Updated October 30, 2011
DRINK WATER ON EMPTY STOMACH
It is popular in Japan today to drink water
immediately after waking up every morning.
Furthermore, scientific tests have proven its
value. We publish below a description of use
of water for our readers. For old and serious
diseases as well as modern illnesses the
water treatment had been found successful
by a Japanese medical society as a 100%
cure for the following diseases:
Headache, body ache, heart system, arthritis,
fast heart beat, epilepsy, excess fatness,
bronchitis asthma, TB, meningitis, kidney and
urine diseases, vomiting, gastritis, diarrhea,
piles, diabetes, constipation, all eye diseases,
womb, cancer and menstrual disorders, ear
nose and throat diseases.
METHOD OF TREATMENT
1. As you wake up in the morning before
brushing teeth, drink 4 x 160ml glasses of
2. Brush and clean the mouth but do not eat
or drink anything for 45 minute
3.. After 45 minutes you may eat and drink as
4. After 15 minutes of breakfast, lunch and
dinner do not eat or drink anything for 2
5. Those who are old or sick and are unable
to drink 4 glasses of water at the beginning
may commence by taking little water and
gradually increase it to 4 glasses per day.
6. The above method of treatment will cure
diseases of the sick and others can enjoy a
The following list gives the number of days
of treatment required to cure/control/reduce
1. High Blood Pressure (30 days)
2. Gastric (10 days)
3. Diabetes (30 days)
4. Constipation (10 days)
5. Cancer (180 days)
6. TB (90 days)
7. Arthritis patients should follow the above
treatment only for 3 days in the 1st week,
and from 2nd week onwards – daily..
This treatment method has no side effects,
however at the commencement of treatment
you may have to urinate a few times.
It is better if we continue this and make this
procedure as a routine work in our life. Drink
Water and Stay healthy and Active.
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W A T E R
Water is the most
important element in staying alive.
It is essential that
every person have enough and it must be safe to drink. Calculate 1
gallon (roughly 4 liters) DRINKING water per person per day as a rule of
thumb. Needs differ according to age, physical condition, activity and
environment. This does not include water for cooking, bathing or pets.
If you have a medium-size dog, for example, plan at least another 1
gallon of water for each dog per day, 1 pint per day for each cat.
Assuming clean and deodorized
food-grade containers are used, untreated water straight from your tap should
keep 6 months, but MUST be changed thereafter. Bacteria-free water, which means
successful treatment by one of the accepted methods listed, will keep several
years depending on heat, light, degradation of the container, etc.
Store your water away from
paint and petroleum-based products, acids or anything releasing strong odors
like fertilizer or household cleaners. While able to hold water, these lower
grade containers are permeable to certain gases.
If you run out of stored
water, you'll need to locate an alternate source. Especially
in times of disaster, assume any water not stored or purchased is contaminated.
It could look like a crystal
clear stream and still be polluted. If the water you locate is brackish, first
strain the debris through a paper towel, clean cloth or coffee filter. Then
treat by one of the following methods.
- bring water to a rolling boil and maintain for a minimum of 10
minutes. For every 1000 feet above sea level, add one minute of boiling
to the initial 10 minutes. If the water pot is covered, it will shorten
the time to reach a boil. This method is recognized as the safest
BLEACH - any
brand - must be 5.25% or 6% sodium
hypochlorite (like Ultra Clorox) and contain NO soap, fragrance
or phosphates. Measuring by drops is more accurate and the preferred
1 GALLON / 4
Add 16 drops (1/4 tsp. / 1.25ml) chlorine
5 GALLONS /
19 LITERS WATER
Add 80 drops (1 tsp. / 5ml) chlorine
WATER PURIFICATION UPDATE
Clorox replaced their standard product with
Ultra Clorox increasing the amount of sodium hypochlorite from a concentration
of 5.25% to 6%. They have added sodium hydroxide, which they state does not pose
a health risk for water treatment. Clorox made this change in order to reduce
the size of their containers. It does not affect the amount of chlorine
used to disinfect water. This is still the standard formula.
AMERICAN RED CROSS STANDARD
1. Filter water using a piece of cloth or a
coffee filter to remove solid particles.
2. Bring water to a rolling boil for about one full minute.
3. Let it cool at least 30 minutes. Water must be cool or the chlorine treatment
described above will be useless.
4. Add the required amount of liquid chlorine bleach in the table above.
5. Let stand 30 minutes.
6. If it smells of chlorine, use it. If it does not have a chlorine scent, add
16 more drops of chlorine bleach per gallon of water (or 8 drops per 2-liter
bottle of water), let stand 30 minutes, and smell it again. If it smells of
chlorine, use it. If it does not, discard it and find another source of water.
