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What does the scientist say?

If you ask a scientist, chances are he (or she) won't try to sell you anything. Therefore, based on what we've said so far, any information that comes from a relevant, reliable scientific study is far better than the information you get from the typical medical doctor. And, of course, there are relevant, reliable scientific studies.

According to reliable scientific studies, it's hard, chemicalized water - saturated heavily saturated with calcium carbonate and other inorganic minerals - that cause most kidney stones. Because, for starters, almost all drinking water contains inorganic calcium carbonate. And, according to reliable scientific studies, this and other inorganic minerals play a big part in the formation of kidney stones within the body's organs.

According to one scientific study, the root cause of kidney stones is calcium and magnesium in the water. There was a positive correlation between calcium and magnesium levels in water and kidney stone formations. The scientists found the relative risk had a strong positive association with incidence of kidney stones, and the kidney stones depended on the types of drinking water. (1)

Another scientific study found that A) the amount of dietary calcium intake influenced the recurrence of calcium kidney stones, B) hard water was associated with a significant 50% increase of urinary calcium concentration, and C) the intake of soft water was preferable to hard water, since it was associated with a lower risk for the recurrence of calcium stones. (2)

Another scientific study investigated the capability of water to dissolve kidney stones in vitro. Crystals of calcium oxalate monohydrate to simulate a kidney stone were prepared. Human kidney stones of calcium oxalate monohydrate were obtained. The study was performed using distilled water and tap water, in a specially designed Perspex apparatus. Each stone was subjected to a water flow of 2 liters per 24 hours. The scientists found the capability of the distilled water to dissolve renal calculi was significantly greater than that of tap water. (3)

The best water is distilled water

Allen Banik, M.D. says, the best doctors prescribe distilled water to their patients. Because the minerals found in water are inorganic minerals that cannot be assimilated by the body. They're foreign substances to the body, so they must be eliminated. Therefore distilled water is the only water that can be taken into the body without damage to the tissues. (4)

Sources and references

(1) "Evaluation of calcium and magnesium in scalp hair samples of population consuming different drinking water: risk of kidney stone." by AH1 Panhwar, et al., Biol Trace Elem Res. 2013 Dec; 156(1-3):67-73. doi: 10.1007/s12011-013-9850-1,
PMID 24218227.

(2) "Effects of water hardness on urinary risk factors for kidney stones in patients with idiopathic nephrolithiasis." by V. Bellizzi, et al., Nephron, 1999; 81 Suppl 1:66-70,
PMID 9873217.

(3) "Solvent effect in vitro of Anticolana Valley water on renal stones: analytical-instrumental study." by S. DeAngelis Curtis, et al., Nephron, 1999;81 Suppl 1:98-102,
PMID 9873221.

(4) "The Choice is Clear", by Allen E. Banik, M.D., ISBN 978-0911311310.

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