Did you know that everything you eat, drink, breathe and think puts out an acid or an alkaline residue that can affect your health? All processed foods, sugars, soft drinks with phosphoric acid, alcoholic beverages with yeast and sugar are all acid producing, as with animal proteins, starches and dairy foods!
Do you suffer from any of the following symptoms of acidosis?
If yes, then keep on reading!
It is important to understand that God created healthy body chemistry to balance between the positively charged ions (acid) and the negatively charged ions (alkaline). Potential of hydrogen is a measure of the acidity or alkalinity of a solution with a range of 0 to 14- the lower the pH (4.5-6.0) the more acidic the solution, the higher the pH number (7.5-9.0) indicates that the solution is alkaline.
A healthy body pH range is delicately balanced (6.0-7.5) at different times of the day, as in the morning on arising the urinary pH fluctuates between 6.0 to 6.5 and 7.0 in the evening. Test strips can be purchased to determine your pH factor in the privacy of your own home, as you record you're testing in the am, two hours after a meal and in the evening.
Urinary pH levels can indicate how well your body is assimilating minerals such as calcium, magnesium, sodium and potassium. These are called the "acid buffers" used by the body to control acid levels.
When acid levels begin to increase the body borrows calcium to balance the pH which may result in a decrease in bone density. Researchers find that most people are at least slightly "acidic", their low pH then borrows minerals from vital organs and bones to neutralize and remove the acid.
Proper metabolic functioning gives your body resistance to disease. Digestive and immune systems work more effectively, assimilate minerals and nutrients and maintain balance in your body when alkaline.
Water is the most abundant compound in the human body, comprising 70-90% and with a 7.0 neutral pH. Except for the fluids entering the body in the stomach, and the fluids leaving the body in the kidneys and colon, all of the body's fluids are alkaline, or rather; they are supposed to be to maintain good health.
As you learn to balance your food combining with acid forming / alkaline forming choices your pH will maintain in a healthy range, but most people need to supplement with vitamins, minerals and enzymes which are alkalizing to restore and regenerate damaged body organs and systems.
Stress causes a fight or flight adrenal flush that constricts your blood vessels, increases cardiac output, changes your breathing respiration quality, increases oxygen demands and leaves you with a acid pH that if left unbalanced will lead to adrenal insufficiency and disease.
Acid ph can cause muscle and joint pain, swelling, depression, pancreas, liver, kidney and major organ disease. The liver and pancreas wants to be alkaline and many mood changes are associated with acid body chemistry.
The liver is major important in cleaning our blood and making new blood as it is a filter, it also is instrumental in breaking down fat. Every time you take in a synthetic OTC, prescribed medication, or chemicals, preservatives, colorings or social drugs and alcohol it impairs the livers ability to function at top performance.
The pancreas not only produces insulin to help the body utilize blood sugar for energy, but produces a proteolytic enzyme, Pancreatin, that breaks down the protein outer cell coating of cancer and other mutant cells that form with free radical oxidative damage from pollution, stress, processed foods and invading organisms. Pancreatin is helpful not only in digesting food,but also in dissolving painful swelling. The pancreas needs to be alkaline.
People who suffer from an unbalanced pH with mineral deficiency's cause the body to be prone to disease. You'll want to test the pH of your saliva with results reflecting your pH and your state of health.
Your body produces gallons of saliva every day and delivers it to your mouth through two glands under your tongue. Spit on a small strip of pH paper and observe the color change with ranges starting at a healthy bright blue at a pH of 7.5.
Some with minor health problems will test green at a pH of 6.0 to 6.5. Those with major health problems will test yellow-green at a pH of 5.0 to 6.0. The last bright yellow color at a pH of 4.5 to 5.0 indicates a terminal health disease. This last category includes diseases such as cancer and AIDS in their latter stages.