Cancer? Lethal Link to Soda, Bottled Water & City Water

Has Any One Told You About the Lethal Link Between Cancer and Sodas, Bottled Waters & City Water?

You may have heard that soda is bad for your teeth or that it contains sugar, which is an unhealthy substance to eat.

Maybe you heard that the plastic from water bottles contains dangerous chemicals that get released into the water inside or that the plastic is an environmental nightmare.
These facts are all true about soda and bottled waters.

But I’ll bet you didn’t know that there is a direct link between
soda, bottled waters and city waters to the

If you have cancer or you had cancer – this is absolutely vital information you need to be aware of. It can make a tremendous difference in the speed and quality of your cancer condition.

You should also be aware that every Municipal Water Treatment Facility has a HUGE WARNING FOR CANCER SUFFERERS. The warning is – DO NOT DRINK MUNICIPAL WATER -

Watch the FREE VIDEO & Learn all of the details at this link –

If you have loved ones or friends with cancer – no doubt they are confused, scared and overwhelmed with dealing with a cancer diagnosis. Please forward this life-saving email on to them.
Learning this information could truly mean the difference between a positive or a negative outcome to cancer.

So the next time you drink a soda, bottled water or tap water, think about taking a different path with different water, Enagic’s® Kangen Water®.

Change Your Water – Change Your Life!™

Dedicated to your healthy future,
Dr. Noreen Picken, BA, DC

PS – This Link Between Cancer – Soda, Bottled Waters & City Water is Decades Old – This information is just not getting to the general public.

PS 2 The FREE VIDEO will be very impactful – It’s only 14 minutes – but it is a Cancer Game Changer. The link again is
“Water is the driving force of all nature.” ~ Leonardo da Vinci

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Cancer? Were You Told About the Deadly Link Between Cancer – Soda, Bottled Water & City Water?

Did You Know There is a Deadly Hazard Between Sodas, Bottled Waters & City Water?

Watch this short video.  I’m confident you will be surprised at what you learn.

Click on the pictures of these bottled waters to take you to the life saving video link

Dangers of bottled water



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What the Experts are Saying about Kangen Water

What the Experts are Saying about Kangen Water

International Top Health professional experts are recommending Kangen Water to Queens, the Pope, Presidents and dignitaries because of its health benefits.

Queen Elizabeth, The Pope, US Presidents

Queen Elizabeth, The Pope, US Presidents

Gerald Bresnahan, MD, FACC
Gerald Bresnahan, MD, FACC

World renowned cardiologist Dr.  Gerald Bresnahan is the on-call health professional to the Queen of England, The Pope, US Presidents and other dignitaries.  Read the full article by clicking on the link below.

Click here for the full article about What Experts Are Saying About Kangen Water.

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Children Who Drink 1 Soda a Day at Risk for Heart Disease & High Blood Pressure

Children Who Drink Just 1 Soda a Day Are Now Linked to Heart Disease & High Blood Pressure

I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but unless you’re “out of the ordinary” your chances of missing this personal health disasters for you and your children, aren’t good.

According to the United Nations List of Longevity . . . The US is #37. . . Japan is #1 – and is the longest living folks in the world.

The most common cause of early death is:

Heart Disease or Coronary Artery Disease - 

The US Centers for Disease Control Rank this as the #1 Cause of Death in the US – Killing more than 1 in 4.

Children who drink sugar-laden fizzy drinks may be at greater risk for developing heart disease later in life, a new Australian study suggest.

Researchers at the U. of Sydney found that the children who drank one or more soda every day had narrower arteries in the back of their eyes – a factor associated with increased risk of heart disease and high blood pressure.

The report echoed the findings of a 2007 study of people who drank sodas daily – even diet soda – were more likely to develop risk factors for heart disease.

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women.  Half of the deaths due to heart disease in 2006 were in women

In 2006, a total of 631,636 people in the US did of heart disease.  Of the deaths that year, 26% – or more than 1 in every 4 – were caused by heart disease.

Soda Dangers Include High Levels of Acidity & Sweetener – whether sugar or artificial.

Soda vs Healthy Water

Soda vs Healthy Water

This picture demonstrates the distinct high level dangers of drinking sodas.  It is orange because we added pH drops to the Sprite to determine it’s pH or acid level.  We use clear sodas so you can easily see the pH level.  All sodas test the same level of acidity.

We can see from the chart in the back that the soda is a pH of 2.5 to 2.7 pH which is the same as the battery acid in your car.

The purple – blue water on the left is Kangen Alkaline, anti-oxidant water generated from a Kangen Water Processor.  You can not get this healthy Kangen Water anywhere but from an Enagic Kangen Water Processor.

You would need to drink about 35 cups of Kangen Alkaline Water to neutralize every cup of soda you drink.  If you don’t neutralize the acids you drink or eat, they build up in your body resulting in various diseases – heart or coronary artery disease being one of them you are at risk for.

This study from Australia is  just one of the hundreds we are seeing confirming the dangers of sodas and consumption of high levels of acidic sodas and foods.

The disease statistic for Americans is proof enough that a major change in our habits is in order.

For more videos explaining the healthy properties of Kangen Water and the unhealthy effects of sodas, bottled waters, enhanced waters, and tap water – go to

In the US, someone has a heart attack every 34 seconds.

Each minute, someone in the US dies from a heart disease-related event.

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for folks of most racial/ethnic groups in the US.

In 2010, heart diseas cost the US $316.4 billion.  This total includes the cost of health care services, medications, and lost of productivity.

Adults are now “sharing” their risk for heart disease with our children through a simple soda.

It is time to share a healthier, less risky future with our American children.

Dedicated to your healthy future,

Dr. Noreen Picken, BA, DC
Longevity & Nutritional Specialist


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The term “heart disease” refers to several different types of heart conditions.  The most commom type is coronary artery disease, also known as coronary heart disease.

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Fibromyalgia – Worsened by Excitotoxins- Like NutraSweet & MSG

Excitotoxins like MSG & NutraSweet Can Make Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Myofascitis,  etc Much Worse?

Then the Excitotoxins you are consuming could be making your Fibromyalgia or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Worse.

What are excito-toxins?

Excitotoxins are chemicals specifically designed to fool your taste buds which are nerve endings.  Some of the excitotoxins like MSG heighten the flavors of foods.  By enhancing or intensifying the taste of food, you want to eat more of them and your experience eating them is “improved”.

But excitoxins do this by over stimulating the nerves in your taste bud.

These excitotoxins don’t limit themselves to just those nerves in your taste buds  - they also affect the rest of your nervous system.  So if you are experiencing pain, those nerves are more “excited” to they send out increased and more frequent pain signals, resulting in you having increase pain, or hypersensitivity to any nerve stimulation.

For well over a decade my clinical focus as to help folks with chronic pain conditions – especially Fibromyalgia and all the alternative names that have been given this debilitating condition that can fully engulf you life if you have it.

As a chiropractor who has successfully treated hundreds of patient with these conditions, I am fully aware of all the nuances of it.

I have had clients travel hours to over 500 miles to work with me so they could receive treatment and advice about their fibromyalgia condition.

