The human body is alkaline by design but acidic by function. Every living cell in the body creates metabolized waste, which is acidic. The nutrients from our food are delivered to each cell, the cells burn with oxygen in order to provide energy for us to live. The burned nutrients become metabolized waste.
All waste products are acid; the body discharges the waste through urine, bile and perspiration. Our body can’t get rid of 100% of the waste it produces which in turn, creates an over load of toxicity. With out proper elimination, the acid waste products become solid wastes, such as micro toxins, toxins, fungus, bacteria and mucus. These accumulate and build up in our blood, organs and tissue. This accumulation of solid waste products accelerates the depletion of minerals and other nutrients, causes disease and accelerates the aging process.
Although our bodies work hard to dispose of acidic waste, eating acidic foods makes it harder and compounds the acid, making it harder for the body to eliminate waste.
Eating our alkaline based foods will help the body to remove and neutralize acidic waste products. Most foods we consume are acidic. Meats, dairy products, sugar and starches are enemies of the human body. It’s important to distinguish the difference between food and synthetics. Alot of our foods are either hybrid or genetically modified which in turn makes them unnatural and acidic.
White-brown rice, carrots, corn, potatoes, garlic, beans, soy, wheat, barley are some to name a few. It goes without saying that alcohol, drugs, Pharmaceutical drug , additives, sweeteners and caffeine are acidic and should be avoided as much as possible.
To keep the body alkaline we must supply the body with alkalinity from an outside source. Our alkaline foods will provide an adequate amount of alkalinity in the diet to do this. However, if the body doesn’t take its alkalinity from its diet, it will extract alkaline from its organs, tissue and bones to neutralize the acid. This causes the body to become acidic and thus diseased.
THE BODY’S PH
Water is the most abundant compound in the human body, comprising 70% of the body. The body therefore contains a wide range of solutions. Ph (potential of hydrogen) is a measure of the acidity or alkalinity of a solution. The ph of any solution is the measure of its hydrogen-ion concentration. The ratio between positively charged ions (acid forming) and negatively charged ions (alkaline forming). The lower the ph reading, the more acidic and oxygen deprived the fluid is. The higher the ph reading, the more alkaline and rich in oxygen the fluid is. The ph range is from 0-14 with 7.0 being neutral. Anything above 7.0 is alkaline, anything below 7.0 is considered acidic.
Human blood ph should be slightly alkaline (7.35- 7.45) below or above this range means symptoms and disease. If blood ph moves below 6.8 or above 7.8 cells stop functioning and the body dies. The body therefore continually strives to balance ph. When this balance is compromised many problems can occur.
An imbalanced diet high in acidic producing foods such as animal protein, sugar, caffeine and processed foods puts pressure on the body’s regulating systems to maintain ph neutrality. The extra buffering required can deplete the body of alkaline minerals such as sodium, potassium, magnesium and calcium, making the person prone to chronic and degenerative diseases. Minerals are borrowed from vital organs and bones to neutralize the acid and remove it from the body. Because of this strain, the body can suffer severe and prolonged damage causing a condition that may go undetected for years
HEALTH PROBLEMS CAUSED BY ACIDOSIS
Research shows that unless the body’s PH level is slightly alkaline it cannot heal itself, so no matter what means you choose to take care of your health, it won’t be effective until the PH level is balanced. If your body’s PH is not balanced for example, you cannot effectively assimilate vitamins and minerals. Your body PH affects everything.
Acidosis will decrease the body’s ability to absorb minerals and other nutrients, decrease the energy production in the cells. Decrease its ability to repair damaged cells, decrease its ability to detoxify heavy metals, make tumours cells thrive and make it more susceptible to fatigue and illness.
An acidic PH can occur from an acid forming diet, Emotional stress, toxic overload and/or immune reactions or any process that deprives the cells of oxygen and other nutrients. The body will try to compensate for acidic PH by using alkaline minerals. If the diet does not contain enough minerals to compensate, a build up of acids in the cells will occur
Acidosis can cause health problems such as:
Cardiovascular damage. Weight gain, obesity and diabetes. Bladder condition. Kidney stones. Immune deficiency. Acceleration of free radical damage. Hormonal problems. Premature ageing. Osteoporosis and joint pain. Aching muscles and lactic acid build up. Low energy and chronic fatigue. Lower body temperature. Tendency to get infections. Loss of drive, joy and enthusiasm. Depressive tendencies. Easily stressed. Pale complexion. Headaches Inflammation of the corneas and eyelids. Loose and painful teeth. Inflamed sensitive gums. Mouth and stomach ulcers. Cracks at the corners of the lips. Excess stomach acid. Gastritis. Nails are thin and split easily. Hair looks dull, has split ends and falls out. Skin easily irritated. Legs cramp and spasms.