THE CHOICE IS CLEAR
by Dr. Allen E. Banik
The amazing discovery I am about to unfold to you had its beginning some
40 years ago. Just why I did not receive the impact then I will never know. A few short
months ago the truth finally revealed itself to me. At first I found it difficult be
comprehend, but little by little the facts began to blend until I saw it all in its
entirety, and The Choice Was Clear.
Only One Possible Cause For All Aging Diseases?
Imagine one common possible cause for nearly all diseases! Can it be that
arthritis, kidney stones, gall stones, arteriosclerosis (hardening of the arteries),
enlarged hearts, emphysema, obesity, constipation, cataracts, glaucoma, diabetes, all stem
from one common cause? Unbelievable! But possibly very true!
Can This Be True?
We all use it every day-from the baby's first cry to the old man's last breath.
Water! The one element you need the most and suspect the least. If this shocks you, do not
be surprised, as millions of Americans are still unaware of this "aging
process," and indulge in it freely. Multitudes suffer from all the above diseases,
and unknowingly contribute to this cause daily. Somehow the shots, pills, vitamin capsules
and balanced diets add only brief spurts to well-being.
The arthritis can get a little worse, the arteries a little harder, the gall stones and
kidney stones a little larger, the eyes a little dimmer, the hearing more complex, sugar
starts to appear in the urine, digestion slows down, constipation calls for stronger
laxatives-and waist lines get a little larger. It's a never-ending cycle of feeling just a
little worse than the day before.
There Is Hope Ahead
Let me cheer you up-there is good news in store for youhappy years are now ahead
of you-far into your nineties-even more. Your stiff joints may begin to loosen, arteries
become more elastic, blood pressures can become more normal, heart action firmer and more
powerful. Your lungs can expand with fresh air-kidney and gall stones can gradually
dissolve, never to appear again. That lost appetite can also reappear, and those
aggravating stomach painssomehow can vanish.
Dr. Brown Landone And Captain Diamond Proved It
Let me quote a few authenticated case histories-just to prove what has already
taken place in the lives of two famous individuals. One was an associate named Dr. Brown
Landone who lived to the splendid age of 98. His patient, a Captain Diamond, lived
vigorously to the fantastic age of 120 years.
Dr. Landone had a heart condition at the age of 17. Today it would have meant a heart
transplant or other dangerous surgery. His doctor allotted him three months to live at the
most. His heart chambers and valves were coated with mineral depositsmuch like his
mother's teakettle. Dr. Landone was determined to live. After devising a special treatment
(I will go into details later), he returned for his second heart examination two years
later. His doctor pronounced his heart perfect. All aglow with life, young Landone
enrolled in a medical college and received the degree of Doctor of Neurology. He practiced
this profession for 50 years, then turned his talents to writing. His average working day
was from 18 to 20 hours. At the age of 98, he could have been mistaken for a man of 50!
The Amazing Age of Captain Diamond
During Dr. Landone's years in practice, he met Captain Diamond, who was
bed-ridden with arthritis and hardening of his arteries at the age of 70.
Dr. Landone suggested his treatment. Five years later he was teaching classes in physical
culture. At the age of 103 he walked from Sacramento to New York. At the age of 110 he
danced an night with a 16-year-old. He died at the fantastic age of 120!
The Secret of Longevity
'Water" is what I will be writing about, from the very first page to the
last word. I will attempt to show facts about water that will startle you. And from now
on, until the day you draw your last breath, you will remember what I have written on
AR Water Is Not The Same
There are at least nine different kinds of water. Some kinds can harden your
arteries, form gall stones and kidney stones, bring on early senility, and all the
diseases I mentioned earlier. Other kinds of water works in reverse. What one type of
water carries into the system, the other carries out. Let me classify these nine kinds of
water. They are hard water, raw water, boiled water, soft water, rain water, snow water,
filtered water, de-ionized water and distilled water. All are kinds of water-but remember
this: only one of these nine kinds of water is good for you. Let me describe them briefly.
Hard water is water containing excessive lime salts, that is, carbonates and sulfates of
calcium and magnesium. Sodium, iron, copper, silicon, nitrates, chlorides, viruses,
bacteria, chemicals, and many other harmful inorganic minerals and chemicals may also be
present. Most all the water we drink comes from public water systems or private wells.
These are hard waters. Any water that has run through, or over, ground is hard water to
some degree. The longer it filters through the soil, the harder it gets and the more
harmful it may become for you.
