Drinking pure water is important for optimal health. Our bodies are mostly water and so intake of water is essential to functioning at optimum levels. Without enough water, you may experience fatigue, dry skin, headaches, and constipation. Over time in a dehydration state, every body function begins to degrade more quickly. One idea that I have used to help me remember to drink water is to fill up a jar of water in the morning and then make sure I drink it by the end of the day!
Be Healthy! Tip - Drink ½ of your body weight (lbs) in ounces of water. If you weigh 150 lbs then you would drink 75 ounces of water daily. Plus, be sure to add an additional 8 ounces for every vice (coffee, for example), and an additional 8 ounces for every hour of exercise.
Be sure to drink filtered water free of chlorine, flouride, heavy metals, VOC’s, pollutants, etc. Installing a filter in your home is an investment your body will thank you for in the long run! Avoid tap water and be wary of well water. Fluoride and chlorine found in tap water, and iron, manganese, calcium and other minerals found in well water can be harmful not to mention arsenic often found in well water. When using a filter, make sure it eliminates heavy metals, chemicals, and bacteria.
Chlorine kills bacteria in the intestines, yet is has no discernment between friendly and unfriendly bacteria. Hence, overtime the unfriendly bacteria may proliferate if the friendly is not replenished and can lead to many ailments. Drinking filtered water is essential; however, since chlorine is absorbed easily through the skin it is also important to install a shower filter or a whole house water system that removes chlorine.
Be Healthy! Tip: If you are regularly exposed to chlorinated water either through drinking, showering, bathing, or swimming then be sure to replenish your healthy bacteria stores with probiotics or probiotic rich foods. It may also help to take extra iodine. For more information on iodine, see Dr. David Brownstein’s Book or DVD, Iodine: Why You Need It, Why You Can't Live Without It.
How to Get Pure Water?
1) Get your water tested – call Thom Lee with United Standard 248-318-1554 and tell him I refferred you and get a free in home water test (local MI residents)!
2) Decide what kind of water system you desire and what type of purification you want. Remember you want a filter that can also filter your showers/baths since you absorb chlorine and other toxins when you are bathing or showering just the same as if you are drinking it!
3) Find a company that gives you references.
4) Find a system that comes with installation, follow-up service and warranty guarantees .
Note: I do not suggest installing your own system unless you are qualified to do so - many errors can occur and you may not be getting optimal results if it is not installed properly. You don’t want to risk drinking un-pure water!