There are so many LIES and DECEPTIONS about the benefits of drinking distilled-water that fear makes us avoid such a major factor in becoming healthy. Rather than using gimmicks or costly products; it is wiser to discover the basic foundation for health. As we read so many articles with opposing views it is no wonder that we easily become confused.
What is the truth?
Job, which is the oldest book of the bible, in the 36th chapter, explains it perfectly. For those that gather health-principles from the Bible:
“For he draws up the drops of water, he distills his mist in the rain which the skies pour down, and drop upon man abundantly.” — JOB 36:27
24 Doctors with the courage to tell the truth about Distilled Water…
DOCTOR #1: Here is what Dr. Allen Banik says:
“Distilled water is the greatest solvent on earth. [It is] the only water that can be taken into the body without damage to the tissues. What we as scientists and the public have never realized is that minerals collected in the body from water are all inorganic minerals, which cannot be assimilated (digested) by the body.
The only minerals that the body can utilize are the organic minerals (from fruits and vegetables).
All other types of minerals are foreign substances to the body and must be disposed of or eliminated. Today, many progressive doctors prescribe distilled water to their patients. All kidney machines operate on distilled water.” — Allen E. Banik, M.D. Author, “The Choice is Clear”
DOCTOR #2: Here is what Dr. Paul Bragg says…
“The greatest damage done by inorganic minerals (hard water)—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 tap water) into our bodies. When distilled water enters the body, it leaves no residue of any kind. It is free of salts and sodium. It is the most perfect water for the healthy functioning of the kidneys (83% water).
It is the perfect liquid for the blood (83% water), the ideal liquid for the efficient functioning of the lungs (86% water), stomach, liver (85% water) and other vital organs. Why? Because it is free of all inorganic minerals.
It is so pure that all liquid drug prescriptions are formulated with distilled water.” — Dr. Paul Bragg, N.D. Ph.T., from his book: “The Shocking Truth About Water”
DOCTOR #3: Here is what Dr. James Balch says…
“There is only one water, and that is clean, steam distilled water. No other substance on our planet does so much to keep us healthy and get us well as water does.” — Dietary Wellness; 1993 Dr. James Balch, M.D.
DOCTOR #4: Here is what Dr. C.W. DeLacy Evans says…
“Used as a drink, distilled water is absorbed directly into the blood, the solvent properties of which it increases to such an extent that it will keep in solution salts already existing in the blood, prevent their undue deposit in various organs and structures, favor their elimination by the various excreta, and tend to remove these earthy compounds which have already accumulated in the body . . . There is no doubt as to the high value of distilled water used freely as a retarder of the ossifying conditions which appear to constitute the condition of old age.” — C.W. DeLacy Evans, M.D., in his book, “How To Prolong Life”
DOCTOR #5: Here is what Dr. Teofilio de la Torre says…
“Instead of drinking the hard water of springs or the chlorinated water of the cities, it will be to our advantage to drink distilled water . . . to prevent calcification of the body.”
DOCTOR #6: Here is what Dr. Charles McFerrin says…
“Distilled water is ’empty’ water – a hungry water, a water capable of absorbing body poisons. You have had the experience of trying to use an old post office blotter on the desk. Everybody had used it and it is so full of ink that it will not suck up any more. So it is with a ‘full’ water, a water full of chlorine, aluminum, etc. Such water does not have the capacity of absorbing body impurities.” — Dr. Charles McFerrin, writing in the July 1955 issue of Nature’s Path
DOCTOR #7: Here is what Dr. Alexander Graham Bell says…
Dr. Alexander Graham Bell, inventor of the telephone, recognized the health value of distilled water, and claimed that its daily use prolonged his life. Afflicted and bed-ridden with sciatica, Dr. Bell could find no relief for the pain. The attack came just as he was investigating the deposit of salts in the human system. A well-known scientist had written a book in which he said that old age came from such deposits, and that the ills of advanced years were due to the lack of their elimination.
