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Most of us feel that the ultimate goal of drinking water is to avoid solid objects, especially glass. However, despite our best efforts and desires, glass won’t pass through unscathed. What can make it through the glass, though, and what can make it feasible for everyone to drink regularly?

The answer, as it turns out, has everything to do with what purifies the water you drink. Everything, that is, but the most important element of all.

As we shall see, the standards imposed by plumbing experts on the various types of water available to us are entirely dependent upon no other standards than those imposed by the lessee.

Is There Any Standard Which Is Really Safe Water?

Because no one knows for sure what is good for us and what is bad for us, the standards imposed by plumbing professionals are always secrets of the plumbing profession. Such is their confidence in their method that they never make an effort to inform the general public of the many problems which can be traced back to unsafe water brink Covenants.

Although most of us think of such standards as applying to the water which comes out of our taps, there are in fact different standards which in fact cover not only the water coming out of our taps but also the water which flows through and travels around our homes and offices.

Let us take the water which comes out of the tap. All water passing through our pipes is taken to a collection point where the lines of the various cooling towers are dumped into a holding tank. This holding tank is then pumped slowly back to the main holding tank at the water utility plant. All of this has to occur a few minutes before the water is ready to be filtered and Aggravated. During this time water is let through the various screens at the plant which will be used to strain the water through more and more filters until the most dangerous impurities, namely lead and other minerals which can cause cancer and other diseases and which cannot be removed by conventional filtration methods, are removed.

Water utility companies and government agencies insist that the standards of lead in drinking water source standards are relaxed when the screens set up are removed and are replaced with lead-lined pipes or to allow the effluent to flow through the pipes to the collection point. In some cases, the screens are never permanently and permanently replaced even after the water is let through the screens, and water flowing through the pipes is at times allowed to flow through them to a lower line tester for re-testing. This is because an effluent is supposed to filter out the most dangerous impurities after it passes the screens. However, the screens prevent the removal of lead which is a relatively small amount. In some cases, the water is let through the screens to a lower tester to be tested, but the results are still accepted as safe even after the lower tester reveals results that are less than ideal. Why? Well, we are told that the lead is small and so it must be safe. In reality, the lead is far more than small. In one case the lead was range fulls but that was an hourly gage and in another case, the lead was 0.00sec – 0.1sec. This really puts our House and our homes at risk and we know who and where the danger lies.

The government set up guidelines (of a sort) about what is allowed in our tap water. The problem this creates is that the maximum allowable amount of lead in our tap water is naturally evacuated and therefore these walls do not completely prevent lead from entering our homes. The most that anyone can do is to remove lead from the water using a lead-acid water filter.

We have been told that by having tap water with a filter (ion exchange) the lead content must be reduced but these methods do not remove the visible particles.

What’s The Solution?

tap water with a granular activated carbon filter is the answer to both of these problems. granular carbon filters are specific filters designed to remove the particles from the water and retain the minerals. If more particles enter our homes then there is an increased risk of health supplements we don’t need

How Much Water Should We Drink?

The Institute of Medicine suggests that women and children have an upper tolerable intake of fluoride so they may use a shower filter or whole house water filter.

When Should We Buy A Whole House Water Filter?

It is recommended that you should replace your shower filter or whole house water filter (if you are using one) every single shower (about once a week) and possibly more often if you are spending a lot of time away from the home, say on the beach or in the mountains.

Depending on your exact conditions, your local provider may offer several types of whole house water filters. Let your local provider answer your questions including questions about contaminants, warranties, parts warranty, etc.

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I know you’ve heard it a thousand times, but do you truly understand the importance of Colon Cleansing? First, let’s take a look at the problems we encounter, and the bowel may be at the root of many illnesses.

The diet we are eating today, in fact, the typical western diet, is largely composed of refined starches and sugars from processed foods. Not only are we becoming more diabetic, but we are cleansing our bodies in the form of colon cleansing.

But starches, sugars, and refined carbohydrates are inorganic, this means they cannot be used by the body to build cell compounds or build muscle. The inorganic minerals are taken out of the body by the Bid recombinant Alkylosing Filtration Process. The inorganic minerals not used by the body build mineral deficiencies.

Colon Cleansing is vital, and if done the right way:

A diet for cleansing must include dietary fiber. Fiber is both soluble and insoluble. Both soluble and insoluble fibers draw nasty toxins from the body. The insoluble fiber takes them wider and falls out of the stool. This is not what we want. We want the stool to be soft and easy to pass.

