Water

Water

 

Water is the essence of all life.  Without clean water, we degenerate and die.

For my first 15 years, I grew up on a dairy farm with tank water, swam in the local streams, and rarely drank town water.  Then I moved to town, and that is when my health issues started to show up.

I discovered that the Town Water I was drinking contained many chemicals, the most prevalent of which were chlorine and fluoride.  I was told by my school, my doctor and my dentist that chlorine was an essential antibacterial agent, and fluoride protected my teeth.

What my research on my health issues showed me, made me committed to drink only 100% pure water for the rest of my life.

My pure water today comes from my own Stefani reverse-osmosis unit, which is available through Bunnings in Australia.  When I’m away from home, I drink only Pureau water, available at Woolworths and Coles in Australia, or Refresh Pure Water.  Both are 100% pure water with nothing added.  The ph value for both of these is around 5.5.   Note: critics of reverse-osmosis water are usually those who promote alkaline waters.  See Section below on Alkaline Water.

Here is what committed me to 100% pure water:

Town Water:  By chance, I met someone who had been involved with a University study of domestic water from more than 200 towns around Australia, analysed with a mass spectrometer.  It showed the average town reticulated water contained more than 40 substances, with the worst measuring in excess of 200 elements.  Predominant were inorganic minerals, heavy metals and many chemicals apart from chlorine and fluoride.

Tank Water (from rainwater):  Also analysed were samples of tank water from several Australian states, which showed again, an average of more than 30 elements, and again, including inorganic minerals, chemicals and toxic organic materials.

Spring Water:   Bottled Spring waters are available from many shops in Australia.  Analysis of spring waters shows that many of the minerals are inorganic.  The body can absorb organic minerals, but not inorganic minerals which can clog up arteries and veins in the body.

Bottled water:   I discovered two issues with bottled water available in supermarkets and shops:   The first is where the plastic bottle is made, and the second is the quality of the water in the bottle.

  • The plastic bottle.  Recent research has shown a high level of microplastics in bottled water around the world.  Plastic water bottles made in Australia generally do not leach harmful chemicals or microplastics into the water.  I now use glass bottles, to not add to the worldwide plastics problem.
  • Water quality.  A study by Fairfax Media in 2016 found that water from a reputable source was found to be tap water.  When asked, the Manager commented; “The water is basically free, so I see it as just selling plastic bottles”.   In Australia, more than 85% of all bottled water is produced by Coca-Cola Amatil (51%) and Asahi Holdings Ltd. (35%), using bottles not manufactured in Australia.

Water Filtration:  Basic Water filters are available in most supermakets, hardware stores and camping shops.  Look for the filter size.  Anything above 0.1 micron removes solids from the water but not chemicals, fungi, viruses, bacteria or other pathogens.  The majority of water filters sold in Australia do not pass this quality, and are therefore effectively useless.

The Truth about Fluoride: Fluoride” is officially classified as “safe for human consumption” by the Australian Department of Health.  However, the reality is anything but that.  Whatever your opinions are about “fluoride”, please review these statements by scientists, doctors and other professionals:

Alkaline water:   Despite the hype, “akaline water” and/or “ionised water” have no scientific benefits to human health.   Please read this, and watch this doctor talk, and then you can make an informed choice.

Water is the essence of all life.  Without clean water, we degenerate and die.

 

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