Eve Kalinik: Understanding Hydration with Pure H2O Co. Ltd

Here’s guest blogger, Eve Kalinik, on the importance of adequate hydration with pure water

Hydration, or the lack thereof, is something that I’m consistently reinforcing with my clients, many of us wonder why we have afternoon slumps, food cravings, headaches and sluggish digestions but often this can be a simple fact of not taking in enough water. When you think as we are almost 60% water and pretty much every cellular process is conducted in a water environment its no wonder we need to make sure that our bodies are well hydrated. This also contributes to supporting digestive processes & juices as well as transporting oxygen and vital nutrients in the blood and around the body. And a hydrated body also burns fat more efficiently. Fact.

As a general guide we need to take in around 2 litres per day but this should be increased if you are exercising or traveling. Whilst pure water is the obvious and most bio available source, hydration isn’t just about straight up h20. It is also important to eat plenty of water rich food based sources too. Cucumber, green leafy veg and strawberries are up there at around 90% water but generally most vegetables will contain good levels. Try not to get so fixated on having a certain amount of fluid per day but also ensure to have hydrating foods as part of your daily intake. Juices & smoothies are a great way to max this but making sure you are hitting your 8 portions of veggies per day will have an impact on your hydration levels too. When drinking water the key thing is to make sure that your water comes from a clean source, trying to avoid plastic bottles where possible as these contain hormone mimicking substances and other chemicals that can leach into the water itself. Repeated and long term exposure to these are not beneficial for our health so try to buy your water in glass bottles where you can. Investing in a home filtration unit is well worth the money, rather than wasting it on filter jugs that don’t get rid of a lot of the contaminants and general nasties. In my opinion the best filtration system uses a reverse osmosis process, like the pureh2o.co.uk systems, that also takes out hormones, since most regular filters won’t do this.

Here’s some more of my better hydrating tips…

WAKE & HYDRATE – start the day as soon as you wake up with a glass of water. The body will be pretty thirsty first thing so try to get into a routine with this. Warm water and lemon juice can be a nice twist and also stimulates digestive processes.

MAKE IT INTERESTING – add things like slices of lemon, mandolin sliced cucumber, fresh mint or fresh lime & pinch cayenne can make all the difference and certainly make your water look and taste more inspiring. Avoid the flavoured waters as these often contain high levels of sugar.

SIP THROUGHOUT THE DAY – don’t get to the end of the day and realise that you haven’t had enough and chug back in one go. We can over hydrate ourselves too so little and often is the key mantra here.

WINE NOT WATER – when it comes to meal times that is! Avoid drinking a lot of water when you are eating as this can dilute gastric juice secretion and impair breaking down food. A small glass of wine can assist this though.

HAVE A GOAL – buy a beautiful jug and have it on your desk at work or in the kitchen. That way you’ll be more inclined to drink regularly. A plastic bottle with its label peeling off isn’t the most appealing things and clients often tell me they don’t have time to go to the water machine so having this to hand will make it a lot easier. Check out BKR bottles that are chic and make you want to drink more.

HERBAL TEAS COUNT – in all their variety are another great and delicious way of increasing your intake. Coffee has a dehydrating effect so just stick to one organic freshly ground cup in the morning after breakfast.

Whole Home Water Systems

Whole Home water systems from The Pure H2O Co. deliver total water purity for the ultimate in taste, protection against contamination and care of your property investments.

We offer 3 Whole Home systems.

  1. PoE Pure Home replaces tap water at point of entry with RO pure water, for protection against accidental or deliberate contamination, pure and clean water throughout the property.
  2. RoSoCo Home gives RODI pure water, plus Softened & Conditioned water.
  3. SoCo Home soft & conditioned water throughout the property

Benefits of Whole Home water systems. 

1. KITCHEN: the pure, clean refreshing taste of Pure H2O drinking water on tap. We have several multifunction taps, including the iconic Quatreau, to suit your needs and budget.

2. BATHROOMS: purified water throughout your home helps skin stay soft and smooth, surfaces stay cleaner for longer and appliances remain free from scale build up – reducing running costs and expensive repair bills!

