What is Healthy Drinking Water
So the question becomes what is healthy drinking water? The best healthy drinking water? How do we use to define purified, healthy drinking water? Is there any such drinking water available to everyone? With increasing pollution, is there an answer?
This article is part 2 in our series, Defining What Is the Best Drinking, called “What is healthy drinking water”?
Part 1 – 5 Different Types of Water Review is available if you wanted to start there.
Defining a Purified Healthy Drinking Water
Your body is mostly water; in fact, about 75% of you is water. Your brain is about 85% water. Your brain controls your body. The highly significant relation of water to your body and what controls your body is that simple.
So to say water is essential to your body is an understatement. Water is absolutely vital to your body and, therefore, to your health.
The Tale of Body Burden
What happens when drinking water is not pure and healthy?
Your body tries to keep you in a healthy balance. Controlling your body temperature is a good example. Your body works to keep it 98.6 degrees F. If you get a fever, you do not have to remind your body something is wrong or to do something about it. Your incredible body just does; the response is automatic.
Toxins are a foreign invader to your body, so it moves to protect you and deal with the viruses.
This same principle applies if you take in:
- Too much sugar,
- Too much acidity in either water and our food
- Too many toxins
- Polluted air
- Invaded by disease
- Inadequate sleep at night
- And the list goes on
Your body will respond to the needs, to try to restore imbalance to balance, as it works so desperately to maintain a healthy balance.
We can burden our bodies to the point where it cannot deal with all the toxins and excess we are shoving in it.
The body gets overwhelmed with the imbalances. We reach the tipping point, and as a result, disease and sickness start to manifest and themselves.
Just think of living in a house where waste cannot be flushed, the home or dishes cannot be cleaned, garbage cannot be taken out, and the house cannot be maintained.
All the issues end up with the house slowing poisoning you from the inside.
That is similar to a body’s burden reaching a tipping point that manifests conditions and diseases as a result. We may or may not understand why we don’t feel as good, but from our body’s standpoint, we are no longer healthy.
Ever hear someone complain about being tired all the time or persistent aches and pain, but shrug it off as a ‘the way it is’? Welcome to the sick care mentality – we wait till we feel bad, then possibly act – maybe. In a sense, we put up with the polluted body until we hear the terrible news and then perhaps do something about it.
The body burden tipping point is something you want to avoid because it degrades life’s potential while things slowly become more serious. Water plays a huge role in decreasing or increasing the burden on our bodies.
What Must Water have to be the best water to drink
We checked the internet to try and come up with a standard definition. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CDC, never gives a quantifiable definition but only seems to discuss conditions and solutions to water issues.
So it would seem we have as much luck defining healthy water as we would ‘art.’
We hope you can see the ‘treatment’ mentality in the CDC approach. That approach is not to analyze and fix the problem (prevention) but to analyze and advise how to avoid or treat the issue.
So we quickly found out the answer to our question of what healthy drinking water was not going to be easy.
Some will put forward this definition: Healthy water is water the way nature makes it before a man gets involved.
It is hard to argue with the natural-water answer.
So from that definition, if science could replicate that water on a colossal scale, it would be a fantastic choice. The description we put forward is typically satisfied by natural water.
Our definition is:
Healthy Drinking Water is Water, our body Wants, Expects, and Can Use to Keep Us Healthy and In balance.
Purified healthy drinking water will not add to a body burden but is immediately available to help the body to balance any imbalance.
Simple and straightforward. ‘Safe” water is ok; it implies the body burden is low enough to be ok.
But healthy water should be the goal for us, for our children and our loved ones.
So here are some things healthy water needs to have. Be aware that all of the conditions need to present at the same time. Otherwise, you are just adding to your body burden in some fashion and entering the realm of safe water.
Healthy Drinking Water Needs Filtration
Water should not have toxins or any forms of pollution in it.
A Filter with NSF Standard [Esthetic] 42 for taste, the strict filtration to NSF 53 [health], and NSF 372 [low lead] is probably the best you can get for household and general use and safety.
All three standards probably represent the best choice for all families on a mass scale. [Our assumption here is that Reverse Osmosis or RO water, even with its filtration strength, is too dead from a mineral standpoint as a -pH product. When adding the unsustainable waste creating RO water, leaves RO water as a wrong choice for widespread adaptability]
Filters are necessary to rid drinking water of as many impurities as possible. The best filters follow independent certification standards, like the Water Quality Association WQA certification, which our recommended product exceeds.
BUT most filters do nothing to keep making our water healthy.
The NSF Standard 42 is used in most refrigerators, pitcher filters, etc. While they do make water taste and look better, they do nothing in regards to filtering out toxins or helping your health. So by itself, NSF Standard 42 is not enough and, as such, more of a low-level marketing standard. In this sense, advertising for lower-level filters lulls you into a dangerously false sense of security as you stop moving to healthy water, thinking you have done the right thing for your loved ones.