Some cities take water from rivers and lakes or mountain reservoirs. They call it soft
water. But soft water from such sources is soft only in comparison to water which is
I recall that each year the earth's rivers carry to the sea five billion tons of dissolved
minerals and other unnumbered millions of tons of carbon compounds and factory pollutants.
"And ocean life is on the decrease," according to Jacques Cousteau.
A False Type Of Water
There are also the hard waters which are called "mineral waters"- that
is, waters from certain mineral springs-well known for their medicinal effects.
Practically all kinds of "bottled" water is hard water.
The reason mineral waters have this so-called medicinal effect is because the body tries
to throw off the excess minerals which invade it as intruding foreign deposits. Actually,
a form of dysentery exists, as the organism tries to eliminate and expel this unusual
condition. To subsist on this type of water could be detrimental.
Raw water is water which has not been treated in any way. It may be hard or soft-as hard
as lime water, or as soft as rain water. Raw water contains millions of viruses and
bacteria, and is densely inhabited in every drop. Chemicals dumped into our rivers may
cause cancer, according to the Environmental Protection Agency.
True, properly chlorinated water kills most germs and viruses, but it can also kill the
cells in our bodies. The only safe rule to follow individually is to distill drinking
water, which will eliminate both chlorine and pathogenic organisms.
Boiled Water Is Not The Answer
Boiled water is advised by some health authorities. Boiling removes none of the
inorganic minerals, although it does kill the bacteria in raw water if boiled at least 20
But the dead bodies of these germs are carried into the system when the boiled water is
used. Such dead materials furnish a fertilized soil for rapid and lusty propagation of
germs already in the body. By drinking boiled water one may avoid live disease germs, but
still takes on bacterial soil for the growth of other bacteria.
While raw water is an aquarium filled with deadly microorganisms, boiled water is a
graveyard of dead germs.
The Lnpurity Of Rain Water
Rain water, which has been distilled by the heat of the sun, should contain no
mineral matter and no germs. But when it falls from the clouds as rain, it falls through
air filled with bacteria, dust, smoke, chemicals, mud and minerals. By the time it reaches
the earth as rain water it is so saturated with decaying matter, dirt and chemicals that
its color becomes a yellowish-white.
If rain water is allowed to stand it becomes filthy because of the rotting animal matter
in it. I discuss it only because some "nature faddists" are so ignorant that
they advise the use of rain water on the basis that it is "natural."
Snow Is Unclean
Snow water is melted snow. It, too, picks up minerals, chemicals and radioactive
fallout such as Strontium 90. Snow is frozen rain. Freezing does not destroy bacteria.
Snow looks white and clean but it contains as many germs, minerals and pollutants as rain
water. Remember the dirt left from melting snow in the spring? How the dirt of what has
melted forms on top of the snow which is not yet melted! Try melting the cleanest snow,
then note the filth in the water. Each snowflake contains some form of air pollution.
Filtered Water Can Be Dangerous
Filtered water is water which has passed through a very fine strainer, activated
carbon or some other mechanical barrier. The use of filtered water is still rather
popular. Some people think that water which has passed through a filter is purified. They
believe that the filter keeps the waste substances and disease germs of the water in the
filter. While it is true that chlorine, some suspended substances and many synthetic
chemicals are removed in the filter by filtering, there is no filter made which can
prevent bacteria or viruses from passing through its fine meshes. Each pore of the finest
filter is large enough for millions of germs to pass through, even those containing
Moreover, decaying matter collects on the bottom of every filter. This forms an excellent
breeding ground for bacteria. After a filter has been used for a few days, the filtered
water often contains more disease germs than the water which is put into the filter.
Bacteria are multiplied by the millions by the collected wastes at the base of some
filters, and washed through with filtered water, according to Dr. Brown Landone.
De-ionized Water Can Cause Virus Infections
Water processed by the de-ionized method effectively removes minerals, and
compares to distilled water in this respect. However, it does become a breeding ground for
bacteria, pyrogenic matter and viruses. The fault in this system lies in the resin beds
which can become notorious breeding grounds. Therefore it is not wise to have this
possibility exist in your drinking water.
Furthermore, deionization does not remove synthetic chemicals such as herbicides,
pesticides, insecticides or industrial solvents.
The Miracle Of All Water-Distilled Water!
Distilled water is water which has been turned into vapor, so that virtually all
its impurities are left behind. Then, by condensing, it is turned back to "pure"
water. Distillation is the single most effective method of water purification. It is God's
water for the human race.
In a manner of speaking, distillation is nature's way. The weather of the world is created
in the tropics, where half the heat reaching the earth falls on land and water masses.
