The Right Kind of Water for You

Distilled, Spring, Bottled, Alkaline, Reverse Osmosis, Tap, Well water – so many choices. How do you even determine what type of water to drink? What’s healthy? What’s acidic? What about the BPA argument?

First, some common knowledge cautions before we delve into the water discussion.

1. If you have water in your plastic bottle and you left it in the car, in the heat or overnight, don’t drink it the next day. Heat causes the plastic to leach into the water. You can’t see plastic floating in the water but then, you wouldn’t really want to.

2. Do your research on BPA-free plastic. Bisphenol A (BPA) is a corrosive chemical that disrupts hormones and should definitely be avoided by pregnant women and children, as it acts like estrogen in the body. I say that we should all avoid it. Researchers have linked BPA to cancer, infertility, brain, nervous system and cardiovascular abnormalities, diabetes, obesity and other serious disorders, according to the Environmental Working Group (EWG).

The EWG provides a good article on BPA with helpful information on which foods to avoid. If you must buy water in plastic bottles, check the source. If you tote water all the time, consider investing in a glass or stainless steel (not aluminum) bottle.

3. You should begin to see/feel a good difference in your body after drinking sufficient water for at least one month. Some differences are improved digestion, better bowel movements, easier evacuations, lower body odor, clearer urine, cleaner skin, weight loss, among other benefits.  If you are drinking consistently and see no difference, you may need to check your water source.25882539306_c004d9255d_z

What type of water should  you be drinking? If your diet is predominantly meat-filled and acidic and/or you take lots of medications, you need alkaline water. The body’s external structure should be acidic but the inner structure should be alkaline. Over-acidity is a condition with which too many of us identify. Excess acidity in the body is a harbinger of illness and disease.

Tap, reverse osmosis, most bottled water, and distilled water are all acidic.

In case you are not able to afford a Kangen machine, some alkaline bottled water brands include Mountain Valley Spring Water, Evermore, Evian and 1907,

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My organs were shutting down, the specialist said. I didn’t hear much of anything after that. The words ‘shutting down’ meant imminent death, in my mind, fraught with horrible pain. I envisioned myself unable to control my faculties and being left in a hospice to moan my last few days. It did not help that the doctors did not know what was wrong with me. On top of all the drugs they prescribed which made me more ill, they did an EMG (such long needles!) MRI's, an endoscopy, and CT scans. Major surgery came next but was later determined to have been unnecessary, after all. That day, hearing those words from the specialist brought me to the river's edge; I would take no more drugs! Instead, I would take my health in hand. Now, I am well, and a trained naturopathic physician, holistic health coach, and colon hydro-therapist. All around us, there is a renewed surge in alternative health and I am excited to help clients reach their goals. Are you at the edge of the river?
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