What do the experts say? The Benefits of Drinking Water
Dr. Alexander Graham Bell, inventor of the telephone, recognized the health benefits of drinking water that is distilled, 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
“Mountain spring water is not ideal for the human body because it contains inorganic minerals that the human body can neither use nor precipitate out. These inorganic minerals tend to hook up with cholesterol in the system and form a thick plaque in the arteries.”
Fit for Life – Harvey and Marily Diamond
“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, founder of Mayo Clinic
“The only minerals that the body can utilize are the organic minerals. All other types of minerals are foreign substances to the body and must be eliminated. Distilled water is the only water that can be taken into the body without damage to the tissues.”
The Choice is Clear – Dr. Allen E. Banik, M.D.
Dr. Clement is Co-Director of Hippocrates Health Institute in West Palm Beach, FL. According to some of his close friends they consider him that he was “born to teach”. He holds a degree in biochemistry and understands the human body and the impact of proper nutrition on our health. Dr. Clement has also written numerous books in which he explores the various aspects of health and natural healing. His best-selling book, “Living Foods for Optimum Health,” has been acclaimed by Marilyn Diamond, co-author of the book “Fit for Life,” as “an important and eminently readable book for the new era of self-care.”
“Distilled Water is pure water. A lot of people have been misled into believing that it robs minerals out of the body. Well, in my life I’ve been drinking Distilled Water for 35 years. The University of California Los Angeles, several years ago, told me I had the bone density of a 22 year old athlete. So, if in fact Distilled Water robbed the body of minerals, I would probably be crippled by now, because if I haven’t consumed hundreds of thousands of gallons of Distilled Water, my name is not Doctor Clement.” A lot of people have been misled into believing that it robs minerals out of the body.
Dr. Brian Clement
There are many more health experts that advocate the benefits of drinking water and the consumption of distilled water…and have made very similar testimonials: Paul & Pat Bragg, Jack LaLanne, Dr. John Yiamouyiannis, Dr. James van Fleet, Dr. Michael Colgan, Dr. Andrew Weil…just to name a few. Always remember that every coin has two sides but the YEAsayers far outnumber the NAYayers, on the subject of distilled water!!!
Eldon Muehling (known as “Dr. Water”)
You can try drinking 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.
“The body’s need for minerals is largely met through foods, not drinking water.”
American Medical Association
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. Furthermore, the notion that you can enhance health by making the body more alkaline has no scientific basis. Nor is there evidence that drinking alkaline water does anyone any good.
Dr. Andrew Weil, MD (Well known author practices integrative medicine in Tucson, Arizona)