Distilled Water to Chelate Heavy Metals - Ted's Q&A

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Posted by Ted (Bangkok, Thailand) on 12/16/2008 391 posts

Here is a updated summary of my view on distilled water:

1. Long term used of distilled water is not healthy
2. Distilled water only short term use may help detoxify, but never use more than for a couple of days.
3. Distilled water depletes the body of bicarbonates, causing metabolic acidosis in the long run.
4. Some people use medicine added to distilled water to help absorption. This doesn't work for me because you are going from a lower concentration of distilled water to a higher concentration blood. Hence, more concentration of blood would not help absorption.
5. In Traditional Chinese medicine, and I agree, adding a small amount of salt (e.g. preferably sea salt) helps absorption of medicine better then without. The body absorbs substances along the intestinal lining using a mechanism called the sodium pump mechanism. Therefore, if there is sodium along with the supplements, they are then pumped into the body, thus increasing absorption. This is also a long recognized practice in traditional chinese and traditional based medicine.

Additional Information NOT mentioned previously are:

1. Sea salt is the best detoxification as it corrects electrolytic imbalance
2. Sea salt solution generally works better then distilled water.
3. Allergies in general is best handled with a sea salt remedy. For example 1 teaspoon per glass of water. A distilled water may not work.
4. Most of the toxicity of drinking water we have today is from tap water with free metals that is causing the problems. Most tap water have this problem because of our faucets and old pipe plumbing. Hence some people thinks distilled water works better. In practice a bottled or mineral water will work better because, the manufacturers don't generally have any free metals due to stricter standards.
5. Some people who tries to avoid all the water by drinking a close alternative, Reverse Osmosis water, won't have the problem of free metals, and is close to distilled water. To restore some of the naturalness of water, a sea salt of 1/4 teaspoon and perhaps 1/8 teaspoon of baking soda is very helpful. I have found that the major source of magnesium in humans mostly come from our drinking water supplies, but this may need to be supplemented on occasion too.

Replied by Ted
Bangkok, Thailand
391 posts

Dear Peter:

A distilled water used for battery acid is not even a distilled water. The reason why I know is when preparing colloidal silver, the water simply wasn't pure. In fact the ones they use for distilled water for battery acid were worse than tap water. The best distilled water is sold at Union Chemicals on Rajadamri Road. However many other chemical suppliers along the Rajadamri street such as Vittayasom and a few other may also have distilled water. In any event I don't use distilled water. A close alternative to distilled water is the Reverse Osmosis water, which must be reconstituted by adding sea salt still. The addition of sea salt from reverse osmosis water used about between 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon of sea salt. Which sea salt is best is the ones with the highest magnesium levels such as dead sea salt. I am not familiar with other brands as I have not looked into in great detail. A deep sea sea salt is sold in aquarium fish shops where their source of sea salt is purified and has more minerals also and is used in similar concentration between 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon per liter of water, and perhaps some baking soda such as 1/8 teaspon or 1/16 teaspoon per liter is possible. If too much baking soda is added along with sea salt in any great quantity it becomes a laxative.


Replied by Prema
Cambridge, England

Hi Ted,

I've just brought a reverse osmosis, you mention to add bicarb and sea salt to the RO'd water: 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1/8 teaspoon bicarb, is that per litre? And do I do it to every litre? Also you mention lemon juice and bicarb to make it an antioxidant, so do I add, lemon juice, [if so, how much] bicarb and salt?

All the best, Prema