Healthy Water And Salt

What if you could completely transform your body by simply changing what kind of water you drink and the type of salt that’s in your diet?

A study compared the effects of drinking FIJI Water along with Himalayan Crystal Salt to using ordinary tap water with common table salt. Every single FIJI Water / Himalayan Salt patient reported an overall feeling of well-being. The benefits in both physical and psychological functions of the body were astonishing. All subjects in the Fiji Water / Himalayan Salt group realized significant enhancements in respiratory, circulatory, organ, connective tissue and nervous system functions. Measured improvements were seen in their quality of sleep, overall energy, ability to concentrate, weight loss; even an increase in sexual activity. [Above taken from a nine-week double-blind test at the Inter-University of Graz, Austria in which four groups of patients underwent treatment and diagnosis for the nine week period. All groups of subjects drank 1.5 liters of water on a daily basis. (Group 1: drinking only FIJI Water, Group 2: drinking only tap water, Group 3: drinking a solution of FIJI Water in combination with Himalayan Crystal Salt, Group 4: drinking a solution of tap water in combination with common table salt). No other treatments were received, and none of the patients used drugs or dieted during the course of the study. The individual subjects of each group had similar conditions to those of each subject of the reference groups (age, sex, weight, health status, etc. – 2003]

This study suggests that our typical municipal water is less than ideal, and also that common table salt is NOT very healthy!

The problem is that FIJI Water costs even more than gasoline! This particular brand does appear to be a superior drinking water. Imagine though, if you have multiple members of your family drinking FIJI water, creating an economic impact of hundreds of dollars per month!

A very economical alternative is using the Nikken Waterfall system for your drinking water source. If you use the Nikken Waterfall and replace your processed table salt with Real Salt™ or Himalayan™ Salt in your diet, you will probably enjoy all the same very dramatic benefits!

The Nikken Waterfall System is extraordinarily more economical. The difference is literally pennies per gallon vs. dollars per gallon!

The Nikken Waterfall system does it all! It removes the bad stuff from your water, adds structure, alkalinity, lowers redox potential, optimizes good minerals, and the water tastes delicious. It is the superior choice for healthy and delectable drinking water!

There is a long history of many different health formulas based upon the relationship of water and salt besides the FIJI/ Himalayan Salt program. All of them appear to share a similar cellular foundation with parallel paths leading to many common and beneficial conclusions.

In the early 1900’s Renée Quinton, along with a group of dedicated doctors eventually established 69 clinics throughout Europe and North Africa in which they saved the lives of literally hundreds of thousands of people by infusing them with an elixir derived from oceanic plankton blooms. This natural solution became known as QMP or Quinton Marine Plasma.

Records indicate that their success rate with a wide variety of ailments and serious conditions was well over 90%. An “internal ocean” of fluid very similar to seawater surrounds every cell of our body. These internal fluids must be carefully balanced. The slightest deviation from the original balance found in the ocean blueprint marks the beginning of disease. Every cell is connected through this fluid. It is the medium through which nutrients flow and through which signals are transmitted.
Above from Pg. 42 of Dancing With Water, by MJ Pangman

For over 100 years, QMP continues to have a large following of people with health challenges as well as many athletes who swear by its performance enhancing qualities.

If someone uses a supplement like this, their diet still should include healthy drinking water and use natural salt instead of unhealthy table salt!

We have innate regulatory mechanisms and self-healing powers. Something so simple as the right water and salt can replenish critical raw materials that allow self-regulating mechanisms of the body to begin to work again.

If you exclusively drink Nikken PiMag water and include Realsalt™, your cells can manufacture a plethora of various and important molecules critical in energy production, immune function, metabolic regulations digestion, cellular signaling, etc.

Priming the pump…

Sometimes, the body needs a “push” if there are deficiencies in necessary raw materials. As an example, your body creates hydrochloric acid from water and salt, which is essential for proper digestion. Digestion is sometimes referred to as the “Achilles Heel” of human metabolism. Without adequate hydrochloric acid to begin the cascading sequence of digestion, every system quickly becomes compromised. Many people with chronic or frequent bouts of heartburn, acid reflux, gas, bloating, repeated mild food poisoning and other digestive issues respond very well to Betaine HCI. After supplementing with this for a month or two, your own system can “catch up” and then you can “take the jumper cables” off and produce enough naturally on your own.

