No, in fact, just the opposite has been found to occur in
cellular research studies. It is a mistaken belief that drinking pure distilled
water reduces valuable minerals from living human tissues.
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ORGANIC MINERALS VS. INORGANIC MINERALS
There are two types of minerals, organic and inorganic. Human physiology
has a biological affinity for organic minerals. Most minerals for
body functions are absorbed from dietary plant foods. A growing plant converts
the inorganic minerals from the soils to a useful organic mineral. When
an organic mineral (from a plant food) enters the stomach it attaches
itself to a specific protein-molecule(a process called chelation) in order to be absorbed,
and then it gains access to the tissue sites where it is needed. Once a plant
mineral is absorbed within the body, it is utilized as a coenzyme for composing
body fluids, forming blood and bone cells, and the maintaining of healthy
nerve transmission.(Balch & Balch 1990)
Without a healthy organic mineral balance inside and outside the cells
of muscle, blood, and bone substructures, the body will began to spasm,
twitch and cramp, eventually deteriorating to a full "rigor complex",
and/or complete failure. Minerals can be likened to the key to your car: it is
a small component, but nevertheless an essential one. And a small amount of inorganic minerals are needed(like sodium), but food is still the best source.
INORGANIC MINERALS FROM TAPWATER ARE "BAD NEWS".
Tap water presents a variety of inorganic minerals which our body has
difficulty absorbing. Their presence is suspect in a wide array of degenerative
diseases, such as hardening of the arteries, arthritis, kidney stones, gall
stones, glaucoma, cataracts, hearing loss, emphysema, diabetes, and obesity. The
minerals available, especially in "hard" tapwater, are
poorly absorbed, or rejected by cellular tissue sites, and, if not evacuated,
their presence may cause arterial obstruction, and internal damage.(Dennison
1993, Muehling 1994, Banik 1989)
ORGANIC MINERALS ARE PREFERRED
It is no wonder that the body prefers the richest source of minerals,
from organic foods, instead of the
hard-to-absorb minerals in tap water. Even if human tissue suddenly
developed the ability to absorb inorganic minerals from tap water, it would
take an enormous amount of tapwater to supply the bare minimal mineral quantities
for proper life functions. If(for example) the ample inorganic mineral content
of the tap water in Reno, Nevada were modified so that it would convert
the daily Calcium requirement(RDA) from its inorganic calcium solutes, one
would have to drink 7.4 gallons of their tap water.
DISTILLED WATER ACTUALLY ENHANCES MINERAL ABSORPTION RATES
Yes, and this is correllated to the ability of hard water to
conduct electricity. Distilled Water will not conduct electricity(even when 2 parts per million inorganic
minerals or less are present). Water with 5 parts inorganic content per million
parts water(or more) will conduct electricity, completing a simple circuit
and lighting a tester bulb. The higher the inorganic content is in a per
million count, the less effectively water transmits organic minerals to
tissue sites. Bottled water, tapwater, reverse-osmosis filtered water, and
carbon-block filtered water(when tested) will conduct electricity, substantiating
that these are not the best carriers for mineral-transport and mineral-absorption(Muehling
1994). Tapwater in the USA has been shown to contain 19 "inorganic
metals of concern"(1994 Safe Water Drinking Act), for which maximum
contaminant levels have been set.(Tone 1994) Most American tapwater tested
falls between the ranges of 350 parts per million to over 1000 parts per
million total contaminants.(Colgan 1993)
REPEAT THE QUESTION PLEASE...
Does drinking distilled water leach minerals from the body? No, quite
the opposite. If inorganic minerals (and other substances like chlorine, heavy metals,
bacteria, etc.) are removed from tapwater,
by converting it into pure distilled water, the result is improved
absorption of all nutrients, including minerals, and improved elimination of wastes at
the cellular level.
Muehling EC, "Pure Water Now: Its Time For Action," 2cd Ed.,
Pure Water Inc., Lincoln, Neb., 1994:1-42.
Dennison C, "Why I Drink Distilled Water", Reprint Form 6300,
Pure Water Inc., Lincoln, Neb.,1993.
Tone J, "Your Drinking Water-How Good Is It?", National Testing
Laboratories Inc., Cleveland, Ohio,1994:21.
Banik AE, "The Choice Is Clear," ACRES USA, Metaire, Louisiana,
Balch JF, Balch PA, PRESCRIPTION FOR NUTRITIONAL HEALING, Avery Publishing
Co., Garden City, NY, 1990:17.
Colgan M, OPTIMUM SPORTS NUTRITION, Advanced Research Press, New York,