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2016/09/29

BitTorrent’s “Altruistic Mode” Ensures Your Torrent Downloads “Never Complete”

BitTorrent’s “Altruistic Mode” Ensures Your Torrent Downloads “Never Complete”


BitTorrent Inc. has added a new feature that’s strange, confusing, and interesting at the same time. Known as Altruistic Mode, the features promotes the philosophy of giving more taking less on the torrent network.
The Altruistic Mode is designed to make sure that your sharing ratio remains more than 2:1 i.e. while downloading a torrent, you upload 2Gb data for every 1GB download. Many of the loyal torrent users seed to benefit the network and the download speed of other users. But BitTorrent says that this does not guarantee a 2:1 ratio. That’s where the Altruistic Mode comes handy and helps a swarm. “Because of this Altruistic Mode downloads will often never complete,” writes Bram Cohen, the creator of the BitTorrent protocol.
bittorrent altruistic mode
In a blog post, Cohen explains various aspects of the mode depending on the normal download mode:
  • If Download Mode would upload at a greater than 2:1 ratio then an Altruistic Mode peer will have very similar behavior.
  • If Download Mode would upload at a ratio between 2:1 and 1:1 then Altruistic Mode will upload less and download a lot less than Download Mode would, resulting in a 2:1 upload to download ratio.
  • If Download Mode would upload at a ratio of less than 1:1 then Altruistic Mode will do very little uploading or downloading.
“What Altruistic Mode approximately does is that as long as there are two peers which are interested it keeps downloading, because for each new piece it downloads it can upload to two peers, but if there is only one interested peer it stops downloading because the peer can only get at best the same amount of upload as download and possibly be a net drain in that case.”
Cohen considers 2:1 as an ideal ratio considering the complexities and the possibility that a ratio higher than 2:1 could harm the peers and a complete copy of the file may not exist. For now, Altruistic Mode is an experiment.
“We are hoping that it’s sufficiently understandable and useful that users embrace it and that we don’t get too many complaints about downloads never finishing or that the upload ratio remains unchanged, which as explained above are completely expected behaviors under some conditions.”
Given the fact that the downloads may never complete, BitTorrent’s ambitious feature may not be welcomed by many users. However, if Altruistic mode becomes a success Cohen has further plans.
Cohen concludes, “If this goes well we may roll out another feature in the future where a peer starts out in Altruistic Mode and later switches to regular Download Mode, which would not change the upload ratio significantly but would help other peers download faster at the beginning, so peers who want to get a complete file eventually but aren’t in a rush can allow other peers who care about getting it sooner to finish first.”
The Altruistic Mode is available on BitTorrent 7.9.9 and uTorrent 3.4.9. And it won’t be turned on by default in the clients.

2016/09/26

Рецепта на руски знахари лекува успешно рак!

Рецепта на руски знахари лекува успешно рак!

В началото на 20 век е имало няколко начина за пълно излекуване от рак

Народните лечители в Русия са разбирали, че основна при лечението на всяка болест е имунната система на човека, включително и при лечение на рак.
Затова в началото на лечението са се стараели максимално да я подсилят. За целта са вземали един килограм майски или юнски мед и са го разтваряли в един литър гроздово вино или водка. Слагали са вътре един килограм алое – столетник, понякога и 2 листа от фикус. Непременно са добавяли 50 г сух горски или ливаден хвощ и 20 до 50 г от билката змийско мляко. Отровата от змийското мляко е служила като убиец на раковата гъбичка, а всички останали билки са засилвали имунната система на човека, освен това са служили като вътрешен балсам за заздравяване на раните, нанесени от тумора.
vitamin B17След като са приготвяли сместа, те са я оставяли на тъмно място за 12 дни. След това от получената настойка са пиели 3 пъти на ден един час преди ядене. Някои народни лечители са добавяли към тази смес и брезови листа – 50 г, както и жълт кантарион или мащерка – пак същото количество.
Всичко това засилвало ефективността от балсама и помагало на организма по-скоро да се избави от болестта. Но това е само първата половина от лечението на болестта.
Втората половина се състояла в следното – 3 пъти на ден да се изяждат по 20 до 50 ядки от костилките на слива, кайсия, бадем или праскова. Важно е да се знае, че всички тези костилки се вземат от пресни или сушени плодове, без да се подлагат на термична обработка. Народните лечители добре са знаели, че в тези костилки се съдържа мощна отрова, но те са знаели и нещо, което съвсем наскоро научи съвременната наука. А то е, че отровата, цианидът, съвсем не влияе на човешкия организъм, тъй като се свързва с вещества, които я неутрализират. Затова пък отровата действа само на болестотворния тумор, но не и на човешкия организъм. Получава се така, че костилките от сливи, кайсии, праскови не само че дават на организма витамин В17, но и със своите отрови разрушават рака. Тази терапия позволявала пълно излекуване на човека от злокачествения тумор в продължение на половин година.

Conditions Shown to Benefit From a Ketogenic Diet

Conditions Shown to Benefit From a Ketogenic Diet


By Dr. Mercola
Obesity and top killers such as diabetes, heart disease, Alzheimer’s and cancer have something significant in common — they’re all rooted in insulin and leptin resistance.
In other words, the underlying problem is metabolic dysfunction that develops as a result of consuming too many net carbohydrates (total carbs minus fiber) and/or protein. Sugars found in processed foods and grains are the primary culprits, and the standard American diet is chockfull of both.
Once you develop insulin and leptin resistance, it triggers biochemical cascades that not only make your body hold on to fat, but produce inflammation and cellular damage as well.
Hence, whether you’re struggling with weight and/or chronic health issues, the treatment protocols are the same. This is good news, as it significantly simplifies your approach to improving your health. You won’t need a different set of strategies to address each condition.
In short, by optimizing your metabolic and mitochondrial function, you set yourself squarely on the path to better health. So how do you correct these metabolic imbalances? Your diet is key. The timing of your meals can also play an important role.

