An e-Course On Finding The Best Filter, For The Purest Water
Learn what the most common contaminants in drinking water are, and what health issues they are associated with, so you can more intentionally filter your water and guide clients to do the same!
Did you know that:
- Excessive levels of lead, a potent neurotoxin, have been found in almost 2,000 water systems across all 50 states
- 77 million Americans drink water that has violated the Safe Drinking Water Act because of excess contamination?
- 36 million Americans who rely on well water are consuming dangerous levels of arsenic every day?
- Almost 90% of drinking water sampled by the USDA had traces of Atrazine, the most widely used herbicide in the country?
Clean water is a basic right, and yet so many of us are drinking water that contains harmful contaminants like arsenic, chlorine, fluoride, and lead and well as pesticides & pharmaceuticals.
CONTAMINATED DRINKING WATER IS A SERIOUS ISSUE
Hundreds of different contaminants have been found in drinking water across the US, yet the EPA only regulates 89 of them. And not very well at that.
Long term, low-level consumption of these contaminants can undermine a healthy body, and lead to or exacerbate chronic health issues. Issues like cancer, diabetes, heart disease, infertility, obesity, digestive problems, autoimmune disorders, and even skin problems.
We MUST filter our water
According to the American Society Of Civil Engineers, an organization that grades our nation’s roads, bridges and drinking water infrastructure, we need an estimated $1 trillion to upgrade our water systems. For this reason, we filter.
But which kind of filter?
- Activated Carbon?
- Reverse Osmosis?
- What about Alkaline water?
- Is a pitcher filter okay?
- Do I need a whole house filter?
Figuring out which filter is right can be pretty confusing.
ENROLLMENT IS NOW OPEN!
NOT ALL FILTERS ARE THE SAME
Some only filter out things like chlorine, but leave behind lead, or fluoride. Some types of filter remove most of the bad stuff, but also some of the healthy minerals we need.
People who sell filters will all say that theirs is “the best” or the “#1”, but not all filters are the same, so how can that be? Surely, they can’t all be the best! Shopping for water filters is confusing & overwhelming, and folks are often left wondering if they got the right one, and hoping that it’s taking out all the harmful contaminants they want to avoid.
But here’s the truth: THERE IS NO PERFECT FILTER.
What most people don’t realize is that everyone has a different profile of contaminants in their water:
- If you live in an agricultural area, you’re likely to have higher levels of pesticides, herbicides, and nitrates in your water
- If you live in a more urban area, you’re likely to have higher levels of industrial chemicals, like perchlorate and PFAS Your city may use old lead pipes to transport water to your home
- Even if your city has no lead in the distribution system, you may have lead in the fixtures in your house
- The geography of your local area might add naturally occurring fluoride to the water, or your city might intentionally add it
- Some cities add chlorine to disinfect, while others use chloramine, which is harder to remove
To Get Clean water, you must match the filter to the contaminants in YOUR water
Online databases on water contamination can be confusing, with folks left assuming they’re getting the right filter.
But with more and more people struggling with chronic health issues, most of which can be made worse by exposure to contaminants in our water, getting the right filter is more important than ever!
That’s why I created:
An e-Course On Finding The Best Filter, For The Purest Water
PURE is an online, self-directed e-course that will help you:
- Understand exactly why the types of contaminants in our water can vary dramatically
- Learn what the most common contaminants in drinking water are, and what health issues they are associated with, so you can more intentionally filter your water
- Figure out what contaminants are showing up in your water, so you can filter appropriately
- Find the filter technology that the best for the contaminants present in your water
- Help empower you when shopping for a filter, so you can show up informed and asking the right questions
- Know what steps to take to test your water so you are confident in your filter purchase
- Navigate drinking water while traveling so you don’t get sick
- Feel confident that you’re making the best choice, and getting the safest, cleanest water for yourself and your family
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The PURE course is about education & empowerment
I’m not selling you a filter: I’m teaching you how to determine which filter is best for you or the clients you serve.
My educational philosophy is based on the old proverb: “Give a Man a Fish, and You Feed Him for a Day. Teach a Man To Fish, and You Feed Him for a Lifetime.”
Here’s What’s Included In PURE
10 Video Presentation Modules:
Module 1: Water & Our Biology
In this introduction module, you’ll learn just why water is critical for our survival and for optimal health. You’ll learn how water is key in helping us to detoxify from the toxins we’re exposed to.
Module 2: Understanding Water Contamination
In this module we’ll the reasons why our water is contaminated in the first place, along with getting a clear picture of how our drinking water is (or isn’t) regulated. You’ll learn:
- How many contaminants the EPA currently regulates
- Why zero new contaminants have been regulated in nearly 20 years
- How many chemicals industries are dumping into our waterways
- The state of our water infrastructure (hint: it’s crumbling)
- How common violations of the Safe Drinking Water Standards are
- The variables that can determine the relative contamination of your water compared to someone else’s
Module 3: Biological Contaminants & Their Effects
You’ll learn which are the most common types of biological contaminants that we still have to deal with, how they entered the water systems, how they can make us sick, and what’s the best way to filter them. We’ll also talk about the new trend of drinking “raw” water.
