💦 Healthy Water: Which is Best to Drink 💦

hey this is dr. Barry for the next few minutes I want to talk about the second thing in your diet that is very very important you know on this channel I talked a lot about the food you should eat and about the food like products you should avoid this video is all about water and which kind of water is the healthiest water for you to drink it's very very important topic there is a lot of Mythology around water which waters you should it should not drink and why and I want to dive deep into this subject and so let's talk about this now I'll tell you right up front my personal recommendations are also the water that I drink I don't sell any kind of water purification system I don't I'm not endorsed by any particular brand of water I drink the waters that I think are the healthiest for me and for my family we drink distilled water we drink reverse osmosis water and then if we must buy water then we buy only water that is sold in glass bottles we don't buy distilled water if we can help it in plastic because distilled water is a little more aggressive at pulling minerals and plastics and things it's not nearly as aggressive there's a lot of people talk about it being and we'll talk about that later in this video but it is more likely especially if that bottled distilled water in plastic sits for a long period of time or if it's exposed to sunlight or heat some of the plastics are going to leach out into that water and then you're going to consume that plastics and I have videos both here and on my Facebook page about why that's a bad idea reverse osmosis water is what we probably drink the most of because you can install your own system under your sink a very good quality system that is a definitely an initial investment upfront but not nearly as much as you might think and I'm gonna link to the system we use in the show notes down below and then if you must buy bottled water anywhere when you're traveling please buy it in glass bottles only typically all you can get in glass bottles is either distilled or reverse osmosis or mineral waters all of which I think are fine and healthy for you now let's talk about some of the myths around really distilled water and reverse osmosis water now distilled water it's hard to talk bad about that because it's it's rain rain is distilled water the Sun on the ocean and the lakes and the streams causes evaporation of water molecules they go up into the clouds and then their rain down as distilled water that's what rain is or at least that's what it used to be now in today's times there's quite a bit of pollution perhaps in the atmosphere and the upper atmosphere and so you worry a little bit about rain water yeah I think it's still fine but you need to let it rain for 15 or 20 minutes and then start collecting the rainwater afterwards in very clean containers and I think that's probably as almost as good as distilled water in a glass container or distilled water that you produce in your own household and so one of the big myths is that distilled water or reverse osmosis water since they don't have anything in them including minerals will leach the minerals out of your body you know they'll leach the calcium out of your bones and give you osteoporosis I in the making of this video I looked extensively into the research I can't find any hint of research that purports to claim this or to show this now there are many gurus out there on YouTube and other social media who will tell you that distilled water and reverse osmosis water are like mineral magnets and they'll pull all the minerals out of your body and leave you just a shriveled up osteo parodic mineral list mess and it's just not true there's no truth behind that when you take a drink of distilled or reverse osmosis water in your mouth swallow it into your esophagus and by the time it hits your stomach it's already been exposed to enough sodium and chloride that it's going to be completely saturated with these minerals and so you don't have to worry about that so that is a big myth there's absolutely zero research showing that distilled or reverse osmosis water will leach or suck any minerals or vitamins or thing else for that matter out of your body there's just no truth to that whatsoever and so the truth it is true that there are no minerals in reverse osmosis or distilled water that's absolutely true just like rainwater has no minerals in it unless it picked up some contamination on the way down that's not a problem because compared to what that would be my question and so are you saying that tap water municipal City Water has lots of good healthy minerals in it because I don't think that's the case and we'll talk about that a little more down below another big myth is that you hear is that distilled water and especially reverse osmosis water are very acidic waters and they will make your blood or your tissues very acidic and that's very bad for you distilled water has a pH of exactly 7 and there's nothing there's no argument with that no one can argue that reverse osmosis water if it's left exposed to air might pull some carbon dioxide into it out of the atmosphere out of the air you're breathing right now and that might lower the pH temporarily but as soon as you swallow that water your stomach pH is more acidic not by a little bit but by orders of magnitude by powers of 10 more acidic and so that literally makes no difference to your body at all your body by the time the water is absorbed in by your small intestine your body can't tell if you drink rain water distilled water reverse osmosis water or city water except for the contaminants that are in the water and that's why I recommend reverse osmosis or distilled water for your home is because you just can't trust municipal water anymore I was a county commissioner for four years in my local County and we had problems with the water having too much fluoride too much chlorine too much of this and that the other and