Going through a news feed this morning, I came across an interesting video. It showed pH tests being performed on many different brands of bottled water. All claimed to have different pH levels, some were alkaline, some acidic and some neutral. The results seemed to be foggy at best, with the majority of the bottle claims being completely inaccurate.
So, what do we make of all this information? These are big companies providing bottled water, which is a hot commodity these days and one people have wildly different notions about. Some people want to drink alkaline water, for the popular belief that it is good for your health. Some people drink distilled water (shudder!) and R.O. water (reverse osmosis) as it is "pure" water. The bottom line with all of this is simple; scientific studies (again and again) tell us that we need pH neutral drinking water with natural mineral content.
R.O. water, being completely stripped of mineral content is actually dead water. It is not the slightest bit conductive, which is bad news for our bodies, as mostly we are alive due to electrical impulses that control brain activity and our heartbeat. Give us water with no minerals and how are our bodies to remain conductive enough for these processes? Reverse Osmosis removes everything from water. It will take minerals from our bodies in order to balance itself. Research has now proven that we cannot add a dietary mineral supplement to make up the deficiency, R.O. simply steals those minerals too.
Distilled water is under the very same bracket, except it is even more aggressive than R.O and not at all recommended for drinking.
What's important is to find a water source with no heavy metals, no chemicals, bacteria, viruses or pathogen contamination whatsoever. It's also important for this water source to contain a nice balance of healthy positive minerals so we can hydrate and be well.
The thing is, this kind of water doesn't exist. Not anywhere. The water we have available to us now is all the water this planet has ever had. Our world's water has been recycled for millions of years.
What we need, then, is a conditioning system that takes any source water, treats in real time with NO wasted water, operates on pennies per month, is easily maintained and cost effective. It also needs to be able to remove heavy metal contamination, remove chlorine, pharmaceuticals, chemicals and destroy bacteria, viruses and pathogens. This system should do all of this, while being clever enough to leave the natural mineral content in the water. If only such a system existed...