Water and Your Child’s Health

  Today I want to talk about the single most important issue when it comes to water purity; children’s health. I think you will agree that there is nothing more important than protecting your child from potentially dangerous toxins. One way that some children ingest toxins is simply by consuming city water because many water systems across the country have been found to contain harmful chemicals. Unfortunately it’s very hard to get accurate information, so hopefully this article will help you. WHY ARE CHILDREN MORE SUSCEPTIBLE TO TOXINS? While it’s important for people of all ages to avoid chemicals, it’s especially important for infants and children. The fact is that children and infants are more susceptible to harmful contaminants that could be found in tap water. Here’s why… GREATER EXPOSURE: Infants and children consume more than twice as much water for their size as adults do, which means that their exposure to contaminants in water is considerably greater. LOWER BODY MASS: Children and infants have a much lower body mass, which means that toxins build up in their bodies faster. UNDEVELOPED IMMUNE SYSTEM: Children’s immune systems are not as developed as adults so they don’t have strong defenses against contaminants.
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Don’t I Need Minerals In My Water?

  One of the most common questions I receive is, “Don’t I need minerals in my water?” This a persistent water myth, but if you look at it rationally, it’s easy to discover the truth of the matter. First, it’s important to look at this question from two scenarios; 1) an emergency situation, and 2) everyday life. In an emergency situation it’s very important that you ONLY consider one aspect; the safety of your water. All other factors are irrelevant. So, when you are in an emergency situation, follow the Red Cross recommendations, or go beyond these recommendations by using a water distiller to purify your water. In an emergency situation, don’t worry about whether your water has minerals, if it has the right pH, whether it’s clustered, super-oxygenated, harmonic, or whatever else someone is selling. It’s all about safety, and if anyone says anything else, don’t listen to them ever again. Now that I made that point crystal clear, let’s move on to drinking water for everyday life. Do you need minerals in your drinking water? No. Water is the most important substance you put into your body. It allows you to regulate your temperature, it transports nutrients and
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What is the Difference Between Pasteurization, Boiling and Distillation?

  There is discussion on the internet about pasteurization of water in an emergency situation. In this article I want to clear up any confusion between boiling and pasteurization, because they are not the same thing, and I want to compare both methods to distillation. Let’s start by comparing boiling and pasteurization. While there are some similarities, they are not at all the same. One similarity is that they both involve heating water, but the difference is the temperature to which water is heated and the length of time it is held at a specific temperature. Mankind has been boiling substances much longer than we have been pasteurizing substances. To my knowledge, no one person has been given credit for discovering the process of boiling though many have studied it. Let’s just give credit to early man or God since there are some examples of boiling in nature. The process of pasteurization, on the other hand, is named after a famous French Chemist, Louis Pasteur. He did much of his research pasteurizing wine and is also famous for anthrax and many other germ-related research. He is the one most responsible for the germ theory for infectious disease. We shall continue here by defining the
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THE BEST WAY TO REMOVE LEAD FROM WATER

  LEAD IS IN THE NEWS AGAIN… This time the news is coming in from Flint, Michigan where lead tests in young children (and others) shows elevated blood-lead levels. Lead in drinking water (and food) has been associated with a wide variety of mental as well as physical disorders. The extent of the physiological damage depends on the actual blood-lead level and the individual’s susceptibility. The immediate crisis in the municipal water supply of Flint appears to be caused when the water municipality switched from Detroit water to the Flint river a couple of years ago, as a money saving effort. The water from the Flint river is much more corrosive than the Detroit water supply which come directly from Lake Huron. This led to unforeseen health consequences which the citizens of Flint are suffering today. The EPA has set the level of concern and action for lead in consumable water at 5 parts per billion. The lead level in the Detroit water is 2.3 ppb. The lead level in Flint’s water when they were getting it from the Flint river was 27 ppb…more than 5 tmes the level of concern. Every neighborhood in Flint experienced higher levels of lead
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How to React to An Emergency

