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Coffee consumption has been shown to have minimal or no impact, positive or negative, on cancer development; however, researchers involved in an ongoing 22-year study by the Harvard School of Public Health state that “the overall balance of risks and benefits [of coffee consumption] are on the side of benefits. For example, men who drank […]

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Tea is an aromatic beverage prepared by adding cured leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant to hot water. The term also refers to the plant itself. After water, tea is the most widely consumed beverage in the world. It has a cooling, slightly bitter, astringent flavour which many enjoy. The term herbal tea usually refers […]

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Wine is an alcoholic beverage, made of fermented fruit juice, usually from grapes. The natural chemical balance of grapes lets them ferment without the addition of sugars, acids, enzymes, or other nutrients. Grape wine is produced by fermenting crushed grapes using various types of yeast. Yeast consumes the sugars in the grapes and converts them […]

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Milk is a white liquid produced by the mammary glands of mammals. It is the primary source of nutrition for young mammals before they are able to digest other types of food. Early-lactation milk contains colostrum, which carries the mother’s antibodies to the baby and can reduce the risk of many diseases in the baby. […]

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Another issue of concern is lead in drinking water. Typically, lead gets into drinking water after the water leaves the treatment plant. The source of lead is most likely pipe or solder in older service connections or older plumbing inside homes, from which lead “leaks” into the water through corrosion. EPA’s lead and copper rule […]

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Perchlorates have been detected in public drinking water supplies of over 11 million people in 22 states at concentrations of at least 4 parts per billion (ppb). Above a certain concentration perchlorates alter the production of thyroid hormones by the body, chemicals that are essential for proper development of the fetus and for normal metabolic […]

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Carbon filtering

Carbon filtering is a method of filtering that uses a piece of activated carbon to remove contaminants and impurities, utilizing chemical adsorption. Each piece of carbon is designed to provide a large section of surface area, in order to allow contaminants the most possible exposure to the filter media. One pound (454g) of activated carbon […]

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pH and ORP

pH stands for “potential of hydrogen.” The pH scale measures the acidity and alkalinity of substances.  Water with a high pH is rich in active hydrogen, which detoxifies our body. ORP stands for “oxygen reduction potential.”  This is a scale which measures the ability of water to reduce or oxidize toxins (free radicals).  A positive ORP […]

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In chemistry, pH is a measure of the acidity or basicity of an aqueous solution. Pure water is said to be neutral, with a pH close to 7.0 at 25 C °C (77 °F). Solutions with a pH less than 7 are said to be acidic and solutions with a pH greater than 7 are […]

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Alkaline Water Benefits

Peak performance benefits * May increase physical vitality and stamina * May enhance mental clarity and acuity * May increase ability to get on with other people * May increase optimism and vision * May give faster recovery from illness, injury, and exertion (including colds, flu, sinusitis, bronchitis, pneumonia, allergies, traumatic injury and surgery) * […]

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