Locating fresh clean water is getting as hard as finding fresh clean food. Water is essential for health especially since our body is made up of 85 percent water. It’s needed to clean and flush our body of toxic waste matter that accumulates in our cells. How many times have we read that it is beneficial to drink 8 glasses of water a day? Yes, while it is important to drink water to hydrate the body, it is not necessary to flood the body with too much. The most important time to drink water during the day is when you first wake up in the morning. A slightly warmed mug of plain water will flush your bowels and hydrate your cells. Please heat the water on the stove. The microwave changes the molecules of the water, which changes the energy it provides to you. Drinking water during the day, when thirsty or extra hot, is important. Everyone is different so see what works for you. Please reach for water to drink instead of fruit juices, sodas etc.
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A frequently asked question I often hear is what kind of water do you recommend? Unfortunately, most of us cannot turn on the tap and just drink. The reason is that most water has become contaminated due to run-off of fertilizers and chemicals that have seeped into aquifers. My suggestion would be for you to review tested reports submitted by your local water company. They are required to “spot” test and measure contaminates. Also, you can have your water checked privately by independent companies. To play it safe, a carbon-based filter system is a good idea. At the very least, it will remove chlorine. You can purchase a system that will attach to your kitchen sink and filter out contaminants at any local home improvement store.
That said…I’m not comfortable drinking from the same water source unless, of course, I moved to the wilderness. Additionally, I do not recommend drinking water out of plastic containers. The plastic contains BPA which enters your system and disrupts your hormones. Besides, they are a huge waste! For some variety, alkaline water stores are opening in many towns. Phountain Water is the name of a store based out of Long Island which carries this type of water. There you can buy gallons of alkaline water in glass bottles. Alkaline water is higher in PH and therefore helps to keep the body in acid/alkaline balance. When our body becomes too acidic (due to eating denatured foods, etc.) our energy levels can plummet and we can become prone to yeast, bacteria, germs and illness. Whenever I am in the area, I refill my glass containers. I do not drink it every day….like I said, I like a variety. Look in your local yellow pages for an alkaline water store near you or, if on Long Island, visit Phountain Water: http://www.phountainhealth.com/
Christine Segal is a Certified Holistic Health Coach having studied at Integrative Nutrition. She also holds a Master’s Degree in Education. She hosts a weekly radio show on health and wellness on Freedomizer Radio called “WakeUP and Live.” Please visit her website at www.innerbeautyworkshops.com for more information. Christine works with clients in person or via telephone. Please write her for a consultation Christine@innerbeautyworkshops.com.