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>From: "Brett" <blisterfree@isp01.net>
>Reply-To: cdt-l@mailman.backcountry.net
>To: <cdt-l@mailman.backcountry.net>
>Subject: Re: [cdt-l] Grapefruit seed extract
>Date: Mon, 7 Apr 2003 14:03:26 -0400
>
> >> Nor I do believe that giardia necessarily need to die.
> >> A healthy gut is one that can coexist with giardia, I guess, as those
>of
>our
> >> ancestors most likely did, I suppose.
>
>
> >Yep, and our ancestors lived to a grand old age of about 45. Clean water
> >makes a differance.
>
>
>Cut down in their prime by the infamous sabre-toothed amoeba, no doubt.
>
>Giardia happens. If the definition of clean water is water untouched by the
>hand of man, then clean water is and always has been synonymous with
>giardia
>water. Giardia water is therefore natural water. Conversely, modern day tap
>water in all its sterility (laden with chemicals) is giardia-free and, in
>essence, unnatural. (Let's use the term "giardia" here as a catch-all for
>waterborne micro-organisms.) Likewise, backcountry water that has been
>treated to remove or disable giardia is unnatural. And so it follows that
>people who drink only tap water and treat all of their backcountry water
>have "unnatural" digestive systems. Now, take an unnatural digestive system
>and give it a sudden dose of nature, and it may balk. It could be a
>voluminous chug of untreated water, or even just a few cysts o' giardia
>that
>crept through the filter mechanism; whatever the case, the unnatural gut
>allows the giardia to proliferate unchecked or whatever, and the person
>becomes sick.
>
>Now, the above diatribe takes us from an irresistably logical premise to an
>overgeneralized conclusion, all with absolutely no science to back it up.
>That said, it feels right to me and so I'm going with it. And we'll leave
>it
>up to each bright hiking scholar on this list to decide for herself whether
>she needs to treat her backcountry water and how best to discontinue
>treating that water if so desired.
>
>- blisterfree the vague (highly adapted)
>
>
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yea, i used to be daniel boone tough. resistant to all forms of evil.  maybe
tomorrow i will return to the my old ways. no clorine. no pepper spray. no
shotgun when in Alaska. and back to nature and the incredible poncho.  back
to basics - that's the new me. the simpler the better.

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