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FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions
How does Reverse Osmosis improve water
How does Reverse Osmosis improve water
osmosis uses a membrane that is semi permeable, allowing pure water to pass
through it, while rejecting the contaminants that are too large to pass through
the tiny pores in the membrane. Quality reverse osmosis systems use a process
known as cross-flow to allow the membrane to continually clean itself. As some
of the fluid passes through the membrane the rest continues downstream, sweeping
the rejected contaminants away from the membrane and down the
Reverse Osmosis is very effective in reducing a range of water
contaminants. This is possible because the Reverse Osmosis membrane is comprised
of microscopic pores (the size of which about 0.0001 microns), which allow the
pressurized water molecules, to pass through the membrane, and particles bigger
than the size of the pores are left behind. To put this into perspective, the
size of the smallest known bacterium is 0,02 micron!
Reverse osmosis is a
low-energy process, useful for substantially reducing the complete dissolved
solids in water, removing up to 99% of all impurities.
What is TDS?
Total Dissolved Solids
(TDS) are the total weight of all solids (minerals, salts, or metals) that are
dissolved in a given volume of water, expressed in milligrams per litre (mg./l),
or in parts per million (ppm).
The lower the TDS level in the water the
more efficiently your body’s cells actually get hydrated by the water you
The higher the TDS level in the water, the greater the probability
of harmful contaminants that can pose health risks or hinder the absorption of
water molecules on the cellular level.
The EPA’s Maximum Contaminant
Levels of TDS in secondary drinking water is 500 mg/L (500ppm).
the TDS count, the purer the water and the purer the water, the closer you get
to H2O. It was never meant to be H2OcaNaClAl…..
How safe is chlorinated
While chlorination has helped to reduce the incidence of infectious
diseases, studies have implicated chlorinated drinking water with colorectal and
bladder cancers. Highly chlorinated water resulted in a noticeable shift in the
transformation of cholesterol from beneficial HDL to harmful
Chlorine interacts with decaying plant material to form
Trihalomethanes, a known cancer causing agent.
It has also been shown to
cause a rise in cholesterol levels when present in drinking water. Chlorine
dries out skin and hair, what is it doing to your insides?
Don’t people need the minerals present
Most of the minerals that we receive are from the foods we eat.
Only a very small percentage comes from the water we drink. If you are concerned
about the minerals, it’s better to take a vitamin supplement and drink pure
water than to drink water full of contaminants.
Minerals from food (meat,
vegetables and fruit) are different from those in water.
Our Bodies need
Minerals, but in an Organic Form...
Most minerals in water are still in
an inorganic form.
Only a plant (through the process of photosynthesis
and the adding of enzymes) can convert inorganic minerals into organic
Cells reject inorganic minerals and deposit them in various
organs, joints and in the circulatory system.
Inorganic minerals may lead
to: Kidney Stones, Gall Stones, Ossification of the brain, Arthritis, Heart
disease, Hardening of the Arteries, Premature Aging of the Skin and even
Remember, the body cannot use Inorganic Minerals. They only
contaminate water, placing a burden on the body, as it has to expand energy to
Water is an agent to remove waste from the body, not to
Don’t filters need to be changed
Bacteria is likely to grow in the pre-filters of an R.O. system.
Although chlorinated water will minimize bacterial growth in the sediment
pre-filter, since the carbon pre-filters remove chlorine, there will probably be
some bacterial growth in the carbon pre-filters. However, the R.O. membrane will
remove bacteria from the water coming from the pre-filters.
Once you have
bought your system, we put you on our database, which means that we call you a
few days in advance to arrange a suitable time for us to come and change the
The first filter (the 5 micron/sediment filter) needs to be
replaced 6 monthly.
The second filter (the granular
activated carbon filter) needs to be replaced 12 monthly.
The third filter (the CTO Carbon Block filter) needs to be
replaced 12 monthly.
The filters need to function 100% in
order to protect the R O membrane. This membrane should be replaced every 3 to 5
years, depending on the incoming water quality.
post filter needs to be replaced every 3 to 5 years.
is charged for each service, dependant on where you live.
