Rollaway Durable Medical Equipment Supplier Gets 9-Year Sentence

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Hard line power wheelchair marketing tactics part of a Medicare fraud scheme.

A fugitive owner of a Los Angeles-based durable medical equipment (DME) company was sentenced to nine years in prison following a more than $1 million power wheelchair fraud case, announced a a Department of Justice press release on march 25.

Owner and operator of Pacific City Group Inc aka Pacific City Medical Equipment) will also serve three years of supervised release following his prison term, pay $526,243 in restitution and $25,000 in fines, and give up more than $526,000 in stolen Medicare funds.

In September 2008, he was convicted of conspiracy to commit health care fraud as well as health care fraud. Since then he has fled and become a fugitive enemy of the government.

If we go by the DOJ, Nwafor submitted $1,109,438 in fraudulent claims to Medicare and as a result bagged $526,243 in payments. All claims were expensive, high-end power wheelchairs and wheelchair accessories that beneficiaries did not require.

The main scheme of Nwafor focused on recruiting beneficiaries through “marketers”, who approached potential recruits on the streets, community events, and at home. A witnessed claimed, the marketers either forced or paid these beneficiaries in order to take out Medicare information and get more referrals. Nwafor billed Medicare for power wheelchairs — at $7,000 each — on behalf of more than 170 beneficiaries who did not use them.

Nwafor and his co-conspirators did a great job to carry out their fundamental scheme. One witness testified that an individual purporting to be from Medicare, but who was actually connected with Nwafor threatened to do away with the Medicare benefits of the beneficiary and her husband unless they accepted two power wheelchairs that the beneficiary and her husband didn’t require.

He also made use of names of LA physicians on fake prescriptions which he portrayed to support his fraudulent claims to Medicare. His accomplice Ajibola Sadiqr had pleaded guilty.

The medicare fraud Strike Force (HEAT) looked after by the Criminal Division’s Fraud Section and the US Attorney’s office for the Central District of California, is the reason behind the filing of the case against Nwafor. Since it started in 2007, the agency has gone after more than 500 individuals who have scammed Medicare for a total of around $1.1 billion.…

How to Build a Muscular Body

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Bodybuilding is a rewarding process of using Progressive Resistance Training to build a strong and muscular body. Progressive Resistance simply means increasing the weight (resistance) you use in an exercise as the muscle becomes stronger

Increasing resistance is possible due to the body’s ability to adapt to stress by becoming stronger in response to the stimulus of exercise. Simply put, when you work a muscle hard, the fibers are actually damaged or broken down and the body responds by repairing the muscle and making it slightly bigger and stronger to prepare for the work to be repeated. If the work (exercise) is repeated frequently (with enough rest in between for the repair process to take place) with increased resistance each time, theoretically, the muscle will get progressively larger and stronger. That is the main idea of how bodybuilding works.

It is a simple process, but there are many variables that can affect how fast and how much the muscle will grow. These factors include, but are not limited to, the following:

Nutrition

Rest

Intensity of workouts

Frequency of workouts

Nutrition is a huge part of successful bodybuilding. I recommend educating yourself on the topics of nutrition and supplements. A great way that I have kept current is by religiously reading Flex and Muscle and Fitness magazines. Both of these fine bodybuilding magazines have many great articles each month dealing with diet, nutrition and supplements.

Proper rest is extremely critical to muscle growth. In this day and age, it is not unusual to get less than 6 hours of sleep a night for a lot of people. I recommend trying to get at least 8 hours if at all possible, even if you need to take a nap! Muscle growth mostly occurs at night, during sleep, which makes it very important to get a lot!

Workout intensity is something that entire books have been written on. I recommend reading up on this topic as well. Flex and Muscle & Fitness deal with this topic in depth. Basically you need to find the right amount of intensity to trigger muscle growth. When a bodybuilder is just starting out, it does not take much to trigger new muscle growth. However, the body will quickly adapt to repeated stress and this can cause muscle growth to slow or stop all together. When this occurs, bodybuilders refer to it as a “plateau”. This is the time to increase the intensity of your training. The muscle must be subjected to a new kind of stress that it is not used to in order to stimulate new growth. Fortunately, there are many methods of changing the workout intensity, but that is beyond the scope of this article.

