Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Thanksgiving with Food Allergies

Happy Thanksgiving!

This is the one of the major holidays that focuses on a meal.  I know it is supposed to be more about the people who you share that meal with...but the bottom line is the FOOD.

I know that I am incredibly thankful for my family and friends this year.  We had two weddings, which were extremely happy times...and then finding help for our teenage daughter, which was an extremely stressful time.  But through it all, friends and family pulled through for us, in prayer and thoughts, and even financially. We are very blessed.

When we have family gatherings we have to take in account of people with food allergies or illnesses.  I have a sister with Celiac disease...who cannot eat gluten (wheat, oats, rye).  I also have a diabetic nephew.  So, our menu has to be constructed to be mindful of what they can and cannot eat.  I know my kids love the traditional turkey dinner with the regular side dishes but we still have to read labels and know what we are putting into these dishes.  Actually, this is a pretty good practice of all people.  If you can't understand what is on the label, then it probably isn't that good for you.

If you want to know more about food allergies and some resources to help you then look here---
Food Allergies

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Remember, people like to hear they are appreciated and loved.  TELL your family and friends this for Thanksgiving...it'll be the best gift you can bring to the table.

Deborah Mumm
Healthy Environments, Inc.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Do You Like Soda?

Do You Drink Soda Regularly?

If so, read on... it's important!

One can of regular soda exceeds the maximum recommendation for daily sugar intake!

According to industry reports, the average American drinks 53 gallons of soft drinks every year, which makes it the most consumed beverage, even above milk, water, coffee.
The amount of sugar in soft drinks varies, but they usually contain 7-11 teaspoons of sugar per 12 ounces.
These excessively sugary drinks can affect your teeth enamel, along with many other health risks associated with a high sugar diet. Soft drinks are also extremely acidic, and do not help your body sustain a healthy pH balance.
So why are they consistently popular?

Nourish Your Body with Healthy Water

Unlike soft drinks, juice, sports drinks, coffee drinks, and alcohol, water is naturally sugar-free.
There are no calories, no addictive ingredients, no caffeine, no artificial flavors, no allergens, and no side effects of water.
Water hydrates your body so it can stay at peak performance all day, with no “crash” two hours after consumption.
There is no better way to keep your body healthy and hydrated than by drinking plenty of pure, clean water.

Kangen Water!Choose the Best for Proper Hydration

The quality of the water you drink is crucial to maintaining proper health. Kangen Water® is high-quality alkaline water that is clean, delicious, and an excellent choice for maintaining good health.
You can sustain a healthier pH balance with Kangen Water® and enjoy a great tasting beverage that is conveniently available on your kitchen counter.
When you’re looking for a beverage to quench your thirst and keep you hydrated, don’t trust a caffeinated drink with too much sugar. You need Kangen Water® to nourish your body and give you the boost you need to stay healthy.

Only Enagic Distributors share this water with others!  Let me know if you want to try some...if you aren't in my area, I can try to find someone who is in your area.
Deborah Mumm

Saturday, November 06, 2010

Let's See--Coke or Water?

Thirsty???  Need something refreshing to drink?  Something to energize you?  Coke or Water?
Check it out and find out what your body needs .....


#1. 75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated.

(Likely applies to half the world population)

#2. In 37% of Americans, the thirst mechanism is so weak that it is mistaken for hunger.

#3. Even MILD dehydration will slow down one's metabolism as 3%.

#4. One glass of water will shut down midnight hunger pangs for almost 100% of the dieters studied in a University of Washington study.

#5. Lack of water, the #1 trigger of daytime fatigue.

#6. Preliminary research indicates that 8-10 glasses of water a day could significantly ease back and joint pain or up to 80% of sufferers.

#7. A mere 2% drop in body water can trigger fuzzy short-term memory, trouble with basic math, and difficulty focusing on the computer screen or on a printed page.

#8.. Drinking 5 glasses of water daily decreases the risk of colon cancer by 45%, plus it can slash the risk of breast cancer by 79%., and one is 50% less likely to develop bladder cancer. Are you drinking the amount of water you should drink every day?


#1. In many states the highway patrol carries two gallons of Coke in the trunk to remove blood from

the highway after a car accident.

#2. You can put a T-bone steak in a bowl of Coke and it will be gone in two days.

#3. To clean a toilet: Pour a can of Coca-Cola into the toilet bowl and let the 'real thing' sit for one hour,

then flush clean. The citric acid in Coke removes stains from vitreous china.

#4. To remove rust spots from chrome car bumpers: Rub the bumper with a rumpled-up piece of Reynolds

Wrap aluminum foil dipped in Coca-Cola.

#5. To clean corrosion from car battery terminals: Pour a can of Coca-Cola over the terminals to bubble

away the corrosion.

#6. To loosen a rusted bolt: Apply a cloth soaked in Coca-Cola to the rusted bolt for several minutes.

#7. To bake a moist ham: Empty a can of Coca-Cola into the baking pan, wrap the ham in aluminum foil, and bake. Thirty minutes before ham is finished, remove the foil, allowing the drippings to mix
with the Coke for a sumptuous brown gravy.

#8... To remove grease from clothes: Empty a can of Coke into the load of greasy clothes, add detergent, and run through a regular cycle. The Coca-Cola will help loosen grease stains. It will also clean road haze from your windshield.


#1 the active ingredient in Coke is phosphoric acid. It will dissolve a nail in about four days. Phosphoric

acid also leaches calcium from bones and is a major contributor to the rising increase of osteoporosis.

#2. To carry Coca-Cola syrup! (the concentrate) the commercial trucks must use a hazardous material place

cards reserved for highly corrosive materials.

#3. The distributors of Coke have been using it to clean engines of the trucks for about 20 years!

Now the question is, would you like a glass of water? or Coke? It takes 3 DAYS to correct the acid one coke puts into your body.  So--How thirsty are you???

And DON’T even get me started about Gatorade, Powerade, Sports and Energy Drinks!

The only solution is clear-- drink WATER---and the best, healthiest water on the planet is Kangen Water!

The Wetter Water

Deborah Mumm
Healthy Environments - Dangers of Soda