Category Archives: Spring Water

The Water You Drink Comes From Some Place Upstream

I am writing this to provide you with information so that you are more aware of how you may be affected by recent political actions regarding water. Every day I speak with people who call me to learn how to … Continue reading

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Symptoms of Arsenic Poisoning and Removal of Arsenic from Water

Arsenic poisoning is more common than we think. It can occur as a result of drinking water containing arsenic at levels far below the EPA standard. If you’d like to know if there is arsenic in your water you can find out by reviewing your local water report. If you have a private well you’ll have to pay for a water test. Symptoms of arsenic poisoning include changes in the skin such as brown spots on your body or warts or lesions on your chest. Symptoms of arsenic poisoning can also include hair loss, tingling in your extremities, loss of mental acuity, and nausea. Arsenic removal from drinking water can be assured through the use of a custom reverse osmosis system that oxidizes the arsenic before it reaches the RO membrane. Whole house arsenic removal systems are also available, though quite expensive.
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A Test Of City Water Finds Two Violations

City water reports provide both the average value of a contaminant and the range including the highs and lows. A customer of mine who is trying to regain her health recently asked me to test her city’s water. I normally rely on city water reports but she wanted some insight into the water at her faucet. USEPA regulates the level of contaminants that public agencies are allowed to provide to their customers. But what most people don’t realize is that these agencies can exceed the standards from time to time as long as the annual average remains within the limits set by EPA. All city water will contain some form of chlorine and its carcinogenic byproducts. For this reason I recommend that every home have a water filter, but which filter you need depends on what’s in your water.

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What Are The Minerals In Water?

The minerals in water will vary due to the make up of the local rock and soils where the water resides before it emerges as surface water. Even rain and snow melt will pick up minerals from surrounding earth as it flows downstream. Every water source is different due to this fact. This article discusses the most common minerals in water. Continue reading

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Which Bottled Water Will You Drink This Summer?

It’s my view that the concern felt among consumers about contaminants in bottled water is exaggerated. I’ve reviewed the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) study that listed contaminants found in bottled water and conclude that for the most part bottled water is safe. I drink bottled water when I travel. Otherwise I drink appropriately filtered tap water. My preference is to drink local spring water with a slightly alkaline pH. You’ll also find a link to a report in which I recommend specific regional (U.S. only) bottled waters for only 99 cents, less than the cost of a bottle of water.

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How Important Are Minerals In Drinking Water?

Drinking water with minerals is beneficial only if they are present at very low levels. This is because the more minerals that present in your water the less hydrating the water is. Continue reading

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Natures Principle – a natural approach to eating…

a fascinating conversation about eating ‘naturally’, a concept she’s developed that suggests that natural ecosystems provide sources of food in abundance levels appropriate to the levels we ought to be consuming. Continue reading

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What’s in Your Spring Water?

I was interviewed by health advocate Kevin Gianni. We talked about spring water, minerals in water, healthy drinking water and some of the things I’ve learned about testing the water you drink. Here’s an excerpt from Part 1: Continue reading

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