Hey Thirsty! Here’s Why You Need To Drink More Water – How Water Affects Your Body

Water is the foundation of health, beauty, vitality, and youth. Not only does water help to build your blood and transport nutrients, but it is also responsible for maintaining your DNA. And what does your DNA do? Well, it basically helps to print out copies of you. And being dehydrated is like running out of ink. So from now on think of DNA as Dehydration Not Acceptable.

Water is so important, yet, so overlooked, and I’ve got a pretty good reason why. We’re jaded by water. We see it all the time. We see it gushing out of fountains, fueling sprinkler systems for our lawn, it’s on tap whenever we want to drink or bathe… we even have porcelain thrones of water that we get to use the bathroom in.

Our ancestors would have never taken water for granted the way that we have. In centuries past, the decision to build any town or civilization was strictly determined by whether there was access to water or not. Today, we pee in the water without thinking twice about it.

Now, what if I told you that the water you (and millions of other people) use the bathroom in each day is making its way back through your faucet? Drinking and bathing in recycled toilet water?! Hopefully this gets your attention.

When it comes to water, you need to be mindful of the very best sources AND being proactive at making sure you have the right hydration levels (so that you’re not printing out crappy copies of yourself). In this brand new episode of Health Unprocessed you’re going to learn about what the best drinking water is, how water affects your health, and some hidden message of water that you’ve probably never heard before.

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • How much of your body is made of water.
  • What water does for your body.
  • How dehydration can lead to diseases.
  • What is water REALLY (and it’s definitely not just H2O!)
  • How water affects your DNA.
  • What the “rungs” of drinking water are.
  • The scary truth about what’s in municipal water systems (hint: it’s gross!)
  • Why chlorine is added to water and what impact it has on you.
  • Why fluoride is added to water and what the side effects of fluoride are.
  • What reverse osmosis does to water.
  • How to boost the quality of your RO water.
  • Why well water is ok to drink (as long as it’s deep enough).
  • What the best drinking water source is.
  • Why fancy bottled water might be damaging your health.

Thanks so much for watching the Health Unprocessed Show! Please go to youtube and subscribe. And remember to share and like the video πŸ™‚

I’d love to hear your thoughts after watching the show. What type of water do you currently drink? Did you learn any new information about water that’s going to be helpful for you moving forward? Please share below!

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  • Thomas
    22 Oct 2013, 1:43 pm

    Very informative.

  • Carol Sayer
    22 Oct 2013, 2:30 pm

    Hi Shawn, congratulations on the video, I really enjoyed it, and yes you got my attention !! ” all our nasty water ” being recycled ” yuck, I did have my suspicion’s tho. I must say I do drink water every day, and during the summer I drank a lot more. I’ve not touched tap water for a long time, unless it’s boiled for hot drinks ect., and I take bottled water to bed with me incase I wake up through the night and feel thirsty. I buy my water from the supermarkets and only buy spring water, but now I’m concerned about the plastic bottles, don’t know what to do about that one. Unless I purchase a filter, to filter my bottled spring water before I drink it, would that work?. Any way thanks to you I have a corner in my kitchen just for my juicer, liquidiser , and genie, I am def. into smoothies now
    Ps I will share you on my FB page.
    Thanks as always x

    • Shawn
      22 Oct 2013, 5:13 pm

      Thanks Carol! What a great share πŸ™‚ I love that you’ve got that little “Wellness Station” in your kitchen. As for filtering the spring water (to remove BPA I’m assuming). Honestly, I haven’t seen any research that this will be effective with basic filters. An RO system would be effective, but for household use most RO systems are attached to your faucet or whole house. I don’t think it would be easy to run store bought spring water through it.

      We’ve got some more info & strategies coming in part 2, so look out for it next week!

      • Carol Sayer
        22 Oct 2013, 11:02 pm

        Thanks Shawn for your reply, looking forward to part 2, and I think I’ll have to look for spring water in glass bottles if that’s possible, over here in the Uk lol

  • Alison Hoernemann
    22 Oct 2013, 2:41 pm

    Hey Shawn,

    Very Interesting.We have always drank tap water Or water from our fridge dispenser. I drink smart water after my workouts, and then refill the bottle with tap water Or fridge water. What are your thoughts on the water that’s dispensed from our refrigerators?

