Last Modified on Jun 30, 2014
Water is probably the most important and frequently overlooked contribution to our overall diets, and finding the safest and healthiest source of drinking water has only gotten more complicated through the years. Bottled water, tap water, spring water, osmotic water, filtered water, and distilled water all have their proponents.
Distilled water in particular is often preferred for its greater clarity. The distillation process (boiling water and collecting the condensed evaporative steam) kills off pathogens and removes virtually all contaminants from the source water. However, this removes the virtuous components of a natural water source at the same time, including essential minerals.
NB: Fluoride is not removed in the distillation process, and in some cases aluminum ions can be introduced to the water through distillation.
Overall, distilled water can be a good way to otherwise avoid tainted water sources, but most drinking water sources are generally safe. Some specific cases definitely require distilled water or similar, but for most people it is probably unnecessary. As to the lack of mineral content, most of our dietary mineral intake is food-based, and so our water sources should make minimal differences one way or the other.
I read the posts about drinking water.
I need to avoid fluoride and all the other contaminates in our public drinking water. I am very sick and unable to take care of my basic needs so I need the easiest and most affordable solution. I trust this site, Ted and Bill and I also trust Dr. Weil. So it is confusing to me when their advice contradicts one another. Dr. Weil drinks "distilled water" and distilled is the easiest for me. I even added T*** Mineral Drops to it.
Distilled water is the easiest for me.
I don't like drinking water from plastic jugs no matter what kind of water it is. I used to get home delivery of distilled water but I can't find home delivery of glass bottles. Spring water is impossible to trust even ones saying they come from a spring - because when I do further research it says it comes from a Municipal Water Company.
I used to work in retail and I've seen those pallets of gallon filled jugs sit out in the hot summer sun. You never know when the plastic is going to leach into your water.
I bought a home distiller but even some of its parts are plastic. I spent a lot of money on it but the water it makes smells moldy so I don't use it. The home made distillers I find on youtube all use rubbermaid plastic containers or worse.
Water is so important to our health. I know this thread already exists here on this website. I hope to continue the conversation so that I can make 1 comprehensive list for us all that would include the costs, level of difficulty and pros and cons while also addressing conflicting research such as "distilled water leaches minerals fact or fiction?".
Dr. Weil drinks distilled water.
Ted's Borax/H20 baths help me immensely but then again, I'm bathing in tap water!! I don't have the money to filter my bathroom as well.
This is my first post and I would appreciate any feedback.
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