a) soft city tap water
b) hard city tap water
c) store bought distilled that went through our water stand (those stands get dirty if they don't have regular maintenance)
d) the crystal clear tasty finished product!
I'm so glad I bought this. No more shelling out $5 a jug to the store for something that should be free. Plus those jugs are made with the BPA type of plastic just so you know. Ridiculous that they still use that.
Anyway, I'm sure a lot of you are already drinking clean water, but for those like me who thought they were doing the right thing and weren't - just a heads-up!
Not sure if you can really see the difference between "c" and "d" in the pic. "C" is cloudier and has little bits of sediment floating in it. The difference is much more apparent in real life. I'll have trouble drinking out of those coolers now I'm sure!
just as one cannot inhale pure o2, h2o are not the only mollecules found in natural occuring spring water.
i never said h2o is dead. rather to make it safe for bottling it is either cooked or irradiated.
water is meant to be a living vital thing. and all we drink is cooked dead water.
i am aware that daniel vitalis is not very popular on this site for good reason but this link has some videos of his where he is not pushing any b.s. product. these videos make alot of sense to me http://www.findaspring.com/
I have to say that I am a bit confused about dead vs. live water. I have always heard that distilled water is bad for you, spring water and well water are best (filtered if needed)... Now I wonder. Dr Doug seems to be a big advocate of distilled water, but so many people say not to drink it...
Some people claim that distilled water leaches minerals from us. Doug says this isn't the case and says we aren't meant to have our minerals from our water anyway but from our food. He talks about having some minerals in a glass, and if you add some distilled water you don't end up with less minerals. Apparently much of the minerals in water aren't absorbable anyways. Look at the heavy sediment in my picture in the first two jars - much to heavy and large to absorb much of it I would think.
I watched those videos (also part 2 and 3) they don't contain any explanation why H20(==water) with added salts and minerals would be better for the human body. (there is a lot of healing water, living water bs in my opinion)
I agree that good spring water would be the cheapest way to get reasonable quality water. But I don't see why distilled water would be sub-optimal, its seems to be the most optimal water, only the creation of distilled water is a bit inconvenient, but so is natures process of creating spring water. (nature also makes distilled water)
There is no living water in my opinion. H20==water there is not an other molecule we call water. If there are other materials like bacteria or salts dissolved in the water then it's a solution and its still not alive.
If my logic is false I would like to here it :D
Great summary here!
Great stuff Peter.
I agree 100%, distilled water is the best and the live/dead water thing is nonsense.
when i was in my early teens i spent a few summers at my uncle's cottage where we routinely filled up sterile glass bottles with spring water from a natural source.
the water was stored in a fridge. upon arrival at the cottage we would have to dump the previous batch that had been there for several months as it began to change colour and taste. the water would go bad.
water that we purchase from the store even when labelled as spring water has been treated in some way.
either it is boiled, sterilized through small amounts of bleach or other trace chemicals, and it is almost always irradiated.
this is what i mean by 'dead' water. i cannot agree more that sourcing your water from juicy fruits is the best possible option. however i think it is important to be cognizant of the processes that our 'safe' bottled water undergoes.
the best water to drink in the world is whatever water is available when you are thirsty. but imaging that our store bought bottled water has zero long term detriments seems to me a blind approach to the subject.
it is not going to make you sick drinking it, but then you can also live past the age of 100 eating meat every single day. the issue is overall quality of health compared to squeeking by. all the water i drink personally comes from the tap or bottles. i wish that were not the case as i feel i am missing out on the benefits of earth's true bounty.
imagine trying to explain to someone fifty years ago that eating raw food gives you a boost of vitality...of vital energy. Even given the science we have today on the subject most people, including many 'scientists' today look at you sideways when trying to explain that eating a full raw diet makes you feel more vital, as you are not robbing the food of its natural living essence.
i agree with 90% of your argument except when it comes to boiling water. surely there is a purity and vitality found in water that has been filtered naturally through many layers of earth and clay and then incubated from a time before humans even invented industrialization.
how can boiling this water not rob it of some vital essence. but in the meantime drink whatever water you can when you need to drink.
8 more days and i will be leaving for the tropics for a long long time :) peace.
i'm an only advocating for natural spring water, not rainwater.
so you are saying then that natural spring water contains nothing more than 2 molecules of hydrogen and one molecule of oxygen. nothing more?
imagine our human ancestors growing thirsty. ocean water would be too salty, lake water and river water would be teeming with life and also be probably close to unsafe or at least less then ideal as fish feces does not add a pleasant taste.
shallow streams perhaps, and definitely springs would be the choice for a thirsty human. This water would have quite a bit more in it then simple H2O.
boil this water and everything in it dies. hence my use of the term 'dead water'.
one more interesting article.http://chetday.com/distilledwater.htm
'Humans are not naturally water-drinking creatures, for they have absolutely no equipment for it as have natural water-drinking animals. Therefore, the proper diet for humans is necessarily water sufficient. A correct diet must contain the pure water that we require.'
this quote comes directly from the article you sent. i fail to see any 'science' as you keep demanding present in this quote.
what i do know is that the only current source of water on earth that requires no alteration to make it safe comes in the form of clean sourced spring water. unfortunately safe sources of spring water are rare and fast depleting and we must drink safe water.
you argue that distilled water is best because it is pure. yes it certainly is closest to pure h2o as one can get. but making a chemical compound pure does not necessarily make it best from a wholistic viewpoint. i certainly do not want to breath in pure oxygen for as you know that would be deadly, i just want the freshest air and the freshest water possible.
clearly arguing semantics and throwing up endless internet links will not settle our differences so i wish you luck in your endeavours. your opinions and theories and the science used to back up your opinions and theories have been duly noted and i thank you for your efforts.
peace be with you.
Now I read you. And I had tried rubbing stones together all day just to figure out how much osmosis it would take to fix LA. Sadly, all I got was accepting that 1) pipes are there and in Haiti they are not and 2) the question of immunity / disease / pathogens in reference to a city without water doesn't lie in the hands of authority, it has to do with the people pissing in the water.
As far as all the drilling all over everywhere, it also makes me sad to think that we are in some serious shit. I'm now wondering how much a Berkey can filter as it seems the next logical step to the spring.
Sorry if I was blunt before.
Wow.. I'm just greatful I have nice clean well water from right under my house.