Water Shortages? You Better Believe it! What Are You Going to do About it?

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Two billion people across the globe don’t have fresh water and yet; water is the source of all life.   In places like Mexico City, people spend as much as 30% of their annual income buying enough water just to keep them alive. Will America be next?

Unfortunately, most Americans don’t give water a second thought.  As long as we can turn on the tap and clear water comes out we believe all is well with the world.  We spend $640 per year per person (on the average) buying bottled water that we’ve convinced ourselves is healthy in spite of the health warnings.  When will American’s get off of their high-horse and stop wasting water as if there is no end?

What’s The Problem?

There are two major problems with our water.  First and foremost, there is only so much of it to go around.  In fact, if we didn’t recycle sewage to be used as tap water America would already be “tapped out” of water.  To further compound our problem, each time you purchase commercially bottled water you’re contributing to the depletion of our water supply.  Did you know that it takes 5 liters of water to produce a 1 liter bottle of water?  With only so much of it to go around, allowing companies (like Nestle,  Coke and Pepsi) to tap our water resources only to resell water back to us makes absolutely no sense.  It’s time to wake up and trade your desire for convenience for a good dose of common sense!

What Do The Experts Say?

Our second problem with water is health.  In Reducing Environmental Risk of Cancer the National Institute of Health (NIH) states that we need to work with our tap water source (making it as healthy as possible) instead of opting for bottled water in order to reduce the risk of cancer.  There are numerous health risks associated with the consumption of  bottled water.  In addition to being stored in plastics that are known to cause cancer and disrupt hormones, most bottled water is reverse osmosis water that has been cleared of most chemicals and robbed of all vital minerals.  Water must be naturally laced with minerals to be beneficial to the human body.  Without minerals, water can’t conduct the electrical impulses necessary for health and functionality.  A lot of our health problems can be directly attributed  to the water we’re drinking!

So…we’re spending approximately $6.00 a gallon on water that is hazardous to our health and detrimental to our water supply.  Does that make any sense to you?  Our arrogance and our willingness to waste is shameful.  Maybe we need to spend a week or two in Mexico City to gain a better understanding of the value of water?

Nobel Prize Worthy!

I may not have all of the answers but I definitely have the answer for our water problems.  In fact, my answer should be Nobel Prize worthy based on Kennedy’s definition.  I don’t contribute to water waste nor do I throw hard-earned money at water in plastic bottles that I know is bad for me.  I follow the advice of NIH.  I restructure my tap water to return it to the way it was before we managed to mess things up.  I ionize my water with the very best equipment money can buy.  My health is worth it….my family is worth it and (to me)  the planet is worth it.  No more tap water laced with chemicals or $6.00 a gallon in plastic containers.

As a result of changing my water source I sleep better at night.  Partly because I’m being socially responsible and partly because I’m (finally) giving my body the water that it’s been craving all along.

When are you going to do your part to resolve our water problems?



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Misguided Priorities…No WONDER I Can’t Get Through to People!

deltaBefore I get bashed by the animal lovers and environmentalist I want you to know that I am both.  I fight every day to raise awareness about our environment and the damage that we’re doing to it  (and to our own health).  My family has always had a  dog or two and, although I don’t have one of my own right now, my furry “grand kids” even get Christmas gifts under the tree and free run of my house.  I love animals and the environment but I’ll argue with the best of you over our misguided priorities.

A 4-year-old boy in Arizona is still recovering from his near deadly wounds from an attack by a neighboring pit bull.   This boy’s injuries were so bad that hospital workers were traumatized after seeing them.  He eats and breaths through tubes. His single mother has had to leave her job in order to be with him.  He wasn’t just bitten by this dog, he was mauled and shook like a rag doll.  He nearly died.  Surgeons say that he will likely need 10+ surgeries to repair the damage done by this dog and yet “animal rights” activist have hired a lawyer for the dog and are petitioning for him not to be euthanized.

The Doggie Defense Team claims that the babysitter in charge of this little boy should have been more careful and that the attack is not the fault of the poor pit bull, but carelessness on the part of the Mother and the baby sitter.  Just imagine the outrage had the George Zimmerman defense team claimed that Travon Martin got what was coming to him because he was careless and that his parents should have been watching him more closely.  I shudder to think about the ramifications of that defense! Human life still has value higher than any other life.  Defending this dog over the life and well-being of this little boy is unthinkable.  Misguided priorities.

The Delta smelt (photo above) and environmental activists had a big win in California last week.  Though California’s San Joaquin Valley is the salad bowl of the world, providing the majority of fruits and vegetables for the entire nation, and in spite of California farmers begging for the release of water reserves to fight their way through a devastating drought,  the courts sided with the environmentalists on behalf of the Delta smelt.  After all, this little fish is an endangered species and “can’t fight for itself”.  You can thank that little fish for the high cost of produce AND for furthering the decline of the California economy and beyond.  Misguided priorities.

Sometimes I get frustrated when I’m not able to get through to people on the importance of healthy food and water but I see that I need to give it a rest.  In a world where so many people put animal life before the health and well-being of humans,  how can I expect them to invest in their own health? Misguided priorities.



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