Quinton Marine Plasma comes in vials for around $2 ea. Recommended dosage ranges from 1 to 3 vials per day, or around $60 to $180 per month. This is a the typical cost for salt/water based health products containing preformed biologically active molecules

At the end of the day the question is have you really given your body what is needed? NIKKEN’s PiMag water combined with a natural whole salt is a health program that is affordable for everyone!

There simply is not enough natural salt in our foods, so we must supplement our diet. When salt is withheld, weakness and sickness follow. There is nothing more basic to life than water and salt.

I know this sounds almost heretical! There is an ever growing body of research that’s turning the conventional “anti-salt” medical orthodoxy completely upside down. For years we have been told that salt is bad for you and that you must restrict it. New studies are showing that people with the highest levels of sodium in their bodies lived longer and healthier than people with the lowest levels!

With Nikken, you can be younger next year!

I have been following my friend and fellow Nikken Consultant Phil Offerle for some years. He is a huge proponent of good Water and Salt. He loves to go onto Indian Reservations to make presentations at health clinics. He will gather the nurses and doctors around, and ask for a diabetic volunteer. The diabetic person measures their blood sugar for a baseline reference. Then Phil sprinkles a little bit of Real Salt™ in the palm of their hand, tells them to toss it in their mouth, then drink some Nikken water. After a few minutes he asks the person to re-measure their blood sugar and typically it will be down 50 points! The doctors typically ask: “What did you just do?” Phil pulls out several books, Your Bodies Many Cries For Water – by F. Batmanghelidj MD, The PH Miracle by Robert Young, Salt Your Way To Health – by David Brownstein MD (I will put Phil’s notes from these books at the end of this.)

The health benefits of drinking alkalized water are a whole other whole discussion! Anthony Robbins is a huge proponent!

I believe that Nikken’s Waterfall system along with a little natural salt amount to tremendous gains in wealth and wellness for those who will take the opportunity and utilize and share.

I have been in Farmington, NM with Phil and have met many American Indians who used to have lots of health problems such as blood sugar before Phil came along and shared the following recipe: Take your body weight in pounds, then divide this number in half, and that is about how many ounces of water you should drink per day. Example: If I weigh 200 pounds, then I should drink at least 100 ounces of Nikken water. The ideal amount of Real Salt™ to add is 1/4th tsp. to each quart of water. I do not add salt directly to water; I have the saltshaker next to my Waterfall and just toss some in my mouth before each glass I drink. This is something simple and very inexpensive to do, add Jade Greenzymes to this regime a couple of times a day and you should notice some astonishing benefits!

New interview Phil Offerlee at:

The world is in the grip of a diabetes epidemic.

I just sat down with the “new” Rick Anhorn. I say new, because I am amazed at how well he looks compared to when I first met him. He has endured some major health challenges during the past several years. Along with blood sugar issues, he suffered a serious spinal infection requiring several major operations. Combining blood sugar problems with the additional stress of the infection and operations caused his kidneys to shut down. He wound up as a dialysis patient for 40 months. I met him a few months after he got a new kidney. Rick’s doctors had him on four medications for the blood sugar and it was still all over the place.

We talked with him about the Nikken Waterfall, Himalayan or RealSalt Salt and Jade Greenzymes, and Rick’s wife had coincidentally read the book “Your Bodies Many Cries for Water” and was very encouraging for Rick to try it!

After only 2 weeks of the “Water, Salt and Greenzyme” regime, his lab results astounded the doctors. His blood sugar is normal!

Rick is off of all prescriptions except for his anti-rejection meds – just drinking lots of PiMag water, using Realsalt™ along with Jade Greenzymes, his diabetes has abated. Rick feels great, is losing weight and has energy.

“You’re not sick; you’re thirsty. Don’t treat thirst with medication.” Your Bodies Many Cries For Water – by F. Batmanghelidj MD

“A Salt Free Diet is utterly stupid. Salt is the most essential ingredient of the body. In their order of importance it is oxygen, water and salt. Their primary elements of the survival of the human body.” – page 160, ibid

“I have developed a rule of thumb for daily salt intake. For every 10 glasses of water (about 2 quarts) one should add to the diet about a half teaspoon of unrefined sea salt per day (¼ teaspoon salt per quart of water).”
Note: Do not put the salt in the water, put the salt in your mouth and then drink your water. Otherwise it will taste like brine. – page 161, ibid

Water For Health For Healing And For Life – Water and Salt Your Healers From Within – F. Batmanghelidj MD

The Value of Salt – “Salt is eternal medication.”

