Good Health Begins with Water
Tap, Bottled, Purified, Filtered, RO, Distilled, Spring,
Healthy Water is
Essential for Better Health!
We all know that drinking water is good for our health. So how do we choose what type of water is
the best water for us. Below is some information about the overall condition of our water and why you should
consider water filtration products for your home whether it be a Counter Top Unit, a Shower Filter, or a Whole
House Unit. Quality water products are available for purchase through Aquasana and I have conveniently linked with
them so you can receive a 20% discount!
The #1 Ingredient For Healthful Longevity!
The following article was written by Charles Strand, author of the book “All About Water”, recipient of 17 U.S.
patents for water purification technologies and President of Sun Water Systems, Inc.
"The importance of “healthy water” and where to get it may very well be the most beneficial health information
any of us can learn. The simple fact that our body is over 70% water, tells us how extremely important its quality
is. Without an abundant intake of healthy, chemical free water… every other wellness effort is to a large degree in
While every health and wellness expert will agree on the importance of “healthy water”, most have different
opinions on its definition and source. The fact is that it’s no longer a matter of opinion. There’s now enough
credible scientific data on the subject for a logical and reasonable conclusion. The healthiest water doesn’t come
from your tap, doesn’t come in a bottle, it doesn’t come from distillation or reverse osmosis… it comes from
All tap water in America contains trace levels of synthetic chemicals, heavy metals, parasites and/or
chlorination byproducts that pose significant health risks. We can either filter out these poisons prior to
consumption, or we force our body to become the filter. Many have switched to bottled water under the false
assumption that its’ purity is assured to be better than tap. The truth is that bottled water is only required to
be “as good as” tap… not better. And the Federal guidelines that govern bottled water quality only apply if it is
transported across state lines. Most bottled water is bottled and sold within the same state in order to avoid
regulation. It’s an industry built on deception. Bottled water is currently the fastest growing and most profitable
segment of the entire beverage industry. “Companies that market bottled water as being safer than tap water are
defrauding the American public.” U.S. FDA.
The old school of thought was that distilled and reverse osmosis water were the healthiest, also now known to be
untrue. Both of these methods were designed over 40 years ago for industrial purposes, as they are
“de-mineralizing” processes. Once you strip the trace minerals from water, the pH drops and the water becomes
aggressive or acidic. Water by nature will always seek to balance its pH. If we consume de-mineralized water, it
will pull minerals from our body, primarily calcium, to seek that balance. There are several very credible research
reports and books that stress the more recent opinion 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 "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. Neither of these processes are very effective at removing synthetic organic chemicals since all SOCs and
VOCs are molecularly smaller and vaporize at lower temperatures than water.
The most recent and most effective technologies for truly healthy water are “selective filtration” systems that
can distinguish between contaminants and trace minerals. They are also the most convenient, the most economical and
produce the best tasting water.
"Home water filtration is no longer a luxury… it’s a
My experience with Alkalized Water
Water filtration products have been around for a long time. Currently there are ads on water filtration products
and water pitchers you can use at home to filter out contaminants. There is also alot about alkalized
water and the many health benefits people have received from it. I was curious about alkalized water and
recently attended a meeting locally about it. The man presenting the alkalized water product did a demonstration
and tested reverse osmosis water, various bottled waters, various sports drinks and various sodas. All the
products tested among each group were from several different companies and all had an acid pH
(below 7.0 pH)! Soda was the most acidic. I was curious to see if my water from home (I use the Aquasana
Counter Top Unit) was also acidic and it wasn't. My water from the Aquasana Counter Top Unit was the only
water that tested neutral with a pH of 7.0!
The man conducting the seminar was very nice and gave everyone a gallon of alkalized water to take home. I was
curious to see how long the water would stay that alkalized so the next morning I tested the alkalized
water and its pH had dropped to 7.0. I am not saying that Alkalized water doesn't have
benefits, I am expressing my opinion and feel that the units are extremely expensive. There are also health risks
from your body being too acidic as well as too alkaline. As for myself, to make my water more alkalized I add
either a Lemon wedge or Liquid Chlorophyll to it! Below are two articles that might help you understand Acidosis and
Labtests Online - Acidosis vs Alkalosis
Merck Manual - Acidosis vs Alkalosis
If you currently do not use water filters, the following 3 things alone may change your mind and
now is the time to invest in water filtration products for your home!
Chlorine - A Special Problem for Drinking Water
"There is increased evidence for an association between rectal, colon and bladder cancer and the consumption of
chlorinated drinking water", this according to the President's Council on Environmental Quality. ...read more
Aluminum - Why a Concern in Drinking Water?
For years, researchers have puzzled over the surprisingly high levels of aluminum that turn up in the shriveled
brains of Alzheimer's disease victims. While some scientists believe that the aluminum deposits are only a side
effect of Alzheimer's, a growing number of investigators say that aluminum may play a central role in causing the
disease that afflicts mostly elderly people. Aluminum occurs naturally in some waters but is also introduced as
aluminum sulphate by some municipal water departments. ...read more
Cysts - Real Pests in our Drinking Water
Cryptosporidium, "Beaver Fever", Giardia Lambia
This organic sporozoan, first described in 1907, wasn't recognized as a cause of human illness until 1976. It is a
protozoan parasite that can infect a variety of animals. In the environment, Cryptosporidium exists as a resilient,
infectious, round oocyst about four to six microns in diameter. The cyst is a "suitcase" for the infectious
Cryptosporidium is widespread in the environment. Oocysts (cysts) have been found in rivers, streams, lakes,
reservoirs, sewage, and treated surface water. Once introduced to water, the oocyst can survive for weeks, even at
low temperatures. ...read more
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