Why Drinking Clean Water is Vital
We all know water is vitally important for our health! We've been told since we were kids to drink water, and as adults are told of all the amazing benefits hydration has to offer. After all, our body is over 75% water. Unfortunately, we are learning that tap water is more and more contaminated, so much that we need to evaluate and update each city’s filtration method and adjust for everyone’s safety and health. On June 15, 2022 the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released new warnings for synthetic pollutants in drinking water known as "forever chemicals" saying the toxins can still be harmful even at levels so low they are not detectable. Unlike some man made and naturally occurring chemicals, our body can’t process and break down these ‘forever chemicals’ and that’s pretty scary long term.The family of toxic chemicals known as per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, have been used for decades in household products such as non-stick cookware, stain- and water-resistant textiles and in firefighting foam and industrial products. We thought they made life easier and more convenient, but it seems they comes with a huge cost. Scientists have linked some PFAS to cancers, liver damage, low birth weight and other health problems. But the chemicals which do not break down easily, are not yet regulated.
Radiant Life, a company who offers water filtration systems explains that PFOS and PFOA have worked their way into the soil, air and water, invading even the most remote and pristine corners of the globe. They’ve contaminated our food and water supplies, and pose a significant risk for humans and wildlife. Drinking water supplies have become a central area of reform due to the tendency of fluorochemicals to accumulate in groundwater. In May of 2016 the EPA issued a health advisory for PFOS and PFOA in public water systems, warning municipalities that the presence of levels over 70 parts per trillion in community water supplies is not safe. This can be equated to just one drop of the chemicals in 20 Olympic sized swimming pools. Many of you reading this may have been worried about this for a while. While it’s great that it is recognized as a problem and tests will be starting to see what we can do to clean water all over, this won’t be a quick process. But there are things you can do now to protect your family’s drinking water. My family has been drinking reverse osmosis water for a few years now and I have such peace of mind knowing the water is purified and clean! Filtered water seems to be the way to go. Most bottled water is filtered but then we run into the problem of all that waste! Not to mention your water could have been sitting in plastic water bottles at high temps before you bought it, which means other chemicals could have leached in. Reverse Osmosis is a technology that is used to remove a large majority of contaminants from water by pushing the water under pressure through a semipermeable membrane. You can install a reverse osmosis (RO) system in your home, either under the sink or on your countertop. There are options for every home!
Your water will be so clean that you actually need to remineralize! You see, when you heavily filter your drinking water, you get rid of all the scary stuff, but it also takes out the minerals that our bodies desperately need to function. Similar to if you played summer sports, you’ve probably heard that water won’t cut it when you sweat a lot, you need extra nutrients in the form of ionic minerals or electrolytes to refuel otherwise you continually flush out all of these properties that our bodies need to re-energize. On a daily basis, even if you aren’t sweating a bunch if you are only drinking water that is purified without minerals, you need to add those back in otherwise you’ll be doing the same thing in the example before of flushing your system out instead of refueling and hydrating properly. If you’ve experienced a dip in energy since drinking filtered water, this is a sign your body could be already extremely depleted of these nutrients. But fear not, we have a solution! In steps our favorite supplements MineralRich and MineralRich Aloe. Now my family isn't only getting extremely clean drinking water, we are also getting completely absorbable minerals, in their ionic form, in a tasty and nutritional drink! Only 1 oz a day with your filtered water and you’re set.
While it still scares me that so many of these forever chemicals are all around us, we hope this gives you hope that there are some simple steps you can take to dramatically reduce the amount of exposure your family faces daily while also being confident that your family is fueled with adequate minerals for their health and wellness!
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