Advantages of Distilled Water

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THINK BEFORE YOU DRINK If you think the water you are drinking is just H2O, think again! According to some studies, an astonishing 75,000 chemical compounds have been found in our water, yet the EPA has established enforceable safety standards for only 87. Many of these chemicals are potentially harmful and can spawn health problems. According to the Center for Disease Control in Atlanta, nearly one million people get sick from drinking contaminated water each year with about 1,000 cases tragically ending in death.

Often using outdated technology, many municipalities simply weren’t built to handle the influx of modern-day contaminants. A host of pollutants such as pesticides, herbicides, toxic waste from landfills, chemical and oil spills, acid rain and more find their way into our water supplies. Most often this water is treated with chlorine or chloramines to control bacterial growth which, according to some health experts, may also contribute to illness. Even if the water that leaves the treatment plants meets EPA minimum safety standards, health threats don’t stop there. The water may pass through unsafe water lines that re-contaminate it on the way to your home. Examine your pipes and those of water distribution systems and you’ll find the insides of some of these pipes caked with mineral, biological and chemical deposits. In some cases the pipes themselves may leach copper and lead! Another threat lurking inside older water pipes is bio-film, composed of layers of bacteria that can harbor pathogens like E. coli. And don’t think well water is any safer because ground water pollutants may also seep into that source. Add to that the chlorine and other chemicals commonly used to treat well water, and you have drinking and cooking water that is chemically altered. The sad truth is our water supply is compromised by harmful chemicals. EPA standards require water treatment plants to reduce certain contaminants. Annual reports issued by the EPA for 2002 indicate that there were 80,635 documented violations nationwide. When violations occur, “boil water” alerts are issued but, by then, you may have already consumed contaminated water. You have to ask yourself the question, “Over the course of my life, how will these chemicals and trace pollutants affect my health and that of my family?” Consider what this means if, over the course of your life, you drink approximately 13,000 gallons of water. There could be undetected contaminants in each glass you drink having a cumulative affect on your health for the worse. That’s why it’s so important you make doubly sure the water you drink is 100% steam distilled. You can take control of your water quality today and enjoy peace of mind. And the best way to do that is by investing in your health and the health of your family with one of our guaranteed Waterwise purifier/distillers.

. WATER AS PURE AS NATURE INTENDED In the Beginning, two hydrogen atoms paired with a single oxygen atom to establish the triplet structure—H2O—called water. Among all the nutrients that humans consume, water is, as one scientist described it, the “indispensable nutrient” on which all forms of life depend. Water is the most abundant substance on Earth and in the human body, accounting for approximately 70% of total body weight. It carved the Grand Canyon and gently cradled you in your mother’s womb.

The Villains of Pollution Throughout early history, life on Earth existed in a natural environment with abundant water supplies from rain, unpolluted springs, streams, rivers and wells. Water was relatively pure, containing only moderate amounts of naturally occurring substances. But there’s more to the story. Since the Industrial Revolution, and especially since World War II, we’ve dumped all kinds of chemicals into the environment, almost universally contaminating our precious, life-sustaining water supplies. The function of water is impaired when these toxic chemicals are introduced into your system. Your health declines as your body becomes a chemical cesspool.

Back to Nature Faced with the complex problems of pollution, we turned to nature for the wisest and safest solution. Water in its purest form is found in the vapor that rises from the Earth’s surface, leaving behind any contaminants it may have collected. This process of evaporation, condensation and precipitation is known as the Hydrologic Cycle. Distillation simulates this process, turning ordinary tap water into pure, clean steam vapor which is condensed, then passed through an organic coconut shell filter. This technology effectively removes bacteria, parasites, herbicides, pesticides, heavy metals, and a whole list of synthetic chemicals and industrial pollutants. Waterwise purifiers give you 100% homemade water as pure as nature intended.

