What Is IBS?

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a group of symptoms that occur together, including repeated pain in your abdomen and changes in your bowel movements, which may be diarrhea, constipation, or both. With IBS, you have these symptoms without any visible signs of damage or disease in your digestive tract.
 
IBS is a functional gastrointestinal (GI) disorder. Functional GI disorders, which doctors now call disorders of gut-brain interactions, are related to problems with how your brain and your gut work together. These problems can cause your gut to be more sensitive and change how the muscles in your bowel contract. If your gut is more sensitive, you may feel more abdominal pain and bloating. Changes in how the muscles in your bowel contract lead to diarrhea, constipation, or both.
 
How common is IBS?
Studies suggest that about 12 percent of people in the United States have IBS.
 
Who is more likely to develop IBS?

Women are up to two times more likely than men to develop IBS.1 People younger than age 50 are more likely to develop IBS than people older than age 50.2
Factors that can increase your chance of having IBS include:

  • having a family member with IBS
  • a history of stressful or difficult life events, such as abuse, in childhood
  • having a severe infection in your digestive tract

*Women are two times more likely than men to develop IBS.
 
What other health problems do people with IBS have?
People with IBS often have other health problems, including1

  • Certain conditions that involve chronic pain, such as fibromyalgia , chronic fatigue syndrome  and chronic pelvic pain
  • Certain digestive diseases, such as dyspepsia and gastroesophageal reflux disease
  • Certain mental disorders, such as anxiety , depression , and somatic symptom disorder

 
Source:
https://www.niddk.nih.gov/health-information/digestive-diseases/irritable-bowel-syndrome/definition-facts
 
Check out this testimonial on how Kangen Water has changed this man from being embarrassed to going out to eat in public and having to be close to a bathroom all the time.
YouTube Testimonial: https://youtu.be/YDpkp60O4_Q

*NEW* – CBD Oil Products

Invigorating Waters is proud to announce our initial order of Green Roads CBD (cannabidiol) Products has arrived and are now available for sale at our store. We offer a variety of CBD oils, Terpenes, Edibles, and Crème. For those who are not yet aware, CBD products (no THC) are legal in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

CBD is a cannabinoid (organic compound) found in the Cannabis Hemp Plant. CBD, unlike THC, does not have any psychoactive properties, and therefore does not get users “high.” CBD’s main function is working with/through the Endocannabinoid System found inside our bodies, to regulate bodily functions. CBD has been known to have a wide range of medicinal benefits. Here are some of the exciting ways in which CBD oil is being used to improve health:

  • As a Natural Painkiller
  • To Treat Cigarette Addiction
  • To Alleviate Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • To Treat Schizophrenia
  • To Stop the Growth of Cancer Cells
  • To Deter Epileptic Seizures
  • As a Neuroprotective Agent
  • To Help Alleviate the Pain of Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • To Relieve Nausea
  • To Increase Appetite
  • As a Treatment for Diabetes
  • To Promote Heart Health
  • To Help With Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • To Help Heal Broken Bones
  • To Reduce Dyskinesia
  • To Treat and Avoid Substance Abuse
  • To Help With Insomnia
  • To Alleviate and Prevent a Number of Sexual Health Concerns
  • To Treat Depression
  • To Improve the Health of Your Skin

CBD is taking the world of health by storm. Many researchers consider CBD as “nature’s miracle drug.” Because there are virtually no adverse side effects and it’s impossible to overdose, CBD is a “game-changer” for millions of people who suffer daily from pain and from the side effects of prescription drugs, especially opioids which kill over 60,000 people who overdose annually in the U.S.

What Is Colorectal Cancer?

Colorectal cancer is a cancer that starts in the colon or the rectum. These cancers can also be named colon cancer or rectal cancer, depending on where they start. Colon cancer and rectal cancer are often grouped together because they have many features in common.
 
Cancer starts when cells in the body begin to grow out of control. Cells in nearly any part of the body can become cancer, and can spread to other areas of the body.
Source: https://www.cancer.org/cancer/colon-rectal-cancer/about/what-is-colorectal-cancer.html
 
Dr. Hiromi Shinya MD
 
Hiromi Shinya, MD is a much-acclaimed developer in the field of colonoscopy surgery (known as the Shinya Technique). He was the first in his field to perform the very first non-invasive colon surgery.Using his invention, the colonoscopy, he discovered a technique to both examine and operate on the colon without making any abdominal incision. Dr. Shinya is the Clinical Professor of Surgery at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Chief of the Endoscopy Unit at Beth Israel Hospital in New York, as well as being an adviser for Maeda Hospital and Hanzomon Gastrointestinal Clinic in Japan.
 
