Our bodies are 70-75% water. Water is essential for maintaining a stable environment inside and around our cells, allowing us to acquire sufficient nutrition and aiding in elimination of waste in cells. Drinking half your body weight in ounces of water a day is important for the average person. So if you weigh 120 pounds, you need to drink 60-70 ounces of filtered water a day.

Make sure you are drinking water that is stored in a container that does not leak all sorts of plastic chemicals into the water. The water you are drinking should have a hardness factor of 170/mg/L or greater and a Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) of 300 or greater. One of the best ways to carry your water around with you, and for your future child, is using a steel container such as Klean Kanteen (www.kleankanteen.com). Also, adding a pinch of sea salt to your water can help your body absorb the water better and reduce the frequency of needing to urinate.

An excellent resource on why we need to drink water is Your Body’s Many Cries for Water by F. Batmanghelidj, M.D.