Nutritional Ketosis May Be Key for Optimal Health

By eating a healthy high-fat, low-carbohydrate and low- to moderate-protein diet, you enter into what is known as nutritional ketosis: a state in which your body burns fat as its primary fuel rather than glucose (sugar). Mounting research suggests nutritional ketosis is the answer to a long list of health problems, starting with obesity.
In fact, emerging scientific evidence suggests a high-fat, low-net carb and low- to moderate-protein diet (in other words, a diet that keeps you in nutritional ketosis) is ideal for most people.
In fact, endurance athletes are turning away from conventional high-carb strategies and adopting this way of eating because it boosts physical stamina and endurance.
Beyond insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes, there are a number of applications for nutritional ketosis, including as a treatment for seizures, especially in kids who are unresponsive to drugs, and in neurological conditions such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. Cancer is another area where ketogenic diets show great promise.
Other benefits include fewer hunger pangs and a dramatic drop in food cravings once you’ve made the shift from burning sugar to burning fat as your primary fuel. Being an efficient fat burner may also boost your longevity. Researchers have identified about a dozen genes associated with longevity.
According to Jeff Volek, Ph.D., a registered dietitian and professor in the Human Science Department at Ohio State University, who has done enormous work in the field of high-fat, low-carbohydrate diets and has authored several books on this topic, the primary function of one of these genes is to cripple the degradation of branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs), such as leucine.
Preventing this degradation can help preserve your muscle mass.1 BCAAs have other benefits as well: In a number of studies involving middle-aged animal models, adding BCAAs increased muscle and cardiac mitochondrial biogenesis (the creation of new mitochondria), improving both health span and longevity.
Interestingly, BCAAs are very similar in structure to ketones — energy molecules created by your liver from fats — and ketones seem to be preferentially metabolized.
In other words, ketones spare those branched-chain amino acids, leaving higher levels of them in circulation while also helping you retain muscle mass and promoting longevity.

Ketones — A Healthy, Clean-Burning Fuel

The primary reason that so many people are overweight and/or in poor health these days is that the Westernized diet is overloaded with non-fiber carbs as the primary fuel, which in turn inhibit your body’s ability to access and burn body fat.
High-quality fats, meanwhile, are a far preferable fuel, as they are utilized far more efficiently than carbs. When you burn fat as your primary fuel, your respiratory quotient (the amount of oxygen you need) typically goes down,2 which is a sign that your metabolism is running more efficiently.

How to Enter Into Nutritional Ketosis

The most efficient way to train your body to use fat for fuel is to remove most of the sugars and starches from your diet, and that’s true for everyone, whether you’re an elite athlete or a sedentary diabetic. At the same time, you’ll want to replace those carbs with healthy fats.
A dietary intake of about 50 grams or less per day of net carbs while also keeping protein low-to-moderate is usually low enough to allow you to make the shift to nutritional ketosis (the metabolic state associated with an increased production of ketones in your liver; i.e., the biological reflection of being able to burn fat).
This is only a generalization, as each person responds to foods in a different way. Some people can enter into full ketosis while eating as much as 70 to 80 grams of non-fiber carbs. Others, especially if you’re insulin resistant or have type 2 diabetes, may require less than 40 grams, or even as little as 30 grams per day, to get there.
To find your personal carb target, it’s important to measure not just your blood glucose but also your ketones, which can be done either through urine, breath or blood.
This will give you an objective measure of whether or not you’re truly in ketosis, rather than just relying on counting the grams of carbohydrates you consume. Nutritional ketosis is defined as blood ketones that stay in the range of 0.5 to 3.0 millimoles per liter (mmol/L).
That said, using a nutrient tracker will radically improve your ability to understand how much and what kind of foods help you to keep to your ketogenic diet nutrient targets while also helping you to assess the nutrient value of your food choices.
My first choice is Cronometer.com/mercola. That's my upgrade to the basic Cronometer nutrient tracker, and the default is set to macronutrient levels that will support nutritional ketosis.

Avoid Milk and Consider MCT Oil

Aside from added sugars and grains, it is best to avoid milk for the time being, as it can be difficult to stay in ketosis if you eat or drink a lot of it.
The galactose in milk is a carbohydrate and you can easily exceed your net carb allotment by drinking a single glass of milk. Casein, the primary protein in milk, can also trigger or contribute to inflammation.
When you keep net carbs low, your body switches to burning fat for fuel and your liver begins to convert some of that fat into ketone bodies. This is endogenous production, meaning that they are made by your body from your fat stores or from the fats in the foods that you eat.
You can boost your level of ketones by taking them in supplement form, but these exogenous ketones (made in a lab, not in your body) are not likely to be as beneficial unless you are already “low carb.” Food oils such as medium chain triglyceride (MCT)  coconut oil can also be used to mildly increase ketone levels.