Frequency of workouts is something that will vary from bodybuilder to bodybuilder. A bodybuilder may workout anywhere from 3 to 7 days per week. you will want to try several different schedules to see what is best for you. You must give your muscles enough of a break between workouts …

Exercise Routines – Ten Different Styles

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Exercise Routines- Deciding on an exercise routine for a fitness program can be a difficult task. Your fitness goals and experience play a part in what you choose to do. The good news is that there are a lot of choices that can make exercising fun as a lifestyle activity. The following styles of exercise can help you decide what you might want to try as part of your workout schedule:

Ten Different Styles of Exercise Routines:

1. Pilates – This is a style of exercise that is similar to yoga. It is a series of non-impact exercises designed by Joseph Pilates to develop strength, flexibility, balance, and inner awareness.

2. Yoga – Yoga exercise can be both spiritual and physical in nature. In the U.S. it is mostly practiced as a physical form of exercise which promotes flexibility, balance, and strength. It can also help to reduce stress because of the calming, non-impact movements.

3. Jazzercise – Many people are looking for ways to stick to an exercise routine. Jazzercise is a fun way to help you stay motivated. You can easily use video sets to workout at home. Or you can find a class to attend if you want a more social experience.

4. Aerobics –Low intensity exercise is a good choice for a program. The low-impact repetitive nature of aerobics works the large muscle groups. Videos and classes are also available.

5. Weight Lifting/strength training – It is important to use resistance training in your routine. Weight lifting is one form that takes some equipment. You can easily combine this style with other more general exercises.

6. Martial Arts – There are various forms and styles that are practiced as a sport. Some of these are: aikido, karate, judo, and tae kwon do. This type of training is usually thought of as self-defense or sport. But it is also a great way to get fit and develop self-defense techniques and fitness at the same time.

7. Cardio – An activity that elevates the resting heart rate would include fairly intense aerobic activity.

8. Running or Sprinting – Running at various paces to increase heart rate and improve health.

9. Water Aerobics – An activity that is good for minimal impact on joints. Body toning and flexibility can be developed.

10. Walking Fit – Walking on a variety of inclines either outdoors or indoors, is still one of the easiest and best ways to get fit and remain fit. It can be adapted to anyone’s lifestyle and abilities. Walking can even be made progressive by including hand or ankle weights along with arm movements.

Adding variety to your fitness routine can be a fairly easy thing to do. Just choose one or two types to start with. Rotate your schedule from time to time. Why not try something new? You may find two or more of these activities will fit your lifestyle very well. It’s always a good idea to change your routine on a regular basis. …

Emotional Health

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Eating has been linked to emotional health for centuries. The phrase Eat, Drink, and Be Merry has never been truer. The problem with eating for comfort and emotion is people can become reliant of food in a negative way that adversely affects their health. When you are eating for enjoyment there are some ways you can increase your emotional well being without having to indulge in triple fudge brownies by the dozens. You can add to your healthy foods choices to enable a better result that will last long term and be much healthier than the sweet treat. While most people thing about eating to aid in feeling better as a bad thing, there are many ways to eat a healthy diet and still aid in your over all well-being.

Happy Herbs

If you are looking to add to your diet without adding to the fat and calories, herb can help you to improve your emotional health. There are herbs like St. John’s Wart to help you combat depression and irritability and Kava Kava to thwart off anxiety and allow you to be calmer. Whether you decide to mix herbs in your food or take them as a supplement, you can be sure that you will find the need to eat less fattening comforts foods and still have a great emotional well-being. Most herbs can be found dried or fresh at any market and can be sued in most recipes. If you are talking specific herbs for medicinal purposes it is best to consult a naturopath to make sure none of them contraindicate with each other and any other medicines you are taking.

Food For Thought

There are many foods that are great for you mind. They can help to establish better thinking, keep you focused, and make you feel less foggy. Foods high in sugar and caffeine can leave you feeling depleted, tired, and groggy after only an hour after eating them. This can make your body feel depressed and as if you cannot focus. You will want to snack on foods that satisfy your hunger, do not add on any extra calories you do not need, and give your body fuel that will not be burnt out too fast. Proteins and high fiber foods offer your body the right combination of what you need for good emotional health. If you are looking for the right kind of snack that will not make you crash, try nuts or veggies with dip.

