Distilled Water

Why is it that water (H2O) which is the second most simple element next to oxygen (O) seems to be much too complicated for some medical doctors to figure out. Not only is water the number two simplest element it also happens to be the most important next to oxygen for our survival, or for the Earth’s survival for that matter. All living things require water to survive and without a continuous supply, the average human will perish in a few days.Poisoning of AmericaWater is required for our bodies to produce blood, lymph, digestive juices, lubricants, bile, extracellular fluid, and cytoplasm, the fluid inside the plasma membrane. It is common knowledge, that most municipal and private water supplies are severely polluted with everything from:chlorine
trihalomethanes- 1. chloroform 2. bromoform 3. fluoroform 4. iodoform 5. chlorodibromo-
methane 6. dichlorobromomethane 7. chlorodifluoromethane (carcinogens)
heavy metals
even jet fuel and pharmaceuticalsConsidering the fact that since the government established “the priority pollutant list” of 126 known cancer-causing chemicals, over 1000 chemicals have been introduced to our environment annually over the past 50 years. And there are no guidelines for what is to be considered safe levels in drinking water established for any of these, some of which can be found in every water supply in America, including:rivers streams
municipal water suppliesAs a consequence of this alarming condition of America’s drinking water sources, the bottled water industry has morphed into a $15 billion profit center, including bottled waters, sports drinks and another $7 billion in water purification equipment sales – such as reverse osmosis (RO) distillation, filtration, plus the current fad of ionizers that produce alkaline water.Carbon FiltersRegardless of the process or the technology behind it, the main purpose of these devices is to produce the cleanest, purest, healthiest water possible. The most commonly used method for cleaning up tap water is the carbon block filter which removes the water’s bad taste, smell, chlorine, nitrates and many chemicals. It is indeed the most economical form of water treatment available; however, it comes with several serious drawbacks.It does not remove all chemicals present;
chemicals can build up in the filter to dangerous concentrations which end up in your body if you don’t change the filter regularly;
a carbon filter is a breeding ground for bacteria and germs;
the filter can develop channeling from water taking a path of least resistance, therefore, unfiltered water can pass straight through the filter unobstructed.Reverse OsmosisThe second most popular and most effective filter system is reverse osmosis. The RO process involves a special membrane which most pollutants cannot pass through, in addition to pre-filtering and post filtering to ensure that 99% of the pollutants are removed.Distillation ProcessThe most effective process of removing everything from the water including bacteria and cysts is steam distillation along with a post carbon filter to catch any residual volatile gases that escape with the steam. Because distilled water is pure, clean H2O and has a pH of 7 (neutral on the pH scale of 1 to 14 with one being acid and 14 alkaline), it is used in science and medical laboratories and research facilities including biology and chemistry laboratories because of its pure neutral qualities.Organic vs. Inorganic MineralsUnlike with RO and distillation, filtration and the ionizers do not remove the hardness or inorganic mineral from the water. According to Dr. Charles Mayo of the Mayo Clinic and the American Medical Association, the Harvard Medical School and many doctors and nutritional experts have determined that there very few of the minerals found in water are inorganic. They cannot be chelated or absorbed easily by our cells or tissues and as a consequence contribute to many ailments and diseases related to the intestinal tract. They also contribute to kidney stones, gall stones, hardening of the arteries and plaque buildup in the colon.Dr. Charles Mayo said, “Water hardness is the underlying cause of many, if not all, of the diseases resulting from poisons in the intestinal tract. These [hard, nonchelated] minerals pass from the intestinal walls and get into the lymphatic system, which delivers all of its products to the blood. These, in turn, are distributed to all parts of the body. This is the cause of much human disease.”Alka-LiesSince the ionizers and filters are ineffective at removing the minerals from the water (including chemicals and other toxins) advocates, manufacturers, and sales associates malign the use of RO and distillation. Alkaline “miracle water” advocates teach the fallacy that the minerals in water are truly beneficial for our health. They”warn” that RO and distillation remove these “valuable” minerals. They also go so far as to say that, because RO and distilled water are so pure, they will leach good minerals from your body, depleting its supply.Promoters of alkaline water