I have had clients that were so sensitive, they perceived pain when just lightly touching their skin with a tissue.

But before I go any further – I’d like you to see what just what some of my client have to say about their experience in my clinic:

Here are just a few testimonies of the many clients that came to my office.

Holly H, age 38 – she thanked us with this testimonial “My medical doctor told me he was at a loss as to how he could help me.  I was told I had to live with all the painful symptoms that were happening to my body.   I had 2 MRI’s, but nothing was found wrong. A “specialist” at a hospital told me to stop doing all the things I enjoy.

 After just 1 week working with Dr. Noreen Picken, I couldn’t believe how great I was feeling.  I was having less pain, having more energy, better sleep.  I am doing the things I love to do like hiking, kayaking, driving my truck.

I am so glad I didn’t listen to everyone who said I couldn’t be helped using natural or alternative avenues.

Dr. Picken I can’t thank you enough. I just pray those who find you, Dr. Noreen Picken, have the good sense to take you advice, and not listen to the nay sayers.  I’m a Day Care Worker, age 38 and feeling great.

Fibromyalgia is a common syndrome in which a person has long-term, body-wide pain and tenderness in the joints, muscles, tendons, and other soft tissues.

Fibromyalgia has also been linked to:

  • fatigue
  • sleep problems
  • headaches
  • depression
  • anxiety

There can often be causes and trigger that set fibromyalgia in motion such as:

  • Physical or emotional trauma
  • Excitotoxins – such as aspartame – Nutrasweet,
  • Hypersensitive pain response – various nerves become hypersensitive
  • Abnormal increase in the number & sensitivity of nerves to any stimulus

Clinically I have seen a greater number of women with fibromyalgia as compared to men but when affected – men can be just as devastated by the condition.

Some of the symptoms of chronic dehydration & chronic acidity are often the same symptoms of fibromyalgia:

  • Chronic pain which can range from mild to severe
  • Chronic fatigue and general overall lack of energy.
  • Exercise only makes the symptoms of pain and fatigue worse
  • Sensitive & painful trigger areas called tender points which are found in the soft tissue on the back of the neck, shoulders, chest, lower back, hips, shins, elbows, and knees. The pain then spreads out from these areas
  • The pain may feel like a deep ache, or a shooting, burning pain.
  • People with fibromyalgia tend to wake up with body aches and stiffness
  • Pain may get worse with activity, cold or damp weather, anxiety, and stress.
  • Some patients have pain all day long.
  • Depressed mood, and sleep problems are seen in almost all patients
  • Difficulty thinking – often referred to as fibro-fog
  • Depression
  • Sleep disorders

Other symptoms of fibromyalgia may include:

  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
  • Memory and concentration problems
  • Numbness and tingling in hands and feet
  • Palpitations
  • Reduced ability to exercise
  • Tension or migraine headaches

My Recommendations:

With addressing excitotoxins as a major contributor to the increased pain aspect of Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome – I suggest -

Do not consume directly products that are excitotoxins which include but not limited to:

  • Aspartame containing food also included are - NutraSweet, Splenda, Equal
  • aspartic – acid
  • glutamates, MSG
  • Don’t drink diet sodas with artificial sweeteners in them
  • Don’t eat “diet” foods with artificial sweeteners in them

Since the majority of our population is dehydrated and those with fibromyalgia show symptoms also of dehydration and chronic dehydration then increasing water intake would help.

But beware – not all water is created equal.

Most bottled waters are acidic contributing to the high levels of toxins and acids already accumulated in your body.

These toxins can cause fatigue and extreme fatigue because the cells are dehydrated and overwhelmed with toxins which they can’t flush out.  When toxins get stuck in the cells, they inhibit all the normal function of the cell, one of which is to product energy.

So when choosing a water to:

  • Rehydrate your body with,
  • Reduce or alleviate dehydration or chronic dehydration
  • Dilute excitotoxins being stored in the body and cells
  • Flush excitotoxins from your body

Seriously investigate Kangen Water  to remove these excitotoxins from your body with Kangen Water.

Why would Kangen Water work better than any other waters?

Kangen Water is:

Alkaline – This alkaline water naturally neutralizes the acids and toxins in your body and systems.  It also neutralizes other acids the body produces or we consume.

Kangen Alkaline water flushes toxins – including excitotoxins, acids, contaminants from the cells, tissues organs and our bodies that we consume or generate thru metabolism.

Kangen Water is Micro-Clustered or is a very, very small water molecule

Kangen Water alleviates dehydration and chronic dehydration because it can hydrate and penetrate the tissues and cells of the body better than any other water available.

You will not find micro-clustered water as a bottled water or from a tap.  The water HAS to be ionized in order to generate true micro-clustered Kangen Water. The reason why is because water has a tendency to clump into larger molecules over time and when in motion.  So the water you are drinking is more than likely at least 12 molecules in size and can be over 200 molecules in size. 

Here’s an easy test for the water you are drinking to see if the molecule is big or small.  Drink a good size glass of water – 6 to 8 ounces or so.  If you feel a heavy or slouchy feeling in your stomach afterwards – that is a sign that the water you just drank is a big molecule.

Kangen Water Processors have the ability to reduce the size of water molecules to only 6 molecules.

You will never get that heavy feeling in your stomach from Kangen Water because it is so easily absorbed.

That high rate or ability of Kangen Water to be absorbed is why it combats:

  • dehydration
  • chronic dehydration
  • toxic build up in your body

 -so effectively.  Better than any other water available.

Kangen Water is full of anti-oxidants which help to:

  • Neutralize toxins & free radicals – rendering them harmless
  • Prevent damage for toxins and free radicals in the future

Kangen Water has high levels of oxygen too which:

  • Increase energy in the cell
  • Provides and delivers the Oxygen absolutely mandatory for health, full functioning cells
  • Prevents other diseases that thrive in a non- oxygen environment like cancers

The medical profession recommends or prescribes antidepressant or muscle relaxant. The goal of medication is to improve sleep and pain tolerance.

But these drugs come with a long list of unpleasant to life -threatening side-effects and should be thoroughly thought through before you take them.

These prescription drugs also add to the toxin levels you are probably already experiencing so you would need to flush those toxic prescription from your system to keep your cells healthy.

The medical profession states that there is “no prevention” but they don’t take into account the underlying symptoms of dehydration, chronic dehydration and excitotoxins that have accumulated in the body that must be remove so that normalization can occur.

I hope this information has been beneficial and enlightening.  Please feel free to go to to view regular blog post about health, specific health issues, and longevity.  Or to see brief 2 to 4 minute videos demonstrating the qualities of Kangen Water go to -

I’ve included a couple more testimonials below.  I’m sure you will enjoy knowing that there is help for you fibromyalgia or chronic fatigue syndrome and will take the steps necessary to secure a healthier, happier, pain free future for yourself.

Dedicated to your healthy future,
Dr. Noreen Picken, BA, DC

PS.  Here’s another testimonial for good measure – Robert La, age 47 Newspaper Associate
“Dr. Picken has advanced skills and product knowledge to help folks like me with severe, chronic health conditions.  In just a short time I have seen unbelievable results.  Dr. Picken is AMAZING.”

