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DISTILLED WATER ENHANCES MINERAL ABSORPTION
By DR. BILL MISNER, Ph.D.
DOES DISTILLED WATER LEACH MINERALS FROM OUR BODIES?
Absolutely, not...in fact just the opposite has been found to occur in cellular research studies. It is a mistaken belief that drinking pure distilled water reduces valuable minerals from living human tissues.
ORGANIC MINERALS VS. INORGANIC MINERALS
There are two types of minerals, organic and inorganic. Human physiology has a biological affinity for organic minerals. Most organic minerals for our body functions come from dietary plant foods. A growing plant converts the inorganic minerals from the soils to a useful organic mineral. When an organic mineral (from a plant food) enters the stomach it must attach itself to a specific protein-molecule (chelation) in order to be absorbed, then it gains access to the tissue sites where it is needed. Once a plant mineral is divested within the body, it is utilized as a coenzyme for composing body fluids, forming blood and bone cells, and the maintaining of healthy nerve transmission. (Balch & Balch 1990)
Without a healthy organic mineral balance inside and outside the cells of muscle, blood, and bone substructures, the body will began to spasm, twitch and cramp, eventually deteriorating to a full "rigor complex", and/or complete failure.
INORGANIC MINERALS FROM TAPWATER ARE "BAD NEWS".
Tap water presents a variety of inorganic minerals which our body has difficulty absorbing. Their presence is suspect in a wide array of degenerative diseases, such as hardening of the arteries, arthritis, kidney stones, gall stones, glaucoma, cataracts, hearing loss, emphysema, diabetes, and obesity. What minerals are available, especially in "hard" tapwater, are poorly absorbed, or rejected by cellular tissue sites, and, if not evacuated, their presence may cause arterial obstruction, and internal damage. (Dennison 1993, Muehling 1994, Banik 1989)
ORGANIC MINERALS ARE PREFERRED...
Is it any wonder why the body prefers the richest source of mineral substrates from organic foods instead of the mineral-poor sources from tap water? Even if the human tissue suddenly developed the ability to absorb inorganic minerals from tap water, it would take an enormous amount of tapwater to supply the bare minimal mineral quantities for human life functions. If (for example) the rich inorganic mineral content of the tap water in Reno, Nevada were modified so that it would convert the daily Calcium requirement (RDA) from its inorganic calcium solutes, one would have to drink 7.4 gallons of their tap water!
HOW DISTILLED WATER ENHANCES MINERAL ABSORPTION RATES
Distilled Pure Water will not conduct electricity when only 2 parts inorganic minerals or less are present. Water with 5 parts inorganic content per million parts water (or more) will conduct electricity, completing a simple circuit and lighting a tester bulb! The higher the inorganic content is in a per million count, the less effectively water transmits organic minerals to tissue sites. Bottled water, tapwater, reverse-osmosis filtered water, and carbon-block filtered water (when tested) will conduct electricity, substantiating that each one is not the best carrier for the mineral-transport and mineral-absorption (Muehling 1994). Our tapwater in the USA has been shown to contain 19 "inorganic metals of concern"(1994 Safe Water Drinking Act), for which maximum contaminant levels have been set. (Tone 1994) Most American tapwater tested falls between the ranges of 350 parts per million to over 1000 parts per million total contaminants! (Colgan 1993)
REPEAT THE QUESTION PLEASE...
Does drinking distilled water leach the minerals from the body? No, quite the opposite...if inorganic minerals are "removed" from tapwater, by converting it into pure distilled water, the result is remarkable biological mineral absorption for both health and maximal metabolic activity. The application of this query has a remarkably high correlation to the general properties of maximal absorption rates, for all micronutrients which traverse the gastric chambers directly into the muscle cells for premium performance demand.
Muehling EC, "Pure Water Now: Its Time For Action," 2cd Ed., Pure Water Inc., Lincoln, Neb., 1994:1-42.
Dennison C, "Why I Drink Distilled Water", Reprint Form 6300, Pure Water Inc., Lincoln, Neb.,1993.
Tone J, "Your Drinking Water-How Good Is It?", National Testing Laboratories Inc., Cleveland, Ohio,1994:21.
Banik AE, "The Choice Is Clear," ACRES USA, Metaire, Louisiana, 1989:37.
Balch JF, Balch PA, PRESCRIPTION FOR NUTRITIONAL HEALING, Avery Publishing Co., Garden City, NY, 1990:17.
Colgan M, OPTIMUM SPORTS NUTRITION, Advanced Research Press, New York, NY, 1993:23-24.
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Why I Drink Distilled Water
By Dr. Clifford C. Dennison, Ed. D.
Pure Distilled Water...
