer Neutral Water (pH 7.0) Spinach, parsnips, dahlias, chrysanthemums, brussels sprouts, sweet peas, broccoli, asparagus, cantaloupe, kiwi, mint, lettuce, onions, bell peppers, and tulips. No matter which Enagic® Water you choose for your garden, you can have peace of mind that your plants will be healthy with clean, high-quality water. And think of how delicious your fruits and vegetables will taste after they’ve been watered with your Enagic® water ionizing machine, instead of chlorinated tap water.     Composting with Kangen Water® Give Back to Nature: Compost Composting is easy, natural, environmentally responsible, and it actually has a pleasant earth aroma when aerated properly. If you have never tried it before, you might be surprised at how simple and enjoyable composting can be. Most importantly, composting drastically reduces waste in our landfills. The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reports that 72% of the municipal waste in landfills is organic and could be composted...

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Why Water is So Important…

Why Water is So Important…

75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated. (This probably applies to half of the world’s population) In 37% of Americans, the thirst mechanism is so weak that it is often mistaken for hunger. Even MILD dehydration will slow down one’s metabolism as much as 3%. One glass of water will shut down midnight hunger pangs for almost 100% of thedieters studied in a U-Washington study. Lack of water is the #1 trigger of daytime fatigue. Preliminary research indicates that 8-10 glasses of water a day could significantly ease back and joint pain for up to 80% of sufferers. A mere 2% drop in body water can trigger fuzzy short-term memory, trouble with basic math, and difficulty focusing on the computer screen or on a printed page. Drinking just 5 glasses of water daily decreases the risk of colon cancer by 45%… plus it can slash the risk of breast cancer by 79%, and one is 50% less likely to develop bladder cancer. It can be said that the chemistry of life is water chemistry. For the body to function properly, it must be hydrated properly. Moreover, the qualities and properties of the water we drink can determine the quality of our health.Water adjusts the body’s temperature and assists in digestion. It removes toxins from the body and also makes necessary body fluids. The chemical reactions that support life take place in a water medium, with water being an important reactant or product of these reactions. The adult human body is made up of 60-75% water. The brain is made up of about 80 – 85% water. Blood, which carries nutrients and oxygen throughout the body, is about 90% water. Our brains are approximately 80 – 85% water. Keep in mind that when we are born our bodies are 90% water and 10% matter. As an aging adult, our bodies begin losing water, dehydration sets in, and hydration falls to about 70% water and 30% matter. Upon death, the body is only 50% water! In reality we die of dehydration! The average adult male or female is approximately 43 to 45 liters of water. These waters need to be filtered and eliminated and replenished daily. If they are not, the rivers, steams and oceans of our body become polluted with digestive, respiratory and metabolic acids. When these acids build up we experience the symptoms of dehydration that we call disease. Just...

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Water, the source of life

Water, the source of life

Water sustains all forms of life, including human life. Water is one of the most mysterious substances on this planet. Scientists are still discovering amazing facts about water. More than 70% of our body weight is water. That translates into about 10 gallons of water for a 120lb. person. You are a bundle of water wrapped in skin and walking around. Understanding water and drinking the right kind of water will give us health and longevity. Properties of Water Water is a strong solvent: therefore, it carries many invisible ingredients, such as minerals, oxygen, nutrients, waste products, and pollutants. Inside the human body, blood (which is 90% water) circulates throughout the body distributing nutrients and oxygen, and collecting waste and carbon dioxides. Every substance deep inside the body was brought there by the blood and can be brought out by the blood. Unlike any other substance, water is lighter in its solid state in its liquid state. That why ice floats in water. Otherwise, lakes and ponds would freeze from bottom up in the winter time, killing all living things in them. Water not only sustains life but also protects life. Structure of Water We all know that a water molecule is H20. That means each molecule contains two hydrogen atoms and one oxygen atom. These two hydrogen atoms are not attached to the oxygen atom in 180 deg. angle but a 104.5 deg. angle in liquid state and a 109.5 deg. angle in ice, making ice a more open structure than liquid water and giving it a lower density. These angles create electric polarization effects on water molecules. The side with hydrogen is more positive than the side with oxygen. For this reason, water molecules are not disjointed, but instead they form structures that change from hexagonal to pentagonal and back, contantly, in a very short of time (10¯¹¹ second) in a cooperative manner. WATER IS ALIVE! Yes, Water is alive without any living organism in it. The percentage of hexagonally structured water molecules varies as a function of temperature. In pure water, there are 3 to 4% of hexagonally structured water molecules at 10°C (50°F) and the rest is pentagonal in structure. There are 10% at 0°C (32°F), and virtually 100% at -40°C (??), we all know that a snow flake is hexagonal. The technology of the NMR (Nuclear Magnetic Resonator) is enabling scientist to see the...

