Well, hello!

It has been a while since I have written a post on here.

I have been a very busy bee these past few months. Trying new things, exploring new ventures, starting a new business as well and continuing to coach clients. It has been a year of growth, expansion, so much learning and experiencing so many new and wonderful things. I spoke at a few beautiful events this year, facing my fears of speaking in public and really enjoying impacting women on this level. I started running my own online business promoting health, wealth and abundance with Kelly. We have grown so much and are passionate about sharing the best water in the world with people while empowering them to live their best, abundant lives! If you want to check out what we do have a look here.

I have been so blessed with amazing one on one health coaching clients over the last year. It truly makes my heart so happy to see them grow, discover themselves, reach goals and step into their power. It is such an honour to be working with each one of them and really it has taught me so much.

I am ready to take on a few more clients this year. Guiding and supporting you to reach your health and wellness goals, through holistic methods, looking at not only the food you eat but that what feeds us off the plate as well. Our relationships, our physical activity, our stress, our mindset. It is my passion to guide and facilitate women to establish what works for them and help them reach their personal goals. If you are interested in an initial health history consultation, please send me a message here . Nothing changes, if nothing changes! I would love to help you start making small steps daily to improve your health and happiness.

This year has started with a bang and I am ready to welcome in so much abundance, light and happiness this year. I am also in this beautiful space where I have been working on something incredible with Nadia Krige, a little Cape Town Collaboration! We will be hosting our first little morning get together on February 1st! A morning of yoga by Nadia, a health and inspiration talk by me, some Kangen water to try and some delicious vegan muffins and banana bread. A space to connect, set intentions, move and hydrate! We will be hosting this beautiful event in the Green Point Urban Park, and would love to have you there!

Interested in joining us for the morning? Get your ticket here!

2020 is going to be an amazing year, with growth on so many levels. I look forward to connecting with more of you, growing, adding more value and ultimately enjoying this beautiful life we have!

WATER IS THE MOST IMPORTANT SUBSTANCE IN THE WORLD!

….BUT…. NOT ALL WATER IS CREATED EQUAL….

Tap water, bottled water, well water and filtered water, there are so many options, but do you actually know what is in your water, where it comes from and what it does to your body?

We live in a world where plastic has become a big problem, and we have been seeing the devastating effects on our environment. It is said that it takes about 3 liters of water to make a half liter bottle for water. We are using more water to make the plastic bottles than the water in them. That seems a bit crazy! And where do these plastic bottles go when you are done with your water? Our poor ocean and sea-life is drowning in plastic, I remember seeing the devastation of the impact of the plastic pollution on the beaches of Thailand, Vietnam and South Africa.

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It has always been a priority for me to make sure I use less plastic and also ensure that I drink the best quality water as possible. It has been a journey and I have gone from bottled water In Thailand (who knows how long those plastic bottles have been standing in hot sun, 711’s and sat in the back of store rooms), reverse osmosis water (removes some natural occurring water minerals), some wonderful water filters that purify water and maintain all the minerals. But I have finally come across this incredible machine that does so much more and is so revolutionary.

THIS VIDEO IS SUCH A NICE SUMMARY OF WHAT KANGEN WATER IS AND HOW IT WORKS

WHAT IS KANGEN WATER?

Kangen water is electronically reduced, hydrogen rich performance drinking water. Kangen machines produce 5 types of alkalized ionized water. Kangen drinking water ranges from 8.5-9.5 pH depending on the type of water you SELECT.

PROPERTIES OF KANGEN WATER

ANTI-OXIDATION

The human body naturally produces free radicals and antioxidants to counteract their damaging effects. However, in most cases, free radicals far outnumber the naturally occurring antioxidants. Antioxidants benefit the body by neutralizing and removing the free radicals from the bloodstream.

MICRO-CLUSTERING

By drinking water that contains fewer molecules, “or micro-clustered water, ” such as Kangen Water, you can hydrate your body more quickly and effectively. Micro-clustered water also enhances energy levels and improves your overall aerobic capacity as well as prevents premature aging. Because water molecules are smaller, they are better able to penetrate cell walls and and  “wash away” acidic buildup in your body caused by years of metabolizing food (Essentially, carry oxygen in and waste out.) Kangen water is also easily absorbed into the intestines to eliminate toxins from the colon. 

ALKALANIZATION

Alkaline rich water helps balance the body’s pH, which tends to be acidic because of our high acid food diet, stress and exposure to environmental toxins such as smog. Alkalize your body pH from acidic to alkaline pH, because cancer and many other illnesses cannot live in alkaline environments.

RICH IN ACTIVE MOLECULAR HYDROGEN + NEGATIVE ORP

 Simply put, active hydrogen molecules neutralize active oxygen (free radicals) in your body that cause aging and disease. The more free radicals we neutralize, the more toxins we can effectively flush from our system. Active hydrogen helps to create an alkaline buffer in the blood stream, so that if you do consume something acidic, it is neutralized. 

Its incomparable oxidation reduction potential, micro-clusters of water molecules and its alkalinity all combine to make Kangen water the best water available for hydrating the body as well as controlling acidosis. Lasting health begins with clean intestines and clean intestines start with Kangen Water. 

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WHERE DOES KANGEN WATER COME FROM?

Hunza Valley is located at 7,999′ in northern Pakistan and is the home of the longest lived people on the planet.  

