Do we receive our minerals from drinking water?
Minerals are essential for the basic functions of the human body to take place.
They help control bone growth, regulate fluids, normalize nerve and muscle functions, keep up metabolism, grow connective tissues, and so much more.
However, a big misconception is that we obtain minerals from our drinking water. This is actually not true because, in reality, the main source of minerals is always from our foods and diet not from our drinking water. In order to receive enough minerals for our body, we would need to drink a bathtub amount of water everyday! Not very feasible......we are sure that your doctor would not prescribe you a "bathtub of water" if you are deficient of minerals, right?
Let us not forget the fact that many natural minerals found in water are actually toxic and radioactive in nature and are known to cause cancer. In this era of pollution where water contains much more disease-causing contaminants than beneficial minerals, it makes sense that the water we drink should be as pure and clean as possible.
So remember to eat healthy and enjoy a variety of vegetables and grains everyday which will provide you with the beneficial organic minerals to stay healthy in the natural way!
Dr N. W. Walker
It is only inorganic minerals rejected by the cells and tissues of the body which, if not evacuated, can cause arterial obstructions, and even more damage. These are minerals which must be removed and which distilled water is able to collect.
Dr. Paul Bragg, N.D. Ph.T., from his book: "The Shocking Truth About Water"
"Distilled water is the greatest solvent on earth. (It is) the only water that can be taken into the body without damage to the tissues.
"What we as scientists and the public have never realized is that minerals collected in the body from water are all inorganic minerals, which cannot be assimilated(digested) by the body. The only minerals that the body can utilize are the organic minerals(from fruits and vegetables). All other types of minerals are foreign substances to the body and must be disposed of or eliminated.
"Today, many progressive doctors prescribe distilled water to their patients. All kidney machines operate on distilled water."
Dr. Robert D. Willix, Jr. M.D.; Cardiac Surgeon; Editor-Health & Longevity Newsletter
"If you wish to drink water, you should drink distilled water if it is available. Mountain spring water is not ideal for the human body because it contains inorganic minerals that the human body can neither use nor precipitate out. These inorganic minerals tend to hook up with cholesterol in the body and form a thick plaque in the arteries. Distilled water does not have this effect.
"When you eat a piece of fruit or a vegetable, you are consuming distilled water. The minerals are taken from the soil, the plant distills them, and then you consume them."
"You may have heard that distilled water "leaches" minerals from the body. That is partially true. The minerals that are leached(removed) by distilled water are the inorganic minerals that the body cannot use. The effect, therefore, is healthful.
Distilled water will not leach (organic) minerals that have become part of the structure of the body cell system. Once a mineral has become part of the cell structure, it cannot be leached."
Major General, Commander - Medical Corps.May 23, 1983
"There is nothing about distilled water that would make it harmful for the body. It may be helpful to remember that distilled water is the only water available for crews of Naval vessels at sea."