The Best Kind of Water To Fight Inflammation
Q:What kind of water is the best to drink to fight inflammation? Filtered? Distilled?
A: I recommend filtered water, using a good NSF filter (changed often as recommended). I also recommend getting a filter to install on or under your sink that not only removes wide variety of organic contaminants, such as chlorine, chemicals linked to cancer (THM’s, benzene) pesticides, herbicides, insecticides, volatile organic compounds (VOC’s), PCB’s, MTBE’s and hundreds of other chemical contaminants and harmful bacteria and metals. I’d also recommend getting one that removes fluoride, especially if you are using toothpaste with fluoride or drink tea (which contains fluoride naturally). Fluoride in the body has been shown to be detrimental to the body when ingested over time.
Exposure to excessive consumption of fluoride over a lifetime may lead to increased likelihood of bone fractures in adults, and may result in effects on bone leading to pain and tenderness (http://water.epa.gov/drink/
Fluoride accumulates in the body. Healthy adult kidneys excrete 50 to 60% of the fluoride they ingest each day (Marier & Rose 1971). The remainder accumulates in the body, largely in calcifying tissues such as the bones and pineal gland (Luke 1997, 2001). Infants and children excrete less fluoride from their kidneys and take up to 80% of ingested fluoride into their bones (Ekstrand 1994). The fluoride concentration in bone steadily increases over a lifetime (NRC 2006).
Fluoride also can cause arthritic symptoms due to skelatal fluorosis. Therefore, filtering your water can be a good step since most US municipalities fluoridate water, and it is can also be found in high concentration in well water. Distillation of water removes other helpful minerals, but the good part is it also removes toxins, however, it is usually sold in plastic bottles, which are best to avoid.
For more information see this link on fluoride: http://www.fluoridealert.org/
Also, this is an upcoming film about fluoride in water, this is a trailer about the first chapter of this trilogy, called The Great Culling: Our Water:
This first film includes interviews with:
• Dr. Paul Connett, PhD
• Dr. Charlie Goetschel, PhD
• Mike Adams
• Gary O. Pittman
• Dr. James E. Rota, DDS
• Dr. Laura Pressley, PhD
• Dr. Doris Rapp, MD
• Jeff Green
• Former Senator Karen Johnson
• Luca Zanna
Here’s an update from the filmmakers about work on the water segment: