Water filter I use Rainmaker water distiller. I'm not selling Rainmaker or advertising for them, as I'm looking for water distiller and it's only one of the two brands I found in the market.
The Spartans and Chinese Dynasties Royalties used to collect dew water from plants in the morning. Dew water is gained through a natural process called transpiration. It is distilled water, free from anything in the water, just pure H2O, nothing else. No organisms, no heavy metals, no minerals, nada.
It is a known fact that marketeers and advertisers will do anything to sell everything, including water (water filter is water business) since everyone needs it. There's all sorts of quackery and claims about alkaline, oxygen, ionic, etc but really, if you're a real scientist that knows human body, biology and chemistry, you will know they are all not scientifically founded.
Some of the common arguments:1. Our body need minerals, and distilled water has no minerals.
Yes it's true that our body needs minerals, without essential minerals we'd be sick. We are made of star stuff, as Carl Sagan said. However, there are 2 types of minerals, organic and inorganic. See this: http://www.rawfoodexplained.com/minerals/o...c-minerals.html
We need minerals, but not from water! Minerals in water is inorganic and not good for our body. If not cleansed from our body, it will be deposited in our blood streams, veins, arteries, nerves, etc and cause many kind of problems. Sometimes you will hear a person who is lives a very healthy lifestyle, eat healthy, exercise, but suddenly got strange sickness and die. Then the question may be what kind of water he drinks?
Minerals that are beneficial for us can only be gained by eating food. Ok.2. Distilled water has the 'absorbing' effect and will rob your body of the minerals.
This is exaggerated and fear-driven. It's true that distilled water has the 'absorbing' effect due to its purity, and yes it does absorb minerals when it enters your body, starting from the leftover food traces in your mouth and by the time it reaches your digestive system it is already in a steady state. However, it doesn't just absorb minerals, but toxins and other pollutants in your body as well.
This is the real function of water in our body: to act as a carriage for nutrients and to flush out everything else that our body doesn't need. Not provide oxygen (your respiratory system does that), not provide alkaline (I'll come to this). That's why you should not smoke because it ruins your respiratory system. Does it mean if you drink oxygen water you can smoke as you like? LOL3. Alkaline water is better than pure water (distilled) because alkaline (ionized) is beneficial for us.
This is another funny one. Alkaline 'anything' is good for us, but do you only hear that from promoters or did you do your own research? Lemon, very sour and acidic, is one of the most 'alkaline-forming' food. Maybe your promoter didn't tell you that. Alkaline, alkaline-forming, acidic, acid-forming all have different meanings. For example lemon is acidic but when it reaches our digestive system it will form alkalinity. Wonders of nature (chemistry). Do you know most fish will die if the pH in water is above 10 or below 3? For me common sense tells me it's safer to stay around neutral pH than be alkaline. There's also a sickness called alkalosis (cell death due to too alkaline environment). Eating unhealthy food (fast food, fried food, soft drinks) will cause our body too be acidic and also invite a lot of sicknesses (cancer?), so better don't be too acidic or too alkaline just stay around neutral, and distilled water is the nearest to neutral pH compared to other water.4. If distilled water is so good, then why it is cheaper compared to other water filters?
First, distilled water is not 'good', it is just water the way it is, pure H2O. It is just not 'bad', in terms of adding unproven so-called 'beneficial' stuffs into your water and eventually wreck your body in long-term. Understand what is water's function in our body.
Second, you can actually make your own distilled water at home. Just boil water and collect the vapour which formed from the steam. Anyone can do it. That's why they cannot charge a lot for a 'water distiller'. Also, they don't need to market/advertise like other water promoters because those who understand pure water will buy from them. If they advertise, the cost will rise. There are so many water quacks out there who want to profit from the filter maintenance and the 'super-beneficial' magical water machine. My water distiller also need to change a simple carbon filter every 3 months, but very cheap compared to those expensive filters. Carbon filter is for the chlorine which can rise together with steam. BTW the water distiller I use is not for lazy people, because I actually need to pour water in it everyday to boil it. (Some think it's expensive to boil water, but it's actually not. If you order a drink everyday you eat outside, you're already paying more than that).
There's many more to write but I'll just stop here. For me, I have been drinking distilled water for almost a year, my friend already more than 15 years (he's much older than me) and nothing wrong (no mineral deficiencies). I used to have dry foot skin and dry patches around my thighs, knees and elbows (sometimes itchy due to dryness) but now no more.
In conclusion, water is really just for hydration, molecular-level transport and cleansing. As long as it doesn't harm us, don't depend on it for any so-called 'beneficial' effect. Many people drink tap water also can survive long, and their food style has probably outweighed the little accumulative harmful effect of normal tap water. You want healthy body, no short cut, exercise and eat healthy food instead of giving excuse of no time, lazy, too much work, entertain clients etc. In the end, it's up to you which water to choose, it's your money and your body. I'm just sharing my experience.This post has been edited by Secruoser: Apr 12 2014, 09:10 AM