What’s in Our Water? 

In our home our main drink is water, during my weight loss I’ve been focusing more on getting the right amount of water my body needs. It is really important for little s having Lymphoedema to drink plenty of water, the same with little t having reflux on his kidneys. The kidneys don’t work properly if they don’t get enough water, which then puts extra pressure on our liver. We have discovered for ourselves that water is more than a beverage choice, it’s essential nutriant for our bodily functions, having not enough water can leave us dehydrated and tired, not to mention what it does to our organs. If I don’t get enough water then I don’t loose weight, I even put on 2lb just because I hadn’t had my daily requirement of water.  Some other benifits of drinking the right amount of water are…Drinking five glasses of water daily decreases the risk of colon cancer by 45%, plus it can reduce the risk of breast cancer by 79%, and you are 50% less likely to develop bladder cancer

Water helps to maintain proper muscle tone by giving muscles their natural ability to contract and by preventing dehydration. It also helps to prevent the sagging skin that usually follows weight loss. Shrinking cells are buoyed by water, which plumps the skin and leaves it clear, healthy and resilient

Water can help relieve constipation.  When the body gets too little water, it siphons what it needs from internal sources. The colon is one primary source and this can lead to constipation. But, when a person drinks enough water, normal bowel function usually returns.

Recent studies have shown that providing children with water at school significantly increased levels of concentration, including factors such as visual memory and performance and those students who brought water into an exam outperformed those who didnt.

More information can be found here and here


In the last 12 months you may remember in the news in the UK the contamination in the water in the Lancashire area, which is where we live and more recently in the Derbyshire and Leicestershire the high levels of more than 3 times the normal levels of chlorine in the water. I have personally never liked the taste of tap water, sometimes we can even taste the chlorine in it, bottled water didn’t really fit into our budget and I wasn’t sure that was any better. After the water contamination we certainly didn’t trust the tap water but didn’t realize what was actually in it.  Chemicals are added to our water to remove bacteria, these are all considered safe levels however I would much prefer not to drink chemicals, and after it’s been tested there is still a long pipeline of traveling for the water to do before it comes out of our taps and the potential to pick up other contaminants along the way.

There is a study which I found particularly interesting, the Environmental Working Group has carried out some studies analysing the blood from the umbilical cords of newborn babies. In some umbilical cords they have found over 200 industrial chemicals present, all with significant potential adverse affects on the body. Of course these won’t be just from water, there are other factors like foods, other drinks, air borne chemicals like perfumes or cleaning products that are absorbed through the skin. We knew there were these type of things in our food, cleaning products etc which is one of the reason why we make our own but we just didn’t think about what was in our water, until now.



What is in our Water 

I think most of us are aware that there is chlorine in our water, for us we can taste it and even smell it sometimes, our water supply is also contaminated with various metals, pesticides, herbicides, insecticides and fungicides and this includes endocrine distributors which interfere with our hormone system and cause cancer, birth defects and other developmental disorders. Bottled water also has his problems, For one it can be quite expensive and not good for the environment, Not to mention the BPA (Bisphenol A) in the plastic bottles that the bottled water comes in. The Environmental Working Group in the US commissioned tests that found bottled water not necessarily any safer than tap water. Ten brands sampled by EWG contained 38 pollutants ranging from fertiliser residue to industrial solvents. Pollutants in two brands exceeded state and industry health standards. More information on this here

What can we do?

Water filters can help with this however they also can remove the nutrients and minerals from the water that are good for us. Reverse osmosis is also highly effective but at a significant environmental cost, then the most effective distillation but then that’s not really a convenient in a home environment.

Japanese scientists originally discovered pi water, which is clean, naturally alkaline water, in the 1970s. Observation had suggested that the water from an isolated hillside stream had a remarkable effect on the plant life in the area. The scientists examined the environment and found that it contained an unusual collection of topographical features. The surrounding hills contained magnetite and calcium, and the water also flowed over silicates, which is the material that forms natural crystals. PiMag water products convert tap water into fresh spring like water using a multistage process which cleans, alkalises, mineralises, ionises, energises and oxygenates the water, it’s pleasant and easy to drink, it also tastes great. Our nephew came round to our home and he is a juice drinker, of course we don’t have juice in our home and he doesn’t like water, so we showed him our PiMag waterfall and he tried it, loved it and even went back for more. In fact everyone who has come to our home has loved the water. This is a review from one of our visitors, otherwise known as The Lazy Baker..