He believed that when such deposits went to the joints, man had rheumatism. When they went to the kidneys, he had kidney trouble and stones in the urinary organs; and when they lodged in the arteries, they produced what is called hardening of the arteries. In the same way when such deposits coated the nerves, they caused sciatica. Dr. Bell wrote:
“I knew that distilled water was pure. I thought that if I drank plenty of it, I could get rid of some of the salts that were covering my sciatic nerves. I tried drinking it and it worked like a charm. I have kept up my drinking of distilled water and I attribute my almost perfect health largely to it.” — Dr. Alexander Graham Bell
DOCTOR #8: Here is what Dr. Robert W. Flinchbaught says…
“The evidence that distilled water acts as a solvent within the body, dissolving the inorganic mineral deposits, is very important. A growing body of evidence suggests that distilled water dissolves and removes these disease – causing minerals and flushes out the hundreds of dangerous chemicals that have been taken into the body as well. Distilled water is not only free from pollutants, but it apparently helps remove them as well from the cells of the body, thus purifying the body so that it can function as it should.” — Dr. Robert W. Flinchbaught, from “Pure Water is Life”
DOCTOR #9: Here is what Dr. David C. Kennedy says…
“Even tap water invariably contains a variety of poisons such as chlorine, chloramine, asbestos, pesticides, fluoride, copper, mercury, and lead. The best way to remove all these contaminants is by distilling.” — David C. Kennedy, D.D.S. from his book “How To Save Your Teeth: Toxic-Free Preventitive Dentistry”
DOCTOR #10: Here is what Dr. Robert D. Willix, Jr. says…
“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.” — Robert D. Willix, Jr., M.D. from “Maximum Health”
DOCTOR #11: Here is what Dr. John Yiamoyuiannis says…
“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.” — John Yiamoyuiannis, Ph.D. from the book “Fluoride: The Aging Factor”
DOCTOR #12: Here is what Dr. Charles Mayo says…
“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.” — Dr. Charles Mayo of the Mayo Clinic
DOCTOR #13: Here is what Dr. Peter A. Lodewick says…
“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.” — Peter A. Lodewick, M.D. from “A Diabetic Doctor Looks at Diabetes”
DOCTOR #14: Here is what Dr. Norman W. Walker says…
“People who say that Distilled Water leaches minerals out of the body are, therefore, correct only in this respect. This is only 50% of the truth. It is virtually impossible for Distilled Water to separate minerals, which have become an integral part of the cells and tissues of the body.
Distilled water collects ONLY the minerals which remain in the body, minerals discarded from natural water AND from the cells, the minerals which the natural water originally collected from its contact with the earth and the rocks.
Such minerals, having been rejected by the cells of the body are of no constructive value. On the contrary, they are debris which distilled water is capable of picking up and eliminating from the system.” — Dr. Norman W. Walker, from “Water Can Undermine Your Health”
DOCTOR #15: Here is what Dr. John Christopher says…
“Water is so valuable to the entire system of the human body that it is wise to use only the BEST. Use pure steam distilled water for health and well being.” — Dr. John Christopher, from “Regenerative Diet”
DOCTOR #16: Here is what Dr. Paul Conn says…
“When one drinks impure, dirty water, the body acts as a filter, trapping a percentage of the solids suspended in the water. A filter eventually becomes clogged and useless – fit only to be thrown away. The human body might well face the same fate. But the basic point – that only distilled water avoids mineral buildups in the body – is an inarguable one.
The deposits, which build up in a teakettle from repeated use, are traces of minerals left behind as the water evaporates. Distilled water leaves no such traces – in a teakettle or in the human body.
It is true that in most hospitals distilled water is used for newborn infants; distilled water is prescribed for heart patients in many cardiac wards. And it is true that kidney stones and other mineral-like buildups in the body are much more common in the areas where the drinking water has high levels in inorganic minerals – and distilled water has none of those at all.”
“It is without doubt the best water available to man – and the only truly pure water available in our waste-laden society.” — Dr. Paul Conn, from “Not A Drop To Drink”
DOCTOR #17: Here is what Dr. Michael Colgan says…
“The only water likely to be clean is distilled water.” — Dr. Michael Colgan, from “The New Nutrition: Medicine For The Millenium”
DOCTOR #18: Here is what Dr. Raymond H. Bishop, Jr. says…
“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.” — Raymond H. Bishop, Jr. M.D. Major General, Commander – Medical Corps. Department of the Army, U.S. Army Health Services Command
Frank N. Hepburn, USDA, says…
“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.” — Frank N. Hepburn, Chief, Nutrient Data Research Branch, United States Department of Agriculture, Consumer Nutrition Division
Louis Pasteur says…
“We drink 90 percent of our illnesses.” — Dr. Louis Pasteur
Nick Pavlica says…
“I have been drinking distilled water since 1981, almost 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!)” — Nick Pavlica, Director, H2o Labs, Ltd.
