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Distilled Water & Health



Dr. Allen E. Banik : The Choice Is Clear

Dr Elmer Carey : Distilled Water and Longevity

Dr. Chester Handley : The Importance Of Distilled Water In Aging

Dr. Lee  Rozelle & Dr. Ronald Wathen : Consumption of Low TDS Water

Dr. Siedlecki : Why Distilled Water!



The Choice Is Clear

by

Dr. Allen E. Banik

The amazing discovery I am about to unfold to you had its beginning some 40 years ago. Just why I did not receive the impact then I will never know. A few short months ago the truth finally revealed itself to me. At first I found it difficult be comprehend, but little by little the facts began to blend until I saw it all in its entirety, and The Choice Was Clear.

Only One Possible Cause For All Aging Diseases?

Imagine one common possible cause for nearly all diseases! Can it be that arthritis, kidney stones, gall stones, arteriosclerosis (hardening of the arteries), enlarged hearts, emphysema, obesity, constipation, cataracts, glaucoma, diabetes, all stem from one common cause? Unbelievable! But possibly very true!

Can This Be True?

We all use it every day-from the baby's first cry to the old man's last breath. Water! The one element you need the most and suspect the least. If this shocks you, do not be surprised, as millions of Americans are still unaware of this "aging process," and indulge in it freely. Multitudes suffer from all the above diseases, and unknowingly contribute to this cause daily. Somehow the shots, pills, vitamin capsules and balanced diets add only brief spurts to well-
being.

The arthritis can get a little worse, the arteries a little harder, the gall stones and kidney stones a little larger, the eyes a little dimmer, the hearing more complex, sugar starts to appear in the urine, digestion slows down, constipation calls for stronger laxatives-and waist lines get a little larger. It's a never-ending cycle of feeling just a little worse than the day before.

There Is Hope Ahead

Let me cheer you up-there is good news in store for youhappy years are now ahead of you - far into your nineties - even more. Your stiff joints may begin to loosen, arteries become more elastic, blood pressures can become more normal, heart action firmer and more powerful. Your lungs can expand with fresh air-kidney and gall stones can gradually dissolve, never to appear again. That lost appetite can also reappear, and those aggravating stomach pains somehow can vanish.

Dr. Brown Landone And Captain Diamond Proved It

Let me quote a few authenticated case histories-just to prove what has already taken place in the lives of two famous individuals. One was an associate named Dr. Brown Landone who lived to the splendid age of 98. His patient, a Captain Diamond, lived vigorously to the fantastic age of 120 years.

Dr. Landone had a heart condition at the age of 17. Today it would have meant a heart transplant or other dangerous surgery. His doctor allotted him three months to live at the most. His heart chambers and valves were coated with mineral depositsmuch like his mother's teakettle. Dr. Landone was determined to live. After devising a special treatment (I will go into details later), he returned for his second heart examination two years later. His doctor pronounced his heart perfect. All aglow with life, young Landone enrolled in a medical college and received the degree of Doctor of Neurology. He practiced this profession for 50 years, then turned his talents to writing. His average working day was from 18 to 20 hours. At the age of 98, he could have been mistaken for a man of 50!

The Amazing Age of Captain Diamond

During Dr. Landone's years in practice, he met Captain Diamond, who was bed-ridden with arthritis and hardening of his arteries at the age of 70.

Dr. Landone suggested his treatment. Five years later he was teaching classes in physical culture. At the age of 103 he walked from Sacramento to New York. At the age of 110 he danced an night with a 16-year-old. He died at the fantastic age of 120!

The Secret of Longevity

'Water" is what I will be writing about, from the very first page to the last word. I will attempt to show facts about water that will startle you. And from now on, until the day you draw your last breath, you will remember what I have written on these pages.

AR Water Is Not The Same

There are at least nine different kinds of water. Some kinds can harden your arteries, form gall stones and kidney stones, bring on early senility, and all the diseases I mentioned earlier. Other kinds of water works in reverse. What one type of water carries into the system, the other carries out. Let me classify these nine kinds of water. They are hard water, raw water, boiled water, soft water, rain water, snow water, filtered water, de-ionized water and distilled water. All are kinds of water-but remember this: only one of these nine kinds of water is good for you. Let me describe them briefly.

Hard water is water containing excessive lime salts, that is, carbonates and sulfates of calcium and magnesium. Sodium, iron, copper, silicon, nitrates, chlorides, viruses, bacteria, chemicals, and many other harmful inorganic minerals and chemicals may also be present. Most all the water we drink comes from public water systems or private wells. These are hard waters. Any water that has run through, or over, ground is hard water to some degree. The longer it filters through the soil, the harder it gets and the more harmful it may become for you.

Some cities take water from rivers and lakes or mountain reservoirs. They call it soft water. But soft water from such sources is soft only in comparison to water which is harder. I recall that each year the earth's rivers carry to the sea five billion tons of dissolved minerals and other unnumbered millions of tons of carbon compounds and factory pollutants. "And ocean life is on the decrease," according to Jacques Cousteau.

A False Type Of Water

There are also the hard waters which are called "mineral waters"- that is, waters from certain mineral springs-well known for their medicinal effects. Practically all kinds of "bottled" water is hard water.

The reason mineral waters have this so-called medicinal effect is because the body tries to throw off the excess minerals which invade it as intruding foreign deposits. Actually, a form of dysentery exists, as the organism tries to eliminate and expel this unusual condition. To subsist on this type of water could be detrimental.

Raw water is water which has not been treated in any way. It may be hard or soft - as hard as lime water, or as soft as rain water. Raw water contains millions of viruses and bacteria, and is densely inhabited in every drop. Chemicals dumped into our rivers may cause cancer, according to the Environmental Protection Agency.

True, properly chlorinated water kills most germs and viruses, but it can also kill the cells in our bodies. The only safe rule to follow individually is to distill drinking water, which will eliminate both chlorine and pathogenic organisms.

Boiled Water Is Not The Answer

Boiled water is advised by some health authorities. Boiling removes none of the inorganic minerals, although it does kill the bacteria in raw water if boiled at least 20 minutes. But the dead bodies of these germs are carried into the system when the boiled water is used. Such dead materials furnish a fertilized soil for rapid and lusty propagation of germs already in the body. By drinking boiled water one may avoid live disease germs, but still takes on bacterial soil for the growth of other bacteria.

While raw water is an aquarium filled with deadly microorganisms, boiled water is a graveyard of dead germs.

The Impurity Of Rain Water

Rain water, which has been distilled by the heat of the sun, should contain no mineral matter and no germs. But when it falls from the clouds as rain, it falls through air filled with bacteria, dust, smoke, chemicals, mud and minerals. By the time it reaches the earth as rain water it is so saturated with decaying matter, dirt and chemicals that its color becomes a yellowish-white.

If rain water is allowed to stand it becomes filthy because of the rotting animal matter in it. I discuss it only because some "nature faddists" are so ignorant that they advise the use of rain water on the basis that it is "natural."

Snow Is Unclean

Snow water is melted snow. It, too, picks up minerals, chemicals and radioactive fallout such as Strontium 90. Snow is frozen rain. Freezing does not destroy bacteria. Snow looks white and clean but it contains as many germs, minerals and pollutants as rain water. Remember the dirt left from melting snow in the spring? How the dirt of what has melted forms on top of the snow which is not yet melted! Try melting the cleanest snow, then note the filth in the
water. Each snowflake contains some form of air pollution.

Filtered Water Can Be Dangerous

Filtered water is water which has passed through a very fine strainer, activated carbon or some other mechanical barrier. The use of filtered water is still rather popular. Some people think that water which has passed through a filter is purified. They believe that the filter keeps the waste substances and disease germs of the water in the filter. While it is true that chlorine, some suspended substances and many synthetic chemicals are removed in the filter by filtering, there is no filter made which can prevent bacteria or viruses from passing through its fine meshes. Each pore of the finest filter is large enough for millions of germs to pass through, even those containing silver!

Moreover, decaying matter collects on the bottom of every filter. This forms an excellent breeding ground for bacteria. After a filter has been used for a few days, the filtered water often contains more disease germs than the water which is put into the filter. Bacteria are multiplied by the millions by the collected wastes at the base of some filters, and washed through with filtered water, according to Dr. Brown Landone.

De-ionized Water Can Cause Virus Infections

Water processed by the de-ionized method effectively removes minerals, and compares to distilled water in this respect. However, it does become a breeding ground for bacteria, pyrogenic matter and viruses. The fault in this system lies in the resin beds which can become notorious breeding grounds. Therefore it is not wise to have this possibility exist in your drinking water.

Furthermore, deionization does not remove synthetic chemicals such as herbicides, pesticides, insecticides or industrial solvents.

The Miracle Of All Water-Distilled Water!

Distilled water is water which has been turned into vapor, so that virtually all its impurities are left behind. Then, by condensing, it is turned back to "pure" water. Distillation is the single most effective method of water purification. It is God's water for the human race.

In a manner of speaking, distillation is nature's way. The weather of the world is created in the tropics, where half the heat reaching the earth falls on land and water masses. Here heat energy is stored within water vapor through the process of evaporation, nature's distillery. When the jet streams return ocean water to inland areas, they do so without sea salts and minerals, all of which have been left behind.

Nowadays you will hear a lot about reverse osmosis. In this process, water is purified by forcing a portion of the raw water through a semi-permeable membrane. Reverse osmosis removes a high percentage of the dissolved solids as well as other contaminants, and when new the result often approaches the purity of distilled water. The degree of purity in any case varies widely, depending on the types and conditions of the equipment used, much as with filter equipment, and the effectiveness lessens with use. Sometimes drastically!

Nature's Natural Distilling Plant

Distilling water turns it into vapor, and then through condensation, back again into pure water. Rising vapor cannot carry minerals and other dissolved solids - it will not carry disease germs, dead or alive. The secret is that the vapor rises between all the suspended particles and chemicals in the air. When this condensation occurs as falling rain, it picks up airborne pollutants! Not so in a vented distiller where most of them are eliminated.

If pure distilled water is boiled in a teakettle, no calcium or minerals of any kind will collect to coat the inside of the kettle, even though you used the same kettle for ten years.

The World's Greatest Secret

Distilled water then is water of the purest kind. It is odorless, colorless and tasteless. The divine purpose of water is to regulate temperature and to act as a solvent. In nature, water in evaporation is so fine that your eye cannot perceive it as it is drawn up into the clouds. Then it falls as rain, keeping the earth from being parched and burned.

As a solvent, it dissolves rocks and soil. It figures in the transport of nutrients into plant life. In the human body, water fills similar functions. It regulates the temperature of the body by helping take off extra heat resulting from an intake of some 3,000 calories of food each day.

