Healthy Living Blog

Bid-hey Girl, Hey - Six Ways Bidets Benefit Women

“Bid-heyyy, girl, hey!” Have we got your attention? We hope so, because we have some great news for you - did you know that bidets are a great resource for helping women feel so fresh and so clean “under there?” While bidets are for everyone, today we are going to disc...
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New Year, New You - Diets That Improve Digestive Health

  New Year’s resolutions aren’t always the easiest feats to conquer. Going to the gym more, adding healthier foods into your diet, quitting smoking, reading more books - we know these things are good for us, but breaking in new habits can be difficult. With that said, the ne...
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How to Improve Your Home During the Fall and Winter

Whether you’re hosting family, throwing parties, or just sitting around the fire, there’s nothing better than a healthy, cozy house during the holidays. Making home repairs and upgrades during the fall and winter months is a great way to prep for cooler weather and create a more com...
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Brondell Home Improvement Holiday Gift Guide

  While there are many wonderful things about the holiday season, holiday shopping always seems to be at the bottom of everyone’s list. We’re not surprised. What’s more stressful than running around during the holiday season, trying to take care of last minute holiday s...
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"I'm A First-Time Bidet User - What Should I Buy?"

Quiz: What do you do after you “go”? A: Wash B: Wipe If your answer was A - great job! You are already the king or queen of your porcelain throne!  If your answer was B - you failed the quiz (for now), but it’s okay. We’re here to help you gain control of your por...
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Introducing the Swash 1400 Luxury Bidet Seat: Our Top Five New Features!

Introducing the Swash 1400 Luxury Bidet Seat:Our Top Five New Features! It’s been over six years since the Swash 1000, the last generation of our award-winning line of electronic bidet toilet seats, was released. During that time, Brondell has been compiling suggestions and reviews to furt...
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Homes in Japan have a bidet. Why don’t you?

Over 100 Million of these have been sold worldwideand nearly 80% of all homes in Japan have one.    What is it?  It’s a bidet toilet seat! Japan has proven to be an early adoption culture of consumer technology.  Japan was the first mobile phone culture, Japanese comp...
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This Mother’s Day, Don’t Buy Her What You Want To Give. Buy Her What She Wants To Get.

In an age in which “modern family” no longer refers to a hit TV show, biological mothers are not the only ones being celebrated this May. No, foster mothers, adopted mothers, godmothers, aunts and grandmothers who stood in as mothers, men who raised their kids and were both father and...
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Earth Month = Rebirth Month

The dawn of Spring carries different meanings for different people. For some, it’s baseball’s Spring Training – the time when all MLB teams make their way down south to practice before commencing another season. For others, it’s the Spring Fling…the college (more sp...
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You Never Miss the Water ‘Til the Well Has Run Dry – Irish Proverb

This March, there are plenty of people who are more concerned with plotting the best pub crawl route featuring bars selling green beer than with finding potable drinking water for their families. To be sure, we don’t begrudge anyone their Guinness on St. Patrick’s Day…but we do...
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All Kinds of Valentines

Love. With Valentine’s Day being February’s big claim to fame, it’s a concept that’s top-of-mind for many people this month. But because many people associate the holiday primarily with romantic love, other forms of “amore” get left out in the (considerable) co...
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(Filtered) Water For Weight Loss!

It’s the theme of every magazine’s January issue and of most adults’ lists of New Year’s resolutions: atonement. Specifically, atoning for the gluttony of the holidays…and all the cookies, fruitcakes, eggnogs and champagne that go along with them. Come January 2, gy...
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Brondell’s 2015 Holiday Gift Guide

It goes almost without saying that every listmaker compiling a set of gifts to give this holiday season thinks their compilation is the best…and Brondell is no exception. Below you’ll find a carefully curated collection of things we think are awesome and would love to receive ourselv...
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Air Purifier for Allergy Relief

The Many Air Purifier Benefits for Allergy Relief For Allergy Sufferers There are many benefits of using an air purifier for allergy relief for those who suffer through the agony of asthma and allergies. Millions of people know that pollen, smoke, off gassing, mold, bacteria, dust mites and pet...
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How Do Reverse Osmosis Filtration Systems Work?

