Clean water for our family
The trend in New Zealand is for all of our municipal water supplies to be both chlorinated and fluoridated. The move for the chlorination of all supplies is the response to recent cases of mass infection and some deaths due to bacterial contamination of municipal waters by farm animal waste.
Image: Left to right - Wilma, Alofa and Lagi enjoying
a glass of clean, healthy water
Fluoridation of water is fast becoming mandatory for all municipal supplies in New Zealand. This is with the really dumb notion that our nation's rampant problem of tooth decay will somehow be alleviated by dousing everyone in toxic fluoride compounds.
There is a kind of institutional madness going on here: instead of doing more to prevent the poop from getting in the water in the first place, or getting the excess sugar out of our food, authorities are using toxic chemicals to try to alleviate the consequences of dirty water and sugar-saturated diets. It's nuts.
Both chlorine and fluorine are extremely toxic to all forms of life. Nobody can argue against this.
The only reason why these toxins do not kill the people who drink the water is because they are much bigger pests than most bugs!
Being halides, chlorine and fluorine, along with their companion, bromine, have a direct suppressing effect on iodine, hence the association of these toxic elements with thyroid disease, fatigue, weight gain and about 100 other ailments. Fluorine is a NEUROTOXIN which is not in dispute. That's why terrorists, despots and dictators use it to make the nerve gas, Sarin, to drop on their citizens. The only thing that is still being disputed is at what level of toxicity in the water does the brain damage from fluoride becomes a problem! This is simply nuts.
If you drop a fluoride bomb on your citizens, this is called a 'Crime Against Humanity'! whereas if you put it in the water supply, it's called a 'Health Measure"!
We argue that there is no safe lower limit for fluoride.
Image: Refer to the halides, F, Cl, Br, I and At - column 2nd far right
With this in mind, our family have decided to stop drinking chlorinated and fluoridated water. Effective a few months ago. Here is how we did it:
In Wellington we have access to well-priced emergency water tanks so that we are ready for the big earthquake that is expected to hit Wellington some time. So we purchased one. We then hired a plumber to install it professionally, although we could have done all the installation ourselves. The installation included a simple leaf-catcher. The design of the tank is such that it is self-flushing and there is no shortage of self-flushing what with all the rain we get in Wellington.
In preparation for installing the tank we completely replaced our very old and rusty roof which was about 20 years overdue. We also intend to install photovoltaic panels soon and replacing the old roof was a prerequisite. I spent a day trimming back every overhanging tree and flushed the guttering so that it was clean and free-flowing.
We purchased a cheap ceramic water filter pot from the hardware store. We only require a basic filter to clean out any tiny bits of organic matter and to prevent any bacteria or other organisms getting into the final glass of water.
Image: our cheap ceramic filter pot which we refill from water
collected from the tank just outside the back door.
Rain water is quite acidic - as low as PH 5.5 due to its near-nil mineral content. Each time the ceramic pot is replenished we put a pinch of baking soda into the water to bring the PH nearer PH 7.0 (neutral).
If you are wondering where we get our minerals, we are generous with multi mineral salt that contains as many as 50 minerals of which sodium is the predominant one. We also test for mineral status now and then using the Interclinical Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis.
We are now about five months into this and it is proving to be convenient and we love the taste of the water. Has it improved our health? I wouldn't know. But I do sleep easier at night when thinking about my family's health, including their IQ's, and I guess it hasn't done any harm with my mission to be the fittest over sixty year old in the world. That will happen next year.