Although rather overshadowed this Sunday is World Water Day!

We must remember that water is life, because without water there would be no life.

Over the last few years the environment has figured high on many people's radar with deep concern. However less emphasis has been placed on our own internal environments.

It is generally accepted that we are typically 70% water, with some of our organs such as our brains being as high as 85% water. Slight reductions of these levels can lead to problems with our wellbeing.

Many experts in the field are of the opinion that many people are actually dehydrated.

This may not purely be due to the amount of water they drink but due to the fact that the water is not properly absorbed. This is primarily due to the lack of minerals in our bodies. Some of that is probably caused by consuming inadequate amounts of salt.

The body needs mineral electrolytes.

Consequently we should consume adequate amounts of clean water and a mineral rich diet. Although the water coming out of our taps meets internationally accepted standards there is increasing concerns of the impact of a cocktail of low levels of contaminants such as pesticide residues, glyphosate, hormone residues and drug residues - both illicit and prescribed.

This is often compounded by the addition of chemicals during the water treatment process. In particular there are serious concerns around the use of fluoride and chloramines. It is for this reason that installing point of use filtration is becoming popular by people who value their wellbeing.

Over the last few decades there has been significant advances in the potential health benefits that good water can bring to human health. Water is not just a simple molecule to fill up the spaces around the cells, it has a unique contribution to make to wellbeing.

Over the last decade there has been over 1,000 research papers published on the therapeutic benefits of molecular hydrogen. This tiny molecule does pack a powerful punch as an antioxidant. Molecular hydrogen does not occur in ordinary tap water or bottled water.

However there are several devices that filter and transform ordinary water into hydrogen rich water. Biocera from Korea have been the leaders in this market and have NSF certification for their special mineral filter media. That ensures quality and safety.

Another exciting area is the importance of water structure. Renowned water scientist Dr Jerry Pollack from the University of Washington has established the critical importance of the structure of water around and in the cells for our wellbeing. He refers to it as the Fourth Phase of water.

It is being appreciated that the water structure around and in the cells has a huge impact on the health of the cell, a point that has been largely ignored up until recently, with most biochemical research focused on the cell.

Consequently it is important for health to give our bodies water that is clean, both chemically and energetically so that the body can use it to enhance it's health.

The simple message to take home for World Water day is that one of the simplest things anyone can do to enhance their health is to drink adequate amounts of water that is clean, with good structure and provides the body with antioxidant benefits.

Roddy McDonald

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