Toxic Free Body
Support for your body’s natural detoxification system
The word “pesticides” refers to a large group of manmade chemicals that are made with varying raw materials and have widely different characteriestics. So it’s impossible to give a detox that covers every pesticide.
But in 2008, a study found that all you need to do is stop eating pesticides to have them leave your body completely within a few days. Yes, days.
Now some “persistant” pesticides will stay in your body for years, but this study found that your body can be free from some pesticides commonly used on produce in mere days, if you simply stop eating them.
Here are the details.
The peer-reviewed study found that the urine and saliva of children eating a variety of conventional foods from area groceries contained biological markers of organophosphates, the family of pesticides spawned by the creation of nerve gas agents in World War II.
When the same children ate organic fruits, vegetables and juices, signs of pesticides were not found.
“The transformation is extremely rapid,” said Chensheng Lu, the principal author of the study. “Once you switch from conventional food to organic, the pesticides (malathion and chlorpyrifos) that we can measure in the urine disappears. The level returns immediately when you go back to the conventional diets,” said Lu, a professor at Emory University’s School of Public Health and a leading authority on pesticides and children.
Within eight to 36 hours of the children switching to organic food, the pesticides were no longer detected in the testing.
This, to me, is remarkable. When we eat organic food, no toxic pesticides. When we don’t eat organic food, we are literally eating poison.
The subjects for testing were 21 children, ages 3 to 11, from two elementary schools and a Montessori preschool on Mercer Island.
The study did not link the pesticide levels to specific foods, but other studies have shown peaches, apples, sweet bell peppers, nectarines, strawberries and cherries are among those that most frequently have detectable levels of pesticides.
Today there is more organically grown food available than ever before. You can find it
- at your local natural food store
- in many supermarkets (where I live here in Florida, the best place to buy organic poultry happens to be a big discount warehouse)
- at farmer’s markets
- through Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) programs where you can buy direct from the farmer
I know we live in a world where we are accumstomed to the idea of popping a pill and having our health problems disappear. But detox doesn’t happen that way. It’s not about doing a cleanse or taking some herbs and then you are done.
Detoxing your body is a continuous process of things coming into your body and things being removed. Its more of a flow than an event. Today you may remove some heavy metals from your body by taking liquid zeolite, for example, and tomorow you may inadvertantly bring more heavy metals in through eating a food that you didn’t know contained them.
So detox is this constant process of your body isolating and excreting toxic substances so they don’t build up in your body and cause a problem. Or it’s a reduction of toxic substances that have already accumulated as your “body burden” that you wish to reduce for better health. But either way it’s a process.
For me, recovering from the ravages of toxic chemical exposure earlier in my live has gone through many phases. Many things have helped, not just one. That my health is continuing to improve as my body gets older is the result of continually moving from one thing to the next, each next step becoming apparent as I complete the previous step.
And as I do each thing, my body becomes less toxic and less toxic and less toxic, and my health gets better and better and better.
Here are some of the things I’ve done to detox my body from toxics substances.
1. Remove toxic chemicals from your home and continue to maintain a toxic-free home. This is always the first step I recommend, because it’s more difficult to create a body that is toxic-free if you are living or working in a space that is full of continuous toxic exposures. more…
2. Drink clean water. Your body needs water to flush the toxic substances from your body. If you are drinking tap water for this purpose, you will just be adding more pollutants to your body. Purchasing an effective water filter will give you cleaner water and cost less than buying bottled water. more…
3. Take liquid zeolite. This natural mineral gave me a kick-start to removing heavy metals and other toxic substances stored in my body. As it reduced the toxic load that had accumulated in my body, my liver and kidneys could better function to remove other toxic substances. more…
4. Get massages. Now when I tell you that I just spent three years getting a therapeutic massage twice a week you may think that is a luxury, but it was one of the most effective things I’ve ever done to improve my body condition. Massage releases toxic substances that are stored deep in your body, and in addition relieves tension, allowing all the flows in your body to flow more easily. Now I only get a massage once a week,
5. Eliminate toxic foods. These include foods that contain toxic chemicals—such as pesticides, artificial colors and flavors, nitrates, and preservatives—as well refined foods like salt, sugar, and white flour that have been altered from their whole, natural state. Even some “natural” foods like milk are so industrialized that they don’t resemble their counterparts in nature. more...
My process has been to just take it a step at a time. Do one thing and then continue to do it while you add the next.
Over time you will learn what you need to include in your own life routine to keep your body in tip-top condition.
