|We have been told for years about the importance of drinking plenty of water every day. 70% of our body is composed of water, in fact no life could exist on earth without water, but is the water we are now drinking really beneficial to us or harmful.
How does water work in our body? It helps us digest food, maintain proper body temperature, gives our lungs the moisture we need to breathe, provides for the form and function of our body’s 100 trillion cells, it is the primary ingredient in all bodily fluids including blood supply, lymph, saliva, glandular secretions and cerebrospinal fluid, to name a few things water does in the body. Water constitutes, regulates, flows through, cleanses and helps nourish every single part of your body. But the wrong kind of water- with inorganic minerals, chemicals and other contaminants- can pollute, clog up and turn to stone in every part of your body. According to Dr. Norman Walker, everything you eat or drink goes into your stomach and then into 20-25 feet of small intestine, from there food which can be assimilated is transferred to the liver for distribution to the rest of your system; while most of what cannot be utilized is passed on as waste into the colon. Liquids pass readily through the microscopic blood vessel in the wall of the small intestine so whatever the liquid contains in colloidal form goes along with the liquid right into the liver. (This includes inorganic minerals, the most common of which is calcium-lime, a primary ingredient in making concrete and cement). Once it reaches the liver everything is cleared from it except for the hydrogen and oxygen, that is pure water, and this is the only kind of water which the blood and the lymph can use in their work. According to Dr. Walker if a person drinks 2 pints of water a day, this will total 4500 gallons of water passing through his body over a 70 year span. If it is not distilled, Dr. Walker estimates this 4500 gallons will include 200-300 pounds of rock that the body cannot utilize. Most will be eliminated through excretory channels. But some of this will stay in the body, causing stiffness in the joints, hardening of the arteries, kidney stones, gall stones and blockages of arteries, microscopic capillaries and other passages in which liquids flow through our entire body.
What is being added to our water or being found in our water? Chlorine- being added to “poison” the bacteria in our water, if you can smell it , it may inter the intestinal tract to destroy helpful bacteria. (It was used as a weapon in WW I ). It has been linked to heart disease, senility, cancers of the bladder, liver, pancreas, colon and urinary tract. Fluoride- one of the most potent poisons known to man. Used in high concentrations as a roach and rat killer and pesticide. In an update of Paul Bragg’s book The Shocking Truth About Water, he cites an ABC News study revealing that more than 700 chemicals have been found in our drinking water, and 129 of these chemicals have been cited by the EPA as posing serious health risks. Yet the EPA requires testing for only 14 of these chemicals.
Options: Distilled or Reverse Osmosis are the only options we recommend. And the Reverse Osmosis is only if you know that the filters and membranes are changed frequently. If this is not happening the R.O. is drastically less effective
For more information: The Choice is Clear, by Dr. Allen Banik; Water Can Undermine Your Health, by Dr. Norman Walker