I want to know about the zazen Philosophy
Adults are 72% water and children even higher. Up to 12 cups of water is lost daily through normal bodily function and must be replaced. To do this we must hydrate.
To hydrate we need the right water.
But what is the Right Water?
This knowledge is essential to life and yet is relatively unknown. The following information explains the properties water must have to hydrate at a cellular level which is foundational to the prevention of, and recovery from, disease.
Underpinning zazen Water is a philosophy that drives and directs our product design and it comes from a holistic view surrounding health and wellbeing, and the understanding of the foundational role that water plays in any wellness strategy. This philosophy pushed us further in our research and education to find a water filter that would support optimum wellness. Where East meets West is where the zazen Alkaline Water System was born.
East & West ask different questions about health and wellbeing
Western philosophy and eastern philosophy are driven by different priorities. The result is that each asks fundamentally different questions when approaching issues of health and wellbeing.
The Western Perspective
The modern day West places safety as paramount, and this is of course a good thing. As applied to water, Western society will ask ~ How do we create safe drinking water? The result has been:
- Public Water Treatment facilities
- Basic water filtration
- Bottled Water
These will be familiar to you. This is convenient and safe. This answers the question as posed by Western thinking that water needs to be safe to drink.
The problems associated with this approach however are two-fold:
- This type of filtration not only removes the bad toxins, it strips the water of the good (life) properties, including minerals.
- The water is not in a balanced, healthy state ready for absorption by the body so it can hydrate – so the body itself must filter and then remineralise the water first.
“I had no idea that the water I was giving my children to drink may actually have been making them sicker. My daughter drank 4 glasses of zazen water and my son drank 1.5 glasses when we visited my local Naturopath, I just couldn’t believe it as they never drank water. I always just thought water was water, now I know it is not. Thank you for doing what you are doing.”
Lisa Lawson, Country NSW
Water is far more than just H2O!
The Eastern Perspective
With Eastern philosophy, a very different question is asked of water, and has been for hundreds of years. The Eastern healers ask ~ What are the properties of water that support ‘life’ including vitality and wellbeing? The result:
- Toxins, contaminants & chemicals must be filtered out
- Must contain a balanced range of alkaline minerals for absorption by the body
- Structure must be hexagonal and clusters small enough for absorption at a cellular level
By asking this question we go further than other water filter systems in the world today. By asking this question, we are focused on producing the right water for the body to hydrate. That is the philosophy behind the design of the zazen Alkaline Water System.
Mother Nature does much more than filter water - it adds minerals and energy essential for hydration
What are the differences between a zazen filter and other filters?
We speak to many customers who call confused with all the different types of water filters on the market. There are simple inexpensive Brita type water jugs, undersink filters requiring plumbing through to complex and expensive ionizers and reverse osmosis systems.
However, if you look at each of these common water solutions separately, they are all only 50% of the story, whichever way you look at them.
The first 50% of the story is filtration. This varies from simple and mostly ineffective basic filters through to filtration that strips everything from the water, including the beneficial minerals.
The second 50% of the story is alkalinity, and unfortunately with most things that become trendy, inexperienced and ill-advised operators believe that the higher the alkalinity, the better. This is definitely not the case.
Filtering water is a great first step, but it is only 50% of the way there.
To get the next 50% we must ask: What are the properties of water that support health and wellbeing? By asking this question we find out that Mother Nature’s water cycle does not produce water that is simply H2O. It produces an energised and specifically structured and balanced compound that benefits our body and improves our well-being. Most importantly, it is in a state that our body can receive and absorb.
As it travels through the earth, filtering through natural sand, soil and mineral deposits, the water sheds toxins and picks up minerals, magnetic energy from mother earth and far infra-red energy from the sun, and its structure changes and adapts. By the time it bubbles from a spring and flows down a stream, water contains important properties that are essential for our hydration, essential for life!
Water that contains the right properties, including a balanced range of minerals, is readily received and absorbed into the body for cellular hydration!
At zazen Water, we do not put water under pressure like undersink filters, we don’t expose it to artificial currents like ionizers, and we don’t do half the job. In collaboration with leading scientists from both the East and the West, and using state-of-the-art technologies, the zazen Alkaline Water System mimics Mother Nature’s water cycle, providing you with mineral water in an ideal state to hydrate your body. Cellular hydration is a core strategy for prevention of and recovery from disease.
|Features||zazen Water||Brita Jug||Reverse Osmosis||Water Ionizers|
|Creates Alkaline Water|
|Optimised for Hydration|
|Contains a Balanced Range of Minerals|
|No electricity required|
|No plumbing required|
|No water wasted|
I’ve been told I’m too acidic. What next?