But what type of fiber is best? insoluble teasing fiber, not the kind that you and craves. What we want is not only insoluble fiber but also a quantity of magnesium and potassium.

Food high in insoluble vitamins is the best for colon cleansing. Ideally, 35-50 grams of fiber should be found in the daily diet. The best daily intake for most of us is from 100 to 150 grams or more per day. These higher fiber levels should satisfy our need for additional dietary minerals and vitamins.

We want to add extra fiber to the diet and to increase its bulk. The best way to accomplish this is to add more fruits and vegetables into your diet. Ideally, 20-35% of your calories should come from fruits and vegetables. The indirect consequence of a higher fiber diet is weight loss. Fiber itself adds two to five pounds a year.

Can we have a say in the amount of fiber we get? Yes! The total dietary fiber in our diet should provide for an adequate emergency scrubbing down of the bowel. Think of your colon as a garden that we want to keep green. All the plants should be healthy and working together. This we can achieve by the use of an herbicide and a fertilizer.

A well-balanced diet will keep our colon clean and healthy. If your colon is clogged and you are suffering from constipation, you will have less than satisfactory results, period. Why do I say that? Well, the key to healthy bowel activity is proper hydration. That means that you should drink eight to ten ounces of water per day. So drink up!

A clean colon means regular bowel movements. When we are less active and are prone to constipation, we should drink more water to dilute our wastes and aid in the evacuation and circulation of our digestive tract.

Colon cleansing is now acknowledged as important to overall health. People who cleanse their colon are less likely to suffer from colon cancer. There is evidence that a colon cleansing program is effective in lowering bad cholesterol and blood pressure and has been inoperative in the treatment of colon cancer. Although related to other cancer risks, a cleansing colon may be an important part of cancer treatment.

There are many products you can buy that promise to clean your colon. However, the vast majority of these products are not gentle and are not nutritionally balanced. Most colon cleansers contain harsh chemicals that create inflammation and increase your risk of infection. Your colon cleanses should give you relief instead of causing more problems.

Why is colon cleansing important? Poor colon health and poor absorption of nutrients are the two primary causes of constipation. Constipation is a major reason for fatigue, low energy, and unappealing eczema and skin problems. Changing your diet to more fiber and water is a start in helping to clean your colon. The cleansing herbs mentioned above are part of a natural program that should accompany a cleansing colon.

Here are some herbs that help to clean your colon and help you pass stools more easily:

Lemon balm (Melissa) -if you see blemishes on your hands or feet before you wrap yourself up for the night, you will want to try lemon balm. Use a ¼ teaspoon to ½ teaspoon and mix it with your warm water. The lemon balm should completely soak up the blemishes. Add a couple of avocados to add some nutritional value.

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When you ask people if their tap water is safe to drink, the common answer, “Yes,” is “yes.” But the truth is, the fine line between “safe” and “dreadful” is a very narrow one indeed.

You may not realize it, but just about anything that flows through your home’s plumbing may not be exactly as it should be for your health. Small amounts of a chemical called disinfection byproducts (DBPs) may be present. At levels far lower than the state standards, your water may be less than safe.

What are DBPs?

Do you know anything about disinfection byproducts? They are produced during the disinfection process. Likelipid soluble hummus and hydrogen sulfide can dissolve in water. At higher levels, DBPs can cause cancer. Examples areottedilazide, which causes liver and kidney damage at levels far above the allowable limits, andercalcin, another antibiotic that can come with a ” beckoning” case of cancer. Atrazine, a weed killer, has been found in some homes in metrology testing as high as 100 times higher than what would be tolerated. Because of concerns about carcinogens, the Environmental Protection Agency has sought to reduce allowable levels of atrazine.

DBPs can be removed with granular activated carbon, a relatively inexpensive and effective filtering media. Other types of filtering media that can be used for on-going exposure to DBPs include submicron filters, carbon block filters, and carbon concentrators. Some of these can be installed under the kitchen sink and are obvious. Others can only be installed on the kitchen counter.

How Do DBPs Get Into Your Water?

DBPs are seldom mentioned by the media, which means they are not affected by advertising campaigns, their rate of contamination, or any other of the usual dynamics of public water supplies. Nor do they make the news. In simple terms, DBPs get into your water because when cleaning the pipes, a certain amount of chlorine is used. The chlorine breaks down the furniture, seasonings, and personal care products that wash down the pipes, and during the clean-out, some of the chlorine seeps into the baseboards and tanks. There is a certain amount of chlorine in the public water, although the levels are so low that they are rarely mentioned.

