Autauga Heritage

Best Listen to the Doctor

An apple a day keeps the doctor away. So does drinking eight bottles of water. Good health comes from daily practices like these. Exercise, eat right, get plenty of sleep, and avoid stress—more tips to keep illness at bay. My physician tells me that I have some minor clogging of the arteries, and it gave me quite a scare. Also, with all my soda and sugar consumption, I could be on my way to old age diabetes. But no worries, he said. Just start a healthy regimen and buy a case or two of water.

Not wanting to go shopping weekly and averse to toting heavy loads, I elected to get my clean water another way. I read about different filtration systems and the benefits of drinking filtered water at this page – After that, I immediately elected to install a reverse osmosis unit. It will decontaminate the water and render it as fresh as that which comes from a spring. Yes, the taste of mountain water can be yours without spending a bundle. A home water filtration system does require a bit of an outlay, but it is economical in saving regular purchases of bottled water. You can fill any container from the tap and have what you need for a day or two immediately at hand.

These water systems are not cumbersome. They can be over or under counter styles, or work with an existing kitchen faucet. I like the idea of a whole-house approach so I get clean water for my baths and showers. I love that even the dog can enjoy renewed health. We all will benefit, even my household plants sitting on the window sill. They get thirsty every four days and love the filtered water to keep them moist.

As much as I love my town, and I work hard to preserve its heritage, we are not known for our water purity. Who knows what additives find their way into it. You may get fluoride whether you want it or not. You won’t die from drinking it as it gets tested regularly by the “authorities.” However, you can do better with a home water filtration system of your choice. If not, I would be at the discount store getting some inexpensive bottled water. Oddly enough, different brands have different tastes, so be sure to try them out first. If none appeals to you, the home system is definitely the best route.

Drinking eight bottles (or the equivalent thereof) is not easy. At first I felt water logged, but you get used to it, especially if you pace yourself throughout the day. I have two by eleven, another by one, two more by four, and one by six. I top it all off with two at dinner. If I cheat and drink six, I am pretty sure I have had enough to satisfy my doctor’s recommendation for “more water.” He says filtered water is great to prevent kidney stones, curb appetite, flush out impurities, and more.