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Drinking Water

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Water is not only the most essential substance next to oxygen for human life.  It is also complex, often containing hundreds of dissolved minerals and chemicals.  Most water is also “structured” or clustered in  complex ways.  It is indeed a marvelous substance whose extreme value is often unrecognized.

 

DRINKING WATER PRINCIPLES

 

Every week, we encounter a person who is not progressing on a healing program due to drinking an improper type or not enough drinking water. If this continues for several years, it can ruin one’s health.

 

Using any amount of caffeine, sugars (including fruit and juices), or alcohol tends to dehydrate the body by causing water loss.

 

Water is more than a beverage.  It is a particular type of energy that we need in a certain amount on a daily basis.  If we do not obtain it, health is negatively impacted.

 

Most people do not drink enough pure water.  Adults need about 3 quarts or 3 liters daily, and perhaps a little more if you weigh over 250 pounds or 110  kilograms, do physical labor or vigorous exercise daily, and perhaps more if one lives in a very dry or hot climate.

 

tap water in most locations comes from either large wells, or from lakes, rivers or reservoirs constructed specially for the purpose of supplying drinking water.  Building and maintaining the water supply is often the most costly public service provided by cities and towns.  Most cities are proud of their water system and do not hesitate to recommend it for drinking.

 

Disadvantages of tap water. These include contamination with metals and toxic chemicals, and the addition of more toxic chemicals used to sanitize the water.  Among the contaminants are small quantities of toxic metals and hundreds of toxic chemicals depending on the location.  Another important contaminant is the residue from dozens of medical pharmaceutical drugs.  These are explained in the sections below:

 

Excessive toxic metals. Many city water supplies, especially wells, contain some excessive amounts toxic metals or toxic amounts or forms of other minerals.  Common toxic metals include arsenic and lead, which are found in many pesticides and herbicides and find their way into the wells and other water supplies.  At times, these are difficult to remove from large amounts of water, so they are just left there even if the water violates environmental standards, especially in poorer nations.

Other minerals that often contaminate drinking water include too much iron, manganese, boron and copper depending on the location.

 

Medical drugs in the tap water. Today, most city water also contains residues of many medical drugs that do not break down fast enough and are recycled in the water supply. This is a complete horror that has not received nearly the publicity it deserves. Most medical drugs including many antibiotics, heart medicines, birth control pills, and hundreds of others pass right through the body unaltered.  They do not biodegrade quickly, and are literally recycled in many communities and go back into the drinking water.

 

Chemicals used to sanitize water – chlorine, aluminum, copper and fluoride.  Cities and towns often add aluminum compounds to water to make solid matter clump and fall to the bottom of holding tanks used at most water treatment plants.  While it removes solid matter, aluminum finds it way into the drinking water.  Excessive aluminum is found in most people's tissue mineral tests.  High levels are associated with memory impairment and dementia.

 

Copper or bromine.  City water companies may also add copper and other chemical compounds to reduce the growth of certain harmful algae and molds in reservoirs.  While copper is a nutrient mineral, most people have too much of it in their bodies.  Vegetarian diets are high in copper.  Weak adrenal glands cause copper accumulation.  Birth control pills raise copper and copper intra-uterine devices can drastically raise one's copper level.

Copper toxicity is extremely common and can cause depression, anxiety, mood swings, panic attacks, fatigue, headaches, skin rashes and even cancer.  Over half the mineral analyses we see reveal elevated levels of tissue copper.

 

The fluoride abomination. Although laws in America such as the Clean Water Act of 1974 prohibits adding any substance to drinking water except to make it safe, many communities in the USA and Great Britain, in particular, have been convinced by ignorant and corrupt health authorities to add fluorides to their drinking water.  These chemicals are poisons, and are sold as rat poison, in fact.

 

Fluoride does not reduce tooth decay in most studies of it. Any health authority who reviews the data in an unbiased way would never recommend adding fluorides to drinking water.  In fact, some medical studies show more tooth decay in fluoridated areas.  All nations except the United States and some parts of Great Britain and Australia have given up the practice based on the research and on the principle of people's right to choose whether or not to have their water medicated .  Adding fluoride has nothing to do with the safety of the water, and in fact makes it much more toxic.

