All About WAT-AAH!!


What is water? What is water made of?

Water is a transparent, colorless, tasteless, odorless liquid that forms the seas, lakes, rivers, and rain and is the basis of the fluids of living organisms.

Water, like everything else, is made of atoms. Atoms are the smallest particle of an element and when they join together, they form molecules. A water molecule is made up of three atoms: 2 Hydrogen (H) atoms and 1 Oxygen (O) atom, otherwise known as H2O.

What exactly is the importance of water?

Well as many of you know water is important to all living things. Some organisms have up to 90% of their body weight coming from water. For us humans, 70% of the human adult body is made up of water.

From that 70%, this is how our organs breakdown. Our brain is composed of 83% water, our heart is composed of 75% water, our lungs are composed of about 85% water, our skin is about 64%, our muscles and kidneys are about 79%, and our bones, yes even our bones, have about 31% water.

So…if you don’t think water is important, well think again!!! Think about just how much water we use daily, from drinking water, to washing our hands in water, to taking a shower, and so much more.

It is important to continue to drink water throughout the day. Everyone should drink at least half of his or her own body weight of water daily. We lose almost 2 to 3 quarts of water a day, so of course we need to replenish this loss by drinking water.

As I mentioned, every part of our body requires water and if we are not drinking enough, we become dehydrated, which prevents our body from working efficiently. It is especially important to drink clean water, to cook with clean water, and to bathe in clean water.

In with the new (clean water) and out with the old (dirty, toxic, not good for you water)!!

Why is that essential?

It is essential to get rid of, or filter the toxins in our water because these toxins can be persistent toxins. This means that they are not easily excreted from our body, and they will accumulate and this can cause many issues. Remember, this accumulation adds onto our total body burden, which can rob us of our nutrients and cause chronic imbalances or dis-eases of the immune, endocrine, and neurologial systems. Check out our total body burden blog for more information.

What is in the water we drink or use daily?

Municipal water is a chemical laden soup of toxins! Chlorine, Fluorides, ammonias, pharmaceutical metabolites, pesticides, bacteria, and more!! According to an article cover done by USA Today, they found an average of 500 chemicals in city water. EWWW!! We definitely do not these in our bodies causing more harm to us than good.

How can we get clean water?

Some tips for creating clean water is to purchase a good quality water filtration unit. The preferred is a whole-home filtration system but if this is not in the budget there are other options!  Check out our new online store for more details!

Our new clean living store provides shower filters and lawn and garden filters!



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Vitasalus offers QUALITY whole home filtration solutions. We do not sell the filters directly but we have partnered with Vitasalus to provide you with special offer. When you use the link below to order from VItaslaus, you will receive a discount and one year supply or pre-filters for FREE. Be sure to use the Discount Code: DrEricaC

Remember, clean water is essential for cleaner living. Protect yourself from all the harmful toxins that can be found in municipal water. Avoidance is key, as the less you are exposed to, the less your body has to detoxify.