DOCTOR #19: Here is what Dr. Edward M. Wagner says…
“Chronic Fatigue Syndrome sufferers are instructed to drink distilled water.” — Dr. Edward M. Wagner, from “How to Stay Out of the Doctor’s Office”
author Vicki Glassburn says…
“Distilled water is the purest form available. Distilled water helps to excrete excessive heavy metals from the body.” — Vicki Glassburn, from “Who Killed Candida?” 1991
Jonathan King says…
“If properly maintained, distillers provide a constant supply of high-quality water. Filters and reverse osmosis units, on the other hand, are at their best when first installed, and efficiency inveritably declines with use.” — Jonathon King, author of “Troubled Water”
Jack Bell, of the American Medical Association, says…
“To the best of our knowledge, there would not be any adverse health effects from the continued ingestion of distilled water.” — Jack A. Bell – Assistant Director, May 17 1985; American Medical Association; Division of Personal and Public Health Policy
DOCTOR #20: Here is what Dr. Clifford C. Dennison says…
“There’s no absolute medical proof that drinking DISTILLED WATER will cure arthritis, heart disease, high blood pressure, hardening of the arteries, or any other dozens of infirmities that humans suffer. There’s no 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 drinking DISTILLED WATER exclusively.” — Dr. Clifford C. Dennison, Ed. D., an Associate Professor at Lee College in Cleveland, Tennessee, and a lifelong water researcher and expert
DOCTOR #21: Here is what Dr. Ron Kennedy says…
“Now as to the argument that distilled water leaches out minerals. This is true, and this is exactly what we want it to do. The minerals it leaches out are of the unusable, ionic form and we want these to leave the body rather than be deposited and cause disease.
Distilled water does not leach out significant amounts of biologically available minerals because these are quickly taken up by the body on an as needed basis.
If they are present in excess then they are filtered through the kidneys and this is exactly what needs to happen with all things which are in excess in the circulation. Distilled water cleanses the body through promoting healthy kidney function.” — Ron Kennedy, M.D.
DOCTOR #22: For those that follow Dr. Andrew Weil…
“You can try drinking bottled distilled water if you like. It’s water that has been turned into steam so its impurities are left behind. The steam is then condensed to make pure water. 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.”
DOCTOR #23: Here is Dr. Chester Handley’s article about distilled water…
As our body begins to age, there are several things that happen. Cell[s] don’t produce as well, the body doesn’t digest as well, the body does not absorb as well and the body does not eliminate as well. And areas of the body begin to feel pain and have sore spots that we never had before. One of the major causes of pain is the over consumption of grain in older people. It is softer, easier to eat and appears to be more easily digested. Well the true reality is that it is no benefit to the aging body at all and leaves an acidic residue that gets deposited in the joints which is the number one reason for arthritic pain.
Many years ago when I was doing research on distilled water, I discovered that contrary to all the stories out there, distilled water does not take a single thing out of the body that the body needs. It never takes anything out of a cell.
Everything that is cellularly locked remains within the body, but it is the greatest tool in the world for cleaning out the bloodstream, which is the only function water really has…to wash out, cleanse and purify the bloodstream. Remember that the bloodstream is primarily an organ of transport. People think of it as a liquid rather than an organ, but it is an organ. It transports nutrients, oxygen and red blood cells throughout the body and carries away waste products and carbon dioxide.
Distilled water has been evaporated into a vapor, split apart into a molecule of hydrogen and oxygen, turning them into a gas that rises up in to the atmosphere, then cooled back down and condensed back in to water. The same process happens in a distillery when it distills water.
It heats up the water in to a gas, all the impurities are left behind, all the waste products are left behind, then it is condensed and turned back into pure water and becomes the ultimate pure water because of one very important factor that is not present in any other water…it is molecularly unstable.
It means that when it goes in your bloodstream it breaks apart easier and latches on to debris, waste products and unwanted materials that are floating round in your bloodstream.” — from his article called “The Importance Of Distilled Water In Aging”
DOCTOR #24: Otoman Hanish, M.D., D.D.
“Often times the blood becomes tainted and needs to be purified. There is only one way of washing the blood and that is by means of dead water, undiluted water, distilled water which contains no life organism, chemicals or similar substances. It has to be dead water, i.e. water condensed from steam.
Distilled water, by virtue of its weight: effects a one pound pressure upon the minerals and acids which clog the bloodstream; it presses them right through the system. Even in a short time it eliminates appreciable quantities of impurities from the blood.
There is no hard and fast rule as to how to take The Cure; it may be taken quickly or slowly, hot or cold. It is left entirely to the individual to decide according to temperament and physical condition. The main thing is to obtain the necessary pressure and to ensure that two cups are always taken at one time – a total of seven pints per day.” — from the “The Distilled Water Cure” by Otoman Hanish, M.D., D.D.
With some minor changes to make it more readable, the original article can be found here: The Water Bearer