Hey! I hope you’re having a great day!
Water. Without it we will die. With enough of it our cells will thrive.
Even mild dehydration can be detrimental to our health. Water is essential for every bodily function to be carried out in full and even a slight loss of it can set us up for much faster aging and greatly decreased physical function.
My clients hear this from me constantly. I’ve been preaching the importance of drinking water for years and this is without a doubt the single most common denominator between every person I’ve ever seen in my office who is looking for help overcoming some type of joint or muscle problem- they are chronically dehydrated.
Heck I’ve even seen people have less pain and greater mobility by doing nothing but just drinking more water. It really is amazing stuff.
But here’s a word of warning.
If you’re getting your water from bottled water, please stop immediately. Here’s why.
What many people don’t realize is that the bottle of water they buy and take home from the store has a story. It’s story begins at the bottling plant, (which for some brands is not even in the United States) and then goes from there to either a plane, boat or truck for shipment to its distribution center. From there it could sit inside a warehouse for days, weeks or months before it is shipped to its next location. By the time it reaches you it has probably been on quite a journey.
The problem with this is that there are no regulations on transport or storage temperature of these bottles. It could literally be 100 degrees in the cargo area of these vehicles and this exposes the plastics to temperatures that cause a serious release of petrochemicals into the water. By the time the water reaches the 74 degree grocery store, it has already had plenty of time to absorb significant chemical “soups” from the bottle.
I recently heard a leading biochemical expert explain what happens when we ingest these chemicals from the bottled water and I must say that it was scary. This is why I chose to write and warn you about it today.
These chemicals have been linked to cancers, including prostate cancer in men and breast cancer in women, suppressed immune systems, intestinal damage and more.
It’s a simple fix really.
Make sure you are using a good filtration system at home. Some great ones are found on www.seychelle.com
Take that bottle with you rather than a plastic bottle.
Share this with someone you know who uses plastic bottles too.
If you want a little more depth on the topic, check this article out- http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2011/01/15/dangers-of-drinking-water-from-a-plastic-bottle.aspx
To your health,
Chris Vercelli MATm, RTS, CPT
Founder: Non-Fiction Fitness