We recommend only drinking distilled water as it is the purest water available. This shocks many clients as we’ve often been taught to never drink distilled water. Today we will dive into WHY we recommend distilled water vs purified water and the benefits of distilled water.
Can you drink distilled water?
Yes! I’m going to make a bold statement here but stay with me. Clean, pure water is even more important than eating clean food. Yes, I said pure water is more important than clean food. I’m not saying to not eat clean so don’t take this as your free pass to eat junk 😉
Minerals in water are inorganic minerals. Our bodies cannot process them. They are at the wrong valence and oxidative state. The minerals you find in tap water and purified water are from rock. Our bodies need minerals that have been chelated by plants in order to utilize them. Otherwise, our bodies are just forced to process these inorganic minerals and get rid of them. Our bodies are NOT using this type of mineral.
Minerals need to come from food in order for our bodies to utilize them. Any minerals in the water supply are the things causing that white residue on the faucets and sinks. It is doing the same thing in your body.
What is distilled water?
Distilled water is water that has been boiled and evaporated, effectively removing the WATER from the CONTAMINANTS, instead of trying to remove the contaminants from the water as traditional filtering methods do.
If you envision our own ecosystem this is exactly how nature works as well. It rains (precipitation), the water then evaporates and then condensates and the cycle repeats.
A water distiller works the same way as you can see above. It mimics how nature works.
Distilled Water VS Purified Water
Let’s take a look at the differences between distilled water vs purified water.
Distilled water is a phase shift. Instead of filtering the contaminants out of the water, you are removing the water from the contaminants. The most important thing with drinking water is to make sure there are NO contaminants in it. Distilled water accomplishes this important task.
All filters deteriorate and degrade over time. The filtration they advertise is tested based on the first 10, 20, 50 gallons. What about after that?
There are over 86,000 registered chemicals with the EPA of which over 42,000 are active. That means that our environment has the potential for over 80,000 chemicals to be in our water. Just because half of them aren’t active doesn’t mean they aren’t in our soil already. Many of the half lives of these chemicals is so long that even when they are no longer used, they are still present in the environment.
The very best water filter in the world is not getting all of these chemicals out of your water. I don’t care if it is the Berkey, a Kangen, Zero water filter, you name it – it’s not getting them all. Why attempt to filter over 80,000 chemicals when you can instead remove the water from the chemicals and have pure water? A water distiller just makes sense. It works far better to deliver contaminant free water.
What about radium in the water? Distilled water also gets radium out of water! I don’t know any water filters that effectively remove radium.
Radium is a naturally occurring radioactive metal that can cause harmful health effects, including bone cancer, when exposed at high levels over a long period of time. As one example, 80% of the Texas population has high radium in the water. Wisconsin is also a hotbed for radium.
If you have radon in your home you automatically know there is higher radium in your water supply. Radium is emitting DNA damaging energy. There is a half life of 1,000 years so when it is stuck in your body it is continuing to damage the DNA. By drinking distilled water you eliminate radium from the water thus allowing the body to begin detoxing it.
Common toxins found in drinking water include:
A Consumer Reports water test says that drinking water from 118 of 120 locations tested across the U.S. had levels of polyfluoroalkyls (PFAS) above the recommended maximum or detectable amounts of lead. (source)
Another research report found that more than 170 million Americans drink water that contains radioactive elements. Plus, 158 public water systems in 27 states reported radium amounts that exceeded the federal legal limit. (source and source)
Want to hear an even more alarming statistic? 98% of people in the U.S. have measurable levels of plastic in their systems. (source)
The Safe Drinking Water Act was passed by the U.S. Congress in 1974 and sets limits on levels of harmful contaminants, such as lead and disinfectants. But the Safe Water Drinking Act only tests for 91 chemicals, so many go undetected and end up in drinking water. With over 80,000 registered chemicals, testing for just 91 seems very inadequate. Your pipes, faucets, or other equipment may also expose you to some nasty chemicals that can negatively affect your health.
I bet clean, pure water is starting to sound really appealing! The good news is that making your own distilled water is really inexpensive and easy. You can do it at home and it isn’t a large investment to get started!
Benefits of Distilled Water
The benefits of distilled water are many! Distilled water removes 99.999% of toxins and is completely safe to drink.
You should be drinking half your weight in ounces of distilled water per day. Add more if you are sweating!
Once you start drinking distilled water, you stop consuming chemicals and toxins through your water. This allows your body to begin detoxing the chemicals and toxins from your body since you are not being continually exposed to them any longer through your drinking water.
Put simply, distilled water is the purest form of water you can drink.
Drinking Distilled Water: Side Effects
When switching to distilled water you may see some “side effects”. They aren’t really side effects but it may seem that way. What happens when our bodies are continually exposed to chemicals? They cannot get rid of the chemical. Once you stop consuming that chemical then your body can start detoxing that chemical and getting rid of it. When you are continually exposed your body is stuck and can’t effectively detox it.
You may notice you are urinating more often. Our bodies use the kidneys as one route of excreting toxins. Make sure you are consuming half your weight in ounces of distilled water per day and add more if you are sweating.
You may notice a “flat taste” that is unappealing. You can simply add a few drops of CT Minerals to your bottle of distilled water to structure the water and improve the taste. Over time you’ll find the taste to be appealing as your body craves the pure distilled water.
As your body begins to detox from switching to distilled water you may notice “healing crisis” or “herxing” type of symptoms. This is from the detox effect that distilled water has. You can add binders in to help bind up the released toxins and escort them safely out of the body.
How To Make Distilled Water
Making distilled water at home is easy! There are several distilled water machines you can use. We’ve listed our favorites below.
Add CT Minerals to stabilize the pH of the water and structure it. These minerals are plant-derived so our bodies can utilize them. When the minerals hit the water they structure it and create order. Just a few drops in your bottle or glass of water is plenty. You can add a dropperful to a full gallon of distilled water.
Home Water Distiller
You can easily make distilled water at home for a very small investment.
We use this countertop distiller which is made from all stainless steel and glass parts. It’s inexpensive and makes a gallon of water every 3-4 hours. For our family of six, we use two of these countertop models to supply all our drinking water needs. We also have glass 5 gallon water cooler jugs and we transfer the distilled water into those glass jugs and use it in our water cooler so we have fresh, cold water at the ready at all times. It works great!
For larger families or less hands-on time, we recommend the Automatic Water Distiller from My Pure Water as it is all done automatically and can be piped into your fridge and faucet! Use code: elevatehealthnaturally for a discount on your purchase!
In conclusion, we have found distilled water to be the purest option currently available for drinking water. This is backed by research, fellow practitioners and science. Making the switch to distilled water is one of the most important things you can do in your healing journey!