Water makes up more of our bodies than any other substance, so we need to be sure we are drinking plenty of it and using the purest forms when we clean and cook. To improve your water quality, you can take simple steps so the process of healthy living doesn’t feel overwhelming.
The quality of tap water varies from city to city and from home to home. Municipal water often contains varying levels of contaminants.
What you can do:
- Have water delivered to your home from a reliable source. Ask to see an independent analysis or third-party test/certification of the water quality.
- Have your water tested by a certified laboratory or you can do a water test at home to ensure healthy living.
- Install a water filter known to filter out the contaminants found in your water. Many water filters will easily attach to your kitchen faucet. Once you pour water from the tap, you can store them in the fridge for an increase in water health.
- Run cold water before using so what has sat in your pipes is not used to cook
- Re-route your runoff for outside water use at your home to prevent chemicals soaking into your soil, preventing healthy living with your water.
- Be sure your household plumbing is up to current building codes for safety, preventing any build up in other places plumbing is in your home such as your bathwater, toilet, and the water with which we launder our clothes to increase our healthy living potential through water use.
By David M. Spitz, DC