Monthly Archives: November 2014

7 Tips For A More Healthy Thanksgiving


It’s that time of year again that friends and family get together on the fourth Thursday of November as a way to give thanks and enjoy each other’s company.

It’s also the start of the Holidays, a time where people can see themselves pack on some extra pounds.

At Evolution Healthworks love Thanksgiving and will be celebrating it with friends and family, but will be watching how much we consume.

Check out these 7 tips for a healthier Thanksgiving!

  1. Make your stuffing using whole grain breadcrumbs rather than white breadcrumbs.

  2. Make a big healthy salad filled with leafy greens. Leafy greens are extremely alkaline and will provide you with antioxidants and help balance your body pH.

  3. Try making an alternative to mashed potatoes like Maple Sweet Potatoes. Mashed potatoes are full of butter and milk and can really bring up your calorie count.

  4. Buy organic if possible. Choosing non-organic items from the  “clean 15 list” can save you some money

  5. Drink alkaline water rather than alcohol. If you really feel the need to drink, drink red wine, which is full of antioxidants.

  6. Cook with as much fresh food as possible. Try making your own cranberry sauce using fresh cranberries!

  7. Do not fry foods! Instead grill, boil or sauté.

Gobble, Gobble!


When You Need Water the Most

drinking water

In many diets, the main focus is the content – what we should be eating or drinking. This is understandable; many studies prove that diet accounts for 80% of weight loss to exercise’s 20%. It’s worth mentioning, though, that there is another important variable in any diet or health program.

It turns out that when you consume food, water or juices is just as important and which ones or which types you consume.

It makes sense if you think about it. What good would it be to eat a high-protein meal at 3 am? Similarly, it doesn’t make sense to drink all your filtered water directly before and after a workout. Our goal is for all of our customers to have the cleanest water possible, but also to drink it at the right times to maximize the health benefits. Below are some tips about the best times in your day to drink water.

First thing in the morning

You wouldn’t go eight hours during the day without water, would you? We sure hope not. So it makes sense that having a glass or two in the morning will help relieve your body’s thirst from the long night asleep (and possibly drooling). Water in the morning also helps kickstart organ function and clear out the residue and free radicals from the calories your body burnt overnight. If you’re really looking for a jolt, we recommend chilled water (with filtered water ice cubes, of course).

Before meals

We’ve discussed before how drinking water before a meal can help you avoid overeating. This practice has a few other benefits as well. Pure water moisturizes the stomach lining, helping prepare it to digest what may be acidic or brittle food. This same principle applies to the time between meals. You can keep yourself from unnecessary snacking by drinking water throughout the day.

When you’re sick or recovering

One of the times water can be most helpful is when you’re ill. Drinking plenty of water helps wash germs and viruses out of your body and keeps your hydrated if you have been vomiting or having diarrhea. Think of a patient with an IV – this is how you should consume water, consistently throughout the day.

This is especially important if you’ve been to a hospital or doctor’s office where other people are sick and spreading germs.

Drinking water also helps when you’re on medication (only, of course, if your medication allows this). The constant flow of clean, filtered water helps dissolve and spread the meds through your body during and after your sickness.

The bottom line

The best way to maximize the benefits of drinking water is to incorporate it into your daily routine and make it a habit. For more tips on how to do this, check out 7 Easy Ways to Drink More Water.


What Are The Sources of Drinking Water Pollution?


As I am sure everyone knows by now, out water is polluted. From inorganic and organic contaminants, to microbial contaminants, to even radioactive molecules….our water is polluted.

But where exactly are the sources of drinking water pollution?

Well theres two different categories of these sources.

First, naturally occurring sources of drinking water pollution

  • Microorganisms – These can come from the wildlife and soil runoff
  • Radionuclide – When underlying rock erodes
  • Nitrates and Nitrites – Nitrogen compounds in the soil runoff
  • Heavy metals – Underground rocks
  • Fluoride – Under ground rocks


Second, human caused sources of drinking water pollution

  • Bacteria and Nitrates – Human and animal waste
  • Heavy Metals – Mining, Construction, Agriculture
  • Fertilizers and Pesticides – Agriculture
  • Industrial Products and Waste – Manufacturing, Construction, Mining
  • Household Waste – Cleaning solvent, motor oil, paint
  • Lead and Copper – Household plumbing
  • Pharmaceuticals – Human and animal waste
  • Water Treatment Chemicals


As you can see, we are in a time of tons of different sources of water pollution.

Check out our Whole Home Filters to clean the water throughout your house, or our Drinking Water Filters to ensure your drinking water is as healthy as possible.