Water is Life


…. Please stay healthy! We hear this sentence every day at a time when everyone has to live with sars-cov-2. Health is now even more “systemically important”. So relevant that many areas of life worldwide have been shut down.

So what do you need to stay healthy? One should pay attention to a balanced diet. And go out into the fresh air as often as possible ‘at a distance’. Develop good thoughts. Maybe there is still something essential? Something that is as natural and vital as breathing the air: the water!

Lack of water in everyday life

Chancellor Angela Merkel experienced how much our body needs water and how often it is forgotten in everyday life on June 18, 2019. At a reception, she suddenly trembled violently. A short time later the tremors had subsided. At a subsequent press conference, the Chancellor said that she had now “drunk at least three glasses of water" – apparently she was missing that. “From a medical point of view, the tremor is not alarming in itself. Generally speaking, it is not implausible that such a tremor can be attributed to a lack of fluid, ”said Dr. med. Dipl. Biochem. Alexander Schultze, Deputy Medical Director of the Emergency Department at the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf ”to the German Press Agency.

A healthy mind in a well hydrated body

As a preventative measure, the motto is to drink enough water throughout the day. Due to the lack of fluid, water is increasingly being removed from the blood and tissue, ”says the German Nutrition Society. The blood “thickens". This can lead to headaches, reduced performance and constipation because the vast majority of our human organism consists of precious H2O molecules – water. It makes up between 60 and 75 percent of our total weight. It forms the basis for ensuring that all vital functions in the organism, such as body structure, metabolism, digestion, cardiovascular and brain function, run optimally. The body also absorbs liquid through healthy solid food with lots of fruit, vegetables and soups. But that’s not enough! Our body needs around 30 ml of water per kilo of body weight. The remaining amount must be added by drinking.

“Count every drop, every drop counts"

As natural as water seems to be available to us, it is a rare commodity. Our planet earth is 2/3 covered with water. The majority of it, namely 97.4 percent, is salt water. For us humans only around 2.5 percent fresh water remains available as drinking water. It is found as surface water in streams, rivers and lakes, and underground as groundwater. Drinking water is not evenly distributed all over the world and the world’s population is growing steadily. By 2040, the United Nations estimates that nine billion people will be living on Earth instead of seven billion. Around four billion people are already affected by water shortages for at least one month per year. “Water,” said UN Secretary General António Guterres, “is one of the most valuable assets of the 21st century. National meteorological and hydrological services will play a central role in efforts to ‘count every drop because every drop counts’."

Which drop should it be?

In addition, water is not just water. The differences between the different types of drinking water are not insignificant: The range extends from tap water, table water, spring water, mineral water to medicinal water. In Europe it is mostly possible to drink tap water. The quality can vary greatly from region to region because it consists of groundwater and surface water. Now you are faced with several alternatives in the supermarket or online. Which water should it be? And in what packaging – PET, glass or bag-in-box? Life cycle assessment also plays a role. And which brand is the right one? Questions about questions that will be answered individually in future posts. In this labyrinth of possibilities, it starts with bottled water. It is mostly enriched with ingredients and can contain different types of water. Only special spring and mineral water comes from underground, uncontaminated deposits.

Only the best water for your health!

“Water is our elixir of life and our most important foodstuff," emphasizes Dr. Johannes Pfaffenhuemer, founder and managing director of Water of Life GmbH. “Our premium waters are natural, full of life and mature spring waters that combine original purity with quality and taste. They come from the best sources in the world, are unencumbered and free from chemical additives. They support the vital functions of the body particularly well. In this way, they form the best basis for optimal nutrition and a healthy lifestyle. ”The suitable spring water should contain as little carbon dioxide and as much natural spring oxygen as possible”.

The “balance of juices"

Then there are the needs of the individual because we are not all the same – infants or seniors, athletes or office workers. Some want to stay young and flexible for a long time. The others to grow up strong and healthy. We call this the “balance of juices" because the human body always needs valuable water to function optimally. It is important to use the right water for every age, for every requirement and situation. A sensor test like the one offered by Water of Life can be helpful: comparable to a wine tasting.

Reading made you thirsty?

Dr. Johannes Pfaffenhuemer conducts water tastings. He has been a passionate water lover for more than three decades. He prefers to take three types of St. Leonards springs, their taste is astonishingly different! Dr. Johannes Pfaffenhuemer will happily answer your questions. You can order with just a few clicks on the Water of Life homepage. Your quality water is delivered right to your doorstep. Enjoy it and … stay healthy!

Editor:  Claude Piel


  • Coronavirus or Covid 19: Robert Koch Institute, Berlin
  • Adult water balance: German Society for Nutrition e. V. (DGE) Bonn, Germany
  • Lack of water from: Deutsche Presse Agentur, Agence France Presse, der Tagesspeigel
  • UN Secretary General António Guterres: the UN World Weather Organization on World Meteorological Day
  • Drinking water quality: Council of the European Union, Brussels, Belgium
  • Beverage packaging: Beverage Carton Recycling Association, Zurich, Switzerland
  • The properties of Dr. Masaru Emoto: Website, Tokyo, Japan
  • World water shortages: economic development, population development, climate change, United Nations, New York, USA
  • Drinking water: Goal 6 of sustainable development (SDG 6) for clean water and sanitation, UN
  • Drinking by sports: German Sports University, Cologne, Germany