Your water is weak!
Your water is weak!
In 1945 Grand Rapids, Michigan became the first US city to add fluoride to its city water supply. Fluoride (which is naturally occurring in water at low levels) was added to help control the population’s battle with tooth decay. Now, seven decades later, nearly all water sources in the US are fortified with fluoride.
Studies have shown that humans who are highly exposed to fluoride have imbalanced hormones, increased oxidative stress and fertility issues. Most toothpastes and mouthwashes have an ample supply of fluoride to help maintain a healthy smile. Between fluoride exposer in the daily products we use and the water that we are drinking, I question if our over exposer to fluoride is one of the reasons why hormonal imbalance and infertility is at an all time high. I personally believe there have been unintended consequences by adding fluoride to our public water systems.
The typical response to get “purer water” is to buy and drink bottled water.
A study published in the August 2014 issue of Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism states that giving up bottled water and sports drinks may improve hormonal imbalances. According to the article, chemical compounds found in these plastic bottles (known as phthalates) may exacerbate the natural reduction in testosterone.
The issues that we have with water are not few and far between. Even in Columbus, recently we have nitrate warnings that make our water dangerous for pregnant women and babies to drink. I’ll never forget the Flint Water Crisis in 2014.
I believe that in the next decade, we can strengthen our populations and alleviate certain conditions if we push against the status quo of how we get our water and how it’s treated. I don’t believe our greatest need is for faster internet or faster delivery services for unhealthy food. What if we improved the way that healthy food and water was being made and distributed? Would this make us live longer?
I’ll keep searching for the answers. In the mean time, we’ve partnered with a pure water spring in Tiger, Georgia and are bottling Sow Strong Water that is bottled at the source in a true temperate rainforest deep in the Appalachian Mountains. Because our spring is located in one of the rainiest counties in the US, the underground aquifers are constantly being replenished and we’re able to harvest that water at the spring at over 250 gallons a minute using no carbon-emitting mechanicals means. Also we are using aluminum cans, please recycle 🙂
All businesses please reach out if you are interested in partnering to make Central Ohio synonyms with health. Sow Strong Water available June 1st.