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Top 6 Myths About Bottled Water

Top 6 Myths About Bottled Water

Bottled water — already a more than $14 billion industry — is the fastest growing beverage category in the U.S. But is it good for you? Here’s the pure truth.  Myth #1: Bottled Water Is Better Than Tap. Not necessarily. While labels gush about bottled water that “begins as snowflakes” or flows from “deep inside lush green volcanoes,” between 25 and 40 percent of bottled water comes from a less exotic source: U.S. municipal water supplies. (Bottling companies buy the water and filter it, and some add minerals.) That’s not really a bad thing: The Environmental Protection Agency oversees municipal water quality, while the Food and Drug Administration monitors bottled water; in some cases, EPA codes are more stringent. Myth #2: Purified Water Tastes Better. The “purest” water — distilled water with all minerals and salts removed — tastes flat; it’s the sodium, calcium, magnesium, and chlorides that give water its flavor. The “off” taste of tap water is the chlorine; if you refrigerate it in a container with a loose fitting lid, the chlorine taste will be gone overnight. Myth #3: Bottled Water With Vitamins, Minerals, Or Protein Is More Healthy Than Regular Water. “Vitamins, color, herbs, protein, and all the other additions to water — those are a marketing ploy,” says Marion Nestle, Ph.D., professor of nutrition studies at New York University. Plus, the additives are usually a scant serving of the vitamins you really need in a day, adds Amy Subar, Ph.D., a nutritionist with the National Cancer Institute. Enhanced waters usually contain sugars and artificial flavorings to sweeten the deal and can pack more calories than diet soda. When it comes to providing fluoride, tap water usually wins, though that element is increasingly being added to bottled waters. Myth #4: You Need Eight 8-Ounce Glasses Of Water Each Day. The Institute of Medicine recommends about 91 ounces (a little more than 11 8-ounce glasses) of fluid daily for women. But here’s the thing: It expects 80 percent of that to come from water, juice, coffee, tea, or other beverages and the remaining 20 percent from food. That means if you drink a 12-ounce cup of coffee and a 12-ounce can of diet soda, you only need 48 more ounces (three 16-ounce glasses, or four soda cans’ worth) for the day. Myth #5: After An Intense Workout, Bottled Water Is Best. There’s a reason volunteers hand out Gatorade during marathons. If your workout lasts longer than an hour, you need to replace the water and electrolytes, such...

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American Waters…SOS!

American Waters…SOS!

Whether meandering eastern brooks under heavy sunlight or rushing western streams breached by salmon, rivers and waterways are as idyllic as America gets. Even a writer as wary of sentiment as William S. Burroughs wasn’t immune, noting, “What I want for dinner is a bass fished in Lake Huron in 1920.” The date is key: White bass caught in Lake Huron today contain PCBs (as well as mercury and the pesticides DDT and toxaphene) in levels high enough that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recommends pregnant women and children eat them no more than six times per year. Sport fishermen who regularly eat fish caught there, and in other Great Lakes, may have a harder time conceiving children, according to the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry. And Lake Huron isn’t as polluted as other Great Lakes. While we’ve stopped pollutants from many single sources, such as outlets from factories, we are a far cry from ending pollution from scattered sources like agricultural runoff. Can we turn back the clock to save our fish and ourselves from the toxic contaminants and invasive species we dump in our waters, not to mention preventing the waters from being siphoned to extinction by cities, agriculture and industry? Contaminated Waterways Aging sewer systems and small municipalities without public sewers spill untreated sewage laden with bacteria and viruses into the Iowa River and others across the country, as noted in American Rivers’ recent report America’s Most Endangered Rivers 2007. But treated sewage pouring into rivers isn’t much better, especially when hormonedisrupting chemicals from pharmaceuticals and laundry detergents (see “Virtuous Cycles”) sweep through treatment plants and into rivers, altering the reproductive abilities of fish. Not only can this lower their fertility, but estrogenic chemicals in the flesh and fat of fish caught downstream from waste-treatment facilities can cause human cancer cells to grow in vitro, as announced this April by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute’s Center for Environmental Oncology at the annual meeting of the American Association of Cancer Research. Now, research into Atlantic salmon shows that hormone-disrupting chemicals may have played a major role in the near extinction of these fish. Salmon larvae exposed for 21 days to low levels of nonylphenol, which can end up in waterways from laundry detergents as well as from industrial discharge, face long-term health effects that threaten their survival. “A full year later, exposures...

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