The “Smart” Approach

There is actually a way to avoid the occurrence of DBPs. We know that some chemicals can break down into the same kind of DBPs that are produced during chemical disinfection. If the public water supply were disinfected by using chlorine at a higher level then would result in greater levels of DBPs being present. The smarter approach for fighting waterborne disease is to limit the exposure of the public to DBPs.

The public water system also has other risks. Because of disinfection, all bodies of water, regardless of their location, must be treated at a potable level. If the disinfectant used causes the innate pH to drop too low, the bacteria will be unable to survive.

Adding chlorine to kill bacteria produce irritable bowel syndrome or IBS may have other health risks. I doubt whether gynecologists today will recommend that women take anything for IBS. But, one needs to remember that gynecologists were rarely called for tackling by the family doctor either. Today, women everywhere know to take birth control, especially for IBS.

In most public restrooms, it is not necessary to wipe the walls with anti-bacterial spray, and germs will be spread by air and touch. It is one of the best things to do daily to not expose yourself to these terms. Take an extra change of clothes whenever you finish a restroom. Think about wearing your seat belt.

Now pay close attention to your nose. If you can’t stop there, blow your nose with your elbow, and see what happens. Most people are infected by anaerobic bacteria, the bacteria that causes disease and death on infrequent, moist, and warm surfaces such as the floor, garbage bags, door handles, and animal pens.

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Cancer in any form is dreadful. Not only because the word itself terrorizes our mind, but the visuals we recall are also too scary. Once it sets in, it is very difficult to get rid of it in totality and one has to surrender to whatever treatment methods are available. Injuries to nearby organs, side-effects, trauma for the body, and mind as a whole plus social stigma are some realities that stay with the victim for the rest of his/her life.

I can suggest three mantras: One, prevention is better than cure. Two, either you change your lifestyle or make some necessary additions to counter the cancer threat. Three, try alternative medicines or therapies.


If you belong to the western world, (as per Wikipedia) chances are that you are more susceptible to catching this type of cancer. But you cannot move to the other part of the world for only this reason. Moreover, how would you know for sure that you could be a victim? Only, for this reason, I mentioned that either you change your lifestyle or…


Definitely not. We are all part of a society and have our stated norms of behavior, work culture, food (solids & liquids) consumption pattern, ways of recreation are all set. To some extent we can change our habits like avoiding late nights, getting full sleep, exercising, etc. But today’s expenses need extra work both physically and mentally. Somewhere we have to compromise which we cannot compensate with something beneficial.

A fully nourishing lunch induces sleep so some people either don’t have proper lunch or combine it with coffee and both are harmful. Work pressure forces to go either for smoking, extra cups of coffee or for over the counter pills as they are easily accessible. Even these have harmful after-effects.


Remember Edison, who invented the Electric Bulb? He slept for just four hours and always got up refreshed. Develop a habit of sleeping less. Easier said than done, maybe your answer. To counter I present two incidents.

  1. I was working on a project and could not sleep for 3 days. On the fourth evening, somehow I had to accompany my boss to an overnight musical concert. When we departed, I was totally refreshed and went back to the office.
  2. Many of my hostel friends developed the habit of sleeping at three in the morning to get up by seven. The same pattern holds good twenty years after passing out.

It is all in the mind. You can train it the way you want. Think about the soldiers at war zone or the police personnel who hardly get time to sleep. When these people can manage why can’t you? Try meditation, even a 30-minute trance is enough to compensate for a full night’s sleep.


The most common cause of rectal/colon/anus cancer is constipation. Piles are the first reaction. Eat veggies or fruits that have roughage e.g. Carrot, Radish, Lettuce. Those veggies that do not dissolve in full. Eat fruits whole, as the skin acts as roughage. If not allergic to Banana, it acts as a good bowel cleanser.

Drink plenty of plain water (not disguised as beer or canned juices). Avoid the lift when possible.

Get the wonder product “Isabgol” which is neither a fruit nor vegetable nor a medicine. It is the husk of the Psyllium plant seed. This husk absorbs water, becomes slippery and aids bowel to discharge without pressure. You can consume this either with water, curd, fruit juice or sprinkle liberal amounts in any dish as it is tasteless.


No system of medicine is foolproof. Doctors do not admit the fallacies. For example, Homoeopathy has no medicine for high blood pressure but works wonders for skin diseases. Colitis, skin ulcers, burns & wounds are treated in no time. It has no side-effects as well. Ready-made mixtures are available over the counter for hundreds of diseases that you can try.

