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October 13, 2017

Recording Studio - Linda’s Lair, Monroe, Washington State

You can find them all over the world - some of the most exhilarating, awe- inspiring things you’ve ever seen. We’ve all been wowed by them, they seem to have a beauty that we all relate to in each our personal way... maybe because we are made of the same stuff - water. They are waterfalls, one of the most important phenomena on our planet. Why?

Photo by  Michaela Fisher

I didn’t understand this principal until Linda and I built our koi pond in 2016. Designing as we went, I gave the waterfall a 5’ head, moving 4000 gallons- per-hour into a 5’-deep, 1800-gallon pond. Not real big, but big enough for me to get into up to my neck almost every day. That feat is made more bearable by my adored hot tub, which sits 10’ away. The 15 koi love me, by the way :-)

If you’ve ever been to Norway, you’ve probably seen more waterfalls than most people see their whole lives. In the area where my relatives come from, Åndalsnes, there are huge rock walls with every manner of waterfall adorning them... so many that after awhile one realizes the futility of excited exclamations. In this country a waterfall is called “foss.” Two or more are “fossen.” Fossen are responsible for cleaning the water and helping create an ecosystem in the creeks and rivers that supports life. This is how it works:

“Negative ions are odorless, tasteless, and invisible molecules that we inhale in abundance in certain environments. Think mountains, waterfalls, and beaches. Once they reach our bloodstream, negative ions are believed to produce biochemical reactions that increase levels of the mood chemical serotonin, helping to alleviate depression, relieve stress, and boost our daytime energy.”

The excitation of water by the pounding waves at seaside, or at the base of a waterfall creates an abundance of negative ions in different molecular sizes. The small, nano-sized particles go into the air, creating that pleasant, refreshing fragrance we experience at the beach; after lightning; or at waterfalls. The larger molecules stay in the water, unbalanced, seeking to cling on to any particulate. As the particulates get heavier from all the added electrons, they too need to cling to something, which is why the rocks in rivers are always slippery - they’re coated with particulates that then decay and attract bacteria which eat them, thus cleaning the water. Waterfalls are an incredibly efficient cleaning system for our water! A hugely important thing!

Chlorine and fluoride are two poisonous chemicals most of us experience in our tap water. Neither are healthy for us and we should avoid contact with, and definitely not consume them internally.

I was approached by a Kangen Water representative summer of 2016, and was convinced I should try a machine that creates “ionized, alkaline water.” I asked, “What if, before the trial period has ended, I decide to return it?” The salesman told me he’d pay the $380 restock fee. I looked at his friend,

noting that he was witness to this, reached out my hand for a handshake and said, “DEAL!”

Photo by Michaela Fisher

Photo by Michaela Fisher

Well, discovering that I could get a similar machine for $1100 less, I returned the Kangen machine, which was being sold using a multi-level-marketing scheme. I knew that if I liked the effects, I wouldn’t be able to rave to my friends, because my incentive could be seen as profit-based, which was a deal-breaker for me. I had to be able to recommend such a machine purely for its health benefits. So even though they have an excellent product, and I was treated wonderfully by the Kangen people, I elected to go with a company that looked like the best alternative - Life Ionizers. Boy, did I make the right choice!! In return for a testimonial video, they promised me filters for life. Then, a few months ago, I asked if they wouldn’t mind donating one of their new machines to a friend who has colon cancer. Without hesitation, they said they would love to help, and promptly shipped one to her. Then, letting them know about another cancer-case friend, they are shipping another to that person. What a great company! If more companies showed in action that they care more about people than the almighty dollar, this world would be a better place.

So here we are, over a year later. These are some of the experiences I’ve had drinking pure, ionized alkaline water:

When I put my pants on in the morning, it’s no longer painful to bend over and pull them up my legs. When I walk down the stairs in the morning, I no longer need the rail, nor do my knees hurt. After hours spent sitting at the computer, when I turn around, get up and walk away, there is no longer stiffness and pain. But the biggie? I had been in pain for 18 months, as a result of shoveling and raking 11 yards of dirt for a new lawn. My shoulder was injured to the point where I actually had to cancel gigs. After this length of time, I had submitted to the idea that I would have this pain the rest of my life.

After 7 weeks of drinking the good water, the shoulder pain began to ease. After about 4 months, my shoulder was painless! THIS WORKS!

So I highly recommend using ionized, alkaline water. It will change your life for the better. And to think... we can thank the principle of FOSSEN!