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Is Soda Wrecking Your Health?

Almost 2 BILLION Coca-Cola drinks are consumed every single day worldwide. Add to this the rest of the soft-drink industry and you have on the order of three-hundred MILLION gallons, a Niagara Falls of sodas pouring down our throats. At least half of Americans drink sodas daily.
What are the consequences? What are the costs to individuals and society as a whole?  (Read More ………….)
 
Soft drinks are generally sweetened with with high fructose corn syrup, an especially nasty type of sweetener. It's more dangerous than ordinary sucrose, stressing the liver and rocketing blood sugar and insulin levels. Cancer, heart disease, strokes are all associated with sugar consumption.
 
Within minutes to an hour or two of consumption, a regular soft drink produces the following results in the body:
10-12 teaspoons of sugar blast your system in within a few minutes.
Your blood sugar spikes in about fifteen minutes. Your insulin reacts to this in a desperate effort to keep you alive (without insulin, you'd go into shock from the excessive sugar in your blood).
In response, your liver goes into overdrive, trying to convert the excess sugar into less immediately dangerous fat. Part of this fat includes triglycerides, which, when too high, can clog arteries and lead to heart attacks down the road.
Some of the excess fat is stored in the liver, which can lead to 'fatty liver disease', similar to the liver disease that alcoholics get.
The excessive fat contributes to obesity, heart disease, diabetes, and even cancers.
If you're drinking a caffeinated soda, your body absorbs the caffeine within 30 minutes and this jolts your adrenal glands and other hormones- your heart rate increases and may become irregular, your blood pressure rises and your liver pours even more sugar into your blood stream in reaction to caffeine. This again spikes your insulin level, sugar is converted to more fat, etc.
In about 45 minutes, the highly addictive hormone 'dopamine' is released, activating pleasure centers in the brain which lead you to crave another 'fix' of the thing that triggered it in the first place... a soda.
Within an hour of drinking the soda, the phosphoric acid (added to give the soda a tartness that balances the excessive sweetness) kicks in - it combines with calcium, magnesium and zinc, producing nervous system imbalances and other negative effects.
Soon the caffeine exerts its diuretic effect, meaning that it forces the body to LOSE fluids faster than normal. You feel compelled to go to the bathroom and end up excreting more fluid than you consumed in the first place. Peeing away valuable fluids and minerals leaves you even thirstier than before!
About an hour after consuming the soda, the sugar runs out, your blood sugar crashes and can leave you hungry, tired, irritable and lacking in energy. The normal reaction to this condition is to crave and to drink more soda!
Drinking just one soda per day can 2x your chances of type 2 diabetes.
 
Soda also has mental effects: it lowers your ability to remember and to learn and may lead to depression and dementia.
 
By producing insulin-resistance (an imbalance in which the body's own ability to use insulin properly in handling sugars is weakened), sodas can contribute not only to the development of diabetes but even Alzheimer's.
 
Sugar consumption also dulls the signals the brain uses to tell you when to stop eating. This can lead to over-eating and obesity.
 
A study showed that regular soda drinkers may have up to 61% greater chance of a cardiovascular event (heart attack, stroke, etc.).
 
Cancer has long been associated with sugar consumption; indeed, cancer cells thrive on sugar and one successful cancer therapy, the 'ketogenic diet', consists of shifting the body's metabolism away from reliance on sugar.
 
The risk of an especially deadly form of cancer, pancreatic cancer, increases by 81% among drinkers of soda or those whose diet is especially rich in sugars (such as 'fruitarians', the most famous example of which was Steve Jobs, who died of pancreatic cancer several years ago).
 
Respiratory disease is also tied to soda consumption, which may lead to asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder, or COPD.
 
The phosphoric acid in sodas can be as corrosive to tooth enamel as battery acid. It also leaches calcium from the bones and contributes to osteoporosis.
 