even say that distilled water is acidic, not neutral (pH of 7) which causes it to dissolve and leech even more minerals from the body.The alkaline water industry is now extremely profitable and has become so by making false medical claims that alkaline water can cure a myriad of diseases and prevent many others. In order to claim that alkaline water is superior to any other purified water, they must find fault with the two purest and healthiest water purification processes available. The main reason for the popularity of the alkaline water machine is because of the exorbitant profits and the fact that it is sold through multi-level marketing (MLM) and each machine retails at between $2,000 and $5,000.Trading Truth & Integrity For ProfitThere are medical doctors promoting MLM water filters for the whole house, shower or sink, prompting them to claim that, “drinking pure, clean, healthy distilled water will result in early death.” This is not only a false claim, it would cause anyone with common sense to question the scientific knowledge and medical judgment and reliability of these doctors or any other “nutritional experts.” Unfortunately, when you Google their erroneous statement, “Early death comes from drinking distilled water,” you will find 227,000 results from other ignorant people, many of whom are healthcare providers, quoting their lies.The next time that you hear anyone claim:that the minerals found in water are totally beneficial to our bodies’ health;
that distilled water is acidic;
that distilled water will leach valuable minerals and nutrients from your body; or
that “early death will come from drinking distilled water;”… ask them, if these claims were true, why would the government allow tens of thousands of naval sailors to continuously drink distilled water found on all Navy ships for well of over five decades? Why would the Mayo Clinic and many other hospitals, medical centers and clinics recommend distilled water to their patients?”America’s Doctor” – One that Can be TrustedDr. Andrew Weil M.D., has appeared in USA Today, Oprah, Larry King, Good Morning America, cover of Newsweek (4 times), has two medical degrees from Harvard, and is the founder and director of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine. He was nominated for Newsweek magazine’s “top 100 most influential people in the world. Dr. Weil states that, “the minerals that our body needs come from our food, not from our water, and the pH of foods or water does not have an effect on the body’s pH. Alkaline water machines and their product, alkaline water, are “bogus.” Don’t buy one or alkaline water, save your money.Our Body, Not Food or Water Regulated The Blood’s pHWhether you’re drinking distilled water with a pH of seven or orange juice with a pH of 5.5 or alkaline water with a pH of 8.0, when these reach the stomach, their pH is changed to the pH the body requires. If we were to drink something extremely acidic, the duodenum will neutralize the acid; and if it is extremely alkaline, the stomach will produce additional acid to neutralize it.The distillation process involves turning water into steam, leaving behind all of the pollutants, then capturing the steam, cooling it, converting it back to a liquid free of pollutants. This is how mother nature has been purifying water since this planet was created. The hydrological cycle is the process of water being heated by the sun, evaporating and collecting in the atmosphere in the form of clouds, cooling, condensing, and falling back to earth as pure (distilled) water free of pollutants which were left on the earth’s surface.The Land of Hunza (Burusho or Hunzakuts)The Hunza people living in the Himalayan Mountains are known to live well over 100 years with few diseases and little or no sickness, extremely healthy, vibrant and strong. It has been determined, that in addition to eating homegrown fruits and vegetables and hormone free meat, their primary source of drinking water is melted glacier water (distilled water). These glaciers were formed thousands of years ago before the atmosphere was polluted, as a result of pure rain and snow (distilled water).Conclusion: Simple Simon Science Lesson on Water101Water: H2O (Two hydogen molecules and one oxygen molecule bonded together) The formula for water is H2O plus nothing! Nothing means zero quantities of something.Add carbon dioxide (CO2) to H2O (water) and you have H2O + CO2 or H2CO3 Carbonic Acid.Add sodium hydrogen carbonate (NaHCO3 ) to H2O (water) = NaHCO3 or Alkaline water.The best water to drink is the cleanest, purest water which is H2O + Nothing= Distilled Water.The Proof of The Pudding is in The EatingThe author of this article has been drinking one to 1-1/2 gallons of distilled water daily for over 40 years, in addition to fasting (not eating food) a minimum of 21 days per year and as a result I am in perfect health and sickness and disease free. So for those of you who have a desire to argue, feel free…But, “a man with an experience is not at the mercy of a man [or doctor] with an argument.”