So how has Dr. Shinya arrived at his theory of health and diet?

  • With direct physical evidence!
  • He has, in his medical lifetime, carried out over 370,000 colonoscopic procedures.
  • As a matter of fact, he has inserted a camera into over a 250,000 people’s colon and filmed the results of their dietary practices.
  • For over 40 years he has carried out these procedures and collated dietary data from his patients.
  • He finds out what they have eaten and then examines the results, based on this gathered evidence, he has now formulated his ideas on health and diet.
  • It is a diet that can prevent heart disease, and stop type 2 diabetes.

 
Kangen Water is what he suggests that people drink, it’s the only water he mentioned in his book, The Enzyme Factor
 
Dr. Shinya has been recommending Kangen Water for over 10 years.
 
Why he recommends Kangen Water®:
1) It has strong reduction power. Capable of eliminating free radicals through anti-oxidation.
2) Free of substances harmful to the human body (Purified)
3) Has small water clusters (Hydrating)
4) Contains appropriate balance of minerals, calcium, magnesium, potassium and sodium
5) It is alkaline to help keep your body at an optimum pH level

Drink minimum 6-10 cups of Kangen Water per day
Drink 1-3 cups upon rising in the morning
Drink 2-3 cups 60 minutes before a meal
 
The cause of all diseases and aging is the lack of enzymes and water.
 
Sufficient water intake improves the 4 Flows of the Body:
1) Blood/Lymph Flow
2) Gastro-Intestinal Flow
3) Urinary Flow
4) Respiratory/Air Flow
 
This is Dr. Shinya’s 7 Keys for Good Health!
1) A Good Diet
2) Good Water
3) Regular Elimination
4) Moderate Exercise
5) Adequate rest
6) Deep Breathing and Meditation
7) Joy and Love
 
Source: http://yourhealthykangenwater.com/dr-hiromi-shinya-md
Want to buy the book? https://www.amazon.com/Enzyme-Factor-Hiromi-Shinya-MD/dp/0982290039/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1520087842&sr=8-1&keywords=Enzyme+Factor

Kangen Water & Psoriasis

Psoriasis On Elbow

Psoriasis is generally thought to be an inherited long-lasting autoimmune skin disease that affects approximately 10 – 12 million people in the U.S. with varying degrees of severity. Currently, there is no known cure for psoriasis, only treatment of symptoms is available.

 
 
To learn more about the five types of psoriasis and available treatments, please click on this link –https://www.aad.org/public/diseases/scaly-skin/psoriasis. In addition to these treatments, drinking 9.5 pH Kangen Water & spraying 2.5 pH Kangen Water on affected areas multiple times per day aids in diminishing the effects of psoriasis.

Alkaline Ionized Water and Arthritis

What Is Arthritis?Invigorating Waters - Arthritis - Inflammation

Arthritis is an inflammation of the joints. It can affect one joint or multiple joints. There are more than 100 different types of arthritis, with different causes and treatment methods. Two of the most common types are osteoarthritis (OA) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA).

While symptoms of arthritis usually develop over time, they may also appear suddenly. Arthritis most commonly occurs in adults over the age of 65, but it can also develop in children, teens, and younger adults. Arthritis is more common in women than men and in those who are overweight. With over ⅔ of Americans being overweight or obese, this is a huge problem and it’s getting bigger all the time.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, over 50 million people in the United States are currently afflicted. In the vast majority of cases, both types of arthritis are caused by two factors – chronic acidosis and chronic dehydration. The wearing down of cartilage is what normally causes osteoarthritis while rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disorder. The good news is these problems can be solved. Read on.  

 

What Are the Symptoms of Arthritis?

Joint pain, stiffness, and swelling are the most common symptoms of arthritis. Most often, people with arthritis notice their symptoms are worse in the morning.

 

Arthritis Treatments

Traditional treatments include medication (drugs), surgery, and physical therapy with the main goal of reducing pain.  

The problems with medications are the possibility of addiction and side effects that may require additional drugs. If you have RA, your doctor may put you on corticosteroids or disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs), which suppress your immune system. A suppressed immune system opens the door for a multitude of other ailments and potential diseases.

It is possible to have surgery to replace your joints. This form of surgery is most commonly performed to replace hips and knees, but joint fusion can be performed if your arthritis is most severe in your fingers or wrists. Surgery always carries the risk of complications and quite often includes prescription meds.