Which Reverse Osmosis System? It can be challenging to determine what its the best filter filtration system for you home. Lets start with Reverse Osmosis point-of-use systems. How Do Reverse Osmosis Filtration Systems Work? The reverse osmosis process works simply by stripping regular water...
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Reverse Osmosis for Health

RO for Health When you think about the possible contaminants in your tap water it becomes clear that some form of water filtration is necessary for the health conscious. Bottled water hasn’t proven itself to be as pure or filtered as some would like for you to believe, and the environmenta...
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World Toilet Day: Bringing Awareness To The Global Sanitation Problem

Here in the U.S., we’re lucky enough to have access to a variety of toilet systems for our homes, including safe and clean restrooms, sanitation systems that effectively dispose of and treat wastewater, and even environmentally-friendly composting toilets, but many places in the world are...
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Bidets: The Ultimate Bathroom Solution for Seniors

Seniors can benefit greatly from bidet products - restore independence and dignity to the bathroom experience. As we age, our muscle strength gradually begins to weaken, and we become much less mobile than we were in our younger years. We begin to experience physiological changes, like thinning...
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5 Water Filtration Facts - You'll Want To Get A Filter Today

So you’re still lugging home cases of water, adding dollars to your weekly grocery bill for an essential that comes gushing from your faucets for next to nothing? Yeah, we all want to provide the safest options for our families, but as it turns out, using an at-home water filter is not on...
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Bathroom Hygiene, Simplified: Meet the Bidet

The Evolution of Clean! #WashDontWipe For many of us in the western world, the idea of a bidet is a foreign concept—literally. Just saying the word with its silent “T” calls to mind something that may or may not be French, and suddenly you find yourself pondering whether the w...
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From Gully to Glass: How Municipal Water Treatment Works

Tap water- for many of us in the States, it’s one of those givens in life that’s so easy to take for granted.  We shower with it, clean our clothes, cars, and homes with it, and of course, we drink it. Water soaks the earth from rain clouds, fills our local rivers and lakes, and ...
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Hemorrhoids Happen: Why They Develop and How to Deal

It starts with itching and irritation after using the bathroom, and you’re not sure what caused it or why you have it. It could have been something you ate, or it could have been that uncomfortable toilet seat you used the other day. But no matter what caused this pain, the fact is that hem...
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The Bottled Water Problem

From the office to the gym, bottled water is all around us. And while we fill our shopping carts with cases of it every week, it turns out that bottled water actually isn’t as safe or eco-friendly as we once thought. So to help you provide the safest drinking water for your family and reduc...
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The Last Drop: Staving Off a Water Crisis

Back in January, California governor Jerry Brown declared a drought emergency in his state, appealing to citizens to lower their water consumption by 20%. Fast forward 6 months to see that residents have trimmed their water usage by…a paltry 5%. The epidemic is so severe that California la...
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The Gift He's Always Wanted: A Bidet for Father’s Day

Let’s get right to the point here- backside hygiene isn’t something many of us guys like to talk about, though it’s always in the back of our minds. As any guy will tell you, a clean rear end equals confidence, and when you feel clean, there’s just no stopping you. But w...
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All Moms Want for Mother’s Day is to Pee in Peace

Before Children, women often don’t think about the time they spend behind the closed doors of a bathroom. They simply understand it as nature intended. It’s only After Children that you begin to view your bathroom habits as a privilege rather than a right. When you have a n...
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What is the EPA?

The Environmental Protection Agency was created on December 2, 1970 when President Richard Nixon signed an executive order to reorganize all of the nation’s environmental activities under one agency. Headquartered in Washington, D.C. with 10 regional offices, its mission is “to protec...
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Nestle’s UN-Pure Life

Scarce is defined by Merriam-Webster’s dictionary as “deficient in quantity or number, compared with the demand” and clean water is the world’s scarcest resource. Currently 780 million people worldwide, 1 out of every 9, are unable to access clean water and in many cases, ...
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#Wash Dont Wipe

Our bums are under attack! Over the past month, it has been nearly impossible to avoid some level of exposure to Kimberly-Clark’s most recent product launch – Cottonelle Flushable Cleansing Cloths. Backed by a massive advertising budget, the online and Twitter campaign #LetsTalkBums b...
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Is your city's drinking water SAFE?