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Dental Health Care Insurance

These days, dental health is often overlooked by many people. People become conscious of it only when they suffer from severe tooth or gun pains. This is when they realise that dental health care insurance is as important as individual health care insurance. In this article, I will talk about some of the different types of dental health care insurance plans available today and the ones which are really affordable.What Are Your Options?It is really important to opt for a dental insurance plan that meets your individual needs and requirements. Once you have decided to get a dental health care insurance plan, you will see that there are a large number of options available. With the increasing number of health care insurance providers, there also exists a large number of different kinds of plans which can make choosing the best very difficult. Discussed below are some of the best dental insurance plans that you can sign up with.Indemnity Insurance PlansThese are also known as traditional dental insurance coverage plans. Indemnity insurance plans provide basic, preventative and orthodontic services. There are no restrictions as to which dental health care professional you will be seeing. As a result, there is greater flexibility. This plan can come handy especially for people who have to travel frequently. Such insurance policies even cover up to 100 percent of your dental care costs. Some of the services included under the plan include routine checkups, cleaning, fillings and tooth extractions. Depending on the type of plan you have chosen, you will be provided with even more services. However, it is important that you read all the terms and conditions of the contract before making the final decision.HMO Network Dental PlansCapitation dental endurance plans or HMO network dental health care insurance plans are offered by HMO or Health Maintenance Organization. Under these policies, the policy holder can get 100% costs paid by the insurance company. Moreover, it also gives people the option to choose among a large network of dentists. This plan is like a membership group in which the policy holders will pay a small amount of money to avail the facilities and services. This is one of the most inexpensive ways of getting insured for dental health.PPO Dental PlansThese are similar to HMO network where insurance companies have ties with groups of dentists. Those who are insured have the option to choose among the group of dental health care providers. This is beneficial for the dentists as they get a good client base and also beneficial for policy holders as they receive dental treatment by a fraction of the costs.
Direct Reimbursement PlansThere are also direct reimbursement plans which are regarded as one of the best dental insurance plans. These plans are economical and self-induced as it utilizes contributions which are made by the employers and the employees. Some organizations get such plans sponsored by third parties while some establish their own. Under this plan, the person who is insured has the freedom to choose his own dental health provider which is certainly a huge plus for most people.

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The Top 5 Alternative Health Care Tips You Need to Know

You probably already know that you’re supposed to finish all of your medication when prescribed and get plenty of exercise in order to stay healthy, but did you know that many of the best kept secrets in the medical community have nothing to do with medicine?In recent years alternative health care (health care that doesn’t involve pumping your body full of chemicals that were never supposed to be there) has become increasingly popular as its benefits have begun to be recognized among the medical community, but there are still plenty of things your doctor isn’t telling you.Here are the top 5 alternative health care tips you need to know:Alternative health care tip #1: Aloe VeraYou probably already know that you can pick up aloe vera lotion at the grocery store to ease a sunburn, but did you know that you can break off a piece of an aloe vera plant and smear the juice over your arm to soothe a grease burn? Aloe vera is one of the most versatile plants in alternative health care history.Alternative health care tip #2: Acai berryOkay, you’ve undoubtedly heard this “miracle” product touted by the scientific and non-scientific community alike, but acai berry definitely has some positive power when it comes to your body. This isn’t just another advertising gimmick!Along with suppressing your appetite and food cravings to help you lose weight-and giving you a great little energy boost in the middle of the day-this cool little berry also acts as an antioxidant to prevent cancer and protect your skin and organs from the damaging effects of free radicals.Alternative health care tip #3: Chamomile teaParents, you’re going to love this one. You’ve been drinking chamomile tea for years to soothe your nerves, but did you know that this alternative health care remedy has actually been shown to be effective in the fight against colic?Parents in Latin America and Asia have been using this remedy for years to help them sleep at night, and the rest of the world is finally starting to catch on. Just steep one teaspoon of chamomile in hot water for five to ten minutes, then slip your baby a half an ounce every few hours.Alternative health care tip #4: AcupressureStop! Before you go running to the doctor for your latest symptom, why not give acupressure a try? Your body is connected in an intricate web, which means that yes-putting pressure on your hands and feet can in fact influence your nose and back.There are hundreds of books on the subject, and acupressure has been proven to be an effective alternative health care treatment for stress, headaches, digestive problems, joint pain and a multitude of other disorders by stimulating the body’s own natural curative abilities.Alternative health care tip #5: ProbioticsSave the best for last. Dieticians and nutritionists around the globe are just starting to see the value in probiotics, healthy bacteria that compete with unhealthy bacteria in the digestive tract and can solve chronic digestive problems (including gas, constipation and diarrhea) in both children and adults.Probiotics are recommended by gastroenterologists and professional nutritionists around the globe for anyone with a glitch in their digestive tract-or who just want to keep themselves as healthy as possible.