What impact do minerals in water have
on our health?
One of the
contributing factors to hardened and blocked arteries is the calcium carbonate
in drinking water. This inorganic mineral is the same substance that coats the
inside of a pan after water has evaporated. The calcium from your drinking water
is also a major ingredient in glue and cement. It is also what forms a
stalactite inside a cave … one drop at a time, just as it forms inside your
So, what is the cumulative effect of collecting these
mineral deposits in the body? Dr. Walker writes that if a person drinks two
pints of water a day, this will total 4,500 gallons of water passing through his
body over a 70 year lifespan.
If it is not distilled, Dr.Walker estimates
these 4,500 gallons of water will include 200 to 300 pounds of rock – inorganic
calcium (lime) , magnesium and other mineral deposits – that the body cannot
He notes that most of these inorganic minerals will be
collected by the body’s water, blood and lymph systems to be eliminated through
But most of this 200 to 300 pounds of rock will stay
in the body, causing stiffness in the joints, hardening of the arteries, kidney
stones, gall stones and occlusions (blockages) of arteries, microscopic
capillaries and other passages in which liquids flow through our entire
It is vital at this point to understand the difference between
organic and inorganic minerals. Water flowing through or on the ground collects
inorganic (non-living) minerals from the soil and rock through which it passes.
These are not minerals that humans or other animals can utilize. Only plants
have the capability of transforming inorganic minerals from the ground into
living, vital, organic minerals we can use for nourishment. For this reason, we
cannot absorb any minerals from eating finely ground rocks or soil from our
garden. We must allow the plants in the garden to take in these inorganic
minerals through their roots from the soil and transform them, by the process of
photosynthesis, into organic minerals that we can utilize. Inorganic minerals
from the earth are absorbed into ground water, so we cannot benefit from
minerals in water any more than we could benefit by eating rocks or
Because these inorganic minerals cannot be absorbed into the cell
wall as nutrition, they become distributed elsewhere in the body, causing
arthritis in the joints, kidney stones, gallstones, hardening and blocking
The most common mineral in ground water is calcium
carbonate (lime), which is also a primary ingredient in making concrete and
cement. If you have ever seen a large stalagmite or stalactite in a limestone
cavern, you can visualize how this hard rock forms, one drop at a time in a cave
… or on the inside of your arteries, a kidney stone, or in your joints,
Another way of actually seeing these mineral deposits is to pour
water from your kitchen sink into a pan. Put that pan of water in the sun and
let it evaporate. Or if you are in a hurry, boil it. Either way, once the water
has evaporated, you will find a solid coat of mineral deposits left on the side
and bottom of the pan. These are the same deposits left in your arteries and the
rest of your body
Paul Bragg, an
early pioneer of health foods, emphasizes that it is a fallacy of the medical
profession to say hardening of the arteries, known as “arteriosclerosis” –is a
result of old age. Actually, he notes, hardening and blocking of the arteries is
caused by the consumption of inorganic minerals from water, along with table
salt and the waxy saturated fat (cholesterol) and acids from a meat based diet …
not old age. (As evidence of this claim, it could be noted that at the age of
95, a physician at John Hopkins revealed that Bragg had the arteries of a 20
–year – old.) Bragg adds, “If we examined our arteries closely, we could see
that calcium carbonate and its affinities are lining these pipes and making them
brittle – beginning to turn our body into stone.”
While water, containing
minerals is a primary contributor to these deposits, Bragg emphasizes that
drinking the proper amount of distilled water is the way to flush out
cholesterol and mineral deposits from our arteries and other body parts.
“Remember water is a flushing agent,” he notes. If one needs an idea of how
effective water is in washing away minerals, look at a river bed … or the Grand
Canyon. The hardest rock in the world is constantly being eroded and washed away
Distilled water helps to cleanse inorganic mineral deposits
from the body, but you do not have to be concerned about distilled water
leaching away organic minerals that your body can utilize. Explaining this
distinction, Dr. Walker notes that living, organic minerals are absorbed into
the cell wall for nutrition. He writes, “It is virtually impossible for
distilled water to separate minerals which have become an integral part of the
cells and the tissues of the body. Distilled water collects only the minerals
discarded … from the cells, the minerals, which the natural water originally
collected from its contact with the earth and rocks. Such minerals, having been
rejected by the cells of the body, are of no constructive value.”
person has arteriosclerosis, doctors often recommend by-pass surgery, balloon
surgery or some other costly method to replace, clear up or get around the
larger blocked arteries that causing concern.