Physical therapy involving exercises that help strengthen the muscles around the affected joint is a core component of arthritis treatment by helping to keep your joints flexible.

Weight loss and maintaining a healthy weight reduce the risk of developing OA, and can reduce symptoms if you already have it. Eating a healthy diet is important for weight loss. Eating foods with lots of antioxidants can help reduce inflammation.

 

Good news

As mentioned above, there is good news with regards to remedy and prevention of arthritis. Consuming alkaline ionized (electrically charged) water on a daily basis can dramatically lower the level of acidity, reducing inflammation, due to its high alkaline pH. In addition, alkaline ionized water penetrates cells more quickly, hydrating the body and lubricating the joints more efficiently due to a process known as electrolysis that re-structures water molecules. A third property of alkaline ionized water is its capability to act as an extremely powerful anti-oxidant, boosting your immune system to protect against disease.

 

 

Source: http://www.healthline.com/health/arthritis#diagnosis4

 

Alkaline Ionized Water and Heart Health

Heart health with Kangen WaterIf your heart could talk to you, it may ask what makes Alkaline Ionized Water (AIW) good for me? Calcium and magnesium; you need to get adequate levels of both minerals in the water you drink for better heart health. If you are struggling with heart disease, drinking AIW is one of the easiest and safest things you can do for your heart.
 
Let’s say you are rushed to the hospital with a heart attack. The doctor may have only seconds to save your life. What does she/he do? They give you an intravenous shot of magnesium. Emergency room physicians give heart attack victims a magnesium booster shot because that has been shown to be one of the most effective means of restoring normal heart function as soon as possible. Your heart loves magnesium.
 
Clinical research suggests there are two main benefits for your heart that come from drinking AIW: It can lower your blood pressure and reduce levels of the two most dangerous forms of cholesterol; triglycerides and Very Low Density Lipoprotein (V-LDL) cholesterol.
 
According to Prof. Kuwata Keijiroo, M.D.; “In my opinion, the wonder of AIW is the ability to neutralize toxins; but it is not a medicine. The difference is that medicine can only apply to individual cases, whereas AIW can be consumed generally and its neutralizing power is something which is very much unexpected. In the United States, cardiovascular diseases account for more than one-half of the approximate 2 million deaths occurring each year…. It is estimated that optimal conditioning of drinking water could reduce this cardiovascular disease mortality rate by as much as 15 percent in the United States.
 
It has been proven by Dr. Louis Ignarro (awarded the Nobel Prize in medicine in 1998) and the work of other researchers in the field of cardiovascular disease prevention, anti-oxidants play and extremely important role in keeping your blood vessels healthy and performing their natural functions which include warding off plaque.
 
Chronic inflammation is considered to be one of the main underlying factors of virtually all of the chronic degenerative diseases, including cancer, cardiovascular, and autoimmune diseases. From observing changes in the biological terrain apparently due to consumption of AIW, it appears that AIW may be a useful intervention to mitigate activation of the clotting and inflammatory pathways. Long-term consumption of AIW may improve the blood circulation and possibly help prevent the chronic diseases of our times.  
 
Acid-alkaline balance is another key to health and wellness. Metabolism of food leads to acid wastes, yet the biological terrain needs to be alkaline, pH 7.2-7.4. Drinking AIW can contribute to neutralizing acid waste and maintaining proper pH balance in the body. A growing body of scientific and clinical literature shows increasing support for AIW as a “functional” drinking water that scavenges free radicals, diminishes systemic inflammation, and is a useful adjunct for treating Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS)-associated diseases, including diabetes, kidney disease, cancer, and cardiovascular disease. From observations of the blood, it appears to mitigate early blood clotting and systemic inflammation seen as sticky, aggregated red blood cells and fibrin. Collectively, this evidence points to AIW as a healthy drinking water.
 
Research Links:
http://electro-water.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/Clinical-Studies-Related-to-Ionized-Water.pdf
https://www.witpress.com/Secure/elibrary/papers/WS11/WS11029FU1.pdf
 
Other useful links:

How Kangen Water® can help with Hypothyroidism and Hashimotos

Hypothyroidism (under active thyroid) is when your thyroid gland does not make enough thyroid hormone. Your thyroid controls how your body’s cells use energy from food, a process called metabolism. If your body cannot make enough thyroid hormone, your body slows down which decreases your energy and your metabolism.
 
