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"We forget that the water cycle and life cycle are one"
Water Matters and the Wellness Home
One of the most important aspects of the Wellness Home is to provide ourselves and our families with clean, healthy water.
Water is not just a beverage choice, it is an essential nutrient. We have been saying this for years and the reason why is we tend to choose just about everything else to drink other than water. That is the main reason why over 75% of us walk around dehydrated every day. I advocate drinking half your body weight in ounces of healthy water per day.
We have choices for different types of drinking water: tap water, filtered water and bottled water.
The solution to our global water issues and the plastic pollution of our planet is very complex and people often wonder what they can do as individuals to make a positive impact. One thing we all can do is to not to contribute to landfills by filtering tap water rather than purchasing bottled water. In recent blogs we have talked about the pollution problem with bottled water and about how to choose a water filtration system.
Filtering our tap water is convenient, cost effective and the best way to provide ourselves and our families with healthy water.
What do we use in our Wellness Home?
Our personal choice for water filtration is the Nikken PiMag Waterfall. Imagine if we could create fresh spring water in our own home or office? This is the strategy behind the Nikken Waterfall. The Nikken Waterfall System is an advanced, technically sophisticated, well designed countertop home filtration system that converts tap water into fresh spring-like water. Using a multi-stage filtration process which cleans, alkalizes, mineralizes, ionizes, energizes and oxygenates the water, the Waterfall produces a light, velvety fresh-tasting water which is highly absorbed and healthy.
Put simply, the Waterfall produces water the way nature intended water to be. Free of contaminants but maintaining an alkaline pH with minerals that are added back after the filtration process. The water is run through a magnetic field that provides a water structure as it occurs in nature.
The Waterfall Gravity Water System has a modern, compact profile and fits conveniently into most kitchen environments. All Nikken water products are designed to the highest standards, using non-leaching, and free of BPA and other estrogenic chemicals. With its Gold Seal of Approval from the Water Quality Association, the Waterfall meets rigorous standards for performance, capacity, and integrity, removing a variety of drinking water contaminants.
The Nikken Waterfall meets contaminant-reduction specifications of National Sanitary Foundation (NSF) Standards 42 and 53 and reduces objectionable tastes, odors, colors, aesthetic chlorine, chloramines, VOCs and mercury from municipally treated tap water. This is considerably better performance than you'd get with many conventional faucet or pitcher--type or water filters. The filtration efficiency is equivalent to more complex and expensive water filtration systems costing $1000’s of dollars.
The water tank components are bio-degradable plastics that will not leach potentially harmful chemicals into the contents of the tank. Nor will they release these chemicals into the soil. The Waterfall is environmentally responsible in several ways. It reduces the number of discarded plastic water bottles that become trash in landfills. This also decreases consumption of fossil fuels used in manufacturing those bottles. The waterfall is made with recyclable and biodegradable materials, including a polymer that does not leach chemicals into water as some plastics will.
Features and Benefits that we like most about our Waterfall:
- Multiple-stage filtering process, advanced water-contaminant reducing technology
- Certified filtration to reduce contaminants, NSF Certification 42, 53 and 372
- Gold Seal of Approval from the Water Quality Association
- Natural, gravity-fed filtration – no need for electricity or plumbing, can be used is any location
- Minerals added back to adjust pH to create alkaline water
- Fits perfectly onto kitchen counter-top
- Non-leaching and BPA free materials
- Made of bio-degradable plastics for no environmental impact
- Ease of operation and maintenance
- Cost effective solution for healthy water
The Waterfall is good for your family, your pocketbook and our planet! It is an integral component of the Nikken Wellness Home.
Do You Bathe in Chlorinated Water?
One of the most significant risks to our health is not about what we put in our body by way of food and water but what we put on our body by bathing in chlorinated water. The skin is the body’s largest organ and easily absorbs contaminants. It is estimated that up to 2/3rds of our absorption of and sequestering of chlorine and chlorine byproducts comes from skin absorption and inhalation while bathing and showering in tap water. A warm shower or bath opens our pores and chlorine and other chemicals are readily absorbed by our skin. Studies have shown that your body can absorb more chlorine in a ten-minute shower than in drinking eight glasses of the same water.
Steam that we inhale during a shower can contain up to 50 times the amount of chemicals than tap water due to lower vaporization temperatures of chlorine and other contaminants than water. Chlorine vapor is a strong irritant to lung tissues and bronchial passages. The inhalation of chlorine is a suspected cause of asthma and bronchitis, especially in children which has increased 300% in the last two decades. "Showering is suspected as the primary cause of elevated levels of chloroform in nearly every home because of chlorine in the water." As stated by Dr. Lance Wallace, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
For these reasons, we highly recommend filtering the water you shower and bathe in. The healthy choice for your Wellness Home is the Nikken MicroJet Shower System.
This is a product that gets rave reviews after the fist time someone uses it. Often people call me up and say, “That is the best shower I ever had”. Heather refers to it as a “Champagne shower” as the patent-pending Air-Induction technology infuses that water with streams of microbubbles within the water flow. These miniaturized bubbles provide an effective cleansing action that penetrates surface buildup of soil deposits, assists in moisturizing the skin and imparts a feeling of freshness and softness. The MicroJet Shower System effectively reduces chlorine exposure and makes your shower water comparable in quality to the water you drink. Advanced filtration components additionally reduce dirt, sediment and odors, for the cleanest and most refreshing shower you can experience.
Water Matters and is a vital component of every Wellness Home.