WATER. The elixir of life. Earth’s most vital resource. The fountain of youth. Yep. That’s right—pure water may be the ultimate age-defying nutrient. Imagine that. And we spend how much money on fancy creams?


History has revealed that ancient civilizations with the cleanest water were the strongest, healthiest, and most vibrant civilizations. But besides its wrinkle-preventing, almighty civilization-building abilities, there’s something about water that draws and fascinates us. No wonder. It’s the most omnipresent substance on Earth and, along with air, the primary ingredient for supporting life as we know it. The human body is almost 75% water so maintaining healthy levels of hydration is essential for smooth sailing of our bodily functions.


You can gain amazing health benefits from 8 glasses of purified water a day—from natural energy and sharpening your mental performance and detoxification process, to reducing stress, headaches, and heart attack risk. You can eat the most organic, healthy food, but if you’re drinking tap water, that effort can be meaningless.


Why? A daily healthy dose of clean water will detoxify your body of toxic exposures. When you give your body unpure water with plastics, chlorine, volatile organic compounds, or pesticides and hormones (yes—all found in unfiltered water), your body must work twice as hard to detoxify. First, it must detoxify the dirty water you drank before the water can be used to fuel your organs for detoxification.


If you live in a city and rely on your tap to hydrate, I’ve got news for you. You simply can’t trust government agencies to properly clean your water—it would literally cost trillions of dollars to set up appropriate water filters. There are more than 140 chemicals found in U.S. tap water that are not regulated by the EPA, including gasoline, pesticides, rocket fuel, prescription drugs, and many more—ew!
So what are the best options for clean water?


Spring Water: Have you ever dipped in an icy mountain creek? Or showered under a natural waterfall? It’s truly one of life’s greatest pleasures. So cool and crisp. So rich and luxurious. I’ve never tasted anything more refreshing.


We think spring water has the highest vibe and is the best water you can get. We wish we could bathe in it every day. You can hunt for your own magical spring at www.findaspring.com or get Mountain Valley Spring delivered to your door in glass. How convenient! We also love Starkey Water from Idaho and Castle Rock from California.


Soma: A super attractive sustainable plant-based water filter. Soma holds the philosophy that everything in your life should be beautiful, functional, and simple. This truly shows in their designs—from carafes to pitchers. Did I mention they have an automatic filter replacement system by mail? Throw your Brita into the garbage right now. Water is life and Soma is the future.


Alkaline Water: is less acidic and has a higher pH level than tap water. It neutralizes acid in your bloodstream, boosts your metabolism and helps your body process nutrients and expel toxins. Sounds too good to be true? Check out Pristine Hydro in Laguna Niguel, CA. Water Revival Systems produce water 100% acid-free, chemical free, high alkaline pH, and properly mineralized with a high magnesium bicarbonate content. One sip and you can truly taste a difference.


Binchotan Charcoal: A perfect option if you’re stranded in the middle of no man’s land without clean water. Don’t resort to just tap! This Japanese activated charcoal will save the day—known as the highest quality of its kind for purifying water. It not only absorbs chemicals in tap water, but can also be used to “remove toxins from the skin, capture moisture and odors from the air, enhance blood circulation in a hot bath, stimulate healthy soil in the garden and deflect negative ions in your home.” Are you kidding me? Perfection in an ashy stick! (Made from burning oak branches too FYI).


Ideally, we suggest purchasing a Pristine Hydro filter for your entire house. Given that the skin is our largest organ and on average you expose it to 25 gallons of water when you shower—bathing with clean water is crucial for a healthy body. If this is too much for your family’s budget, then signing up for a spring water in glass bottle delivery service and buying a shower filter head is the best option. 


Stay hydrated this summer folks, but let’s remember. Here in California, water is as precious as the rarest diamond. This drought is no joke—we are literally drying up and landscapes normally wet and lush are now cracked and arid. During this transitional time, it’s truly imperative to never waste a single drop of our dearest beloved h2o.

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