“Salt is a vital substance for the survival of all living creatures particularly humans and especially people with asthma, allergies and autoimmune disease”.

“Salt is a medication that has been used by healers throughout the ages.”

  • Salt is a strong natural anti-histamine
  • Salt is vital for a body in distress
  • Salt is essential in the treatment of emotional and affective disorders.Note: In other words salt is the natural treatment for depression.
  • alt is essential for preserving the serotonin and the melatonin levels in the brain. (In other words salt works with sleep challenges.)
  • Salt in my opinion is vital for the prevention and the treatment of cancer.
  • Salt can be very effective in stabilizing irregular heartbeats and contrary to the misconception that it causes high blood pressure, is actually essential for the regulation of blood pressure along with water and trace minerals.
  • Salt is a vitally needed element for diabetes. It helps balance sugar levels in the blood and reduces the need for insulin in those who have to inject it to regulate their blood sugar levels.
  • Salt is absolutely vital to making the structure of our bones firm.

The following statement that helps with understanding the difference between table salt and natural mineral salt: “Ordinary table salt that is bought in the supermarkets has been stripped of its companion elements and contains additive elements such as aluminum silicate

Aluminum is very toxic to our nervous system.” The PH Miracle – Robert Young

“Aim to eliminate all added salt from your diet except alkalizing salts like REALSALT.”

“The first treatment for a body in stress or shock is a normal saline solution.” (Page 80)

Salt Your Way To Health – David Brownstein MD

“Physicians need a greater awareness of the difference between unrefined and refined salt.”

“Refined salt needs to be avoided. It is a toxic dangerous substance that fails to provide the body with any benefit.”

“Unrefined salt should be the salt of choice.”

“You can trace every sickness, every disease and every aliment to a mineral deficiency.”-Dr. Linus Paulin – Twice Nobel Prize Winner

All body fluids are mirror images of ocean water. Google saltwater and life and you will see many different ideas for the optimum combination for life such as Fiji water combined with Himalayan salt.

I’ve always been fascinated with the basic fundamentals that are critical for life. Nikken optimizes life’s fundamentals, like water, air, and better sleep. When you improve the fundamentals, something dramatic might occur!

Examine what we’ve done to nearly everything we put into our body. When I was young my mom would say, the whiter the bread the sooner you’re dead! If you look at a whole grain, the murein of nutrients that are in that and when they enrich it, I use that loosely, they add 3 B vitamins in an inorganic form of iron and they call it enriched. We’re certainly not adding back all of the other stuff. Later on when you start looking at one of the essential things to life, that’s a healthy fad. What we’ve done to that is the same thing. To maximize extracting the most out of a seed or kernel, it’s heated and then they actually run solvents through that. Like dry cleaning the product and then they distill off the solvents and then it’s bleached. As an example Wesson oil, you can have that in the back of the cupboard for a year and use it because you can’t tell. If you use a cold pressed organic oil you’ve got to keep it in your fridge. If you kept that in your cupboard for a couple of years and then smelled it, it would smell and taste horrible.

I fear that that’s exactly what they’ve done with salt. They’ve de-vitalized it by removing every trace mineral so you have just naked sodium chloride and then its bleached and the only additives are things like silicon and aluminum to keep it free flowing and some potassium iodide.

I believe why Nikken’s water and this real salt works so well is if you really examine the body, we’re a colony of billions upon billions of cells much like an ameba which is a single cell creature surrounded by an ocean of sea water. Each of our cells we’re caring in packets are our own seawater with us with all of those minerals that we need. If you think about it, inside the cell the intra cellular fluid, the extracellular fluid, the lymphatic all of these are mirror images of various dilutions of ocean water. So it makes sense why this would work.

And I believe that’s why there’s another company that’s selling a product and you read the ingredients it’s water and salt but it’s been electrolytically reacted so that it creates these compounds. For a couple of year Phil Offerle has witnessed the very same dramatic miracles by supplying the raw materials the body needs to produce essential redox signaling molecules through “Real Salt” and PiMag water vs. the “preformed” Asea – for pennies instead of dollars, all without the possible double-edge sword of ingesting free chlorine. (You can even smell it and taste it in their product)

I believe we simply offer a more straightforward, elegant, less expensive, and much more natural solution!