As one of the greatest solvents known, water helps prepare substances for transport across cell membranes and/or distribution through our bodies by way of blood and lymph. This function of water in our bodies is impaired when the water is filled with contaminants that interfere with its ability to dissolve bodily substances efficiently.
Metabolic activities depend upon enzymes, coenzymes, trace minerals and other substances which are present in minute quantities.
Contaminants and toxic chemicals, introduced into our body through our drinking water can interfere with normal metabolic activities and enzymatic pathways.
We can understand this interference better when we consider these vital elements may be present in quantities of a few thousand ions or molecules; whereas, just one swallow of water containing one part per million of a toxic chemical will contain six hundred quadrillion (600,000,000,000,000,000,) toxic molecules.
Within the body, water acting as a solvent, reaches into every cell to absorb and carry away the poisons that are formed as a part of the life process. Lots of pure water is needed for this task.
We all know that it is easier to wash dishes in a sink full of clean water than in a cup full of dirty water. The blood circulates 400 gallons of water through the kidneys each day.
Common sense tells us that when the water we consume is pure, it can do a much better job than when it is already contaminated with toxic substances.
Pure Distilled Water...
This is accomplished when water in my body evaporates from the skin.
If the water in my body is full of contaminants they will be left as residues that will encrust the skin, leaving it rough, dry and a breeding ground for bacteria. Drinking lots of pure water, on the other hand, will help leave the skin soft and pliable.
What a delight it is to drink a glass full of frozen juice made with distilled water! Without the chemicals and minerals in the water, there is nothing to hide the natural fresh taste of the fruit.
Many people have told me they cannot drink their favorite beverage made with tap water once they begin using distilled water.
And, distilled water also makes foods cooked in water tastier and the color remains bright like nature intended, since there are no chemicals and other toxic substances to turn them brownish-yellow.
Chlorine, which has been added to our tap water, may be one of the most dangerous chemicals consumed by man.
Research studies indicate that chlorine combines with organic substances found in tap water to produce chlorinated hydrocarbons that may be involved in such insidious diseases as hardening of the arteries, heart attacks, strokes and cancer.
I have a chlorine test kit which I use to test for chlorine level in my tap water. It may be higher than allowed in my swimming pool.
Tap water may be drinkable but don't swim in it.
Some people have the mistaken belief that essential minerals are derived from water they drink. Yes, we do need minerals. But the source of minerals for the body is food we eat - not the water we drink.
Plants have a unique ability to convert inorganic minerals absorbed from the soil and water into organic forms our bodies can use. Our bodies can use few, if any, of the minerals absorbed in water. These minerals merely contaminate our water and hinder the water from performing its material functions.
According to experts in the field, there are several different kinds of water, and almost all of them are harmful in some way. These waters carry minerals, metals and inorganic compounds into our body that we can't use. These waters carry 80% of all sickness and disease. They may contain over 700 identified chemicals all of which permeate our systems and may begin accumulating there.
When water brought into our bodies is already polluted, its natural cleansing functions are impaired. As a result, we may develop health problems as these pollutants build up in our blood vessel, joints and internal organs.
Some health specialists believe we experience hardening of the arteries, arthritis, kidney stones, gall stones, vision problems, (glaucoma and cataracts), loss of hearing, diabetes, obesity, emphysema and other ailments in greater intensities and more frequently when we live with and consume polluted or contaminated water.
Of the several types of water, such as: rain, snow-melt, raw, hard, filtered, soft, de-ionized, boiled and distilled - only distilled water is pure and virtually free of all contaminates. As a result, distilled water has no taste, no color, no odor, no bacteria, no heavy metals, no acids, no organic minerals, no toxic chemicals, no poisons.
Distilled water enters your system clean. It is free to absorb and wash away the poisons your system generates and the poisons that have accumulated.There's not absolute proof that drinking distilled water will remove kidney and gall stones, reduce cataracts or cure emphysema. But, there are hundreds of case histories of people who have enjoyed success in alleviating or overcoming these health problems when they began distilled water exclusively.
The preceding are just a few reasons why I drink distilled water.
I am not an evolutionist but I do believe that man was created an adaptable organism and that it takes a long time for an organism to adapt to a changing environment. Man has been living on earth for thousands of years. During most of this time he has been adapted to a natural environment, getting his water from unpolluted springs, streams and shallow wells.
This water has been relatively pure containing only moderate amounts of naturally occurring substances. But conditions have changed. Since the industrial revolution, and especially since World War II, we have dumped synthetic chemicals by the thousands into the environment. We are not adapted to these man-made chemicals. We know that many of them are toxic. We do not know the effects they will have on the bodies of our children and the generations to come.
Does it not make sense, therefore, to consume only pure water produced by a good quality distiller right in your own home?
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