Understand water’s hidden dangers to better your health

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Water is very important to the functionality of the human body, especially since the it’s made up of approximately 60-70 percent water. Water plays a role in physical performance, cognitive performance, and heart function. The amount of water intake a person should have varies depending on their age, activity level, and/ or if they are pregnant/breastfeeding. But overall, most people are not drinking enough water on a daily basis.

A way to help tell if you are drinking enough water is to be on the lookout for signs of dehydration. Some signs of dehydration include, a headache, having a hard time concentrating, low blood pressure, dry skin/lips/eyes, muscle cramps, fatigue, dark urine, and/or little urine production. An easy way to tell if you are getting enough water is to look at the color of your urine. A pale-yellow urine color usually means you are drinking enough water. A dark amber urine color usually means you need to try to increase your water intake.

Is your water pure?

Your water may look clean and pure, but do you have any idea what is hidden in that water? If you live in the city and have city water running through your house there may be even more chemicals and toxins. Even if you do not drink the city water you still shower in it. During a 10-minute hot shower you absorb the same amount of chemicals as you would by drinking eight glasses of water!

Two of the main water toxins include fluoride and chlorine. They both have the potential to disrupt the body’s endocrine system. Fluoride and chlorine are both chemically related to iodine, which may impact the thyroid gland and cause havoc with the rest of the body’s endocrine system. It is very important to be sure to filter your water so your body is not having to get rid of these toxins’ day in and day out. If you would like to learn more about additional toxins in the water, contact Clean Life Family for handouts on water toxins.

If you want to know what toxins are in your city water The Environmental Working Group has a great feature on their website called the tap water database ( Just type in the zip code of the city you live in and find out what toxins have been found in the water. It also has lists of water filtration systems to help aid in catching some of the water toxins and chemicals so you are not ingesting or absorbing them as much.

If you cannot afford a whole house filtration system look into a water filter for your drinking water. This may be a device that is in a pitcher, or the type that connects to your water faucet. Be sure to see what type of filters you need to purchase for the contaminates in your water to get the most bang for your buck.

Also, look into getting a filter for your shower head so you are not absorbing the toxins and chemicals through your skin. Keep in mind that if you are a person that likes to take baths, or has small children, that you may want to fill up the tub using the shower head with the water filter so the bath water is also filtered.

If you would like to see if your body is having any difficulties with chemicals like chlorine and fluoride, check out Clean Life Family in Hibbing. Brianna is able to utilize Nutrition Response Testing to analyze your body to see what areas may be causing problems. Once the problem areas are identified, Brianna will see what is stressing your body. A chemical intolerance, like fluoride or chlorine, is only one of the five different stressors that are checked at each visit. Brianna can then create a personalized wellness program tailored specifically to you to overcome your stressors and help you heal your body from the inside out!

Due to high demand Clean Life Family is opening a second location at the La Salute Studio located at 106 E. 23rd Street Hibbing. La Salute Studio is a wellness center with like-minded practitioners. All of the wellness practitioners at the La Salute Studio will be hosting an Open House on June 15 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Brianna will be offering free screenings to show you how Nutrition Response Testing works.

Brianna Lofquist is a Registered Nurse, Nutrition Response Testing Practitioner, and Certified Emotion Code Practitioner at Clean Life Family located in Hibbing. If you are interested in learning more about healing your body from the inside out, please call 218-248-7014 or visit

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