With all of the varieties of bottled water and water filtration systems that are currently available, it can be confusing to know which water is really the best to use as everyday drinking water.  Understanding the differences between distilled vs. purified water can help clear things up a bit.

In some respects, all water is the same – it all contains two hydrogen molecules and one oxygen molecule.  The differences are in the minerals and chemicals that are also found along with the water.  Sometimes these minerals and chemicals are naturally occurring, while other times they are added for a variety of reasons.  Consider the minerals found in natural glacial water that is so cool and refreshing.  Some of these are harmless, some are helpful, and some are dangerous when consumed in large quantities.

Distilled water is water that has gone through a specific process to remove all minerals and contaminants.  The water is boiled, and then the water vapor is cooled and collected.  Because the minerals and contaminants are heavier than the water vapor, they are left behind as the vapor forms. When the vapor is cooled, the water that remains is pure.  Distilled water is great for using any time minerals in water might cause stains or build-up – for example in your iron for ironing your clothes, or in cleaning products.  Unfortunately, distilled water doesn’t taste good, and may not be very good for you due to its lack of mineral content.  This makes it a less than ideal choice for daily hydration.

The term “purified water” is not as specific as distilled water; in fact, technically speaking, because the distillation process is a form of purification, distilled water would fall into the category of purified water.  Most of the time, purified water refers to water that has undergone some form of purification process, though there are no established standards for the actual process that is used.  It could mean that the water has been forced through a charcoal filter, treated with ultraviolet light, deionized, or ozonated.  Each of these processes removes some of the contaminants found in the water, and can make the water safer for drinking.

Different than distilled or purified water, electrolyzed or ionized water is usually in a category of it’s own, although it can include the benefits of purified water through the use of a one or two stage filtration process. The advantage of ionized water is the ability to control the water’s pH levels to maintain alkalinity while adding antioxidant properties.

In order to determine which water is best to drink, it is important to research the type of process used for purification, consider the benefits of ionization and alkalinity, and decide which water is right for you.  Contact us for a live demonstration of water alkalinity and the effects on your body.

Can understanding the significance of the pH of drinking water help you choose better water for you and your family?  Yes.  When you are choosing between bottled, tap, filtered or not, or distilled vs. purified water, understanding the role that water plays assisting your body in its quest to maintain proper pH at 7.365 is critical.

The pH level of a substance tells you whether it is an acid, a base, or neutral.  On the pH scale, which is 0-14, things with a pH of 7 are neutral, higher than 7 are basic, and lower than 7 are acidic.  If you have a pool, you already understand the importance of keeping that waters pH level at 7 or above.  Water is often considered neutral, with the normal range for surface water systems ranging from 6.5-8.5. At the proper pH of 7.365, your body is not only hydrated, but is better able to flush out toxins and waste products.  Now think about how important the pH level of the water you consume must be.

Water with a pH lower than 6.5 is acidic and “soft.”  While soft water is great for getting soaps and detergents to lather, it can be a sign that your water contains metals such as iron, manganese, copper, lead, and zinc, all of which can be harmful when ingested in large quantities.  Water with a very low pH often tastes metallic and can leave blue-green stains on sinks and drains.

Water that has a pH higher than 8.5 is basic and “hard.”  Hard water generally doesn’t pose the same health risks that soft water can, but it can taste bitter and make it difficult for soaps and detergents to lather.

When considering pH, it is also helpful to consider water’s alkalinity.  Alkalinity is a measure of the capacity of the water to resist a change in pH that would typically make the water more acidic.  This resistance to change is one of alkaline water’s benefits.

Along with the pH level, it also helps to understand the difference between distilled vs. purified water, because things like minerals found in the water can have an effect on its pH.  Technically, distilled water is a form of purified water, but it is differentiated by the method used to remove impurities.  Distilled water is heated until it boils and turns into a vapor, and then the vapor is cooled until it again reenters a liquid state.  During this process, virtually all impurities are left behind when the water turns to vapor.  This creates very pure water, but because it has no additives, it tastes awful, and can actually pull minerals from your body when you drink it, so it shouldn’t be used as drinking water on a regular basis.  Purified water is water that has gone through any form of purification process, often some form of filtration.  Because the methods of purification are varied, the pureness of the water also varies greatly.

To make sure that you are drinking the best water for your health, a purified water system that provides alkaline water in your home as well as removes harmful substances from your drinking water is your safest and most economical solution.

