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How do I incorporate the zazen Water System into my consultation?

11th September, 2018
zazen Alkaline Water System

Ever struggle with what to say or how to introduce your client to the benefits of zazen Alkaline Water without feeling like you are “selling them something”?

You know the benefits because you have personally invested in a zazen Alkaline Water System. So how do you simply and naturally (without feeling like you are selling or pushing something onto your clients they don’t need), introduce clients to the benefits of the zazen Alkaline Water System?

This comes up a lot in our conversations with some of our new partners. This is how others have successfully achieved a simple and natural approach to helping their client become better hydrated by simply changing the water they drink.

Tip – The reason why we recommend you have a zazen Alkaline Water system sitting in your clinic or premises is for clients to drink and try it. The zazen Water System emulates Mother Nature’s water cycle creating great tasting hydrating water, people love the taste, especially children. The A5 Look n See Booklet which comes in your Reseller Pack should also be sitting with the zazen Water System so people can read about it as they are waiting.

By simply inviting all clients to have a glass of water before they enter your consulting room is part of the consultation process. You can explain to them the cup of water they are drinking will help with the consultation because it is designed to naturally hydrate them at a cellular level. Being hydrated enhances the treatment you will perform and is also foundational to their wellness strategy.

You may incorporate into your consulting questions

  1. How much water are you drinking each day?
  2. What type of water do you drink? tap, bottled, filtered other?

Once you have a brief understanding of the quantity & quality of water they are drinking and if it is supporting their wellness goals, you can simply explain what the positive differences are they may experience by drinking zazen Alkaline Water designed to hydrate them (compared to say tap water or simply filtered water – see blog article Comparison of zazen to Berkey, RO and Ionisers like Kangen). You can also confirm that it is the water you and your family drink every day.

And lastly zazen Water is a Social Business Enterprise. Ours and your mission is to help people live longer healthier lives especially our children who are most at risk of illness and disease today. The zazen Water Ambassador School Program gifts free zazen Water systems into schools and this is the reason zazen Water started as a social business back in 2008.

If you have a personal experience that is always most powerful, for example mine is:

“I offer my own personal experience prior to discovering zazen Water. I had suffered from chronically dry cracked heels for many years. Within 2 weeks of using zazen Water, there was a notable improvement and within 6 weeks the heels had resolved completely. My body was no longer in drought management, the outcome was true cellular hydration through the balanced minerals I was receiving from drinking the zazen Water”

by Fiona Provan, zazen Sales Account Manager & Homeopath

Comparison of zazen to Berkey, RO and Ionisers like Kangen

11th September, 2018
zazen Alkaline Water System mimicking Mother Nature

Your key to success when a competitive product comes up is to be clear, precise and confident, understanding that the core philosophy of the zazen Water System is to ensure your client hydrates at a cellular level. It is not simply a “Filtration System” or about drinking “Alkaline Water”, it is so much more than that!

So, first of all, we know you are not a sales person and you do not need to know all the ins and outs about other “water filter or purification” products.

  • What is most important is You and what You drink and Why you drink it.
  • You have the credibility as the Practitioner and most clients will simply want to do what you do.   
Philosophy

Why zazen Water?  It is simply like no other water.

zazen Water philosophically asks the questions ‘What are the properties of water to support optimum wellbeing?’ and ‘What is the purpose of water in the body?’

That is the purpose of zazen Alkaline Water.  Water designed to hydrate and support optimum cellular health and wellbeing.  This is the foundation to everything that happens in the body.

“One part of the zazen Water design philosophy achieves balanced mineralisation which in turn produces electrical charges in our cells via electrolytes like negatively charged potassium ions leaving the cell attracted to the positivity outside the cell membrane and positively charged sodium ions enter it moving toward the negative charge. This creates a rapid switch in charge generating an electrical impulse on a continuous cycle effectively creating energy – thus moving metabolic waste out of the cell and pulling nutrients into the cell”

Fiona Provan BHScHom zazen Sales Account Manager

Other systems such as Berkey, RO (Reverse Osmosis) and Ionisers like Kangen are NOT designed to create water that hydrates you or your client!

They have been designed philosophically completely differently for other reasons or to solve a problem with water quality!

The questions they may ask are “how do we create safe water?”

With this question, we end up with systems like Reverse Osmosis (RO) filtering almost everything out creating dead water; because they believe that water is just H2O. Pure H2O will not hydrate the body, in fact it will rob the body of essential minerals and cause systemic health issues over time (WHO report 2002 – The life force of water is in the alkaline minerals, structure and energy of water found in healthy hydrating water).

While others technologies such as Ionisers e.g. a brand called Kangen believe that the “more alkaline water is the better”, with no thought to filtration or balance or structure or the properties required to support a healthy person. The philosophy here is “more is better” and for a healthy person more is not better! So we move from Acidosis to Alkalosis *too alkaline!

While others like the Berkey and Ceramic Pots, have been designed first and foremost as a filter.