    Thanks! Alison

    • Shawn
      22 Oct 2013, 8:20 pm

      Well, Alison, that water is simply tap water that likely goes through a very simple (and largely ineffective) filter.

      Drop the Smart Water and drink water with real wisdom πŸ™‚

  • Lisa
    22 Oct 2013, 2:43 pm

    Great information, Shawn! Can’t wait to see the next segment!

  • Heidi Obeid
    22 Oct 2013, 2:58 pm

    Love the information !!!!!

  • Casey
    22 Oct 2013, 3:05 pm

    I always love listening to your podcasts Shawn-it makes it so much more personal to see your face! Everything you offer is scientifically backed, which was a huge motivator for me to continue listening to your blog. I guess the only remaining question I have after viewing this show was how do we obtain the pure spring water if avoiding the bottled version. Additionally, I live in Florida and the water here is pretty much all connected one way or another.

    • Shawn
      22 Oct 2013, 8:22 pm

      Hey Casey, I really appreciate that!

      In the next episode I’m going to give some tips for getting the ideal water. And you’re very, very right about the Florida water system. We’ll get you the best water possible soon, I guarantee it!

  • Rose
    22 Oct 2013, 3:11 pm

    always informative . i listen to the content, what a wealth of information. i look forward to the the next episode. Congratulations!

  • traci s.
    22 Oct 2013, 3:29 pm

    A huge CONGRATULATIONS on your new video series, Shawn!! Your hard work and knowledge definitely has a special way of reaching people and making such a difference in their lives. Excited to see more.
    And, my friends and family are now used to me bringing my own GLASS bottled spring water and some have even made the switch after my shared experiences with what I’ve learned from you. πŸ˜‰
    Keep teaching, my friend.
    As always–gratitude and love.

  • Art C, Kind
    22 Oct 2013, 3:46 pm

    Interesting and informative. Shawn you are truly gifted in teaching. Although it’s hard to hear what’s really in the municipal tap water, it’s a truth that needs to be heard. Especially since water is SO IMPORTANT. Thanks for the t.v. show and congratulations.

  • Violet williams
    22 Oct 2013, 3:54 pm

    Great show, very interesting. I had know idea our water was recycled in such a manner. Kinda makes me not wanna drink it but I know how important it is for me !

  • 22 Oct 2013, 4:46 pm

    I just use a Brita filter right now but I think I need to check out some reverse osmosis systems. Thanks Shawn.

  • Carrie
    22 Oct 2013, 5:34 pm

    I think ur handsome face is too distracting from the pertinent information lol jk if anything it will draw even more eager listeners to the valuable insight u hv on these essential choices we need to make to get the best results from ourselves. I hv been drinking Mountain valley spring water out of glass ever since u expressed to me years ago how important the quality of water is. It really resonated whn u realize ur body is 70% water. Thank u! Keep the knowledge & science flowing like the nile…will adding msm to spring water improve it still?

    • Shawn
      24 Oct 2013, 6:15 pm

      Carrie, are you trying to make me blush? You know I’m light-skinned lol. Seriously though, thank you πŸ™‚
      As for the MSM, it’s good to add it to any water you may have… at least every now and then.

  • Jerry
    22 Oct 2013, 5:58 pm

    I actually still drink bottled water. I would use spring water if there was one near me. I actually found your site about a year ago from one of your youtube videos about spring water. Very informative & glad I’m connected to this great source of information.

    • Shawn
      24 Oct 2013, 6:18 pm

      Jerry, thanks so much, seriously. Hey, it’s just about doing the best we can with the options that are available to us.
      If you’re not already doing so, try to opt for glass bottled water (like mountain valley) and we’ll have some more options for finding that real, living spring water for you in the next show (and even more so in the next episode of my podcast coming out next week… so keep an eye out for it!)

  • Jchon Neferkari
    22 Oct 2013, 7:27 pm


    Great video. It was very informative. So how much water is a good amount of water to drink per day? Also what are your thoughts on drinks such as Gatorade?