P.S. 2 – Anne M – age 59 states “I have been to 5 other doctors, 4 therapists, and have taken 5 different drugs with very limited relief.  With all that expense and treatment – my fibromyalgia & scleroderma only kept getting worse.  In just 1 week I have seen improvement in my condition.  I have increased stamina, energy, and the ability to walk without leg pain or weakness.  The painful trigger points that I had all over my body are much better or gone.  And after just a few weeks – those painful trigger points have completely resolved. 

My family and my medical doctors are truly amazed at the results I have gotten as a result of working with Dr. Noreen Picken.

It has been well worth the 2 hour one-way drive to finally get the help I need for a doctor who knows how to help me.

Thanks to Dr. Noreen Picken I’m pleased to get my life back after so many years of suffering.” 

Ok, here are the references and the legal.

Disclaimer: Statements made in any publication of any kind including but not limited to; emails, blogs, websites, written material or in conversations – have not been evaluated by the U.S. Food & Drug Admin, and are not intended to diagnosis, cure or prevent any disease.  If you have a medical condition, please contact your health provider.  The information provided in this research report is not a substitute for a face to face consultation with your qualified physician, and should not be construed as individual medical advice.  Information contained herein is for educational purposes only.  Kangen Water is a registered trademark of Enagic, Co. Ltd.
1.        Abeles M, Solitar BM, Pillinger MH, Abeles AM. Update on fibromyalgia therapy. Am J Med. 2008;121:555-561. [PubMed]
2.       Häuser W, Bernardy K, Üceyler N, Sommer C. Treatment of fibromyalgia syndrome with antidepressants. JAMA. 2009;301:198-209. [PubMed]
3.       Wolfe F, Rasker JJ. Fibromyalgia. In: Firestein GS, Budd RC, Harris ED Jr., et al., eds. Kelley’s Textbook of Rheumatology. 8th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2008:chap 38.
4.       Wolfe F, Clauw DJ, Fitzcharles MA, Goldenberg DL, Katz RS, Mease P, et al. The American College of Rheumatology preliminary diagnostic criteria for fibromyalgia and measurement of symptom severity. Arthritis Care Res. 2010;62(5):600-610.
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Do You Suffer From Gout or Painful Joints in Your Feet or Hands?

Do You Suffer From Painful Joints in Your Feet or Hands?

Maybe You Suffer From Arthritis or Gouty Arthritis!

Maybe we are a lot alike.  I didn’t even realize I was suffering from Gouty Arthritis Symptoms until I found complete and total relief from them.

Gout or Gouty Arthritis occurs when uric acid builds up in the blood and causes joint inflammation.  This inflammation often times results in red, swollen and painful joints in the feet especially.

There are:

  •  Acute gout which typically is a single painful joint – but it can turn into
  • Chronic gout which is repeated episodes of pain and inflammation in one or more joints

The cause of Gouty Arthritis is from having higher-than-normal levels of uric acid in your body.

This may occur if:

  • Your body makes too much uric acid
  • Your body has a hard time getting rid of uric acid
  • If too much uric acid builds up in the fluid around the joints (synovial fluid), then uric acid crystals form.
  • These crystals cause the joint to swell up and become inflamed.

Some other causes of Gouty Arthritis can be:

  • Folks who take water pills or drugs that remove water from the body – such as high blood pressure pills
  • Those who drink alcohol
  • Women after menopause
  • Men are more prone than women

Here is why these folks above are at a higher risk of getting gout:

 Folks who take water pills or drugs that remove water from the body

These folks are reducing their overall hydration levels by taking drugs that reduce their body’s water reserves.

The body should normally contain 70% to 75% water in a healthy state.  When the water percentage or reserves lower, the body becomes dehydrated.

This dehydration can occur over an extended period of time – years & decades.  That type of long term dehydration is called – chronic dehydration.

If you have chronic dehydration this is just 1 of the symptoms that can occur. (Be sure to watch for additional articles I will be writing about the symptoms of Chronic Dehydration.)

By lowering the amount of water in the body – toxins, acids and other waste and by- products from the body’s activities and metabolism are not flushed away as they should be.

As a result – the body develops an extreme build up of the toxins, acids and waste by-products.  These acids that buildup can turn into uric acid crystals in the joint or in the kidneys.

These unhealthy toxins & contaminants have to be stored somewhere in the body if the body can’t eliminate them because of the lack of water to flush them out with.

So the body stores these uric acids crystals, toxins and contaminants in various areas such as:

  • In the joints of the feet when it comes to some of the uric acid crystals.
  •  The build-up of these uric acid crystals and resulting inflammation in the joints involved, if chronic, will eventually eat the joint away, and causing permanent damage by destroying the joint.
  •  Another place for accumulation is in the kidneys as uric acid kidney stones or crystals.
  • Kidney stones are an extremely painful condition.
  • Kidney stones are also an expensive condition to treat, if they treat you at all.  In most cases the medical profession just sends you home to suffer thru passing it on your own.
  •  Storage of acids and toxic wastes also occurs in fat cells – or the body retains fat and deposits the acids and wastes in to fat and fat cells.  One long term symptom of gout is obesity and this is why.

Those who drink alcohol –

Drinking alcohol has the ability to dehydrate the body rapidly because the body will use the water it has to dilute the alcohol one drinks to be able to eliminate it as fast as possible.  Since the person is drinking alcohol and not water which the body needs to maintain proper hydration, dehydration occurs and if the water lost is never fully replaced – again chronic dehydration occurs.

Women after menopause –

The reason women after menopause are incline to get gout is because of chronic dehydration.

As we age, we tend to drink less and less water.

One reason for the reduction of water consumption is that if we are chronically dehydrated – our trigger for thirst reduces also.  The brain begins to think that it is in a drought – then it reduces water to the non-vital tissues.

Wrinkles, thin skin, easily bruised skin, osteoporosis are all signs and symptoms of the body suffering from chronic, often decades long, dehydration.

Just look at most older folks – you’ll see this condition is very prevalent in our society in the US.  (I’ll go into these other signs and symptoms of chronic dehydration in future writings, so watch for them if you are interested.)

Those taking prescriptions medications that pull fluids off the body – water pills-

Folks who are taking these medications often have high blood pressure – which can be a symptom of chronic dehydration – watch for that article in the future also.

Taking these “water pills” increases, intensifies and speeds up the onset of chronic dehydration with the resulting signs and symptoms – gout being just one of them.

All these causes of dehydration and chronic dehydration increases the concentration of uric acid in the blood.

Other risk factors that can develop in folks with high levels of uric acid, uric acid crystals and Chronic Dehydration are:

  • Diabetes
  • Kidney disease
  • Obesity
  • Sickle cell anemia and other anemias
  • Leukemia and other blood cancers
  • Taking medicines that interfere with the removal of uric acid from the body.


