If someone tells you that distilled water is not safe to drink or that “Early death comes from drinking distilled water” rest assured, you do not want to takr stock in anything else they have to say or sell! Trust Me- They definately have something to sell and it is most likely an “Alkaline Water Maker” or a water filter! Dr. Andrew Weil M.D. was named by Newsweek Magazine as one of the world’s “Top 100 Most Influencial People” says, “The health benefits of alkaline water are “Bogus” along with their $3000 machines, don’t waste your money.” he adds- “Distilled water is indeed safe to drink, it is the water I drink myself”
Water is the most important element on earth next to oxygen, you cannot live much longer than 5 or 6 days without water. Water is to our bodies as gas and oil are to our car. If the engine doesn’t receive enough oil it begins to overheat and the various parts begin to ware down and as a consequence, if any one part on an engine fails the whole engine is affected.
Pure water regulates body temperature by causing us to sweat and as the sweat evaporates heat is pulled from our skin and water moistens our tissues such as those in the mouth, eyes, nose and throat. Water protects body organs and tissues, lubricates joints, prevents constipation and carries nutrients and oxygen to the cells and carries away waste for elimination.
An adequate supply of healthy clean water decreases the load on the liver and kidneys by flushing toxic waste material. Pure water dissolve minerals and nutrients allowing them to be utilized by our bodies and aids the in muscles becoming more elastic or flexible.
If pure clean water is that critical for the health of every bodily cell, how important would it be in regards to the water’s quality? Would it make sense to attempt to wash your dishes in a sink of dirty water? Of course not, and neither does it make sense to drink dirty water and expect it to clean your cellular system. I’ll cover the relationship more thoroughly later on.
So why drink distilled?
Distilled water is the only water that can be called Water (H2O) a molecule of 2 parts Hydrogen and 1 part Oxygen period. Plus nothing more! All other “water” is actually H2O plus something. That “something” could be whatever that water came in contact with and was able to dissolve, absorbing and retain.
In nature, water is heated by the sun causing it to turn to its gaseous form, evaporating , rising into the upper atmosphere, cooling and condensing into tiny droplets and gathering to form clouds. As the droplets cool further, the molecules clump together becoming heavy and fall back to earth as distilled water (this process is called the hydrological cycle). Unfortunately, our atmosphere is polluted by ozone, particulate matter, sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxides and carbon monoxide.
Unfortunately, by the time this pure distilled water reaches the earth, it is now H20+volatile organic compounds(VOCs) +NOx + CO+ numerous carcinogenic chemicals. But it doesn’t stop there, after the mildly polluted water reaches earth its begins on a journey of absorbing and dissolving everything it contact with on the surface of the ground prior to soaking into the soil or running off into storm drains. At this stage, this once pristine water cleans the oil,dust, dirt and toxic residue off the streets, highways and parking lots, including fertilizers, pesticides, fungicides, herbicides from yards, gardens and farmlands and the list goes on. There is not one stream, river lake or underground aquifer that is pollution free. Guess where the food and beverage processing industry, cities or municipalities get their water? You guessed it, those same rivers, lakes and ground water.