“To the best of our knowledge, there would not be any adverse health effects from the continued ingestion of distilled water.”
May 17 1985; American Medical Association; Division of Personal and Public Health Policy; Jack A. Bell – Assistant Director
“Distilled water is safe to drink and should have no adverse effects on your health. Distillation merely removes most of the dissolved materials, which are found in all natural waters.”
Department of the Army
U.S. Army Health Services Command; Raymond H. Bishop, Jr. M.D.
Major General, Commander – Medical Corps.May 23, 1983
“There is nothing about distilled water that would make it harmful for the body. It may be helpful to remember that distilled water is the only water available for crews of Naval vessels at sea.”
May 26, 1983, United States Department of Agriculture
Consumer Nutrition Division
Frank N. Hepburn; Chief, Nutrient Data Research Branch
“It is difficult to maintain a sodium-restricted diet when water supplies contain more than 20 milligram per liter of sodium.”
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) – 1976
National Academy of Sciences – 1977.
“Distilled water should be used if the usual water supply (tap or bottled) contains more than 20 mg. of sodium per liter.”
American Heart Association(1986)
“The body’s need for minerals is largely met through foods, not drinking water.”
American Medical Journal
“There are no essential nutrients dissolved in tap water which humans depend on from this source for their survival or well-being. All essential nutrients can be obtained from foods and proper dietary supplements.”
“There have been some recent rumors that the consumption of “hard” water actually lessens the chances of heart and blood vessel disease.
These rumors are uncorroborated. Winton and McCabe (“Studies relating to Water Mineralization and Health” – Journal American Water Works Association, January, 1970, pp. 26-29.) conclude that a review of the literature on this subject does not reveal ANY conclusive evidence that water “hardness(mineral content)” benefits heart and blood vessel diseases”.
Allen McDaniels, M.D., from his book: “Water–what’s in it for you?”
“If you decide on bottled water, make sure it’s distilled, (however), in the long run you’ll save money if you clean your water at home. It’s more convenient than hauling gallon jugs from the store. The ‘gold standard’ for purifying your water is a system that distills your water and filters it. You have the comfort of knowing there is no chlorine, fluoride, bacteria, viruses, pesticides, or lead. You get nothing but H2O.”
“Maximum Health”, Dr. Robert D. Willix, Jr., M.D.
“Water Hardness is the underlying cause of many, if not all, of the diseases resulting from poisons in the intestinal tract. These(hard minerals) pass from the intestinal walls and get into the lymphatic system, which delivers all of it’s products to the blood, which in turn, distributes to all parts of the body. This is the cause of much human disease.”
“Water Hardness is inorganic minerals in solution(in water). When these minerals enter the intestines in drinking water, there is an immediate reaction between them and the fats, oils and fatty acids present, causing precipitation of inorganic calcium, magnesium, iron and so on – to form new, insoluble compounds.”
Dr. Charles Mayo (Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota)
“There is only one water that is clean, steam distilled water. No other substance on our planet does so much to keep us healthy and get us well as water does.”
“Dietary Wellness” 1993 Dr. James Balch, M.D.
“Chronic Fatigue Syndrome sufferers are instructed to drink distilled water.”
“How to Stay Out of the Doctor’s Office” 1994 Dr. Edward M. Wagner
“The ‘gold standard’ for purifying your water is a system that distills your water and filters it.”
Dr. Robert D. Willix, Jr. M.D.; Cardiac Surgeon; Editor-Health & Longevity Newsletter
A short note on fluoride:
“Fluoride causes more human cancer, and causes it faster, than any other chemical.”
– Dean Burk, Chief Chemist Emeritus, US National Cancer Institute
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