Timing Your Diet

If you are planning to start a diet, be realistic and time it right. Your emotional health is at stake when you think you need to lose weight and then you set yourself up to fail. Never begin a diet just before a holiday. This will just make you irritable and cause you undo stress and sadness. You can begin to prepare for a diet by not eating as much as you would normally, yet still enjoying your favorite treats. Another time to avoid dieting …

The Benefits Of Drinking Water

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Water is a vital element for life. Plants, animals and humans need water in order to survive. Around 60 percent of the human body is made up of water. Humans can live a few weeks without food but only a few days without water. The average human needs about 5 gallons a day to survive, although the average American uses about 100 gallons a day to live. Water is one of the most important elements of life and yet we seem to treat it with a common disregard.

The average healthful adult should be drinking at least one eight ounce cup an hour, in order to replace fluids lost through exercise and work. The consumption of certain foods and drinks will increase your need for water. Milk, salty foods and sugary drinks can actually dehydrate you causing your body to need more water. If you are a physically active athlete, you may need more water than the average person. On hot days, you will need more, as well. However, it is important to remember, your kidneys can only work so fast so it is important not to overload them with too much water all at once because drinking too much water at once can have fatal consequences. It is called hyponatremia. As with anything, moderation is the key.

Drinking water may even actually help you with your diet. Due to the lack of water in our bodies and the abundance of dehydrating drinks, often times our thirst is mistaken for hunger. Drinking water is a good way to combat that “hunger”. Water also increases your metabolism. So, next time you are thirsty or hungry, grab a cup of water. If you are still hungry after drinking water, you will have a more accurate assessment of your hunger.

Water can also combat many headaches, body aches and improve focus. The reason being that many of these symptoms are signs of dehydration. Grab a cup of water, when you feel these symptoms coming on, you may be surprised at the results.

Water is also an excellent tool for healthy skin. Drinking water not only moisturizes skin it can also cleanse it, all from the inside out. It can reduce acne by flushing out the toxins from the skin. It can also reduce wrinkles. In nature, when something loses its moisture and becomes dehydrated, it becomes wrinkled. The same goes for your skin. If it is not getting enough water, it can also become wrinkled. Especially if you drink alcohol, use cigarettes, or caffeine, all of which can dehydrate your body. So, don’t forget to give your skin what it needs by drinking enough water, as well.

Drink well, live well!…

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9 Wonderful Microneedling Benefits Microneedling, also referred to as collagen induction therapy and even dermal rolling, is a skin therapy for problems such as aging, sun damage, wrinkles, acne scars etc. During the procedure, tiny needles are utilized to bring about controlled skin micro-injuries in order to stimulate the production of elastin and collagen. This process of skin repair leads to a thicker dermis with softer wrinkles. Microneedling gives great results within a short time and doesn’t result in any serious side effects. Here are some wonderful benefits of microneedling Revitalizes the face
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Microneedling helps to naturally produce collagen and elastin, which can significantly relieve a number of facial skin problems like Crow’s feet, thinning/sagging skin, wrinkles, and fine lines. A number of treatments can help make the skin tighter and thicker, diminishing noticeable signs of aging.
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Revitalizes the neck Apart from the hands, the neck is also one of the first areas to have noticeable signs of aging. Microneedling may help tighten the loose skin surrounding the neck and reduce sun damage signs on the neck. Rejuvenates the hands Similar to hand revitalization, microneedling can also enhance the look of skin on the hands by stimulating elastin and collagen production, minimizing age, sun spots or wrinkles. Diminishes scars Microneedling is shown to minimize or even heal most forms of scarring, including acne as well as surgical scarring. Microneedling may help get rid of old scar tissues to trigger creation of new collagen, resulting in healthy, new skin. Reduces hyperpigmentation Acne, wounds and too much exposure to sun can lead to hyperpigmentation of skin. Microneedling can help remove the top layer of skin to leave a much more balanced skin complexion with fewer dark spots and sun spots (photo-aging). Diminishes age spots Just like in improvement of hyperpigmentation, microneedling also helps remove the skin’s top layer to diminish age spots as a healthy, new top layer of skin is made. Reduces stretch marks Stretch marks are really hard to treat and not many cosmetic treatments can help improve their appearance. But microneedling’s been shown to decrease stretch marks by breaking down tissues of stretch marks to create new collagen, which may help fade away and diminish stretch marks with time. Painless treatment Microneedling’s a painless, safe procedure for scars, aging, and wrinkles etc. If you have a sensitive skin, numbing cream should be applied before the treatment. Microneedling is a bearable and acceptable therapy by patients. Also, it doesn’t cause any major side effects nor need further treatments, lotions or creams. Improved active ingredient absorption Microneedling helps improve the absorption of ingredients by the skin by approximately 90 percent, preventing early aging signs, and signs of wrinkles etc. It also helps enhance skin pore size, texture, hydration, as well as firmness.…

