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How Alkaline Water Actually Helps with Weight Loss

How Alkaline Water Actually Helps with Weight Loss

With all the weight loss diets on the market and all the books dedicated to telling you how to lose weight by cutting down on your calories and increasing the amount you exercise, you’re probably overloaded with methods and tips on losing weight.

It’s only been in recent years that it has been ‘discovered’ (just like Columbus ‘discovered’ America when it was full of people who had been here for a thousand years or more already) that water – especially alkaline water – can help you lose weight.

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No, this is not another new diet!

It’s just a natural part of your biological process. This concept is based on the simplest of scientific systems. Your body is made up of more than 60% water. And water is found in your skin, blood vessels, digestive track, elimination organs, and the brain. When your body lacks sufficient hydration from plain water, the body’s PH balance starts getting out of whack.

Without enough water to force toxins through the elimination system – the intestines,  kidneys, liver, thyroid, and spleen –those poisons take a different direction. Toxins that are designed to be removed through the liver are sent to the kidneys instead – or some other organ. This type of reaction is known to be the root cause of many diseases– including Type 2 diabetes and obesity.

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What you may not know is that most people drink more acidic beverages daily than the body can either absorb or release. If you have a tendency to be overweight or obesity runs in your family, drinking anything acidic is the worst thing that you can do to your body. Most often than not, these beverages essential ends up dehydrating your entire body – all the organs, tissues, blood vessels, skin, and brain.

Does alkaline water help you lose weight?

One study from Japan reports that drinking water on an empty stomach, such as when you first get up in the morning, actually increases your metabolic rate. This means that you are able to assimilate nutrients in foods more thoroughly, expel toxins and waste products from the colon, kidneys, and liver.

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A second and larger study with over 5,000 test subjects was done in China and the observation of researchers concluded that plain alkaline ionized water did act as a fat burning mechanism. These type of reports made other scientists curious and researchers across the globe wanted to know how water worked in the body to affect physical weight changes.

For more than two decades, medical specialists noticed that when people did not drink enough water, their cognitive functions significantly decreased. With the advancement in technologies, scientists can now dig deeper into a variety of medically known issues to observe, record, analyze and report about things previously unable to be seen by previous instruments.

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Step One is All You Need

Step one is the simplest of all:  stop drinking acidic beverages completely.  Acidic beverages include anything with sugar (including artificial), caffeine, carbonation and boxed fruit drinks.  Every one of these alters the PH balance in your body causing a higher acidic rate, resulting in dehydration.

Step One is the main cure for childhood obesity as well. The best gift any parent can give their children is a gift that lasts a lifetime – the habit of drinking alkaline water instead of filling the body with liquids that deplete all the essential functions.

Your body is shouting for water – alkaline water that balances the system. If you respond by sending it what amounts to poison for the body, you are destroying your physical health a little at a time.

Help your body fight back, start drinking alkaline ionized water.

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Last Updated on May 15, 2019

How to Tap Into the Power of Positivity

How to Tap Into the Power of Positivity

As it appears, the human mind is not capable of not thinking, at least on the subconscious level. Our mind is always occupied by thoughts, whether we want to or not, and they influence our every action.

“Happiness cannot come from without, it comes from within.” – Helen Keller

When we are still children, our thoughts seem to be purely positive. Have you ever been around a 4-year old who doesn’t like a painting he or she drew? I haven’t. Instead, I see glee, exciting and pride in children’s eyes. But as the years go by, we clutter our mind with doubts, fears and self-deprecating thoughts.

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Just imagine then how much we limit ourselves in every aspect of our lives if we give negative thoughts too much power! We’ll never go after that job we’ve always wanted because our nay-saying thoughts make us doubt our abilities. We’ll never ask that person we like out on a date because we always think we’re not good enough.

We’ll never risk quitting our job in order to pursue the life and the work of our dreams because we can’t get over our mental barrier that insists we’re too weak, too unimportant and too dumb. We’ll never lose those pounds that risk our health because we believe we’re not capable of pushing our limits. We’ll never be able to fully see our inner potential because we simply don’t dare to question the voices in our head.

But enough is enough! It’s time to stop these limiting beliefs and come to a place of sanity, love and excitement about life, work and ourselves.

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So…how exactly are we to achieve that?

It’s not as hard as it may seem; you just have to practice, practice, practice. Here are a few ideas on how you can get started.

1. Learn to substitute every negative thought with a positive one.

Every time a negative thought crawls into your mind, replace it with a positive thought. It’s just like someone writes a phrase you don’t like on a blackboard and then you get up, erase it and write something much more to your liking.

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2. See the positive side of every situation, even when you are surrounded by pure negativity.

This one is a bit harder to put into practice, which does not mean it’s impossible.

You can find positivity in everything by mentally holding on to something positive, whether this be family, friends, your faith, nature, someone’s sparkling eyes or whatever other glimmer of beauty. If you seek it, you will find it.

3. At least once a day, take a moment and think of 5 things you are grateful for.

This will lighten your mood and give you some perspective of what is really important in life and how many blessings surround you already.

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4. Change the mental images you allow to enter your mind.

How you see yourself and your surroundings make a huge difference to your thinking. It is like watching a DVD that saddens and frustrates you, completely pulling you down. Eject that old DVD, throw it away and insert a new, better, more hopeful one instead.

So, instead of dwelling on dark, negative thoughts, consciously build and focus on positive, light and colorful images, thoughts and situations in your mind a few times a day.

If you are persistent and keep on working on yourself, your mind will automatically reject its negative thoughts and welcome the positive ones.

And remember: You are (or will become) what you think you are. This is reason enough to be proactive about whatever is going on in your head.

Featured photo credit: Kyaw Tun via unsplash.com

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