I am sure a lot of you are struggling with kids who have recurrent and frequent colds and various infections and find it intriguing especially when kids’ diet is pretty good overall.
So many parents overlook the importance of clean, filtered, mineralized water. I have clients who spend hundreds of dollars on organic food but still drink tap water.
This, in many cases, is the root cause for an immune-compromised body.
As you know, I have three kids, ages 10, 8 and 3 and quite honestly they don’t get sick as often as other kids their ages do.
Of course, food is important to look at.
Side note, My kids are normal kids and eat plenty of unhealthy food, and I think that’s OK! I don’t want them to fear food, whether it’s healthy or unhealthy.
I’ve worked with clients whose teenage kids refuse to eat anything that is ‘unhealthy’ which causes a lot of issues down the road.
So to avoid that, you want to maintain a healthy balance between ‘healthy’ and ‘unhealthy’ food.
Which brings me back to the water.
Why is clean water important?
Our bodies are made up of 80% water.
Every single chemical reaction that occurs in the body requires water. A human being can live without food for a while but not without water.
Water is essential to our lives and wellbeing.
Water quality matters
Surely you’ve seen many options of water – tap water, bottled water, bottled spring water, distilled water, filtered water, reverse osmosis water, etc.
Here’s the important thing I want you to keep in mind when drinking water, you want the water to be rich in trace minerals which are essential to the chemical reactions that occur in the body.
If the water you’re drinking is devoid of these minerals you, and your kids will feel the difference.
What are the risks of drinking water without trace minerals?
Some of the risks are:
- A flat taste – water that doesn’t taste good will lead to lower consumption of water and hence putting you at a risk for dehydration
- A low metabolic function – like I said earlier, water is crucial in all metabolic and chemical reactions in the body. A deficiency of mineralized water might lead to low energy, slower digestion, lethargy, mood swings, brain fog, and immunity problems.
- Drinking water that is low in minerals might make you pee more, leading to electrolyte disbalance.
Bottom line – you want to have minerals in the water!
Which water filter do I recommend?
My favourite water system is Berkey Gravity-Fed Water Filter
Nature was designed with so much grace and wisdom. The best source of water for human beings is fresh spring water. I have colleagues who drive for hours to springs in the area and collect spring water for their homes. While this would be the healthiest option, it is not the easiest for busy families.
What I love about this system is that it imitates nature’s design. It uses gravity to pull out all the impurities of the water while maintaining a healthy balance of trace minerals.
We’ve been drinking this water for almost three years now and loving the taste!
You can choose a size that fits your family the best. We own the Royal Berkey and it’s good for up to 6 family members.
Prior to owning the Berkey, I’ve owned the Santevia filtration system (which worked in a similar fashion). The only thing I didn’t like about Santevia is the frequency of changing the filters. While the price wasn’t a deal-breaker (It was about $40 per filter every six months), I love that with the Berkey the filters can last up to SIX years!
Yes, it is more costly in the beginning, but so worth it in the long run! You can learn about the benefits of the Berkey filter here.
Which filtration system do you use at home? Let me know in the comments below and I will reply to you whether it’s good enough or whether you should consider investing in something better.
To your family’s health!