And I believe that Nikken is allowing the body by supplying the raw materials so the body can elegantly do what it normally does anyway. If it just has the materials they’ll do it itself. So I believe that we’re creating our own cellular signaling components in the natural elegant way that it is for pennies. This could be a wonderful investment. Again, if someone has read this and if you have access to a sports lab I would love to get some input (some solid empirical measurements) as far as what it can do. I know for me it’s made a measurable difference.

I’m not into competition or training for some event. I want to be healthy and just want to be able to be active and have fun. I’m just not ready to be old yet! Fuel your body right, eat for energy, which includes Using the “simple” raw materials of water and salt, the human body can do amazing things such as produce stomach acid.

Almost every problem is associated with a nutritional deficiency. Drug side-effects can consistently be traced in how they interfere with particular nutrients.

Whole wheat has innumerable nutrients compared to white flour that has been stripped and bleached and devitalized but called enriched with 3 b vitamins and an inorganic form of iron.

The oils of seeds become unrecognizable by the body because of high temperature solvent extraction, bleaching.

These signaling molecules are made by machine from different combinations of H, O, Na and CL taken from distilled water and purified salt. You already own a machine that can make all of these molecules and more – your body! As an example your body produces copious amounts of HCl or hydrochloric acid to begin the digestive process. Perhaps you notice the difference because you need to “prime the pump” with some preformed molecules, much like an occasional digestive supplement containing betaine Hydrochloride can “teach” your digestive system to make more HCl

Even Salt is “purified” of its natural trace minerals and again bleached of The body is in a state of dis ease because we don’t give it what it needs

Did not need nutrition 100 years ago

The book Reverse Aging by Sang Wang refers to an experiment where Dr Alexis Carrel demonstrated that cells can live almost indefinitely, if they are placed in an optimum environment. He states that: “The cell is immortal. It is merely the fluid in which it floats that degenerates.” Dr Carrel kept embryonic chicken heart tissue alive for over 30 years using a special type of saline solution that was changed every day! (Think of how long apple slices stay fresh after being dipped in Nikken Pi Water!) I am certain that ordinary tap water along with Morton table salt would be wholly inadequate for the viability of chicken heart tissue!

Dr Alexis Carrel won the Nobel prize in medicine (1873-1944) He demonstrated that cells could live almost indefinitely when they’re kept in an optimum environment. He not only kept the chicken heart tissue alive, but the culture continued to grow bigger and bigger until it filled its container. At that point, Carrel would remove a tiny piece of the heart tissue, transfer it to a new container, and the whole process would start all over again. This went on for weeks, months, and then years. When Carrel died in 1944 the chicken heart had been alive and growing for 36 years

Consuming refined salt (NaCl) is similar to drinking distilled water. It is empty, unnatural, and aggressive; it causes imbalance. The aggressive nature of refined salt is due to the fact that it lacks balancing counterparts. In nature alkaline minerals such as calcium, magnesium, and potassium balance the sodium. Acidic ions such as sulfates and phosphates balance the chloride. During the refining process, these components are removed as impurities, leaving a husk of the original product. After the refining process, salt carries little, if any, beneficial information from the ocean.

Most Americans suffer from a lack of salt – even though they habitually consume copious amounts of refined salt. The deficit of natural salt with its balance of minerals creates salt cravings which can never be satisfied with NaCl alone.
Most people in the Western world are literally poisoned with refined salt

Water and salt are obvious companions. Neither is complete without the other. Salt without water is incapable of delivering the energy it holds. Salts give water the ability to conduct energy. The mineral rich saline environment provides an optimal medium for the transmission of energy and information.

If a miracle like this can happen simply through enhancing one’s drinking water and salt, could there be deficiencies in ordinary water and salt?

The World Health Organization has suggested that the rising generation of children won’t even outlive their parents. Other than Oxygen, there is nothing more basic to life than Water, and Salt! RealSalt™ or unrefined salt contains 84 mineral elements that the body needs. Some of these elements are needed in trace amounts.

Ordinary table salt that is bought in the supermarkets has been stripped of its
companion elements and contains additive elements such as aluminum silicate to keep it powdery and porous. Aluminum is a very toxic element in our nervous system. It is implicated as one of the primary causes of Alzheimer’s disease.

