Why Water and What To Do
Why is water so important to our health?
Water has been called "the most essential nutrient."
Approximately two thirds of a person's body weight is water.
Blood is 63% water - The Brain is 75% - Muscles are 75%
The Lungs are 80% - The Heart is 75% - The Liver is 85%
The Kidneys are 63% and even the bones are 22% water.
The benefits of drinking plenty of water:
Helps us look better by keeping our weight in check.
Revitalizes dull dry skin and lubricates all of our joints.
Regulates our body temperature.
Assists the kidneys in eliminating harmful salts and wastes.
Carries nutrients and oxygen to all the cells in the body.
Essential for maintaining good health.
The average adult needs10 to 12 cups of water per day for digestion, perspiration, breathing and elimination of waste.
1/3 of our basic water intake is from the fruits and vegetables we eat. Leaving a deficit of at least 6 to 8 cups of water a day, which must be added to ensure health and avoid dehydration.
Strenuous physical exercise demands even more water intake.
(An exercise session can deplete your body's water by 2-5 litres.)
The following do NOT count towards water intake:
Drinks containing nutrients, such as milk, fruit juices, sugar-sweetened drinks, salty tomato based juices etc. all take water from the body to process the nutrients.
Tea, coffee, cola drinks and alcoholic beverages are diuretics that promote urination, causing even greater water loss than the liquid consumed.
What happens if we don't get sufficient water?
Lack of water is the #1 trigger of daytime fatigue.
If the amount of water in your body is reduced by;
1% you feel very thirsty and your metabolism slows down.
3% can trigger fuzzy short-term memory, trouble with basic math and difficulty focusing on the printed page.
5% you will have difficulty moving your muscles or thinking clearly, reducing your ability to work by 20-30%.
At 10% loss of body water you will die.
Drinking 8 glasses of water daily DECREASES the risk of:
colon cancer by 45%, breast cancer by 79%,
bladder cancer by 50% rectal cancer by 38%.
back and joint pain for up to 80% of sufferers.
kidney stones and urinary tract infections
constipation, migraine headaches and obesity.
Scientific research has revealed that the quality of the water is directly proportional to the health and longevity of people in 5 regions of the world who regularly live over 100 years of age.
Surveys show that 75% of North Americans are chronically dehydrated and it is reaching epidemic proportions because water is substituted with other liquids that actually increase the body's demand for water.
In 37% of North Americans, the thirst mechanism is so weak that it is often mistaken for hunger. Hence, we mistakenly snack when we should be drinking water to satisfy the body's emergency warning signals.
Most people take better care of their cars.
.. than their own body .
How bad is our tap water?
Research by Federal, Provincial and City departments, as well as scientists in universities across the country and around the world, have declared that the regular use of chlorinated water for an extended period of time leads to diseases such as cancer, heart disease, birth defects and other degenerative disorders.
Over the past 2 decades we, and our society, have dumped more chemical waste, sewage, poisons, industrial waste and drugs into our water sources than at anytime in history. Our rivers, lakes and even the subterranean aquifers, that supply our wells and springs, have become contaminated by the leaching of pesticides, insecticides, herbicides, nitrates, PCB's phosphates, dioxins and other toxic substances. Manure and organic waste has increased bacteria in our water sources.
Scientists have identified over 2300 chemicals in our water.
There are 3 areas of concern. The source water is being contaminated, as outlined above. The treatment process adds Aluminum Sulphate, Chlorine and Sodium-Silico-Fluoride to our water. All three are poisonous. The Aluminum Sulphate helps separate the solids, the Chlorine is essential to disinfect the water and kill the bacteria and when water passes through the distribution pipelines it picks up pollutants such as copper, iron, zinc and lead which often cause unpleasant odour, taste and discoloration, along with serious long term health effects.
