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Each of these men advocated a predominantly uncooked vegetarian diet, and each also advocated distilled water as water only kind to drink. It’s amazing to me how blindly most health seekers follow the above advice three gurus as well as the advice of modern health writers who use Bragg, Walker, and Shelton as their main sources of truth.
Indeed, if you spend more than about ten minutes reading many modern natural health writers, you’ll quickly learn that all serious health seekers should shun any kind of water except distilled water.
Now let me ask you something. Why? Notice that Norman Walker, and Herbert Shelton said so, because aul Bragg. As a result, well, I bought into this ‘commonly accepted’ truth back in 1993 when I started my health journey, and I continued to buy into it for over five years before I started to question its validity.
I’m pretty sure I started telling people with hair problems that they might try going back to filtered water or bottled water to see if doing wouldn’t help resolve the symptoms, since I’d been advised by a serious natural health student whose opinions I value very much that distilled water might well contribute to such problems. Interestingly enough, many reported that their hair loss problems improved when they stopped drinking distilled water.
Digging deeper, I started reading more carefully natural advice health experts who weren’t necessarily coming raw out food and Natural Hygiene schools of health, and I couldn’t find a single one of them who recommended distilled water as the water of choice.
All of these experts advocated drinking a lot of water at least eight full glasses of water every day and all of them said a good filtered or bottled water was just fine. I know Lorraine Day, MD, doesn’t advocate distilled water and neither does the Iranian medical doctor Batmanghelidj, who wrote what I consider the bible on water, Your Body’s Many Cries for Water.
Dr. Gabriel Cousens, a living foods advocate who writes on page 509 of his book Conscious Eating, distilled water is dead, unstructured water so foreign to the body that one actually gets a temporary high almost white blood cell count in response to drinking it. Additionally, my understanding of medical doctor Zoltan Rona’s article is that ‘long term’ distilled water consumption may well contribute to high blood pressure and other cardiovascular problems. Besides. Rona writes, The longer one drinks distilled water, the more likely mineral development deficiencies and an acid state. You see, almost without exception, people who consume distilled water exclusively, eventually develop multiple mineral deficiencies.
Given what these health oriented MDs have concluded about distilled water, doesn’t it make sense to further research the topic rather than relying on opinions formed more than 50 years ago, am I correct?
We shall take a look at the brutally deceptive organic and inorganic mineral argument that many natural health writers use to justify distilled water drinking, if you prefer to ignore what these ‘healthoriented’ medical doctors have discovered in their active practices.
Their organic oversimplification and inorganic mineral theory and, indeed, their general lack of understanding about college level chemistry and physical laws, calls into deep question the validity of loads of their conclusions about health and diet. The health writers who like distilled water better than a ripe nectarine usually write a lot about the Hunzans, the folks in Pakistan’s Hunza Valley who allegedly live healthfully well into their 90’s and beyond. Interestingly enough, these same writers don’t mention the point that the Hunzans drink a glacial water so full of minerals it’s almost milky in appearance.
Another point involves alkalinity and acidity.
Natural health writers generally agree that the body maintains best health when it maintains a ph leaning to the alkaline side rather than the acidic side, and yet distilled water quickly turns highly acidic, about 8 in an open air container.
You will note, surely, that the most vociferous advocates of distilled water are also those who sell high profit margin distillers. They are also the ones who continue to quote Paul Bragg and Norman Walker as their sources extensive research. Please don’t consider this article definitive, I actually don’t have all the answers as to the best water for human health, in closing, I actually do know tap water is not good because of all the chemicals and pollutants and Lord knows what else in it.
You will note, certainly, that the most vociferous advocates of distilled water are also those who sell high profit margin distillers. They are also the ones who continue to quote Paul Bragg and Norman Walker as their sources extensive research. Please don’t consider this article definitive, I actually don’t have all the answers as to the best water for human health, in closing, I do know tap water ain’t good because of all the chemicals and pollutants and Lord knows what else in it.