what kind of water do you drink?
Posted 10 February 2005 - 09:46 PM
so i was just wondering what kind of water you drink... what kind of water filter do you use... and do you think drinkning more water has made any difference in your acne?
Posted 10 February 2005 - 10:10 PM
here is an article about distilled water... i just picked it out at random, but there are many more like it: http://chetday.com/distilledwater.htm
Posted 10 February 2005 - 10:35 PM
Posted 11 February 2005 - 01:34 AM
Plus, like you said, distillation is rainwater(Unless you live in an urban centre or in an area where the pollution caried). You can't get more natural than that.
Posted 11 February 2005 - 02:35 PM
Posted 11 February 2005 - 03:26 PM
Anyway, rainwater is the most natural source of water was long as the atmosphere is pure(Rare nowadays). With mountain spring water, etc... you could get all sorts of things like beaver fever. I have a cabin in glacier national park in Whitefish and by it there is a natural water source coming down from the mountain that people use to fill up water containers. It tastes good but you never know when somethign will get int he water(I can't recall anything happening there but in other mountain streams it does). Also you cant' absorb mineral water(the minerals) if I'm correct, because they come from actual rocks, not biosources. You can't absorb zinc thats been stripped from a rock.
Now springs are a different matter and they may be better. I know the 50 springs by me are all healing and such(But that's to bathe in). Tons of sulphur in those things as well.
Posted 11 February 2005 - 08:01 PM
Posted 12 February 2005 - 04:22 AM
I checked a few bottles of distilled water and they all have one or two mineral salts added such as calcium chloride, potassium chloride, or magnesium sulfate. I, being the overly suspicious consumer, have only to wonder if the added ingredients are really for the â€œfresh tasteâ€?, or is there something theyâ€™re not telling us. if studies have actually been done, with funding from those that stand to profit from distilled water, and the studies showed any kind of health risk would the information be made public? I think not.
it is my understanding that all of my tap water originates from sources of flowing water, and about half is from the sierra mountains, and the result is a water that is filled with all kinds of minerals (many more than the couple of salts added to bottled water) that were extracted from earth on its journey. unfortunately, earth aint as clean as it used to be so there are also some toxic substances in the water (not to mention all the crap added at the water treatment facility). my belief is that it would be best to drink my tap water with all its minerals intact, and without all the environmental and added toxins. so im trying to find a water filter that will provide that for me.
Posted 12 February 2005 - 08:16 AM
bottled... Volvic and evian
Posted 12 February 2005 - 12:23 PM
How is pure H2O unnatural? You are over 70% pure H2O and it seems to me that there is nothign wrong with drinking it. Rainwater is as natural as you can get. If we didn't unnaturaly fuck up the atmosphere it would still be pure everywhere.
Posted 12 February 2005 - 04:39 PM
Posted 12 February 2005 - 05:19 PM
Ya, but animals and I'm sure humans drank out of fresh puddles all the time. Also, a lot of the water in flowing sources can be made up of water that only recently fell to earth that didn't really have the time to get mineralized. Think about snow. It just sits on the mountain all winter and when it starts flowing, it doesn't take long until it ends up in tap water. Then there is Africa, where water is about to dry up, and then a huge rain comes and fills up watering holes and all the animals start drinking it up immediately.
So, it seems to me that distilled water, just like rainwater, is perfectly natural to drink. The only difference is that I doubt our distilled water comes from sea water, like rain does, so whatever sea minerals that evaporate into a gas along with sea water is an added benefit.
I was reading the other day that MSM actually comes from rainwater and MSM is supposed to be something we need, so maybe that's where we used to naturally get it from the most... who knows.
Posted 12 February 2005 - 08:40 PM
anyway, im not sure weâ€™re on the same page here. just to underscore, distilled water is stripped of all minerals, and then a few mineral salts are artificially added. furthermore, distilled water is likely to be very acidic because it readily dissolves carbon dioxide from the air:
here, somebody tested the pH of Dasani water and found it to be very acidic. dasani is filtered by reverse osmosis, which removes all the minerals just like distillation, and then a couple mineral salts are added:
Ingredients: Purified Water, Magnesium Sulfate, Potassium Chloride, Salt*. *Adds a negligible amount of sodium.
Test Result: Using Vaxa's test kit, this water did not test well. After proper testing, the water showed a pH of 5.2-5.3. This is clearly acidic. They also add chloride to the water which is a clear toxin. I would not recommend this water to drink.
in contrast, all the spring waters tested were close to neurtral or were alkaline.
there is a lot of talk these days about how acidity in the body can lead to disease.
my main thing is that distilled water is processed water. just like we're supposed to avoid refined and processed foods, why shouldn't we avoid processed water.