Study Notes…

“When water and salt emerge, a new dimension is created.” If you think about it, we walk around carrying our own ocean with us! Most of the fluids inside us are basically mirror images of various concentrations of sea water. Everyone is familiar with the formula’s H2O or NaCl which are seemingly very simple. The premise of this book is that this “chemical point of view alone falls short: Water and salt are much more than mere chemical formulas” that “The chemical and biochemical attributes of water and salt arise from a series of far reaching biophysical and energetic interactions.” Natural salt contains all the natural elements of the earth that are removed as ‘impurities’ in table salt. The body recognizes table salt as an aggressive cellular poison, an unnatural substance, and wants to eliminate it as quickly as possible in order to protect itself. In this process water molecules surround and neutralize the sodium chloride by ionizing it into sodium and chloride. For this process, the body must use its most perfectly structured cell water. The respective body cells are dehydrated and die.

Seawater contains a specific ratio and quantity of minerals and microbes that flow in and around both the external and internal terrains of millions of oceanic life forms. Seawater contains a universal life-supporting blueprint that not only feeds the life within it, but also has the ability to restore balance to barren soil when it washes ashore following hurricanes, tidal waves, and when it falls to the soil and into our water supply from rain clouds populated with oceanic microbial colonies.

Not All Seawater is Created Equal

At the root of the food chain, servicing all the oceans 320 million trillion gallons of water are plankton blooms that seasonally arise in any of seven separate locations throughout the world’s open oceans. These blooms are the wellsprings of life in the ocean. They are usually vortex-shaped, hundreds of miles wide at the surface, and at the ocean floor the vortex stirs up precious minerals, nutrients and microbes that in turn seed the exponential growth of phytoplankton within the bloom.12 As phytoplankton populations explode, they feed the larger zooplankton that in turn digest and secrete a living fluid that is packed with plankton and microbe-transformed crystalloid minerals, micro-enzymes, RNA, DNA, vitamins, synergists, and marine co-factors. –Dr Roy Dittman

As famed environmentalist Rachel Carson said in THE SEA AROUND US, “Fish, amphibian, bird and mammal – each of us carries in our veins a salty stream, in which the elements are combined in almost the same proportions as seawater.”

It is astounding to realize that human blood plasma is made up of the same basic balance of ionic minerals and trace minerals found in seawater. Molecular biologists have never been able to recreate seawater from “first principles” because of its sheer complexity. Could it be that seawater contains the secret to life itself? Every living creature depends upon minerals to survive. Research increasingly suggests that keeping the level of minerals in balance in every tissue, fluid, cell and organ in your body is a key for maintaining perfect health. Minerals are the “spark of life.” Minerals are essential in the diet and each plays unique and often multifactorial roles as they act in all levels of the body – cells, tissues, organs, and the whole organism. All of our bodily processes depend on the action of minerals to activate the enzymes, which perform every biological function.

Without proper mineral ratios we could not set into motion the properties and functions of enzymes, vitamins or amino acids.

These elemental components are responsible for every activity in every cell of our bodies. Cellular functions require a proper chain of events that start with minerals. Without the proper mineral we could not twitch in eyelid or form a thought.

Ions are particles (either an atom or group of atoms) that carry an electrical charge. Positively charged ions are called cations (e.g., calcium, magnesium, potassium, sodium) and negatively charged ions are referred to as anions (e.g., bicarbonate, chloride, phosphate). Every process is dependent on ions. The fluids of the body are largely ionic solutions. The body uses the movement of ions through these fluids and across cell membranes as an integral part of many vital body processes. There is a great deal of evidence that the healthy function of the body is based on electrical impulses. That is, our bodies use electrical impulse pathways, and electrolytes and ions are the conductors of these currents that keep everything running smoothly in the body. Ions provide the necessary charge of both positive and negative molecules that keep the electrical component of the human battery “charged” and working in top form.
Minerals that are absorbed in their ionic form are in true liquid solution and have either positive or negative charges. They also have unique properties that distinguish them from each other and allow them to freely take part in biochemical communication throughout the body. These communications help nutrients move to those areas of the body that are in most need of their help.

The Healthy Cell Concept.

We live and die at the cellular level. Our bodies are programmed for health; programmed to protect, repair, and replace our cells. But our bodies’ ability to do that diminishes over time. We have a word for that: Aging.

