Zero Water

Dear Dr. Ellie,

I didn’t see anything mentioning zero water filtration. I have bought a zero water pitcher dispenser that filters everything out of the water including the high chlorine content my water company puts in the water. When you turn the tap on you can smell the chlorine coming out of the tap! That can’t be good to drink! It also filters out all of the fluoride and all other dissolved solids. Was wondering if this is ok. I take multivitamins and get the necessary minerals and stuff I need from other foods. I have tried to taste my water after drinking the filtered water for over a month and my tap water tastes like I drank out of a pool! I just wanted to know what your thoughts were on the zero water filtration system.

Thanks,

M

Hi M,

I really don’t know enough about water filtration to advise you. There is so much to consider – and so many OPINIONS and vested interests.

It reminds me of how on earth do you select the best toothpaste from all those out there unless you make it a lifelong study?

I worked backwards – looking and interviewing people who had healthy teeth and those who did not.
I asked what they did, what they used and tried to find a common thread.

I guess perhaps we should do the same thing with water.
Maybe we need a survey of people who drink a lot of water – which kinds – and discover their quality of health.

Just an idea!
Best Wishes,
Ellie



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  1. Ellie – You mention in your book that you use a water filtration system to filter fluoride out of your water. Would you share what you are using? We have been using a Brita, but you mentioned that the charcoal filters do not remove fluoride. Being from a family with a history of Alzheimers, I don't love the idea of mixing fluoridated water with my aluminum teapot….BTW, I've been using your system for a month now, and for the first time in decades my gums don't bleed when flossing. I got your book after watching my son endure two separate treatments to fill two cavities each, and thinking that there must be a better way. You've shown me that there is. Thank you.

  2. Hi Andy,I am not an expert on filtration systems and new ones seem to be developed every day. I think you should ask a local water filtration company to give you some answers. I am really not convinced I know the best one for you to choose. I understand your concern – and I personally think quite a lot about the kind of cook-wear we use at home.Also (and maybe this is a bigger concern) we KNOW that there are germs that can get under your gums ( periodontal pathogens) that can be responsible for many health problems elsewhere in the body. If you have a family history of cardiac problems, arthritis, dementia, Alzheimer's or pre-term birth – you must work to have ultimate and healthy gums. There is a test called Oral DNA ( http://www.OralDNA.com) and it can tell if you have any of these damaging germs under your gums. The test costs about $170 – but you may want to have this done sometime.I do know that people who have used xylitol and my mouth rinse system correctly for two months have seen these bad germs disappear completely from their mouths – no other treatments required!

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