Who should we trust… cows or chemists?

I’m pretty sure you’ll agree with me and choose cows over chemists. It’s always a healthier choice to go with nature-made rather than man-made.

butter

Just look at the difference in the list of ingredients on the image below:

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And as if that wasn’t enough to make you choose butter over margarine… check out the difference in the health benefits:

Butter-VS-Margarine

So… my choice is organic butter from grass fed cows and I encourage you to choose the healthiest option for you and your family.

You cannot put a price tag on your health.  It is SO much harder and more expensive to try to regain your health than it is to prevent.

Stay blessed and stay healthy!!!

Diet Soda Increases Risk of Stroke and Dementia

Researchers at Boston University crunched the numbers and found that people who drink diet soda are nearly three times more likely to experience stroke and dementia.

 

 

And drinking regular soda is NOT the answer…

Using MRI imaging and cognitive tests scientists found drinking more than 3 sodas a day results in smaller brain volume.  We’re talking actual brain shrinkage here. It also accelerates brain aging which leads to poorer memory.  These are all risk factors for early stage Alzheimer’s.

 

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It doesn’t end here.  There’s a long list of medical research linking artificially sweetened drinks to a slew of other health problems including depression, kidney damage and type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome.

If you get tired of drinking plain water, try some home-made flavored water.  You can either purchase a fruit infused pitcher or just add the fruit to water.  Another healthier option is organic green tea (hot or cold).  And if you want the healthiest water available anywhere on planet earth then I would suggest purchasing a medical grade water ionizer from Enagic.  Click here for more info.

 

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Please share this article with anyone you know that still drinks soda.

Do you read labels?

I know it takes time but here’s one thing I would make sure is NOT on the label…

ASPARTAME

Our body was not designed for artificial ingredients. Check out all the Aspartame side effects on the image below:

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I shared an article about Aspartame on my blog and it went viral.  A LOT of people emailed me to tell me how their symptoms went away after they stopped all the Aspartame.

Here’s the link to the article:

A Killer In Your Fridge

Please share this article and make sure your family and friends are not using products with Aspartame.

Remember… we are what we eat and drink.

Until next time,

Rhonda Gessner <><

 

It’s free and takes NO extra time

I love sharing ideas like this one with you. Wanna know why? Because it’s free, takes no extra time and it is SO good for you!!!

Have you ever heard of grounding?

Let me explain:
1. Your body runs through a type of electrical current. The earth’s surface possesses a limitless and continuously renewed supply of free electrons.

The earth’s negative charges can create a stable internal bioelectrical environment for the normal functioning of all body systems which may be important for setting the biological clock, regulating circadian rhythms, and balancing cortisol levels.

2. Your body is naturally able to absorb electrical charges from the earth since your skin acts like a conductor.

3. The human boy is electrical first and chemical second. Our brain, heart beat and neurotransmitter activity all rely on electrical signals so when our electricity is off, so can be certain aspects of our health.

Check this out…
it’s free, takes no extra time and look at the list of health benefits below:

health-benefits-of-grounding-or-earthing

So… the next time you go outside on a warm summer day, why not go barefoot.  It truly is amazing how God designed our bodies.

Hope you enjoyed this and don’t forget… if we’re not friends on Facebook yet, please send me a friend request at:

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Have a blessed week!!!

Rhonda <><

Do you know the root cause of cancer?

If there was ever a post that should go viral…

this is it!!!

Make sure everyone you love and care about gets this information…

it could save their life.

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And for anyone battling cancer and looking for alternative options, here is a great resource site…

The American ANTI-Cancer Institute

www.americanaci.org

This site is owned by Robert Wright, the author of “Killing Cancer Not People”.

Please hit the share buttons below.

Thank you so much!!!

Rhonda Gessner <><

Sorry but this is very graphic…

Want to know what the doctor sees
when he does your colonoscopy?

Ewww no thanks. lol

It may not be a very good topic to
discuss during dinner but the health
of your colon is extremely important.

Have you ever heard the saying…
death begins in the colon?

Watch this 4 minute video by Dr.
Shinya who is considered one of
the very top physicians in the entire
world. He invented the polypectomy
and authored several books.

Eating an alkaline diet and drinking
Kangen Water are two of the very
best things you can do for your health.

If you’d like to learn more, click on the
link below:
www.usakangenwater.net

Please let me know if you have any
questions, I am here to help you achieve
the very best health possible.​​​​​​​

Until next time,
Rhonda Gessner
717-333-9076
Call or text me with any questions.

4 Steps To Overcoming Sugar Cravings

Why do sweet sugary things taste
so good but yet they are so bad
for us?

Check out this list of the effects
on your body of too much sugar…

But don’t get discouraged…
there are ways to reduce our
craving for sugar.

Listen to this short 7 minute
video by Dr. Axe. He will give
you four steps to overcome
sugar cravings naturally:

Hope this information is
helpful… please let me know
if you have any questions.