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Why People Choose to Go Through Microneedling It’s easy to see how the way our skin looks can have a much bigger impact on our appearance than almost anything else. When you think about the incredible percentage of what people see about us is made up by our skin, you will understand exactly why people will spend a lot of time making sure it looks great. When you have the kind of regimen that will protect your skin and make sure it always looks incredible, you won’t have to worry about whether you’re attractive or not. One thing you can do when you really want to ensure you look your best is to consider getting some kind of microneedling procedure done in a professional clinic. There is no doubt that microneedling will be a good option for you to consider if you have any kinds of issues regarding the way your skin appears. Nearly everyone who chooses to get microneedling done will be doing so in order to make their skin appear tighter and younger. The truth about our skin is that it will start out feeling tight and very flexible, but age and time will ultimately leave us with skin that is a bit less attractive and more prone to sagging. With an experienced microneedling expert helping you out, there shouldn’t be too much of a problem to ensure that your skin returns to its younger look. There shouldn’t be any problem with remaining as youthful-looking as possible when you can take advantage of collagen.
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When you look into microneedling, you’ll find plenty of other great benefits that can come from it. If you’re someone who has accumulated a lot of different scars over the years, you might want to look into microneedling as a method of getting exactly the kind of skin restoration that you want. By injecting these needles into the skin with a bit more depth, you will be able to get some collagen going that will give you the chance to fully heal any scars that you’ve been carrying around for a long time. For those who are looking to make some simple changes to their skin’s appearance, microneedling may be the answer.
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It’s easy to see how finding a great microneedling clinic can be something that will completely change your life. When you can find the kind of clinic that will really be able to get you feeling great about the way you look and your youthful complexion, you will be able to get back a sense of confidence about yourself that you may have lost over the years.…

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What to Consider When You’re Purchasing Home Fitness Equipment

It’s nice to belong to a gym, but many people prefer to have some sort of fitness equipment in their home either as a supplement or instead of having to leave the home at all. There are a lot of reasons why it’s more advantageous to workout inside rather than outside, which is why owning your own cardio equipment can be such a great choice. A couple popular options include the elliptical and the rowing machine. Here are some things to consider when you’re weighing out your options.

Using elliptical machines over a treadmill can be a good idea for a lot of people since the impact is a lot lower. When space is a consideration, you might want to look out for the types of machines that you want that offer some sort of space-saving function like folding up into themselves. If more than one person will be using the machine, you might want to find one that saves multiple settings to save a lot of time and effort when setting up each time.

Do consider what sort of extras you might like from an elliptical but don’t feel pressured to get one that has everything if you only need the basics, otherwise your bill will just go up unnecessarily. You want to make sure you get something that makes sense for you, so do plenty of research before you go and spend a lot of time with a salesperson who might have a different agenda.
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Buying a rowing machine is a similar process to buying an elliptical machine. It is always a good idea to make the rowing machine a part of your gym workout before you put one into your home just to make sure that you like it as much as you thought you would. They tend to take up a lot of space since they lay horizontal during usage, which means finding one that’s stores upright is ideal. Always do some research on the different ones available before you commit to anything.
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There is a lot to consider when you’re buying a workout machine for the home, but with so many options you are sure to get something that you love. Many exercise equipment companies will allow for returns within a reasonable amount of time so you don’t have to worry too much about making the wrong decision. Choosing a machine with a great warranty will make sure that your investment keeps working for you as you continue to work out.…

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Why Should Hire a Professional Magento Development Company?