None of the above water systems have been designed to create water that supports cellular hydration and wellbeing – because they are philosophically coming from a completely different place.  

For more information:

by Janet Parker, CEO

Creating Balanced, Healthy & Delicious Alkaline Mineral Water: Hungry Water vs Balanced Water is Key!

13th July, 2016
Hungry Water vs Balanced Water is Key!

One of the key principals and purpose of the zazen Alkaline Water System’s 10 Stage State-of-the-Art micro filtration process is to rebalance, remineralise (with a balanced range of alkaline minerals) and restructure your drinking water into an ideal state for hydration. This means that the water is in a “balanced state” and “not hungry”. If water is “hungry” e.g. acidic (pH is below 7.0) or lacking in alkaline minerals (eg. water created using reverse osmosis technology), it will always seek to rebalance itself – just as our body seeks to keep our blood in pH (7.369) balance.

When water is in an unbalanced state it looks to pull from its surrounds and will leach whatever it comes into contact with, pulling nutrients from your body or chemicals if kept in unsafe plastic containers. Most bottled water is acidic, some we have tested are as low as 5.5 pH (Pureau)!

The zazen Alkaline Water System’s 10 Stage State-of-the-Art micro filtration process ensures that if the water entering the zazen top tank is in a “hungry state” – by the time it reaches the bottom tank, it will actually be sitting in a natural healthy environment supporting the water, allowing it to rebalance itself “naturally” and healthily.

  • The zazen Alkaline Water System Bottom Tank has natural alkaline mineral stones sitting in it. 
  • These unique and pristine natural mineral stones enable water as its first preference, to take up alkaline minerals from the natural stones. In this balanced state it is “not hungry” and will not seek to draw anything more from anywhere else.

Creating water naturally in a balanced state is the most critical aspect of the zazen Alkaline Water System process ensuring healthy, hydrating water that tastes delicious!

In summary, whichever bottom tank your customers decide to purchase, they will be enjoying delicious, nourishing alkaline mineral water that hydrates them immediately at a cellular level! 


Do I recommend the zazen Glass Bottom Tank over the zazen BPA Free Plastic Tank?

No, the decision is simply individual preference. We designed and built the glass tank to give our customers a choice… some of our customers simply prefer glass.

We can share with you that on average 40% of our zazen Alkaline Water System sales are now with the Glass Bottom Tank.

  • Did you know that when a customer orders a zazen Alkaline Water System with Glass Bottom Tank they also receive the original BPA-Free Plastic tank as well?
  • This added value means that customers have a back up tank should they wish to travel with their zazen system as the BPA-Free plastic tank is a more durable and light weight option.

The zazen Glass Bottom Tank retails for $150.00 and our Partner Wholesale Price is $75 regardless of quantity (100% mark-up).

If you would like to purchase zazen Alkaline Water Systems or replacement parts online 24 x 7 at your wholesale rate please visit our Partner Portal. If you have forgotten your login details, please contact our Reseller Manager, Kate Waterson. She will gladly assist you at kate@zazen.com.au or via phone on 0478 942 160, Monday – Friday 9am-5pm Brisbane Time. 

by Janet Parker, CEO

Heavy Metal Toxicity & Water pH

8th July, 2016
What are the health impacts of Heavy Metal Toxicity?

Chronic, low-level exposure to toxic metals is an increasing problem worldwide. Heavy metals are commonly found in thousands of different food and beverage products, household cleaning products, furnishings, cookware, body care products, cosmetics, and in some ground water in Australia.

Heavy metals pass through the body via the blood and are stored in vital tissues, where they can disrupt many of your chemical, hormonal and neurological processes as well as wreak havoc on your health.

Not only do the heavy metals accumulate in the vital organs, they also inhibit absorption of vital nutrients such as vitamins, minerals and amino acids.  For example, when heavy metals are present, minerals like calcium and magnesium are displaced and heavy metals such as lead or cadmium take their place.

The symptoms associated with the slow accumulation of toxic heavy metals are multiple and nondescript, yet they affect a vast array of biochemical processes. Since symptoms of chronic exposure often develop slowly over months or years, heavy-metal toxicity is often overlooked.

Heavy-metal accumulation may be the underlying cause of persistent ill-health, particularly if associated with chronic symptoms of fatigue, musculoskeletal pain, neurological disorders, depression, poor cognitive function, poor memory and allergic hypersensitivity. It can also be contributed to ADHD, anemia, constipation, depression, female infertility, joint pain and other brain and neurological disorders.

What does the zazen Alkaline Water System remove? 
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All zazen Alkaline Water System testing is conducted in Australia by certified Government water testing laboratories.

Copper — One of the main culprits 

In trace amounts, copper is necessary in the body. It’s used to help produce cellular energy and is involved in nerve conduction, connective tissue, the cardiovascular system and the immune system. If you are not occupationally exposed to copper, the major route of exposure is oral. Drinking tap water can contribute substantially to your total daily intake of copper. High copper may occur naturally in water supplies, particularly mining areas across WA, but more commonly it is introduced into the water supply via old copper plumbing. Nutritional deficiencies in zinc, manganese and other trace minerals can also contribute to copper toxicity due to the role they play in preventing excess copper accumulation.

