The Real Story Behind Reverse Osmosis and Water softeners
Distillation is the process in which water is boiled, evaporated and the vapor condensed.
Many people invest large amounts of money on reverse osmosis systems. These may have been useful during the cryptosporidium outbreak but, this water is not fit for long-term human consumption.
Why was reverse osmosis developed?
Reverse osmosis was developed over 40 years ago. This process is best known for its use in desalination (removing the salt from sea water to get fresh water), but has also purified naturally occurring freshwater for medical, industrial process and rinsing applications such as used in printing and photo processing companies since the early 1970s. These industries required mineral free water for processing purposes. Although this water continues to be used for these purposes today, it is not healthy for long-term human consumption.
Why reverse osmosis water systems are unhealthy
Reverse osmosis water filtration systems do remove some of the harmful contaminants from your drinking water. However, many of the smaller toxins are not filtered out. In particular, reverse osmosis filtering takes out important trace minerals such as calcium and magnesium and potassium, minerals particularly necessary for a healthy nervous system and cardiovascular system.
As reverse osmosis water systems strip water of its natural minerals, this has a negative effect on our bodies. Water that lacks minerals is more acidic. Our diets are already generally far too acidic contributing to many inflammatory conditions such as arthritis and kidney stones and gout in a condition known as acidosis.
What about water softeners?
Those too pose great risk. Yes, we like the feel of the skin after a shower or bath with these units but with what price? The skin is our largest organ in the body and as such maintains an acidic barrier to germs that may try to invade our bodies. But the inside of our bodies are far different; hopefully very alkaline to maintain proper homeostasis ( health balance). When we drink this water it produces very undesirable long-term effects like mentioned here
What causes an acidosis?
Acidosis, also known as auto-intoxication, is a condition of excess acidity in the body tissues and blood as opposed to stomach acid. It has to do with the mineral ash that is left after food is broken down. For example, meat breaks down to uric acid, which is acidic. Acidosis can be measured using urinary and salivary pH strips. Acidosis is common condition in our society due to the typical western diet, which is far too high in acid-forming animal products like meat, eggs and dairy, and far too low in alkaline-producing foods like fresh vegetables.
Acid forming foods are generally high in phosphorus, which causes calcium to be leached from our bones to counter the high phosphorus content. Interestingly, dairy is high in both phosphorus and calcium, which means that neither calcium nor phosphorus will reach the bones. Other acid forming foods include refined white flour, sugar and in particular high phosphorus and high sugar soft drinks. Acidic water does the same thing.
Most people who suffer from unbalanced pH are acidic. This condition forces the body to borrow alkaline minerals—including calcium, sodium, potassium and magnesium—from vital organs and bones to buffer (neutralize) the acid and safely remove it from the body. Because of this strain, the body can suffer severe and prolonged damage due to high acidity.
Mild acidosis can cause such problems as:
· Thyroid conditions
· Bladder and kidney conditions, including kidney stones.
· Immune deficiency.
· Acceleration of free radical damage, possibly contributing to cancerous mutations.
· Premature aging.
· Osteoporosis; weak, brittle bones, hip fractures and bone spurs.
· Rheumatic disorders including joint pain, aching muscles caused by lactic acid build-up.
· Low energy and chronic fatigue.
A recent seven-year study conducted at the University of California, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, on 9,000 women showed that those who have chronic acidosis are at greater risk for bone loss than those who have normal pH levels. Scientists believe that many of the hip fractures prevalent among middle-aged women are connected to high acidity caused by acidic water and a diet rich in animal foods and low in vegetables as the body takes calcium from the bones in order to balance pH.
Therefore, our body will pull minerals from other areas of our body, such as our teeth and bones to neutralize excess acid. An overabundance of acid also leads to an increase in free radicals which essentially leads to all chronic degenerative diseases including cancer.
What can we do to reduce acidosis?
Of course we need to include less meat, dairy and refined foods in the diet. However another equally important nutritional aspect includes drinking water naturally rich in minerals that is naturally alkaline. Therefore, that’s what we should be putting into our bodies.
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