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Not every natural food is good for everyone says fresh water and nutrition educator Sharon Kleyne

Grants Pass, OR (PRWEB) May 28, 2015

A widely accepted belief in the United States in recent decades has been that “Natural foods are always good for you.” Global water and nutrition advocate and educator Sharon Kleyne recently cautioned that this belief is not always true and that not all natural foods – no matter how nutritious – are good for everyone. Kleyne recently discussed individual differences in dietary and nutritional needs on her Sharon Kleyne Hour™ Power of Water® radio show.

The key to good nutrition, says Kleyne, is proactive personal education. It is especially important to carefully research, both pro and con, fad diets and very limited diets, before undertaking them.

The Sharon Kleyne Hour™ Power of Water® recently aired the segment on May 25, 2015. For the live show or a podcast, go to http://www.SharonKleyneHour.com.

The syndicated radio show, hosted by Kleyne, is heard weekly on VoiceAmerica and Apple iTunes. The education oriented show is sponsored by Bio-Logic Aqua® Research, founded by Kleyne and specializing in fresh water, atmosphere, dehydration and vision. Nature’s Tears® EyeMist® is the Research Center’s signature product for dry eye and eye allergies.

The most dramatic example of individual differences in nutritional needs, according to Kleyne, can be seen in people whose ancestry originated in the Arctic. Those individuals tend to have a very high tolerance for fat and animal protein and a completely vegan diet might not be as well suited for them as the same diet would be for somebody else.

Kleyne offers the following suggestions regarding food choices:

In general, fresh, locally grown organic foods are preferable to manufactured, processed and heavily packaged foods (corn on the cob is better than Fritos). Locally grow foods are better adapted to the local seasons and don’t need to be shipped as far so they are more likely to be fresh and don’t waste fossil fuel.

In season foods are more likely to be in balance with the body’s needs than out of season foods. Thus, celery from a nearby farm stand in July is far preferable to celery imported from Chile in January.

Everyone is genetically different and some people have a greater need for certain nutrients. This can sometimes be reflected in food cravings. Bear in mind, however, that when food cravings involve salt, fat, sugar, alcohol or caffeine, they are more likely reflecting addictions rather than actual needs.

Climate, activity level, age, health and medication can also affect one’s nutritional needs, Kleyne points out.

Each individual, says Kleyne, knows their own body better than any one else could. As unique individuals, each of us must determine for ourselves if our body has a greater need for one type of food and less of a need for another type of food.

The best bet, nutritionally, Kleyne observes, is almost always to eat a wide variety of natural foods. Be especially cautious of limited diets such as all lettuce or all carbohydrate.

Water is a nutrient, Kleyne stresses, so be sure to include an adequate amount of water in your diet. The need for water varies among individuals and no two people dehydrate at the same rate or in the same way. In general, Kleyne suggests a minimum of eight glasses of pure water per day, in addition to all other fluid intake. Drinks containing alcohol, excessive sugar, caffeine or carbonation tend to be dehydrating and should not be counted as part of the daily water quotient.

Kleyne believes that consuming water in full glasses is preferable to sipping. She suggests drinking two full eight ounce glasses in upon rising and at least two more full glasses during the day.

There is nothing more important to health, Kleyne concludes, than diet and nutrition. Nutrition education should be an ongoing lifelong process for everyone. Earth is changing every day and our bodies are also changing every day.







Fresh Fruit Can Help Beat Disease in the Workplace


Seattle, Washington (PRWEB) May 19, 2015

Do employers know that office fruit boosts engagement and retention by giving the brain the fuel it needs for top performance? Research shows fruits have a “halo” effect and help protect against sedentary lifestyle diseases like diabetes, heart disease and cancer according to Tom O’Connor, owner of Market Fresh Fruit in Seattle, Washington. No matter one’s job description, the benefits are equal when choosing to eat fresh and delicious fruit at work.

“Everyone is motivated to live a healthier lifestyle. Fruit at work is the opportunity to take that healthy step,” said O’Connor, author of the new book, “The Business Advantage for Fruit at Work: How to Boost Engagement and Retention” (Amazon Digital Services, Inc., 5.0 out of 5 stars, 2015, B00T8JL28I, $ 2.99). “The trigger can be an office-wide email that fresh morning fruit is now available. Or it can be staging the office fruit under a bright light, which can increase fruit consumption by 28%. It can also be the act of placing fruit baskets on top of office credenzas and/or file cabinets for easy dispersal.”

O’Connor’s book explains that “a greater number of sick days, increased health insurance costs and the high cost of fast food and processed snacks are just a few of the symptoms organizations face when they don’t have effective wellness programs.”

Tips from the book include:


Why offering fresh fruit at work is beneficial – A healthy workforce means more productive employees, especially with the large number of sick days, higher insurance costs, and the increasing rise of fast food and snack items.
How to move in the right direction – Employers can encourage healthier eating habits for workers in simple, cost-effective methods.
What does it mean to adopt good nutrition? – The theory of healthier eating is explained along with statistics on the effects of fresh fruit on the body.
Is it possible start a fruit delivery program at the office? The author provides several tips on how to get started on offering healthier food choices to workers at an affordable cost.

“If you have an employee population with a high BMI or high level of bad cholesterol, rather than doing exercise programs, you may want to talk to your employees about nutrition, diet and how to shop for vegetables and fruit, as basic as that is,” states Bruce Elliott, manager of compensation and benefits at the Society of Human Resources Management in Virginia, in a recent article on Entrepreneur.com. Elliot points out that more employers are offering wellness programs as an incentive for their workers.