To your good health…
Rhonda Gessner <><
717-333-9076

p.s. Let’s connect on Facebook.
Please send me a friend request:

Need to shed a few pounds before summer?

Me too.  Seems to happen every winter… some extra pounds pile on. Ugh.

And since summer is right around the corner, it’s time to do something about it. One of the quickest and easiest ways to shed some weight is to cut way back on carbohydrates.

Once glucose from carbohydrates is no longer available for energy, we begin to burn stored fat instead and experience weight loss fast.

Focus on eliminating major sources of sugar and carbs while also increasing calories from healthy fats and quality proteins. You should see weight loss and improvement in overall health.

Guideline:
30% carbs
30% protein
40% fats

And check out all the benefits:

It’s pretty much a win-win. You will drop those extra pounds quickly AND experience better health.

Please share this information with your friends and make sure you find me on social media. Call or text me if you have any questions 717-333-9076.

To your good health,
Rhonda Gessner

Do You Struggle ​​​​​​​With Anxiety?

Anxiety seems to be at an all time
high today. We are living in a crazy
fast paced world but constant anxiety
can lead to health problems like…

high blood pressure
panic attacks
digestive problems
insomnia
depression

Here’s a list of things to avoid if
you suffer from anxiety:
High sugar foods
Caffeine
Alcohol
Processed and refined flour

And here’s the #1 natural remedy:

Ashwagandha – An adaptogenic
herb that has been shown to improve
anxiety symptoms by reducing the
effects of stress on the body.

If you are into using oils…

lavender oil has been shown to
reduce anxiety and help relax
the body.  Put 3 drops of lavender
oil in your palm and rub onto your
neck for natural anxiety relief.

Hope this information is helpful.
Please share with anyone you
know suffering from anxiety.

To your good health…
Rhonda Gessner
717-333-9076
Call or text me with any questions.

It only takes 30 minutes a day…

Are you getting enough exercise?

I know everyone is so busy BUT…
the benefits are so worth the time
invested in at least getting outside
and walking every day.

And it’s so easy… no expensive
gym membership, no special
equipment needed and it really
doesn’t take that much time.

Did you know…

…walking two hours per week
reduces your risk of stroke by 30%.

…walking thirty minutes per day
reduces symptoms of depression
by 36%.

…a daily one hour walk can cut
your risk of obesity in half.

And here are more benefits:

OK peeps…
no excuses.  Get your sneakers
on and start walking.  Find a time
that works best for you.

 

Ron and I prefer to walk in the
middle of the afternoon so we
can get some sunshine at the
same time.

 

And remember, it only takes 21
days to form a new habit… you’ll
be so glad you did and your body
will thank you.

 

Have a blessed week!!!

P.S. Please send me a friend request @ www.facebook.com/rhonda.ann.gessner

The Next Kitchen Appliance

Check out this short video I made
in our kitchen. This is without ANY
doubt… the next kitchen appliance.

It’s already in almost every kitchen
in Japan where this medical device
has been manufactured for the past
43 years.

If you’d like to learn more, you
can request a free ebook at:
www.usakangenwater.net

Ron and Rhonda Gessner
717-333-3999
Call or text us with any questions.

Make sure you connect with me
on Facebook at:
www.facebook.com/rhonda.ann.gessner

Need More Energy?

If you’re anything like me and you probably are… you can use all the energy you can get!!!  We all seem to have such busy lives and it’s NO fun if you don’t have the energy to keep up.

I thought my life would slow down after my 3 kids were grown… they are from 27 to 37. Well, now they’ve blessed us with 5 beautiful grandkids… it seems like we’re busier than ever. lol

We are so grateful for all the activities but obviously need to keep up our energy level in order to really be able to enjoy them.

Do your very best to stay on the same sleep schedule and try to get at least 7 hours of sleep per night.

Make sure you’re drinking enough water. The first symptom of dehydration is fatigue. And the healthiest water to drink is Kangen Water.

And finally, here are the best foods to help boost your energy when you need it.

Sunshine is also great for energy so get outside and enjoy the fresh air and sun whenever you can.

Until next time…

Rhonda Gessner <><

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Need help boosting your metabolism?

Summer is just around the corner
and I don’t know about you but…
I’m not ready to put on a bathing
suit. lol

Here are a few ideas that will help:
2.  Eat spicy food
3.  Bragg’s Apple Cider Vinegar (add to water)
4.  Eat protein at every meal
5.  Drink green tea
6.  30 second spurts of high intensity exercise
7.  Cut out the trans fats
8.  Eat a healthy breakfast
9.  Eat often but smaller portions
10.Make sure you get your Omega 3 fats

And here are foods that will help
boost your metabolism…​​​​​​​

Always remember, the goal is to be
fit and healthy NOT skinny.  It’s not
worth sacrificing your health just to
be skinny.