The most common cause of hypothyroidism is Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. Hashimoto’s thyroiditis is an autoimmune disorder. With Hashimoto’s, your body produces antibodies that attack and destroy the thyroid gland. Thyroiditis may also be caused by a viral infection. Other causes of hypothyroidism include: Radiation therapy to the neck area, radioactive iodine treatment, use of certain medications, thyroid surgery, too little iodine in the diet, pregnancy, problems with thyroid at birth, pituitary gland damage or disorder, disorder of the hypothalamus, and fluoride in our drinking water.
 
Who Is at Risk for Hypothyroidism?
 
Women, particularly older women, are more likely to develop hypothyroidism than men. You are also more likely to develop hypothyroidism if you have a close family member with an autoimmune disease. Other risk factors include:
 

  • Race (being white or Asian)
  • Age (growing older)
  • Prematurely graying hair
  • Autoimmune disorders such as type 1 diabetes, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, celiac disease, Addison’s disease, pernicious anemia, or vitiligo
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Down syndrome
  • Turner syndrome
  • Symptoms of Hypothyroidism

 
Symptoms of hypothyroidism may be vague and can often mimic other conditions. They may include:
 

  • Changes in the menstrual cycle
  • Constipation
  • Depression
  • Dry hair and hair loss
  • Dry skin
  • Fatigue
  • Greater sensitivity to cold
  • Slow heart rate
  • Swelling of the thyroid gland (goiter)
  • Unexplained weight gain or difficulty losing weight
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome

 
How Is Hypothyroidism Treated?
 
If you have hypothyroidism, your doctor will prescribe a synthetic (man-made) thyroid hormone T4. You take this pill every day. Certain other medications can interfere with how your body absorbs synthetic thyroid hormone. Make sure you doctor knows about all the medicines, herbs, and supplements you take, including over-the-counter products.
 
You will need regular blood tests to check your thyroid hormone levels. Your doctor may need to adjust your medication dose from time to time.
 
So you are probably thinking…well how can Kangen Water® help if I am already at this point? We never make any promises on how the water can cure anyone, but we do know if we give our body the nutrients it needs, it can do a pretty good job of healing on its own. Kangen Water® is ionized and loaded with antioxidants to help boost your immune system. This water will be extremely beneficial if you are in the first stages (Hashimoto’s thyroiditis).

Hashimoto’s thyroiditis is an autoimmune disease, a disorder in which the immune system turns against the body’s own tissues. In people with Hashimoto’s, the immune system attacks the thyroid. This can lead to hypothyroidism, a condition in which the thyroid does not make enough hormones for the body’s needs. Here is a link to a PubMed study on how the immune system is used as a regulator of thyroid hormone activity: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16514168
 
So if you or someone you know suffers from hypothyroidism (or Hashimotos), we ask you come check out the store to learn more on how Kangen Water® can improve your quality of life.
 
Sources:
 
http://www.webmd.com/women/hypothyroidism-underactive-thyroid-symptoms-causes-treatments#1
http://www.webmd.com/women/hashimotos-thyroiditis-symptoms-causes-treatments#1
http://hypothyroidmom.com/is-your-drinking-water-putting-you-at-risk-of-hypothyroidism/
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16514168
https://www.enagic.com/blog/tag/antioxidants/

Weight Loss & Intermittent Fasting

Five (5) methods for fasting
Graphic from https://content.tigerfitness.com/benefits-of-intermittent-fasting/

Research by Dr. Robert O. Young, author of The pH Miracle for Weight Loss, shows that the epidemic of obesity in the industrialized world is the result of acidity in the body.
 
The human body produces acidity through its own metabolic processes, and because the Standard American Diet (SAD) is high in acidic foods such as meat, dairy, grains, high sugar fruits, beverages, and bread, it adds a tremendous load of acidic wastes to build up in the body. The result is the body creates fat cells to trap and neutralize these excess acids in the system. In addition, when acid wastes enter our bloodstream, the blood system will attempt to dispose of these wastes in liquid form through the lungs or the kidneys. If there are too many wastes to handle, they are deposited in various organ systems like the heart, pancreas, liver, colon, and other locations.
 
Traditional methods of weight loss (i.e., diets) are often not successful or are temporary resulting in re-gaining lost weight after a period of time. Reducing portion size only minimally decreases acid intake. Reducing calories will actually increase the acidity of the body if sugar alternatives and “fake foods” are used as substitutes as they increase the overall acidity of the body. Similarly, reducing fat intake does not change the acidity of the body.
 
