Tap Water
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Distilled Water


Reverse Osmosis Water

Well Water

A word on Tap Water..

Personally I stopped drinking tap/filtered water 10 years ago. It always tasted a bit, ‘Eww’ to me and while the britta filter claimed to be doing something, it still tasted off. I didn’t realize it at the time, but this picture to the right is NORMAL for people to have as their pipes giving them access to water. I about threw up my mouth after seeing this. Urghhhh!!!

Most people get filters, but even so, they are cost consumptive, lack efficiently and quite honestly, do not filter out much of what you see in this photo or things like flouride or pharmaceuticals that are dumped down the drain on a regular basis in municipal water sources. 

As you can imagine, changing out the pipes entirely, is damn near impossible.  According to the Environmental Working Group (ERG), there have been many pollutants found in America’s tap water since 2004 and over half of these are non-regulated and can legally exist in any amount. 

One thing is for sure, there is NO amount of lead that is safe to consume. Lead poisoning, whether through water or paint, can cause serious health concerns, especially in infants and children. 

Issues from Lead Pipe Breakdown Exposure in children: behavioral problems, lower IQ, learning disabilities, impaired growth, hearing problems, anemia, and hyperactivity. 

Issues in adults from Lead  Pipe Breakdown Exposure: increased blood pressure, hypertension, decreased kidney function, and reproductive problems. 

To check the water in your area and the contamination level, check this link: https://www.ewg.org/tapwater/pl

Tap Water

  • Municipal water, subject to strict regulations

  • May be treated with chlorine to keep it clean

  • May contain sediment and have a stale taste

  • Contains varying amount of minerals, depending on area

  • Cheap

With an Enagic Kangen Water machine, your tap water will not only become delicious by filtering unwanted sediment and residues, it will also gain the beneficial property of being rich in molecular hydrogen, a potent anti-oxidant!

Bottled Water

This is an absolute environmental disaster. And for what? The large majority of brands out there are just glorified tap filter that they put through a ‘filtration’ system. **see above 

Although its associated as the healthier choice, that’s not guaranteed. The different is, the added minerals put back into the water, which have no proven health benefits. 

A 4 years study done by the Natural Resources Defense Council, shows that a 1/3 of the bottled water tested contains levels of contamination that exceeds allowable limits. 

Bottled water can also be slightly acidic, which may affect your body’s Ph balance. And of course, the environmental impact caused by the production and disposal of plastic bottles is harmful for our ecosystem. 

Many consumers purchasing bottled water are presented with the facade of a high quality product. In reality, countless companies are simply filtering municipal water and bottling it!

Next time you reach for the bottle of “pure” water, think twice as popular brands may be selling you water contaminated with microplastics and toxic chemicals from their plastic packaging.

Bottled water on average sits in its container for 24+ months before hitting the shelf. While it sits stagnant, it develops a positive charge which is toxic to the human body. 


The environmental impact of both producing and disposing of these plastic bottles is detrimental to our ecosystem and potentially our health. Most bottled water is packaged in plastic labeled as #1, or polyethylene terephthalate (PET), which is produced using fossil fuels like natural gas and petroleum.

Research suggests that PET may act as an endocrine disruptor, meaning it can interfere with our hormonal systems. Although this type of plastic is considered BPA-free, it’s important to know that phthalates found in plastic bottles can still seep into your water, particularly when the bottles are exposed to high temperatures or stored for extended periods.

In some cases, certain companies like Poland Spring use plastic labeled as #7 for their 3-gallon water bottles. This type of plastic contains BPA, which has been banned in various countries, including the European Union and China, due to its recognized toxicity.

Exposure to BPA has been linked to various health issues, including fertility problems, disruptions in brain development, cancer, and heart complications. The environmental and health consequences of our dependence on single-use plastic bottles highlight the importance of seeking sustainable and healthy alternatives for our water consumption.


Distilled Water

This type of water does not provide you with minerals like calcium or magnesium that you get from water naturally since all or almost all minerals are removed. 

