Healthy Water, Healthy Body: Home Cures from Water!

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Posted by Olddude (Chattanooga, Tn, Usa) on 04/22/2012 21 posts
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If u can, walk a mile a day even if u have to split up walking. Drink water, if u cant do 8, 8oz glasses, do 4, 8 oz glasses, it's a start. Many of us take a lot of meds or supplements, we need WATER. So, Walk a mile a day or at least try, and drink ur water. Water to the body is like oil to a automobile engine, u have to keep ur joints and tissues lubricated like the bearings in ur car, both cannot run without them. IMHO.

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Posted by Betty (Tampa, Florida) on 11/24/2011

Does anybody know a good reverse osmosis or distillation unit with carbon when on a budget? There are just so many online ads and most are very expensive. Watching some recent videos of all the chemicals they use to clean the water and the fluoride they add I need to do something! I had a $300 conterop three filter unit but the alumina from the fluoride filter leaked and then I read it was a byproduct of the aluminum industry. I know Ted recommended we can put borax and sodium thiolsulfate to get rid of the fluoride and chrlone but you can't do this 7 seven days a week as to my understanding and if I want to take other supplements like H2O2 I can't mix them. This world is getting so crazy in toxicity you almost feel like a conspiracy theorist when you have some education what is really going on.

Replied by Sarita
(London, Uk)

Hi Betty,

I've just been researching water distillers and Megahome's get the best reviews (including for safety) and it is reasonably priced. The plastic collection jug is BPA free. Be aware it will heat/steam up the room it is in, and makes some 'white noise'. It can run overnight though.

From what I've read it IS sensible to add minerals back in. This can be done with liquid mineral supplements or, I believe, perhaps a little pinch of a good salt like Himalayan Pink Salt? (any comments anyone?) This model includes a filter which gets out odorless nasties like Volatile Organic Compounds.

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Posted by Ken (Henderson, Nevada) on 10/21/2011

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Posted by Esprit64 (North Yarmouth, Maine) on 08/07/2011

Does anyone have good, solid, credibly sourced information on what waters are safe to drink? What bottled waters are safe to drink? I'm dizzy from reading all the back and forth, I don't know who or what to believe anymore.

Nature's Place, All Natural Spring Water, taken from springs in New Hampshire USA (and distributed by Hannaford grocery stores), states that flouride "naturally" occurs in their water. Naturally? Isn't any amount of flouride dangerous?

Replied by Jay
(Toronto, Ont, Canada)

Esprit64 from North Yarmouth, Maine writes: 'Does anyone have good, solid, credibly sourced information on what waters are safe to drink? What bottled waters are safe to drink? I'm dizzy from reading all the back and forth, I don't know who or what to believe anymore."

Esprit64, if you are concerned with the chemical contents of your bottled water, I would suggest you buy and drink steam distilled water. I have been drinking only distilled water for the past 19 years because of similar concerns. If you are concerned about the lack of good minerals that you might be missing, add a trace mineral supplement to your diet either seperately or disolved in your distilled water.

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Posted by Justchillin (Vannes, France) on 04/03/2011

I drink a lot of water as we all do, especially as I take the lemon bicarb formula it is important to drink it whilst eating. There are so many different mineral values a huge variation, I have been going for one w/ low sodium. What does anyone else think is the best one to choose?

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Posted by Tom Cavanaugh (Dallas, Tx) on 03/07/2011

I do a lot of swimming in chlorinated swimming pools (Usually 5 times a week for 30 - 40 minutes). I was wondering what impact that this has on my body. Does the chlorine that is absorbed through my skin help create an acidic condition in my body? What impact is their on my internal organs as a result of this type of exposure? Does chlorine in the body contribute to gout?

Replied by Mesem
(Toulon, France)

Ted says keep away from chlorine treated pools as the chlorine displaces iodine and so mucks up glands. I swim often in pools too and hate how it dries the skin but taking iodine does help against this. I am less sensitive to the chlor. Since I started taking Lugol's. I have friends who have swum regularly all their lives in town pools and look pretty good on it. I think you must balance all the positive effects against the 1 negative and take a good soapy shower after!

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Posted by Paul (Ny, Ny) on 03/06/2011

To: Bill from San Fernando
Bill, I bought some mineral water and saw on label "Natural co2 added" What is this mean ?I 've heard mineral water is very alkaline. Thanks!

