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BANGKOK 18 February 2019 01:58
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Heartburn from thai bottled water

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I have tried a few thai bottled water and all of them give me heartburn.
Back home I do not suffer of any excessive gastric acidity nor reflux (if I do not go to bed straight after a meal).
The worse water is probably the one served at Foodland. They pour it from a jug but I know it comes from a big bottle, can't remember the brand. Just a sip of that and my stomach goes on fire.
 
Have you had the same experience and have you got a brand to recommend?
Can this be caused by chemicals dissolved in the water to sterilise it?
 
I am safe with Evian, but being imported it is very expensive.
 
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Aura allegedly has the best crystals.

I watched a very interesting documentary on water a while ago.

Quite amazing. I don't remember the name of it but I am sure it is out there somewhere, google it.

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4 hours ago, bubblehead said:

Aura allegedly has the best crystals.

I watched a very interesting documentary on water a while ago.

Quite amazing. I don't remember the name of it but I am sure it is out there somewhere, google it.

 

 

 

One of many.

 

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9 hours ago, theguyfromanotherforum said:

Try Mont Fleur. I find it to be low acidic like Evian.

My wife likes that also. The essential difference,as I understand is t that ,like Aura and Minere ,are mineral waters rather than the (cheaper) reverse osmosis waters. She found she was getting cramp from the cheaper waters because of the lack of minerals so the natural mineral waters solved that. Heartburn though seems a harder to explain phenomenon.

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1 hour ago, Kerryd said:

If the bottled water over here is anything like most of the bottled water "back home" (i.e. Canada) then it is literally just tap water in a fancy package.

However, I doubt that bottled water would give anyone heartburn. The food would be the more likely source.

 

It was proven (years ago) that some famous brands of bottled water (like Dasani) was literally the exact same water as came out of taps of every house in the area where the bottled water was being produced.
"In 2001, a WWF study, "Bottled water: understanding a social phenomenon", warned that in many countries, bottled water may be no safer or healthier than tap water and it sold for up to 1,000 times the price. It said the booming market would put severe pressure on recycling plastics and could lead to landfill sites drowning in mountains of plastic bottles. Also, the study discovered that the production of bottled water uses more water than the consumer actually buys in the bottle itself."

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A study of drinking water in Cincinnati, Ohio, discovered that bacterial counts in bottled water were often higher than those in tap water and fluoride concentration was inconsistent."

We set up a bottling plant in Afghanistan as the only other option was to fly in water from Dubai (or Pakistan which wasn't really an option). The water we used was from our own wells and was filtered before getting to the bottling plant where it was filtered again. Technically, our water was cleaner and safer than what was sold on the shelves of stores "back home".

However, even with all that, there was still the issue of the bottles themselves. We had to have strict stock rotation procedures and even had to build covered storage areas to keep the bottles out of the sun as they would start to develop a "taste" after just a couple weeks of exposure.

Now imagine the same thing, in a country were the standards may not be as high, nor as strictly enforced. 

I've had severe heartburn for years (long before I started living in Thailand). I finally went to a doctor (in Thailand) back in 2010 who scoped my stomach and found an ulcer. I was also prescribed medication for acid reflux. Been taking that stuff for over 8 years now and no problem, even when eating extra spicy Thai food.

Last year I'd drink 4-5 liters of water a day in the mistaken belief that I'd be dehydrated if I didn't. This year I've cut down to 1, 1 1/2 liters a day and have had no problems,

 

No affect on the acid reflux either. If I stop the medication (rather - if I forget to take it one day) the heartburn comes back regardless of how much water I drink (or don't drink).

 

 

Ummm no. Most of the bottled water in Canada is not tap water. It's safe to say that 50% is natural water bottled at the source and the source is mostly in Canada as it is, of course, rich with water. If you buy water from Pepsi or Coca Cola that will be tap water gone through reverse osmosis. 

 

And yes, water can give you reflux. There are many different reflux issues and sometimes reflux meds and PPI's don't help.  I thought was the only one who had constant GERD problems until I joined a Facebook group. Two members from here were messaging me with the same symptoms.

 

BTW, taking (what I assume is a PPI) for acid reflux for 8 years may soon give you more problems than the reflux itself. It is one of the most prescribed and dangerous meds on the planet. If taking meds is actually stopping your reflux you should be able to control it with a diet change. Eating spicy food is just insanity if you have this condition, even if you do it once a month.

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29 minutes ago, nchuckle said:

My wife likes that also. The essential difference,as I understand is t that ,like Aura and Minere ,are mineral waters rather than the (cheaper) reverse osmosis waters. She found she was getting cramp from the cheaper waters because of the lack of minerals so the natural mineral waters solved that. Heartburn though seems a harder to explain phenomenon.

 

I understand that Mont Fleur is the only true natural water of the 3. Minere and Aura is tap water with minerals added.

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30 minutes ago, theguyfromanotherforum said:

 

I understand that Mont Fleur is the only true natural water of the 3. Minere and Aura is tap water with minerals added.

Then that would be serious misrepresentation from how they market them...but TIT ! She certainly prefers Mont flour and I recently stocked up when they had 2 extra free bottles in the 6 pack.

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7 hours ago, impulse said:

 

 

 

One of many.

 

One of many scams. Nonsense not science.

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