Our body is comprised of approximately 70% water, and we are constantly losing that water through urine, feces, sweat, and mucous membranes. In fact, we lose water with every breath we exhale. This fact is easily proven by exhaling on a mirror or glass and noticing the tiny beads of water on the surface. All this lost water from the body needs to be replaced! The question answered in this article is – What kind of water should this lost water be replaced with? Dr. Russell Blaylock, M.D., had a very interesting article titled “Best Water to Drink” published on August 27, 2014 by Newsmax Health. In the article he states:
HydroBoost added> has a very low amount of ionic minerals in it that the body can fully utilize, unlike minerals such as calcium carbonate that the water originally had in it before distillation.
HydroBoost treated water is alkaline, with a pH of about 8.2. This is not too alkaline for long term health, as the alkalinity comes from very bioavailable calcium and magnesium ionic salts. The surface tension is lower, improving the water’s ability to hydrate thirsty body tissues and the antioxidant potential of the water is increased.
Another good solution HydroBoost> is to squeeze some fresh lemon juice into a glass of distilled water. This will remineralize the water and add some alkaline minerals to it as well, along with a great taste.
“Distilled water is prepared by boiling the water and then condensing the steam. This removes all contaminants but the volatile gases, which need to be removed by carbon filtration. Some will say that distilled water removes the beneficial minerals, but these can be added to water later. Distilling creates water with a neutral pH, kills all microorganisms even viruses, and removes fluoride as well as other harmful metals. The one problem is the volatile chemicals, which are condensed in the final water container. The better distillers have a carbon filter to remove these volatile gases during the condensation process. Other ways to filter water include reverse osmosis, ceramic filtration, silver impregnated filters, and multilayered filter systems, all of which have their advantages. The big problem with most filters is that they do not remove fluoride. The reverse osmosis filters remove fluoride but they have to be changed every three months because the fluoride burns holes in the filter. Most physicians have observed that adults, the elderly in particular, do not drink enough water. This can lead to a number of problems, including a higher risk of kidney disease and a greater risk of sudden heart attacks or strokes. When you are dehydrated, the blood is sluggish and tends to clog the microscopic vessels in the organs, especially the brain. It also makes the blood more likely to clot…..”
The Importance of WaterDid you know that most people can live at least 40 days without food but only about 4 days without water? By the way, we can only live about 4 minutes without oxygen. With all of today’s emphasis on food, have we forgotten the most basic of all body needs – water and oxygen? If you were to Google “water” concerning this issue, you would quickly realize that there is presently a lot of confusion and contradiction concerning the issue. For instance – some say distilled water is dangerous because it removes the minerals from the water, is acidic, and contributes to bone loss. Others say that distilled water is the purest and best of all waters and does not cause the problems the critics of distilled water proclaim. Then there are others that promote reverse-osmosis water, Kangan water, charcoal filtered water, and a variety of other methods of conditioning water for drinking. Most people realize the dangers of drinking water from municipal water supplies as it comes from the faucet, because of the toxic chemicals chlorine and fluoride that are added to most public water supplies, and the potential dangers to the body of the other toxins contained in tap water. In the more than 1,000 seminars I have delivered during the past 22 years, one of the most common questions I receive in the Q&A time is, “What kind of water should I drink”? Then they go on to tell how confused they are regarding the subject. What Kind of Water Did Adam and Eve Drink? Did you know that ever since God created all the water on planet earth at the time of creation, there has not been a drop of water added to or subtracted from that original amount that God created? Rain water is naturally distilled water! Distillation is a system put in place by God at creation to keep earth’s water pure: Water rises from the earth in the form of water vapors, leaving all minerals and contaminants behind. It then comes back down to earth from the clouds in a naturally distilled form as rain, frozen rain, or snow. When naturally distilled water strikes the earth, this naturally distilled alkaline water percolates through the soil dissolving some of the minerals that comprise the soil. Minerals and nutrients from the soil are then picked up by the roots of the plant, and with the assistance of the sun’s energy, the plant produces the fruits and vegetables that grow in the garden and that we eat.
Did You Know? The purest and best water a person can consume is the water found in the fruits and vegetables growing in the garden.The water found in raw fruits and vegetables originated in the naturally distilled water that came from the clouds with the addition of the minerals and nutrients the roots of the fruit or vegetable plant added. The liquid in the plants, often called the “blood of the plant”, is the very best liquid with which we can replace the body’s lost liquids! That’s one of the reasons daily juicing of vegetables has been such an important part of my life for almost 40 years. Rhonda and I juice a 25-pound bag of organic carrots weekly, along with the juice of organic celery, cucumber, beets, leafy greens, in addition to the distilled water that we drink. I discourage the use of fruit juices because of the concentrated sugars they contain. We should eat our fruits and juice our vegetables. All raw fruits and vegetables are comprised of anywhere from 70% to 90% of this wonderful plant liquid. When we eat a diet that is comprised primarily of raw fruits and vegetables, we are providing our bodies with this wonderful, living, nutrient dense liquid. Sadly, the average person primarily eats foods lacking these wonderful plant liquids. With regard to the kind of water Adam and Eve took into their bodies, there is a very good chance (though it cannot be proven) that all the liquid they took into their bodies came from the fruits and vegetables they ate in the Garden of Eden. I question whether they drank water at all.