3. UTILITY: washing machines, dishwashers and irons all last longer when connected to pure water. Clothes, towels and linen are softer and last longe when free from hard water.

4. HEATING: protect your heating systems with pure water; no scale build up helps reduces wear and tear and helps underfloor heating, boilers, etc run more efficiently.

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In short, pure water isn’t just for drinking and soft water isn’t just for bathing; our water systems increase comfort and care throughout the home.

We specialise in tailoring bespoke water systems to our client’s needs and requirements of their property, and can liaise with architects at the planning stage. 

Find out more on our website, call us today on 01483 617 000 or you can email us: customerservice@pureh2o.co.uk

6 Ways To Make Water More Interesting

We know that once you’ve tried Pure H2O, you’ll be amazed at just how good pure water tastes. Without all those chemicals, impurities and contaminants found in tap water (and even bottled waters), Pure H2O tastes just as nature intended. One of our clients describes it as ‘almost sweet’, and even children are happy to drink plain, pure water.

But for those times when you’d like a bit of variety – especially on hot summer days – Veggie Magazine has some great ideas, including flavouring your Pure H2O with herbs. Click here to see their blog and visit www.PureH2O.co.uk to see details of 99.99% pure water and our fantastically useful Quatreau Tap that Veggie recommends you try.

Thanks to Veggie for featuring Pure H2O & Quatreau Tap!

Toxic Arsenic in Cornish Private Drinking Water Supplies

Pure H2O RODI Removes Carcinogenic Arsenic from Private Drinking Water Supplies.

A recent study published in Science Reports reveals that some homes in Cornwall with private water supplies (PWS) have levels of arsenic exceeding World Health Organisation guidelines. As a result, householders are

“exposed at concentrations harmful to health… chronic exposure to arsenic in drinking water is a well-documented cause of numerous cancerous and non-cancerous health defects, including cancers of the lung, bladder and skin.”*

How does this happen?
Cornwall is one area of the world with naturally-occurring high levels of arsenic in its geology. The 2016 study by Middleton et al reports there are estimated to be 20,000 – 30,000 PWS wells in Cornwall, with 2,462 PWS households registered with the Drinking Water Inspectorate (the actual number may be much higher). These PWS are the responsibility of their owners and users, rather than any statutory body.

What can be done?
The government advises “installing appropriate treatment that is capable of treating water to a consistently satisfactory quality”.

Our patented Reverse Osmosis with De-Ionisation (RODI) process is the most efficient and cost-effective way of treating your private drinking water supply, ensuring total removal of Arsenic along with a myriad of other contaminants and impurities both naturally-occurring and man-made.

Additional Benefits of the Pure H2O RODI Purifier

Our RODI purifier protects your health and gives you total peace of mind about the safety of your water. And not forgetting that it gives you delicious tasting water, more palatable than any other. It is purer than all bottled water brands and kind to the environment, with a 95+% carbon footprint reduction compared to bottled, and zero plastics use and waste.

Our RODI purifier is typically installed under your kitchen sink for maximum convenience, but we can tailor our systems to suit your needs and would be happy to advise on the best installation for your home.

Find out more

Call us now on 01483 617 000, email customerservice@pureh2o.co.uk or visit our main website for further information: http://www.PureH2O.co.uk

References:

Middleton, D. R. S. et al. Urinary arsenic profiles reveal substantial exposures to inorganic arsenic from private drinking water supplies in Cornwall, UK. Sci. Rep. 6, 25656; doi: 10.1038/srep25656 (2016). Link: http://www.nature.com/articles/srep25656

Government advice: http://www.privatewatersupplies.gov.uk

Quatreau Tap & Pure H2O launch in the USA

PRESS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
25th May, 2016

Quatreau Tap and The Pure H2O Company announce distribution in America

“We are thrilled to share the exceptional functionality and design of Quatreau and the unique benefits of pure water with the U.S. market.”  Roger Wiltshire, M.D. The Pure H2O Co.

The Pure H2O Company was founded by Roger Wiltshire in 1991, driven by his passion for water purity and desire to educate consumers about the unique health and wellbeing benefits derived from drinking pure water, whilst protecting the environment. With 95%+ reduction in carbon footprint and zero plastics waste, consumers can feel good about using a product that is the perfect environmental answer to bottled water.

