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Meet ‘raw water’, the dumb new health trend of 2018

It’s 2018. A new year in which we will leave the follies of 2017 behind us.

A glorious new beginning, backed by the wisdom of yesteryear.

Nah, just kidding. People are still really stupid.

And the latest in dumb health trends is “raw water” – a craze that is sweeping the affluent parts of West Coast America.

According to a report in The New York Times, folks in places like Berkeley and Silicon Valley are snapping up the opportunity to buy water “off the grid”.

They call it “raw water”, and it is basically water that is unfiltered, unsterilised and untreated.

And like any silly health trend, raw water ain’t cheap.

For example, one company called Live Water sells a 9.4 litre bottle of the stuff for US$36.99 (AU$47.25).

Water is the universal force that connects all life Since our planet and bodies are made up primarily of water this is the medium through which our collective consciousness evolves As we learn once again to honor where we have come from the earth will teach us how to move in harmony with its natural rhythms and cycles As we listen to the great wisdom of our ancestors and of the indigenous tribal cultures we will once again find our correct inner spirits The More we humans align ourselves with nature the more successful we will become as a species Do you honor your body temple with fresh spring water straight from source? #golive #livewater #youarewhatyoudrink

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Why would you want this high-priced water? Have you got your tinfoil hat on?

Apparently one of the main reasons is to escape the tyranny of the government which has been poisoning us for years with fluoride.

“Tap water? You’re drinking toilet water with birth control drugs in them,” Mukhande Singh, founder of Live Water told The New York Times. “Chloramine, and on top of that they’re putting in fluoride. Call me a conspiracy theorist, but it’s a mind-control drug that has no benefit to our dental health.”

In other words, wake up, sheeple!

For the record, the Australian government has been fluoridating our water since 1953 and fluoridation is endorsed by the World Health Organisation. The reason? It’s good for dental health, not harmful at all and doesn’t control your mind.

Over the years conspiracy theorists have posited that Hitler used fluoride to pacify Jewish people (he didn’t), fluoridation was a Communist attack on American health (it wasn’t) and that it blocks our third eye (it doesn’t).

The anti-fluoride movement has even made its way to Australia.

In Cairns, water has been fluoride-free since 2013. The people of Cairns must be fully woke by now or have bad teeth (my money is on the latter).

Drinking raw water isn’t just expensive, it’s also dangerous.

Governments have been treating water over the years for very good reasons including the prevention of dysentery, typhoid and cholera – diseases that are all spread through the consumption of contaminated water.

As far as ridiculous health trends go, raw water is topped only by “breatharians” who claim to not drink or eat anything.

It’s hard to imagine raw water taking off in Australia. 47 bucks can also get you just under 9 litres of beer. Would you like some water that might kill you or life-giving brown water that is the nectar of the gods? Now that’s a no-brainer.

About the author

Stefan is an Adelaide-based freelance writer. In his spare time, he plays tennis badly, collects vinyl and brushes up on his Mandarin. Follow Stefan on Twitter

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    Dan Germouse

    Thursday 4 January 2018

    Anyone who thinks that delivering any medication by dumping it into public water supplies is scientific is scientifically illiterate. As for fluoride, it is highly toxic and a cumulative poison, like lead, arsenic, and mercury. I have asked many forced-fluoridation fanatics to tell me how much accumulated fluoride in the body they think is safe. So far not a single one of them has been able to answer the question. It is unlikely to just be a coincidence that the US, Australia, and Ireland, which have had high rates of forced-fluoridation for decades, also have high rates of joint problems, and poor health outcomes in general.