What's Water Got To Do With It
Staying hydrated with water is the easiest way to keep your body functioning right! Drinking a gallon of water daily is what will allow your vessel to work the way it should that way your mind can be focused on living your best life and not all this low energy business. With that being said, water has become tedious to buy these days for a list of reasons: house hold companies are sourcing from waters that are NOT pure and clean, labeling it alkaline when it's not, packaging water in plastic which release dioxin and have metal, lead, mercury, and arsenic in them, even the waters in our homes are no longer safe for us to use with peace.
Unfortunate to say, but this time in our lives it's not only the food, people and thoughts that we must be mindful of, but also the water that we use.
The reason why this sparked a conversation for me is that, I came across a few blogs today speaking on alkalinity and had to laugh at how ridiculous they make themselves look and to set the record straight about alkaline water.
A blog on Men's Health titled, "Sorry, But Alkaline Water Isn't Actually Good For You", started off by writing "Wanna jump on the "enhanced" water trend? Save your money and stick with plain old H2O." They continued to write that enhanced water is no better than tap water and that just like the alkaline diet, there's no solid data to back up the benefits of alkaline water.
Another blog from the NYTimes titled, "Is Alkaline Water Really Better for You?" write that “The only health effects that we know of are danger signs, so for people to continue to market alkaline water — they’re really as bad as the snake oil salesmen of yesteryear." They also stated that, "Germany accidentally increased the water’s pH to 12 and skin burns ensued. While such a high pH is unlikely in bottled alkaline water, it’s a reminder that a higher pH isn’t necessarily better."
This goes to show that some people do not become curious for their own overstanding and freedom. If they were, they would overstand the benefits of electric consumption and the connection we must have to the body, mind and spirit. And too, whoever put the pH to 12 and thought that was smart, is not smart, lol, at all. Our bodies don't even go that high in pH. That's like putting someone in 150 degree water and expecting them to be chilling like they're in a jacuzzi. Come on now.
Now let me break it all down for you and explain my perspective on water and my knowing of what it does to the body.
As most of you may know, if you've followed me for some time, is that I went to Dr. Sebi's Usha Village 4 months back and healed myself of many ailments. With alkaline water being one of the critical things that contributed to my healing. So, i can speak from first hand experience. You can read more about my experience here.
Drinking water that isn't conducive to the body, calcifies your organs, creates inflammation and mucus in the body; doesn't feed the body and mind the minerals it needs to thrive, and dries out the skin. You have to think and question, with something so important to the body, why take it lightly and put whatever is clear and named water into my body. Most things are only for a profit and not in the best interest of the person of I.
TYPES OF WATER
Spring water is the best water for the body, in that it naturally mineralizes and filters water in the form. A wide number of minerals from the earth’s crust and rock mineralize spring water as the water passes through them. The ratio of minerals in spring water normally results in the water being slightly to highly alkaline.
Spring water is best to get over artificial alkaline water because it doesn't have the natural minerals of spring water and therefore can throw off the electrolyte balance in the blood. Water companies are now using tap water as the source for ionized water that they then purify by adding one or a few minerals to alkalize it.
Tap water is filled with so many toxins and treated with chemicals to kill harmful pathogens. When using tap water or even when boiling it, enhances the effects of lead and metals in the water. Please stay clear of tap water as much as you can.
I don't prefer distilled water because it's just pure H2O. H2O doesn’t exist in nature, which naturally provides us with water. So the minerals that buffer, alkalize and kill pathogens aren't being collected. The distilled water also isn't doing anything for the body to strengthen it, it only hydrates you for a few and that's it. Our body needs these minerals and since distilled water doesn't supply it I don't want it!
HOW I DRINK WATER
Though alkalinity in water is important, it's more important the alkalinity is natural and the water source is from spring water. Natural alkaline water supplies a higher ratio of alkaline minerals that maintain the blood's 7.4 pH.
PH stands for “potential hydrogen". The scale for the pH measurement ranges from 0 to 14. 0 represents the highest acidic level and 14 represents the highest alkaline level.
Alkaline minerals, like calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, and manganese, reduce the amount of hydrogen and alkalize the blood.
Acidic minerals, like phosphorus, sulfur from animals, and chlorine, increase the amount of hydrogen and acidify the blood.
The body needs both alkaline and acidic minerals and compounds, and it also needs the balance to be slightly on the alkaline side.
The spring water I currently get is Crystal Geyser. It's affordable, close by and has a neutral pH. I then alkalize it with herbs or key lime.
Crystal Geyser is sourced from various places in the U.S. You can look more into their levels and sources here. The pH of the water varies depending on where it was sourced, and various sources list the Crystal Geyser alkaline water as having a pH from 7.1 – 7.4 aaaaand it only costs a $1.00 per gallon at the Dollar Store! They also have BPA free plastic bottles.
These are a few of the alkaline brands that I know of and have purchased from in the past:
Starkey spring water is a reported to have an incredibly high 9.6 pH, making it a very high alkaline water.
Waiakea alkaline spring water is sourced from spring water filtered through 14,000 feet of porous lava rock of Hawaii’s Mauna Loa volcano. It is a high alkaline water that is reported to have a 8.8 pH and is rich in silica, calcium, magnesium, sodium, potassium, iron, and other minerals.
Eternal spring water has a reported pH ranging from 7.8 – 8.2 depending on where it was sourced.
You can test the pH of spring water brands with a pH tester. I prefer a digital pH reader over pH strips because the digital reader is more accurate.
All in all, you have to be mindful and aware of what water you're drinking. It all connects.