they were constantly having to tweak this and sending out boil alerts like oh you need to boil your water for the next week as if that's gonna get rid of too much fluoride which it's not another big myth is that you need alkaline water to drink again even if you bought water with a pH of nine which is very very alkaline when you take a swallow of that water by the time it goes through your mouth your esophagus it down into your acidic very very acidic stomach all of the alkalinity has been cancelled your body the small intestine cannot tell whether you just drink a water with a pH of six seven nine it has no idea because the stomach acid is orders of magnitude more acidic than any water that you could possibly ever drink and so if someone says oh but the pH of reverse osmosis water is is six it's very acidic will remind them that the acidity of the coffee they're drinking the pH of coffees about four and tea also is about four so if they're worried about acidity they probably ought to stop the coffee and tea as well because they have an acidity of about four which also does not matter because your stomach acid is about a hundred times more acidic than that so it's really it makes no difference whatsoever now let's talk about some truths okay the minerals in your municipal water if you get city water or even if you have spring water or well water now spring water in well water if they're uncontaminated can be very good sources of water my grandmother has a very deep well on her property the water tastes delicious and we actually sent it off and it has a few little minerals but it didn't have any contaminants whatsoever so it's a wonderful water for her to drink and for us to drink when we visit but your municipal water the only minerals the only elements it's gonna have in it is chlorine and fluoride right that's basically it there might be a tiny milligram of calcium maybe a half milligram of magnesium but there's not gonna be any meaningful minerals in your municipal water that's just a myth if you buy mineral water in a glass container then you might have more minerals but still if you look on the back you'll be very shocked at how few minerals are actually even water labeled mineral water so I think that we definitely need our minerals but I think you need to get your minerals front and your electrolytes from the food you eat or by adding an electrolyte supplement which we often do just to make sure we're getting enough and I'll link to that little down in the show notes below as well now and so like I said earlier they're delved into the research about is there a mineral sucking magic to distilled water or reverse osmosis water it's barely even mentioned in the literature because it's kind of ludicrous on its face it's something that you'll hear naturopathic people and and herbal people they'll talk about that and I'm not being disrespectful I think they are well-intentioned in earnest in their beliefs but they're just wrong there's there's and this doesn't happen and like I said earlier by the time the water reaches your stomach it's already been saturated with sodium and chloride it's not hungry for the minerals in your bones or in your brain or in your liver that's just a myth then also I was trying to find some research that showed that drinking reverse osmosis water might affect the acidity of your blood of your serum inside your cells inside your mitochondria there is zero research that shows this and as you'll remember your stomach acid is 100 to 1000 times more acidic than any water or any coffee or anything you could ever drink and so it would be like worrying that you're gonna flood the world by pouring a cup of water in the ocean it's not it's it's irrelevant it makes no difference whatsoever so stop worrying about the mineral suck and stop worrying about oh if I drink reverse osmosis water it's going to make my blood acidic that's silliness okay that's nothing to worry about so but your minerals are very important and that's why I recommend that you be in charge of your minerals make sure you're eating the proper foods and you can get those foods ideas from other videos on this channel we add an electrolyte drop to our coffee and tea and water just because we like to make sure we're getting enough of these minerals and the minerals we focus on the electrolytes we focus on are magnesium potassium sodium and chloride most everybody gets enough chloride but it doesn't hurt a thing to put it in your water if you get too much magnesium potassium sodium or chloride in what you're drinking your kidneys will just pee that right out it's not a big deal at all and so I'm gonna link to the electrolyte drops down below and also the reverse osmosis system that we use in our own house and that's where we get all of our cooking water we get all of our drinking water the water we make coffee with all of it comes from that filter and I would encourage you to realize it's worth a little bit of money to make sure that your water is really really good for you and the most important thing is not what it doesn't contain but what it does contain your body doesn't need the chlorinated water it doesn't need that chlorine so filter that out your body you get plenty of fluoride from your toothpaste or whatever you don't need that extra fluoride and actually all the chlorine and fluoride in your municipal water supply can keep your thyroid and other body tissues from absorbing any iodine that you might have in your diets that can be a big deal health-wise as well now I'm gonna put up either here here I can never remember how much water you should drink a day to be healthy and lose weight because there's also a lot of Mythology around that so what's that video and if you enjoyed this video please consider subscribing to this channel and click that little bell right beside the subscribe button so that every time I get a bright idea you'll be one of the very first to know this is doctor Barry I'll see you next time