It’s been a rough few months for drinking water.  All over the world, water filtration systems have been completely overwhelmed, ultimately leaving hundreds of thousands of Americans with compromised water.  Near Lake Erie, Michigan and Ohio residents have been protecting themselv...
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Bottled Water: A High Cost Inconvenience

Bottled water is the pet rock of the beverage industry.  Not only is it a wasteful commodity that puts extreme strain on the environment and personal economy it’s also detrimental to your health.  The big names in water like Coke, Pepsi and Nestle are running the industry by convi...
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Drinking Water: A Cloudy Past with a Clear Future

The great debate between bottled vs. tap vs. filtered water has stumped even the savviest consumers. The first sale of bottled water, originally for therapeutic purposes, was recorded in the 1760s. Fast-forwarding to modern day, bottled water is a thriving $100 billion a year industry. How have w...
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Clearing Up the Top 10 Misconceptions about Bidets

  “Bidets are weird”, “Why do I want cold water shooting up my butt?”, “I thought bidets were just for women.” Have these thoughts ever crossed your mind before? Well, here it goes: Brondell is clearing up the most popular misconceptions about electron...
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Summer 2013: Trends - Bathroom Remodeling

The housing market is coming back and homeowners have taken notice. According to the Zillow Digs Summer Home Improvement Trend and Spending Survey, 60% of homeowners plan on making a home improvement this summer. Here are some insights from the survey: Of the respondents in the survey 17% plan...
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What Is A Bidet Attachment?

Bidet attachments have grown in popularity over recent years as they are both affordable and versatile. With an easy do-it-yourself install, bidet attachments fit nearly all toilets. No need for additional plumbing or electrical and no need to replace your toilet seat. Bidet attachments install b...
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Bidet Seats In America

Bidet Seats first gained wide acceptance in Japan, where according to the government, over 72% of all homes have one of these seats. Although bidet seats were introduced in Japan in the 1980’s, here in America many are just beginning to discover what a bidet seat is. Different tha...
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Prevent Urinary Tract Infections with a Bidet Toilet Seat

Bidet toilet seats can be an effective way to prevent urinary tract infections (also known as UTIs) in women, especially when aging as hormonal changes that take place after menopause can cause bacteria to be found in the vagina which makes its way into the urethra causing infection.  Urinar...
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Remodeling For Retirement and Beyond – a baby boomer trend

It’s official, Baby Boomers are retiring. According to PEW Research Center Baby Boomers are retiring at a rate of 10,000 Boomers a day. This avalanche of retirees will continue for the next 19 years. The most active and fiercely independent generation is entering their golden years and they...
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The #1 Best Hemorrhoids Remedy

There is no way around it… hemorrhoids causes discomfort and in many cases, pain.  Hemorrhoids present themselves in the anal rectal areas with swelling, inflammation, itching, burning, and/or bleeding.  Here is a more full description of hemorrhoids: Hemorrhoids Description Vide...
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Fall 2012: The Eco-Friendly Bath Trend

It seems like everyone wants to be environmentally friendly these days.  Recycling is up and oil consumption is down, but the bathroom should not be overlooked in this green revolution.  Every little bit counts and there is a lot you can do with your bathroom to save the environment bot...
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LumaWarm Heated Nightlight Toilet Seat

  The toilet hasn’t changed much since Thomas Crapper installed cedar toilet seats on Queen Victoria’s thirty lavatories in the 1880s. As technology in our world advances at warp speeds, the toilet has stayed shockingly cold. Sure, you can find a toilet seat inlaid with fake g...
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Washing With Water Around The World

Washing with water is common in many parts of the world.  You would be hard pressed to visit a bathroom in many countries that does not have the option of washing yourself with water after having used the toilet.  Although in most Western countries it is still viewed as normal to wipe o...
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Why You Don't Need Toilet Paper

Toilet paper as a commercial product came to life in the United States. Credited with inventing the first commercially-available toilet paper in 1857, Joseph Gayetty created aloe-infused flat sheets of paper for purchase. In 1883 the first United States patent was awarded for toilet paper and dis...
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What is a bidet?

The bidet was invented by the French.  The first known use of the word is 1766 and translated it means pony.  The name is derived from the way in which the user would have to straddle the wash basin, as in riding a horse. The traditional bidet is a separate fixture, usually made of p...
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Summer 2012: iBathroom | Technology for the Ensuite

The bathroom has overtaken the kitchen as the top remodel priority for US households.  How are homeowners transforming their dull functional bathrooms into private enclaves?  With the technology of course.  Along with their iPhone, iPod & iPad they are creating the iBathroom.&n...
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Bathroom Trends: It’s All About the Experience

Now that 2012 is well underway, it’s a great time to check out what trends are shaping the home for 2012.   Much has been said about furniture and color, but the one consistent theme across many trend lists is the “experience” factor.  Here are a few ways  to...
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The Spa Bathroom Trend

The bathroom is the most private room to retreat to in any home, and homeowners are allocating remodel budgets to prove it.  One of the hottest trends currently is the spa bathroom.  Remodel projects are sacrificing spare closets, and in some cases spare bedrooms, to the spa bathroom.&n...
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