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The Most Basic Step: Drink Healthy Water

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To prevent and overcome diseases, make sure your water is pure...
Is there a more common health advise than that given in the phrase:  "Drink plenty of water?"

And that is great suggestion. Most Americans are dehydrated at the cellular level and should drink more water. But what is often forgotten, is that your water needs to be healthy, that is, free from toxins, when you drink it.

Water, of course, is one of the three necessities for sustaining life:  Oxygen, water and food. Unfortunately, for Americans across the United States, the water that comes out of their kitchen and bathroom taps is unhealthy to drink and use.

Tap water is full of toxins. The municiple waters that flow through our pipes, contain a host of contaminents that, if ingested overtime, can compromise the body's ability to stay healthy. Our tap water contains chemicals and poisons that can lead to disease - cancer, fibromyalgia, diabetes, muscular dystrophy and much more.

What is in Tap Water? Well, the EPA estimates that approximately 20 percent of human exposure to lead is attributable to lead in drinking water. But that is just the beginning. Here is a partial list of other contaminants that are found in our drinking water:

Aluminum, Ammonia, Bromide, Arsenic (total), Chlorate, Barium (total), Cadmium (total), Chromium (total), Cyanide, Hydrogen sulfide, Lead (total), Manganese, Mercury (total inorganic), Nitrate & nitrite, Nitrate, Nitrite, Phosphate, Selenium (total), Silver (total), Strontium, Sulfate, Antimony (total), Beryllium (total), Chromium (hexavalent), Lithium, Molybdenum, Thallium (total), Vanadium, MBAS, Oil & Grease (total), Phosphorus, Carbon disulfide, Lindane, p-Isopropyltoluene, Di(2-Ethylhexyl) adipate, Di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate, Hexachlorocyclopentadiene, 1,4-Dioxane, Endosulfan I, Butyl Acetate, Ethyl ether, Isopropyl alcohol, Chloromethane, Dichlorodifluoromethane, Bromomethane, Chloroethane, Trichlorofluoromethane, n-Nitrosodiphenylamine, Aniline, 1,2-Dibromoethylene, Acrylonitrile, Acetone, Isopropyl ether, Hexachlorobutadiene, Methyl ethyl ketone, Naphthalene, Methyl isobutyl ketone, MTBE, Nitrobenzene, Acenaphthylene, Acenaphthene, Isophorone, Tetrahydrofuran, Fluorene, 2-Hexanone, 2,4-Dinitrotoluene, Hexachlorobenzene (HCB), Phenanthrene, Anthracene, Dimethylphthalate, Diethylphthalate, Fluoranthene, Pyrene, Di-n-butylphthalate, Butyl Benzylphthalate, Methyl methacrylate, Chrysene, Indeno[1,2,3-cd]pyrene, Dibenz[a,h]anthracene, Pentachlorophenol, n-Hexane, 1,2,4-Trichlorobenzene, cis-1,2-Dichloroethylene, Total polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), Aroclor 1016, Aroclor 1221, Aroclor 1232, Aroclor 1242, Aroclor 1248, Aroclor 1254, Aroclor 1260, 1,1-Dichloropropene, 1,3-Dichloropropane, 1,2,3-Trichloropropane, 2,2-Dichloropropane, 1,2,4-Trimethylbenzene, 1,2,3-Trichlorobenzene, n-Butylbenzene, 1,3,5-Trimethylbenzene, tert-Butylbenzene, sec-Butylbenzene, Bromochloromethane, Chloropicrin, 2-Nitropropane, Glyoxal, Trichlorotrifluoroethane, Foaming agents (surfactants), Phenols, Ethylene dibromide (EDB), Xylenes (total), Formaldehyde, p-Xylene, Dichloromethane (methylene chloride), o-Chlorotoluene, p-Chlorotoluene, m-Dichlorobenzene, o-Dichlorobenzene, p-Dichlorobenzene, Vinyl chloride, 1,1-Dichloroethylene, 1,1-Dichloroethane, trans-1,2-Dichloroethylene, 1,2-Dichloroethane, 1,1,1-Trichloroethane, Carbon tetrachloride, 1,2-Dichloropropane, Trichloroethylene, 1,1,2-Trichloroethane, 1,1,1,2-Tetrachloroethane, Tetrachloroethylene, 1,1,2,2-Tetrachloroethane, Monochlorobenzene (Chlorobenzene), Benzene, Toluene, Ethylbenzene, Bromobenzene, Isopropylbenzene, m-Xylene, Styrene, o-Xylene, n-Propylbenzene, m- & p- Xylene, Alpha particle activity (excl radon and uranium), Alpha particle activity (incl. radon & uranium), Combined Uranium (mg/L), Uranium-234, Uranium-235, Uranium-238, Combined Radium (-226 & -228), Radium-226, Radium-228, Alpha particle activity (suspended), Gross beta particle activity (dissolved), Gross beta particle activity (suspended), Potassium-40 (total), Gross beta particle activity (mrem/yr), Gross beta particle & photon emitters (man-made), Tritium, Alpha particle activity, 25-Manganese-54, Strontium-90, Perchlorate, Ethyl-t-butyl ether (ETBE), Dichlorofluoromethane, Combined Uranium (pCi/L), Gross beta particle activity (pCi/L)

Eighty of the 166 pollutants in this list are known to be above health-safe levels. Are you willing to take a chance that the rest are below safe-health levels?

Additionally, water districts routinely add chlorine and fluoride to their water systems. Both of these chemicals are poisonous and cause damage to our bodies with long term exposure. The chlorine is used to kill life - bacteria. But we get exposed to bacteria, all the time, and if were are generally healthy, can handle them. But Chlorine scars our arteries which leads to heart disease. The added fluoride is supposed to reduce "tooth decay." Fluoride is an industrial waste product left over from making superphospheric fertilzers. It is dangerous and hard to dispose of, unless you can trick a community to let you put the fluoride into their drinking water... Fluoride attacks the thyroid, leading to obesity and other physical harm.

As you can see there are a multitude of chemicals that come in glass of water. Thare are many more chemicals and pollutants than the ones I have mentioned here. What should you do?

Drink Healthy Water. Your tap water is filled with invisible contaminents, do not drink it. Do not drink any water that has toxins in it, as these toxins can make you sick. Drinking tap water may be a root cause of a major disease you or someone in your family has.

Getting Safe Water. At home, you must filter or otherwise purify your water. The two most common ways to get safe water is to either use a distiller or a reverse osmosis machine or both. When you are in a restaurant or elsewhere, drink bottled water. Investigate how bottled waters are created and pick those where the water is distilled or put through a reverse osmosis process.

If you can afford it, get a filtering system for your home's entire water system.

Do not shower or take a bath in tap water. If you would not drink water that contains hundreds of chemical toxins, why would you take a shower in such water? What is the problem? Your skin absorbs the toxins from the water while you are showering. In fact, the amount of poisons absorbed by the skin during a typical shower is equivelant to drinking 8 glasses of tap water.

If there was one step to start with in curing or preventing any disease, making sure that the water you drink and bath is pure H2O and has no additional toxins or other contaminents. Water distillers and reverse osmosis units are long term investments in you and your family's ongoing health. Shower filters are another inexpensive necessity to protect your body from harm.

About the Author:  Scott Harker is the publisher of several websites including: Sherlock Holmes Pastiches, Harvest The Sun | Renewable Energy, In The Trade | Stocks & Bonds, Dieting Help | Move More - Eat Less, and On The Hook | Fishing Supplies.

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