Module 4: Chemical Contaminants & Their Effects
In this module, we’ll explore 9 of the top chemical contaminants in our water, how they got there, how they can affect us, and what types of filters will remove them. Having this information will help you to better navigate your water quality report, and any testing you choose to have done.
Module 5: Heavy Metals in our Water
Heavy metals in our drinking water is big news. In this module, we’ll take a look at lead contamination, as well as other metals like arsenic, chromium, and mercury, and how to best filter them out.
Module 6: Radioactive Isotopes In Tap Water
Radioactive isotopes in our water is becoming an increasing problem, party due to hydraulic fracturing for gas extraction. In this module we’ll look at where radioactives are showing up in our water, and how to make sure we’re filtering them out.
Module 7: Exploring Your Water Quality Report
In order to purchase the best filter for your unique water profile, you’ll need to understand how to read and interpret your local water quality report. In this module we’ll walk through a sample report so you can follow along with your own.
Module 8: Fitting your Filter to Your Water
Not all filter media is the same, and not all filters take out all contaminants. In this module you’ll learn about each of the primary types of water filtration, including various types of activated carbon, KDF media, distillation systems, UV , and reverse osmosis. We’ll also explore the various certifications to look for when buying a filter to ensure it’s doing the job you need.
Module 9: Is Bottled Water Better?
In this final module, we’ll explore when bottled water is, and isn’t a good choice, along with how to avoid estrogen mimicking chemicals, and what do when traveling.
Module 10: Microplastics
Microplastics – tiny, microscopic pieces of plastic are increasingly found in both tap and bottled water. These microplastics act like magnets for other chemical contaminants in water and can themselves pose a threat to our health. In this module you’ll learn what to look for in order to filter this bad boys out!
Charts, Checklists, Guides, & Recommendations
Curated Selection of Recommended Filters
For those that just want to be pointed in the direction of good options for filters, this “bottom line” guide will help you find a great filter for your home. With 14 different filter suggestions, with detailed list of what each filter removes and what it doesn’t, and special considerations to keep in mind.
Water Filter Chart
Shopping for filters and aren’t sure they actually take out what you need? Use this chart to help you get clear on which contaminants are removed by each of the filter media covered in this course.
A Guide For Well Water
If you’re on well water, it means your water is not treated like public water, and is not monitored for contaminants like public water. In this guide you’ll learn what the primary risks are with well water and how to test for contaminants and bacteria.
When traveling away from home, we don’t always have the benefit of drinking filtered water. In this guide, you’ll learn some tips and tricks to keep yourself safe, healthy, and hydrated while on the go, no matter where you are!
Access to our private Facebook Community!
Once you enroll, you’ll be invited to join my thriving “Talking Toxins” private Facebook group where you can connect, engage, and share with nearly 1,000 other students. There is a wealth of knowledge and a passion for sharing in this group, and your access to this community never expires 🙂
A detailed chart of all the contaminants addressed in this course, the health effects associated with them, and which filter media will help to remove or reduce it. This chart will help you zero in on the specific types of filter media that will be needed to properly filter your water.
A handy checklist for you to print out and use as you’re reading through your local water quality report, or the results of any advanced water testing. Check off any contaminants that are showing up in your water, and you’ll know which types of filter media you’ll need to address them!
A Guide for Shower Filters
While a whole-house filter is ideal, it’s not within everyone’s budget. Filter your shower water at the tap is important, so in this guide you’ll learn about shower and bath filter that are inexpensive and easy to install.
Guide to Alkaline Water
Many in the health world love drinking alkaline or high alkaline water. In this guide you’ll learn what alkaline water is, and whether it’s ideal for drinking on a long-term basis.
Monthly LIVE Q&A Calls
Each month, I host a live Q&A session for all my students. These sessions are held over a video conferencing platform, and simultaneously broadcast right into our private Facebook group! You can join these calls via your computer, tablet or telephone, or you can ask your question via the chat function on Facebook. These live sessions are hugely valuable, and give us an opportunity to openly dialog about questions or concerns, not just about water, but about all aspects of environmental health!
I'm Lara Adler, a self-proclaimed super-nerd, whose genius is transforming complicated research about a scary, doom and gloom topic (toxins!) into easy to understand and actionable steps designed to help protect your health.
I believe we can channel anxiety and overwhelm into calm, confident and empowered action with the goal of optimizing our health, and creating a healthier future for everyone. And I also believe we can have fun doing it!