The Alkaline/Acid Effect
The second issue with the western approach to water is this idea that alkaline is king. Certainly an overly acidic body can cause disease, and this tendency toward acidity is increasingly common today because of the highly processed foods, drugs and acidic drinks consumed (and because people are dehydrated). For these reasons there is a growing movement toward drinking alkaline water in order to become more alkaline or balanced. Many alkaline water products produce extremely high alkaline water of 8.5 – 10 and even 11pH! There is the belief that more is better. But it is not that simple!
If it were this simple, then in terms of water you could put one teaspoon of bi carb soda in a glass of water and you will get an alkaline benefit in the body. But again, it’s only half the story!
Too alkaline is just as bad as too acidic. zazen Water is the perfect balance!
To understand why alkaline water has been heralded as a health miracle, you must first understand the alkaline effect, a naturally occurring process in the body. It looks something like this:
The Alkaline Effect Part 1
- The stomach releases hydrochloric acid (HCL) to break down food and water for nutrients.
- Hydrochloric acid would burn the stomach so to protect it the body also releases bicarbonate – alkaline buffers to neutralise the hydrochloric acid (into the blood around the stomach and surrounding areas).
- The body does not release as much HCL when you consume acidic foods and fluids.
- Released Alkaline buffers come with a bonus. They act as anti-oxidants.
- An anti-oxidant can neutralise free radicals (toxins) and acids in the body.
- This can prevent or slow cell damage in the body.
- Alkaline foods and water require more HCLto break down, which in turn needs more alklaine buffers to be released.
- Most people believe that flooding the system with EXTREMELY HIGH alkaline water will increase the number of neutralised free radicals therefore improving health. This is incorrect, read on to find out why!
The Alkaline Effect Part 2
- Flooding the system with alkaline food and water requires more hydrochloric acid and more alkaline buffers.
- If the body doesn’t have enough alkaline minerals (such as calcium) to use as buffers, it will steal them from the bones.
- This can lead to other long term issues and diseases, and throws the body out of balance.
- The body needs to flush the toxins from all the neutralised free radicals that the alkaline effect has created.
- The body must be hydrated to flush toxins but high alkaline water alone does not hydrate if it does not contain a balanced range of alkaline minerals.
- An over-alkaline system without the ability to hydrate can cause significant imbalance in the body and the condition called alkalosis.
Our blood pH is slightly alkaline
By nature, our blood pH is ideally balanced and tuned to be only slightly alkaline. The human body sets about daily to maintain that balance. To emphasise the fact, think about the pH of our blood, which is 7.369. This is only slightly alkaline. Neutral is 7. Why is this important? To act as a measuring stick; to temper our understanding of the alkaline effect; to help us recognise that excessive alkalinity is not ideal.
Striking a balance is essential for cellular hydration and this is what zazen Water have created.
I want to know more about the benefits of Alkaline Water
A mere 2% drop in body water can trigger:
- trouble with basic math
- difficulty focusing, fatigue and yawning
- erratic and moody behaviour
- aches & pains unrelated to injury/infection
- craving sugar, sweets and caffeine
The zazen Alkaline Water System creates the correct structure and energy to allow for cellular hydration. Remember, water must have the right properties to allow the body to hydrate; zazen Water mimics what Mother Nature does.
Hydration will provide increased energy and vitality and can support a whole health strategy for a longer healthier life.
zazen Alkaline Water stimulates the thirst mechanism
“Drinking three cups (775mls) of water before completing a task can increase the brain’s reaction time by 14%.” University of East London School of Psychology Study 2013 – published in the journal Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
Dehydration is a condition in which the body’s ability to operate as a self-healing organism is blocked. It affects blood pressure, blood-sugar metabolism, digestion, and kidney function. Fatigue and headaches are the first symptom of dehydration and also constipation.
You would think that our body would tell us we are thirsty. But the modern world’s obsession for coffee, soft drinks, fruit juice and processed foods and additives has desensitised our thirst mechanism. We have forgotten what it feels like to be thirsty. We mistake it for hunger, or we reach for a coffee or sugary drink before reaching for water. Many children are losing their thirst mechanism & most adults have already lost it!
