Water is life


Water is Life

What is there to say about water? We all are pretty much familiar with it, what it does and why it is necessary. But just in case you need a reminder, 70% of the earth is covered with water and the human body is composed of 60% water. Our bodies go through about ½ gallon of water a day through natural processes. If you don’t replace this water you face the consequences of a breakdown of many of your bodily functions fairly quickly. Basically, water is life and without it there is no life.

What kind of water?                  ú

That may seem like a strange question, but just walk through the department that displayed water in your local grocery store and you will see many varieties. Actually, maybe to be more specific there is water for sale with many different additives or descriptions of how it was obtained. There is All Natural water, Purified water, Alkaline water, Mineral water, Water with Electrolytes added, Flavored water, Distilled water, etc.

You get the picture that we have made even deciding on what type of water to drink a complicated procedure.

You may have seen the reports that tell us that much of the “fancy” water is really just tap water that receives a special name and is sold only to make more money for the supplier. I can’t tell you what ones do that, I don’t know. There are plenty of reports on the Internet that will tell you about a particular water brand. What I can tell you is what I use and have been using for a long time and that is distilled water. Recently I found “Distilled water with added Electrolytes” in our local grocery and thought this sounds like something I could safely try. I bought two cases and started drinking it while I was away from the house. After a few days I began to have stomach problems and found my skin drying out. I stopped drinking the water and things went back to normal.

Distilled Water          

How a Water Distiller works

We use distilled water in our home. In fact many years ago we purchased a water distiller and process our own in our home. I have heard, and maybe you have also, that distilled water is bad for you, that it takes the precious minerals out of the water. Understand that distilled water is not bad for you. In fact, I am convinced that this idea is being spread by the folks that install water softening systems or sell the bottled water. Basically a water distiller is an enclosed system where water is boiled and turned to vapor, the pure water vapor is captured in a holding tank for you to use.

Master Herbalist Mishelle Knuteson has this to say: “Distilled water is pure H2O. Distilled water is hungry water, which means that it will flush out inorganic minerals that the body has taken in and is unable to assimilate. This is a good thing. We do not want anything in the body that the body cannot use. If inorganic minerals are left hanging around in the body, they will cause constipation of the area which leads to disease.

Distilled water can be revitalized in a way that is completely natural, that will not change the chemical makeup of the H2O and does not add any inorganic compounds to the water.”

Again, why would this be a bad thing? Think about how pure rain water comes about. Water is vaporized by the sun and condenses in the atmosphere and drops in the form of rain.  There is nothing unusual about this, it is literally the  most natural think in the world.

Water Distillers    

Durastill water distiller

Water distillers are expensive, but then you have to consider the investment you are making. Our water distiller is over 30 years old and has never needed repairs. It has a 12 gallon holding tank and we have literally used thousands of gallons of water from it.

Water distillers will remove inorganic minerals and most of the chemicals that find their way into our water system. We live in a community which supplies water to our house. We fill our distiller tank from the tap and drink the processed distilled water from the holding tank, we also use it in making our tea and coffee, etc.

You will need to clean the distilling tank on a regular basis. Recently I cleaned my tank and took the water drained from tank outside and poured it on some cracks in my sidewalk which had grass growing in them. In just a few days all of the grass had died… I wonder just what had distilled out of the water that the rest of the community is drinking? That is what it is all about, taking the bad stuff out and leaving true pure water.

water distiller


Stabilized Rice Bran


Rice Plant

Stabilized Rice Bran

Now this product is widely available through the Internet or Health Food Stores, it wasn’t when I began. It is nutrient rich and contains over 100 anti-oxidants. You need to build your immune system and this is an excellent way to do this.

History of the product

The benefits of this product were initially discovered in India. Rice Bran, (the outer hull), is milled off of the rice to present an attractive product. Researchers discovered that mothers in India would go to the mill and gather the discarded Rice Bran and make a broth from it and give it to their sick children. The children, more often than not would recover. When they began to research the reason, they found that Rice Bran was filled with good things. As is often done, we discard the most beneficial part of the plant because we don’t like the look, the texture or the taste.

Rice Bran

The problem with rice bran is that it has a very short shelf life and if it is not used quickly all benefits are lost. The problem of how to stabilize it was tackled by the researchers and they eventually found a way to make the product stable and storable, thus the name, “Stabilized Rice Bran”. If you want to boost your immune system this is one product you will want to consider.

Boost Immunity

What does this miracle plant discard do? It does a lot! Such as:

“Abnormal cells, bacteria, and viruses proliferate in our bodies all the time, but normally the immune system annihilates them before they have a chance to develop into illness, disease or cancer.

The immune system is a complex network coordinating the activities that protect us from harmful microbial invaders (bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites) and stop abnormal cell proliferation. This system protects us from all types of illness and disease. But it can be weakened by nutritional deficiencies, prolonged illness and inflammation, and by the carcinogens, dangerous metals, poisons, toxins and stress we are exposed to every day.

When a person has a weakened immune system, even a simple cold or flu can escalate and become a life-threatening illness. Having a strong immune system is the best defense against illness and disease. Nutritionally strengthening and supporting the immune system is essential, especially after the age of 50 because the body’s natural defenses decline with age.

Sterols and Sterolins (found in plants) are great immune supporters. They help the immune system stop cancer, kill bacteria, destroy viruses and slow down the aging process. They have also been shown to keep patients infected with the HIV virus from developing AIDS. Stabilized rice bran has high concentrations of Sterolins and Phytosterols that have demonstrated potent antiviral and antibacterial effects.” (shared by a friend, I don’t know the original author).

Lower Cancer Risk

When I was diagnosed with cancer this was one of the main parts of my recovery plan.  Cancer is now the leading cause of death globally. It is estimated that cancer will kill 84 million people in the next ten years. While cancer is linked to many things in our world we have found that there are many natural products that will cure or slow down this disease also.

One of the most important things you can do is to stop filling your body with the cancer causing foods, junk foods, artificial sweeteners and sugars. If you won’t feed it, it will go away.