In 2010, the Pure H2O Co. introduced Quatreau Tap, the first touch-screen multifunction tap delivering pure water as boiling, chilled and sparkling, as well as hot / cold filtered tap for washing and rinsing from its innovative touch screen interface. It has since been featured in publications including Wired, Elle Decoration and Grand Designs magazine.

The team behind the Pure H2O Co. has applied itself to many industrial, commercial and residential applications, adapting the technology to client requirements. This ability to deliver bespoke solutions has placed the Pure H2O Co. at the forefront of many pioneering developments in the use and consumption of water.

Today, the Pure H2O Co. serves thousands of clients throughout the UK and is delighted to announce distribution in the United States, where corporate distribution is handled by John Roddam in Sarasota, Florida.

For further information, contact Roger Wiltshire on 01483 617000, email Roger@PureH2O.co.uk or visit www.Quatreau.com and www.PureH2O.co.uk.

To reach the U.S. distribution team, please contact John Roddam at +1 941-315-5215 or email John@QuatreauUSA.com and visit www.QuatreauUSA.com

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Quatreau Tap: as seen in Grand Designs

Quatreau_GD_0516Check out the latest issue of Grand Designs magazine;  you’ll find our Quatreau multifunction kitchen tap on page 55 opposite the Style Finder.

Quatreau is the crowning glory of our multifunction tap range and a real leader in the smart tap marketplace because not only does it offer an impressive four functions – Boiling, Chilled, Sparkling and Hot / Cold – it has an innovative touch screen interface and delivers not just filtered tap water, but also RODI 99.99% pure water from the optional add-on Hydrocell unit.

This RODI Pure H2O offers exceptional purity of taste whether you’re hydrating with straight up pure water from the Chilled function, mixing drinks with the Sparkling, or making tea and coffee with the Boiling function (pure water also preserve aroma and clarity in hot drinks). The reason is Pure H2O is free from all impurities, including hard water deposits.

If you eat organic, you’ll be so happy to have Pure H2O on tap with Quatreau ready to wash, prep, blanch and cook your ingredients; purified of all pesticides, agro-industrial pollutants and chemicals, your water is as clean as your food and supports your healthy living choices.

Find out more about Quatreau and RODI pure water at www.PureH2O.co.uk You can call us on 01483 617 000 and email natalie@pureh2o.co.uk.

And don’t forget to pick up the latest issue of Grand Designs magazine – it’s packed full with inspirational features including kitchen layouts, real interiors from a variety of property styles and shopping guides.

40,000 deaths a year linked to air pollution

A landmark joint report from the Royal College of Physicians and the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) gives stark warning about the impact of air pollution in the UK.

In Every Breath We Take: the lifelong impact of air pollution these experts conclude that around 40,000 deaths a year in the UK are linked to air pollution, with a further 99,000 deaths annually in Europe.

We blogged last year about the surprising link between anxiety, stroke and air pollution, and the ways in which air pollution makes its way into the water cycle and drinking water.

Now we learn that indoor air pollution can be as problematic as that outdoors:

“The dangers of outdoor air pollution have been well documented, however the report highlights the often overlooked section of our environment – indoor space.

Factors such as kitchen products, faulty boilers, open fires, fly-sprays and air fresheners, all of which can cause poor air quality in our homes, workspaces and schools.

According to the report indoor air pollution may have caused or contributed to 99,000 deaths annually in Europe.”

What can you do to minimise exposure within your home? Here’s 3 easy suggestions you can put in place right away:

  1. Switch to eco-friendly cleaning products
  2. Ensure your gas appliances are serviced annually
  3. Install one of our tap water purifiers to eliminate the possibility of ingesting pollutants and contaminants whilst you hydrate. Ours are the most effective, efficient & convenient tap water purification systems available and you can rent one from less than £1 a day.

For more information on 99.99% pure water call us on 01483 617 000, email natalie@pureh2o.co.uk or visit our main website www.PureH2O.co.uk