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7 Life Changing Health Secrets

Ronnie Ruiz experienced improved health benefits after switching to ionized alkaline water and an alkaline diet, and his health continued to flourish on just ionized alkaline water after returning to the typical (highly acidic) standard American diet.
Ronnie recorded a full-length DVD explaining the benefits of ionized alkaline and acidic waters, and we invite you to watch a free online screening here. The health secrets he shares could truly change your life or the life of a loved one, so don’t miss out!

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How Mark Dropped His Body Fat to 7%: Part II

Last week, I shared how in a period of six months, I was able to drop my body fat from 10.1% to 7.3% as measured by the Bod Pod machine at Southern Utah University.

My first secret about how I accomplished this was using the Athlete’s Pak, consisting of nutritional supplements specifically designed to boost metabolism and encourage the development of lean muscle along with exercising three times per week for 30 minutes.

Although these nutritional supplements are indeed amazing, there is something else which is even more important to losing weight and gaining muscle. It is drinking ionized alkaline water. That is my Secret #2 – I have been drinking 10 glasses of Chanson water with a pH of 9.5 daily.

Why is alkaline water so important? The problem is LACTIC ACID. This is acid is generated by the process of exercise, and the body must buffer and remove this acid in order to recover and progress. In order to burn fat, or build muscle or endurance, you must be able to buffer lactic acid. Yet all of the conventional supplements on the U.S.A. market have very little or not effect on lactic acid and may make the body even more acidic. In fact, 98% of bottled waters and sports drinks on the market are highly acidic! Please understand this: when you flood your body with LACTIC ACID through exercise and then drink acidic liquids and supplements you are in essence “stunting” your growth and cutting your progress down dramatically!

The solution is HEALING WATER. Alkaline Ionized Water is so effective at buffering lactic and other harmful acids that it’s called Miracle Water by many of the hundreds of thousands of users in Japan, Korea, China and Russia where it has been in use for over 30 years! Alkaline Ionized Water is so profoundly effective that many users experience noticeable differences after just one 16 oz serving!. Users experience major endurance increase, reduction in joint and muscle soreness, dramatic strength and speed increase, increased flexibility, increased energy levels, increased fat burning and muscle building, plus a host of other health improvements way to long to list.

Here are some personal testimonies of about how alkaline water has helped athletes:

I have worked with hundreds of football, hockey and golf professionals over the past twelve years. Professional athletes excel in their sports because of the physical and mental attributes they have honed over the years. Lack of focus, stress, decrease in energy, muscle tightness are all derived from the same problem – lack of proper hydration. Based upon sound clinical research in speeding up recovery from vigorous activities to guarding against disease, drinking alkaline ionized water may be the single most important support your body can receive.
Dr. Preston Wakefield
Active Release Techniques Provider

After a four year layoff from bodybuilding and powerlifting training, I started back to the gym full blast and was amazed at the utter lack of soreness and fatigue during my first three weeks of training. I never experienced anything near to this in my 25 years of weight training and I credit it all to drinking alkaline water.
Ronnie Ruiz
25 Year Power Lifter and Trainer

At HEALTHandMED.com, we found that Chanson ionizers had a stellar reputation for safety, quality and price. So last year, we elected to sell these ionizers on our website.

To all friends of HEALTHandMED.com reading this, my wish for you is that you will be healthy. And I know of no better way to do this than drink lots and lots of alkaline water.

Mark Axelson

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How HEALTHandMED’s Mark Dropped His Body Fat to 7%

John Anderson who does not compromise on quality. His products are internationally recognized and respected as groundbreaking and incredibly effective. Every ingredient is tested for potency and the finished product is also tested for label claims – meaning what you see on the label is exactly what you get. He has developed formulas that not only improve the body’s natural cleansing mechanisms, but also replenish undernourished systems and cells to return the body to optimal health.

Former NFL wide receiver/Super Bowl Champion and Olympic sprinter Willie Gault is still breaking records and maintaining his physique well into his forties while fueling his body with Isagenix. Willie can still bench-press more than 225 pounds, easily perform 1,600 crunches and currently trains with a professional track team. “I only get this one body and it’s not like a car that I can trade in if I total it.”