If you don’t take care of your body…
where are you going to live?

Blessings,
Ron & Rhonda Gessner
717-333-3999
Call or text us with any questions.

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Do You Use ACV?

When it comes to getting the most bang for your buck… I don’t think there’s anything out there better than Bragg’s apple cider vinegar.

 

Check out all the health benefits below AND it only costs $5.39 per quart.
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You can purchase ACV in health food stores, in the organic section of most grocery stores or you can order online.  I find a lot of things at a great price by going to Vitacost.com and they have free shipping if you order over $49.00.

 

I only recommend the Bragg brand pictured above.  If you’d like to learn more visit the Bragg website at: www.bragg.com

 

Hope this information is helpful for you.  If you have any specific health topics you’d like to learn more about, please let me know.

 

To your good health,
Rhonda Gessner
717-333-9076
Email, call or text me with any questions.

The No Brainer of the Century!!!

It’s called COMMON SENSE.

Alkaline Body = Health
Acidic Body = Sick
Body = 75% Water
Kangen Alkaline Water = NO Brainer

And this is the icing on the cake…

Check out the price comparison based on a family of four drinking two gallons of water per day. The Kangen Water price is based on one of our top of the line machines and even includes annual filter replacement into the 15 year total cost.

And remember this…

1. Kangen Water machines are a medical device in Japan where they’ve been manufactured for 43 years and are used in their top hospitals.

2. EVERY Kangen Water machine comes with a 30 day money back guarantee. If you don’t feel better and have more energy in the first 30 days, you can return your machine for a full refund.

3. Machines range in price from $1480 to $4980 and will last from 15 to 25 years depending on the model.

4. Financing is available for anyone regardless of credit. Our best option is 21 months at 0% interest and no fees. Check out all the finance options here:

5. You can view all the machines at the link below:

If you’ve never watched a demo or a recorded webinar, the links are below:
Kangen Water Demo:

If you have any questions you can email, text or call me.

Rhonda Gessner
717-333-9076

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All These Added Health Benefits From Simply Adding A Little…

If you’re like me… sometimes I just want to add a little pizzazz to my water. And nothing could be easier than adding a few lemon slices. Check out all the additional health benefits:

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Is Your Water Alkaline OR Acidic?


If you would like an acidity self test, you can request one by messaging me on Facebook or emailing me at rhonda@rhondagessner.com

Here’s my Facebook link:

https://www.facebook.com/rhonda.ann.gessner

And if you’d like to learn more about living an alkaline lifestyle,

you can request a free eBook at:

www.usakangenwater.net

Natural Remedies For Depression

by Dr. Axe

Depression can manifest with a variety of different symptoms including fatigue, sad mood, low sex drive, lack of appetite, feelings of helplessness and disinterest in common activities.

The causes are varied and include: stress, unresolved emotional problems, neurotransmitter imbalance, hormonal imbalances, alcohol, nutrition deficiencies, lack of sunlight, toxicity from metals and food allergies.

A government study that was then ran in the Washington post stated: “Antidepressants fail to cure the symptoms of major depression in half of all patients with the disease even if they receive the best possible care”.

Also, anti-depressant medications have serious side effects that can include suicidal thoughts, weight gain and personality changes.  The good news is there are all natural remedies for depression that are effective and get to the root cause of the problem.

Top Foods for Anti Depression Diet

Saturated fats – Found in coconut, raw dairy, and grass-fed meats, saturated fat supports cellular function and neurological health.
Clean lean protein – Protein provides energy. Try to have at least 4-5 oz of high quality lean protein at every meal.
Wild-caught fishOmega-3s are critical to maintain a healthy brain.
Vegetables – A diet high in vegetables of all kinds increases your intake of vital nutrients that support mood.
Seeds – Flax, chia, hemp, and pumpkin seeds provide essential omega-3s for brain function and fiber.  Put them in smoothies, sprinkle them on salads or use flax oil as salad dressing.

Foods that Cause Depression

Wheat – Is a common food allergy that can make depression worse, therefore, it is best to eliminate it from your diet.
Hydrogenated fats – These fats can cause inflammation and cause hormone imbalance.
Caffeine – Although it may seem like coffee will boost energy, it is a poor resource for fueling your energy reservoirs.  Although a stimulant, caffeine can actually leave you irritable and exhausted a few hours later.
Alcohol – Is a depressant that can make depression worse. Alcohol is not an appropriate outlet for dealing with emotional problems.
Sugar – Can cause surges and crashes in your energy level, therefore it is best to avoid it completely.

Top 5 Natural Remedies for Depression

#1 Fish Oil (1,000 mg daily)
Omega-3 fats are critical for neurotransmitter function, a critical component for emotional and physiological brain balance.

#2 Vitamin D3 (5,000 IU daily)
Vitamin D can help improve seasonal effective disorder which can manifest as depression, especially in people who don’t get regular sunlight.