Water keeps the body from burning up. It carries waste products from the body.

The Greatest Function Of Distilled Water

Distilled water acts as a solvent in the body. It dissolves food substances so they can be assimilated and taken into every cell. It dissolves inorganic mineral substances lodged in tissues of the body so that such substances can be eliminated in the process of purifying the body.

Distilled water is the greatest solvent on earth-the only one that can be taken into the body without damage to the tissues.

By its continued use, it is possible to dissolve inorganic minerals, acid crystals, and all the other waste products of the body without injuring tissues.

Inorganic Mineral Deposits Must Be Removed

For purification, distilled water is the solvent of choice. After mineral deposits are dissolved, gentle muscular exercise can force the dissolved poisons and wastes from the tissues into the blood so that blood can carry wastes to the excretory organs. Then, these organs can squeeze and pour the wastes out of the body.

Remember that great scientists now not only admit but assert that all old age, and even death- unless by accident-is due to waste poisons not washed out of the body. The legendary Dr. Alexis Carrel made heart tissue apparently immortal by regularly washing away the wastes of the cells.

Now you have learned about the nine different types of water. Let me repeat them again so you will never forget them: hard water, soft water, raw water, boiled water, rain water, snow water, filtered water, de-ionized water and distilled water. It is wise to remember these nine different types of water, but there is only one water you must always remember -- distilled water! Dr. Paul Bragg, a life-time advocate of distilled water, lived to age 94, the span of life others only lecture about. He and others with track records say this is your lifeline to a long, happy, carefree span of life.

Your Secret Enemy At Work

Hard water then is your greatest enemy. It will destroy every fond hope you have by striking you down when you should be enjoying the fruits of your labors. Crippled joints, repeated surgeries, enlarged hearts, hardened arteries, gall stones, kidney stones, hearing problems, forgetful minds, all draw your activities from the great out-of-doors into creaking rocking chairs, and finally into bed-ridden old people's homes. Why all this, when the body and mind was divinely designed to live forever! Dr. Alexis Carrel proved that! Captain Diamond lived a long merry life.

Let us trace the course of hard water, the cause of our ills. It begins in the clouds. As it falls it collects minerals and poisonous chemicals. It is good water, except for what it picks up as it falls. When it reaches the'ground it is divinely designed to do one thing, to pick up minerals.

These inorganic minerals are wonderful, but only for plants. As the water picks up minerals, it distributes them evenly to plant life. Plants would never grow if these minerals were not supplied to their roots. Water then acts as a carrier of some minerals, namely anion nutrients. But alas, chemicals have now polluted our pure air. To clean the air, and make' t fit to breathe, nature designed water to absorb these poisons.

The Fault Lies In Inorganic Minerals

We have never realized that these collected minerals from the air and in the ground are all inorganic minerals, which cannot be assimilated by the body unless they are chelated into organic molecules. The only minerals the body can utilize are the organic minerals. All the others are foreign minerals and must be disposed of or eliminated. Herein lies the problem we have never suspected as the possible cause of nearly all our aging diseases.

Only Plants Need Inorganic Minerals

Water, as a carrier of minerals, is fine for the plant. The plant in turn converts the inorganic to organic minerals. Now, our bodies can assimilate them. We have worked this process in reverse. We consume hard water saturated with calcium, magnesium, iron, copper, silicon, not realizing the body is unable to assimilate these nutrients efficiently. So nature tucks them in the joints as arthritis, in the intestinal walls as constipation, and along the arteries, causing them to harden. The kidneys and liver roll up the mineral deposits into little stones until they get too large for the ducts. Sometimes the "filters" of the kidneys become so mineral clogged that kidney transplants become necessary.

Heart Conditions Can Result From Mineral Deposits

Calcium deposits in the heart chambers and valves become so cemented into place with mineral deposits that heart surgery becomes necessary. Calcium deposits in the inner ear cause deafness. Skilled surgeons can now remove these deposits and in many cases restore hearing again. Should these deposits occur on the nerve, then total deafness can result. Since water is a carrier of inorganic minerals, harmful to the body functions, we now wisely remove virtually all trace minerals, chemicals and foreign particles through the process of distillation. Then, and only then, is water odorless, colorless, and tasteless and fit for consumption.

I realize that there have been a few university study results that seem to deny these observations. And it may be possible - in rare circumstances-that water can contain organically complexed minerals that are assimilable. But these are rare situations, especially on our now polluted planet. I am also aware of a study that tends to correlate heart health with hard water areas. Full scrutiny of these data, however, poses more questions than it answers. Not answered at all is how people are to get unpolluted water in the first place.

Pure Water Is Your Lifeline

We have now learned that water is a carrier of inorganic minerals and toxic chemicals of organic synthesis. But through the process of distilling, the water is separated from virtually everything it carries, and is now pure water. As it enters the body, it again picks up mineral deposits accumulated in the joints, artery walls, or wherever such deposits occur, and begins to carry them out. Gall stones and kidney stones get smaller and smaller until they can safely pass through their ducts. Little by little arthritic pains become less as joints become more supple and movable. Arteries gradually become more elastic as blood pressures tend to become more normal. Gradually the outlook on life becomes a little more youthful-ambitions begin to return, while the squeaking rocking chair will give way to the web covered golf clubs.

The startling fact to remember is that water attracts chiefly inorganic minerals. Organic minerals stay in the tissues, where they belong. This is a marvelous feat of Divine Reasoning. We were not born to die-we were born to live! This fact is easily proved. X-rays of the arteries will never show unless there are calcium deposits along the artery walls. Doesn't this prove that we have mineral deposits even along swift moving blood channels? So hard water carries inert minerals into the body, and distilled water carries them out-it's just as simple as that.

There is then only one way you can purify your body and help to eliminate your chronic aging diseases and that is through the miracle of distilled water. A sludge-filled motor cannot operate smoothly unless the sludge is removed. Neither can a body be supple and ageless unless the joints, arteries, cells and nerve tracts are free of mineral deposits!

The Appalling Truth

The average person drinks about a gallon of water per day. Adding up the cups of coffee, tea, soft drinks, food and water, this gallon isn't too much. Many men drink much more. At a gallon a day, the average person drinks up to 450 glasses of solids during a life span. These same solids are found in your humidifier, and in grandmother's teakettle. Think of it - 450 glasses of mineral solids in your system during a lifetime.

What does the body do with these foreign materials? Nature does the very same thing you are now thinking. It tries to eliminate them. Do you recall the water spots on your windows from your water sprinkler? Ever try to remove them? It takes lots of vinegar and lots of rubbing to dissolve the deposits.

This same reaction takes place in our bodies. It begins by putting a thin film along our intestinal walls. As soon as one film is laid, it attracts another film much easier, until it begins to build up and one of the first results is constipation, a plague to millions of people. Other deposits occur where blood flows the slowest, such as in the joints as arthritis and gout, along the arteries as hardening, in the veins as varicose, in the lungs as emphysema. It often coats the crystalline lens of the eyes with a fine film possibly resulting in cataracts. Glaucoma, the dreaded eye disease, can be another result of hard water. The tiny vessels film up with mineral deposits, which result in a build-up of pressure in the eye. There has never been a known cause for glaucoma. It might be the mineral deposits.

In all my years of experience as a practicing optometrist-all my glaucoma patients drank water with extreme hardness. Distilled water as a possible preventative is still the best long-range program to follow.

Heart Attacks Unknown

Bantu African tribesmen are known to have the cleanest arteries, as well as the most elastic ones. They dig no wells, but catch rain water. Although this water is contaminated with bacteria, it is still almost free of minerals. The air and water pollutions, such as we have here, have not as yet affected them as much. This is a tremendous testimony for mineral-free water. Even the Europeans have far less cholesterol in their arteries than we do. They of course drink more wine than we do. Wine is comprised of distilled water. All water that passes through the roots of plants, converts the inorganic minerals to organic minerals, and distills the water at the same time. When juices contain minerals, they contain them as complexed organic molecules.

The True Function Of Cholesterol

Cholesterol is very important to our system. We get it in certain foods. The largest part originates in saturated fats, and this type can be harmful. The liver also manufactures its own cholesterol. Cholesterol is an oil or lubricant. It keeps the blood oily so the blood can flow easily through the arteries and veins. If it were not for cholesterol, the friction along our artery walls would soon wear them through. Nature is not so stupid. Everything is planned to work. But as inorganic mineral deposits adhere to the artery walls, cholesterol collects, narrowing the diameter of the arteries, risking possible occlusion. The Bantu Africans did not have this problem. The best time to avoid mineral deposits is at an early age. This reasoning is logical,

My Personal Experience

About forty years ago I felt the impact of the effects of drinking hard deep well water. I never gave it much thought until recently, perhaps, because I was not concerned about longevity then.

This particular fanner had a most distressing health problem. I doubt that he weighed a hundred pounds. At intervals he would be unable to eat. If he did, he would belch, vomit and double up with pain. I thought each day would be his last. Finally his doctor advised him to leave his farm. Upon arriving in California, a kind neighbor suggested he drink distilled water with several small glasses of wine in between. A month later symptoms vanished and he could eat heartily. Today at the age of 88 he is still hale and hearty, an example of good health. It was the iron and magnesium in his well water that could have spelled an early death for him.

I Followed The Same Path

I still remember how I used to enjoy drinking ice cold water from his deep well, not realizing I was consuming three glasses of solids per year. That I too was a candidate for hardening of the arteries, arthritis, cataracts, gall stones, diabetes, obesity and other aging diseases never crossed my mind.

I then recalled another experience during my teen-age years. I was born and reared in a small South Dakota town. In those days we had a town well to supply our drinking water. It was good cold hard water. (It did a wonderful job in corroding my mother's teakettle.) The city electric plant was located near the well, but I noticed the plant manager drank distilled water. Being curious, I asked him why he drank that filthy water with such good tasting well water nearby.

I can still feel the indignation that suddenly swelled up within him. He then softened his words by saying, "Some day when you grow up, you will find out." Somehow this always bothered me. I knew he didn't want to take the time to explain it to a mere kid. All the while I knew he had his reasons. It took me all these years to find out.

The truth of drinking distilled water is not new. It is just that the public has never caught on. Today, many progressive doctors prescribe distilled water for their patients. All the kidney machines operate on the purest distilled water. It is now time to shake our sickly population out of their lethargy and languor. Thousands of American cities have potential health hazards in their drinking water and millions of farm wells should be condemned.