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A great deal of planning and a couple of factors go into creating a website such as presentation, content and designing. The Magento is seen as one of the most vital platforms in eCommerce that convey a prominent degree of customization stability, possibility as well as security. This form of content management system is benefited by the developers across the globe for creating online shopping websites.

The Magento is seen as one of the most eminent eCommerce platforms that offers a personalized solution to each and every store on the internet. And according to a couple of surveys results as well as present market trends, there is a rising number of business proprietors at the present time who are choosing a feature-rich Magento platform. And it is known because of its vast st of unrivaled functionalities, huge administrative flexibility as well as control. And an ecommerce platform survey was done last october and the results showed that Magento is the most famous as well as most successful type of ecommerce platform these days with a presiding figure of 24 percent of ecommerce market shares.
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Emergency Room Care at Home

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Hospital emergency departments (EDs) were initially designed to provide immediate care for patients experiencing acute medical conditions and serious trauma victims. Once patients were stabilized they were either discharged home or transferred to another location for more advanced and specialized care. Now, EDs are experiencing increased use by people who do not have a primary care provider and use the ED for routine medical care. The increased inappropriate usage of the ED places an increased stress on already strained healthcare resources.

EDs have responded to the increased usage for non-emergent services by offering many more resources than the original emergency room. Now the ED has more diagnostic and treatment options than were previously intended. The ED now is a self-sufficient unit within the larger medical center, and has become integrated into the patients’ continuum of care. In-house specialty consultations are usually immediately available as are advanced diagnostic studies. This has perhaps led to a perpetuation of the misuse of the modern day emergency department.

An increasing problem is the misuse of emergency services by patients who do not have a primary care provider and use the ED for routine and non-urgent care. Less than 10% of emergency room visits are actually emergencies. More than half of the patients that present to the ED could be better served by being treated in place (home, skilled nursing facility, occupational health office, or added on to a PCP schedule). One-third of ED visits could be treated in a Primary Care Provider office. It has been well established treatment in Emergency Departments is more expensive than in any of the above mentioned potential care settings.

Despite the high cost of ED services non-emergent use of emergency services continues to grow. Many non-urgent ED visits could have been avoided if patients had a pre-existing relationship with an accessible primary care provider. In addition to the financial cost, crowded waiting areas, long wait times, actual and potential delays in receiving medical care patients are subjected to increased risk for medical errors, exacerbation of pre-existing conditions, and nosocomial infections. ERs will be swamped in the middle of the flu season with a combination of patient types some with actual flu or swine flu while others have minor sprains. Now the person with the sprain has been exposed to the highly contagious flu.

The medical house call has started to make resurgence in many parts of the country to help address many of the primary preventative non-urgent care needs of patients. The average ED visit in NYC can cost upwards of $800 and brings with it the risks of medical errors due to many different health care providers, loss of work and wages due to prolonged wait times, and infectious disease risk due to the gathering of people with airborne illness (Influenza, H1N1, staph and strep infections).

The average cost of a medical house call in NYC ranges from $150- $600 and greatly reduces the risk of nosocomial infections, saves time and reduces lost wages because the patient …

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A Guide to Weight Loss Supplements

Ever since the advent of dietary supplements, quick fixes, and fast weight loss programs, people have gone crazy over weight loss pills that claim to make you shed pounds in a short period of time. Not all of these diet pills are good for health although there are several of them the promote weight loss. It is good to analyze the benefits, side effects, cost, ingredients, and manufacturers of any weight loss supplement before starting with your regimen. A person should also consult with a healthcare practitioner and follow their advice. Weight loss supplements have several mechanisms of actions. A lot of them have a tendency to speed up the body’s metabolism. Because of this boost in metabolic rate, more calories are lost with lesser effort. Together with this hastening of metabolic rate, the supplements have the ability to suppress the appetite so that individuals taking them will eat less. Binding to carbohydrates, inhibiting enzymes that produce fat products, burning up large amount of fat in adipose tissues, and bringing hormones to a balanced state are the effect of taking some weight loss supplements. While there is no harm in taking diet pills, the problem is that, with the wide selection of supplements found in the market, finding the best one is really a challenge.