  • 22 Oct 2013, 7:31 pm

    Hey brother, as always, great information. Super psyched you got this show and looking forward to more episodes. Congratulation! you deserve it.

    • Shawn
      22 Oct 2013, 11:00 pm

      Zach, much appreciated man!
      Great work you’re doing too, by the way.

  • X Blu Rayne
    22 Oct 2013, 1:39 pm

    I always enjoy the information that you share via email, radio, and video. I am so excited for you and congratulations!!!

    • Shawn
      22 Oct 2013, 5:07 pm

      I truly appreciate that!

  • Junita
    22 Oct 2013, 7:44 pm

    Hey Shawn congratulations on another job well done. This information is so important and I thank you for bringing it. I’m excited to see the rest of the segments. Awesome!!!

    • Shawn
      22 Oct 2013, 10:58 pm

      Hey, I’m a reflection of the amazing people that support me πŸ˜‰
      Thanks so much, June! More awesomeness on the way!

  • Alyssa
    22 Oct 2013, 7:49 pm

    As always thank you for the informative video on why we need to drink more and a better quality of water.
    Since joining your program I have increased my water intake in order to drink half of my body weight in water.
    I also make it a ritual to drink 24 ounces of “clean water” first thing upon waking in the morning.
    I am still on a quest to find a natural spring or well that I can pilfer some good water from.
    Until then I will continue to use my MSM which I also learned about after joining your group.
    Good bless you on your future success!
    I also wanted to let you know that after doing the 10 day juice fast I am down 12 pounds!
    If I win the juicer I can continue on with this lifestyle change since I have since returned the one that I borrowed.
    I plan to do a juice fast every season to recharge my body.
    Again thank you so much, it was a real pleasure working with you.

    • Shawn
      22 Oct 2013, 10:57 pm

      Wow, Alyssa, you just made my whole month. I really, wholeheartedly appreciate that.
      You’ll find that ideal spring source sooner than later. Super proud of you, by the way!

  • Sharon
    22 Oct 2013, 8:12 pm

    Great info Shawn! I recently stopped drinking Dasani after drinking it for several years because I saw that one of its ingredients is potassium chloride (no matter how small the amount). Knowing that potassium chloride is a third of the lethal injection process was enough for me to stop drinking it. I would proudly gulp down bottles and bottles of Dasani a day! No more.

    • Shawn
      22 Oct 2013, 10:53 pm

      Good one, Sharon! My favorite was Evian… But then I realized what Evian means when you spell it backwards. πŸ˜‰

  • Danielle
    22 Oct 2013, 8:33 pm

    This is a great video!
    My kids will be watching this one.

    • Shawn
      22 Oct 2013, 10:54 pm

      Thanks Danielle!

  • Dave Hermanson
    22 Oct 2013, 8:43 pm

    Hey Shawn, always love hearing from you. I have been studying water passionately for many many years. I now get the five gallon bottles of Mountain Valley and it’s partly because of your suggestion a few hears ago. I’m planning on getting an R.O. too for washing my hands, face, dishes… what ever I can use if for. I’ve spoken at length to many whole house filter companies, some say they take out most of the fluoride but many with the same types of material, coconut shells, carbon block…etc… say they do not. It’s been a real struggle and what I want is to be able to take a bath without getting dosed with Fluoride. I encourage you to PLEASE as part of your show to encourage people to write their congressman and anyone they can to stop dumping a something so toxic into our water that it’s illegal to put in landfills and was used in WWII Nazi Germany for mind control in the concentration camps, to continue to educate them and to please be more factual about how terrible it really is, I know you have a balance to keep and some people might not even believe it when we tell them the whole truth about half the stuff that’s out there… MSG, Fluoride, Vaccines, Chem Trails, New World Order… and the list goes on and on. I’m with you to try to educate the world and help bring people up. I just got my counseling license and will be putting up a web site soon for holistic counseling and will include a healthy foods component. Please let me know if you find a whole house fluoride removal filer that really works and thanks for all you do!


    • Shawn
      24 Oct 2013, 6:39 pm

      Dave, you definitely know more of the bigger picture.
      Thanks for taking real action, and thanks so much for sharing!