It takes 4 to 6 weeks to rehydrate the body—it needs to be coaxed out of dehydration mode, which is the water equivalent of starvation mode. The primary goal of the body is survival. When a body has remained dehydrated for long enough, it will retreat into survival instinct, storing water for the thirsty future. It takes some time before the body trusts that the period of chronic dehydration has come to an end.
How does zazen Alkaline Water work?
Alkaline effect + Hydration = zazen Alkaline Water
1 + 1 = 3
This is the secret of the zazen Alkaline Water System. You can bombard the body with as much alkaline water as you like, you can filter it to within an inch of its life — if it is not absorbed on a cellular level you will remain dehydrated.
zazen Water is balanced alkaline mineral water! Our balanced range of natural minerals and salts are critical for hydration. For water to act as a nutrient to your body and increase your wellbeing, energy and vitality, it must be filtered (cleaned of toxins, bad bacteria and chemicals), be mineral and electrolyte rich, mildly alkaline, naturally energised and have smaller water clusters for cellular hydration.
|Electolyte / Minerals||zazen Water*||Gatorade||Powerade Isotonic||Fiji Water|
* A sample of the minerals found in zazen Water for a comparison. Typical analysis taken from product labels (ppm)
Enjoy Mother Nature’s Water on Tap!
Scientific research demonstrates that water undergoes a transformation as it bubbles and cascades over mineral rocks in pristine mountain streams and as it gushes from underground springs. This water has the essential properties that enhance life. Indeed – not all water is the same!
zazen have recreated Mother Nature’s water secret in the zazen Alkaline Water System, designed specifically for Australian and New Zealand water supplies. The zazen Alkaline Water System offers you exceptional quality water for optimum hydration, which is essential to health and longevity.
How will a zazen water filter help me?
The properties of the zazen Alkaline Water System:
|Alkaline||Ideal for health, detox and longevity|
|Mineralised||Essential for optimum hydration|
|Cleanses||Helps cells to release toxic waste|
|Nourishes||With a balanced range of essential minerals|
|Hydrates||Immediately at a cellular level|
|Energises||Full of healthy electrolytes for vitality|
|Antioxidant||Helps eliminate free radicals|
|Excellent Quality||Clean, fresh, affordable, tastes great!|
How much does it cost? Using 12 Litres a day costs only 5c per litre!
|zazen Alkaline Water System||$565 RRP|
|- Multi-Stage Filter Cartridge||Replace 2 x per year||$59.95 each|
|- Ceramic Filter & Silver Stones||Replace 1 x per year||$59.95 each|
|- Mineral Stones||Replace 1 x every 5 years||$69.95 each|
The annual replacement costs for a zazen Alkaline Water system are the same as maintaining a Brita Jug!
Buying Bottled Water? Compare & Start Saving!
|If you spend…||$10 per week||$20 per week|
|Bottled water cost per year||$520||$1,040|
|Bottled water costs over 3 years||$1,560||$3,120|
|zazen Water Cost over 3 years||$1,037||$1,037|
|zazen Water System Savings||Save $523||Save $2,083|
“Not only do we love the taste and how it makes us feel, we are saving over $1000 per year switching from bottled water!” John Geologist, NSW
Leader and Innovator
Our recognition of consistent improvements and advancements in modern technology has instilled in us an innovative spirit. We never view the zazen Alkaline Water System as a finished product.
Instead, we continue to collaborate with the world’s leading water engineers and scientists to improve techniques and to avail of new technology to better emulate Mother Nature’s water cycle.
Passing on the knowledge
For zazen Water, understanding that not all water is the same, is only the first step in our journey. Getting this message out to the wellness industry at large, as well as to future generations is our mission. Come join us!
Cellular Hydration is the essential ingredient and your foundation for any long term plan for health and vitality
zazen Water is designed specifically to meet your modern-day body’s hydration need, ensuring it can be absorbed at a cellular level for optimised hydration. But what is the point of this knowledge if it is not passed on to future generations?
We asked ourselves one simple question — How can we help build a generation of children who understand the true power of water? The answer was by empowering them with firsthand knowledge, and enabling them to directly experience how drinking high quality water can improve the way they behave, perform, think more clearly… and feel!
To ensure that our future generations have access to both the best water and to education about hydration, we created zazen Water to support this critical social cause and established the zazen Water Ambassador School Program. One school at a time, we are providing free zazen Alkaline Water systems into classrooms around Australia, along with education modules & fun activities about hydration.
The alarming truth is that this generation of children is at risk of living 10 years less than you and I. Changing this projection is the core purpose for our business – it’s our driver and our measurement of success.