Ketogenic Diet Has Long Track Record of Use for Epileptic Seizures

Authority Nutrition reviews 15 health conditions shown to respond favorably to a ketogenic diet,3 and that’s likely a short list.
Based on my understanding of mitochondrial health and metabolic function, a vast majority of health conditions could fall into this category. One of the conditions for which a ketogenic diet has the longest and best documented track record is epilepsy.
This diet has been effectively used to treat drug resistant epileptic seizures since the 1920s,4 and studies have confirmed it’s helpful for both children and adults.
In my view, it would be wise to implement a ketogenic diet as a first-line therapy, but in conventional medicine, it’s typically not considered or recommended unless the patient fails to respond to medication.
Even then, this conversation may have to be initiated by the patient, or the parent of a child with seizures. As noted in the featured article:5
“Research shows that seizures typically improve in about 50 percent of epilepsy patients who follow the classic ketogenic diet. This is also known as a 4:1 ketogenic diet because it provides four times as much fat as protein and carbs combined.
The modified Atkins diet (MAD) is based on a considerably less restrictive 1:1 ratio of fat to protein and carbs. It has been shown to be equally effective for seizure control in most adults and children older than two years of age.”

Nutritional Ketosis Improves Your Brain Health

Your brain will work better in general when burning fat rather than glucose, as fat has been shown to be both neurotherapeutic and neuroprotective. While fats are unable to cross the blood brain barrier, ketones, being water-soluble fats, can cross it and feed your brain. They also appear to lower markers of systemic inflammation, such as IL-6 and others. Many times, improved cognition and mental acuity are among the first things people notice when entering nutritional ketosis.
Ketones are the preferred source of energy for your brain in general, but especially for those affected by diabetes, Alzheimer's, Parkinson’s and maybe even ALS, because in these diseases certain neurons have become insulin resistant or have lost the ability to efficiently utilize glucose, which causes the neurons to die off. When ketones are present, these neurons have a better chance of surviving and thriving.  
In one study, Parkinson’s patients who followed a 4-to-1 ketogenic diet experienced, on average, a 43 percent improvement in their symptoms after one month.6 For Alzheimer’s, supplementing with MCT oil appears to be particularly beneficial.7,8
Studies also support the use of nutritional ketosis for autism. As noted in the featured article, “Autism shares some features with epilepsy, and many people with autism experience seizures related to the over-excitement of brain cells.” Research shows nutritional ketosis helps dampen this excessive activity; in one pilot study,9 a majority of autistic children showed improvement after following a cyclical ketogenic diet for six months.
Unlike blood glucose, blood ketones do not stimulate an insulin surge. They also do not need insulin to help them cross cell membranes, including neuronal membranes. Instead, they use simple diffusion, so they can even enter cells that have become insulin resistant. This is likely one of the reasons nutritional ketosis works so well for a variety of neurological problems and diseases. It even shows promise for:
  • Migraine headaches: Following a ketogenic diet for four weeks has been shown to reduce migraine frequency and lower the use of pain medication.10,11
  • Traumatic brain injuries: Animal studies suggest it can help reduce brain swelling, improve motor function and speed up recovery, although it appears more effective in the young than the old. Human studies still need to validate these findings.12

Metabolic Conditions Improve on Ketogenic Diet

Nutritional ketosis is also indicated for obesity, metabolic syndrome (prediabetes) and diabetes. This is not surprising, considering the fact that one of its beneficial effects is correcting insulin resistance. If you meet at least three of the following criteria, you may be diagnosed with metabolic syndrome: abdominal obesity, elevated triglycerides, low HDL cholesterol, high blood pressure and/or elevated fasting blood sugar. Nutritional ketosis has been shown to improve most of these.
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), which is strongly associated with obesity, type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome, has also been shown to improve on a low-carb diet high in healthy fats. In one study,13 obese men diagnosed with metabolic syndrome and NAFLD showed significant improvement in their weight, blood pressure, liver enzymes and liver fat after four months on a ketogenic diet; 21 percent completely resolved their NAFLD.
Glycogen storage disease (GSD) and glucose transporter 1 (GLUT1) deficiency syndrome are two other conditions for which a ketogenic diet is a literal life saver. GSD is characterized by a lack of an enzyme that helps store glucose as glycogen or break glycogen down into glucose. The exact form of the disease depends on which enzyme in question that’s lacking. As noted by Authority Nutrition:
“GSD patients are often advised to consume high-carb foods at frequent intervals so glucose is always available to the body. However, early research suggests that a ketogenic diet may benefit people with some forms of GSD, [for example] GSD III, also known as Forbes-Cori disease … [and] GSD V, also known as McArdle disease … "
In GLUT1 deficiency syndrome (a rare genetic disease), you lack a protein that helps shuttle blood sugar into your brain. Seizures and impaired motor skills are two common symptoms that typically manifest shortly after birth. The benefit of a ketogenic diet is quite apparent in this case, as ketones do not need this protein in order to enter your brain. Hence ketones are an ideal fuel for GLUT1 deficient people, allowing their brains to function more normally.

