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2017 Water Report update
First evidence found of popular
farm pesticides in drinking water
By Ben Guarino April 5
Of the many pesticides that American farmers have embraced in their war on bugs, neonicotinoids are among the most popular. One of them, called imidacloprid, is among the world’s best-selling insecticides, boasting sales of over $1 billion a year. But with their widespread use comes a notorious reputation — that neonics, as they are nicknamed, are a bee killer. A 2016 study suggested a link between neonicotinoid use and local pollinator extinctions, though other agricultural researchers contested the pesticides’ bad rap.
As the bee debate raged, scientists studying the country’s waterways started to detect neonicotinoid pollutants. In 2015, the U.S. Geological Survey collected water samples from streams throughout the United States and discovered neonicotinoids in more than half of the samples.
And on Wednesday, a team of chemists and engineers at the USGS and University of Iowa reported that they found neonicotinoids in treated drinking water. It marks the first time that anyone has identified this class of pesticide in tap water, the researchers write in Environmental Science & Technology Letters.
Gregory LeFevre, a study author and U of Iowa environmental engineer, told The Washington Post that the find was important but not an immediate cause for alarm.
“Having these types of compounds present in water does have the potential to be concerning,” he said, “but we don’t really know, at this point, what these levels might be.”
If the dose makes the poison, the doses of insect neurotoxin reported in the new study were quite small. The scientists collected samples last year from taps in Iowa City as well as on the university campus and found neonicotinoid concentrations ranging from 0.24 to 57.3 nanograms per liter — that is, on a scale of parts per trillion. “Parts per trillion is a really, really small concentration,” LeFevre said, roughly equal to a single drop of water plopped into 20 Olympic-size swimming pools.
The Environmental Protection Agency has not defined safe levels of neonicotinoids in drinking water, in part because the chemicals are relative newcomers to the pesticide pantheon. “There is no EPA standard for drinking water,” LeFevre said.
STILL GETTING HOSED: STARFIRE WATER
The quest for the ultimate in hydration has now reached a high-water mark in surrealchemy. After the hype of fog-drip, coconut water, charcoal water, smoked water, vitamin water, gogi water and even “black water,” America continues getting hosed with a steady stream of scientific claims and the height of medicine show quackery. Can you say “snake oil?” untitled one of my favorite episodes of Penn & Teller’s “Bullshit” is “The Truth About Bottled Water.” That classic featured a “Water Sommelier” at a high-end restaurant.: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XfPAjUvvnIc. The national obsession with water was beautifully skewered. That should have been the end of the story. Not by a long shot apparently. The purveyors of woo knew that few of the people searching for the Fountain of Youth would pay much attention to scallywags like Penn & Teller, and so the river flows on. Take the claims of “Isklar,” Norwegian glacier water:
“The people behind Isklar claim that while most of our planet’s water evaporates into the atmosphere and is recycled in a seven-year period – picking up pollutants on the way – the water frozen inside glaciers was formed thousands of years ago when the air was far cleaner. But some reviewers on Amazon say Isklar water (£8.44 for 24 500ml bottles) never tastes better than when mixed with whiskey. “
middle2I suppose the “frozen inside” theory makes sense of a sort and the taste test from Amazon would depend largely on the whiskey and amount you drink. We all have blind spots. Back in my single malt drinking days, I had to have that special bottle of Scottish “Highland Spring Water” to truly complete my solemn drinking ritual. I bought into the hype. What garden hose it came from didn’t matter to me as I fancied myself a connoisseur of fine regional “waters of life” and wouldn’t think of sullying my fine dram with mere tap water.
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Many years ago I drank reverse osmosis water almost exclusively, believing that it was the best drinking water. However, since then I have discovered (through personal experience and research) that the health disadvantages outweigh the advantages.
The main health advantage R.O. water has over tap water is that an R.O. system removes many unhealthy contaminants.
A good R.O. system can remove contaminants such as arsenic, nitrates, sodium, copper and lead, some organic chemicals, and the municipal additive fluoride.
A Few Disadvantages
You might be interested to know that reverse osmosis was actually developed as a water treatment method over 40 years ago. The process was used primarily to de-salinate water.
The following are three of the main disadvantages of drinking R.O. water:
1. The water is demineralized.
Since most mineral particles (including sodium, calcium, magnesium, magnesium, and iron) are larger than water molecules, they are removed by the semi-permeable membrane of the R.O. system.