Start anywhere. Each thing you do is a step out of having a toxic body.
A few days a go I was writing a post for my Debra’s Home Cooking food blog about roasting chicken and then using the bones to make nourishing bone broth.
I went looking for an article to link to about the many health benefits of making broth by simmering the bones for hours, and found an article on the Weston A. Price Foundation website.
Among other things, it says:
Early research has also indicated that gelatin helps the liver. This is plausible in that the liver uses the amino acid glycine for detoxification, and its ability to detoxify is limited by the amount of glycine available. Back in 1935, Reuben Ottenberg, MD wrote in the Journal of the American Medical Association: "It has been suggested that the administration of extra amounts of proteins containing an abundance of glycine (such as gelatin) will help the work in the liver. This seems particularly plausible since the recent work of Quick, who has shown that the ability of the liver to perform this protective synthesis is limited by the amount of glycine available."
Now you may have noticed that chicken soup in a can is not gelatin, it pours right out as a liquid. But! Chicken broth made from bones is very gelatinous. You can't store it in a bottle because it won't pour out. Once refrigerated, you need to scoop it out with a spoon and melt it down for it to be liquid.
Especially on these cold winter days, it's good to eat plenty of homemade bone broth to give your liver the amino acids it needs to do it's work of detoxing your body.
Today's post was written by Dr. Kellyann Petrucci, author of five books on the paleo diet, and creator of The 30-Day Reset program..
Listen to Dr Kerryann talk with me today on Toxic Free Talk Radio at 12 noon eastern, or listen to her archived show at Purring Real Food FirstL How the Paleo Diet Can Help Your Body Detox, Lose Weight, Balance Blood Sugar, and a Whole Lot More..
Patient: “I feel like I need a really good cleanse.”
Me: “Yes, I agree. Let’s get you started. Do not eat anything with a barcode for 30 days.”
Patient: “Okay. What do I take?”
Me: “You don’t need to take anything. Start by eating nothing with a barcode for 30 days.”
Patient: “Ok, but don’t I need something to cleanse me?”
Me: “The foods will cleanse you.”
Patient: “Oh, good. So what supplements do I need to buy to get started?”
Me: “Nothing. You’re good to go. We’ll now go over your food plan and what to expect over the next 30 days, and you’ll be set.”
Patient: “Ok, I get it, but what do I take to actually cleanse?”
Me: “(sigh) Man, I really need to get this message out there … ”
One of the biggest misconceptions I’ve seen in my 20 years of working with patients to help them feel — and look — their best is the notion that there is no way to really cleanse the body without something in their hands before they leave the office. I’ve seen time and again how the patient seems to feel a sense of charge, if they leave the office with some kind of powder, pills or ancient elixir. If they leave empty-handed, they somehow feel that the program is going to fall way short of their expectations.
And that’s ridiculous. Why would anyone need to turn to a powder or pills to cleanse the body properly? Detoxing happens at a cellular level, meaning the cells are in charge in any matters of detoxing. And those cells require nothing more than real food to get the cleansing process underway.
Our cells are self-regulating and self healing. This is biological law, pure and simple. This law states: “If you have a healthy internal milieu (that is, cells and all the fluids surrounding the cells), you will have a healthy internal terrain (a clean healthy body in beautiful balance).”
That said, essential nutrients are the only things we should provide our cells. These essential nutrients are nutrients our bodies can’t provide on their own — they come in the form of healthy oils, Vitamin D and the foods that match our primal genes and our primal biology. These are foods that science reveals we are designed to eat, based on how our genes are hardwired from an evolutionary standpoint.
In fact, one of the best ways to cleanse our bodies is through foods that push toxins out of our cells and flood nutrition into our cells. For this to happen, the foods we eat have to be foods our bodies understand — foods our bodies are biologically adopted to consume, metabolize and digest.
No pills, no powders, no special elixirs … just food.
When we think about ridding the body of toxins, we often think of toxins as being chemicals, heavy metals, pollutants or pesticides. But it’s actually more basic than that. A toxin is anything that enters the body and damages the cells. That's it.
If you eat foods that your body cannot metabolize or digest, you run the risk of damaging intestinal cells. That food, as innocent as it may seem, is actually toxic to the body — a dietary toxin.
These “dietary toxins” contribute to the proliferation of modern-day diseases, including heart disease, cancer, diabetes and obesity.