Hormonal and Nervous System Disorders May Improve on Ketogenic Diet

Your hormone regulation and nervous system may also benefit from being an effective fat burner. Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and multiple sclerosis (MS) are two conditions that appear to respond well to this switch in primary fuel. PCOS, which puts women at an increased risk of developing insulin resistance, diabetes, infertility, coronary artery syndrome, lipid disorders (such as elevated cholesterol and high blood pressure) and possibly breast cancer, is characterized by:
  • Hyperinsulinemia (insulin resistance with elevated serum insulin levels)
  • Increased androgen (male hormone) production, causing facial hair and/or acne
  • The complete or almost complete lack of ovulation
  • Obesity
In one study,14 women diagnosed with PCOS who followed a ketogenic diet for six months lost an average of 12 percent of their body weight and reduced their fasting insulin by an average of 54 percent. Levels of sex hormones also showed improvement, and 2 of the 11 women were able to get pregnant despite a history of infertility.
MS, an autoimmune disease, results in damage to the myelin sheath (the protective nerve covering), causing symptoms such as numbness, loss of balance and declining motor function, as well as vision and memory problems. As noted in the featured article: “One study15 of MS in a mouse model found that a ketogenic diet suppressed inflammatory markers. The reduced inflammation led to improvements in memory, learning and physical function.”

Nutritional Ketosis May Be the Key to Cancer Prevention

Cancer is a devastating disease, and today it’s hard to find anyone whose life hasn’t been affected in some way by this disease. In fact, it’s become one of the leading causes of death around the world. What’s worse, the medical profession is largely ignorant of the fact that most cancers are rooted in metabolic and mitochondrial dysfunction, and hence the conventional prevention recommendations do little to nothing to quell the tide of cancer diagnoses.
It is my belief, as well as that of many of the experts I have interviewed, that over 90 percent of cancer cases are either preventable or treatable. The key is recognizing that cancer is really a mitochondrial metabolic disease, rooted in poor diet choices combined with a toxic lifestyle.
Viewing cancer as a metabolic disease — opposed to a disease of damaged DNA, which is a downstream effect of mitochondrial dysfunction — gives us the power to control this dysfunction by carefully choosing foods and nutrients and employing strategies that help optimize the biochemical pathways that suppress cancer growth while simultaneously stimulating mechanisms to push it into remission.
Nutritional ketosis has received a lot of attention by cancer researchers in recent years, and many studies show it has great potential not just as a form of cancer prevention but also treatment — in combination with other treatments such as chemotherapy and radiation.16 Research is looking at whether non-toxic metabolic therapies and drug cocktails may be just as effective, with less toxicity.
In fact, according to Dr. Thomas Seyfried, who is one of the leading academic researchers of nutritional interventions for cancer, the mechanism by which the ketogenic diet manages cancer is far clearer and more readily understood than the way the ketogenic diet manages epileptic seizures. This is ironic considering that it's barely recognized, let alone applied, within oncology circles, while it's been an accepted treatment for epilepsy since the 1920s.
The central premise is that since cancer cells need glucose and insulin to thrive, lowering the glucose level in your blood though carb and protein restriction literally starves the cancer cells. Additionally, low protein intake tends to dampen the mTOR pathway that is often responsible for accelerating cell proliferation.

Correcting Metabolic Dysfunction and Optimizing Mitochondrial Health Paves the Way for a Long, Healthy Life

I have come to recognize that mitochondrial dysfunction is at the core of what is causing your system to go haywire. You have thousands of mitochondria in nearly all of your cells and they generate around 90 percent of the energy you need for health and survival.
When large numbers of them cease to function properly, your body can no longer function as intended, setting you up for developing any number of diseases. For some, it may manifest as diabetes or heart disease; in others, it shows up as cancer or some form of neurodegenerative disease.
The remedy lies in optimizing your mitochondrial function and correcting the metabolic dysfunctions of insulin and leptin resistance. Here, we have focused on the benefits of a ketogenic diet, which means eating foods high in healthy fats, with moderate protein and low net carbs (think non-fiber carbs).
The choices you make in dietary fats are really critical, as fatty acids contribute to the formation of cellular membranes, and it’s virtually impossible to have optimal biological function with impaired cell membranes. So dietary fat serves two purposes; first, as a fuel, but also as the building blocks for the structural components of your body.
Most Americans unknowingly consume large quantities of harmful fats, like processed vegetable oils, which contribute to your deterioration over time. So when I talk about dietary fats, I’m referring to natural, unprocessed fat, found in whole foods like seeds, nuts, butter, olives, avocado, coconut oil, raw cacao or cacao butter. But also remember that MCT oil has some great health benefits as well.

Other Strategies That Promote Healthy Fat Burning

Two other strategies that will help you make the transition from burning sugar to burning fat as your primary fuel are:
Extended or intermittent fasting, such as Peak Fasting. Intermittent fasting is an alternative to extended fasts. While I used to recommend skipping breakfast and making lunch your first meal, I eventually learned that for most, skipping dinner is a far more effective strategy.
This is because you are the least metabolically active while you are sleeping, so the last thing you want to do is add fuel you don’t need in the evening. Doing so will simply generate excess dangerous free radicals.
However, this may be enormously challenging for most people to implement. It’s easy for most people in nutritional ketosis to skip breakfast because they’re not hungry anyway but skipping dinner may seem more like a hardship. Most people view breakfast as an obligation and dinner as more of a social event. If you can’t skip dinner, allow at least three to six hours between this last meal and bedtime.
The challenge then becomes to determine the most appropriate time to eat your breakfast. I wear a 24-hour glucose monitor and I have learned that I can pin-point the ideal time to break my fast by tracking my glucose. You can, too, even without this specialized monitor. Simply measure your glucose at regular intervals in the morning, and when you notice your glucose level rising, even though you haven’t eaten, it’s a sign you’re undergoing gluconeogenesis.
Basically, your body is starting to break down protein (muscle), turning it into glucose. This is not a healthy process, so when this occurs, you’ll want to eat something to avoid muscle degeneration. In my experience, that will typically occur after 16 hours of fasting or so, although it’s highly individual. If you’re a competitive athlete, this strategy may not be appropriate, but it could work for most average people.
Exercising is a great way to increase mitochondrial repair and regeneration as it is a potent stimulus of PGC1 alpha which is likely the most potent stimulus in your body for mitochondrial biogenesis.