Is There A Problem With Distilled Water?Some health advocates claim distilled water is dangerous to our health and discourage people from using distillers. I have even heard it said that distilled water is worse for you than tap water. This notion puts distilled water in a false light. Such health advocacy is irresponsible. It is true that some organic chemicals can evaporate with steam during the distillation process. All distiller manufacturers are aware of this issue; it is not a new development. The solution has been in place for many years, including the distillers made by WaterWise, the distillers distributed by Hallelujah Acres, and the distillers Rhonda and I have used for the past over 20 years. For organic compounds that have a boiling point very close to that of water, the post-distillation activated carbon filter (made with coconut charcoal) will easily absorb the amounts present in distilled water. Since the water is very pure and hot during distillation, the absorption capacity of the carbon filter is not lost to fouling due to bacteria, viruses, spores, and minerals. So, volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are really a non-issue with WaterWise water distillers, the kind the Hallelujah Diet offers. The potential adverse effect of drinking distilled water is that it may pull a small amount of minerals from the body. For most people on a whole food, plant-based diet this will not be a problem. For a person with marginal mineral intake, long term use of a high intake of distilled water could lead to long-term negative health effects. For those with a concern, the best solution is to add a concentrated solution that remineralizes, alkalizes, and lowers the surface tension of the water. This solution is called “HydroBoost” and is available from Hallelujah Acres. (One teaspoon of HydroBoost remineralizes and alkalizes a gallon of distilled water; one container of HydroBoost will treat 48 gallons.) The resulting water
Distillation Is Still BestWhen all of the options for purifying water are considered, the best solution is to use a distiller in combination with an activated carbon filter. To get truly pure water, several things must be removed: chlorine or chloramines, fluoride, arsenic, lead, industrial organic pollutants, drug residues, viruses, bacteria, and rock minerals. There isn’t a single process that does all of this, but in tandem you can produce pure water. Activated carbon does an excellent job with organic contaminants, but doesn’t do much with mineral or metal contaminants. Distillation does an excellent job with minerals, viruses, and bacteria. Certain filter resins remove some minerals (arsenic, fluoride, lead) under acidic conditions. Reverse osmosis (RO) units rely on activated carbon to remove the organic contaminants. RO units do purify the water and remove the inorganic minerals, but bacterial fouling can be a problem, resulting in reduced performance over time. Because RO units remove the minerals it also produces slightly acidic water (like distillation), and it is recommended that a teaspoon of HydroBoost be added to each gallon of RO water to improve the alkalinity of the water and add back some 70 ionic minerals.
How Distillation WorksDistillation first boils the water in a stainless pot to kill all germs, viruses, and bacteria. Next, the steam from the boiling water rises leaving all inorganic minerals behind in the boiling pot while the steam rising from the boiling water goes into stainless steel coils cooled by a small fan that changes the steam into drops of water. This purified water then passes through a charcoal filter to remove any gases that may have risen with the steam and then drops into a holding tank. The water that comes from this form of purification produces water that is as close to pure as is available to us today.
My Experience With Distilled WaterIt was in January 1976 after being told I had colon cancer that I adopted a 100% plant-based diet which included lots of fresh vegetable juices. At about the same time, I was encouraged to also change the type of water I was drinking. For the previous 42 years of my life, I had been drinking the water that came from the faucet in my house, never giving any thought that the water from the tap could be potentially dangerous and harmful to my health. The type of water I was encouraged to consume was called “distilled water.” Wanting to do all I could to help my body recover from that cancer, I bought a large, square edged, hard to clean, stainless steel water distiller and started making my own distilled water in my home and drinking this distilled water exclusively. I began drinking exclusively distilled water at the age of 42 and as I write this I am over 80 years of age. Has my personal experience with distilled water proven to be the hazard to my body and health that some popular health advocates claim? One of the claims made by a health advocate was this:
“Distilled Water – Use with caution… Long-term use can invite health problems, because its minerals are evaporated out. So to try to maintain mineral balance, it sucks minerals out of your body.”This is a misleading and untrue statement! The minerals that distillation eliminates are not beneficial to the body, which this claim suggests! The minerals left behind in the boiling chamber after distillation are the ones that accumulate in joints and lead to painful arthritis, cause kidney and gall stones, and join with cholesterol to form plaque and hardening of the arteries. The minerals distillation removes are the type of minerals we do not want in our bodies. This statement seems to suggest that distilled water removes good minerals from the body, or as this health advocate claims “sucks minerals out of your body”, thus contributing to mineral loss from the bones, resulting in weak and porous bones that will easily fracture. This has not been my personal experience with distilled water, nor that of my wife, Rhonda.