The Dark Clouds Are Gathering

Not only are we concerned about the minerals in our water, but we must also add the deadly nitrates and anthracenes which are seeping into our lakes, rivers and wells. The sewer wastes, and factory pollutions, detergents included, travel upstream underground at the rate of a half mile every six months.

Our President Shocked

Our presidents realize that through pollution we could destroy ourselves within the next few decades. Only through the backing of our government and by spending billions of dollars can we even begin to cope with this insurmountable problem.

What our presidents don't realize is that the first step to take is to purify our drinking water. According to government statistics, 10 parts per million of nitrates in water can kill a newborn baby. This is serious! To put filtering plants in our cities would take millions of dollars. The quickest solution to our drinking water problem would be to distill and bottle water for delivery to our homes.

My Personal Problem Solved

I investigated this product and found distilled water was selling for about fifty cents per gallon a few years ago. It is higher now. I then began a search for a home still. There were many on the market for our laboratories, but the plumbing and the upkeep would be expensive, as well as a cleaning problem. Also most stills were not made for drinking purposes.

As luck would have it, I found an all-electric automatic still which just answered my purpose. The size of the still depends on the number of gallons needed. They are automatic and attractive in appearance, operate on pennies a day, and usually pay for themselves in nine months. It solved my immediate drinking problem for me and my family. I can now enjoy the purest water at its best!

We Are Our Own Worst Enemies

Now I can fight pollution. I can enter government programs raising my voice at town meetings against pollution in the soil, in the air and in the water. Today, the newborn baby doesn't have a chance if there are nitrates in its first bottle of water. Blue babies are the results of nitrates. How many babies are crying today when the hidden cause lies in the water, food, and the air they consume. Any mother would sacrifice her life for that of her child - yet unknowingly, through pollution-she becomes a hazard to her own child.

We Must Declare War On Pollution

The fight to end pollution calls for the combined efforts of every man, woman and child. The farmer must watch the insecticides and the toxic chemicals in his soils. The manufacturer must bottle up his waste products and eliminate deadly monoxide gas. The air must be made free and clean of all harmful particles. Pollutants are serious today-very serious.

Although I have solved my own problems so far as polluted and mineral saturated water is concerned, what about the millions of people in our cities who are unknowingly drinking water saturated with toxic chemicals and inorganic minerals? What about our rural people, who consider deep wells the epitome of good drinking water, not realizing the surgeries and aging diseases that may lie ahead?

Water Is Never The Same

True, our officials inspect and test our city water periodically, but water is never the same at all times, neither are wells in the same locations. Water can vary every day. Sometimes chemicals in water can become excessive; at other times negligible; but at all times the minerals will be there. We are looking for a mineral free and chemical-free water. This is the only kind of water our bodies demand. Only through the process of distillation can we achieve this purity.

Water: A Carrier Of Disease

I recall a Dr. T. R. Van Dellen, who made the statement that even foul water carries the germs of hepatitis. In one ten-year time frame while I practiced in my profession, there were 1,700 cases of hepatitis due to contaminated water. Life is too precious to victimize so many innocent people.

House Beautiful magazine once made this statement: "You may still be able to drink water from your tap, but chances are it's not as pure as it could - and should-be. The pollutants in much of our water include chemicals from industry, such as lethal chlorinates, obnoxious phenols and tannins, plus commercial chemical fertilizers, weed killers, poison pesticides washed into streams by runoff or put into the water by injudicious overspray.

"Radioactive materials may one day be our most serious pollutant. Should atmospheric testing be resumed, this would be a menace. Also present is radioactive cesium-137 and even benzene-5, a known carcinogen.

"What can we do about it? We can improve our own home water supply. Water from our municipal systems has been treated to kill contagion, but still may not be appetizing. It comes from a sewage-polluted river or lake, it may be cloudy. It may be so hard that soap won't lather, but instead forms curds that puts a dirty ring around our bathtubs and turns our white clothes gray. If our water comes from a well, it may have all these faults and more. If you have a well, you may be floating on a sea of sewage.

"Now the day is coming [for many it is already here] when we, too, must face up to the question of whether we want to drink our water as it runs from the tap. Stopgap measures could correct some of its evils. But only some. The real answer lies in our rivers, our lakes and in our soil-and in what we do to protect them against befoulment. If we do nothing, a scourge of major proportion may be our legacy." So wrote David X. Manners.

This will give you some idea of how serious our water problem is! To clean it will take years. The answer lies in what we do now for our own protection. La Vista, Nebraska, had a severe water problem midway during my practicing career. The tap water collected in jars was rust colored and murky. Mrs. Carol Petersen, a local, said: "We had a lot of other neighbors who wanted to come here this morning, but they couldn't because they had to stay home with their children who had diarrhea from drinking the water."

Since water is a carrier of minerals and chemicals, let me list some of them found in our water:

Chlorine Copper Sodium Zinc Magnesium Lead Sulphur Selenium Calcium Cesium Potassium Uranium Bromine Molybdenum Carbon Thorium Strontium Cerium Boron Silver Silicon Vanadium Fluorine Lanthanum Nitrogen Yttrium Aluminum Nickel Rubidium Scandium Lithium Mercury Phosphorus Gold Barium Radium Iodine Cadmium Arsenic Chrome Iron Cobalt Manganese Tin.

Our bodies need many of the above-mentioned elements, but only in their organic state. They must first pass through the roots of our plants before our bodies can assimilate them. Herein lies the big error. Nature has a tremendous distilling plant. As the vapors rise. all impurities are left behind. Only as the clouds recondense the water does it again pick up the elements left behind. Now it becomes harmful to us, but beneficial to plants. There is a big difference between powdered iron filings and the iron found in plants. It takes no chemist to tell the difference.

Why Should We Grow Older?

The body is designed to feel younger-at any age. To feel one day older has always plagued the thinking of humanity and added worries to everyday living. New wrinkles add up to deeper lines-gray hair begins to crop out-while deaths occur at younger ages. All this need never be. Youth should remain youth-age is just a postponement-it need never come. The government is planning to educate 10,000 additional doctors to take care of the diseases for which we already have the natural cure. Why not attack the water problem, and prevent the host of diseases, without the need of additional doctors-who will die of the same diseases they attempt to cure! There is no need to have a heart so corroded with calcium deposits that surgery becomes necessary.

What A Price To Pay

One morning two patients came to my office. One had a ruptured blood vessel due to hardening of the arteries. He also had polar cataracts. The other patient had a severe nosebleed which resulted in the loss of a pint of blood. When he arrived at the hospital the doctor diagnosed his condition as arteriosclerosis, or hardening of the arteries. Had his nosebleed not relieved his pressure, it could have resulted in a stroke. Both patients lived on a farm, drank water excessively from hard water wells. Is it worth the price?

What Lies In Store For Us?

Could all these aging, crippling diseases have been avoided? What do we have to look forward to? Crippled joints and massive strokes? Do we want medical costs to wipe out our life savings? What lies in store for most of us?

The Rewards of Prevention

Now is the time to shout the truth from our mountain tops. It's time for the press, radio and television to splash this possible secret to longevity on their front pages, through the air and on our television screens. Let every man, woman and child become alerted to one of the greatest discoveries of mankind. Let our medical schools and practitioners turn their attention to prevention. Vital organs are not meant to be removed, but to function! Prevention, not drugs, is the answer to our aging problems.

Water Is Deceiving

What is in a sparkling glass of water may look pure, taste pure, smell pure, but you will still have to drink it at your own risk.

Here are pertinent suggestions:

1. The water must flow from the purest possible source. Adequate safeguards must prevent pollution of this source.

2. Frequent surveys must be made to detect potential health hazards.

3. An enforceable system of rules and regulations must prevent development of health hazards.

4. Proper safeguards must protect water quality from source to house.

5. Only qualified personnel may operate the water supply system.

6. The water source must have enough reserve to meet peak demands.

7. Bacterial monitoring must be continuous.

8. Only specified, scientific tests may determine water quality.

9. Water with bacterial levels above precisely stated limits must be considered unsafe for public consumption.

Consider, for example, Cleveland, which dropped thousands of pounds of nitrates and phosphates into Lake Erie, part of its metabolism. These wastes originated from homes, hotels, laundromats and offices. These wastes included, among other things, phenol, iron, zinc, sulfuric acids, ammonia, and hydrofluoric acid (which incidentally eats through glass). All this created complicated drinking water problems for Cleveland. And for most industrial cities.

It's Time To Become Alarmed

We do not know from day to day just what pollutions may exist in our own water. There is, however, one way to be sure, and that is to distill your own water. You are then sure that you will get the purest water possible.

A Twin Cities Problem

I remember reading about a Coon Rapids, Minnesota, housewife who telephoned the state health department to report that water from her home well had a peculiar "foam" on it. That was the first sign of a problem that later became one of concern to several million people in the Twin Cities area.

The "foam" came from surfactants, the active ingredient in detergents. Surfactants do not occur in nature. Thus, when they are found in an underwater supply, their origin can be traced directly to sewage discharge.

Nitrates become hazardous to formula-fed infants. Boiling water does not make the water safer, it only increases the concentration of the nitrates.

Nitrates - A Nebraska Problem

Nitrates fed to our Nebraska soils-to increase our food supply along the Platte Valley-have become a health hazard to the longest-lived people in the nation. Since the water table is high, nitrates filter into the water supply for drinking purposes. Since 10 parts per million can be fatal to a newborn child, it is time to become concerned. Our luscious valley, with its tall, waving corn, is rapidly becoming a death trap.

Today, mankind has destroyed our soils, our water and our air. The lure for wealth has over- shadowed our gift of life. Through our soils we have opened the doorway to hosts of new insects and plant diseases. Through our contaminated waters we are killing our wildlife and our babies in their cribs. The air is unfit to breathe. Life today is not living. It is merely existing. Where will it all end? Is it a problem for one of us, or all of us?

"If our soils are sick, our plants are sick. If our plants are sick, our animals are sick and if our animals are sick, we humans become sick," says Paul Brinkman.

Behind The Curtain

Americans during any year eat millions of pounds of beef from cattle that had "cancer eye," or similar tumorous disorders. Thousands of cattle carcasses checked by federal inspectors are held in meat plants until tumorous parts are whittled out. The remainder of the meat is put on the market.

Millions of cattle carcasses are detained briefly in meat plants while parts are cut out because of other diseases and injuries ranging from adhesions to tuberculosis. The rest is just "fine" for consumption.

In the meantime, federal regulations continue to permit meat processors to carve out infected or damaged portions of animals, condemn the cancerous parts of cattle, and sell the rest of the meat on the market.

Since the meat processors do not want to lose their profits, they would much rather feed this cancer-ridden meat to the unsuspecting public as "U.S. Choice."

