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Unique Water Turns Sour    2005-04-18 00:20:53    

Unique Water, the Australian drink touted as a 'miracle cure' for everything from arthritis to multiple sclerosis, really is too good to be true, according to the experts.

First written about in April 2002 by a Sydney journalist, the mineral-rich water was linked to the successful treatment of arthritis, fatigue, osteoporosis, Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases, diabetes and psoriasis.

Inventor Russell John Beckett, 54, claims he stumbled over the "miracle water" through his research of long-lived sheep and cattle and concluded they were living longer because there was naturally occurring magnesium carbonate in the creek water.

But with no research to back up his claims and the inventor himself nowhere to be found, scientists have dismissed Unique Water, which sells for $AU2 a litre, as "bullshit".


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