  • Brandy Butler
    22 Oct 2013, 3:26 pm

    Shawn, OMG, every time I listen to you or WATCH you, I am reminded of how I need to “Get My Life”! This is scary, scary stuff. I used to be on top of info like this but have gotten lazy brain (perhaps its due to tampon water **shivers*).

    Biggest takeaway is that my husband has been buying Nursery Water for our 5 month old. Guess what it has in it….fluoride. I had told him a while back that we shouldn’t be putting fluoride water in her bottle, but I forget the side effects of fluoride so we shrugged it off. OMG, not any more. I can’t keep putting that in my baby’s bottle. SMH. The stuff this country allows these consumer consumption companies is CRAZY. Thank you for this!

    P.S. – I do have a baby bullet that we plan on making some of her food with. So having a juicer for us big folks would make juicing a family thang πŸ™‚

    • Shawn
      24 Oct 2013, 6:10 pm

      Brandy, you’ve got little people who will be following your footsteps, so it’s a HUGE responsibility I know. But what I also know is that you’re an amazing woman and you can knock this stuff out of the park!

      You can see brain scans of young people today showing that their pineal glands are completely calcified. How do we change this? By 1) becoming aware and 2) making the real, wholehearted decision to do the right thing.

      We’re all in this together!

  • Alexis
    23 Oct 2013, 12:01 am

    I believe this video provides an insight into the nutritional aspect of h2o or A.K.A. “The universal solvent.” To say the least…water is a basic physiologic need and is more than just something to drink. I love the fact that you explained the importance of water, it’s competence in our body, and the best sources of water to drink from!! Thanks Shawn. I am ecstatic to tune Into your shows each week.


    • Shawn
      24 Oct 2013, 6:03 pm

      Big smile on my face, Alexis!
      Thank you.

  • Joel Simoes
    23 Oct 2013, 12:38 am

    Awesome episode Shawn! I’ve made it a point to source local springs and measure their quality to the best of my ability, and share the information with others so they can get the optimal solution for their drinking water (and no cheap stuff, making the Investment in glass bottles for storage)! I will keep sharing, and thank you for your knowledge and inspiration!

    • Shawn
      24 Oct 2013, 6:02 pm

      Joel, that’s just freakin incredible!
      Thanks man. And by the way, we’re going to get more and more people posting spring sources on findaspring.com so please do the same and let’s keep making great changes together!

  • Annette
    23 Oct 2013, 1:33 am

    Thanks for the information Shawn. Much appreciated.
    Also, I always ensure that I listen to all the information provided by you.

    Very educational.

    Everyone is responsible for their health.

    P.S. Congratulations on you new internet TV programme.

    • Shawn
      24 Oct 2013, 6:00 pm

      Annette, thank you so much. I really appreciate that!

  • LaKesha
    23 Oct 2013, 1:45 am

    Woop…woop!!!! Awesome sauce. Lol! You were made for tv. Great info as always. Now you can reach those who refuse to pick up a book. πŸ™‚

    • Shawn
      24 Oct 2013, 5:59 pm


  • Rebecca
    23 Oct 2013, 2:08 am

    WOW! congrats on your video… it will be a priority in my life…. I am excited to find that fluoride has now been deleted from our water what a plus….. am blessed to intake your knowledge as then I can become completely responsibility for my health and vitality… so love that



    • Shawn
      24 Oct 2013, 5:57 pm

      Awesome! Thanks for sharing Rebecca πŸ™‚

  • Rebecca
    23 Oct 2013, 2:11 am

    Hey Shawn



  • Simone
    23 Oct 2013, 5:54 am

    Wow! This is so very interesting! The most powerful information to me is the varying degrees of water quality and your comments regarding the effects of excessive amounts of estrogen. I can’t wait for part 2. Congratulations on a job well done!

    • Shawn
      24 Oct 2013, 5:55 pm

      Thanks, Simone!!!

  • Christie Pilossof
    23 Oct 2013, 8:59 am

    Euuuuw i’m the filter!

    • Shawn
      24 Oct 2013, 5:54 pm


  • Rissa
    23 Oct 2013, 2:31 pm

    Loved being able to see you, not just hear you. Keep the great info coming.

