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Getting the right water is important too!

2011 August 12
by camillaellis

My last article was about the importance of water; well what’s really important too is the type of water, because water can be doing you more harm than good.

The type of water is important too:

Don’t drink bottled water, as it too can be full of contaminants.  In an independent test performed by the Environmental Working Group they discovered that 38 low-level contaminants were in bottled water and each brand containing 10.  These include disinfection byproducts (DBPs), caffeine, Tylenol, nitrate (fertilizer), industrial chemicals, arsenic, fluoride and bacteria.  Infact one of my clients was having issues with her water and we discovered arsenic in it that was at a level she was sensitive to.  Another concern is the exposure to BPA, which mimic hormones in your body.

 

The bottle itself is another concern, it is okay to drink from a glass bottle but plastic bottles are full of chemicals that harm your health.  BPA and phthalates mimic hormones in your body, especially whilst pregnant, this can lead to chromosomal errors in the developing fetus, causing spontaneous miscarriages and genetic damage.  Exposure of only 0.23 parts per billion of BPA can disrupt the effect of estrogen in your baby’s developing brain.

 

Be concerned about drinking:

  • Unfiltered tap water
  • Fluoridated water
  • Distilled water

 

The problem with distilled water is it’s an active absorber meaning that when it is in contact with air it becomes acid because it absorbs the carbon dioxide from the air.  Distilled water is free from any minerals or other particles therefore it has the ability to absorb toxic substances from your body and eliminate them.  You may be thinking this is a good thing however even though it may be good for short-term detoxification it can actually cause you to have mineral deficiencies and an acidic state.  This can also cause you to rapidly lose electrolytes (sodium, potassium, chloride) and trace minerals, which in turn causes cardiac irregularities, high blood pressure, and cognitive/emotional disturbances.  Anyway distilling actually worsens the toxic substances in your water because they vapourise at a lower temperature than water, such as volatile organic compounds (VOC’s and trihalomethanes (THM’s) will be boiled and condensed.

 

The best choices for water are:

  • Collecting from a gravity-fed mountain spring
  • Filter your tap with a high quality water filter that filters out all the toxins including metals, hormones, fluoride and chlorine.
  • The best is to get a wholehouse water filter so that you are bathing in clean water as the skin absorbs the water too.
  • Reverse osmosis is excellent for filtration that goes under your kitchen sink, however you must replenish it with a good electrolyte.

 

Use a stainless steel water bottle to hold your water, you can get that here.

 

Lancula are specialists in providing health nutrition for more information go to our website www.lancula.com.

 

References:

 

  1. http://ewg.org/BottledWtaer/Bottled-Water-Quality-Investigation/Bottled-Water-Quality-Investigation-Test-Results
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  1. December 9, 2011

    I am constantly searching online for tips that can assist me. Thank you!

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