Natural Moms Podcast #133

December 15, 2009

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My guest this week is ChicagoHealers.com Practitioner Dr. Raymond Hatland, DDS

We’re talking about bottled versus tap water. In our modern age with its focus on convenience, bottled water has become extremely popular. But the plastic bottles are also spawning  massive amounts of trash. The debate between whether or not bottled water or tap water is better to drink has recently become a hot topic for discussion.

Dr. Hatland breaks down the pros and cons of bottled and tap water. Among them:

Bottled water may contain unacceptable levels of the plastic chemicals. i.e. Bpa. (Bisphenol-A) is made from a combination of phenol and acetone.

Bottled water usually has a very acidic pH – this can lead to more inflammation in the body, fluid retention etc. Tap water generally has a neutral or slightly alkaline pH.

If you opt for tap water, try an activated carbon filter with silver to reduce bacterial count as well as an alkalinizing unit.

Carrie recommends:

Kleen Kanteen stainless steel water bottles

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2 Responses to “Natural Moms Podcast #133”

  1. Christine Holroyd on December 15th, 2009 6:19 pm

    This is so timely for me. We use a water filter for out tap water, but lately we have also been into mineral & soda water a lot more than usual which only comes in plastic.

    Two days ago I read the stats on plastic bottle use here in Australia and even though I’ve read it before along with all the negatives ie landfill, use of oil in making etc this time had more of an impact.

    We’re now looking into buying a soda stream to carbonate water ourselves. I like to add fizzy water to my wine :-)

    Christine

  2. Judy on December 16th, 2009 10:07 am

    I’ve heard recently that stainless steel may not be safe either. Do you know anything of those reports?

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