Here heat energy is stored within water vapor through the process of evaporation, nature's
distillery. When the jet streams return ocean water to inland areas, they do so without
sea salts and minerals, all of which have been left behind.
Nowadays you will hear a lot about reverse osmosis. In this process, water is purified by
forcing a portion of the raw water through a semi-permeable membrane. Reverse osmosis
removes a high percentage of the dissolved solids as well as other contaminants, and when
new the result often approaches the purity of distilled water. The degree of purity in any
case varies widely, depending on the types and conditions of the equipment used, much as
with filter equipment, and the effectiveness lessens with use. Sometimes drastically!
Nature's Natural Distilling Plant
Distilling water turns it into vapor, and then through condensation, back again
into pure water. Rising vapor cannot carry minerals and other dissolved solids-it will not
carry disease germs, dead or alive. The secret is that the vapor rises between all the
suspended particles and chemicals in the air. When this condensation occurs as falling
rain, it picks up airborne pollutants! Not so in a vented distiller where most of them are
If pure distilled water is boiled in a teakettle, no calcium or minerals of any kind will
collect to coat the inside of the kettle, even though you used the same kettle for ten
The World's Greatest Secret
Distilled water then is water of the purest kind. It is odorless, colorless and
The divine purpose of water is to regulate temperature and to act as a solvent. In nature,
water in evaporation is so fine that your eye cannot perceive it as it is drawn up into
the clouds. Then it falls as rain, keeping the earth from being parched and burned.
As a solvent, it dissolves rocks and soil. It figures in the transport of nutrients into
In the human body, water fills similar functions. It regulates the temperature of the body
by helping take off extra heat resulting from an intake of some 3,000 calories of food
each day. Water keeps the body from burning up. It carries waste products from the body.
The Greatest Function Of Distilled Water
Distilled water acts as a solvent in the body. It dissolves food substances so
they can be assimilated and taken into every cell. It dissolves inorganic mineral
substances lodged in tissues of the body so that such substances can be eliminated in the
process of purifying the body.
Distilled water is the greatest solvent on earth-the only one that can be taken into the
body without damage to the tissues.
By its continued use, it is possible to dissolve inorganic minerals, acid crystals, and
all the other waste products of the body without injuring tissues.
Inorganic Mineral Deposits Must Be Removed
For purification, distilled water is the solvent of choice. After mineral
deposits are dissolved, gentle muscular exercise can force the dissolved poisons and
wastes from the tissues into the blood so that blood can carry wastes to the excretory
organs. Then, these organs can squeeze and pour the wastes out of the body.
Remember that great scientists now not only admit but assert that all old age, and even
death-unless by accident-is due to waste poisons not washed out of the body. The legendary
Dr. Alexis Carrel made heart tissue apparently immortal by regularly washing away the
wastes of the cells.
Now you have learned about the nine different types of water. Let me repeat them again so
you will never forget them: hard water, soft water, raw water, boiled water, rain water,
snow water, filtered water, de-ionized water and distilled water. It is wise to remember
these nine different types of water, but there is only one water you must always
remember--distilled water! Dr. Paul Bragg, a life-time advocate of distilled water, lived
to age 94, the span of life others only lecture about. He and others with track records
say this is your lifeline to a long, happy, carefree span of life.
Your Secret Enemy At Work
Hard water then is your greatest enemy. It will destroy every fond hope you have
by striking you down when you should be enjoying the fruits of your labors. Crippled
joints, repeated surgeries, enlarged hearts, hardened arteries, gall stones, kidney
stones, hearing problems, forgetful minds, all draw your activities from the great
out-of-doors into creaking rocking chairs, and finally into bed-ridden old people's homes.
Why all this, when the body and mind was divinely designed to live forever! Dr. Alexis
Carrel proved that! Captain Diamond lived a long merry life.
Let us trace the course of hard water, the cause of our ills. It begins in the clouds. As
it falls it collects minerals and poisonous chemicals. It is good water, except for what
it picks up as it falls. When it reaches the'ground it is divinely designed to do one
thing, to pick up minerals. These inorganic minerals are wonderful, but only for plants.
As the water picks up minerals, it distributes them evenly to plant life. Plants would
never grow if these minerals were not supplied to their roots. Water then acts as a
carrier of some minerals, namely anion nutrients. But alas, chemicals have now polluted
our pure air. To clean the air, and make' t fit to breathe, nature designed water to
absorb these poisons.
