Clean, Safe Drinking Water
Clean, pure drinking water is as important to your health as the foods you eat. At the Sixth Ancestor Zen Center, we rely on a high quality water filter to provide us with consistently reliable and safe drinking water.
We did considerable research into the various types of drinking water available, from tap, to bottled, to filtered, before selecting MultiPure water filters.
The least reliable drinking water is city tap water. Although most of the time it will not make you sick, it contains a variety of unhealthy contaminants including chlorine, agricultural chemicals and pesticides. Occasionally there will be a news story of water contamination in a municipal water system, advising everyone to boil their tap water. This is usually due to an outbreak of cysts such as cryptosporidium or giardia, chlorine-resistant parasites that can cause severe gastrointestinal illness. This was just too risky for us.
Although there are now stricter regulations governing bottled water, the true sources of the water you buy in bottles is unreliable at best. Some do indeed come from spring water, but many are simply tap water with only the chlorine filtered out, to make it taste better. The inconvenience of carrying bottled water home from the grocery store, as well as the expense of bottled water, and the environmental impact of plastic bottles, eliminated this option for us.
Reverse Osmosis Technology
Reverse Osmosis is an extreme method of water filtration in that it removes everything, including healthy minerals, from the water. It literally leaves the water in a state of mineral vacuum. When all minerals are removed, the water will naturally seek out minerals from whatever it comes in contact with. Usually the first opportunity for this is the human body that consumes the water, resulting in mineral leaching. This means that one can become extremely mineral deficient by drinking reverse osmosis filtered water.
A high quality water filter will filter out all harmful contaminants but leave in the naturally occurring minerals that water picks up as it flows underground. It will also have certification from a third party health organization such as the NSF.
There are many different water filters available, from a simple granular carbon filter such as Britta, which only removes chlorine but leaves in all other contaminants, to a solid carbon block technology such as MultiPure, backed by extensive certifications from the NSF.
After much research the Zen Center chose MultiPure as their water filter, and we recommend it to our friends, members and clients. The filter units are of very high quality, last for many years, and the price per gallon is extremely economical. It provides unlimited safe drinking water, just by turning on the tap.
We became an independent distributor for MultiPure, simply because we believe they offer an excellent, reliable product, and the company has been in business since 1974. If you choose to purchase a water filter from MultiPure by following the link below, the Zen Center will receive the sales commission.