Want to learn more?  See a live webinar every Monday evening at 9 PM EST to learn more about the pH level of most common drinking water consumed today.  Contact us for the link to the webinar.  Send an email to Robert@berryenvironmentalservices.com requesting the link and you will be amazed at what you will learn.  It’s not intended as a sales pitch, but as a learning tool to educate you on what might be in your water and how healthy the water you consume might be for your body.  See you there.

 

 

Would you believe that your laundry room is a big waster of water.  On average, approximately 70 percent of the water used in a home is indoors.  The average family of 4 in the United States can use 400 gallons of water every day.  The EPA has several tips to help you conserve water, including changing your washing machine and toilet to something energy efficient.  For example, traditional model washing machines use between 27 and 54 gallons of water per load.  However, new, energy- and water-conserving models use less than 27 gallons per load.  They come in both front and top loading styles.  We recommend joining one of these efficient models with a laundry cleaning system that eliminates detergents, and you will not just be saving water but making sure that the water you do use washing clothes is free from irritating soaps and bleach.  Pairing these two green technologies for water and energy efficiency is a great way to be kind to the environment and save on your water and energy bills.  Berry Environmental Services

The answer should be None.  As detergents cause pollution.  According to the EPA, chemicals used in detergent could enter the water supply through runoff and waste water treatment for sewage does not make the water reusable.  These toxins may have a harmful effect on wildlife, as well as affecting the public water supply.

Why do you want to keep paying for detergent?  Detergents are expensive.  According to EnergyStar.gov, the average American household spends as much as thirty dollars each month on detergent, and even more on fabric softeners, bleaches, and other cleaning agents.

Would you believe that using detergents is also wearing out your clothes?  The chemicals in detergents can cause fading, and even pilling, because they are abrasive in nature.

Do you or a member of your family have or has had a rash to the detergent you’ve tried in the past?  Detergent can cause allergies because of the chemicals used.  A test called “Human Repeat Insult Patch Test” is used to evaluate a person’s sensitivity to detergents because of the wide variety of chemicals used in detergents, brighteners, bleaches, softeners, and fragrances.  Reactions can be reduced by using hypoallergenic detergents, and by keeping the washing machine in good repair, to reduce leftover residue.

For years, people have used washing machines to do their laundry, and their biggest questions have been “what is the best detergent,” and “which machine is best.”  Detergent companies advertise heavily, and continually strive for higher efficiency products, with broader appeal.  However, the surprising truth is that the best detergent may be no detergent at all.

Fortunately, detergents can be avoided altogether.  Having been used for several years in hospitals,  energy efficient washing machine models that eliminate detergents are now available for household use.  By using these, customers do not just save water but also keep irritating soaps and bleach out of their washing water.  The two-pronged approach of water and energy efficiency is a great way to be kind to the environment and save on your water and energy bills.

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We all know water is essential for life.  Water is absorbed by the body to fuel cells, transport blood, remove wastes, and support almost every other vital function.  Dr. Peter Agre was awarded a Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2003 “for discoveries concerning channels in cell membranes” jointly with one half to Peter Agre “for the discovery of water channels” and with one half to Roderick MacKinnon “for structural and mechanistic studies of ion channels”.

Dr. Agre called the water channel “Aquaporins”, “the plumbing system for cells”.  Every cell is primarily water.  “But the water doesn’t just sit in the cell, it moves through it in a very organized way.  The process occurs rapidly in tissues that have these aquaporins or water channels.”

For 100 years, scientists assumed that water leaked through the cell membrane, and some water does.  “But the very rapid movement of water through some cells was not explained by this theory,” said Agre.   Agre said he discovered aquaporins “by serendipity.”  His lab had an N.I.H. grant to study the Rh blood group antigen.  They isolated the Rh molecule but a second molecule, 28 kilodaltons in size (and therefore called 28K) kept appearing.  At first they thought it was a piece of the Rh molecule, or a contaminant, but it turned out to be an undiscovered molecule with unknown function.  It was abundant in red blood cells and kidney tubes, and related to proteins of diverse origins, like the brains of fruit flies, bacteria, the lenses of eyes, and plant tissues.

Agre asked John Parker, his hematology professor at the University of North Carolina.  Parker said, “Boy, this thing is found in red cells, kidney tubes, plant tissues; have you considered it might be the long-sought water channel?”  So Agre said that he followed up Parker’s suggestion.  If aquaporins could be manipulated, it could potentially solve medical problems such as fluid retention in heart disease and brain edema after stroke.