Eco-Agriculture

I am happy to report that a new form of clean agriculture is gaining a toehold in the United States. It is being called eco-agriculture by the publisher of Acres U.S.A.-a journal layman and farmer alike ought to read-and it relies on scientific principles as well as the practical experience of organic growers.

Science has proved that plants with balanced hormone and enzyme systems provide their own protection against insect and fungal crop destroyers. The seat of this balance is soil fertility, starting with a pH managed by keeping calcium, magnesium, potassium, and sodium in proper equilibrium. The trace minerals also figure since they are keys to proper functioning of plant enzymes.

The full package known as eco-agriculture can and does produce more abundant bins and bushels, and does it while improving nutrient quality in food for animal and human consumption. What a boon to agriculture and to the health of our nation.

The people of Hunza do not use toxic chemicals. They grow from two to three crops per year. There are no insects or diseases. Why not channel our research and educational dollars where they will do some good?

The Wheel Of Health

We live by the law of transformation. Transformation from the soil to the plant-from the plant to the animal or human, then back to the soil again, forming an everlasting cycle of health. The dust of the earth then becomes the cells in our bodies. We live by the law of interdependence. No soul or body is an island by itself. It is a part of something else always.

Therefore, we must first consider the soil, which is the mother of us all. We must become concerned about the air above us, from which we cling to the "breath of life." The water around us must be pure and free of all inorganic minerals and chemicals. Every cell in our bodies must be bathed in the purest water. Life is purity. We cannot live by "bread alone."

Air, water and sunshine are responsible for life and growth. Each of these gives something to the other.

Paul Brinkman, a former president of Queen Ann School of Cosmetology, so ably expressed himself in these words: "Water cannot be destroyed, but it can be made sick! Man with his additives has defiled the laws of God. You can always expect something unnatural whenever you violate something natural."

Mr. Brinkman became interested in distilled water especially since he was concerned about his diabetic condition. Imagine his surprise when he checked out sugar free. It likewise surprised his doctor. According to any edition of Merck's Manual, the exact cause of diabetes is not known. The cause lies in the inadequate production of insulin by the beta cells of the islets of Langerhans. The cells are alive; it is just that they do not function. My inspiring teacher, Dr. Landone, stated that the mineral deposits enclose the cells with a mineral film so they are unable to function. I am inclined to believe his conclusions because there has to be a cause. Whether distilled water will cure diabetes is not for me to say. It is not within my field to diagnose; however, with the knowledge derived from my study of distilled water, I feel quite emphatic about its merits.

There is much to learn about water. I have merely touched on a few pertinent facts of water in its relations to vibrant health and longevity. The facts I gathered have proved themselves to me. When men can live to the age of 120, 1 become alert! There has to be some cause. I am convinced that the inorganic minerals and chemicals in water become a hazard to every man, woman and child. The body must be free of sludge to operate efficiently. The eliminating organs cannot expel all the deposits, so nature does the next best thing and tucks them wherever she can. Since water is the greatest solvent known, it becomes the best agent to carry out that which is brought in.

The test is very simple. Place a mirror or glass under a dripping faucet. Let it dry, and observe the water spots. Then place this glass in distilled water. The distilled water will dissolve the water spots. This is what the whole story is about-this is the cause of all our aging diseases. Dr. Landone cured his heart condition. Captain Diamond cured his arthritis and lived to the splendid age of 120 years. Could distilled water be the answer? If it is, how different living in this world could be. Since we live but one, therefore. should. we not live wisely? The choice is clear-it is now up to you,

Disease does not exist without cause. It begins where cause begins and persists where cause persists. Chronic disease means chronic provocation. Cure cannot take place until the cause of disease is removed. Symptoms may subside or be palliated and suppressed; a crisis may pass, but disease persists so long as cause is ignored or unrecognized.



Distilled Water and Longevity

by

Dr Elmer Carey

When a piece of wood it; immersed for a period in certain mineral waters, the wood cells thru a chemical action similar to that observed in electro-plating, are replaced by molecules of minerals, and petrifaction ensues. In petrified wood,the form and markings of the original are distinctly seen. At rare intervals surgeons find a human kidney that has actually become petrified - a stone kidney - sometimes in post mortem examinations veins are found which are brittle, and which crumble at the touch. In old age the various organs are partly petrified - ossified is the term used in the text books . But petrifaction is the proper term. The cells of the muscles, arteries, etc., are not replaced by osseous deposits, but by mineral matter.

What is the cause of old age, and how may it be prevented? Old age is not an inevitable condition; it is an accidental state caused by ignorance and wrong living. The daily press recently chronicled the case of a Russian peasant who had baptismal and marriage records to prove that he was 200 years old. The United States census report for 1900 gives the names of two persons over 150 years of age. I instance these cases to show that there is no reason why death should occur from old age, per se. If one person can live to be one hundred or two hundred years old, why not another? If the human race lived strictly under a rational hygienic dispensation, death would never occur from old age, under several hundred years.

Suggestion is now mainly responsible for keeping the limit of life at about eighty years. For thousands of years man has been taught that he would die at about the age of 70; consequently when in the neighborhood of thia age, man begins to look for death - to expect death - to believe in death-and he is never disappointed. The mineral salt deposits in the body commence to manifest themselves between 40 and 50 years of age. These salts are derived mainly from ordinary drinking water, altho cereals contribute their share. The presence of an excess of lime retards the functions of all organs; all processes are hindered; the various bodily systems act slowly; this favors the additional deposits of more salts. The functions of the organs are still more restricted. We say the man is "aging rapidly." As the body becomes weaker the organs become weaker, and mineral deposits quickly accumulate. The victim is rapidly becoming petrified. All organs are clogged; the vital powers are lowered, and as the petrifaction proceeds, death approaches; finally the muscles of the heart become so dense that their elasticity is gone and death ends all. When one dies from "old age," he dies because his body is partially turned to stone. If we can keep the percentage of water in the body at 80 or 85, we will never die of old age. To maintain the proper proportion of aqueous elements in the system, no liquids but distilled water should be used for drinking or cooking; and furthermore, foods containing a high percentage of mineral salts, 88 cereals5 should be eaten sparingly. When the ideal hygienic race conditions prevail, man will live on distilled water, nuts and fruits; and he will understand the art of mastication; he will breath pure air twenty-four hours out of the day; he will spend many hours daily in the sunshine; he will take enough exercise to keep the body supple, and his mind will be free from worry, care and anxiety; he will not expect death at any particular year or time, nor will he think ·about dying; children will not read the deadly suggestion about "three score and ten years," and they will be taught how to build and mould the body by mental processes; all suggestions will be for health, strength and vigor. Bulletins from the bedside will be abolished, and "drugs" will exist only in the dictionaries of the antiquarian.

The firat step in the physical regeneration of the race is a crusade against ordinary or "raw" drinking water. When distilled water is universally used humanity will take a long step forward. It is the duty of the state to see that only perfect drinking water is used; we look after cesspools, drains, noxious odors, plumbing, adulterated food, etc., and the water supply is more important than all these. If distilled water was in every home the board of health would have to go out of business.

"But a German doctor stated that distilled water is injurious," remarks a reader. He did, but his statement is false. His remarks in substance are as follows: "By 'chemically pure water' we usually understand perfectly fresh, distilled water, whose behavior and properties are well understood. It withdraws the salts from the animal tissues and causes the latter to swell or inflate. Isolated living organic elements, cells, and all unicellular organisms are destroyed in distilled water - they die, since they become engorged therein. They lose the faculty, upon which life depends, of retaining their salts and other soluble cell constituents, and consequently these are allowed to diffuse throughout the water.

"Distilled water is, therefore, a dangerous protoplasmic poison. The same poisonous effects must occur whenever distilled water is drUnk. The sense of taste
is the first to protest against the use of this substance. A mouthful of distilled water, taken by inadvertence, will be spit out regularly. The water once in the stomach, the superficial stratum of epithelium experiences a powerful distension, the cells are leached by their salts, die, and are cast off. This local poisonous effect of distilled water makes itself known by a sensation of uneasiness, belching, etc., furnishing all the symptoms of a catarrh of the stomach on a small scale.

"The harmfulness of the process so much resorted to today, of washing out the stomach with distilled water, is acknowledged; and we find the physicians who formerly used that agent are now turning to the 'physiological solution of cooking salt, or 'water with a little salt,' or the mineral waters recommended for the purpose. The poisonous nature of absolutely pure water would scarcely. have been recognized and felt long since, were it not that its effects in their most marked form can seldom occur; for through a train of circumstances 'absolutely pure' water can rarely be found."

The attack on the daily use of distilled water by an alleged Dr. Koppe was inspired by the owners of mineral springs in Europe; and it has been stated- that Dr. Koppe is- a myth. The statements credited to him are a tissue of falsehoods - there is not a word of truth in any of them. Distilled water has no deleterious action on living tissue; distilled water is not poisonous, but the only elixir of life that will be discovered. It is quite true that microrganisms will die if placed in pure water; they die because there is no refuse for them to feed on. This is one of the strongest arguments in favor of distilled water. When all the fluids of the body are made up of distilled water there will be no fear of germs - a disease germ cannot live in a system that is 80 per cent aqua pura. The mythical doctor's statement that absolutely pure water can rarely be found is as false as the others. In every large city of the United States absolutely pure water is delivered to your door at prices varying from six to ten cents per gallon, while in thousands of homes are small stills which make an abundance of absolutely pure, aerated and appetizing water. All health specialists of the advanced and rational schools of nature-therapy today advocate the drinking of water, from two to three quarts daily; it is conceded that perfect health is impossible without an abundance of water.

It does not need an argument to show that this water should be pure, and if an argument were needed the United States army and navy have supplied that argument beyond cavil.

The great, ever present danger in "raw" water is not germs-it is the mineral matter which is not needed in the human body, as sufficient cell salts are furnished in a natural form by the solid food. The earthy material is simply refuse; it makes additional work for the excretory organs, and all of it cannot possibly be eliminated. Hence, the gradual clogging of the system, which brings on a condition known as "old age."

Knowing that the daily use of distilled water in the army and navy has been attended by the most gratifying results, letters were addressed to the government medical departments asking for definite and authoritative statements as to the health giving qualities of absolutely pure water. Sailors have been under daily observation by medical officers for years; army officers have had ample opportunity to study the drinking water question at short range at home and in Cuba, China and the Philippines, and the result is that sufficient evidence has been collected to settle for all time the desirability of distilled water as a daily drink, and its value in preserving health.