“Since being pregnant, I have made a special effort to drink more water and cut out on other drinks, such as soda and juice. But neither tap nor bottled water seemed to quench my thirst and give me the hydration that I needed, so much that I had to go onto rehydration drinks. I then heard about Nikken’s PiMag Waterfall from my parents, and knowing they had one, couldn’t miss the opportunity to go round and try the water for myself. After only having just one glass, I already felt more hydrated and energised, and I just felt better and better as I drank more, the water gave me the hydration I needed that I wasn’t getting from our tap water, and I didn’t need the rehydration drinks whilst I was drinking PiMag water. I could tell from the taste and the look which one was PiMag and which was tap. After spending weekends at my parents and drinking PiMag water, to then returning home to tap water, I could really tell the difference, PiMag water is much more smooth and tastes cleaner than tap water. There are so many chemicals found in our tap waters, PiMag water is definitely the best water filter I have ever had water from, and after tasting it, I can hardly stand our tap water now.”


The first stage of the PiMag Waterfall Gravity System is a pre-filter, removing larger particles from the water. The second stage is where the water passes through activated carbon to capture microscopic particles. Activated carbon is a natural material that is made by processing charcoal in an oxygen-rich environment to create a vast surface area, typically between 500-2500 square metres per gram. The final stages include a mineralisation process as the water flows through a layer of pi minerals; these minerals increase the pH of the water, making it alkaline, and decrease the ORP (Oxidation Reduction Potential). The water then flows over a bed of mineral stones, ending in a powerful magnetic energising and conditioning process.


UK Testing

if you are viewing on a mobile phone, this will be easier to understand in landscape.

Chemicals such as chlorine are oxidisers and the PiMag Waterfall system showed a reduction in chlorine as mentioned below:-

PiMag Waterfall percentage decrease versus UK tap water.

Chlorine ‐90% 

Metals

The metals below are regularly tested for by water companies and filtered through their systems to make sure that they do not exceed the regulation PCV (Prescribed Concentration or Value). The PiMag Waterfall showed the following reductions versus UK tap water:

Arsenic 68% 

Cadmium 87% 

Chromium 90% 

Lead 91% 

Copper 87% 

Nickel 83% 

Aluminium 95% 

Iron 73% 

Mercury 96% 

Contaminants 

Nikken has tested 91 various contaminants and the consolidated results are shown here.

Contaminant group                  Substances tested           Pimag Waterfall 

    
Metaldehyde (pesticide)                        1                                           -84% 

Organophosorus (pesticides)              13                                       -61-­‐97% 

Acidics                                                        18                                      -70-­‐94% 

Urons                                                          13                                       -62-­‐90% 

Organochlorine (insecticides)            24                                      -90-­‐99% 

Triazines (herbicides)                            7                                        -66-­‐76% 

Chlormequat (plant growth regulator) 1                                       -72% 

Trihalomethanes (THM’s) / Solvents 4                                       -72-­‐95% 

Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon (PAH) 8                                -80-­‐86% 

Phosphorus                                               1                                              -91% 

Glyphosate (herbicide)                         1                                               -80%

The added minerals of alkaline water pH between 8.5-9.5

PiMag Waterfall 90 day filter test, percentage increase versus UK tap water.

Magnesium + 10% 

Sodium +2% 

Potassium +6% 

Manganese +3% 

Calcium +2%        

Each of the above minerals is a vital component of a healthy human diet and the increased percentages within your water will help you maintain a healthy, disease-fighting system.

We have discovered some amazing testimonials from people who have benefited from changing their water to this which you can view below. in the second video it also mentions the sleep system, we have put both these to the test with little t, i will share our story soon. If you would like anymore information or to purchase this product you can visit the webpage here where you will find contact details should you have anymore questions.

Our review of the PiMag shower you will find here

 

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13 thoughts on “What’s in Our Water? 

  1. I know I don’t drink enough water but I do worry what is in it. My parents have up drinking tap years ago after they kept finding green bits floating in it!

    1. Oh yuck! We took a photo which i forgot to include in the post but we compared our pimag water to tap water and it was cloudy with bit in it, then after a couple of weeks drinking the pimag my hubby tasted the tap water and he said it tasted metalic urgh.. i declined his invite to try it haha 🙂

  2. Lot’s of good info, thanks. I definitely don’t drink enough water. It’s because we run out so quickly of the bottled water (family of 5) and I don’t really like tap water. Filter might be a good solution for us here. x

  3. This is really interesting! I drink mostly water anyway (or as my dad used to call it when we were kids, ‘council pop’), but I’ve never really thought much about getting a filter or anything. When I lived in Cambridge the tap water definitely tasted different to how it does here (south wales), but I was always assumed that was because the water is a lot harder there. x

  4. I have never heard of this before. I am really bad at not drinking nearly enough water as I should be , I really need to drink more especially as I am trying to lose weight and lead a healthier lifestyle xx

  5. I need to start drinking more water. I’m not keen on tap water so I used dilute but don’t have it strong and that helps me drink more water. This definitely looks like something I should look in to though x

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