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(NaturalNews) Earth is the water planet. Oceans, rivers, lakes, streams--water abounds. Unfortunately, most of it is polluted. Our industries use our waterways to dump their waste; industrial farming pollutants leach into waterways and ground water. Even jet fuel is found in our water--in well water and municipal water. Mercury pollutes our rivers, streams, and lakes. Fracking is dumping chemicals into groundwater.

We treat water to remove as many pollutants as possible, to make our dirty water drinkable. And yet, our treated water still contains toxic chemicals and toxic metals like lead and arsenic, antibiotics, and fluoride, along with other chemicals used to sanitize the water. In Louisiana, municipal water includes brain eating amebas.

Many have turned to other water sources as a safer alternative to water straight from the tap. But which water is the best? What are the choices?
  • Rain Water
  • Well water
  • Spring water
  • Reverse osmosis water
  • Filtered Water
  • Distilled water

Rain water, well water, spring water

The purity of all of these choices are dependent on the environment. If you do decide to collect and drink rainwater or spring water, get it tested, and depending on the area, you may need to get it tested regularly. And don't forget to keep whatever collection bin you use very, very clean.

Unfortunately, well water may be contaminated as well. Chemicals are not always filtered out by the earth. Fracking, runoff, and other toxic dumping contaminates groundwater.

Reverse osmosis water

Reverse osmosis is used to desalinate or clean water. Basically, pressure is used to force water through smaller and smaller filters, separating particulates from the water.

Doc Shillington says, 'Reverse Osmosis is questionable, and I've heard that it contributes to Candida .Since this was from a verbal source, more investigation needs to be done on this one .RO units have filters that need replacing ever so often, and they do not remove certain toxins from the water such as Fluoride."

Filtered water

Mike Adams recently tested 12 popular water filtration devices and Zero was the best by far. It's not perfect, but it has always been the only one we've recommended. It even removes fluoride, though it is not certified to do so. For more, see the Natural News source below.


The cleanest water is distilled. Yes, it is more acidic. Yes, it is devoid of minerals. Even so, given a choice of water available, it only makes since to start with distilled water for the cleanest, safest water possible. Dr. Ian Shillington advocates distilled water, suggesting that a level teaspoon of baking soda added to a gallon of distilled water makes it highly alkaline (8.0). Add minerals back in as well (liquid trace minerals), and you have clean, alkalizing, mineral water. Doc Shillington says, ' 'It is true that 'untreated" distilled water will leach some minerals from your body .However, the majority of these minerals are inorganic minerals that you don't want there anyway such as Calcium Carbonate which builds up to form bone spurs and Arthritic Calcium deposits .Any of the 'good" minerals leached can be quickly replaced with a small handful of raw nuts or seeds so this isn't a major concern."

If you purchase a water distiller, you won't have to buy your water at the store in plastic jugs or bottles. At a dollar a gallon or more from the store, a water distiller will pay for itself. Be sure you choose a distiller that also includes a filter. Your water will be clean and pure.

The best Drinking Water for Detoxifying

The best possible choice for water to drink on a regular bases for someone with a healthy immune system is a clean, safe, high quality spring water. The trouble is, as mentioned, it can be difficult to know how clean it is.

During a detox, when the idea is removing toxins, distilled water is by far the best choice. If you don't have access to a trusted source for spring water, well water, or rainwater, then distilled is still your best bet for daily drinking. If you're using water for enemas, distilled is the only water one should use. If the lack of minerals is still much of a concern to anyone using distilled water, a few trace mineral drops in the water can fix that. One of the best things anyone can do for themselves, whether they are detoxifying or not is to drink a lot of water every day. If you're looking to detoxify, check out Inexpensive, Easy Detox - The One Gallon Challenge, and Total Body Cleanse if you're looking for a very serious detox or need to target certain organs like kidneys.









About the author:
Allene Edwards first became interested in alternative medicine and holistic treatment modalities when she successfully used diet therapy to manage her children�s ADHD. Later when she became chronically ill with an auto-immune disease that multiple doctors could not identify, much less cure, she successfully treated both the symptoms and the cause through naturopathic treatment and nutrition. She is the Managing Editor of Organic Lifestyle Magzine and a regular contributor.

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