Good Health Begins with Good Water
Water Filtration Products
We all know that drinking healthy water is good for our health. Many of us aren't even familiar with the benefits of water. Water helps your body maintain a normal body temperature, lubricates and cushions your joints, protects your tissues and spinal cord. It also adis the body in detoxification, through urine, bowel movements and sweating. So determining what type of water is the best water for us can be difficult. Below is some information about the overall condition of our water and why you should consider water filtration products for your home whether it be a Counter Top Unit, Drinking Water Filters, a Shower Filter, or a Whole House Unit. Quality water filtration products are available for purchase through Aquasana and I have conveniently linked with them so you can receive a 20% to 50% discount!
The #1 Ingredient For Healthful Longevity!
The following article was written by Charles Strand, author of the book “All About Water”, recipient of 17 U.S. patents for water purification technologies and President of Sun Water Systems, Inc.
"The importance of “healthy water” and where to get it may very well be the most beneficial health information any of us can learn. The simple fact that our body is over 70% water, tells us how extremely important its quality is. Without an abundant intake of healthy, chemical free water… every other wellness effort is to a large degree in vain.
While every health and wellness expert will agree on the importance of “healthy water”, most have different opinions on its definition and source. The fact is that it’s no longer a matter of opinion. There’s now enough credible scientific data on the subject for a logical and reasonable conclusion. The healthiest water doesn’t come from your tap, doesn’t come in a bottle, it doesn’t come from distillation or reverse osmosis… it comes from “selective filtration”. Remember water quality is important especially when comparing bottled vs tap water.
All tap water in America isn't really what I would consider to be healthy water. Tap water contains trace levels of synthetic chemicals, PFAS, heavy metals, parasites and/or chlorination by-products that can pose significant health risks. We can either filter out these poisons prior to consumption, or we force our body to become the filter for the contaminants in water we drink. Many have switched to bottled water thinking that its purity is assured to be better than tap. The truth is that bottled water only needs to be “as good as” tap water. It does not have to better than tap water. In fact, the Federal guidelines that govern bottled water quality only apply when the water is transported across state lines. That is why most bottled water is bottled and sold within the same state. This avoids the regulation. It’s an industry built on deception. Sadly, bottled water is currently the fastest growing and most profitable segment of the entire beverage industry. “Companies that market bottled water as being safer than tap water are defrauding the American public. ” U.S. FDA.
Distilled and Reverse Osmosis Water
The old school of thought was that distilled and reverse osmosis were the best sources of healthy water. This is now known to be untrue. Both of these methods were designed over 40 years ago for industrial purposes, as they are “de-mineralizing” processes. Once you strip the trace minerals from water, the pH drops and the water becomes aggressive or acidic. Water by nature will always seek to balance its pH. If we consume de-mineralized water, it will pull minerals from our body, primarily calcium, to seek that balance. There are several very credible research reports and books that stress the more recent opinion that long-term consumption of de-mineralized water can in fact be dangerous. Dr. Zolton Rona‚ author of The Joy of Health‚ states that "the longer one consumes distilled water‚ the more likely the development of mineral deficiencies and an acid state." Dr. Paavo Airola‚ cancer expert and author of "How to Get Well" and "Cancer... Causes‚ Prevention and Healing" also reports "long term consumption of distilled water eventually results in multiple mineral deficiencies." Two very negative things happen when we consume water that has been stripped of its natural minerals.
First‚ because de-mineralized water contains more hydrogen it is an acid with a pH below seven. Any time we consume an acid substance our body will pull minerals from our teeth and bones to produce bicarbonate in order to neutralize the acid.
Second‚ it has been proven that when our body fluids become more acid than alkaline the production of free radicals increases‚ causing increased cancer risks. Many studies suggest that cancer cells can only grow in an acid environment. This theory seems to be supported by the fact that around the world the areas where people live the longest most disease free lives are the areas that have the most alkaline water‚ water with the highest mineral content. Neither of these processes are very effective at removing synthetic organic chemicals since all SOCs and VOCs are molecularly smaller and vaporize at lower temperatures than water.
The most recent and most effective technologies for truly healthy water are “selective filtration” systems that can distinguish between contaminants and trace minerals. They are also the most convenient, the most economical and produce the best tasting water.
"Home water filtration is no longer a luxury… it’s a necessity!"
My experience with Alkalized Water
Water filtration products have been around for a long time. Currently there are ads on water filtration products and water pitchers you can use at home to filter out contaminants to create healthy water. There is also alot about alkalized water and the many health benefits people have received from it. One of my concerns is that depending on what type of alkalized water system you purchase, will depend on the water filtration quality you get. So is it really healthy? Being curious about alkalized water I recently attended a meeting locally about it. The man presenting the alkalized water product did a demonstration and tested reverse osmosis water, various bottled waters, various sports drinks and various sodas. All the products tested among each group were from several different companies and all had an acid pH (below 7.0 pH)! Soda was the most acidic. I was curious to see if my water from home (I use the Aquasana Counter Top Unit) was also acidic and it wasn't. My water from the Aquasana Counter Top Unit was the only water that tested neutral with a pH of 7.0!
The man conducting the seminar was very nice and gave everyone a gallon of alkalized water to take home. I was curious to see how long the water would stay that alkalized so the next morning I tested the alkalized water and its pH had dropped to 7.0. I am not saying that Alkalized water doesn't have benefits, I am expressing my opinion and feel that the units are extremely expensive. There are also health risks from your body being too acidic as well as too alkaline. As for myself, to make my water more alkalized I add either a Lemon wedge or Liquid Chlorophyll to it! Below are two articles that might help you understand Acidosis and Alkalosis.
If you currently do not use water filters, the following 3 things alone may change your mind and now is the time to invest in water filtration products for your home!
What's in our Water?
Chlorine - A Special Problem for Drinking Water
"There is increased evidence for an association between rectal, colon and bladder cancer and the consumption of chlorinated drinking water", this according to the President's Council on Environmental Quality. ...read more
Aluminum - Why a Concern in Drinking Water?
For years, researchers have puzzled over the surprisingly high levels of aluminum that turn up in the shriveled brains of Alzheimer's disease victims. While some scientists believe that the aluminum deposits are only a side effect of Alzheimer's, a growing number of investigators say that aluminum may play a central role in causing the disease that afflicts mostly older people. Aluminum occurs naturally in some waters but is also introduced as aluminum sulphate by some municipal water departments. ...read more
Cysts -Real Pests in our Drinking Water
Cryptosporidium, "Beaver Fever", Giardia Lambia
This organic sporozoan, first described in 1907, wasn't recognized as a cause of human illness until 1976. It is a protozoan parasite that can infect a variety of animals. In the environment, Cryptosporidium exists as a resilient, infectious, round oocyst about four to six microns in diameter. The cyst is a "suitcase" for the infectious material inside.
Cryptosporidium is widespread in the environment. Oocysts (cysts) have been found in rivers, streams, lakes, reservoirs, sewage, and treated surface water. Once introduced to water, the oocyst can survive for weeks, even at low temperatures. ...read more
We have been using Aquasana Water Filtration Products in our home for over 20 years! We use their under counter 3 stage drinking water filtration system and their shower unit for the bath. Filtering your water with Aquasana is one of the most economical ways you can promote your own health!