As always, there are no shortcuts to success. Trial and error should be your mantra. Find out what suits your body, your taste, and let your mind guide you. After all, if you catch the dreaded disease, your mind suffers the most.

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If you are experiencing wind, bloating, indigestion, and gut infection, then you should try these three simple techniques to naturally cure all your gut problems. First of all, you should eat plenty of whole natural foods which include a wide variety of fruits and vegetables. Next, you need to include foods and nutrients that have a mild laxative effect on your diet. Finally, you should do exercise regularly and drink lots of water to really have a good elimination of all unwanted toxins in your intestinal tract and restore your digestion system to its original condition.

At some point in our lives, because of one thing or another, we all have experienced slow bowel movement. If you fail to cure this, it could become permanent. And the next thing you know, you’ll start to have discomfort, like wind and indigestion. This could mean that your health is already at risk.

To overcome this problem, you have to first change your diet and eat plenty of natural foods. These natural foods include fruits and vegetables that are rich in fibers and water. Also, you may include whole grains, like oats and rice. Fibers in these foods absorb water in your tract and expand. They provide soft and moist bulk in your digestive tract to assist good elimination. However, when you are in this diet, try to avoid food like meats, cheese, eggs, refined grains, and wheat because they are all constipating in nature.

Next, you need to add food and nutrients that have a mild laxative effect. Flaxseeds (which you can grind and sprinkle on your food), prunes, and Vitamin C are the best examples. Keep in mind that you may need to have several grams of vitamin C to get this effect. So, make sure you eat plenty of citric fruits and take vitamin C supplement every day.

In addition, you may also buy fructo-oligosaccharides product (which is usually available in powder form) that you can find in your local supermarket or health store. Fructo-oligosaccharides are basically a complex carbohydrate that helps maintain the health of your gut by providing moisture and stimulating the growth of healthy lactic acid bacteria.

Lastly, you will need to exercise regularly and drink lots of water. Exercise helps you to stimulate the abdominal area and so it helps to improve your digestion. If you hate doing cardio exercises, then an alternative is to do breathing exercise that focuses on relaxing your abdomen.

Furthermore, if you are really into this thing and you want to do the extra effort, there is a helpful treatment, called colon therapy, which you may consider to do. It is basically a treatment that will help you to remove the old fecal material and it will clean up your bowel.

To conclude, there are three things that you should do to naturally cure your digestive problems at the core level. First, eat plenty of fruits and vegetables that contain lots of fibers and water. Second, add some foods and nutrients, like vitamin C, that can give you a mild laxative effect. Third, you need to exercise regularly and drink lots of water. Follow these methods and your gut will thank you.

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If you experience tension regularly than you would have the ability to describe how tension can impact every element of your life. Keep reading for some easy options to tension management that return you to the lifestyle you desire.

Tension manifests as tight, tense muscles. An excellent method to relieve muscle tension is through a program of stretching exercises. There are lots of to pick from, and you make sure to find one that matches you. Yoga is an ancient set of stretching workouts that has shown its efficacy over the centuries.

When it comes to dealing with tension consider meditation. This can be an excellent method to not just unwind your body but also clear your mind of whatever that may be triggering you stress. Think about buying audio tapes or books to assist you with various ways of meditation.

When you are feeling overwhelmed and are handling a good deal of stress, it is very important to find out how to breathe. Stress is most typical with worries, sadness and anger. When you feel any of these feelings, breathe and envision you are breathing the emotions out of you. Awareness of what activates tension is the very first action to tackling it and breathing will ground you in the moment and make you aware of what you are feeling.

If the stress in your life is causing any of the problems mentioned at the start of this post, like relationship and health issue, make certain you do not let this cycle continue! Use these suggestions today and each time you require to so that you can stay healthy and pleased.

To remain as active as possible, join a weekend sports group with a good friend or member of your household. This will give you something to do so you are not sitting in your home stressing about your concerns. Also, you will get exercise, which is a great method to reduce stress.

Tension can be a trigger for stress and anxiety and panic attacks. Excessive tension can add to hyperventilation and stress and anxiety that can cause a full-blown anxiety attack. If you suffer from tension and stress and anxiety, discover methods to relax, breathe deeply and take a time-out. If your stress is serious, it is sensible to consult a doctor.

A great idea that can help you keep your stress levels down is to become mindful of things that trigger your stress. When you end up being mindful of what makes you worried out, you’ll be better at handling your stress and preventing it when you seem like you need to.

An excellent pointer that can assist you decrease tension is to constantly bring something to occupy your time in case you end up waiting. Waiting around can be very difficult specifically when there’s nothing to do. Bringing a book or magazine along can keep you amused when you have to wait.

