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Japanese Water Therapy

May 17th, 2019

Japanese water therapy helps promote weight loss, relieves stress and aids your digestive system to work more efficiently. Do you need more energy?  well, Japanese water therapy could be just what you need.  Drinking water first thing in the morning will help to boost your overall health.

Japanese traditional medicine recommends drinking water just after awakening as there are many health benefits. The Japanese drink water as soon as they get up in the morning on an empty stomach.

Japanese Water Therapy Guidelines

  1. As soon as you wake up in the morning, on an empty stomach, drink four glasses of water, (160-200ML)
  2. Water should be consumed at room temperature or lukewarm. and you can add some lemon juice for the added health benefits or for taste.
  3. Brush your teeth.
  4. Do not eat or drink anything for at least 45 minutes, after this time you can continue with your daily routine.

A few more tips

  1. Do not eat or drink anything for two hours after each meal during the day.
  2. If you find it hard to drink 4 – 6 glasses then start off slow and build up to that amount over a couple of weeks.
  3. Elderly people or those who are unwell should start off at one glass and increase the amount gradually.
  4. wait a couple of minutes between glasses to give the stomach a break.
  5. Drink at least 8 – 10 glasses of water each day.
  6. Each night, before you go to bed, gargle 4-5 times with a mixture of warm water and salt.

Benefits of drinking more water

  1.  Helps to relieve stress.
  2. Boosts the metabolism.
  3. helps the body to flush toxins.
  4. Promotes weight loss.
  5. Boosts overall health.
  6. Helps to build a strong digestive system.

Why not give it a go and see what a difference the Japanese water therapy can make to your life. You really have nothing to lose, Japanese women have the most beautiful skin and complexions which many people claim to be from drinking water first thing in the morning and ensuring their bodies are always well hydrated.

30-Day Water Challenge Revisited

September 28th, 2018

Well, here we go, the 30-day water challenge revisited. A couple of years ago we wrote about the 30-day water challenge. We spoke about how it was really important to drink enough water daily. To keep your body working at optimum performance levels, you should be drinking 0.033 litres of water per kilo of bodyweight.

With summer fast approaching, we should be thinking about our hydration levels. As we are always saying, by the time you feel thirsty, your body is already crying out for water. Your body is telling you that you are dehydrated when you start to experience the following symptoms.

  • Thirst
  • Dry or sticky mouth
  • Not peeing very much
  • Dark yellow pee
  • Dry, cool skin
  • Headache
  • Muscle cramps

Our bodies are amazing machines that if we listen will let us know what is wrong. Lack of fluids can be the start of many problems. We can alleviate many of these problems by just monitoring and increasing our fluid intake. The funny thing is that it is only difficult to drink more for the first few days, but then gradually each and every day it gets a little easier.

I found a terrific bottle in the sports shop that actually has the measurements in ml and litres on the side as well as the times of the day. This makes it really easy to drink more water but in smaller increments. It is a 2-litre bottle, so quite large to carry around but you can decant into a glass. I have found it a great way to monitor how much I am drinking because it shows if I am on track. I take this around with me during the day and it definitely helps me to drink more water on a daily basis.

Will you do the 30-day water challenge?

Make a decision today and your body will thank you for it. Head over to our 30- day water challenge post and check out the instructions. Then grab yourself a bottle so you can monitor your fluid intake. It’s as simple as that and you will be so glad you did. Here’s to a healthy, hydrated new you.

 

 

Can Bottled Water Give You Cancer?

June 1st, 2018

Can bottled water give you cancer? This has been much debated over recent years so lets have a look.   Ok, so to start off there are many hazardous products found in plastic bottles. These chemicals are Bisphenol A (BPA), Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) and Phthalates.  These have all been found to be quite toxic to the human body.

Let’s have a closer look at each one.

Bisphenol A (BPA)

Bisphenol A is used in the manufacturing process of plastics to help prevent cracking in soft plastics and in harder plastics. BPA  is added to epoxy resin to help in stabilizing the product. The problem arises when containers and bottles that contain BPA are heated.  It is believed that the chemicals can leach out into whatever the plastic item contains, be it food or drink. The problems that have been linked to ovarian, prostate, and breast cancers.

Polyethylene terephthalate (PET)

Polyethylene terephthalate bottles do not contain BPA. It is believed however that they contain contaminants due to the fact that they are made from a soft plastic. A study was conducted by the North Dakota State University.  They found in this study that contaminants of saliva, faecal matter,  and food residues were contained within the plastic.

