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What Is ERW?

Electrolyzed reduced water is the name used by chemists for alkaline water with antioxidant potential. It is important to keep in mind that not all alkaline water has antioxidant potential. 

What is an Antioxidant?

An antioxidant is a molecule that inhibits the oxidation of other molecules. Oxidation is a chemical reaction that can produce free radicals, leading to chain reactions that may damage cells. Simply put, antioxidants keep you healthy! 

How do I Get Antioxidants in Water?

The alkaline water produced by a water ionizer does have antioxidant potential, which is why electrolyzed reduced water is valued for it’s health benefits.

So, how does it work?

Redox: Reduction is one-half of a chemical reaction that also includes a reaction called oxidation. A substance is oxidized when it loses electrons. A substance is reduced when it gains electrons. When a substance is reduced by accepting electrons, the substance that gave up those electrons is oxidized at the same time. These two reactions are known to chemists as a redox reaction.

Reduction: Happens when a substance gains electrons, the reason that the substance is said to be reduced is that it’s ability to oxidize another substance has been reduced.

Oxidation: Happens when a substance loses electrons. When a substance loses electrons, it’s ability to take electrons from another substance increases. That increase in ability to take electrons means that the substance’s oxidation state has been increased.

Example of a Redox Reaction: Iron rusting
One of the most common redox reactions happens when iron rusts. The process of rusting is called oxidation because the substance being oxidized gives up electrons to the substance oxidizing it. In the case of iron, the iron is being oxidized by oxygen, because the oxygen is getting electrons from the iron. At the same time that’s happening, the iron is reducing the oxygen, because the oxygen loses some of it’s ability to take electrons.

Oxidation Reduction Potential:

The ability of a substance such as electrolyzed reduced water to give – or receive – electrons in a redox reaction is called Oxidation Reduction Potential (ORP). Since redox reactions involve the movement of electrons, ORP is measured electrically as voltage. A substance with electrons to give in a redox reaction will have a negative ORP because electrons have a negative charge. A substance that can take electrons from another substance in a redox reaction has a positive ORP, because it has a positive electrical potential. The ORP of any substance is measured in millivolts (mV) because ORP is a measure of electrical energy potential.

Oxidation Reduction Potential vs. Reactive Oxygen Species:
Healthwise, oxidation reduction potential measures the ability of a substance like alkaline ionized water to reduce the damage that reactive oxygen species (ROS) – substances that have highly reactive oxygen ions – can do. ROS’s do damage to tissues and DNA by oxidizing them. ROS’s in the body that do this include the free radicals that doctors recommend eating a diet rich in antioxidants to fight against. The easiest way to think about the kind of damage ROS’s do to the body is that they cause your tissues and DNA to rust – just like iron – and fall apart, just like rusty iron.

Antioxidants have oxidation reduction potential, they stop the damage done by reducing the oxidation potential of ROS’s and free radicals by reducing them. So the reaction inside your body that saves your tissues and DNA from damage is a redox reaction.

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Neuromuscular Reeducation

Neuro-muscular Re-education is an advanced form of therapy that focuses on correcting issues in the body by strengthening the body’s ability to recuperate functional activity.

We operate on the principle that the muscles are the outward expression of your nervous system. This means that your muscles function because your brain and your nerves tell them to through electrochemical signaling processes.

Your muscles are the shock absorbers of the body. When your brain senses that force is being applied to an area of the body, it signals to the muscles to activate and absorb the energy. If they are not capable of performing this task, the energy is transferred to other tissues that are not designed to absorb it. Therefore, most injuries occur due to poor neuro-muscular control.

Using the neuro-muscular re-education process, we can locate areas of cellular disruption in the body that are causing neurological dysfunction and correct any improper signals that attribute to poor muscle control and performance.

The widely accepted definition of pain was developed by the International Association for the Study of Pain. It states: “Pain is an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience that is associated with actual or potential tissue damage.”

Simply put, pain is a signal that is sent to your brain to tell you that something is wrong. Because pain is a neurological signal, we can effectively reduce or eliminate pain by sending the proper signals and removing the cause of potential injury. We don’t stop there though. We will also help you quickly and efficiently build muscle and stamina to improve your overall performance and increase your body’s ability to withstand further injury.

Through this process, our clients experience an improvement in sleep, nutrition, and overall mood, as well as a decrease in pain, leading to an overall increase in quality of life.

 

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The Nervous System

Our bodies are incredible!

The human body has an innate ability to adapt and heal. The lungs exchange oxygen, the heart beats, pupils react to light,  papillae on the skin become erect when you encounter cold, fear, or a sudden feeling of excitement.

All superbly orchestrated by billions of nerve cells And billions of miles of genetic information, in combinations that make each of us unique.

A nerve is a bundle of individual neurons. There are approximately 100 billion neurons in the human body (about the same number of stars in our Milky Way galaxy), and over 90,000 miles of neural tissue.

The nervous system is a complex network of nerves and cells that carry messages to and from the brain and spinal cord to various parts of the body.

 The nervous system coordinates actions and responses to stimulus by transmitting signals to and from different parts of the body. It detects environmental changes that impact the body, then works in tandem with the other body systems to respond to such events.

The human nervous system consists of two main parts, the central nervous system (CNS) and the peripheral nervous system (PNS). The CNS consists of the brain and spinal cord. The PNS consists mainly of nerves, which are enclosed bundles of the long fibers or axons, that connect the CNS to every other part of the body.

Nerves that transmit signals from the brain are called motor or efferent nerves, while those nerves that transmit information from the body to the CNS are called sensory or afferent nerves. Spinal nerves serve both functions and are called mixed nerves. The PNS is divided into three separate subsystems, the somatic, autonomic, and enteric nervous systems. Somatic nerves mediate voluntary movement. The autonomic nervous system is further subdivided into the sympathetic and the parasympathetic nervous systems. The sympathetic nervous system is activated in cases of emergencies to mobilize energy, while the parasympathetic nervous system is activated when organisms are in a relaxed state. The enteric nervous system functions to control the gastrointestinal system. Both autonomic and enteric nervous systems function involuntarily. Nerves that exit from the cranium are called cranial nerves while those exiting from the spinal cord are called spinal nerves.

At the cellular level, the nervous system is defined by the presence of a special type of cell, called the neuron, also known as a “nerve cell”. Neurons have special structures that allow them to send signals rapidly and precisely to other cells. They send these signals in the form of electro-chemical waves traveling along thin fibers called axons, which cause chemicals called neurotransmitters to be released at junctions called synapses. A cell that receives a synaptic signal from a neuron may be excited, inhibited, or otherwise modulated. The connections between neurons can form neural circuits and neural networks that generate an organism’s perception of the world and determine its behavior. Along with neurons, the nervous system contains other specialized cells called glial cells (or simply glia), which provide structural and metabolic support. Every sensation, every process, everything your body does, is controlled by your nervous system. If your nervous system is not able to function correctly, your body will not function correctly.

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