  • Symptoms of acute gout:
  • Symptoms usually involve only one or a few joints. The big toe, knee, or ankle joints are most often affected.
  • The pain starts suddenly, often during the night and is often described as throbbing, crushing, or excruciating.
  • The joint appears warm and red. It is usually very tender (it hurts to lay a sheet or blanket over it).
  • There may be heat in the affected area.

The attack may go away in a few days, but may return from time to time. Additional attacks often last longer.

Some people may develop chronic gout.

Those with chronic arthritis develop joint damage and loss of motion in the joints. They will have joint pain and other symptoms most of the time.

Tophi are lumps below the skin around joints or in other places. They may drain chalky material. Tophi usually develops only after a patient has had the disease for many years.

Signs and tests

  • Tests that may be done include:
  • Synovial fluid analysis (shows uric acid crystals)
  • Uric acid – blood
  • Joint x-rays (may be normal)
  • Synovial biopsy
  • Uric acid – urine


Not everyone with high uric acid levels in the blood has gout.

But everyone with high uric acid blood levels are showing signs of chronic dehydration.

My Recommendations:

I personally was not treating my painful gouty joint which was my right big toe at the ball joint.  Because I didn’t realize that was what it was.

My foot has now, in just a few short months, completely and thoroughly resolved.My gouty condition resolved when I started drinking Kangen Water – from a Kangen Water Processer.

Kangen Water has many health benefits.  Here is a list of them and how gout, gouty arthritis, dehydration and chronic dehydration are relieved by drinking it.

Kangen Water is:

Alkaline – This alkaline water naturally neutralizes the uric acids in the system.  It also neutralizes other acids the body produces or we consume.

Kangen Alkaline water flushes toxins, acids, contaminants from the cells, tissues organs and our bodies.

Kangen Alkaline Water helps the kidneys neutralize and flush uric acid and uric acid crystals out

Kangen Water is Micro-Clustered or is a very, very small water molecule

Kangen Water alleviates dehydration and chronic dehydration because it can hydrate and penetrate the tissues and cells of the body better than any other water available.

Here’s an easy test for the water you are drinking to see if the molecule is big or small.  Drink a good size glass of water – 6 to 8 ounces or so.  If you feel a heavy or slouchy feeling in your stomach afterwards – that is a sign that the water you just drank is a big molecule.

Frankly all water molecules from any water source you have will be at least 12 molecules in size and can be over 200 molecules in size.  The reason why is because water has a tendency to clump into larger molecules over time and when in motion.

Normally available big water molecules -  such as bottled water, enhanced waters, water from water buildings – are too large for the body to absorb readily and easily.

Kangen Water Processors have the ability to reduce the size of water molecules to only 6 molecules.

 You will never get that heavy feeling in your stomach from Kangen Water because it is so easily absorbed.

That high rate or ability of Kangen Water to be absorbed is why it combats dehydration and chronic dehydration so effectively.  Better than any other water available.

Kangen Water is full of anti-oxidants and high levels of oxygen too.  Two more powerful qualities Kangen Water possesses that can and will improve your health, wellness and longevity.  (But more on those qualities later.)

I looked on PubMed to see what the medical profession said about gout.  Here are some of the diet and lifestyle changes they recommend to help prevent gouty attacks:

  • Avoid alcohol
  • Reduce how many purine-rich foods you eat, especially anchovies, sardines, oils, herring, organ meat (liver, kidney, and sweetbreads), legumes (dried beans and peas), gravies, mushrooms, spinach, asparagus, cauliflower, consommé, and baking or brewer’s yeast.
  • Limit how much meat you eat at each meal.
  • Avoid fatty foods such as salad dressings, ice cream, and fried foods.
  • Eat enough carbohydrates.
  • If you are losing weight, lose it slowly. Quick weight loss may cause uric acid kidney stones to form.

Now I don’t know about you but I am not seeing much left that you can eat if you suffer from gout.

I also didn’t see anywhere in this list above from the PubMed or the medical profession, anything about increasing your water intake to reduce the abnormally high blood level concentrations of uric acid.

Kangen Water is licensed as a Medical Device in Japan and is recommended by over 6300 MDs there and thousands more in the US and the rest of the world.

Just as an FYI – Japan is #1 for Health and Longevity in the world, the US ranks 37th down from 27th.  We might want to at least take a look at what Japan is doing when it comes to disease prevention, health and longevity, to see if we can implement some of their successful healthy techniques.

Here are some additional complications of gout:

  • Chronic gouty arthritis
  • Kidney stones
  • Deposits in the kidneys, leading to chronic kidney failure


My suggestions for prevention are to look at the probable cause of gout and gouty arthritis – dehydration and chronic dehydration.

My personal experience has been that as soon as I dramatically increased my consumption of Kangen Water – not just any water because not all water is created equal, my extremely painful big toe joint condition completely went away.

My big toe joint was red, swollen, and extremely painful when I walked, to the point of constantly limping, and altered gait, sharp stabbing pain at night, and loss of sleep due to the pain, big callus on the outside of the joint.

Now the joint has completely recovered.  The pain is gone, the callus is gone, the joint is smaller, absolutely no pain at night, when walking or to touch.

I’m a happy camper now about that foot.  (PS – I’ve also lost a bunch of weight and I didn’t diet either.)

What I didn’t realize was;

Drinking Kangen Water provided me with many benefits for conditions I that I had but never realized would positively respond to all the beneficial qualities of Kangen Water.

After I started drinking Kangen Water just to improve my health in general, I started seeing benefits in my health I never thought Kangen Water would help or remove entirely.  I was completely surprised when that sore, swollen toe completely resolved.

Dedicated to your healthy future,
Dr. Noreen Picken, BA, DC

PS 1 Do yourself a favor – go to this link I have provided so you can investigate Kangen Water further.

PS2 – Be sure to investigate Kangen Water on the link – I have provided because there are some copycat companies out there with machines that do not produce true, healthy Kangen Water.  Those copycat machines are not licensed as Medical devices nor do they produce Medical Grade Water – so beware.

Now for the reference and legal stuff:

  1. Wilson JF. In the clinic. Gout. Ann Intern Med. 2010 Feb 2;152(3):ITC21. [PubMed]
  2. Richette P, Bardin T. Gout. Lancet. 2010 Jan 23;375(9711):318-28.
Review Date: 6/28/2011.
Reviewed by: Ariel D. Teitel, M.D., M.B.A., Chief, Division of Rheumatology, St. Vincent’s Hospital, New York, NY. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.
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Protect Your DNA from Free Radical Damage.

Protect Your DNA from Free Radical Damage.

If you are interested in your health on any level, you have heard that eating fruits and vegetables are beneficial to your health.

You may have even heard that those fruits and vegetables should have a lot of really good things in them that are beneficial to you, such as vitamins, minerals and anti-oxidants or bioflavonoids.

The reason that vitamins, minerals and anti-oxidants or bioflavonoids are good for you is because these are the components or building blocks your body uses to:

  • replace damaged, worn out cells
  • build new cells and tissues and bones
  • repair and replace your DNA or genetic code
  • feed and nourish you cells and tissues and bones
  • keep you from aging
  • prevent diseases and illnesses
  • Just to name a few of their functions

I’m going to bring you back to the title of this newsletter -

Kangen Water Processors Protects Your DNA from Free Radical Damage.

