This instructable has been an educational experience for me and the most enjoyable one that I have published so far. I began my journey last spring when I decided that I wanted to make an honest effort to drink more water. For many years we had very good tasting water because we lived in an area where the water was pure and we had a well; so no additives were ever added. I began drinking sodas when we moved to a home that was on city water. We have very hard water here and it tastes terrible.

This instructable will share the methods I used to try to make the water taste better by adding ingredients to the water.

While I was working on this project I read a news article about Portland, Oregon voting no on fluoride. Here is an article about that: http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2013/06/04/fluoride-free-portland.aspx . I called our water company and found out that they add fluoride to our water even though we live in an area where fluoride is already in our drinking water. After reading this article I thought about the percentage of water that is in our body and decided that drinking healthier water could be a greater advantage than eating organic foods and it would be cheaper.

I decided to include the removal of harmful impurities to my project which posed a problem because of the cost of equipment or water testing. My next best option was to find inexpensive ways to remove all that I could; through simple methods. Years ago I read articles about this but at the time I had no use for them because we did not add chemicals to our water.

This instructable will share the methods that I used to improve the taste of the water and the final results. This project will be entered into the Scientific Method Contest and if you think it is worthy of your vote please come back when the vote button is at the top right corner of this instructable. I will be grateful for your vote and I thank you for your support.

Step 1: Question

Here are the questions:

What can be added to drinking water to make it taste better and improve the PH factor of the water?

Can harmful contaminants be removed from drinking water without the use of costly equipment?

Will removing these harmful contaminants alter the PH factor of the water?

Awesome! In Aussie the water tastes terrible. Luckily, in New Zealand the water is pure. But I still can't get it to taste very good. I tried the lemon and it tasted great! I really want to try the Wheatgrass!
<p>For the benefit of those who did not read the body of the instructable. Update: Adya water is structured water and here is a doctors explanation about structured water.</p><p> <iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="281" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/cBD1h9CFjBg" width="500"></iframe></p>
Cool! I should try this! But maybe alter the ingredients .
It was great fun! I hope you try it. Have a great day!<br>sunshiine
<p>Great instructable (as always with your stuff)! :)</p><p>I did want to show you an article, though, and ask you to PLEASE, PLEASE be very careful about using Adya Clarity. It contains aluminum, which can have a detrimental effect on the human brain, and sulfuric acid (which is how an &quot;extract&quot; of a rock is produced, apparently - by dissolving in a very strong acid). It seems that this company has been setting up a host of websites with different names to make it seem like other companies support this product, as well... possibly partly due to a PR nightmare when someone posted a whole lot of negative information about the product. Both sides seem to be making shady claims, and it's tough to sort out the truth with this one, but it's worth it to look at this summary: http://blog.listentoyourgut.com/does-adya-clarity-black-mica-extract-work/</p><p><br>Here's the patent for adya clarity: http://www.google.ca/patents/US4776963?dq=Asao+Shimanishi#v=onepage&amp;q&amp;f=false it shows what's in it.</p>
<p>While there is no reason to use Adya, I would say that the aluminium content is the least of your worries. The link you're referring to between aluminium and Alzheimer's disease was an accident, and has been thoroughly debunked and explained. There is no evidence that aluminium causes Alzheimer's. </p>
<p>actually...</p><p>I didn't mention Alzheimer's. Aluminum has wide reaching toxicity in the body, regardless of unproven links between it and one specific disease.</p><p> <a href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11130287" rel="nofollow">http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11130287</a></p><p><a href="http://ispub.com/IJNE/2/2/6663" rel="nofollow">http://ispub.com/IJNE/2/2/6663</a></p><p><a href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2819810/" rel="nofollow">http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC281981...</a></p><p><a href="http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0161813X10000975" rel="nofollow">http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S...</a></p><p><a href="http://www.med.nyu.edu/content?ChunkIID=164929" rel="nofollow">http://www.med.nyu.edu/content?ChunkIID=164929 </a> consuming products with high levels of aluminum greatly increase the risk of aluminum poisoning.</p>
<p>Maybe you didn't, but your references did. Nice use of refs though, it's not often you see them in internet comments. Thanks for that.</p><p>The first one basically says that yes, there are mechanisms for toxicity. This is the case with most things, and there is no reason to think that a small amount is relevant.</p><p>The second is a case study. This means it's one patient. And it's a patient who had a kidney transplant. And who was taking 6300mg of aluminium salt daily. That is a high dose, and more than you would ever find in anything you could buy without the intervention of a healthcare practitioner. </p><p>The third uses sodium phosphate as an section suspender, and aluminium reacts with phosphate ions to form a precipitate, I'm not the relevance of this study. This is also so small a study that nothing can be drawn from the results that couldn't have occurred randomly. </p><p>The fourth was written by a specialist in Environmental Medicine, which is more or less witchcraft, so I put no stock in anything he says. </p><p>The final is basically just a monograph that says toxicity exists, which I am not debating. I am not saying that Al will not kill you, I am saying its toxicity is not high and is more or less irrelevant at these doses. </p>
<p>Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting. I have done a lot of research on adya water and have spent at least 3 months so far on my research. I had all the information saved on my pc and can't find it right now but I am going to do a follow up on everything that I found. I will take a look at the link you sent. I have a lot of lab test results and other information. I have ordered more to do some test of my own. Thanks again and do have a great day.</p><p>sunshiine</p>
<p>well done! i thought flouride addition in drinking water were just a hoax. thanks for the info and hacks!</p>
<p>Thank you for taking a peek! Have a great day!</p><p>sunshiine</p>
<p>painfully obvious advertisement for adya</p>
<p>Informative and really needed one!</p>
<p>I would read this article before using any Adya Clarity to your water. Not good!</p><p>http://www.naturalnews.com/036012_Adya_Clarity_FDA_lab_tests.html#</p>
<p>Thank you for your comment however, Adya Clarity has facts about these myths listed here: <a href="http://store.adyawater.com/pages/adya-clarity-myths-vs-facts" rel="nofollow">http://store.adyawater.com/pages/adya-clarity-myths-vs-facts</a></p><p>Have a great day! </p><p>sunshiine</p>
<p>That's funny. One scammer trying to discredit the other. Naturalnews is selling a product competing with adya.<br>You guys shouldn't put up with either of 'em - always question the source. And maybe both seek more credible sources of information on that &quot;product&quot;.</p><p>Going to the manufacturer's website and citing him regarding those (admittedly weak) accusations. And not taking very close looks at the sources and arguments they provide. Does that make any sense at all?</p><p>adya's link provided to Health Canada turns out to not really prove anything other that they are registered with Health Canada. With 2 unspecified products, interestingly. But they can unlist a product at any time on rather short notice. So when you take a closer look at the product you will notice the ingredient list was changed. <br>None of the hundreds of claims adya makes about their product can be found on Health Canada. Technically, you can register tab water with Health Canada as &quot;factor in the maintenance of good health&quot;.<br><br>Here's a good read I enjoyed but you will probably not laugh as much:</p><p><a href="http://scienceblogs.com/insolence/2011/11/01/has-mike-adams-had-a-sudden-attack-of-co/" rel="nofollow">http://scienceblogs.com/insolence/2011/11/01/has-m...</a></p>

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