TESTIMONY OF THE DAY
Phone Client Testimony:
BOTTLED VS TAP WATER
Do you spend the extra money on bottled water? The photos on the bottle bring to mind the idea of health, with the photos of fresh springs and mountains, but where does that water really come from?
I have a few issues with bottled water…
1. The plastic that embraces the water is estrogenic.
Most of the clients I see are estrogen dominant and it takes time and detoxing to get rid of it (there are 3 types of estrogen and I am referring to the bad estrogen). Especially when the plastic water bottles are sitting in a hot semi while being shipped to the stores, that water becomes estrogenic to our body. The heat reacts with the chemicals in the plastic of the bottle which releases dioxin into the water. Dioxin is a toxin increasingly found in breast cancer tissue (microwaving in plastic and using plastic wrap on hot foods also produces dioxin). Even men are at risk for absorbing excess estrogen in their cells. Signs of estrogen dominance are belly fat, headaches, migraines, hypothyroidism, low libido, cystic acne (especially around the mouth), PMS, and fibroids, just to name a few. Don’t waste your time getting tested for excess estrogen, it is NOT accurate. Those blood tests can not measure the estrogen hidden in the fat cells.
I never recommend drinking from plastic. I use a glass water bottle like the one in the photo: Click HERE to find.
Photo from HERE.
2. It is NOT healthier than tap water.
As you can clearly see in the chart, the regulations for bottle vs tap water are clear. Another important piece of information to point out is that bottled water in the US falls under the regulatory authority of the FDA, but on average 70% of bottled water never crosses state lines for sale, making it exempt from FDA oversight.
3. It creates a lot of garbage!
It has been shown that over 80% of plastic water bottles are thrown in the garbage, despite all of the efforts to make recycling easier for consumers.
4. IT IS EXPENSIVE!
Instead, spend your money on a glass water bottle (or 3… I have many with me at all times). Instead of spending your money on bottled water, invest in a filter on your tap. Reverse osmosis water is best. Getting rid of fluoride and chlorine in your water is important. These two minerals are known causes of thyroid disorders. I also would seriously consider investing in a Reverse Osmosis water filter to get rid of all chlorine and fluoride in the water you drink. Click HERE to find.
5. There are more than 24,000 chemicals found in bottled water!