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  1. infrared sauna

    Far infrared sauna facts, health benefits and myths

    To be able to enjoy tranquil and restorative time at home while detoxifying your body is now an easily accessible luxury.

    Saunas provide you with health benefits in just a few minutes a day, leaving you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated to deal with busy life.

    You may have heard about ‘infrared’ and ‘regular saunas,’ and the differences between the two. We get questions everyday here at Vitality about this and also why the Zen Far infrared sauna is different to others.

    In this article we will dive into answering these questions and let you know about

    • evidence-based truths of how infrared saunas can really benefit your health
    • help clear up some myths around infrared saunas
    • explain the benefits and points of difference of a zen far infrared sauna

    Regular saunas vs infrared saunas

    Traditional saunas heat the air around you, whereas as infrared saunas use infrared lamps to warm you more directly.

    Traditional saunas normally operate at around 150 F (65 degrees C) to 180 F (82 degrees C) and some people find this too hot to handle for more than a couple of minutes, if at all. 

    Although these saunas certainly help you to sweat and can provide warmth to your body and a ‘feel good’ feeling, we need to remember that sweating does not necessarily give you actual health benefits (keep reading to discover the facts) like fat loss or better skin, for example.

    Infrared saunas function at a much lower temperature of 100 F (37 degrees C) to 130 F (54 degrees C) which makes it more tolerable in increasing your duration of use, plus actually enjoying the experience (you want it to help reduce stress, not create stress, right!)

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  2. Sirena vs Rainbow Water Filtration Vacuum

    Sirena vs Rainbow Water Filtration Vacuum

    In New Zealand over 597,000 people take medication for asthma – this includes an estimated 1 in 7 children and 1 in 8 adults with many more suffering from allergies. Asthma and allergy sufferers are constantly in discomfort caused by dust and pet hair and are now looking to water filtration vacuums to rid their homes of allergens. Let's compare the Sirena Vacuum Cleaner to the Rainbow and see which water filtration vacuum is the best.

    Why Choose A Water Filtration Vacuum?

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    Water filtration systems like the Sirena Vacuum Cleaner and Rainbow Vacuum Cleaner succeed where traditional vacuum cleansers fail.

    Instead of relying on dust bags to collect dirt, water filtration vacuums force the vacuumed air into a water reservoir, which keeps the dirt trapped within the water and thus prevents it from being blown back into the air.

    This is of critical importance for allergy sufferers who are looking for a hypoallergenic vacuum that can eradicate dust mites and allergens from the home, instead of sucking it in and blowing it back out.

    This blog aims to compare the two popular models of bagless water filtration vacuums on the market: the Sirena vs Rainbow E2 Black Model.

    Let’s take a closer look at the two water-based vacuum cleaners.

    The Sirena vs Rainbow E2 Black

    The Sirena Vacuum Cleaner is a Canadian designed and engineered total home cleaning system.

    It uses water-based filtration technology that won’t clog as you vacuum. This means you’ll have 100% uncompromised airflow ensurin

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  3. Composting: Which Composter is Right for Me?

    Composting: Which Composter is Right for Me?

    Successful composting involves the right conditions; and while you can control certain factors by changing the type of waste matter you are adding, factors such as oxygen levels and temperature can be difficult to manage. The correct choice of composter can allow you to easily cater for this and help you to achieve composting success.

    CompostIf climate and location are possible issues for you, an insulated composter is recommended to regulate temperatures in both hot and cold climates and locations.

    Composters with adjustable air vents can also assist with oxygen control and those that are sealed and elevated can prevent rodents from attacking your compost, while allowing for a wider range of waste materials to be composted.

    So, which composter is right for you? We breakdown some of the main elements worth considering before purchasing a composter, so that you can get the best out of your composter including materials, type and size.

    Rotating Versus Fixed Composters

    Both fixed and rotating composters are effective options for producing your own organic compost soil at home. However, several additional benefits of a rotating model outweigh fixed design models - offering you the best conditions and functionality.

    Benefits of A Rotating Composter

    • Fast Waste to Compost Time – The compost process time is reduced due to the ability to easily and thoroughly mix your compost.
    • Pest Control – Rotating bins are totally sealed and off the ground so rodents and animals accessing your compost is not a concern
    • Durability – Composters that are d
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  4. JK 5100 Commercial Composter – Environment, Design, Safety and Quality

    JK 5100 Commercial Composter – Environment, Design, Safety and Quality

    JK 5100 is an entirely new type of compost machine, with receptacles of recycled plastic and a unique mixing function. JK 5100 makes it easy and convenient for you to compost in your neighbourhood.

    Function

    All the waste passes through the grinder before it reaches the process chamber, where the waste is treated and aired with a newly developed mixing technique. After approximately a fortnight, the mixing mechanism passes the material into the chamber to finalise the ripening process. The chamber for ripening is also equipped with a separate mixing function. For obtaining the best possible end product with perfect hygiene the composter has two chambers.

    Environment

    An important part of Vitality 4 Life is to develop producs that can be manufactured in a way that recognises the scarcity of our planets resources. In keeping with this vision, the JK 5100 receptacles are made of 100% recycled household plastic containers.