Phthalates

Phthalates are another type of chemical that gives PVC its flexibility, this chemical has been found to leach into the water also and has been linked to sterility in males and also liver cancer as well as testicular atrophy.

Who Should I Believe?

There are so many manmade chemicals in our environment these days bombarding our bodies. We have organisations like Ban The Bottle advocating for health. On the other side of the argument we have many organisations claiming this is incorrect. Cancer research organisations such as The Cancer Council Australia and CBS News all dispute this but should we believe these huge corporations who profit from us being sick. Remember they are all linked and owned by the same people that supply the drugs when we are unwell. What do you think? Can bottled water give you cancer?

From all of the research I have done, it seems that there is still a very divided world. When it comes to what gives us cancer and what doesn’t, I think much more research will be needed.  I always choose to err on the side of caution and drink from a glass where possible or keep a refillable bottle with me that is not plastic or is BPA free.

What Can I do to Reduce my Risk

Here’s what you can do to reduce your risk of exposure to toxins that can be released from bottles. These are great recommendations taken from The Truth About Cancer Website.

  1. Exchange your plastic bottles for stainless steel or glass
  2. Invest in a good quality carbon water filter and filter your tap water and store it in glass or ceramic containers
  3. Avoid cooking and heating any food or water in plastic or Styrofoam
  4. If you must eat or drink from plastic be careful not to expose the food to the sun, high heat, microwave, or cut into the plastic while you are consuming the product.

Just remember that you are your best judge and if something doesn’t feel right to you then it probably isn’t. Trust your own inner guidance when it comes to your health.

5 Ways to Drink More Water

March 23rd, 2018

We all know that we should drink more water and that by the time our mouths feel dry we are already dehydrated but did you know there are some ways that can help encourage you to drink more water. I am going to share with you 5 ways to drink more water because once drinking more becomes a habit you will find it much easier to increase your daily intake. The benefits will be felt very quickly once you make it a daily ritual to drink for water.

1. Drink a glass as soon as you wake up in the morning.

While you have been sleeping, your body has been working hard to rejuvenate your organs and repair your cells, therefore, it would truly appreciate the hydration that comes from a wonderful glass of water. It will also flush out the toxins that have accumulated around your joints whilst sleeping. A great start to the day and even better if you drink it lukewarm with the juice of 1/2 a freshly squeezed lemon added for a little extra detox.

2. Use a Refillable Drink Bottle.

While it is great to drink out of a glass, it is not always practical. When you are on the go all of the time it makes it hard to always have water on hand. If you make it part of your routine to take a water bottle with you wherever you go then you will always have your water easily accessible. When it is always right with you or in front of you there will always be that fresh reminder to keep you drinking regularly.

3. Drink a glass before each meal.

Often times we are thirsty and dehydrated but our body mistakes it as the signs of hunger. If we make it a habit to drink a glass of water before each meal not only will it help our digestion of the foods but it will also fill us up slightly. This has a wonderful way of stopping us from overeating.

4. Drink herbal teas.

Herbal teas are a wonderful way to aid you in consuming more water because herbal teas are consumed without anything else they are just as good as having water. Not only that, the benefits of many herbs will also help to keep you healthy and active. Herbs can be chosen for not only their taste but also their health benefits. For example, Chamomile is great for relaxation and calming the nerves, wonderful in times of stress. Dandelion helps to promote digestion and is also know to help cure acne. Lemon and turmeric water has great health benefits also. There are so many more positives to drinking herbal tea but if it helps you increase your water intake then that in itself would be enough. Make sure you don’t add anything else to it such as sugar.

5. Add fruit and or vegetables to your water.

Many people find water hard to drink due to the lack of taste, I know as a child I did. Try adding some cut up fruit to your bottle before you fill it. What you add is entirely up to you and what you like. Try experimenting with different things until you find something you like. Some ideas could be citrus fruits like orange, lemon or lime. Berries like blueberries, strawberries or raspberries. You could even use cucumber or watermelon. Whatever you use will benefit you. Many fruits and vegetables contain antioxidants which help the body to fight off free radicals within and keep you healthy at a cellular level.

