Do you really need to drink water every day? Yes! Your total body weight is made up of approximately 65% to 75% water. Next to oxygen, it’s your most important nutrient. Your body needs water for just about everything it does. Water flushes out toxins and wastes.
A general guide for daily water intake is 1/2 ounce for every pound of body weight. For example, if you weigh 130 pounds, you need to drink 65 ounces (or 8 cups) of water every day. Coffee, juice, pop, and milk DON’T count. Water means water. Clean, pure water detoxifies, rehydrates and helps keep your body running smoothly.
Did you know tap water is often contaminated? Many toxins can’t be filtered by city water systems. And then cities use chlorine and fluoride (both toxic chemicals) to try to protect us from harmful bacteria.
Many of us have turned to bottled water. Unfortunately, this isn’t guaranteed to be any better. Many times it’s no safer than tap water. There aren’t any government regulations on bottled water so bottled water claims can be misleading or incorrect.
And don’t forget about the water you cook with. Don’t be fooled into thinking that boiling your water guarantees its safety. Boiling just concentrates many chemicals. Think about the water you use to make coffee, tea, soup, juice, ice cubes, and boil pasta in. Don’t forget about your shower.
What’s the answer? Invest in a household water purifying system. These systems are more convenient and cost-effective than bottled water. And they’ll eliminate chlorine and its toxic fumes from your shower and bath water.
Indoor Air Quality
Most people assume if the air smells fine, it is fine. But, most fumes, toxins, and chemicals have NO odor. We know about outdoor air pollution. But, the average person spends about 90% of their time indoors. What kind of air is inside? What kind of air are you breathing while you sleep? Shouldn’t we be concerned about the quality of air where we spend most of our time?
The air in our homes, offices, classrooms, and workplaces is full of:
*Bacteria, viruses, molds, and fungi
*Volatile compounds in cleaners, carpets, paints
*Particulates (dust, smoke, pet dander, dirt, dust mite feces, insect waste, dead human skin).
The EPA now says indoor air quality is the #1 environmental health concern causing major disease. Indoor air can be 5 – 100 times more toxic than outdoor air. How? We efficiently seal up (insulate) our homes. Windows in large office buildings don’t open. Mold grows in ductwork and circulates through the air. We then fill our buildings with products that produce chemical toxins and clean them with toxic cleaning products.
Are you, your children, family members, even your pets suffering from any of the following?
*Asthma or other respiratory challenges
*Headaches, fatigue, lethargy
*Mental, emotional, behavior or learning challenges
*Symptoms of unknown origin
Did you know?
*Over 62,000 chemicals in an average home can emit gas from closed containers
*The most common source of indoor air pollution is everyday household cleaners, personal care products and cosmetics
*Less than 2% of the synthetic chemicals used in personal care and cleaning products have been tested for long-term effects on human health
*People unknowingly buy, use and store products containing chemicals that are toxic enough to be listed as workplace hazards
Cleaning our indoor air by choosing safe cleaning products for our homes, laundry and bodies is essential. But we still have to deal with all the other contaminants. Body pollution – how can we avoid it? Clean air is a must. Our homes should be our safe haven from the toxic world.
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