Distilled Water Causes Early Death
by Alvyn Khoo
to higher boiling points than water.

It is perfectly right to say drinking unfiltered water is unsafe, however, it is equally
right to say drinking distilled water on a regular, daily basis is potentially dangerous.
This might provoke the anger to most health fanatics, where they spend higher price
to acquire the bottled distilled water as per liter basis. Am I mad or insane to give
that kind of comment? It has been long time since people are having the perception
that distilled water is a clean and purified water and that's why it is charged more
expensively than other drinking water.

Well, hear me out here. I did mentioned "people are having the perception that
distilled water is a clean and purified...", it is truly cleaned and purified once you
understand distillation process where water is boiled, evaporated, the vapor
condensed then being collected as distilled water, which is free of dissolved minerals
due to minerals have much higher boiling points. Traces of minerals which has the
special property of being able to actively absorb toxic substances from the body and
eliminate them had been removed effectively from our drinking water.

Studies shown that drinking distilled water cleanse or detoxify our body system for
short periods of time (a few weeks continuously), and that's why some dietitian will
include drinking distilled water as part of the programs. However, fasting using
distilled water can be dangerous because of the rapid loss of electrolytes (sodium,
potassium, chloride) and trace minerals like magnesium, deficiencies of which can
cause heart beat irregularities and high blood pressure. Dipping, washing foods or
even cooking foods in distilled water pulls the minerals out of them (osmosis
process), thus the food will be less nutritious.

Distilled water is an active absorber and when it comes into contact with air, it
absorbs carbon dioxide, making it acidic. The more distilled water a person drinks, the
higher the body acidity becomes. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection
Agency, "Distilled water, being essentially mineral-free, is very aggressive, in that it
tends to dissolve substances with which it is in contact. Notably, carbon dioxide from
the air is rapidly absorbed, making the water acidic and even more aggressive. Many
metals are dissolved by distilled water."

Little that we know, soft drinks and other carbonated drink that we are addicted to
and consume frequently, are the most toxic commercial beverages which are made
from distilled water. Studies have found that peoples that drink lots of soft drinks
(sweeten or not) drain off huge amounts of calcium, magnesium and other trace
minerals from the system, into the urine. As the amount of mineral loss considerably
increases, the greater the risk for osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, hypothyroidism,
coronary artery disease, high blood pressure and a long list of degenerative diseases
generally associated with premature aging.

Another could be the major concern of most women, that aging and disease is the
direct result of the accumulation of acid waste products in the body. Increasing
number of health care practitioners and scientists from around the world have been
advocating this theory, skin care and cosmetic company have been moving away
from acidic ingredients and using water with natural minerals as the base of their
products.

Besides aging, correlation between the consumption of soft water (distilled water is
extremely soft) and the incidence of cardiovascular disease is also being frequently
debated. Cells, tissues and organs do not like to be dipped in acid and will do anything
to buffer this acidity including the removal of minerals from the skeleton and the
manufacture of bicarbonate in the blood.

To avoid the likeliness of developing multiple mineral deficiencies and causing system
in an acid state, it is advisable to stop drinking distilled water. Some might be persist
ant in consuming distilled water, but supplement by taking minerals pill, which are not
as deficient but still not as adequately nourished in minerals as drinking well balance
water from a multistage filtration system which leave the good trace of minerals as it
should be, as the nature intended. The ideal water for the human body should be
slightly alkaline and this requires the presence of minerals like calcium and magnesium
and that's why getting a best home water filtration system is so important. The
system that can filter or remove all the containing but keeping the good trace of
minerals.

I am not trying to scare you off neither threatening you about buying a water
purification products, but the true fact is disease and early death is more likely to be
seen with the long term drinking of distilled water. Avoid it except in special
circumstances. Longevity is associated with the regular consumption of hard water
(high in minerals) and choosing the right whole house water treatment system is so
vital especially for your love one.


About The Author

Alvyn Khoo

Alvyn Khoo is a health researcher on water purification issues. Visit his site now at
to get the facts on how to choose the
best water purification system.
I am sure everyone of us are aware
of the health effects of drinking
different types of water. Especially in
the developed countries household,
we don't drink unfiltered tap water
which had not passed through the
water purification systems for home
because of its hazards to our health
due to the containing like parasites,
chlorine, fluoride and dioxins. So, the
most used method (but not the best
way) to get rid of all that is to drink
distilled water where only water
molecules (H2O) are being collected
in the distillation process. Other
ingredients are being separated due
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