Clean Water for a Healthier Body



Karol Dolega’s fascination with clean drinking water started with his desire to maximize his own hydration. As a world record-holding marathon runner, Dolega wanted to get the most benefit out of the water he was drinking to improve his performance. After much research, he founded ProEcoLife, in Chicago, to provide healthy, clean, good-tasting water, educate people about water quality and build a community of its customers. 

       Dolega has trained and run marathons all over the world, but noticed that in places like Switzerland, where they have a reputation for clean water, he performed better in spite of higher altitudes. When he moved to the U.S. from Europe, he was not happy with the tap water. “I was developing allergies and my muscles and ligaments weren’t recovering as quickly. Proper hydration helps the body to function optimally, and that means water that is clean and free of chemicals,” he says.  

       ProEcoLife offers a variety of filter options and filtration systems, all tailored to offer the best water quality, whether for a deep water well or an urban water supply. “Our customers get peace of mind knowing they’re drinking water free of lead, barium and other heavy metals, fluoride, pesticides and herbicides, hormones, steroids and drugs, radioactive substances and all other impurities,” says Dolega. Eighty percent of all diseases have a direct connection with the water we drink, but many consumers don’t realize that. “The levels of toxins and chemicals in most water are alarming, and are thought to cause cancer and other serious diseases,” says Dolega.

       Unique to the industry, they use a filter made with shungite stone that employs fullerene molecules consisting of several dozens of carbon atoms to fight free radicals by mimicing natural spring water and reverse osmosis to purify the water. “The filtration process is a multi-stage procedure,” says Dolega. “The first stage removes the big impurities using a high-end, natural carbon filter made from coconut trees. The second stage pushes the water through a reverse osmosis membrane, which cleans it down to a grade that’s as pure as what they use in the Army.”

       The filters have a warranty of 10 to 15 years, and Dolega makes it a point to develop relationships with his customers. “They’re not just getting a product; they’re getting a service. We offer free installation, 24-hour support, a monitor system, education and anything else our customers need,” he says. “Families that used to spend hundreds of dollars a month on bottled water are now going back to using tap water, which in addition to saving money, takes all those empty plastic bottles out of landfills.”

       Dolega encourages people to learn the facts about the water they’re consuming and become educated about the quality and purity. “Chicago publishes a Water Quality Report every year which lists microbial and inorganic contaminants including barium, copper, lead and nitrate, and radioactive contaminants such as radium. Some of the lead levels in the Chicago Public School System (CPS) are 300 times the allowable limit. Only about a third of the CPS schools have water that is lead-free,” says Dolega.

       ProEcoLife offers systems for any size home or business, whether it’s a private apartment, multi-family home or large office structure. “We can customize and scale the products to fit any space. We do a lot of work in restaurants and catering businesses, but also in schools and office buildings. We have affordable payment plans that will save our customers money in the long run because they’re not buying bottled water and they’re feeling healthier overall,” says Dolega.

ProEcoLife is located at 7109 Higgins Rd., in Chicago. For more information, call 312-885-7777 or visit ProEcoLife.com. See ad on page 33.

Carrie Jackson is an Evanston-based writer and frequent contributor to Natural Awakenings magazine. Connect at CarrieJacksonWrites.com.

Edit ModuleShow Tags

More from Natural Awakenings

Inner Child Connections Resolves Emotional Issues

When we ignore our subconscious mind, we’re not able to find peace and resolution in our life. This statement is the basis for the emotional healing that Funda Kahn facilitates at Inner Child Connections, in Northbrook.

Creating a Healthy Family Dynamic

With stimulation overwhelming them from school, home, friends and technology, children are more stressed than ever before. Amanda Hinman, co-founder of the Hinman Holistic Health Institute with her husband, Mike, says children need a holistic approach that addresses how they eat, live and learn in order to grow and thrive.

Structural Integration

Diane Roth, founder of Roth Structural Integration, in Highland Park, has been practicing Structural Integration for more than 25 years. Through the use of hands-on manipulation of the tissue and surrounding fascia, she helps clients find relief from chronic pain and other symptoms of misalignment in the body.

Gynecology Institute Offers

Since 2013, the Gynecology Institute of Chicago has served as a place where women can find a holistic team of specialists to treat everything from common gynecological issues and check-ups to advanced surgical procedures. With three locations in Chicago, the Institute is a convenient, inviting and supportive environment promoting urogynecological health and overall wellness.

Balance Chiropractic & Wellness

With a combined focus on chiropractic health and functional medicine, Balance Chiropractic & Wellness, in Hoffman Estates, offers patients natural, non-pharmaceutical options to achieve overall wellness.

Add your comment:
Edit ModuleShow Tags

See More »This Month

The Joint Introduces the New ‘Back-tober’ Promotion

The Joint Chiropractic is supporting National Chiropractic Health Month in October by offering discounted introductory visits at 50 percent off their normal rate. New patients can receive an exam, consultation and adjustment for $19 throughout the month.

Seminar Offers Adoption Advice

Sally Wildman, J.D., an attorney in Chicago and Northbrook, will conduct a course, The Adoption Process From A to Z, from 7 to 9:15 p.m., October 19, at John Hersey High School, in Arlington Heights.

Make it Personal and Support a Local Endangered Species

To celebrate a 20-year legacy as the region’s leading conservation alliance, Chicago Wilderness is conducting One Home: A Campaign to Support our Species (ChicagoWilderness.org/20years), a fundraising effort through November 29 to support the health and habitat of 12 priority animal species in the region through CrowdRise.

Clean Water for a Healthier Body

Karol Dolega’s fascination with clean drinking water started with his desire to maximize his own hydration. As a world record-holding marathon runner, Dolega wanted to get the most benefit out of the water he was drinking to improve his performance.

Letter from Publisher

There’s a journalistic truism that admonishes writers not to begin by talking about the weather—it’s considered cliché.

Planning for a Sustainable Future

Leaders from more than a dozen north and northwest suburban communities will convene for a discussion of Active Design in our communities from 1 to 3 p.m., October 4, at the Chicago Botanic Garden.