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Is “Alkaline” water all it’s cracked up to be?

Have you tried Crazy Water?

“Crazy Water has been making people feel good inside and out since 1881” and we won’t disagree. This mineral rich water is magical and here is why… 

Crazy Water

Crazy Water is naturally rich in healing minerals and it is naturally alkaline. 

We drove to Mineral Wells to grab jugs of water at the source!

Remember when “alkaline” water became (and still sort of is) A Thing? 

The whole concept of alkalizing the body comes from the general rationale that a healthy body’s “bodily fluids” (blood, saliva, urine) have a relatively neutral, slightly alkaline pH of 7.3-7.5 and an unhealthy body has an acidic pH.  

I am quoting my book here “The Clear Skin Detox Diet”, but “pH is a measure of the acidity or alkalinity of a solution on a scale of 0-14, where 0 represents the most acidic and 14 the most alkaline. If a solution is said to have a pH of 7, it is neutral. Battery acid has a pH of about 1, whereas drain cleaner has a pH of around 14.” 

We want to be balanced, or slightly alkaline. It is impossible to become “too” alkaline through diet.

If a doctor says a patient’s blood is “too alkaline”, it’s actually quite the opposite. It is when the blood has become so acidic that it starts leaching calcium and magnesium from the bones to neutralize the acidity. 

Disease, viruses and bacteria thrive in an acidic solution, yet many of the foods and beverages we consume are on the acidic side (bread, wine, processed foods). Foods that leave behind a more alkaline residue in the body are those closest to Nature (fresh local produce, but also grass fed beef, or wild fish), but also healing modalities such as: deep breathing, meditation and sleeping. 

With this desire to be more alkaline, it seems wise to drink water that would potentially balance out the negative side effects of a generally speaking, acidic life– aka: Alkaline water.

I am all for high quality water. Especially here in Texas where the tap water is anything but quality. Unless you have a filter, I highly suggest skipping it altogether. 

Okay so what am I saying here? 

“Yes!” to an overall alkaline lifestyle (the kind focused on things that tomorrow’s version of you will be delighted by and “yes” to the general idea of alkaline water.

But here’s the thing– Not all alkaline water is created equally. In fact, most water advertised as “alkaline” is not naturally alkaline AT ALL. From a marketing standpoint, it’s brilliant. Alkaline minerals are ADDED to filtered water to magically become…. Alkaline Water. But the real alkaline water that is most beneficial for the body has nothing added. It is “naturally” derived from an alkaline source. 

In my opinion, if I took a pebble, or a banana, or a soda and injected it with a protein powder, it would not then be considered a good source of protein. It would be a banana, with protein added which would be absorbed in the body differently than eating a piece of fish. You follow?

Our absolute favorite water in Texas is CRAZY WATER. 

You can also go for a hike while you are there!

Crazy Water is sourced from the wells in Mineral Wells, Texas.

Crazy Water came to be famous when the people drinking it felt better and noticed their ailments were alleviated from drinking the water. Read about the history here

There are four levels of CRAZY– 1 containing the least amount of minerals and 4 containing the most. We love Crazy #4. It tastes like you are drinking a fluffy cloud and it feels so good in the body.

We are OBSESSED because it makes us feel so good and hydrated.  

Suffering from anxiety, depression, insomnia, or inflammation in the body?

Let Crazy be your friend.

Grabbed these at Natural Grocers.

In Dallas, you can find this water at Central Market, Sundrops and Natural Grocers. Try a case and see if you notice a difference.

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