Shake your tension away. Try this fast exercise. Sit or stand, stretch your arms out to your side, and shake your hands for around ten seconds. Shake them vigorously. While you are shaking, do some deep breathing. Just this brief little workout will assist to alleviate any stress in your back and neck and assistance to relieve some stress as well.

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The source of ulcerative colitis aren’t known. While it is not caused by the foods you eat, you may find that once you have the disease, particular foods can aggravate the symptoms. It can lead to various complications and increases the risk of colon cancer. It substantially increases the risk of colon cancer. It is also known as inflammatory bowel disease because it mainly affects the large intestine, colon, and sometimes the rectum. Epidemiology Ulcerative colitis is easily the most typical type of inflammatory bowel disease.


After you have your ulcerative colitis in order, it is necessary to make sure that it remains under control and stop symptoms from coming back. If you’ve got ulcerative colitis, discuss osteoporosis with your physician. Ulcerative colitis increases your chance of colon cancer. It is a form of inflammatory bowel disease that affects only the colon. It is associated with a general inflammatory process that can affect many parts of the body.

The root cause of ulcerative colitis hasn’t been fully explained. If it only affects the rectum, it is referred to as proctitis, and if it affects the whole colon, it may be called total colitis or pancolitis. It usually affects the entire colon. It almost always affects the rectum. It affects many parts of the body outside the intestinal tract. Ulcerative colitis on the opposite hand is a more severe condition and requires particular attention.

Try out the procedure for elimination to figure out which specific foods aggravate your symptoms. It’s tough when you’re struggling with symptoms to take notice with any other alterations. Since the symptoms sometimes diminish or even appear to disappear simply to return, treatment is vital to place it in remission. If your symptoms are severe, hospitalization may be required to control the consequences of dehydration and malnutrition, which are brought on by diarrhea. Unfortunately, there’s currently no cure for ulcerative colitis, however, there are methods to help manage the signs and to protect against the problem from getting in the manner of your everyday routine.


Crohn’s disease isn’t due to emotional distress. If you’re infected with the disease, make sure that you find a health care provider. Prevention There isn’t any authentic proven way for one to stop irritable bowel disease since in most situations, what usually assists one particular person may not aid somebody else.

While there’s absolutely no known cure for ulcerative colitis and flare ups may recur, a mixture of treatment options can help keep you in charge of your disease and lead a full and fulfilling life. It is very important to get treatment for ulcerative colitis. Microscopic and ulcerative colitis treatment is based on the severity and sort of infection. Standard treatment for ulcerative colitis is dependent upon the degree of colon involvement and disease severity and includes anti-inflammatory medications, immunosuppressive medications, in addition to biological therapies targeting specific elements of the immune reaction.

Several kinds of medication are being used to deal with ulcerative colitis today. For some, tension and anxiety medications end up being a source of tension and anxiety relief. For refractory seizures, both medications can be utilized in combination. Ulcerative colitis medication can place the illness in remission, and operation may be an alternative which could cure ulcerative colitis. Other folks claim they do not require any ulcerative colitis medication whatsoever, provided that they follow their distinctive diet. Colitis medications are extremely similar in Crohns and UC. Billing ulcerative colitis medications can be challenging, but we utilize our expertise to aid you in getting the most benefit from your insurance and healthcare dollar.

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It suddenly became cold, but how is everyone?
I am still in an unstable situation.

Many people thank you for your cooperation in creating the newsletter that was held on Saturday, November 21.
Thank you very much for your cooperation.
I think that it has already arrived at the member’s hand.
(Although I wrote my resolve expressive text, it is uneasy how well it was delivered to everyone)
Thanks to the cooperation of many people, work can be completed faster than usual, and the exchange meeting I was able to set up a lot of time.
I can appreciate the importance of “connecting” from the exchange meeting, and I am grateful to those who participated.

I upgraded it to HP before, but I
participated in a work study meeting held today “Saitama Prefecture Disabled Disease Association Council” sponsored by the general association .
Not only patients but also people from various positions are participating, I am delighted that I had a really meaningful time.
The lecture by Professor Michiyo Ito at the Tokyo Medical Insurance University has also been a great learning experience.
I wanted to think again about “what kind of things can be contributed by the patient society regarding the working part.”

We plan to hold a medical lecture at Konosu City Citizens Activity Center on Saturday January 23,
Details will be announced at HP at a later date.
Please wait for a while. (For members, I enclosed it in this bulletin.)

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