We all know that we should be drinking at least 2 litres a day for our health and well being, however, drinking the right type of water is the key to receiving optimal benefits.
Tap water doesn't mean it's safe to drink even though it meets safety guidelines.
Alicante has very hard water and has a high content of chlorine and cal, making the water taste very unpleasant, and you'll end up still feeling thirsty.
The consumption of tap water over time poses great risks to health as you shall read below.
Bottled water isn't that great either since chemicals from the plastic can leach into the water.
Avoid bottles made with BPA (Bisphenol A) which are chemical hormonal disruptors, they mimic oestrogen and are linked to reproductive health problems and certain types of cancers, such as breast, ovarian and prostate.
Heavy metals, such as:
Chemicals, such as:
It's also found in toothpaste, so look for toothpaste that is fluoride-free.
The above list is not exhaustive, however, it gives an overall idea of how toxic our tap water actually is!
The 2 carbon filters that it comes with last for 10 years. The only thing, is that it doesn't filter out the fluoride.
You could buy a PF filter by Berkey which goes into your Big Berkey that uses aluminium oxide which is naturally occurring and non-toxic to filter out the fluoride.
There has been some concern about the use of aluminium oxide, however, there are no known bodily functions that react with aluminium oxide and has been used in a variety of orthopaedic uses such as hip and knee joints.
I personally like to fill up large containers of water from the highest spring in Vall de Laguar called "Font De Gel" and I filter this water into the Big Berkey.
For more details, contact Cristobal (English and Spanish speaking) in Javea:
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org | phone: 96 693 4290 | Website:
Just mention my name (Michelle) and he'll give you a free demonstration of the water activator device if you're in the local area.
This rare black stone, mainly found in Shunga, Russia, has a unique composition containing fullerenes, which are a type of carbon nanostructure.
According to a 2017 review, carbon nanostructures can destroy harmful pathogens, such as bacteria and viruses.
Shungite has been used since ancient times to purify water and for its antioxidant properties.
It is used to reduce inflammation and ease physical ailments, including allergies, arthritis, kidney issues, fatigue, liver problems and more.
Anecdotally, it is reported to relieve stress, soak up negative energy and balance emotions.
I use shungite in the Big Berkey water filter in the bottom half and I also put it in my cat's drinking bowl, which at times becomes a fishing game to my amusement!
PFAS chemical in Spain https://buff.ly/3twfBMg
Water quality for consumption report 2019. Ministry of Health. https://buff.ly/3aXNwao
Study related to fluoride by Science Direct. https://buff.ly/3xqNBe6
Calcification of the pineal gland by webMD: https://buff.ly/3NKeYH9
Water Quality Association: https://www.wqa.org/Learn-About-Water/Common-Contaminants/Mercury
Review on the Antimicrobial Properties of Carbon Nanostructures, 2017. NIH. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5615720/