Water is an essential and everyday piece of our lives. It is also a carrier of many toxins these days. City water is often full of chlorine in order to kill bacteria, flouride, disinfection by products, prescription meds, industrial pollution arsenic and recycled sewer water.
Bottled water has several issues as well. While often nothing more than filtered tap water, the bottles often have BPA (Bisphenol A) in them. This is a byproduct of the production of the bottles themselves and it leaks into the water that you drink from that bottle. It has been shown to have several health effects on the human body.
You also have to be aware that you are in contact with much more water than just the water that you drink. Showering itself lends itself to significant amounts of toxins through the absorption of them through your skin. It is important to filter your water. As much of it as you can, upwards to having a filtering system for your entire home.
Types of water filtration
1. Reverse osmosis water – This water is distilled which removes toxins, gasses, heavy metals and arsenic (among other things). While this water is very pure it removes the good minerals and also wastes a lot of water. It takes 5-7 gallons of water/gallon of drinking water.
2. Distillation – This water is boiled and then you collect the condensed steam. This allows the water to remove the toxins and chemicals
3. Charcoal filter water – This type helps to get rid of toxins, flouride. This water will keep the minerals in the water.
4. Filtered water – This does the same as above but also blocks the minerals in the water.
Types of water
1. Artisan water – Well water, maintains minerals
2. Mineral water – From underground source, maintains minerals
3. Sparkling water – Has naturally occuring carbon dioxide in it.
4. Spring Water – Comes from the Earth
5. Well water – From a man made well that is atop an aquifer.
There is a significant difference in the waters of this world. Between tap water, bottled water and filtration systems there is an astounding amount of confusion. All of this must be researched thoroughly to have a full understanding of this. It is important to remember that not everything in water is bad. Therefore you do not want to filter out everything in your water, and if you do you should add some things back. What I do is filter my drinking water, then I add a small amount of sea salt to it. With only a small amount you can replace many of the important minerals and you won’t be able to taste the salt.


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