So, during these 6 months, I have been doing my usual exercising for at least 30 minutes three times a week (running, cycling and weight training) and have been taking the Isagenix Athlete’s Pak, one of many different kinds of packs available through Isagenix.

The Athlete’s Pack consists of:

Isalean Shakes

These are nutritionally complete and delicious meal replacements packed with premium nutrition that includes a balanced ratio of high-quality protein, healthy fats and energy-boosting carbohydrates. IsaLean Shakes supports weight loss and an increase in lean body mass. I have been drinking one shake for breakfast each morning.

IsaPro Whey Protein

Individuals who add leucine-rich protein, like whey protein, to their diet have more lean muscle tissue and lose more body fat. IsaPro contains an ideal amino acid profile and comes from dairy cows that are pasture-fed on small New Zealand farms, milked according to season and not treated with hormones or antibiotics. I have been taking one scoop of IsaPro per day in my shake.

Ionix Supreme

This nutrient-rich tonic contains antioxidants for cell protection and plant-based adaptogens to increase your body’s resistance to the negative effects of stress. It is designed to energize the cells and increase the body’s resistance to stress, while supporting mental and physical functions. I take a swallow of Ionix Supreme per day.

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This is what I use like other people use Gatorade or sports drinks. It contains Vitamins A, C and B complex, electrolytes and nutrients that are lost during stress and exercise. But it gives you energy naturally without caffeine or other stimulants. I just take a couple of scoops of it in my glasses of water before or after exercise..

Well, That is my secret #1 to decreasing body fat and gaining muscle. Secret #2 will come next week.  Until then…Be Healthy.

Mark Axelson

To learn more about nutrition and weight management with Isagenix call Total Body Cleansing Expert Angel Naivalu at (435) 313-0809 or email Angel Naivalu .

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Top Five Worst & Best U.S. Cities For Air Pollution

New research has just come to the surface linking air pollution to COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease). The study was published in the online version of the American Thoracic Society’s American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. The study was led by Zorana Andersen, Ph.D., post doctoral fellow at the Institute of Cancer Epidemiology of the Danish Cancer Society in Copenhagen.

“We found significant positive associations between levels of all air pollution proxies and COPD incidence,” said Dr. Andersen. “When we adjusted for smoking status and other confounding factors, the association remained significant, indicating that long-term pollution exposure likely is a true risk factor for developing COPD.” For those of you who are wondering whether or not you live in a city with high or low air pollution, below is a handy list of the top five best and worst cities for air pollution. There are three categories that air pollution is rated in, year round particulate, short term particulate, and ozone. These ratings are for Best and Worst when taking an average of two of the three categories, namely short term and year round particulate. Worst Air Pollution:

  1. Bakersfield, CA
  2. Los Angeles, CA
  3. Pittsburgh-New Castle, PA
  4. Fresno-Madera, CA
  5. Birmingham-Hoover-Cullman, AL

Least Air Pollution:

  1. Cheyenne, WY
  2. Santa Fe-Espanola, NM
  3. Tucson, AZ
  4. Amarillo, TX
  5. Salinas, CA

Source: ALA At HEALTHandMED.com we carry a new product that was featured on Dr. Oz’s and Oprah’s respective T.V. shows that many are reporting is helping them with various respiratory ailments. The product is called a Himalayan Salt Air Inhaler. Research is still forthecoming, and in the mean time people are having lots of success with it. See the Himalayan Inhaler Here.

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Organic Farming Pesticide: Tobacco

Growing resistance to chemical pesticides and the growing body of scientific evidence showing the link between chemical pesticides and poor health has created a demand for alternative ways of pest management for farmers. Tobacco has just been revealed as a player in the organic pesticide arena.

In an article published in the journal Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, researchers explained their discovery of an alternative use for the famous tobacco plant. Cedric Briens, Ph.D.  and fellow scientists at The University of Western Ontario, Canada found that by using a process called Pyrolysis to transform the tobacco into a oil-like substance that could be used in the agricultural experiments. The study reported that “Bio-oil was found to have valuable pesticide characteristics toward three problematic microorganisms as well as the Colorado Potato Beetle, a major agricultural pest.” The study added that “As the demand for tobacco is decreasing, the search for other valuable products from this resource is increasing. A natural pesticide that targets problematic species is a very valuable find. Further investigation into the active components and the potential applicability of using tobacco bio-oil as a natural pesticide will continue.”

