Today, there is a lot of information being disseminated regarding the poor quality of our water supplies around the country and what we need to do to make sure we are getting good clean water in our daily diet.
One thing for sure, there are many things in our water that are detrimental or at least not healthful. Two that are routinely added to our water supply today are chlorine and fluoride. While the chlorine is important for keeping microbial growth down to acceptable levels the amount we end up ingesting can create unacceptable body tissue chloride levels. The fluoride is, in my estimation, completely unnecessary and should be removed completely.
So what is the answer? In my home, I have a whole house water purification system that takes out these two elements prior to my drinking it. This system only takes out the detrimental elements like the chlorine and fluoride but leaves in the naturally occurring elements water delivers.
I also have a reverse osmosis (RO) system for ultra purified water. This water should never be consumed without being remineralized with sea salt, which contains a full compliment of all the elements on the planet in a naturally occurring blend very much as they occur in human blood.
THIS IS ALSO TRUE FOR OUR PETS!
Recently, I thought I would entertain my cat by letting the RO spout drip as she found it quite a bit of fun to play in. After about a week, I began to notice a change in her eating and drinking habits. She had not been touching the water in her water bowl and then began to stop eating her daily wet food. She had never done this before. I also noticed a subtle change in her personality.
I started observing what she was doing with the RO water and noticed she was drinking it!
As RO water is completely devoid of minerals, this type of water, which also includes distilled and highly purified water, literally pulls minerals from the body. This is the opposite of one of water’s primary functions – to deliver nutrient minerals to the body.
Within one day of stopping the dripping entertainment, Freda began to eat again and drink the mineralized water from her bowl. Her demeanor also changed and she became the cat she had been.
While I have been a huge proponent of remineralizing our water and bodies now for many years, this was a real wake up call and reflected the importance of this message.
Purified water (water without minerals) is dangerous to all living things-even plants, as it wants to bind with minerals. Plants are lucky in that even though rainwater may be distilled, the second it hits the ground it becomes mineralized as it absorbs the minerals from the ground. Us non-attached living entities are not so fortunate.
The moral of the story is that if you give your pet purified water, it is imperative that you add back into the water a complete blend of all the minerals. Either add Eidon's Liquid Multiple Mineral or use the formula below to supply the minerals they aren't getting in their food or water.
How to Re-mineralize Distilled or R.O. (Reverse Osmosis) Water with Peruvian Pink Mineral Salt
One half teaspoon of Peruvian Pink Mineral Salt in one gallon of water will adequately replinish your body with these essential minerals.