Even though you may find some contradictory information online about the health benefits of reverse osmosis water, I am convinced that drinking de-mineralized water is not healthy.
The World Health Organization conducted a study that revealed some of the health risks associated with drinking demineralized water.
Just a few of the risks include gastrointestinal problems, bone density issues, joint conditions, and cardiovascular disease. (See reference below to review the WHO study online.)
Removing the naturally occurring minerals also leaves the water tasteless. Many people thus have to add liquid minerals to their R.O. water to improve the taste.
2. The water is usually acidic.
One of the primary reasons R.O. water is unhealthy is because removing the minerals makes the water acidic (often well below 7.0 pH). Drinking acidic water will not help maintain a healthy pH balance in the blood, which should be slightly alkaline.
Depending on the source water and the specific R.O. system used, the pH of R.O. water can be anywhere from about 3.0 pH (very acidic) to 7.0 pH (neutral). Most of the R.O. water I have tested has been in the range of 5.0 to 6.0 pH. The only time I have ever seen R.O. water testing at 7.0 is when the R.O. system had the added remineralization element.
In the natural health and medical communities, acidosis in the body is considered an underlying cause of most degenerative diseases.
In fact, in 1931, Dr. Otto Warburg won the Nobel Prize for discovering the cause of cancer. In essence, he said it was caused by a lack of cellular oxygenation due to acidosis in the body.
Medical research has also determined that drinking acidic water (as well as other acidic beverages) will often cause a mineral imbalance in the body.
According to the WHO study, low mineral water increased diuresis (the production of urine by the kidneys) 20% on average and markedly increased the elimination of sodium, potassium, chloride, calcium and magnesium ions from the body.
3. Some critical contaminants are not removed.
While reverse osmosis is effective for removing a variety of contaminants in water, the reverse osmosis membrane alone does NOT remove volatile organic chemical (VOCs), chlorine and chloramines, pharmaceuticals, and a host of other synthetic chemicals found in municipal water.
However, some R.O. systems now have multi-stage filtration media (in addition to the R.O. membrane), such as Activated Carbon, which does remove chlorine and certain pesticides.
What to Do If You Currently Have a Reverse Osmosis System
If you currently have a reverse osmosis system and are not ready to give it up, I recommend getting a remineralization cartridge or add-on to your R.O. system.
If that is not possible or too costly, you could add liquid ionic minerals, such as Trace Minerals Ionic Tonic, to your R.O. drinking water.
However, doing so will not be as beneficial as drinking water that contains minerals naturally, but it will help somewhat with the acid-alkaline balance in the body.
WHO Study: Health risks from drinking demineralised water
University of Nebraska; Drinking Water Treatment: Reverse Osmosis; 2014. This is a peer reviewed guide by Bruce I. Dvorak, Environmental Engineering Specialist, and Sharon O. Skipton, Water Quality Educator, which has a few good tables that show the types of contaminants that are and are not removed by reverse osmosis.
Drinking Demineralized Water – The Health Risks (a brief summary of the WHO study)
Minerals from Food vs Minerals in Water
If your health is a top priority and you don’t want to be drinking de-mineralized water, invest in a water filter that best suits your needs. See our water filter reviews page for more information.
Return from Reverse Osmosis Water to Filtered Drinking Water Home
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Now a recent study in the Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics provides, even more, evidence that we should choose water over other drinks if we want to control our weight. For the study, researchers from the University of Illinois looked at data on the eating (and drinking) habits of 18,311 adults as recorded in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey between 2005 and 2012.
How many protozoa are in the water we drink?
June 27, 2017
Researchers have analyzed drinking water and detected oocysts of Cryptosporidium and cysts of Giardia, two protozoa that cause outbreaks of diarrhea in humans. The levels detected are very low and do not represent a health risk; however, according to the study, the ubiquity of these parasites and the inefficiency of conventional water treatment in reducing them may present a public health issue.
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Half the World Is Drinking Contaminated Water
The World Health Organization finds nearly 2 billion are drinking water contaminated with feces. Agriculture runoff, accidents and improper disposal of drugs also contaminate waterways
Carcinogenic chemicals and metals are found in U.S. tap water, and levels will likely rise once environmental policies become less stringent
Filtering your water at home is no longer an option, but a necessity to reduce your exposure to water treatment chemicals, pesticides, medications and carcinogenic metals
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America has a water crisis no one is talking about
Outdated infrastructure is making water too expensive for millions of families.