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10 Facts about Fluoride

is not only wrong, it is unnecessary. As western Europe has demonstrated, there are many equally effective and less-intrusive ways of delivering fluoride to people who actually want it. For example:

  • Topical fluoride products such as toothpaste and mouthrinses (which come with explicit instructions not to swollow) are readily available at all grocery stores and pharmacies. Thus, for those individuals who wish to use fluoride, it is very easy to find and very inexpensive to buy.
  • If there is concern that some people in the community cannot afford to purchase fluoride toothpaste (a family-size tube of toothpaste costs as little as $2 to $3), the money saved by not fluoridating the water can be spent subsidizing topical fluoride products (or non-fluoride alternatives) for those families in need.
  • The vast majority of fluoride added to water supplies is wasted, since over 99% of tap water is not actually consumed by a human being. It is used instead to wash cars, water the lawn, wash dishes, flush toilets, etc.

6. Ingestion of fluoride has little benefit, but many risks. Whereas fluoride’s benefits come from topical contact with teeth, its risks to health (which involve many more tissues than the teeth) result from being swallowed. Adverse effects from fluoride ingestion have been associated with doses attainable by people living in fluoridated areas. For example:

  • Risk to the brain. According to the National Research Council (NRC), fluoride can damage the brain. Animal studies conducted in the 1990s by EPA scientists found dementia-like effects at the same concentration (1 ppm) used to fluoridate water, while human studies have found adverse effects on IQ at levels as low as 0.9 ppm among children with nutrient deficiencies, and 1.8 ppm among children with adequate nutrient intake. (7-10)
  • Risk to the thyroid gland. According to the NRC, fluoride is an “endocrine disruptor.” Most notably, the NRC has warned that doses of fluoride (0.01-0.03 mg/kg/day) achievable by drinking fluoridated water, may reduce the function of the thyroid among individuals with low-iodine intake. Reduction of thyroid activity can lead to loss of mental acuity, depression and weight gain (11)
  • Risk to bones. According to the NRC, fluoride can diminish bone strength and increase the risk for bone fracture. While the NRC was unable to determine what level of fluoride is safe for bones, it noted that the best available information suggests that fracture risk may be increased at levels as low 1.5 ppm, which is only slightly higher than the concentration (0.7-1.2 ppm) added to water for fluoridation. (12)
  • Risk for bone cancer. Animal and human studies – including a recent study from a team of Harvard scientists – have found a connection between fluoride and a serious form of bone cancer. (osteosarcoma) in males under the age of 20. The connection between fluoride and osteosarcoma has been described by the National Toxicology Program as “biologically plausible.” Up to half of adolescents who develop osteosarcoma die within a few years of diagnosis. (13-16)
  • Risk to kidney patients. People with kidney disease have a heightened susceptibility to fluoride toxicity. The heightened risk stems from an impaired ability to excrete fluoride from the body. As a result, toxic levels of fluoride can accumulate in the bones, intensify the toxicity of aluminum build-up, and cause or exacerbate a painful bone disease known as renal osteodystrophy. (17-19)

7. The industrial chemicals used to fluoridate water may present unique risks not found with naturally-occurring fluoride complexes . The chemicals – fluorosilicic acid, sodium silicofluoride, and sodium fluoride – used to fluoridate drinking water are industrial waste products from the phosphate fertilizer industry. Of these chemicals, fluorosilicic acid (FSA) is the most widely used. FSA is a corrosive acid which has been linked to higher blood lead levels in children. A recent study from the University of North Carolina found that FSA can – in combination with chlorinated compounds – leach lead from brass joints in water pipes, while a recent study from the University of Maryland suggests that the effect of fluoridation chemicals on blood lead levels may be greatest in houses built prior to 1946. Lead is a neurotoxin that can cause learning disabilities and behavioral problems in children. (20-23) 8. Water fluoridation’s benefits to teeth have been exaggerated. Even proponents of water fluoridation admit that it is not as effective as it was once claimed to be. While proponents still believe in its effectiveness, a growing number of studies strongly question this assessment. (24-46) According to a systematic review published by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care, “The magnitude of [fluoridation's] effect is not large in absolute terms, is often not statistically significant and may not be of clinical significance.” (36)

