HJ: Up until very recently, humans only consumed ‘wild water’ — that is, water that came unchanged/unprocessed from wild springs in nature. Water that was relatively pure, unadulterated and unaltered in any way. We have been led to believe that fresh spring water is somehow dangerous — filled with harmful bacteria, parasites and who knows what else. While this is certainly true of certain water sources — namely rivers, lakes, puddles, ponds, etc. — water emerging from deep within the Earth or from glaciers/snowpack is usually quite clean and safe and can easily be identified with modern testing techniques. The point is, water in its natural, unprocessed and unfiltered state is what the body is designed to drink. When we process water with various filters, UV lights, metal plates, alkalization methods, distillation methods and so on we fundamentally alter its chemical and energetic structure in a way that makes it less suitable for human consumption. While we can charge, enhance, refract, and crystalize water, we will never be able to recreate the complex, incredibly long geological processes that water undergoes when it comes from a natural spring. These create water that is in its best possible form/state for nourishment and healing of the human body.
This is certainly a controversial viewpoint and one that many who have invested in expensive filters or who are convinced of the benefits of filtered may vehemently refute. It is not so much that this type of water is useless or serves no purpose, it is just that it is not as healthy for the human body as pure, wild spring water. Some may even say that it is dangerous in certain ways, and I would encourage the open minded and curious to do their own research. The article below is a great place to start.
Now, I would certainly recommend filtered water over tap water or dirty, ‘questionable’ water, however, for optimum benefit, I would treat it in some of the ways Daniel recommends below in order to get it closer to its true natural state. This is a very interesting topic and one that is close to my heart. After drinking filtered water for many years and then making the switch to only pure spring water for the last 3 years, I can absolutely confirm that there is a major difference. Now, when I drink filtered water out of necessity (being in a situation in which I don’t have access to spring water), I can definitely feel the difference.