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KIOJO THOUGHT OF THE MOMENT
The moment you try to be something you are not, is the moment you lose yourself.
Effortlessness of being yourself is the catalyst which carries our dreams to reality. Sometimes the harder we try, the less likely life is to respond to our call. When we can access effortlessness and surrender internally, Life will bend and mold to our dreams and is eager to accommodate.
Do not mistake effortlessness, however, with passivity. Taking action is vital! But its power increases when we take one step at a time without being attached to the outcome.
With this type of effortlessness, we get back in touch with the natural optimism inside each of us.
Effortlessness is who you really are…. be you.
How Clean Is Your Drinking Water?
It may not be as pure as it looks. Find out what might be coming out of your faucet and what you can do about it.
After a few hours with your hands in the dirt, nothing is as refreshing as a cool glass of water. Though that satisfying splash may quench your thirst, it may not measure up to your organic standards. As a gardener you carefully avoid chemicals in your garden, but can you say the same for your drinking water? Americans are fortunate to enjoy the world’s safest drinking water supply, but safety standards and purity are not one and the same. While municipal water treatment eliminates serious threats to water safety, purity may be lost in the process.
Chlorine: Drinking water owes its safety largely to the addition of chlorine, which is used to kill the disease-causing bacteria and viruses found in untreated water. It also reacts with naturally occurring materials in water form disinfection byproducts. Prolonged exposure to these byproducts increases your risk of liver damage and cancer.
Flouride: In many areas, it is added to drinking water to promote dental health. Research has shown that prolonged exposure to excess flouride (more than the standard level of 4mg/L) may result in bone disease. For children under age nine, whose teeth are still developing, the EPA flouride standard is 2 mg/L.
Lead: Between the water treatment plant and your faucet, water may pass through corroded plumbing which can cause lead to leach into it. Children and pregnant women are most susceptible to lead-related health risks such as neurological damage, kidney and liver problems, and developmental delays in children.
Radon: Although regulated by public water utilities, radon may accumulate in underground water sources, a concern for those on private wells. Exposure to radon in drinking water and by inhaling the gas as it is released from the water during showers, washing, and laundering increases your cancer risk.
Volatile Organic Compounds: VOCs are commonly found in fuels, solvents, cosmetics, drugs, and dry cleaning solutions. They get into drinking water through improper industrial discharges that seep into ground water, a concern to those with wells. Health effects vary from eye, respiratory, and skin irritation to risk of cancer depending on the VOC and length of exposure.
Pharmaceuticals: Increasingly, these compounds are appearing in trace amounts in drinking water and are currently under study by the EPA to assess the long-term side effects as well as what treatment options may remove them from water supplies.
Nitrates: Run-off and improper disposal of synthetic fertilizers dump nitrates into the water system. They pose immediate threats to newborns because they interfere with the oxygen-carrying capacity of the child’s blood.
You can make your drinking water purer with a home filtration system. Your options include “point of entry” filters that treat water as it enters your home and “point of use” filters that treat water right before you drink it.
1. Carbon Filter
Removes: Chlorine, disinfection byproducts, pesticides, radon. Reduces heavy metals including copper, lead and mercury. Be certain to check model as all carbon filters do not perform the same filtration benefits.
Style Options: Countertop Pitchers, faucet filters and under-the-sink units.
Advantages: Generally low in cost and they retain minerals in water, which are beneficial to health.
Removes: Bacteria and heavy metals such as cadmium, chromium, copper, lead and mercury, as well as arsenic, barium, flouride, selenium, and sodium.
Style Options: Countertop or whole house point-of-entry units; can be combined with a carbon filter.
Drawbacks: Without carbon filter addition, does not remove chlorine, chlorine byproducts or VOCs. The process removes all minerals, leaving behind acidic water.
3. Reverse Osmosis
Removes: Most disease-causing bacteria, flouride, nitrates, asbestos, metals including lead.
Style Options: Under the counter point-of-use
Drawbacks: Without carbon filter, RO filters do not remove VOCs or chlorine. Removes all minerals resulting in acidic water.
By Lori Ball September 10, 2015
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What if there was a way that you could enhance both your mind and your energy levels? You may have tried countless ways to achieve this, but haven’t found the right nutritional ingredients until now. What is it? It’s Kiojo.
Kiojo® is a all natural powder supplement that you mix with water for a tasty beverage that helps Hydrate your Body and Enhance your Mind™.
