Tap Water and Alternatives 28 - 02 - 2002

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Tap Water and Alternatives Hi, Last week we looked at the water we get from our taps, letís see what alternatives there are! Mineral water: A huge controversy exists concerning the benefits of mineral water in the diet. As we have discussed before, the body cannot use minerals, unless they are in their organic form. Minerals are only usable to the body as they are found in organic forms of life such as plants. Only plants form the link between earth-minerals and animal life. We cannot digest rocks. Although inorganic minerals may have the same chemical composition as the organic minerals, they differ in structure and in the relative position of the component molecules. This difference is crucial, for it determines the usability of the substance by the body. How does a plant transform earthís inorganic minerals into usable forms? First, the plant takes in sunlight, carbon dioxide, water and elements from the earth. By the process of photosynthesis, the plantís chlorophyll captures the sunlight and forms carbohydrates from water and carbon dioxide. In the process of the growth of the plant, the minerals from the earth become organically part of the plant itself. Then, and only then, can the minerals be considered assimilable by the body. The inorganic minerals found in mineral water are deposited by the body in tissue structures and bones. Mineral deposits can lead to kidney stones and gallstone formation, hardening of the arteries, ossification of the brain, arthritis and heart disease. Inorganic minerals excreted through the skin can cause tissue degeneration. When harmful substances enter the body, they are encountered by the white cells, which are a part of the bodyís inherent deference mechanism. Continued ingestion of harmful substances, including inorganic minerals, can result in an over production of the white blood cells. This condition is known as leukocytosis. It has been suggested that the different stages of life from infancy to old age are just differences in the state of ossification of the body parts. The major difference in body tissue between youth and old age is the greater rigidity and toughness of tissues in advanced age. Rain water: Rainwater was once a prime choice for drinking water. However, we must recognize that the waste products of all the technological boons of mankind have befuddled our waters. Our atmosphere is polluted badly, and rainwater tends to absorb and wash these toxins out of the air making the water unfit for consumption. Distilled water: Distilled water is the purest water available, nothing but water is in it. It has been said that distilled water is dangerous to drink because it leeches out minerals from the body. There is some truth in this statement, but not the way they mean it. Distilled water does aid the body in removing harmful, disease-producing inorganic minerals from the tissues and bones where those not eliminated, are stored. However, distilled water does not leech out the organic minerals that have become part of our cellular structure. Fresh raw fruits are our best source of pure water. The plant itself has already done the distilling! Well, here you are! Considering the fact that water, second to air, is the most important item we need to survive, it makes sense to carefully weigh the pros & cons of the various purification methods, get maybe more detailed information and only then make an educated choice of what water to use for you and your family. Until next week, take care, The Crazy Nut team



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