    • Shawn
      24 Oct 2013, 5:54 pm

      Will do, Rissa πŸ™‚

  • 23 Oct 2013, 5:11 pm

    As usual, great content Shawn! I typically add lemon to my water. πŸ™‚

  • Alexandra Santiago
    23 Oct 2013, 7:36 pm

    Shawn, great video! Your style, charisma and humility is what allows your message to shine and resonate with others. Looking forward to new episodes πŸ™‚

    • Shawn
      24 Oct 2013, 5:53 pm

      Alexandra, I receive that openheartedly.
      Thank you!

  • Anna
    23 Oct 2013, 9:47 pm

    That’s very clear, concise and informative, thank you!

    • Shawn
      24 Oct 2013, 5:52 pm

      My goal, exactly, Anna. Thank you!

  • Maurice
    24 Oct 2013, 12:26 pm

    Thanks Shawn I’m going to order an R/O system ASAP.

    • Shawn
      24 Oct 2013, 5:51 pm

      Hey, it’s my honor, Maurice! Make sure to “restructure” that water first. More on that in the next show (and upcoming podcast even more). Stay tuned, we’ve got the best stuff ever coming up.

    • Dana
      26 Oct 2013, 1:03 pm

      Shawn, great video….All this info is great but how do you get an R/O water system? A link would be helpful!

  • Syed Shah
    24 Oct 2013, 7:08 pm

    Hi Shawn, I’ve just watched your video! Congratulations on this first episode. I’m so glad that you said “yes” to this, after some “serious introspection and debate”, and to be able to witness you share this information is a blessing! Plus, it should be known by now that the new sensation is to be “conscience,” and hydration of course is first base! Moreover, I believe that it is this kind of attitude that I have been nurturing towards (thanks to your many many many “living contributions”) that guided me to find my Local Thermal Spring in Buxton (England), called St Anns Well! I am pleased to note that I have recommend you to my family and friends and I shall continue to share your podcasts and videos with people so that they can also benefit from your “living information.” Healthy Regards, Syed.

  • Whitney
    24 Oct 2013, 8:19 pm

    This is awesome Shawn! Congrats on the new show!!!! This is the kind of t.v. I love. Who needs cable when we have shows like this on the net to tune into??? You’re helping to set the platform for amazing things to come about in the near future with wellness, health and self care…..raising the consciousness of the masses. You’re amazing πŸ™‚

  • Dave
    24 Oct 2013, 8:47 pm

    Hey Shawn, all.. Nice job! (again) πŸ™‚
    My comment is about the fluoride added to the water, it isn’t about our teeth or health!! I mean come on,,, this is the same gov that allows the use of mercury to be put INTO our mouths!?!?

  • Dean B
    28 Oct 2013, 3:50 am

    Congrats! Good stuff, i have learned this already but i am curious for part 2 to help me find and what to look for in a spring. Keep em coming!

  • Jennifer
    28 Oct 2013, 4:15 pm

    Waddah difference! After this video I felt like I was a true water expert. You really filtered out what we think we know about water and what the truth is. In a quick way you really stream into our consciousness sharing your personal experience with water. Earth is not toxic, our water system is. As long as we use a pure and natural source, our bodies will respond with vigor and vibrancy. Thanks for keeping our thoughts pure! The video was great. I love HD- honest definition- t.v. =) I am excited and looking forward to more!

  • Debi D
    29 Oct 2013, 2:23 am

    Great topic and great show! Super excited to see more snipets of the show to come! Also very grateful that someone is sharing the truths about tap water!

  • Daniel V.
    31 Oct 2013, 3:37 pm

    Amazing show! Super excited to hear and see more in future πŸ™‚ thx again for solving my sleep problem through ur tips (curtains)!! you guys rock!

  • Barbara
    21 Aug 2014, 9:59 pm

    Water is a real issue to contend with. I have been diagnosed with Osteoporosis and have been trying to avoid fluoride and other chemicals in the water. Have been using distilled water with lemon or lemon oil added most of the time for drinking water. Wish I had a better water source.