Alexander Graham Bell attributed his good health to drinking distilled water. Yet, there are others who claim it causes mineral loss. I wasn’t sure who to believe until distilled water nearly cost me my teeth!
It all started when a nutritionist recommended I drink distilled water. At the time, I figured it couldn’t hurt. After all, my grandma always distilled her water and she lived to be 93! I even recall having to distill my well water a decade ago, to avoid contaminants in the ground from all the chemicals used in nearby orchards.
So, with nary a thought, I got my distiller out of storage, dusted it off, and started distilling. Frankly, it was a big hassle. But, the crazy thing about me is I’ve always been more than willing to do whatever it takes to improve my health.
Four weeks later, after drinking nothing but the recommended concoction of distilled water mixed with sole (salt-infused water), I received quite a shock. While brushing my teeth one day, I noticed they had turned grey and rather transparent.
You are probably wondering why I didn’t notice sooner. I’m wondering the same thing.
I guess it was such a gradual process, that at first I thought it was just my imagination. When it became clear my teeth were in fact CLEAR, I was aghast! Upon hearing of my distressing dental disaster, my daughter wanted to see for herself.
“Wow!” she exclaimed, when I bared my pearly whites that had turned into dingy greys. “I thought it would be barely noticeable, but that’s really obvious!”
When I told my nutritionist about it, she said she’s never seen that happen with any of her other clients. Perhaps that’s why the debate rages on. Maybe distilled water is fine for some people and not for others.
Since I’m evidently one of the others, I put the distiller back in storage with a grateful good riddance. Then, I got busy researching how to re-mineralize my teeth.
Along with drastically reducing foods high in phytic acid, I ate lots of mineral-rich vegetables and consumed high-quality bone broth. I even made my own toothpaste using Dolomite powder, baking soda and coconut oil. I tried to remain calm, while hoping it wouldn’t take months or years to undo the damage.
Since looking at my teeth was so disturbing, I brushed them with only a dim light on in the bathroom and tried not to look in the mirror. One week later, I mustered up the courage to take a peek. When I did, I couldn’t believe what I saw.
It was working – and fast! In fact, over the course of that day, I could see my teeth becoming white again hour by hour by hour. I was amazed how fast the minerals were flooding back into my teeth! I was also enormously relieved.
After only 10 days on my re-mineralizing regimen, my teeth looked better than they had in many years! Not only that, but since what’s good for teeth is also good for bones, I’m certain my whole body is soaking up minerals right and left.
In a way, I guess drinking distilled water really did end up improving my health. Not only did I learn NOT to drink it, I also learned how to help the body absorb more nutrients, how to naturally heal cavities, and how to make my own really yummy and effective toothpaste!
There’s just one more thing I realized in all this. My grandma may have lived to be 93, but ever since I can remember . . . she had false teeth!
Note: I am not implying my grandma lost her natural teeth because she drank distilled water. I truly have no idea. For all I know, they were knocked out careening down a spiral slide. It’s entirely possible, since one of the things I admired about my grandma was her refusal to act her age!