With all the hard work people are doing to live healthier lives and make the best choices for their families, it can easily feel like the obstacles in our environment are increasingly working against us.
Great effort is being made to create healthier diets; buying locally produced foods, reduce processed foods and embrace whole foods diets. Even the public schools are considering healthier lunch programs for kids. Meanwhile, we have created a much more difficult situation for ourselves when our basic need for clean water is growing out of reach.
Water is an essential component to life. A healthy body is composed of 60-70% water and it is critical for every cell in the body to be able to function normally. Dehydration can result in fatigue, increased pain, heart irregularity, skin issues, temperature irregularity and neurological problems among other things. Generally, we need to consume at least half our body weight in fluid ounces each day in order to maintain our fluid levels.
For example, a 150lb person needs to drink at least 75 ounces of clean water each day.
Today, we have greater obstacles than just staying hydrated. Our water supplies are increasingly contaminated by chemical agents. In a recent article by the associated press, the presence of pharmaceutical drugs in city water systems has been found to be alarmingly high.
7 Ways to Improve Your Water:
- Invest in an in-home water filtration system. Cities are doing the best they can to keep compounds that they look for under control. However, there are always new combinations of chemicals that are not being examined and increasing levels of drugs that go unchecked.
- Bring filtered water from your home in stainless steel or glass water bottles when out and about.
- Read your cities water surveys and let them know you're paying attention. Ask for information on pharmaceuticals or other concerning substances.
- Help to improve the water systems globally by getting involved in regional or international clean water initiative programs.
- Ask for filtered water at local restaurants in lieu of buying bottled water. While it may not be available, it will spread the word that it is a priority to consumers.
- Avoid buying bottled water. The plastic contaminates the water and the environment in addition to the fact that many companies are bottling tap water that is variably clean to begin with.
- Be mindful of what you put in your water. Use natural cleaning products, minimize caffeine intake, utilize natural medicine and avoid adding more chemicals to our waterways.
I have been using and selling the Multipure water filtration in my home for almost 10 years. It is the most thoroughly studied filtration system in addition to being very affordable and far better environmentally than using bottled water. I recommend anyone living in an urban area and some in the rural regions as well utilize in home water filtration for cleaner water.
For more information on Multipure water filters or hydration issues, feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are interested in your own filtration unit I will gladly help set you up with the best system for your home.
Dr. Sara Hart