This Friday, The Green Connections Network will be hosting the documentary film entitled “Tapped ” at a local venue which reviews the bottled water industry. See here for details: We know that healthy water is linked to healthy bodies and yet the ability to sort through the studies and claims of current water products and technologies is daunting. Opportunities to come together to discuss can help answer some questions.
“Water plays many important roles within the body. Water is the major part of most of the body’s cells (except for fat cells) and it also cushions and lubricates the brain and the joints. It transports nutrients and carries waste away from the body cells. It also helps regulate body temperature by redistributing heat from active tissues to the skin and cooling the body through perspiration.
Water is the main constituent of the human body: it is normally about 60% of body weight in adult males, and is slightly lower, about 50-55%, in females due to their higher proportion of body fat. The muscles and the brain are about 75% water, the blood and the kidneys are about 81%, the liver is about 71%, the bones are about 22% and adipose tissue is about 20%.
The body requires water to survive and function properly. Humans cannot live without drinking for more than a few days – depending on weather, activity levels and other factors – whereas other nutrients may be neglected for weeks or months. Although commonly it is treated rather trivially, no other nutrient is more essential or is needed in such large amounts.” There are so many questions that come up around water, our precious resource that is so important for the healthy functioning of our body. As in anything that is this important, the studies and claims are all over the map so what can we believe? This is a question for each of us to answer for ourselves after doing our own research and testing.
I feel very fortunate to have lived most of my life in homes supplied by wells so I have not had to deal with chlorine and fluoride. At this time we also use a Berkey Filter and a structured water unit for our drinking water. I am happy to list a few links below that I have found helpful in understanding our water facts.
- European Hydration Institute
- Healthy Water
- Environmental Working Group – water issues
- Environmental Working Group – 8 minute story on bottled water
- Environmental Working Group – Water filter buying guide
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Until next time!