One of the first labors of the medical department of the army in the Philippines was the erection of distilling plants in the city of Manila; from these plants distilled water was supplied t_o all the camps and garrisons in and around the city, and it is not an exaggeration to say that today every soldier in the Philippines is within reach of a barrel of chemically pure drinking water; and just as surely as he departs from this barrel in quenching thirst, just as surely does he invite disease and death. While thousands of our soldiers have died in the tropirs from cholera, dysentery, typhoid and various intestinal disorders, the sailors of the navy are practically free from zymotic disturbances. Why? Sailors drink pure water, and the pure water is distilled water.

Mr. Elmer Ellsworth Carey, #4020 Drexel Boulevard, Chicago, Illinois.

Sir: In answer to .your letter of March 28, 1903, I am directed by the Acting Surgeon General to state that existing orders in the Philippines require all drinking water used by United States Troops to be distilled, or at places where this cannot be done, to be boiled twenty minutes. It is not too much to say that this precaution has saved an enormous number - of lives during the prevalence of cholera and has prevented many cases of typhoid fever, dysentery and intestinal parasites. Cases of cholera among troops in the Philippine Islands have been repeatedly traced to drinking impure water in violation of this order. No deleterious effect of any kind has been attributed to the daily use of distilled or boiled water...

From the bureau of medicine and surgery, navy department, was received the following clear cut and decisive letter:

Mr. Elmer Ellsworth Carey, Editor, Suggestion Publishing Co., 4020 Drexel Boulevard, Chicago, Ill.

Sir: Replying to your letter of the 28th ultimo, requesting an expression of opinion as to the value of distilled water in preserving health and preventing disease, as derived from the experience gained in its use in the Navy, I have to state that there can be no two opinions as to the protection distilled water affords to crews of vessels and to stations of the Nayy against infection from such diseases as are water-borne. When only distilled water is used for drinking and other purposes diseases of this class, as for example, cholera and typhoid, are little feared. It is conclusively proven that a large number of diseases to which human beings are a prey are introduced into the economy by means of contaminated water used for drinking purposes. Distilled water, as prepared and stored for use in the Navy, is of course free from infectious agents, and its general use is a source of great comfort to the Medical Officers who have the maintenance of the health of the many men in . their charge. When the water supply is under control, as on board vessels of war, little apprehension is felt of the introduction of cholera, typhoid, etc. The numerous animal parasites that prey upon mankind and that are known to be waterborne find little place in the medical statistics of the Navy.

In conclusion I would say that the general use of distilled water in the Navy is considered one of the principal factors in establishing the high standard of health that is maintained in the Navy of today.

And to show that the daily use of distilled water extending over a long period was beneficial, another letter was addressed to the bureau of medicine and surgery, navy department, to ascertain how long this "dangerous protoplasmic poison" has been in use, and some may be surprised to learn that our Jack Tars have been drinking the deadly ( ?) product for twenty years or longer. Regarding the length of time distilled water has been in use in the navy, the following letter speaks for itself:

Elmer Ellsworth Carey, Esq.,April 9, 1903. Sir: Replying to your letter of the 6th instant, I have to state that there is no record to determine the exact date upon which distilled water began to be used in the Naval Service. !t ia probable that, to a greater or lesser degree, it has been in uae since the introduction of steam aa a motive power in the Navy. My experience covers a period of twenty years, and in that time distilled water has been employed with a growing field of usefulness. Respectfully, J . F. URIE, Acting Chief of Bureau.

According to the Journal of the American M cdical Association, the remarkable increase in the demand for distilled water has called forth an article by one Dr. Koppe, which has been traced to having been written in the interests of the Carlsbad Springs of Europe; and a wide circulation has been given to it in this country by certain mineral springs and filter companies. Scientific and medical journals have only noticed it to contradict it. Two short quotations will give the tenor of their replies. The first is from Homer Wakefield, M. D., of Bloomington, Ill., who is the author of several works on water. He says:

Arthur R. Reynolds, :M. D., commissioner of health, Chicago, uses the following language: "The inference that water deprived by distillation of 'organic elements, cells and all unicellular organisms' is unwholesome is preposterous. W c are not expected to extract organic nourishment from the water we drink or from the bacteria therein contained. This remarkable article deduces that distilled water is a 'dangerous protoplasmic poison,' because of the absence of inorganic clements. It should be added here that rain water as is falls from the clouds is aerated distilled water; it is the most healthful known...

Rain is nature's production of water free from impurities. Any amount of it can be taken into the !')"stem without fear of detrimental results. Physicians know that it is the best solvent of inorganic secretions in the body, and engineers know it is the best boiler compound, following the use of hard water and the consequent formation of incrustations. Extreme purity is a virtue, not a fault, of water. Beware of an author who contends that contaminated water is conducive to health."

The other is from Dr. J. H. Kellogg, the physician-in-Chief of the Battle Creek Sanitarium, who, in replying to the Koppe article, in Good H ealtk Magazine for June, 1899, says of distilled water:

"It is free from germs, free from injurious salts, from lime and other substances with which they are found in combination, if not always of the same uniform quality. It is a pity that such an unscientific and misleading statement should be allowed to appear before the public."

Apropos to the above remarks, the following from H ealtk Culture is interesting reading:

"Any chemist will confirm the statement that the mineral salts in water are inorganic in structure, and that no inorganic substances can undergo the process of digestion and assimilation in the human system. The soil in which our grains and vegetables grow is also inorganic in form, but the wheat and potato which the soil produce arc organized food materials. One might eat a peck of the richest loam three times a day and yet starve his bones, muscles and tissues for want of nourishment. The mineral salts in water are nothing more nor less than the disorganized soil. They not only fail to supply any part of the body with nourishment, but cause serious trouble."

"Distilled water is the acme of purity. Nothing can be purer than that which is absolutely pure. For medicinal purposes, the highest authorities are agreed that pure water is preferable to the so-called l!ledicinal spring waters. The latter all contain more or less impurities in the form of earthy salts or organic matter, which is not the case with distilled water. For flushing the kidneys, stimulating the sluggish liver, eliminating waste matter from the system; indeed for all affections in which medical waters are believed to be efficacious, pure distilled water furnishes the long-sought desideratum."-Dr. R. N. Tooker, Chicago.

Dr. C. W. DeLacy EVJLlls, surgeon to St. Savor's Hospital, London, says: "The combinations of lime held in solution in the water we drink, when taken into the stomach are soon distributed throughout the system and deposited in all the tissues exactly as they are precipitated and form incrustations on the bottoms of kettles in which water is boiled. The result is general induration, partial and often, in some organs and tissues, complete ossification.

The bones become brittle, the joints and muscles stiff and rheumatic; gravel and stones form in the bladder, the kidneys, liver, heart, nerves and brain become indurated and sluggish in their action, all the bodily functions are impaired, the nerves weaken, the mind loses its vigor, the memory fails, senility and death creep on.

"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 different excreta, and tend to remo:ve those 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 conditions of old age."

Health Commissioner Reynolds of Chicago authorizes the following statement :

The public 'should be instructed frequently of the dangers that lurk in the use of impure water. They should be taught that most of the lakes and streams in the country are polluted already, and as the population multiplies the danger of further pollution will greatly increase. They should be taught that water that comes from wells and springs is not necessarily pure, for it may flow from a soil that is polluted. They should be taught that filtration nor boiling does not remove all the poisons, while neither removes the lime or any of the salts it may contain.

It may safely be taught that the only absolute pure water is that purified by distillation. Instruct the public how distillation can readily and cheaply be done. It furnishes a fruitful field for the genius that will devise a small distilling apparatus for the use of every family.

It would be safe to teach that the generous use of pure water both within and without the body has never yet done any harm; that the functional ailments that afflict the great host of mankind, are in a great part due to the fact of the imperfect elimination of wa!!te matter, and that generous libations of pure water is a most potent agent to flush them from the body, through the skin, the lungs, the Jddneys and the bowels. The diseases caused by impure water are numerous and fatal."



The Importance Of Distilled Water In Aging

by

Dr. Chester Handley


As our body begins to age, there are several things that happen. Cells 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 into 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 around in your bloodstream.

It is also one of the best ways there is for reducing blood pressure. I made up two charts years ago when I was doing my studies on body detoxification with distilled water, from 1865 to 1965. In 1865, diseases that ranked in the high 30's and low 40's became the first four killers in 1965...and they were all cardiovascular. I then made another chart from 1865 to 1965 to show the reduction in the use of drinking rainwater. The two charts were virtually biometrically opposite. As people quit drinking rainwater, cardiovascular diseases went up. When the blood vascular system is clean you have less headaches, you have less pain, you have more oxygen and nutrients available for the body and more healing capacity for the body.

It has been almost twenty years ago now that a man came down to my office that had arthritis so bad he could hardly get out of a straight-backed chair. His pain was excruciating. We put him on the detoxification program, took him off of all grain in his diet, instructed him to eat only fruit, vegetables, protein and meat products, and put him on distilled water every half hour while he was awake. It is hard to believe a month later this same man was out working in his garden having the time of his life.

I cannot emphasize enough the importance of drinking distilled water for cleansing the blood stream, for reducing arthritic pain and lowering blood pressure. It has also been known to reduce cholesterol and triglycerides. In fact, the only effect on the body is health.

There are rules of thumb on how much water to drink. The rule of thumb on a normal day is one half your body weight in ounces per day. If you are sweating and exerting yourself you should drink more, not less. We have a tendency to grab pop, coffee, Kool-Aid and juices, but we need to get back to the habit of grabbing distilled water.

To give you an example of what this means, if you are a man and you weigh 200 pounds, you should be drinking a minimum of 100 ounces of distilled water throughout the day. There is an interesting side note for people that like to study. Job, which is the oldest book of the bible, I believe it is in the 36th chapter, said God took up the water, distilled it, and poured it out abundantly on man. The logical argument is who knows better what we need than the creator, and he gave us distilled water."



Consumption of Low TDS Water

by

Dr. Lee  Rozelle & Dr. Ronald Wathen

(NOTE: DISTILLED WATER falls under the category of "LOW TDS WATER."

The term "LOW TDS WATER" means water with a low Total Dissolved Solids count. Distilled Water is in the category of "LOW TDS WATER" because it generally has
a count of zero parts per million of dissolved solids.)