Beyond the sugar and phosphoric acid,  there is the carbonation. Carbonation adds carbonic acid, another form of acidity. Carbonation helps make blood cells more sticky and causes them to clump together, leading to possible strokes. http://livebloodonline.com/live-blood-analysis/sticky-blood-rouleau/. My wife had her blood tested after a year of drinking sparkling water daily, and she was shocked to see her heavily clumped red blood cells. Now she does what many Europeans do- she drinks carbonated beverages very rarely and only as a special treat.
 
There are so many reasons to avoid sugar, sugary drinks and carbonated drinks! Rather than drinking a soda when thirsty, drink water, or tea, or nut milk.
 
You are the one who'll be living with your body to your final days in it. Doesn't it make sense to prolong its health and usefulness?

​Almost 2 BILLION Coca-Cola drinks are consumed every single day worldwide. Add to this the rest of the soft-drink industry and you have on the order of three-hundred MILLION gallons, a Niagara Falls of sodas pouring down our throats. At least half of Americans drink sodas daily.
What are the consequences? What are the costs to individuals and society as a whole? ​
 
Soft drinks are generally sweetened with with high fructose corn syrup, an especially nasty type of sweetener. It's more dangerous than ordinary sucrose, stressing the liver and rocketing blood sugar and insulin levels. Cancer, heart disease, strokes are all associated with sugar consumption.
 
Within minutes to an hour or two of consumption, a regular soft drink produces the following results in the body:

Almost 2 BILLION Coca-Cola drinks are consumed every single day worldwide. Add to this the rest of the soft-drink industry and you have on the order of three-hundred MILLION gallons, a Niagara Falls of sodas pouring down our throats. At least half of Americans drink sodas daily.
What are the consequences? What are the costs to individuals and society as a whole?  (Read More ………….)
 
Soft drinks are generally sweetened with with high fructose corn syrup, an especially nasty type of sweetener. It's more dangerous than ordinary sucrose, stressing the liver and rocketing blood sugar and insulin levels. Cancer, heart disease, strokes are all associated with sugar consumption.
 
Within minutes to an hour or two of consumption, a regular soft drink produces the following results in the body:
  • ​10-12 teaspoons of sugar blast your system in within a few minutes.
  • Your blood sugar spikes in about fifteen minutes. Your insulin reacts to this in a desperate effort to keep you alive (without insulin, you'd go into shock from the excessive sugar in your blood).
  • In response, your liver goes into overdrive, trying to convert the excess sugar into less immediately dangerous fat. Part of this fat includes triglycerides, which, when too high, can clog arteries and lead to heart attacks down the road.
  • Some of the excess fat is stored in the liver, which can lead to 'fatty liver disease', similar to the liver disease that alcoholics get.
  • The excessive fat contributes to obesity, heart disease, diabetes, and even cancers.
  • If you're drinking a caffeinated soda, your body absorbs the caffeine within 30 minutes and this jolts your adrenal glands and other hormones- your heart rate increases and may become irregular, your blood pressure rises and your liver pours even more sugar into your blood stream in reaction to caffeine. This again spikes your insulin level, sugar is converted to more fat, etc.
  • In about 45 minutes, the highly addictive hormone 'dopamine' is released, activating pleasure centers in the brain which lead you to crave another 'fix' of the thing that triggered it in the first place... a soda.
  • Within an hour of drinking the soda, the phosphoric acid (added to give the soda a tartness that balances the excessive sweetness) kicks in - it combines with calcium, magnesium and zinc, producing nervous system imbalances and other negative effects.
  • Soon the caffeine exerts its diuretic effect, meaning that it forces the body to LOSE fluids faster than normal. You feel compelled to go to the bathroom and end up excreting more fluid than you consumed in the first place. Peeing away valuable fluids and minerals leaves you even thirstier than before!
  • About an hour after consuming the soda, the sugar runs out, your blood sugar crashes and can leave you hungry, tired, irritable and lacking in energy. The normal reaction to this condition is to crave and to drink more soda!
  • Drinking just one soda per day can 2x your chances of type 2 diabetes.
     
