Our family finally invested in a Berkey water filter! We have wanted a water filter for some time due to the nasty things that can be found in both tap water and bottled water. I had given up drinking tap water long ago and had exclusively been drinking bottled water. Unfortunately, I really had no way of knowing how pure it was, or how many undesirable toxins had leeched from the plastic into my water. Filtered pure water represented an essential part of overall health. Our bodies deal with managing so many toxins on a daily basis (what we eat, breath and put on our skin) that our systems can quickly become overworked. Clean water supports detoxification by helping to filter out unwanted toxins. We moved to the UK from Canada and are renting a home (a significant change after being home owners for many years). This situation placed many restrictions on the type of water filter we were able to buy as we were not permitted to attach anything to the piping of the house. After days of research I decided on the Berkey filter. The Berkey uses a stainless steel base and drum with carbon filter. It is very simple to use. You fill the top drum with tap water, and gravity pushes the water through the filter (drop by drop into) into the bottom drum where it is ready to be poured and consumed. The filter is freestanding so can be placed anywhere in your home with no need to connect to plumbing. It is also portable so you can travel with it if you want to. We opted for the Big Berkey size with 2 carbon filters and have experienced tremendous success! You can add up to 4 filters which increases the the flow rate of water filtering process. The water tastes significantly different to our tap water and we use it for everything from cooking to boiling in the kettle. The size was probably a tad small for our family of 4 (having to fill the top drum 3-4 times/day) but, that being said, I personally prefer to have water flowing through constantly as opposed to sitting stagnant for long periods of time. This is definitely a product I would recommend for individuals interested in a reliable, easy to use, and effective water filter.
About Jennifer Nunez
Jennifer Nunez is a health & wellness practitioner, personal coach and founder of Ideally Natural—helping individuals and families to lead happier and healthier lives.