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water--best type

Discussion in 'General ME/CFS Discussion' started by xrayspex, Feb 23, 2018.

  1. xrayspex

    xrayspex Senior Member

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    Hi--say i was told years ago that reverse osmosis was best type of water for me to drink for my health. I have RO installed for drinking water on my tap at home. However some are now saying that spring water is best to get the minerals etc and that RO water actually depletes us of minerals ie can worsen nutrition .

    Does anyone know if that is factually true? Where I live there was fair amount of pollution in past in ground water and issues come up with our city wells from time to time so I don't want to frequently drink a lot of tap water.

    thoughts appreciated!
     
  2. PatJ

    PatJ Forum Support Assistant

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    I drink distilled water. Before getting a distiller I did a lot of research, and like almost everything health related I found a lot of debate.

    Here is some of the info I gathered that is related to minerals:
     
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    xrayspex Senior Member

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    @PatJ thank you! I hope you are correct. I bought distilled water for many years before I had RO installed at my house--I believe they are similar-both believed by some to leech out minerals--hope this Dr Williams is correct because i do not like idea of lugging jugs of water from grocery plus plus there are the environmental concerns with plastic. I also wonder how every grocery store supposedly has good spring bottled water and every Water Cooler business has choices now of spring water to buy.....is that all sustainable and is it all reliable
     
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    The 'leaching out minerals' sounds like a marketing ploy to get more market share for 'non-leaching water'. I drink rainwater (I live in a cabin in the woods), and don't even bother filtering it anymore.
     
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  5. IThinkImTurningJapanese

    IThinkImTurningJapanese Moderator

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    @xrayspex You could re-mineralized your RO water with a few drops of ConcenTrace.

    ConcenTrace Trace Mineral Drops

    I did that for many years and if RO units weren't so pricey here in Japan, I would do this again.
     
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  6. PatJ

    PatJ Forum Support Assistant

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    Some people also use sea-salt or Himalayan salt.

    Some are just tap water, at least in North America, and probably in many places around the world that don't have strict regulations or oversight about labeling. Here is an article from Forbes about Nestlé being sued, again, for selling tap water as "Spring water". A couple of excerpts:
    And this article has an interesting quote:
    And as far as sustainability, this article (again about Nestlé; they're obviously big in the bottled water world) talks about sustainability problems.
     
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    Santevia make a water filter that remineralizes the water you feed it, after filtering it; I have checked it out, and it does considerably raise the PH of our water--I live in Victoria, BC, and our tap water is close to neutral ( PH 6); after passing through the filter, the PH is more like 7.5. They claim that this is more like fresh spring water, and that we need the minerals--there is some research suggesting heart disease may be rarer in areas with higher PH water sources. They have refused to tell me just what the filter adds--"proprietary information." Anyone have any knowledge of, or opinions about, these filters?
     
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    perchance dreamer Senior Member

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    I have a Berkey water filter and am very happy with it. My ENT says the water it filters is so clean that you can use it for sinus rinses instead of distilled water. I use the optional fluoride filters because I don't want to drink fluoride. The disadvantage of the Berkey is that it sits on the counter, not under it, so it's a bit of a space hog.

    https://www.amazon.com/Berkey-Count...r=1-7&keywords=big berkey water filter system
     
  9. IThinkImTurningJapanese

    IThinkImTurningJapanese Moderator

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    Now I'm curious, I'm 'gonna have to try that. :D

    ConcenTrace has most of the sodium chloride removed,
    They recommend,
    I preferred the taste of the minimum amount. Although not salty, the higher dose just didn't taste good to me.
     
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