Thursday, July 21, 2011

Water and Health

I have issues with water. My mothers home, located in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, has a well. An amazing well! It is spring fed and the water has a mild natural carbonation.Makes the best lemonade and Kool-Aid EVER! After I moved out on my own, I missed that water so much! I have lived in various places since then, but no place had water as naturally sweet and delicious.
Here in El Paso, the water is heavily treated. Highly chlorinated and of course, fluoridated.Average city water.
Soon after my arrival, I began having bouts of heartburn. Bleh. Up and down all night with heartburn. As the months went on, it got worse.
About two weeks ago, the fella came home with presents for me and the kids.
Individual Brita water bottles. They have a little filter in them that takes out chlorine and fluoride and a lot of other stuff and you get to drink fresh, clean , non-chemical water.
I started using mine and low and behold, my heartburn has vanished. Yesterday, just to see what would happen---I drank tap water instead of using my bottle.
My heartburn came back with a vengeance!
I am back on my Brita bottle!
Other effects noticed...the girl had been having stomach problems as well. The switch to the Brita bottle has cleared those up. My son had been having severe headaches. Again, the switch to the Brita bottle cleared that up.
ALL of us are feeling better...and I don't think it is psychosomatic!
If you have been having any little *nit-picky* type discomforts with your stomach or digestion, or maybe aches, pains and/or headaches that you can't figure out the cause of---it might be worth the expense and effort to grab a Brita bottle, or any other decent water filter bottle. Maybe even get a filter for your sink faucet.
Try it and see!
I have another blog that I use to whine and b*tch and generally air my grievances or give political, etc. opinions. Not a lot of posts, but it exists to give me a place to *vent* when I am annoyed at the world and sometimes, specific individuals in it. Sometimes the language can be harsh, sometimes a twisted post ends up there. I think when life is not all peaches and cream, we all need a place to vent! I guess there are so few posts because I am usually pretty content and happy!
Anyway, I post under Lambykins . Don't read unless you can handle a bit of harsh language!


  1. Thanks for the heads up on the filtered bottles. I'm going to have to try one, sometimes when I drink water, I will get heartburn, maybe this will help.

  2. Felinae, It really has helped me! The fella got the Brita bottles because they were on sale at the PX AND there was an in-store coupon for 2 bucks off! (Could my frugal ways be contagious? LOL!)

  3. I just bought a brita bottle the other day! I do have a filter on my fridge and love it. I also have a well in my back yard I need to be getting a pump on, the previous owner said it tastes great. Having a hard time finding a hand pump though and someone willing to put it in.

  4. Hate to break it to you but fluoride can only be removed with a reverse osmosis filter, an Activated Alumina Defluoridation Filter or by distilation. Brita filters don't cut it.
    But I'm glad it's removing the other nasties that were causing you grief.


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