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Private Commercial Mortgage Lenders – Filling The Funding Gap – Investors Turn To Hard Money Lenders

Getting a Commercial Mortgage is Tougher TodayWe are, indeed, in the midst of a significant and severe credit crunch. Conventional lenders, such as banks, Wall Street investment houses and insurance companies have greatly curtailed their lending activity. Even the very best investors and developers are finding it hard to get projects funded.The collateralized debt market has dried up. Few bond buyers are interested in mortgaged backed paper today. Big institutional lenders are finding it impossible to turn the mortgages they originate into cash. Put in simple terms; no mortgage buyers, no mortgage loans.Property owners, investors and developers are left frustrated and without financing.Good Deals on the SidelinesThe dollar volume of pent-up commercial mortgage loan demand now measures in the hundreds of billions of dollars. Deals that, just a year ago, would have enjoyed quick funding are being rejected by banks out-of-hand. Not because they don’t have merit, but because the banks and their counterparts are caught up in the liquidity crises.With millions in profit potential at stake, commercial property investors are seeking out non-traditional sources of mortgage funds.Private Commercial Mortgage Loans; Funding Deals When Banks Won’tPrivately funded commercial mortgage loans are becoming increasingly popular during this mortgage meltdown. Private lenders, many funded by wealthy individuals, hedge funds or other large pools of capital, often lend their own money for their own portfolios. These unique lenders have not been crippled by the breakdown of the collateralized mortgage bond market. They can still originate loans at will without worrying about who may or may-not want to buy them.Further, private loans (sometimes called “hard money” loans) can close in just days, as-opposed to conventional loans which, if you get one at all, can take 3 months or more to fund.
There are generally no loan committees, stacks of paperwork or complicated ratios to deal with. If they like your deal and you demonstrate that you can pay them back, they can and will close your loan no-matter-what Wall Street is doing.What Private Commercial Mortgage Lenders Look forPrivate lenders are equity based lenders; loan decisions are not driven by the credit of the borrower. It is essential that the collateral property have substantial equity in it. Most hard money commercial lenders won’t lend more than 70% of the purchase price or, in the case of a refinance, the value of the commercial property. So be prepared for large down-payment requests or a good sized 2nd mortgage. Also, borrowers will need to have some cash, typically 10% or more, in any given deal. There is no-such-thing-as 100% financing today. Documentation requirements will be much less than conventional lenders would require but be prepared to back up any claims you make with some proof.
Income producing buildings are favored by hard money lenders but most are willing to consider all property types.Hard Money Commercial Loans Have Become IndispensableWith the large conventional lending institutions frozen like a deer in the headlights, private, hard money commercial lenders have become indispensable to the commercial sector. They stand ready and willing to lend against quality buildings or well thought-out development projects. Investors should not give up on finding financing for their best deals until they have looked into a privately funded mortgage.

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Commercial Mortgage Loans – Credit Crisis

In my humble opinion the credit crisis will be resolved and we as the commercial loan brokers that stuck it out will be in a strong positions when the secondary market returns. These cycles happen every 10 to 15 years. Compare what is happening right now to the saving and loans crisis. During that cycle 1009 institutions went out of business. 1009… Last week Silver State Bank went out, we’re now at 11. 11 vs. 1009…Also, The Mortgage Banker Association came out with a report last week regarding default rates on the CMBS market. Though the default rate went up from .30% to .48% we are still at 20 year lows! To me this means that the fundamental on the commercial side are still in place.How long will it take to work out? I don’t know. I’m hearing a year, maybe a year and half. However deals are still closing. They may not be as fat as they where a year ago, but if you dig deep enough you can still find doable, “closeable” loans. With that being said residential loan officers and brokers that are in the midst of diversifying their income by brokering commercial loans, don’t underestimate the transition.But don’t get intimidated. Commercial loans are not that complicated especially on deals under $3,000,000. The trick is to learn to be able to spot doable deals. Not only deals that will close, but also loans that you will have a competitive edge on. It’s all about finding the right “hair” on the deal.And don’t try to wing it. We get loan applications all the time from residential loan officers that haven’t taken the time to learn the intricacy of the business. What you can’t afford is wasting months on deals that aren’t doable from the start. Training, any type of training for commercial loans is essential if you really hope to succeed as a commercial loan broker in this market.Now is the time to bear down, not think about switching industries; in a year or two we’ll be in a position to rake it in and on comrades that left the industry will still be trying to figure out their new industry.

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