#3 Adaptogen herbs (Rhodiola and Ashwagandha 1000 mg 2x daily)
Improves stress hormones and relaxes the nervous system.

#4 B-Complex (50 mg 2x daily)
B vitamins are involved in neurotransmitter function.

#5 St. John’s Wort (300-500 mg daily)
This herb can help improve mild to moderate depression.

Bonus Remedies:
Depression is most commonly caused by emotional issues and can be increased by lack of positive relationships, low self confidence, and lack of purpose.  Find a strong community of friends that can support and encourage you as well as seeking a personal relationship with God.

Exercise to Improve Mood
Exercise also fights depression by releasing endorphins.  Aim to exercise 3-5 days a week for 20 minutes or more.

Essential Oils for Depression

In clinical trials, essential oils have been proven to elevate mood.  The best essential oils for depression include bergamot, lavender, roman chamomile and ylang ylang.

Note from Rhonda:  Make sure you drink enough water… your brain is 80% water.  And it’s VERY important to drink alkaline, high antioxidant water.  If you’d like to learn more about hydrating your body with the best water available, request a FREE eBook here: www.usakangenwater.net 

Discover how this SIMPLE step allowed us to gain control of our health and kick Chronic pain and fatigue to the curb!

If you had told us that by doing this one simple thing, we’d not only be able to turn our HEALTH around, but we’d also be able to optimize health as a whole around the world…
… we would’ve laughed out loud!

However, today, we’re writing this to YOU to tell you that we did it!!!

Although we definitely struggled to get to this point, and even though it was a roller coaster of emotions, we are ECSTATIC to be able to share our knowledge with you!

But before we get into it, I want to ask you one thing…

Do you know how acidic your body is?

We are going to take a wild guess and assume you answered no to that question…

If so… don’t worry, that’s all about to change… And we’ll change it for you for FREE!

You see, over these past 6 years alone, we’ve not only drastically changed our own lives but we’ve been able to help thousands of families around the world ensure they too, are as healthy as can be!

You see, our lives weren’t always like what you see us living today.

To be completely honest with you, our lives were pretty much the same as the majority of you out there.

We both worked long and hard to support our family. We’d wake up to the beeping of our alarm clocks, dreading having to step out of bed… We’d head out for the day, to work for 10+ hours. Which in turn, left our evenings extremely short once dinner was over to maybe watch some TV and then head to bed… only to wake up the next morning and do it all over again.

… we grew tired, bored and unfortunately Ron got sick.

We both kept our heads held high to push through and bring home paycheck after paycheck.

It wasn’t until Ron was diagnosed with liver disease that we knew it was time for a change…

We’re sure you could imagine or maybe you can even relate, but when we found out the news we were COMPLETELY devastated!

Today, we’ve come to realize that this saying stands to be true…

“You grow the most in life while going through difficult circumstances”.

After dealing with checkup after checkup, we started to grow more curious of how we could solve this road block. We knew that there had to be something more we could do… rather than just sitting there waiting and hoping for the best…

And that’s when the research began…

Almost immediately, we came across an article that caught our attention, which ultimately changed the entire course of our lives!

It said that, Dr. Warburg proved that cancer, as well as all other health setbacks, thrive in an acidic body but don’t survive in an alkaline body.

LIGHT BULB !!

That’s when we instantly started looking up foods to figure out what we should be eating to get our alkaline levels more balanced.

However, there was one key piece that we were missing…

And that’s what we want to make sure we share with you today!

Did you know that your body is composed of 75% water?

Meaning that you’ll have a much easier time raising your pH levels with water opposed to diet alone.

…For us, this was one of those “AHH HAA” moments – realistically it was common sense.

So right then and there, we started drinking alkaline water!

Within the first couple weeks we both noticed more energy and Ron’s jaundice started to go away.

I personally kicked my headaches to the curb! And this time… it was for good!

Better yet, we finally figured out the reason behind Ron’s back pain.

…did you know that the cushion in between your vertebrae is mostly composed of water. If you are dehydrated you can end up with bone rubbing against bone… ouch!

However, once you properly hydrate those cushions, the pain will disappear.

Another cool fact -alkaline water has a smaller molecular structure than regular water, which makes it 6 times more hydrating to your body.

When we discovered this, we both felt like we had hit the jackpot!

We had A LOT more energy, no more jaundice, no more headaches, no more back pain and we were both sleeping better than ever.

We knew that there was something very special about this water. I think that all of us think water is just water, but we found out that nothing could be further from the truth.

We realized that, we are “fixing” the biggest piece of the health puzzle.

Even more important to mention, it’s not just for someone who is already sick. This is extremely important for everyone- yes, even YOU too!

What drinking alkaline water does is it works to restore your body to a more alkaline state, which in turn optimizes your health!

Whether you are feeling bloated, fatigued, having joint pain or headaches, these are just some of the symptoms that show us our bodies are out of balance.

