It is estimated that human beings the last extant member of the Homo genus have existed in our current form for some 200000 years.
Hominids actually have an extraordinary history that reaches back millions of years before the present. Particularly throughout the developed world, today even those living in rural communities, rely ever more increasingly upon a kind of processed water for their hydration needs. Nevertheless, during that time, and until only very recently, human beings drank exclusively of a water that should be described as whole or wild in that it came directly from the hydrosphere of the earth and was not chemically purified, refined, or processed in any significant way before being consumed. You see, this water will have come from either surface water streams, rivers, lakes, and dug wells or from ground water surfacing as springs, whose source were aquifers, deep pockets of stored water beneath the bedrock of the earth.
I’m pretty sure I suspect that in time it will be as common as the phrase processed food, the term processed water has not yet become a part of our everyday vernacular. While ranging from gentlest forms of filtration to the increasingly more aggressive forms of refinement just like heat distillation, Just as That’s a fact, it’s with food, there exists various water processing techniques. On the extreme end my be white flour representing a far more heavily processed kind of the wheat berry. While whole wheat flour is a more significantly, whole wheat berries represent a minimally processed ‘wholefood’ sort of wheat, though still gently, processed food. Just think for a moment. Consider, analogously, the example of the cereal grain wheat. Technically speaking, still wheat, the first represents a whole food matrix of carbohydrates, lipids, vitamins, minerals, and trace elements, the second contains identical though the majority of the delicate lipids and vitamins have begun to degrade and oxidize, and the third is essentially just the micronutrient deficient carbohydrate remnant of wheat, while all three forms are.
In keeping with this metaphor, we might consider water from a natural spring source as whole water, a water that had been carbon filtered as a gently processed water, and ultimately a distilled or reverse osmosis water as being the most aggressively processed water of all.
Heat distillation and reverse osmosis filtration were developed and used for scientific and industrial purposes respectively, and neither was developed to produce drinking water. While being little more than chemically pure H20 molecules, The whole water contains a suite of substances -both solids and gasses -dissolved into a matrix of H20 molecules, the second form has had a bit of these substances removed, and the third represents a highly refined water. This is the almost white flour of waters. With that said, a lot of us were raised and educated with the idea that water is simply H20, two Hydrogen atoms bonded to a single Oxygen atom in what geometrically resembles the silhouette of Micky Mouse’s head. Natural water is much more chemically complex, and is as varied in its composition as is the geology from which it’s drawn. Almost never found in nature in significant amounts, now this chemical -Dihydrogen Oxide -is chemically pure water, found in laboratories. I want to ask you a question. What going to be simpler, this is the case right? Then again, their employment in the creation of contaminant free drinking water was an after thought.
Contamination of the worlds surface water from industrial, agricultural, and radiological contaminants has lead to the increased need for filtration or distillation with intention to remove harmful compounds and radio isotopes present in surface waters, however evidence has emerged that suggests that the water created thorough these methods may not be supportive to human health. When they are absent, these electrolytes are an important part of the nutritive qualities of a given water that water becomes less nutritious. Especially in reference to natural water as found in the biosphere, we are actually referring to an electrically dynamic matrix of H20 molecules in which positively and negatively charged ions are dissolved, when people speak of water.