Fluorides are very toxic chemicals, considered as toxic as mercury or lead.  Also, the compound often used, hydrofluosilicic acid, is not pure fluoride but rather a smokestack waste product from fertilizer factories that is about 30% fluoride.  It contains heavy metals, kerosene, benzene, radioactive substances and other toxins.

 

SPRING WATER

 

Spring water and that found in deep aquifers is water that has 1) been evaporated from the earth and distilled, as explained below, and then 2) been filtered and mineralized by passing through layers of rock and soil.  Contrary to popular belief, in most nations, spring water is also highly regulated by the government for purity and mineral content.

 

Advantages of spring water and deep artesian well water. The main advantages appear to be that it often hydrates the body well and, if it is a quality water, it is low in toxic metals, toxic chemicals and pathogens such as bacteria, viruses, parasites and other micro-organisms.  It has been filtered by the earth in ways we do not understand well, but which can work very effectively and often better than any human-invented means of filtering and purifying water.  Another advantage is that it usually contains a wide variety of trace minerals that the human body needs desperately today since the food supply is generally depleted of minerals today.

 

REVERSE OSMOSIS WATER

 

Reverse osmosis or RO is by far the most common manmade method of purifying water on earth.  It involves passing water at high pressure through a plastic membrane with tiny holes in it.  Most minerals and chemicals are too large to pass through the membrane and remain behind, resulting in the formation of a largely mineral-free, chemical-free and pathogen-free water.

The design of most RO units includes a way of back flushing the membrane constantly to hopefully prevent excessive buildup of solid matter on the plastic membrane.  This is important or the membrane would be destroyed quickly.  The membrane usually lasts about a year, at which time the water quality deteriorates and the membrane must be replaced.

 

Gases, such as chlorine, can pass through the membrane.  For this reason, most reverse osmosis units also usually contain pre- and post-filters.  The pre-filter extends the life of the membrane by removing larger particles and certain chemicals.  The carbon post-filter further purifies the water, removing chlorine and other gases that may pass through the filter.

 

RO is the most commonly used methods of producing pure water on planet earth.  It is used in almost all home and commercial "drinking water" machines such as those in water stores, supermarkets and health food stores.  It is also used industrially in bottling plants for soda pop, soups, juices, beer and many other drinks.  It is also used on all ships, some aircraft, and in many other applications.  It is much cheaper than distillation.

 

Advantages of reverse osmosis water.  These include its low level of toxic metals, toxic chemicals and pathogens, and its low cost.

 

Disadvantages of reverse osmosis water. Unfortunately, RO water has many disadvantages:

 

RO water, in general, does not hydrate the body well.  This is its worst aspect.  It is unfortunate, but we see it over and over again.  The plastic membrane must damage the water in some subtle way that I do not understand.

 

A residue from the plastic membrane seems to find its way into the water, and then into the body.  This is a consistent finding in everyone who drinks RO water.  So it adds a new toxin to the body, even though the water is quite pure in other ways.

 

The water is extremely yin in Chinese medical terms.   This seems to occurs because it lacks minerals and because it is contaminated with plastic from the RO membrane.  The yin quality is extremely harmful and must be avoided.

 

There is no simple way to test the quality of the water.  As the plastic RO membrane and pre-and post-filters age in a reverse osmosis machine, the water quality declines.  A simple total dissolved solids or TDS meter may not detect chemical contamination.

 

Reverse osmosis water is severely mineral deficient and has an acidic pH. As with distilled water, it does not supply the body with needed trace minerals, and it may have a mild chelating effect. This means that it may remove some vital minerals from the body. The acidic pH is also a slight problem.

 

CARBON FILTERS

 

Carbon, also called activated charcoal, is an excellent filtering material.   It is basically charred wood or some other natural substance.  The shape of the carbon molecule causes it to attract a few lighter minerals and most toxic chemicals.  At the same time, it seems to be quite harmless and does not add many toxins to the water it touches. For best results, the carbon must touch the water for a prolonged period of time.  This means that the larger the carbon filter, and the slower the water flows through it, the better.