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Water for Health Blog: Promoting better health through hydration and nutrition.

At Water for Health we encourage everyone to take responsibility for their health. We consider it vitally important that people make informed choices with regard to their wellbeing. It is important to become informed on issues that dictate the quality of our lives. At Water for Health we consider good nutrition and proper hydration to be vitally important and this blog focuses on helping to enhance their importance and in particular the benefits of maintaining proper body alkaline balance.

No health claims are made or implied. Any reader contemplating implementing any suggestion made in any article should discuss with their health practitioner. Any guest posts do not necessarily represent the views of Water for Health.

The Superior Alkalinity, Digestibility, and Nutritiousness of Sprouted Grains

Grains have earned a reputation for being unhealthy, fattening, and lacking nutritional value. This holds only for refined, bleached, grains that contain gluten, however. Gluten-free whole grains are relatively healthy, and sprouted ones are even better. If you sprout your grains, you can eat plenty of grains daily without compromising your health. Continue reading

The Importance of Daily Alkalising + 2 Delicious Alkalising Muffin and Bean Burger Recipes You Have to Try!

Some foods leave an alkaline residue when our bodies break them down. Others form acidic substances when broken down. Our blood, intercellular fluid, and most of our body tissue must remain mildly alkaline for us to be healthy. A diet of acid-forming food leaves us in a chronic state of low-level acidosis, which has many terrible health consequences. Continue reading

Tips on How to Make The Alkaline Diet Easy To Implement with Natural Nutritionist & Yoga Teacher Hayley McAlinden

To stick with living and eating a healthy lifestyle, it needs to be as easy as possible. This is why we called upon natural nutritionist & yoga teacher Hayley McAlinden, to get her to share her expert tips on how to make living in accordance with the alkaline lifestyle easy where possible, as well as hearing her personal benefits to health since she decided to stick to the alkaline diet. Continue reading

How To Use Soups and Smoothies to Combat Nutritional Deficiencies

While many of us think of soups and smoothies as either appetizers or snacks, they can also be meals in their own right. Even better, unlike so many of the non-nutritional 21st century meals with their thousands of calories of nutrition-free processed foods, soups and smoothies can be densely packed with nutrients and can thereby combat some common nutritional deficiencies. Continue reading

How Your Health Could Take A Dive If You Fail To Know Your Vitamin D Status

This week is vitamin D awareness week. To observe it, it is worth summarising why it is important for you to know your vitamin D status. As you will see below, the consequences of remaining oblivious of a possible vitamin D deficiency can be extremely unpleasant and disabling. If you do not know how to get yourself tested, you can learn in the final section of this article. Continue reading

The Four Most Common UK Nutritional Deficiencies

We usually associate the idea of nutritional deficiencies with poor countries, but here in our land of plenty, there are at least four nutrients that many people lack. Some people fall short because of their unhealthy diets, others because of unusual dietary choices, and others because of health conditions that are becoming relatively common. These nutrients are calcium, vitamin D, magnesium, and iron. Continue reading

Table Salt vs. Himalayan Salt - Why Himalayan Salt is Nutritionally Superior

In recent years, the natural health community rejected table salt in favour of Himalayan salt. Increasingly, you would find pink salt instead of white salt on their tables. There are several good reasons for this switch, the most important of which is that Himalayan salt is vastly nutritionally superior.

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Natural Treatment Options for Degenerative Joint Disease

Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis and the most common type of degenerative joint disease, according to the World Health Organisation. Worldwide, 9.6 per cent of men and 18 per cent of women over the age of 60 battle with it. Continue reading

12 Health Benefits of Drinking Hydrogen Rich Water

By now most of us know that British tap water contains some heavy metals (primarily from the soil and rusty water pipes), hormones (from the drugs people and cattle farmers flush down their drains), fluoride (that some municipalities add deliberately), and drug residues (that people flush down their drains). Continue reading

10 Great Reasons to Supplement With Vitamin D This Winter

Now that the summer is over and the darker half of the year is starting, it is important to consider the health benefits of vitamin D. Vitamin D does not occur in adequate levels, naturally, in food. Your body does produce good amounts from the sunlight but this is when you allow yourself to be exposed! That is why it is vital to ensure that you receive enough of it during the time of the year when sunlight is in short supply. Continue reading

Unusual Symptoms of Dehydration & How Best to Tackle Them

A large number of people suffer from dehydration without being aware of it. This is not the severe type of dehydration from which you suffer when you take an hour long run at midday on a summer afternoon that might put you in hospital, but rather the mild to moderate level on which so many people live almost permanently. The consequences are equally grave in the long term, and they are easily avoidable if you know the signs that you are dehydrated. Continue reading

How to Help Your Pet Age Gracefully the Natural Way

Osteoarthritis, spondalosis, and other degenerative bone and joint conditions are common in older dogs and cats. They are, after all, mammals like us, so the fact that they struggle with the same age-related decline should hardly be surprising. There are other characteristics they also share with us, of which the most advantageous is their ability to benefit from good nutrition. To help your furry friends age gracefully without avoidable instances of these painful conditions, keep the following in mind. Continue reading

Moringa: A Highly Nutritious Supplement With Several Medicinal Uses

The moringa oleifera, also called the horseradish tree, is a tree native to the India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh region, but is now all over the world. Traditional societies with stronger connections to the planet's plant life have used it for various ailments. While few Western placebo controlled, peer reviewed randomized clinical trials have been conducted on its health properties, thousands have testified to its effectiveness. Continue reading

Are Your Drinks Eating Away Your Teeth?

Teeth enamel is the hard shell that covers the crown of the teeth to protect them from damage caused by biting, chewing, extreme temperatures, and acidic substances. Without the enamel, we would have developed many more cavities and the nerves inside our teeth would have been open to the painful sensations of chewing and the extreme temperatures of the foods and drinks we put in our mouths. We can adopt certain practices to prevent this shell from eroding.  Continue reading

Looking to Resolve Mental Health Problems Naturally? How These Suggestions Could Make Antidepressants Your Last Resort

Every few years, the Health & Social Care Information Centre publishes a survey of the psychological problems the British public experiences. Approximately 25 per cent of people here experience depression, anxiety, or mixed depression and anxiety every year. Most of us either grab at a synthetic antidepressant or simply suffer through it in silence. Continue reading