All water used within the Herbal Clinic has been distilled, using a high performance 3kw glass distillation system.
- Ordinary tap water is heated to 100° C, killing bacteria, cysts and viruses that may be present.
- As the water temperature rises, low boiling light gases are discharged.
- Steam rises leaving behind dissolved solids, salts, and all other contaminants.
- The steam is condensed, collected and stored.
The residue, following distillation of tap water is putrefying, decomposing detritus; something resembling a stagnant pool of mud. This is what we would normally ingest.
Drinking distilled water is not a new idea; there have been many who recognised its value in the prevention of disease and restoration of health. C.W. de Lacy Evans, M.D., in his book ‘How to Prolong Life’ says, ‘Used as a drink, distilled water is absorbed directly into the blood, the solvent properties of which it increases to such an extent that it will keep in solution salts already existing in the blood, prevent their undue deposit in various organs and structures, favour their elimination by the various excreta and tend to remove these earthy compounds which have already accumulated in the body.’
The debris found in tap water is largely due to recycling (these contain all types of pharmaceutical drugs: steroids, hormones, anti-cancer medicines, excreted via our bodies or disposed of in the toilet) and to chemical additives, such as chlorine, used to ‘control faecal pollution’ through disinfection, but linked to heart disease, arteriosclerosis, anaemia and diabetes. Other substances include aluminium, associated with Alzheimer’s disease; pesticides (phosphorus and nitrates) from agricultural fertilisers; residues of detergents which release more nitrites; arsenic, cadmium, manganese; all removed for our ‘health protection’ by the use of another chemical.
While certain doses of toxic chemicals are apparently acceptable, it is worth taking into account the fact that our bodies are made up of 78% water and with the daily intake of fluids in various forms (tea, coffee, pop, beer), it is only a matter of time before the body clogs up.
Although spring water is free from added poisons, it contains inorganic minerals (calcium, chloride, sodium, copper, fluoride, iron, magnesium, potassium, sulphate), which the body can neither use nor eliminate. Calcium and magnesium are the cause of hard water and scale in kettles. These substances pass through the intestinal walls into the lymphatic system and into the blood, causing hardening of arteries by attaching themselves to cholesterol, forming thick plaques and calcareous deposits that gradually ossify the body.
Pure water is, in fact, uncontaminated rainwater. It has been called ‘dead water’ due to its lack of constituents, but it is this very purity that allows it to be taken in without damage to tissues. In addition, its ‘emptiness’ means that it is capable of absorbing poisons, like blotting paper soaking up ink or salt sucking up stains. Both tap and spring water are already so loaded with matter, they have no capacity to take up anymore impurities.
It is a fallacy that we need the minerals in water. All essential nutrients are obtained from foods. The only minerals that the body can utilise are organic and these are found in abundance in fresh fruits and vegetables, especially those grown locally. The daily consumption of organic foods will ensure a sufficient intake of all essential minerals.
Distilled water is the ultimate blood purifier. It acts as an internal cleanser by diluting and washing out, through the elimination channels, toxins such as uric acids, responsible for rheumatic conditions.
Dr. Alexander Graham Bell, inventor of the telephone, claimed that it prolonged his life. ‘Some years ago I was afflicted with sciatica..… The attack came just as I was investigating certain subjects relating to the deposit of salts. One was the deposit of salts in the human system. A well known scientist has written a book in which he said that old age came from such deposits, and that the ills of advanced years were due to the lack of their elimination. This man thought that when such deposits went to the joints, man had rheumatism. When they went to the kidneys, he had kidney trouble and stones in the urinary organs and when they lodged in the arteries, they produced what is called hardening of the arteries. In the same way, when such deposits coated the nerves, they produced sciatica…. I knew that distilled water was pure. I thought that if I drank plenty of it, I could get rid of some of the salts that were covering my sciatic nerves… it worked like a charm.’
With the increasing availability of domestic distillers, it is now possible to distil one’s own water. Not much larger than a kettle, the distiller sits comfortably on the tabletop and delivers three to four litres of pure water in around six to eight hours. It can be switched on at night, ensuring a supply of water on rising, when the internal body is in its greatest need of cleansing.
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