I’ve recently been very interested in water and have been paying more attention to how I feel on different water sources. Hopefully I can share my experience to help others maintain a torrential supply of living drinking water.

Bottled Water

Bottled water is most often sourced from ‘purified’ spring or municipal system which has been hooked up to a bottling operation. Also, Nestle has been using water from reservoirs in California as a source.

From the source it moves to the most common container for water, a plastic clear bottle. Then the water sits around in that for who knows how long, heating and cooling in the plastic. Delivered from all across the world.

Ph measures acidity, less #, more acidic. Humans and most earth life thrives on 7+. The following chart shows the tests of common bottled waters. As you can see , 10 is the most alkaline of the bunch, so it led me switch to a proper filter.

Alkaline Water Benefits

To keep our blood the right pH, 7.365, we should drink water at a pH of about 9 to 10. Drinking alkaline water helps the body detoxify. Toxins are acids, and to maintain pH balance while you are detoxifying, one needs an abundance of alkaline buffers.

Filtered Tap or Well Water


When water is filtered at your home you eliminate the travel, bottling, and heat. This allows for the freshest living water. Get a proper filter and drink that. My favorite home water system is a Berkey Black carbon element system. It works as a gravity fed container and sits nice on counter with a spigot built in.



Carbon filtering is a method of filtering that uses a bed of activated carbon to remove contaminants and impurities, using chemical adsorption.

I have enjoyed this for the last two weeks. Drinking this water seems to hydrate optimally with a stronger energy level. These Berkey black filters are great. You can also get Fluoride and arsenic filters and attach those as well. They filter out all the chlorine, fluoride additives, heavy metals, and organic particulates common around here. The result is a great taste seeming to leave in all the healthy minerals that come from the Fox River Grove municipal well system. Also, the water coming out of your faucet doesn’t sit on a shelf, in plastic, soaking up the frustrated water aisle shopper’s vibes.