Both Bragg and Dr. Walker
point out the obvious short-comings of this approach. Dr. Walker notes that
although the largest artery in the body, the aorta, measures about one inch in
diameter, the great majority of our blood vessels are microscopically small
capillaries. “The tiny capillaries in your body form a network which, if spread
out on the ground, would cover an area of about 1 ½ acres. That’s about 63.000
square feet. If all these tiny capillaries were placed end to end, they would
make a microscopically tiny tube about 60 miles long,” Dr. Walker estimates. So
if your arteries are clogged, you should be concerned about the entire 60 miles,
not just a few inches that might be temporarily cleared by surgery.
It is the tiny
capillaries of the brain that suffer the greatest damage from inorganic
minerals, cholesterol and salt. Bragg notes: “Go to the large convalescent and
rest homes and see with your own eyes the people who can no longer think or
reason for themselves. Many of them cannot recognize their own children and
relatives … no technique on earth can regain the life of a human brain that is
turning into stone.”
Another very fine passage way easily obstructed by
the impurities in water are the connective tissues that bind, support and
protect vital organs, blood vessels, nerves and muscles.
notes these connective tissues form the outer covering of the brain, the
membrane of the spinal chord, the cornea of the eyes, and they are involved in
the metabolism of cells. He estimates that if the fine membrane forming these
connective tissues in a human body were separated and placed side-by-side, they
would cover several acres.
“Every piece and parcel of connective tissue
is intimately involved in the filtering of water,” Dr. Walker writes. “The
impurities which circulate through the system with the water and the blood, are
the villains which clog up the microscopically fine mesh of the filtering
membrane noticeable in choked varicose veins, coronary occlusions, causing heart
attacks etc.” Along with inorganic minerals in water, other impurities Dr.
Walker blames for obstructing passages in the connective tissues include refined
foods such as white flour, sugar, salt, starchy foods and processed
carbohydrates that are not water soluble.
How is water distributed
through the body?
Liquids are transferred wherever they
are needed in our body by the process of osmosis, through the microscopic
capillary veins of the walls of blood vessels. “Osmosis,” Dr. Walker explains,
“is the passage of liquids, concentrated solutions and vapours through
semi-permeable membranes or skin.” He warns that when a large amount of water
containing inorganic minerals is consumed, “osmotic pressure through the
connective tissues is demonstrably decreased, causing the obstruction of
functions and activities in the area where it occurs. This interference with the
osmotic pressure may result from the mineral matter in the water or from an
excessive consumption of salt and starch and sugary foods.”
function of transferring liquids throughout the body is handled by the endocrine
glands, the glands of internal secretion. Dr. Walker refers to the hypothalamus
– a small gland near the center of the brain – as “the Emperor of the Endocrine
Glands system.” The hypothalamus controls our water flow, keeping bodily fluids
in balance by determining when we need to replenish or eliminate water. When an
organ mucous membrane or cell in your body needs water, it is your hypothalamus
that sends you the message: “I’m thirsty.” The hypothalamus also acts at the
body’s thermostat, so when we get hot, nerve impulses are sent to open pores in
our skin. This allows perspiration to moisten and cool our body, helping us to
And speaking of nerve impulses, Dr. Walker adds that
nerves contain a constant flow of cerebrospinal fluid, which is 92 percent
water. So you can see, the efficiency of the entire nervous system and glandular
system is dependent on the quality of water we consume.
Walker writes, “there is no telling how many millions of people have suffered
untold misery and a premature demise by the clogging up of veins and arteries,
without their death having been diagnosed as resulting from the accumulation
over a lifetime of the inorganic calcium” from their drinking