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The Wild Water Kingdom: What Water Are You Drinking?


Please, please, please tell me that you’re not still drinking bottled water?

Water is one of the those questions I get asked often. Everyone always wants to know what kind of water they should be drinking. My first response is usually that you just need to be drinking it. The second is that you can’t be afraid of bottled water if you’re still drinking juices and sodas that also come in plastic. The plastic has to go. And that’s all I have to say about that.

Now, if you’ve got the plastic thing sorted out, you’re drinking your share of water everyday, then and only then do you need to concern yourself with the details of becoming a hoity toity water connoisseur.

Now, what is my prime time, thirst quenching party time water choice? It is spring water. There is NOTHING better! In my home, we now have spring water delivered in glass bottles. And when we go up North to my cottage, we take our bottles with us to fill straight from the source. There is no water on this planet more balanced, thirst quenching, delicious, and let’s face it, fun!

  • Spring water takes a slow journey up from the aquifer through the capillary action,  ripening, dropping it’s mineral and heavy metal content, and going through more cleansing. It’s super fit for human consumption by the time it reaches the surface of the earth.
  • Water making its journey this way may not reach the surface for thousands of years. This is crazy slow filtration and some of the cleanest water we can drink.
  • This water has yet to make contact with the pig pen we call human pollution.
  • The water you drink, within mere moments, becomes the blood that travels through your body to deliver the nutrients and cleanse out the waste.
  • Since our bodies are 70% water we want to drink the crystal clear clean stuff.
Think about what our water is doing when we reuse a Brita filter (that doesn’t do much anyway) for months, sometimes years at a time and let our water sit in the plastic container? Or when we buy bottled water, most likely from a tap not far from your home, that has also been sitting in plastic. Then there are the Reverse Osmosis systems (which I have in the kitchen), that nearly sterilize the water, the steam distillation, that does the pretty much the same and of course other water filtration systems.
If regular consumption of Spring water is not an option, I would recommend a major filter system on your drinking water (if not your whole house). If you go with reverse osmosis, just do yourself a favour and add a little sea salt or a squeeze of lemon to help remineralize the juice of life.
One more thing you might want to consider, and this one is cheap and easy- your shower! I will write more about this, but know that one shower is the equivalent to 8 glasses of water in what heavy metals and gasses you are inhaling and absorbing through the skin, the body’s largest organ. If you don’t yet have a shower filter, get one!
There is a great resource called at where you can find fresh spring water in your area. How cool Is that? I’ll answer for you. It’s cool. Very cool. And refreshing.
Question Of The Day: What type of water are you drinking?

20 responses to “The Wild Water Kingdom: What Water Are You Drinking?”

  1. Gin says:

    Hiya Megan – you’ve just motivated me to go collect some water.
    What kind of bottles are you using to collect your spring water?

  2. Alejandra says:

    I use a Brita Filter, frankly this is probably the best I can go for right now. I will look into filters once I am settled in Montreal (currently in the UK waiting for my immigration papers to come through).

  3. Sara @ Plant-Powered Mom says:

    I live not too far from the Chalk Lake Spring near Uxbridge and I’d love to go and try collecting some water. Anyone know where you can buy those big glass water jugs?

  4. sairupa says:

    Hi Meaghan! Could you let us know how you get spring water delivered to your home? Is this super expensive? Amazing…

  5. @meghantelpner says:

    #21DaysToHealth 2 liters a day keeps the exhaustion away. Day 12! here are some tips on what kind of H2O to drink

  6. Sandy says:

    Do you have any prefered brand of reverse osmosis systems?


  7. Carrie Cook says:

    I live in a town with natural hot water springs. We actually have bottle filling stations downtown. Is a natural hot water spring just as good as a natural cold spring?
    Secondly, Do you recommend a whole house water filter system? I want to be sure to get the best for my family.

    • Meghan Telpner says:

      With any water source, whether a cold or hot spring, it’s good to get it tested to ensure safety. We have a whole home filtration system in our place, but what you get will depend on where you live and the type of water sources that you have around you. I’d recommend looking into it (city water reports are a good place to start) and then go from there.

  8. Reema says:

    What are your thoughts on the Berkey Water Filter?

    • Meghan Telpner says:

      The type of filter you use depends on where you live, your water source and what’s in it. Once you have that information, you can then investigate the different filters and determine which one works best for your water.

  9. Karen says:

    When you go up north to your cottage, where do you shop for food? Would love to hear your recommendations!

  10. Kate says:

    Hi Meghan,
    I just read this post and I’m looking to get a reverse osmosis system. I’m finding the research overwhelming and hoping you can share what you’ve learned – is there a reverse osmosis system that you like or have heard is good? Thanks.

    • Meghan Telpner says:

      The water system that is best for your home depends on where you live and the type of water you have. I have a Nimbus system – it’s a whole-house water system. I highly recommend checking out this post: It walks you through all of the different filter options, their pros and cons, and actionable steps you can take to get started to figure out what the best filter is for your home.

  11. Narcisa says:

    Hi Meghan,

    Do you know anything about Kangen water ? Thank you!

    • Meghan Telpner says:

      Hi Narcisa! Kangen/alkaline water isn’t something I personally drink or use. There isn’t a ton of evidence about alkaline water, and it may raise the pH of the stomach which needs to be acidic. I think drinking clean water is important, and a water filter can help with that (we have one in our home). Eliminating/reducing the chemicals in our water is far more of a priority to me and I think a filter that works towards that is a much better investment.

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