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"Raw" Water

Post by Rob Lister » Tue Jan 02, 2018 1:23 pm

https://livespringwater.com/

Shocking but true- All other filtered and even bottled spring waters are sterilized with UV light, ozone gas, and a sub micron filter. This is similar to how most juice and dairy products are pasteurized for shelf stability. Unfortunately this sterilization destroys beneficial sources of minerals and probiotics.
Apparently not a joke. The nyt has an article on it.
Start-ups like Live Water in Oregon and Tourmaline Spring in Maine have emerged in the last few years to deliver untreated water on demand. An Arizona company, Zero Mass Water, which installs systems allowing people to collect water directly from the atmosphere around their homes, began taking orders in November from across the United States. It has raised $24 million in venture capital.
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/29/dini ... tered.html

Of course raw water has some drawbacks, like

Travellers’ Diarrhea
Giardia and Cryptosporidium
Dysentery
Salmonella
Escherichia coli 0157:H7 (E. coli)
Typhoid Fever
Cholera
Hepatitus A
Hepatitus E
Campylobacter

And about a hundred others.

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Re: "Raw" Water

Post by Anaxagoras » Tue Jan 02, 2018 2:46 pm

Can't help fools I guess. Although where I grew up we got our water from a natural reservoir on our property and it was "raw" natural water. Good tasting water too. Well I guess the reservoir wasn't totally natural in the sense that it was dug out, and then piped to our house, but the water that flowed into it was natural.
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Re: "Raw" Water

Post by ed » Tue Jan 02, 2018 2:55 pm

Well water is "Natural".

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Re: "Raw" Water

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Tue Jan 02, 2018 3:07 pm

Wait a minute.

If the water isn't teeming with "probiotics", it is not organic. :o

Well at least it's non-GMO. :BigGrin3:
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Re: "Raw" Water

Post by Anaxagoras » Tue Jan 02, 2018 3:18 pm

As far as "probiotics" goes:
Although there are numerous claimed benefits of using commercial probiotics, such as reducing gastrointestinal discomfort, improving immune health, relieving constipation, or avoiding the common cold, such claims are not backed by scientific evidence[2][6][7] and are prevented as deceptive advertisements in the United States by the Federal Trade Commission.[8]
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Re: "Raw" Water

Post by RCC: Act II » Tue Jan 02, 2018 4:17 pm

Selling stupid shit to idiots is a growth industry.

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Re: "Raw" Water

Post by Rob Lister » Tue Jan 02, 2018 9:21 pm

RCC: Act II wrote:Selling stupid shit to idiots is a growth industry.
One of the investors is the guy that sold the [failed] Juicero.
https://www.theverge.com/2017/9/1/16243 ... off-refund
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Re: "Raw" Water

Post by RCC: Act II » Tue Jan 02, 2018 9:25 pm

Rob Lister wrote:
RCC: Act II wrote:Selling stupid shit to idiots is a growth industry.
One of the investors is the guy that sold the [failed] Juicero.
https://www.theverge.com/2017/9/1/16243 ... off-refund
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Jesus.

I only approve of this sort of thing when it targets golfers.

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Re: "Raw" Water

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Tue Jan 02, 2018 11:39 pm

Rob Lister wrote:
RCC: Act II wrote:Selling stupid shit to idiots is a growth industry.
One of the investors is the guy that sold the [failed] Juicero.
https://www.theverge.com/2017/9/1/16243 ... off-refund
possibly the most worthless product since the CD Magnet.
Try and if you don't succeed.

And he's learning from his mistakes.

Raw Water TM is decidedly low tech and low overhead.
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Re: "Raw" Water

Post by Pyrrho » Tue Jan 02, 2018 11:44 pm

ed wrote:Well water is "Natural".

idiots
My well is fully functional. The water is as raw as you can get. There are enough dissolved solids in my well water to clog any artery you care to name. Also a healthy helping of iron-eating bacteria.

I could make a killing selling the stuff. :hyper:
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Re: "Raw" Water

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Tue Jan 02, 2018 11:47 pm

I can harvest as much raw water as I can carry from any public beach in Chicago.

Lake Michigan is fresh water.

And very very pro-biotic. :lmao:
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Re: "Raw" Water

Post by Bruce » Wed Jan 03, 2018 12:27 am

Abdul Alhazred wrote: Well at least it's non-GMO. :BigGrin3:
Nope.

Raw water is going to include run-off from farms, which includes fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides, and decomposed muck from GMOs.

And poop. Lots and lots of poop. Oh, sorry. They're calling it "probiotics" now. My bad.
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Re: "Raw" Water

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Wed Jan 03, 2018 12:32 am

BTW, the municipal water supply in Cook County is also from Lake Michigan, but they do all manner of unnatural things to it before putting it in our pipes.
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Re: "Raw" Water

Post by Pyrrho » Wed Jan 03, 2018 12:47 am

Bruce wrote:
Abdul Alhazred wrote: Well at least it's non-GMO. :BigGrin3:
Nope.

Raw water is going to include run-off from farms, which includes fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides, and decomposed muck from GMOs.

And poop. Lots and lots of poop. Oh, sorry. They're calling it "probiotics" now. My bad.
Last test of the well water showed no e. coli so it lacks that extra nutritive value.
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Re: "Raw" Water

Post by Witness » Wed Jan 03, 2018 1:15 am

That thread is hilarious!

Perhaps he can recruit structural anthropologists to promote his stuff:

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Re: "Raw" Water

Post by Pyrrho » Fri Jan 05, 2018 1:22 am


The flash of light you saw in the sky was not a UFO. Swamp gas from a weather balloon was trapped in a thermal pocket and reflected the light from Venus.

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Re: "Raw" Water

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Tue Jan 09, 2018 1:41 am

What Pyrrho just said but more decorously.

‘Raw Water’ Makes a Mockery of Human Suffering
Jibran Khan in National Review
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You see, “raw water” is the norm in much of the world — and it is no laughing matter. It results in stunted growth in children, crippling disease, birth defects, and an endless list of other tragic outcomes. A recent World Bank study, conducted across 18 countries, revealed that only 20 percent of these nations’ rural inhabitants had access to clean water. In some countries, access to clean water has gotten worse over the years. In Haiti, for example, half as many households have access to clean water as did 25 years ago. Perhaps our best and brightest envy this situation, seeing in it increased access to their beloved “raw water,” but I think we can safely assume that the people of Haiti would prefer water that doesn’t put them into a vicious cycle of getting sick, losing bodily fluids, needing more water, getting sicker, and so on.

I spent many years living in some of the countries studied in the report. Even as a child, it was not hard to understand that the tap water was not, under any circumstances, to be consumed. We always had cupboards full of bottled water on hand for cooking or consumption. It was an adjustment, but an easy enough one for American expats to make. First Worlders encounter a similar situation when vacationing in the Third World, where hotels make sure to keep rooms stocked with bottled water for tourists.

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