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  • #16
    I only drink Poland Spring and Deer Park. No tap water for me.

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    • #17
      out of the tap taste good and before that a swallow well that we beached every so often and a deep well my son live in oh and oh gosh he has terrible water it smells and taste funny sulphur

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      • #18
        Originally posted by jimjones View Post
        I only drink Poland Spring and Deer Park. No tap water for me.
        I thought Jim Jones only drank Kool-Aid laced with cyanide (sorry, I could not resist!!!).

        (KLD)
        The SCI-Nurses are advanced practice nurses specializing in SCI/D care. They are available to answer questions, provide education, and make suggestions which you should always discuss with your physician/primary health care provider before implementing. Medical diagnosis is not provided, nor do the SCI-Nurses provide nursing or medical care through their responses on the CareCure forums.

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        • #19
          Unfiltered water from a country well.
          4xquad

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          • #20
            Water that is void of all dissolved minerals is very corrosive. That type of water produced for a number of manufacturing processes is piped through pipes made of stainless steel or CPVC. That type of water is looking to absorb minerals which is why it is corrosive.

            As for well water, which is what I'm on, you have to watch out for arsenic around us. It is a naturally occurring carcinogen that can be found in the ground in various parts of the country. The only way to remove the arsenic is through reverse osmosis. The process is to put the water through a softener and then through an RO unit. For the time being we are only using a softener and our water tastes okay. It could be better, but not worth the cost of an RO unit at this time.

            For drinking water, I mix it half/half with lite cranberry juice or PowerAde.

            DaDutchman
            DaDutchman
            C5/C6 since 2007 due to car accident

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            • #21
              Light water as heavy water is toxic

              Normally isotopes don't change chemical properties that much, with the exception of hydrogen in water which as Deuterium has almost double the mass which has a big impact on chemical kinetics. However, you can grow your hydro with heavy carbon dioxide and that will mess up the plods mass spec, but not change its other properies.

              This comes out with the chlorine from the taps where I live. So boil it and drink it with tea. Also have a charcoal filter at room temp so I can drink enough.

              If you don't trust the water for other reasons then turning it in to "small beer" will render it safe to drink. Alcohol is also an essential nutrient (at least for Europeans, Asians and South Americans who coevolved with yeast). Deficiency could be one reason that fundamentalists are mad.

              I like 0.5L (pint) to 1L (2 pints) of Dunkel (dark larger) which is about 50g/L gives me the 25 to 50g of alcohol that I need. Along with the PKs may settle spaz enough to sleep.

              https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Small_beer

              http://www.nbcnews.com/science/scien...da-f6C10403671
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              • #22
                Morphing from water to beer!

                Originally posted by Alfietthompson View Post
                I used to drink beer bu now I just drink water. I think it can help me my recovery progress. IS IT RIGHT?
                Can you really hurt yourself with beer?

                Are you on Baclofen or any other junk that perevents you from drinking beer?

                My limit is usually 0.5L (a pint) with dinner. Some times more, but I have never had trouble with beer since I stopped Baclofen. In my belief system I must deal only with root cause.

                Alcoholic drinks will dehydrate you so you also do need to drink the pure liquid dyhydrogen monoxide. I drink the light variety.

                I know spirits can be bad from personal expeience so I go lightly or avoid. However, whiskey and PKs do wonders for spaz.

                I have completely recovered from Baclofen, Anticonviulsants and Tricyclic abuse that resulted in a work mate offering to beat up my pain Dr. This junk was worse than the spaz and pain it was meant to treat. Now on simple opioids only when needed. Opioids _are_ specific for pain.

                The Tricyclics are bad as they make you laugh at piss poor Dr jokes. My pain specialist had no sense of humour.
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                • #23
                  I know it's expensive, but I drink San Pellegrino. (Just the sparkling natural mineral water, not the sugary stuff.) The bubbles help my nausea and the water is much cleaner than the local stuff here. I use a Brita filter for the local stuff and use that for tea and coffee. I think drinking water is wonderful. Lots of people suffer from dehydration. Good for you taking initiative!

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                  • #24
                    straight out of the faucet! making it bubbly with a SodaStream Crystal tastes great couldn't tell a difference from the water i used to buy.
                    Current Wheelchairs: Sopur Helium aka Quickie Q7 (lightest spec) rigid frame with Spinergy Spox Wheels
                    Sopur Xenon same frame as the Q7 (lightest spec) folding frame With Spinergy LX (custom)

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                    • #25
                      I wish I had the equipment to actually test my water, rather than just guessing. Unintentionally, I did a test on myself regarding the purity and healthfulness of the local water. I was in a nursing home in the same town where I own my home. The water in the nursing home tasted like garbage. My leg swoll up (not for the first time). I felt flashes of feverishness (like when a UTI is starting). I got rid of the Foley cath. I bought a water filter pitcher. My leg got better, but still concerned me. I was allowed to go home. Now, at home, I drink either Ozarka Spring Water or else Crystal Geiser (both have no flouride) and now my leg is not swollen and I have no UTI nor feverishness. I think that clean water is extremely important for people with SCI.
                      Female, T9 incomplete

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                      • #26
                        We drink tap filtered through a Royal Berkey, with fluoride filters also installed. By far the best filter I've ever owned. Easy to maintain, keep elements clean, and processes a ton of water quickly. Perfect for our big family.
                        "I have great faith in fools; self-confidence my friends call it." - Edgar Allen Poe

                        "If you only know your side of an issue, you know nothing." -John Stuart Mill, On Liberty

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                        • #27
                          I Googled iit. That Royal Berkey looks excellent....pricey, but excellent.
                          Female, T9 incomplete

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                          • #28
                            Yeah, sucks they are so expensive. They work forever though. Ours is over 10 years old with no signs of wear. If needed we could process 400-500 gallons a day through it. With plenty of freshwater lakes near by that could really help my community, in a disaster, especially if everyone had one. I think something like a Berkey should be as normal a fixture in a household as a fire extinguisher!
                            "I have great faith in fools; self-confidence my friends call it." - Edgar Allen Poe

                            "If you only know your side of an issue, you know nothing." -John Stuart Mill, On Liberty

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                            • #29
                              Water is a great topic. We have an under the counter filter that has settings to alkalize the water it filters. I don't really like the idea of drinking from a plastic bottle either. There's no telling how long they sat in a warehouse and what temperature conditions they (bottled water) were exposed to. I do believe that there is leeching from plastic into the drinking water.

                              Additionally, about a month ago, I started ingesting about a teaspoon of baking soda (total) per day in my drinking water. Spread out throughout the day, you can barely taste anything. I do this to help maintain an alkaline environment in my body - with the alkaline salts in baking soda. I only use Arm & Hammer due to purity issues. If you search google (or bing etc) there is a lot of info on this.

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                              • #30
                                Why are you trying to make your urine alkaline? An acid urine is better for both prevention of UTIs and urinary stones, for the most part. Also, you are getting a LOT of sodium in that water...this is a risk factor in development of essential hypertension and cardiac disease long term (both of which are more common in those with SCI).

                                (KLD)
                                The SCI-Nurses are advanced practice nurses specializing in SCI/D care. They are available to answer questions, provide education, and make suggestions which you should always discuss with your physician/primary health care provider before implementing. Medical diagnosis is not provided, nor do the SCI-Nurses provide nursing or medical care through their responses on the CareCure forums.

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