NH365 080: Health Alert – The difference between spring water and most bottled waters

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naturalhealth365 podcast(NaturalHealth365) Before we talk about very special kind of water – that’s available to all of us … let’s review some essential facts about water and our health.

Water makes up about 70% of our body weight and, did you know, that about 80% of the brain is made of water? Bottom line: the average person could live without food for nearly a month, but we can only survive about one week without water – that’s how essential water is to human life.

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Not all spring water is created equal

Sadly, even though we know that drinking water helps us lose weight, prevent arthritis, reduce the risk of heart disease and cancer, many people remain dehydrated and don’t even know it.

But, not all waters are created equal – as I’m sure you know. Today, on the NaturalHealth365 Podcast, we’ll talk about a very special kind of water that (I believe) is probably the purest – commercially available – water on the market.

Podcast highlights include:

Discover the value of truly ‘sacred, living water’ and how this can improve your health

The incredible (rich) history behind Tourmaline Spring water {Hint: It’s a real gem}

Small business owners will learn about the value of the “triple bottom line” {so cool!}

The shocking difference between real spring water and many of the bottled ‘spring waters’

Plus, much more! {Share this show with anyone concerned about their health}

About Seth Leaf Pruzansky

From early in childhood, Seth Leaf Pruzansky had the innate ability to deeply contemplate and make sense of some of the seemingly subtle but fundamental truths of human existence. Throughout the course of his life he has learned how to masterfully articulate this knowing in a way that benefits those who are desperately looking for real answers to the big questions in life.

Seth has spent countless hours in meditation since he was a child, including a “forced” and extended 3-year meditation retreat. He has taken the development of his inner state and applied it successfully to the world at large through “conscious-preneurship.”

Co-owner/founder of Tourmaline Spring – the highest quality, most ethically produced bottled water on earth. For more information about Tourmaline Spring or to place an order – visit: TourmalineSpring.com

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  • baconlovers2000-forum

    AMEN! Why didn’t they put this “so call best water” in glass bottles!
    I buy acqua panna spring water in glass bottles (1.25 per bottle(25.3oz) buy the case shipped to my house for free.
    Stay away from plastic food storage people!

  • Seth Simka

    Hi Chris

    We actually started the entire thing off with glass but no one bought it because of the cost. Unfortunately this is the reality of both the market and our meager business model whereby we are only able to afford to make changes incrementally in steps. When we can afford to buy glass in much greater volume, we will and the economy of scale will allow us to reduce the cost for the end consumer.

    But we had to make a choice. Is it more ethical for us to do the best we can (regardless if we can please everyone) and work within the systems in place no matter how imperfect they may be to at least try to forge a better way? If we don’t do what we are doing then we will not be able to afford to bottle the highest quality water in North America and our spring will be bought out by a corporate conglomerate who will not apply the standard of integrity that we do. We are a family owned, noncorporate business in the woods of Maine. We were able to purchase our spring before one of these conglomerates was able to get it. They offer the land owner way more money than we did and she chose us for ethicalmoral reasons. However if we can’t make our business work then I think it’s pretty clear what will probably happen.

    Here is what we use for bottles now. However, we are phasing it out and instead are going to use RPET (fully recycled PET) this following year. Its actually landfill biodegradable and while its a good option, I’m convinced that RPET is even better after the long hours of research that I have put in weighing out both the human health and environmental benefits of using both glass and plastic. For now I have concluded that we are absolutely doing the best we can (which is way better than anybody else) and over time, as our business model succeeds, we will do even better.

    Landfill Biodegradable Plastic:

    When plastic (or any other material) degrades from the action of naturally occurring microorganisms, such as bacteria, fungi and algae. Biodegradation can occur in either aerobic (with oxygen) or anaerobic (without oxygen)

    Tourmaline Spring use bottles containing the ENSO additive. ENSO accelerates the natural biodegradation of plastics in biologically active landfills and anaerobic digesters as validated by independent certified laboratories using internationally recognized test methods. Plastics enhanced with ENSO are also FDA recognized materials, which are deemed “food grade”.

    An important characteristic of ENSO bottles is the ability to maintain the same physical properties (shelf life, texture, appearance, oxygen transfer rate, etc.) as traditional PET plastic bottles and the ability to be recycled alongside traditional PET bottles. Many other products on the market have a severely reduced shelf life and contaminate the PET recycling stream.

    Although many people assume PET can only be recovered and recycled into non-food items such as carpet, clothing and engineering applications, technological advances over the past decade have made it possible to create recycled PET that meets the same hygienic and safety standards as virgin PET.

    What about the health implications of drinking water out of plastic?