We’ve felt the benefits, we’ve seen the results and now we are here to educate as many people around the world, to ensure we are ALL living a happy, healthy and FULFILLING life!

Today we’ve helped change 1000+ lives for the better

And now…

We want to inspire people to be proactive when it comes to their health because if you don’t take care of your body, where else are you going to live?

So here’s what we’ve decided to do…

For a limited time only, we are giving away a FREE educational e-book on how YOU too, can change your life around for the better… simply by drinking more alkaline based water.

Download Your Copy Here ➔

www.workwithronandrhonda.com

P.S. Feel free to send us a message to learn more about how YOU too can benefit from drinking Alkaline water.

~ Ron & Rhonda Gessner

Download Your Copy Here ➔
www.workwithronandrhonda.com

Is Aspartame Dangerous? with Dr. Daniel Nuzum (video)

I just opened an email with the following subject line…

Does drinking this beverage increase your chance for getting cancer?

It’s from The Truth About Cancer by Ty Bollinger and I wanted to share it with you…

People around the world are consuming this beverage at an alarmingly high rate.

Studies have proven that drinking it in excess contributes to diabetes, high blood pressure, and even cancer.

Even worse, a toxic chemical found in this beverage has been cleverly disguised by many different names – but the results from ingesting it are the same.

In this eye-opening interview with our friend Doc Nuzum, he sheds light on this ingredient that can wreak havoc on your body.

Please be sure to share this captivating interview with your friends and family.

Enjoy 🙂

Ty Bollinger

I personally think we’re better off with sugar than any of the artificial sweeteners. Below is a list of artificial sweeteners for you so you know what to look for when reading labels.

ACESULFAME POTASSIUM
ACK
Ace K
Equal Spoonful (also +aspartame)
Sweet One
Sunett

ASPARTAME
APM
AminoSweet (but not in US)
Aspartyl-phenylalanine-1-methyl ester
Canderel (not in US)
Equal Classic
NatraTaste Blue
NutraSweet

ASPARTAME-ACESULFAME SALT
TwinSweet (Europe only)

CYCLAMATE
Not in US as per FDA
Calcium cyclamate
Cologran = cyclamate and saccharin; not in US
Sucaryl

ERYTHRITOL
Sugar alcohol
Zerose
ZSweet

GLYCEROL
Glycerin
Glycerine

GLYCYRRHIZIN
Licorice

HYDROGENATED STARCH HYDROLYSATE (HSH)
Sugar alcohol

ISOMALT
Sugar alcohol
ClearCut Isomalt
Decomalt
DiabetiSweet (also contains Acesulfame-K)
Hydrogenated Isomaltulose
Isomaltitol

LACTITOL
Sugar alcohol

MALTITOL
Sugar alcohol
Maltitol Syrup
Maltitol Powder
Hydrogenated High Maltose Content Glucose Syrup
Hydrogenated Maltose
Lesys
MaltiSweet (hard to find online to buy)
SweetPearl

MANNITOL
Sugar alcohol

NEOTAME

POLYDEXTROSE
Sugar alcohol
(Derived from glucose and sorbitol)

SACCHARIN
Acid saccharin
Equal Saccharin
Necta Sweet
Sodium Saccharin
Sweet N Low
Sweet Twin

SORBITOL
Sugar alcohol
D-glucitol
D-glucitol syrup

SUCRALOSE
1′,4,6′-Trichlorogalactosucrose
Trichlorosucrose
Equal Sucralose
NatraTaste Gold
Splenda

TAGATOSE
Natrulose

XYLITOL
Sugar alcohol
Smart Sweet
Xylipure
Xylosweet

Is Your Body Too Acidic? (before and after pics)

Did you know that Dr. Otto Warburg won the Nobel Prize in 1931 for proving that cancer as well as all other diseases THRIVE in an acidic body but can’t survive in an alkaline body?  When your body is acidic it is also very low in oxygen and this is a perfect breeding ground for disease.  When your body is alkaline it’s high in oxygen and this is the environment  for good health.

When I learned this back in 2010, I got very excited.  I was on a desperate search for anything that would help my husband who had just been diagnosed with liver disease and given 5 to 10 years.  I knew we had to get ourselves more alkaline but how?  I immediately thought about food.  What should we be eating?

I found an alkaline / acidic food chart online and found out we should be eating 80% alkaline and no more than 20% acidic and guess what… the average American is doing exactly the opposite. Because of what we are eating, drinking, breathing and stress… most of us are way too acidic.

To shorten our story… I was reminded by a friend that our body is 75% water so drinking alkaline water is a total NO-BRAINER.  It’s total common sense that it’s going to be much easier to alkalize your body with water rather than just diet alone.

So… we purchased the ONLY water ionizer on the market made with medical grade material.  Water is the last place you want to cut corners because remember… your body is 75% WATER!!!