If you want to stop poisoning your cells, think about it from a simplistic point of view. Consider bringing less garbage into your cells today than you did yesterday. What’s the garbage? Garbage is anything that your cells cannot fully utilize or eliminate. Anything that stays stored in your body because it cannot be eliminated, thereby creating damage. Waste, toxins or debris in the body all come down to the same premise: Where there is waste, there is weight; where there is deficiency, there is disease. If you carry toxins, you will be unhealthy and overweight.
Today’s most dangerous dietary toxins are wheat, added sugars, industrial seed oils (like canola, soybean, vegetable oil, sunflower oil and margarine) and processed soy products (vegetarian meat products). These foods damage cells upon entering the body and eventually cause disease. This is a public health catastrophe considering these foods make up most of our diet today
For some, dairy can create a toxic situation as well. Most people of European decent can tolerate dairy if it’s “gold-standard” dairy products like raw, fermented full-fat dairy such as cultured butter, yogurt, kefir and cheese. Many others cannot.
In fact, much of today’s diet is filled with bread, pastries, muffins, crackers, fruit juices, soda, fast foods and other “convenience” foods loaded with toxins. It’s not hard to understand why America’s health is failing.
So how do we cleanse our body of wheat, sugar, poor-quality oils, soy and even dairy? Remove all of the aforementioned from your diet so your body can turn over new, fresh cells. But here’s the catch – you have to eat instead a diet that closely matches your primal genes to your primal biology. This is your true nutritional blueprint.
No matter how far off the rails you may have gone with your diet, your body has an amazing way of regenerating, renewing and refreshing, if you just give it a chance! In fact, your intestinal cells turn over about every three weeks, which means you have incredible opportunities to build a healthy immune system, heal conditions and have glowing skin and a younger appearance (all of which are side benefits of a healthy, strong gut).
I focus on “yes” and “no” foods for 30 days. All of the “yes” foods must fit the criterion of matching our nutritional blueprint as well as being anti-inflammatory (foods rid the body of inflammation as well as heal and regenerate) . This is bar none the best cleanse I have ever experienced, as have many others. Why? This cleanse creates the perfect storm in your body. It will reduce (or even eliminate) inflammation, heal the gut and balance blood sugar. This creates cells that flow like a river, instead of a swamp.
Re-setting your body to recalibrate at a higher level is the key. Our 30-Day Reset program really is the one and only path to losing weight, boosting immunity, reversing the aging process, healing conditions and performing better.
Always remember the deductive reasoning of our biological law. We cannot truly regulate our physiology from the outside. Looking and feeling our best is an inside job. Providing your body with what it needs to get the dietary toxins out and the nutrition in is the most fundamental and lasting approach to cleansing for life.
Dr. Kellyann Petrucci is the creator of The 30-Day Reset program. It features an 80-plus page downloadable fun-to-read, expertly designed and edited guide, and includes four weekly meal plans, recipes, easy-to-understand tips and shopping lists. She designed this program after 20 years of helping patients detox their bodies of wheat, added sugars, poor-quality oils, processed soy products and dairy to reveal healthy happy people! This program rids your cells of toxins and floods your cells with nutrition.
Drew was heading for disaster. The 30-Day Reset changed his life. Drew’s story topped our 2013 list for the most compelling story of the year and the most compelling reason to embark on the 30-Day journey. To hear his story visit drkellyann.com/blog/2013/12/24/how-one-obese-man-almost-lost-his-gift-of-health-are-you-on-that-path
Last December I posted a story about how Mike Adams discovered he had been poisoned from eating organic foods and health products that contained heavy metals. When he stopped eating them, his health returned.
His solution to discovering this problem was to establish a new website called Forensic Food Lab. There he is posting the results of foods, beverages, superfoods, proteins, herbs, and supplements that he has lab-tested for heavy metals and radiation.
At the moment, there are only only a few dozen products listed, but even looking at these gives you a surprising glimpse at our unknowing exposures to heavy metals in foods.
One brand of organic cacao powder, for example, had
- 15,631 parts per billion aluminum
- 29,448 parts per billion copper
- 931 parts per billion cadmium
- 465 parts per billion lead
and a bit of arsenic and cesium.
By contract wheat grass juice had an average of
- 287,631 parts per billion aluminum
- 112,982 parts per billion copper
- 933 parts per billion arsenic
- 299 parts per billion lead
plus smaller amounts of cadmium, sesium, mercury and uranium. I think I'll stick to chocolate.
Coca-Cola, interestingly enough, had only 156 ppb aluminum and 12 ppb arsenic, and no other heavy metals detected. And no radiation.
