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Transporting of Nutrients

Oxygen enters your body through the lungs (80% water) to be carried by your blood (90% water).  Blood also transports food nutrients from your digestive system.  All food must be reduced to a liquid in order to be absorbed into the bloodstream.  Blood then nourishes your organs (70-80%) along with other tissues such as muscle (76%) and bone (20%).


Water literally prevents your organs from sticking together.  It provides lubrication to tissue and the cartilage (55%) between joints.  Your brain is 80% water.

Temperature regulation

Temperature is regulated by the evaporation of sweat, which results in the cooling of the skin’s surface.  Breathing also contributes to heat loss and while not always apparent; you can lose a pint or more of water vapor daily through your breath.  You see evidence of this during cold weather. 

Transporting of waste material

The kidneys excrete dissolved body waste in the form of urine.  Excess water in the colon is recycled into the body.  However, too little water in the colon will result in constipation.

Water purity through distillation

Through what is known as the hydrologic cycle, water from lakes, ponds, oceans and other surface bodies of water evaporates into the air.  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 and recaptured as pure water.  Contaminants remain in the boiling tank and are 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 not be found more abundantly in foods.  Minerals from foods 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.

Leaching of minerals from the body

This is a very inaccurate description of distilled water allowing the body to cleanse itself.  When you drink purer water, your kidneys 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.

*Consuming a liquid (coffee, tea, soft drink, beer, etc.) is not the same as drinking water.  Whenever you add something to or create something using water, it becomes a food product that must then be digested; thus, producing waste material to be eliminated by the kidneys.  It is recommended that we consume 6 to 12 glasses of water each day, depending on body weight to maintain optimal health.