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Water Purification by Distillation

Distillation is the natural means of purifying water. Through what is known as the hydrologic cycle, water from lakes, ponds, oceans and other surface bodies of water evaporates into the air and forms clouds. This moisture returns to earth as “pure” water in the form of precipitation (rain, sleet, snow, etc.)  This water is pure and only becomes contaminated by pollution in the air or upon falling back to the ground.  The hydrologic cycle is the natural way of cleansing water and it is the very process duplicated by distillation; wherein, water is heated until it becomes a vapor (steam) and cooled in a condensing coil.  It is then filtered via carbon filtration as an added step and recaptured as pure water.  Contaminants remaining in the boiling tank and are then discarded.

What about minerals?

The purpose of water is not to feed the body.  There are no minerals found in spring, mineral or well water that can’t be found more abundantly in the foods we consume.  Minerals from food are organic minerals; which means, they are from a “living” source, not inorganic forms found as dirt, rock or soil.  The body only uses minerals from live sources.  In addition, most surface and groundwater contains trace amounts of such contaminants as arsenic, lead, carbon tetrachloride, PCBs, raw sewage, industrial wastes and radioactive material.  Even treated municipal water sources, while considered safe, may contain added chemicals; such as, chlorine and ammonia, in order to kill bacteria and viruses.

Is this leaching of minerals from the body?

This is a very inaccurate description of distilled water “allowing” the body to cleanse itself better.  When you drink purer water, your lymphatic system is more effective and your kidneys can deposit more waste material into your urine.  Because distilled water is cleaner, the body can get rid of more toxins, just as a clean mop can pick up more dirt.

Why not use one of the best?

Distillation combined with carbon filtration is one of the most effective means of removing contaminants from water. Distilled water also has many other uses; such as, for cooking, steam irons, humidifiers, aquariums, house plants, wet-cell batteries, baby formulas, making ice cubes, cleaning and of course, drinking.