As if you didn’t think rich people could get any more obnoxious and silly with their trends, there is a new fad out there which is just as dumb as it sounds. Rich people are drinking raw water. Yes, instead of filtered water, which we have been told is healthiest and the best for years now, these people are buying up gallons of unfiltered, raw water for around $6 per gallon.
In San Francisco, a grocery store called Rainbow Grocery is a big fan of this trend, and they are selling 2.5 gallon containers of the stuff for $36.99, and refills cost $14.99. Why the hell are we as a society allowing this to happen? What started this trend?
Mukhande Singh, the founder of a raw water company called Live Water, explained his reasoning like this, “Tap water? You’re drinking toilet water with birth control drugs in them. Chloramine, and on top of that they’re putting in fluoride. Call me a conspiracy theorist, but it’s a mind-control drug that has no benefit to our dental health.”
There ya have it, folks. We need to drink this highly expensive water because our tap water is filled with mind-control substances.
Another big proponent of the raw water craze is Juicero’s founder, Doug Evans. After his juice company collapsed, Evans said he drank nothing but Live Water. Before he could purchase the water freely, he would often do what is called “spring hunting” trying to find the most pure, natural water to drink. “You have to be agile and tactile, and be available to experiment,” he said. “Literally, you have to carry bottles of water through the dark.”
Many people are not so convinced about the validity of this fad. This includes professor of health law & science policy, Timothy Caulfield, who let his opinion be known on Twitter. Spoiler alert, he’s not a fan.
Perhaps our instinct to go all-natural should have its limits. It seems like this raw water craze isn’t nearly as good for you as some of these millionaires in Silicon Valley think it is. I’ll trust a professor of health over a guy who had a failed juice company every day.