THE ELIXIR OF LIFE History has revealed that the civilizations that had the cleanest and purest water were typically the strongest, healthiest and most vibrant civilizations of their era. That’s one reason why drinking steam distilled water yields so many wonderful

health benefits. Some of them you may recognize, while others may be new to you. You see, water is rightfully called the “elixir of life.” In fact, recent research reveals healthful water may actually be the ultimate age-defying nutrient. Imagine that, something as simple and ordinary as water helping you to maintain or perhaps even increase physical youthfulness. But it’s true. You can gain amazing health benefits from a steady dose of 8 glasses of purified water a day: • • • • • • • Vastly improves your energy Sharpens your mental and physical performance Gradually improves your skin’s appearance and reduces wrinkles Fosters weight loss. F. Batmanghelidj, MD, author of the acclaimed book, Your Body’s Many Cries for Water, says that many times the body’s request for water is actually misinterpreted as hunger. Reduces stress, anxiety and depression Reduces headaches and dizzy spells Bolsters heart health. According to a 6 year study of more than 20,000 healthy men and women aged 38-100 in the May 1, 2002, American Journal of Epidemiology, it was found that women who drank more than five glasses of water a day were 41% less likely to die from heart attack than those who drank less than two glasses. The heart benefits were even greater in men. May relieve symptoms of asthma, allergies and arthritis

Beyond these benefits, history proves that water can do much, much more. So much so that many ancient civilizations such as the Egyptians, Assyrians, Babylonians, Persians, Greeks, Hebrews, Hindus, Chinese and Native Americans used water therapeutically in many ways to heal injury and treat disease. And, the reasons why are obvious. Examine the human body and you’ll find it’s almost 70% water. Maintaining an adequate level of hydration is essential for efficient regulation of your body’s normal physiological functions. As you can imagine, if your brain is not properly hydrated, your thinking ability becomes dull, you have trouble making the best decisions and your potential for headaches and dizziness increases. Your liver breaks down fats, so when it’s below its hydration mark, your digestive system experiences a chain reaction of imbalances. And so on. Take a closer look at what water does inside your body and you’ll discover it: Aids in proper digestion Improves oxygen delivery to cells Removes toxins and waste products Transports nutrients and increases nutrient absorption Cushions and lubricates joints Regulates body temperature Generates cellular energy Improves immune function It’s obvious if you don’t drink enough water you may encounter health problems. But if you drink clean, pure water you can bolster your health and performance throughout life. Naturally you want the same clean, abundant water supply for your family as the mighty and memorable civilizations of times past. But there has always been an unseen struggle—the struggle of creating and maintaining a clean water supply. Unfold the chronicles of history and you’ll discover that people commonly died from waterborne diseases like cholera, dysentery, and typhoid fever. As populations have increased, the demand for properly treated water has also increased. Today, we have impressive municipalities that have done an outstanding job, but there’s a problem of aging water treatment systems overwhelmed by the large volume of contaminants.

NOTHING COMPARES TO WATERWISE PURITY Filtration: Filtered water has passed through a fine strainer and/or activated carbon. While they reduce disagreeable tastes and odors, filters are not effective in removing many common contaminants such as arsenic, bacteria, copper, lead,

nitrates, parasites, sodium and viruses. A filter can become a breeding ground for bacteria as the organic material which remains in the filter begins to decay. Another drawback is not knowing when to replace the filter. Some manufacturers suggest replacing filters when bad taste or odor returns. In reality, a filter may be able to control taste and odor long after it has lost its ability to reduce tasteless, odorless organics such as THMs (trihalomethanes) which are byproducts of chlorination.

