I lean towards a healthy lifestyle and while I am not a vegetarian, I do tend to eat like one. I don’t enjoy meats as much as I do veggies, fruits, dairy and nuts. I actually do believe that you should get some meat into your diet and so I try to do that but often fail.
Anyway, I’m constantly trying to educate myself on what are the best ways to maintain and improve my health and that of the people I am in contact with.
For about a year now I’ve been passing this new chain called Phountain throughout Suffolk County on Long Island, NY, with one location in Nassau County. When I learned that their focus was on alkalinity and detoxification I felt compelled to learn more about them. It was that concept that made me decide to give it a whirl.
I contacted the owner, Glenn Taylor, to get more insight into what Phountain is all about and he and his associate Mike Mastrantuono and a number of staff helped me understand not only about Phountain but why.
“Nine years ago my 28-year-old cousin passed away from disease,” Glenn commented. “At the funeral I was contemplating how I could be next and thought to myself am I going to sit here and wait to be next.
“I read the book, ‘The pH Miracle: Balance Your Diet, Reclaim Your Health.’ At the time I considered myself a health nut but I was not familiar with pH. In the first few chapters they talked about an alkaline body being good for so many things.”
One of his first searches was if cancer could survive in an alkaline body, which research has shown that it can’t. Those were only one of the facts he learned but more research revealed such things as cancer hates oxygen but loves sugar.
“I felt like a pioneer. I just had a death in my family. I felt knowing it runs in my genes. I found the bible on prevention. Every cancer researcher knows that cancer cannot survive in an alkaline body but cancer cells thrive and flourish in an acidic body,” he continued.
That inspired Glenn to do something about it, to be proactive. The end result is Phountain, a chain of stores focusing on prevention, being proactive and making lifestyle changes to reclaim your health. Their brochure describes it as having the “intent to educate and empower people on how to manage and control the very sensitive pH balance of our bodies.”
The Phountain Journey
Phountain has two main themes. One is understanding pH and the other is detoxification. Glenn believes that if you are proactive in those two areas you will live a healthier life.
The chain of stores offers the ability to help maintain your pH by providing water that not only has a pH of 10 but is ionized with oxygen. Most people have noticed that the benefits from alkaline water include more energy, better hydration, and even weight loss because it neutralizes the acid in your body.
Phountain also offers a 3- or 5-step detoxing program designed to help you detox through your lymphatic system that begins with a 30 minute infrared sauna, followed by 10 minutes of whole body vibration before doing an ionic detox foot bath to help rid your body of some of the toxins it has stored.
The infrared in the sauna goes to about an inch or an inch and a half and helps break up the toxins stored in the muscle tissue because it helps dilate blood vessels and as a result releases deeply embedded toxins and metals.
The whole body vibration therapy stimulates the lymphatic system which then circulates and releases the toxins into the blood stream. The key here is the motion that the lymphatic system requires to move the lymphatic fluid into the liver to process.
The detox foot bath uses the body’s natural electrical charge. The toxins in your body have a positive charge. When a negative charge is put in the water and a slight positive on the wrist, it works like a magnet. So the positive charges in the body are attracted to the negative charges in the water and you release them through the sweat glands in your feet, because on the bottom of each foot there are approximately 5,000 sweat pores. Now you can understand the term “smelly feet.”
Phountain also offers a Vitamin “D” Sun Booth and Jade Massage Bed as well as the most extensive line of organic products to help you focus on whatever it is you want to achieve. Glenn has personally checked out every product he carries, plus he’s created a line of his own products designed to give your body the nourishment it needs.
Many people are deficient in vitamin D, which is the catalyst that helps our bodies absorb calcium, and so the Sun Bath helps replenish the body naturally with vitamin D.
The Jade Massage Bed gently warms the body with infrared heat to loosen and relax muscles thus increasing circulation. The Jade rollers help to re-position your body back into perfect alignment.
Before Phountain was ever started Glenn formulated his own green drink called Green Phactor. “I tried the others out there and they tasted like swamp grass or the bottom side of a lawn mower, for lack of a better description,” he commented.
Glenn suggests that for the first two weeks you take it three times a day because the idea is to re-stack the body. After that then starting your day off with Green Phactor is a great kick starter. He believes that by doing this it gets your body to help heal any problems that might be brewing.
When your body needs to heal, it tends to steal the nutrients from the stomach, bones and skin. So, you always want to make sure you have the nutrients available.
It’s widely written that the secret formula is to give your body as much neutralizing power as possible, which is why you hear so much about juicing and pH.
“You want to give your body the right to neutralize. It’s not about being a vegetarian. I’m trying to make this be for regular people that are still going to go out to have their wine, meat, soda. We fill in the potholes to their lifestyle,” Glenn explained.
And that’s also where the detoxing comes in.
While your sleep your body goes through the process of detoxing. So, when you get up in the morning you want to start the day off with water to help get rid of those toxins by washing away any residue from your body’s natural nighttime detox. If that water has a pH of 10, then you will benefit even more. And if your water doesn’t, then add some lemon to increase its pH.
Once you’ve washed out those toxins, what better thing to do then to nourish your body with products that will give it the nutrients it needs.
“By the time lunch or dinner rolls around you can go out and eat what you want (within limits),” he continued.
Visiting and Understanding the Phountain Protocol
Phountain offers a first visit for free that includes a 45-minute Phountain lifestyle educational program followed by the three-step program mentioned above. When you are shown that, when tested, seltzer water and water in plastic bottles has a pH of about 3, that’s a real eye opener, especially knowing that you should always maintain a pH of just over 7.0.