BOTTLED WATER EXPOSED (NOT GOOD) & A LIST OF BRANDS TO AVOID REVEALED BY EXPERTS

BOTTLED WATER EXPOSED (NOT GOOD) & A LIST OF BRANDS TO AVOID REVEALED BY EXPERTS


Back in 1945, government officials began including fluoride in our tap water to improve our dental health.
Found in many name brand toothpastes, it’s thought to help prevent tooth decay. But recent studies have revealed that the chemical can actually do more harm than good, like causing fluorosis — permanent deformation of the teeth.
Overexposure to fluoride, leading to fluorosis, is typically seen in children during the first eight years of their life, when their permanent teeth are beginning to form. The physical deformities caused include yellow to dark brown staining of the teeth, irregularities in the surface of the teeth, and large, noticeable pits that can form holes in the teeth.
Fluoride can also negatively impact their cognitive development. In fact, a study conducted in China found that children who grew up in areas with high levels of fluoride in their drinking water scored, on average, significantly less on IQ tests than children in lower-fluoride areas.
Senior study author Philippe Grandjean attributed the lower IQ scores to the toxic effect that fluoride has on the developing brain. “Fluoride seems to fit in with lead, mercury, and other poisons that cause chemical brain drain,” Grandjean explained. “The effect of each toxicant may seem small, but the combined damage on a population scale can be serious, especially because the brain power of the next generation is crucial to all of us.”
Nearly 75 percent of the U.S. population receives drinking water that contains 0.7-1.2 parts per million (ppm) fluoride to prevent tooth decay. These levels are based on recommendations from the federal government made more than four decades ago.
“Just because we did studies over the last 70 years, it doesn’t mean that we did everything that is necessary to know for sure that fluoridation is not toxic to some processes in the body or development of the brain. Those studies have actually not been done,” noted Grandjean, who is also an adjunct professor of environmental health and the head of the Research Unit at the University of Southern Denmark, and author of Only One Chance: How Environmental Pollution Impairs Brain Development – and How to Protect the Brains of the Next Generation.
In light of these revelations, you’d think bottled water would be the safe bet, right? That’s why we make sure to skip filling up from the tap and invest our money in brands that claim to have the best quality water for our health. Unfortunately, it seems that bottled versions aren’t always as pure as we’ve been led to believe.
Many brands actually use municipal tap water and could contain fluoride, while certain spring water is reported to also contain the chemical, according to the Arab Tribune.
A study published in the Journal of Epidemiological & Community Health discovered that those who consume fluoridated water are more likely to suffer from thyroid issues.
“In many areas of the world, hypothyroidism is a major health concern and in addition to other factors—such as iodine deficiency—fluoride exposure should be considered as a contributing factor. The findings of the study raise particular concerns about the validity of community fluoridation as a safe public health measure,” the study authors concluded.
To avoid buying a bottled water brand that contains fluoride, do not purchase the following brands:
Alhambra, Sierra Springs, Sparkletts, Arrowhead, Mount Olympus, Belmont Springs, Poland Spring, Crystal Rock, Crystal Springs, Shenandoah, Deer Park, Diamond Springs, Nursery Water, Hindley Spri, Ice Mountain, Kandiyohi, Puritan Springs, Kentwood Springs, Mayer Bros., Ozarka, Pure Flo, and Zephyrhills.
Safer bets for water bottle brands that do not contain fluoride include:
Aquafina, Crystal Point, Dannon, Deja Blue, Evian, Fresh Market, Great Value, Smart Water, Summit Mountains, and Summit Springs.

