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Drinking Distilled Water and Reverse Osmosis Water May not be Healthy.

October 16, 2013

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Is Reverse Osmosis and distilled Water healthy to drink

You may think by drinking reverse osmosis water and distilled water you are benefiting your body, after reading this blog you will see the dangers in drinking these waters how they  can cause medical issues over time.

by Zoltan P. Rona MD MSc

During nearly 19 years of clinical practice I have had the opportunity to observe the health effects of drinking different types of water.

Most of you would agree that drinking unfiltered tap water could be hazardous to your health because of things like parasites, chlorine, fluoride and dioxins.

Many health fanatics, however, are often surprised to hear me say that drinking distilled water on a regular, daily basis is potentially dangerous.

Paavo Airola wrote about the dangers of distilled water in the 1970’s when it first became a fad with the health food crowd.

Distillation is the process in which water is boiled, evaporated and the vapor condensed. Distilled water is free of dissolved minerals and, because of this, has the special property of being able to actively absorb toxic substances from the body and eliminate them.

Studies validate the benefits of drinking distilled water when one is seeking to cleanse or detoxify the system for short periods of time (a few weeks at a time).

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. Cooking foods in distilled water pulls the minerals out of them and lowers their nutrient

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 US 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.”

The most toxic commercial beverages that people consume (i.e. cola beverages and other soft drinks) are made from distilled water. Studies have consistently shown that heavy consumers of soft drinks (with or without sugar) spill huge amounts of calcium, magnesium and other trace minerals into the urine.

The more mineral loss, 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.

A growing number of health care practitioners and scientists from around the world have been advocating the theory that aging and disease is the direct result of the accumulation of acid waste products in the body.

There is a great deal of scientific documentation that supports such a theory. A poor diet may be partially to blame for the waste accumulation. Meats, sugar, white flour products, fried foods, soft drinks, processed foods, alcohol, dairy products and other junk foods cause the body to become more acidic. Stress, whether mental or physical can lead to acid deposits in the body.

There is a correlation between the consumption of soft water (distilled water is extremely soft) and the incidence of cardiovascular disease. 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.

The longer one drinks distilled water or reverse osmosis water, the more likely the development of mineral deficiencies and an acid state. I have done well over 3000 mineral evaluations using a combination of blood, urine and hair tests in my practice. Almost without exception, people who consume distilled water or RO water exclusively, eventually develop
multiple mineral deficiencies.

Those who supplement their distilled water intake with trace minerals are not as deficient but still not as adequately nourished in minerals as their non-distilled water drinking counterparts even after several years of mineral supplementation.

The ideal water for the human body should be alkalized reduced water (electrolyzed reduced water) and this requires the presence of minerals like calcium and magnesium, and all trace minerals this means your water has to have all the minerals and trace minerals, bottle water or reverse osmosis water where they add minerals to the water are dangerous to anyone who has heart issues, high blood pressure or kidney stone issues.

Man can not mimic nature by putting minerals in the water, it will never happen.

Distilled water and reverse osmosis water tends to be acidic and can only be recommended as a way of drawing poisons out of the body. Once this is accomplished, the continued drinking of distilled water and RO water is a bad idea.
… Disease and early death is more likely to be seen with the long term drinking of distilled water and RO water. Avoid it except in special circumstances.

RO water and distilled water is bad for your health scientific case studies

Demineralised water and acidosis?

HEALTH RISKS FROM DRINKING DEMINERALISED WATER Frantisek Kozisek National Institute of Public Health

[Pay attention to the human health risk of drinking low mineral water]


Demineralization of drinking water (unhealthy)

Water, Hydration and Health

Water needs a natural balance of minerals, in short all minerals and trace minerals, water that is chemically induced by man will not have that balance.

The best possible water you can drink that is chemical free with lots antioxidants is alkalized water.

Go to this link read the story of people who have felt the benefits from drinking alkalized water

Bill & Emily Mabry 6A

Wellness Coach/CMHS





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