For storing water in 55 gallon drums, use 50ml or a scant 1/4 cup
chlorine. Remember, these doses are for treated city water which has (or should)
have a chlorine demand of zero. Field water will need more. GET A TEST KIT for
free chlorine measurement so guess work is gone. Target treatment at 3-5ppm
(parts per million) free chlorine for city water and 5ppm for field water.
If bleach is more than one year old, it loses approximately 50% strength. In
this case, the amount of bleach should be doubled. After treating with chlorine,
mix well and allow water to stand 30 minutes before using. Use this eyedropper
for no other purpose. If the bleach is not dated, at time of purchase, note the
date on the bottle with a permanent marker.
- also called calcium hypochlorite has the added benefit of extended shelf life.
Providing it is kept dry, cool and in an airtight container, it may be stored up
to 10 years with minimal degradation. If one is wanting to keep chlorine in
larger quantities, this is the item to store as it is readily available at
swimming pool supply stores and many hardware and grocery stores carrying pool
items and requires less actual storing space than its liquid counterpart.
For chlorinating water in rain tanks, Western Australia Health Dept. regulations
state for first time chlorination, add 7 grams dry (1/4 ounce by weight) or 40ml
(1.35 ounces) liquid per 1000 liters (264 gallons) and let stand for 24 hours
before drinking. To maintain adequate chlorination, on a weekly basis add 1 gram
dry (.035 ounce by weight) or 4ml (.135 ounces) liquid per 1000 liters (264
gallons) of water. Let stand for two hours before drinking.
NOTE: Calcium hypochlorite is the solid form with 65% strength and sodium
hypochlorite is the liquid form with strengths about 12.5%. Household bleach is
sodium hypochlorite (NaHOCl) of about 5% strength. Most household bleach labels
will read 5.25% or 6%*
- if no instructions are provided on the container, use 12 drops per
gallon of water. If the water is in question, double the amount of
iodine. Mix well and allow the water to stand 30 minutes before using.
- Peroxide is a perfectly acceptable disinfectant for water, as it oxidizes as
does chlorine. There are a couple things with peroxide that make it differ from
chlorine as a disinfectant. Peroxide degrades even more rapidly than chlorine
and potency may be an issue if it is to be stored.
The other thing that makes peroxide more difficult to use is that testing for
peroxide residual levels is difficult compared to testing for chlorine
residuals. Residuals need to be measured to ensure disinfection is complete.
This is dependent on the bacterial loading of your water source. There are
various methods of testing for bacteriological levels, but measuring residual
levels is much simpler.
"Residual" is that which remains from the original dosage and has not
unreacted (potentially to prevent reinfection). Example: if one cup of water has
20 parts per million 'bugs' in it, the disinfectant dosage needs to be at least
20ppm but no more than 25 to prevent ill effects. A dosage of 23ppm (of the
active chlorine component) will show a 3ppm free residual while showing a 23ppm
total chlorine level (if the background is zero). Peroxide would potentially
have the advantage of breaking down to oxygen and water, but its use is also
made more difficult by that fact when measuring reacted components. A quick
calculation to use daily is the required dosage in parts per million, times the
volume treated in gallons, divided by 120,000 (which is a constant). This
calculates the number of pounds needed to give that dosage. Unfortunately there
is no simple answer.
TABLETS - these tablets
are either iodine or chlorine based. One or two tablets will purify one
quart or one lit re of water depending on contamination of water and
length of time allowed for treated water to stand. Follow instructions
on the package. (Note: While economical and convenient, not every brand
of purification tablet kills Giardia.)
OXYGEN - reports from
people that have used this method feel it is more favorable than iodine
and chlorine. Both iodine and chlorine have shown some side effects if
used for an extended period of time and these treatments have a taste to
them. Stabilized oxygen is neither harmful nor has a taste. Conversely,
it has a number of health benefits.
For long term water storage, treat 1 gallon of already-chlorinated water
by adding 10 drops of stabilized oxygen. For one gallon non-chlorinated
water, add 20 drops.
To purify 8 oz. of Giardia-contaminated water, add 5 - 20 drops of stabilized
Since this water purification method is less known than the others, here are
some chlorine dioxide (a form of stabilized oxygen) products on the market:
Aerox, Genesis 1000, Dynamo 2, Aerobic 07, Aquagen. We are not endorsing nor
recommending any of these products; they are sources you may want to check out.
Note: For further information on Ion Stabilized Oxygen see Ion-Stabilized
Oxygen Part 1 and Ion-Stabilized
Oxygen Part 2
water purifiers are a new product to you, Byron Kirkwood of BA Products has
written an informative article about the basics. It lists features to compare
and gives an overview of two of the four brands listed below.
