I remember about 15 years ago when I started drinking only filtered or spring water. I caught a ton of flak for it. I heard over and over, are you too good for tap water, are you scared of tap water, and my favorite of all…..you are paranoid. One of my favorite sayings goes, “if you are not a bit paranoid, you are not paying attention”.
Having a clean water supply played a major role in saving us from disease long before vaccines were introduced. We should all thank a plumber for the dramatic drop in disease starting in the early 1800’s. Unfortunately, we are once again failing to learn from our mistakes….
Though are water supply is no longer contaminated with bacteria and pathogens, there is a new problem to deal with. This recent article from CBS news sheds light on the fact that 43 states currently have drinking water containing PFAS chemicals that are linked to cancer, infertility, and birth defects. From the article, “This should be frightening to all Americans in many ways,” David Andrews, a senior scientist for the Environmental Working Group, told CBSN’s Anne-Marie Green. “These chemicals… don’t break down in our body and they don’t break down in our environment and they actually stick to our blood. So levels tend to increase over time.”
Thats right, yet another chemical (largely from mass manufacturing) has found its way into our supply. Add that to the chemicals from medical waste, fertilizer run off, antibiotic from both human and animal waste, preservatives in our food and vaccines, along with all of the chemicals in the air and it is easy to see why we are experiencing a decline in lifespan. The simple fact that hydration is one of the most important factors in maintaining health should have us all up in arms over the current state of our drinking water.
One way to take action is to stop supporting the very industries that poison us on a daily basis. Start buying organic, lobby for proper disposal of medical waste, take care of your health so that you are not constantly downing antibiotics and passing them though your stools into the water supply. These are but a few places to start.
Thank you for listening to my rant, as a reward feel free to check out our custom made Hylauronic Soup Recipe. Why Hylauronic acid? Because, Hylauronic acid is something we all produce, and it declines as we age. It is a necessary component for skin elasticity, joint health, and spinal disc integrity. Enjoy!