Market Fresh Fruit is a Seattle, WA based company that delivers premium quality, local fruit to the workplace. Since 2010, Market Fresh Fruit is Seattle’s only taste-tested office fruit delivery service and is recommended by clients at Fisher Radio, Creative Circle Staffing, and Crane Aerospace. Market Fresh Fruit is owned by Tom O’Connor. Every week, their Fruit-at-Work program delivers just delicious fruit to over 8,000 Seattle area workers helping employers increase productivity and morale, while lowering employee benefit costs by offering workers a healthy snack over candy or empty white carbs like muffins or bagels.

For more information on Market Fresh Fruit and for a free fruit tasting, please contact Tom O’Connor at 206-304-2464. Also visit the website at marketfreshfruit.com for more information.







Leah G. Knights New Cookbook Brings Fresh Tastes to Dietary Realm


FARGO, N.D. (PRWEB) May 08, 2015

Author Leah G. Knight and her husband, Jason, were frustrated. After routinely suffering from a variety of mysterious symptoms and discomforts, they decided to embark on a diet free of gluten, dairy, soy and all processed sugars. Unbeknownst to them, this dietary change would not only result in the elimination of their frustration, but would also result in the writing of a cookbook.

After much experimentation and research, Knight created more than 130 recipes that adhere to her diet plan. She now offers these recipes to others in her new cookbook, “Free Indeed: A Guide to Cooking Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Soy-Free and Free of All Processed Sugars” (published by AuthorHouse).

“This cookbook is written for those who are searching for ways to expand a focused diet,” Knight says. “Within its pages, they will find healthy and delicious recipes for themselves and their families.”

In “Free Indeed,” readers will find that each recipe adheres to a diet free of gluten, soy, dairy and all processed sugars. Knight assures readers that the recipes are not only nutritious, but also delicious.

Knight hopes that her new book will help those who are suffering from food sensitivities or chronic disease to find recipes that work for them. She invites readers to visit her at freeindeedcooking.com.

“Free Indeed”

By Leah G. Knight

Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 204 pages | ISBN 9781496944931

Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 204 pages | ISBN 9781496944917

E-Book | 204 pages | ISBN 9781496944924

Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author

Leah G. Knight is a freelance writer, skilled culinary innovator, classically trained professional singer and private music teacher. When faced with challenging health issues, Knight and her husband, Jason, began following a strict dietary regimen. This diet caused her to create a series of recipes that adhered to her new meal plan and resulted in the publishing of her first book, “Free Indeed.”

AuthorHouse, an Author Solutions, LLC self-publishing imprint, is a leading provider of book publishing, marketing, and bookselling services for authors around the globe and offers the industry’s only suite of Hollywood book-to-film services. Committed to providing the highest level of customer service, AuthorHouse assigns each author personal publishing and marketing consultants who provide guidance throughout the process. For more information or to publish a book, visit authorhouse.com or call 1-888-519-5121. For the latest, follow @authorhouse on Twitter.







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Bluewater Begins Global Roll-out Of Latest Water Purifier Series With Fresh Looks And More User Benefits


Las Vegas, Nevada (PRWEB) April 23, 2015

Bluewater today announced the global launch of three new water purifiers offering a harmonized balance of design personality, performance and price that give users a choice of devices enhancing health, wellness and lifestyle needs. Bluewater opted to launch its high-performance, Scandinavian-designed new models at the WQA Aquatech USA 2015 water industry trade show in Las Vegas, Nevada, running 22 – 24 April.

In a market typified by conservative thinking, Bluewater’s three water purifiers offer highly-relevant world-leading water purification technologies housed in stylish and ergonomic bodies in a cool grey color. With their compact, rounded shapes, the water purifiers are designed to be installed easily under a kitchen sink unit and provide easy filter change and maintenance access.

Bluewater’s smallest water purifier, Cleone, is a high-performing classic reverse osmosis unit that take ease of premium purification to the next level. Bluewater’s mid-sized water purifier, Spirit, has a sleek, contemporary style to fit naturally into any home environment and deliver 3-liters of direct flow water per minute (43.2 US gallons/hour). And the larger Bluewater Pro is probably the most powerful compact water purifier in the marketplace, delivering an astonishing 5.7 liters of water per minute (81.3 US gallons/hour) to professional users or those wanting a whole house water purification system.

Both the Spirit and Pro models harness Blueater’s unique second-generation patented SuperiorOsmosis TM technology. They both unite next-gen design and innovation to generate clean water 24/7, using little energy and reducing the water wastage commonly associated with traditional reverse osmosis systems by up to 82 percent – a timely benefit in a world where water shortages are becoming increasingly commonplace.

“These new water purifiers are simply stunning in terms of design and water purification performance and deliver improved ergonomics for easier access,” said Niclas Wullt, managing director of the Swedish brand that swept onto the global stage just 18 months ago. “Bluewater understands that people have different needs and our new series of water purifiers provide consumers and professional restaurant and other businesses with a range of options in size and looks that encompass the best of Bluewater’s water purification technologies.”

Mr. Wullt said that with its latest water purifiers, Bluewater is giving consumers and business users solutions that best fit their health, wellness and lifestyle needs. Noting that public water systems are in crisis around the world, he said that households and businesses alike increasingly need to take individual responsibility for the safety of the water coming out of their taps.

“Bluewater’s fully functional, patented SuperiorOsmosis™ technology enables users to purify tap water faster, on demand and at a higher purification grade with less wastage than our competitors, while removing practically all known potentially harmful contaminants,” Mr. Wullt said.