Erien Answers Your Question: What Type of Water is Best? Part 1

While presenting a health talk during the Better Choices of Living Annual Business Luncheon, Dr. Fryer received a very frequent question:  What is the best type of drinking water?  When the question was asked the room was filled with murmurs as various individuals began to talk among themselves.  As a result of the discussion in the room that day, I originally thought of simply sending out a quick answer with a personal recommendation.  However, like many things in life, there was not a really quick answer to do the question justice.  That being said, I have elected to do two things.  First, I will answer the question as I said that I would.  However, due to the complexity of the question, the answer will come over a series of installations so please stay tuned.  The rationale for this approach is to also seize this teachable moment with you, our valued reader.   Secondly, in order to do the topic justice, I have gone a step further to establish a larger series of blog posts on the all new Medical Direct Care Wellness Center Blog post.  During this particular blog, we will get very personal with our priceless friend, water- the often unsung hero in the heat of battle.  We will address the following topics as it relates to water: 1.  The importance of water for our health; 2. What are some of the factors threatening our water supply?; and 3.  What is the best water for you?  Our question has caused us to start from the end and to work our way back to the beginning.  Our primary resource for these blogs is Water: The Ultimate Cure by Steve Meyerowitz.  This eighty-six-page book would be a wonderful addition to your wellness library.

In the future, our blog posts will be used to pay particular attention to other topics that we feel will be helpful for your health, wealth, success, and prosperity.  If you have questions or topics that you would like to submit for consideration in future blogs simply email the question to and we will address the question as soon as possible.  

The short answer to the question is non-tap water that has undergone several cleaning steps via filtration and is properly stored before and during consumption.  Please follow this blog to get the details as to how this type water can be obtained.

There is a layered approach to obtain the best water since perfect water is unattainable.  The first step maybe bottled water.    However, there are many choices.  The main ones are bottled spring, and mineral water.

“Bottled water” can be “sourced” or “non-sourced”.  Sourced water comes from a natural source such as an underground spring that may be naturally carbonated or may have carbon dioxide added.  Spring water that also contains minerals is called … you guessed it… mineral water.  The minerals may be naturally occurring from artesian wells and contain at least 250 parts per million of dissolved mineral salts such as calcium, magnesium, sodium, potassium, silica, and bicarbonates are known for their healing properties.  Sulfur is a common mineral that is often found in water and may cause the water to have a slight characteristic “rotten egg” smell for which sulfur is known.  Non-sourced water, on the other hand, originates from a municipal water supply just like tap water.  However, the municipal water has been cleaned through filtration and /or ozonation.

Please stay tuned for  Part 2 as we learn more about bottled water.




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