The zazen Alkaline Water System effectively removes 99.99% of copper, lead, mercury, arsenic, nickel, and cadmium. This occurs in Stage 4 of our Multi-Stage Filter Cartridge by using Activated Zeolite. Zeolite traps and absorbs heavy metals that are present in the water.

When we are consistently dehydrated the body is unable to effectively remove unwanted toxins and stores these in the body in areas such as the joints (e.g. dehydration is a major cause of arthritis)

Dr. Batmanghelidj, the author of Your Body’s Many Cries For Water, discovered that the cause of arthritis, lupus and many other diseases is a lack of hydration and electrolytes in the body. He went on to learn that even pain can be eliminated for many people by properly hydrating the body.  

By ensuring the water that you are drinking daily is hydrating you at a cellular level, your body is then able to assist in the removal of these accumulated toxins, along with a total health and wellness strategy.


pH — what is the optimum level for drinking water?

A lot of customers want to know the pH of their water, but do they really understand what pH exactly is? pH is simply a measure of the concentration of hydrogen ions (Potential of Hydrogen).

When you test water pH this can indicate its acidity or alkalinity, which is measured on a scale of 1- 14, with 1 being extremely acidic and 14 being highly alkaline. Ideally for optimum health and hydration, we believe that your drinking water should be around 7.4pH* as the optimum level (the same level as your blood which is 7.369).

The pH of your water can be higher, if your originating water has a higher pH reading (depending on the time of the year in Australia, the pH of your water will vary eg. drought vs flood). The zazen Alkaline Water System will not reduce the pH of your originating water, which may be higher than 7.4. Its 10 Stage process is designed to retain any alkaline minerals from the originating water, and in addition ensure that the water is in a balanced and structured state to maximise hydration.

*zazen Alkaline Water contains a complete and balanced range of alkaline minerals (also known as electrolytes) with Potassium, Sodium and Chloride being the key electrolyte minerals which help keep the amount of water in the body in balance, keeping you hydrated at a cellular level. The minerals in zazen Alkaline Water also serve another 2 essential purposes 1) to aid absorption; and 2) the creation of alkaline water naturally.

 

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What is an Electrolyte?

An electrolyte is a mineral that dissolves in water and carries an electrical charge. (They are also referred to as alkaline minerals and mineral salts). Now, there are all kinds of electrolytes, but the most important ones are: sodium, chloride, potassium, bicarbonate, calcium, and phosphate. Your kidneys have specific transporters to regulate the concentration of each of these electrolytes in your blood.

Since the body is mostly made up of water (75% of the body and 91% of the brain), electrolytes are found everywhere in the body – inside the cells, in the spaces between cells, in the blood, in lymph glands and everywhere else. When you sweat, you lose fluids and electrolytes. When you’re drinking zazen Alkaline Water, the liquid will stay in your body longer, giving it more time to get absorbed, which will get you back into balance (hydration) quicker!

‘Minerals in drinking water are more easily absorbed than minerals in food’ Pauline Roberts, Scientific Researcher & Naturopath

  

 

Part of the zazen Alkaline Water mission is to educate on the impact of alkalinity and to qualify the belief that more alkaline is always good. It is not quite that simple. Much town and tap water in Australia will flow straight through us without being absorbed in any meaningful or healing way BUT MAY IN FACT BE ALKALINE. Many people complain of drinking copious amounts of water while still feeling thirsty and even bloated! zazen Alkaline Water remedies this and ensures you hydrate on a cellular level, which is the purpose of water.

TIP: You can add bicarb soda to your tap water and that will make it alkaline, but we know that won’t be good for you, even though the pH is high it will not meet the body’s hydration need.

For further reading on how zazen Alkaline Water works with stomach acid click for The Facts

To understand more on how alkalinity in tap water is created and its dangers see our blog post by zazen Water Founder & CEO – Janet Parker.

by Kate Waterson, Sales Executive & Nutritionist

Comparing zazen to cheaper copycats

21st October, 2014
zazen Alkaline Water System on bench

You may have noticed that more and more copycat water filtration systems are flooding the market. Some might even look similar to the zazen system and will make similar claims for health.  Let us step you through the important differences to ensure you know why zazen Alkaline Water is superior.

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by Janet Parker, CEO

How to create your Social Media Strategy in 7 steps

20th October, 2014
Bluewire Media Web Strategy Planning Template

According to Adam Franklin, author of Web Marketing That Works, international social media speaker and Marketing Manager at Bluewire Media. if you have been putting off including social media in your marketing strategy then perhaps it is time to change that. Adam's marketing experience is second to none and we work with him as our Digital Marketing Partner at zazen Water.  Read on for his 7 Step plan of attack to get your social media strategy in place. 

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by Adam Franklin, Marketing Manager Bluewire Media