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Shawn M. Persaud ( 11 |  4 | 2019 )

Please take the following information seriously and share it with those you care about. As a clinical practitioner, I witness almost everyday the devastating effects that tap water can have on people's health and their struggle to recover from chronic disease.


There are powerful agencies that work hard to censor this type of information, but thankfully an amazing group of investigators have had the courage to take a stand and share the truth with the public about the safety of Canada's municipal water supply.

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A national investigation found that Canadians are drinking dangerously high levels of lead in their tap water. Unfortunately, the government is not transparent about the safety of tap water, leading millions of citizens to assume that it's safe to drink.


This investigative report was conducted for over a year by more than 120 journalists from 9 Universities and 10 media organizations and was finally published today, November 4th, 2019. In summary, they discovered:  

  • Over 33% of tested water samples exceeded the national safety guidelines for lead.

  • Many samples across the country contained levels of lead equal to or higher than those reported in cities such as Flint, Michigan in the U.S that have received major media attention for what they consider a major water crisis! 

  • Communities admitted that they do not conduct careful record keeping of the condition of their service lines, don't always test for lead, don't always report the results of their tests, and even use faulty methods to test municipal water to make it appear safer than it really is.

  • Communities are not willing to fix the problem due to budgetary restraints.

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  • There are no safe or acceptable levels of lead for drinking water.

  • Lead is a toxic heavy metal that is known to reduce IQ levels, cause brain damage, contribute to anti-social behaviour and behavioural problems in children, and  cause prenatal growth abnormalities, spontaneous abortions and miscarriages, heart disease, kidney disease, tremors, and much more!

  • There are also hundreds of other dangerous contaminants and chemical additives found in nearly all sources of tap water  across the country that the government is not transparent about and that are harmful for your health, including: chlorine, fluoride, pesticides, toxic heavy metals, rust,  silt, sediments, inorganic minerals,  trihalomethane,  pharmaceutical drugs, pathogenic microbes (viruses, bacteria, parasites, fungi), VOC's, petroleum products, microplastics, radiologicals, etc.

  • Most water filters do not remove lead or most of the contaminants mentioned above.

  • Most bottled water companies are actually selling you municipal tap water, including Nestle, Naya, Dasani, and many others. There is growing concern over the safety of bottled water due to microplastic contamination and much more! In other words, drinking bottled water is not a safe or cost effective alternative to tap water.

  • Mild to severe health complications have been proven to result from the consumption of municipal tap water.

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I announced back in September my new partnership with Berkey by NMCL, one of the world's leading water purification companies. Partnering with this company was a top priority for me in order to do my part in solving Canada's water crisis and to help protect you and your families. Here are the reasons why I think these systems are the best:

  • Replaces 44,000 water bottles! That's an average SAVING of over $7,000 (based on costs of cheap water bottle brands and over $30,000(based on costs of better quality brands!) 

  • Filters purify up to 22,000 L of water before replacing! This translates to about 5 years of average use! *Optional fluoride filters should be replaced once a year.

  • One of the fastest filtration speeds on the market: Smaller models can purify from 10L of water per hour, while bigger models can purify over 98 L per hour!

  • The most powerful, rigorously tested, and highest quality product of its kind in the world!

  • Powerful enough to purify both contaminated municipal tap water as well as untreated, questionable water from harsh sources such as lakes, rivers, streams, and ponds; 

  • Leaves behind the beneficial minerals that your body needs,  so you don't have to worry about remineralizing the water with mineral drops or special filters!

  • Removes greater than 99.999% of viruses and greater than 99.9999% of pathogenic bacteria, while also removing or dramatically reducing chlorine, protozoa, trihalomethanes, inorganic minerals, toxic heavy metals (including lead), pharmaceuticals, pesticides, VOCs, petroleum products, perfluorinated chemicals, rust, silt, sediment and radiologicals.

  • Optional fluoride and arsenic filters removes harmful fluoride, arsenic and other residual heavy metals from tap water.

  • Easy to assemble, portable counter-top system (no expensive plumbing work or yearly maintenance required).

  • 1 system for all of your needs: Easily stores for travel to a cottage and camping trips! Larger systems are great for the office and outdoor sporting events! Can also serve hundreds of people in emergencies and natural disasters. ​

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I've been researching water filtration systems for over 10 years and have never found a system that compares to the Berkey! When it comes to removing harmful contaminants from your water, refrigerator filters, and "Brita" type systems fall short by a long shot.

Reverse osmosis systems would be the next best thing, but they remove the beneficial minerals from the water (which makes it unsafe for consumptionunless remineralized first), is far less efficient, and much more expensive. 

The dangers of drinking tap or bottled water from cheap brands can't be stressed enough. Anyone suffering from chronic illness or who's serious about their health should only drink a purified source of water. For these reasons, I highly recommend the Berkey System!
If you know someone who may want to learn more about this amazing water purification system, please forward this article! Also, please consider recommending Berkey products to family and friends living in parts of the world where safe drinking water is harder to come by.

For more information about Berkey Water Purification Systems, please email us at or call 647 559 0842.


The Center for Holistic Healthcare & Education Inc. specializes in the restoration of health for people with previously unresponsive & chronic illnesses. If you have done everything you and your doctor know to do, but are still struggling, please contact our client care center. For more information or to schedule a private consultation please e-mail or call 647 559 0842. Can't make it in person? Ask us about scheduling a Distance Session!

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