Important Facts About Bottled Water

1. Bottled Water is More Expensive Than Tap Water
According to Business Insider, the bottled water industry “grossed a total of $11.8 billion on 9.7 billion gallons (of water) in 2012, making bottled water about $1.22/gallon nationwide and 300x the cost of a gallon of tap water. If we take into account the fact that almost 2/3 of all bottled water sales are single 16.90z (500mL) bottles, though, this cost is much, much higher: about $7.50 per gallon, according to the American Water Works Association. That’s almost 2,000x the cost of a gallon of tap water and twice the cost of a gallon of regular gasoline.”
The article goes on to mention several other shocking statistics, like the fact that bottled water consumption and sales have increased approximately 350% respectively since the tracking of the dollar amounts in 1991. In that year alone, Americans spent $2.5 billion on 2.4 billion gallons (about $1.07/gallon).
The plastic bottles of water we buy every week in the United States alone could circle the globe five times. That’s not a comfortable thought, and it should have us questioning our activities on the planet, and whether or not the convenience is worth the cost in ecological damage.
2Potentially Harmful Chemicals In Bottled Water 
Truth is, it takes a lot of oil to make plastic bottles. The amount of oil it takes to make plastic water bottles in the United States alone could fuel approximately one million cars and light trucks for a year. (source)
Not long ago, German researchers discovered endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs), that could adversely affect development and reproduction, to be contained in 18 popular name brand bottled water products. Of the 24,520 suspect chemicals found to be present in bottled water, the one that showed consistent results and illustrated anti-androgenic and anti-estrogenic activity was di(2-ethylhexyl) fumarate (DEHF). Endocrine disruptors are chemicals that can interfere with the hormone system; they can cause cancerous tumors, birth defects, cardiovascular disorders, metabolic disorders, and, as mentioned earlier, other developmental disorders.
“An increasing number of in vitro studies reports the presence of EDCs in bottled water [12], [13], [14], [15], [17]. With previous studies focusing on estrogenicity, the present work provides evidence for an additional contamination with steroid receptor antagonists. Using an optimized extraction procedure, we detected antiestrogens and antiandrogens in the majority of analyzed bottled water products. Moreover, the antagonist activity was very potent. An equivalent of 3.75 mL bottled water inhibited estrogen and androgen receptor by up to 60 and 90%, respectively. . . . From a broader perspective, bottled water from six different countries has been found to contain estrogenic [12], [13], [14], [15], [17], antiestrogenic, and antiandrogenic (this study), as well as androgenic, progestagenic, and glucocorticoid-like chemicals [16]. This demonstrates that a popular beverage is contaminated with diverse-acting EDCs.” (source)
Researchers used spectrometric simulation to narrow down their findings to DEHF as the only possible EDC giving rise to harmful activity. DEHF is also known as an anti-estrogenic compound, which means that another unidentified EDC must be present in the samples that showed anti-androgenic activity
3. Bottled Water Could Potentially Be of Lower Quality Than Tap Water
Not long ago the city of Cleveland conducted a test on the Fiji Water brand and discovered that their water actually contained traces of arsenic, while the city’s own water supply did not.
How is this possible?
“Bottled water manufacturers are not required to disclose as much information as municipal water utilities because of gaps in federal oversight authority, according to reports released yesterday by government auditors. Bottom line: The Food and Drug Administration oversees bottled water, and U.S. EPA is in charge of tap water. FDA lacks the regulatory authority of EPA, John Stephenson of the Government Accountability Office told a House panel.”  – Sarah Goodman of the New York Times
The list is a long one, and it’s pretty ridiculous when you think about the fact that there are almost one billion people on this planet who do not have access to clean drinking water. More frustrating still is the reality that it doesn’t need to be this way. Children are dying by the minute from waterborne diseases and we have spent billions of dollars trying to vaccinate these populations, yet the same level of effort is not being made to provide clean drinking water to various communities around the world.
Our greed seems to be the source of this problem… what do you think?

Major Bottled Waters Brands That Contain Fluoride- Linked to Kidney Disease, Hypothyroidism and Lower Fertility

Major Bottled Waters Brands That Contain Fluoride- Linked to Kidney Disease, Hypothyroidism and Lower Fertility


Fluoride, which is common to have in toothpaste, has been added to around 70% of the drinking water in the U.S. At first, people weren’t convinced that there were any real concerns but then a much-needed study from Harvard was released which showed us that not only is fluoride harming our health but it is stunting the IQ of our CHILDREN.
Once this view became more widely accepted by the public many people tried to avoid the issues of their local tap water by switching to bottled water. The only thing we didn’t know at the time was that many of the common brands of bottled water that we drink are actually from sources that still put harmful chemicals and fluoride into their water.
Before we dive into the bottled water brands that are of the most concern we want to go over the major health issues and history of fluoride to remind everyone why it is so important that we take steps to protect ourselves and our children from these very real hazards.

The History of Fluoridation

This video is important because it goes over the history of why fluoride is even being put into our water. If we don’t understand the reasoning and motivation of the past it is very hard to take steps to correct the issues of today.
When you think about how the history of Flouride has much more to do with manufacturing aluminum than anything else in our history it is a baffling idea that it all wound up in our drinking water. Factory workers going all the way back to World War 1 presented many health concerns from their exposure to fluoride. Since then entire lists of issues have been found.

Fluoride Effects on Children and Unborn Babies

According to the Harvard Study fluoride has some pretty extreme effects on children and even unborn babies:
As parents, we often work very hard to make sure our children eat healthy, get plenty of exercise, raise them in a safe community, and make sure they get the very best education they can. We want them to have every opportunity to succeed and it is a bit disturbing to think that something as simple as having fluoride in our water could cause such a dramatic impact on their development and ability to thrive as future adults.
Fluoride has also been found, according to the same study, to be harmful to adults as well:
If you have found that you have issues with learning, remembering, and felt like you struggle to meet your full potential as an intelligent human being then this may very well be a factor that we need to address.
Since World War 1 entire lists of issues have been found to be the direct cause of fluoride exposure. What is important to understand is that we still haven’t fully explored or researched the full implications of using this harmful substance in our everyday products and drinking water.

Known Symptoms caused by Fluoridation

  1. Skeletal Fluorosis
  2. Arthritis
  3. IQ Reduction [2]
  4. Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
  5. Central Nervous System Disturbances
  6. Osteosarcoma
  7. Bone Cancer
  8. Dental Fluorosis
  9. Bone Fractures
  10. Nausea
  11. Abdominal Pain
  12. Vomiting
  13. Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  14. Migraine-Like Headaches
  15. Suppression of the Immune System
  16. Kidney Disease
  17. Early Onset Puberty
  18. Asthma
  19. Chronic Bronchitis
  20. Emphysema
  21. Reduced Fertility
  22. Damaged Sperm
  23. Hypothyroidism
  24. Hormone Suppression
  25. Alzheimer’s
  26. Muscle Weakness
  27. Tremors
  28. Hypoglycemia
With these many health concerns surfacing over the years why is fluoride even in our drinking water? The video below seeks to explore this question a bit more in and attempt to understand the issue and see what our governments need to do in order to address this issue further.

