Healthy Water, Healthy Body: Home Cures from Water!

General Feedback
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.

General Feedback
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...

Water Therapy Feedback
Posted by Cat (Austin, Tx) on 01/24/2011

My husband and his father consistantly drink a gallon jug of water a day. If they didn't have grey hair, you would not know they were older men because they have NO wrinkles (husband 60 looks 35 w/o grey; father-in-law is 82 but looks 60). My husband brushes his teeth -1 times a day. And unless he is eating too many sweets (rarely) or too much meat (Texas BBQ lover), his breath does not smell. He has no detectable plac and no cavities; he's never been to a dentist and has all his teeth firmly lodged in. His teeth stay NORMAL white; His skin is never dry and, like his father's, Is a golden canvas of soft suppleness. He's visited the doctor 2 times since he was 25 (peanut allergy symptoms). He attributes his good health to the fact that he was breastfed, a low sugar eater, And that he drinks copious amounts of water (Any kind; doesn't matter to him). Also, I noticed, after finishing his last bite at a meal where he drinks 1.5 - 2 glasses of water, he swishes this teeth with a last swallow of water. He and his father have been doing that since I've known them.

I, on the other hand, have rarely drunk over 3 cups of water a day and it now shows with my skin being constantly dehydrated, dry, itchy and lined. My teeth have suffered as well. Needless to say, I'm FINALLY following his footsteps and my skin, breath, and teeth (I'm oil pulling too) has greatly improved.

General Feedback
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.

Distilled Vs. Demineralized
Posted by Brendan (Adelaide, South Australia) on 01/02/2011

Anybody know what the difference is between distilled and demineralised water, I tried to go buy distilled the other day from the laundry isle because I remember my mum buying it for the iron, but all I found was deminerallised. Is this the same thing? Thanks.

P. S Thanks guys for fixing the posting window thing, that was driving me nuts.

Dechlorinating Water
Posted by Sean (Wilmington, Delaware, Usa) on 12/14/2010

When you allow tap water to sit for, at least 10 minutes, the chlorine will evaporate. The water will taste better and will allow you to drink chlorine-free water.

Sinus Infections
Posted by Labes (Toronto, Ontario, Canada) on 07/25/2010

Hi Karina, Thank you for this good information. I wonder if I can use a copper electrodes instead of silver one to make colloidal copper instead of colloidal silver. Do you think it will work to clear the infection? Because water poured in copper vessels will dissolve some copper ions in the water. Did you use distilled water or any water?

Sinus Infections
Posted by Karina (Munich, Bavaria, Germany) on 07/25/2010
5 out of 5 stars

After months of a sinus infection I found that drinking a full glass of water from a copper cup first thing in morning to be beneficial. It cleared my sinuses overnight and finally the skin around my nose started to heal after 3 days. However, one has to be persistent with this treatment - at least a month - otherwise it comes back if not all bacteria is cleared out of the body. Please make sure to eat healthy - as many have observed before too much milk, fried food and extremely spiced food can cause imbalances for the liver and set up liver stagnation (TCM). This in turn may lead to headaches and the liver cannot filter all bacteria if it is overtasked (which is one of its primary functions).

Buy an Ayurvedic copper cup or any pure copper vessel - make sure it is absolutely clean (citron juice and salt will clean it naturally). Fill with water in the evening and leave over night. Drink first thing in the morning. Copper water is a natural purification for the body and kills harmful bacteria - without ever causing resistance or harmful side effects. Check the internet for more information.

EC: TCM= Traditional Chinese Medicine

Recommended Books
Posted by Sandy (Scotland, United Kingdom) on 02/11/2010

I found this site through searching for information on Cold Showers. Very interesting material indeed. I am well into my 60's and keep running/jogging and have 'enjoyed' a Cold Shower for quite some time. Can I expand your thinking on water? Ten or so years ago I read the book - "Your Body's Many Cries for Water". I have found it so helpful. Drinking water is quite therapeutic I have discovered. I have studied this work and if you need a 'free' and perhaps unusual 'help' read this work. Consider it seriously.

Water During Meals
Posted by Jordan (Houston, Tx) on 01/07/2010

Thank you for the reply. I guess I'll experiment to see how my body does. Maybe I could sip just a little water during my meals.

Dechlorinating Water
Posted by Kathleen (San Antonio, Texas) on 01/05/2010

There are three ways to remove fluoride from water. Distillation, reverse osmosis, and filtration with activated alumina. The last is more recent. Currently I get my drinking water from one of the RO coin operated units at the store as it is reasonably priced. I'm considering one of the whole house filter units when I can afford it to avoid skin absorption of both the chlorine and fluoride.

Dechlorinating Water
Posted by Wydo (Ventura, Ca) on 01/04/2010

I would like to, not only dechlorinate the water to my house but defluoranate it as well. Has anyone tried to do this? I thought of adding sodium thiosulfate and boarx to a water softener or a chemical injection system. Any way I look at this it is expensive equipment to buy and I don't know if it would work.

Please, if anyone out there has tried this or has any thoughts on this, post your ideas here.


