Last year in Arizona and California we purchased most of our water - especially drinking water. In Holtville there was one of those little houses that you pull up to and purchase 5 gallons for $1. When in Quartzsite we found a tap that many snowbirds seemed to use at a gas station on the highway - it was free. We also drank that water thinking that is was community water anyway - how bad can it be.
So far so good for us this year. We have yet to purchase water since we have readily found it at the campgrounds, rest areas and the Churches we are visiting. Wait! I stand corrected - we did purchase water from Walmart a few weeks ago for about a week because we were unsure of the water and we didn't feel well. Was it the water or a bug - we are still not sure....
The reason I bring water up now is that in addition to being spiritually filled here at the Grace Bible Church we are also enjoying the complete luxury of being filled physically with alkaline water.
Have you heard of it? I guess Derek and I both have in the past but didn't give it too much thought. The Grace Cafe tap has been fitted with a Kangen Water System. Which is a system whereby the tap water is run through this machine to alter the pH levels. It really is quite amazing! It has several settings including drinking, beauty and strong acid water. I won't go into the details here - I have a handy brochure here that describes the benefits of alkaline water - please visit this website to read more.
The Kangen Water System here at the Church.
This is of course a true luxury because these are expensive systems. Well expensive - initially - it is all relative. I do think that it is a worthwhile investment over time. If I had $4,000 to spend on anything I do believe this would be at the top of the list. To drink pure water year after year I think would be an important way to give your health a fighting chance in this world of toxins and chemicals. But alas, I don't see that happening anytime soon. ( Derek's note : "I have studied that if the soil is too acidic, trees cannot absorb nutrients. There are many reports showing that trees in the eastern parts of the country are dying from acidification.Trees are not flesh and blood, but it does make one think about the ramifications of an overly acidic environment.")
Different pH levels depending on the use.
On the other hand, there is also a pitcher available and a shower head - you can read about them here. That is probably doable for us and we will see how we can fit it into our budget so that we can bring one of those home with us.
Do any of you have a Kangen water system or pitcher? Have you noticed a difference in how you feel with it? There seems to be some controversy surrounding its effectiveness. I believe that it can really help because of controlling the alkalinity in your body and helping your body to clean out its blood transport system.
Love love love water - this week I think my organs are drowning! :)
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Today's Interesting Link: To be fair, there is the other side of the alkaline issue - those reporting that is a scam, which you can read about here. I don't know. This is the first I have heard of this but of course it is worthwhile to check all points of view. When I have more time I will spend it looking further into this issue!