THE GOOD: PURE WATER.
Pure water is defined as water that is free of impurities and contains all the minerals that our body requires for good health. We need water more than we need food. Without it we couldn’t last more than three to ten days. Water makes up almost three quarters of our body weight and is necessary for most
of our physiological needs including:
• relief from fatigue due to dehydration.
• maintaining the balance of body fluids.
• removing toxins and human waste.
• maintaining proper circulation.
• digestion and the absorption of nutrients.
THE BAD: TAP WATER.
Tap water contains hundreds of chemicals due to industrial dumping and pesticide runoffs. But the most dangerous chemicals of all, are added intentionally; fluoride and chlorine. There is now plenty of evidence that fluoride doesn’t stop tooth decay.
To make things worse, fluoride is a neurotoxin that causes damage to the kidneys, thyroid, liver as well as problems to the neurological, digestive and respiratory systems. It also contributes to infertility, osteoporosis, osteoarthritis and brain related-problems like learning disabilities, ADHD and autism.
Fluoride is known for the calcification effect it has of the pineal gland. It sits in the middle of the brain, and is responsible for among other things, the regulation of endocrine functions and the production of melatonin; a hormone that regulates sleep–wake cycles. A calcified pineal gland will cause sleep
problems, sexual development dysfunction, infertility and more. it also has a negative impact on the function of the brain, resulting in diminished IQ.
Almost three quarters of Americans drink fluorinated tap water, which also hides in other beverages like beer, juice, soda, soup and so forth.
On a deeper level, the pineal gland is known as the Third Eye and connects us to our spiritual being.
Fluoride has been linked to rare forms of cancer like osteosarcoma (bone cancer) and hepatocholangiocarcinoma (cancer of the liver).
Thankfully, many countries have now banned the practice of water fluoridation. Chlorine is added to purify drinking water. This caustic chemical causes problems to the lungs and the heart.
Some of the many other toxic elements found in tap water include:
• PCBs (industrial chemical).
• Perchlorates (a key ingredient in rocket fuel).
• DDT (a once common agricultural insecticide).
• DCPA (an insecticide).
• MTBE (a gasoline additive).
Pharmaceutical remnants from drugs like antibiotics, have also been found in tap water because people excrete large amounts through their urine, which finds its way back into the water system.
THE UGLY: BOTTLED WATER.
People started drinking bottled water due to concerns about pollutants in tap water. That fear was greatly fueled by the big producers of bottled water. They did this by launching a huge and deceitful advertising campaign promoting the purity of their water, and health concerns about municipal water.
However, the real facts are different. For instance, public water supply is more tightly regulated than bottled water. Furthermore, water companies promote their products with images of natural springs and ice-topped mountains, but that is false. Most of it is simply filtered water from the tap.
Major manufacturers have carried out such a practice and had to change their labeling to reflect a more accurate description of its source.
Realizing that most bottled water is just filtered water, what you are buying is incredibly expensive – being hundreds if not thousands times more costly than tap water. It is a lucrative business that even surpasses soda revenues.
And what about plastic bottles? They are very bad because their plastic contains the toxic chemical Bisphenol A (BPA). This is a hormone disruptor and causes hormone imbalance, inflammation, and even cancer. If plastic bottles don’t have BPA in them, they will most likely contain BPS, which is another hazardous chemical.
These hormone disruptors cause the production of xenoestrogen – a chemical that mimics the effect of estrogens and as such, causes infertility, contributes to obesity and increases the risk of breast, testicular and prostate cancer. Bottled water has also been found to contain phthalates (a synthetic chemical from the manufacturing of plastic), mould, microbes and other toxins. The accumulation of these toxic elements over a prolonged period will cause damage to most organs, especially the liver and kidneys.
The production of plastic bottles adds up to millions of tons a year. This is a huge problem for the environment because recycling rates are as low as 1%. Plastic takes hundreds of years to decompose and those made with polyethylene terephthalate (PET) never do.
The best way to get good quality water is to install a Reverse Osmosis filtering system in your home – and to carry a stainless-steel or glass container when you are away from home.