Which Bottled Water is the Best?
Why is water so important? The human body is 70% water and every organ, gland and tissue requires good quality water to function optimally. The lymphatic system (our body’s rubbish removal system) is reliant on water, as is the kidneys, bowels and liver. Without water, our organs would lose their ability to purify and we would simply reabsorb all of our body’s toxins. A toxic body creates a toxic mind and a perfect breeding ground for disease.
Good quality water should be free from contaminants and heavy metals, contain alkaline minerals like calcium, silica and magnesium as well as bicarbonates and be alkaline in nature (7.5 to 9.5 PH). We know that most tap water isn’t healthy because it contains heavy metals like copper, lead and arsenic, as well as fluoride, chlorine and other contaminants. But what about bottled water? A study was performed on over thirty different types of popular brands of bottled water and it revealed that most of these contained heavy metals, contaminants, dioxins, PCB’s and other nasty ingredients. On top of this, many different brands of bottled water are obtained via reverse osmosis or distillation (a process that removes all contaminants including healthy minerals). The problem with this type of water is, even though it is clean, it is very acidic and contains no healing qualities. We did our own experiment and we were shocked to find that some of the most common brands of drinking water that many people use in Australia ran at a PH of 4.5 to 6.5, making the water very acidic. When you drink acidic water, the body steals alkaline minerals from your tissues, bones and organs to buffer out the high acidity in your blood. To add to this dilemna, this type of water also makes you more thirsty and dehydrated. The only brands of bottled water that I would recommend to my clients are Evian, Fiji, Santa Vittoria, Aqua Panna and Alkaline water. There is a new water available called Mount Warning that seems very pure and tastes alkaline in nature – we are currently testing this, but all preparatory experiments seem very positive. The only downside with bottled water is the plastic and the danger of PCB contamination, so it is important to check if they use PCB free plastics. On top of this, purchasing good quality, alkaline water can be expensive. The next best alternative to save money in the long-term but still get great water is to use a good water filter/alkaliser/ioniser. I currently use a delphi in my clinic – it filters all of the contaminants out, leaves the minerals in, ionizes the water and gives me a PH range of 8 to 10. I also use a much cheaper version of this in my home known as an Alkastream. This does all of the same functions as the Delphi, with an even better filtration ability to remove almost 99% of the fluoride. It gives me a PH of around 9.5. I love the water from this – it is similar to drinking many of these good quality bottled waters. At home I use my water filter/ionizers and when I am out and I need to buy water I read the label and look for a brand that contains high bicarbonates, then calcium, magnesium and silica. The more I understand about the human body and its ability to function optimally, the more I realise how important it is to feed the body pure, alkaline and mineralised water.