When I found out that Phountain’s water has a pH of 10 that alone was enough for me to start buying it. They offer a program where you purchase a gallon jar for $12 and then you can refill it each time for $2.50 or buy a card for 21 refills for just under $2 each. While heat does impact on the pH it is still beneficial to use this water for anything you drink or eat. It’s especially good for drinking throughout the day, constantly helping your body maintain the right alkalinity.
“The first 40-45 years we are given a free pass; after that our body starts to show all the signs of acidification,” Mike explained. “If you know you are going to go over a cliff later in life and that cliff could mean anything bad, would it be better to have the best doctors waiting at the bottom or is better to build some nets or detours along the way,” said Glenn.
Well, if you are like me, what you want to do is never go over that cliff and keep your body as healthy as possible. And research has shown that the right foods are the best healers.
Mike went on to explain that our body runs on charged particles called electrons. Alkaline foods are filled with these charged particles, while dead processed foods carry no energy.
If you’ve taken the time to do your research you realize that the big companies thrive on our unhealthy eating habits. And as a result in order for us to buy foods filled with the nutrients we need, it is more expensive. But having fewer visits to the doctor is often the end result. And because of that the products Phountain sells are also expensive, but the blame for that should really be placed on all the companies not supporting an alternative, non-GMO, non-toxic lifestyle. If the big companies would support these types of products the prices could go down significantly. But for now we bear the burden if we want to consume products that are truly good for our bodies.
While more and more people are starting to understand the concept of a healthy and organic lifestyle, there are still those people who are not ready to wake up until something major happens. Both Glenn and Mike are perfect examples of men whose lifestyle was geared towards hamburgers, hot dogs, soda, potato chips and lots of other fast foods. Their wake-up call shows that anyone can change the direction their life is going one step at a time.
“It’s a matter of who is ready to learn today. What I consider a success is taking someone who thinks they know it all and having them change their life around because of things they learned from us. This is all commonsense and by knowing all the pieces of the puzzle anyone can change their life,” he added.
“We put the information out there and when someone is ready to be woken up about this they then have the tools to be proactive,” Mike piped in.
I must admit that I’d already known most of what I learned in the 45 minute educational course but what makes me feel good is that Phountain makes certain things so much easier. Over the years I’ve wanted to do more detoxing and focusing on my pH, but that is not easy. Yet at $79 a month I can go once a week to Phountain’s 3-step program and every day I can flood myself with their pH water. That alone is saving me time and energy finding other ways to achieve those goals.
And what about that 3-step program. While I hate to sweat I like knowing that the sauna is pushing out some of those toxins, that the vibration machine is loosening them up and that the foot bath is pulling them out. Plus toxins all have their own colors so you can get a sense of what is being detoxed each time. For mine it was a little bit of everything, from black/brown for the liver, to yellow for the urinary tract, to green for the gallbladder and dark black flecks for iron and metal removal.
The Phountain Products
I’ve gone to several of the Phountains now and each is a little different in shape and size but all of them tell the same story. And while the shelves carry tons of products, the ones that interest me most are those developed by Phountain. They include Earth Phactor, Green Phactor, Fiber Phactor, Clay Phactor and the pH 10 water.
Fiber Phactor is used for detoxing the gut. Its purpose is to clean the interior walls of your intestines and in the process it absorbs unwanted wastes thus helping you improve your digestive process.
Earth Phactor helps your sugar cravings and aids in killing parasites and candida. You just take a tablespoon a day in water.
Clay Phactor helps in the detox process by absorbing toxins.
Green Phactor is all about getting the right nutrients into your body. It has been suggested that there are 92 minerals that your body needs access to daily. Green Phactor contains all those minerals. Your body craves what it needs and so if you feed it properly those cravings will stop. And when you prevent, you don’t need cures and so Phountain’s mission is to teach people different means of prevention.
Glenn knows from experience that one of the most important parts of his program is the education. Once he did the research and educated himself he made the necessary changes and he has created what he calls “the Phountain experience,” which is to come in with an open mind and leave with the data to make the decision on what lifestyle changes you need to make.
“We help you empower yourself through information, education and alkaline supplements,” he commented.
One other topic he focused on was stress, because sometimes you can do all the nutritional aspects of your life but you forget that your emotions can also impact on your health, because stress hurts the proper flow of blood.
In today’s world Americans are programmed to be reactive and not proactive. In most cases we are a society that doesn’t focus on our health until we don’t look or feel good. Yet, if you address the alkalinity of your body and naturally keep it where it should be and if we keep removing the toxins the hope is that this combination will prevent the causes of so many diseases from surfacing.
I lost my mom to cancer in 2008. Unfortunately in 2005 when she was diagnosed I didn’t understand enough about alternative therapies. Like Glenn, I felt like a pioneer in a rush to find a way to cure my mom. However, while in the end she did succumb to the cancer, what lifestyle changes we did make gave her three more years. I wish back then that Phountain existed as I believe it would have given her the education and tools she needed to fight the cancer.
For more information about Phountain go to www.PhountainHealth.com. And for a better understanding about pH and detoxing, take the time to do some research or ask Phountain to send you some of the materials they offer. Better yet, if you live within driving distance of any Phountain, set up an appointment to take their educational course and enjoy the 3-step detox program. For sure it will change the way your view your health for the rest of your life.
As Glenn says, “When you prevent…there is no need for a cure.”