We live in a world that is very disconnected from the natural world. So much so in fact that we now at times see or hear natural living practices and think they’re odd. What’s odd is living in a fabricated world made up by man that is full of plastic and chemicals. At the beginning and end of the day my personal goal is to live a healthier life and reconnect with nature to improve my health, happiness and overall sense of well-being.
Food, water and sleep are some of the most essential components of life. You need all three on a daily basis to live a healthy, energetic, vibrant life. We could go on and on about food and sleep and how as a society we’ve gotten off course. The growing list of conditions and diseases, low energy and depression can be linked to diet and unhealthy sleeping patterns.
The quality of our life is determined by the quality of our choices and water is something we absolutely need for survival. Choosing to drink pure, quality water is very important.
When you’re born your body is around 75% water. When you die your body is around 50% water. You need water for blood health, brain health, cardiovascular health and the health of every part of your being. Over time we become dehydrated by replacing water with fruit juices, soda and even just drinking a lower quality water.
What Type Of Water Should You Drink?
Nature’s most pristine water source for mankind comes from the most natural source. Spring water is the #1 source of water for health and well-being. It’s mineral rich, full of oxygen that is bubbling full of life. Spring water has so much energy that it is constantly rising and pushing itself up from aquifers below the earths surface above ground. Spring water would be my first choice. Not everyone has easy access to spring water though.
If you do not have a spring near you a 2nd best option is to drink ionized or purified water and there are plenty of water purification systems on the market. So do your own research and find one that works best for you.
Tap water is the absolute last option. I’d rather drink distilled water, reverse osmosis water or any type of filtered water before tap water. Tap water has been shown to contain traces of pharmaceutical drugs, heavy metals, antibiotics, chlorine (which is corrosive to the human body) and other health harming things. Tap water is water that has been compromised. It is not quality water. It is reused, chlorinated water that travels through metal pipes. Tap water is hard water. Your body needs, wants and craves soft, healing water.
Please Note: Bottled water is nothing more than halfway filtered water. You’re spending a LOT more money to buy bottled water when you could just get a good quality water filter (found here) and a good quality water bottle (found here).
Once you’ve chosen a good quality water to drink that’s a great first step. From there what you drink that water out of does determine it’s quality also. Drinking out of plastic bottles has it’s downsides. Plastic contains BPA (bisphenol A) which is a known toxic chemical to the human body. One of the major downsides of drinking from plastic bottles or cups is that BPA mimics estrogen (a hormone) in the human body. Over time, this will cause hormonal imbalances.
Glass is really the best way to drink water. If you filter or purify water in any way storing it in glass works best to preserve it’s integrity and not add anything harmful unknowingly.