Anyway tonight we are doing a free LIVE webinar at 7:00 pm Eastern where I’ll be sharing what we’ve learned.  The best part is… if you decide to try a Kangen Water machine, you have 30 days to drink the water and if you are not 100% thrilled, you can return it for a full refund.  You have nothing to lose and EVERYTHING to gain.

Check out these before and after pictures!!! (the 3rd one down is my husband)

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Join us tonight at 7:00 pm Eastern on a live webinar to learn more:

Click on the link to register:

https://rhondagessner.clickfunnels.com/live-webinar498x8909

Feel free to call me if you have any questions.

Yours in good health,

Rhonda Gessner 

717-333-9076

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DO NOT Miss the Before and After Pics at the End

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Our 75 year old “boss”…

Mr. Oshiro is on a mission to share TRUE health with the world. There IS a better way… you don’t have to live your life being sick and tired all the time. Your body is 75% water!!!

We are honored to be on this mission with him… LOVE being part of a company with such high standards. Under promise and OVER deliver.

For 42 years Enagic’s been manufacturing medical grade water ionizers and they’re used in Japan’s top hospitals and clinics. A company does NOT stay in business for 42 years unless they are making an AMAZING product.

It’s so much fun and so rewarding to be part of such a big mission. Together our Enagic family is educating people all around the world about water and hydration.

One of the things we love the most is… we know that by educating people on this one HUGE piece of the health puzzle, people are going to have dramatic results. Your body is 75% water!!!

There is NOTHING else you could do that is going to have the same impact on your health as fixing your water. It’s called getting the most bang for your buck.

You have absolutely nothing to lose and everything to gain. Make 2017 the year that you get as healthy as you possibly can… life will be SO much more enjoyable.

EVERY machine has a 30 day money back guarantee and in over 6 years and thousands of machines… we’ve NEVER had a machine returned. That should speak volumes.

And no worries if you don’t have the money, we have financing for as low as 0 down and $30 per month. How much are you spending every month on bottled, acidic, oxidizing (aging) water?

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Manuka Honey: Anti-bacterial, Anti-fungal, Even Kills MRSA Bacteria

by Dr. Josh Axe
Top 10 Manuka Honey Benefits - Dr.Axe


Manuka honey
, produced in New Zealand by bees that pollinate the Manuka bush, is one of the most unique and beneficial forms of honey in the world. There are many Manuka honey uses that range from healing sore throats and digestive illnesses, to curing Staph infections and gingivitis.

Historically honey has been used for medicinal purposes dating back thousands of years. Seeing that it is one of nature’s richest antimicrobial sources, it shouldn’t surprise us to hear that many archeologists claim that while excavating the tombs of Egyptian royals from thousands of years ago, they discovered unspoiled honey in pots! (1)

Whether it was with the Far Eastern Vedic tradition or ancient Greek mythology, or in Biblical times, where the promised land was known as the “land flowing with milk and honey.” cultures around the globe have praised honey for being an amazing healing treasure.

Yet because of industrialization, honey isn’t what it used to be. Like most things today, not all honeys are created equal. In addition to the more than 300 varieties of honey to choose from, you have the following options:

  • Raw or pasteurized
  • Filtered or unfiltered
  • Comb (with the edible beeswax inside) liquid, or whipped
  • Local or imported

As a rule of thumb, you get what you pay for.  Most products at conventional supermarkets are not much different from high fructose corn syrup. To get good honey today, you pretty much have to go to your local health food store, local farm co-op or go online to purchase the real deal.


Manuka Honey Nutrition Facts

What makes Manuka honey different is its amazing nutritional profile. Regular raw honey is already known for its tremendous nutritional and immune boosting abilities. Generally speaking, the typical raw unfiltered honey is a rich source of: (2)

  • Amino acids
  • B vitamins (B6, thiamin, niacin, riboflavin, pantothenic acid)
  • Calciumraw honey, honeycomb
  • Copper
  • Iron
  • Magnesium
  • Manganese
  • Phosphorus
  • Potassium
  • Sodium
  • Zinc

Yet with Manuka honey, the nutritional content is up to 4 times that of normal flower honeys. This is what is called the Unique Manuka Factor.


Unique Manuka Factor

Mountain Landscape, New ZealandIn 1981, researchers at the New Zealand University of Waikato discovered that Manuka honey has a considerably higher level of enzymes than regular honey. These enzymes create a natural hydrogen peroxide that works as an antibacterial. Some strains of this New Zealand honey are particularly rich in hydrogen peroxide, methylglyoxal and dihydroxyacetone.

This medicinal trilogy helps make up what is referred to as the Unique Manuka Factor (UMF), a global standard in identifying and measuring the antibacterial strength of Manuka. (3) Essentially, the UMF is a guarantee that the honey being sold is of a medicinal quality.