The ingredients come from our daily food with the main ingredients in the beverage being D-Ribose, Potassium Bicarbonate, Magnesium L-threonate , Alpha GPC, Betaine TMG and L-theanine from green tea. Hydrate the Body-Enhance the Mind™ is able to boost brain power while improving quality energy levels without the use of stimulants like caffeine and that is why this supplement is different.
D-Ribose is responsible for enhancing cellular energy within the body, and helping to produce ATP or adenosine triphosphate for increased vitality. ATP works to transfer energy throughout our body. In a healthy person, Ribose is produced naturally and adequately to meet your energy needs. Without proper Ribose your body will have low energy production which results in fatigue and insufficient energy recovery after activities.
A key factor for brain health, Hydrate the Body-Enhance the Mind™ is packed with Magnesium L-threonate—the only magnesium compound that helps enhance magnesium levels to boost working memory, which helps with high-speed decision making. This provides a fruitful day at work, in the gym, or just doing daily activities.
Potassium Bicarbonate is an electrolyte needed for hydration. It helps maintain the normal levels of acidity (pH) in blood, helps with the regulation of heartbeat and muscle function. Potassium helps prevent muscle cramping and is important for building muscle tissue.
Another key ingredient is Alpha GPC which promotes the activation of protein kinase in the brain and is able to improve attention spans so you can be focused throughout your workouts and performances. In addition, A-GPC will formulate new growth hormone for maintaining your youth, vitality, and body composition. With its ability to oxidize fat cells, A-GPC can promote healthy weight management, so you can live a long and happier life.
Betaine or TMG is a dietary ingredient found in spinach and sugar beets, it is an amino acid/pro-vitamin type nutrient that has shown to benefit the health of your heart, kidneys, skin, brain and liver. It helps to maintain cell structure, and protects the cell to withstand de-hydration stress giving you the ability to consistently maintain muscle. TMG is also a methyl group donor and is able to lower plasma homocysteine levels, which plays an important part in promoting long-term wellness.
To keep you calm and focused the amino acid L-Theanine is added and is naturally found in green tea. It is beneficial in relieving symptoms of mental stress and social anxiety. In addition it boosts brain dopamine – which is one of the “feel good” neurotransmitters.
Undoubtedly, Kiojo’s Hydrate the Body-Enhance the Mind™ is an innovative supplement that combines energy production with significant brain health. You may have tried a number of supplements throughout your lifetime though these supplements may have sparked a little energy, they couldn’t enhance brain function or upgrade your mood levels.
Kiojo’s Hydrate the Body-Enhance the Mind™ delivers this one-two punch, and it could be your ticket to improved competitive spirit, greater memory, and better health.
By Jim Holcomb ©2017
Source: Taiyo International
Need a B12 boost? One daily serving of kiojo will supply a mega dose of bio-available source of b12.
Article below explains how important b12 can be in your diet.
Hydrate the Body-Enhance the Mind is everything you need for hydration, focus and clarity of mind…
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New studies show that B12 is not so easily absorbed into our body.
Zinc is an essential trace mineral that helps the body maintain the immune, reproductive, and digestive systems. It is needed for healthy skin, bones, hair, nails, and eyes, and is essential for making growth hormones and the important male hormone, testosterone. Zinc may also speed your recovery from cold and flu, canker sores, sore throat, and skin injuries, and reduce the symptoms of tinnitus, acne, and eye problems. Unfortunately not everyone is able to have Zinc in their daily food diet……
Recognizing Anxiety: Symptoms, Signs, and Risk Factors
“If you repeatedly feel anxious and stressed, or if it lasts a long time, your body never gets the signal to return to normal functioning. That can weaken your immune system, leaving you more vulnerable to viral infections. According to Harvard Medical School, studies have shown an increased rate of anxiety and panic attacks in people with chronic respiratory disease (COPD). COPD patients with anxiety tend to be hospitalized more often. Prolonged stress may lead to a general feeling of ill health. Vaccines may be less effective in people with anxiety disorders.
Your excretory and digestive systems also suffer. According to Harvard Medical School, there may be a connection between anxiety disorders and the development of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) after a bowel infection. IBS can cause vomiting, diarrhea, or constipation.
Short video with interesting facts about the lack of potassium in your diet. It is possible that 98% of American diets are potassium deficient, so the question is…..Are you getting enough potassium in your diet?
Get in the zone…
In positive psychology, flow, also known as the zone, is the mental state of operation in which a person performing an activity is fully immersed in a feeling of energized focus, full involvement, and enjoyment in the process of the activity. In essence, flow is characterized by complete absorption in what one does.