The Fault Lies In Inorganic Minerals
We have never realized that these collected minerals from the air and in the
ground are all inorganic minerals, which cannot be assimilated by the body unless they are
chelated into organic molecules. The only minerals the body can utilize are the organic
minerals. All the others are foreign minerals and must be disposed of or eliminated.
Herein lies the problem we have never suspected as the possible cause of nearly all our
Only Plants Need Inorganic Minerals
Water, as a carrier of minerals, is fine for the plant. The plant in turn
converts the inorganic to organic minerals. Now, our bodies can assimilate them. We have
worked this process in reverse. We consume hard water saturated with calcium, magnesium,
iron, copper, silicon, not realizing the body is unable to assimilate these nutrients
efficiently. So nature tucks them in the joints as arthritis, in the intestinal walls as
constipation, and along the arteries, causing them to harden. The kidneys and liver roll
up the mineral deposits into little stones until they get too large for the ducts.
Sometimes the "filters" of the kidneys become so mineral clogged that kidney
transplants become necessary.
Heart Conditions Can Result From Mineral Deposits
Calcium deposits in the heart chambers and valves become so cemented into place
with mineral deposits that heart surgery becomes necessary. Calcium deposits in the inner
ear cause deafness. Skilled surgeons can now remove these deposits and in many cases
restore hearing again. Should these deposits occur on the nerve, then total deafness can
Since water is a carrier of inorganic minerals, harmful to the body functions, we now
wisely remove virtually all trace minerals, chemicals and foreign particles through the
process of distillation. Then, and only then, is water odorless, colorless, and tasteless
and fit for consumption.
I realize that there have been a few university study results that seem to deny these
observations. And it may be possible-in rare circumstances-that water can contain
organically complexed minerals that are assimilable. But these are rare situations,
especially on our now polluted planet. I am also aware of a study that tends to correlate
heart health with hard water areas. Full scrutiny of these data, however, poses more
questions than it answers. Not answered at all is how people are to get unpolluted water
in the first place.
Pure Water Is Your Lifeline
We have now learned that water is a carrier of inorganic minerals and toxic
chemicals of organic synthesis. But through the process of distilling, the water is
separated from virtually everything it carries, and is now pure water. As it enters the
body, it again picks up mineral deposits accumulated in the joints, artery walls, or
wherever such deposits occur, and begins to carry them out. Gall stones and kidney stones
get smaller and smaller until they can safely pass through their ducts. Little by little
arthritic pains become less as joints become more supple and movable. Arteries gradually
become more elastic as blood pressures tend to become more normal. Gradually the outlook
on life becomes a little more youthful-ambitions begin to return, while the squeaking
rocking chair will give way to the web covered golf clubs.
The startling fact to remember is that water attracts chiefly inorganic minerals. Organic
minerals stay in the tissues, where they belong. This is a marvelous feat of Divine
Reasoning. We were not born to die-we were born to live! This fact is easily proved.
X-rays of the arteries will never show unless there are calcium deposits along the artery
walls. Doesn't this prove that we have mineral deposits even along swift moving blood
So hard water carries inert minerals into the body, and distilled water carries them
out-it's just as simple as that.
There is then only one way you can purify your body and help to eliminate your chronic
aging diseases and that is through the miracle of distilled water. A sludge-filled motor
cannot operate smoothly unless the sludge is removed. Neither can a body be supple and
ageless unless the joints, arteries, cells and nerve tracts are free of mineral deposits!
The Appalling Truth
The average person drinks about a gallon of water per day. Adding up the cups of
coffee, tea, soft drinks, food and water, this gallon isn't too much. Many men drink much
more. At a gallon a day, the average person drinks up to 450 glasses of solids during a
life span. These same solids are found in your humidifier, and in grandmother's teakettle.
Think of it-450 glasses of mineral solids in your system during a lifetime.
What does the body do with these foreign materials? Nature does the very same thing you
are now thinking. It tries to eliminate them. Do you recall the water spots on your
windows from your water sprinkler? Ever try to remove them? It takes lots of vinegar and
lots of rubbing to dissolve the deposits.
This same reaction takes place in our bodies. It begins by putting a thin film along our
intestinal walls. As soon as one film is laid, it attracts another film much easier, until
it begins to build up and one of the first results is constipation, a plague to millions
of people. Other deposits occur where blood flows the slowest, such as in the joints as
arthritis and gout, along the arteries as hardening, in the veins as varicose, in the
lungs as emphysema. It often coats the crystalline lens of the eyes with a fine film
possibly resulting in cataracts. Glaucoma, the dreaded eye disease, can be another result
of hard water. The tiny vessels film up with mineral deposits, which result in a build-up
of pressure in the eye. There has never been a known cause for glaucoma. It might be the
In all my years of experience as a practicing optometrist-all my glaucoma patients drank
water with extreme hardness. Distilled water as a possible preventative is still the best
long-range program to follow.
