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The types of water and best sources

Water is present on Earth in various forms. Although water is very abundant, healthy water is not.

Pollution, exploitation, privatization, and toxic treatments are just some examples of why. 

Once upon a time, water was naturally clean and healthy, but today, it’s extremely rare to find.

Most people think that the water coming out of their faucet is clean and healthy, but it’s not. This water is called “potable water” or “drinkable water”. 

Thus, potable water does not equal healthy water. In reality, it’s quite the opposite.

Importance of consuming healthy water

Our body needs water for everything. Water is its primary fuel. If we don’t drink for more than a couple of days, we can die.

All our organs and tissues functions need water. A small amount of water deficiency and you are already dehydrated, which can have massive repercussions on your organism. 

We are composed of around 70% water. Therefore, it’s a no-brainer that we must drink healthy water to stay healthy.

Nonetheless, today, unhealthy water is the rule, and healthy water is the exception.  

Natural source of water

Although water is abundant on the planet, the biggest part is not for us to drink. Oceans and seas are filled with salty water that we can’t consume. 

For us, mother nature gave us several other sources:

  • Spring
  • River
  • Lake
  • Rain

As nature made it well, all these sources of drinking water are good. 

Sadly, the problem comes from pollution. Today, the majority of the water coming from springs, rivers, lakes, or rains is heavily polluted worldwide.

Unfortunately, the world is upside down! 

Polluted water is the rule, and non-polluted natural drinking water is the exception.

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Best sources of water

The best source of water is natural, unpolluted, and freshwater. An example would be crystalline water coming from a spring or a river in a very remote location deep into nature. 

Of course, practically, this is irrelevant as 99% of people don’t live in such places. Therefore, they can’t have access to it. 

After that, the second best source of water is filtrated water.

Those are the two best sources of water, the rest is polluted water to varying degrees.

What is polluted water? 

As we mentioned at the beginning, most people still confuse “potable water” with healthy water. 

This is due to the fact that people don’t get the full sense of “polluted water”. 

Polluted water is not only the non-drinking water that you systematically see in under-developed countries.

Polluted water is also the allegedly “clean” potable tap water delivered to your kitchen faucet.

In reality, this tap water is full of:

  • Hormones
  • Antibiotics and other drugs
  • Pesticides
  • Herbicides
  • Fungicides
  • Heavy metals
  • Endocrine disruptors
  • Other industrial and agricultural pollutants

The amount of this pollution varies significantly from country to country, but it cannot be said that it is advisable to drink tap water, and yet this water is considered safe to drink because it does not represent an immediate major health threat. 

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Effects of consuming contaminated water

Underestimated largely, the effects of regular consumption of polluted water on our bodies are huge. Again, here, we are not talking about the contamination of non-drinking water but of drinking tap water or bottled water.

Like with every pollution, the problem resides in the fact that our societies always prefer to establish norms and levels of “acceptable” pollution instead of allowing zero pollution. 

Because of that, you end up drinking regular hormones, antibiotics, pesticides, etc.

Those toxic pollutants have negative effects on your body. Here are some examples.

Endocrine disruptors 

Endocrine disruptors in water come mainly from 3 sources: 

  • The contraceptive pill and other drugs
  • Microplastics and the chemicals they release
  • Pesticides 

Wastewater treatment plants do not eliminate these micropollutants, so they end up naturally in your body when you drink tap water.

The particularity of endocrine disruptors is that their toxicity is non-linear, meaning that their toxic effects are not dose-dependent. 

It’s not the dose that makes the poison, as we’ve described so well in our books. 

Their toxicity holds many surprises: 

  • Affect DNA at very low doses
  • Affect the organism differently according to age or metabolism
  • Manifest themselves transgenerationally, in the newborn to come
  • Disrupt a child’s neuro-psychic development
  • Affect the regulation or proper functioning of any organ or body system
  • Act in a totally different way, alone or in synergy with other pollutants
  • etc.

So it’s best to guard against them as much as possible. 

Drinking tap water is not a valid option for preserving your health.

Industrial and agricultural pollutants

In this category, we can include all the chemicals used in both agriculture and industry…which represents the little joke of thousands of chemicals.

As soon as these thousands of toxic products were put on the market, it was clear that their toxic effects would pose a problem. No study of their mixture in water, food, soil and air can be concretely carried out. 

Indeed, you can’t test substance no. 1 with no. 2, then no. 1 and no. 2 with no. 3, then no. 1 with only no. 3, and so on. Imagine the number of in vitro tests (on cell cultures or bacteria) that would be needed for thousands of substances.

When you have real cocktails of substances, you simply have to admit that the damage has been done. Of course, without the systemic corruption of our healthcare systems, none of this would have happened, but for the citizen who wants to preserve his or her health, information is now essential for making the right decisions.

Let’s summarize what to expect with these thousands of chemicals: 

  • No certainty as to their actual toxicity. Toxicity thresholds are purely an administrative arrangement of what may or may not be considered tolerable
  • No real knowledge of the toxic effects of their accumulation
  • Little is known about the toxicity of their metabolites
  • Little is known about their environmental persistence
  • The impossibility of eliminating them from drinking water in wastewater treatment plants

These two examples show us that it’s up to everyone who values their health to install an efficient water filtration system, as we recommend in our book “Hydrating Well with Healthy Water.”

Why is most of the water polluted?

The blame is on us, humans, as we have decided long ago to contaminate everything surrounding us, starting with water heavily.

Amongst the many ways we pollute our environment, the biggest one related to water is definitely wastewater. 

Wastewater is a complete human aberration as we decided to dump our waste in the water. 

Using water as a trash can, we condemn ourselves to drink from that same trash can. 

After a filtration process set to respect some norms and levels of “acceptable pollution residue,” we turned clean and healthy water into a toxic fluid that the majority of the population ingest every day. 

Worst, healthy natural water is free, but this toxic fluid isn’t.

The icing on the cake is that if some people want to drink healthy water and don’t have access to a natural healthy water source (which is the absolute majority), they are forced to pay again to reclean this potable water!

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How to get the best drinking water?

Our advice is to be really realistic about it. If you are living in a city, you can already forget having access to natural, unpolluted, and freshwater. It simply does not exist in cities. 

In this case, you are obliged to filtrate your water. Water is not free, and filtrating your water yourself is not going to be free as well. It is a price to pay if you want to avoid drinking polluted water. 

Luckily, in the last decade, huge progress has been made in lowering the cost of highly effective water filtration systems, and for only a couple hundred, you can find the first basic devices for cleaning your tap water. 

If you want to have an even better quality and you need a bigger use for a family, for example, then you will need to spend more.

On top of that, we advise you to focus only on the pollution of the water, which is by far the number one problem of our time. 

Don’t bother yourself with the mineral composition of water bottles, for example. Water bottles are polluted water anyway, and cleaning it removes almost all the minerals it contains.

Therefore, ultimately, it comes down to only two possibilities:

  • Being one the rarest to have access to natural, healthy water still
  • Being like everybody else and needing to find the best filtration device for your water

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