Water Education - Water and Health

Colon Cleanse and Detoxification Through Clean Drinking Water

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Something that we take for granted, water, has been the topic of great debate. While the importance of drinking water is an unchallenged universal fact, a question still remains. Is the quality of our drinking water sources safe and optimal for human health?

For far too many years, our streams, lakes, rivers and oceans have been the recipients of constant contamination. If the body of water is located near an industrial plant, then chances are it may become the depository for wastes. Heavy metals from these industries can accumulate in these bodies of water reaching dangerous levels. These are the very sources where much of our drinking water is derived from and while tap water has been treated, many toxic contaminants may still remain.

The more damaging effects of polluted drinking water on humans and other animal life may take years to develop but what people often see first are compromised immune systems leading to poorer health and lower energy levels. Birth defects also become more common. Microbial pollutants from sewage are another concern and can cause infectious diseases such as cholera and typhoid fever. These natural and man-made water contaminants may not make us violently or terminally ill, but they can make us feel lethargic and long-term exposure to polluted water may eventually manifest itself in illness and cancer.

Contamination is everywhere around us and taking steps to live a healthy life takes some planning. Many people are proponents of having regular colon cleansing procedures. It has been said that colon cleansing removes toxins and allows healthy bacteria to grow. Subsequently, it boosts the immune system. It is important to make sure the individual administering the colon cleanse uses disposable apparatus that has not been previously used. It is also advised to stay well hydrated by drinking lots of fluids while undergoing colon cleansing to prevent dehydration. Some, on the other hand, feel that colon cleanse is more dangerous than it is worth because one risks perforating the bowels. Whatever school of thought people subscribes to, it is important to do one’s due diligence and then take the steps necessary for a healthier lifestyle.

Colon cleansing is a form of detoxification that can also be achieved by drinking purified water that is low in heavy metal and microbial contaminants. Clean water does a good job of flushing toxins from our body through our sweat, urine, and bowel movements and is a great way to cleanse the body. Many people today are using home water filters and purification systems to treat their drinking water. Faucet and pitcher water filters are inexpensive solutions to cleanse the water of basic contamination but they will not remove heavy metals and bacteria. Reverse osmosis systems are more expensive but are more advanced and will do a much better job of filtering these and many other water contaminants.