Monthly Archives: April 2012

How Important Are Minerals in Your Water?

Many people are under the impression that it is important to drink water containing natural minerals. The logic follows then, and it is a widespread belief, that it is bad to drink water that has been processed by reverse osmosis because it has been stripped of its mineral content. Both of these assumptions are generalizations that may lead you down the wrong path toward health. My conclusion is that while minerals in water might be nice, they are not the most important factor when considering how to treat your drinking water. The level of minerals (tds) and the presence of contaminants are the things to consider when determining whether a simple kitchen filter, a whole house water filter, or reverse osmosis is the appropriate water purification system for the water that’s coming out of your tap.

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How Do I Remove Lead from My Well Water?

A customer called who has lead in his drinking water. Well water test results also show the presence of copper and zinc and low pH. Therefore I can assume that the acidic water is dissolving fixtures in the home and that is the source of these metals. I will treat the house to raise pH. When treating well water starting with a thorough water test is the key to correctly identifying and solving the problem. Continue reading

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Avoid Atrazine In Water

Atrazine, an herbicide commonly used on row crops, is another one of those contaminants that is dangerous at the lowest of levels. A frog that is born in water containing only 1 ppb of atrazine will develop both male and female sex organs. I suggest that you avoid atrazine altogether. Continue reading

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The Benefits of a Raw Juice Cleanse

I always figured nature provides perfectly balanced food, including the important fiber which we lose through juicing. My research proved to me that there are some big benefits to a short juice fast for an already healthy person and even greater benefits of juicing for someone who is not in great health. Continue reading

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I Found Uranium In My Drinking Water

Three years ago I discovered uranium in my body. I did a hair analysis at that time in order to determine the levels of minerals in my body. I wasn’t expecting to see uranium. Having tried various filters I finally came across one that is specific to uranium and nitrates. Nitrates are also dangerous carcinogens and I have low levels (2.5 ppm) in my water. I’ll be doing a spring raw juice cleanse and a heavy metals detox using natural zeolyte in the coming weeks. Continue reading

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