Which Water Are You Drinking?

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Mineral water?
Tap Water?
Bottled Water?
Reverse Osmosis or Filted Water?
Ionized Water?

Is water just water or could it be dramatically affecting our health?

Most of us try to live healthier and longer by any means. Some of us eat organic food versus non-organic food. Some of us exercise regularly. Some of us take health supplements and vitamins. Some of us do all three of these. But what about water? A human body is about 70% water. Isn’t it crazy to think water has nothing to do with illnesses and diseases that humans are experiencing? More and more scientists are studying the different characteristics of water and have discovered remarkable results of how the quality of our water is directly related to our health and aging.

This website is dedicated to help educate you on the health and economics of water. To start we will explore the realities of tap water, including independent studies of 19 larger American Cities and then explore the common tap water contaminants.

Next we’ll examine the fast growing trend towards drinking bottled water and explore economics of bottled water vs. tap water. You will soon discover that most bottled water is not quite what you thought it was.

Many people often turn to water filters for added peace of mind. No filter will remove every contaminant of concern, but we will explore the most common types, including reverse osmosis, and the major contaminants they can handle.

Lastly we’ll explore the growing popularity of Ionized Water and the many health benefits that wellness experts are raving about.

Tap Water

Every day more than 300 million of us in this country turn on our faucets in order to drink, bathe, and cook, using water from public water systems. And as we do, we often take the purity of our tap water for granted. We shouldn’t. Before it comes out of our taps, water in most cities usually undergoes a complex treatment process, often including filtration and disinfection. As good as our municipal water systems can be (and they can be very good), they also can fail — sometimes tragically. (Click here to learn about common tap water contaminants.)

So, just how safe is our drinking water? In a careful and independent study, the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) evaluated the quality of drinking water supplies in 19 cities around the country. Click here to read the Executive Summary of their report.

Many, if not most cities now issue their annual water reports which warn many of their ill customers to seek the advice of their doctors before drinking city tap water. The city of Dallas’ “WQR2008 Report” issued the following special notice for the elderly, infants, cancer and transplant patients, and people with HIV/AIDS and other immune problems. “You may be more vulnerable than the general population to certain microbial contaminants, such as Cryptosporidium, in drinking water. Infants, some elderly, or immunocompromised persons such as those undergoing chemotherapy for cancer; those who have undergone organ transplants; those who are undergoing treatment with steroids; and people with HIV/AIDS or other immune system disorders can be particularly at risk from infections. You should seek advice about drinking water from your physician or health care provider.”

Bottled Water

Most cities use Chlorine as the primary disinfection for tap water which is added to prevent the growth of bacteria. Chlorine is a known carcinogen. What most people don’t know is that there is one other chemical that is added to the water that poses a variety of health risks. That chemical is named Lye! Click here to read about common tap water contaminants. 

Bottled Water

Federal regulations require bottled water to be only as good as tap water, not better. Sometimes the quality of bottled water is even worse than tap water. Most bottled water is more acidic and mineral deficient than simple tap water. Much of the bottled water you see in stores has been sitting on shelves for months before it gets to consumers, and has leached volatile chemicals into the water. Plus, the cost of drinking bottled water may be up to 2,500 times more expensive than drinking tap water. Drinking mineral water may be a great addition to drink alongside your daily intake of regular water. Although, there have been studies that have shown that drinking an excessive amount of mineral water may have negative consequences.

Water Ionizer

Ionized Water

Water ionizers first filter tap water and ionize it through the process of electrolysis. Even though the technology is relatively new in North America, the health benefits of ionized water have been studied and researched for over 50 years in Japan. Ionized water is approved medically in both these countries and is used extensively in hospitals for a wide range of medical conditions. About15% of the population in Japan has an ionizer in their home. Some of the biggest industrial cleaning companies in the world have now completely switched to this technology to clean with ionized water instead of cleaning with chemicals. To learn more about ionized water click here.

The fundamental source of life, WATER – know the truth about the water you drink and learn about healthy water.

Does water truly effect longivity?

The Internet reports that for three consecutive years, Wara, a small town in Japan, has had the record for the longest life span in Japan (and Japan has the longest life expectancy in the world). Their mineral rich drinking water resource has a pH of 8.9 (alkaline water)

Water in a cavern in Nordenau, Germany is called miracle water. In a clinical study, 80% of patients with diseases experienced health improvements after drinking the water. Professor Shirahata, of Kyushu University (Laboratory of Cellular Regulation Technology), proved this water contains a lot of hydroxide ions (OH_) that are the ideal antioxidant to counteract active oxygen. Active oxygen is believed to damage DNA and deactivate enzymes in cells, which can cause disease and aging (by the process of oxidation).

People in the Hunza Valley, Pakistan are are also known for their longevity and excellent overall health. Many of the Hunza routinely live to 100 years of age. Physicians examined the Hunza and they reported that the elderly Hunza population is fit, full of vitality, and free from disease. The Hunza eat organic food that is grown locally and drink glacier stream mineral-rich water that has a pH of between 9 and 11 (highly alkaline).