Minerals – the building blocks of life and essential for good health

Without minerals, we encourage poor health, pain and disease

Did you know that our joints, bones, muscles, arteries, circulation, sight, hearing, moods, memory and just about every activity that goes on inside the human body all depend on something called ‘trace minerals’ to function normally?

Double Nobel Prize Winner and one of the greatest research scientists who ever lived, Dr. Linus Pauling, told us: “You can trace every sickness, disease or ailment to a trace mineral deficiency of one kind or another”. The simple fact is that, without minerals, our bodies just won’t function properly. If the minerals in our body are not in perfect unison, cells can’t renew themselves correctly resulting in weakened bones, damaged joints, hardened arteries and organs that refuse to work properly. The net result? Pain, disease and a multitude of mineral deficiency related health problems.

Our bodies are based on a mineral ‘blueprint’ millions of years old

I’m sure you already know all life on earth, including us, originated in the seas and oceans billions of years ago. But sea water isn’t just made up of water and salt. In fact it contains all the elements that form the Earth – microscopic particles (trace minerals) ground from the ocean floors and shorelines over millions of years. The earliest life forms prospered by making use of these microscopic particles in the seawater around them, gradually incorporating them into their biological makeup as they evolved into more and more complex life forms.

Fast forward a few million years and here we are. Our bodies today are based on a ‘blueprint’ millions of years old. Human blood plasma is still made up of the same basic balance of trace minerals those early life forms utilized from the sea water and we still depend on the presence of trace minerals in just the right quantities throughout our body. They play a pivotal role in our health. They are truly our ‘life’s blood’.

Minerals and trace minerals – still essential to life today

Minerals are the ‘building blocks’ of which the human body is chiefly composed: calcium for the bones and teeth, magnesium for the heart, iron for the blood, and so forth. But they are also the ‘life support’ upon which many vital metabolic functions depend: chromium for insulin utilization, copper for energy production, potassium for fluid balance etc. etc.

Some minerals are crucial to just one thing, such as iodine for the thyroid hormone, while others like manganese often fill multiple roles: collagen formation, synthesis of fatty acids and protein, and carbohydrate metabolism.

The major minerals – the ones present in high concentrations – take part in functions concerned with the body’s structure, such as growing bone and muscle, as well as determining our energy levels through their involvement with enzymes and hormones. And as ‘ions’ they help the nerves to carry messages from the brain to every part of the body. Phosphorus, for example, is plentiful and found in bones and teeth, as well as being connected to many enzymes. Selenium, on the other hand, is scarcer in quantity, but serves as an effective anti-oxidant in conjunction with glutathione peroxidase to protect cells from free radical damage.

Whereas major minerals roughly comprise 10% of the body weight, trace elements are less abundant, to the tune of about 0.05%. However, trace minerals are just as important, precisely coordinating trillions of cell functions every second to ensure that your body works as a single harmonious organism.

Even minor mineral imbalances can have serious consequences

There is approximately 0.002 of a gram of the trace element, chromium, in a body weighing 11 stones (164 lbs). To picture how little this is, imagine holding a single grain of sand in the palm of your hand. You can’t feel it. It weighs nothing and is almost swallowed by the creases in your palm. Yet this microscopic amount of chromium plays a vital role in forming a substance that works with insulin to determine how the body uses its blood sugar. It also helps to metabolize fatty acids and cholesterol. Deprive the body of this one almost invisible, near weightless granule and it would become more vulnerable to diabetes, high blood pressure, arthrosclerosis (clogging of the arteries) and heart disease.

And you may not realize that other nutrients like vitamins CAN’T FUNCTION UNLESS TRACE MINERALS ARE PRESENT! Any supplements you may be taking will be completely wasted unless you already have the right balance of trace minerals in your bloodstream.

From my Healthy Water and Salt Diary:

Are you passionate about living longer and living better? Would you like more energy and vitality? Are you into optimal physical fitness? Do you track and measure your performance? Do you have access to measuring VO2 Max? I have an idea to share that may be of great benefit.

We live in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, one of the most beautiful places anywhere for bicycle riding. There is a 70-mile-long asphalted trail made from an old railroad bed that goes across a gorgeous bay and follows the Coeur d’Alene river through small villages and absolutely gorgeous scenery. We often go for rides of about 20 – 30 miles on this beautiful course.

