Water Controversies, Part 1: Organic Minerals, Alkaline Water, Distilled Water and Health

iStock_000008265426SmallWe know that water is of great importance. The surface of the earth and our bodies are made up of approximately 72% water.

Although water appears to be a very simple element — H20 — a lot of confusion and hype exists in the field of natural health when it comes to what kind of water to drink.

For example, you may at some point ask yourself:

    How much water do I really need?


    What is the best kind of water to drink?


    Is distilled water good or bad for me?


    Should I be worried about the quality of tap water?


    Do I need “living” water?


    Do I need an expensive ionizer?


    What is the best purification method?


Distilled Water

Last September, Dr. Mercola published an article lambasting the use of alkaline drinking water. A few weeks later, I published a rebuttal. I thought that was the end of it. People could read both articles and make their own decision. Silly me! In mid-December, Dr. Mercola published a new article — this time blasting distilled water. And once again, I find his conclusions unsupportable — but this time, accompanied by a disturbing twist. So once again, I rebut! (more…)