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Giving My Baby the Best Start

Posted by on Dec 8, 2014 in Contaminants in Drinking Water, Drink, H2O, Live Healthy, Methods of Filtration, Products, Reverse Osmosis, The Papa Pages, Water Quality, Your Water | 2 comments

Giving My Baby the Best Start

This summer I received life-changing-exciting news.  My fiancé and I learned we are having a baby girl.  She is due in March.  This is our first child and we are in our early 40s.  Getting to where we are was neither easy nor without complications or significant effort.  Our baby was years in the making. As we embarked upon our pregnancy efforts, we held close to a few core tenets to ensure a healthy pregnancy and ultimately a healthy baby girl: We wanted to minimize all possible medical interventions in the process.  This means we wanted to...

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The Whole Home Benefit of Aquasana

Posted by on Nov 18, 2014 in About Us, Drink, Home | 10 comments

The Whole Home Benefit of Aquasana

  We all want to be healthier.  It’s the number one New Years’ resolution, every year.  From what we put into our bodies, to what we use to clean the house, wash our clothes, to the air we breathe, there is one common denominator: water.  A clean, green home, and a healthy life begins and ends with water.  The picture below shows the top ten ways filtered water improves your home health and your personal health.  Drink it in, but filter it first.    ...

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KDF vs Carbon — Which is better for my home filter?

Posted by on Oct 21, 2014 in Drink | 0 comments

The Fight Begins As with most great chal­lenges, the win­ner is the one most suited for the fight. Both media types are highly effi­cient at remov­ing chlo­rine, but choos­ing which is best for a fil­ter sys­tem gets com­pli­cated. Also, there are dif­fer­ent types of KDF and car­bon fil­ters, which makes it even more chal­leng­ing to choose the cor­rect fil­ter. I will try to shed some light on this some­times con­fus­ing and even heated dis­cus­sion. (Yes, water folks can actu­ally get uptight about this issue so fire away in the com­ments...

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There is Mold in Your Coffee Maker

Posted by on Oct 20, 2014 in Contaminants in Drinking Water, Drink, H2O | 0 comments

There is Mold in Your Coffee Maker

And you should clean it regularly. We are serious about water.  As a close second, we are almost as serious about coffee. 12 people work in our Austin, Texas offices, yet we have two coffee makers.  We recently saw an article on the Huffington Post, which nearly made us spit out our second-favorite drink.  The article was called Your Coffee Maker Is Full Of Mold. Here’s How To clean It. The article quoted a National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) study finding half of all basic coffee makers had yeast and mold, and one-in-ten had coliform...

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It’s Smoothie Paradise at the Office this week!

Posted by on Oct 6, 2014 in Drink | 0 comments

It’s Smoothie Paradise at the Office this week!

  We need water to live, and at Aquasana, we live for water.  From sparking to chilled, to room temperature, we have filtered water options at all turns.  We look for reasons to work water into what we are drinking and eating.  The best filtered water deserves the best kitchen appliances.  So we traded with our friends at Blendtec.  If you’ve never used a Blendtec, it’s the boss of blenders.  It’s what they use in our favorite smoothie store down the street.   Now that we have a Blendtec in our office, smoothie sales at our local...

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I’m a Teacher – and I need H2O

Posted by on Sep 22, 2014 in Drink, H2O, Uncategorized | 0 comments

I’m a Teacher – and I need H2O

  I know that I need to drink water everyday.  I know that it’s good for your complexion, hair, and organs.  I know it propels weight loss, energy gain and general health.  I’m a teacher for God’s sake. So why don’t I drink 8 glasses of water everyday? Well, because I’m a teacher for God’s sake. I try, I really (sort of) do.  I bring my water bottle to work everyday with filtered water from home.  I drink it like a champ.  And then I have 3 options. 1. Fill my water bottle up from the drinking...

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Back to School 101: Is THAT in my water?

Posted by on Sep 8, 2014 in Drink, H2O, Live Healthy, Tips for Health | 2 comments

Back to School 101: Is THAT in my water?

  Let’s start with the basics. The reality is that all water is contaminated. This is because it is not new water. The water you drink today is recycled water. It’s the same water that the world has been drinking and using for centuries, long before you or anyone you know ever existed. Whether you drink bottled water or tap water – it contains something that you don’t want in your body. That is an unappealing thought. Let’s move on to a few unknown contaminants that are lurking in your water supply. You probably didn’t know that...

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5 Simple Hard Water Solutions

Posted by on Jun 30, 2014 in Drink, H2O, Water Quality, Your Water | 0 comments

5 Simple Hard Water Solutions

  Most people across the country find that they’ve got a household pest that simply won’t go away.  It is a common issue faced by homeowners and renters in high sediment areas. Water is considered “hard” when high levels of dissolved minerals are found within its makeup. When that water evaporates, it leaves behind the mineral deposits on the surface. These deposits are referred to as hard water stains. A common misconception about hard water is that it is bad for you. Hard water does not mean unhealthy water. In many ways, it can help...

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Sports Drinks: Rechargers or Energy Drainers?

Posted by on Jun 9, 2014 in Drink, Uncategorized | 1 comment

Sports Drinks: Rechargers or Energy Drainers?

  The idea of sports drinks came around in 1965 when researchers developed a formulated drink specifically for the University of Florida Gators Football team. This drink was designed to meet the needs of athletes in a high energy and high intensity work environment through an easy hydration method. Marketers try to advertise sports drinks as an energy booster, most often with an athlete endorsing the product. However, these advertisements fail to mention that sports drinks were created to help athletes replenish nutrients lost while...

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What is Escherichia coli (E. coli)?

Posted by on May 29, 2014 in Contaminants in Drinking Water, Drink, Live Healthy, Water Quality, Your Water | 1 comment

What is Escherichia coli (E. coli)?

  Escherichia coli (E. coli) is a bacterium that lives in the digestive tracts of healthy people and animals. Most types of E. coli are pretty harmless, but this bacterium should not be taken lightly, as it can cause severe damage to your body. Where does it come from? E. coli is usually found in the intestines of agricultural animals. So how does a person become infected with E. coli? Contact with infected animal and human waste. Feces can be carried through contaminated water and food. Raw fruits and veggies that have come into contact...

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