Healthy Water with Diane Carson, RN
With Diane Carson, R.N. and Marilyn Moll, moderating
April 5, 2007
We talked about how to obtain Healthy Water, harmful contaminants commonly found in tap water, and how to select a drinking water system including what is NSF certification.
Diane said, as an RN she is very concerned about increasingly common occurrences of bladder, colon, rectal cancers occurring at younger and younger ages. Our bodies, are nearly 70% water and 92% of the water is at the cellular level which underscores the importance of drinking pure water in sufficient quantities for the body cells to be cleansed.
"Otherwise", said Diane, "it is liking sitting down in a mud puddle to take a bath and wondering why you aren't clean?"
Although chlorine is critical to making drinking water disinfected and pathogen free, chlorine is increasingly being associated with serious diseases including many forms of yeast infections and digestive disorders. Candida, athlete's foot, impetigo are all signs of yeast.
Ralph Nader has identified 4,000 contaminants that can be found in water, and only 89 of these are regulated.
Also, increasingly pharmaceuticals are being found in drinking water creating a new compound called Xeno-estrogens - substances that mimic estrogen and testosterone in the body.
All water utilities are required by law to send a water quality report every June or July, annually. The language of these reports always talks about how immune compromised individuals, AIDS and dialysis patients, pregnant, elderly, and infants may be more susceptible to contaminants found in drinking water.
Mineral free water produced by distillation and R/O systems produce water stripped of minerals and creates an acidic state in the body. In most cases these technologies should be avoided unless water is high in sodium or nitrates.
Generally speaking God put minerals in the water, why would man want to take them out?
Selecting a Drinking Water Device
There are four main criteria to consider when evaluating a filter:
1. Who is the system certified by? What is the system certified to remove? NSF, Intl, is a 3rd party private lab using calibrated standards to evaluate systems and most reliable.
Tested to NSF standards means the system was tested and failed the NSF test and is not certified by NSF. A big difference!
2. What is the initial outlay for the system and what is the annual upkeep?
3. How long has the company been in business?
Frequently companies will change models and you will no longer be able to obtain replacement filters. For example, Multipure has been in business 37 years and current filters still fit 37 year old systems! Diane is frequently called to see if she can replace filters for systems whose model numbers have changed.
4. Is the warranty being given away or offered? In other words, are you paying a premium for the warranty and does the company stand behind the system.
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