There is no doubt that the body needs minerals. This issue is perhaps the ‘hottest’ one regarding the use of distilled water. It is easy to find an equal number of ‘authorities’ or ‘experts’ on both sides of this controversial issue. In short, virtually all nutritional and medical authorities agree that the body assimilates organic minerals from the daily food cycle. Where the authorities disagree is whether or not the body directly extracts any nutritional value from the minerals found in an inorganic source such as dissolved rocks, dirt, and stone found in tap or mineral waters.