Media-grabbing health gurus are saying distilled water is toxic because it absorbs carbon dioxide and turns acidic.

RIDICULOUS! A glass of distilled water is much less acidic than a glass of lemonade.

If drinking distilled water still bugs you, boil out the acidic carbon dioxide and drink the water before it completely cools down.

Media-grabbing health gurus are saying distilled water is toxic because it causes mineral deficiencies.

RIDICULOUS! You can get plenty of minerals out of unprocessed food.

“Is it a good idea to drink distilled water?” someone asked Adano Ley (Swami Nitty-Gritty).

“Would you put any other kind of water in your car battery?” was his answer.

In the oft-quoted words of Jack LaLanne, an authentic health superhero …

“If man made it, don’t eat it. If it tastes good, spit it out.”

Media-grabbing health gurus are saying distilled water is toxic because it doesn’t remove …

(1) chlorine,

(2) fluorine,

(3) radon,

(4) gasoline components,

(5) volatile organic compounds (VOCs),

(6) disinfection byproducts (DBPs).

(7) etc.

YES! These toxins are not removed by distillation alone.

No water is absolutely safe unless it’s purified to the standards necessary for the manufacture of microprocessors — then it’s so pure, it’s toxic.

The safest water is created by a minimum of six steps …

(1) The water is filtered by reverse osmosis through an “absolute one micron filter” or less, forcing the water through a semi-permeable membrane under pressure.

(2) The water is filtered through adsorptive media — usually an activated carbon filter.

(3) The water is aerated over air jets to remove radon and gasoline components.

(4) The water is exposed to ultraviolet light and oxidation.

(5) The water s double-distilled.

(6) The water is boiled — the only sure way to destroy Cryptosporidium.

Think about this …

What is the quality of the water used to hydrate the “certified organic food” you’re buying at your local farmer’s market?

Activated carbon is manufactured from a variety of substances, including (in alphabetical order) …

(1) coal,

(2) coir (coconut),

(3) lignite,

(4) peat,

(5) petroleum pitch,

(6) wood,

(7) etc.

Norit, a division of Cabot Corporation, is the world’s largest manufacturer of activated carbon.

Whatever filtration device you use, make sure it’s certified by one or more of these organizations (in alphabetical order) …

(1) American Water Works Association (AWWA)
6666 W. Quincy Avenue
Denver, Colorado 80235-3098

(2) NSF International (National Sanitation Foundation)
P.O. Box 130140
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48113-0140
877-867-3435 (877-8-NSF-HELP)

(3) Underwriters Laboratories, Inc. (UL)
333 Pfingsten Road
Northbrook, Indiana 60062-2096

(4) Water Quality Association
4151 Naperville Road
Lisle, Illinois 60632-3696

Water is sometimes advertised as “Kosher certified,” which is no big deal, since FDA-approved food-grade chemicals are also Kosher certified.

What kind of water do I drink?

Reverse osmosis water …

(1) 16 ounces in my morning coffee,

(2) 8 ounces in my soaked raisin water, and

(3) 8 ounces of pineapple juice at night.

Raw fruits and raw vegetables are my main source of hydration.

I soak all my dried fruit and drink the water.

I soak my almonds and drink the water.

Of course, common sense dictates me drinking more liquids — almost never a plain glass of water — when visiting the desert.





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'Is Distilled Water Toxic For You & Your Car Battery?' have 4 comments

  1. February 15, 2013 @ 8:59 pm Brendan

    Some pretty amazing things started happening to me when I started to playing around with (including distillation) and taking care of the water that I ingest. After all, we’re only mostly water. Liked this piece lots, Atom.


    • February 16, 2013 @ 6:01 am atomb

      Thanks, Brendan! :)


  2. February 19, 2013 @ 11:48 am Brendan

    Deionized water – Is this considered “purer” than distillate? I hear this is more practical – are there good at home solutions for producing deionized water?


    • February 19, 2013 @ 3:44 pm atomb

      Deionized water systems are readily available on the Internet.

      These systems – as well as commercial systems – don’t filter out viruses, bacteria, or uncharged organic molecules.

      Uncharged organic molecules include …

      alcohols, amides, benzene, carbohydrates, glucose, lipids, propylene glycol, etc.

      Propylene glycol is used in automobile antifreezes, airplane de-icers, oil dispersants, etc.

      Incidentally, the de-icers used at airports are a greater threat to the freshwater fish of the world than raw sewage.

      De-icing a single jet can cause more damage to the environment than 1,000,000 tons of raw sewage.


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