Now, does this mean we should all drink Coca-Cola because it's low in heavy metals?
I don't think so. Turns out carrot/orange juice blend has 212 ppb aluminum, 392 ppb copper and 58 ppb cadmium. A much better choice because at least there is some nutrition along with the heavy metals.
The point I want to make here is that there may be huge amounts of heavy metals in foods, beverages, and supplements you may be ingesting every day. And the amount can vary from lot to lot. So unless you are having everything you eat, drink, and put on your skin lab tested, it's likely that you are putting heavy metals into your body throughout the day. Even if you eat organic, and even if you live otherwise toxic-free.
This is why I am so insistant about taking PureBody liquid zeolite. Because it's the easiest way I have found to help remove toxic heavy metals from your body, It removes heavy metals that are stored in your body from past exposures and heavy metals that have just arrived in your body…before they build up to levels that can cause illness.
One exceptional thing about PureBody liquid zeolite is that it removes heavy metals by attracting and holding them, like a magnet, then the particles of zeolite–along with the heavy metals they carry–are excreted from you body through your urine. This completely bypasses your body's detox function, reducing stress on those organs as well.
Heavy metals are some of the most toxic substances we encounter. Now we have proof of our exposures in one area of life, and there are many more.
Fortunately there is something we can do to protect the health of our bodies. Take PureBody liquid zeolite every day. I do, just for this reason.
T his past week a reader wrote to me, saying a friend was looking for a vitamin C supplement. He wanted to know if Emergen-C was OK.
Let's look at the ingredients list…
I have nothing against Emergen-C, I'm just writing about them as an example because a reader asked. Many other products contain these same ingredients. This is just an example of what to look for when choosing a vitamin supplement. I used to take Emergen-C, in fact. It's sold in natural food stores, so it must be good for you, right? Read the label, read the label, read the label, find out what the ingredients actually are, and make your own decisions.
First thing is one serving has 6 grams of carbohydrate. Why? Because it contains fructose, cane sugar, and tapioca maltodextrin. Three processed sweeteners. You don't need to put 6 grams of sugar in your body to get 1000 mg of vitamin C.
Then let's look at the source of Vitamin C: ascorbic acid, zinc ascorbate and chromium ascorbate.
Ascorbic acid is not the same vitamin C you find in food. It is made synthetically in laboratories by drug companies. Though made from glucose feedstock (often from probably GMO corn), it's an industrial chemical, as it goes through industrial chemicals processes like any other industrial chemical. SInce the 1990s. a genetically modified microbe is part of the transformation process. And…80 percent of the ascorbic acid in the world is manufactured in China.
Then we have a whole list of other nutrients that are not vitamin C. This is not necessarily a bad thing, but there is nothing natural about this. It's a mix of synthetic nutrients made in a laboratory, not nutrients taken from actual food that grows in nature.
And then there is a long list of other ingredients that provide no nutrition, they are just there for the fun fizz.
I'm not even going to look up all these extra nutrients and ingredients. I know they are all industrial chemicals.
I decided against this Vitamin C right at the beginning when I saw three kinds of sugar and ascorbic acid.
Now, compare this to the vitamin C I take every morning. Natural Vitality C Complex.
Just Vitamin C from Organic Amla Extract and bioflavonoids, which is the rest of the C complex.
And here's more information from the label.
It's organically grown, and does not contain GMOs.
I've learned that the closer you can stay to Nature, the healthier your body will be.
Even better would be to eat a papaya or a bell pepper or any one or two or three of the fruits and vegetables that contain significant amounts of vitamin C.
Last week Mike Adams, “The Health Ranger,” announced that over the past few years he has been poisoned from chronic, cumulative, low levels of toxic chemicals, which he has since found to be present in organic foods and health products he had been consuming.
Using laboratory tests, he found “surprising levels” of cadmium, lead, mercury, copper, aluminum, and uranium in his body. He then had various foods he had been eating tested and found the corresponding heavy metals and nuclear fallout in those foods.
Some examples he gave are:
- cadmium in a USDA certified organic jerky product
- lead in the seeds he was using to grow sprouts
- high levels of aluminum in a dietary supplement
For me, the most interesting part was where he said, “I was able to eliminate these toxic elements rather quickly once I nailed down the sources of exposure. The truly shocking thing is that as the toxic metals came out, my brain “awakened” and my outlook on life shifted dramatically. On the physical side, you may have noticed from my lab photo that I’ve slimmed down considerably as my body weight is coming back into healthful balance.
