I tout in chapter 10, Hydration is the new Mantra, the importance of taking in as much water as possible every day to help keep your system cool down and to flush out the toxins being pumped in. I learned the hard way how important it was. Incredibly dry skin is just one of the pitfalls of non compliance to this rule of thumb.
Yes, you can go as simple as water from the tap, but you should at least make sure it’s filtered.
So, there are 3 options for gift #10 that I’d suggest.
- Water filter. whether it be the kind you attach directly to the tap or the one in the water pitcher, it’s a great gift.
- If they like carbonation then I’d highly recommend sparkling mineral water, like a case (or more) of Pellegrino would be nice. I drink at least two 32oz bottles every day. This brand is special to me because Italy was on my list of things to look forward to and I got to experience it just eight months after chemo finished for me. Drinking it before was a nice reminder of something to look forward to and drinking it after was a great memory of lifelong dream come true. Another good-to-know before you go this route, opt for the plastic (AKA unbreakable) bottle. I can’t (don’t want to admit) tell you how many glasses I’ve broken over the last couple years and the frustration involved in having to clean up the mess. “Unbreakable” is a great way to go.
- Alkaline water. I’m lucky enough to live by an area (Carlsbad, Ca) that was natural alkaline springs. I treated myself to a counter top, 3 gallon container with holding rack then take the trip out once a week to fill it up for a whopping .50 cents. Not bad. If you are anywhere near then it could be as simple as buying a holding device and filling it up to that and paying for home delivery for a year.
No matter what your budget any of these gifts are sure to be appreciated and you can personalize them by adding a bag of lemons, limes or a bottle of unsweetened cranberry juice for added flavor.