CONSUMPTION OF LOW TDS WATER : A COMMITTEE REPORT BY WATER QUALITY ASSOCIATION SCIENCE ADVISORY COMMITTEE, 1992-1993 .
With Review By Dr. Lee T. Rozelle and Dr. Ronald L. Wathen, M.D.
MARCH 1993

INTRODUCTION

Since the beginning of time, water has been both praised for good health and blamed for human ills. We now know the real functions of water in the human body are to serve as a solvent and medium for the transport of nutrients and wastes to and from cells throughout the body, a regulator of temperature, a lubricator of joints and other tissues, and a participant in our body's biochemical reactions. It is the H 2 0 in water and not the dissolved and suspended minerals and other constituents that carry out these functions. -

Low TDS water is defined in this paper as that containing between one and 100 milligrams per liter (mg/L) of total dissolved solids (TDS). This is typical of the water quality obtained from distillation, reverse osmosis, and deionization point-of-use water treatment of public or private water supplies that are generally available to consumers in the world.

Highly purified (distilled) water is believed by some to help "cure" arthritis by "washing out" excess calcium and other minerals from deposits in joints. Along with this reasoning, some people speculate that drinking highly purified water, treated by distillation, reverse osmosis, or deionization, "leaches" minerals from the body and thus causes mineral deficiencies with subsequent ill health effects.

An isolated report, a summary of Russian studies available through the World Health Organization, has recommended that fluid and electrolytes are better replaced with water containing a minimum of 100 mg/L of TDS. However, this may pertain more to situations in the human body during heavy exertion and sweating. It is the market for sports drinks which are formulated to help replace the sugar compounds, glucose in the blood and glycogen in the muscles that are burned in prolonged exercise. Sports drinks are formulated to help replace the sugar compounds - glucose in the blood, glycogen in the muscles - and electrolytes, salt, calcium, and potassium that keep cells in proper electrical balance - that may be burned and depleted after an hour or more of hard exercise. This situation does not have anything to do with low TDS or demineralized water for normal drinking and cooking purposes. Even in warm weather exercise, the greatest danger is that of dehydration, and the proper advice to ward it off is to drink lots of plain water.

The scope of this paper is limited to answering whether low TDS water contributes to the loss of minerals from body tissues, producing associated harmful side effects. The types of minerals -- e.g., calcium versus sodium, or hard water versus soft water -- and the toxicity of minerals -- e.g., lead, cadmium, brackish, or saline waters-- are not an issue in this report. Information on the body's homeostasis mechanisms, community water supplies with natural TDS less than 50 mg/L, historic use of distilled water with less than three mg/L TDS on board Navy ships, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's response to this issue, and other evidence are presented to demonstrate that the consumption of water with low levels of minerals is safe.

ESTABLISHED DRINKING WATER STANDARDS

A review was conducted of the United States, Canadian, World Health Organization (WHO) and European Community (EC) drinking water standards. None of them has minimum limits or optimum levels of total dissolved solids. The U.S. recommended maximum level is 500 mg(L, the Canadian guideline suggests less than 1,000 mg/L, and the EC maximum admissible concentration (MAC) is 1,500 mg/L (for "dry residues").

The EC standards also list numbers for calcium (guide level of 100 mg/L) and magnesium (guide level of 30 mg/L., and MAC of 50 mg/L), and a minimum for hardness (minimum required concentration for softened water of 60 mg/L as Ca), and alkalinity (minimum required concentration for softened water of 30 mg/L HC0 3 -). However, there is no health criteria documentation for these advisories. These levels are listed as aids to operation for water supply systems, i.e., suggested parameters for laying down a passivating film of scale in municipal distribution mains. Calcium, magnesium, hardness, and alkalinity conditions are not necessary for judging the safety of drinking water. It is understood that the association of European water suppliers, Eureau, is moving to exclude these parameters from the European legally enforceable limits.

THE NATURAL CONTROL OF :MINERAL CONCENTRATION IN THE HUMAN BODY

A better understanding of the effect of low TDS water on the human body requires a basic understanding of the body's mechanism in this respect. Following is a description of the relevant mechanism.

Homeostasis is the maintenance of static or constant conditions in the internal body environment. This natural process controls the mineral (ion) and the water concentrations in the body fluids within narrow limits inside and outside all the cells in all the organs and tissues of the body. The kidneys are most important in maintaining constant ion concentrations (including sodium, potassium, calcium, etc.) through elimination and reabsorption.

In homeostasis, three body fluids are involved: plasma (approximately 3/5 of the blood volume); interstitial fluid (the fluid between cells); and intracellular (fluid inside the cells)." The concentration of sodium ions is highest outside the cell and that of potassium ions is highest inside the cell. When the osmotic pressure is high on one side of the cell membrane (high concentration of ions) and low on the other side, water moves across the cell membrane from the dilute side toward the other side to equalize the osmotic pressure. This phenomenon is known as osmosis. [This is unlike reverse osmosis which occurs when outside pressure is applied to the concentrated side, pushing the water back to the dilute side.] The normal osmolality (concentration of ions) of all these fluids is about 300 milliosmoles per liter (mOsm/L (- 9,000 ppm).

Any changes from normal in ion concentration across the cell membrane is corrected in one minute or less because water moves quickly through cell membranes. Thus, small changes in osmolality from drinking purified water (0 to 100 mg/L TDS) are quickly brought to equilibrium.

The kidneys control the overall concentration of the constituents of body fluids. It filters about 180 liters (165 quarts) of water per day, but over 99% is reabsorbed and only 1.0 to 1.5 liters are eliminated as urine. If the osmolality of the fluid to be filtered by the kidney is lower than normal (low solute concentration - such as low TDS water) nervous and hormonal feedback mechanisms cause the kidney to excrete more water than normal and thus maintain the ion concentration in the body fluid to normal values. The opposite is true if the ion concentration of the fluid to be filtered is higher than normal. This kidney homeostatic mechanism keeps the body fluid osmolality normal. The osmolality of the fluid to be filtered by the kidney is controlled to + 3% to maintain it at the normal level of 300 mOsm/L. The three basic hormonal and nervous control systems triggered by abnormal ion concentration in the body fluids to be filtered by the kidney are antidiuretic hormone (ADH) from the pituitary gland, aldosterone from the adrenal glands, and thirst (as osmolality rise of about 1% causes thirst).

Because of these kidney control mechanisms, drinking one liter of water would cause the urine output to increase about nine times after about 45 minutes (due to absorption of water in the gut) and continue for about two hours. Thus, the concentrations of solutes in the blood and other body fluids are quickly maintained by the kidney through homeostasis. These control mechanisms keep the sodium concentration at ± 7%. Calcium secretion is controlled by parathyroid hormone to + a few percent in the extracellular body fluid.

Also, saliva increases the ion concentrations during water intake. The concentration of sodium chloride in saliva is typically 15 milliequivalents per liter (mEq/L) or 877 mg/L; that of potassium ion is about 30 mEq/L (1170 mg/L). As low TDS water is consumed, it is combined with saliva which increases the TDS before it reaches the gut to be absorbed, (e.g., each one milliliter of saliva can increase the TDS level in eight ounces of water consumed by about 10 mg/L).

Thus, based on the above highly credible and up-to-date textbook knowledge* it is evident that consumption by a healthy person of low TDS water alone cannot cause unhealthy systems.

['Healthy p e r s o n ~ means free of disease, hormonal problems, etc., and not necessarily a healthy diet.] Of course, homeostasis is maintained by diet as are other body functions. If homeostasis is not maintained because of major diet deficiencies, disease, or hormonal dysfunction, consuming low TDS water would be a minor (if any) factor in any observed symptoms. It is apparent that disease, physiological dysfunction, or major nutritional deficiencies may cause a "leaching'' problem, but not consuming one to two liters of low TDS water on a daily basis. *Guyton, Arthur L., M.D. Textbook of Medical Psychology Eighth Edition, W.B. Saunders Company, Philadelphia (1991).

LITERATURE SEARCH AND REVIEW

During the last 12 months, several literature searches have been undertaken to bring out studies, reports, reviews, and related information that may be of value to reach conclusions that would be scientifically supportable. These searches can be outlined as follows:

Request of expert review by U.S. EPA, Dr. Lee T. Rozelle, and Dr. Ronald L. Wathen of an annex (Appendix) attached to a report submitted to WHO prepared
in 1980 by two Russians, G.I. Sidorenko and Y.A. Rachmanin, on the general subject of desalination.

Letters sent out to various experts ·and informed parties, including inquiries sent to the World Health Organization (WHO), U.S. EPA, and U.S. Department of
the Navy.

A comprehensive search of the Medline medical literature database for articles related to low TDS water and homeostasis.

A search of  WATERNET database for articles with key words describing low TDS waters and salt "leaching," etc. (No articles were found.)

Review of published information regarding the levels of TDS in many public water supplies.

A review of the literature has shown that there is very little information published in western scientific literature that relates the consumption of low TDS water to physiological effects on the human body. A report "Guidelines on Health Aspects of Water Desalination" prepared by G.I. Sidorenko and Y.A. Rachmanin of Russia in 1980 and submitted to the World Health Organization contains an annex (Appendix), 6V2 pages long, reviewing work that has been reported in the Russian literature. The present literature search did not unearth any official translation of any of the articles cited in that annex. The annex concludes that consumption of water with less than 100 mg/L disturbs the body's water/salt balance, promoting the release of sodium, potassium, chloride, and calcium ions from the body of animals or humans, imposing a stress on the mechanism of homeostasis, promoting changes in the gastrointestinal muscles and mucosa, and reducing the thirst quenching capacity of the water.

This annex has been intensively reviewed by many scientifically oriented individuals, including Dr. Lee Rozelle and Dr. Ronald L. Wathen.

Dr. Rozelle summarized his review:

The data for their conclusions, summarized in Annex 8 of the WHO unofficial guidelines, are not very convincing from a scientific viewpoint. The volume of
water consumed per day was not indicated and the length of time of the experiment for the human "volunteers" was not indicated (one year for rats). The
physiological changes reported apparently were based on rat and dog studies. For dogs, the same physiological changes were observed for water containing 50 mg/L and 1,000 mg/L.

The conclusion of a minimum TDS of 100 mg/L is confusing and thus not very convincing.

In the human studies, diuresis was observed particularly on the second day of the study (the increase in urine output reported to be 18%). The volume of water in the body from the "distillate" was reported to be 50 to 100% higher than the "other groups." The Russians also reported increased elimination of sodium, potassium, chloride, calcium, and magnesium in the urine, and the specific gravity was reduced. In the blood serum, the sodium was increased and the potassium decreased. Then it was reported that the "tendency" for similar changes were observed after consumption of 100 mg/L TDS and 1, 000 mg/L TDS. The water intake (based on thirst) of various TDS waters was not clearly reported. In some cases it was difficult to determine if the data were from animals or humans.

In summary, the Russian studies, as reported in Annex 8 of the WHO document appeared not to be rigorously scientific.