    Soda also has mental effects: it lowers your ability to remember and to learn and may lead to depression and dementia.
     
    By producing insulin-resistance (an imbalance in which the body's own ability to use insulin properly in handling sugars is weakened), sodas can contribute not only to the development of diabetes but even Alzheimer's.
     
    Sugar consumption also dulls the signals the brain uses to tell you when to stop eating. This can lead to over-eating and obesity.
     
    A study showed that regular soda drinkers may have up to 61% greater chance of a cardiovascular event (heart attack, stroke, etc.).
     
    Cancer has long been associated with sugar consumption; indeed, cancer cells thrive on sugar and one successful cancer therapy, the 'ketogenic diet', consists of shifting the body's metabolism away from reliance on sugar.
     
    The risk of an especially deadly form of cancer, pancreatic cancer, increases by 81% among drinkers of soda or those whose diet is especially rich in sugars (such as 'fruitarians', the most famous example of which was Steve Jobs, who died of pancreatic cancer several years ago).
     
    Respiratory disease is also tied to soda consumption, which may lead to asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder, or COPD.
     
    The phosphoric acid in sodas can be as corrosive to tooth enamel as battery acid. It also leaches calcium from the bones and contributes to osteoporosis.
     
    Beyond the sugar and phosphoric acid,  there is the carbonation. Carbonation adds carbonic acid, another form of acidity. Carbonation helps make blood cells more sticky and causes them to clump together, leading to possible strokes. http://livebloodonline.com/live-blood-analysis/sticky-blood-rouleau/. My wife had her blood tested after a year of drinking sparkling water daily, and she was shocked to see her heavily clumped red blood cells. Now she does what many Europeans do- she drinks carbonated beverages very rarely and only as a special treat.
  • Speaking of treats, one of our customers let us know that her children all kicked the soda habit after she got an Ideal Earth Water filtration system for the home. The kids now prefer to drink water, as ours is so healthful and tasty!
     
    There are so many reasons to avoid sugar, sugary drinks and carbonated drinks! Rather than drinking a soda when thirsty, drink water, or tea, or nut milk.
     
    You are the one who'll be living with your body to your final days in it. Doesn't it make sense to prolong its health and usefulness?


10-12 teaspoons of sugar blast your system in within a few minutes.
Your blood sugar spikes in about fifteen minutes. Your insulin reacts to this in a desperate effort to keep you alive (without insulin, you'd go into shock from the excessive sugar in your blood).
In response, your liver goes into overdrive, trying to convert the excess sugar into less immediately dangerous fat. Part of this fat includes triglycerides, which, when too high, can clog arteries and lead to heart attacks down the road.
Some of the excess fat is stored in the liver, which can lead to 'fatty liver disease', similar to the liver disease that alcoholics get.
The excessive fat contributes to obesity, heart disease, diabetes, and even cancers.
If you're drinking a caffeinated soda, your body absorbs the caffeine within 30 minutes and this jolts your adrenal glands and other hormones- your heart rate increases and may become irregular, your blood pressure rises and your liver pours even more sugar into your blood stream in reaction to caffeine. This again spikes your insulin level, sugar is converted to more fat, etc.
In about 45 minutes, the highly addictive hormone 'dopamine' is released, activating pleasure centers in the brain which lead you to crave another 'fix' of the thing that triggered it in the first place... a soda.
Within an hour of drinking the soda, the phosphoric acid (added to give the soda a tartness that balances the excessive sweetness) kicks in - it combines with calcium, magnesium and zinc, producing nervous system imbalances and other negative effects.
Soon the caffeine exerts its diuretic effect, meaning that it forces the body to LOSE fluids faster than normal. You feel compelled to go to the bathroom and end up excreting more fluid than you consumed in the first place. Peeing away valuable fluids and minerals leaves you even thirstier than before!
About an hour after consuming the soda, the sugar runs out, your blood sugar crashes and can leave you hungry, tired, irritable and lacking in energy. The normal reaction to this condition is to crave and to drink more soda!
Drinking just one soda per day can 2x your chances of type 2 diabetes.
 
