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Water Benefits Health News -- Water Softeners and Vitamin Water
August 15, 2013

Water Benefits Health News, Issue #20

August 15, 2013

Hello, Water Friend,

I have received numerous questions about water softeners and the health disadvantages of drinking soft water, so I decided to address the issue in a few new articles.

I have to admit this is one topic I had been avoiding because there are no easy answers.

Resolving the household and body cleansing issues associated with very hard water, while still having healthy water to drink, is challenging but doable on a reasonable budget if health is your priority.

After many days of research and talking with tech experts, we have come to our conclusions about the best options. So, if you are interested in this topic, we hope you will check out the articles below, starting with “Drinking Soft Water – The Health Drawbacks.”

On another topic, you may have seen in the news recently that Coca Cola is being sued AGAIN for false advertising with its Vitaminwater® product.

The company has promoted this bottled sugar water as a healthy beverage for years—when it clearly is not.

Find out why bottled Vitaminwater® is unhealthy and how you can make your own healthy vitamin water at home!

To your health and wellness,

Nancy Hearn, CNC

P.S. If you do not have hard water yourself, please forward this newsletter to others you know who might benefit. The majority of us in the U.S. are dealing with the challenges of very hard water.


Drinking Soft Water—The Health Drawbacks

Even though the general consensus seems to be that drinking soft water is relatively “safe,” it is not healthy for a number of reasons.

First, I want to explain that the type of water softener I am referring to here is a resin device that uses salt (primarily sodium chloride or potassium chloride) to remove the “hard” minerals such as magnesium and calcium from the source water through a process called ion exchange.

There are a number of other so-called water softeners on the market which use various technology such as Electromagnetic Technology (ET) or Radio Frequency (RF) or Template Assisted Crystallization (TAC) or Matrix Enabled Particulization (MEP) – just to name a few.

Read more here . . .


Related Articles

Water Softener—Reviews and Recommendations

Salt-Based Water Softeners—Advantages and Disadvantages

Vitamin Water—Unhealthy Bottled Brand vs Homemade Version

Business Week: Drink Deception and the Legal War on Vitaminwater


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Nancy Hearn is a certified health and nutrition consultant, hydration specialist, fitness advisor, and freelance web writer. She is the author of,, and and has published numerous health articles and eBooks.


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