Industrial Waste

So according to the history and some research into the issue, the aluminum industry needed to get rid of one of their waste products which just so happened to be fluoride. This is when it started to be put into the drinking water.

Fluoridation in Bottled Water

This brings us back to the important issue of bottled water. In order to avoid drinking fluoride, many people have turned instead to bottled water. Unfortunately, most of these companies get their water from sources that don’t use Reverse Osmosis Filtration in order to get the fluoride out of the water.
Check out this list below to see if your favorite brand of bottled water is on the list:
Via The Farmacy
That list shows that most of the major brands of bottled water are not helping us to avoid one of the most common issues of water today. We many need to start moving towards new sources of water, including installing Reverse Osmosis Filtration systems in our homes. Some of these systems can be picked up at your local hardware store and if you pair it with a good alkaline system then you will improve your health will also avoiding the major issues of fluoride.

Fluoride in Baby Formula

As a last thought on this subject, we wanted to make sure that parents had an important tool we found on the web. If you have an infant and use formula, you will want to check out this site to make sure your formula and the water you add to the formula is safe and free of fluoride for your baby.
References:
[1] http://www.fluoridation.com/quotes.htm
[2] http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/news/features/fluoride-childrens-health-grandjean-choi/
[3] http://www.chrisbeatcancer.com/fluoride-is-poison/
[4] https://vactruth.com/2011/08/02/time-to-say-enough/
[5] http://www.cbsnews.com/news/radioactive-leaks-found-at-75-of-us-nuke-sites/
[6] http://www.circleofmoms.com/welcome-circle-moms/my-doctor-perscribed-my-daughter-fluoride-0-25mg-at-6-months-i-have-been-giving-it-too-her-but-i-am-145152
[7] http://www.in.gov/isdh/files/OGMethaneInWellWater_(2).pdf  [8] http://www.webmd.com/children/fluorosis-symptoms-causes-treatments

Without Fluoride

Without Fluoride  

Fluoride Health Problems

There is a lot of controversy surrounding the presence of fluoride in public drinking water (fluoridation).

For starters, before fluoride was used to fight cavities, it was (and still is) used in insecticides and rat poison.

Fluorosis is a condition that wears down the enamel of the tooth, leaving behind white spots, making the teeth more vulnerable to cavities and decay. Fluorosis is a very real health condition that can effect both children and adults. And more and more evidence is mounting against the use fluoride, even in small amounts.

But it doesn't appear to be a critical issue according to the US Surgeon Generals, as the last 5 Surgeon Generals have supported the fluoridation of drinking water. Incidentally, the claimed health benefits almost always point to oral health.

Fortunately, the CDC is calling for new labeling rules requiring manufacturers to list a product's fluoride content, which we have found to be missing in some cases.
 



What is too much Fluoride?
Fluoride itself is actually required by our bodies in low doses. When consumed in high a mounts, specifically the man-made fluoride that is in public drinking water, it can cause problems.

An estimated 5-10g of sodium fluoride can be lethal for some adults.

While fluoride provides benefits to your oral health, it can also come with adverse side effects, that vary in severity depending upon the amount of fluoride consumed. Excessive consumption of fluoride can lead to gastrointestinal discomfort.

This can occur with doses 15 to 20 times lower than actual lethal doses (0.2-0.3mg/kg).

Fluoride in excessive amounts can also cause problems in the formation bone.
  • Children under 6: (Toothpaste) - "A pea sized amount"
  • Adults: (Toothpaste) fluoride dentifrice (1,000 ppmF) or 1.0 g or more for adults




List of bottled water without fluoride
 

A
A Better Water
Agromas Natural Mineral Water
Albertsons
Alhambra
Alpina
American Fare
American Star
Appco
Aqua Fresca
Aqua Panna
Aqua Pure
Aquarius Natural Mineral Water
Arbor Springs Drinking Water
Arbor Springs Purified Water
Arbor Springs Spring Water
Arlington Springs
Aqua Systems
Aqua Von
Arrowhead
Artesian Wells Distilled Water
Artesain Wells Drinking Water
Artesian Wells Infant Water
Augusta Medical - Daniels
B
Badger Water
Belmont Springs
Besco Pure Premium Drinking Water
BIOTA Colorado Pure Spring Water
Bio-2
Black Berry Farms
Blue Ice Natural Mineral Water
Boney's
BORNEO Drinking Water
BORNEO Natural Mineral Water
Bountyland
Buches

C
Calistoga
Callaway Blue
CAPA
Cascade Bottled Water
Cascade Distilled Water
Cascade Purified Drinking Water
Century Springs Distilled Water
Century Springs Spring Water
Chemung Distilled Water
Chemung Spring Water
Chippewa Spring Water
Citi Stop
Classic Selection
Clearly Arctic
Clear Mountain Spring Water
Clover Company Limited
Coach
Cold Country
Cohutta Mountain Spring Water
Cowboy Squeeze
Crowne Plaza Drinking Water
Crowne Plaza Natural Mineral Water
Cruel Jacks Spring Water
Crystal Mountain Spring Water
Crystal Point
Crystal Ridge
Crystal Spring Natural Spring Water
Crystal Springs
Crystal Springs Drinking Water
Crystal Springs Deionized Water
Crystal Springs Spring Water
Culligan Water
Culligan Demineralized Water
Culligan Distilled Water
Culligan Purified Water
Culligan Spring Water


