It's August. And if you live in the northern hemisphere, it's hot. Drinking plenty of water is super important.
But not all water is created equal.
Bottled water from a plastic bottle may have leached chemicals that you do NOT want in your body.
Tap water often is treated with chlorine and fluoride, both toxic to the body.
Filtered water or reverse osmosis water is absent trace minerals. Drinking filtered water will gradually leach these essentials out of your body. Even a subtle nutritional deficiency can wreak havoc on your health.
So, what do you do? Here's the advice that I share with my clients:
Drink out of glass or stainless steel.
You'll avoid BPA's, a known endocrine disruptor. Even if the container is BPA free, there are other chemicals whose effects are not well known...yet. I have a large stainless steel water bottle that I tote with me when I go out. It's durable and easy to clean.
Filter your water
You'll avoid some of the most precarious additives found in municipal tap water. (Can you say Thyroid problems?)
Remineralize your water
Once your water is filtered, you need to remineralize it. Just a few drops of Ionic minerals in your water will prevent leeching FROM your body. Plus, it adds a dimension to your water that makes it "wetter" and tastier.
Often, my clients are astounded by the effects of these small adjustments. If they suffer from an underlying mineral deficiency, many chronic conditions disappear. Folks suffering from endocrine disorders often notice a giant positive change.
Your body cannot perform all of its biochemical functions if it doesn't have all the raw material to do so. It's like trying to make eggplant parmesan without eggplant. Can't do it.
When my youngest was a toddler, kerosene was accidentally spilled on his lap. The kerosene and soaked into his clothes. The person caring for him didn't notice and put him to bed without changing his clothes.
The next morning, the boy had suffered 1st-degree burns. he was hospitalized and placed on a morphine drip. When he was released, we were instructed to return the following day to learn how to change his bandages.
The next day, when the nurse removed the bandages, my son's skin was healed. It was only slightly pink. The hospital staff were astounded. They expected weeks of bandage changes.
Though I don't have any proof, I chalk up his miraculous recovery to the constant consumption of trace minerals. I always mineralized my family's water.
Do yourself a favor and start to mineralize your drinking water. After a month or so, drop me a line and let me know what you think. And, please share this simple tip with your friends and family.