Wednesday, April 1, 2009

The Benefits of Growing Algae in Your Water Filter

Warning -- Satire -- April Fool's Post

One of the factors that's often overlooked in our efforts to replicate the health of non-industrial cultures is water quality. Traditional cultures don't drink sterilized, chlorinated, fluoridated tap water. They drink from natural flowing streams and lakes, complete with their natural minerals, and... algae.

With every gulp, they ingest millions or even billions of tiny green organisms entirely missing from the modern water supply (1).

Fortunately, we can drink algae water too. As a matter of fact, millions of lazy people are doing it right now! All you have to do is buy a clear water filter, use it regularly and leave it in the sun. Over time, you'll develop your very own film of algae that will constantly shed into the water you drink. Here are some of the benefits of algae water:
  • Adds oxygen to the water, increasing your energy on a cellular level!
  • Probiotics in every cup
  • Algae are full of vitamin K. Who needs spinach!
  • Make your own biofuel
4 out of 5 scientists agree that a cup of algae water equals 3.7 servings of vegetables (2).

April fools!

23 comments:

Bill said...

I'll hold my hand up.
You had me going there....

Pythonic Avocado said...

I usually mix a few teaspoons of blue-green algae into my morning coffee. Yummo! :-)

Helen said...

At first I thought, well, I guess my friend X--- knows something I don't! And to think I bought him a whole new filter....

Alan said...

Hello Stephan,

I'm new to the blog, have been reading it about a month or so.
I really enjoy it and have benefited from the information

Thanks for all the hard work you put into it.
You also had me going with this post.

Deb said...

You had me believing it! LOL Good one.
Love your blog, thank you for sharing your knowledge.

Eric said...

:-)

Tuck said...

Good one. :)

Willow said...

You didn't fool me...(o:

A friend has recommended your blog to me, so I'm looking forward to reading further.

richard said...

dangerous! Totally had me going...it's scary to think how easy it is to convince the masses just by sounding a little 'scientific'...makes me realize how gullible I can be sometimes.

Kelly A. said...

Damn! I thought being lazy would be to my advantage this time. :)

RLL said...

hahaha - livin' in the country and on a well we know all about water filters and things that grow in them. Now it is just 'sand' issues. Former place, lots of iron, lots of slime. Like I said, hahahaha

Mrs. Ed said...

Why spend money on a water filter...the dog's water bowl works just as well.

Cusick said...

Ha ha! Good one, Stephan. You had me for almost half the post. :)

Monica said...

You forgot the omega 3-s! :)

D.M. said...

On the other hand: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20355066

"Composition, nutritional aspects and effect on serum parameters of marine algae Ulva rigida.

Algae are commonly consumed in Asia and have also gained popularity in Europe. Ulva rigida is rich in protein, carbohydrates, fibre, vitamins and minerals and has a low lipid content."

Brendon Rearick said...

hahahaha you had me

ItsTheWooo said...

I was processing what you were saying and preparing an argument in my mind until I read "april fools".

D'oh.

Paleo Jim said...

I so wanted this to be true! It sounds cool and would give me a good excuse to not clean out my jugs of filtered water that starty growing algea after a few months of use.

JT

arnoud said...

I have been saving a lot of money by just filling a large jug with water from the pond in the woods behind the house regularly. The water is nice and green, so I am confident there are no anti-biotic chemicals in it. Just pro-biotic.

W8liftinmom said...

thanks for ruining my day. I was hopeful there for a second! lol

Ned Kock said...

Unfortunately I clicked on the first reference right away ...

Benpercent said...

It's near 11 P.M where I am, and I must confess that this is the FIRST joke that got me today. If I didn't read to the bottom I actually would have done such a procedure!

Charina Castillo said...

this is really a good excuse to my mom not to clean the jags and the water tank lol. However, we have this home water filter which helps to cleanse the water we drink and uses for bath and washing the dishes. And to be more environmental friendly we used free salt based water conditioner.