PURIFYING UNITS - there
are a number of water purifying units on the market. Before purchasing a
purifier, there are several things to consider, durability/reliability
(will parts break down with heavy usage?), how easy is the unit to pump,
how much water output can you expect in a half hour, will this
particular unit filter giardia and other bacterial agents, does it still
work in brackish water, cost and availability of additional filters. For
an overall excellent article on water contaminants, check SweetWater's
- For Katadyn
Water, MSR Purifier, Pur, British Berkefeld, or Sweetwater Purifiers:
To improve the taste of any treated water, pour water from one clean container
to another several times. This will help re-oxygenate the water and remove its
flat taste after treatment and storage.
Adding powdered drinks like
Kool-Aid or Tang will help disguise any off-tastes in water. These two products
are also good sources of Vitamin C. Instead of using powdered drinks, a pinch of
salt per quart can improve treated water's flavor.
- from digesting many romance novels over the years, I remembered
reading about watered wine. While thinking "watered" wine did
not sound terribly appetizing to adults, it was also fed to children.
This made me wonder if there had been water shortages or was the water
too unpalatable to drink.
One night Stan and I were discussing the
Bible's instruction to "hurt not the oil or the wine." This
conversation evolved into a Net search on the history of wine and oil which
uncovered some interesting information. Olive
oil has many interesting uses and excellent reasons for storing it.
Among its versatile applications are fuel and lamp oil, treatment for burns
and ulcers, soothing wounds, cooking and salad dressings; and anointing in
religious ceremonies. Today it is also connected to reduction of breast cancer
and heart disease.
Since ancient times, in countries like Israel, Rome and (more recently)
France, water was too polluted to drink untreated. By mixing 1 part red
wine to 3 parts water,
sufficient purification was achieved. For killing bacteria in laboratory
wine ranked 3 to 4 times more
effective than pure alcohol or tequila. The effective ingredient is believed
to be phenol compounds enhanced from charred wood of the wine-aging casks.
This is important because phenol compounds appear to be related to sulfur
drugs previously used in basic antibiotics. (Source: Dr. Trichopolou, British
Medical Journal discussing the Greek Villager's Diet.) The full article is here.
Do not assume
this method kills Giardia and Cryptosporidia, etc. View this treatment as
secondary measures only.
POOL WATER - View your pool as
"backup" water. Keep it treated; you never know when this water will
be needed! Maintenance of the free chlorine residual will prevent
establishment of any microorganisms. Maintenance levels should be kept to
3-5ppm free chlorine. To monitor this, you'll need a supply of chlorine
testers. The problem with using swimming pools is that organics can enter
through dirt, sweat, body oils and the inevitable kiddie tinkle. This can form
chloramines which are not good to drink. Of course in a survival situation
it's OK, but steps can be taken to minimize this.
Partial and complete water changes should be done when possible. Although
impossible to make a general rule, change pool water at least 1-2 times a year
and make partial changes after heavy use. In a sealed drum, water can stay
good for years, but we still recommend changing it at least once a year. Now
imagine going in and out of your drinking water a hundred times and then
drinking it. Don't let clarity fool you, some crystal clear mountain springs
have tested out to be laced with cholera.
Keep dry chlorine on hand as it has a much longer shelf life than liquid.
Additionally, when the need arises to convert a pool to potable water, it's
obviously too late to completely change the water. However, the residual
chlorine should be elevated over 5ppm up to ten parts, then allowed to
naturally dissipate. This should take a couple of days and ensure that any of
the more tenacious bacteria is destroyed. If other stored water stocks are not
available, remove the necessary pool water and boil it or just treat with
chlorine to the normal 5ppm. It is best to err on the side of caution.
When adding solid chlorine, dissolve the granules in a bucket first, then add
to the pool water; much better mixing will result. Without power, a clean
paddle or oar should be designated as a mixer. Thirty minutes minimum contact
time is needed before use, more if temperatures are cold or if mixing is poor.
For smaller amounts of water, if you still have power, boiling is a reliable
treatment. However, boiling water is not an efficient use of fuel if it's
scarce. Bear in mind, while boiling pool water is fine, boiling alone will not
prevent re-infection from airborne contamination. Once water is boiled, a
lower chlorine residual of 3ppm free is OK.
Make sure to store an adequate supply of pH balancers and available chlorine
testers if you intend on drinking pool water. Chlorine loses effectiveness
above 7.5pH; that's why pH control is important. Bromine chemistry will do the
job in the higher pH ranges, but it's not approved for potable water. Use
bromine disinfection for washing dishes, laundry, clothes and people.
