As early as the turn of the last century, our ancestors got their water from the rivers and streams near where they lived. The water was alkaline from picking up minerals as it bubbled over the rock. It was full of extra oxygen from flowing over the rock and down waterfalls. It was full of negative ions from the sunlight. The water was healthy to drink and they fed it to their animals. Animals in the wild still drink this water as do some of the world’s longest lived races.
Nowadays, we can’t do that. Most urban water is not clean nor is it safe to drink without being treated. The treatment of choice seems to be chlorine and chloramines. When chlorine comes in contact with organic matter in the water, it creates all kinds of harmful byproducts that can cause disease over time.… Read the rest