YOUR DRINKING WATER: Is It Compromising Your Health?

watercontaminants2Could your drinking water be compromising your health? A recent (Sept 21/15) CTV news bulletin stated that residents living near the nuclear power plant in Pickering, Ont., will soon start receiving anti-radiation pills in the mail to protect them in the event of a radiation leak at the facility. You can read about this recent threat at

Is your water safe for you to drink, bathe in and water your gardens with? Do we take safe water for granted when we open the tap? Can we trust our municipalities and cities water monitoring?


As a holistic wellness practitioner I use neuromuscular biofeedback testing to test clients water for weakness, which usually means harm. Considering that our bodies are mostly water, drinking contaminated or poor quality water regularly is a serious health risk. Contamination comes from many sources including air and ground water pollution, which means the whole environment and its inhabitants are also affected. .

I recently did an assessment on a client who was temporarily staying in the Pickering area and she tested very weak to the sample of drinking water from the home there. Is heavy water from nuclear power plant leaks a health risk? Check out how heavy water affects your health at Radon is also a contaminate found in drinking water.  Learn more about the risks of radon in your drinking water at


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Are you concerned about the possibility of lead in your drinking water?

What is the impact of heavy metals on the aquatic environment and subsequently human health?

Harmful chemicals that your body accumulates over the years need to be detoxified on an ongoing basis.  A normal healthy body is able to effectively detoxify much of your body pollution if you consume quality foods and water. Specific foods (especially herbs) and the natural occurring minerals in your drinking and bath water bind to harmful chemicals including heavy metals to remove them from the body. Water with naturally occurring minerals is considered a ‘whole food’.

Aluminum toxicity has been a suspected health concern, especially in mental conditions like Alzheimer’s and dementia. Aluminum toxicity can occur in persons who drink water that is missing naturally occurring minerals (e.g. reverse osmosis). These vital minerals are required to bind to aluminum, heavy metals and harmful chemicals and remove them from the body. Some water treatment methods remove these essential minerals from the water. What type of water are you drinking and bathing in?

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.”


Two very negative things happen when we consume water that has been stripped of its natural minerals. First‚ because de-mineralized water contains more hydrogen it is an acid with a pH below seven. Any time we consume an acid substance our body will pull minerals from our teeth and bones to produce bicarbonate in order to neutralize the acid. Second‚ it has been proven that when our body fluids become more acid than alkaline the production of free radicals increases‚ causing increased cancer risks. Many studies suggest that cancer cells can only grow in an acid environment. This theory seems to be supported by the fact that around the world the areas where people live the longest most disease free lives are the areas that have the most alkaline water‚ water with the highest mineral content.


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. Overall health risks associated with drinking water softened with salt is influenced by dietary sodium intake.
  • Softened water has been stripped of minerals that are essential to the proper functioning of the human body. Calcium and magnesium are needed by the body to stay healthy. When your dietary calcium levels are too low, your body pulls calcium from the bones to keep the blood levels close to constant. Calcium is one of the most important minerals for the human body. Proper levels of calcium over a lifetime can help prevent osteoporosis, ensure normal heartbeat and nerve transmission, blood clotting and muscle response. The heart, muscles and kidneys need magnesium. It activates enzymes, contributes to energy production, and helps regulate calcium levels, as well as copper, zinc, potassium, vitamin D, and other important nutrients in the body.
  • Diets high in these, calcium and magnesium, (most diets are not) will not compensate for the absence of these necessary minerals in drinking water. Most people do not get as much calcium and magnesium as they should from their diet.
  • 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.
So how do you get the bad stuff out of your drinking water while keeping the good naturally occurring minerals? Drinking reverse osmosis, distilled and other waters missing the natural occurring range of minerals required to bind to toxins in your body – can cause you harm.
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 –,
Check out this post on toxic heavy metals in drinking water and which water filter did the best job removing them
After reviewing water filter pitchers I chose to use the Mavea and have been satisfied with it. It had a good rating after third party testing.  I basically live under a water tower and the water that comes out of the tap smells like chlorine.  I filter the water from my hard water line (so that I get the necessary minerals) living the lid of so that any residual chlorine can evaporate (happens at room temperature).  I also leave the lid off of my kettle while boiling water to dissipate any further chlorine.
Learn to protect your self from harmful contaminants in your food and drinking water by learning how to detoxify specific contaminants from your body in THE WHOLE PERSON WELL-BEING EQUATION, Chapter 6, Natural Detoxification Promotion and Body Detoxification Aids.
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Leeks, onions and garlic speed the elimination of toxic metals by the binding of sulphur to the toxins.
Cilantro binds with heavy metals.
Learn to protect your self from harmful contaminants in your food and drinking water by learning muscle response testing for protection. Make sure the food you are eating and the water you are drinking on a daily basis is health giving not health taking.
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and muscle response testing workshops are available to help you. Contact me to set up a workshop at your location.
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I teach muscle response testing workshops for health protection.  Each registrant is asked to bring a small sample of their drinking water in a glass bottle.  These bottles are numbered and become a part of the large array of samples that are used for the testing. The water testing results are always an eye opener.  At the end of the workshop when I give the participants the names of the sample items (small amounts of food in glass jars that have been wrapped in plain paper wrappers to block what is in them) and ask for their muscle response result to each item – the person who brought the drinking water sample tells what the source was.  The bad water choices (reverse osmosis, demineralized and unfiltered) are always on everyone’s ‘weak list’.
Book a neuromuscular biofeedback assessment to test your food and water for harm.
Read more in my blog post YOUR DRINKING WATER: A possible connection to Alzheimers and Dementia –
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Elisabeth Hines, C.N.C., C.B.P.
Holistic Wellness Practitioner
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