Reverse Osmosis: RO systems force water under high pressure through a synthetic semi-permeable membrane to reduce inorganic minerals. These systems vary widely in their ability to reject nitrates, chlorides and some other contaminants. RO performance is affected by water pressure, water temperature, pH, bacteria, dissolved solids and the chemical contaminant level of raw tap water. Like other filtration systems, gradual clogging of the system by collected contaminants will result in declining effectiveness and can also lead to contamination from bacterial growth. Steam Distilled: Based on Mother Nature’s primary purification method, distillation uses evaporation and condensation to separate pure, fresh water from its contaminants. In nature the process is called the hydrologic cycle. It occurs when

water evaporates, condenses, and then falls to the earth as precipitation. Distillation, combined with carbon filtration, is the one water treatment technology that most completely reduces the widest range of contaminants, including biological, organic and inorganic elements. In fact, a quality distillation system provides water that is up to 99% free of impurities, including heavy metals and most chemicals. It is the treatment of choice for removing biological contaminants including cysts like Giardia and Cryptosporidium. The prolonged boiling process of distillation kills virtually all types of microorganisms, including bacteria, viruses and parasites. Microorganisms are not evaporated into the product water but remain in the boiling chamber as part of the residue. Additionally, a distillation system with activated carbon post filtration and venting is effective in removing pesticides and VOCs (volatile organic compounds). Distillation provides consistent purity, gallon after gallon, year in, year out. No other technology can guarantee consistent quality over time. The purity of your drinking and cooking water is guaranteed when you make 100% steam distilled water with a Waterwise purifier/distiller.

DISTILLATION SYSTEMS REMOVE VOCs Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) which may be present in tap water normally boil off and vaporize during the warm-up cycle and are vented (3) into the air. If any VOCs carry over with the distillate, they can be effectively removed with an optional carbon post filter (5). Carbon enhances taste and purity by adsorption, aeration and degasification. Many ordinary tap waters contain virtually no or extremely low levels of VOCs. Most VOCs are measured in parts per billion and are virtually undetectable when vented during the distillation cycle. Far more VOCs may be discharged into the air from running hot tap water or from a hot shower. If airborne volatiles are still a concern, use of a carbon pre-filter will significantly reduce VOCs prior to distillation. The distiller could also be used in a remote location (i.e., utility room, garage, or a screened porch). Most quality countertop, batch type distillers have coconut shell carbon post filtration to effectively remove VOCs. Another option to consider would be a direct line hookup, fully automatic distiller with an in-line carbon pre-filter. NOTE: Carbon filtration before distillation is highly recommended if there are known or suspected high concentrations of VOCs where you live.

DISTILLATION PROCESS 1. Ordinary tap water is heated to 212° F (100° C) killing microbes such as bacteria, cysts and viruses that may be present. 2. Steam rises, leaving behind dead microbes, dissolved solids, salts, heavy metals and other substances. 3. Low boiling light gases are discharged through a gaseous vent. 4. Pure steam is condensed. 5. Purified/distilled water then percolates through a coconut shell carbon filter, enhancing quality by aeration, degasification, and adsorption of VOCs (volatile organic compounds). 6. The 100% steam distilled water is now ready for drinking and cooking. BOTTLED WATER... WHAT’S THE REAL COST? Why do you think bottled water is available almost everywhere today? Because just about everyone is becoming more health conscious. But is bottled water really the WiseChoice®? While it may be convenient, what about purity and price?

With Waterwise homemade 100% steam distilled water you are guaranteed consistent purity and significant savings! Take a look at this cost comparison based on using 10 gallons a week.


• Inconsistent Quality • Awkward, Heavy • Inconvenient to Store • Uncertain Freshness • Environmental Hazard • Expensive

• Homemade 100% Steam Distilled Water • Consistent Purity Guaranteed, Gallon After Gallon • No Lugging Gallons Home at 8 lbs each • Always Available—No Running Out • Fresh, Great Tasting, Healthy Homemade Purity • No Waste From Bottle Disposal • Less Than One Third the Cost of Bottled Water


WATER FOR HEALTH Drink 8 Glasses of Pure, 100% Steam Distilled Water - A Daily Necessity Did you know, pure water is responsible for carrying nutrients and oxygen to cells, cushioning joints, hydrating skin, converting food into energy, removing toxins and wastes, empowering the body's natural healing process and enhancing overall good health? But the wrong kind of water can pollute, clog up and hinder your health and vitality. Experts agree, "The quality of your water is just as important as the quantity."


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