Don’t get the wrong filtration; make sure your filtration is giving you healthy water. The best combination for economic and widespread use is a combination filtering systems the is independently certified to meet or exceed NSF Standard 42, 53, and 273
A Purified Healthy Drinking Water needs proper pH
Think in terms of Acidity vs. Alkalinity.
Most living things hate acidity. Your body only needs acid in the mouth and stomach for food digestion. The rest of the body likes a higher alkalinity level. Hence, there is a balance mechanism to keep acid areas acid and the rest of the body happily at the high pH level.
Most diseases, love acidity most create and feed off acidity, with its only objective is to spread. Hence with a more acidic body environment encourages more sick periods and more extended sick periods.
Acidity can quickly become a consistent body burden.
Just as higher acidity or lower pH encourages disease growth, higher pH water discourages disease growth. Just think about that statement a little. Drinking the right water can be a boost to your immune system. Low pH also can lead to bone tissue as the body pulls minerals out of the bones (and jaw) to make acidic water more alkaline.
Also, adding to the problem, white blood cells are made in the healthy bone marrow, so that bone problems can help encourage immunity issues.
If you are consuming mineral-less dead water, a great deal of fast food, or drinking a lot of sodas or other drinks containing acid, you are depriving your physical body of the minerals it needs.
That is adversely affecting your physical body’s capability to fix itself and also maintain your health and balance. You are feeding a body burden.
What is the best pH level for your water? A 7 pH is considered natural from a point-on-a-scale point of view. We suggest a water pH level between 8.5 pH – 9.5 pH.
A Purified Healthy Drinking Water Needs the Right Minerals
Your drinking water needs to be the mineral source your body needs. Your body is Mostly Water:
- Your body is about 75% water
- Your brain is about 85% water
- Your bones are about 50% water
Allow me to ask you this. Which is more logical for you to drink? Purified healthy drinking water with a high pH and contains minerals your body needs? OR Polluted acid water or dead water without any minerals?
Many people do not consume sufficient amounts of food to get a good source of minerals. The modern lifestyle lends itself to quick fast food with deficient amounts of mineral content. The fewer minerals you obtain from food, a lot more essential the various other resources of minerals, such as water, end up being.
Why are minerals valuable? Minerals and vitamins are crucial and vital nutrients collaborating; to execute numerous duties in the physical body. They aid and fortify bones, help us recover from injuries, and also boost your body’s immune system. They likewise transform food into energy for the whole body and are needed to repair cellular damage. Minerals are closely related to the water hydration – how quickly the body can use the water and how fast the body consumes the water.
A Purified Healthy Drinking Water Needs a Natural Structure for Hydration and Conditioning
Our body’s cellular genetic memory is accustom to melted snow-capped runoff flowing into creeks and streams over rocks with natural magnetic fields while it is purified. The process purifies that water and structures the water molecule to reduce agglomerated minerals to condition the water.
For lack of a better name, ‘Modern Water’ is collected, stored, treated, and dispersed through miles of aging pipes. That process changes the structure of a natural water source through a ‘clumping’ process. As such, it is not as readily recognized by the body as water and not easily absorbed by the body. This structure can cause a bloated feeling after drinking some types of water.
A real danger comes when people start to substitute other drinks for water. Nothing hydrates like water, so many of us walk around dehydrated, forcing the brain to figure you where to utilize it the sparse and precious amount of water we give it. Should the body hold water from the brain that is 85% water? Probably not a good idea. Hold it from the bones making all our red and white blood cells? No, that’s not a good idea either. How about the lungs that supply oxygen to our bodies? Nope, another bad idea.
Do you see the issues? You may not know what is happening in the body, but the more we burden it, the fewer resources it has to protect us and keep us healthy and looking younger.
Your water needs to be identified by the physical body as water, or is it not as helpful. Water that much better matches the genetic memory is taken in and also made use of by the physical body right away.
When adults and especially children drink purified, healthy water, they usually want more water. We have seen many young children asking for more water.
When the body recognizes water as the water it wants, it will many times communicate that it wants more. We have noticed people who have claimed not to drink water because they don’t like it, sit and drink multiple cups of water while talking with us. Many parents tell us after buying what we recommend for purified, healthy drinking water, children will ask for less soda and more water. Most pets will quickly refuse any other water from a different source. It would seem what is healthy for us is healthy for them too.
A Purified Healthy Drinking Water Summary
- Healthy Water should be as pure as possible
- Healthy Water should be an alkaline pH (8.5 t0 9.5)
- Healthy Water should be an abundant source of the right combination of Minerals
- Healthy Water should be structured to discourage agglomerated minerals
- Healthy Water should be recognized by the body and “real water” and instantly used by the body
Now the question comes down to this
Is there an economic, available option that is filtered for health, high pH, full of minerals the body needs, structured to discourage agglomerated minerals and easily recognized and used by the body as healthy water? Is there truly purified, healthy drinking water anywhere, let alone available to all families? The answer is a huge resounding YES!!!!