Your body comprises 60-70% water and you lose water through perspiration and going to the bathroom. For a healthy balanced body this water must be replaced. Consider the digestive system it requires a lot of water to just digest food. Everyone knows the discomforts of a digestive system that is not working correctly.
The American Journal of Epidemiology, on May 1, 2002 published a study that was conducted over a 6-year period of 20,000 men and women, ages 38 to 100. It found that women who drank 5 glasses or more a day were 41% less likely to die from heart attack than those who drank less than 2 glasses. That’s not surprising, considering the heart is 79% water.
You may be thinking why not buy bottled water or filter tap water? Bottled water is an unregulated industry and there are a lot of unknown facts about what is in bottled water. Filtering tap water does not remove all impurities.
Chlorine is another hazard. It is added to kill bacteria and parasites and living organisms. Research shows that chlorine is linked to many ailments in the body.
Tap water and bottled water contain minerals either natural or added. Because these minerals are inorganic the body cannot assimilate them. Over years they build up in the joints causing arthritis and playing havoc with your inner organs.
The purest form of water is distilled water whereby all minerals, chemicals/organic compounds/heavy metals are removed and bacteria/virus/parasites are killed. In the human body, distilled water acts like a magnet that picks up discarded and unwanted debris from blood and eliminates it via lungs, kidneys (urine) and skin (perspiration) with assistance of circulation (blood) and lymphatic system.
A common misunderstanding about distilled water is that it does not provide required daily minerals and it causes minerals to be leached from cells. That is false because human cells cannot assimilate (absorb) large size inorganic minerals found in mineral water or tap water.
The best source of minerals is from organic sources i.e. vegetables, fruits, nuts, milk, meat etc. Plants convert minerals from inorganic to organic form which is easily absorbed by cells. Plants are then eaten by animals where the organic form remains.
Some people claim that distilled water leaches vital minerals and nutrients from their bodies, minerals and nutrients that are vital for their health. The truth is that any organic mineral you eat or drink are immediately broken down and used by the cells of your body.
It is not possible for distilled water to remove those minerals from the cells as they are well on their way to building healthy cells. However inorganic minerals you eat and drink cannot be broken down and used by the cells of your body.
Drinking distilled water will hydrate and replenish the body. As distilled water travels through your body it absorbs inorganic minerals that have built up in the joints and organs over the years, flushing them out of your body. Your body will feel lighter, healthier and have a lot more energy.
The people that claim distilled water leaches minerals from their bodies are both right and wrong. Right, it will leach harmful inorganic minerals and toxins from their bodies. Wrong, distilled water will not leach vital minerals and nutrients from their bodies.
Advantages of Drinking Distilled Water
Sharpen Mental Performance
Improve Skin Appearance
Promote Weight Loss
Reduce Stress Anxiety and Depression
Relieve Headaches and Dizzy spells
Alleviates Asthma, Allergy and Arthritis Symptoms
Aid in Proper Digestion
Improve Oxygen Delivery
Remove Toxins and Waste Products
Transport and Increase Nutrient Absorption
Cushion and Lubricate Joints
Regulate Body Temperature
Generate Cellular Energy
Improve Immune Function
Here are statements from distinguished doctors on the benefits of drinking distilled water.
“Used as a drink, distilled water is absorbed directly into the blood, the solvent properties of which it increases to such an extent that it will keep in solution salts already existing in the blood, prevent their undue deposit in various organs and structures, favor their elimination by the various excreta, and tend to remove these earthy compounds which have already accumulated in the body . . . There is no doubt as to the high value of distilled water used freely as a retarder of the ossifying conditions which appear to constitute the condition of old age.”
C.W. DeLacy Evans, M.D., in his book, How To Prolong Life
“Distilled water is ’empty’ water – a hungry water, a water capable of absorbing body poisons. You have had the experience of trying to use an old post office blotter on the desk. Everybody had used it and it is so full of ink that it will not suck up any more. So it is with a ‘full’ water, a water full of chlorine, aluminum, etc. Such water does not have the capacity of absorbing body impurities.”
Dr. Charles McFerrin, writing in the July 1955 issue of Nature’s Path
Dr. Alexander Graham Bell, inventor of the telephone, recognized the health value of distilled water, and claimed that its daily use prolonged his life. Afflicted and bed-ridden with sciatica, Dr. Bell could find no relief for the pain. The attack came just as he was investigating the deposit of salts in the human system. A well-known scientist had written a book in which he said that old age came from such deposits, and that the ills of advanced years were due to the lack of their elimination. He believed that when such deposits went to the joints, man had rheumatism. When they went to the kidneys, he had kidney trouble and stones in the urinary organs; and when they lodged in the arteries, they produced what is called hardening of the arteries. In the same way when such deposits coated the nerves, they caused sciatica. Dr. Bell wrote: “I knew that distilled water was pure. I thought that if I drank plenty of it, I could get rid of some of the salts that were covering my sciatic nerves. I tried drinking it and it worked like a charm. I have kept up my drinking of distilled water and I attribute my almost perfect health largely to it.”
Dr. Alexander Graham Bell
“The evidence that distilled water acts as a solvent within the body, dissolving the inorganic mineral deposits, is very important. A growing body of evidence suggests that distilled water dissolves and removes these disease – causing minerals and flushes out the hundreds of dangerous chemicals that have been taken into the body as well. Distilled water is not only free from pollutants, but it apparently helps remove them as well from the cells of the body, thus purifying the body so that it can function as it should.
Dr. Robert W. Flinchbaught, from “Pure Water is Life”
“Water hardness (inorganic minerals in solution) is the underlying cause of many, if not all, of the diseases resulting from poisons in the intestinal tract. These (hard minerals) pass from the intestinal walls and get into the lymphatic system, which delivers all of its products to the blood, which in turn, distributes to all parts of the body. This is the cause of much human disease.”
Dr. Charles Mayo of the Mayo Clinic
“The only type of water that seems to be fit for consumption is distilled water, which is water that is absolutely free of any minerals or chemicals. Distilled water is made pure by first being heated to the point of vaporization, so that all of the ‘impurities’ are left behind. Then, the water vapor is condensed. The process results in water that is in its purest form. Distillation is the single most effective method of water purification.”
Peter A. Lodewick, M.D.:’A Diabetic Doctor Looks at Diabetes’
People who say that Distilled Water leaches minerals out of the body are, therefore, correct only in this respect. This is only 50% of the truth. It is virtually impossible for Distilled Water to separate minerals, which have become an integral part of the cells and tissues of the body. Distilled water collects ONLY the minerals which remain in the body, minerals discarded from natural water AND from the cells, the minerals which the natural water originally collected from its contact with the earth and the rocks. Such minerals, having been rejected by the cells of the body are of no constructive value. On the contrary, they are debris which distilled water is capable of picking up and eliminating from the system. Dr. Norman W. Walker, from “Water Can Undermine Your Health”
“Water is so valuable to the entire system of the human body that it is wise to use only the BEST. Use pure steam distilled water for health and well-being.”
Dr. John Christopher, from “Regenerative Diet”