Because our bodies are made up of mostly water, it is important to be mindful about sufficient hydration. I say sufficient, because there is no exact amount each person should drink, and in fact it varies by region, and from time to time for each person as well.
I once read a book called The Mutant Message Down Under – by Marlo Morgan, a fictional work about a doctor who goes on a “Walk About” with an Australian Aboriginal tribe, where she is taught how to live off the land and to use her intuition to guide the tribe to water and food.
While reading, I thought about my own lifestyle and about how easily and readily I found, what appeared to be, clean and pure water.
I am completely grateful that there is an abundance of water flowing to my tap so that I may shower, wash clothes and clean my house. I am however, a little concerned about the contamination of our shared water resources. Many people are drinking water that is contaminated to some degree and they don’t even realize or understand why they should care.
With all that said, I will tell you why we should care about our water and what we can do to change this worldwide epidemic of the lack of pure water resources.
It has been found that many of our water resources, if not all, in the United States are contaminated. Arsenic, Rocket Fuel, and pesticides, just to name a few contaminants, have been found in drinking water. The residents in the Central Valley of California have been warned not to let young children drink well/ground water because of the high levels of nitrites/nitrates in the water.
These nitrites/nitrates can bind to hemoglobin in the red blood cells of young children and prevent absorption of oxygen, thus leading to “blue baby syndrome”. They are also showing that these same chemicals are ending up in the umbilical cords of newborn babies.
The overuse of pesticides is the number one factor in frog and other amphibian animals’ infertility in the United States and yet we are still being told it is safe to drink, cook with and shower in (showering and cooking account for the highest levels of absorption of most of these environmental toxins).
Check Amazon, as I have found steam distillers that start at $100 and go up from there. We purchased the “Steam Pure Countertop water distiller” on Amazon because I get free prime shipping with my student email account.
Another great investment in water purification is the Lifesaver-Jerrycan. It can sustain an entire family of 4 for nearly a year. This is the ultimate back-up for our water distillers in those times when we don’t readily have access to electricity. They also have cup-sized v4 for nearly a year.
This is the ultimate back- up for our water distillers in those times when we don’t readily have access to electricity. They also have a cup-size version of the Lifesaver Jerrycan that you can see in the image.
With this product you can have real purified water wherever you are at, as we have eliminated the bacteria, parasites and pollutants. However, by distilling water, we have also removed all of minerals and vitamins and we need to replace them.
This is how we do it – we make our own flavored mineral water. 🙂
It really is so simple. For the flavored mineral water in the picture, I have added sliced turmeric root (as turmeric is an anti-inflammatory) and sage. You could replace the sage with holy basil and get a cleansing, calming effect. I add about ¼-½ T. Himalayan Sea Salt and a half a lime and lemon per Gallon container.
Another common recipe I use is: cucumbers sliced thin, Himalayan sea salt, mint and half each of a lemon and a lime.
I really hope this article brings awareness to how important pure water is for our bodies and what you can do in order to sustain your and your loved ones’ needs.
More Tips on how we can create a pure water movement in our communities:
I am sure there are many more suggestions that could be made. If you have ideas of any other ways you can contribute, please add them in the comments section below.
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