A reader asked me a specific question, "Is distilled water preferable to spring water? Alternatively, what is the ideal proportion of minerals to be found in spring water?"
This question comes up often. Although I've answered it a few times in the past, it is certainly appropriate to get back to it. The argument made is always that of minerals. Yet, other arguments would deserve to be raised, including that of the purity of water.
Let's talk about water purity for a moment. Spring water is not necessarily synonymous with pure water. In a highly polluted world as ours, it's even quite the opposite. Our sources of water can not escape the environmental pollution. Therefore, in terms of purity, there is no doubt that distilled water is better than spring water. Let us now turn to that famous question of minerals. It is sometimes argued that the minerals found in spring water are very useful to our organism. And, as distilled water no longer contains any minerals, we conclude that it is less valuable than spring water. This is a mistake! The minerals found in spring water are inorganic. As a result, they bring little benefits to the organism. What the organism really needs are organic minerals, i.e. the minerals that have passed through living matter. Those found in plants or animal products are the minerals that really suit our needs. Inorganic minerals, such as those from of the mineral world, can even be harmful. Taken in excessive amounts, they overwork the kidneys. Thus, a water with high mineral content might not be recommended.
The answer to the reader’s question is therefore very clear; distilled water is preferable to spring water.
As for the second part of the question, we can say that spring water is acceptable if it meets two conditions. First, it must be completely free of polluting agents. Second, it should have low mineral content. Ideally, the minerals should not account for more than 150 ppm (parts per million). The lower the mineral content in the spring water, the better.
Jean-Marc Brunet, N.D.
Journal de Montréal
Distilled water is condensed by vapor, that is to say that it is gathered in a tube and is cooled down. The vapor recondenses and becomes liquid. Our high quality equipment allows us to produce a superior quality water, exempt of all contaminants.
The role of water is not to feed the body, its role is:
The use of pure distilled water is recommended!