Updated by Sarah Frostenson@email@example.com May 9, 2017, 8:30am EDT
Access to clean water is a basic human right. Yet for 14 million US households, or 12 percent of homes, water bills are too expensive. And as the cost of water rises, even more Americans are at risk of not being able to pay their monthly water bill.
According to a paper from researchers at Michigan State University, water prices will have to increase by 41 percent in the next five years to cover the costs of replacing aging water infrastructure and adapting to climate change. That will mean that nearly 41 million households — or a staggering third of all US households — may not be able to afford water for drinking, bathing, and cooking by 2020.
There is no law that guarantees water access for poor Americans. And most financial assistance is left to the discretion of individual water utilities. So customers who have fallen behind in payments can have their water services abruptly shut off.
More than 50,000 households in Detroit have lost water services since 2014 because they couldn’t pay their bills. Flint, Michigan, which is still in the throes of a lead poisoning crisis, is now threatening to terminate water services for more than 8,000 people who haven’t paid their bill.
But it’s not just the Michigan urban poor who are at risk.
Map of census tracts where water bills eat up a large portion of people’s income
The researchers found thousands of other census tracts around the US where the median income was low enough to put people at risk of not be able to afford their water bills as water prices continue to rise.
The Environmental Protection Agency has recommended that water and wastewater services should not make up more than 4.5 percent of a household’s income. So the researchers considered places where the median income was less than $32,000 in 2014 to be high risk (in dark blue), while places where the median incomes range from $32,000 to $45,120 (in light blue) were at risk. In all, we’re looking at a huge number of areas across the US where millions of households are struggling to pay their water bill.
A third of American households might be unable to pay their water bill by 2020
According to the American Water Works Association, on average we pay less than half a penny for a gallon of water. But “it doesn’t mean there aren’t families that struggle to pay,” said Greg Kail, the communications director at AWWA.
And people in poorer states like Mississippi, Louisiana, Alabama, Kentucky, and Arkansas are especially at risk of not being able to pay their water bills, according to Elizabeth Mack, a researcher at Michigan State and the co-author of the paper, which appeared online in the journal PLOS One. In Mississippi, nearly 75 percent of the state was either at high risk or at risk. But the problem wasn’t concentrated in just rural areas either. Mack also found 81 percent of high-risk census tracts were located in metropolitan areas.
And if water rates increase by 41 percent in the next five years (as Mack thinks they will), the number of households unable to pay their water bill will nearly triple, from 14 million to 41 million.
Chart showing projected water rate hikes and the number of households that will struggle to pay their bills
The 6 percent increase reflects the actual change in water costs between 2014 and 2015, and the 41 percent increase is how much water prices rose from 2010 to 2015. (Mack is assuming water rates will increase at the same clip as they did from 2010 to 2015 and that median household income will remain flat — reasonable considering household income has seen no real growth in the past 20 years.)
“I don’t know why people haven’t paid more attention to this,” she said.
The huge costs of repairing water infrastructure is forcing water rates up
After World War II, America went on something of an infrastructure kick, building an expansive network of water pipes in cities across the country. But now these pipes are more than 60 years old and in many instances are in desperate need of repair.
Federal funding for water infrastructure has fallen from more than 60 percent in the late 1970s to just 9 percent now. And civil engineers estimate the price tag for overhauling America’s drinking water system and bringing it up to code will be at least $1 trillion over the next 25 years. Add to that the estimated $14 billion to $26 billion needed to adapt water systems to climate change by 2050.
Tracy Mehan, executive director of government affairs at AWWA, has pushed for an increase in federal funding but says we can’t avoid higher water rates. “We’ve coasted for decades in most places around the country. Our rates are half that of northern European cities,” he said. “Rates are going up and need to go up.”
Just how far up? Mack thinks annual water bills will increase by nearly $600 over the next five years to around $2,000, or $169 per month. (The average annual bill is currently $1,440, or $120 a month.)
What’s more, Mack says her estimates are conservative compared with those of Circle of Blue, a nonprofit focused on issues of water affordability. Circle of Blue found cities like Austin; Charlotte, North Carolina; Chicago; San Francisco; and Tucson, Arizona, all experienced water rate hikes greater than 50 percent within the past five years.