Soda also has mental effects: it lowers your ability to remember and to learn and may lead to depression and dementia.
 
By producing insulin-resistance (an imbalance in which the body's own ability to use insulin properly in handling sugars is weakened), sodas can contribute not only to the development of diabetes but even Alzheimer's.
 
Sugar consumption also dulls the signals the brain uses to tell you when to stop eating. This can lead to over-eating and obesity.
 
A study showed that regular soda drinkers may have up to 61% greater chance of a cardiovascular event (heart attack, stroke, etc.).
 
Cancer has long been associated with sugar consumption; indeed, cancer cells thrive on sugar and one successful cancer therapy, the 'ketogenic diet', consists of shifting the body's metabolism away from reliance on sugar.
 
The risk of an especially deadly form of cancer, pancreatic cancer, increases by 81% among drinkers of soda or those whose diet is especially rich in sugars (such as 'fruitarians', the most famous example of which was Steve Jobs, who died of pancreatic cancer several years ago).
 
Respiratory disease is also tied to soda consumption, which may lead to asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder, or COPD.
 
The phosphoric acid in sodas can be as corrosive to tooth enamel as battery acid. It also leaches calcium from the bones and contributes to osteoporosis.
 
Beyond the sugar and phosphoric acid,  there is the carbonation. Carbonation adds carbonic acid, another form of acidity. Carbonation helps make blood cells more sticky and causes them to clump together, leading to possible strokes. http://livebloodonline.com/live-blood-analysis/sticky-blood-rouleau/. My wife had her blood tested after a year of drinking sparkling water daily, and she was shocked to see her heavily clumped red blood cells. Now she does what many Europeans do- she drinks carbonated beverages very rarely and only as a special treat.
 
There are so many reasons to avoid sugar, sugary drinks and carbonated drinks! Rather than drinking a soda when thirsty, drink water, or tea, or nut milk.
 
You are the one who'll be living with your body to your final days in it. Doesn't it make sense to prolong its health and usefulness?

Water Filters – Size Matters

More than 90% of the water filters on the market only remove chlorine, lead, cysts, THMs, & VOCs.  Why is this?  Because Fluoride, arsenic, lead, and chloramines are not easily removed from city water.

Thus, size is everything! The bigger, the better! Our smallest filter weighs 52 pounds! This is what is required to remove fluoride and other toxins down to non-detectable levels.

When you see small 1 to 2 pound filters, you must realize that it’s not going to have much of a life expectancy (3 months or 1000 gallons usually) nor will it be able to pull much fluoride out. (When we did our research on competitors, we found that none removed more than 80% to 90% of the fluoride when the filter was NEW!  By the end of 3 months, it is usually only removing 60%.)  So, you are still drinking some fluoride in your drinking water when you buy a small filter! Plus, though it seems to be cheaper, it quickly racks up the bills, if you replace the cartridges as frequently as the manufacturer recommends.  If you do a cost analysis, you will find our low maintenance filter is significantly cheaper – even than bottled water.  But do your own comparison.

Made in U.S.A.

Our 6 years low maintenance filters come in

 4 models

·        Deluxe Whole House System

·        Economy Whole House System

·        Deluxe Under the Sink System     (52 lbs. of media)

·        Economy Under the Sink System    (52 lbs. of media)

·        All of our filters contain special media to prevent bacteria growth, multi-forms of different types of carbon, plus special media to handle fluoride removal.

Toxins removed from filtered water

Here is a list of toxins our water filtration systems remove.

