05/28/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

The Best Water. Ever.

I thought I had water figured out.

Municipal tap and all its goodies like chlorine, fluoride, pharmaceuticals, and toilet paper residue were long gone from my reality. When I would see friends and family drinking it I would cringe inside. We are giving ourselves a light dose of antibiotics when we drink chlorinated water. Google fluoride for more information on that water additive.

I was a bottled water drinker. I hated the idea of all the plastic, but I tried as much as possible to buy gallon bottles and to reuse them for watering my plants or other duties. I figured they were quickly recycled anyway.

Then I started to learn about xenoestrogens (estrogens found outside of nature, such as in PLASTIC), and how they were totally screwing with our endocrine systems. Feminizing men and giving cancer to women...wha?

Just because plastic is EVERYWHERE, doesn't mean that its ok to use. We are not only what we eat, but also what we drink. Drink more plastic...could it be? So what to do about all of this?

I came across Daniel Vitalis through the website We Like it Raw. He has been experimenting with optimal nutrition for 15 years, going through vegan to raw-vegan to wild foods, and now even grass fed animal products. He is about thriving, and his approach to nutrition has inspired me immensely.

His most influential work so far in my opinion were the breakthroughs with water and the sharing of that information, which has empowered and elevated many people lucky enough to come across the info.

His approach to water? Drink water directly from the source, the natural mountain spring, and store it in glass until consumed. No plastic if possible, no pressured pipes and shipping. Water that has been incubating under the ground for perhaps thousands of years.

He has been doing this for over three years, and myself, 6 weeks. But the thought of buying plastic bottled water again really seems unlikely. I will now rent a car, bring 4 bottles that each hold 5-6 gallons, and will supply our apt with drinking and tea water for a month. We spend a day in nature, go for a hike, and harvest the best water possible.

Everyone I have shared the water with KNOWS what I am talking about. Its far more difficult to get friends and family into eating healthy, but getting them excited about highly-structured spring water directly from the source is definitely a different story. They GET IT. The idea of pre-industrial revolution era water MAKES SENSE.

Here is me harvesting some water in northern New Jersey of all places. 70 minutes outside of NYC.
I realize that I am using plastic, but it is for a very short period and I get it into glass as soon as possible!

Here is Daniel talking about water and health, very powerful ideas here.

Think about it. I would prefer to RENT A CAR and drive for 2 hours roundtrip to get water. There is obviously something special about this stuff.

Its empowering and really life-changing. I would highly recommend check out Daniel's spring database site HERE and His Elixercraft Mastery page HERE.

Despite the driving (and we could all carpool), this is the greenest way to get your water. Watch the videos for more info and inspiration!