About Extreme Wellness
Extreme Wellness is a state of mind. It’s the pursuit of extreme comfort in any situation.
Extreme Wellness was founded by Dr Marc Cohen.
Simple physical practices that we do every day such as moving, breathing, bathing, taking shelter and eating can be tweaked to help us explore the extremes of our physiology.
Extreme Wellness is accessible to everyone and does not require fancy clothes or expensive memberships.
The decision to explore the edge of your comfort zone simply requires a mindset and the mental discipline to ‘hack’ into your physiological operating system and expand your range of experience and performance.
Extreme Wellness uses a range of technologies and techniques to create ‘controlled stress’ that allows users to practice remaining calm and relaxed during extremes of temperature, activity, hydration, breathing, physical posture, exertion, human connection and performance. Simply holding your breath or taking a cold shower can help you explore your comfort zone while remaining comfortable and in full control.
War On Microbes
For more than a century we have waged war on microbes, and have attacked them with disinfectants, pesticides, antiseptics, antibiotics and a range of industrial residues and pollutants. Since the first world war we have also deliberately tainted our water with chlorine, which is used because it is such a potent poison and kills bacteria at the point of use. While chlorine can be useful to control pathogens, chlorine can also disrupt our natural healthy microbial balance and contribute to a range of chronic diseases.
A recent article titled “The Effects of Chlorinated Drinking Water on the Assembly of the Intestinal Microbiome” states: “Levels of chlorine used to treat metropolitan water are considered safe for the individual, based on toxicity studies. However, to our knowledge there have been no studies examining whether levels of persistent chlorine exposure from tap water are also safe for the ecosystem of microorganisms that colonize the gastrointestinal tract.” . . .
“Given the importance of the microbiome in health, persistent exposure to low levels of chlorine may be a hitherto unrecognized risk factor for gut dysbiosis, which has now been linked to virtually every chronic non-communicable disease of the modern era. ”
The toxicity of chlorine has led the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council Infant Feeding Guidelines to recommend boiling and cooling tap water for infant consumption until twelve months of age. Yet what about the effect on adults? Could many gut problems, mood disorders and other health conditions be influenced by our microbial wellbeing and exposure to toxic chemicals?
Wonders of Water
Water is a complex and mysterious substance that holds memory, breeds life and has at least four phases. Yet, water has many anomalies and there are many things about the physics, chemistry and biology of water that are not fully understood. What we do know is that water is necessary for life and links all life on earth and forms the basic infrastructure of our bodies. While we are 2/3rd water by mass or volume, if we count our molecules we are 99% water. We also know that water can quickly spread pathogens throughout populations and that stagnant water leads to the musty muddle of moisture and mould. We are also only just beginning to appreciate the marvels of microbes and realise that bacteria on our skin and in our gut are vitally important for our mental and physical health and there may be better strategies than waging war on microbes with antibiotics, disinfectants, antiseptics and pesticides.
Use A Filter Of Be One
While many people are becoming concerned about water toxicity and are installing filters for their drinking water, few people realise just how toxic their water actually is or realise why it is more important to filter bathing water than drinking water.
Our drinking and bathing water commonly contains:
- Chlorine and chlorine by-products
- Bacteria, viruses and other microbes
- Volatile organic compounds and sediment
- Heavy metals and radioactive elements
- Residues and pollutants
Many residues and pollutants have recently been labelled ‘Emerging Contaminants’ (ECs) and include pharmaceuticals, personal care products, Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals, steroids, hormones, surfactants and surfactant metabolites, flame retardants, pesticides, industrial additives, microplastics, nanomaterials and gasoline additives.
A recent chapter on Emerging Contaminants states: “Emerging contaminants are synthetic or naturally occurring chemicals or any microorganisms that are not commonly monitored in the environment but have the potential to enter the environment and cause known or suspected adverse ecological and/or human health effects. . . . The threat lies in the fact that the environmental and human toxicology of most of these compounds have not yet been studied and in the fact that many of these compounds are not or cannot be tested for in municipal water systems. In addition, when these contaminants pass through drinking water treatment systems, by-products are generated whose chemical properties are as yet undetermined.”
Extreme Wellness Filters can effectively remove these compounds and simplify water filtration by remove toxicity from both bathing and drinking water and provide clean flowing water to every tap in your home so you can experience the comfort of knowing you are drinking, cooking, showering, bathing, grooming your pets and irrigating your plants using water free from toxic contaminants.
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