Water is so important to our health and yet we often times pay little attention to it when our health fails. Getting enough water every day is vital; but getting the right kind of water is even more critical to health
What kind of water should we be drinking? Look to nature for that information. The best source of water to maintain a healthy body is water in its natural form minus any contaminants. Drinking water that has had the naturally occurring minerals removed (e.g. reverse osmosis) may leave us with unwanted toxicities. The minerals bind to harmful substances and remove them from the body.
Aluminum toxicity can occur in persons who drink water that is missing these vital components, which are required to bind to aluminum and remove it from the body. Aluminum toxicity has been a suspected health concern, especially in mental conditions like Alzheimers and dementia.
When investigating your mental health concerns make sure you take a close look at the water you are drinking and bathing in on a daily basis. Your skin is your largest organ so make sure your filtration methods address shower and bath water as well as drinking water.
When investigating your physical health concerns it is also important to look at the drinking water. Your body requires a daily ongoing intake of water with naturally occurring minerals to bind with toxins and remove them from your body. Many health conditions can result from a body that is not regularly naturally detoxified by healthy drinking water.
Some water filtration methods use harmful chemicals in the purification process. The natural occurring minerals in the water will help bind to the harmful chemicals and remove them.
ROS (Reverse Osmosis Systems) come with additional health challenges:
After analyzing hundreds of scientific studies concerning demineralized or reverse osmosis water, the World Health Organization released a report stating that such water “has a definite adverse influence on the animal and human organism.” HEALTH RISKS FROM DRINKING DEMINERALISED WATER by Frantisek Kozisek, National Institute of Public Health Czech Republic – www.who.int/water_sanitation_health/dwq/nutrientschap12.pdf,
Watch the video for the WHO position on ROS water at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pImBLrOHbKk
Research reports stress that long term consumption of de-mineralized water can in fact be dangerous. Dr. Zolton Rona‚ author of The Joy of Health‚ states that “the longer one consumes distilled water‚ the more likely the development of mineral deficiencies and an acid state.” Dr. Paavo Airola‚ cancer expert and author of “How to Get Well” and “Cancer… Causes‚ Prevention and Healing” also reports that “long term consumption of distilled water eventually results in multiple mineral deficiencies.”
Drinking water that has been softened with salt also brings with it health concerns:
- Drinking softened water will increase sodium levels (most diets are already higher than normal), risk higher lead exposure and can cause physical dehydration.
- Softened water has been stripped of trace minerals that are essential to the proper functioning of the human body. Calcium and magnesium are needed by the body. Diets high in these minerals (most diets are not) will not compensate for the absence of these necessary minerals in drinking water.
- The absence of calcium and magnesium (due to softened water) causes imbalance in the body’s homeostasis, can lead to increased urination, a decrease in red blood cells and risk of cardiovascular disease.
- Increased risk of high blood pressure.
- Increased risk of fluid retention.
Check out this post on toxic heavy metals in drinking water and which water filter did the best job removing them https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=759294194137138&id=532340573499169.
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Elisabeth Hines, C.N.C., C.B.P. Holistic Wellness Practitioner, www.mybodycanhealitself.ca
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