not a fan of RO or distilled water; just using tap for the time being. it's still subject to softening, though, which i'm not a particular fan of either. but i ate my greens and took my mag like a good girl, so that's something i guess.http://www.lenntech.com/processes/softe ... er-faq.htm
A water softener collects hardness minerals within its conditioning tank and from time to time flushes them away to drain.
Ion exchangers are often used for water softening. When an ion exchanger is applied for water softening, it will replace the calcium and magnesium ions in the water with other ions, for instance sodium or potassium. The exchanger ions are added to the ion exchanger reservoir as sodium and potassium salts (NaCl and KCl).
the systemic aspects of this kind of thing occur to me more and more frequently over time.. eg consider the possible consequences of crop irrigation using softened water... i'd like to see studies of the nutritional composition of crops grown in hard vs soft water. i clearly don't have a handle on the right search terms for this sort of study yet, though.. can't find a thing!
my approach: no meds so far - just nutrient-dense anti-inflammatory whole foods, and supplements where needed
info: www.whfoods.com, www.nutritiondata.com