You have heard the old saying, “water, water, everywhere and not a drop to drink.” Read on, for information about water you may or may not know. For instance, are you aware that there are several different types of water, each with its own definition?
I was researching a place near where I live called ‘Warm Mineral Springs’ and came across some interesting information on ‘water.‘ We take water for granted, thinking it will always be there when we need it. However, nothing kills quicker than lack of water. Water is essential to all living things. Sometimes we hate it (when it floods), but love it when drought takes over the land. You can do many things with water, freeze it, boil it, cook with it, mix it with other liquids, wash with it, swim in it etc. and etc. But, over the years have you noticed how ‘water‘ has changed? It is no longer clean, bountiful or free. The water you get from the faucet in your kitchen sink has been treated with so many chemicals, to include chlorine and fluoride that is doesn’t even taste good.
People are drinking water they have to buy at the store, in order to be sure that it is clean water. The terminology used on the bottles is pure, spring, purified, filtered, special water for babies, distilled, mineral, oxygenated, etc. The list could go on and on. What does all this mean? The following is a list of the TYPES OF WATER recognized here in the USA.
- Drinking Water: drinking water is bottled and obtained from an approved source. Usually, it has been filtered with activated carbon, treated with ozone or an equivalent process of disinfection. Many times it is noted as ‘Spring Water’.
- Natural Water: Natural water is bottled water that was obtained from an underground spring or well. Sometimes it is filtered and disinfected, but no dissolved solids have been added or removed; it as well, has not been blended with any other ingredients.
- Spring Water: Spring water is regulated by the FDA. The protocol is “that ‘spring water’ must be derived from an underground formation, from which water flows naturally to the surface of the earth. No particular physical/chemical properties are required other than those normally applied for drinking water.
- Well Water: is water that is bottled from a hole drilled, bored or otherwise constructed in the ground that taps the water of an aquifer.
- Purified Water: is water that has been bottled and purified by distillation, deionization, reverse osmosis or other suitable means.
- Distilled Water: is water that has been heated until it vaporizes. The condensation frees the water of any dissolved minerals. Deionization of the water is where it is passed through resins, which remove most of the dissolved minerals.
- Reverse Osmosis: Reverse Osmosis Machines are sold everywhere. People use them on really hard water (heavily mineralized and full of chemicals) to remove about 90% of dissolved solubles. This is done by high pressure that forces the water through membranes.
- Mineral Water: Again, regulated by the FDA. They require the ‘mineral water’ which is designated by the FDA as ‘spring water’ to contain, “at least 250 mg/liter (250 parts per million) of Total Dissolved Solids. This must be verified through a lab test whereby a liter of water, evaporated at 180 degrees centigrade should leave a residue of minerals and salts.”‘Warm Mineral Springs’ (WMS), of which there are many all over the state of Florida, as well as many other places in the world, are used by people with health issues with the idea in mind that the minerals in the water will aid in healing their ailments. This theory is still being studied by scientists all over the world. Some folks consider this theory to be a legend; however, it is still integrated into national health systems. It is indicated by many scientists that, “mineral waters are always free of any calories, sugar or artificial ingredients and with the possible exception of mineral waters with high magnesium (Mg) content, which can cause mild diarrhea, there are usually no adverse effects from drinking mineral water of soaking in its grace.
Mineral Waters are one of the fastest growing bottled water in the world. High on that list is Italy, Mexico, France, Germany, Spain and Switzerland. America lags way behind. Minerals Waters are becoming popular because they are advertised as being useful for “maintaining wellness or treating a specific medical condition.” Health practitioners often advocate “that soaking in mineral waters provide great benefits to humans and animals for both external (skin, mucous membranes, etc.) and internal health challenges (arthritis, pain management, relaxation, swelling, etc.) It appears that “individual minerals are absorbed through the skin and into the body’s blood chemistry for travel to all organs, tissues, joints and cells. What your body doesn’t use, it removes.” Experts also suggest, “that minerals may have the ability to adhere to toxins within the body, which are then released back into the mineral water.”
- Club Soda and Seltzer Water: ARE NOT CONSIDERED BOTTLED WATER, BUT RATHER SOFT DRINKS.
Did you know:
1. People with the worst health, drink the least amount of water and use the most alcohol, caffeine and nicotine.
2. The environment of an unborn baby is water and salt.
3. Salinity of the water outside the cells of our body is the same as the ocean.
4. Water and salt is vital for balancing the sugar levels in the blood, a needed element in diabetics.
5. Water and salt is vital for clearing the lungs of mucus plugs and sticky phlegm, particularly in asthma and congestion of the sinuses.
6. Osteoporosis, in a major way, is a result of salt and water shortage in the body. (and this list could go on forever)
Other source information: Natural Business, Lohas Journal, July/August 2001. Special Report ‘Bottled Water.’ Chris O’Brein
I have a water purifier which uses a charcoal filter. The unit stands on its own and requires no electricity or attachment to the faucet. It cleans and purifies 2 gallons of water at a time. It was pricey, but has already paid for itself, and has saved me a lot of money at the store. It totally clears the tap water, that I put into it, from unwanted chemicals, to include chlorine, and fluoride, etc. The water tastes great. Besides drinking it, I clean with it, cook with it and know that my nice clean water is what helps me to maintain my good health. The only things that I add to it are Aloe Vera Gel and Organic Apple Cider Vinegar. I add these when I drink a glass of water, or to a water bottle when I take water with me.
Water, which can be mixed with just about anything, can be restructured and ionized. Water has its own special intelligence.
LET’S SAVE OUR WATER SOURCES – GOD KNEW WHAT HE WAS DOING WHEN HE CREATED WATER!