Water is as a commodity, that is becoming the fastest growing awareness driven product on the planet. We drink it every day, yet we know so little about the effects it has on our body.
South Africa is not the only country to have abused this natural resource. Water pollution is creating all kinds of new challenges in every sector of the market. It is said that the Eskom load shedding scare will pale in comparison to the eminent water crisis looming just years from now.
Is this scare real?
MNET’s Carte Blanche has recently (and repeatedly) done investigative journalism surrounding the water crisis in South Africa. They show proof thereof and interview experts who testify that the water is deteriorating rapidly. They show lakes, rivers and dams that are so contaminated that we feel sick just watching these documentaries. They also illustrate how many municipalities are not up to scratch when it comes to the cleansing systems and delivery of recycled water.
So is the scare real? Well, just think about this scenario. The population worldwide has grown from one billion people a hundred years ago to a staggering 6.5 billion people now with estimates of over 9 billion in just 15 years time. This means an additional 8 billion people, drinking it, washing with it and wasting it globally.
We wash our cars with it, fill our swimming pools, water our gardens, flush our toilets, bath and shower with it with little or no thought as to where it comes from or where it’s going.
Industries are using it with no respect and dump dirty contaminated water into rivers and lakes which damage the eco-system so badly in some cases that it is not possible to clean it up anymore.
Infrastructures are struggling to clean it up as fast as it’s being contaminated. Just picture the amount of filth that must be taken out of the water we use. The water is then just recycled over and over again.
Why do we need water?
Our body needs water for two basic functions, hydrating our system to keep its ambient temperature the same and to flush toxins that may harm our system. Our body consists of 72% water, held together in an intricate cellular system that constantly uses the water within itself. This water does not stay in one place, but rather moves around to accommodate growth and function.
So if 72% of our body consists of water, does it not make good sense to put clean, healthy and pure water into it?
Drinking the right kind of water is one of your best natural protections against all kinds of viral infections such as influenza, pneumonia, whooping cough, measles and other infectious diseases. When the body’s cells are kept well supplied with ample ‘good quality’ water, they can fight viral attacks more efficiently.
Water is a vital component of all bodily fluids, tissues, cells, lymph, blood and glandular secretions. Water holds all nutritive factors in solution and acts as a transportation medium to the various parts of the body for these substances.
Liquid is necessary for the proper digestion of food! The Stomach acts as a powerful churn to break down food into tiny particles.
With all the billions of litres of fresh, sweet water there is on earth, only a fraction of it is fit to drink. The body requires water that is 100% pure hydrogen and oxygen, free of toxins and inorganic minerals.
This water comes from two sources namely fresh, organically grown vegetables and fruits and from distilled or purified mechanisms.Source – SAAEA