    Aside from being certified BPA-free, we have over 10 years of lab results from National Testing Laboratories (www.ntllabs.com), one of the most highly accredited labs there is. Our over one decade of comprehensive lab reports shows non-detectable levels of every chemical that anyone has ever voiced concern over. These means that when you drink Tourmaline Spring water directly from us you can do it without any concern of chemical leaching from plastic bottles.

    Additionally we have chosen to use heavyweight bottles that are blown weeks in advance of being filled with water. As a result, off-gassing has occurred. After they have off gassed, they are cold filled (our spring water is 46 degrees when it comes out of the ground).

    Many companies will blow their plastic bottles and then fill them immediately after. This process does not allow the bottles to off gas and effectively cool down. Whether or not chemical contamination occurs, evidence will be available in their lab testing (if they will actually provide this information for you).

    What about the environmental implications of plastic?

    Tourmaline Spring uses biodegradable PET #1 plastic made with Enso additive.

    Here are some facts about PET:

    PET is a remarkably energy-efficient packaging material. Add to that its strength, versatility, and recyclability, and PET boasts an excellent sustainability profile. Although the feedstocks for PET are petroleum based, the environmental impact of PET is very favorable in comparison to glass, aluminum and other container materials.

    PET’s exceptional capacity-to-weight ratio is a key to its energy efficiency, putting more product in less packaging, utilizing less weight and less fuel for transporting. Ongoing advances in technology continue to decrease the weight of PET containers and to boost the energy efficiency of PET even more. For example, a two-liter PET bottle weighed approximately 68 grams in 1980; today it weighs between 42 and 45 grams.

    PET: A Responsible & Sustainable Use of Oil

    There’s a common misperception that plastics use a large amount of the world’s petroleum. Less than 4% of the world’s oil production goes to produce all types of plastics. PET accounts for less than ½ of 1 percent.

    Because PET is fully recyclable, it’s a highly sustainable material. Every time a PET container is recycled, its petroleum feedstocks can be recaptured and reused. The outstanding recyclability of PET further enhances it sustainability, providing an effective and efficient means of recapturing and reusing the energy and resources of its raw materials.

    Again, are we perfect? Who is? All we can do it the best we are able to and get better as we grow.

    • redmoonrising

      For years and years people have started bottled water companies claiming similar advantages. I won’t pay higher prices for the claims. The people are nickled and dimed into poverty with every claim made about healthy food and water. No thanks.

      • Seth Simka

        I commend you for taking a stand but unfortunately the realities of the market make creating sustainable and successful business structures very difficult. We are doing the best we can with everything we’ve got in an attempt to stay afloat. I wish you the best.

  • GoldenAutumn

    I did like Penta and Essentia98 until I read that there are some unanswered questions re: Penta’s guaranteed purity. I haven’t done any research to find out more but what I did read was enough to put a check in my spirit about buying the overpriced Penta who’s water I actually liked the flavor. And I am not one who typically likes water. Wish I did. Lemon slices don’t help — it still tastes terrible.

    This water sounds wonderful but it’s quite costly due to shipping. And, therein lies my complaint if there is any. One needs to have $$ to drink good, quality water? What is wrong with this picture? This is not meant to be an indictment on anyone or on this company because they need to package it, hire people and/or systems to bottle it, etc. Water is a basic need and “should” be available to all mankind without having to spend $$ to enjoy it and experience its health benefits. Thanks to CAFO’s along with our government that’s in bed with every chemical company, our God-given “right” to good quality water has been stripped from us. Grrrr.

    I have absolutely no doubt this is wonderful, pure water. It’s just unfortunate it is unaffordable because of the shipping costs. However, if someday I can get be free from the income limits that SSDI puts on people and have the opportunity to try this, I will! Until then, I won’t hold my breath.

    Good article. Excellent information. Just a bit costly.. 🙁

  • redmoonrising

    Bottled water is better than unfiltered tap water. How many people can afford the recommended (advertised) bottled water that has plastic contaminants in it? I’m fed up with these advertisements. The fact is: the governments have purposely poisoned food, water, and air to depopulate the Earth. Until we are willing to remove those people from office and ship them to dark dungeons, you can kiss your longevity goodbye.

  • Rita Shimniok

    What did Seth say the elevation of the spring is from which Tourmaline Spring Water comes? I googled Summit Springs Main and came up with an elevation of 686 feet above sea level. I am curious because the spring that I am blessed to have less than two hours away from me has an elevation of nearly 1000 feet above sea level. It seems that from the talk, elevation is a factor. Best part is, the community that has this spring provides it free to the public.