Today I want to give you some guidelines for how to react after an emergency. It is a PDF that is formatted for easy printing, and I give you permission to give it away for free to people you know! Download it here. Every emergency situation is different and every location is different, so you will have to adapt to your situation and make the best decisions possible based on the information you have at the time. These guidelines may help you. BEFORE AN EMERGENCY, Be Prepared! Your options greatly increase if you are properly prepared. AVOID IF POSSIBLE. It’s ALWAYS better to avoid a situation in the first place, if possible. Some disasters, like hurricanes, can be seen before they strike, which gives you time to avoid the situation. Hurricane Katrina is a good example of an emergency that was avoidable for many people. Hundreds of thousands of people were able to evacuate New Orleans before it hit, which greatly improved their chances for survival. STEP ONE: GET SAFE. Obviously the most important thing to do is to get you and your family safe from immediate danger. If there is a tsunami headed your way, for example, get to
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Question: How Do I Know Who To Trust for Information About Water?

Question: Why does it seem like there is so much misinformation about water? I get conflicting information from so many sources. Also, how do I know who to trust? Answer: Your observation is accurate. I have said it many times before; there is a SHOCKING lack of knowledge about water in our society. I believe that this lack of knowledge prevents people from achieving maximum health and longevity, and even more importantly, this lack of knowledge can be deadly in an emergency situation. One of the things that I like to do is what I call the Barnes & Noble Experiment. Every time I go to Barnes & Noble I go to the nutrition and health section, which is quite large. There are countless books about healthy eating, nutrition, weight loss, and even specialty books on the benefits of garlic, or iodine, etc. I flip through the index of these books to see what they say about water. After all, water is the foundation of life itself, so nutrition books should cover it extensively, right? Wrong. More than half of the books say NOTHING at all about water. Of the remaining books, most just talk about the quantity of water
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Understand That There Are Different Types of Water Emergencies!

  A GENTLEMAN EMAILED me the other day and said, “I have chlorine tablets and can boil water in an emergency. Is distilling overkill?” The answer is important so I wanted to share it with you. First of all, it’s important to understand why an emergency situation is MUCH more dangerous than normal. I won’t spend much time on this part of the answer, because I have written a previous article on this subject, which you can see here. The second part of my answer however, is also very important. You need to understand that there are different types of water emergencies, and you may have to respond differently to the different types. Water contamination is not one-dimensional, and in fact can be quite complex. This is especially true in an emergency situation because harmful contaminants can be released into the environment in greater amounts than normal. For example, an earthquake could rupture water and sewage lines, chemical pipelines, chemical storage tanks, refineries and nuclear power plants, releasing who knows what into the environment. If you have been listening to me for a while, you know that I encourage you to understand Red Cross recommendations for treating water. But even
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The Spiritual Side of Being Prepared

I woke up this morning inspired to write to you about something that I feel is very important; the spiritual side of being prepared. There is no doubt that we live in a rapidly changing world. Chaos seems to be increasing and stability seems to be an illusion. It appears inevitable that some bad events are just around the corner. Is there going to be war, terrorism, disease outbreaks or natural disasters in the near future? I don’t know, nor does anyone (except God) know. I know that there are a lot of scared people, and if something does happen there will be MANY more scared, even panicked people. So what will you do? What is the right thing to do? FIRST, BE PREPARED. This is a value that generations before us have embraced. Remember the fable of the ant and the grasshopper? The gist of the story is that the ant works hard to keep his house in order and to prepare for the coming winter by stocking up on food. The grasshopper laughs at the ant’s work ethic and spends his time playing. When winter comes, the ant has plenty of food through the winter while the grasshopper
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Survival Still FAQ

  These are the top questions that we have received about the Survival Still. If you have additional questions, post them in the comments and we will try to add them. What is the Survival Still? The Survival Still is a new emergency water purifier that allows you to provide your family with a unlimited supply of safe, high-purity water in an emergency. The Survival Still is the single most effective emergency purifier on the market and is the only product that is so effective that you can even turn ocean water into high-purity drinking water, forever! With the Survival Still, your family will be completely water-independent in an emergency for as long as needed.   Why should I own a Survival Still? In an emergency, having safe drinking water for your family could be a matter of life or death! The US and other developed countries have very good water infrastructure, but when an emergency happens, such as a hurricane, earthquake or even terrorism this infrastructure can be damaged or destroyed. If the infrastructure in your city is damaged or destroyed, or if the power goes out for an extended period of time, there is a good chance that
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