Do you know your water? If not, you need to. Here's why...

Glass-of-Water-1I attended a ceremony hosted by the 13 Indigenous Grandmothers. These wise elders from tribes around the world are bringing a message of healing to ALL people.

One of the messages that most interested me was shared by the American Indian Grandmother. She told a story about what her Great Grandfather said to her when she just a little girl.

As they were walking through the woods, and came upon a lake, he warned her, “There will come a time in your life when you will have to know your food and know your water.” She was young and didn’t understand why he would say that to her, but today that prophetic statement couldn’t be more truthful or timely.

Water is our most essential nutrient needed for survival besides oxygen. The human body can survive for long periods of time without food, but that is not the case with water.

Water supports all functions in the body including respiration. Without it, we cannot even breathe.

We humans have thrived for centuries on pure clean drinking water supplied naturally by the earth. Today, and for the past century, our water supply is poisoned on a daily basis. And unfortunately, it is poisoned in the name of “health.”

Fluoride, a chemical added to drinking water for the purpose of medication (to prevent tooth decay) is a toxic poison. Studies have shown that it actually does the exact opposite of what it was originally intended.

Citing concerns about health and our overexposure to fluoride, the EPA and the US Department of Health and Human Services proposed to reduce the recommended maximum level of fluoride in our water. Why the reversal? It seems fluoride actually promotes dental fluorosis, increases bone decay­ and hip fracture, contributes to cancer, and thyroid disease.[1]

Flouride interferes with the body’s use of iodine, altering endocrine function, and disrupting the thyroid.[2] I elaborate about the negative effects of chlorine and fluoride in my book, Happy Healthy Thyroid – The Essential Steps to Healing Naturally.

Many countries around the world have banned or rejected fluoridation due to environmental, health and ethical concerns: China, Austria, Belgium, Finland, Germany, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, The Netherlands, Hungary, and Japan.[3]

Beyond fluoride, our water supply is contaminated with prescription drugs! “A vast array of pharmaceuticals — including antibiotics, anti-convulsants, mood stabilizers and sex hormones — have been found in the drinking water supplies of at least 41 million Americans, an Associated Press investigation shows.”[4]

So…. what can we do to protect ourselves from our tainted water supply?

For starters, we need to listen to the wisdom of the elders and know our food and water so we can make educated decisions about what we choose to put into our body on a daily basis.

To ensure that I have access to clean unflouridated water, I use a Berkey filter that specifically removes fluoride. It also removes a lot of the other crap like bacteria, viruses, chlorine, pesticides, herbicides, and other unhealthy contaminants.

Keep in mind that pure water naturally runs through rock and mountains, and picks up minerals along the way. So, I add some minerals back into the water after it’s been filtered; a couple of pinches of sea salt and a liquid minerals supplement does the trick.

What do you do to access clean water?


[1] http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2010/07/01/paul-connett-interview.aspx

[2] http://www.fluoridealert.org/health/thyroid/

[3] http://www.fluoridation.com/c-country.htm

[4] – http://www.foxnews.com/story/2008/03/10/study-finds-traces-drugs-in-drinking-water-in-24-major-us-regions/#ixzz2ejEhswzk

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  • Pam Griggs

    You can buy PH drops in the natural food store, this is also a great way to balance the water even if it is filtered

    • Andrea

      Thanks for your suggestion. It’s worth a try.

  • Stacey

    Do you have a water filter(s) you recommend? I can’t put one on my faucet!

    • Hi Stacey – I use two different filters for my water. The first step is through a regular everyday water filter like Brita. Then I take that filtered Brita water and put it into a Berkey water filter. See here: Berkey

      Wishing you health,
      Andrea Beaman, HHC, AADP, Chef
      http://www.AndreaBeaman.com
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  • Laura

    I’m 2 years too late with this discussion but I’m currently researching flouride and non flouride toothpastes and trying to decide what would be better. My theeth are very healthy, gums not so much and I have Hashimotos.
    To flouride or not to flouride?…

    • Laura

      What the hell are theeth? I meant teeth!

  • This post is a gold mine! I’m really glad I stumble upon this informative post. Thank you Andrea for this wonderful and delicious blog.