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Weird Health Trends: Water Problems


A few years ago I spent the summer in Jacksonville, Florida. I distinctly remember the first day I arrived to the house we'd rented. We were exhausted after the 15-hour drive to get there, and thirsty to boot. I grabbed a glass, turned on the tap, filled it up, took a sip, and promptly spit it out. It was the worst tasting water I'd ever had! It had this metallic taste to it that I just couldn't stomach.

It tasted so bad that I decided to google it and see what exactly made the water there so different from the water at my in-laws' in Maine, where they use a well. As it turns out, the city of Jacksonville was number ten on the list of cities with the worst quality tap water with over 23 different toxic chemicals. I put down the glass and drove to the supermarket for bottled water.

Now, everyone knows how important it is to drink a sufficient amount of water (Carley talks about how much you should be drinking to ensure proper hydration). Hydration keeps our mucosal membranes (eyes, mouth, etc) from drying out. Proper hydration also facilitates circulation and cell renewal, and helps us to maintain optimal digestion and elimination. So, it's kind of a big deal to be sure that we're hydrating with the best possible water. 

To this day, I still drink bottled water because it seems like every city I move to has poor tasting water, but man, it is doing a number on my wallet! It's just frustrating, right? I mean, you'd think clean water would come standard, but it's just not the case for so many cities. So when G.E. reached out to ask if I'd consider a water filtration system, I did a little research.

As it turns out, it seems like the GE Reverse Osmosis filter would not only save me money in the long run and eliminate toxic chemicals in my water, but when I was researching how safe driving bottled water is, I realized it's not that much better than drinking unfiltered tap water! So it seems like a water filtration system would be the answer to not only saving money but ensuring that the water I drink has the majority of the toxic chemicals removed. Sounds like a win-win to me. 

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