Below are some questions I asked Dr. Kerry Hill “The Water Doctor” on the subject of water, the contaminants in it, and why it should be filtered. Dr. Hill is a chiropractor and has been in practice for 34 years, specializing in physical rehabilitation, nutrition, and for the past 17 years, water. He can be contacted at whatwatershouldbe.com, or by phone at 205-345-2217.
BB: Dr. Hill what is it about tap water, is it really that bad?
Dr. H: I remember back in the late 50’s going to California and seeing in the supermarkets bottles of water for sale, and I thought to myself, why in the world would anyone pay for water when they can get it right out of the tap? Well, they knew a lot more at that time than I did.
Around 1904 when chlorine was first added to public drinking water doctors wrote articles that we would see an increase in cancer from adding this to the water, and do we see that today?
Think about it, what is chlorine in concentrated form? It’s mustard gas, which was first used in the war as a chemical weapon.
What does the EPA list chlorine as? It is a pesticide!
As one person told me, when he saw the person putting in chemicals at the water treatment plant wearing a hazmat suit, it stopped him and made him think about what was in his water. Studies have been done that show a link to cancer and chlorination in many cities.
BB: What about other chemicals in our drinking water?
Dr. H: Think of all the chemicals out there today and where they end up. Back in our water! There are so many that there is no way for the treatment plants to take them all out, so we end up with them in our drinking water.
Just take fluoride for example. We have been told it is good for our teeth, but people like cancer researcher Dr. Dean Burke, believes that 100% of all cancer deaths in the U.S. may be due directly to fluoridation.
Fluoride stops the enzymes needed for digestion, reducing the body’s ability to absorb the vitamins essential for good health. Sodium fluoride is classified with arsenic and cyanide as a dangerous poison. Fluoride increases the risk of hip fractures by up to 41%.
Just look at West Virginia and the chemical spill they had there. The people could not even bath in the water, much less drink it due to the contamination. Just how hard is it for chemicals to end up in the water?
Chemicals from industry, cars, fertilizer sprayed on crops, and such. What about prescription medications that end up in the water supply?
The list is endless, and that doesn’t even take into consideration the inorganic material that is in the water. Ever took a look at plumbing pipes that are clogged up with inorganic minerals? What do you think they do to human pipes like your arteries?
BB: How much does water affect our health?
Dr. H: We are about 70% water, and our health depends on the water we drink and how it can be used in the body. For us, we say you either filter your water before you drink it or you become the filter.
Here is an example of our first filter from filtering our city water…Sample is shown in the video interview! It looks like muddy water when shook up!
Everyone needs to filter their water at the point of use, which is right before you use it.
BB: What kind of filtration system is the best to use there are so many out there?
Dr. H: The kind of filter or filtration system you need depends on your water. The treatment plants do the best they can, but it just isn’t enough. Even if they sent out 100% pure water most experts would tell you that there are breaks, cracks and such in the lines going to your homes so it still would not be pure by the time it made it to your house.
So what do you do? You can only filter out what you know is in the water, so everyone needs to have a water test done to see what kind of filtration system they need. For most it is an inexpensive test, and some may get it tested for free. There are those who need a more extensive test which can cost more, depending on what is found out by the simple testing done first.
It may be that you just need a sediment filter to remove dirt and sand. You may need to remove chlorine, hard, inorganic minerals, or chemicals. There are certain filters for each need. Look at it this way, when you have your oil changed in your car and you have a new oil filter installed, it has to be one that fits your car. There is no universal filter that works on every car. In the same way you need a water filter just for what is in your water.
Our water filtering systems.
We build every system we install to fit the need of the water it is filtering. Sometimes neighbors, especially on well water, can have totally different water and require a completely different system.
We use American parts to build our systems. We know the quality of our systems. We know how long each filter will last and how many gallons of water it will filter before it needs to be replaced. We install our own systems to where we make sure they are checked at the point of use doing what they are made for.
What if you have low water pressure? Some systems require a certain amount of water pressure to work properly. There a lot of variables that has to be taken into consideration for you to have the best quality of water possible.
When looking for a system make sure it is made for your water needs. Make sure they are tested on a regular basis to see if they are working properly. We have a schedule for each client to check their system and change the filters as needed.
BB: I realize everyone reading or watching this does not live close to you so what should they do?
Dr. H: There are many good water purification companies out there. You just have to be sure and check them out, ask questions and expect an honest answer. If you have someone come to your home to check your water and they use a high pressure sales presentation, they probably don’t have your best interest in mind! If you can’t figure it out give us a call and we will be glad to help if we can.
Just remember, that usually you get what you pay for. Don’t expect a normal discount retailer to have a quality system that will work just for your needs.
You buy health insurance in case you need it. What better health insurance can you have than to have a high quality water system in your home for the whole family to enjoy and have better health; after all, what is your health worth?
If you have questions give us a call at 205-345-2217, or visit our web site at: whatwatershouldbe.com. Thanks Dr. Hill for this important information.
If you want to get your water tested you can do a Web search for your state’s Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) or the equivalent. Some approved or certified commercial labs that do water testing should be listed on the DEQ website. You can also check with your nearest state university to see if they do water testing.
Author, Trained Health Coach
Disclaimer: As always, this content is not intended nor should it be a substitute for the medical advice of physicians. This article and the contents of this website are intended for information purposes only. Keep in mind that what works for one might not work for another.