In article <mantei-0410961543180001 at retrograde.ethz.ch> Ned Mantei,
mantei at neuro.biol.ethz.ch writes:
>Surely an urban legend. Compare a food slurry (or vegetable soup, or
>isotonic saline) with tap water and with distilled water. The difference
>between tap and distilled is by comparison with the soup or saline almost
>nothing. The cells lining your intestine are not at equilibrium with the
>contents of the intestinal lumen.
Fascinating, but I'm on the beer side of this crucial biological debate.