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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Sole Water Daily For Health Benefits

What is Sole?

Since I am on a filtered water kick, I thought I would let you know how I start the day with it!

Sole (pronounced Solay) is water that has been fully saturated with a natural salt. This isn’t just a small amount of salt dissolved in water, but rather water that has absorbed as much natural salt as it is able and will not absorb any more.  The term Sole comes from the Latin “Sol” meaning Sun.  I am not talking about table salt, this is sea salt or pink Himalaya salt that you use that make this with.

I drink this every day on an empty stomach before breakfast.
You may be thinking salt can be harmful, so the idea of drinking salt water may sound counter-intuitive, but it turns out that this concentrated salt solution can have a variety of health-supporting uses. This remedy has been used for centuries in some countries and claims both anecdotal and scientifically supported evidence for the following uses:

Monday, January 26, 2015

What's in Your Water? Why We Chose A Berkey Filter

What’s In Your Water?

If you are drinking tap water, the answer to that question is 300+ chemicals and pollutants, according to research from the Environmental Working Group. Among these contaminants are:
  • Volatile Organic Chemicals (VOCs) such as pesticides, herbicides and other chemicals. These chemicals are found in most municipal water sources and even in well and other sources due to agricultural run-off and contamination. Research links certain VOCs to damage in the reproductive system, liver, kidneys and more.
  • Heavy Metals like lead and mercury are found in some water sources and have been linked to any health problems.
  • Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals are chemicals that may mimic or interfere with the normal hormones in the body and these chemicals are being found in increasing amounts in the water supply. They have been linked in studies to various types of cancers.  These chemicals are known to affect animals when they enter the water supply as well.
  • Fluoride:  Is purposefully added to the water and there is much heated debate about the benefits/harm of this.  If fluoride has any benefit, it would be directly to the teeth, as drinking the fluoride has not been statistically shown to increase oral health at all. Additionally, fluoride has been linked to thyroid problems and other disorders when consumed internally.
  • Pharmaceutical Drugs: Those medications that are taken and expelled through body fluids and also that are expired and flushed down the toilets are also in your water supply.  The molecules are often very small and a certain amount is allowed to pass in our water supply and is unable to be filtered out at treatment facilities.
So what are some alternatives to the tap?