Heart Attacks Unknown
Bantu African tribesmen are known to have the cleanest arteries, as well as the
most elastic ones. They dig no wells, but catch rain water. Although this water is
contaminated with bacteria, it is still almost free of minerals. The air and water
pollutions, such as we have here, have not as yet affected them as much. This is a
tremendous testimony for mineral-free water. Even the Europeans have far less cholesterol
in their arteries than we do. They of course drink more wine than we do. Wine is comprised
of distilled water. All water that passes through the roots of plants, converts the
inorganic minerals to organic minerals, and distills the water at the same time. When
juices contain minerals, they contain them as complexed organic molecules.
The True Function Of Cholesterol
Cholesterol is very important to our system. We get it in certain foods. The largest part
originates in saturated fats, and this type can be harmful. The liver also manufactures
its own cholesterol. Cholesterol is an oil or lubricant. It keeps the blood oily so the
blood can flow easily through the arteries and veins. If it were not for cholesterol, the
friction along our artery walls would soon wear them through. Nature is not so stupid.
Everything is planned to work. But as inorganic mineral deposits adhere to the artery
walls, cholesterol collects, narrowing the diameter of the arteries, risking possible
occlusion. The Bantu Africans did not have this problem. The best time to avoid mineral
deposits is at an early age. This reasoning is logical,
My Personal Experience
About forty years ago I felt the impact of the effects of drinking hard deep well
water. I never gave it much thought until recently, perhaps, because I was not concerned
about longevity then.
This particular fanner had a most distressing health problem. I doubt that he weighed a
hundred pounds. At intervals he would be unable to eat. If he did, he would belch, vomit
and double up with pain. I thought each day would be his last. Finally his doctor advised
him to leave his farm. Upon arriving in California, a kind neighbor suggested he drink
distilled water with several small glasses of wine in between. A month later symptoms
vanished and he could eat heartily. Today at the age of 88 he is still hale and hearty, an
example of good health. It was the iron and magnesium in his well water that could have
spelled an early death for him.
I Followed The Same Path
I still remember how I used to enjoy drinking ice cold water from his deep well,
not realizing I was consuming three glasses of solids per year. That I too was a candidate
for hardening of the arteries, arthritis, cataracts, gall stones, diabetes, obesity and
other aging diseases never crossed my mind.
I then recalled another experience during my teen-age years. I was born and reared in a
small South Dakota town. In those days we had a town well to supply our drinking water. It
was good cold hard water. (It did a wonderful job in corroding my mother's teakettle.) The
city electric plant was located near the well, but I noticed the plant manager drank
distilled water. Being curious, I asked him why he drank that filthy water with such good
tasting well water nearby.
I can still feel the indignation that suddenly swelled up within him. He then softened his
words by saying, "Some day when you grow up, you will find out." Somehow this
always bothered me. I knew he didn't want to take the time to explain it to a mere kid.
All the while I knew he had his reasons. It took me all these years to find out.
The truth of drinking distilled water is not new. It is just that the public has never
caught on. Today, many progressive doctors prescribe distilled water for their patients.
All the kidney machines operate on the purest distilled water. It is now time to shake our
sickly population out of their lethargy and languor. Thousands of American cities have
potential health hazards in their drinking water and millions of farm wells should be
The Dark Clouds Are Gathering
Not only are we concerned about the minerals in our water, but we must also add
the deadly nitrates and anthracenes which are seeping into our lakes, rivers and wells.
The sewer wastes, and factory pollutions, detergents included, travel upstream underground
at the rate of a half mile every six months.
Our President Shocked
Our presidents realize that through pollution we could destroy ourselves within
the next few decades. Only through the backing of our government and by spending billions
of dollars can we even begin to cope with this insurmountable problem.
What our presidents don't realize is that the first step to take is to purify our drinking
water. According to government statistics, 10 parts per million of nitrates in water can
kill a newborn baby. This is serious! To put filtering plants in our cities would take
millions of dollars. The quickest solution to our drinking water problem would be to
distill and bottle water for delivery to our homes.
