Why Is Water The Most Important
Nutrient In Your Body?
Distillation has been an essential part of nature since the earth began. The
heat of the sun evaporates water from the earth's surface into the atmosphere,
leaving impurities behind. As the vapor cools, it condenses and falls back to
earth as rain, snow or other forms of precipitation.
The mechanical process of distillation follows an identical pattern to nature's
hydrological cycle. Distillers boil the feed water in a chamber, creating steam.
As the vapor rises, it passes through cooling coils and is collected in a
storage tank as pure distilled water. Contaminants are left behind in the
boiling tank. Gases that vaporize at temperatures lower than the boiling point
of water are released through 'volatile gas release vents'. Quality distillation
systems are also equipped with activated coconut charcoal 'post filters' which
need to be changed routinely to ensure the purest water.
Water is indispensable for all forms of life. Experts agree that we need six to
eight glasses of water per day to maintain optimum health. The daily cleansing
of wastes from each cell, the flushing of the alimentary canal, and the
purifying of the blood are all dependant on our drinking water.
Our bodies lose water by various means - through the kidneys, through breathing,
and through perspiration and sweat. Without sufficient water, food cannot be
properly digested, absorbed and carried to all parts of the blood stream.
Waste-bearing water (urine) is necessary to flush away the end products of
metabolism. And without water to moisten the surface of the lungs, there can be
no intake of oxygen or expulsion of carbon dioxide.
Allen E. Banik, O.D., in his book The Choice is Clear, calls water "nature's own
liquid life line of health". But today, with problems of pollution, with
poisonous additives in our tap water as well as the presence of inorganic
minerals, good water is hard to come by. In today's polluted world, distilled
water is the purest water. Since it assists in the elimination of many harmful
substances, it has been recommended for detoxification and fasting programs and
for helping clean out the cells, organs and fluids of the body.
Uses For Distilled Water
Provides your family with the purest drinking
water, free from chemicals, impurities, pollutants and bad tastes.
Clear ice cubes.
Better tasting tea and coffee.
Use it for all cooking and baking.
Better juices and soups.
Excellent for mixing powdered milk, juice mixes
and dehydrated soups.
Vegetables taste better, eliminates scale
build-up on pots and tea kettles.
Use it for all infant care.
Excellent for low sodium diets or sensitive
Pure drinking water for your pets.
Use it for canning fruits and vegetables.
Watering your plants.
Spraying house plants - no spotting on leaves.
Brushing your teeth.
Steam irons, humidifiers, vaporizers.
The U.S. Public Health Service, after much research, recommended distilled water
to their various clinics, as did the Duke Medical Center in North Carolina.
Distilled water is claimed to have no damaging effect on the heart or to deposit
any unwanted material into the joints.
Arthritis, hardening of the arteries, diabetes, gallstones, kidney stones and
cataracts have been allied with drinking impure water. Distilled water is said
to break up mineral deposits and play an important role in the treatment and
prevention of such diseases. There are two forms of minerals: organic and
inorganic. Organic minerals derive from living matter, and are essential for
good health. They are found in vegetables, fruit, grains, meats and nuts.
Inorganic minerals, on the other hand, are not used by the body, and include
carbonate compounds, calcium, iron and magnesium found in regular tap water. The
result of ingesting these minerals is an accumulation of debris in our bodies.
We do not need the minerals found in water to supplement our daily requirements
of essential minerals.
Interestingly, distilled water has the unique ability to pick up mineral
deposits that have accumulated in cells, joints and artery walls. It flushes out
inorganic minerals and pollutants which would otherwise be retained in vital
organs such as the liver, kidneys, intestines and fatty tissue. This decreases
the incidence of gallstones and kidney stones, and even arthritic pain lessens
as joints become more supple and moveable.
Many experts say drinking distilled water increases the purity of the blood
stream, thereby strengthening not only the kidneys, but all the body organs.
Many medical patients troubled with kidney and bladder infections are reported
to have seen their symptoms vanish after drinking only distilled water.
Reverse Osmosis (RO) is a filtration process whereby water is forced, under
heavy pressure, through a synthetic, semi permeable membrane, while contaminants
are held back. This is a filtration system. However, like all filtration
processes, RO's effectiveness is dependent on a number of variables.
When the membrane is new, RO is 70-90 % effective in removing only certain
contaminants. Because RO is essentially filtration, its effectiveness depends
largely on the quality of the filters, and the frequency of filter cleaning or
replacement. In addition, RO systems can be adversely affected by changing water
pressure and extreme temperature, which can cause deterioration of the membrane.
The greatest disadvantage to RO is that this process is unable to remove
bacteria from source water. Over time, clogging of the membrane pores occurs;
iron, salts and bacteria accumulate on the membrane surface. This not only
affects the performance of the RO system, but it can cause serious bacterial
contamination of your water. RO systems also vary in their ability to remove
chlorides, nitrates and viruses.
In comparison, steam distillation consistently and reliably removes a much
broader spectrum of contaminants - over 99% of all bacteria, viruses, chemicals,
metals and poisons are removed. Distillation is not affected by temperature,
pressure, bacteria, varying quality of source water of other such environmental
condition as RO is. RO is only filtration, Distillation means purification.
Benefits of Distilled Water
is free of virtually all inorganic minerals
including salt and nitrates.
acts as a solvent in the body by dissolving
nutrients so they can be assimilated and taken into every cell.
dissolves inorganic mineral substances lodged in
tissues of the body so that such substances can be eliminated in the process
of purifying the body.
does not leach out body minerals but does collect
and remove minerals which have been rejected by the cells of the body and are
therefore nothing more or less than debris obstructing normal functioning of
is the ideal liquid for efficient functioning of
kidneys, lungs, stomach, liver, and other vital organs.
is universally accepted as the standard for
biomedical applications and for drinking water purity.