Here’s Circle of Blue’s map of water prices in 30 major US cities as of 2015. Atlanta leads the nation with the most expensive monthly water bill — $326 on average. (Circle of Blue calculated monthly water bills for a family of four using roughly 12,000 gallons of water a month, which the EPA has estimated is average household use).
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Earlier this month, the American Heart Association (AHA) warned that coconut oil contains the same level of saturated fat as beef dripping. In fact, it’s so oozing with artery-clogging saturated fat that lard is a healthier option.
It’s hard to exaggerate how much hype surrounds coconut oil on health food websites, blogs, and YouTube channels. Wellness Mama lists 101 uses including as a mental stimulant, hair conditioner and treatment for insomnia, heartburn, cuts, acne, hemorrhoids, mosquito bites and sunburn. Everdine recommends using coconut oil “to cook with at every meal due”, while Holland & Barrett claims “coconut oil is very healthy”, adding: “Coconut oil is the little black dress of well-being – everyone should have some!”
The Best Water to Drink, and the Types That Should Be Avoided
Water: It makes up almost 75 percent of your body and is absolutely necessary for life.
You probably know you should drink 8 to 10 glasses of this life-giving liquid per day, but have you given serious thought to the quality of your water?
Our water guide will tell you everything you need to know about water and which kinds are best for optimal health.
WATER, WATER EVERYWHERE AND NOT A DROP TO DRINK
ancient-liquid_1If you’re not getting enough minerals from your water and your diet, then you need a mineral supplement. Our Ancient Earth Minerals Liquid provides a highly concentrated source of amino acids and humic, fulvic, micro, and macro minerals. It’s also easy to add to water.
In the United States, we have many different options for our drinking water, but they are not all healthy:
Tap water is municipal water that comes out of the faucets and has been treated, processed, and disinfected. It is purified with chlorine and generally has added flouride. But one of the byproducts from using chlorine in our drinking water is linked to cancer.1
Distilled water can be any kind of water that has been vaporized and collected, leaving behind any solid residues, including minerals. Distilled water has no minerals in it at all.
Reverse osmosis water has been forced through membranes that remove larger particles, pollutants and minerals. Reverse osmosis water is usually acidic.2
Deionized water has had ionized impurities and minerals removed from it but not bacteria or pathogens.
All of the above waters lack essential minerals that are necessary for good health.
Mineral deficiency can lead to insulin resistance, migraines, high blood pressure, constipation and even heart beat irregularities!
THE DANGERS OF BOTTLED WATER
Bottled waters deserve some special attention because they are not always as pure as you might expect them to be.
Here are some reasons not to choose bottled water:
Dangerous toxins from some plastic water bottles can leach into your water.
Bottled water is often just purified municipal water and lacks essential minerals. (Brands like Dasani and Aquafina are cleaned-up city water.)
Purifying, bottling and shipping water requires vast resources and uses more water than when you get your water from a pure source in the first place.
If you do you use bottled water, make sure you use reusable glass or plastic containers, and try not to consume ultra purified municipal waters in favor of naturally clean sources.
The best water to drink is naturally clean, pure, and full of naturally occurring minerals:
Well water comes from a hole drilled in the ground that taps into a water source. A pump brings it to the surface. If you do not have access to city water, then you would need a well.
Natural spring water flows up from a natural spring and is bottled at the source.
Artesian or spring waters come from a natural source but are bottled off-site and are processed and purified.
Mineral water could be natural spring water or artesian water, comes from an underground source, and contains at least 250 parts per million (ppm) of dissolved solids, including minerals and trace elements.
All of the types of water mentioned above have essential minerals and nutrients like magnesium, potassium, and sodium. Minerals are important for nearly every function in your body, especially your adrenals.
Mineral-rich water can be one source of these nutrients, but if you can’t get these waters because of cost or your location, then home filters are an option.
Look for these types of filtration when you purchase filters or bottled water:
Absolute 1 Micron Filtration removes any particles that are larger than 1 micron in size. This filtration leaves minerals in water.
Ozonation is used by bottled water companies instead of chlorine to eliminate bacteria. Ozonation does not change the mineral content of your water.
Remember that any filter is better than no filter, so even standard “pour through” filters like those from Brita help clean up your water, can remove chlorine and improve the taste, but they also remove minerals.
