Farm Runoffs Contaminating Drinking Water

Agricultural runoff is the single largest source of water pollution in the nation’s rivers and streams, according to the E.P.A. An estimated 19.5 million Americans fall ill each year from waterborne parasites, viruses or bacteria, including those stemming from human and animal waste, according to a study published last year in the scientific journal Reviews of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology.

In California, up to 15 percent of wells in agricultural areas exceed a federal contaminant threshold, according to studies. Major waterways like the Chesapeake Bay have been seriously damaged by agricultural pollution, according to government reports.

In Arkansas and Maryland, residents have accused chicken farm owners of polluting drinking water. In 2005, Oklahoma’s attorney general sued 13 poultry companies, claiming they had damaged one of the state’s most important watersheds.

It is often difficult to definitively link a specific instance of disease to one particular cause, like water pollution. Even when tests show that drinking water is polluted, it can be hard to pinpoint the source of the contamination.

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Water Therapy – What they say.

Since diseases first began to plague the earth, man has continuously looked for the perfect medicine to cure all the sickness. At the same time, man is also looking for a way to prevent all the possible sickness for people to live longer and experience life to the fullest.

These ambitions of man have led to the development of medicine as we know it. Surgeons have become more specialized and expert in very sensitive areas of the human body such as the heart and the brain. These people can now operate without any fuss on a brain of a human or even the live pumping heart of man in the operating room. At the same time, there are also alternative medicines being developed and introduced to the public such as herbal capsules and herbal therapies.

There is one alternate therapy being introduced to the public and being constantly supported by various practitioners. This therapy is practically free, safe and can be done without the help of any specialist. The therapy is called Water Therapy.

Water Therapy is really simple. You drink 1.5 litres or roughly six glasses of water in one go, first thing in the morning. You do that even before brushing your teeth or washing your face. You must then fast for at least an hour from any food or drink and that’s it. You may wonder why 1.5 liters. It’s the estimated amount of water you can take so that your body can be cleansed with the use of water. The proponents of this therapy believe that it will clean all toxins found in your body and release them via sweat or urinal excretions.

Before we look into its effects, let’s consider first the dangers of this therapy. People have shown hesitation to this kind of therapy since there is a potential of water intoxication – a fatal disease that can happen from drinking water. This can be prevented by drinking clean / pure water i.e. alkaline ionized water and give intervals in drinking the whole 1.5 liters i.e. you could drink 4 glasses and wait for 2 minutes before drinking the balance 2. People have also shown hesitation since drinking 1.5 liters will make you urinate several times in an hour following the water therapy. This is true. However, doing water therapy daily; would cause your body to eventually adjust to the water intake.

The proponents of this therapy claim that several illnesses can be controlled with it including diabetes, acidity, constipation, hypertension etc.

However, if you are seriously ill, make sure to contact your physician / doctor first and get their confirmation before chugging down this volume of water. Sometimes there are patients who are advised against drinking too much water as it would be harmful to their health. But if you’re not a special patient and see no complications in your body, it might just work for you.

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