  • No difference exists in tooth decay between fluoridated & unfluoridated countries. While water fluoridation is often credited with causing the reduction in tooth decay that has occurred in the US over the past 50 years, the same reductions in tooth decay have occurred in all western countries, most of which have never added fluoride to their water. The vast majority of western Eutope has rejected water fluoridation. Yet, according to comprehensive data from the World Health Organization, their tooth decay rates are just as low, and, in fact, often lower than the tooth decay rates in the US. (25, 35, 44)
  • Cavities do not increase when fluoridation stops. In contrast to earlier findings, five studies published since 2000 have reported no increase in tooth decay in communities which have ended fluoridation. (37-41)
  • Fluoridation does not prevent oral health crises in low-income areas. While some allege that fluoridation is especially effective for low-income communities, there is very little evidence to support this claim. According to a recent systematic review from the British government, “The evidence about [fluoridation] reducing inequalities in dental health was of poor quality, contradictory and unreliable.” (45) In the United States, severe dental crises are occurring in low-income areas irrespective of whether the community has fluoride added to its water supply. (46) In addition, several studies have confirmed that the incidence of severe tooth decay in children (“baby bottle tooth decay”) is not significantly different in fluoridated vs unfluoridated areas. (27,32,42) Thus, despite some emotionally-based claims to the contrary, water fluoridation does not prevent the oral health problems related to poverty and lack of dental-care access.

9. Fluoridation poses added burden and risk to low-income communities,. Rather than being particularly beneficial to low-income communities, fluoridation is particularly burdensome and harmful. For example:

  • Low-income families are least able to avoid fluoridated water. Due to the high costs of buying bottled water or expensive water filters, low-income households will be least able to avoid fluoride once it’s added to the water. As a result, low-income families will be least capable of following ADA’s recommendation that infants should not receive fluoridated water. This may explain why African American children have been found to suffer the highest rates of disfiguring dental fluorosis in the US. (47)
  • Low-income families at greater risk of fluoride toxicity. In addition, it is now well established that individuals with inadequate nutrient intake have a significantly increased susceptibility to fluoride’s toxic effects. (48-51) Since nutrient deficiencies are most common in income communities, and since diseases known to increase susceptibility to fluoride are most prevalent in low-income areas (e.g. end-stage renal failure), it is likely that low-income communities will be at greatest risk from suffering adverse effects associated with fluoride exposure. According to Dr. Kathleen Thiessen, a member of the National Research Council’s review of fluoride toxicity: “I would expect low-income communities to be more vulnerable to at least some of the effects of drinking fluoridated water.” (51)

10. Due to other sources, many people are being over-exposed to fluoride. Unlike when water fluoridation first began, Americans are now receiving fluoride from many other sources besides the water supply. As a result many people are now exceeding the recommended daily intake, putting them at elevated risk of suffering toxic effects. For example, many children ingest more fluoride from toothpaste alone than is considered “optimal” for a full day’s worth of ingestion. According to the Journal of Public Health Dentistry:

“Virtually all authors have noted that some children could ingest more fluoride from [toothpaste] alone than is recommended as a total daily fluoride ingestion.” (52)

Because of the increase in fluoride exposure from all sources combined, the rate of dental fluorosis (a visible indicator of over-exposure to fluoride during childhood) has increased significantly over the past 50 years. Whereas dental fluorosis used to impact less than 10% of children in the 1940s, the latest national survey found that it now affects over 30% of children. (47, 53) Sources here.

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Reusable, BPA Free Canning Jar Lids!

BPA (Bishpenol A) continues to make headlines as a chemical found in most plastics that leaches from food containers and makes its way into our bodies and causes health problems. For canning enthusiasts, a new type of BPA free canning jar lid has just started making its way into the spot light.

Traditional methods of preserving food in canning jars has recently reemerged as a popular practice as it is seen to be a way of storing food in a container that will not leach BPA or any other toxic chemical. The thought that has crossed many a-canner’s mind though is whether or not the plastic coated canning lids present a contradiction. When canning food in a jar there is a small space that separates the food from the lid, which allays the worries of many. For those who don’t want the risk of plastics effecting their food there is a reusable BPA-free lid made by Tattler that can be used in the place of the plastic coated throw away lids. According to Tattler, their lids “are manufactured using a plastic compound that is safe for direct contact with food products.We utilize an FDA and USDA approved, food grade product known as Polyoxymethylene Copolymer (POM) or Acetal Copolymer,” and they do “not contain any Bisphenol A (BPA)!”

