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If you asked me, and probably any other Australian, back in the early eighties whether I would spend $3.50 on bottled water I would have laughed in your face. Even if I was stuck in the middle of the outback.
So what the bloody hell happened and why did we bottle it?
According to Cool Australia these are the facts about bottled water:
* It takes up to 3-7 litres of water and one litre of oil to produce one litre of bottled water.
* A recent Sydney Morning Herald article showed most consumers can’t t
Well we certainly can’t live without it. We can live without food for up to five weeks but we can only live without water for up to 5 days. In today’s world we cannot be certain exactly what is in the water we drink from the tap, or even the bottled water we buy. Is it pure water? What exactly is in our tap water and is it good for us?
In order to kill off harmful bacteria and other microorganisms to make clean water our drinking water is treated with a large number of chemicals. Along with these chemicals your water can contain toxic metal salts, hormones and pesticides, lead and more.
Chemicals typically found are:
People have been failing at their New Year's Resolutions for 4000 years. What makes me think I could do any better? It's been three days and I have already failed. At least back then the Babylonians were offering their resolutions up to God in the hope of improving the crop. Now we just offer them up to ourselves, or our nearest and dearest, who have no choice but to listen and nod along. But what do we get in return?
When looking at the top new year's resolutions I mostly notice this.. we have to give up, quit, try harder, be better,
Water Products FAQ
What is the different between Aquasana and Distilled Water?
There are many choices available to consumers nowadays and the question is how do you know which water is right for you?
Water Filters use mediums such as carbon, ceramic and felt to mechanically filter out contaminants in the water. They may also employ ion-exchange processes or contain nano-silver to destroy biological contaminants such as bacteria and viruses. The efficiency of a water filter depends largely on the pore size of the filter media. This is measured in microns (µm). If the contaminant is larger in size than the filters micron level, it will be trapped by the filter. A filter in the range of 0.1 - 0.5 µm will remove virtually all contaminants from a regular water supply.
Aquasana uses a complex ion-exchange process to remove a lot more contaminants than a standard carbon filter can remove.The
Most of us know drinking pure water is essential to life – so what is in our water that is potentially harmful to our health?
Chlorine and lead is in everybody’s water, but there are also traces of pesticides, herbicides, industrial solvents and bacteria. Almost every chemical we use in our society works its way into our water supplies.
What people are not aware of is that municipal water treatment does not take those contaminants out. The treatment only kills certain bacteria and removes the visible particles, it does not take out synthetic organic chemicals, this needs to be done in our own homes.
What can these chemicals do to our bodies?
Synthetic organic chemicals increase the risk of degenerative disease and cancer. Almost all types of cancer are linked to increased exposure to synthetic organic chemicals such as pesticides, herbicides, chlorine and trihalomethanes, which are added when chlorine is put in
Distilled water has the inherent ability to work much like a magnet. It can pick up rejected and discarded minerals and then with the assistance of the blood and lymphatic system, transport them to the kidneys for elimination from the system. Inorganic minerals rejected by the cells and tissues or the body can, if not evacuated, cause arterial obstructions and even more serious damage. These are minerals which must be removed and which Distilled Water is able to collect.
Dr Norman Walker
The human body is made up of 72% water so it's very important to ensure that any water we are drinking is of the highest quality. A relatively small 5% drop in bodily fluids causes a 25-30% loss of energy.
An estimated 66% of people don’t drink enough and are suffering some degree of dehydration, and we may only be operating at 70-75% of our capacity.
The purity of the water we drink therefore becomes more crucial. Our world class 2800 W
The healthiest water doesn’t come from your tap, or in a bottle. For really healthy water in your home, the answer is ‘selective filtration’. Activated Carbon treatment water filters can distinguish between pollutants and trace minerals. Aquasana are a great value water filter range which are convenient to install and use and produce clean and great tasting water in your home.
Aquasana is a leading water filtration company with the sole focus of providing best-in-class water filtration products so everyone can enjoy great-tasting, healthy water. Based in America, the company manufactures drinking water filters, shower filters, and whole-home water filter systems that remove over 60 harmful contaminants from water including chlorine, chloramines, herbicides, pesticides, industrial solvents, lead, and mercury.
Aquasana’s advanced twin cartridge, multi-stage filtration units combine the most effective
Crystal clear spring water from a mountain spring...or just plain old tap water making a mountain out of discarded petrol chemical containers.Bottled water no more. Why not leave home with a bottle of? your finest? and save money and landfill.
The trend to reach for a bottle of water as a first choice seemed like a step in the right direction for our health, but the impact on the environment and claims of outrageous capitalisation of a precious resource makes us take a look closer.
A recent article in the SMH (http://www.smh.com.au/environment/could-this-mean-the-endof-the-line-for-the-plastic-water-bottle-20130302-2fcu1.html), says opponents to the bottled water industry believe sales are falling ?as people learn more about a product that is?, according to Clean Up Australia chief Ian Kiernan, ?a bloody disgrace?".
Proponents claim they are pleased to see an increase in water consumption from any source but opponents cite the following reasons as some of the reasons
Healthy Water is the Number 1 Ingredient For Healthful Longevity!
Reprinted with permission from Fitness Plus Magazine, December 2002
The importance of “healthy water” and where to get it may very well be the most beneficial health information any of us can learn. The simple fact that our body is over 70% water, tells us how extremely important its quality is.
Without an abundant intake of healthy, chemical free water… every other wellness effort is to a large degree in vain.
While every health and wellness expert will agree on the importance of “healthy water”, most have different opinions on its definition and source. The fact is that it’s no longer a matter of opinion. There’s now enough credible scientific data on the subject for a logical and reasonable conclusion.
The healthiest water doesn’t come from your tap, doesn’t come in a bottle, it doesn’t come from
Adsorption: Adsorption is a chemical process in which an ionic filter media is use. The filter attracts water contaminants and encourages these contaminants to break their bond with the water molecules.
Alachlor: Alachlor is an odorless, colorless solid, used as an herbicide for grasses and other broadleaf plants. Ingestion of Alachlor in drinking water can increase risk of cancer and cause liver and/or kidney damage.
Atrizine: Atrizine is a white, solid crystalline compound. It is currently the most widely used pesticide chemical. Ingestion of Atrizine can cause cancer and damage the cardiovascular system.
Benzene: Benzene is a colorless, aromatic liquid that is widely used in producing rubber, plastics, and other synthetic materials. Ingestion of Benzene can lead to cancer and/or chromosome aberrations.
Chlorine: Chlorine is a yellowish, poisonous gas with a pungent odor,
On the internet you can read different stories about Alkaline water, alkaline food and even alkaline recipes. Among health professionals, alkaline foods and water are gaining more popularity. Slowly it becomes accepted that an alkaline diet may have a positive impact on health and vitality. However there is some confusion and you can read different things on internet about alkaline water and your stomach acids. People who have more knowledge about our human body, including medical doctors, are wondering what happens to the alkaline water once it reaches the stomach, which is highly acidic.. To explain this topic to you, we first like to explain you a few more things about alkaline acids, your stomach acids and the water PH, by simply answering you a few questions
What is alkaline water?
Water has different values and which vary from being acidic to alkaline. Alkaline water, also called ionized water or ‘Kangen’ water, is water with a PH level greater than