You might consider a filtration system that removes the chlorine taste.
Activated carbon in any form will remove chlorine, but remember, once
you remove the free chlorine, your water does not have any protection.
It should be consumed immediately following chlorine removal.
In a pinch, highly chlorinated water can be trickled through the ashes from a
fire that are suspended in a cloth or coffee filter or even a cut-off pants
leg tied at the bottom, that will prevent ash from passing through while
allowing the water to pass.
Covering the pool at all times when not in use is a very good idea; try to
keep the cover clean and wash the area you put it on when removing it from the
- Distilled water comes from steam and recondenses to liquid form. The purity
of the steam and the temperature at which this occurs would make drinkable
water as is. Problems arise when it comes in contact with air, dust, spores or
whatever else that could be in, on, or about the container. Theoretically, if
steam were produced and cooled and the condensate then put directly into a
sealed sterile container, there would be no problem. Storage would require no
chlorine. The argument could also be made that even if bacteria got into the
condensate, what would it eat? Biological organisms require carbon, nitrogen
and phosphorous to survive at all so the chances of having a problem are slim
To be extra safe, treat it
just to nip any potential contamination in the bud. If the container were near
sterile and the process done in a clean and sealed manner, it would probably
be fine. Chlorine or other purifying agent required would be absolutely
minimal. For example, if typically 8 drops of chlorine per gallon is used, one
would suffice. Chances are very minute that there would be a problem, but it's
best to avoid even minimal risk.
As for the electric
distiller, the only possible contamination of the condensate would be from
chemicals that will volatilize due to the increased temperature. Again, the
risk is probably in the 1%-2% range. If this is a concern from conducting a
land survey for potential aquifer contaminants like agriculture or industry,
then a carbon filter placed before the distiller will reduce the chances to
near zero. Many typical water contaminants show inverse solubility with
temperature and will have a tendency to form scale deposits in the heating
chamber of the apparatus. There will be more problems with things staying in
than going out! As the steam leaves, water contaminants will become more
concentrated and the tendency to deposit will increase. This type of
(primarily) mineral deposits can be removed by cleaning with a low pH (acidic)
solution to dissolve them. The stuff found in water is good for us and by
distilling it, you will remove a source of minerals and trace minerals.
Interestingly, distilled water is a relatively poor conductor of electricity.
To sum it up, distilled
water is pure and safe to store, but there are small areas of potential
Comment on purchasing
distilled water from the grocery store - those jugs degrade! When boating in
Colorado, we used to keep distilled water of board for the batteries. If they
weren't used in one season, the unopened jugs were stored in the basement in
an undisturbed corner. One day I went down to that area of the basement and
noticed a rather large area of wet floor wet. Picking up one of the gallon
jugs, I saw fine holes all over the container like it had rubbed a porcupine.
The jugs were about six months old and in the process of totally breaking
down. If you're planning to use this water for storage, the container
definitely has a "shelf life"! Also, if you plan on transferring the
distilled water to another container, you risk airborne contamination unless
chlorine is added.
Taste: before purchasing a
lot of distilled water for drinking, you may want to try it first. Distilled
water has a very flat, uninteresting taste. Check and see it makes your palate
*Information on Hydrogen Peroxide and Distilled Water kindly provided by
Robert Byrnes, degreed Chemist with Nalco Chemical Company and eight years as a
Water Treatment Specialist with the US Army.
This information may be used by
you freely for noncommercial use only with
my name and email address attached.
Contents © 1997-2002 Holly Deyo. All rights reserved.
Food Science Specialist, Utah State University
Our abundant domestic water supply is generally of little concern.
However, situations might occur where the supply of safe water is
interrupted. Interruptions could be for only short periods of time or
natural disasters such as earthquakes could occur which would result in
an inadequate or contaminated water supply for days. An emergency water
supply is recommended in every household to meet these situations.
Amount of Water for Storage
Only short-term supply of water can be stored in most homes.
Recommendations for the amount of water to be stored vary from one-half
gallon to 1 gallon per day, per person, for food preparation and
drinking purposes only. The Department of Defense, Office of Civil
Defense, states that a quart of water or other fluid a day will sustain
life, but humans would be much more comfortable, especially in warm
weather, with an allowance of a gallon per day. An additional ½ to 1
gallon per day is recommended for washing, tooth brushing, and dish
The amount of water for consumption might be reduced somewhat,
depending on the total juices, soups, other drinks, and high moisture
foods which are available. Other sources of water available in emergency
situations are the water heater, water softener containers, and the
water storage area of the toilet.