Iron  -Sulfur   -Manganese    -Chlorine  -Radon -Uranium  -Trihalomethane (TTHM) (as (CHC13)  -Lead (as PbC12)  -Fluoride  -Nitrate (as N)  -Barium  -Arsenic  -Cadmium   -Chromium +3     -Chromium +6  -Selenium -Mercury -Lindane  -Methoxychlor  -Toxaphene  -2,4-D  -Silvex (2,4,5-TP) -Trichloroethylene (TCE) -Inorganic Metals  -Iron  -Nickel  -Silver -Organic -Trihalomethanes  -Bromoform   -Bromodichloromethane  -Chloroform   -Dibromochloromethane    –Organic Herbicides  –Pesticides, PCB’s  -Alachlor  -Aldrin  -Atrazine  -Chlordane  -Dichloran  –Other Inorganics  -Foaming Agents  -Odor Threshold  –Organic Volatiles  –Benzene  -2, 2-Dichloropropene   -Dieldrin  -Vinyl chloride    -Ethylenedibromide (EDB) -Heptachlor  -Carbon tetrachloride -Ethylbenzene  -Heptachlor Epoxide  -1, 2-Dichloroethane  -1, 1, 2-Trichloroethane    -Hexachlorobenzene  -1, 4-Dichlorobenzene  -1, 1, 1, 2-Tetrachloroethane   -Hexachloropentadine -1, 1-Dichloroethylene   -1, 1, 2, 2-Tetrachloroethane   -PCBs -1, 1, 1-Trichloroethane   -Tetrachloroethylene (PCE)  -Pentachloronitrobenzene  -Bromobenzene   -1, 2, 3-Trichloropropane   -Simazine  -Bromoethane -Toluene   -Trifluralin    -Chlorobenzene   -Xylene    -Chloroethane -Chloroethylvinylether  -Chloromethane -Dichlorodifluoromethane  -2-Chlorotoluene  -1, 3-Dichloropropane     -4-Chlorotoluene  -Trichlorofluoromethane   -Dibromochloropropane (DBCP)  -Trichlorobenzene(s)    -Dibromomethane    -Endrin   -1, 2-Dichlorobenzene-1, 3-Dichlorobenzene    -Trans-1, 2-Dichloroethylene  -Cis-1, 3-Dichloroethylene-Dichloromethane   -1, 1-Dichloroethane  -1, 1-Dichloropropene-1, -2-Dichloropropane   -Cis-1, 3-Dichloropropene

Both our under the sink and whole house systems remove these toxins from your water. It is important to note that not all water contains this list of toxins. The only way to know what is really in your water is to have a water test done. There are different factors to take into consideration such as if you have well water or city water and the proper test done by a good lab is important. There are no at home tests capable of giving you accurate readings.

Contact us today for more information at 727-447-2344

Frequent Q & A

Can Earth Core handle algae problems?

Yes, EarthCore can handle algae Challanges in water pipes, evaporators, ponds and many applications.

Today, we have multi-cored Earth Core so we can meet most challanges.

Can Earth Core remove old limescale in my pipes and hot water heater?

Yes,  as a matter of fact we will not install Earth Core in a plumbing system that is older than 1950.  Becasue the Earth Core Water Conditioner will fully remove the limescale build up in a pipe and it old pipe does not have water intergerty then it could cause a water leak.  So, if the pipes are new or not so new, the conditioner will prevent limesscale build up and extend the life expectancy of the pipes, hot water heather, dishwasher, clothwasher… any appliance connected to the water line.

Why do you recommend Earth Core any and all growing operations including Organic Farming?

The number one reason is the re-structured water naturally prevents fungus from growing on the leave surface.  This allows the farmer to water in the night time (from sunset to just before sun rise).  This is the time where evaporation is at its lowest!  This action alone will save 85% Water

Does one still need to use wetting agents?

No!  With multi-core possibilty we can custome make Earth Core so as to over come most hard water and no longer needing any additional wetting agents.

