Episode 56:

(Living) Water as a Wellness Tool

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The wellness world has put so much focus on things like meditation, yoga, special diets, and alternative medicine that it has often overlooked a powerful, but simple tool to better your well-being: water. Nicole Sciandra, Wellness Coach (and former Marine Biologist), shares her expertise in water. She highlights the ways that our tap water has been altered with chemicals and contaminants so as not to be as “good” for us as it can be. She also talks about the concept of living water and why that may be the best water for you. Throughout this episode, she shares a lot of tips and recommendations on how you can harness the power of water to take care of your health and well-being.

In the “You Want Me To Do What??” section, Shanna gives some insight into how she selected the Berkey Filter that she uses to filter her drinking water, and the steps you can take to find the right filter for your water.

Episode Recap:

Interview with Nicole Sciandra - 1:39

“You Want Me To Do What??” section - 43:32


  • “Living” water is water closest to the state you find it in nature:

    • Structured

    • Free-flowing

    • Ionized

    • Alkaline (not using a chemical agent)

  • Be aware of what is in the bottled water you buy. For example, many of the bottled alkaline water are chemically manipulated using baking soda.

  • Kangen Machines have filters to filter out harmful chemicals as well as medical-grade platinum and titanium plates for electrolysis – this is done to re-ionize the water

  • Recommendations to consume “healthier”/ “better for you water:

    • If you buy bottled water, do your research online of what is in the different water for the different companies

    • Get a filter for your drinking water at home

    • Consider a filter for the water you use to bathe

  • Our bodies are made up of the same percentage of water as the planet is

  • Nicole Sciandra’s Top 3 Tips for Using Water as a Wellness Tool:

    • Be intentional with the water you consume. Learn more about what’s in your water supply, do you need to filter it, and what bottled water is the best option (if you buy bottled water)

    • Don’t underestimate the importance of elimination and the role that water plays in that

    • Find a way to harness water as a healing modality (eg. Baths, being by water in nature)

  • Shanna’s recommendations for finding a water filter that works for you:

    • Research what you need to filter out based on your city/where your water comes from

    • Set a budget of what you are willing to pay for the water filter so you don’t get lost in looking at options that are out of your price range

    • Search for water filters that filter out all or the worst of the contaminants and chemicals in your water supply

    • Start with filtering your drinking water and then consider filtering your bathing water

  • Online resource for researching water quality: https://www.ewg.org/tapwater/



Where to find Nicole Sciandra:


Live Your Alchemy: https://www.liveyouralchemyco.com/

Berkey Filter: https://www.berkeyfilters.com/