WATER: The Shocking Truth That Can Save Your Life
Excerpted from the book by Paul C. Bragg, N.D., Ph.D. and Patricia Bragg, N.D., Ph.D., and Health and Lifestyle Educator.
Humans have survived for as many as 90 days without food, but they can live only 72 hours without water before going into a semi-comatose state. An insufficient intake of water combined with the terrible quality of tap water can contribute to many forms of illness, including everything from kidney or bile stones to arteriosclerosis and premature aging.
Drinking water that is saturated with chemicals and inorganic minerals causes suffering from a variety of unhealthy conditions. Toxic chemicals, “treatment” additives thrown in by many water districts, inorganic minerals, and pollutionrelated contaminants in water can lead to everything from pain and illness to death.
“Next to oxygen, pure water is the most vital factor to the survival of life.”
“Our solution to America’s soaring health costs is pure distilled water. Pure water, the natural solvent of the body, regulates all body functions, including the elimination of toxins and body waste.”
“By the time your are thirsty, you are already dehydrated. Your body suffers when you are dehydrated. The body’s cells are like sponges, but it takes time for cells to become rehydrated. So be proactive: drink at least 8-10 glasses of distilled water a day.”
THE BRAGG LAW OF CAUSE AND EFFECT: “An unhealthy lifestyle produces illnesses and disease. Most humans are lacking sufficient water intake to maintain optimum body health. Fact: Most people are dehydrated most of their lives! It’s vital to have 8-10 glasses of distilled water daily to operate body functions and schieve supreme health.”
Some of the toxic chemicals in water, especially chlorine and its by-products, can be easily spread through inhalation of the steam from warm/hot water. Further, a warm shower opens up your pores, causing your skin to act like a sponge—absorbing toxic chemicals directly through the skin and into the bloodstream. Tests have shown that your body can absorb more toxic chlorine as a result of a 10-minute shower than if you drank 8 glasses of the same water:
Chlorine: Added to all municipal water supplies, this disinfectant hardens arteries, destroys proteins in the body, irritates skin and sinus conditions, and aggravates asthma, allergies, and respiratory problems.
Chloroform: A by-product of chlorination that causes excessive free radical formation, normal cells to mutate, and cholesterol to form. It is a known carcinogen.
Dichloroacetic Acid (DCA): A chlorine by-product that alters cholesterol metabolism and has been shown to cause liver cancer in lab animals.
MX (a chlorinated acid): MX is known to cause genetic mutations that can lead to cancer growth and has been found in all chlorinated water tested for it.
Bladder & Rectal Cancer: Research proved that chlorinated water is the direct cause of 9% of all U.S. bladder cancer and 15% of rectal Cancer:
The Fix: A water filter is available through “Water Wise” (800-874-9028) that removes lead, chlorine, iron, mercury, arsenic, bacteria, fungi, and other unseen contaminants. It is recommended by Patricia Bragg. You can also call the Bragg Company (800-446-1990) or visit their website (www.bragg.com) for further information on this and related issues, or to order a full copy of the Bragg water book, Water: The Shocking Truth That Can Save Your Life.