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7/2/11 6:09 P

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always have a pitcher of water in the fridge

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7/1/11 10:25 P

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Dee & Barbara, I likewise use filtered city water from my frig and
sink. I also leave the house with a cold bottle of water. If we go
shopping out of town, I put bottles on ice paks and it stays cold.
I have to have my water. I don't drink juices nor sodas.

"I lift up my eyes to the hills-where does my help come from?
My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of Heaven and Earth."
Psalm 121: 1-2 (NIV)


 
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7/1/11 12:05 A

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we use to test when we had well now we are on city and have filters on the sink and refridge tooo

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6/30/11 9:42 P

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I also fill all my water bottles from home. Right from the frig. I love our well water. Like I have said many times, we have our water tested through our local Health Department. The extension service, CDC  and EPA recommend testing your well water annually. Shallow wells should be tested more often, because they are more prone to contamination.

I always keep a cold container of water with me when I leave the house!


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6/28/11 9:54 P

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emoticon Barbara for giving me good suggestions for
carrying my water every day.

"I lift up my eyes to the hills-where does my help come from?
My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of Heaven and Earth."
Psalm 121: 1-2 (NIV)


 
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I really do not go anywhere.



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6/27/11 11:03 P

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I have several Aluminium Bottles, also my children gave me a couple stainless steel water bottles because they know I also take water with me every place I go. These are not only much healthier for you,but help keep your water colder for you.

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6/26/11 8:07 P

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What kind of containers do most of you use, for traveling daily? I have
to take a bottle of water everywhere I go, even to the store. I have
always been a lover of drinking lots of water.

"I lift up my eyes to the hills-where does my help come from?
My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of Heaven and Earth."
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6/25/11 12:16 A

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I too and thankful for good well water. We do have to have it tested every so often but have never had a problem with it. When I am going away from home I grab one out of the frig and go. I keep several bottles filled in my refrig at all times. Just empty refill and go again.

Any way at the price they want for water in stores I could afford too much of it...not the way I drink it.

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I dont travel. And if I do I drink what is available knowing that as little as I deveate from drinking healthy water will not kill me.

The filter I use is FILTrete 5x faster filtering 100 gallon filter life compatible with Filtrete Water Station and Pitcher



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6/24/11 12:31 A

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I buy the rubbermaid bottles and fill them up with tap water that is filtered through the fridge

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6/23/11 8:28 P

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Bobbie, what kind of filter do you use?
I am blessed with our won well water at home -
What do you do when you travel??? I often take enough with for the first tow days - what do I do fo the other 10-14 of the trip to Colorado every year??

Linda F in WA state
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6/23/11 5:52 P

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I filter my own water and would never drink bottled water unless it was in a glass bottle.

All plastic is made from petrolium oil so I do not like eating or drinking anything out of plastic.



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I drink water dispensed by my refrigerator. It is filtered water. I hate the
taste of chlorine.

"I lift up my eyes to the hills-where does my help come from?
My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of Heaven and Earth."
Psalm 121: 1-2 (NIV)


 
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6/23/11 2:00 P

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drink tap water in the house but out drink bottle ugh

DEE Southern New Jersey
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6/23/11 9:01 A

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I very seldom buy bottled water. I am so grateful I have good well water!

Actions speak louder than words.


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I borrowed this from the 'NATURAL HEALTH USING HERBS,SUPPLEMENTS &
VITAMINS TEAM' with permission from .EJHEINRICH1 Team Leader


What's In Your Bottled Water?

Bottled water is the fastest growing segment of the beverage industry with annual sales exceeding $11 billion. Bottled water companies have used slick marketing to convince the public that their water is cleaner and healthier to drink. Unfortunately, bottled water is not only hazardous to our health but is equally disastrous to the environment.

The EPA regulates municipal water to ensure that water borne illness will not occur and contaminates stay down. Chlorine and disinfectant byproducts (DBP's) are added to waterways to disinfect the water and kill off pathogenic bacteria. This has successfully reduced water borne infection. Unfortunately, chlorine and DBP's are highly toxic for human consumption as well. Additional problems with tap water include industrial waste, nitrates, pharmaceuticals, fluoride and arsenic.

The EPA regulations have been successful in keeping down water borne illness. However, their standards for contaminants in tap water are too high making tap water far too toxic for regular consumption. Basic water filtration does a poor job of removing these contaminants.

The EPA has no regulating standards that are applied to bottled water facilities. Studies reveal that 40% of bottled water is actually regular tap water with possibly no additional filtering treatment. There are also no laws enacted to keep bottled water facilities away from industrial plants or waste dumps. A recent Environmental Working Group test found 38 contaminants in 10 brands of bottled water. Findings included caffeine, toxic bacteria, and carcinogenic DBP's, nitrates, arsenic, various industrial chemicals, and pharmaceutical agents.

The majority of bottled water on the market is no different than basic tap water. It does, however, cost 50-100 times more per gallon than basic tap. Even worse, if the water is bottled in plastic it leaches xenoestrogenic chemicals into the water. These chemicals disrupt the hormonal balance that should be present in the body. An example is bisphenol A (BPA). which is linked to neurodevelopmental problems in children. BPA can stimulate premature puberty and even lead to breast development in males. BPA has also been linked to breast, uterine, ovarian, and prostate cancers.

Plastic bottles contain numbers on the bottom that reveal the source of the plastic. All plastics are toxic because they contain phalates which are potent xenoestrogenic chemicals. Even BPA free plastics contain phalates so they are not completely safe. They are merely made with one less toxic chemical.

Certain bottles leach less chemicals than others. Check the recycling symbol on your bottle. If it is a #2 HDPE (high density polyethylene), or a #4 LDPE (low density polyethylene), or a #5 PP (polypropylene), the bottle is less toxic. The hard, durable plastic bottles are made with polycarbonate plastics that are identified by the #7 recycling symbol. These most often contain BPA and other toxic xenoestrogens.

Plastic is also highly toxic to the environment. The US Container Recycling Institute estimates that 67 million plastic water bottles are discarded every day. That is enough plastic water bottles to wrap around the planet 149 times each year.

Plastic bottles have become the number one environmental pollutant. They make up a sizeable portion of the enormous plastic garbage patch that is currently floating around in the Pacific Ocean. This enormous plastic `reef` is currently more than twice the size of Texas and growing rapidly. It is located just a few hundred miles off the California coast.
The Sierra Club claims that just in the US alone, we use over 1.5 million barrels of oil to produce all the water bottles we throw away each year. These plastics infiltrate the environment with toxic compounds such as nickel, ethylbenzene, benzene, and ethylene oxide.

Come to the Movie Night at Exodus Health Center to watch "Tapped" and find out more about the effects of the bottled water industry and what you need to do to get a healthy and sustainable source of water for your family. The highest quality water and Maximized Living snacks will be served with your admission to this eye-opening movie.

This article was emailed to me by Dr. David Jockers
www.exodushc.com
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