UMF is not found in the nectar of all Manuka flowers and, comparatively speaking, regular Manuka only contains the hydrogen peroxide antibacterial property that is common to most types of honey.

What separates UMF Manuka from other Manuka varieties is that it has both the natural hydrogen peroxide and its own natural UMF antibacterial property, which greatly enhances it effectiveness. The UMF properties of Manuka is extremely stable and, unlike the hydrogen peroxide common in most honey, is not easily destroyed by heat, light and enzymes in the body.


How to Verify Genuine UMF Manuka Honey

The minimum UMF rating recognized is UMF5, however, it is not considered beneficial unless it carries a UMF 10+ level of antibacterial activity in the honey. Anything ranging from UMF10-UMF15 is a useful level, and anything UMF16 and up is considered a superior quality.

Genuine UMF Manuka Honey will have these four things:

  • It will have a UMF trademark clearly labeled on the front of the container.UMF 20 sign label stamp
  • It will be from a New Zealand UMF licensed company and labelled in New Zealand.
  • It will have the UMF company’s name and license number on the label.
  • It will have a UMF rating number of 5-16+. If it is labeled without the UMF or without a number, then it is not the genuine article.

According to the UMF association the UMF rating actually tests the antibacterial performance of a honey and compares it to phenol, a disinfectant. The Active Manuka Honey Association(AMHA) that does the testing states:

“The presence of the special non-peroxide activity can be detected only by an array of scientific testing directly relating to the phenol standard. The rating has a one-to-one relationship to the phenol standard. “

This means that a UMF rating of 20+ is equivalent in strength to a 20% solution of phenol. The ideal UMF rating varies depending on your purpose, but laboratory studies have shown that manuka honey with a non-peroxide activity level of UMF®12 to UMF®15 is effective against a wide range of very resistant bacteria.

Here is an explanation of what manuka honey UMF you should use:

0-4 Non-therapeutic

4-9 Maintenance level with general honey health benefits

10-14 Supports natural healing and bacterial balance

15+ Superior levels of phenols that are highly therapeutic but shouldn’t exceed taking 1 tbsp at a time

Manuka Honey Activity Level chart

 

Another measurement used is the KFactor, created by Manuka honey maker Wedderspoon. According to the Wedderspoon website, “KFactor 12 guarantees 65 percent of the pollen grains in the honey are Manuka pollen grains, KFactor 16 guarantees 75 percent of the pollen grains in the honey are Manuka pollen grains and KFactor 22 guarantees 90 percent of the pollen grains in the honey are Manuka pollen grains.” (4)


Top 10 Manuka Honey Benefits

Manuka honey health benefits have been touted in the natural health world for a long time and even more in recent years because a growing body of research is starting to support thousands of years of folk medicine use. Some of the top Manuka honey uses are:

Acid reflux, SIBO symptoms, Heartburn 1. SIBO, Low Stomach Acid, Acid Reflux

Small intestine bacterial overgrowth (SIBO), low stomach acid and acid reflux go hand-in-hand. Because of Manuka honey’s known natural antibiotic qualities, it is a great medicine for any bacteria related disorder. In fact, in a recent study, one dangerous bacteria related to all three conditions, Clostridium difficult was found to be quite susceptible to Manuka honey’s bactericidal effects. (5) So taking Manuka honey is very beneficial at reducing reflux and balancing your digestive system to heal stomach and intestinal imbalances.

Acne Road caution Sign2. Acne and Eczema

The Internet is filled with patient testimonials that Manuka honey works marvelously for acne and eczema patients. At this time there are no clinical trials to support these claims, but this doesn’t bother me at all. Taking into account its proven antimicrobial and healing properties, it makes every bit of sense to assume that honey can help with these skin conditions. Most people claim that applying honey on affected areas for a few minutes, and then washing off with gentle soap and water usually does the trick. Repeat this every day or every other day for the best results!

MRSA bacteria or superbug 3. Staph Infections (MRSA)

You’ve probably heard of the super bug that has plagued hospitals the past several years, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (or MRSA). What has happened is that antibiotic overuse and drug ineffectiveness has caused certain strains of Staph to become virtually indefensible using typical hospital and nursing home medical protocols. Spreading so rapidly, most people affected by MRSA end up getting so infected that they require invasive procedures or devices such as surgeries, artificial joints or intervenes tubing to save their lives (6)

This past March, however, UK researchers from Cardiff Metropolitan University have offered us some natural hope. They discovered that Manuka honey down-regulates the most potent genes of the MRSA bacteria. Some scientists now suggest that regular topical use on cuts and infections (especially in the hospital and nursing home setting) may keep MRSA naturally at bay.

dressing wounds, burns 4. Burns, Wounds & Ulcers

According to a recent article in the Jundishapur Journal of Natural Pharmaceutical Products, “The use of honey leads to improved wound healing in acute cases, pain relief in burn patients and decreased inflammatory response in such patients.” (7) Moreover, because of its rich anti-oxidant, anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory characteristics, Manuka honey has been shown to prevent infection in people with venous ulcers. (8) It has also been used quite effectively as a wound dressing to promote rapid, improved healing.

