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Early Death Comes From Drinking Distilled Water

Article Date:September 23, 2014 BY: Zoltan P. Rona MD MSc

During nearly 19 years of clinical practice I have had the opportunity to observe the health effects of drinking different types of water. Most of you would agree that drinking unfiltered tap water could be hazardous to your health because of things like

  • parasites
  • chlorine
  • fluoride
  • dioxins

Many health fanatics, however, are often surprised to hear me say that drinking distilled water on a regular, daily basis is potentially dangerous.

Paavo Airola wrote about the dangers of distilled water in the 1970’s when it first became a fad with the health food crowd.

Distillation is the process in which water is boiled, evaporated and the vapour condensed. Distilled water is free of dissolved minerals and, because of this, has the special property of being able to actively absorb toxic substances from the body and eliminate them. Studies validate the benefits of drinking distilled water when one is seeking to cleanse or detoxify the system for short periods of time (a few weeks at a time).

Fasting using distilled water can be dangerous because of the rapid loss of electrolytes (sodium, potassium, chloride) and trace minerals like magnesium, deficiencies of which can cause heart beat irregularities and high blood pressure. Cooking foods in distilled water pulls the minerals out of them and lowers their nutrient value.

Distilled water is an active absorber and when it comes into contact with air, it absorbs carbon dioxide, making it acidic. The more distilled water a person drinks, the higher the body acidity becomes.

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, “Distilled water, being essentially mineral-free, is very aggressive, in that it tends to dissolve substances with which it is in contact. Notably, carbon dioxide from the air is rapidly absorbed, making the water acidic and even more aggressive. Many metals are dissolved by distilled water.”

The most toxic commercial beverages that people consume (i.e. cola beverages and other soft drinks) are made from distilled water. Studies have consistently shown that heavy consumers of soft drinks (with or without sugar) spill huge amounts of calcium, magnesium and other trace minerals into the urine.

The more mineral loss, the greater the risk for osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, hypothyroidism, coronary artery disease, high blood pressure and a long list of degenerative diseases generally associated with premature aging.

A growing number of health care practitioners and scientists from around the world have been advocating the theory that aging and disease is the direct result of the accumulation of acid waste products in the body.

There is a great deal of scientific documentation that supports such a theory. A poor diet may be partially to blame for the waste accumulation.

These and other junk foods can cause the body to become more acidic:

  • meats
  • sugar
  • alcohol
  • fried foods
  • soft drinks
  • processed foods
  • white flour products
  • dairy products

Stress, whether mental or physical can lead to acid deposits in the body.

There is a correlation between the consumption of soft water (distilled water is extremely soft) and the incidence of cardiovascular disease. Cells, tissues and organs do not like to be dipped in acid and will do anything to buffer this acidity including the removal of minerals from the skeleton and the manufacture of bicarbonate in the blood.

The longer one drinks distilled water, the more likely the development of mineral deficiencies and an acid state.

I have done well over 3000 mineral evaluations using a combination of blood, urine and hair tests in my practice. Almost without exception, people who consume distilled water exclusively, eventually develop multiple mineral deficiencies.

Those who supplement their distilled water intake with trace minerals are not as deficient but still not as adequately nourished in minerals as their non-distilled water drinking counterparts even after several years of mineral supplementation.

The ideal water for the human body should be slightly alkaline and this requires the presence of minerals like

  • calcium
  • magnesium

Distilled water tends to be acidic and can only be recommended as a way of drawing poisons out of the body. Once this is accomplished, the continued drinking of distilled water is a bad idea.

Water filtered through reverse osmosis tends to be neutral and is acceptable for regular use provided minerals are supplemented.

Water filtered through a solid charcoal filter is slightly alkaline. Ozonation of this charcoal filtered water is ideal for daily drinking. Longevity is associated with the regular consumption of hard water (high in minerals). Disease and early death is more likely to be seen with the long term drinking of distilled water.

Avoid it except in special circumstances.

Zoltan P. Rona MD MSc


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5 states running out of water

The most severe drought in recent years is destroying crops and threatening to empty reservoirs in these states.