If you are not getting enough minerals from water and your diet, then try a mineral supplement like Body Ecology’s Ancient Earth Minerals Liquid. This amazing formula is a concentrated, alkalizing nutritional supplement that can detox your body from harmful pollutants and give you the minerals you need to thrive. Even better, our Ancient Earth Minerals Liquid is easy to add to water and sip on throughout the day.
WATER: THE FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH
Water is one of the most important parts of a healthy lifestyle, so make sure that you are choosing the best possible water, avoiding dangerous plastics, and getting enough vital minerals.
With 8 to 10 glasses a day of pure water, you’ll have energy and vitality like never before.
What To Remember Most About This Article:
Is bottled water dangerous, and are you really drinking the best water for your health? The unfortunate truth is that tap water in the U.S. is treated, processed, and disinfected municipal water; distilled water that has been vaporized and collected may be entirely devoid of minerals; reverse osmosis water that is forced through membranes to remove pollutants may be acidic; deionized water is free from ionized impurities but may still contain bacteria and pathogens.
All of these common types of water are completely lacking in the essential minerals that your body needs to maintain good health. Even worse, popular bottled water brands are not the health superstars they have been made out to be. Not only can harmful toxins from plastic water bottles leach into the water that you are drinking, but many major bottled water brands contain purified municipal water, aka cleaned-up city water, that is still lacking in critical minerals.
So, what should you be drinking? We highly recommend naturally clean, pure, and mineral-rich water to nourish the body and support your health. Examples include well water, bottled natural spring water, bottled artesian or spring waters, and mineral water. These types of water may contain valuable nutrients and essential minerals, like magnesium, sodium, and potassium, required to support almost every function in the body and especially the adrenals. You can also use Absolute 1 Micron Filtration or Ozonation filters at home to maintain mineral integrity in your water supply.
Drinking the wrong kind of water may do more harm than good, but we think you’ll notice a big difference in your energy and vitality when you are drinking 8 to 10 glasses a day of the pure, mineral-rich water your body needs. Adding one dropper full (1mL) of Body Ecology’s Ancient Earth Minerals Liquid to pure water each day can provide balance and help to offset the commonplace mineral deficiency.
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Davis, William, “Is Your Bottled Water Killing You?” LE Magazine, Feb 2007.
When Do You Need to Drink More Water?
By Shereen Lehman, MS | Reviewed by a board-certified physician
Updated February 08, 2017
How Do You Know If You’re Drinking Enough Water?
Most people can gauge their water intake by looking at urine color. If you’re getting enough water, your urine will be pale yellow, and you’ll urinate several times a day. Urine color doesn’t work for everyone. Taking dietary supplements that contain riboflavin will make your urine bright yellow, and certain medications can change the color of your urine, as well. And if you have any kidney problems or other health conditions you should talk to your health care provider about how much water to drink.
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What’s the Best Water to Drink?
by Josh Corn
If you read our article last week about tap water, you know about the slew of dangerous chemicals found in our drinking water supply and maybe you’ve decided that unfiltered tap water just isn’t for you. After all, drinking plenty of high-quality water is one of the cornerstones of a healthy lifestyle. If you care about your health, it’s important to make sure that you are choosing the best water possible. So what are the healthier alternatives to tap water? What type of water is really best water to drink?
Let’s examine some of the options:
Bottled Water: Better Than Tap Water, but Not Environmentally Sustainable
In light of concerns about tap water safety, many people turn to bottled water for their drinking water needs. And in some cases, bottled water may be a better choice than tap water. But relying on bottled water is far from ideal for several reasons:
1. Many brands of bottled water, such as Aquafina and Dasani, are simply filtered tap water. These bottles are often cleverly labeled with words and images designed to evoke a false sense of quality and purity.
2. Plastic bottles can leech BPA and other plastic chemicals into the water. There are a few brands of spring water available in glass, such as Mountain Valley Spring Water, but you won’t often find these brands at your gym or local gas station. In addition, like tap water, bottled water is often tainted with fluoride, chlorine and other chemicals.
3. The bottled water industry is not environmentally sustainable. The production and shipping of bottled water (and even the recycling of bottles) uses up unnecessary resources and contributes to pollution. If you’re interested in learning more about the environmental impact of the bottled water industry, I recommend watching the movie, Tapped.
