What Harvey, Irma and Jose should remind us of.

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After the recent hurricanes, I was searching online to read from those who were affected. One picture stuck with me. It was the one of a woman, at a grocery store, looking at empty shelves.

Empty Shelves

I can only imagine what thoughts went through her mind. How would she and her family survive without water ? How long would it take before they would receive clean water ? It’s true, we can live without food for weeks, but water is vital. Natural disasters are good reminders that we should all think about the quality of our water and repercussions on our health. For those not affected by hurricanes and other disasters, water should still be a priority.

Unfortunately, some people drink tap water without thinking about the consequences. Have you ever wondered about what’s lurking in there ? Something that makes up about 60% of our body weight should matter. Something that affects our vital organs, protects our tissues and joints should be at the top of our list. I have read enough about it to convince myself that clean water is worth the investment. It makes a huge difference on our health, our digestion and energy level. Even before thinking about changing our diet, “changing our water” should be the first step.

Take fluoride for example. Here’s what’s mentioned on fluoridealert.org: “In terms of acute toxicity (i.e., the dose that can cause immediate toxic consequences), fluoride is more toxic than lead, but slightly less toxic than arsenic. This is why fluoride has long been used in rodenticides and pesticides to kill pests like rats and insects. It is also why accidents involving over-ingestion of fluoridated dental products–including fluoride gels, fluoride supplements, and fluoridated water–can cause serious poisoning incidents, including death”.

Dr. Mercola describes fluoride as the “drug intentionally added to your tap water”. He also has many great articles that we should take the time to review (yes its important!). See his list of articles here. Again, its impossible to completely control everything that we consume. When we eat out, who knows what type of water is used and if we really need to quench our thirst, we may have to drink tap water. We should still make sure that we avoid tap water “most of the time”, since the toxins found in tap water are sabotaging our efforts to remain healthy.

“Water is the driving force of all nature.” – Leonardo da Vinci

Aside from fluoride, the Global Healing Centre includes on their website, a list of 11 other toxins found in tap water. They call them the “nastiest water contaminants”. That is why, at home, I prefer to have a high quality water filter. There are so many to choose from, and water filters can be found almost everywhere. It’s important to invest in a quality water filter to remove most of the toxins (and no, boiling water does not remove the toxins, sorry). The water filter I trust to do the job is from big berkey. Their filters are able to “remove harmful pathogenic bacteria, cysts, parasites, and unhealthy chemical contaminants such as Chlorine to levels higher than 99.99%, while at the same time leaving in the essential minerals your body needs.” Everyone should take the time to review the benefits of having a water filter, because good health should be the most important investment.