What Kind of Water Do You Drink?

Water is associated with almost every function of our body, directly tied to our energy levels, our ability to burn fat, detoxify and also to slow down the aging process. Want great skin and a healthy looking glow? Drink more water. Want to improve your digestion and bowel movements? Drink more water. Want to reduce your feelings of hunger, eat less and simply feel better? Drink more water.
In doing some research on water and how to incorporate more of into our daily lives, I got thinking about the types of water out there and the type of water YOU drink. Maybe you can help me understand this a bit more. I’d like to know what type of water YOU drink on average. Not the amount just yet, but the type. If you like, you can leave a comment as to the amounts of water, but my primary question is What Type of Water Do You Drink?


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Tempted by Dietary Demons in Sin City

In Vegas, you can indulge in some of the seven deadly sins which might include lust, sloth, greed or gluttony.

Gamble into the wee hours of the morning, wander in a alcoholic haze, belly up to an over indulgent buffet or shop until your credit cards are maxed out. Las Vegas is a temptress. Be prepared to take a chance and gamble. The choice is yours. These are the choices I made.

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Saving Water : How To Save Water Around Your House

This is the fourth article (part I, II, III) in a 6 part series on Saving Water. Living in Sydney, Australia I’m acutely aware of the value of this precious resource.

Shower headNo matter where you live, there are a number of ways you can save water in the house you already have. There are many excellent environmental reasons for doing this, but you’ll also benefit from something much more tangible – you’ll save money.
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Saving water : Guttering and Drains

This is the third article (see and )
in a 6 part series on Saving Water. There are many environmental benefits of saving water of course, but for the end consumer, saving money seems to be the key. Living in Sydney, Australia I’m acutely aware of the value of saving water.


Rain on the roof Have you ever caught yourself standing indoors during a heavy downpour, wondering where all of the excess water ends up? Obviously the garden can only drink so much, the pool may take a little and the
takes whatever it can.

However, the rest – the vast majority – is simply thrown away.

This article – on guttering and drains – looks at several ways to improve the flow of water around your house (so you can make the most of it), and take a few steps toward the ultimate water goal : any water that falls on your property, stays on your property. No more water bills. Ever.

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Saving Water : The Benefits of Using a Water Tank

This is the second article in a 6 part series on Saving Water (see part 1 on ). Living in Sydney, Australia I’m acutely aware of the value of this precious resource.

Slimline tank, SydneyToday we’ll be looking at something for home-owners worldwide – the benefits of using a water tank. A rainwater tank, that is.

When I was growing up in Sydney there was no thought of restricting water use. It was common to see people watering their lawns in the evening, washing the car (with a high-pressure hose) on the weekend and standing under the cool, running water on a hot day.

In recent years (over the past decade or so), the idea has been gradually spreading that water is a valuable resource. This is particularly evident during periods of drought, when water restrictions are in place.
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The Ultimate Guide to Freezing Food II : Chest Freezers and Defrosting Methods

This two-part article looks at the many ways to freeze food (including specifics for common food types), as well as a few suggestions for getting the most out of your freezer itself. It can be a wonderful piece of equipment.

In Part I we looked at the basics of freezing, and how to freeze vegetables, fruit and meat. This week we’ll talk about the ways to save money by using a chest freezer, and the all-important defrosting of foods.
Frozen Turkeys

Using a chest freezer

A chest freezer is little more than a ‘standard’ vertical freezer lying down. Think of the ones in smaller stores which are filled with Cornettos. Mmm.

Unfortunately, these aren’t quite as popular as their upright cousins, and are often found in the dim, dark corners of department stores and electrical good suppliers. Pity, really – because they’re superb when you know how to use them.

There are two things which put the chest freezer at the top of the list when it comes to keeping food for a while. These are :

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Is it more expensive to be green?

Yesterday I came across a comment to an environmental story which seems to sum up a very popular opinion – namely that it costs money to ‘go green‘. It said :

‘My biggest gripe with “going green” and all the nonsense that comes with it is that it costs so much money to be “green,” causing the larger majority of people to be unable to help out environmentally.’

Go greenPersonally, I don’t agree with this at all. In fact, living an environmentally-conscious lifestyle can actually save you money. How?

I’m glad you asked.
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The Ultimate Guide to Freezing Food

This two-part article looks at the many ways to freeze food (including specifics for common food types), as well as a few suggestions for getting the most out of your freezer itself. It can be a wonderful piece of equipment.