How does Kangen Water protect Your DNA or genetic code from free radical


Free Radical damage is the same as a pieceof metal rusting.  It is where the metal “ages” 

Rust is Free Radical or Oxidative Damage to Metal

and “breaks down” on a microscopic level, ultimately completely ruining or destroying the metal.



Free Radical DNA Damage

Free Radical DNA Damage

This same damage occurs to your, your cells and your tissues from free radicals.

Where do free radicals come from?:

  • You make them when you breath, move, exercise, eat
  • You consume them in sodas, bottled waters, fried foods, processed foods, and nearly any cooked food.
  • They are pretty hard to avoid

So since free radicals – which heavily damage all your tissues and cells and your DNA, are impossible to avoid, you have to actively take action and steps to remove them from your body or they will cause too many health illnesses and disease to mention here but to mention a few:

  • Premature aging
  • Arthritis, gout, foot pain, joint pain, Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Cancers of all kinds
  • Digestive problems and diseases
  • Heart and circulatory problems and diseases
  • Skin conditions of all kinds
  • Heartburn and acid reflux
  • To see a more complete list go to and read the article on “Clear and Present Danger: Diet & Regular Sodas & Bottled Waters”

How Does a Kangen Water Processors Protect Your DNA from Free Radical Damage?

Kangen Water Processor produces:

  • Anti-Oxidant Water – which neutralizes and removes free radicals from your body
  • Micro-clustered Water or water that has a very small molecule or low surface tension which get the anti oxidants into and around all of your cells and tissues easily
  • Alkaline Water which helps to neutralize the acids your body produces and the acids in the foods and drinks you consume

The article sited below notes that – “Free radicals cause extensive damage to your DNA which brings about a variety of diseases as well as increased aging.  (Kangen Water ) is the ideal scavenger for free radicals in the body is an“’active anti-oxidants’” .

These active anti-oxidants are produced by Kangen Water Processors.  Kangen Water “suppresses single-strand breakage of DNA by free radicals and Oxidative Damage” or Oxidative Stress.

To learn more about Free Radicals and how you personally can benefit from having your own personal Kangen Water Processor in your home, go to or call me at 512-752-8542 or email me at


Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 1997 May 8;234(1):269-74.

Electrolyzed-reduced water scavenges active oxygen species and protects DNA from oxidative damageShirahata S, Kabayama S, Nakano M, Miura T, Kusumoto K, Gotoh M, Hayashi H, Otsubo K, Morisawa S, Katakura Y.  Source:  Institute of Cellular Regulation Technology, Graduate School of Genetic Resources Technology, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan.


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Clear & Present DANGER: Diet & Regular Soda & Bottled Water

Clear & Present DANGER: Diet & Regular Soda & Bottled Water

Are you still drinking soda and bottled water?
Do you the harm they can cause to your health?

The Evidences is Clear and Alarming.  Sodas of all kinds are extremely hazardous to your health.

The amount of soda consumption continues to increase.  Soda accounts for about 25% of all

acidic sodas are hazardous to your health

drinks consumed in the US.  What are the results?

Obesity, diabetes, osteoporosis, chronic dehydration, chronic – life threatening diseases are just to list a few of the side effects of drinking soda – regardless of whether it is diet or regular.

Here are 3 Reasons Why Soda & Bottled Water are Harmful-
Chronic Dehydration:
Sodas cannot be used by the body and the cells to hydrate.  Water is the fluid that the body needs to wash, nurture and irrigate your cells and tissues.  The Right Water is mandatory for the health, life and functions of the body and cells.  The contents in sodas are pollutant to the body and cells and are not a reliable source for proper cell or body hydration.

So by drinking soda, you are depriving you body of the true fluid it needs to function, thus causing chronic dehydration of all of your bodily tissues,  which in turn causes those “thirsty” cells and tissues to malfunction

Chronic Acidity:
Sodas are extremely acidic.  They average 2.5 to 2.8 on the pH scale.  So what does that mean to your body?

Your normal pH should be 7.35 to 7.45 pH.  That is where your body and cells function at their best.

To understand pH a little better – All your body functions have a “normal” range such as your blood pressure, your temperature, your heart rate, your breathing rate & recovery times after exercise, just to name a few.  These are to be maintained within a small range in order for you to be healthy and to function properly.

If your body moves outside of these normal ranges, it is an indication that there is a problem.  If you have a fever, or your normal temperature is high, that usually means that you have some sort of infection.  If you blood pressure is too high (a condition often seen without symptoms until it is critical) you’re stressing your blood vessels too much which can result in a heart attack or stroke.

If your pH is to low or below 7.35 pH, then your cells and body will malfunction in many ways.  See the list below of symptoms of high acidic levels or your pH being too low.

High levels of acidity in the cells and tissue have a direct link to setting up cells to become cancerous.  Add to that low levels of oxygen and you have the prime environment for all forms of cancers.  Dr. Otto Warburg in 1931 received the Nobel Prize for finding the Root Cause of Cancer.

Yet you don’t hear much about his discovery, nor do you hear any recommendation for balancing the body’s pH to establish normal pH ranges.

The National Institute for Health says drinking a quart of water daily reduces the risk of colon cancer by 45%, reduces the risk of breast cancer by 79%, and reduces the risk of bladder cancer by 50%.

Since not all water is created equal –

I recommend that you drink Kangen Water, as it is the BEST WATER AVAILABLE ON THE GLOBE.

These are but a few of the health risks directly associated with drinking sodas – whether regular or diet.    See my second Blog Post at for additional information about this subject.

Each and every condition created by drinking sodas or bottled waters, can in turn, put you at risk for a host of other health conditions as noted in the list below.

Go through the list I have provided.  See if you or a loved one suffers from any of these conditions.  If so, it is my opinion that you should thoroughly investigate Kangen Water Processors at this link I am providing –

You should also know that not all water processors or ionizers are created equal.  Kangen Water Processor found on the website link – – are the ONLY processors that are licensed as a medical device, are recommended by over 6300 medical doctors and are used in over 200 hospitals in Japan.  No other processor or ionizer can even compare to the Enagic Kangen Water Processors.

Kangen Water Processors produce:

Kangen water processor SD 501

Kangen water processor SD 501


Alkaline water: which can help to neutralize the acidic build up in your body and wash it away

Anti- oxidant water: which helps to neutralize the free radicals that acidic sodas & bottled waters are heavily laced with.

Micro-clustered water or reduced surface tension water: Most drinking water available today, whether tap, bottled, vitamin or enhanced are all acidic and are 12 to 200 molecules in size –   Far too big for your body to use.  Kangen water is only 6 molecules in size.  Kangen water is small enough to actually get thru the cell wall and  into the cell and benefit it.  Other large water cannot get into the cells, so the cells stay in a chronic dehydrated state.

Your Health is Your Responsibility!

Without your health, nothing else really matters.

For you to get healthy and stay healthy depends on the decisions and actions you make on a day to day, moment to moment basis.

