Distilled Water: Is It Good For You?

Is Distilled Water Good For You?

I am often asked if distilled water is good for a person. Let’s look first at what distilled water is. Distilled water is water that has been boiled, turned to steam, and then condensed, i.e. the temperature lowered, so that it returns to a liquid state, becomes water again. Why would someone do this to water in the first place? Quite simply what you start with is water filled with other things such as chlorine, metals, medicine, you get the idea and what you end up with is pure water with nothing in it but water. Reverse Osmosis is also pure water but instead of the process of distilling it it is purified by forceing the water through a membrane. That sounds like the perfect fluid for the body doesn’t it? Pure water is good for you, right? No pure water is not good for you! Let’s examine why.

Why Not Distilled Water?

Your body runs off of an electrical impulse. Every system in your body depends on communication and regulation from the brain through electrical signals. Muscle contractions whether using muscles to smile of lift a heavy weight is dependent on a nerves firing deep within the muscle fibers to ignite a twitch. Ok but what exactly does that have to do with distilled, reverse osmosis, or pure water. Water that is pure will not conduct electricity, it is an insulator. When you put an insulator in an electrical circuit, what happens? The flow of electricity stops. There is no more communication. However your body, being an amazing machine, your body, has the ability to reach into the bank of minerals, your skeletal system and withdraw minerals to mix with this pure water so that it will become a conductor. The body has no choice in this matter. It cannot allow for communication or sysems to fail. There are side effects when this occurs. You have a risk of lowering your stores of minerals in the bones this can lead to problems such as osteoporosis, and arthritis. Also the heart is dependent on and electrolyte balance being maintained so the heart beats properly. Interupt this process and heart arrhythmia can result. It is also necessary for the body to use precious energy to change this pure water into a form that will not disrupt your bodies systems. Energy that could be used to fight disease or bacteria or bolster your immune system. Why use this precious enegy on an unnecessary task?

Distilled Water Alternative

So what is the alternative. The water you drink should be filtered yes to remove the chlorine, heavy metals, and medicine residue it contains. Your water should have minerals so the body does not have to rob your mineral stores in bona and catrilage. There is then no need for your body to withdraw minerals from bane or cartilage. Do not force your body into doing what it doesn’t have to. The water is then alkaline, if the proper minerals are used. Drinking alkaline water is one of the most important things you can do to preserve your health. When you drink alkaline water every body system will respond. Cancer can only develop in an acidic environment. The average cancer patient in 1000 times more acidic than a healthy person. Cancer, arthritis, osteoporosis, gout, diabetes and many other diseases so common require and acidic environment it order to manifest, and maintain itself.

More Problems Of Distilled Water

One other thing about pure water. The water clusters within pure water contain many water molecules, usually between 13 and 20. Water reacts like little magnets and will stick to one another in ever growing clusters especially if the water is pure. Water clusters have to be 6 or less in order to be absorbed into your body from the GI track. Here again your body can and will use energy to break down these clusters into smaller parts so the body can absorb this water. That’s why often times when you drink water fast you can feel it sloshing around in your stomach. The body is not able to absorb this water because the clusters are too big. It would be like trying to push a baseball through a garden hose. It just will not fit.

My Alternative For Distilled Water

What do I do? I use water systems that filters out all the bad then put back into my water 17 minerals necessary for good health. The water I drink will also carry a current, that is so important for good health. This water is then passed through a magnetic field which breaks down these water clusters into smaller clusters so it is ready to be absorbed into my body!! Boy does that sound expensive!! By the time I pay for my system, replace the filters every 6 months, I have calculated I have about 7 cents in every gallon of water I drink or use for cooking. That’s cheaper than buying bottled water!!

Read More About Water

Click on these links to read more about bottled water, or to see the water systems I use, or to see an interview with the inventor a water system I use.

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