The supplements and extracts that are getting popular in the market are those made up of green coffee bean, large amount of caffeine, Hoodia, orlistat, and phentermine. Cramping, flatulence, oily diarrhea, paranoia, increased blood pressure, numbing, and tingling, are the unpleasant and embarrassing side effects that are caused by the very strong substances in these supplements. The best supplements for weight loss are those that contain natural substances. There are some extracts in the market that are produced from topical plants with little or no side effects.

There is a weight loss supplement getting popular today that comes from a tropical plant native to Indonesia. The Malabar tamarind or brindle berry is the source of this weight loss supplement. The fruit extract contains properties for weight loss. This extract is a derivative of citric acid and what it does is to inhibit the formation of fat in the body by blocking the enzyme that catalyzes the production of fat. This extract is also an anti-suppressant since it reduces cortisol levels in the body.

This weight loss supplement has other benefits including the promotion of the state of well being and contentment with the increase of the release of serotonin. It also helps to maintain a healthy bowel movement. By optimizing the levels of cholesterol in the blood, heart disease is prevented. With this, treatment of infections caused by parasite is also possible.

The side effects caused by this weight loss supplement are occasional headaches, dizziness, and nausea. If you are looking for natural weight loss supplements, you can find them in many online stores. You should buy them from credible manufacturers.

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Importance of Maintaining a Healthy Life Style

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A healthy lifestyle is supposedly the best way to live. However, maintaining such a healthy lifestyle depends on developing healthy habits. This entails a few rules that one should abide by. These rules include the following:

Balanced Diet

Taking a balanced diet is essential for leading a healthy life. A healthy diet is one that helps in minimizing artificial trans fats in the body and enhancing the levels of un-saturated fats. These un-saturated fats are found in vegetable oils, seeds, avocados, nuts, fish etc. while saturated fats are found mainly in animal products and are known to increase harmful LDL cholesterol and cardiovascular disease risk. Foods high in saturated fats are damaging to your arteries, therefore; The American Heart Association advises limiting saturated fats to less than seven percent of total calories, which is equal to about 15 grams for the average daily caloric intake of 2,000. In order to limit saturated fat intake, you should stay away from dairy products, red meat and fried or greasy food. Such food products have very rich saturated fat content and pose great danger to human health. Thus, your diet should be focused on food with low trans fat and high un-saturated fat content.

Hydration

Hydration is very important for maintaining a healthy body. When talking of keeping your body hydrated, alkaline ionized water believed my many to be most effective. It has been found that alkaline ionized water is the only water that carries large amounts of disease fighting anti-oxidants to be up to 6 times more hydrating than bottled water or tap water! Alkaline ionized water has also been known to help with cellular function; the molecular make-up of alkaline ionized water is much smaller than that of tap or bottled water, making the water’s molecular structure more penetrable to your cells. Because the alkaline ionized water molecules are able to penetrate and reach our cellular system at a much quicker rate than any other water, you get more energy, detoxification, and a better running immune system! A water ionizer is your ticket to a healthier life.

Sleep & Relaxation

Proper amounts of rest and relaxation are as important to a healthy lifestyle as a balanced diet and hydration. Every living person needs a proper amount of sleep to rejuvenate the body, as a matter of fact, sleep is needed to regenerate certain parts of the body, especially the brain, so that it may continue to function optimally. If a person continues to ignore his relaxation needs and stays awake for extended periods then his neurons may begin to malfunction causing visible negative changes in the person’s behavior. Some organs, such as muscles, are able to regenerate even when a person is not sleeping so long as they are resting. This could involve lying awake but relaxed within a quiet environment. When doing so the person’s brain is not getting any rest and even though cognitive functions might not seem necessary in this scenario the brain, especially the cerebral cortex, is …