30 thoughts on “💦 Healthy Water: Which is Best to Drink 💦

  • Hey? I’ve been enlighten on water recently realizing most of these popular brands are good for nothing so I’m no longer buying the Fiji’s, aquafinas and etc because they’re high in alkaline and etc, and a reversed osmosis system would be too much so do you recommend distilled water from stores even though they’re sold in plastic?

  • I drive a semi and have done several loads of cases of bottled water. And I'll tell you right now if you've ever been inside of a semi trailer on a sunny day you know it gets very hot. These cases of water can set in a trailer for days even weeks!

  • I drink and use filtered water (PUR) from my kitchen faucet. Is this better than regular tap water? How does it compare with reverse osmosis filtered water? I've considered it, but it's rather expensive.

  • Thank you so much, Dr.Berry! ❤️☺️ I’m just wondering weather or not the water that I’m drinking can damage my liver, as my diet and lifestyle are quite healthy and I don’t drink alcohol at all, nor teas. Maybe 1 or 2 cups of bulletproof coffee a day. So I’m buying water from the supermarket (which I’ll stop after this video) in plastic bottles and I mix the brands and buy mineral and still. I don’t drink any other water and it’s been like this for the past 5 years. A colleague of mine told me that drinking only mineral water can damage your liver 🙂 Thank you 🙏☺️

  • The pH level in your water makes a huge difference for your health and well-being also does the mineral content I have no idea where this guy is getting his information but it’s not correct


    “What we as scientists and the public have never realized is that minerals collected in the body from water are all inorganic minerals, which cannot be assimilated (digested) by the body. The only minerals that the body can utilize are the organic minerals (from fruits and vegetables). All other types of minerals are foreign substances to the body and must be disposed of or eliminated.”

    “Distilled water then is water of the purest kind.  It is odorless, colorless and tasteless.  The divine purpose of water is 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 plant life.

    In the human body, water fills similar functions.  …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.”


    “Today, many progressive doctors prescribe distilled water to their patients.”

    — Allen E. Banik, M.D. excerpts from, “The Choice is Clear”

  • The only thing i ever could find on distilled water was an old article they claimed it was good for removing the metallic based minerals, the bad ones which get randomly deposited in our bodies because they are not bioavailable. Plant based minerals however are not leached out. Ill try and find the article. But it spoke very highly of distilled water.

  • I get my water from a cold spring. I do put it in plastic containers because I haul 100 gallons of it at a time, x2 monthly, and I don't have any glass bottles. I didn't think that I would need glass since the water I collect is cold. I know not to collect hot spring water with plastic. You would be surprised how many people actually collect hot spring water (140 degrees) in plastic containers. I use the city water for laundry with regular detergent and a 1/2 cup of Borax per load. Showers/baths, a bottle of tea tree oil added to Dr. Teal's. And for mopping each week, I use original Pine Sol and I don't rinse it but rather leave it down on the tile floors of my apt. until it dries. I also throw out the cotton string mop($1.00 from Dollar Tree) each week when I'm done mopping too. I don't leave anything to chance anymore or try not too. I believe that there are nematodes and other parasites in our city water. No one uses the city water anymore for cooking or drinking, a small town of just over 3000 in population. However, they're buying all that plastic bottles and jugs full of some kind of water. I don't know that there is any water in glass containers here, to be honest. I don't go swimming in our city pool either because I know that chlorine will not kill some parasites. Our one and only grocery store is small and the 2 dollar stores only carry water in plastic. I'll try to find a solution to this asap. Thank you for the video. Take care and God bless you.