You can’t drink soda, eat fast – fat laden, high calorie, low nutritional value – foods and expect your body to be healthy.

It is like your car, bad gas in, bad performance.

Bad, unhealthy food and fluids into your body – poor performance, sickness and disease is the result.

You know you really don’t want to be unhealthy, overweight or have to spend your life and money on treating diseases that you could have completely avoided.

You can help yourself now or later.

The wise choice would be to stay healthy or get healthy now.  It is easier and cheaper if you choose now.

Here’s the link to where you can watch a few short 3 to 4 minute videos about the negative effects of acidic sodas and bottled waters.

You will also see how Kangen Water Processor can help you with the right choice to act now to get and stay healthy.

Please feel free to contact us for more information at or 888-853-9391 and to purchase your own Kangen Water Processor for your own personal use to protect your health and that of your family.

Here is the list of diseases that are a result of having a lower than normal pH or being too acidic and the results of chronic dehydration.

PRINT THIS ARTICLE AND THIS LIST AND CIRCLE THE SYMPTOMS THAT AFFECT YOU OR SOME ONE YOU LOVE.  Then contact me about purchasing a Kangen Water Processor which will help to normalize the pH of your body, provide you with more anti-oxidants than any other food or drink you can consume; increase the oxygen to your tissues and properly hydrate your body with small molecule water.


Cancer- Any type  -Breast,  Colon, Lung,
Hodgkin’s Disease,  Leukemia
Multiple Sclerosis
Heart Disease, High Cholesterol, High Blood Pressure
Cellulite, Obesity, Difficulty losing weight
Gastritis or Colitis, Bloating, Diverticulitis, Acid Reflux, Heart Burn
Kidney Stones
Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue, Myofascitis
Headaches, Migraines
Gout, Joint Pain, Rheumatoid arthritis
Diabetes Type I or II
Depression, Bipolar
Hyperactivity, Loss of Concentration, Difficulty Remembering or Dementia
Any Skin Conditions – Psoriasis or Eczema, Acne, Dry Skin
Infections – Any kind – Fungal, Bacterial or Viral
Allergies – Any Type  -Food, Sinuses, Skin, Hay Fever
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Mountains of Plastic Bottles Bad for the Enviornment

Drinking Water: Bottled or From the Tap? by Catherine Clarke Fox

Water Bottle trash

For every six water bottles we use, only one makes it to the recycling bin.

If your family is like many in the United States, unloading the week’s groceries includes hauling a case or two of bottled water into your home. On your way to a soccer game or activity, it’s easy to grab a cold one right out of the fridge, right?

But all those plastic bottles use a lot of fossil fuels and pollute the environment. In fact, Americans buy more bottled water than any other nation in the world, adding 29 billion water bottles a year to the problem. In order to make all these bottles, manufacturers use 17 million barrels of crude oil. That’s enough oil to keep a million cars going for twelve months.

Imagine a water bottle filled a quarter of the way up with oil. That’s about how much oil was needed to produce the bottle.

So why don’t more people drink water straight from the kitchen faucet? Some people drink bottled water because they think it is better for them than water out of the tap, but that’s not true. In the United States, local governments make sure water from the faucet is safe. There is also growing concern that chemicals in the bottles themselves may leach into the water.

People love the convenience of bottled water. But maybe if they realized the problems it causes, they would try drinking from a glass at home or carrying water in a refillable steel container instead of plastic.

Plastic bottle recycling can help—instead of going out with the trash, plastic bottles can be turned into items like carpeting or cozy fleece clothing.

Unfortunately, for every six water bottles we use, only one makes it to the recycling bin. The rest are sent to landfills. Or, even worse, they end up as trash on the land and in rivers, lakes, and the ocean. Plastic bottles take many hundreds of years to disintegrate.

Water is good for you, so keep drinking it. But think about how often you use water bottles, and see if you can make a change.

And yes, you can make a difference. Remember this: Recycling one plastic bottle can save enough energy to power a 60-watt light bulb for six hours.

Text by Catherine Clarke Fox

My comment:

This article talks about tap water as safe water to drink.  But is it truly safe or healthy?  Tap water is still water that has way too many chemicals in it for you to drink without having a negative impact on you bodies chemistry.  Chlorine and fluoride are not natural chemicals for the bodies benefit, especially in the concentrations found in most municipal water.

Bottled water isn’t even regulated as strongly as municipal water, so the contents of the water in bottled water is even more suspect along with the possible health problems the bottles themselves create.

The best choice for safety, health, longevity and cost is a Kangen Water Processor.  For pennies a day you have provide your family and yourself with the best possible water on the planet.

Kangen Water Processor

Kangen Water Processor

Go to to learn how you can have a Kangen Water Processor in your home in just a few days.  Or you are welcome to call me at 512-752-8542.

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Your trusted authority for Wellness and Longevity,

Dr. Noreen Moore-Picken, BA


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Maybe the Most Toxic “Health” Drinks of the Century

“Healthy” drinks are also acidic drinks and very detrimental to the very narrow acid/base balance your body must maintain for health.  The more acidic you are, the more inclined you are to get an illness.  If you are drinking these “Healthy” drinks, they are probably making you more dehydrated at the same time.

Enjoy Dr. Mercola’s article.  Let us know how we can help you get the best possible truly HEALTHIEST drink possible – with a Kangen Water processor.  Go to for more in depth information about

Alkaline, Ionized, Microclustered Kangen Water Processor

Kangen Water Processor

alkaline, ionized, processed Kangen water that you can get directly from your own faucet.


Perhaps the Most Toxic “Health” Drinks of the Century by Dr. Mercola – June 2011.

By now you have probably seen the ads for MiO Liquid Water Enhancer, Kraft Foods’ new gimmick aimed at young consumers seeking “cool” new ways to stand out among their peers. Leave it to the food and beverage industry to find a way to turn your perfectly healthful water into a mixture of toxic chemicals. This latest craze has you squeezing brightly colored flavor drops into your water from a cute little purse-sized bottle, and watching the mesmerizing nebula of color diffuse slowly into the clear water.

Very clever… a science experiment you can drink.

The market has been flooded with “functional waters,” fortified (supposedly) with everything from vitamins and minerals to electrolytes, oxygen, fiber, and even protein. Supermarket beverage aisles can entice you along a virtual sea of beverage choices—energy drinks, vitamin waters, fitness waters, and sports/electrolyte concoctions in every imaginable color and flavor.

You can even buy a bottle of water infused with positive affirmations, said to “raise the consciousness of humanity” (Aquamantra). Or how about this one—bottled water fortified for your dog, called FortiFido?

But if you take a closer look at the labels, you’ll discover they’re spiking your punch with a lot of unsavory ingredients, many capable of wreaking havoc on your metabolism, hormones, and other physiological processes—and some of which are outright carcinogenic.

If you aren’t already a label reader, it’s time you became one, lest you fall prey to these clever marketing ploys.

Flashy labels, pretty colors, and seductive scents are not always harmless to your health—but they are incredibly alluring, especially to kids. Your child will be drawn in like an Emu to dangly earrings. So what’s in this cute little bottle of liquid “water enhancer” with the equally cute name?