My Personal Problem Solved
I investigated this product and found distilled water was selling for about fifty
cents per gallon a few years ago. It is higher now. I then began a search for a home
still. There were many on the market for our laboratories, but the plumbing and the upkeep
would be expensive, as well as a cleaning problem. Also most stills were not made for
As luck would have it, I found an all-electric automatic still which just answered my
purpose. The size of the still depends on the number of gallons needed. They are automatic
and attractive in appearance, operate on pennies a day, and usually pay for themselves in
nine months. It solved my immediate drinking problem for me and my family. I can now enjoy
the purest water at its best!
We Are Our Own Worst Enemies
Now I can fight pollution. I can enter government programs raising my voice at
town meetings against pollution in the soil, in the air and in the water. Today, the
newborn baby doesn't have a chance if there are nitrates in its first bottle of water.
Blue babies are the results of nitrates. How many babies are crying today when the hidden
cause lies in the water, food, and the air they consume. Any mother would sacrifice her
life for that of her child-yet unknowingly, through pollution-she becomes a hazard to her
We Must Declare War On Pollution
The fight to end pollution calls for the combined efforts of every man, woman and
child. The farmer must watch the insecticides and the toxic chemicals in his soils. The
manufacturer must bottle up his waste products and eliminate deadly monoxide gas. The air
must be made free and clean of all harmful particles. Pollutants are serious today-very
Although I have solved my own problems so far as polluted and mineral saturated water is
concerned, what about the millions of people in our cities who are unknowingly drinking
water saturated with toxic chemicals and inorganic minerals? What about our rural people,
who consider deep wells the epitome of good drinking water, not realizing the surgeries
and aging diseases that may lie ahead?
Water Is Never The Same
True, our officials inspect and test our city water periodically, but water is
never the same at all times, neither are wells in the same locations. Water can vary every
day. Sometimes chemicals in water can become excessive; at other times negligible; but at
all times the minerals will be there. We are looking for a mineral free and chemical-free
water. This is the only kind of water our bodies demand. Only through the process of
distillation can we achieve this purity.
Water: A Carrier Of Disease
I recall a Dr. T. R. Van Dellen, who made the statement that even foul water
carries the germs of hepatitis. In one ten-year time frame while I practiced in my
profession, there were 1,700 cases of hepatitis due to contaminated water. Life is too
precious to victimize so many innocent people.
House Beautiful magazine once made this statement: "You may still be able to drink
water from your tap, but chances are it's not as pure as it could-and should-be. The
pollutants in much of our water include chemicals from industry, such as lethal
chlorinates, obnoxious phenols and tannins, plus commercial chemical fertilizers, weed
killers, poison pesticides washed into streams by runoff or put into the water by
"Radioactive materials may one day be our most serious pollutant. Should atmospheric
testing be resumed, this would be a menace. Also present is radioactive cesium-137 and
even benzene-5, a known carcinogen.
"What can we do about it? We can improve our own home water supply. Water from our
municipal systems has been treated to kill contagion, but still may not be appetizing. It
comes from a sewage-polluted river or lake, it may be cloudy. It may be so hard that soap
won't lather, but instead forms curds that puts a dirty ring around our bathtubs and turns
our white clothes gray. If our water comes from a well, it may have all these faults and
more. If you have a well, you may be floating on a sea of sewage.
"Now the day is coming [for many it is already here] when we, too, must face up to
the question of whether we want to drink our water as it runs from the tap. Stopgap
measures could correct some of its evils. But only some. The real answer lies in our
rivers, our lakes and in our soil-and in what we do to protect them against befoulment. If
we do nothing, a scourge of major proportion may be our legacy." So wrote David X.
This will give you some idea of how serious our water problem is! To clean it will take
years. The answer lies in what we do now for our own protection. La Vista, Nebraska, had a
severe water problem midway during my practicing career. The tap water collected in jars
was rust colored and murky. Mrs. Carol Petersen, a local, said: "We had a lot of
other neighbors who wanted to come here this morning, but they couldn't because they had
to stay home with their children who had diarrhea from drinking the water."
Since water is a carrier of minerals and chemicals, let me list some of them found
in our water:
Our bodies need many of the above-mentioned elements, but only in their organic state.
They must first pass through the roots of our plants before our bodies can assimilate
them. Herein lies the big error. Nature has a tremendous distilling plant. As the vapors
rise. all impurities are left behind. Only as the clouds recondense the water does it
again pick up the elements left behind. Now it becomes harmful to us, but beneficial to
plants. There is a big difference between powdered iron filings and the iron found in
plants. It takes no chemist to tell the difference.
Why Should We Grow Older?
