Distilled water can be harmful to your health. How much do you know about distilled water? We’ve outlined five reasons to stop drinking distilled water and explain why you should make the switch to drinking water that supports your health instead.
What is Distilled Water?
How Is Distilled Water Produced?
Top 5 Reasons to Never Drink Distilled Water
What is Distilled Water?
We’ve all heard of distilled water, but what is it and how is it produced?
Broadly speaking, distillation is the process of purifying a liquid substance. Assume you have a jug of water that contains toxic elements. You need to separate the water from the contaminants in order to make it safe to drink.
Don’t shoot the messenger, but the answer is a definite maybe.
Among the cocktail of contaminants currently flowing through America’s waterways, is fecal pollution. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has estimated that municipal water contains around 0.3 grams of poop per person, every day. In a city of millions of people, that’s a lot of poop.
Animal Waste in the Groundwater
It’s not just human sewage either – the fecal matter of livestock and other animals ends up in the groundwater as well. Waterways near large cattle or hog farms and dairies can be more heavily polluted than others.
On April 7, the World Health Organization (WHO) celebrated its annual World Health Day. This year’s theme – which also marks the 75th anniversary of the WHO – is Health For All.
When the WHO Constitution was agreed by the nations of a post-war world reeling from years of conflict, it was a seismic moment for global health. It was the first time that health was recognized as a human right, with that goal enshrined in the Constitution.
A simple truth was also recognized: a healthier world is a safer world for everyone. It’s a concept that we can all carry through to our own health goals. Among the many benefits, a healthy body and lifestyle help to nurture …
Sleep is essential to life. Most of us sleep at night, and during that time, your body carries out vital jobs to keep you healthy, many of which can only take place while you’re sleeping.
The Science of Sleep
Scientists are constantly studying the mysteries of sleep, to uncover more of the amazing things that your body does while you’re dreaming. One scientific area of considerable interest is the importance of hydration to your sleep cycle.
Sleep to Your (Circadian) Rhythm
The relationship between sleep and hydration is key to a healthy, nourishing sleep cycle. Your slumber is determined largely by your Circadian rhythm – your sleep/wake cycle – which itself is inextricably linked to the cycle of …
The Clean Beauty movement is set to get even bigger in 2023 – and we’re excited for it!
As more people reject the idea of applying chemical-packed products to their skin, there is a growing desire for a more natural approach to beauty.
Your Skin is Amazing!
The skin is your biggest organ. It is nothing short of amazing, protecting your body from bacteria and extreme temperatures, among its many vital jobs. Our skin is out there for everyone to see, all the time. It’s right that we want to treat it well, and make sure that it looks good too!
The Chemicals in Skincare
Layering your precious skin with dozens of chemical ingredients – the average American woman applies …
Scientists have identified a link between waterborne nitrate and the risk of developing prostate cancer, according to research published in recent days.
The findings, led by the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal), indicate that nitrate consumed in tap water over an average adult life can be linked to patients developing prostate cancer, and should be considered a risk factor. The research goes further, suggesting that the results are even more marked in cases of ‘aggressive tumors,’ and prostate cancer in younger men.
Nitrate in water is already linked to colon cancer, and these medical findings underline the scary nature of waterborne contamination. But what exactly is nitrate and how does it get into tap water in the first place?…
Alkaline vegetables are those that have a pH level above 7, which makes them slightly alkaline
in nature. These vegetables can have a number of benefits for our health, including improved
digestion, reduced inflammation, and increased energy levels.
One of the primary benefits of alkaline vegetables is that they can help …
Millions of people aren’t drinking enough water. According to a recent CivicScience poll, around 47% of adults in the US regularly drink less than three 16-oz servings of water every day. A slightly smaller percentage of adults – almost 40% – said that they drank “between four to seven glasses” of water per day. Only 13% of respondents hit the recommended amount of water for a healthy adult, drinking eight 16-oz glasses of water each day.
Why You Need Water
Most people know that you need to drink 6 – 8 glasses of water every day to stay healthy. Your biological systems and organs need it. Your muscles, bones, eyes, brain… every bit of you needs water …
On March 24, a leak at the Trinseo Altuglas chemical facility in Bristol Township, Philadelphia caused up to 120,000 liters of latex emulsion to spill into the Delaware River.
Concerned residents were told to continue to use tap water for the days immediately following the incident. The reason for this is the contaminated river water would take time to reach and enter the water treatment plant, and from there, the taps of local homes and businesses.
Stay Calm & Drink the Water?
Within hours, store shelves were cleared of bottled water. Repeated assurances from officials that the tap water was – for now – safe, failed to quell the panic buying. Years of headlines about water contamination scandals have …