Could the very water you drink be making you sick?

Deuterium. This may be the first you’ve heard of this substance. What is it and why is it in the water we drink and the foods we eat?

Deuterium, is an stable isotope of hydrogen. Everything is made up of atoms. These are tiny things, which join together to form molecules which make up every physical object in the world. Now, every one of these atoms is made up of protons, neutrons, and electrons. Isotopes are atoms of the same element (water is an element) but different numbers of neutron, causing them to have a different atomic weight.

Deuterium has an extra neutron that makes it “heavier” than the hydrogen part of our water. This makes it an “isotope”. So how does this isotope hurt our bodies?

Think of your body like a car. Your mitochondria are the “engine” that makes your car move down the road. Your mitochondria need water to work like your cars engine needs gas to run. Now, imagine if there we’re little wrenches in the gas you put in your car. What would happen to your cars engine if you threw a wrench in it? It would break apart right? Well, that’s what happens to your body’s mitochondria when you drink water with deuterium in it. The deuterium is to “heavy” for your mitochondria to use and it destroys the engines of your cells. When you destroy the engines of your cells, you create an environment that is optimal for disease and sickness to occur.

Characteristics of too much deuterium in the body:

  • It decreases your energy production.
  • It decreases your ability to use energy.
  • It deforms the three dimensional structure of your proteins, fats and carbohydrates you eat and your body makes.
  • It doesn’t allow your DNA to properly fold and replicate.
  • It changes the binding constants of your enzymatic reactions.
  • It changes the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of the medicines, supplements and other therapeutics you take.
  • It may ultimately control who you are and how you respond to clinical treatments.


  1. Deuterium ratios in tap water in the continental USA, Bowen et al, Water Resources 2007
  2. CDC Country-level Estimates of Obesity among adults aged 20+ years USA 2009
  3. CDC Stroke Death Rates 2000-2006 years among adults aged 35+ years, by C0unty
  4. CDC Country-level Estimates of Diagnosed Diabetes among adults aged 20+ years USA 2009
  5. Rates of death by Heart Disease by County National Vital Statistics System, Center for Health Statistics
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