The body is designed to feel younger-at any age. To feel one day older has always
plagued the thinking of humanity and added worries to everyday living. New wrinkles add up
to deeper lines-gray hair begins to crop out-while deaths occur at younger ages. All this
need never be. Youth should remain youth-age is just a postponement-it need never come.
The government is planning to educate 10,000 additional doctors to take care of the
diseases for which we already have the natural cure. Why not attack the water problem, and
prevent the host of diseases, without the need of additional doctors-who will die of the
same diseases they attempt to cure! There is no need to have a heart so corroded with
calcium deposits that surgery becomes necessary.
What A Price To Pay
One morning two patients came to my office. One had a ruptured blood vessel due
to hardening of the arteries. He also had polar cataracts. The other patient had a severe
nosebleed which resulted in the loss of a pint of blood. When he arrived at the hospital
the doctor diagnosed his condition as arteriosclerosis, or hardening of the arteries. Had
his nosebleed not relieved his pressure, it could have resulted in a stroke. Both patients
lived on a farm, drank water excessively from hard water wells. Is it worth the price?
What Lies In Store For Us?
Could all these aging, crippling diseases have been avoided? What do we have to
look forward to? Crippled joints and massive strokes? Do we want medical costs to wipe out
our life savings? What lies in store for most of us?
The Rewards of Prevention
Now is the time to shout the truth from our mountain tops. It's time for the
press, radio and television to splash this possible secret to longevity on their front
pages, through the air and on our television screens. Let every man, woman and child
become alerted to one of the greatest discoveries of mankind. Let our medical schools and
practitioners turn their attention to prevention. Vital organs are not meant to be
removed, but to function! Prevention, not drugs, is the answer to our aging problems.
Water Is Deceiving
What is in a sparkling glass of water may look pure, taste pure, smell pure, but
you will still have to drink it at your own risk.
Here are pertinent suggestions:
1. The water must flow from the purest possible source. Adequate safeguards must
prevent pollution of this source.
2. Frequent surveys must be made to detect potential health hazards.
3. An enforceable system of rules and regulations must prevent development of health
4. Proper safeguards must protect water quality from source to house.
5. Only qualified personnel may operate the water supply system.
6. The water source must have enough reserve to meet peak demands.
7. Bacterial monitoring must be continuous.
8. Only specified, scientific tests may determine water quality.
9. Water with bacterial levels above precisely stated limits must be considered unsafe for
Consider, for example, Cleveland, which dropped thousands of pounds of nitrates and
phosphates into Lake Erie, part of its metabolism. These wastes originated from homes,
hotels, laundromats and offices. These wastes included, among other things, phenol, iron,
zinc, sulfuric acids, ammonia, and hydrofluoric acid (which incidentally eats through
glass). All this created complicated drinking water problems for Cleveland. And for most
It's Time To Become Alarmed
We do not know from day to day just what pollutions may exist in our own water. There is,
however, one way to be sure, and that is to distill your own water. You are then sure that
you will get the purest water possible.
A Twin Cities Problem
I remember reading about a Coon Rapids, Minnesota, housewife who telephoned the
state health department to report that water from her home well had a peculiar
"foam" on it. That was the first sign of a problem that later became one of
concern to several million people in the Twin Cities area.
The "foam" came from surfactants, the active ingredient in detergents.
Surfactants do not occur in nature. Thus, when they are found in an underwater supply,
their origin can be traced directly to sewage discharge.
Nitrates become hazardous to formula-fed infants. Boiling water does not make the water
safer, it only increases the concentration of the nitrates.
Nitrates-A Nebraska Problem
Nitrates fed to our Nebraska soils-to increase our food supply along the Platte
Valley-have become a health hazard to the longest-lived people in the nation. Since the
water table is high, nitrates filter into the water supply for drinking purposes. Since 10
parts per million can be fatal to a newborn child, it is time to become concerned. Our
luscious valley, with its tall, waving corn, is rapidly becoming a death trap.
Today, mankind has destroyed our soils, our water and our air. The lure for wealth has
over-shadowed our gift of life. Through our soils we have opened the doorway to hosts of
new insects and plant diseases. Through our contaminated waters we are killing our
wildlife and our babies in their cribs. The air is unfit to breathe. Life today is not
living. It is merely existing. Where will it all end? Is it a problem for one of us, or
all of us?
"If our soils are sick, our plants are sick. If our plants are sick, our animals are
sick and if our animals are sick, we humans become sick," says Paul Brinkman.