 

 

 

 

 

Water, The Essence of Life

September 19th, 2017

Water truly is the essence of all life on Earth. The video below is a beautiful summary of water and the amazing role it plays supporting all life on this amazing planet that we call home. It is packed full of interesting facts, some you probably know and some you may not.

Here at Filtered Water Company, we love water and what we do but we also love our beautiful environment and the world around us. We truly love getting out and about servicing our customers and clients with their filtered water needs. We also love to share this amazing and wonderful home of ours with you. Based in Cairns, Queensland, however, we service a wide area that covers Far North Queensland. Our Service area goes as far south as Innisfail, North as far as Mossman. Then we also head west and up to the Tablelands covering Mareeba, Atherton, Herberton, Mungalli and everywhere in between. Please feel free to contact us for all of your filtered water needs.

 

For more amazing videos like this one, you can find them on Frank Gregorio’s YouTube channel.

 

Introduction to Water – Frank Gregorio

Water is The Key to Health

August 31st, 2017

Water is the key to health! this is something I have been telling my family for as long as I remember. Being someone that doesn’t like taking any medication, I knew water was the key to health. I was determined to bring my children up understanding how their bodies worked. I wanted them to enjoy a healthy life without reaching for a pill every time something went off balance.

If any of then say they don’t feel well the first thing I say is, ” have a glass of water.” Nine out of ten times, their problem is cured with a long refreshing glass of the good stuff.

Hydration is so important, whenever we start to become dehydrated every part of our internal machinery starts to suffer, especially on a hot day when we are sweating out more fluids than we are replacing.

When you consider the fact that our bodies are made up of 50 to 75% depending on our age it becomes clear that if we are dehydrated our bodies will break down. A person can survive up to three weeks without food but only 3 days without water.

Main functions of water on our bodies

  • It keeps our organs functioning well.
  • It cushions our joints.
  • Flushes waste from our bodies.
  • aids in our digestion.
  • Regulates our metabolism and body temperature.

These factors make it so very important to drink lots of water and yet something that we all fail to think about in our day to day lives. So, next time you get a headache or pain in the stomach, think about how much fluid you have taken in within the last couple of hours and give your body what it needs. Constipation and headaches are two of the very first symptoms of dehydration along with a dry mouth.

Give your body the love it needs and keep it hydrated on a daily basis because water is the key to health.

Water Listens

April 4th, 2017

An interesting concept don’t you think? Water Listens. Back in the 90’s Dr Masaru Emoto, a Japanese doctor of alternative medicine, author and researcher set out to prove that human consciousness has an effect on the molecular structure of water. What he discovered has changed the viewpoints of many.  How everything is connected on a universal level is now very much a popular topic thanks to research. Dr Emoto, armed with a very powerful microscope started freezing and then taking pictures of water that had been exposed to different words, prayers, music and environments. The things he discovered were absolutely remarkable.

The water crystals actually changed depending on whether they were exposed to something positive or something negative. Anything negative produced deformed and distorted crystals. On the other hand, water that was exposed to anything positive and uplifting caused beautiful symmetric crystals to be formed. Not only did he expose water to those different elements but he also collected water from various places and studied the differences. Take a look at the pictures below.

Water Crystals

A Tibetan Sutra

A Heavy Metal Song

After Prayer Ceremony, Lake Biwa 1999

Before Prayer Ceremony, Lake Biwa 1999

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You Fool

You Disgust Me

Love and Gratitude

Thank You

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Looking at the differences is really astounding and an eye opener at least. Now take into consideration that the human body is made up of no less than 60% water it really makes you think about the affect we can have on somebody with just what we say to them. Consider this next time you are belittling someone or talking in a negative way about a loved one. Think of the damage we can actually do to another’s well-being with just our words. Dr Emoto has written numerous books on his findings, each and every one just as fascinating as the last.

The water you drink will have a profound effect on your health and the health of your loved ones so next time you pour yourself a drink of water, remember to infuse it with much love and gratitude and enjoy the benefits of wonderful health and wellbeing.

Why You Should Drink Water

March 9th, 2017

Do you know why you should drink water? It is one of the key factors in keeping your body healthy and vibrant, yet one of the most overlooked. Most people really don’t drink enough water and don’t realise the implications it has on their health. Here in Far North Queensland where we have hot temperatures all year round, it is very easy to become dehydrated which I have written about previously. The video below is a great reminder of the importance in keeping the body hydrated and the consequences if we don’t.

