Beneficiary’s condition: before and after
It was approximately 4 yrs ago that I was hospitalized with a heart condition and liquid retention in my body. I was in and out of hospitals for nearly six months. Eventually I began my recovery with very intense medication, unable to walk as I was using crutches and breathless with half an hour of work. This went on for another 8 to 9 months. I have been on this water from this filter for app. 3 years now, my medication is almost halved an I have a 12 to 14 hour working day, everyday of he week including Sundays and I drive myself for my business appointments through the nightmarish traffic of Delhi. I do attribute this to the build up of my body immune systems. In addition I was prone to malaria 3 to 4 times a year as I live in a rural mosquito infested area. The mosquito menace is still here to stay and I do get mosquito bites, but I have not had malaria for three yeas now.
Lessons learnt which led to this program:
In the beginning we had UV water filter acting as lifesavers for potable drinking water, now deemed as archaic. Even the new Reverse Osmosis System, I suspect, is also on its way out, the latest to join the bandwagon being the ROM, (Reverse Osmosis Mineral) the ultimate solution to pristine, clear water. To my mind it is a hard sell gimmick that makes people buy, this very expensive machine.
So, it happened that a few days ago our UV filter, which had served us well for more than two decades, finally went bust. My wife was passionate about this gadget as she was, about her archaic washing machine, which has served us well for almost the same period. (A new washing machine has since replaced the old one, about a year ago). It was virtually a panic-stricken scenario and service mechanic was called in haste. One look at the UV water filter and he advised retirement of this machine suggesting a replacement with the all-new concept of the RO (reverse osmosis) system. A new UV system would cost Rs. 7000.00 and the all new RO system would cost only Rs.11, 000.00 . With a buy back offer of the old UV system, I would be poorer by Rs. 9,000.00 only. The salesperson had tested our fresh water system and quickly established that we were lucky to have survived thus far. This added to my wife’s panic ridden state, so there was little option but to go in for the RO system. Tests with the meter had shown brown and green sediments in the water, which began to boil when the sales man had used the meter, called the Electrolyser. Grime had collected on the surface of the glass of water. I pride myself on the fact that our underground water source is a as good source as water can be and it forms the basis of my so called expertise on the issues of Sustainable Development. My self-confidence I felt, was about to take a severe beating.
With great temerity I requested the salesperson to come to my (in the same complex of my house) along with the samples of the tested water and the test equipment. To say that the water samples were truly horrific, is putting it mildly.
At this point, I might add that my office had recently developed a Common Man’s Water Filter, aimed at removing Arsenic from water. Laboratory tests showed clearly that this water filter did remove Arsenic. The underlying concept was simple. After placing copper vessels one over the other water was passed through coconut charcoal, marble chips, sand and then eventually over the silver coins or chains. A sample of water through this system the TDS (Total Dissolved Salts) meter showed a reading of 410 ppm for the water passed through this home made gizmo whereas the bottled mineral water allows for less than 100 ppm. The meter looks rather like a pen and costs app Rs. 1200.00. One has to dip it in the water for a few seconds and the reading is displayed. However when the salesperson used the Electrolyser, the water turned murky brown and gained heat. The salesperson’s job was done and I immediately ordered his RO system where he guaranteed TDS of less than 100 ppm. (The Electrolyser comprises of two rods, one of Iron and the other of Copper, connected to a step own transformer, much like a battery eliminator, so that the system can be used through the power mains).
Within the hour the RO system was firmly ensured in our kitchen and fully operative within the next half hour. A glass of water after it had been filtered through the RO system was brought in and the very two tests repeated. The TDS meter showed a reading of 74 ppm and the Electrolyser turned the water very pale brown which has hardly discernible and no heat was emitted. Well very impressive indeed.
In a flash, I recalled my Physics lessons in class 9 and 10 way back in 1957 and 1958. I was asked for a small amount of common salt and asked the salesperson to repeat the same tests on the same freshly filtered water through the RO system. Few grains of a barely visible quantity of salt were added to this water. When the Electrolyser was used, the eater turned murky brown and started heating up. I then took off my wadding ring and with a rather blunt knife made gentle abrasions on it. The abrasions on the ring were barely visible. Some barely visible particles dropped in to the glass of water. The water turned even murkier than the unfiltered water from my underground source. The salesperson was at a complete loss for words, his selling skills dampened. Surely salt is not a poison, neither is gold. If there are traces of gold the of course you have the ultimate pristine water. Silver, a tried and tested mineral for water purification, was not at hand, but I am certain that results of the water turning murky would have been similar. If you access Google and type in therapeutic value of silver in water, you will be surprised at the studies available on this subject. The tradition of gifting a silver or gold spoon and bowl as a gift for the newly born many is therefore significant, as water becomes pure on contact with these metals even for a short period of time.
It now became clear that this was indeed “Rogue selling the Reverse Osmosis the all American Way”. The entire explanation is relatively simple if one is cued into the very basic lesson in Physics. The RO system tends to turn water into what one may term as “Dead Water”. Devoid of minerals and nutrients so essential for the balance of blood in the human body, the immune systems of the body are now susceptible to disease. Some standards rate the essential TDS as 500 ppm and this goes up to 1500 ppm in the WHO standards. At less than 100 ppm, no electric charge passed through the water and therefore no electrolysis took place. Consequently no sediment formed. The anode and the cathode (the two bars of iron and copper) had next to no exchange of ions and therefore the pale brown colour in the RO filtered sample. With the addition of common salt or microns of metal in the form of gold or silver, the electric circuit was complete and with the passage of current, electrolysis took place and the sediment formed the scary looking layer. This scare syndrome that was induced was enough to have us buy the RO water filter. It had nothing to do with the impurities.
So now you have a choice between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea. Drink the Municipal water and you die. Drink the water through the RO system you still die, albeit slowly but with copious amounts of pills to make up for the loss if the essential minerals owing to drinking “dead water”. It’s almost as if the entire system was tailor made to feed the pharmaceutical industry.
I now get calls from the salesperson regularly to check how I am. His fear is that I may enlighten others (much to his discomfort) which I am most diligently doing. My RO filter has been set to app 700 ppm.
I would also like to narrate an interesting meeting with a 90+years old traditional doctor, way back in 1973. He recommended a form of medication, which consisted of crushed diamonds, rubies, and pearls and, powdered, metals such as silver, gold and platinum etc. Ostensibly expensive as it might seem, he proved that in dispensing quantities as miniscule as those, which could be picked up by the tip of a needle, these were affordable by the common man. These metals had no carrying agents and therefore had no side effects. He highlighted that the electrical charge emitted by each of these elements kept the circuitry of the blood and the body stable. Each of these metals had their own electrical charge and was explained as a series of small batteries working in combination. He compared the body and the nervous system to a computer way back in 1973. He claimed to restore this very delicate balance in the blood through his form of medication. He went on to explain, that based on the mineral content in the body of human beings there is a constant electrolysis-taking place. This is what makes people of different regions what they are. Water therefore cannot be standardized as per the Euro norms. But it must be different for different regions owing to different mineral content of the Earth at various places. This would be the first step to sustainable development.