By Alexander E.M. Hess and Thomas C. Frohlich, 24/7 Wall St.

Extreme drought leads to extreme measures

The United States is currently experiencing one of the worst droughts in memory. More than 30 percent of the country was experiencing at least moderate drought last month.

In seven states, drought conditions were so severe that each had more than half of its land area in severe drought. Severe drought is characterized by crop loss, frequent water shortages and mandatory water-use restrictions. Based on data from the U.S. Drought Monitor through May 13, 24/7 Wall St. reviewed the states with the highest levels of severe drought.

In an interview, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) meteorologist Brad Rippey, told 24/7 Wall St. that drought has been a long-running issue in parts of the country. “This drought has dragged on for three and a half years in some areas, particularly (in) North Texas,” Rippey said.

While large portions of seven states suffer from severe drought, in some parts of these states, drought conditions are even worse. In six of the seven states with the highest levels of drought, more than 30 percent of each state was in extreme drought as of May 13, as well as suffering widespread water shortages. Additionally, in California and Oklahoma, 25 and 30 percent of the states, respectively, suffered from exceptional drought, the highest severity of classification. Under exceptional drought, crop and pasture loss is widespread, and shortages of well and reservoir water can lead to water emergencies.

Drought has had a major impact on important crops such as winter wheat. “So much of the winter wheat is grown across the southern half of the Great Plains,” Rippey said, in an area that includes three of the hardest-hit states. In the Southwest, concerns are less-focused on agriculture and more on reservoir levels, Rippey said.

The U.S. Drought Monitor is produced by the USDA, the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the National Drought Mitigation Center at the Univ. of Nebraska-Lincoln. 24/7 Wall St. reviewed the seven states with the highest proportions of total area classified in at least a state of severe drought as of May 13, 2014. Also reviewed were figures recently published by the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service as part of its 2012 Census of Agriculture.

No. 5: Arizona

Percent severe drought: 76.3
Percent extreme drought: 7.7 (9th highest)
Percent exceptional drought: 0.0

Unlike other states suffering the most from drought, none of Arizona is experiencing what’s deemed exceptional drought, teh most severe type. Severe drought conditions, however, affected more than three-quarters of the state as of May 13.

While dry conditions are not particularly unusual in Arizona at this time of year, the U.S. Drought Monitor accounts for local seasonal patterns in assessing drought conditions. Moreover, the extreme heat and lighter-than-average snowfall from the winter have reduced the soil moisture to such a degree that fire hazards are significantly higher.


No. 4: Kansas

Percent severe drought: 80.8 percent
Percent extreme drought: 48.1 percent (3rd highest)
Percent exceptional drought: 2.8 percent (6th highest)

Like several states running out of water, 80 percent of Kansas was engulfed in at least severe drought, an increase from one year ago when roughly 70 percent was covered by severe drought. Compared to last May, however, when exceptional drought covered nearly one fifth of the state, just 2.8 percent of Kansas was considered exceptionally dry as of May 13.

In announcing the severity of the state’s drought problem, Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback lifted restrictions on taking water from state-owned fishing lakes.

Cattle near near Fort Sumner where Livestock Board officials reportedly found an estimated 1,000 malnourished cattle. Green grass needed to feed cattle is virtually absent throughout much of New Mexico. © Greg Sorber/Albuquerque Journal/ via ZUMA Press

No. 3: New Mexico

Percent severe drought: 86.2 percent
Percent extreme drought: 33.3 percent (6th highest)
Percent exceptional drought: 4.5 percent (5th highest)

More than 86 percent of New Mexico was covered in severe drought as of May 13, more than all but two states. Additionally, one-third of the state was in extreme drought, worse than just a month earlier, when only one-quarter of the state was covered in extreme drought.

However, conditions were better than they were one year ago, when virtually the entire state was in at least severe drought, with more than 80 percent in extreme drought conditions. NOAA forecasts conditions may improve in much of the state this summer.


