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

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.

One Small Healthy Change Part 2: Simple Lifestyle Changes For Dealing with Stress

During the month of February, we are going to provide you with simple tips to help you make small healthy changes.

We think health changes should be small so that you have time to concentrate on them. We also believe that making small changes helps you stick to them. By the time you have mastered one tip and made it a daily habit, you’ll be ready for the next.

Last week we talked about Continue reading

#One Small Healthy Change Part 1: Simple Dietary Food Swaps

Change can be hard. Most of us develop a daily routine and quickly get comfortable in it. We eat the same foods, perform the same exercises, and go to bed much later than we should.

But luckily, you don’t have to change overnight. In fact, we don’t want you to! Continue reading

5 Simple Alkalising Supplements to Support Great Health This New Year

The term “alkaline” is everywhere. But it can be intimidating to those that don’t know what it is or how it affects your health.

Alkalinity refers to a balanced environment within the body in which blood levels are Continue reading

How to Have a More Loving Relationship With Yourself This 2016

The start of a new year is always an exciting time. It’s an opportunity to set new goals, take time to be thankful for what you already have, and work on the relationship you have with yourself.

It’s so easy to get pulled in so many directions that you forget to work on the most important relationship of all: the relationship you have with yourself. Continue reading

5 Simple Ways to Live a Healthier Life in 2016

If your New Year’s resolution is to live a healthier life in 2016, we’ve got you covered! Change can be hard, but these five steps will help make the transition easier than you think. Continue reading

Why Mindful Eating and Mindful Meditation Are The Only 2 New Year’s Resolutions You Need

This year, try making a New Year’s resolution that focuses on the steps needed in order to make a change instead of the change itself. Focusing on the change itself, such as losing weight, without any real support or direction makes it hard to follow through. Continue reading

Drop The Guilt! Why You Should Enjoy Every Mouthful of Your Christmas Dinner

Christmas comes once per year. That’s reason enough to treat yourself to delicious foods that you normally wouldn’t. But unfortunately, many of us are so preoccupied with trying NOT to pack on the weight during the holiday season that we forget to truly enjoy ourselves.

In fact, Continue reading

How to Use Mindful Eating to Prevent Weight Gain this Christmas

Most of us tend to put on a few kilograms during the Christmas holidays which we must then try to lose in January. We are home more often during the holidays so we cook large, involved meals, some of us go away for the holidays and eat a lot of takeaways. Whilst some go to many parties and eat plenty of party food, or visit family who spoil us with treats. Whatever your circumstances, Continue reading

What Supplements Can Help Your Body Stay Alkaline?

In 2001, five European researchers published a study in the European Journal of Nutrition that traced our diet back through hominid evolution, through the agricultural revolution of the last 10,000 years, up to the Industrial Revolution of the last 200 years. They showed that, at every stage of this massive dietary transformation, two things happened: Continue reading

Why You Should Still Eat Foods You Class As Naughty This December

On the surface, this may not look like a topic that should appear on a health blog that normally encourages us all to eat healthy, alkaline, plant-based food. When delving deeper, however, it is obvious that this topic is equally at home here. There are several reasons why we have an unhealthy relationship with food. These are the reasons why we eat so much unhealthy, fattening, acidic food. Continue reading

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