Healthy Living Blog

The Truth is Out There

The Truth is Out There   We’ve all been there; in our happy place, on the sofa with a good book or a movie, maybe deep into meditation and drifting out to some virgin beachscape in peacetime Polynesia, or Antigua, or the Caribbean. We work hard, sure, but every now and then we&rsquo...
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How Does Reverse Osmosis Work?

How Does a Reverse Osmosis (RO) Water Filtration System Work? Clean, safe water is crucial to the health and wellbeing of you and your family, and the water you provide for them should be of the highest quality. Unfortunately, water quality is inconsistent across the globe and conditions vary ...
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Fear of the Flush: 5 Freakiest Toilet Scenes of All Time

Fear of the Flush: 5 Freakiest Toilet Scenes of All Time In case you haven’t noticed, we’ve survived the dog days of summer, made it through the back-to-school scramble, and now the leaves are turning, the nights are longer, and days are cooler. You may have recently found yourself ...
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Breathe Smarter Not Harder: Staying Sharp the City

Breathe Smarter Not Harder: Staying Sharp the City Living in the city means many different things to many different people. To some slickers, living in stacked urban areas means being at the hub of different cultures and cuisines. To others, it means keeping a finger on the pulse of big busin...
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Let’s Talk About Chloramines

Let’s Talk About Chloramines              You hit your tap a few times every day. You get thirsty, dry, parched. Some people tend to drink more water if they’re hot, bored, maybe you’ve been on one of those Kardashian-...
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Returning the Favor: How to Clean a Bidet Toilet Seat and Nozzle

Returning the Favor: How to Clean a Bidet Toilet Seat and Nozzle Many first-time and even veteran bidet users have questions about how to clean a bidet toilet seat or how to clean a bidet nozzle. We understand bidet fans hold cleanliness to a higher standard, not only in their bathroom routine...
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Are Bidets Sanitary Safe and Clean? Should I Use Them?

Are Bidets Sanitary, Safe and Clean? Should I Use Them? One day you might find yourself in Italy or France, maybe Japan on business when you walk into a restroom and there it is. You have that friend who’s a gearhead, a health nut, a clean freak. You walk into their bathroom and there&r...
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What Does Bidet Mean? It Means Amazing!

What Does Bidet Mean? It Means Amazing!  “A bathroom fixture used especially for bathing the external genitals and the anal region,” is how the good folks at Webster define bidet. See also: fresh, invigorating, hygienic, a bathroom experience you won’t soon forget. In re...
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Rid Your Water of PFAS Carcinogens – The “Forever Chemicals”

    Rid Your Water of PFAS Carcinogens – The “Forever Chemicals” You may have heard a lot about PFAS carcinogens from the news lately, and for good reason. EPA test results from studies conducted between 2013 and 2015 show dangerous levels of perfluoroalkyl and poly...
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Are Bidets for Men, Women, Everyone? Yes, Yes, and Yes!

Are Bidets for Men, Women, Everyone? Yes, Yes, and Yes! Bidets are the most hygienic, energizing, and ecofriendly post-soil clean for everyone, but, like so many things in life, one bidet may not fit all. Washing experiences vary across lines of gender, culture – even different life stag...
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How to Use a Hand Held Bidet Sprayer

How to Use a Hand Held Bidet Sprayer A hand-held bidet is one of the most basic types of bidets, but using these little “bum guns” can be confusing for the uninitiated. Even if you’re familiar with bidet seats or attachments, you might not know how to use a bidet sprayer. Thi...
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How to Install a Hand-Held Bidet Sprayer

How to Install a Hand-Held Bidet Sprayer Many people choose bidet sprayers because they are so simple to install. You’re just adding a valve to the water connection under your toilet! This diverts clean water before it reaches the toilet and sends it to the flexible bidet hose and bidet ...
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Who Invented the Bidet?

Who Invented the Bidet? A Brief History of Butt Washers The invention of the bidet – the best and most effective way to clean our rear ends – isn’t covered in most history text books… but maybe it should be! Until that day, though, we’ve got the dirt on the hist...
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Why Toilet Paper is Bad for the Environment

Why Toilet Paper is Bad for the Environment If you’re at all eco-conscious, you’ve probably changed some of your behaviors to help save paper. Trees are pretty important, after all! Our old-growth forests are a precious natural resource that needs to be protected. Maybe you print f...
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What are Bidets and Bidet Toilet Seats?

  What are Bidets and Bidet Toilet Seats? Some people mistake bidets for awkward sinks, drinking fountains, second toilets, or unusual urinals. Others think bidets are used for washing their feet or even keeping their drinks on ice (shower beer, anyone?). Maybe you’ve heard stories ...
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How Do You Use a Bidet Toilet Seat?

  How Do You Use a Bidet Toilet Seat? We’re here to answer the questions you’re too shy to ask! As bidet toilet seats continue to make their way into American homes, you may soon find yourself in someone’s bathroom wondering, “how do you use a bidet toilet seat?&rdq...
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How Do You Use A Bidet?

As the bidet gains popularity in the United States, many Americans find themselves discreetly asking, “how do you use a bidet?” Whether you’re currently trying one for the first time or just planning for future bidet encounters, we’re here to give you answers. What is a...
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How to Install a Bidet Toilet Seat

How to Install a Bidet Toilet Seat In this land of Do-It-Yourselfers, Americans want to know how to install a bidet by themselves. The truth is, if you have no plumbing experience, you simply cannot install a freestanding bidet – but you can install a bidet toilet seat! Think about it: t...
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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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"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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(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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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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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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Hemorrhoids Happen: Why They Develop and How to Deal

We know, hemorrhoids are embarrassing. Nobody likes to talk about them. But luckily for you, it’s our job to talk about butts all day… so we’re pretty comfortable talking about uncomfortable things!  Hemorrhoids are certainly uncomfortable things. They’re essentia...
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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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#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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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? Well, here it goes: Brondell is clearing up the most popular misconceptions about electroni...
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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

Prevent Urinary Tract Infections with a Bidet Toilet Seat Urinary tract infections are never fun. Because fecal matter is responsible for so many UTIs, maybe it’s time to look at how we’re cleaning ourselves after using the bathroom. Smearing bacteria around with dry paper doe...
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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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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...
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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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