It seems that almost every year, a ridiculous (and sometimes dangerous) new health fad emerges, and 2018 isn’t any different.
With the real threat of our water supplies being contaminated (read: Flint, Michigan), it’s completely understandable that more people are suspicious about what constitutes safe drinking water. For example, there has always been a huge controversy about fluoride in publicly supplied water, though it’s meant to boost dental health. However, some have taken this distrust too far, sparking a so-called “raw water” movement. Now companies like Live Water are selling unfiltered, unsterilized, and untreated spring water for hefty prices particularly in West Coast areas like Silicon Valley and San Francisco.
According to the company, which sells 11-liter bottles for $37 a pop, filtering water removes “beneficial sources of minerals and probiotics.” They even go as far to say tap water is part of some governmental mind-control conspiracy. Yep, you read that right.