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How Much Tuna Can You Eat Safely?

Most people are aware that there are low levels of toxins, like mercury, in Tuna that can be hazardous to human health if consumed in too high of quantities. What most people don’t know is how much is too much.

Thanks to the scientists at the Environmental Working Group (EWG) you are about to find out what constitutes too much tuna. EWG researchers were able to use established guidelines from the FDA on how much mercury is found in the different types of tuna fish,  how much fish people should eat in a week and how much mercury a human can have on a daily basis based on their weight. With that research already done for them by the FDA the EWG discovered that the safe levels of mercury and recommended amounts of tuna do not match up. There is an equation used to know how much mercury a person can ingest before their health suffers. the FDA’s safe mercury dose is measured in grams of mercury per kilogram of person per day. All that is needed is your weight and it is a simple math equation to figure out how much tuna a person can safely eat. The EWG recommends, based on the equation, that a 100lb person have no more than 3.1 oz of albacor tuna or 9.1oz of light tuna. The FDA recommends 6oz of albocor tuna fish per week. For a person weighing 175lbs: 5.5oz (one can) for albacor tuna. 16oz (nearly 3 cans) for light tuna. The FDA recommendations are nearly double these figures. Three ounces of tuna is about half a can, while Nine ounces is one and a half cans.

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Meditation Boosts Brain Connectivity

New research shows that lack of good brain connectivity, which is associated with attention deficit disorder, dementia, depression, schizophrenia and many other disorders, can be mitigated by meditation.

Integrative body-mind training (IBMT) is the form of meditation that a team of Chinese researchers led by Yi-Yuan Tang of Dalian University of Technology in collaboration with University of Oregon psychologist Michael I. Posner tested in their resesarch. “The importance of our findings relates to the ability to make structural changes in a brain network related to self regulation,” explained Posner. “The pathway that has the largest change due to IBMT is one that previously was shown to relate to individual differences in the person’s ability to regulate conflict.” “We believe this new finding is of interest to the fields of education, health and neuroscience, as well as for the general public,” Tang said. Article Source: click here

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BPA Toxin Coats Cash Register Receipts

BPA (a synthetic estrogen like chemical ) has been in the news recently for it’s toxic effects on humans who are exposed to it via plastic baby bottles and water containers. Now new research has found that BPA is effecting us via the paper receipts from your local grocery store, post office etc.

One of the world’s leading research facilities for detecting BPA concentrations, University of Missouri Division of Biological Sciences laboratory, examined 36 receipts to asses their BPA levels and found that over 40% containted BPA. Around 20% had extremely high levels. “We’ve come across potentially major sources of BPA right here in our daily lives,” said Sonya Lunder, a senior analyst with EWG (the environmental working group). “When you’re carrying around a receipt in your wallet for months while you intend to return something, you could be shedding BPA into your home, into your environment. If you throw a receipt into a bag of food, and it’s lying there against an apple, or you shove a receipt into your bag next to a baby pacifier, you could be getting all kinds of exposure and not realize it.” The environmental working group (EWG) assessed BPA around the nation and added that “the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have found BPA in the bodies of 93 percent of Americans over age 6. EWG analysis of CDC data has found that people who reported working in retail industries had 30 percent more BPA in their bodies than the average U.S. adult, and 34 percent more BPA than other workers. (CDC 2004). As of May 2009, 1 in 17 working Americans — 7 million people — were employed as retail salespersons and cashiers, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.” With all of this BPA exposure going around many people are wondering how much of it is getting absorbed into the body. Although a spokeswoman from the CDC  explained that “Biomonitoring data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control shows that exposure to BPA from all sources, which would include typical exposure from receipts, is extremely low,” a study conducted earlier this month concluded that “penetration of the skin depends on the conditions. Extractability experiments did not enable us to conclude whether BPA passes through the skin, but indicated that it can enter the skin to such a depth that it can no longer be washed off.” It is in the best interest of everyone to err on the side of caution until further research can clarify the effects of BPA laden cash register receipts on human health.

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