Dr. Wathen reviewed it from a medical point of view and wrote the following:

The Annex VIII of the report is an alleged "review" of water and salt balance under the influence of a variety of water and salt intakes, in a variety of animals, including humans, exposed to a variety of conditions. The review is long on deductions, but very short on (re) presentation of solid data. Moreover, probably only a handful of references cited in this review (assuming they are cited correctly) may be from creditable scientific journals, that is, journals which  demand proper scientific methodology and peer review of all work, prior to publication. Many of the cited articles may be from journals of "personal  opinion": being versed only in English, it is impossible for me to establish the credibility of the cited work.

This review cited observations on the organoleptic features of water (i.e., consumer appreciation of taste, odor, and color qualities) to underscore precise,
physiologic thirst slaking with specific levels of TDS -- containing water in response to volume depletion. To begin with, the quoted electroencephalographic
studies probably indicate only that a maximum number of receptor sites (taste buds) have to be recruited through stimulation to provide a maximum brain (alpha) wave response and that the TDS level in water providing the maximum response was between 200-600 mg/L of salt.

One would expect such a response; one might also imagine that receptor response (sensitivity) is considerably tempered by prior salt and mineral exposure for the individual. Organoleptic features are very, very unlikely to define whether a given water source is healthful on non-healthful or that the amount imbibed is appropriate to need. Moreover, taste receptor electrical activity, being unlikely to reveal preference by the consumer, means the consumer must be asked whether he or she prefers a given type of water. More often than not, preference reflects prior experience (learned behavior).

The review refers to exposure to desert and exercise conditions for humans and how water lost in sweating should be replaced, not with purified water but with salt water. Who would disagree with this conclusion? With Gatorade, for example, selling to extremely large U.S. and world markets, one hardly needs to be reminded in this day and age that volume and salt losses encumbered with the sweating of heavy exercise are best replaced with a fluid whose constituents are more aligned with extracellular fluid in the human. Gatorade, though billed a being "low sodium" on its label, is in fact rather high in salt content (both sodium and potassium) and it provides a rapid, convenient, and safe way to promptly reconstitute vascular volume after heavy exercise. Dizziness, even syncope (passing out), from volume depletion are thereby avoided and strength of the individual is better sustained, due both to volume replacement and the glucose contained within Gatorade.

Gatorade is a water source to be taken only to replace severe fluid losses accompanying sweating; it generally averts the need for supplemental salt tablets.
GatoradeR, in an opinion which may not be shared by the Gatorade Company (Chicago, IL), is not a source which should be used to replace normal fluid and electrolyte losses any more so than pure water should be used to accommodate severe volume losses. In the presence of salt accompanying usual dietary food intake (4-8 gm/day of sodium in U.S.), Gatorade might conceivably lead to volume excess. A 64 oz. serving of Gatorade contains: 880 mg of sodium; 200 mg of potassium; and about 400 calories, as carbohydrate (112 grams). There is no magical solution; one should drink what's appropriate to the circumstance.

Replacement of the large fluid losses accompanying heavy exercise or thermal exposure, therefore, has nothing to do with using purified water for normal
drinking and cooking purposes, the latter being paired with normal food intake to meet salt and mineral needs. In normal day-to-day activity not associated with extremes in sweat loss, the salt and minerals accompanying normal food intake more than meet daily dietary needs of such elements, whether consuming potable water (e.g., TDS of up to 500 mg/L) or purified water (e.g., TDS 100 mg/L) or pure water (e.g., 0.111 mg/L TDS).

Salts and minerals are not "leached" from the human body; they are preferentially retained or excreted, either of these events occurring relative to whether or not one is surfeit in water or salt or both. In short, the human body is not a lead or copper pipe which "leaches" in the presence of purified water. The Annex VIII review is very misleading in this regard.

I also think it is incredible to suggest that, in the absence of abnormal water loading experiments, consumption of demineralized water will cause distortion of the mucosal cells lining the GI tract. Besides, in the normal human setting, such water is often combined with other elements (e.g., coffee, tea, fruit juices, soft drinks, etc.) which raises its TDS prior to consumption.

But, even if the TDS is not raised by some external means, through the additions of saliva, gastric secretions, and small intestine secretions beyond the stomach, there is an internal elevation in TDS of any dilute fluid one might drink. It would be my opinion that the adsorptive portion of the GI tract, that is, the small intestine, in the absence of extreme water loading, never sees a hypotonic solution sufficient to cause the mucosal cells to swell or to appear damaged. There is a tendency in this review to draw conclusions from observations in anhidrotic (non-sweating) laboratory animals (dogs, rats, and rabbits) and apply them to the very hidrotic (sweating) human. That is, the review often draws conclusions from fluid, electrolyte, and acid-base studies in "non-sweaters" and seems to transfer these conclusions to the "sweaters." It is imprudent physiologically, if not scientifically erroneous, to do so. I found the reported physiological data to be very confusing, often at right-angles to prior knowledge. One wonders if the responses to various levels of salt in water were confused when citing data from the actual papers used in the review.

I personally have never heard of osmorceptors being present in the gut which might serve to regulate fluid adsorption. And certainly, I have never heard of the liver being a repository of salt to be released to reconstitute salt levels in the vascular compartment. This statement, I think, is borderline preposterous. The literature cited here has been misconstrued or is comprised of essentially factitious observations. Salt in all body fluid compartments redistributes bidirectionally in attempts to off-set excesses or insufficiencies in extracellular fluid constituents, particularly in the vascular (blood volume) compartment.

The following responses have been received from different experts in many different fields: WHO's Dr. Galal-Gorchev states that WHO has "no information that such (low TDS) water would have and adverse effect on mineral balance".

U.S. EPA's Dr. Edward V. Ohanian, Chief of Human Risk Assessment Branch wrote, Drinking water supplies a number of minerals that are important to human health.

However, drinking water is normally a minor source of these minerals.

Typically, the diet is the major source of these beneficial minerals. I am not aware of any data adequate to support the conclusion that water with low levels of minerals is unsafe.

The U.S. Navy has used distilled water with less than three ppm TDS aboard ship for more than 40 years. Surface ships while on shore take on water from shore sources, but it is common for submarines to provide nothing but purified water for months at a time, all with no reported ill effects. This was confirmed with separate sources at the David Taylor Research Center in Annapolis, the Naval Sea Systems Command, the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, and the Navy Environmental Health Center. Finally, the Surgeon General directed the Navy to address the subject formally in 1972. The conclusion was that drinking distilled water is not harmful. The University of Illinois Health Sciences Library's ONLINE SERVICES department was contracted to search the MEDLINE database for the several key word groups back to 1980. That search produced 18 articles, but only two relevant ones, both supporting the proposition that the physiologic mechanisms of homeostasis are more than adequate to permit routine drinking of purified water.

Article 1 described experiments in which dogs were given large amounts of distilled water to lower the blood osmotic pressure while monitoring very closely the pH and C0 2 of arterial blood and the breathing rate. They found that the blood osmolality has a direct effect on breathing in addition to the known effects on kidney function. Thus, homeostasis appears to be controlled while intentionally consuming low TDS water.

Article 2 described experiments with rats which had had their pituitary glands removed ("hypophysectomized rats)", and which therefore should show some damage to the hormonal control system. They found that the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system worked well even without a pituitary, suggesting an additional control system leading to the maintenance of homeostasis.

None of the 18 articles, including these two, showed any direct information about the subject matter of interest, but only that the homeostasis mechanism in living beings has significant abilities to adapt to different situations and inputs.

DISCUSSION OF FIELD EXPERIENCES

There are no known scientific data which clearly demonstrate that the consumption of low TDS water by humans will or will not lead to harmful effects on the human body. However, a number of field experiences can be cited which support the premise that the consumption of such water by humans does not cause such harmful effects. There are no known documented experiences which show that consuming low TDS water will create any long-term health effects. The U.S. Navy has used distilled sea water for human consumption for approximately 40 years. TDS levels below 3 mg/L have been reported and consumption of this water for months at a time is common on submarines. No health problems have been reported by the Navy and they feel low TDS water is safe to drink.

The U.S. Army uses reverse osmosis units to provide drinking water for soldiers in the field.

They do not consider low TDS water to be a problem and have no minimum standard.

The U.S. EPA conducted a project in San Ysidro, New Mexico in which the TDS was dropped from 800 mg/L to a range of 40 to 70 milligrams per liter. No health effects were observed during the one year test.

Possibly the largest field study of human consumption of low TDS water is within the United States where municipal systems are delivering water in this category. Millions of people currently consume such water, and this practice has gone on for decades. Exact data are difficult to obtain due to seasonal changes, use of blended water from multiple sources, and changes of sources. However, the following levels have been reported:

Boston, MA
Portland, OR
Baltimore, MD
Lake Tahoe, CA
San Francisco, CA
Seattle, W A.
Denver, CO
New York City, NY
64 mg/L
23 mg/L
89 mg/L
50-64 mg/L
27-154 mg/L
34-47 mg/L
39-216 mg/L
41-283 mg/L

In addition to these areas, thousands of private wells, as well as numerous small municipal systems in the U.S., produce low TDS water. No known health effects or problems have been reported as a result of this widespread practice.

Thousands of TDS reduction devices have been sold residentially in the United States for decades. No reports of mineral depletion or health effects are known as a result of the consumption of this water.

In Plains, Texas, where the drinking water was brackish at 1500-2000 mg/L TDS, a change was made to desalinated water and the residents experienced temporary diarrhea. Because of the high initial TDS and because of blending, the treated water exceeded 100 mg/L TDS, which is above the definition of low TDS water established for this report.

In Montreal, a study compared the gastrointestinal disorders of two groups; one consumed tap water, while the other consumed reverse osmosis water. The group consuming the tap water had a higher incidence of GI infections. While neither of these experiences can be considered conclusive, no evidence of mineral leaching, the topic of this report, was reported in either case.

NASA has reported no ill effects from the consumption of approximately .05 mg/LTDS water on board space craft. It appears that the possibility that this could have been a problem was never seriously considered by NASA.

In a field test in Boulder, Colorado with about 50 families, an experimental, zero discharge water system provided drinking water containing about .05 ppm TDS. No ill health effects were caused as a result of drinking this water.

In conclusion, the field experiences cited suggest that there are no long-term ill health effects, specifically the mineral leaching from human tissue, due to the consumption of low TDS water.

CONCLUSION

It has been concluded that the consumption of low TDS water, naturally occurring or received from a treatment process, does not result in harmful effects to the human body. This is based upon the following points:

• No public health organization with authority over the drinking water quality anywhere in the world has enacted or even proposed a minimum requirement for total dissolved minerals in drinking water.