How does the water channel work? A question of form and function

In 2000, together with other research teams, Agre reported the first high-resolution images of the three-dimensional structure of the aquaporin.  With these data, it was possible to map in detail how a water channel functions.  How is it that it only admits water molecules and not other molecules or ions?  The membrane is, for instance, not allowed to leak protons.  This is crucial because the difference in proton concentration between the inside and the outside of the cell is the basis of the cellular energy-storage system.

Selectivity is a central property of the channel.  Water molecules worm their way through the narrow channel by orienting themselves in the local electrical field formed by the atoms of the channel wall.  Protons (or rather oxonium ions, H3O+) are stopped on the way and rejected because of their positive charges.

**. Passage of water molecules through the aquaporin AQP1.  Because of the positive charge at the center of the channel, positively charged ions are deflected.

Scientific researchers theorize that ionized water slows down aging by reducing free radicals in the body because of its negative oxidation-reduction potential (ORP) – a measurable negative electrical charge that gives the water antioxidant properties.

To maintain and improve your health, drink at least two liters a day (or ½ ounce or more per pound of body weight) in order to gradually change from an acidic constitution to a slightly alkaline constitution.  Drink two to three cups of water first thing in the morning to rehydrate the body and improve bowel function.  By drinking the “correct” water, the tendency of your body to accumulate metabolic acid waste can be gradually corrected to enable it to maintain a slightly alkaline constitution.

“Correct” water is Living Water.  Compared to tap water, Living Water has no unpleasant odor, no chlorine taste, tastes and feels lighter, smoother (silkier), and has a pleasant and refreshing clean taste.  Compared to bottled water, Living Water is alkaline, is an antioxidant, and is environmentally friendly.

We’ve turned to nature to come up with a better way to do laundry. LaundryPure is better for your laundry, better for your family and better for the environment…and it will help you save money too!

You’ve heard it said that we are what we eat.  Well we are also what we absorb. LaundryPure ensures that you aren’t absorbing anything from the fabrics you touch. Avoid the allergic reactions that can be caused by detergents by using the LaundryPure to clean your clothes. Without hot water and with no detergent, LaundryPure puts the technology of nature to work in the laundry room at home. Based on processes used for over a decade in hospitals, hotels, and laundromats, cold water is infused with oxygen, peroxides, and other gases to bubble and lift dirt and grime from cloth fibers, leaving towels softer and fluffier, and clothes brighter and cleaner.

Plus, every load helps save energy and money. Reducing or eliminating detergent means less residue and abrasives to weigh down and wear out fabrics, and of course, less detergent to buy. Washing in cold water reduces the weekly demand on the household water heater and the energy bill.

So how does it work? LaundryPure incorporates the power of our revolutionary, exclusive ActivePure Technology with the cleaning action of activated oxygen to lift dirt and grime away from the fibers of fabric and prevent the growth of odor-causing bacteria. Available for either front load or top load washers, and installs on all brands and models. LaundryPure is an amazingly effective cold water laundry system for residential use.

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There’s no need to get a new washing machine. LaundryPure is easy to install on all brands and models, upgrading their effectiveness.

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A HEALTHY BODY, A HEALTHY HOME & A HEALTHY LIFE!
WHAT YOU ABSORB IS KEY FOR OPTIMUM HEALTH

Water is essential to your survival.  Your body is about 75% water and that number decreases as you age.  Because of that, as you get older it becomes more important to stay hydrated with the right type of water – water that helps minimize the effects of acid, helps remove toxins, and easily hydrates your body.  You need great tasting water with antioxidant properties and proper pH levels.  Water in its most natural state has several important characteristics such as: a high alkaline pH, active hydrogen, and a negative oxidation reduction potential, also known as ORP, which is the ability for the water to act as an anti-oxidant.  Unfortunately you cannot get these qualities from water that comes from a tap, nor can you buy water with these qualities in a bottle. Are you drinking water that supports wellness, or water that may have acidic properties?  The new LivingWater system contains revolutionary patented technology. It uses exclusive Direct Disk Ionization Technology to produce high alkaline pH water with active hydrogen and an ORP level that that is considered more effective than anything else on the market.

Since the first home water ionizer was introduced, the competitive field has been about who has the most power or surface area. No longer. Now it’s all about results and affordability. Same results for less than half the price … sounds like a great idea!

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  Here is an interesting snapshot that I saw in FaceBook today about Network Marketing and hence thought of sharing with you my readers and followers.

