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.
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 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.