The human body's own control mechanism (homeostasis) regulates the mineral content of the body fluids and the discharge of different types of ions from the
body of normal health individuals drinking water with low or high mineral content.

Several types of scientific literature searches have found no harmful effects to the human body attributable to the consumption of low TDS water.

Review of the Soviet report has shown that the scientific methods used are questionable and the conclusions are either vague or unsupported by the data.

Many examples of real-world situations in which large populations have been and continue to be provided exclusively with low TDS water without any reported unusual or ill health effects, establishes the safety of consuming such waters by human beings.



Why Distilled Water ?

by

Dr. Siedlecki

The three primary substances needed for life are:

1. Water
2. Oxygen
3. Calcium

The importance of water is paramount, but as crucial is providing the proper type of water in proper proportions within the proper time frame. There are a number of waters available for purchase. Of these only one assures that the body’s metabolic environment is at its best hydration, and that is distilled water.

Water in the human body acts as a solvent, carrying nutrients to every living cell, and transporting waste material out of the cells for removal. Efficient absorption of nutrients and efficient elimination of wastes through the kidneys and liver is only possible when water, the transport medium, is clean.

Distilled water removes poisonous substances and inorganic mineral matter from the human body.

This process will be impeded if the water you drink is already contaminated.

Dr. Carey Reams, world-renowned expert on body pH, was trained in mathematics, biophysics and biochemistry and had six PhD’s to his credit. Dr. Reams is best known for developing the Biological Theory of Ionization, a system used to measure energy in the body. Reams’ analysis of measuring and balancing body chemistry has been used for over fifty years with astounding success. According to the research of Dr. Reams the best water to drink is distilled water! Distilled water provides the most energy in the body.

Distilled water reacts with the extremely acid stomach contents without activating any buffering systems or affecting the body pH. Distilled water does not travel through the body “wreaking acid havoc” as some would have you believe. In fact, according to Dr. Theodore A. Baroody, author of “Alkalize or Die”, only distilled water produces a completely negative ion reaction in the system. Negative ions are alkaline-forming. These negative charged ions draw the positively charged acid waste products, flushing them into the elimination channels of the body for excretion. So even though distilled water tests slightly acidic, because of its negative charge, a more alkaline internal systemic environment is created in the body when distilled water is consumed.

Water is needed first by the liver; it is best that it be a high energy water, such as distilled. The body is approximately 75% water. In fact, the body operates under a water vapor or steam pressure.

Without the proper water, enzyme structure and energy reactions will be interfered with. In a recent article about the vibrations of the DNA, author Stefi Weisburd cites research showing how DNA changes its configurations depending on the environment it is in… “changes in the environment of DNA such as temperature, acidity, salt level and water content can drive transformations between DNA structures…When the mode softens, the amplitude of vibrations grows so large that the original structure is destabilized and the molecule is driven into a new geometry.”

Keep this information in mind. It will help you understand how a change in the body chemistry, as reflected in the equation, is an energy loss that distorts frequency and micronage. Such changes interfere with proper form, function and maintenance of the DNA as well as the cells themselves. Water is crucial to DNA form and function. If DNA is destabilized the form and function of the body is also destabilized, effecting our ability to build healthy cells and maintain health.

The body is the sum of its parts, those parts are the basic elemental building blocks we call minerals – congealed light energy. Minerals are tiny electrical generators. As they interact, building and bonding, with other minerals they become part of the electro-magnetic plating of the human organism. This electro-magnetic plating of the body is the building process that sustains life and wellness. It is one of increasing electro-magnetism resulting in increasing Reserve Mineral Energy (vital force) or maintaining high Reserve Mineral Energy.

If mineral energy is lost out of basic molecular structure or is not supplied, the line of resistance will be altered at that point. Resistance = energy. If this happens, the electrical flow is altered. When the electric flow is altered, the magnetism will also be altered. Hence, as magnetism is changed, the mineral plating will be affected. This is where the build up of reserve mineral energy is interfered with, high-level wellness is reduced, and the person will be annoyed with greater and greater number of symptoms.

Energy is produced by resistance. Resistance is a term used to refer to the friction of reaction. In other words when two elements come together (i.e. Hydrogen & Oxygen) they are not moving at the same energy levels. They have different energy potentials. In order for them to interact and combine, each must go through a synchronization process which will allow each to give off enough energy so they can co-ordinate their electromagnetic fields to bond into a new molecular arrangement (i.e. H 2 O). The synchronization of Hydrogen and Oxygen gives off a tremendous amount of energy. Energy potentials can be divided into units called anions and cations. These Millhouse units have specific values 1-999. When discussing frequency we refer to the atomic weight of an element to determine its energy ratio. By taking a ratio and knowing whether it be anionic or cationic we are able to calculate the average energy value for an atom of any substance.

Incidentally, the average energy value of water, if one were to consider the water at a high energy it would become a “heavy water.” By the same token if one were to take the opposite extreme or low energy values for anions and cations the water molecule would have low energy. This is called “light water.” Heavy water is wet water and light water is dry water. A practical example of “Light” water is hard water. The mineral in hard water has taken the energy away from the water molecule in order for it to be carried in the water molecule. “Wet” water would be soft, low in mineral, high in energy, and heavy. Steam distillation of water makes “wet - soft” water because it adds energy. This is what makes it catalyze energy reactions in the human system so well. Distilled water is shown to be more important than ever in playing a vital part in controlling conductance and other electrical phenomena in the human body.

The highest energy water comes from the steam distillation process. No other type of water is able to carry mineral into the system as easily as steam distilled water. Distilled water in the human, enhances the movement of mineral into the liver. And because the liver has to put water, like all types of food energy, on the body’s frequency, it is much easier to convert high energy water than low energy water. There are only two sources of natural distilled water. One is rain water, but it is too polluted to use today. The other source is glacier water – this is the water consumed by the Hunza people of the Himalayas who are noted for their long life span.

There is an ever-increasing popularity and use of mineral waters. The dangers of water with a high mineral content are being totally ignored. Why should the mineral waters containing minerals, which are essential for human health, be damaging for the body chemistry? To understand the harmful effect of mineral water is to understand cytology, or the cells structure and function. The elements of the mineral kingdom cannot be assimilated directly by the animal cell. They must go through a process of linking with amino acids first. Found in the plant kingdom is the link for getting mineral into human life the most efficiently.

Plants take in mineral directly, once in the plant, the minerals become a part of the cell structure after going through a recombining process in the energy cycles of the plant (photosynthesis). These energy cycles convert the mineral into a chelated form. The mineral ends up linked with amino acid complexes in the plants structural tissue. When man eats the plant, the mineral complexes in the plant amino acids can then be easily converted by human enzyme activity into molecular structures on the human frequency.

Drinking water, containing a large amount of inorganic mineral (i.e. spring water, purified water) whether hard or soft, can be compared to doing your dishes in dirty water. If the water comes in already loaded up, it will not be able to take the debris and waste out of the system without first leaving behind what it brought in.

Most people don’t realize that the minerals found in mineralized water are inorganic and in salt (electrolytic) form, not in the organic carbon-based form that your body needs. These inorganic minerals are deposited in the body and add to the overloading of electrolytes that the body has to remove and also increases mineral and heavy metal deposits that develop weakened tissue and/or areas of poor circulation and chronic inflammation.

On the other end of the spectrum we find deionized water - water that is stripped of its minerals and electrical potential. Do not purchase deionized water for drinking – it is sold labeled “purified water.” Deionized water is not for consumption within the human body. It is deionized water, it is ok for your steam iron, however, deionized water will pull usable minerals out of your body over a period of time. It is called a “hungry water.” [2]

According to French Hydrologist, Vincent Roujon, “the lesser the microwatt potential in the drinking water the better.”

What creates the microwatts in water is inorganic minerals. Only distilled water fits the criteria of low mineral, low microwatt, plus it is low surface tension, high energy and wetter water. The use of distilled water is preferred, not because of the lack of mineral so much as, because of the higher energy. Distilled water moves through the system and especially the liver better than low energy water. Your body is 60-80 % water; water is the chief catalyst and medium for all the energy reactions that take place. Using higher energy, wet, distilled water assures that the body’s metabolic environment is at its best hydration.

[1] Science News, Vol. 125, page 362

[2] "Principles and Techniques of Ionization as Applied to Human Nutrition”, Dr. Alexander F. Beddoe

[3] Roujon, Lucien, Vincent Bio-Electronics-Theory and Application, Ottingen, Germany

What leading authorities have to say.

"If you decide on bottled water, make sure it's distilled. 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 H 2 O." - Maximum Health. Dr. Robert D. Willix, Jr., M.D.

"Let me classify the nine kinds of water. They are hard water, raw water, boiled water, soft water, rain water, snow water, filtered water, de-ionized water, and distilled water. All are kinds of water - but remember this: only one of these nine kinds of water is good for you. Distilled water is water which has been turned into vapor, so that all its impurities are left behind. Then, by condensing, it is turned back to pure water. It is the only water which is pure - the only water free from all impurities". The Choice Is Clear - Dr. Allen E. Banik

"Distillation provides us with the purest water obtainable... by all means make the smart choice in the type of water you drink. There should only be one choice - PURE! And pure means distilled." Fit For Life II: Living Health - Harvey & Marilyn Diamond

"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." How To Save Your Teeth: Toxic- Free Preventive Dentistry - Dr. David Kennedy, D.D.S.

"Distillation is the best method and provides the only pure water. It is the only reliable water purification method. " Fluoride: The Aging Factor - Dr. John Yiamoyuiannis, Ph.D.

"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." The Mayo Clinic - Dr. Charles Mayo

"Let me state emphatically that, in my opinion, the misery of arthritis is caused by hard water saturated with inorganic minerals and an unbalanced diet, forming acid crystals in the moveable joints, plus inactivity of the body in general. Only distilled water removes these inorganic minerals. The greatest damage done by inorganic minerals - 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 water into your bodies." The Shocking Truth About Water - Dr. Paul Bragg, N.D., Ph.D.

Dr. Allen E. Banik, M.D., who spent much of his life researching the effects of water on the human body reported the following in his publication The Choice Is Clear: "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 body's need for minerals is largely met through foods, not drinking water." - The American Medical Association "Distillation involves the process of vaporizing water by boiling it. The steam rises, leaving behind most bacteria, viruses, chemicals, minerals, and pollutants from the water. The steam is then moved into a condensing chamber where it is cooled and condensed to become distilled water . . . We believe that only steam-distilled water should be consumed." Prescription for Nutritional Healing - James F. Balch, M.D. & Phyllis A. Balch, C.N.C.

"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." A Diabetic Doctor Looks at Diabetes - Peter A. Lodewick, M.D.