I hardly ever watch afternoon television but the other day while I was packing, I turned on the TV to break the silence. I found a health program and listened intently as this celebrity cautioned against drinking distilled water! She proclaimed to her entire audience that distilled water not only washes away minerals, but is dangerously acidic.
Say what . . . ??? Where did she get this incredibly crazy advice and why did she pass it along to her audience without any authorized documentation? What a myth! And yet many will follow this celebrity’s declaration simply because of who she is, rather than ‘test the spirits’ to discern truth.
Distilled water is naturally pure water. It’s created by allowing the steam from the water to drip down and condense. Yes, some minerals (as well as impurities) are filtered out, but we should get most of our minerals through fruits and vegetables anyway. Once again it’s a matter of balance. I’m sure you’ve heard that some have even died after they became imbalanced, losing too many electrolytes by over-drinking water – ANY water, not just distilled water.
When you hear someone declare, “Distilled water leaches minerals from your body,” it’s a half-truth. Hearing that, one might immediately panic, perceiving that valuable calcium, potassium, magnesium, manganese and other essential minerals are hemorrhaging out of your system. These necessary minerals are alkaline forming and physiologically stay in our cells. It’s important for our body’s pH to remain on the alkaline side because it prevents acidic illnesses such as cancers and cardiovascular disease. Fruits, vegetables and whole grains (except wheat) test as alkaline. Meat, processed foods, soft drinks and sugars are acidic. Simply consume 5x’s more fruits and vegetables than meat and you’ll remain alkaline.
By using this scare tactic, some of what this celebrity stated exhibited plain ignorance. Yes, distilled water removes minerals from your system – dangerous ones that we don’t want to remain in our body. Doesn’t she realize that when one drinks any type of water (spring, tap, bottled) it washes toxins out of our system? I wouldn’t want aluminum, chlorine, mercury or arsenic to remain in my system, would you? So continue to drink distilled water and stay healthy. And please don’t be confused by something called “deionized water,” which is undrinkable, used to clean computer boards and US Navy ships.
In our Christian life, we sometimes do the same, following a celebrity preacher because he’s got a nice smile and seems so sweet but never opens his Bible to profess the Word of the Lord. I’m sure Jim Jones was very charismatic too but look how many followed him into the pit of hell? This is what happens when someone follows blindly without checking out all the facts before professing Truth. Don’t believe everything you hear. Test the spirits before following like sheep, whether it’s a preacher or a nutritional guru.
“Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world.” (1 John 4:1 )