Behind The Curtain
Americans during any year eat millions of pounds of beef from cattle that had
"cancer eye," or similar tumorous disorders. Thousands of cattle carcasses
checked by federal inspectors are held in meat plants until tumorous parts are whittled
out. The remainder of the meat is put on the market.
Millions of cattle carcasses are detained briefly in meat plants while parts are cut out
because of other diseases and injuries ranging from adhesions to tuberculosis. The rest is
just "fine" for consumption.
In the meantime, federal regulations continue to permit meat processors to carve out
infected or damaged portions of animals, condemn the cancerous parts of cattle, and sell
the rest of the meat on the market.
Since the meat processors do not want to lose their profits, they would much rather feed
this cancer-ridden meat to the unsuspecting public as "U.S. Choice."
I am happy to report that a new form of clean agriculture is gaining a toehold in
the United States. It is being called eco-agriculture by the publisher of Acres U.S.A.-a
journal layman and farmer alike ought to read-and it relies on scientific principles as
well as the practical experience of organic growers.
Science has proved that plants with balanced hormone and enzyme systems provide their own
protection against insect and fungal crop destroyers. The seat of this balance is soil
fertility, starting with a pH managed by keeping calcium, magnesium, potassium, and sodium
in proper equilibrium. The trace minerals also figure since they are keys to proper
functioning of plant enzymes.
The full package known as eco-agriculture can and does produce more abundant bins and
bushels, and does it while improving nutrient quality in food for animal and human
consumption. What a boon to agriculture and to the health of our nation.
The people of Hunza do not use toxic chemicals. They grow from two to three crops per
year. There are no insects or diseases. Why not channel our research and educational
dollars where they will do some good?
The Wheel Of Health
We live by the law of transformation. Transformation from the soil to the
plant-from the plant to the animal or human, then back to the soil again, forming an
everlasting cycle of health. The dust of the earth then becomes the cells in our bodies.
We live by the law of interdependence. No soul or body is an island by itself. It is a
part of something else always.
Therefore, we must first consider the soil, which is the mother of us all. We must become
concerned about the air above us, from which we cling to the "breath of life."
The water around us must be pure and free of all inorganic minerals and chemicals. Every
cell in our bodies must be bathed in the purest water. Life is purity. We cannot live by
"bread alone." Air, water and sunshine are responsible for life and growth. Each
of these gives something to the other.
Paul Brinkman, a former president of Queen Ann School of Cosmetology, so ably expressed
himself in these words: "Water cannot be destroyed, but it can be made sick! Man with
his additives has defiled the laws of God. You can always expect something unnatural
whenever you violate something natural."
Mr. Brinkman became interested in distilled water especially since he was concerned about
his diabetic condition. Imagine his surprise when he checked out sugar free. It likewise
surprised his doctor. According to any edition of Merck's Manual, the exact cause of
diabetes is not known. The cause lies in the inadequate production of insulin by the beta
cells of the islets of Langerhans. The cells are alive; it is just that they do not
function. My inspiring teacher, Dr. Landone, stated that the mineral deposits enclose the
cells with a mineral film so they are unable to function. I am inclined to believe his
conclusions because there has to be a cause. Whether distilled water will cure diabetes is
not for me to say. It is not within my field to diagnose; however, with the knowledge
derived from my study of distilled water, I feel quite emphatic about its merits.
There is much to learn about water. I have merely touched on a few pertinent facts of
water in its relations to vibrant health and longevity. The facts I gathered have proved
themselves to me. When men can live to the age of 120, 1 become alert! There has to be
some cause. I am convinced that the inorganic minerals and chemicals in water become a
hazard to every man, woman and child. The body must be free of sludge to operate
efficiently. The eliminating organs cannot expel all the deposits, so nature does the next
best thing and tucks them wherever she can. Since water is the greatest solvent known, it
becomes the best agent to carry out that which is brought in.
The test is very simple. Place a mirror or glass under a dripping faucet. Let it dry, and
observe the water spots. Then place this glass in distilled water. The distilled water
will dissolve the water spots. This is what the whole story is about-this is the cause of
all our aging diseases. Dr. Landone cured his heart condition. Captain Diamond cured his
arthritis and lived to the splendid age of 120 years. Could distilled water be the answer?
If it is, how different living in this world could be. Since we live but one, therefore.
should. we not live wisely? The choice is clear-it is now up to you,
Disease does not exist without cause. It begins where cause begins and persists where
cause persists. Chronic disease means chronic provocation. Cure cannot take place until
the cause of disease is removed. Symptoms may subside or be palliated and suppressed; a
crisis may pass, but disease persists so long as cause is ignored or unrecognized.