By Bob McCauley, ND
Water cures, but purified water destroys anyone who consumes it. Purified water is produced by distillation or reverse osmosis and should not be consumed for three reasons. I wrote the The Miraculous Properties Of Ionized Water. Purified water acidifies the body, leaches alkaline material from the body, including minerals, and because of the large size and shape of its water molecule clusters it does not hydrate the body well. In fact, long-term use can leave us dehydrated.
Purified water has had all the minerals removed from it, which is a substance that cannot be found in nature. Because of its extreme purity, purified water absorbs carbon dioxide from the air, which makes it acidic and even more aggressive at dissolving the alkaline substances it comes in contact with.
It usually contains little or no dissolved oxygen and therefore is considered dead water. Purified water enters the body pure, but does not come out pure. It leaches vital minerals from the body, turning it more acidic. Even purified water that has been ionized should be avoided. Even though ionization does increase purified water’s hydration properties, the trade off is not worth it because it will steal minerals from the body.
Ionized Water and purified water are exactly the opposite from each other in every way. Purified water is acid; Ionized Water is alkaline. Purified water leaves the body dehydrated; Ionized Water is extremely hydrating. Purified water leaches minerals from the body; Ionized Water provides minerals to the body. Purified water does not provide the body with oxygen; Ionized Water does. Purified water does not scavenge for free radicals; Ionized Water does. Purified water encourages oxidation of the body; Ionized Water reduces oxidation.