It is funny but I have never really thought about water until I left New Zealand. The water there has always been pretty good and it tastes really good, so I simply didn’t really think about it. It is ironic since water is such a massive part of our day and is so important to keep us hydrated.
Since being in London and Spain, the water has been less than favorable. Where we are staying at the moment, the water is very hard. It has a huge amount of lime scale and the owners suggested we shouldn’t really drink it. What they drink here is spring water and they also consume hydrogen water tablets as a supplement. It is so cool! In the middle of this little town is a spring fountain. It has water flowing out of it all year round and it is cold and tastes amazing. One of our tasks in this job we are doing is to fill up water bottles every few days to supply us and the guests with spring water.
So it got me thinking about water and I wanted to really explore which water we should drink.
First off, I should stress how important water is to the body. We need water to really hydrate our cells. All sorts of health issues are related to simple dehydration within the body. When we are children, our bodies are made up of 85% water and by the time we reach adulthood, this drops down to 75%. What is interesting is the correlation between a person with an illness and the water content of their bodies. It can be as low as 52%.
The problem with being dehydrated is that the body will source the water it needs to nourish the important cells from what it terms “less important cells” to survive. It will therefore draw that water source from muscle tissue, organ tissue or bone tissue. What is really interesting is that the brain is made up of 85% water and without sufficient water, it is easy for us to go into a state of stress, depression and feelings of being overwhelmed—an interesting one!
Now, typically most of us drink tap water. When I was in London, I just couldn’t even consider drinking tap water. It just tasted bad! Little did I know that the water there gets recycled up to 7 times in some places! This means we are drinking all the stuff other people have disposed of—yes, it has been recycled but there are things that cannot be taken out! Things like antibiotics, the synthetic hormones from the contraceptive pill, medications from various different people etc. That is all in the drinking water and on some level we are taking this in, if we drink tap water each and every day. Not a really nice thought!
What’s worse is that water contains all sorts of nasty chemicals to try and keep the water free from bacteria. They add fluoride to the water which has been proven to cause Alzheimer’s. Now, I don’t know about you but the last thing I want to do is add toxins and things into my body that it simply needs to clean out again!
The next obvious option then becomes bottled spring water. Well, though this sounds really good, the water is poured into plastic bottles. Water is super absorbent and will draw out whatever substance it comes in contact with. In this case it is plastic. Plastic contains xenoestrogens, which mess with our natural hormonal balance and put an extra strain on the liver. They also add things to the water to prevent it from “growing”.
See, here’s the thing. Spring water is a pure and alive source of water. It actually has life-force within it. It contains minerals and oxygen and when left to stand will “grow”. Now, though this sounds like a bad thing, it is actually the best source of water for our bodies.
Let me explain. Our bodies work the best when we give it things that match its natural cells and receptor sites. Like when we give our bodies natural hormones. They simply work. The minute we give our bodies things it doesn’t recognize, like synthetic products and drugs, it doesn’t know what to do with them. When we give our bodies real foods, which are taken straight from nature, it knows what to do with them and can absorb all its amazing nutrition. Give the body a portion of a plant (like aspirin), it is more likely to develop side effects. The same applies to spring water.
Spring water, when examined closely, contains tiny molecules that form perfect shapes, which fit in, like a puzzle into our bodies’ cells. It nourishes those cells perfectly and gives them perfect hydration. When we alter that design (the molecular design of the water), it makes it harder for our cells to draw out the hydration element of the water. Hence we are never really fully hydrated from tap water or bottled water. It is no longer the same water. It has changed its molecular structure. Heat, movement, light and even loud noises will affect this molecular structure.
Have you ever wondered why spring water has always been touted as “the fountain of youth” or that it contains “magical properties” in certain areas of the world? Why we have things like Roman Baths and why areas with spring water are often considered sacred?
Spring water contains energy. It draws this energy from its source. Spring water comes from reservoirs deep within the earth. This water has an electric charge from the earth’s electromagnetic field. It is not touched by any of the contaminants from farms or pollution. It doesn’t endure the run off from factories or any kind of nasties that exist. It is pure and contains heaps of natural minerals that it has brought with it, in its absorbable state.
So, how do we find good spring water?
It sounds complicated but it is actually quite fun and easy when you start exploring! I have found it a great adventure to seek out spring water on my travels so far! Naturally, having one right here in this little town where I am currently living is a great bonus! The best source of information is on a website devoted to finding good and safe natural springs. It reports on where you can find springs and shares personal experiences of people who have drunk from that spring.
You can also watch a great video on how to assess a spring’s safety by watching Daniel Vitalis share his experiences. There are heaps more videos on his website www.findaspring.com. If you find one and it is not on there, please share it so others can enjoy it too!
I have found three springs so far! One was Aylesford in the UK, one in Wanaka in New Zealand and now one in Cortes De La Fronterra! It is very exciting and it always makes me feel like I am going back in history!
It is an amazing feeling to go back in nature and find pure water! It is always refreshingly cold and just tastes so soft and pure!
Have you had any great experiences with water and your healing journey with endometriosis? Have you got a water filter? Do you have a spring nearby? What do you know about water that you could share?
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Oh Waiheke is beautiful. Spent a lovely weekend there!
Yeah not sure about the bobble bottles. The plastic looks really thin to me and beside… it is plastic too 🙂 I think filtering your water is certainly better than the usual tap water but maybe find a spring somewhere and get some glass bottles and fill those up when you can, just to give yourself that extra boost every now and again 🙂
Ohh this really has got me thinking! So glad you have a beautiful spring nearby 🙂 I drink tap water at the moment, but use a water filter. Do you think water filters are that effective? I am also thinking of buying one of those ‘bobble bottles’ which has a filter attached to the top of the water bottle so that water can be purified as a refill it during the day at uni. I used to live on Waiheke Island in Auckland’s Hauraki Gulf, and all of my water there was collected rain water. I really miss that purity (taste-wise as well as health peace of mind). Thanks for writing the article!