Water is a precious substance that’s essential for life. But when taken from a low-quality source, or handled without care, this life-giving liquid becomes detrimental to our health.
Learn how to treat water with the respect it deserves!
“The Nile is polluted, the Nile has been polluted for years.” - Dr. Sebi.
Water is Life
Water is the life-blood of the Earth, making up 70% of the planet’s surface and 60% of our body’s composition.
Water was revered by ancient cultures for its life-giving properties. Water itself is 'living' (electrified and energized) and its health is degraded when improperly treated or stored.
Water's electrified nature helps it adopt the properties of its immediate environment; it dissolves and absorbs minerals, trace elements, toxins, chemicals, and other particles. Because of its easily influenceable nature, we have to be very careful when choosing our drinking water.
Temperature and light exposure play an immense role in the quality of our water and natural waterways. Deforestation is a major cause of water degradation because the trees that provide shade on river banks are removed, heating up the water and making it more hospitable for bad bacteria. Pesticides and other chemicals leach from industrialized fields into aquatic landscapes, upsetting the delicate balance of life.
The water available for public consumption has been completely removed from its natural environment where it flows freely, to lay still, stagnating, and attracting pathogenic organisms in storage tanks made of metal or plastic. These materials damage water by rusting into the water supply or leaching chemicals into it.
Before the Industrial Revolution, cities in Europe and the US-built their water mains using wood. In Vienna, between 1920 and 1931, new water pipes were built from steel or iron and coated with tar inside; leading to cancer rates doubling in this time. Lead and other highly-toxic substances still line many pipes today, and other chemicals are added into the municipal water supply that actively kill off living organisms - including beneficial bacteria.
The Types of Water
Some types of water refine you, other types degrade you. Learn to discern!
1. Tap Water - The practice of chlorination was designed to disinfect it and eliminate waterborne diseases, but it essentially sterilizes all life from water, and creates DBPs (disinfection byproducts) that have been linked to cancer and reproductive issues.
2. Filtered Water - Filters vary in their ability, depending on price and materials used. They are generally not very reliable and cannot filter out all the contaminants found in tap water. Some remove beneficial nutrients and can become a breeding ground for bacteria.
3. Sparkling Mineral Water - Taken from natural springs and bottled (or in some cases mineral water is carbonated), sparkling mineral water may aid digestion, but be wary of drinking anything in a plastic bottle because it exposes you to harmful toxins like BPA. Buy sparkling mineral water in a glass bottle and ensure there are no unwanted additives.
4. Distilled Water - Made by boiling water, capturing the steam, and condensing it back into a liquid to remove impurities like heavy metals and bacteria. However, distilled water has also been stripped of its nutritional content so it easily absorbs elements from its environment (for better or worse). Drinking distilled water long-term for hydration may result in a nutritional deficiency. It is best to use it for tea infusions.
5. Alkaline Water (Natural/Man-Made) - Natural alkaline water occurs in some springs and often has specific nutritional minerals and ions, giving it curative properties. Man-made alkaline water is a mixture of marketing gimmick and electrifying technology with mixed results and big price tags. Nature knows best!
6. Rainwater - One of the most abundant forms of water available to us - you can use it, if it is legal in your area and it hasn’t been polluted (i.e. acid rain). If you live in a pristine environment then this could be the most energized water available. Dew from the morning mist is a super energized form of rain which helps to water our plants.
7. Spring/Glacier Water - Dr. Sebi advocated spring water above all other types of water, because it comes straight from the natural source and hasn’t been compromised or contaminated by the environment or water treatment processes. Its pH is usually neutral and it's rich in essential minerals like calcium, magnesium, and potassium.
Ideally, bottling water yourself directly from a natural spring would give you the best drinking water quality. But, realistically we don't all have our own spring, so ensure you buy it in glass, not plastic!
“Nature didn’t make any water with chemicals... So the best water is Spring Water.”- Dr. Sebi.
Water Storage & Security
The ideal materials to store water in are those that keep it cool - natural stone, terracotta, glass or even wood.
Commercially available bottled spring water may be of compromised quality - some unscrupulous brands bottle normal water or water taken from boreholes rather than natural springs.
“When I’m in America I try to look carefully and see that I drink spring water.” - Dr. Sebi.
Dr. Sebi taught us that we need to hydrate with 1 gallon of spring water every day. All of our cells, organs, and tissues need water to function effectively.
If you don't drink enough water your body slows down, cells become sluggish, and your body can't flush out toxins.
Ensure you know the quality of your personal fountain of youth. Treat yourself with crystal-clear liquid health!