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Hello Ladies, I am sorry I have been MIA lately, Real life kind of flooded my days..While at my doctor's appointment yesterday I ran across a flyer about Water and how important it is to our bodies..Not news to a lot of us, but there were some very interesting facts and issues mentioned in the article. When I got home I researched this and found their claims were very true...

I won't say I am a big water drinker, to be honest I can't stand to drink it..The best way for me to even enjoy it is with lemon in it...I am also not a person who totes around a 2 liter with me as if I were crossing the desert and I needed a camel..Now I figured if I was going to indulge in a glass of it...I had to have "Bottled Water"...After all it was the purest right???

Focus On H2O!!!
Over seventy percent of the Earth is covered by water, and the human body is approximately 2/3 water. It is everywhere, and essential to life! Water is very important to our bodies and can help improve our health. Out of 6 Nutrients Our Body Needs, Water Is Most Important... Vitamins, Fats, Carbohydrates, Protein, Minerals, and of course Water!! It is recommended to drink 6-8oz glasses per day. You don't want to over hydrate because you will dilute much needed nutrients.

For all of the Advent water drinkers out there kudos to you all and keep drinking..For us non drinkers we have always known that we should..We just chose not to..There is that "Free Will" thing again...

Here are a few things right off the bat that I thought "Great". I know I need help in all these areas...

Regulates Body Temperature...This has been a very important bit of information for myself and a few of my friends who are going through Menopause. Those hellish "Hot Flashes" a refreshing cold glass of water will lower your body temperature.  

Helps With Waste Elimination...I definitely could use a lot of help in this area, I have had IBS since I was 18yrs. old. If any of you Ladies are taking a lot of different kinds of medication this is a plus for us...it will help us from becoming toxic...  

Lubricates Joints...This has to be a plus no matter what your age...

Moisturizes...If for no other reason to drink it I like this one the best..I go through so much lotion and body oils. Think of the money I can save...

Transports Other Nutrients...This is good to know...

Helps In Digestion...I know from experience when I have no anti acids I can grab a glass of water and drink it, helps to dilute stomach acid...

Now your thinking..OK I already know this so what's the news flash!!!  

This is : Tap Water VS. Bottled Water...

Tap water is regulated by EPA...Bottled water is regulated by FDA...

Tap: Cannot have confirmed E.coli or fecal Coliform bacteria...Bottle: A certain amount of any bacteria is allowed...

Tap: Is filtered and/or disinfected...Bottled: No federal filtration or disinfection requirements.

Tap: Violation of drinking water standards are grounds for
Enforcements...Bottle: Bottle water in violation of standards can still be sold.

Tap: Utilities must have their water tested by certified labs...Bottle: Such testing is not required for bottlers...

Tap: Tap water results must be reported to state or federal officials...Bottle: There are no reporting requirements for bottlers...

Tap: Water system operators must be certified...Bottle: Bottled water plant operators do not have to be certified...

Tap: Water suppliers must issue Consumer Confidence Reports annually...Bottle: There are no public right-to-know requirements for bottlers...

Tap: Costs pennies a day...Bottle Costs anywhere from .80c to $4.00 per gallon...

Tap: Contains essential nutrients for the body such as calcium and iron...Bottle: Natural minerals are removed by bottler's filtration systems...

Tap: Residual in water to prevent bacteria growth...Bottle: No disinfection present to kill bacteria in bottles...

I don't know about anyone else but I think my best bet and healthy choice will be Tap Water. Also with the recent peanut butter food poisoning..and the disgusting condition of the plant where the tainted peanut butter was processed, you have to ask yourself...what is really allowed in the food and beverages we consume...how much of it is just swept under the rug by the owners and operators who ship out their slightly tainted items...It scares the hell out of me...If you have time sit down at your computer or go to a library and look for yourself at what percentage of contaminates are considered acceptable by the FDA...I think most of you will find it "Unacceptable"...  

Here is just one interesting site: mercola.com



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      Rena Bennefield wrote Feb 18, 2009
    • I cannot say at this time that ALL bottle water is bad...But if you think about this it my give you cause to pause...If no one from the EPA is checking them out..What's to say they are not cutting corners and skipping certain tests ect...Obviously there are no consequences if they do..And apparently they are not obligated to tell us the truth...I think it will become a growing concern as our economy tumbles downward...Everyone from the consumers on up are trying to survive this nightmare we have all found ourselves in. Companies will do what ever it takes to stay a float...Just food for thought...



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      Jenni0811 wrote Feb 18, 2009
    • I was just drinking a bottle yesterday while waiting in the car service dept. The brand was Nestles....first thought was funny that a candy manufacturer was in the water business. Then as I was bored I started reading the bottle....besides water there was calcium chloride (salt!) in there, plus something I didn’t even know what it was....  I guess I really wasn’t drinking water!!



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      3sa wrote Feb 18, 2009
    • What is funny is when you are drinking bottle water, and the fact that all companies are trying to stay afloat like you said, you very well might be drinking TAP water anyway.  Who is to say they are just filling those bottles with TAP water anyway and you are just paying for it????

      I drink tap water filtered by the frig, hasn’t caused me any issues yet!



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      Saylor101 wrote Feb 18, 2009
    • I was raised on tap water - just like all those before me - and lets face it they/we all survived it!

      I’m not willing to Pay for a natural commodity too often anyhow!  

      I had heard that many of the major restaurants in San Fran and NY were doing away with it just due to cost and recycling issues  ..... don’t know - hope so!



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      Rena Bennefield wrote Feb 18, 2009
    • Jenni...I was just looking at some we have here at home..I just always assumed it had to be the “Good Stuff” or else it could not be sold in the store...boy I was wrong..LOL...

      3sa..I thought about that also..it was like my mind went into over load thinking of all the ways we could be getting scammed..Hell from now on I will drink my tap water and fill their bottles back up with it when I need one for the road..It is sad that we cannot know for sure just who's is jerking us around and who really cares about us...God knows we all need to educate ourselves these days ..I think we have all become complacent and far too trusting. . I mean I can remember when I was a child..We would be out playing tag or football..We didn't run in the house to get a drink..We went to the hose and had all we wanted.. Seriously check out the percentage of things like maggots, rat hair, cockroach parts that the FDA allows in our Juice, Tuna, Ice-cream...I tell you what I was not prepared for what I read. They take  out dated ice cream and re process it and sell it again...I don't have the exact titles for the books but I know they have them in the library..



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      Marionjayne wrote Feb 18, 2009
    • Filtered water from the frig or Tap taste fine to me.



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