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Spring Water: Better Than Bottled Water, but Not Practical
Fresh spring water obtained directly from an uncontaminated source and stored in glass may in fact be the best water for human consumption. Spring water is naturally filtered, rich in natural minerals and is known to have incredible healing properties. If you’re interested in exploring the possibility of collecting your own spring water, there is a website called FindASpring.com that can help you locate a spring near you.
Unfortunately though, for most people, collecting spring water on a regular basis (or using bottled water exclusively) is not a practical solution. Most of us live in areas where we are pretty much forced to rely on the municipal water distribution system for our drinking, cooking, cleaning and bathing needs.
Water Filters: The Best All-Around Option for Most Homes
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Investing in a high quality home water filter is probably the most practical and affordable long-term solution to the problem of tap water contamination for most people. It’s important to do a bit of your own research before purchasing a water filter, however, as the vast majority of the water filters on the market will not effectively remove most chemicals.
Through my research, I believe that reverse osmosis water filters specifically designed to effectively remove fluoride and other contaminants are the absolute best option. A good reverse osmosis filter will remove chemicals like fluoride, chlorine and even radioactive water contaminants. And you can install these filters in your home by yourself with not too much effort.
There are many companies that sell these types of filters. My favorite are from a company called Pure Water Freedom. These filters, which are available in a variety of forms and price levels, combine an activated alumina fluoride cartridge with a reverse osmosis system. Combining these two technologies creates what I have found to be the most effective and affordable water filtration system available. I encourage you to visit Pure Water Freedom online to learn more about their water filtration systems.
Note: A water distillation unit will also remove chemicals from your water, however many experts caution against drinking distilled water long-term, as it tends to be overly acidic and can deplete minerals in the body.
Where do you get you water? I’ve just begun to delve deeper into the matter of water quality and its impacts on health, and I’d love for you to share your wisdom. Please leave a comment below.
Josh Corn Joshua Corn – Editor-in-Chief
Josh is a health freedom advocate and veteran of the natural health industry. He has been actively involved in the natural health movement for over 15 years and has been dedicated to the promotion of health, vitality, longevity and natural living throughout his career. Josh has successfully overcome several personal health challenges through natural means and believes that sharing information can empower people to take control of their health so they can solve their own problems and live life to its fullest potential. Josh is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Live in the Now. Additionally, he serves as CEO of Stop Aging Now, a company that has been formulating premium dietary supplements since 1995. Josh is currently working on his first book about natural health and is gearing up to launch the Live in the Now radio show. In addition to his work in the natural health field, Josh is an avid outdoorsman, animal lover and enjoys “living in the now” with his wife and two sons.
6 Reasons to Drink Water
It’s no magic bullet, but the benefits of water are many.
By Kathleen M. Zelman, MPH, RD, LD
Americans seem to carry bottled water everywhere they go these days. In fact, it has become the second most popular drink (behind soft drinks). But water lovers got a jolt recently when we heard that a new report had found that the benefits of drinking water may have been oversold. Apparently, the old suggestion to drink eight glasses a day was nothing more than a guideline, not based on scientific evidence.
But don’t put your water bottle or glass down just yet. While we may not need eight glasses, there are plenty of reasons to drink water. In fact, drinking water (either plain or in the form of other fluids or foods) is essential to your health.
“Think of water as a nutrient your body needs that is present in liquids, plain water, and foods. All of these are essential daily to replace the large amounts of water lost each day,” says Joan Koelemay, RD, dietitian for the Beverage Institute, an industry group.
Kaiser Permanente nephrologist Steven Guest, MD, agrees: “Fluid losses occur continuously, from skin evaporation, breathing, urine, and stool, and these losses must be replaced daily for good health,” he says.
How Drinking More Spring or Filtered Water
Can Improve Every Facet of Your Health
should I drink?
Health Benefits of Drinking Pure Water
I can’t say enough about the health
benefits of drinking pure water.
Here are only a few of the many health
benefits you and your family will enjoy
once you make the switch to pure water:
Maintain a healthy body weight
Properly digest food and absorb nutrients
Have healthy, glowing skin
Decrease muscle and joint inflammation
Have better circulation
Detoxify your body naturally
Finally, the extensively researched and
fascinating book, Your Body’s Many Cries
for Water, should be required reading
by all, and definitely belongs on every
health care practitioner’s bookshelf.
