Nor any drop to drink. Â Remember the dilemma of the Ancient Mariner? Â Water everywhere but none safe to drink. Â Have we found ourselves with the same dilemma? Â Heavy metals, pharmaceuticals and even radioactive elements have been found in our drinking water. Â What are we to do about something so essential to health? Â Water is the blood of life. Â Our bodies are 60-70% water and it is necessary for transport, temperature control and the basic functions of metabolism. Â We can only go a number of days without it, Â while we could literally go for weeks without food (not that I recommend that!). Â Most folks need at least 1/2 ounce of water for each pound of body weight ( 30 mls per kilogram of body weight in metric). Â Fluid needs may change with exercise, kidney function and other variables so the initial calculation is just a baseline. Â But where should we get our fluids? Â Purified water with lemon juice, lime juice or alkalizing minerals would be ideal. Â But what about tap water? Â What about it… or more importantly, what is in it! Â I refer you to EWG.ORG for an assessment of the nation’s drinking water… find your city on the list! Â I encouraged them to also assess the level of radiation in the water as well because we know it can factor into health risk.
What about bottled water? Â Bottled water is water in a bottle, period. Â You must look further to learn exactly how and if it has been purified. Â Some bottled water simple states that it is from a “municipal source,” Â basically tap water! Â Although bottled water must meet certain standards, just as tap water must, they may not be removing all undesirable contaminants. Â We collected drinking water samples at RPHP and found radioactivity was greatest in samples within 20 miles of a nuclear power plant. Â The water 40 miles away had less radiation but after reverse osmosis, almost all the radiation was removed. Â That is why I encourage people to be sure their water is purified/filtered by either reverse osmosis or distillation. Â Because that does remove ALL minerals, along with the radioactive ones, I am sure to supplement appropriately with minerals and trace elements. Â Again, everyone’s needs are different and someone with decreased kidney function would not supplement unless guided by a healthcare practitioner. Â Bottomline… be sure to get enough clean alkalized water to support your health and metabolism!