This is a concern since waterborn minerals are important to nutrition. 

Since it’s, lacking its own mineral content, it has a natural tendency to draw minerals from its surroundings to achieve a mineral balance.

Storing distilled water likely will present challenges, particularly when buying it in plastic containers from the store. During storage, the water may leach trace amounts of plastic or other substances from the container holding it.

This practice is not eco-friendly or energy-efficient. 

On average, it takes about three hours to produce a single gallon of distilled water.

Reverse Osmosis Water

Reverse osmosis (RO) was originally designed for desalinating saltwater or seawater into drinking water, but it has a significant drawback—it removes essential electrolytes.

During the reverse osmosis process, approximately 92-99% of beneficial minerals like calcium and magnesium are stripped away. On average, for every 1 liter of water purified, about 3-4 liters are rejected. This inefficiency has environmental consequences and can lead to higher water bills for homeowners.

Additionally, reverse osmosis eliminates healthy minerals such as calcium, magnesium, potassium, and bicarbonates. This mineral removal causes the pH of the treated water to decrease, making it more acidic.



While the increase in acidity is generally harmless for human consumption, the lower pH water can be corrosive to plumbing systems. It has the potential to strip lead and copper from pipes, introducing these toxic metals into the water supply.

Moreover, the water used for cleaning and the rejected water is often unsuitable for repurposing, resulting in substantial waste of our limited water resources.

If the water has a high content of total dissolved solids (TDS), the discharged water may not even be fit for gardening, bathing, or cleaning. It’s typically only suitable for flushing toilets.

Well Water

Private wells can be susceptible to contamination from various sources, both natural and human-induced.

They are often characterized by higher alkalinity but are also prone to potential contamination. Maintaining a private well typically involves regular testing, which can be costly.

The following are common contaminants, their origins, and their potential impacts on human health:

  1. Microorganisms: These include bacteria, viruses, and parasites and can be found throughout the Earth’s surface, often originating from human sewage and animal waste.

  2. Nitrate and Nitrite: These chemicals are prevalent in artificial fertilizers, human sewage, and animal waste. They can infiltrate a private well through the movement of groundwater, as well as seepage and runoff from surface water. Excessive exposure to these substances can pose health risks.

  3. Heavy Metals: Private wells are vulnerable to contamination by heavy metals through the movement of groundwater and seepage from surface water runoff. High consumption of heavy metals can lead to acute and chronic toxicity, as well as damage to the liver, kidneys, and intestines. Health issues such as anemia and cancer are also potential outcomes.

  4. Fluoride: This substance can naturally occur in various aquifers and is occasionally detected in private wells.

  5. Radionuclides: These are radioactive forms of elements like uranium and radium. They pose hazards to human health and can be introduced into the environment through activities like uranium mining and milling, coal mining, and nuclear power generation. In some regions, radionuclides may also exist naturally in groundwater.

So where do we go from here?  

 When tap, bottled, distilled, and reverse osmosis water fail to meet our needs, where do we turn?

The answer lies in implementing a sustainable, home water system that efficiently utilizes both wastewater and drinking water without the need for plastic. What’s even more crucial is that it provides living water!

Yes, you heard it right. There is indeed a concept known as living water, and it can be quantified. Did you know that Kangen water has the remarkable ability to light up a light bulb? Check out the video to the right. 

Picture having access to the purest, safest drinking water that you and your family can enjoy without any concerns.

What’s even more incredible is that it’s an easy process to own your own machine and, believe it or not, potentially write it off on your taxes! Yes, you read that correctly!

The longevity of these machines is impressive, ranging from 25 + years, depending on the level of care and maintenance they receive.


Wanna have more deep dive into this information PLUS get more videos on health benefits? 

Additional Resources

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Below are some additional resources for you to continue to discover the power of Kangen Water. Click the links below to learn more:


  • The Enzyme Factor by Dr Hiromi Shinya
  • Confessions of a Skeptical Physician by Dr Tim McKnight
  • Killing Cancer – Not People by Robert G. Wright

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