HURRAH for the “Powers That Be” in San Francisco … NO more PLASTIC water bottles sold in public areas!
My dad always said, “The longest journey begins with the first step”. Hopefully other cities will follow San Francisco’s lead by banning the sale of PLASTIC water bottles in public areas!
A BIG thumbs-up!
Antonio, Mizar and Anthony will be heading to the Manhasset Public Library as part of a Winter Wellness Workshop.
PUR2o Partner in Wellness Kristine Blanche RPA-C, the owner of the RPA-C, owner and operator of the Integrative Healing Center in Port Washington (Long Island) New York, and members of the Manhasset Women’s Coalition Against Breast Cancer are spearheading the seminar.
Breast Cancer and Long Island, NY
Long Island breast cancer rates are considerably higher than in the rest of the nation. As breast cancer awareness and research increased during the 1980s, it became apparent that Suffolk and Nassau County had a breast cancer incidence rate (that is, rate of first-time diagnosis) approximately eighteen percent higher than the New York state average. Many Long Island women affected by breast cancer were convinced something in the environment was causing their illness.
Please join PUR2o on January 30, 7 to 9pm to learn why the water you drink may be more toxic than you think!
Many folks know drinking water is a healthy habit. Now the question has changed from “why drink water?” to “what kind of water should I drink?”
Consumers are, in fact, becoming more interested in the chemical make-up - the good and the bad – of water. We are becoming much more aware of Water Quality and – this is important – of NOT ALLOWING any *standard imposed by the federal, state or local government to be the ACCEPTED norm.
There are different types of drinking water
Ground Water / Spring Water
Ground water comes from an underground source where the pressure is equal to or greater than atmospheric pressure. Spring water also travels from below ground, flowing naturally to the Earth’s surface.
“We’ll just have tap water please.”
Many restaurant patrons choose this option. Do you know what you’re drinking? Tap water is treated with chlorine to destroy bacteria and viruses, however, chlorine – which is added to protect our bodies from harmful contaminants – is a known carcinogen and can negatively affect our body. Chlorine by-products are just as … if not worse … than chlorine itself. *The “government” allows a certain amount of many, many contaminants such as Benzene, Fluoride, Heavy Metals … just to name a very few, in the tap water that flows into our homes.
There are some folks preferring to drink boiled water at home. Boiling water for 3-minutes WILL destroy germs and bacteria in water, however, any contaminants in the water (such as but not limited to chlorine – see above) in the water will become that more concentrated as boiling will NOT remove harsh chemicals, heavy metals, etc.
There are many “mineral waters” available but how is mineral water different? Mineral water contains at least 250 parts per million total dissolved solids (TDS). It usually comes from a source tapped at one or more bore holes or a spring originating from a geologically and physically protected underground water source.
Reverse Osmosis Water
Reverse osmosis water is “dead water” … period. While is RO water is as pure and clean as possible – like distilled or de-mineralized water – it is completely devoid of those minerals essential to the human body: calcium, magnesium and potassium. People drinking RO/”dead water” are drinking acidic water which can can lead to osteoporosis and strokes. Diseases and viruses live and thrive in acidic environments.
Antioxidant Alkaline Water is also known as “ionized” water. Water molecules are broken up into smaller clusters which makes it easily absorbed – on the cellular level – by the human body. The water is full of essential minerals to better balance your metabolism and – because it IS better absorbed – it hydrates better. PUR2o’s one-of-a-kind end-stage cartridge elevates the water’s pH to between 8.5 – 9.0 making it highly ALKALINE… water with a pH preferred by wellness and integrative practitioners, nutritionists, dietitians, etc.
Jeon, H.T. (2013), Cure the Incurable: Antioxidant Alkaline Water Changes Your Life
NSF International (n.p., n.d.), NSF Consumer Information: Types of Treatment of Bottled Water, Retrieved from: http://www.nsf.com/consumer/bottled_water/bw_types.asp?program=BottledWat
RePurposing for your Garden
Mary, Mary quite contrary … WAIT A MINUTE! Why would Mary be "contrary" when we're talking about how her garden grows? She's pretty darn clear about how it grows, " … with silver bells and cockle shells and pretty maids all in row."
Putting aside the rhyme and it's probable religious and historical significance, any way we can make our gardens grow, is a good way!
Let's talk about garden repurposing!
Another way to think about Earth Day
I just don't want Earth Day to become another Veterans' Day, Mother's Day or What-have-you DAY; a day we set aside once a year to remind folks of what's important. Veterans, Moms and the Earth are important every day!
Nonetheless, I can (modestly) say, I have been living Earth Day every day of my life. No one had to flip a switch to turn on that GREEN light. I think the light turned green and I shot out of the womb! Now that's a funny visual.
While I'm not going to cite chapter and verse about how I live, I'll share something I have always said … my children call these little ditties "Mizarisms" … "We have to go back to doing things the way our grandmothers did them." "Nuff" said.
For as long as I can remembers, my family has been doing 2-things:
1 – recycling
2 – composting
My dad would have us separating the clear from the green from the brown glass, etc., crushing cans and stacking newspapers before we taking the ride to the recycling center. Not as common in the late 60s but there were out there! About that same time, my mom and dad dug out a 40' x 20' garden. Read about it in an earlier post! And the composting began. It's a good thing too because where I grew up, the earth below our feet was red, hard clay!
My Dad's compost pile was simply done; wire fencing formed into a circle and voila! DONE.
Now … since Antonio and I have a home-based business, we receive deliveries on wood pallets .. A LOT of deliveries which means A LOT of wood pallets. So yesterday, without even paying attention to the fact Earth Day is today, I went out and re-purposed those pallets.
Tah-Daaaaah! Compost bins.
Although by visualizing this I knew I could build this … I have this knack … it serves me well, I went ahead and looked up a few tutorials just to get some different ideas. There are dozens of step by step instructions and videos out there.
Now I can go out into the woods behind my house, scoop up that 2-year old pile of egg shells, banana peels, coffee grounds, you name it and put all in my new compost bins.
It's probably going to stink … but it's a good Mother Earthy stink!
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