From the perspective of human nutritional needs, the differences between wild water and distilled water can be likened to the difference between whole sugar cane and white sugar. We now know -and it was nearly universally accepted -that the consumption of chemically pure sucrose isn’t supportive to human health, while more pure from the chemist’s perspective. The effect is a draw upon our bodies stored nutrients from other food sources and ultimately results in a net loss of nutrients from our bodies. Leaving behind chemically pure almost white sugar consisting exclusively of crystalized sucrose, when Undoubtedly it’s refined into molasses and ultimately into whitish sugar the majority of and identical critical parts of that was removed. For instance, while making it a wholesome and nutrient rich food, while sugar cane contains sucrose, it contains many other nutrients similar to vitamins and minerals. Then, could identical be true of chemically pure water, is that the case? On top of this, while lacking the important vitamins and minerals that are essential to our homeostasis and to the metabolism of the calories contained in the sugar itself, s in accordance with the World Health Organization, consumption of demineralized water poses a few health risks that may include damage to intestinal mucosa and loss of minerals due to increased diuresis. Perhaps the choice and sort of minerals used and their ratios should differ if it were the health of the end consumer that were the impetus for remineralization. They also remind us that chemically pure water gonna be remineralized before consumption, though they admit it’s difficult if not impossible to reconstruct natural water. Rather to make demineralized water more palatable and stable, the aim of remineralization efforts has not necessarily been to replace essential nutrients. They also note that the addition of minerals to these waters is to improve the organoleptic properties since demineralized waters are widely reported to be poor in taste and less thirst quenching than fresh water, or to reduce the corrosive effects that demineralized waters have on pipes and infrastructure. Plenty of info can be found easily on the internet. Their report on the topic entitled Health Risks From Drinking Demineralized Water, discusses the fact that while commercially or municipally demineralized water is often stabilized with a re injection of minerals and trace elements after its processing, so it is rarely the case when demineralization technologies are employed for household use, and many people continue to drink this demineralized water. At the time of this writing most water remineralization efforts are strictly for commercial or industrial purposes.
What emerges now is a picture of healthy water that seems to parallel that which has recently come to light about food. Whenever something more than the sum of its parts, is a beadwork of electrically charged elements strung throughout a dynamic and constantly shifting ‘hydrogenbonded’ tapestry of water molecules, producing something that is not easily replicated by simply adding minerals into demineralized water like so many ingredients in a recipe, This water. Therefore too are we similarly adapted to drinking water in its whole form, just as we are evolutionarily adapted to eating foods in their whole form as I know it’s found in the hydrosphere.
Still, remineralization techniques represent an improvement upon demineralized waters when they must be consumed, and are therefore advised. Consider employing some water remineralization strategy to reintroduce missing nutrients to your drinking water, if you are using reverse osmosis or distilled water to reduce chemical contaminants in your water supply. It’s a well an added benefit going to be improved organoleptic properties similar to taste, smell, and thirst quench which in turn can lead to an increased desire to drink water and thus becomes an incentive for remaining more fully hydrated. Additionally remineralization reduces your exposure to the risks associated with drinking demineralized water.
An easy and inexpensive way to remineralize your water is adding small amounts of a whole, unrefined sea salt or land salt and measuring the quantity of minerals with a TDS meter.
Recheck again until you reach your desired TDS reading, as soon as fully dissolved. It is you can find a TDS meter here. Basically, simply place the electrodes of your TDS meter into your water to get a baseline reading, and after that begin adding very small amounts of your whole salt and stirring. The World Health Organization recommends drinking water whose TDS begins around 100 ppm and ranges as high as 400 ppm. Now please pay attention. Unrefined salts contain a natural balance of trace elements in addition to sodium chloride, and a TDS meter reads the content of minerals in water in parts per million.
Wild water that is free from man made pollutants, probably no strategy is as effective as personally gathering water from an aquifer fed spring, if you are interested in finding a source for whole.
With your local ecosystem, it is an excellent way to interface directly with your watershed, and ultimately with nature herself. That said. There is a developing community of people who are using this strategy all across the globe, and the momentum is building.
Thank you for subscribing! Dispatches! In fact, I’ve known this for some time thanks to your information a while ago. Vitalis! Cheers. IAMWILD
Thank you very much for reading! Considering the above said. Where I am currently living, Actually I have to drink filtered water so I am adding Himalayan Rock Salt to my water. Your password to view is. Now look. ReWild,~D
Thank you for a great post! Furthermore, tDS meter link. Daniel. Remember, bamboo salt in my area. Thanks Mr. ReWilding course! Here is a link to the ReWild Yourself!
Your logic is most perplexing. Living organisms need organic minerals from plants, not inorganic minerals from soil/dirt. Machines are just a convenient way for us to make NEW water as Nature does! A well-known fact that is. Food is a substance we eat specifically for its nutrition content. Water additionally, is supposed to be PURE H2O! Needless to say, the minerals that pure water picks up are NOT supposed to be in living organisms anyway, as there are inorganic minerals. Eventually, anytime that Nature makes new water as in rain, dew, fog, snow, And so it’s pure H2O, it has gone through the hydrological process of distillation. Anything besides H2O ain’t water. Would you eat mud pies and think your getting some useable minerals?