Dental anatomy Diagram Illustration 5. Tooth Decay & Gingivitis

Several studies have come out recently describing how Manuka honey can help cure gingivitis and periodontal disease. Due to its superior antimicrobial properties, researchers from the School of Dentistry, University of Otago (Dunedin, New Zealand) discovered that chewing or sucking on a Manuka honey product not only caused a 35% decrease in plaque, it led to a 35% reduction in bleeding sites in people suffering from gingivitis! (9) Also calcium, zinc, and phosphorus are all important nutrients for healing teeth.

Chalkboard Digestive System Drawing 6. IBS and IBD

When evaluating the effect that Manuka honey has on experimentally induced inflammatory bowel disease in rats, researchers from Chandigarh Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research discovered several astounding findings: (10)

  • Manuka honey at different doses provided protection against TNBS-induced colonic damage.
  • There was significant protection with Manuka honey 5 g/kg as well as with 10 g/kg body weight compared with the control.
  • All the treated groups showed reduced colonic inflammation and all the biochemical parameters were significantly reduced compared with the control in the Manuka honey treated groups.
  • Manuka honey at different doses restored lipid peroxidation as well as improved antioxidant parameters. Morphological and histological scores were significantly reduced in the low dose Manuka honey treated group.
  • In the inflammatory model of colitis, oral administration of Manuka honey 5 g/kg and Manuka honey 10 g/kg body weight significantly reduced the colonic inflammation.

So Manuka honey not only healed intestinal inflammation and pain, but also repaired free radical damage, and protected against further damage!

Honey and Lemon Tea7. Sore Throats and Immunity

In 2007, data published in the Journal of Leukocyte Biology suggested that, “A 5.8-kDa component of Manuka honey stimulates immune cells via TLR4.” (11) This is interesting because previous studies have indicated that honey stimulates cytokine production from human monocytes.

Coupling with this 2011 research showing how Manuka stops the growth of sore throat-causing Strep bacteria, it is no wonder that so many people benefit almost instantly from taking a spoonful of honey when they don’t feel well. (12) And recently it has even been approved by the National Cancer Institute to be used to heal inflammation in the throat from chemotherapy!

little girl blowing dandelions8. Allergies and Sinusitis

There are many anecdotal accounts of people receiving allergy relief after eating honey are all over the internet. There is even a study with honey and birch pollen that had remarkable results. The participants were given regular honey, honey with birch pollen added to it, and some used only their allergy medicines as a control group. The results were impressive:

“…patients reported a 60% lower total symptom score, twice as many asymptomatic days, and 70% fewer days with severe symptoms, and they used 50% less antihistamines compared to the control group.” 

They also found that there was very little difference between the birch pollen honey users and the regular honey users! So, taking Manuka honey on a regular basis can really help your seasonal allergies and lessen your need for medications! (13)

honey face mask, Honeycomb skin treatment 9. Beauty Treatment & Health Booster

Taken daily Manuka honey has an elixir effect that boosts energy and enhances your quality of life. Because of its nutrient dense profile, it boosts vitality, youthful energy, and has been known to improve skin tone and texture.

Use it in a homemade face wash to exfoliate and fight free radicals in the skin. Use it in your shampoo or a hair mask, to boost the shine of your hair. One of my favorite uses is in a detox drink, to get the most benefits inside and out!

Sleeping woman on sofa 10. Improves Sleep

Manuka Honey helps to promote restful deep sleep. It slowly releases the glycogen needed for essential bodily functions during sleep. Adding honey to milk at bedtime helps the body release melatonin into the brain which is necessary for deep sleep.

There are many health disorders associated with poor sleep such as, heart disease, type II diabetes, stroke, and arthritis. Since honey is proven to aid in quality sleep; it also helps lower the risk of these and many other heath problems.


Manuka Honey Side Effects

Sources like WebMD claim that people allergic to bees should use Manuka honey with caution due to possible allergic side effects. (14)

Take Manuka with caution if you’re allergic to bees and report any adverse reactions to your natural health care provider immediately.


How to Use Manuka Honey

Greek yogurt with figs and honeyTo experience the most benefit, you should take a dose of about 1-2 tablespoons of Manuka honey a day.  The easiest way is to just take it straight, but if it is a little too sweet for you, then you can add it to your favorite herbal tea, over yogurt, or on sprouted grain toast.

If you want to enhance the immune boosting effect or heal a sore throat, add 1 teaspoon cinnamon. Research shows that the antimicrobial properties of cinnamon and Manuka honey are so powerful, that they can really help you recover fast! (15)

Another great way to take advantage of the healing Manuka honey uses, is to make our  Super Secret Detox Drink, but substitute Manuka honey for stevia.