Mama MIO! More Like Factory Runoff than a Beverage

Here is the ingredient list for the Mango Peach variety of MiO:

Water, Malic Acid, Propylene Glycol, Citric Acid, “natural flavor,” Sucralose, Acesulfame potassium, Potassium citrate, Polysorbate 60, Yellow 5, Yellow 6, Red 40, Potassium Sorbate (preservative).

Basically, this is a scary mixture of TWO artificial sweeteners, THREE dyes, one preservative, and propylene glycol (PG)—a solvent that can potentially result in cell mutations and skin, liver, and kidney damage, if ingested in high enough amounts. The Environmental Working Group (EWG) rates propylene glycol as a moderate hazard.

Artificial sweeteners are bad news for your health (they can lead to impaired kidney function, depression, headaches, infertility, brain tumors, and a long list of other serious health problems) and are unnecessary food additives—because there are SAFE natural sweetener alternatives. This is such a huge issue that I wrote a book about it called Sweet Deception.

All artificial sweeteners are risky, and MiO contains TWO of them!

Let’s look at the rap sheets for some of MiO’s flavor “enhancements”:

  • Sucralose (an artificial sweetener otherwise known as Splenda) is associated with respiratory difficulties, migraines, seizures, gastrointestinal problems, heart palpitations, and weight gain, and the list of reported problems is growing by the day.
  • Acesulfame potassium (or Acesulfame-K) is another artificial sweetener that has been linked to kidney tumors.
  • Food dyes have been connected to a variety of health problems, including allergic reactions, hyperactivity, decreased IQ in children, and numerous forms of cancer—and MiO has THREE of them.
  • Polysorbate 60 is an emulsifying agent that, like PG, is rated as a moderate health concern by EWG and can be contaminated with ethylene oxide and 1,4 dioxane, two carcinogenic industrial pollutants.

Now, why go to the trouble of purifying your water, only to dump right back into it what you have just filtered out—a bunch of toxic chemicals?

This makes NO sense at all.

But MiO is just one example of a much larger problem. Enhanced waters have become an enormously lucrative business as people have begun to abandon soda pop for what they believe are better alternatives. Beverage battles (and now, water wars) have left manufacturers clamoring to come up with products that outdo all the rest. Are these beverages really better for you than soda? Not by a long shot.

Dysfunctional Beverages… Think Before You Drink

I don’t want you to think I’ve singled out MiO as the big villain—it’s just the most recent new recruit. Let’s look at the labels for several other varieties of “enhanced” water, to see how they compare.

The following table shows the ingredients in 10 other popular brands of “enhanced” water. I’ve highlighted the most glaring offenders in bold.

Propel Fitness Water Water, sucrose from corn syrup, natural lemon flavor with other natural flavors, citric acid, sodium citrate, potassium citrate,sucralose, vitamin C (ascorbic acid), vitamin E acetate, niacinamide (vitamin B3), calcium disodium EDTA, calcium pantothenate (vitamin B5), pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6), acesulfame potassium (ace-K), vitamin B12.
VitaminWater Vapor distilled, deionized, and/or reverse osmosis water, crystalline fructose, cane sugar, citric acid, vegetable juice (color), ascorbic acid (vitamin C), natural flavor, berry and fruit extracts (acai, blueberry, pomegranate and apple), magnesium lactate (electrolyte), calcium lactate (electrolyte), monopotassium phosphate (electrolyte), niacin (B3), pantothenic acid (B5), pyridoxine hydrochloride (B6), cyanocobalamin (B12)
Voosh Water, crystalline fructose, citric acid, vitamin blend (ascorbic acid, grape seed extract, niacinamide, d-calcium pantothenate, vitamin B12, pyridoxine HCL), fruit and vegetable juices for color, natural flavors, magnesium lactate, calcium lactate, potassium phosphate
Sobe Life Water Filtered water, sugar, natural flavor, citric acid, ascorbic acid (C), grape skin extract (color), sodium citrate, modified food starch, l-theanine, vitamin E acetate, calcium phosphate, gum arabic, calcium pantothenate, yerba mate extract, niacinamide, pyridoxine hydrochloride (B6), cyanocobalamin (B12)
Fruit2O Relax Essentials (Cranberry Raspberry) Purified Water, Contains less than 2% of Natural Flavor, Maltodextrin (Fiber), Potassium Ascorbate (Vitamin C), Manganese Gluconate Dihydrate (Mineral), Potassium Chloride (Electrolyte), Potassium Citrate (Electrolyte), Potassium Pyruvate (Electrolyte), Vitamin E Succinate, Zinc Lactate Gluconate (Mineral), Calcium D-Pantothenate (Vitamin B5), Vitamin B6, Selenium Chelate (Mineral), Citric Acid,Sucralose, Sodium Hexametaphosphate, Sodium Benzoate and Potassium Sorbate
Aquafina (Berry Burst) Sparkling water, natural flavors, citric acid, sodium citrate, potassium benzoate, aspartameacesulfame potassium, calcium disodium EDTA
Dasani Plus (Pomegranate Blackberry) Filtered Water, Maltodextrin, Natural Flavors, Citric Acid, Potassium Sorbate, Potassium Benzoate and EDTA, Phosphoric Acid,Acesulfame Potassium, Sucralose, Alpha Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E) Niacinamide (Vitamin B3) Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6) Red 40, Blue 1, Cyanocobalamin (Vitamin B12)

The Best Possible Safest Water – Kangen Water generated from an Kangen Water Processor.

As you can see, the majority of these “health” drinks contain a lot of dangerous chemicals that you wouldn’t want to put in your body.  Not only that, but sugar is a common ingredient. In fact, some of these drinks have nearly as much sugar as Coca Cola! Take VitaminWater, for example.

VitaminWater: A Candy Bar in a Bottle

Glaceau VitaminWater (made by the Coca-Cola Company) has a whopping 33 grams of sugar per 20-ounce bottle (and 130 calories), which is only 6 grams less than a can of Coke. In fact, Coco-Cola Company was sued in 2009 for promoting VitaminWater as a healthful product. Not surprisingly, VitaminWater was rated the “Worst Healthy Drink” by Eat This, Not That.

VitaminWater is not water—it’s a candy bar in a bottle. Much of the sugar in VitaminWater is the worst possible kind—crystalline fructose—which is even more damaging to your health than high fructose corn syrup (HFCS). Crystalline fructose is 99 percent fructose, whereas HFCS is only 55 percent fructose.

Fructose is known to significantly raise your triglycerides, which in turn raises your risk of heart disease because it metabolizes into triglycerides and fat, not glucose. And if that’s not bad enough, crystalline fructose may be contaminated with arsenic, lead, chloride and heavy metals.

But it doesn’t end there.

Many of these so-called health drinks contain as much caffeine as 6 ounces of Starbucks coffee or 12 ounces of Folgers mountain brew. If you are curious about the caffeine content of your beverage of choice, check the following databases, Overcaffeinated or Energy Fiend. But what about the nutritional claims made by some of these companies—how accurate do you think they are? One journalistic group decided to actually have these beverage products tested.

