Natural Health Detox Tips

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At Kinetico, we’re all about providing solutions for cleaner, healthier living. Our home water filtering systems will help you and your family enjoy pure, clean drinking water, that’s often the basis of a healthy life.

For many people, a detox is a great way to get healthier. Some people associate a detox with a long, arduous juice fast, but this isn’t necessarily the case – a cleanse can be anything that helps clear your body of toxins and release unwanted elements from the system. Here are a few healthy habits that can naturally detox your body.

Anti-Inflammatory Foods

Whole foods that are high in nutrients are best for keeping the body clean. Consider things like fruit, vegetables and beans, nuts, seeds, whole grains, lean protein and probiotics. All of these can help with gut and liver function, cleansing your system. If possible, look to eliminate processed, fried and sugary foods and red meat.

The Right Drinks

If you’re detoxing your body, alcohol is something to avoid. Stick to water, as this will help the kidneys flush out toxins. Add some lemon to add electrolytes and help with digestion. If you’re sick of simple water, switch to basic green tea, which has been shown to protect against heart disease and cancer. Milk thistle may also boost liver function.

Eat Smaller Portions

Big meals lead to bloating, which puts the digestive system in an uncomfortable position. More frequent, smaller meals (while eating slowly) are preferable.


Sweating helps with a detox by boosting circulation throughout the body. It also helps with stress, happiness and general energy levels.


Getting enough sleep each night is great for many areas of health. Create a comfortable sleep environment that’s cool, dark, quiet and absent of screens. Try to set up a standard bedtime that you stick to every night, and that allows you to sleep for at least seven hours.

Proper Skin Care

Before you bathe or shower, consider dry-brushing your skin with a soft brush. This will exfoliate the skin, boosting circulation and possibly promoting the growth of new cells.

For more about how Kinetico home water systems can help, speak to the pros at Kinetico today.

Why Softening and Reverse Osmosis Go Together

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Within the water filtration sphere, there are a few different layers of water treatment. You may be familiar with reverse osmosis filters that are installed under a sink and provide purified for drinking and cooking.

Kinetico’s Drinking Water Station is certified by NSF to remove more impurities than any other reverse osmosis and is rated number 1 by the leading consumer publication. Another of our services, that’s as vital for many, is our whole-home water softener. In fact, many people who choose one of these systems end up choosing both for their family – and they actually complement each other in several ways. Let’s look at the benefits of installing both a reverse osmosis drinking water system and a water softener in your home.

Quality Water

For all the water in your home, a water softener removes calcium and magnesium, which are the minerals found in hard water. For some people, especially those on a low-sodium diet or those who are looking to limit their sodium intake in any way, water softening can add slightly higher levels of sodium to the water.

This is where reverse osmosis comes in. Reverse osmosis systems can be hooked up to a single sink or a refrigerator/freezer line (or both), and will remove the sodium added to softened water – along with heavy metals like lead and many chemicals. For the highest quality water possible, both water softening and reverse osmosis systems are recommended.

Protects RO Units

Reverse osmosis membranes are very effective at removing many elements from your water, but they can be fragile.  Hard water has the same effect on reverse osmosis membrane as it does on you appliances and fixtures, it ruins them.

A water softener protects the reverse osmosis unit by filtering these elements before they ever reach it. This will extend the life of the RO unit significantly, often by nearly double.

Cost Benefit

Softening the water in your home and purifying your drinking water provide your family the benefits of soft water and the best quality water for drinking and cooking. In addition you will save money, when factoring in things like appliance lifespan and lower usage of soaps and detergents, they pay for themselves in short order. Reverse osmosis systems remove the need for bottled water, and many families find they purchase fewer sugary drinks once they install an RO system.

To find out more about benefits of soft water and purified drinking water speak to an expert at Kinetico Utah today.

Skin Benefits of Soft Water

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There are several reasons why soft water can be more beneficial to skin than hard water, and there are plenty of reasons to try and avoid hard water on the skin altogether. Let’s look at the effects soft and hard water have on your skin.

Effects of Hard Water on Skin

Hard water contains dissolved minerals like calcium and magnesium, minerals which make it more difficult for water and soap to dissolve effectively.  Leaving a scummy residue just like you’ll see on sinks, shower doors or fixtures.

This same residue clogs your pores, and can cause several skin conditions – studies have shown that children in areas with hard water are 50 percent more likely to suffer from eczema. Hard water can cause the natural oils in pores to be trapped and form blemishes or pimples, and it can even affect the way skin ages. Many people find hard water causes them to have dry, irritated skin, and wrinkles over time.

Effects of Soft Water on Skin

Soap easily dissolves into soft water forming a sudsy lather; one that easily rinses away and doesn’t clog pores. Soft water requires less soap be used when washing, and often allows people to stop purchasing lotions to counter the effects of dry skin caused by hard water.

Slippery Vs. Squeaky Clean

People who have spent their whole lives bathing using hard water will often associate the “squeaky clean” feeling they get after a shower with true cleanliness. These same people take a shower in soft water, and assume the slick or silky feeling on their skin means they aren’t actually getting clean.

In reality, this is backwards. That slick feeling on the skin is how the skin is supposed to feel, and that squeaky clean feel actually might be soap scum, dead skin and dirt that wasn’t washed away. That slippery feel means that natural oils haven’t been stripped from your skin, and are able to do their jobs.

Want to learn more about the benefits of soft water, or any of our water filtering solutions? The experts at Kinetico are standing by.