Written by Lianne Phillipson, Registered Nutritionist. March 22, 2021
Water is essential to life – we are made of 60% water. Sure, you drink your however many glasses a day, and then you pee some out, lose some through your skin, breath, stool and all that can’t be out of balance with what’s going in, or you become dehydrated. Water and hydrated tissues help your body keep a normal body temperature, lubricate and cushion joints, protect your spinal cord and you know, that high tech computer in your skull called your brain. Water gives you energy, gives you supple skin, aids digestion, and your ability to detoxify. But what water is best to drink? It’s a huge discussion that often ends in frayed nerves with opinions and taste buds championing for what tastes best to the drinker. Water is crisp, clear, hopefully clean, but what if it could be cleaner? Sure your body will make the saliva, transport the nutrients, keep your circulation, blood pressure and absorption of nutrients going, with whatever water you drink, but let’s talk about what filter, if any, what system, kind and with all that’s out there from countertop jugs with changeable filters, to what comes out of your fridge or the good ol’ water cooler, what should you fill your glass up with?
Let’s get into it today on EAT THIS with Lianne all about WATER – what’s good, better and best? With the help of two guests today, let’s see if we can come to a conclusion together, shall we?
I drink water and tea for the most part. I don’t love juice, pop or whatever else you find in the drinks aisle, so I put my attention on water that is best for my body and that I enjoy the taste of. I’ve often called myself a water snob. And a quick sidebar to that: this episode is being released on World Water Day!
For years, like as long as I’ve been a nutritionist, I’ve had Reverse Osmosis water in my glass. It’s a robust under the skin filtration system that takes just about everything out of it. I learned about it first while I was studying Nutrition in the late 90’s and immediately started having it delivered in massive bottles. Fast forward to now, my daughters and I have been living in a condo for about 18 months and I’m back to having it delivered and I want a better way. It has come to my attention that while RO has been thought of as the gold standard, it’s also ‘dead’ water. Not having minerals and particles in it may not be the best, so this episode is in part for both of us, because in my quest for finding the best of what I drink most, I’ve come to ask more questions about water and thought you need to know what I’m finding out because you might ask the same.
To help with the overall questions that might be on your mind, we welcomed back Dr. Davis Brockenshire, a functional medicine expert who has graced this podcast a few times and really is such a wealth of knowledge. We also welcomed Scott Miller, founder of Conscious Water.
Scott has been living and working with water for over 25 years. He says that the water we consume is so extremely vital to our overall health and well-being and believes we can reach optimum health with the help of clean, purified water. That is how and why his company, Conscious Water, the main Canadian dealer of the Berkey system, has been around since 2011. He wanted a constant, reliable, pure water source for family and friends that was free from chlorine, fluoride, and arsenic, free from pesticide and herbicide toxic runoff, without the need for electricity or water pressure.
Make sure you listen in to the episode to hear Dr. B and Scott tell us everything we need to know!
Lianne Phillipson is a registered nutritionist, bestselling author, weekly expert on the Jerry Agar Show on NewsTalk1010 radio show, TV regular on CityTV’s Breakfast Television, CTV’s Your Morning, CHCH Morning Live, CTVNews.com and a go-to expert for nutrition quotes, ideas, tips, and articles. Lianne has a way to make complicated and overwhelming situations like recent studies, contradicting how-to-eat scenarios and the latest fad diet, simple. She knows the best way for you to eat, without cramping your style or feeling like you have to eat kale and quinoa at every meal. She’s also a mom to two super healthy, gorgeous daughters and helps thousands of families to make a healthier choice, one mouthful at a time. Her book, Sprout Right – Nutrition from Tummy to Toddler (Penguin) has sold more than 14,000 copies all over the world.
Learn more about the Incredible Berkey Water Filters by watching this 3 minute introduction video.