    Design

    The JK 5100 is designed to meet high demands on availability and hygiene. The machine is easy to maintain. The chute for charging the food waste is placed conveniently for the user. The compost receptacles have inspection covers. The pure design facilitates the comprehension of the different steps of the composting process.

    1. Chute for charging food waste;
    2. Composting;
    3. Ripening;
    4. Emptying.

    Quality

    JK 5100 is a robust genuine construction, made of stainless steel an recycled plastic. All wearing parts are replaceable for optimal working life. The compost machine has a programmable unit, which can easily be adapted to the waste.

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  5. Product Review: JK400 Restauranteur Rotating Composter

    Product Review: JK400 Restauranteur Rotating Composter

    The waste from restaurants and other commercial food service establishments is estimated to be more than 76% organic and able to be turned into compost! A single restaurant, on average, disposes more than 50 tons of organic waste every year. This material, if kept out of landfill can be turned to compost.

    With a capacity of up to 400L, the 'Restauranteur' Rotating Composter JK400 has the ability to accommodate up to 4 families, even a commercial restaurant!

    Restaurants are also encouraged to use biodegradable food service containers that can be recycled with their food waste recycling.

    The Restaurateur Composter comes with a High Stand that is perfect for people with back problems and is high enough to fit your wheelbarrow underneath, making it even easier to compost!

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  6. Joraform Little Pig Composter - Help Your Self and Help the Environment

    Joraform Little Pig Composter - Help Your Self and Help the Environment

    Composting at home for just one-year can save Global Warming gases equivalent to all the CO2 your washing machine produces in three months! Composting organic materials that have been diverted from landfill ultimately avoids the production of methane and leachate formulation in those landfills. Do your bit to reduce the amount of waste sent to landfill and reduce the methane created in landfills and released into the atmosphere.

    Watch as Your Garden Flourishes

    Your compost is a nutrient-rich food product for your garden that will help improve soil structure, maintain moisture levels, prevent disease and keep your soil's PH balance at a steady level. Keeping your plants and flowers growing healthy and strong. The compost produced has everything that your flowers and plants need to grow; including nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium and it will help buffer soils that are very acidic or alkaline. In short compost improves your soil's condition and your plants and flowers will flourish.

    Could Composting be Easier?

    The Big Pig Composter comes complete with a small rotation stand and wall mounts. An Optional High Stand is also available and is perfect for people with back problems and is high enough to fit your wheelbarrow underneath.

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  7. Joraform Big Pig Composter - Let Nature do the Work

    Joraform Big Pig Composter - Let Nature do the Work

    Around 60% of waste that is taken to landfill could be composted! This compost can then be used to fertilize lawns, plants, flowers and vegetables gardens. No Need for commercial Fertilizers and Pesticides! Enjoy the transformation of your household kitchen and garden waste into nutritious compost.

    The Compost produced by the Big Pig is organic and full of the helpful bacteria that petroleum fertilizers don't have. Compost loosens soil so with the right compost you can do away with the idea of fertilizing completely.

    Composting is a natural biological process where bacteria, fungi and other organisms decompose organic materials such as food wastes, leaves and grass clippings. Composting is an inexpensive, easy process that transforms your kitchen and garden waste into a valuable and nutrient rich food for your garden.

    Composting Made EVEN Easier

    An Optional High Stand is also available, perfect for people with back problems and is high enough to fit your wheelbarrow easily underneath, this also helps if you are unable to mount this Big Pig Composter to the wall.

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  8. Aquasana Water Filtration Systems

    Aquasana Water Filtration Systems

    The healthiest water doesn’t come from your tap, or in a bottle. For truly healthy water in your home, the answer is ‘selective filtration’. Activated Carbon water treatment filters can distinguish between pollution and trace minerals. Aquasana products are convenient, economical and produce the best tasting water.

    Aquasana is a leading water filtration company with the sole focus of providing best-in-class water filtration products so everyone can enjoy great-tasting, healthy water. Based in America, the company markets drinking water filters, shower filters, and whole-home water filter systems that remove over 60 harmful contaminants from water including chlorine, chloramines, herbicides, pesticides, industrial solvents, lead, and mercury.

    Aquasana’s advanced twin cartridge, multi-stage filtration units combine the most effective technologies available.

    This patented process selectively filters out chemicals such as chlorine, lead, VOCs, THMs, MTBE and over 100 common tap water contaminants. Sub-micro filtration removes turbidity and effectively removes more than 99.99% of bacteria, Cryptosporidium and Gardia (chlorine resistant parasites). This leaves the natural minerals intact, providing healthy, great tasting water.

    Unlike bottled water, home water filters are required to document the purity of the water they produce.

    Certificate of the Department of Health Services, California, USA, confirming that the AQ-4000 water filter has ‘met the testing requirements pursuant to Section 116830 of the Health and Safety Code’. >> View the Certificate

    Certified performance data sheet confirming that the AQ-4000 complies with NSF Standards 42 and 53, and is certified by the California Department of Health Services Drinking Water Treatment

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