No. 2: Nevada

Percent severe drought: 87.0 percent
Percent extreme drought: 38.7 percent (5th highest)
Percent exceptional drought: 8.2 percent (4th highest)

Nearly 40 percent of Nevada was covered in extreme drought as of May 13, among the highest rates in the country. The drought in the state has worsened since the week of April 15, when 33.5 percent of the state was covered in extreme drought.

According to the Las Vegas Valley Water District (LVVWD), the main cause of the drought this year has been below average snowfall in the Rocky Mountains. Melting snow from the Rocky Mountains eventually flows into Lake Mead, which provides most of the Las Vegas Valley with water. John Entsminger, head of both the LVVWD and the Southern Nevada Water Authority, said that the effects of the drought on the state have been “every bit as serious as a Hurricane Katrina or a Superstorm Sandy.”


No. 1: California

Percent severe drought: 100.0 percent
Percent extreme drought: 76.7 percent (the highest)
Percent exceptional drought: 24.8 percent (2nd highest)

California had the nation’s worst drought problem as of May 13, with more than 76 percent of the state experiencing extreme drought. Severe drought conditions covered the entire state.

Drought in California has worsened considerably in recent years. Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency earlier this year. California had 465,422 hired farm workers in 2012, more than any other state; those workers would likely suffer further if conditions persist.

The shortage of potable water has been so severe that California is now investing in long-term solutions, such as desalination plants. A facility that is expected to be the largest in the Western hemisphere is currently under construction in Southern California, and another is under consideration in Orange County.


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Tap vs. Bottled

Food and Water Watch

  • Bottled water is not only a waste of your money, it puts tons of waste into the planet as well.
  • Bottled water creates mountains of garbage and causes other environmental problems.Bottled water is thousands of times more expensive than tap.
  • Bottled water is not healthier than tap. A recent study that tested popular brands of bottled found 38 different harmful chemicals, including painkillers, fertilizer and arsenic, in 10 brands of bottled water.

The verdict is clear:

There’s no good reason for drinking bottled water in the U.S. Buy a reusable bottle and a filter and you’re all set to take back the tap!

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Install a whole house water conditioning system by H2o Concepts. Start drinking great tasting water out of every tap in your home or office. A H2o Concepts whole house filter conditions your water so you will have conditioned water at every tap in your home or business!

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Top 17 Functions & Health Benefits of Drinking Water

Here is a list some of the health benefits of drinking water and how water is part of the human body.

  1. Composes 75% of your body
  2. Regulates your body temperature.
  3. Makes up 83% of your blood.
  4. Makes up 75% of your muscles.
  5. Composes 22% of your bones
  6. Helps convert food into energy.
  7. Removes wastes and toxins.
  8. Helps your body absorb nutrients.
  9. Moistens oxygen for breathing.
  10. Cushions your joints.
  11. Helps carry nutrients and oxygen to your cells
  12. Improves your productivity at work
  13. natural remedy for headache.
  14. Relieves fatigue and improves your mood.
  15. Reduces the risk of cancer.
  16. Improves your performance during exercises.
  17. Makes you look younger and healthier.
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City of Scottsdale is helping Kick the Salt with a Rebate Program

Scottsdale Arizona residents
City of Scottsdale is helping Kick the Salt by offering rebates to current uses who remove there current salt based water treatment systems
Full details:

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Scale Build-up in your Water system

What is Scale Build-up?

Limescale is the hard, off-white, chalky deposit found in kettles, hot-water boilers and the inside of inadequately maintained hot-water central heating systems. It is also often found as a similar deposit on the inner surface of old pipes and other surfaces where “hard water” has evaporated. Other than being unsightly and harder to clean, limescale seriously impairs the operation or damages various components.

Exibit 1 Pipe Scale buildup

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H2o Concepts is Health Friendly

H2o Concepts Water Treatment and Conditioning systems offer…

  • Great Tasting Water from every faucet
  • No Chlorine in your Taps or Showers
  • Healthier Water for your Skin & Hair
  • Leaves in  Vital Calcium and Magnesium in the water
  • Water is Alkaline (non-Acidic)