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Water fasting is becoming a popular way to lose weight. It has also been suggested in studies as a way to lower Alkaline water has benefits for water fasting that plain water doesn’t your risk of chronic diseases and extend your lifespan. One big downside to water fasting is that it induces fasting-acidosis: A condition where blood pH drops to unsafe levels during the fast. Fasting acidosis can lead to acid reflux, nausea, and heartburn, among other effects. Alkaline water is the best water for water fasting because it can raise blood pH from 40 – 70% under acidosis conditions. It also inactivates pepsin, the enzyme that triggers the... Read More »

By Leo McDevitt on Tuesday, August 14, 12:00 PM America/Los_Angeles

Do you struggle to lose that stubborn belly fat? New research on gut microbes shows promise Obesity and heart disease both begin in the gut. The good news is that its simple to do something about it for fighting both obesity and heart disease. Scientists have discovered that there is a strong link between a lack of gut microbe diversity, obesity, artery hardening, and heart disease. The good news is that there are simple things you can do to boost the beneficial probiotic microbes in your gut that will enable you to lose weight naturally and improve your heart health. Good health begins in the gut Scientists have been studying the gut microbiome... Read More »

By Leo McDevitt on Tuesday, June 12, 11:47 AM America/Los_Angeles

The widely used diet soda sweetener Aspartame has been linked to an increased risk of developing leukemia, multiple myeloma, and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Even if you drink just one diet soda with Aspartame in it per day, your risk of developing these cancers skyrockets. Overall, the risk is higher if you are a man: 42 percent higher leukemia risk in men and women 102 percent higher multiple myeloma risk Men only 31 percent higher non-Hodgkin lymphoma risk in men only That’s just for one soda per day! If you drink more than one, you’re practically sentencing yourself to cancer! This blog has chronicled the many risks of drinking diet... Read More »

By Leo McDevitt on Thursday, July 14, 11:38 AM America/Los_Angeles

Alkaline Water makes Fruit Juices less Acidic & Why?   Are you one of those people who love fruit juice, but can’t drink it because of the acidity? If so, I got some Alkaline water makes fruit juices less acidic – and TRIPLES the antioxidant benefit! great news for you. Level 4 ionized alkaline water from a water ionizer can significantly reduce the acidity of fruit juices, so you can drink them again. Use level 4 alkaline water so you get the maximum possible alkalinity for buffering the acidity in your beverage. The great thing about adding alkaline water is that it alkalizes a beverage, but doesn’t change the taste. In fact,... Read More »

By Leo McDevitt on Thursday, May 26, 11:45 AM America/Los_Angeles

Think it’s ok to grab a few potato chips in between meals to keep from feeling hungry? Shocker: The food most at fault for making you fat? Potatoes. You might want to think again: Potatoes and potato chips are the number one food that is associated with weight gain in a groundbreaking, 20 year long study just released by the New England Journal of Medicine. Many people understand that sugary beverages like soda can cause weight gain, but some of the other foods that do so might surprise you. 12 Pounds in two months. Click here to learn more about alkaline water for weight loss and other health benefits Starches, processed foods, top the list... Read More »

By Leo McDevitt on Wednesday, November 11, 11:43 AM America/Los_Angeles

“An apple a day keeps the doctor away” is good advice for anyone looking to maintain their health, but did you know the same can be said for strawberries, cherries raspberries and other red foods as well. The healthy secret of red foods? They are loaded with powerful antioxidants, including lycopene and anthocyanins that are believed to help prevent everything from heart disease to cancer to macular degeneration. Red foods are an important part of the food rainbow in the alkaline diet Red foods: Do more for your health than just keep the doctor away Resveratrol and other antioxidants in red foods The most important thing to know about resveratrol... Read More »

By Leo McDevitt on Tuesday, March 24, 14:21 PM America/Los_Angeles

When talking about an alkaline diet, mention orange food, and virtually everyone will think of oranges and Vitamin C, but there’s a lot more to orange food than Vitamin C! In fact, there are compounds called Liminoids that may be one of the most effective, natural ways to help prevent cancers, because they do something that no other beneficial nutrient in the body does: They persist in the body longer than any other nutrient known to prevent cancer cells from proliferating. Orange foods – the best friends your eyes ever had Two kinds of orange foods There are two distinct kinds of orange foods: Orange citrus fruits and non-citrus orange... Read More »

By Leo McDevitt on Thursday, March 19, 14:08 PM America/Los_Angeles

Healthy looking skin is something a lot of skin creams promise, but they can only help from the outside in. If you want healthy looking skin from the inside out, then get ready to load your plate up with yellow foods. Yellow foods contain antioxidant carotenoids, which are great for skin, vision, and may even help prevent cancer. Other beneficial enzymes found in yellow foods include: Bromelain, Limonoids, Lutein and Zeaxanthin. The Yellows contain enzymes that are potent age-fighters Ease inflammation with pineapple Pineapples are the only food that contains bromelain, an enzyme believed to be particularly effective at easing inflammation from... Read More »

By Leo McDevitt on Tuesday, March 17, 11:51 AM America/Los_Angeles

Eat your vegetables! A refrain commonly heard around any dinner table where children are seated. As it turns out, it’s good advice that we should all be listening to. The USDA recommends eating three cups of dark green vegetables every day – advice that few people follow. Predictably, many preventable diseases are at epidemic levels in modern society. Eating more greens, including the many superfoods that are green, is essential for improving your health. Green foods: Nature’s multivitamin supplements Cooking your veggies? Water matters! For better tasting veggies, use alkaline water. It reduces bitterness and brings out the flavor... Read More »

By Leo McDevitt on Thursday, March 12, 11:32 AM America/Los_Angeles

Is there naturally occurring blue food? Yes, naturally occurring blue foods are rare, but they do exist. The blue foods are: Blue foods: Not just a funny color anymore! Blueberries Blue corn Cornflowers Butterfly blue pea flowers Depending on pH: Purple potatoes and red cabbage What does dependant on pH mean? That you can have some colorful fun with chemistry when preparing food! Most blue foods get their color from anthocyanins, which are beneficial antioxidants. Most of these anthocyanins have unstable pigments in them that change color depending on pH. For example, red cabbage can turn blue or purple when exposed to an alkaline pH.... Read More »

By Leo McDevitt on Tuesday, March 10, 14:11 PM America/Los_Angeles