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Gut bacteria and bottled vs filtered water.

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Does anyone have any experience with using bottled water vs filtered water, particularly regarding its effects on intestinal bacteria?

I have a history of severe antibiotic induced candida / parasites / leaky gut.
I use an inexpensive screw on tap filter.
How effectively can these filter out potential gut bacteria disrupters like chlorine, chlorine compounds, or fluoride. ( can fluoride distrupt bacteria? )

Thanks,
Viking
 

ahmo

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Big Berkey filter has a flouride extra filter. Gets good ratings all around. I don't know the nature of activity, but flouride is not your friend. Bacteria and metals have a 'symbiotic' relationship. Bacteria eat metals?? Need to be eliminated in tandem. Sorry, no science links to offer you.
 

Sea

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Inexpensive filters do not remove flouride, it is a more involved process than removing chlorine and other impurities.