Hi friends! It’s been a while, I know. Life in New Jersey has started to settle in and I’ve had more work than I’ve ever had before (yay!) but that means Prickly took a small step back because #bills ya feel me? Anyway – in a recent Instagram poll, you guys said you wanted to see more lifestyle things. I’m really passionate about wellness in general and living a clean, healthy life and feel like I have lots to share with you guys. Whether that be products, practices, food and anything in between. I think it’s important that PF changes and evolves with me, instead of locking it into something it doesn’t want to be! SO first up on the lifestyle train is water consumption. We all know that we should drink more water, but have you ever thought about the quality of your water? Have you ever thought about that? It’s probably the most important! We just invested in a Travel Berkey Water Filterand I want to tell you why you absolutely need one too.
WHAT IS A BERKEY?
Berkey is a gravity-fed water filtration system (means it doesn’t need electricity!) Tons of water filters claim they purify water but in order to be considered a purifier it must get rid of 99.9999% of pathogenic bacteria and reduce viruses by 99.99%, which Berkey does. I don’t know about you, but that sounds like it’s pretty important to me. They also provide tons of test results and comparisons here.
WHY WE HAVE ONE & YOU NEED ONE
We were spending almost $20 a week on water bottles – do you know how insane that is?! That’s over $1,000.00 per year. WHAT?! That wasn’t good for our wallets OR the environment. Also, I hated the anxiety that build up when we would start to run out of water and weren’t going to get our groceries for a few days. Walking with a ton of water isn’t really that fun, ya know?!
The convenience was the second part of why I wanted one but the clean-ness of the water was really the main reason why we wanted one. It’s basically the cleanest water you could get and in hopes of helping my headaches, this was one more clean thing I could add to my repertoire.
I know what you’re thinking – get to it already! How much is it going to cost me?! I will not lie to you, it’s a bit of a small investment but saves so much money in the long run. We have the Travel Berkey Water Filter which is 1.5 gallons (recommended for 1-2 people) and will run you $269. Unlike other water filtration systems, these filters last four years. Let me say that again in case you didn’t catch it the first time. Your Travel Berkey Water Filter will last for FOUR YEARS. That in itself was worth it in my book. I wouldn’t have to worry about running out of water, schlepping it from the store, or paying for it for the next 4 years. PROCRASTINATORS REJOICE!
The water also tastes like the most pure thing you’ve ever tried. It’s light and crisp, just how water should be. Even better – it’s way better for the environment, not to mention your health. We can all benefit from drinking more water but we also really need to be mindful of the quality of that water.
There is a ton more info here and as always, I’m always available to answer any questions you have! I’m really looking forward to being able to share more lifestyle/wellness things with you guys, so I hope you enjoy this one!
If you’ve been struggling with headaches also – read about my journey here!