D
Dakota Splash
Dannon
Dannon Fluoridated Spring Water
Deep Rock
Deep Rock Crystal Drop
Deep Rock Fontenelle
Deer Park
Deja Blue
Desert Quench
Diamond Spring Water
 

E
East Phils
Eco Quest
Elite
Equatorial Natural Mineral Water
Eureka
Evian
E Water
F
Family Pantry
Famous Ramona Water
Flowing Springs
Food Club
Founders Square Bank
Fresh Brands Artesian
Fresh Brands Distilled Water
Fresh Brands Drinking Water
Fresh Market
G
Get-N-Go
Glacier Bay
Glen Summit Springs Water
Glen Summit Distilled Water
Glenwood Inglewood
Gordon Food Service
Great Bear
H
Harvey's
H2O4U
Henry's
Hidden Valley Natural Mineral Water
Hillcrest Distilled Water
Hillcrest Drinking Water
Hillcrest Spring Water
Hilton PJ Natural Mineral Water
Hinckley Springs
HINT
Hi-Sprint Drinking Water
Hi-Sprint Natural Mineral Water
Hog Wash
Hon Less Natural Mineral Water
I
Ice Jam
Ice Mountain
Ice Mountain Natural Mineral Water
Inland
Istana Natural Mineral Water
J
Joe Muggs
Joe Ragan's Pure Water
Junior Johnson
Just Squeezed


K
Kandiyohi Drinking Water
Kentwood Springs
KLGCC Natural Mineral Water
Krystal J Artesian Water
Krystal J Distilled Water
L
Laure
Leroy Jenkins Ministries
Logansport Savings Bank
Lowe's
M
Martins
Masafi Pure Natural Mineral Water
Mayer Bros.
Mercurio Produce
Mesra Drinking Water
Mesra Natural Mineral Water
Misty Mountain
Monadnock Mountain Spring Water
Montclair
Mountain Energy
Mountain Forest
Mountain Valley Spring Water
Mount Olympus Spring
Mutiara Natural Mineral Water


N
Nantze Springs
Nestle Pure Life
New Frontier Bank
Niagra Mist
Nicolet Distilled
Northern Illinois University
Nursery








O
Oasis Pure Drinking Water
Oasis Sparkling Water
Ogallala - Clear Cool Water
OUI Drinking Water
OUI Natural Mineral Water
Ozarka
Ozarka
P
Paiges
Parmer Pure H2O
Patriots Choice
Pelangi Natural Mineral Water
Penta Ultra Premium Purified Drinking Water
Perrier
Piggly Wiggly
Poland Spring
Polaris Water
Pristine Natural Artesian
Purely Sedona
Puritan Springs Distilled Water
Puritan Springs Drinking Water
Q
Quick Stop
R
Rain Soft
Refresh Natural Mineral Water
Reiser Drinking Water
Request Foods, Inc.
Rip Time
S
Safeway - Refreshe
Sam's Wine & Spirits
San Faustino Natural Mineral Water
San Pellegrino
Santee Springs
Scheopner's Water
Sequoia Springs
Scotts
Shamrock
Shenandoah Distilled Water
Shenandoah Pure Drinking Water
Shenandoah Spring Water
Shop-N-Cart
Shur-Fine
Sierra Springs
Silver Creek Purified Water
Silver Creek Spring Water
Sky Drinking Water
Snow Valley
Sparkletts
Spinx
Stator Bros. Markets
Summit Mountain
Summit Springs
Summit Valley
T
T-Rex
Teton Mountain Lodge Spring Water
Tweetsie
U
United Dairy Farmers
V
Valutime
Veta Drinking Water
Volvic
W
Walgreen's Drinking Water
Wal-Mart
Wal-mart Kids Connection
Water Boy
Weis Markets Spring Water
Western Family
Whistler Water
Whole Foods 365
Woodland Spring Water
Wyoming Machinery "Catipillar" Spring Water
Y
Z

Zephyrhills
Zodiac









 

How to Remove Fluoride from Drinking Water
 
How do you remove Fluoride from tap water? Or any water for that matter?

Ways to Remove Fluoride from Water
 
Reverse Osmosis FiltrationThis process is used for purifying some, but not all types of bottled water. Reverse osmosis systems is typically not affordable for personal or general public use.

Activated Alumina Defluoridation FilterA home water filtration solution. But it's quite an expensive solution at approximately $30/filter and the filters require frequent replacement.
 
Distillation FiltrationCommercial distillation filters that can be purchase to remove fluoride from water. While the fluoride can be removed from distilled water, it still may have other impurities that could prevent it from being unusable as drinking water.
 
Brita, Pur, and other FiltersThese filters do not remove Fluoride. If you check the websites, and labels, the descriptions state that fluoride is left in the water after filtration.
 
Will Boiling Water Remove Fluoride?No, this will only concentrate the fluoride rather than reduce it.
 
Will Freezing Water Reduce Fluoride?No, this method has no affect on the presence of fluoride.



How to Reduce Fluoride Exposure

Check Water Bottling Labels for Fluoride
Read labels on bottles. Unless they are made with distilled or reverse-osmosis water, it was probably made with fluoridated public water.
 

Toothpaste without Fluoride
Consider using unfluoridated toothpaste.

No-Fluoride Toothpaste reviews can be found on the following No-Fluoride Toothpastes:
  • Tom's of Maine Natural Antiplaque plus Whitening Gel Toothpaste (Spearmint)
  • XyliWhite

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