(Compiled by Eugene Bezuidenhout)
What do people drink?
Water is the universal solvent. It is involved in every function in the body. Many people don’t drink water because they were never taught how important it is. Adults often suffer from headaches, fatigue, dizziness, weakness, limited concentration capabilities, wrinkled skin, constipation, gout and kidney stones, caused by dehydration from drinking caffeine!
Why drink water?
Sufficient water of a good quality is necessary for optimal functioning of the whole body – from the brain to the toe nails! In his book The Seven Pillars of Health Dr Don Colbert describes how doctors prescribe medicines for conditions caused by dehydration. Instead of drinking water, patients drink medicine.
Dr Christiaan quotes a study done by the University of the Witwatersrand in his book Gesond vir ‘n Leeftyd (Healthy for a Lifetime), where the importance for children to drink purified water is emphasized. The study suggests that a child should drink two glasses of water per day, plus one glass for every 10kg he or she weighs. Because they are growing, children are constantly and naturally dehydrated. Parents should become aware of the volume of water their children drink and educate them about the importance of water. Caffeine in cool drinks may cause attention deficit disorder.
Why drink purified water?
Children and adults need to drink water. Dr Don Colbert warns that we need to drink the right kind of water which is purified water. Dr Christiaan warns: “Water is water is water” is wrong. The quality of water is very important and this depends on the dissolved and undissolved solids in water. Unpurified water can also transmit diseases. To chlorinate potable water is the most effective and inexpensive method to disinfect water. But chlorine is also a known poison and for health reasons should be removed from water before it is consumed.
In his informative book New Nutrition, Dr Willem Serfontein cautions: Heavy metals, like lead, mercury and cadmium in drinking water is another source of contamination that should be avoided as much as possible by using only suitably purified drinking water. The subject of chemical pollution from the environment and its health consequences is a vast one and not many of us appreciate its significance. He continues: We must assume that all drinking water is contaminated and therefore the use of a good water filter is a necessity.
The most effective means to remove bacteria, viruses, toxins, heavy metals, agricultural, industrial and mining toxins that pollute our dams, rivers and boreholes is to use a reverse osmosis membrane. Reverse osmosis technology is the most advanced technology in the water purification industry. The United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) has recognized membrane processes such as Reverse Osmosis as a ‘best available technology’ for meeting a wide variety of the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) regulations. Our Absolutely Water specialists can provide you with a meaningful solution to purify water at your home or work place.