"Raw water" craze draws concern from health professionals

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Are you drinking dead water? Live Water founder Mukhande Singh claims that filtered and bottled spring water is sterilized – a process that destroys probiotics . He’s now marketing unfiltered “raw water” – but Mayo Clinic doctor Donald Hensrud cautions that untreated water can contain E.coli bacteria , viruses, carcinogenic compounds, and parasites . According to Singh (né Christopher Sanborn), sterilizing water demolishes at least five probiotic strains not found in other food sources that are important for absorbing nutrients from food. His company offers an alternative: untreated mountain spring water – available for $36.99 for a 2.5 gallon glass jug and $14.99 for refills. The company says of spring water: “We celebrate this ancient life source that humanity flourished from, since the beginning of our existence. We trust it’s perfect just the way it is.” Hensrud, director of the Mayo Clinic’s Healthy Living Program , told The New York Times , “Without water treatment , there’s acute and then chronic risks . . . There’s evidence all over the world of this, and the reason we don’t have those conditions is because of our very efficient water treatment. There are people, just like with immunizations, that don’t accept the status quo.” Related: Swiss resident peddles jars of Alps mountain air Live Water points to a 2015 article published in Biomedical Reports as evidence for the healing abilities of raw spring water. Singh told The New York Times, “Tap water? You’re drinking toilet water with birth control drugs in them. Chloramine, and on top of that they’re putting in fluoride. Call me a conspiracy theorist, but it’s a mind-control drug that has no benefit to our dental health .” The New York Times pointed out scientific evidence of fluoride as a mind-control drug is entirely lacking – but there is plenty of evidence it supports dental health. The Verge points out that water from the wilderness can make humans sick, as it can be contaminated with bacteria or viruses . Further, harmful chemicals like arsenic or metals like uranium can leach into the groundwater springs. Via The New York Times

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Architects create exquisite home addition out of reclaimed barn wood and local stone

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Montana-based JLF Architects recently updated a gorgeous home in Jackson Hole with a spacious addition built out of reclaimed barn wood and local stone. The home design is straight out of a fairy tale, with rustic wood paneling and a glass-enclosed interior walkway leading from one end of the existing structure to its new extension. The home is located deep in the Teton Pines community, surrounded by thick forest. The homeowners were looking to add space to host visiting family during the summer and holidays, but they wanted to retain the existing home’s aesthetic. Working with local firm, Big-D Signature , JLF Architects created a design that would enhance the home’s size, but without sacrificing its beautiful rustic character. Related: Dilapidated 1800s dairy barn resurrected into a stunning home in Wyoming According to the architects, the design was focused on extending the original design rather than adding on an independent addition, “Our design-build approach allowed our team to look at the design of this home holistically to create continuity and quality within the architecture,” explains JLF Architects principal Logan Leachman. To find the appropriate materials, the architects searched various local log yards for reclaimed timber and stone that would match the original structure. Luckily, they found Montana moss rock and rough-sawn fir panels as well as 20th-century chestnut hardwood floors, all of which were used in the construction of the 700-square-foot addition. To connect the old space with the new addition, partners Big-D Signature crafted a beautiful glass entryway that connects the two structures. The glass walls allow for natural light to flood the interior and provides some seriously stunning views of the natural surroundings. The walkway is bookended by two stone walls that, along with the glass and timber passageway, brings the exterior into the interior. + JLF Architects + Big-D Signature

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