Men’s Journal Puts Enhanced Water Claims to the Test

It’s pretty clear these beverages have tons of garbage in them that you don’t want or need in your body. But do they really offer the nutritional benefits advertised? Men’s Journal decided to test that out. They sent samples of several enhanced waters to an independent lab to investigate whether or not the beverages contain the nutrients claimed, in the amounts advertised on the label.

Guess what?

They found major discrepancies between what labels claimed and what was actually present.

For example, Fruit2O Essentials (Peach Mango) contained only HALF the vitamin B5 it claimed, and NONE of the vitamin E. Its total dissolved solids (TDS) is advertised to be less than 2.5 grams but tested at 7.0 grams. According to the lab, those solids could be anything “from flavoring to dirt.”

In general, the vitamin-enhanced waters contain negligible amounts of vitamins and minerals, far less than if you were to take an oral supplement. In most cases, the drinks provide less than 10 percent of the recommended daily serving of any one vitamin. The sugar content negates any health benefit you could hope to gain—and even worse are the artificial sweeteners.

The electrolyte waters contain insufficient amounts of electrolytes to replenish you, if you were truly dehydrated. And it’s unlikely that most people exert themselves hard enough, and for long enough, to develop dehydration and electrolyte depletion—unless you are running an all-out marathon.

But saying a sports drink contains “electrolytes” just sort of sounds good from a marketing point of view.

The bottom line is, you are far better off relying on fresh whole foods for your nutritional needs, rather than falling for ridiculous boasts by the beverage industry. If you suspect you need extra vitamins due to a less than optimal diet, you are much better off taking a good quality vitamin/mineral supplement with a tall glass of PURE water. You’ll come out ahead, in terms of both your budget and your health.

Duped by the Bottled Water Industry

The bottled water business has become a multi-billion dollar industry. But bottled water isn’t the pristine elixir you’ve been told it is.

Consider the following:

  • Studies show that 40 percent of bottled water is actually regular tap water with possibly no additional filtering treatment.
  • The EPA standards that apply to public water supplies do NOT apply to bottled water. Overall, bottled water is less regulated than tap water.
  • There are no restrictions preventing a source of bottled water from being located near industrial facilities or waste dumps.

recent EWG report uncovered 38 contaminants in 10 brands of plain bottled water, including DBPs, nitrate, caffeine, arsenic, Tylenol, bacteria and industrial chemicals. There is every reason to expect that, if tested, these new flavored bottled waters would be found similarly contaminated with hormone disruptors and industrial waste chemicals. Not the type of “enhancement” you thought you were paying for!

The High Cost of Plastic Water Bottles

In the time it takes you to read this one short sentence, over 8,000 empty water bottles are being thrown into the trash worldwide. According to the Container Recycling Institute, in the U.S. alone, more than 67 million plastic water bottles are discarded each day. That’s enough plastic water bottles to fill 5,500 garbage trucks each day or wrap around the Earth 149 times each year.

Plastic bottles have become an enormous problem for humanity due to the following four problems:

  1. The sheer volume of plastic waste they create
  2. The lack of adequate recycling capability for plastics
  3. The amount of oil required to manufacture these millions of plastic bottles
  4. The adverse health problems caused by the plastic itself

As good as it feels to haul your plastic bottles to a recycler, realize that 86 percent of plastic bottles never get recycled, leaving a massive number of them sitting in landfills and floating like massive plastic islands in our oceans. In fact, the enormous plastic “stew” of bottles discarded into the Pacific Ocean is currently twice the size of Texas and growing steadily. Only 5 percent of all discarded plastic waste is currently recycled in the U.S.

And the plastic bottle you toss out today will not finish biodegrading until the year 3011.

But waste isn’t the only problem. It takes a lot of OIL to manufacture those plastic bottles.

According to the Sierra Club, the United States alone uses 1.5 million barrels of oil to create the water bottles we toss into those landfills every year, releasing toxic by-products like nickel, ethylbenzene, ethylene oxide, and benzene into the environment. 1.5 million barrels is enough oil to fuel 250,000 homes or 100,000 cars for a year!

And to compound the issue, drinking from plastic water bottles can pose serious health risks from industrial chemicals like BPA and phthalates, which leach from the plastic itself into the contents of the bottle.

BPA (or Bisphenol A) is an estrogen-mimicking chemical linked to reproductive defects, learning and behavioral problems, immune dysfunction, and prostate and breast cancer. Phthalates are also endocrine disruptors and have been linked to a wide range of developmental and reproductive effects, as well as liver cancer.

There is an excellent 2009 documentary called “Tapped,” about the high cost of plastic water bottles to human health, as well to as the environment, which can be watched online for free.

Another excellent film is the recently released “Waste Land,” which poignantly illustrates the sheer volume of our plastic waste. This award-winning documentary tells the uplifting story of how New York artist Vik Muniz teams up with Brazilian locals to artistically turn waste into money at the world’s largest landfill near Rio de Janeiro.

Your Bridge Over Troubled Waters

The answer to all of this is to minimize your use of plastic water bottles (and plastics in general) and refrain from buying plastic-bottled waters, enhanced or otherwise. Why not make plain, pure water your beverage of choice?

You can process you own water at home, inexpensively and easily, and take it with you in reusable glass water bottles, which have a much smaller ecological footprint. The very best water, however, comes from a Kangen Water Processor.

If you want to jazz it up with something, why not add natural ingredients that are actually GOOD for you? By avoiding the sugar, chemicals and caffeine in so-called energy drinks, you’ll be able to truly rehydrate while avoiding the energy “crash” that inevitably follows.

Here are a few suggestions for spiffing up your water without sacrificing your health:

  • Add fresh lemon or lime juice (or peels) to your water, whole gingerroot, or even slices of cucumber can add a refreshing twist. If you want it sweet, you can add natural stevia, which is an herb that has no downsides for your health.
  • Try adding a drop or two of natural peppermint extract or a few crushed mint leaves from your herb garden.
  • If you’re adventurous, there are mint-flavored chlorophyll drops on the market that can be added to a glass of water. Chlorophyll may help flush toxins out of your blood and improves your breath.
  • If you want an electrolyte type “sports drink,” try coconut water, which is a rich natural source of potassium and electrolytes. Look for one that has no additives. Or choose a fresh, young coconut and harvest it yourself!
  • If you want the ultimate refreshing vitamin-rich drink, make up some green juice from fresh, organic veggies. Avoid adding fruits due to their high sugar content when juiced. Add a pinch of sea salt and some lemon juice for a very refreshing beverage that is heavy on nutrition and light on calories.
  • Iced green tea is also a great pick-me-up that’s high in antioxidants. Although green tea contains caffeine, it also contains a natural protein called theanine, which actually mediates caffeine’s adverse effects.
  • Here’s a recipe for a refreshing homemade fruit drink that’s actually good for you. You can even throw in frozen berries, instead of ice cubes.

This is a slightly modified re-post from Dr. Mercola June 4, 2011 - with inserted recommendation for Kangen Water.

Any itialized words are mine.

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