I have always had a fascination for water. In the 1990s there wasn’t as much awareness about water (or plastics) as there is now. I remember working in my previous life in private banking and seeing copious amounts of lattes being consumed on a daily basis by the majority. Free hot drinks from a vending machine meant that another set of co workers could enjoy hot chocolates and coffees too during the day.
I won’t say that I abstained completely however I was the one with a refillable bottle downing several litres daily of water alongside herbal teas. I love the taste of water and feel many benefits after these years of drinking several litres most days.
And now with the awareness of micro plastics in our water this concerns me even more so I am delighted to chat with my friend as well as client for over 10 years, Roddy McDonald, whose passion for good quality water outweighs my own!
Roddy tells us,
“Water accounts for nearly 70% of our physical body and flows freely out of our taps. Consequently few people really reflect on its life giving and life enhancing properties. We take it for granted, yet good clean energising water is vital for our wellbeing. Water has a much more vital role in the quality of our health than we might think.”
Sadly much of the world’s water has been polluted both chemically and energetically. Most people in the Western World assume that the water coming from our taps is safe and healthy, but is it? It will meet internationally recognised standards, however is that really water that is beneficial for our health?
“Personally I believe that water should be regarded as the No 1 nutrient for the body. It is vital that we keep the body properly hydrated with good water to help preserve our health, our vitality, our immunity and our fitness. Of course it is not only important that we drink good water, however also ensure that the water we drink is properly absorbed. That is one reason why we need adequate levels of electrolytes in our diet. I do believe it is important that along with good health enhancing water that we consume adequate levels of unprocessed salt to supply the body with electrolytes and trace minerals.”
However is our tap water really clean?
“In the UK many of the areas of concern of the latter half of the last century such as lead are not as major an issue, however there are areas of considerable concern and rightly so. Current concern are micro plastics, drug residues (both illicit and prescribed), hormone residues, pesticides and glyphosate (round up). There is also concern regarding chemicals added during water treatment including fluoride, chlorine and chloramines. We are told by the authorities that these contaminants are at safe levels, but there is no research to show what impact that a cocktail of these contaminants, even at very low concentrations, can have on human health.
Can you tell me a little bit more about Bioceramics Roddy – is this the answer for better quality water?
“These natural mineral crystals have been carefully combined and formed into filter media referred to as bioceramics. These filter media now offer a lot of potential to enhance the properties of water. In Asia they understand that water should have a number of properties to be classed as health giving water.”
In particular these are:
- The water must be as clean as possible of contaminants.
- The water should have an alkaline pH.
- The water should have good structure
- The water should have antioxidant properties
- The water should have good energy.
“Now with advances in bioceramic technology it is possible to achieve these criteria to varying degrees. It is important to firstly clean the water of impurities. Not only is bioceramic technology used in drinking water systems, it has also applications in vegetable growing. It is also used as an alternative to using washing powder for clothes washing reducing significantly the environmental impact of detergents, not to mention reducing potential allergic reactions to these chemicals.”
Sounds like Bioceramics now bring health giving water within the financial reach of most people. They are used in domestic water systems, in jug filters, in drinking water bottles and also in shower heads to remove chlorine from the water. And I should know as I have a Biocera shower filter and my hair and skin felt amazing after the first time I used it and when I shower at the gym it doesn’t feel as good on my skin.
Water seems to be another emotive subject – like veganism and as a vegan who cares about the planet (and animals of course) as well as what I consume I wonder what else can be done to improve water quality for all.
Roddy MacDonald founder of Water for Health Ltd, a specialist company that provides innovative solutions to improve the quality of the water we drink. Water for Health understands that water has tremendous healing power and over the years have received considerable feedback from people that have benefited. www.water-for-health.co.uk.