Water is the stuff of life & the most dominant element on our planet. It is so crucial, that its presence on another planet is the single most exciting clue scientists can find in their search for life. Yet, we take our water for granted and overlook its essential role in our health. This simple compound of three atoms makes up 67% of our body weight. A 2% decrease results in fatigue. A 10% drop causes significant problems and greater losses can be fatal. Good hydration cushions bones and joints, transports nutrients, flushes toxins, regulates body temperature, and empowers the body's natural processes of healing.
Introduction by F. Batmanghelidj, MD
Don't Treat Thirst with Medications
The Importance of Water in Human Health
What Does Water Do?
The Dehydration Epidemic
Hydration vs. Dehydration
How Much to Drink?
What and When to Drink
Sodium and Potassium
Asthma, Allergies, and Dehydration
Cancer Protection from Water?
Lose Weight with Water
The Fountain of Youth
Hydrotherapy - The Curative Powers of Water
What's Wrong with Our Drinking Water?
Gasoline & MTBE
Additives to Water
Flouridation of Muncipal Water
Benefit to Children?
The Flouride - Cancer Link
Ecological Hazards of Modern Society
Pesticides and Herbicides
Quality of Pipes
Copper and PVC Piping
Test it or Treat it?
Which Water Is Right for You?
Bottled, Spring, and Mineral Waters
Non-Source Bottled Water
Plastic Bottles and Storage Containers
Understanding a Chemical Assay
Criteria for Choosing A Quality Bottled Water
Charcoal Water Filters
Granular Activated Carbon Filters
Carbon Block Filters
Submicron-Straining Carbon Purifiers
KDF and Shower Filters
Bactericides, Chlorine, Bromine, Iodine, Silver
Home Distillation Systems
Distilled Water Vs. Spring Water
The Leaching Controversy
How Can We Keep our Water Pure?
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