Water During Meals
Posted by Jordan (Houston, Tx) on 01/04/2010

Water and meals

Hello again, I was just wondering because I seem to have been getting confused about drinking water while eating. Should you? or Shouldnt? Also I read on here that while drinking ACV, lemon, Honey, or whatever in water you should drink water while eating. Thank you alot!

Dechlorinating Water
Posted by Kathy (Dubois, Pa) on 09/18/2009

It is a good method for removing FREE chlorine, but the BOUND chlorine remains.

Dechlorinating Water
Posted by Joyce (Joelton, Tn) on 09/18/2009 510 posts

To Sandra from Sudbery:

Hello Sandra,

When cleaning and refilling the water in your aquarium, the instructions tell you to run and leave tap water sitting overnight and the next day the chlorine will be gone. I haven't had an aquarium in years, but suspect that this is probably still effective in removing chlorine from tap water.

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

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

Dechlorinating Water
Posted by Kathy (Dubois, Pa) on 09/17/2009

I use one of those "on the faucet" type filters (can't name it...sorry), which cost about $20.00 each and last a couple of months. But they only remove free chlorine. As far as I know, the only way to get rid of bound chlorine is through distillation or reverse osmosis.

Dechlorinating Water
Posted by Sandra (Sudbury, Ontario, Canada) on 09/17/2009

Dechlorinating water: What is a fast/cheap/easy method to dechlorinate my water at home?

Distilled Vs Reverse Osmosis
Posted by Rob (Manhattan, New York) on 08/02/2009

the notion that distilled water is dead water seems to be a myth.. we get all the minerals we need from vegetable etc. I trust Dr. Weil's opinion ...he uses a D3 distiller.. but also says that carbon block with KDF (a copper zinc combination that retards bacteria growth) are OK. I use a carbon KDF but do find I need to change it every 4 to 6 months..and I also flush it for 30 seconds before using...I would prefer the distiller but it is too expensive.

Distilled Vs Reverse Osmosis
Posted by Maryanne (Seattle, Washington) on 07/31/2009

I have a question about water. I researched the entire water and distilled water section, but I am still a bit confused about what the best choice is. It seems that plain distilled or Reverse Osmosis water is not beneficial to health, but mineral water is the best. Of course I do want to remove dangerous chemicals such as Flouride and Chlorine, but not remove good minerals. What kind of water purifier is best? and what should I add to the finished water to provide minerals (is it sea salt?) I'm interested in an inexpensive countertop variety, if you cant say brand names, then just email me.

General Feedback
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.

Distilled or Filtered Water
Posted by Sean (New York, NY) on 02/25/2009

Hi. First let me just say that I'm new to this site and I think it's great. I'm going to start doing some of the remedies (ACV, BSM, oil pulling maybe). I've been reading a lot and I've noticed or it seems most people are using distilled water or some form of other water that doesn't have pollutants or as much in it. I don't know if I missed something but my question is... I know it may sound stupid but:

Is it ok to use filtered water(using Brita) when using any of these remedies that I plan on using as mentioned above or with any remedy that is mentioned on your site? I just want to make sure that using the water filtered through the Brita is ok to use?

Thank you.

Reverse Osmosis Water
Posted by Sam (Commerce Twp, Michigan/USA) on 02/21/2009

Adding minerals to Reverse Osmosis Water: Since R.O water lacks any minerals, is it still necessary to add a liquid mineral to R.O water if one is taking a good quality mineral supplement- in pill form.

Also, I have been taking Apple Cider Vinegar, (2 teaspoons in 16 oz water),but since it is acidic, should I be adding baking soda to bring the ph up to 7-8 or doesn't it matter?

Yogic Water Treatment
Posted by Ruma (Calcutta, India) on 01/15/2009
5 out of 5 stars

Try my yogic water treatment. It will have you feeling better and looking rejuvenated in a matter of days.

When you wake up, try and drink at least a glass of water on an empty stomach. In a hot climate, you may try and work your way to two glasses of water. This is not as easy as it sounds. Don't worry if it takes a few days to get to your target amount of water.

Having finished drinking your water, stand up gently and stretch your hands above your head as far as they will go. Stand on your tiptoes to elongate the stretch. If you are feeling slightly sluggish (very possible since this is first thing in the morning), walk around the room on your tiptoes with your hands stretched in the air. Otherwise, you can just stretch up and then down again. Do this for a couple of minutes and then gently lower yourself to the floor, lowering your hands as well.

Then stand with your feet apart and stretch gently from side to side. Do this a couple of times but do so gently.

Last of all, with your feet slightly apart, stretch your hands to the side. Pretend you have a piece of cloth held tight in your hands and stretched behind you. Twist around to face backwards and try and keep this imaginary cloth as taut as possible. If you find this stretch too easy, then let go off the "cloth" at the end moment and grab one hand on one of your shoulders and the other on the side of the rib cage. Do this a couple of times each side.

This entire routine should take no longer than four or five minutes. The idea behind this is that the water that you drink hydrates and cleans out your internal organs, rejuvenating your body and bringing light and life to your face.

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