Today I wanted to share with my readers a recent discovery of mine. As I sit here typing this post, I am sipping on mountain spring water that I collected from the Santa Cruz mountains. A majority of our population is dehydrated, and a lot of chronic illnesses stem from dehydration. The average adult’s body is 75% water (that’s a lot!), so it makes sense that you would want 75% of your body to be made out of the BEST quality water you can find. That water is mountain spring water. Let me explain, briefly, why filtered tap water, bottled water, and distilled water are not good quality waters and then explain why spring water is the superior choice.
Let’s begin with tap water. In my opinion, no one should be drinking tap water as their main source, even if it is filtered through a Britta filter. Tap water is highly contaminated with flouride, chlorine, pesticides, urine, feces, and pharmaceuticals (up to 60 different medical prescriptions have been found in trace amounts of some municipal water supplies). I will include a link of why you don’t want any of these contaminants in your body, but it should be obvious. You should also be aware that while a Britta filter may remove some of these chemicals, a significant amount will still be left in your water. In fact, some of these filters even state on the box that only the SMELL of flouride and chlorine are removed… the chemicals themselves are not.
Moving onto bottled water: It’s a degree better than tap water, but still not your best option and here’s why: Somewhere around 40% of bottled water in the U.S. is actually filtered tap water! The worst part is that this water is bottled in plastic, most of which contain BPA. Remember that water is a solvent, it has the ability to dissolve and absorb into it, whatever it comes into contact with. Therefore, the plastic your water bottle is made out of actually leaches into the water that you are drinking. Think of the water in plastic bottles as a ‘plastic tea’… yuck.
Lastly, don’t be fooled by the ‘Smart’ water marketing scheme. Distilled water, is actually not such a smart option to be consuming in the long-run. Distilled water involves removing impurities, like the flouride and chlorine in tap water (yay!! right?). Yes, that is a good thing about it, but distillation removes nearly ALL of the constituents in the water, including the vital minerals that we need our water to possess. As I mentioned earlier, water is a solvent, it likes to absorb the things it comes into contact with. Because there are hardly any constituents in distilled water, it is very ‘aggressive’. This water is sort of naked, in a way, and wants to restructure itself by absorbing the things it touches. This means that when you drink it, it will be stripping your body of its minerals in an attempt to stabilize itself. This is not good in the long term, especially considering how mineral-deficient our population is.
That leaves us with the best type of water in the world: spring water! Spring water avoids all the problems that I mentioned earlier that can happen with the other types of water. It comes from deep within our earth where it is stored in an aquifer, for sometimes thousands of years, after being filtered by the clay and soil of our earth while absorbing vital minerals on its way. Most of the water that comes out of a mountain spring, has been underground since before the industrial revolution, it is therefore free of the toxic pollutants that contaminates the surface of our earth. Spring water is also chock-full of minerals, which are becoming harder to incorporate into our diets because a lot of the produce we eat are grown on mineral-depleted soil. The last benefit I will mention is that spring water is very hydrating. From bathing deep within the Earth for so long, before spring water makes its way to the surface, it is being charged by Earth’s electromagnetic field which charges and structures the water molecules. It has been found that this makes the water more absorbable by the human body, more hydrating, and increases our immune function and antioxidant activity. Ever get swishy feeling in your stomach after drinking a lot of tap or distilled water? Like the water just isn’t going anywhere? Well, you wont feel that with spring water.
Now, onto the good part. You might be thinking: So, where in the world do I get this spring water stuff? At Whole Foods? From the internet? Is it expensive?… You will need to locate a mountain spring, and collect the water yourself. This is super easy! And the best part about spring water is that you can harvest it absolutely free. Here’s how:
1. Go to FindaSpring.com
2. Locate the nearest spring near you
3. Head to that spring with a large, preferably glass, container.. and fill it up!
It’s that simple. FindaSpring.com is an amazing resource created by Daniel Vitalis, and allows us to easily find the best type of water ever. I suggest you head to the mountain spring nearest you, and see if this water does not change your life. Make 75% of your body out of the purest water on earth, and do it for free!
~”Your Body’s Many Cries For Water” by F. Batmanghelidj M.D. (Global Health Solutions, 1992)
~”How Long Do You Choose to Live” by Peter Ragnar (Roaring Lion Publishing, 2001)
~”The Hidden Messages in Water” by Masaru Emoto (Beyond Words Publishing, 2001)
~”Lifeforce” by Brian Clement Ph.D, N.M.D, L.N.C.