How well do you understand the source of your water when you drink bottled water or water from the tap?
Many people seem to totally trust in water from plastic bottles or from the tap without a second thought. What if you were to learn your water came from an aquifer, lake, or river that had contamination from agriculture, industrial, petroleum products, and wastewater treatment plants?
With this crazy coronavirus pandemic now is a great time to rethink simple steps you can take to boost your health, immune system, and hydration level all at the same time. Many people drink bottled and tap water and may not realize there are health hazards in the water that can harm you. While drinking water for hydration is important, drinking a high quality filtered, purified or spring water is even better. As many people know bottled water can leach compounds called plasticizers into the water and even most tap water has chemicals, chlorine, fluoride, and other harmful contaminants in it.
“My wish is for you to stop drinking harmful water and start drinking healthy water infused with the wealth of wisdom of herbal plants.” — Michael Morningstar
My passion is helping people make simple shifts to enjoy more happiness and health. A main focus and passion are finding ways for people to enhance their health with minimal effort.
These can provide a great way to help improve our emotional, mental, and physical well being. You can learn more about healthy herbal teas in my previous blog titled terrific teas, tinctures, and tonics.
Unfortunately, almost all the water sources above and below the ground are contaminated to some degree. One concern, in particular, The Fluoride Action Network wants us to aware of is that fluoride a health hazard is added to many municipal supplies of water. Therefore all water should be filtered in some way to remove chemicals, contaminants, and impurities. There are so many models and types of water filters it would take a book and days of writing to cover all of the important considerations. The bottom line is to do your research and find the level and method of water filtration system that fits your budget. Another important step is to avoid plastic water bottles due to the petroleum products used to make the plastic that leaches chemical plasticizes into the water.
First, it is important to make a decision to research the different methods to filter and purify water. Then we must focus on our attitudes, beliefs, and thoughts regarding what are the priorities for our health and well being. Then we can align our actions, habits, and routines in order to do what is necessary to best meet our needs. We deserve to be happy and healthy and the quality of the water we consume has a major bearing on our long term health and well being.
How Safe is Your Water?
Reverse Osmosis is a popular choice for many people however when you discover how much water is wasted with one of these water filters the eco-friendly side of you may find it is not an optimal choice. Other water systems use filters with charcoal to purify the water but then you have filters that end up in the trash. Some systems convert the water to steam and produce distilled water but it is devoid of minerals. Many people buy bottled water in small plastic bottles which creates a lot of needless plastic that very seldom is ever really recycled and ends up going to waste in massive landfills. Some water filtration systems have a ceramic filter that can be cleaned and reused.
Whatever method you choose it is important to improve the purity and quality of the water before you drink it or you become the water filter. We have all heard stories of water sources being tested only to find antibiotics, birth control, chemicals, drugs, fertilizers, herbicides, and pollution in it. Because of the risk of these contaminants being in the water supply in my opinion it is also beneficial to consume activated charcoal and calcium bentonite clay frequently to help bind and remove any impurities in the water we consume.
This blog post is also designed to remind people to preserve and protect all of our precious water supplies around the world. Pollution to any air, land, or water around the globe eventually leads to contamination affecting all of us. Be sure to consider the local and global impact of all your choices and decisions. You can use a website to find a spring in your area. If you are lucky enough to have a spring in your area please take extra steps to protect it from being polluted or privatized. We all share one planet and there is No Planet B.
Plants Provide a Wealth of Wisdom
Whether you enjoy cold tea, hot tea or sun tea, consuming herbal teas is a great way to consume healthy water and receive the many benefits and wealth of wisdom of the parts of plants used to make the herbal teas. Remember these plants also have to deal with bacteria, molds, pathogens, and viruses to survive so consuming them may impart and imprint some of that protection, resilience, and vitality to us when we consume them and they become part of us. Most teas are made using the bark, flowers, fruits, leaves, roots, seeds, and stems of various plants with beneficial proven potential. Most have had some degree of medicinal, nutritional, and therapeutic benefit which is why they have been used for thousands of years.
Passion for People & Planet
The passion and purpose of Morningstar NEWS are to condense hours of research down to two minutes of education, information, and inspiration for a healthy lifestyle and mindset. People can benefit from finding the cleanest water possible and being prepared to filter and purify it even further to maintain better health. How clean is your water and what will you do to preserve and protect our waters in the future?
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