Saturday, 4 July 2015

Healthy Water

Clean, fresh water is important. 
We all know that. 
But did you know that water with chlorine and fluoride and other chemical additives actually damages your gut flora - the good guys who keep your immune system working and keep you healthy? 

Sick water makes us sick. 
Healthy water makes us healthy.

You can't make:
fermented foods, 
probiotic foods, 
sourdough breads, 
bone broths, 
and soups  
with sick water 
They don't work.
They don't heal. 

Foods that heal, need healthy water

Jesus didn't design us to metabolise these chemicals. (When I re-enameled my tooth I did it without fluoride - not even in the toothpaste).
The Bible teaches that the Lord God gives people poisoned water when they forsake the Law of God, and replace it with idolatry and sinfulness. It is a result of our sin or our breaking of God's law (Jeremiah 8:14, 23:15, 9:15)

That's not comfortable is it?
It's humbling!
I have to acknowledge there is sin in my life that needs to be dealt with!

As a people, we need to daily beg Jesus to show us idolatry in our lives and any areas where we are forsaking his law. This is step 1 to improving our health! Don't just try and improve your water without repentance. You can't skip these first 2 steps. It just doesn't work. Trust me. I have tried it. Shortcuts will get you nowhere.

 Step 1 to improving your health is:

Asking Jesus to show you areas in your life where you are breaking his law.

Step 2 to improving your health is:

Asking Jesus to forgive you and provide the resources you need to change your bad habits.

Step 3 to improving your health is:

 Clean, pure, filtered water. 

There are many options out there. Do your own homework. Not all systems will remove fluoride. As in all things, some are better than others. There are even options suitable for rental accommodation, so don't let that stop you. Personally we use filtered rainwater because we live in an area that does not supply town water. We have a UV based filtration system to remove bird parasites and other nasties.

Here are a few options that others have recommended to me. As I said earlier, I haven't tried them as we use rainwater. You will need to take responsibility yourself for ensuring you have good, clean, pure water. Sincerely ask Jesus to guide you and he will. 

But how do we ensure we have clean water when we leave the home?

Here are a few tricks we have found to help:

  1. We carry clean water and cups in both cars, either in a stainless steel flask filled with filtered water from home (Kmart about $9) or in a cask (just don't store it in plastic!)
  2. If we need to purchase water we buy Pureau as it is guaranteed to have no nasties added and is easy to purchase at Coles, Woolworths and IGA. This has been especially great when we are on holidays, for even on long road trips, there is usually a store that sells Pureau.
  3. We avoid ALL swimming pools and spas in preference for swimming in clean creeks, rivers, lakes and oceans. The way I see it, there is no point going to a whole lot of trouble to improve your health if you are just going to immerse your body in a chemical soup for a few hours, it's just non-productive.
"If anyone is thirsty, let him come to me and drink." Jesus (John 7:37)

"Anyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give him will never thirst, Indeed the water I give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life." Jesus (John 4:13,14)

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