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Posted by Josh on 02/23/2007

Distilled water flushes nutrients from your body, and becomes acidic because it absorbs the CO2 from the air. I wonder how Ted feels about this?

Replied by Ted
Bangkok, Thailand
391 posts

Dear Josh:

Distilled water is not safe, it lacks bicarbonates and minerals and yes, it is acid forming to the body. Part of the reason why our body is acid is that it lacks enough bicarbonates necessary to neutralize the acid. If the minerals are lacking, the body is quite often deprived of mostly magnesium and calcium. In certain cases it is possible to re mineralized the water by adding enough fulvic acid to get a very light brown color and adding enough bicarbonates (from baking soda), as well as magnesium and calcium which is often rich in a good quality sea salt. The reason I mentioned this is even ordinary filtered water are also devoid in some ways of magnesium, bicarbonates and mineral during the filtration process, especially those people who use Reverse Osmosis water. In some cases some people had to use Reverse Osmosis water, with added sea salt, baking soda for example because of high free radical heavy metals present in our drinking water such as mercury, lead, copper, cadmium, etc.

Whenever the water lacks the proper bicarbonates to neutralize the water in a distilled water your body basically becomes acid. Long term acidity causes acid blood, which is like acid rain, causes the calcium from the bones to be leeched out and as a result, the tissues and organ have too much of calcium clogging the system.

Therefore distilled water is generally not recommended as a regular drinking water, since most of our body usually receives bicarbonates from the water we drink than from the food we eat. Ted

Replied by Tricia
Aurora, CO

This is the first time I've heard about this. From my understanding, distilled water is nothing but water...in it's purest sense. About 3 months ago I went out and bought 2 5-gallon water tubs to fill with water. I DO NOT like to drink water with chlorine or floride in it (I even have a shower filter that removes those elements). That encouraged me to fill with reverse osmosis water. Then there were news reports about traces of Rx drugs being in our drinking water. With a fear of this added to it I turned to distilled water (with the hopes that there won't be traces of anything is it). I am a bit scared to trust plain reverse osmosis and would like to stay with distilled unless someone can assure me that my fears are "silly". If I do stick with distilled water, what foods can I implement into my diet that will replace any of the missing elements that were removed from my water? Also, how do I know if my body is acidic? I personally thought I was in good health.