Originally published September 16 2008
The Best Bottled Water and Water Drinks by David Wolfe
by Kevin Gianni
(NaturalNews) This interview is an excerpt from Kevin Gianni's Renegade Water Secrets, which can be found at (http://www.renegadewatersecrets.com) . In this excerpt, David Wolfe shares on bottled water and using water to make other drinks.
Renegade Water Secrets with David Wolfe, author of the new book Amazing Grace and Eating for Beauty and many others.
Kevin: What are some of the best bottled waters that you experienced? It's obviously not the best compared to the spectrum that we're talking about here, but obviously when you're traveling or you're on a plane or something like that, sometimes you just need water. Is it more important to have water than it is to have pure filtered water? Do you know what I mean?
David: I think if you're going to be traveling around and you want to grab something off the shelf, you're first preference should be for glass bottled water. Glasses are recyclable material. If you break a piece of glass, for example, it will eventually be turned into sand over a period of a hundred years as it erodes down. It's completely friendly to the environment, it doesn't out gas like plastic does with toxic chemicals into the water and I like to support companies that still produce glass bottled water because its rare and one thing we don't need more of is more plastic on the planet. Companies that I like are Volvic Water, which does a good glass bottled water. Voss Water does a good glass bottled water and even Evian does a good glass bottled water and those are always my first pick. If you're going to get on the internet and you want to hunt down where to find the best glass bottled water there is, there's no question that it is the stuff that's coming out of Austria. So the best bottled water that's on the internet is Grander Water and you can go to (www.grander.com) and you'll see that he has these one liter bottle sizes. Not only is that water just phenomenal and properly bottled and it's a spring that's properly tapped, but the glass itself is magnetically treated to keep the water charged.
Let's talk a little bit about tea, because water and tea, you need water to make tea and as you can probably explain better, it's a great way to bring extra nutrients and extra herbal tinctures into your system.
David: This is how I do it at home, there's only so much water that you really want to drink before you finally go, this is boring. Because there's a point of boredom where it's like, I don't really want to drink water anymore. I'd like to have something else. What's a great something else? I like to create on a wood burning stove here, teas that are made out of herbs from our forest. We'll just put it in there and I'll do a little vortexing in there and the wood burning stove has a different kind of radiant than an electrical stove or a gas stove and it treats water better and from there we'll create the teas and literally I'll be drinking the teas all day. What I find is that it keeps me hydrated, number one; number two, because I'm on spring water, I'm getting more spring water movement through my body which is what I want because I'm achieving that goal as well. Three, you're getting medicinal value out of it. You're not just getting water. You're also getting some of the medicines, for example, that's in reishi mushroom which is the one that I like to make tea out of or maitake mushroom is another one that grows here that we're making tea out of, so when all those factors are taken together, the tea idea really starts to make sense and we probably can see why the great herbalist were tea drinkers.
Kevin: What temperature should you be conscious about heating it to, so you don't destroy some properties of the water?
David: That's an excellent question. That is a really good question. The flash point of water appears to be about 170 degrees. Here's how this was discovered. It was discovered that if you heat water beyond... say you heat water beyond 170 to 190 degrees. You boil the water, then you cool it down, then you drink it. Your body will actually generate a white blood cell reaction to that water. Let's say you heat it up only to 150 degrees and then cooled it back down and then drank it. Your body generates no white blood cell reaction. The response by the human body is kind of an immune system response to an intruder or a foreign object and through that research, the number of 170 degrees was arrived at.
Kevin: Do you just want to make sure you keep it at a low temperature for how ever long your steeping what you're putting in?
David: Right and you see herbalists say you can't get the medicinal compounds out of whatever unless you boil it and I completely disagree. I completely disagree about that with the mushrooms. I'm a mushroom hunter. I make mushroom teas everyday. Every herbalist that I knew when I was a kid –- Chinese medical doctors said you have to boil it, you have to boil it. I never boil it and it's perfectly fine. In fact, it's the best ever.