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Stay informed for your Body and Health.
How Drinking More Spring
or Filtered Water Can Improve
Every Facet of Your Health
By Dr. Mercola
With all the different types of water out
there and all the hype that goes with each,
it can be very easy to get confused about
which types of water are really best for
your health. And, if you find yourself
struggling with the environmental concerns
of bottled water versus the dangerous chemicals
in tap water, I understand.
That’s why I created this page to help clear
up some confusion and help you take control
of your health.
Your Body’s Many Cries for Water:
A Preventive and Self-Education Manual
for Those Who Prefer to Adhere to the
Logic of the Natural and the Simple
by Fereydoon Batmanghelidj
There is a silent and growing epidemic of
chronic dehydration. So many suffer from
it yet are simply unaware of the symptoms.
Are you one of them?
The major symptoms of dehydration are thirst,
dry skin, dark colored urine and fatigue but
take a look at some commonly overlooked symptoms
of chronic dehydration.
Digestive disturbances such as heartburn
Urinary tract infections
Autoimmune disease such as chronic fatigue
syndrome and multiple sclerosis
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How much water
should I drink?
You should be drinking enough water to
turn your urine a light-colored yellow.
If you are outside on a hot day or engaging
in strenuous activity, it is advisable to
increase your water intake as needed. It
is also important to note that as you age,
your thirst mechanism works less efficiently.
Older adults need to pay more attention to
the color of their urine to see if their
water intake is adequate.
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– Keeping the Balance
In choosing the right type of water for you and
your family, you want to aim for pH balance.
Distilled water is too acidic and alkaline water
is too alkaline. The ideal pH of your water should
be between 6.5 to 7.5, which is neutral.
Mountain spring water is in this ideal range.
It is some of the healthiest water on the planet
because it is “living water”. Living water,
like “living food” is in its raw, natural
state the way nature intended.
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Food provides about a quarter of our daily water intake.
The “adequate intakes” recommended for total water from
all sources each day (for adults between 19-30 years of age) are:
3.7 liters (or about 130 fl oz) for men
2.7 liters (about 95 fl oz) for women.
How much water
should I drink each day?
Written by Markus MacGill
Last updated: Thu 10 March 2016
Staying safely hydrated
Generally, if you drink enough fluid so that you rarely feel
thirsty and your urine is colorless or light yellow — and
measures about 6.3 cups (1.5 liters) or more a day if you
were to keep track — your fluid intake is probably adequate.
If you’re concerned about your fluid intake or have health
issues, check with your doctor or a registered dietitian.
He or she can help you determine the amount of water that’s
right for you.
Read the full report:
Global resilience analysis
of water distribution systems
From: science direct.com
by: Kegong Diaoa, Chris Sweetapplea,
Raziyeh Farmania, Guangtao Fua,
Sarah Warda, , David Butlera,
This review identifies understudied areas of emerging contaminant (EC)
research in wastewaters and the environment, and recommends
direction for future monitoring. Non-regulated trace organic
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Evaluating and enhancing resilience in water infrastructure is a
a crucial step towards more sustainable urban water management.
As a prerequisite to enhancing resilience, a detailed understanding
is required of the inherent resilience of the underlying system.
Differing from traditional risk analysis, here we propose a global
resilience analysis (GRA) approach that shifts the objective from
analyzing multiple and unknown threats to analyzing the more identifiable
and measurable system responses to extreme conditions, i.e. potential
failure modes. GRA aims to evaluate a system’s resilience to a possible
failure mode regardless of the causal threat(s) (known or unknown, external
or internal). The method is applied to test the resilience of four water
distribution systems (WDSs) with various features to three typical failure
modes (pipe failure, excess demand, and substance intrusion). The study
reveals GRA provides an overview of a water system’s resilience to various
failure modes. For each failure mode, it identifies the range of corresponding
failure impacts and reveals extreme scenarios (e.g. the complete loss of water
supply with only 5% pipe failure, or still meeting 80% of demand despite over
70% of pipes failing). GRA also reveals that increased resilience to one failure
mode may decrease resilience to another and increasing system capacity may
delay the system’s recovery in some situations. It is also shown that selecting
an appropriate level of detail for hydraulic models is of great importance in
resilience analysis. The method can be used as a comprehensive diagnostic
framework to evaluate a range of interventions for improving system resilience
in future studies.