This excerpt about why the body needs pure water, is taken from Paul C Bragg’s book Water – the Shocking Truth
The amount of water a body needs depends on temperature, climate, one’s activities and health – 8 glasses is average. When you drink a glass of water it goes straight to your stomach. Part of the water is absorbed directly into your bloodstream through the walls of your stomach and some of the remainder goes to your intestines to keep the food you eat in a liquid state while it is being absorbed; this water is later absorbed directly into the blood.
Pure distilled water is truly God’s greatest gift to us, a source of life and health.
– Paul C. Bragg
Drinking the right kind of water is one of your best natural protections against all kinds of virus infections such as influenza, pneumonia, whooping cough, measles and other infectious diseases. Doctors advise bed-rest and plenty of water for the flu. When the body’s tissues and cells are kept well-supplied with ample water, they can fight viral attacks more efficiently. If the body’s cells are water-starved, they become shriveled-up, parched and dry, making it easy for viruses and diseases to attack.
Always bear in mind the important functions of the right kind of water in your body. Water is a vital component of all body fluids, tissues, cells, lymph, blood and glandular secretions. Water holds all nutritive factors in solution and acts as a transportation medium to the various parts of the body for these substances. The mucous membranes need plenty of water to keep them soft and free from friction on their delicate surfaces.
:Kristine wrote a great expose on water entitled Is Your Drinking Water Killing You. Quite enlightening, showing the critical differences between Distilled water, Reverse Osmosis, Structured and Alkaline waters. We found out that Distilled water was the most important.
For more information about Paul C Bragg or the book Water: The Shocking Truth That can Save Your Life