Hear what some of my students have to say:
“I just finished the course and loved it. You lay out the information in such a clear and accessible way. You are a wonderful teacher. I have learned so much about water and where it comes from and what is put into it to clean it. Tremendously helpful!”
– Chelsea Buhrman, Mom to a medically complex toddler
“Toxins are an underrepresented area when it comes to health and wellness. Most practitioners talk about detoxing the body, but cannot adequately educate on removing environmental toxins from their homes, workplaces, and self-care regime. Lara Adler is blazing a trail into the topic of environmental toxins with her expert knowledge. Her enthusiasm and passion for the subject is apparent from the moment you begin talking with her. Having interviewed and witnessed her teachings, I’m confident that you will feel supported by her dedication as an educator.”
— Summer Bock, Herbalist, Master Fermentationist, and founder of GutRebuilding.com
“Lara’s work is exceptional! I have taken all of her courses, from Tools through to her Certificate course, and would go straight into any other education that she decides to offer in the future without a second thought. It’s pretty challenging to learn some of this stuff, but the way Lara delivers the content makes it really easy to take in. I love going back to the classes again and again Lara, your teachings have enabled me to have the confidence I need in having the toxins conversation with my clients in a way that doesn’t come across as fear-mongering, and they have given me the resources I need to continue researching the subject I feel so passionate about. Your work is some of the most inspiring I have ever come across. Obviously, I am passionate about the subject, but your way of conveying information that can so often feel overwhelming, is reassuring, empowering and generous.”
— Edurne Ubani, Functional Health Coach, FDN-P
“If it was not for you practical approach to what we can do I would feel so hopeless. There is hope and you are one of those individuals who cut through the crap and make the way clear… You are a light to those in a dark place. Thanks for all you continue to do!!”
— Eva Nestor, RDN, Pediatric Nutritionist Dietitian
“As a busy health professional, I don’t have near the time I’d like to deep dive into research on toxins and their affects. So I most appreciate that you do the work for me, and I can pass along this education to my clients, trusting that you’ve taken the time to fully examine and root out the truth.”
— Melanie Miner, HPHA and Founder of Chrysalis Woman
“I am truly grateful for your work, Lara. I knew that it was an important piece of the puzzle that I did not have – for my health and the health of my clients. The issue of environmental toxins is one that all health practitioners need to understand, be able to share, and put into practice in an effective way. It is really not optional in terms of protecting, recovering, and building health. Thank you for being the expert you are with an approach to environmental toxins that works.”
— Connie Sheppard, Holistic Health Coach
GOT QUESTIONS? CHECK THE FAQ:
Who is this course for?
Do you drink water? This course is for YOU! While I wish that everyone’s water was clean, contaminant free and worry free, that’s sadly not the case. Even in the United States, our water is riddled with issues and to some degree everyone’s water is likely not as ideal as it could be. Government isn’t doing a great job at regulating contaminants that pollute our water, or regulating the industries that do the polluting, and the end result is that we all have actually harmful and potentially harmful chemicals in the water we drink every day. If you have children, are pregnant, or dealing with a chronic health issues it’s *essential* that you have clean, contaminant free water. This course will help you to understand the issues that are local for you, and what steps to take to get the most appropriate filter for your budget.
Are you selling, recommending, or reviewing filters?
Nope! My aim with this course is to educate and empower you to find the best filter for your unique needs. There is no perfect product to recommend, but after going through this course, you’ll know how to find the best filter for your needs!
To help you though, I’ve created a “Water Filter Suggestions” guide which features a number of products that I’ve looked very closely at that I think are great filters to recommend. You can just jump to one of these, or you can use the knowledge you acquire in this course and find one on your own.
You know this famous quote: “Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime.” PURE is designed to teach you to fish so you can know how to filter your water for the rest of your life. I want to teach you to see your water differently, and to guide you towards finding the best filter for your unique water situation. You might just need a simple and inexpensive pitcher system, or you might need a pricier and complex system. This course is intended to help you find that answer, so you don’t waste money on filters you don’t need, or that aren’t protecting you.
I live outside the US... will this course be relevant to me?
What is the format of this course?
This course includes series of video modules (including presentation slides and transcripts) along with charts, checklists, and guides. So long as you have an internet connection and are able to download the materials, and/or watch a video online, you’ll be able to go through all of the content with no problem! If you do have an issue with anything, we’re here to support you
What if I have a different question?
ENROLLMENT IS NOW OPEN!
I’m confident that what you learn in this course will help you become more informed about the health risks associated with the contaminants that are commonly found in our water supply, and that you’ll be clear on the steps necessary to find the best filtration system for *your* water. Enroll in PURE and if you’re not totally happy, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org within 7 days your purchase. Let us know what didn’t jive with you, and we’ll give you a full refund. Boom! That was easy!