Our water purification people are fighting an uphill battle. With limited resources, they try to clean up the water as best they can and they do a good job for the short term. Without the chlorine, most of us would be dead in days from water-born bacteria and viruses. Unfortunately
Chlorine reacts to organic matter in the water and creates Trihalomethanes and Haloacetates, which have been proven to be carcinogenic.
10 years ago, statistics showed 1 in 15 would suffer with cancer. Current projections are 1 in 2 within the next 10 years.
Escherichia Coli (E.Coli), Gardia Lamblia, Fecal Coliform and Cryptosporidium are microscopic parasites found in the feces of infected humans or animals, often found in water sources after snowmelt or rainstorms, can cause serious intestinal illness.
These parasites are mostly chlorine resistant and it is estimated that 1/3 of gastro intestinal illnesses can be traced to microbes in tap water.
Current testing methods for Cryptosporidium miss about 90% of the parasites in the raw and finished water.
Scrutinizing the contents of our drinking water can reveal a deadly cocktail of poisons in minute traces that destroy healthy body cells or collect in the body and cause harm.
Most people do not drink enough water because chlorinated water doesn't taste good and they defer to sweet tasting drinks that diminish rather than increase their body's water supply.
Virtually every day the media reports incidents of pollution and contamination of our municipal water sources. Water quality varies from city to city, street to street and tap to tap. Water can change from day to day depending on water treatment techniques and controls. If you could see the state of the water pipes from the plant to your home you would want the disinfecting power of chlorine in the water right up to your tap but at that point you have to make a decision..
"You can either have a filter or you will be the filter."
If you decide to be the filter, remember that replacing the clogged human organs can be a long, painful and sometimes fatal process and the replacement you get is not even a new one.
It's your decision.
Do you want you and your family to be the filters?
Or do you want to be able to throw away the bacteria, chemicals, heavy metals, poisons and other contaminants every couple of years and start with a brand new fresh filter cartridge?
I Want Clear, Refreshing Water.
what are my options?
Fastest growing beverage industry in the world. $22 billion a year with little or no government regulation, standards or controls.
Very expensive compared to other filtered waters. 99% of cost is the bottle, the label, transportation, advertising and profit.
Large bottles and multi-packs are heavy and inconvenient to carry.
No disinfecting agent (Chlorine) to prevent bacteria build-up during storage, which is usually months or years. (check expiry date)
Prolonged storage leads to leeching of trace toxic chemicals from the bottle into the water. (Phtylate and Vinyl Chloride).
Despite perceptions that it's healthier, there is little difference between bottled water and tap water.
According to the FDA, "Companies that market bottled water as being safer than tap water are defrauding the public "
1.5 million tons of plastic are used to bottle water every year.
Toxic chemicals released into the environment during the manufacture and disposal/recycling of plastic bottles.
Often healthy minerals and salts are lost when water is filtered.
Even spring water is subject to aquifer contamination.
Small Pitcher or Faucet mounted Filters
Fairly low initial cost.
A small gravity filter while able to remove unpleasant taste and odours is not effective in the removal of heavy-duty pollutants such as harmful bacteria, toxic chemicals and heavy metals.
Quote from Brita water filter cartridge packaging.
"Caution! The Brita water filter is not intended to purify water."
Reduced Chlorine gives the impression water is clean but it's not.
Quote from City of Ottawa Water Purification website
" T he presence of organic nutrients in carbon filters
can promote bacterial growth, as quickly as overnight.
Water Works Association has described small cartridge units in a pitcher or that attach to the tap as "totally useless", because of their size and the brief exposure time.
Reverse Osmosis filtration system
Does not kill or remove all bacteria.
Produces pure water that is flat and tasteless.
Removes all the vital natural healthy minerals.
Wastes up to 8 gallons to produce 1 gallon of purified water.
Very slow process, taking hours for one glass of water.
Holding tank is subject to bacteria contamination.
Chlorine and hot water adversely affect the RO membrane.
The RO membrane can rupture without indication, allowing unfiltered water through to your stored water.
Large and bulky system.