I’m telling you this story as just one documented example of how pervasive toxic chemicals are in our world. Heavy metals and other toxic chemicals can be present in foods and other products even if they are not added, because raw ingredients themselve can contain toxic pollutants from the environment.
This is exactly why I write this blog and do everything I do personally to remove toxic chemicals from my body. Choosing organic and other products that do not have added toxic chemicals is the first step. But in today’s world we still need to be aware that there are other toxicss present in products at a deeper level that are generally not known.
My solution has been to take Pure Body Liquid Zeolite every day. And drink plenty of pure water. And go for walks, and get enough sleep and all the other things I write about here to help my body detox.
Yes, I think we should have a food supply that does not contain these toxic chemicals, but for that to occur, we would need to clean up all the sources of toxics that are being put into the environment. We can all work toward that end, but in the meanwhile, we need to protect our health from the toxic world through helping our bodies detox.
You can do these things too, to be free of the effects of exposure to toxic chemicals.
It’s always interesting to me when a subject “arrives” like pieces of a puzzle coming to me from various directions. Different people bring me different pieces and then I have an “ah ha!” moment and see something in a new way.
Today’s post is a result of such a process.
This morning I did an interview on Toxic Free Talk Radio called “How Your Body Tells You it has Toxic Overload”. I intervied Dawn Roberts, author of Warnings of Disease: Your Body Uses Symptoms to Communicate. We talked about how illness shows up in small symptoms far in advance of full-blown illness, and I referred to a passage in my book Toxic Free in which I had given the progression of symptoms that indicate greater and greater degrees of toxic overload.
Then this afternoon a friend of mine who is having dental problems asked me about indicators that would tell if his teeth were deteriorating before a big problem developed. Well, that’s the same subject. The indicators are symptoms or pain or problems of various sorts.
In our culture we are taught to disregard these common symtome and suppress them with over-the-counter or prescription drugs, or even natural remedies.
But in fact, there is nothing “wrong” with symptoms. In fact, symptoms are your body doing the right thing—communicating to us that there is something wrong that needs to be fixed.
Talking with my friend, I realized that I had given a list of symptoms in my book in the form of a narrative, but it would be more effective and useful to have them in the form of a chart. So you could just look down the list and see how toxic your body is and how urgent it is for you to remove toxic chemicals from your body for good health.
This is from pages 134-135 in my book Toxic Free.
Your body has five detox organs, that make up your “detox system,” collectively called the emunctories (from the Latin emunctus, past participle of ex mungere —“to blow one’s nose”):
- liver and intestines (which work together)
If your body is healthy, with good function, toxic chemicals that enter your body are transported to these organs through your blood and your lymph system.
When the primary emunctories (your detox organs) fail to eliminate the incoming toxic chemicals (because the organs are damaged or overwhelmed with too much exposure), your body will continue to try to eliminate toxics through secondary emunctories, which are all the mucous membranes of your body. Many symptoms we think of as common are actually your body at work, trying to remove substances that do not belong within it. Keep in mind that these symptoms are the second-line effort after the first emunctories have failed, so if you have these symptoms, they may be indicators that your detox system needs some help.
Signs of early toxic overload:
- excessive urination
- mucous membrane secretions (such as runny nose and lung congestion)
These are also the symptoms that are frequently suppressed with over-the-counter drugs or natural remedies. It’s actually better to let your body use these symptoms to remove toxics from your body, rather than try to “relieve” them with a drug or remedy.
When the secondary emunctories (your mucous membranes) fail to detox your body, your body will begin to store toxics it cannot excrete. Symptoms depend on where the toxic chemicals accumulate. Symptoms from accumulation include:
- arthritis and gout
- memory loss
As lack of fiber in food slows defecation, or not drinking enough water reduces urination, when liver function is hampered by alcoholic beverages or excessive chemical exposure, when sweat is stopped by an antiperspirant or breathing is diminished by cigarette smoke, or these systems are compromised in any other way, detoxification becomes less and less efficient and over time illness occurs.
How toxic chemicals in consumer products and in the environment affect the health of YOUR individual body depends entirely on the condition of your body’s detoxification system. So it is very important for you to understand how your body’s detox system works and how to keep it in tip-top condition.
This blog is full of suggestions for detoxing your body. When you do them, you remove toxic chemicals that can accumulate in your body and cause illness in any and every part of your body. Also read the Body chapter in
Look at your symptoms. Your body will tell you if you need to detox.
Do you wear glasses? Having trouble with your vision? Then this might interest you.
