Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Kangen Water

Kangen Water! Alkaline Water! Ionized Water!

What exactly is this NEW water that is so Healthy ? Kangen Water is actually a water system developed and sold in Japan for over 30 it is not new. It is relatively new for the USA though. You can find a Kangen Water system in most hospitals and clinics in Japan as it is labeled as a medical device there.

People drinking this water will notice differences in their health almost immediately. It is a Wetter Water which absorbs into your body more effectively than the water we usually drink. People with diabetes, arthritis, and other ailments will notice dramatic differences as they drink this water.

Shouldn't you learn about Kangen water? There are immitators out there but while they make the water more alkaline...this is not all that a Kangen water system does!

I hope to have more information for you in the near future...along with
testimonials, etc.
Enagic Kangen Water

Have a healthy day!!!
Deborah Mumm
The Allergy Queen

The Wetter Water

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Good News about Recycled Bikes --

RAGBRAI is a Iowa Gazette sponsored event where about 10,000 bike riders ride their bikes on a designated route across Iowa the last week in July. My husband has been doing this for 5 years or so, and our oldest son has joined him the last 2. They think this is great fun...actually NOT my idea of a vacation. husband helped someone who had hundreds of old bikes by giving them them the info of a place in Chicago that sends bikes to Third World countries. Because of this hundreds of poor people will have access to transportation. I thought this was worthy enough for you to see.

The Lizard Kings Help Third World Country with Donation of Bikes

The Lizard Kings (name of a Cedar Rapids, IA bike rider group) have been riding RAGBRAI since the mid-90's. One of their members, Karmin McShane, is the Executive Director of the Cedar Rapids/Linn County Solid Waste Agency. Karmin sent an email out to her Lizard King team members stating that they had a surplus of old bikes that the agency had collected and asked if any teammates had any ideas to utilize the bikes since the agency was attempting to divert them from the landfill. Dennis Mumm, a Chicago area Lizard King, knew of an agency that was involved in refurbishing old bikes for third world countries.

The Working Bikes Cooperative of Chicago is the agency that had a use for the bikes. They even sent a truck over to Cedar Rapids to pick up the large collection. A small portion of the bikes collected are refurbished and resold locally to cover the cost to ship the remaining bikes overseas to developing countries. The bikes are often re-tooled into other machines. Instead of piling up in landfills, these bikes are helping those in need.

Thanks Lizard Kings!

Click here to read more on the recycled bikes

Friday, April 04, 2008

Oprah--The Horror of Puppy Mills--Rescue a Dog!

After watching The Oprah Show on 'The Dangers of Puppy Mills', I decided it was worth enough to write to you about.

Almost 16 years ago, after our German Shepherd mix dog died, we weakened and decided to get a new dog. This time we opted for a smaller breed and one that didn't irritate my husband's allergies...a bischon frise. These little white dogs are similar to a poodle although they only come in shades of white, have a longer tail and are less 'yappy' than a poodle. Little did I know that this breed is also high on the allergy lists themselves...but it was a great challenge for this 'Allergy Queen' to help this dog with his allergies!
We did find a place through our vet that had bischon pups. Once we got there it appeared to be a type of Puppy Mill with various ages of bischon pups throughout the kennel. We went with a little older pup...4 mo. old...since they were less expensive and they seemed less adoptable than the younger pups. We were told they were healthy and up to date on shots.
Once home with the spunky little male of the litter, he became strangely listless and wouldn't eat. We had him checked at the vet who announced we had a very sick pup, who might not make it. We had to feed him with an eyedropper the first few days and spent several hundred dollars on medications, etc.
We called the place where we got him and they said they'd take him part of the guarantee. When asked what they would do with him, the response was, "Well, we won't be able to sell him." My kids were crying as they were attached to little Bo by now and knew he would be put down if we took him back.
Now 16 years later, Bo is a healthy old dog who had a lot of fun years with my kids growing up. However, this article about how to rescue a dog and know what to look for in a reputable breeder should be looked at.
If you ever loved a dog, you need to check it out.
Puppy Mill Dangers

Just another thing for us HUMANS to step up and take a stand against...abuse towards innocent dogs and puppies at Puppy Mills.

Until next time....
Deborah Mumm, The Allergy Queen
Healthy Environments -- Quality Pet Food