Optimum hydration is essential for good skin tone and a healthy metabolism. Water clears toxins from our bodies and carries nutrients to our cells. Water is a solvent and can carry both healthy and unhealthy substances.
Municipal water systems worldwide provide water; however, is it healthy? Sadly, many are not. Most municipalities use chlorine to kill bacteria in the water, but chlorine is not healthy for your body. Trihalomethanes are one of the toxic carcinogens created when chlorine reacts with organic matter in water. Even in small amounts they are carcinogenic and are associated with birth defects.
It is a sign of the times to see people traveling worldwide with bottles of purified water. Bottled water is a growth industry and offers a positive step toward health.
Most people do not realize that not all bottled water is created equal. A 2008 study* in the United States tested 10 popular brands of bottled water, purchased from grocery stores in nine states, and discovered they contained 38 chemical pollutants, with an average of eight contaminants in each brand! This is because there is no requirement that bottled water providers disclose their laboratory test results. The effects of drinking contaminated water are cumulative and can result in health challenges. It is necessary that we educate ourselves.
Having studied water purification for a decade, we have learned how to economically provide healthy water for our home and our clients. The key to vibrant health is not to compromise on water quality. Water must be both purified for biological contaminants and filtered to remove chemical contaminates. One step without the other does not provide full benefit.At TOSA La Laguna, we use both ozone and high-intensity UV light to purify the water and then flow the water through carbon filters, which removes pesticides and other chemicals. These steps create safe water. However, we go further to enhance the vitality and health benefits of water.
Water is an incredible anti-aging miracle, provided that the water has been ionized and is alkaline. To ionize water creates a smaller molecular structure, which means that the water is more easily absorbed by the body. Alkaline water carries additional oxygen and thus offers an anti-oxidant benefit and supports health in other ways.
Just as the body regulates its temperature in a rigid manner, similarly it will preserve a very narrow pH range, especially in the blood. Whenever the blood strays from of a pH of 7.365 the body experiences stress as it seeks to restore the pH. Chronic acidity in the body will interrupt all cellular activities and functions; it interferes with life itself.
While the human body can accommodate acidic foods, over a period of years it takes a toll. Signs that the pH of the body is chronically too acidic include low energy, fatigue, excess weight, poor digestion and chronic aches and pains. Acidic foods, such as sugars, alcohol and meats, all negatively affect blood chemistry. Most all fruits and vegetables offer an alkaline benefit to the body. Thus, incorporating more vegetables into one’s diet not only offers more vitamins, blood chemistry is supported.
It is slowly becoming accepted that an alkalizing diet may have a positive impact on health and vitality. Many people wrongly assume all drinking water is neutral. The fact is, distilled water is neutral, while most of the bottled drinking water available to us is acidic. Alkaline water itself has no nutritional value. However, drinking alkaline water increases the intake of oxygen and helps neutralize the buildup of acids before they are stored in the body. This promotes better blood circulation that assists the body heal itself. Alkaline water helps rid acidic wastes, making them more soluble in the blood. Thus, acidic wastes will be easily drained from the body in the form of urine and sweat. And some studies suggests that alkaline water may help slow bone loss.Since your body is about 80% water, it is extremely important to constantly replenish your supply of it. The body loses 2.5 liters of water every day just through normal bodily functions. Ideally, you should be drinking three to four liters of alkaline water daily.
Remember, the quality of the water you drink is just as important as the quantity of water you drink. Ultimately, we are each individually responsible for taking good care of our bodies. This requires education and action, more keys to a vibrant life!