Kevin: You already mentioned maitake and reishi. What are some of your favorite tea concoctions that you've created?
David: A great one is goji berry, vanilla bean, Pau d'Arco, which is a bark from Central America. It's an awesome, awesome plant. They use to make bows and arrows out of it. Cat's claw, that's a great one and Nettles tea, Horsetail tea. You can use these individually or combine them all together. So that would be goji berry, vanilla, Pau d'Arco, cat's claw, nettles and horsetail. Those are amazing.
Kevin: What are some of the benefits of some of those nettles? Particularly, Pau d'Arco and cat's claw...
David: That's a good question. Since we're talking about silica, horsetail and nettles are super high in silica and therefore, they have an ability to help you with your bone density for example. Let's talk about Pau d'Arco. Pau d'Arco is a very powerful antifungal. Cat's claw is a very powerful antiviral. Vanilla bean just is like a feel good food and goji berry has immune system polysaccharides in it and this all comes out into the water when you make tea out of these things. You can make a super immune tonic tea for yourself everyday... Get all your water needs met and be happy to do it and that to me is where I'm at with it. I think that's where I want to be. I want to be happy with what I'm doing. I don't want to force myself to drink water or too much water. I want to go and enjoy the process.
Kevin: Yeah, that's great. Anyone who's searching for nettles, please use gloves. I've made the mistake of not using gloves and just saying "oh, is this a nettle". Oh my gosh, what a nightmare. Let's kind of wrap this up. We have about five more minutes. I want to talk about what, if we can recap, the steps someone can take to maybe on a scale of spring water to tap water and what they can do to start getting moving and really improve quality of the water and improve the quality of their life. That's what it's really about.
David: Right. First step is just being conscious and aware that water likes certain things and it doesn't like certain things. Water likes to move in a meandering way. Water likes to be moved in a vortex or spiral. Anytime that you can spiral water for example, is a good thing. I would also recommend just being aware that water has a consciousness and that if your goal is to be ennobled with that, your consciousness will cause you to treat water differently. The way we treat water in this world is appalling really. We use 100,000 gallons just to make pure water. I mean, how many people could drink from that water?
This is kind of where we've got to go in the future where we clean up our rivers, we clean up our streams and we get back to normal so to speak. Definitely every bit of the intention along the way from let's say on a municipal system, every bit of intention that you put onto the water from the time the water comes into your house all the way to the time it comes out of your faucet or your shower, it is valuable and I believe that the water responds to it.
For example, you can put a filtration mechanism on the intake of the house that all of a sudden you have no chlorine coming out in your house -- in the water in your house -- and that's a great step. Another thing might be to put a Kangen System right on there before you drink it. Another deal might be to take the Kangen water and go ahead and put a little bit of Dr. Flanagan's crystal energy in there with a little bit of maybe sea salt and then spin that up and then drink that. Each step is important and it is not overkill. Well, I'm kind of a water... I'm kind of a... I feel like I'm a... how do I want to...
David: I feel like I'm the messenger for the spirit of fresh, pure, clean water and water with intentions and therefore, I want to always go the extra step to make sure that that water is happy as kind of metaphysical as that sounds, there's an effect. That's why I keep doing it. If I didn't feel good, I wouldn't keep doing it.
Kevin: That's probably the best way to end this call. Well, I want to thank you so much for coming on board and sharing your knowledge. It's been insightful and I know how important your time is. I really appreciate it.
David: Thanks so much, Kevin. It's been awesome. I hope everybody gets to drink the best water ever...
Kevin: Why don't you tell a little bit about where someone can find more information about you?
David: If you want to learn more about what I'm doing, I have a few websites, go to (www.sunfood.com) and (www.davidwolfe.com) and (www.thebestdayever.com) . If you're really interested in learning more about water and getting a really deep education on exactly how, for example, we put our system together in my house or developed this whole idea of using spring water and vortexing it through magnets and all that, the (www.thebestdayever.com) provides an enormous education in that regard in the form of mp3 files that you can listen to on your iPod or your computer.
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