Skip to comments.Morons are obsessed with ‘raw water’ that will probably make them sick
Posted on 01/04/2018 6:12:37 PM PST by SJackson
In case you havent noticed, Silicon Valley is obsessed with health, or at least the appearance of health. You can see evidence of it just about everywhere, including internet-connected juicers and new medical breakthroughs, but rarely is a new trend as obviously flawed as raw water. Raw water is untreated, unfiltered water pulled from Earth and bottled for consumption by people willing to pay absurd prices for it. The best part? Its probably going to make them all sick anyway.
Unlike other healthy eating trends, like consuming only raw fruits and vegetables or insisting upon antibiotic-free clean cuts of meat, raw water is actually the opposite of clean. Its not pure in any way, shape, or form, and the only thing natural about it is the fact that potentially deadly bacteria has yet to be removed from it. It is, simply put, the dumbest food trend to come along in a long, long time.
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As Business Insider reports, raw water is catching fire in Californias tech hubs, selling for nearly $30 per gallon. Thats pretty funny considering the fact that it takes more work to produce the clean, disease-free water lining the shelves of your local 7-11 for $1 per bottle than it does to funnel unfiltered dirty water into a glass jug and sell it for ten times the price.
Proponents of raw water suggest that the filtering and sterilization process that most bottled water goes through actually kills off good bacteria that our bodies may benefit from. Youll have a hard time finding any studies that support that notion, but it doesnt take a genius to work out that, even if drinking sterile, pure water doesnt contain good bacteria, thats a small price to pay for not contracting cholera, Giardia, or E. coli.
The best (or worst) part about this whole raw water trend is that it actually leads to water that expires just like other foods. Even the most vocal raw water proponents admit that you have to drink any raw water you obtain within a couple months of its bottling or itll turn its bottle green with algae, like the inside of a fish tank. That sounds just great.
In a recent New York Times piece about the raw water trend, Dr. Donald Hensrud of the Mayo Clinic sums up the burgeoning movement nicely. There are people, just like with immunizations, that dont accept the status quo, Dr. Hensrud says. Raw water drinkers are basically anti-vaxxers. Enjoy your diseases, everyone!
Ahh!... some good news!
Well, if they can’t afford it from the store, they can just drink from the toilet bowl.
My dog does.
But for added ‘rawness’, don’t flush it.
Go for it Geeks!
Seems like the more “educated” a person is, the more stupid stuff they end up believing in.
I drink raw water, I'm fine. At $30 a gallon, if I wholesale it for $20, my only questions. Can I get a premium for stream or pond surface water. And how long will it be, aka how much can I make, before the DNR and health authorities shut me down. They may not have those things in CA.
Raw sewage has even MORE organic bacteria!
I have been drinking raw well water for years, nothing wrong with it at all.
I say they should drink till they rust.
Filled with knowledge but not a trace of wisdom in the bunch.
I’m all for getting “good bacteria” into your system but I’d rather do that with beer and cheese!
They are doing this to distort raw milk, which is better for you than pasteurized milk, providing the cow is healthy.
Raw water is not safe like raw milk. They are trying to use the same phraseology to legitimize untreated water.
Well, we just pull up water from our well up here in the State of Jefferson. Raw, unfiltered and just clean good water. Didn’t know I could get $30 a gallon for it. Maybe its time to pack up the truck with bottles of water and head down to a Farmer’s Market there in SIlycone Valley!
and good news for Parameciums evrywhere
Imagine what they would pay for a drop of Barry urine . . .
I worked at a radio station in the SJ Valley of California back in the seventies. They bragged about their well for drinking water. Our coffee was green and tasted like mold.
I brought a picnic jug from town and had to hide it so people wouldn’t poach my water.
the water my folks use comes from an aquifer down from a glacier on Mt. Olympus in Washington state. It’s clear and pure and sweet. They pump it up from 260 feet down.
Rural people have drank raw water since the beginning of time, myself included. I have to say there are more issues than just the possible illnesses you expose yourself to.
In our area the well water is extremely high in flouride- and has done a ton of damage to people’s teeth in this area before it was known or there was a solution. There are different issues in different areas. Now there are water associations that were formed to treat and supply the water in small communities all around here and likely the rest of the country.
Some of the best tasting water I have ever drank was out of a well or stream- and some of the worst. I was raised with the knowledge that “raw water” could very well be dangerous to drink. Having said that I will say rarely have I known anyone to get sick from drinking water from wells and streams but it does happen. Most people now get their own wells tested for peace of mind. I know many people that have a well and buy bottled water to drink and cook with.
I will say I would not in a million years drink water gathered by strangers and sold in a jug. The chance of contamination along the way seems pretty good to me. People are just getting dumber.
When I lived in Colorado, accidentally acquired Giardia, as so known a “beaver fever” , from feces contaminated water. Being a newbie from the Midwest, did not know what I had contracted, but Sh!t my guts out for a week before I got treatment.
And I didn’t drink the water, just might have touched it, which was enough for me to contract it.
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