Your logic is exactly the type which is taught traditionally to millions of humans. Distillation is great to come very close to pure water. Usually, science only goes so far, and wholewater is highly energeticically vibrational, an unmeasurable phenomenon we can’t describe with current science. This is where it starts getting really entertaining, right, is that the case? If there’s no other source than whole water we would evolve to be able to achieve peak physiological status from intaking this liquid. Although, best to return to the source, drink what we have evolved to consume, and feel yourself elevate to an intensity you may have never experienced before. Notice. Essentially, we can’t no matter how scientifically we try to go about it. I’m sure it sounds familiar. The problem is that we as a species think we can mimic the infinitely complex hydrological process the planet performs to produce water we have adapted to for millenia. PURE water is Dihydrogen Monoxide. As organic organisms, the fact is we are not biologically designed to consume this labgrade liquid you speak of. Think about it evolutionarily. Tell me. Now pay attention please. Would you go into an automotive store, buy a gallon of distilled water, and drink it, am I correct?
Thanks for a great article.
This gonna be my first experience. However, what are your thoughts, right? Geoff Lawton, a permaculture teacher in Australia, says that one can just drink rain water.
Thanks always a lot for your wisdom, and thanks infinitely for Findaspring. Thanks! You know if their procedure is maybe more respectful of the water they collect, right? Also, whenever making mineral rich alkaline water, Gravity fed water purifiers which been around almost 200 years, combined with naturally alkalizing mineral stones. Therefore, check it out. Fact, whenever nothing about reverses osmosis, They mention microfiltration, ultraviolet light, and ozone. Of course on their site they publish the way they process their spring water. Daniel. Besides, wild water, wild living, wild fitness and wild food is where real health is. Have you heard of Conscious Water, right? Arrowhead.
Hi Daniel, i was referred to this post as I have just written a book on Chlorinated water and the inherent Health risks associated with it. Heat Attacks, and all that and suchlike the list goes on.
Thanks very much for this fantastic information!
It ain’t really the Fluoride in the water that is the serious poser in the shower -at least to my knowledge -but rather the chlorine, that becomes a toxic vapor. Great, great article! It will significantly improve the situation, now this wont completely remove the huge issue. Keep reading. In your recent Evolver Lab on water shamanism you mentioned that hot showers in traditional fluoridecontaminated water can create a toxic vapor. Like clay or sea salt, are there specific practices that can should have to be a synergy of many factors, his longevity couldn’t be attributed to any one of the problems. We have to ask ourselves, did nature provide a kind of water that was suboptimal? Charlotte Gerson who is 91, am I correct? Wouldn’t we be most adapted to water as found in nature? Just my opinion.
Thank you Daniel! Mr. Walker obviously wasn’t defficient in minerals and similar substances found in spring water, I’m guessing he was getting all of them from juices and raw veggies fruits.
Whenever considering that nutrition is balanced and correct, Walker was a living proof that distilled water isn’t bad for us. Consequently, rather are going off of what he has written and the lore surrounding him, mr Walker personally. I actually know loads of todays big health guru’s, and frankly most of them do not actually live the way you will expect, Here is a little secret. Now let me tell you something. Regards from Toronto! Just remember, it always make more sense to make these decisions depending on populations, not on one single persons experience. As a result, be cautious about believing what you can not confirm whenit gets to your health. Bless! I hear rumors of things that I supposedly do or do not do, and often the rumor is completely made up or grossly exaggerated.
Greetings Daniel! When it reaches 006 it’s time to replace filter, the idea is to remain at 000 001″, tDS meter, the instructions says a ‘000 001’ is a perfect reading up to 301500. The TDS is the Total Dissolved Solids and is a way of quantifying how much mineral is dissolved in the water. Because demineralized water draws mineral out of your body and you urinate them out, you need the number to not get too low. Anyway, whenever making it a water that leeches minerals from your body, The point is that naturally occurring water has minerals and RO and distilled water has almost none. You could almost liken it to the quantity of minerals in a food.