Expensive to maintain and susceptible to metal deterioration.
High initial capital cost.
water Distillation system
Removes the healthy minerals producing water with a flat taste.
Expensive to maintain with high electricity consumption.
Holding tank is subject to bacteria contamination.
Many pollutants are not removed.
Large and bulky system.
Typically not effective at removing organic compounds such as pesticides and T rihalomethanes (THMs-known carcinogen) .
High initial capital cost.
Granular Activated Carbon Filters
Will not remove harmful bacteria or heavy metals from the water.
Does not require holding tank but filter can become a breeding ground for bacteria, requiring regular filter replacement.
Most units are sealed and not cleanable (No replaceable cartridge).
Granular carbon permits water under pressure to forge channels through the granular carbon allowing unfiltered water through.
No pre filter to prevent premature clogging of the filter.
Leeching can occur from the plastic housing into the water.
The BelKraft 2000 Water Purifier with the Doulton PORCELAIN Ceramic pre-filter.
According to a quote from the 'Alive' health magazine in an article comparing all water filtration methods;
"The best type of filter to buy would be an activated carbon block filter with a sediment pre-filter to remove bacteria and parasites, and an automatic shut off point when the filter has reached it's limit."
Removes all harmful bacteria, parasites and viruses including Gardia Lambia Cysts, Cryptosporidium, E Coli, Fecal Coliforms, Hepatitus B and Salmonella.
Removes all toxic chemicals including dioxins, arsenic, asbestos, Benzene, nitrates, PCB's and 100's more.
Removes all heavy metals including lead, mercury, aluminum, iron, copper, zinc, magnesium and silver.
Removes carcinogenic chlorination bi-products (Trihalomethanes.)
Provides safe drinking water during "boil water orders" or breakdowns in the city's purification system. e.g. Walkerton, where 6 died and 2500 were very sick, (some will never recover), North Battleford, Charlottetown, St. John's, Cranbrook, Kelowna, Sioux Lookout and Milwaukee where 100 died and 400,000 were sick.
Washable sub-micron Porcelain Ceramic pre-filter prevents clogging of the cartridge and thereby extends its effective life.
It is the only purifier on the market that leaves calcium and other healthy natural minerals and trace elements intact.
Stage three is a solid carbon block, which is so compressed that it is the equivalent of over 100,000 square yards of filtering media.
Porcelain-Ceramic pre-filter is impregnated with silver, which renders its surface bacteriostatic, killing any bacteria and preventing it from contaminating the filter cartridge. This silver impregnation is stable, unlike silver impregnated granular carbon from which the silver soon leeches out and enters your drinking water.
Ceramic pre filter also acts as an automatic shut off valve by slowing water flow to indicate that the ceramic needs cleaning without risking contamination of the cartridge or drinking water.
Because the healthy minerals remain, the water has a sweet delicious energetic taste.
The surgical stainless steel filter housing is built to last a lifetime, is easy to clean and maintain and comes with a lifetime warranty.
Installation and any required service on the filter is provided free.
100% of water utilized.
The BelKraft 2000 Water Filter is tall with a small base and therefore occupies very little cupboard or counter space.
Good water flow. Produces two litres of pure water a minute.
Can be used safely on rural or municipal water unlike other filtering systems that require chlorinated water.
Backed by two well respected companies; Water Filter Canada with many years experience in Surgical Stainless Steel and Doulton of England a world leader who have been making ceramic water filters since 1827 and currently produce over 100 million filters a year.
It is the only ceramic water filter that is NSF Certified under standards 42 and 53. And all media ingredients meet or exceed NSF and England's Water Research Council Performance Standards.
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The BelKraft 2000 Water filters meet the "Alive" health magazine's definition of "the best type of filter to buy."
BelKraft 2000 Water Filters provide unlimited pure water for drinking, cooking, pets and plants for the average family for only 25 - 30 cents per day. Make your own better bottled water for less than one cent.
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