Hydration: What is in the Cup of Water by Your Bed?

Kids drinking spring water.
These kids are getting to enjoy one of the great gifts of life. Water, fresh from the ground.

**Check out the October 2018 Revision at the bottom with Very Important Information!

Improving Hydration

For those of you how keep up with my Facebook Page, you will have already seen the Live Video : 1 Easy Tip to Improve Hydration! (If not, I’ve added it below). This is the simple tip of keeping a glass of water by your bed at night and then first thing in the morning, drinking it. An easy action helps avoid many discomforts in the body relating into mild dehydration: headaches, muscle spasms, sluggish bowels, and so on. All you have to do is keep a glass of water by the bed and then drink it before getting up.

Not All Water is Created Equal

But exactly what is it in that glass of water beside your bed?

We are very blessed in Danville and Kentucky in general, to have so much water available at the turn of a tap. Yet most of us know now that there are many chemicals, pharmaceuticals, impurities, and toxins that come through the tap. Have you ever noticed the subtle odor of bleach when you turn on the water?

Spring water from old faucet
Spring water gently running forth from the faucet.

Would you ever just add a few drops of bleach to a pitcher of water and drink it? I know I wouldn’t. Yet it comes through our tap like that.

On the other end of the spectrum, there is distilled and reverse-osmosis water. Fancy words, right? These are about as pure a water that you can get—pure H2O.

This is great right?…Wrong.

It’s not that simple. We actually need to have trace minerals in our water so that our body can absorb the H2O. In fact, drinking pure H20 can strip our body of minerals and actually mildly dehydrate us.

Does it seem like this “glass of water by the bedside” thing is getting a little complicated? Worry-not, the solution is simple.

What to do About all This?

In the ideal world we would all have access to a pristine spring which we could harvest cool water from, for immediate drinking. How good this would be for our bodies! However, that dream is for the few, nowadays.

For most of us, we have to discover a different option. I’m going to give you two options that I have found to be practical and acceptable in the pursuit of hydration:

Filter your tap water!

There are many different filters to use from a Brita to a Berkey. It makes sense to me that no matter which one you use, no matter what your price range is, you are instantly improving your tap water. And the filters (unless they are reverse-osmosis) will not strip the water of trace minerals, so you will be sufficiently hydrated by the water. This is a practical solution, and the one that I personally use at home.

Add minerals to your distilled or reverse-osmosis water!

Years back I was chatting with an elderly man who was still going strong. He confessed is secret to me was water. He distilled his own tap water with a water distiller, and then added liquid trace minerals to the water. He swore by it. 

 There are various ways to approach this—the elder was obviously a purist—but you can also buy a gallon of distilled water from the grocery store and add a pinch of Pink Himalayan Sea Salt to the water, then shake it up. Why Pink Himalayan Sea Salt? If you research the product, it has the broadest array of trace minerals (an essential component in hydration)

What’s the Next Step?

Make a choice! It’s gonna depend on how you want to approach it, your finances, and how serious you want to be about hydration…remember, any choice you make will be good for you (it’s not about being perfect). Decide if you would like to filter your tap water, or use distilled water with minerals added. Decide what filter you are going to use or if you are going to distill your own water. And if you use distilled, decide if you are going to add the Himalayan Sea Salt, or use a liquid trace mineral.

Pump faucet for well water.
Deepwell brings up good water.

I Cannot Emphasize this Enough!

Not matter what choices you make from the options I have given, you will be making a good choice. Sometimes we can get hung up on figuring out what is right. Just make the choice that works best for you and know that it will be leading you to a better place.

October 2018 Revision

Since writing this blog earlier this year, I have discovered two products that not only align with all that has been addressed in this blog, but have dramatically improved my health and well-being since beginning to use them. I cannot recommend them enough, and you will need to experience them for yourself to find out. One thing I will say, I have followed exactly what the company recommends for usage.

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