Is Your Water Clean to Drink Healthy?

Clean water with minimal harmful bacteria is Important!

The water we drink is a really big deal, especially for the little ones. The challenge is that we are mostly dehydrated and it’s an effort to drink enough. Furthermore, we try hard to only drink it clean.

Is Your Water Clean

As a mom, I want the best chance for all my children to be healthy and live fully without disease. I also want good health and the opportunity to live to the fullest.

Water is the single most enormous product that my body consumes. If you are a reader, this is a my Source regarding the value of H2O.

Sometimes we get hungry or even sick because we are really dehydrated. For some reason, human nature tends to rush for medication or food supplementation as the first cure without trying to simply drink good, clean water. Then I “hit me” that I needed to serve more water and relax before I turn on my motherly-instinctive-panic-reaction.

Isn’t nature amazing? When you look at the earth, there is more water than land. It seems like 75-85% water. Similarly, our bodies are more water than tissue, about 75% – 85% water.

When dehydrated, the body begins to prioritize. In the most amazing way, just like in a vehicle, we are designed with indicators that let us know when we are dehydrated. You can read my source book, but simply put, your incredible brain gives out minor pain signals to help you feel thirsty. Pain is a feeling that indicates an imbalance of chemicals around the nerves. This is also known as managing the acid/alkali balance.  When out of balance, these are the resulting..

Indicators:

  1. Thirst
  2. Dyspepsia-Heartburn
  3. Rheumatoid Pain
  4. Back
  5. Anginal Pain-heart
  6. Headaches
  7. Leg Pain on walking
  8. Asthma/Allergies

Interestingly, the subordinate regulators (warnings from the brain, through prostaglandins and kinins) are stifled with pain medications. So when you take a Tylenol/Motrin you are simply quieting your body’s cry for water by eliminating this connection designed to signal you to drink. When you get a headache next time, try drinking 8 oz of water every 15 minutes and rub a drop of peppermint oil on your temples and back of the neck. Contact us if interested in the food grade oils we use.

Dr. Batmanghelidj, M.D. documented and published an account of more than 3,000 peptic ulcer sufferers with water alone. Clinically, it showed this “classic disease” is curable and treatable with….water. No medications. How simple is this! Yet, we are all guilty of forgetting to drink enough H2O. My children are always thirsty and reminding me! Their little receptors are much better.

Now we have established the NEED for water. We wouldn’t put dirty fuel in our car, and we are much more valuable than a car, therefore we need to make sure we put good, clean water in our “tanks”. Here are some issues and potential contaminants in Water:

  1. Tap Water – bacteria, fluoride, chlorine
    • *Warning* Don’t filter out chlorine without also filtering out bacteria. Although chlorine is toxic it kills all bacteria, which is also harmful.
  2. Bottled water – convenient option, may have chemical issues from heated storage. See this. Use Glass where possible.
  3. Added agents eliminate the value of water even if mostly water; e.g., tea, alcohol
  4. Through a myriad of places, potential parasitic and amoeba contaminants are in water, as well as toxic metals.

“In the not-too-distant future, I predict most homes will be have a home filter unit. It is practical for local governments to provide 100 percent high-quality drinking water through municipal water systems…” Dr. Batmanghelidj, M.D.

So our family has several filters. For $200-$300, the investment is really inexpensive. We start, live, and end our day with well filtered water.  This is the Berkey water filter we use and it is the best filter we have researched for the price and it’s portable.

I get lots of questions asking which Berkey is the best one. The answer is dependent upon the size of your family and how much you need. So here is the “skinny” on Berkey Filtration Systems. The difference is in the size of the container (holds more water) and the number of filters you buy (determines the contaminants removed and the speed of filtration).

The Crown Berkey is huge at 3 1/2 ft tall holding 6 gallons. All Berkeys come with the comprehensive filter which removes bacteria, pathogens, and even red food dye! You can buy the additional PF-2 filter to remove fluoride, arsenic, and heavy metals if this is in your water.

Tip I discovered early on: with more filters the filtration process is faster; e.g., 3 o to filter 2.25 gal. with 2 filters, and only 1.5 hours to filter 2.25 gal. with 4 filters.

 

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Mandy is the force behind the advocacy portal Real Food Recovery. Since losing a 4 yr old to cancer while fostering to adopt, Mandy founded a nonprofit organization recovering children at-risk using fun and real food. As a Mom to birth, foster, and adopted children, author, Nutritional Therapist, & NRT, Mandy shares simple, affordable ways to recover health and to have fun, while supporting your doctor... Connect with Mandy through Twitter and Facebook.
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