It makes sense that a key component of an effective detoxification diet
is completely live, raw, organic vegan food and juices. What might not be as obvious is that the quality of the water you drink
during the detoxification process is just as important for optimum results.
The purest alkaline reverse osmosis water with a pH of 7.3, said Amber
Santa Cruz of Optimum Health Institute (OHI) Austin, Texas, is ideal.
Amber is the Kitchen and Grow House Manager for OHI Austin.
“For the environment that we’ve set up for guests doing the
detoxifying cleanse at OHI,” Amber explained, “we wanted to
build the water that would be optimum for that experience. Our goal for
everything we recommend, from food combining to what we put on the plate,
is to make digestion as easy as possible, taking the least amount of energy,
so that energy can be used towards healing.”
The OHI San Diego healing mission has been providing the purest drinking
water to guests from a custom designed water filtration system since 2009.
OHI Austin has also revamped its water filtration system, and now also
provides the highest quality water to accompany the detoxification program.
Before the water travels to two dedicated taps, one in the OHI Austin kitchen,
and the other at a dining room station, it passes through an elaborate
filtration system. Chlorine, fluoride and total dissolved solids –
the term for organic materials, magnesium, phosphorous, bacteria and other
toxins – are scrubbed from the water through reverse osmosis and
carbon filtering. A UV filter zaps microbes.
Then, a mineral infusion adds electrolytes essential for healthy body chemistry,
and a coconut filter softens the water and ensures a clean, light, delicious taste.
Acquiring all the information needed to know what type of system would
be best for OHI was a long, demanding process; planning alone took approximately
six months. Amber researched exactly what was in the municipality’s
water supply. She spoke with numerous water experts, and studied possible
components for the filtration system from every angle. Each potential
challenge was examined, like how removing all chemicals from a water supply
could cause undesirable growth of possibly harmful biofilm in water pipes.
Amber and the team of experts working on the project determined that positioning
the filtration system closest to the taps for the kitchen and dining room
station would minimize the risk of algae growth, and maintain the pristine
state of the reverse osmosis water for drinking and food preparation.
Amber strongly urges people to talk to their local water authority and
go online to examine the required public documents detailing the composition
of their local water. Then, they’ll be able to decide what type
of filtration system, if any, might be appropriate for home use.
Drink the purest pH balanced water for a week – or three –
as you detoxify your body, quiet your mind and rejuvenate your spirit
at OHI missions in San Diego and Austin. Our caring team will support
your journey to optimum health and give you the tools you need to continue
following the OHI healthy lifestyle program at home. Visit our website at
www.optimumhealth.org, and call us at
(800) 993-4325 to make your reservation.