As our economy is entering into recession and job cuts and pink slips are becoming an everyday event in a lot of companies, big leaders all around the business world like Robert Kiyosaki, Donald Trump, Bill Gates, are recommending Network Marketing as a viable career option.

Now Think for a Minute – Why would the richest Man on the planet recommend “network marketing“.  It is very simple, he also knows that “network marketing” is one such business model which helps an ordinary man become extra ordinary in the surest, shortest and fastest way.

Consider Network Marketing for yourself and how you could take real products that provide eco-friendly technologies and natural health nutritionals and build a business.  Let us show you how you can create financial independence and the freedom to live the life of your dreams while committing to a life of healthy living.  Our philosophy of Uncompromising Health (TM) is built on these foundational points:  physical health, financial health and spiritual health.

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We will provide you with the tools, training and experience-based knowledge of an 85 year old company that continues to grow and meet the needs of the people.  We will provide you with the elements you need to build a successful business.

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Home based businesses to earn extra income have become widely accepted all over the world and are spreading like forest fires. They have become most desirable businesses to start for apparent reasons:

Imagine how it would feel to get up at your own sweet time and not hurry to office in the regular chaos of snarling traffic all the while getting choked on pollution. And then, to begin the day as though you are fresh form home and nothing has happened. Listen to the Boss ordering you around and giving you the grind for deadlines.

Extra Income has not hurt anyone up to now, and it should not be hurting you either. If you are willing to do that extra bit of work or travel that extra mile for your boss, I am sure you will be more than willing to do so for yourself, especially if you feel that it would improve the quality of life of you and your family.

Extra Income does not come for free. It involves hard work but of the kind you would want to do. It is not hard work when you are doing what you always wanted. A little bit of inspiration could get you off the mark, wouldn’t it? Let’s get going point wise;

1. You will be your own boss with no one looking over your shoulder. Freedom of time, moment, goals, finances everything left to you.

2. Work at your convenience. Be your own time master. Flexibility benefits are more for mothers and people having other responsibilities apart from profession.

3. Flexibility to do whatever you want to do, whenever you want to do it.

4. The above factors help you to pursue your regular income job until you are sure of the extra income business. You can always switch.

5. Job security and fear of unemployment vanish.

6. Sense of pride. Make you more of a complete person who can proudly say that he/ she is an entrepreneur who has achieved something.

7. Self confidence going through the sky. This factor will help you face most hurdles in life with a lot lesser heartaches and stress.

8. Limitations of earning do not exist. You can earn as much as you want by just stepping up the speed.

9. Many countries offer tax benefits for home based businesses, since it is considered extra income. So greater credit ratings with lesser tax obligations.

10. You can retire at your own time, at 30 or at 60, it’s entirely up to you.

Success becomes a commodity which you can measure with your own yardstick rather than others, which contributes a lot to your personality and the finances through the extra income you earn. The above reasons are certainly worth a glance if you are considering being successful and independent in life.

Analyze the above points on a piece of paper before making your decision on whether you want that extra income or not.  Click the Contact Us button for additional information or provide a comment.

 

Technology designed to promote water conservation is aimed at all types of consumers.  Some of the hottest trends right now involve finding ways to reduce the amount of water used in the average household.  Some methods are very basic, like replacing toilets with low-flush models that use significantly less water, or replacing old faucets with new ones that use aeration technology that breaks water into smaller droplets allowing less water to be used overall.

“Going green” has become more than just a catch phrase, and is becoming a way of life for many people and businesses.  As energy and water costs rise, people are looking for ways to cut back on the use of these things, and water conservation is rising to the forefront in green technology trends.  These trends are aimed at helping individuals and corporations alike.

There are many other trends aimed at businesses as well such as installing automatic faucets in all public restrooms to help cut down on wasted water. Steam technology for cleaning and sanitation purposes has found practical application in settings such as hospitals, and helps facilities use much less water than they would traditionally use.

High Efficiency washing machines are also highly desirable items right now because their advanced technology saves consumers money by reducing water costs and energy costs, while still providing consumers with clean clothing. New appliances are also available to help you to do laundry without detergents or hot water, increasing savings with each wash while keeping the water used to wash clothes chemical free and potentially suitable for other uses like watering the lawn. This approach is similar to the popular practice of harvesting rainwater on rooftops and using that water for flushing a toilet, cutting down overall water usage.

Conserving and protecting water resources are just one way you can join in to create a healthier, sustainable future for generations to come. Take time to look around your home to see what you can do to further reduce water and energy use. You may find you can help save a lot more than money.