Respected Health & Wellness Professionals Agree - Distilled water is the best water to drink.
What do Doctors say? Most respected Health and Wellness Doctors say that it is important to drink pure water, and the purest water you can get is distilled water.
However, there are a very few unknowledgeable "doctors" who say that distilled water is actually "bad" for you. Shame on them! People rely on doctors to tell the truth, especially about what is or is not good for them. These few doctors, (actually only a couple), spread their bad advice over the Internet which is causing many people to forgo the very real and important health benefits of drinking pure distilled water, and are actually becoming LESS healthy as a result!
There is no disagreement that distilled water is the purest water available. Most of the controversy concerns minerals. But the actual facts are well documented. Simply stated, we get over 95% of the good minerals our bodies need from the FOODS WE EAT and NOT THE WATER WE DRINK. Also most of the minerals in water are INORGANIC and are not beneficial for our bodies. Good, ORGANIC minerals come from nutritious foods or good quality organic mineral supplements, not water.
But don't take our word for it. Read what Nationally Respected Doctors have to say below.
"The process of distillation kills and removes virtually all bacteria, viruses, heavy metals, and other organic and inorganic contaminants. Once distilled, the water is as pure as water can reasonably be. While it's true that distillation removes minerals as it eliminates various other contaminants from water, I don't feel this is a problem. We get our minerals from food, not water. As far as acidity goes, distilled water is close to a neutral pH and has no effect on the body's acid/base balance. Distilled water is safe to drink, and the kind of water I use myself."
"For reasons I don't understand, any number of myths - some quite extreme - have grown up over the years about distilled water. A quick Internet search today will take you to sites that put forth such views as "distilled water leads to early death." Nonsense. One claim holds that distillation removes all of water's beneficial minerals. While it's true that distillation removes minerals as well as various contaminants from water, we don't know that the human body can readily absorb minerals from water. We get our minerals from food, not water. By one manufacturer's estimate, you would have to drink 676 eight- ounce glasses of tap water in Boston to reach the RDA for calcium."
"…as to whether distilled water leaches minerals out of the body reflects another persistent myth. While pure water helps to remove minerals from the body that cells have eliminated or not used, it does not "leach" out minerals that have become part of your body's cell structure. Neither does distilled water cause your teeth to deteriorate, a false claim made by a filter manufacturer looking to boost sales. As far as acidity goes, distilled water is close to a neutral pH and has no effect on the body's acid/base balance. I hope I've set your mind at ease. Distilled water not only isn't dangerous, it's the purest form of water. It's also the kind of water I drink."
"Distilled water is water which has been turned into vapor, so that all its impurities are left behind. Then, by condensing, it is turned back to pure water. It is the only water which is pure - the only water free from all impurities".
"The only minerals that the body can utilize are the organic minerals. All other types of minerals are foreign substances to the body and must be eliminated. Distilled water is the only water that can be taken into the body without damage to the tissues."
"Distilled water is the only water which is pure - the only water free from all impurities."
"Distilled water is the world's best and purest water!"
"People who ingest a sufficient amount of the right kinds of liquids (distilled water, fresh fruits and vegetables and their juices) have better body functioning and circulation overall, which are most important to Super Health and Long Life."
"The greatest damage done by inorganic minerals - plus waxy cholesterol and salt - is to the small arteries and other blood vessels of the brain (75% water). Hardening of the arteries and calcification of blood vessels starts on the day you start taking inorganic chemicals and minerals from the tap water into your bodies."
"Again, let me state empathetically that, in my opinion, the misery of arthritis is caused by hard water saturated with inorganic minerals and an unbalanced diet, forming acid crystals in the moveable joints, plus inactivity of the body in general."
"Pure distilled water is truly God's greatest gift to us, a source of life and health."
"Even tap water invariably contains a variety of poisons such as chlorine, chloramines, asbestos, pesticides, fluoride, copper, mercury, and lead. The best way to remove all these contaminants is by distilling."
"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."
"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."
"If you decide on bottled water, make sure it's distilled, (however), in the long run you'll save money if you clean your water at home. It's more convenient than hauling gallon jugs from the store. The "gold standard" for purifying your water is a system that distills your water and filters it. You have the comfort of knowing there is no chlorine, fluoride, bacteria, viruses, pesticides, or lead. You get nothing but H2O."
"The body's need for minerals is largely met through foods, not drinking water."
"…the amounts of minerals found in water are insignificant when compared to those found in the foods we eat. Because tap water varies substantially in the amount and proportion of mineral content, the most reliable source of those essential mineral nutrients come from a normal daily diet consisting of fish, meat and vegetables."
"Highly mineralized water has been associated with the formation of (kidney) stones in the urinary system".
"There is nothing about distilled water that would make it harmful for the body. It may be helpful to remember that distilled water is the only water available for crews of Naval vessels at sea."
"Distilled water is safe to drink and should have no adverse effects on your health. Distillation merely removes most of the dissolved materials, which are found in all natural waters."
"The best system to purify water is distillation, which boils the water into steam to kill organisms and also remove impurities"
Other Noted Professionals
"We drink 90 percent of our illnesses."
"Distillation provides us with the purest water obtainable… by all means make the smart choice in the type of water you drink. There should only be one choice - PURE! And pure means distilled."
"The home distiller is the best method and also the best way to get distilled water. It is the only reliable home water purification for taking fluoride out of the water."
"Since we started using distilled water, our athletes have been drinking more. We can only attribute that to the fresh, clean taste…"
"I have been drinking distilled water since 1981, (over half of my life), and given the choice, would not drink any other type of water. I recommend distilled water to all my friends and relatives and would not do so if I didn't think it is one of the very healthiest things a person can do. After a full body scan, the doctor told me that I have the cleanest arteries of anyone he has examined of my age. And I have never had a broken bone in my body. (Contrary to quack assertions that calcium and other minerals are "leached" from the body!) Proof enough for me. Now prove it to yourself. Start drinking pure distilled water today!"