Imagine growing up in the birthplace of the nuclear bomb, where facilities that housed The Manhattan Project were as commonplace as the local football team. Now imagine that your first career is as a nuclear power engineer in this city. Your frame of reference for the world, your health and the health of the planet has a particular…nuclear feel to it.
This was the world that Eileen Durfee lived and breathed. That is, until her physical health declined to such a point where she was riddled with allergies, candida, psoriasis and was feeling sick and fatigued constantly. On this week’s episode of Unconventional Life, we speak with Eileen, who shares her journey back to the healthiest she’s ever been and the technologies she’d developed to do it.
According to Eileen about 80% of health problems come from chronic dehydration. You can drink 2-3 litres of water a day, but if you’re water is super acidic or void of minerals, you could be stripping your body of its essential mineral needs, throwing your body’s pH out of balance and not actually hydrating yourself, or your organs. When the body is dehydrated, it allocates the water supply in a hierarchical “pecking order” (most essential function to lesser) so areas like your bone marrow might receive water before your joints or your lungs. Long-term dehydration can have effects throughout the body that may not resemble what you think dehydration looks like.
When we ignore the biology and chemistry of life, our bodies are speaking and we’re not listening.
“There’s this mind shift that needs to happen with people that need to understand what the body is crying out for.”
What Kind of Water are You Drinking?
Misinformation or no information around the kind of water you’re drinking and the affects it has on your body can leave people chugging water needlessly, with no real benefit.
Are you drinking piped in city water? Rain water/tank water? Distilled? Purified? Spring? Ozonated?
All water has a different surface tension, minerals, vitamins and pH all of which has an effect on your body. According to Eileen, water that can be maximized by the body has:
Where to Start With Your Water
- drink spring water
- water should be alkaline-rich, 10.7 pH is ideal (you can use ultra-sensitive pH test strips to test this!)
- there should be minerals in your water! (you can add the minerals in, if need be.)
- Water should have a small salt content. The kind of salt you use matters.
A Toxic World
The air we breathe, the water we drink and the chemicals we are exposed to on a daily basis has an effect on our health. Things like your off gassing carpets, the “new car smell’ and the fumes from your newly stained deck are not good for your body!
Over time, these things accumulate and your body pays the price. Plus, the average American spends 90% of their day indoors. According to, “…the E.P.A. [Environmental Protection Agency] indoor air is 2-5 times more toxic than outdoors”. Breathing fresh air, drinking good water and not using chemicals in your home cleaning and building products makes all the difference.
Symptom chasing vs. preventative health
“We’re chasing symptoms”
The bottom line is, the majority of the population is chasing symptoms, rather than questioning what’s causing them. Here are Eileen’s bio-hack pillars of health.
Eileen’s Pillars of Health
- Spend time barefoot!
- Watch the sunrise
- Drink ozonated water and oxygen-rich water
- Add healthy salt to your water
- Coffee enema
- Dry brushing regularly
- Use a near-infrared sauna with a Breathsafe Device (plasma air purifier)
- Breath more oxygen-rich air
To see the range of products Eileen spoke about in this episode, visit her website Creatrix Solutions.
This article was written by Olenka Toroshenko
Olenka Toroshenko is a Ukrainian Canadian artist, writer, and producer whose life is in service to a saner, meaningful existence. She is a multidisciplinary performer whose mediums include spoken word poetry, dance, clown, song, and ritual performance art.
Olenka is a Katonah yoga teacher, lifelong student, and lover of coniferous forests. She has worked in news broadcast and politics which have helped shape her understanding of the current cultural paradigm