Containers for Water Storage
Many types of containers are available for water storage. The most
commonly used containers are glass, plastic, and metal.
Glass: Glass provides a fairly effective container for storage
but is easily broken and heavier than plastic. Glass in non-permeable to
vapors and gases; however, water in glass containers should not be
stored near gasoline, kerosene, pesticides, or similar substances.
Plastic: Plastic jugs are frequently used for water storage.
These containers are light weight and fairly sturdy. There are many
types of plastic containers manufactured. Generally polyethylene type
plastics are safe for storing water. Some, however, are not recommended
for food storage because harmful chemicals could leach into the food.
Most plastics used in waterbeds are not approved food storage plastics.
Plastic containers which have previously been used for food storage or
which are being advertised as food storage products will be safe.
Plastic jugs with secure lids, which have contained milk or other edible
substances are safe for water storage, however, it is essential that the
milk bottles be very thoroughly washed to remove the fat traces. Some
light-weight gallon containers might split at the seams and leak.
Chlorine bleach bottles may be a food approved plastic, but contain an
anti-static agent which prevents accumulation of dust during storage and
are thus not recommended. Since plastic is permeable to certain vapors,
water stored in plastic should not be near gasoline, kerosene,
pesticides, or similar substances. It is advisable to store plastic
water containers away from direct sunlight.
Metal: Some metals, such as stainless steel, can successfully
be used for water storage. A metal water storage container should be
resistant to rust. A metallic taste can be picked up by the stored water
in some types of metal containers. Water stored in metal containers
should not be treated, prior to storage, with chlorine since the
chlorine compound is corrosive to most metals.
Treatment for Stored Water
Water which is to be stored for long periods of time should be sanitized
or disinfected. Be sure to use the best quality water possible for
storage. Water from a system with a state division of health
"approved" rating is recommended. Likewise, the containers
should be clean.
Heat Treatment: One effective way to store water is in clean
canning jars. Fill clean fruit jars with water, leaving 1 inch of head
space at the to of the jars. Place unused, clean lids and screw bank and
process the water in a boiling water bath as fruit is processed. Quart
jars should be processed 20 minutes, 2 quart jars for 25 minutes.
Chlorine Treatment: Liquid chlorine bleach can be used to
disinfect water for long-term storage. One gallon can be treated by the
addition of ¼ teaspoon of liquid chlorine bleach containing 4 to 6
percent sodium hypochlorite. (Most bleaches contain 5.25 percent.) This
is equivalent to 16 drops of liquid chlorine bleach.
Closure of water containers should be secure. Stored water should be
checked occasionally. If any changes, such as cloudiness or an odor are
noted, replace the water and treat as before.
Emergency Disinfection of Water
Some emergency situations could occur where the only water which is
available is contaminated by disease-causing organisms. In this case,
the same procedures can be used as for treatment of stored water as
Heat Treatment: Boiling is the most preferred method. This
heat treatment requires water to be boiled in a vigorous rolling boil
for 5 minutes. Taste may be improved by pouring the boiled water back
and fourth from one clean container to another several times to
Chemical Treatment: Chemical treatment is less desirable than
heat treatment because the effectiveness is dependent on several
variables such as: (1) the amount of organic matter in the water, (3)
water temperature, and (4) the length of time after the chemical is
added until it is used.
Chlorine Treatment: Clear water can be treated with ¼
teaspoon (16 drops) of liquid chlorine bleach per gallon. Mix the water
and allow it to stand for 30 minutes before using. If water is cloudy to
the appearance, chemical treatment is not recommended. A slight chlorine
odor should be detectable in the water. If not, repeat the treatment and
let stand an additional 15 minutes before using. Use fresh bleach.
Water Purification Tablets: Different types of tablets are
available for water purification purposes. Be sure to follow the
manufacturer's directions for treatment and allow sufficient time for
the chemical to work before using. Check the label for expiration date,
since the tablets can become ineffective with time. Most tablets have a
storage life of approximately 2–5 years unopened.
Commercial Water Treatment Units: Many extravagant claims are
made by some water filter manufacturers concerning their ability to
purify water. According to the Utah State Division of Health, concerning
the effectiveness of their use, the following is quoted:
"In the emergency situation, neither these nor any other
presently known home-use device can be relied upon to produce safe
drinking water from any or all contaminated waters. A home-use device
which may reduce one aspect of water contamination may have to effect on
a different type of hazard in the same water."
Contamination by Radioactivity and Chemicals
No effective way for decontamination of water which contains radioactive
or chemical fallout is available for home use. This decontamination
should be supervised by the local or state health officers.