Is Your Water Clean?

If I had to pick 1 thing to be clean…It would be Water!

Fortunately, we don’t have to pick one thing. But the water we drink is a Really.Big.Deal. especially for the little ones. Can you imagine watching your child gulp down pathogens?

Is Your Water CleanUnfortunately, we don’t have “micro-site”. If we could see all the microorganisms before we consume, we would all be a lot more particular with what we put in our mouths. There are so many possible contaminants in drinking water today, it is alarming. Read this from the EPA.

As a mom, I want the best chance for all my CHILDREN TO GROW HEALTHY and live fully without disease. As a person, I want to be healthy and have the opportunity to live to the fullest by continuing to help others. I don’t know about you, but when I’m sick and dealing with diseases, it is difficult to help others. See how we help our community here.

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 water.

As a certified Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, I have learned so much from here and I am empowered to help my children, my family, and many others with supplementation and oils. However, I find that many times people are sick because they are thirsty. Instead of going to medication or food supplementation as the first cure; simply drink good, clean water in sufficient amounts. It is so simple, we forget. Yet this truth is proven repeatedly – dehydration can cause disease.

The way I see things…It is written in nature. Look at the earth, there is more water than land, between 75-85% water. Look at our bodies, we are more water than tissue, about 75% – 85% water. Our Creator is perfect. If the water is bad, the rest will follow. Subsequently, good water will do good for our bodies.

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..


  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 water. 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. Here is the case for clean water. The car analogy is working for me, so I’ll continue. 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 amebic contaminants can be in water, as well as toxic metals.

“In the not-too-distant future, I predict most homes will be equipped with a home water filter unit. It will not be 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 water filters. For $200-$300, the investment is really inexpensive. We start, live, and end our day with well filtered water. And this is by far our favorite filter. You can buy it here, but I actually contacted a company with tremendous integrity so that my readers could get the best deal on the best filter! If you are interested, CLICK ON THE PHOTO BELOW to learn more and purchase the water system our family uses. You will receive discounts through my affiliate account, which helps me afford sharing my research and efforts.

UES Water

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 water you need. So here is the “skinny” on Berkey Water 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).

For example, The Crown Berkey is huge at 3 1/2 ft tall holding 6 gallons, and it looks like a toddler standing on your counter top! {smile} 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. If you click above, there is a water test you can purchase for only $10.

Tip: with more filters the filtration process is faster; e.g., 3 hrs to filter 2.25 gal. with 2 filters, and only 1.5 hours are needed to filter 2.25 gal. with 4 filters.

We would love you to join our family in seeking the best health and Fostering Nutrition for you and your loved ones. Enjoy some clean, pure water because we believe that everyone deserves to Be Healthy and Belong!

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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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