At church I met a group of serious bicycle fanatics. One of them is in his early 30’s and is an ironman with a $10,000 bicycle. The oldest is 42 – all really serious riders. And silly me, I invited myself to go along on a ride! One of them called and said they were riding Saturday morning and to meet them at the Albertson’s parking lot at 5AM. They planned to do a century! I’m thinking (with fear and trepidation) well okay! I had only ridden 100 miles once before. It was many years ago while I was still in my 30’s. It was a less than ideal experience. However I was looking for a serious opportunity to test the possible benefits of Real Salt™ combined with Nikken water.

The beginning of this trial has several miles of downhill. Since this ride was going to be out and back 50 miles, I knew the final miles would be climbing back up this hill. Coming off of the hill and onto the level, we all got real close. I’m very inexperienced at drafting but it can be fun. You can go amazingly faster and more efficiently. The interconnectedness of moving together is a wonderful feeling, much like birds flying in a flock.

The trail was smooth and clear; we’re really putting on the miles, until the trail intersects a marina in the town of Harrison where there are several steel posts right in the middle of the pathway. I cautiously slow down to keep a safe distance from these very substantial posts coming up and fall away from our close formation. The rest of the pack didn’t miss a beat going through these obstacles, and I was quickly left behind.

I’m thinking perhaps I should save myself a bit and so I decided to ride by myself. They’re way ahead so if I go out 36 miles, that would give me total of 72 miles on the return. This would be the most miles I’d ever ridden since I bonked on that 100-mile ride many years ago! Real Salt™ has a tiny container with a flip top – All along the ride I was tossing a little Real Salt in my mouth and chasing it down with Nikken water.

The ideal amount is to take ¼ tsp of real salt per quart of Nikken water. Don’t mix it, just have a shaker next to your Waterfall unit, when you get a glass of water, simply shake some salt into the palm of your hand then drink a glass of delicious Nikken water. I know you will feel the difference!

I pushed myself and amazingly I got back about 50 minutes before they came back. (of course I did ride 36 less miles!) Maybe I could have done it all, I felt really good. Also I was very impressed because I really felt good the next day. I was energized and I didn’t bonk while I was on the ride. I slept well without any cramps, just the nice feeling of having some good exercise.

This season was a record powder year at Schweitzer ski resort. One in particular was epic. The snow was almost too good. It was coming down like crazy and many of the lifts were closed and on “wind hold”, except for one that only goes about ½ way up the mountain. Still, it was fantastic skiing.

We bumped into a ski patrol guy, and he mentioned that there were about 30 people that had the whole backside of the mountain their own private stash of exquisite powder. The back bowl was protected by the wind; the big lift was still operating, there was just no way no way to get back there. Well I talked my friend into hiking up over the mountain. (and I had some real salt along with my Nikken Water -you’ve got to try this!) You can actually feel something happening in your body when you do this. When I toss some Realsalt™ in my mouth and drink Nikken water, I can feel it! There is real energy and a feeling of vibrancy. And at this moment the great passion of skiing in untracked powder!!!!

Carrying our skis and poles and walking in ski boots, we trekked up and over the mountain, joining those chosen few in a powdery and magnificent rest of the day. However, because there were so few people combined with the continuing high winds, when we eventually got back to the front side all the lifts had shut down, and so we had to hike back up to our cabin which is up above the village. After being a good sport and hiking with me over the mountain, I told my friend that I would hike up and get the truck and come back to get him. (No argument!) It had snowed so much that I got stuck in the driveway! I called him and asked him to hike up and help dig me out. While waiting for him, I remembered we had a come-along. I hooked it to a tow rope and was able to pull the truck a few inches at a time, connect the come-along and get the truck back into the garage and shovel the driveway. Long story short – I spent about 45 minutes getting the truck unstuck. I called my friend who still had about halfway to go, to ski back down to the village and I was on my way. After already getting stuck, I was nervous about going up the steep driveway so I parked at the bottom… and I got stuck there as well- Darn this is getting old! So I ran down to the village and found the snow removal people to help.

What a day – up and down, running back and forth in deep snow; it is a real blessing to have good energy and be in my 60s. I feel that with Nikken 60 can be 40. I usually prefer skiing and bike riding with people who are in their 30s and 40s.

If you are interested in performance, do try this experiment with Nikken water. It’s the most perfect delicious energized alkalized wonderful water you can buy anywhere and real salt. It’s an amazing product that fits in more with what Nature