Can Earth Core reduce water consumption?

Yes, depending on application one can save from 20 to 60% (60%  was in a green house)

Can Earth Core reduce chemical, fertilizer use.

Yes, becasue the Earth Core makes the water wetter and softer.  It will create better penentration, better      absorbtion, and better adhision.  So, not just it will save on fertilizers, but with antibiotics for aquaculture applications, herbacides, pesticides…etc.  Do your own test but one can expects from30 to 70% savings and on certain item even greater savings.

Can Earth Core help in Organic Farming?

Yes!!  Utilizing Earth Core Water Conditioner the “Salt” in the soil or ever if you live next to the ocean and get seawater spray and have salt damages from the spray.  Earth Core can “nutrilize the salt” and make the water less corrisive.  We installed one unit in a hotel next to the ocean which has frequent browning of th lawn grasses from the salt water spray.  They were also experancing lots of fungus issues as well.  After they instilled the water conditioner, not just the lawn stop browning, but the fungus stop and the ground started to have earthworms,  over time the entire propertity including the grounds next to the seawall had earthworms, proving that the unit indeed “nutrilized the salt” in order for the earthworms to survive and do well.

Can Earth Core help in Organic ranching?

Yes, with conditioned water the water structure

Fluoride Free

Fluoride was first used to fight dental cavities in the 1940s, its effectiveness defended on two grounds:

Fluoride inhibits enzymes that breed acid-producing oral bacteria whose acid eats away tooth enamel. This observation is valid, but some scientists now believe that the harmful impact of fluoride on other useful enzymes far outweighs the beneficial effect on cavity prevention.

Fluoride ions bind with calcium ions, strengthening tooth enamel as it forms in children. Many researchers now consider this more of an assumption than fact, because of conflicting evidence from studies in India and several other countries over the past 10 to 15 years.

Nevertheless, agreement is universal that excessive fluoride intake leads to loss of calcium from the tooth, increasing cavity formation throughout life rather than remedying it, and so causing dental fluorosis. Severe, chronic and cumulative overexposure can cause the incurable crippling of skeletal fluorosis, leading to easily fractured bones.

In many parts of the world, people suffer from fluorosis – a serious bone disease due to naturally occurring fluoride in their groundwater. When you see mottling of teeth, you see the obvious indicator of fluorosis.  What you don’t see is the bones made brittle by fluoride, causing more readily fractured bones, including hip fractures, as well as leg and arm fractures.  

In many countries, fluoride is intentionally added to the water supply. Other sources of fluoride are toothpaste, juices, tea, sodas, infant formula, use of Teflon pans, cigarettes, and pesticide exposure, so the amount of fluoride people actually consume may be higher than scientists assume.  However, not all fluoride is equal.  Water is fluoridated with a chemical soup called hydrofluorosilicic acid, containing heavy metals. It is not a naturally occurring compound in Nature, but a waste product from the phosphate mining and metal plating industries.  

In my opinion, fluoridation is a political issue. First of all, when fluoride is added to the water it retards tooth eruption by one year. So when one counts for cavities and there is no tooth it counts as no cavities. This is where “fluoride prevents tooth decay” comes from. The second big issue is “What does the metal plating industry and phosphate mining industry do with their combined waste product called hydrofluorosilicic acid?” Can you believe it is illegal to dump it into the rivers but it is legal to add it to the public drinking water as fluoridation?

In America 68% of the cities add this specific type of fluoride in the drinking water, but less than 2% of the cities in Europe have fluoridation.

Baby boomers aren’t necessarily concerned about tooth decay, but we worry about bones hardening and eventually getting hip fractures. Fluoridation certainly hardens the bones, teeth and harms the immune system. Fluoride increases the risk for teeth & bone fractures. There is a big movement to resist and remove fluoride from our drinking water. As a matter of fact, Hawaii is the first state to ban fluoridation.

 

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