Chances are that when you buy a new refrigerator, the freezer just comes along for the ride. It’s a part of the kitchen that most people don’t spend much time thinking about.

It can be, however, an extremely efficient tool for putting aside excess food for later use. If you enjoy saving time when preparing your evening meal; being able to add fruit to your breakfast all through the year; or just love the idea of having home-made sorbet on hand whenever you like – read on.

Chest Freezer
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Kitchen Essentials : Stocking a New Kitchen – What to Get

This is the third part of the Kitchen Essentials series (part I, part II). Whether you’re stocking a new kitchen or just updating a few things, this is a great place to start.

When you’re moving out of home for the first time, performing a major kitchen overhaul or rebuilding following less-than-ideal circumstances; stocking a kitchen can be a daunting task. Fortunately, with a bit of careful purchasing, it can also be a very rewarding one.

If you’re starting from scratch, the following will get you well underway. I’ve separated the lists so that they can be used even if you’re only looking at one or two aspects. On to the good part :
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5 Ways to Save Money With Your Kettle

Ready to save some more money on your bills? Great. You’ve come to the right place.

This week I’ll be taking a look a 5 simple ways to use your kettle more efficiently.

If you drink as much tea as I do, that’s definitely a good thing.

Why pick on the lowly kettle?

KettleThe kettle is an extremely common appliance – in many countries, almost everyone will have at least one. It’s also used on a regular basis; often several times per day.

In terms of energy efficiency, however, it isn’t exactly the best around. A typical kettle draws an astonishing 3kW of power. To give you an idea of just how much this is, here’s a look at how other common appliances stack up :
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Why The Body Needs Pure Water

This excerpt about why the body needs pure water, is taken from Paul C Bragg’s book Water – the Shocking Truth

The amount of water a body needs depends on temperature, climate, one’s activities and health – 8 glasses is average. When you drink a glass of water it goes straight to your stomach. Part of the water is absorbed directly into your bloodstream through the walls of your stomach and some of the remainder goes to your intestines to keep the food you eat in a liquid state while it is being absorbed; this water is later absorbed directly into the blood.
pure water

Pure distilled water is truly God’s greatest gift to us, a source of life and health.


– Paul C. Bragg

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Waters Role In The Human Body – 3 Weight Loss Tips

Water is such an important part of our lives and the role it plays in our body, every aspect of our body, is not to be underestimated. Because water is such a critical factor, wouldn’t it be safe to assume that the quality of that water is just as important? Water is life and without it we would dry up like prunes. I give out 3 weight loss tips each Friday which allow you the reader to get a 3 day jump on those who wait until Monday to start. I say take action, begin now. Here are 3 weight loss tips for today, continuing our theme of the importance of water in our life.

water weight loss tipsWe can all agree that we need more water every day. Most people are dehydrated and it’s easy to see why they gain weight when they first switch to a whole food eating program. They body is better nourished, electrolytes get balanced and your body begins to absorb more life giving water. With that water absorption comes weight and it’s why I tell people “congratulations” when they tell me they’ve gained weight after beginning to eat better. Exercise depletes the body of both water and electrolyes through sweat. If you exercise, you should be sipping more water each and every set to replace it. If not, cramps can occur. I’d like to share with you 3 advantages to drinking more water to improve all areas of your life, health and weight loss.

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How Important Is Your Drinking Water?

The importance of drinking water and the role it plays in your health and weight loss can not be underestimated. Considering that without water, life cannot exist and that 70 percent of your body is made up of water. Did you know that teeth are 10% water, muscle tissue 75% the brain 80% and blood 90%? There is not one function in the body that is not dependent on water. Just how important is your drinking water anyway?

When you have something in tremendous abundance, it’s presence everywhere so plentiful that you could never exhaust it’s supply, you cannot help but take it for granted. Such is the case with water.
-Harvey Diamond

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How To Drink More Water – Weight Loss Tips

The importance of the role drinking water plays in your life can not be underestimated. As Harvey Diamond says, and I’ve quoted for years “Water is life! The better your water, the better your life”. When it comes to weight loss or just plain health in general, the quality and quantity of your drinking water is crucial. Today’s 3 tip Friday begins a series of tips on water and how to increase the amount you drink per day.

drinking water weight loss tips1. Have a glass of water first thing in the morning and last thing before bed – Simple enough rule. By having a glass of water first thing in the morning, you start the day with water. Adding a small squeeze of lemon can aid in liver detoxification as well and add a nice twist to plain drinking water. Studies have shown that drinking a glass of water upon waking and before sleeping will accelerate weight loss.

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