I’m always on a mission to try and be the healthiest I can be. Over the past few years I’ve cut out meat, dairy, refined sugar, smoking and alcohol. I feel a gazillion times better for it all, more mentally and emotionally stable and I very rarely get ill or even catch a cold.
I’ve literally been ill once in the past 12 months catching some achey thing the kids and Ben had along with a migraine. Other than this I’ve avoided all colds and any other illness that has been going around. I totally put it down to eating the most healthiest foods daily, not eating any junk and staying active (I go to the gym/classes five times per week).
The one thing I had been putting off was our water. I’ve always questioned the safety and purity of our water at home. You can see the struggle I had with our hard water when I tried to do water only hair washing:
It built up the most disgusting residue in my hair. It’s hard water and it often smells like wet dog or has some weird odour which puts me off drinking it. We’d looked a little into getting some sort of water filter on the entire house where the water comes in, but had never got round to it. It's quite costly for an entire home water filter.
Another option was to get a water filter in the kitchen to make our own water and I don't know why we didn't. We were just being a bit lazy and buying bottled mineral water from the shops. Not only is this costly, but it creates a load of plastic waste, so although it’s better for our bodies (kind of), it’s not great for the environment to keep producing and recycling single-use plastic.
We knew we needed to do something and had been discussing a water filter in the kitchen when my brother-in-law's girlfriend told me about distilled water. She shared a couple of websites with me including http://aquariusthewaterbearer.com and this video on YouTube:
I spent the rest of the evening and next day researching distilled water and it just makes sense. I can’t believe I’d never questioned the type of minerals in mineral water before!
I don’t take synthetic or metallic minerals and always make sure my vitamin and mineral supplements are from plant sources, yet I’d never thought that the minerals in my water are dissolved rocks and therefore metallic.
So the next day I ordered a Megahome water distiller to make my own pure water at home; pure H2O.
I was also shocked after watching a guy on YouTube, well several of them, measure the amount of dissolved substances in tap water. One reading was 460! That’s 460 dissolved substances in tap water! That’s chemicals they add, fertiliser, pesticides, medicines, organisms, inorganic minerals, dirt and more!
I’ve just ordered myself a TDS meter which measures the total dissolved solids in water. I’m going to test our tap water, bottled mineral water and our home distilled water when it arrives. I’m hoping for good results from our distiller as distilled water should not have any dissolved substances. But I’m intrigued to see how much dirt our tap water has in it.
It’s no surprise though.
Where do you think everything in the environment goes? Those medicines you take, the pesticides sprayed onto crops, the drugs people consume…
It all ends up in our water and no matter how hard they try to remove it all, trace amounts remain and then we consume it. Gross.
And if you don’t believe me, get a distiller and see for yourself.
After distilling our first lot of water, around four litres, I was disgusted at what was left in the chamber; gross dark brown residue. Dirt and substances that I would have swallowed had I drank the water directly from the tap.
It might not look like much, but when we’re consuming this all day long every day, it’s going to build up in our systems and cause damage.
As out bodies are at least 70% water, we need to nourish it with the best water available.
Megahome Water Distiller Review
I ordered a distiller pretty quickly after discovering all this and so far I’ve been distilling our water at home for five days. Firstly, it tastes amazing! It’s SO much tastier than the water from our taps and it’s even tastier than the mineral water we were buying.
The distiller was £155. They can be cheaper, but I chose to have a glass bottle with it instead of the cheaper plastic bottle. There is a cheaper brand available too, but I watched some comparison reviews and the Megahome distiller removed the most substances from the water in a test.
It’s super easy to use. Just fill the chamber with water from the tap, put the top on, plug in and off you go. Obviously make sure you have the jug in position.
It also comes with carbon filters to put in the spout to remove odours and I’m sure I read somewhere it gives a nice taste.
I’m hoping it will clear my skin and make me feel amazing. Some sources say you do have to drink a gallon (four litres) a day for the amazing effects, and I’ve probably had 2-3 litres a day, so I need to up my game. But it’s so satisfying knowing I’m not consuming all the dirt that’s left in the distiller at the end.
To store it I’ve bought some glass bottles from The Range. Two 3.5L ones for just £4.99 each and some 1L ones for the fridge that were only around £2.99 each or perhaps even less.
The distiller is so easy to use and hopefully to clean. I’ve been cleaning it in-between each use so far and not letting the gross brown stuff build up. I watched a YouTube video of a guy cleaning his the other day and it was thick with brown all over it and disgusting. He’d left it for months, eeeew. He managed to get it all off with white vinegar, so that’s a good trick for cleaning it. I’d rather keep on top of it and clean as I use it.
So far I’m happy with the distiller and I hope to write an update in a couple of weeks if I start feeling amazing from the benefits of drinking this water.
There are some scary articles about distilled water at the top of Google when you start researching, but look a little further than those and read as much as possible before making up your own mind. There are plenty of people who have been drinking this water for years and they are perfectly fine. I just can’t believe that pure water is bad and polluted tap water is good.
I really hope this water is as great as they say.
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