Many minor irritations to your day to day living can be linked to dehydration and I expect that many people are completely unaware that drinking water could be the simple cure that alleviates most of them.

Benefits of Drinking Water

  • Increases metabolism
  • Aids stronger mental capacity
  • Hydrates the skin leading to a fresher and more youthful appearance
  • Helps to thin the blood, leading to greater cardiovascular health and a lower risk of heart attack
  • Boosts the immune system
  • Flushes out toxins
  • Natural headache remedy
  • Prevents cramping and aching during and after exercise
  • Helps to increase bone strength
  • Helps you to lose weight
  • aids in digestion and maintaining regularity

The video below is a great reminder of the importance in keeping the body hydrated and the consequences if we don’t.

Staying hydrated is the best way to flush toxins from the body and keep you motivated, healthy and strong. Make sure you are drinking the correct amount of water each and every day and you will live a wonderful and refreshed life.

If you require any information on filtered water for your home or business then please feel free to contact us. I am certain we can be of service.

The Dark Side of Bottled Water

February 17th, 2017

We all think we are healthy and making a great decision when we reach for a bottle of water in the supermarket instead of the sugary alternatives. Did you know the dark side of bottled water? Water is always a better choice for you and your body will thank you in many ways if you choose that over sugary drinks. You really should cut out the sugar loaded drinks for the benefit of your body, however,  the environment is suffering when you choose bottled water.

It is estimated that Australians consume over 600 million litres of bottled water each year, from that approximately 370 million bottles end up in land fill each and every year. Those 370 million bottles make up 38% of Australias total rubbish volume. Plastic bottles are in the top ten items collected each and every year on Clean Up Australia Day.  That just seems crazy to me, but wait a minute there is more. Most plastic bottles are made from PET which is produced from crude oil, it takes approximately 250ml of oil to produce just 1 litre of water. Bottled water is not looking so environmentally friendly now and considering that 3 tons of carbon dioxide is released into the atmosphere for every ton of PET that is produced is it really worth it.

We are continually producing products that are destroying the earth at an alarming rate. Isn’t it time we all started to refill, reuse and recycle. The statistics above show that majority of people are not recycling their one use water bottles. Many bottles that don’t make it to land fill or the recycle bins often end up in our oceans destroying ecosystems and causing havoc for much of our sea life. I came across a video that shows the devastating effect our pollution is having on a little island in the North Pacific Ocean 2000 miles from the nearest continent. Watch the video and see the dark side of bottled water.

 

There are other more cost effective solutions to bottled water and most of us are aware that tap water is not always so good but we can filter that water and use eco-friendly bottles, If each and every person chose not to use bottled water we really could start making a difference.

information source: Clean up Australia Factsheet

Turmeric Water- Lifes Golden Elixir

October 28th, 2016

Turmeric Water – Lifes golden elixir is something that you can take daily with great health benefits. Water is amazing and completely necessary to keep you functioning, it will help detoxify your body as well as keeping you hydrated. Drinking warm water helps your body to absorb the nutrients of anything that you add to the water.

We all have heard that drinking warm lemon water first thing in the morning is wonderful for your body but turmeric is another amazing natural way to boost your health. Turmeric is packed full of goodness and  antioxidants.

Curcumin is a naturally occurring chemical compound that is found in Turmeric it is the element that gives it the bright yellow colour. It is an anti-inflammatory which means it can be helpful in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, reducing the inflammation and therefore alleviating the pain.

Disorders of the digestive system may also be relieved with the consumption of turmeric water as curcumin stimulates the production of bile which is necessary for good digestion. When the body has the ability to digest foods properly the system can remove toxins much easier therefore also aiding the liver to function far better.

In Ayurvedic medicine Turmeric is known as a natural asprin therefore drinking the infused water can help with headaches or any other aches and pains. Mother nature has provided some amazing plants for us to use for healing and general health maintenance we just seem to forget more often than not. Some very simple habits will start to have a very positive impact on your life.

So why not start your day off with a warm glass of Turmeric water – Life’s golden elixir.

 

Recipe for Warm Lemon & Turmeric Water

Ingredients:

1/2 Lemon

1/4 teaspoon Turmeric

Cup of warm water

 

Instructions:

Squeeze lemon and put into cup.

Add turmeric and stir well.

Add warm water.

You will probably need to continually stir as you drink as the turmeric will settle at the bottom of the cup.

Enjoy!