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Discussion in 'Addressing Biotoxin, Chemical & Food Sensitivities' started by antares4141, Nov 9, 2012.

  1. antares4141

    antares4141 Senior Member

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    How many people here drink bottled water? I always pooped on the idea. Now I prefer distilled but cost reasons am drinking from the culligan machine (reverse osmosis and charcoal filtration) at walmart for 25 cents a gallon. and I seemed to alleviate a lot of cfs symptoms.

    The well water here in sw nm I was drinking I thought was quite good and may be for normal people but it's full of minerals and I suspect this is what was causing me some major symptoms that seemed to disappear since I've quit.

    robert christ
     
  2. Beyond

    Beyond 10% of discount in iHerb!--> PEZ915

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    Minerals are good, arent they? I drink bottled water and I think its better than dead water. Osmosis or filtred one its poor in minerals etc and distilled will slowly chelate out crucial minerals.
     
  3. Beyond

    Beyond 10% of discount in iHerb!--> PEZ915

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    But I understand your concerns I try to investigate the water I drink and pray it is not fluoridated etc. I know the Shadow Goverment its pushing hard to get all sources available for the public fluoridated etc.
     
  4. Sallysblooms

    Sallysblooms P.O.T.S. now SO MUCH BETTER!

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    I use a Berkey filter for our water. I don't drink bottled unless we need some traveling. I take some of my water, but we end up getting some bottles sometimes.
     
  5. Yungas

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    I always drink bottled spring water, once you drink it for a while you can never go back to the chlorine fluoride filled piss that comes out the tap. If I could afford it Id buy the stuff in glass bottles but for now I get plastic multipacks.
    Exchanging tap for spring water is one of the easiest and most important changes we can do for our health, both mental and physical.
    Just make sure it is spring water and says some info about the source on the label. Some bottles waters are just filtered tap water.
     
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    Beyond 10% of discount in iHerb!--> PEZ915

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    Exactly.
     
  7. SickOfSickness

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    I prefer RO water and don't like plastic touching my water.
     
  8. Tammy

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    Robert.............I live in Southern N.M. and can't stand the water........I have started purchasing distilled water........40 cents per gallon. I am curious what particular symptoms that improved when you stopped drinking the well water?
     
  9. GracieJ

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    One word of warning: Most bottled water is acidic. In some cases, it is as acidic as soda pop. I avoid bottled water as much as possible. If I need to buy it, I always buy Fiji water, which has a pH of 7. I'm in the habit of testing water I drink just about everywhere I go. The $10 I spent on a roll of pH tape has been well worth it. Neutral or alkaline water is healthier than the alternatives, and it is worth the expense to get a good water filtration system that leaves the minerals intact.

    A very easy way to alkalize water is to break a capsule of wheatgrass powder into it. It isn't pretty, but it sure works.
     
  10. taniaaust1

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    I personally dont like water with added floride and chlorine.. to me it tastes like pool water so I wont drink it. At home I have a rain water tank.. thou it dont make me sick, my CFS specialist told me to get its water tested but so far I havent (cause I dont know who does testing).

    I nowdays drink soda water (as I can drink a lot more of it then rainwater and I need to drink a lot due to POTS).

    If you are reacting to your tap water.. it could even be an issue like copper overload and u getting more copper from copper pipes.
     
  11. antares4141

    antares4141 Senior Member

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    It's hard for me to be sure the symptoms cause with my food sensitivities there are so many variables. And to be sure i would have to expose myself to the well water here again and im in no hurry to do that.

    bottled water just taste a lot better, (something I never really noticed until I associated tap with my symptoms) I would say brain fog and severe fatigue, softness on my scalp especially where it comes in contact with my pillow.

    I was drinking well wateR here which is so high in minerals if you let a hose leak on the ground in the same spot for any amount of time you will see stains from the minerals. That's why I'm thinking there might be a correlation.
     
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    antares4141 Senior Member

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    Where do you get distilled for $.40 a gallon?
     
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    antares4141 Senior Member

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    [quote="taniaaust1, post: 310255,

    If you are reacting to your tap water.. it could even be an issue like copper overload and u getting more copper from copper pipes.[/quote]
    That's not something I want to hear. I was planning on making a still that uses copper tubeing and making my own water.
     
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    The water here in Alamogordo does the same thing......a puddle of water left to dry ends up looking like a mini dry salt lake because of the caliche. There is a water company here that has their own machine to distill the water and that's where I get it for 40 cents per gallon.
     
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    Fluride in all the UK water as far as I know.
    Prefer the taste of bottled spring water but its expensive!
     
  16. antares4141

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    I'm Guessing it's cheaper for them to distill the water than it is to filter it with all the salts/minerals in it. Im in no hurry to test my theory but I strongly suspect this (minerals) was making me sick. Walmart has (Bottled) distilled for .88 a gallon, or filtered for .88. I'm not sure about true spring water, I know You have to read label, they can name a brand "Rocky Mountains spring" That doesn't mean it came from there though. They also have a machine in the front of the store where you bring your own bottle And it's $.27 a gallon. That's a reverse osmoses machine and filtration which if done properly should I suspect remove the minerals. I just don't trust it that's why I prefer distiled. I'm kind of In truth or consequences New Mexico It's a 15 mile drive from where I am at.
     
  17. Jarod

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    I have troubles with chlorine and flouride in the water also. Running back and forth to the water store gets to be a hassle over time, and I finally broke down and bought a under sink kitchen RO water filter system.

    I figured out it pays for itself in just a couple of years when comparing to $.35 a gallon, so it is worth the investment if you plan on staying put for at least 2.5+ years.

    Not alot of money, but the convienience is handy.

    We got the costco model.

    http://www.costco.com/Premier-Reverse-Osmosis-Water-Filtration-System.product.10040488.html
     
  18. BEG

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    I was told by the doctor when first diagnosed to drink purified water. I've done that since. Favorites are Dasani and Aquafina which I believe have added minerals. They taste great.

    Worried now about it being acidic. Does anyone know about this in regards to purified water? Can't add wheatgrass because of gluten sensitivity.
     
  19. GracieJ

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    I don't think the wheatgrass has gluten in it, just the seed, if I remember correctly.
     

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