Drinking alkaline ionized water (a/k/a Kangen Water®) and maintaining a healthy body pH can, on the other hand, reduce fat storage by releasing the acidic waste build up. Without excess acid in the system, the body has no need to hold on to the fatty layer it has created to protect itself. In addition, staying hydrated with micro-clustered Kangen Water® throughout the day gives the body an increased feeling of being “full”, thus reducing the need to eat as often.
 
One proven method (with multiple variations), to lose weight and maintain weight loss that is gaining in popularity is through Intermittent Fasting. There are many books written on this subject as well as a multitude of blogs and You Tube videos.
 
Intermittent fasting is not a diet. It is system/pattern of eating based on when you eat rather than what you eat.
 
In reality, this type of fasting dates back to prehistoric times when our ancestors were forced to fast between meals (sometimes for days) due to lack of readily available foods that probably consisted of meat and fish, fruits and vegetables, eggs and nuts.
 
There are numerous variations to choose from to include one or two 24 hour fasts (on non-consecutive days) per week, alternating fasting days (consuming reduced caloric intake on fasting days), or time-restricted plans during which you eat within a small window of time (5 – 8 hours) and fast the remainder of every day. The everyday method is more of a lifestyle rather than a weight loss system. Other variations include fasting on a weekly or monthly basis. The weekly/monthly variations are considered a practical way to begin intermittent fasting
 
Why intermittent fasting works is because it is one foolproof way of burning fat for energy rather than using glucose (blood sugar) immediately following a meal or glycogen (energy stored in the liver and muscles). Glycogen stores take about two weeks to deplete if practicing daily intermittent fasting, longer periods of time are needed with less aggressive fasting periods.
 
The benefits of intermittent fasting:
 

  • Intermittent fasting simplifies your day by reducing the number of meals you have to prepare and eat. Intermittent fasting saves time and money (less food to purchase). 
  • Intermittent fasting helps you live longer. Scientists have known for a long time that restricting calories can lengthen life. Intermittent fasting activates many of the same mechanisms for extending life as calorie restriction.  
  • Intermittent fasting may reduce the risk of cancer and other debilitating diseases. This information is based on medical research.  
  • Intermittent fasting can help you get lean. Fasting puts your body in a fat-burning state that you rarely reach while following a normal eating schedule of multiple meals throughout the day.   
  • Intermittent fasting is much easier than traditional diets. The reason most diets fail is because people don’t follow the diet over the long term. Intermittent fasting is a weight loss method that is remarkably easy to stick to long-term.

 
Precautions to consider:
 

  • Intermittent fasting is intended for fully-grown adults. Children’s bodies are not yet fully developed.  
  • Intermittent fasting is not suitable for women who are pregnant or nursing.  
  • Do not attempt intermittent fasting without a physician’s supervision if you are taking long-term medication or if you have a medical condition that is permanent or long-term in nature such as diabetes, epilepsy, heart disease, high blood pressure, or strokes. Obesity (20% greater than overweight) is a long-term medical condition distinct from being overweight that involves substantial changes in physiologic status and may cause unpredictable responses to a change in diet.

 
In closing, it is the food and beverage industry’s marketing efforts that attempt to convince the adult American public that eating multiple meals every day is good for you. Don’t be taken in by their efforts as they are simply driven by profits, not the well-being of people.

http://www.healthfitnessrevolution.com/10-health-benefits-fasting/

Top 10 Health Benefits of Fasting

Cleaning with High Alkaline Water (11.5 pH)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I purchased my strawberries from a local grocery store and used the High Alkaline Water (11.5 pH) to clean them before eating. I soaked them for about 10-15 minutes and could not believe how dirty the water was from these strawberries. They also taste amazing after soaking them…almost as if they were hand picked from the strawberry patch!

Strawberry water - 5.21.16

Strawberries - cleaned with 11.5 water - 5.21.16

Molecular Hydrogen H2 vs. Alzheimer, Dementia, AUTISM, BIPOLAR, ADD, ADHD

Dr. Corinne Allen has been studying the brain many years. She was in search of treatment for her own children to live better lifes. She discovered Kangen water a couple of years ago and has implemented it into her program and has seen significant results with her patients. She helps patients with: Alzheimer, Dementia, AUTISUM, BIPOLOR, ADD, ADHD, and other brain challenges/injuries. To learn more check out: https://drinknatureswater.wordpress.com/2015/05/21/molecular-hydrogen-h2-vs-alzheimer-dementia-autism-bipolar-add-adhd/