The Side Effects of Drinking Alkaline Water

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What will you feel like when you drink alkaline water?

From my personal experience, my body needed some time to adjust when I first tried drinking alkaline water on a regular basis. I remember I would drink a large glass before bed and my stomach would gurgle and I’d feel very lethargic. Then after a few days, my system became accustomed to it, and I began to notice the following:

Relief from acid reflux

I’ve suffered from acid reflux for years. It became so uncomfortable, I went to see a doctor. I had an endoscopy and she discovered I had a hiatal hernia and an ulcer. I took PPI’s to allow the ulcer to heal, but the hernia still allowed stomach enzymes and acid into my oesophageus so I had to continue the medication.

Now that I drink alkaline water between meals, my GERD has all but disappeared, and only acts up when I’ve overindulged in trigger foods like coffee, wine, and fatty meats. I’ve stopped the daily medication and only take over the counter antacids for the occasional times I veer off my alkaline diet.

Cleaner mouth

Since drinking alkaline water, I notice my mouth feels cleaner throughout the day. My gums are pink, my teeth feel smooth, and my breath is fresher.

Clearer eyes

My eyes used to sometimes look dull or bloodshot when I was tired, but now that I drink alkaline water the sclera (the white part) is always clear, bright white.

Better sleep

I’m not sure what the reason this for is, but I sleep deeper and better since I began drinking alkaline water.

Faster fitness recovery

I’ve always maintained a rather demanding workout routine. I would suffer regular soreness and stiffness whenever I overdid it. Now that I drink alkaline water, I don’t feel the lactic acid build-up and DOMS the next day like I used to.

Reduced PMS symptoms

I noticed greatly reduced bloating, moodiness, and pain. This was a pleasant surprise!

Weight loss

I lost over five pounds since I began drinking alkaline water, and I haven’t changed my diet at all. In fact, I’ve been indulging in some acidic foods like wine, chocolate, and bread. I’m not sure how it happened. I think some of it was water weight, because when I first began drinking alkaline water I would urinate a lot. Now I’m maintaining an average five pounds less without any extra effort!

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These were my personal experiences and I am thrilled with the results. No wonder movie stars and celebrities drink alkaline water for health and beauty.

Alkaline water will affect everyone differently, but I highly recommend trying it to see what it can do for you.

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I started a new routine with alkaline water a few months ago. I’ve already noticed that I have brighter eyes, clearer skin, and I enjoy a much deeper and longer sleep. These are benefits I wasn’t even expecting.

Drinking alkaline water between meals has also alleviated my acid reflux, which I had all but given up on curing.

I lost seven pounds without having changed my diet. This is odd because I actually have been exercising less, so I can only figure it’s because I’ve detoxed my body and balanced my pH.

This is my personal experience, and one thing I can tell you–I’m not going back to regular water.

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Interview with DOGA author Mahny Djahanguiri

Doga yoga for you and your dog
Are you ready to try yoga with your dog?

While exploring Twitter, I stumbled across the most interesting profile – @DogaYogaMahny from London.

Mahny Djahanguiri is Europe’s leading Dog Yoga expert and author of the book DOGA–Yoga for you and your dog.

Being a dog owner and yoga lover, I wanted to know all about doga and Mahny was kind enough to answer a few questions about it.

Mahny was on BBC’s The Barking Hour yesterday. Listen here.

What is doga?
Doga is a human yoga practice that enhances the natural bond one has with their pet. The dog aids as a weight (small dogs) or, if larger, as a yoga bolster. Doga includes canine massage, yoga breathing, yoga postures that you can do together with your dog. The main aim is to relax the owner so the dog can absorb the owners “calm.”

What are the origins of doga?
Doga originates from the US. A yoga teacher, Suzy Teitelman, explored doga with her two poodles when she found them wanting to join in her practice on the mat. She designed poses that help encooperate the dog through lifts and stretches. She’s been running classes in Miami since 2006.

What are the benefits for the owner and dog?
The benefits are the same for dog and owner. As the parasympathetic part of the central nervous system overrides the sympathetic nervous system, both dog and owner will gain a deeper more valuable sleep, release stress, eradicate anxiety and stress related issues, and help digestion and skin disorders. The owner gains a fit body by toning muscles, building core strength, stability, and flexibility. Doga is fun – and through petting your dog, love hormones are released which help you to de-stress.

Do dogs ever misbehave in your doga class?
Dogs ALWAYS misbehave in my class, that’s part of the doga fun. In Doga I try to encourage people to lose their “ownership,” which is the controlling part and the ego. The more we allow and ignore our dogs conditioned behaviour in a group/pack the more your dog can figure out were he belongs in the pack. Showing anxiety doesn’t help your dogs behaviour issues. Through using yoga we focus solely on ourselves while our dogs “act out” their stress. Once the owner has slowed down their central nervous system the dog will automatically be drawn to this inner stillness. It takes sometimes up to fifty minutes for a dog to stop barking or dominating his peers. But at the end of the session ALL dogs are totally out.

How long are doga classes and how much do they cost?
A Doga session consists of ninety minutes breathing, yoga poses, relaxation and chanting. A class costs £20 per dog. One can also bring along family members especially children. It’s a group therapy and focuses on bonding with nature.

Watch the book launch video here.

A special thanks to Mahny Djahanguiri for telling us all about DOGA. Please leave your questions and comments for her below.

Find out more DOGA Mahny’s website and Twitter.

DOGA-Yoga for you and your dog is available on Amazon.

Tabbouleh Recipe for Summer Cookouts

alkaline tabbouleh recipe

Tabbouleh is a refreshing Arab dish traditionally made of bulgur or couscous, tomatoes, finely chopped parsley, mint, onion, mixed with olive oil, lemon juice, and salt.

Couscous is made of grain and is acid-forming. Here is a great alkaline twist on the traditional tabbouleh recipe using millet. Quinoa also makes a great alkaline substitution.

Millet/Quinoa Tabbouleh
Yield: Approx 7 cups

1 cup millet/quinoa rinsed
2 cups filtered water
1 tsp celtic sea salt
1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
juice of one lemon
1 large garlic clove, crushed
1 1/2 cups roma tomatoes, diced small (3-4 romas)
1 1/2 cups English cucumber, diced small (almost 1 cuke)
3 green onions, sliced finely
1 1/2 cups fresh parsley, chopped small
3/4 cups fresh mint, chopped small
1/2 tsp Maldon sea salt flakes

Method
“In a medium sauce pan bring water to boil, add millet and then reduce heat to low, simmering with lid on for 18-20 mins.

Remove from heat, and fluff with fork and allow to cool with lid off for 30-60 mins. Texture should be firm but not crunchy and neither mushy.

Combine olive oil, lemon juice and crushed garlic and allow to stand. Meanwhile chop veggies as per above descriptions and place in a large bowl.

Add millet when it is completely cool and then pour dressing over mixture and toss well seasoning with sea salt to taste.

Garnish with parsley or mint and serve at room temp or chilled. Flavours will become more pronounced after resting.”

Recipe: Alkaline Sisters

8 Shocking Bottled Water Facts

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Many people believe that drinking bottled water is the healthiest choice, but according to the latest research bottled water may be lower in quality than water from your tap.

There are more important reasons not to waste money on bottled water. Bottled water creates enormous amounts of pollution– not just from the discarded plastic, but from manufacturing and transporting bottled water.

When looking at the facts, drinking bottled water is unsafe for you and for the environment.
Here are 8 bottled water facts that may astound you:

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