The Hunza People are uniquely healthy and free of disease. Many studies have been done and it is believed that their simple healthy diet of carefully grown organic food and the glacial, living water is their secret to health and long life. Hunza drink directly from glacial streams in the high Himalayas. It is fresh, invigorating, life enhancing and free radical scavenging

The Hunza have the longest lifespan in the world and this has been traced as related to the water that they drink and their natural diet. Hunza water is an example of perfect natural water. Hunza has people who routinely live to 120-140 years, in good health with virtually no cancer, degenerative disease, dental caries or bone decay. Research has proven conclusively that the major common denominator of the healthy long-living people is their local water.

Dr. Henri Coanda, the Romanian father of fluid dynamics and a Nobel Prize winner at 78 yrs old, spent six decades studying the Hunza water trying to determine what it was in this water that caused such beneficial effects for the body. He discovered that it had a different viscosity and surface tension. Dr. Patrick Flanagan and others continued the research. They found Hunza water had a high alkaline pH and an extraordinary amount of active hydrogen (hydrogen with an extra electron), with a negative Redox Potential and a high colloidal mineral content. The water is living and provides health benefits that other types of drinking water cannot. Similar natural water properties and longevity are found in other remote unpolluted places such as the Shin-Chan areas of China, the Caucasus in Azerbaijan, and in the Andes Mountains.

WHY OUR PH (POTENTIAL OF HYDROGEN) REALLY MATTERS… 

Our pH is measured on a scale ranging from 0-14 with 0 being the most acidic and 14 being the most alkaline. In order to transport oxygen throughout the body, our blood needs to maintain a pH level of approximately 7.35. Even though our bodies store excess alkaline reserves to buffer acids, if you’re eating a conventional diet filled with pesticides and processed foods, your reserve has likely depleted.

As Keiichi Morishita explains in his book “Hidden Truth of Cancer,”  as your blood’s pH becomes too acidic, your body will move this acidic substances from the blood to your cells, allowing the blood to return to a healthy pH level of 7.35. As a result, all of these cells become too acidic and in some cases, begin to die. The cells that survive however, become abnormal cells that cannot correspond with your brain or DNA memory code, typically referred to as “malignant” cells, which will continuously grow. These are cancerous cells (source).

While lowering cancer cell pH (increasing acidity) is effective against cancer cell mitosis in the lab, increasing acid levels in the living body of a cancer patient puts stress on normal cells and causes a lot of pain.  So the proposed alkaline therapy for people is a “high pH therapy” and has been developed to normalize the pH of the cancer patient’s body through elimination of latent acidosis. (source)

Ideally, this approach begins with an alkaline diet. There is general agreement amongst natural healers and medical professionals from across the globe that changing a patient’s diet is extremely helpful when that patient is confronted with a cancer diagnosis.

The principles of pH therapy are very simple, according to many.  The metabolism of cancer cells does have a very narrow pH tolerance for cellular proliferation (between 6.5 and 7.5). If you can interfere with cancer cell metabolism by either lowering or raising the internal cancer cell pH, you can theoretically stop cancer progression. (source)

TO SUMMARIZE…

Viruses, bacteria, yeast, mold, fungus, candida and cancer cells thrive in an acidic, low oxygen, low pH (anything below neutral pH 7) environment. An acidic pH can result from many things, such as emotional stress or toxic overload, but most commonly results from an acid-forming diet. The most alkaline foods are fruits and veggies (Spirulina, chlorella, lemons, kale, collard greens, brussel sprouts etc.) When our pH levels are too acidic, The body will compensate for acid by using alkaline minerals, like sodium from the stomach, or calcium from our bones. This is the cause of Osteoporosis and most other chronic diseases. If there are not enough minerals in the diet to compensate, a build-up of acids in the cells will occur.

(A note from Kalee Brown)

“Since the beginning of the industrial age, man has created over 100,000 unnatural chemical compounds. These have been spewed or spilled into the air we breathe, the soil our plants are grown in, and the water we drink. ” – thetruthaboutcancer.com

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There are so many benefits to eating a plant-based diet. Some of these include lowering your cholesterol and blood pressure, decreasing your risk of cancer, building a better immune system and aiding in digestion. The benefits are endless, and I really found that eating plant-based has changed the way my body functions. (in the beginning it was the main reason why I went vegan) I have more energy than before, my digestion has improved dramatically, I have lost weight and overall I feel “lighter”. Not necessarily just lighter in weight, but lighter in the sense of eating better quality, high fiber living food, makes you feel energetic and alive! I know all bodies are different and might require different things, but adding in more whole plant-based foods can only be beneficial to your diet and lifestyle. Read more

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I started smoking during University.  It started off more as just social smoking, but soon became a daily habit.

Well obviously I was addicted to smoking (since I smoked every day), but I also really enjoyed smoking. I loved sitting and having a cup of coffee and a cigarette, a bottle of wine never tasted as good as with a few ciggies with it. When people always said they are trying to quit smoking, I thought, O no, I don’t want to quit, I liked smoking too much. Read more

A year ago on May 14th 2017, I started on a health journey.

I started off with a ketogenic diet program, Health Pointe. I liked the way it was very structured, gave me food lists, with macro-nutrient information and a go to journal to complete every day. At this point I was not cooking a lot of my own food, I ate out a lot and had a happy hour cocktail or two quite regularly and for sure ordered pizza or Indian on a Friday night. I didn’t exercise a lot, but did try a few exercise programs now and then with no results. (More on that in a future post) This program only required you to count your steps and keep moving. It encouraged a daily step-total of 10 000 plus steps. I decided on 14 000 steps, and tried to make that the least amount to reach every day. (Treadmill, garden walks, dance parties in my living room at night if I still needed a few more steps and the gym was closed, luckily I also have a very active job that keeps me on my feet for most of the day)

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