By Tirza at Better Breast Health – for Life!™
Your body is 50% to 70% water. Even your bones are 31% water.
Every cell, tissue, and organ in your body needs water for optimal health.
The quality and quantity of the water you use are essential for:
- Maintaining body temperature
- Eliminating waste
- Lubricating joints
- Protecting organs and sensitive tissue
- Flushing waste from kidneys and liver
- Dissolving minerals and nutrients for use in the body
- Cognitive function
How to Determine the Quantity of Your Daily Water Intake
Without enough daily water, you risk dehydration. Severe dehydration limits normal body functions. Even mild dehydration drains your energy.
According to the National Institute of Health, children are at a greater risk for dehydration. Children are dependent upon caregivers for food and fluid. They also have a higher surface-to-mass ratio, thus dehydrating more quickly.
Research in children and young adults shows that mild dehydration, only 1% to 2% of body weight, can lead to impairment in cognitive function, irritability, and lethargy.
According to the Harvard School of Public Health, more than half of all children and adolescents in the U.S. are not drinking enough water. Their lack of adequate hydration leads to declined cognitive and emotional functioning.
Consider consuming at least one-half of your body weight in ounces of pure water daily.
If you weigh 150 pounds, drink 75 ounces of water daily.
Drink additional water when exercising or stressed.
In Colorado, Eldorado water is a high-quality source for drinking and cooking. Consider tap water for cleaning purposes.
You may have been advised to alkalize drinking water with several drops of lemon or lime juice, apple cider vinegar, chemically, or through countertop equipment (ionized alkaline water).
It is important to note that alkalized drinking water should be avoided around mealtimes so that your stomach and digestive tract can sustain the acidic pH it requires to digest food.
How to Source Quality Water
While our Colorado mountain-supplied tap water has been chlorinated to purify and kill microbes, some municipalities in the U.S. recycle water. Industrial chemicals and prescription drugs flushed into the water system are not wholly filtered out. Even when an attempt is made to filter chemicals and pharmaceuticals, it is not likely 100% of the trace amounts are removed.
Active charcoal carbon filters remove chlorine, sediment, volatile organic compounds, taste, and odor from water. They are not effective at removing minerals, salts, and dissolved inorganic compounds.
Reverse osmosis is effective for filtering dissolved inorganic solids such as salts, heavy metals, uranium, chlorine, and fluoride.
Colorado’s Purest Drinking Water
Colorado’s Eldorado Springs has some of the purest waters in the world. In addition, Eldorado water is tested for purity and ranks as one of the best tasting spring waters in the U.S.
Steam distilled water is also pure, but some experts believe it should not be consumed for prolonged periods since it leaches minerals from the body. Mineral loss can contribute to reduced bone density or osteoporosis, as well as several other mineral-deficient states.
Source and Care of Eldorado Water
Eldorado water is available in different sized containers, both glass and plastic, by delivery and through many retailers. Three and five-gallon bottles can be placed atop a ceramic dispenser in your kitchen. Sterilize the dispenser monthly.
Use caution when selecting the placement of your water and dispenser. Excess sun and heat can cause harmful chemicals in the walls of plastic water bottles to migrate into the water. While the thicker and harder plastic bottles reduce this risk, using sterilized glass or stainless steel containers eliminates this risk.
Water Filtration for the Home
While some people invest in multi-stage whole house filters, it is important to consider the investment loss should you relocate. Alternative systems are more affordable and can move with you.
A system such as Enviro Products Shower Filter Cartridge removes chlorine and purifies your tap water before it reaches your skin. Your skin is your body’s largest organ and worth the extra protection.
Enviro also has a 10 stage water filter for use under the kitchen sink. You can rinse your produce, nuts, seeds, and sprouts with purified water.
Of course, there are other brands of water, filtration systems, and alkalizing units. These are but a few examples to get you thinking about the importance of the quantity and quality of water you consume.
Our mission at The Thermogram Center, Inc. is preventive education. Environmental causes of human cancer are manageable. However, the public remains unaware of the many common environmental carcinogens and the actions necessary to mitigate their risk. We hope to be a reliable source of information to help you protect you and your family from the hazardous chemicals in the air, water, food, and products threatening your well being.
by Tirza Derflinger
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