The other day I received an email from Touchstone Essentials with a success story about a man who is taking their Pure Body liquid zeolite along with their organic wholefood nutritional products.
I’ve been taking Pure Body since the company began and have been recommending it since, but this story was different. I also take their organic wholefood nutritional products because they are among the purest I can find.
I just want to share this story with you, to give you yet another way that removing heavy metals and other toxic chemicals can improve your body and enhance your life, sometimes dramatically.
For years I’ve had big issues with my eyes, to the point that driving at night “safely” was no longer an option. It had gotten to the stage that my eyes became a 24/7 issue, always squinting and feeling very uncomfortable.
My eye specialist had me on pharmaceutical medicine which came with an added bonus; permanent black rings around the eyes, blurred vision and mega headaches. That’s nice.
I started believing that these were the cards dealt to me and that I would just have to live with it. Surgery on both eyes was another option, but that came with no guarantee of solving the problem. I scheduled my surgery and then cancelled it four different times.
Then everything changed… I joined Touchstone Essentials and started taking the products. I believed in plant-based organic green powder supplements but I had never taken them on a consistent basis, until Touchstone. Taking greens in small capsules was a lot easier to swallow. In addition, I was not on any detox program until starting Pure Body.
I didn’t know what I didn’t know.
After 30 days of being on the complete line of Touchstone products, my wife Robin and I were riding our bicycles. It was in that setting that I suddenly realized how clearly I could see. For the first time in years, my eyes were feeling normal and I was not squinting.
The feeling was overwhelming; I felt so much joy and excitement, I yelled to Robin to stop riding so I could tell her. Now, I’m not saying my eye issues are cured or I will not need surgery in the future. However, having my eyes feel normal and to be able to drive safely at night once again, feels like a miracle!
A recent seminar I attended shed light on why my eyes may have improved. A leading plant-based organic whole food expert spent an hour talking about how important detoxing is for better health.
He talked about how the brain and body build up toxins over time which affects the nervous system. The nervous system communicates to all of the body’s organs and functions. Once you detox and get the chemicals and toxins out, every aspect of your body will function in a much more efficient way, starting at the cellular level.
The average person has over 200 active toxins in their bloodstream, and many, like me, may have no idea how immeasurably better their life can be when you take out toxins, and put the good of whole food nutrition, back inside.
People are having successes like these every day detoxing their bodies. So much so that leading edge doctors around the world use detox as the first treatment for many of their patients, before doing anything else.
Whatever symptoms you have…eyesight problems, overweight, headaches, depression…all can be improved by removing toxic chemicals in your body because every body system is affected by toxic chemicals. So any detox program you do could benefit any part of your body.
This story represents the personal experience of an individual and is not intended to imply you or anyone else will have a similar experience (everyone is different). These statements have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
PHOTO: depositphotos | olga semicheva
A few weeks ago Environmental Working Group did a whole week on water in their blog, including a piece on toxic chemicals in bottled water.
Back in 2008, their own commissioned testing found 38 pollutants in 10 brands of bottled water, “including disinfection byproducts, industrial chemicals, radioactivity and bacteria. Some of the chemicals detected have been linked to health effects, including cancer and methemoglobinemia (blue baby syndrome). Two of the brands tested even bore the chemical signature of municipal tap water, meaning that they were chemically indistinguishable from what comes from the faucet.”
The bottled water industry doesn’t play by the same rules as municipal tap water. Water utilities must test their water on a regular basis and report the results to their customers. Bottled water as a product requires no such labeling.
You can read more about EWG’s investigation of bottled water at: Bottled Water Quality Investigation: Bottled water contains disinfection byproducts, fertilizer residue, and pain medication
Between all these pollutants and the plastics that can leach from the bottles, I gave up bottled water long ago.
Our bodies need sufficient water to process and eliminate toxic chemicals from our bodies. Tainted tap water is less effective than drinking pure water.
I don’t want to give the impression that all bottled water is bad. Some spring waters bottled in glass can be good quality. But overall, the best and most affordable choice for water is to filter your own.
I’ve been reviewing home water filters for more than thirty years, and the one I like best is Pure Effect Water Filters. I like it so much I even replaced the filter I had been using with this one. Read more about my evaluation of this filter at Why I Chose PureEffect Advanced Filtration Ultra Water Filter?Revitalizer to Install in My Home.
A home water filter is one of the best investments you can make in your health. Water is vital to life. With your own water filter, you can know the quality of your water.