Replied by Bill
(San Fernando, San Fernando, Philippines)

Hi Paul... Carbon Dioxide tends to form carbonic acid in water which, if you drink it, tends to deplete your body of bicarbonates. So best to avoid the fizz in mineral water.

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Posted by Jordan (Auckland, New Zealand) on 02/12/2011

I've read a caution in several placees now to use distilled water when diluting H2O2.

However I live in the city, and I drink alot of regular tap water (chlorinated, flouridated, to be sure). Do I only need distilled water for diluting the H202 down to lower concentrations and storage... or does this mean that my daily glass of water with H202 needs to be distilled as well?

Not easy for me to acquire enough distilled water for drinking on a daily basis.

Replied by Stonfieldsian
(Auckland, New Zealand)

I've been told (by Microlene NZ) that tap water in Auckland also contains farm-disposed chemicals (antibiotics, hormones, pesticides, super sulphates.... ) after the council sourced water from Waikato River, Since then I never consumed drinking water straight right from the tap.

While a 10L distilled water from Countdown cost around NZ$7, you might consider a home unit water distiller at NZ$310 which produces 4L of distilled water every 6 hours.

Try Mitre 10 and the brand is Spring Flow (if I am allowed to mention brand names here). You might also try TradeMe for cheaper choices.

Replied by Mesem
(Toulon, France)

Surely with the amount of rain Auckland gets it would be better to at least start with rain water. If you catch the rain after it has rained for an hour it has to be pretty pure. It is disgusting how bad the water is in NZ for the size of the population and the authorities always add way too much chlorine. I know of places here in France where water is still so pure it does not have to be treated.

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Posted by Shar (Kent, Ohio) on 02/01/2011

I enjoyed reading the benefits of cold water. I came upon the earth clinic site because; my grandmother was a very beautiful woman, half indian and African American. She use to use cold ice packs on her face after she had washed it with warm water, as a little girl I never asked her why... But now I know... That why she had such lovely skin... well into her 80's...

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Posted by Josecito (Miami, Florida, Usa) on 01/07/2011

I would like TED, the prolific Earth Clinic contributor, or others knowledgeable on the subject to state what type of water is best to drink and their opinions on water filters.

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Posted by Susana (Tyler, Texas) on 09/17/2009

My lungs hurt when i don't drink water, why?

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Posted by K.Lynn (Mt. Heathy, Ohio) on 04/21/2009

can someone tell me (I can't afford bottled water) how safe water brought to a rapid boil is for drinking and mixing home remedies is? I live in the city with the usual treated water- flouride chlorine etc.. Thank You.


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Posted by Jared (Portland, Oregon) on 10/05/2007
5 out of 5 stars

After my last gout attack and starting my self on a PH balancing regiment with ACV and Baking Soda. During the summer months, I tend to buy a lot of filtered bottled water (not distilled). One day I was reading a label very closely and they state that this water has added potassium and sodium bicarbonate to replace the minerals lost through sweat. As a benefit, the ph is 9. So for those looking for a portable bottled water to help with disolving uric acid, Essentia touts increased alkakinity for health. The same ideal that Ted preaches. It helps me maintain a healthy PH when I can't added Baking soda to water. For more info.

Posted by Al (Calgary Alberta) on 07/14/2006
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Hi, I also have Occasional gout. For many years I tried several different medicine pills. Only one worked novomethicine and the pill is worse than the gout! I found a natural cure to gout thru a friend. Drink gallons of distilled water! The distilled water works like reverse osmosis on the gout and within a few days of drinking only distilled water, the gout symptoms disappear. works for me, wonder if anyone else might want to give it a try! Thought I might pass this on. Al

Posted by John (Bakersfield, CA) on 11/26/2005
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I've had some bad bouts with gout. Anyone that has never had it, can't understand the pain associated with it. The best way for me to describe it, is it feels like you just broke your foot, ankle, or BIG TOE and now someone has put it in a vise and is tightening it in a slow torturous fashion. Most of the time before I get an episode, I will get an ever so slight "twinge" of pain, warning me that I had better start drinking copious amounts of WATER and lay off some of the things that have caused attacks in the past. But after its been a while between attacks, I'll sometimes forget exactly how excruciatingly painful it really was and not heed the numerous warnings, and before you know, it sneaks up from behind you, taps you on the shoulder and hits you right between the eyes!! (or should I say Big Toe) And says I told ya I was com'in. So all in all, listen to your body and drink plenty of WATER.

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