Symptoms and Prevention of Giardia

Giardia is a food and water-borne disease that is caused by a parasite found in the gut of infected humans and animals (eg, cattle, sheep, cats, dogs, rats and possums).

Giardia is passed on in the feces of infected humans and animals. People become infected when they swallow the parasites. Eliminate the risk of Giardia with an Eagle Water Reverse Osmosis System.

You get giardia from:

  • drinking contaminated water or eating contaminated food
  • being in contact with infected animals that are carrying the parasite
  • being in close contact with someone who has giardia
  • swallowing water that contains the giardia parasite while you’re swimming or playing in lakes, rivers, springs, ponds, streams, etc.

Signs you may have Giardia:

  • foul smelling diarrhea
  • stomach cramps and abdominal pain
  • nausea and vomiting
  • weight loss
  • bloating
  • slight fever
  • loss of appetite
  • headache
  • fatigue

Your symptoms usually appear 7–10 days after you become infected. You may be sick for 3–4 days, feel better, then the symptoms may return.

If you think you may have Giardia:

  • Go to your doctor. Take a specimen of your feces with you in a clean jar, as you’ll need a laboratory test.
  • If you do have Giardia, your doctor will prescribe Flagyl or Dyzole.
  • While the diarrhea lasts, drink plenty of water to prevent dehydration. Filtered water is safest.
  • If you have a child that is ill and they're not drinking, go back to your doctor.

Giardia is a notifiable disease, so before you go back to work (or your child returns to daycare or school) you’ll need to check with your doctor. Usually you’ll be clear when your symptoms have gone.

To avoid getting Giardia – or passing it on:

  • Avoid drinking water that may be contaminated – don’t drink untreated water from lakes, rivers or streams, or from an area where the water is unsafe because of poor sanitation or where there are no water treatment systems.
  • If you have to drink water that is taken from a roof, river or lake (eg, in a rural area), it should be put through an approved filter.
  • When swimming in swimming pools, hot pools or spa pools, do not swallow the water.
  • Don’t go swimming in a pool if you have diarrhea. You need to wait at least 2 weeks after the symptoms have gone and wash your hands before going for a swim.
  • To stop Giardia from spreading, wash your hands before and after preparing food, after playing or working with animals, and after going to the washroom or changing a baby’s diaper. You need to wash your hands thoroughly with soap and hot water, rinse well and dry them on a clean towel.

To prevent Gardia, give your family a pets only purified water. For more information please contact Eagle Water head office at 1-800-363-6365 or for Ontario residents 1-866-427-7757.

Eagle Water Learns About Frankincense Water

Frankincense is a fragrant plant resin that comes from the Boswelllia sacra tree found in Africa and the Arabian peninsula, including Yemen and Oman. Frankincense possesses analgesic, anti-arthritic, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antiseptic, astringent, carminative, digestive, diuretic, expectorant, sedative, tonic, vulnerary properties.

Scientists have found that there is some agent within frankincense which helps stop spreading of cancer. It induces cancerous cells to close themselves down.

Benefits of Frankincense Resin Water

Prevents digestive problems.

Strengthens immune system.

Works as a natural diuretic.

Strengthens, tones, and lifts the skin, muscles, and internal organs.

Promotes skin and tissue regeneration.

Helps the body to rid of toxins.

Helps with stress relief and inflammation.


Eases fever and headaches.

Penetrates the blood-brain barrier.

Helps with bronchitis.

Helps relieve sore throats.

What You Need:

One bag Frankincense resin.

One quarter of clean purified water.

A one quarter glass jar.

To Mix:

Place Frankincense Resin in the bottom of the jar. Boil Water. Pour water over resin until the jar is full. Cover with a glass plate or towel. Let the water sit overnight.


Drink a few ounces throughout the day. If it’s your first time drinking the water, make sure to introduce this drink to your body slowly.

Don’t have purified water to make Frankincense water? Contact Eagle Water today to learn how to purify your water. For our head office please call 1-800-363-6365 or for Ontario residents 1-877-427-7757.

Trying to Loose Weight? Increase your body’s ability to burn fat and drink more water.

Trying to lose weight? Drinking water can boost your body’s ability to burn fat. A study published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism found that drinking water (about 17oz) increases metabolic rate by 30 percent in healthy men and women. The boost occurred within 10 minutes but reached a maximum 30-40 minutes after drinking.

Studies also suggest that drinking one or two glasses of water before a meal can fill you up so you naturally eat less, says Andrea N. Giancoli, MPH, RD spokesperson for The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Plus, even mild dehydration will slow down metabolism by as much as 3 percent.

German researchers found that drinking 6 cups of cold water a day (that’s 48 oz.) can raise resting metabolism by about 50 calories daily—enough to shed 5 pounds in a year. The increase may come from the work it takes to heat the water to body temperature. Though the extra calories you burn drinking a single glass don’t amount to much, making it a habit can add up to pounds lost with essentially zero additional effort .

Drink more water and you will lose more weight. How do I do that you ask? Make the water taste better by adding a water filter. That way you will choose to drink water before a sugary drink and you will loose more weight fast. We believe so strongly in our products that we are providing the first 100 callers a free in home water quality evaluation. This is only available for a limited time so call now. If you are a home owner you qualify. Call 1-866-427-7757 today.

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Wise Water International is a authorised distributor of Eagle Water Treatment products and services. we are located at 351 Nash Road North unit 4 in Hamilton Ontario Canada.