The body consists of ±70% water. One of the very important functions of water is to wash out toxins from the body. But how can water clean the system if water itself has become an actual source of toxins today? As one of my favourite sayings go, ‘How can you de-tox if you continuously re-tox?’ With polluted water, the body becomes a very expensive filter with devastating effects as some of these impurities accumulates in the body. Water must be pure before it enters the body. Pure water is the no 1 basic need of every person.

However, today most people live in cities and/or big towns and use municipal chemically treated water.

The water sources (rivers, dams, lakes, etc) could be polluted with:

  1. Sewerage, accompanied with all the bad bacteria and parasites.
  2. Industrial toxic waste chemicals
  3. Fertilisers, pesticides and herbicides
  4. Automotive pollutions from brake-pads and discs, tyre compounds, oils.
  5. Petrochemicals.
  6. Heavy metals.
  7. Pharmaceuticals
  8. As water is the “mother of all solvents”, this list is almost infinite.

Functions of pure water in the body

Below we address the body’s cry for pure water plus some of the main functions of water in the body. Daily we need pure water, as it:

  • Flushes and dilute toxins
  • Transports nutrients
  • Regulates body temperature
  • Removes waste products
  • Lubricates joints
  • Cushions bones and joints
  • Improves cell to cell communications
  • Is essential for all cellular functions

Water purification is one of the biggest businesses in the health industry. Everybody claims that their purification process is the best! Companies make grandiose and often false claims in promoting their products.

During my recovery journey, I was in a position to compare a KDF-carbon filter with distillation. I learnt by observation and experimentation, that the KDF filter removes mainly the volatile compounds with the carbon, as this is what carbon filters are renowned for, and it does so mainly for de-chlorination purposes, which it does well. However, it is ineffective in removing dissolved chemicals. The foul smell and look of the residue plus the TDS meter readings before and after filtration is enough proof to show the purified water with the KDF carbon filter is not effective.

I have learnt that if a filter truly works, it will explode within a couple of weeks, considering the amount of residue that stays behind after every distillation cycle. A water distiller, on the other hand, is not a filter. It is a purifier of which you never need to replace blocked or ineffective main filters, but only remove and clean the residues in the boiling tank. The secondary filter, needed to polish the distilled water before percolation, is a mere carbon bag, (inexpensive too) that needs to be replaced. There is also a gaseous vent on a distiller to remove the bulk of the Volatile organic compounds (VOC’s) that could rise with the vapour.

ONLY distillation will remove all bacteria, industrial chemicals, sewerage, toxins, bad tastes, odours, as well as any other undesirables from your water! Bottled water is ground water and as a result can be highly contaminated with effluent waste, animal faeces, chemical toxins, etc. Carbon filtered water has only had the chlorine removed, but still contains bacteria, parasites, chemicals, etc. which can infect you.

Distillation uses the natural hydrologic cycle of evaporation (the toxins, chemicals, inorganic minerals and pollutants stay behind) and condensation.

Simply boiling water on a stove will kill biological contaminants such as bacteria, parasites and viruses after about 20 minutes of boiling. However boiling water will not rid the water of salts, heavy metals, or other chemicals. As the pure water evaporates into steam, the water left behind in the kettle becomes MORE concentrated with contaminants, making it more dangerous to your health.

Top quality bottled water could actually be produced by distillation. However, because bottled water is processed in a variety of ways and is largely unregulated, quality is not always assured. Besides, distilled water has a wonderfully sweet, pure and round taste – far better than most other water sources, and is much more economical too!

Some may wonder whether the removal of certain minerals for the water, poses a problem. Not at all. Water is not a source of nutrition; but rather cleansing. Your body obtains minerals much more readily from foods. Only a plant, by the process of photosynthesis, is capable of converting inorganic minerals to organic, rendering it useful for human consumption and processing.

The question thus remains, where do we get our minerals from? Water is the mother of all solvents. At high speed/energy water hits the crust of the earth and it starts to dissolve the crust of the earth, matter, minerals inclusive. The minerals, with the water, gravitate to the root of a plant. Plants, so to speak, absorb/eat minerals through the process of osmosis. In simple terms, the plant basically adds an enzyme and more to the mineral, converting it from a dead inorganic mineral to a living mineral.This is the cycle. Water dissolves the minerals and water is the medium for a plant to absorb the mineral. Plants turn inorganic minerals into the right format, and ultimately we eat the plants and/or the plant eaters. But if I, for example, eat a plant eater like a lamb, I basically eat the plants that the plant eater ate to build his body. Thus meat is a more condensed and complete food source which originates from the rock or soil.

What about borehole water?As discussed, water is the mother of all solvents, i.e. our best dissolving agent. Water under the crust of earth is surrounded with and exposed to minerals in its condensed form, rock. Thus ground water under the crust of earth continuously dissolves the rock that it is exposed to. This makes ground water generally saturated with various and plenty types of minerals.

The question is, is inorganic minerals a good or a bad thing? I think trace minerals in moderation is a good thing. However borehole water is saturated with too many of these minerals. This could lead to kidney stones, hardening of the arteries, arthritis and many more unnecessary conditions related to excess inorganic minerals.

I am therefore cautious to use borehole water. I will use borehole water under the following conditions:

  • The TDS reading should be less than 50 ppm.
  • The borehole suction point should be somewhere higher than any human activity, or out of reach.

What do all the reputable health experts with proven testimonies say about distilled water?

  • “We believe that only steam-distilled water … should be consumed. They should be used not only for drinking water, but in cooking as well, because foods such as pasta, rice and all beans can absorb chemicals found in unpurified water” p41,Nutritional Healing, PA Balch, CNC &* James F. Balch, M.D.
  • “Chlorination, the most widely used method of killing bacteria in water, is known to produce powerful carcinogenic residues, including dioxin. Studies have shown that the risk of bladder cancer is doubled if you drink chlorine – treated water. Chlorination also destroys vitamin E in the body, which can lead to heart problems and has been linked to clogged arteries.” 20 POWERFUL STEPS to a Healthier LIFE, p61, Dr Richard Schulze.
  • “Probably the purest waters available today are those purified by distillation….” Optimum Nutrition for Optimal Health, p120, Thomas E. Levy, M.D., J.D.



A distiller will save you lots of money when compared to bottled water, not to mention the cost of carting the water around, coupled with the uncertainty as to whether your water is truly clean and safe? Furthermore, plastic bottles are a huge pollution factor.

Having a water distiller is a small premium to pay for drinking the preferred water, with peace of mind and plenty savings for years to come.

Let food be thy medicine and
medicine be thy food