Water and Your Health

Is Alkaline Water Healthy to Drink/ Is Alkaline Water Good for you/ Is Alkaline Water Bad for you/ Is Alkaline Water Healthier?

As many know the stomach is highly acidic in order to digest the food we eat. The stomach pH value is maintained at around 4. If we eat and drink alkaline food and water, the pH value inside the stomach goes up. When this happens a feedback mechanism in the stomach detects this causing the …

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What is Blastocystis Hominis?

This is a single celled parasite that infects the gastrointestinal tracts of humans, animals, birds rodents, reptiles, amphibians, fish and cockroaches. The most frequent symptoms are abdominal pain, constipation and diarrhea.   It was originally thought to be protozoan but is now classified as a stramenopiles.  Other stramenopiles include brown algae, mildew and diatoms. They all …

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What is Boron?

Boron is a non-metallic element found in the ground and many food products.  It is used in glass manufacture, cleaners, antiseptics, flame retardants, fertilizers, algaecides, insecticides and herbicides.  The concentration of boron in drinking water can be reduced by activated carbon or lime softening.  High doses of boron are poisonous to humans leading to gastro-intestinal …

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What is Calcite?

Calcite is a crystalline calcium carbonate found in marble and other limestone. It is processed, graded to size and quality and used in specialised water filters, re-mineralisers & Pi-filters to raise the pH of the water.

What is Fluoride?

The majority of fluoride is either a by-product of aluminium production or artificially produced. It is sold to government and councils around the world saving companies millions of dollar in disposal costs. This chemical is injected into town water supplies to reduce the incidence of tooth decay in children. Many studies have been undertaken over …

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What is Hydrogen Pyroxide?

Hydrogen peroxide is used as a natural alternative sanitiser to chlorine and other strong chemicals. The chemical formula for hydrogen peroxide is H2O2 and is created naturally in the environment or artificially in a laboratory. In the environment hydrogen peroxide is created in the atmosphere when ozone comes into contact with water in the presence …

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How do Ceramic Filters work?

Ceramic filters are made from porous ceramic material with the micron rating and quality dependent upon the manufacturer. Ceramic filters are either hollow in the middle as is the case with ceramic sediment filters or contain carbon as is the case with single filter systems. The ceramic outer case or shell of the cartridge is …

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Is Bottled Water healthy?

Bottled spring water although promoted and marketed as being as fresh and clean as the water flowing from natural springs high up in untouched mountains with most brands thi is not the case. It is in most cases filtered town water with added salts to give it a particular flavour or character designed to attract …

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How Much Water is Enough?

As a rule of thumb or guide the average person should drink eight (8) 300 ml glasses of water every day. This equates to approximately 2.5 litres however this is dependent upon weight and exercise. The greater your weight and the more exercise you do the more water you require. As a guide we have …

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How does Chlorine affect Skin?

Skin is the biggest organ in the human body and readily able to absorb chemicals and other pollutants. Chlorine and other chemicals are therefore absorbed every time we shower, bath or swim. Half of our daily chlorine exposure is from showering. Chlorine readily passes through the skin and cell walls attaching to the fatty acids …

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What is Chloramine and how do you remove it from drinking water?

Chloramines Removal Chloramine is now becoming a common disinfectant for drinking water supplies replacing Chlorine in many capital cities including Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. This rollout will continue in the future with more and more towns and cities moving to this form of disinfectant. The main reason for this is the considerably reduced level of …

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What’s in Tap Water?

We often take it for granted that the water from our kitchen tap is safe and healthy to drink but is it really. While it is better to drink tap water then many other beverages available, tests show that tap water contains contaminants some of which are not healthy to drink. The tap water quality …

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Can Water help Weight Loss?

Water is a natural appetite suppressant, helping to increase the body’s metabolic rate and metabolise stored fat. Studies have shown that a decrease in water intake causes fat deposits to increase while an increase in water intake can actually reduce fat deposits, thereby reducing weight. However this is only up to the recommended daily water …

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What is Fluid retention?

Drinking enough water is the best treatment for fluid retention. When the body gets less water, it perceives this as a threat to survival and begins to hold onto every drop. Water is stored outside the cells in extracellular spaces. Signs of this can include swollen feet, legs and hands. If you have a constant …

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Does Water affect Constipation?

Constipation means different things to different people, however constipation is generally referred to when you have less than 3 bowel movements in a week or when you find it hard or painfull to go to the toilet. Constipation can be caused by a number of factors such as diet, exercise, stress, medicines and dehydration. Having …

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