Re: Push is coming to shove. Urgent situation. Overwhelmed, help please. NEW DEVELOPMENTS.
So ive spent the past two weeks researching, fleshing out a program, and buying equipment. The plan is to do two colemas a day, 5 gallons a pop for 7 days. I wont be eating solid food and ill be taking intestinal cleanser and nutrient support.
Thats 70 Gallons of distilled/filtered water.
I was originally going to buy it in 2.5 gallon bottles, but when I looked at the price, I figured I might as well spend a little more and buy myself a water filtration system and get drinking water out of the deal.
So I got on ebay, searched for Reverse Osmosis water filtration systems (I had heard RO is the best method), and found a nice model which installs under the sink and has a nice chrome, lead-free faucet for $130 shipped. For $180 you can get one which does ultra violet filtering, and for $70 shipped you can get a portable counter top model which can connect to your shower, garden hose, or standard sink faucet. I am technical minded so installation wasn't too bad. I could see what I was up against after poking around under the sink for 15 minutes. With the advice of a handyman it took me 3 hours including rereading the manual cover to cover 3 times and a trip to the hardware store (for a metal cutting drill bit) to install.
Then I researched reverse osmosis water. Apparently reverse osmosis robs water of its minerals in addition to all impurities it filters, resulting in a slightly acidic (5.5-6.5PH) water. You need special faucets for reverse osmosis systems because the now acidic water will corrode the piping quicker and cause lead to leak. You can re-miniralize (and raise the PH of) the water by adding Epsom's salt
(anhydrous magnesium sulfate), calcium carbonate, baking soda, and potassium chloride to the water. It occurred to me that I should look into what types of plastics are corrosive so as to not use them to hold my water.
Heres a little cut of an article on RO water reconstitution
“if you want to reconstitute 50 gallons of RO water you would
take four and a half 600 mg calcium tablets, crush them and stir them into
the water. Also, with a 1/4 teaspoon measuring spoon, measure out and mix
in six and a half 1/4 teaspoon measures of Epsom's salt, four and a half
1/4 teaspoon measures of baking soda and three 1/4 teaspoon measures of
Chemical dose/ dose/ measurement
100 liters 50 gallons unit
epson's salt 3.5 6.5 1/4 teaspoons
calcium carbonate 2.5 4.5 600 mg tablet
baking soda 2.5 4.5 1/4 teaspoons
potassium chloride 1.5 3 1/4 teaspoons
The composition (after the pH drops) should be
dose/ dose/ measurement
100 liters 50 gallons units
calcium 15.0 14.3 mg/l
magnesium 4.7 4.6 mg/l
sodium 8.9 8.5 mg/l
potassium 11.8 12.4 mg/l
bicarbonate 69.4 66.0 mg/l
sulfate 18.4 18.0 mg/l
chloride 10.7 11.3 mg/l
general hardness 3.2 3.1 degrees
57.1 55.0 ppm as CaCO3
alkalinity 3.2 3.0 degrees
56.9 54.1 ppm as CaCO3
Na/(Ca+Mg+K) 0.27 0.26 molar ratio
total dissolved solids 79.8 78.9 mg/l”
Another thing I was concerned about was the chloramine content (chlorine and ammonia) in my tap water, since reverse osmosis doesn't kill it. I found out that vitamin C neutralizes chloramine, so I figure adding fresh squeezed lemon juice to the water would reduce the chloramine. Apparently lemon juice turns alkaline once ingested which is a plus.
I ended up going with a standard colema board fixture and not the thing which sits in the toilet. The nice thing about the in toilet thing was that it was portable, small, not mess to clean, and cheap. But I would rather be lying down for 45 minutes on a soft blue board than squatting and cutting off my circulation.
Wheat Germ Oil
Flax Seed Oil
Cod Liver Oil
Plantcreatine (Enzyme supp)
1 Part Powdered Slippery Elm bark
1 Part Psyllium Husks
3 Part Bentonite
3 Part Apple Cider Vinegar
3 Part Honey
1 Part Ground Garlic
50 parts water
50 parts apple juice
(gross but just chug it)
COLEMA WATER (Per 5 Gallons):
food grade H202 (Hydrogen Peroxide)
Juice of 3 Lemons (PH Balance) (Reverse Osmosis water is acidic, we want alkaline)
My board should be arriving within a week. Comments advice anyone? Did I make any horrible mistakes?