  • I just am trying elimination experiments with whole grains such as oatmeal most breakfast items with grains for a week and than add it back going to try and see how I react you have inspired me to always keep searching for the right foods

  • What about water for emergencies? I guess if it’s in plastic in an emergency it’s ok for the time being? 😩

  • THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!! You're the first doctor that has said this.
    You just confirmed something that I've been saying for years – chlorine and fluoride in tap water can block absorption of iodine; also bromine (preservative in grain products). Just look at a periodic table.
    We couldn't put an reverse osmosis system in our house – cost and family trust stuff.
    So, what I do is to put tap water into my 1 gallon glass jars, add cilantro, basil or parsley, cover with a cloth, and let sit overnight. When I get up in the morning, I remove the plant matter and put it into compost can (it absorbed the fluoride) and stir to break up any bubbles on the side of the jars (chlorine gas is unstable and will evaporate out of water after a few hours, some may form bubbles on the side of glass or jar). Put the lids on and use them for cooking and drinking (1 goes into the fridge).
    Easy peasy.
    Thanks for all of your hard work researching and making the videos that share this much needed info.

  • So in science class the first thing the teacher teaches ye is not to drink the distilled water. What was that all about?

  • And where do I get this more or less mythical distilled water in glass containers? NOT in middle Tennessee where I live. And I'm guessing MOST people outside of the big cities can't get it either. Frankly, I think this is something you worry about when EVERYTHING ELSE is perfect. Doc, we don't live in a perfect world. Everyone has to make tradeoffs. I think you need a dose of reality. Try to take some time off from making videos and get in touch with some real people.

  • Dr. Tent, Diverse Health Care is also one of the best doctors you can find. Search for his videos. Amazing stuff.

  • Our city water has a higher level of chlorine than our pool. I don’t drink pool water, and I refuse to drink municipal sources of water.

  • If distilled or RO water would leach chemicals out of your body so would any potable water you could drink. The thing to be concerned about is what water puts in you, not what it takes out.

  • what about core hydration water, it says its reverse osmosis, calcium chloride, magnesium chloride, potassium bicarbonate

  • Its a crime that municipal water treatment plants use chemicals to steralize drinking water and add flouride! Instead they could clean water naturally with Ozone Gas but that would make to much sense I guess.

  • So currently I am using my Britta mug with a filter that I change every 2 months to drink my water. Is this ok?

  • I held my breath when I read the title. When I watched your video I was super happy about what you had to say. I’ve been drinking distilled water for a year and a half no problems, love it.

  • I always drink the water from my refrigerator and it's filtered thru a WaterDrop water filter that i change every 700 gallons.

    NSF 401 CERTIFIED: Reduces 99.2% of BPA, 96.6% of Estrone, 95.2% of Phenytoin, 94.4% of Ibuprofen, 96.2% of Naproxen, 97.2% of Nonyl phenol, giving you top-quality water

    NSF 53 CERTIFIED: Reduces 99.6% of Lead, 99.99% of Cyst, 96.6% of Benzene, 98.4% of Carbofuran, 96.6% of Endrin, delivering superior grade of filtered water

    NSF 42 CERTIFIED: Reduces 97% of Chlorine, taste and odor for fresh water that tastes great and refreshing

    NSF 372 CERTIFIED: Lead-free material helps prevent any health hazard to your body

    Tastes delicious…any issues there?

  • I thought it was illegal to capture rain water.
    Isn't too much distilled water not safe since there is a concentration of minerals?

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