The importance of clean water is finally coming to the forefront, and it’s about time. Toxic water is not limited to Southern California dealing with Hexavalent Chromium  and Flint, Michigan’s lead crisis . Toxins like microbes, pesticides, plastics, prescription meds, metals, chlorine, fluoride and others are poisoning our water supply. The scary fact is that many of these toxins have been shown to cause cancer , birth defects , cardiovascular effects, reproductive problems  and more. Drinking water straight from the tap is no longer an option.
Our bodies absolutely need clean water. Good hydration is essential for good health. Our bodies are mostly made up of water, so if we don’t get enough, we’re going to be in trouble. Toxins are ultimately excreted through your stool and urine. When you don’t drink enough clean water, you become constipated and have darker urine and urinate less frequently. These are signs that your detoxification system is not operating optimally and your health and your mind will suffer as a consequence.
How do we get clean water?
If we cannot trust our government to keep our water clean, it is up to us to choose the best filtration methods.
I have always relied on a reverse osmosis filtration. At my clinic in Lenox, Massachusetts , we use an under the counter reverse osmosis system that puts the water through a multi-step process to remove microbes, pesticides, metals and other toxins. This is a great system, but it is expensive to install and expensive to maintain. If you forget to change the filters, which so many people do, you could potentially have very toxic water.
We also know that bottled water from plastic bottles contains phthalates or bisphenol A (BPA) which are toxic petrochemicals. Purchasing bottled water every day can also put a major dent in your wallet, not to mention a huge burden on our environment, so this is not an ideal choice either.
Other options include pitcher and fridge filters which are not designed to remove major toxins from your water. They might remove chlorine and make your water taste better, but that’s about it.
A New Way to Filter Water
I want to tell you about a system that I recently discovered — a new, inexpensive way to get clean water fast. The AquaTru Filter  is the first countertop reverse osmosis filter that works more efficiently than traditional under the sink filters. And it works right out of the box without any installation or plumbing required.
AquaTru’s 4-Stage filtration  removes over 20x more contaminants than the best-selling pitcher water filter. It removes the major contaminants that you’ve read about in the news including lead, chromium 6, PFOA and PFA plus other dangerous toxins like disinfection byproducts (carcinogens), perchlorate (rocket fuel), MTBE (gasoline additive), and prescription drug residue (think anti-depressants and hormones from birth control).
I have been looking for a system like this for years. It is easy to set up, maintain and move. An indicator lights up when you need to change the pre-filter (about every six months) and when you need to change the main filter (after two years).
As my friend Erin Brockovich said, “We simply can’t continue to survive with toxic drinking water.”
Awareness around clean water is such an important topic right now. There is no better time to make sure you and your loved ones are getting high quality, purified water. The AquaTru  system makes the perfect gift for this holiday season. I am so excited about this system that I got one for my house and for my office. And I want all my friends to know just how powerful this system is, so I sent them the following product demo showcasing the strength of AquaTru .
We need clean water in order to thrive and detoxify our bodies properly. I encourage you to educate yourself about this important topic and check out all the options available on the market today for filtering your water.
Remember, water is life!
Mark Hyman, MD