Why Should I Be Concerned About pH?
Learning about acid/alkalinity changed my health more than anything else while looking for answers to chronic issues in my body. Attending to this one simple thing will solve many of your worries and pain, too.
10 Benefits of Balanced Body pH:
Life only exists where there’s balance and the body is totally regulated by pH! Fish must swim in the correct pH for life. Plants bust out when their soil is the right pH level.
A 7-year study at UC, San Francisco, on 9,000 women showed chronic acidosis causes greater risk for bone loss than those with 7.365 pH levels. Many hip fractures among middle-aged women are connected to high acidity caused by diets rich in animal foods and low in vegetables. - American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
“The countless names of illnesses do not really matter. What does matter is that they all come from the same root cause…too much tissue acid waste in the body!” – Dr. Theodore A. Baroody in Alkalize or Die
“Immune cells that are too acid or too alkaline do not produce antibodies or cytokines (chemical messengers to other immune cells), and they have impaired ability to engulf and destroy microbes. As a result, the affected individual becomes susceptible to viral, bacterial, fungal and other infectious microbes as well as cancer,” says Dr. William Lee Cowden
How It Hurts
Acid/Alkaline imbalance causing disease is not a new concept. In 1933, Dr. William Howard Hay from New York published A New Health Era in which he maintains that ALL disease is caused by “self-poisoning” due to acid accumulation in the body. An overly acidic condition weakens the body and can become dangerous. Our body requires a slightly alkaline condition to function well. Blood, for example, needs to be 7.4 pH. A shift in blood pH of just 0.2 could result in death.
The body does not want to die so it is forced to borrow minerals (calcium, sodium, potassium and magnesium) from vital organs and bones to neutralize the acid. A condition of high acidity may go undetected for years, causing the body to suffer prolonged damage. The typical diet consists mostly of acidifying foods like proteins, cereal, sugar). Alkaline foods (fruits and veggies) are eaten in much smaller quantities and never enough to neutralize acidifying foods westerners consume.
Tobacco, coffee, tea and alcohol are extremely acidifying. Our body is approximately 20% Acidic/80% Alkaline. So, we should consume approximately 20 percent acidic foods and 80 percent alkaline foods. The acid in the acid/alkaline balance is not the same as stomach acid. A healthy stomach pH is acidic, which is necessary for digesting food. We are discussing the pH of the body’s fluids, cells and tissues. Alkalinity is also more about what happens AFTER digestion.
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