Are pesticides poisoning your well water?
by Neva J. Howell unless otherwise noted
How Safe Is Well Water?
If you live in a big city, you may not even know what “well water” means but, if you live in a small town where there is farming, you may have a well. I grew up with well water and used to think it was the best water in the world because it didn’t have all that chlorine that gets added to “city water”.
Now, I’m reading that well water, specifically in rural communities where there is a lot of farming, may contribute to Parkinson’s disease in those communities. Why? Well, because the things farmers use to kill the bugs, like pesticides and herbicides, end up in the water supply.
The truth is that there is no way we, as humans, can choose to use anything toxic without it ending up in our water or food. For example, car fumes from exhaust go away with the wind and we don’t smell them anymore after we turn the car off and it sits a minute. Where do those fumes go? They don’t just cease to exist. Somewhere, at some point, the chemicals are either inhaled into someone’s lungs or they drop onto plants or into streams. Same thing with toxic fumes from factories, from construction, etc.
When farmers use toxic chemicals, or even herbs toxic to humans, to control pests, they poison the water supply in that town.
Since Parkinson’s Disease is nipping at the heels of Alzheimer’s Disease, in becoming the #1 neurological-degenerative disease, it pays to consider the role drinking water may be playing. If you know someone with Parkinson’s Disease who lives in a rural, farming community and drinks well water, what can it hurt to switch to filtered water?
Omega-3’s have been studied for their blocking effect on Parkinson’s. Mice were injected with a substance that kills dopamine production. Loss of brain cells that produce dopamine is the main, known cause of Parkinson’s Disease so the study was meant to prove if a diet rich in
Omega-3’s made any difference.
Turns out, it made a huge difference. The mice fed a diet rich in Omega-3’s suffered no dopamine cell death as a result of the injected chemical while the other mice, fed a typical diet which was rich in Omega-6’s had significant dopamine neuron damage. Source: Vital Choice Newsletter
This information just dove-tails with other information I’ve gotten, from the grass fed beef industry. According to those who produce pastured beef, one reason meat from beef raised this way is healthier is that it is much higher in Omega-3’s. When cattle are grain fed, the typical diet is much higher in Omega-6’s. The imbalance between these two fatty acids is a subject of serious concern. To read more about why an omega-3 rich diet is preferred, read these articles:
If interested in purifying water, here’s a good article detailing the benefits of water ionization.