Recently people started to consume more acid forming foods such as meat, dairy, sugar and grains. As a result of this we gain acidic bodies which basically mean unhealthy bodies provoking diseases, bacteria, and yeast thriving. The body tries to fight the acid by taking minerals from vital organs and bones by which it lowers the mineral reserves such as calcium, salt, potassium and magnesium. All this can go on for years until it triggers acidosis (poor PH balance).
Here below is a list of health problems provoked by mild acidosis:
- Heart issues, arrhythmias, increased heart rate, inflamed sensitive gums, cavities
- Weight gain, obesity and diabetes, Immune deficiency,
- Bladder and kidney infections, Sciatica, lumbago, stiff neck,
- Accelerated free radical damage, Respiratory problems, shortness of breath, coughing
- Premature aging, Yeast fungal overgrowth,
- Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, Low energy and chronic fatigue,
- Osteoporosis, weak fragile bones, hip fractures, bone spurs,
- Headaches, confusion, sleepiness,
- Joint pain, hurting muscles and lactic acid buildup,
- Allergies, acne,
Cardiovascular damage, including the constriction of blood vessels and reduction in oxygen.
In order to avoid this condition we should provide our body with more alkaline foods. In that way our body can easily neutralize the waste products or excreted in some way.
The body adjust the PH balance but at a certain price.The regular pH for all tissues and fluids in the body, except the stomach is alkaline. The body is a complex self-preserving system, for instance, all the body systems have a wide pH range so that they can shift to preserve the blood pHnarrow margin of 7.35 to 7.45. So if the body becomes too acidic, the blood will take alkaline forming elements from the digestive enzyme system of the small intestine. This will solve the acidic problem but it can cause health issues to the other body systems.
Know your own PH – do a pH screening so that you get a numerical representation of the current level of acidification in your body. A healthy average pH reading ranges from 6.75 to 7.25. The optimal pH numerical reading is 7.36.
You cannot tell which food is acidic or alkaline.
For instance, it is common belief that lemon is an acidic fruit, but it is alkaline. While digesting lemons, the acids are oxidized into carbon dioxide and water, that is why they do not cause an acid condition in the body system. Main alkalizing minerals are: iron, magnesium, calcium, potassium and sodium. So, foods high in minerals are considered alkaline forming food. There are lots of foods with bothacid and alkaline minerals. If acidic minerals are higher in concentration than that food is considered acidic and the other way round.
The body cannot always cover for acid imbalance. Therefore, food consumption plays a crucial part in keeping the acid-alkaline balance. Namely, if the diet is consisted ofmany acid forming foods, like high amount of sugar, grains, dairy, meat, consequently the body becomes too acidic. If you consume a lot of alkaline foods like fruits, vegetablesthe body becomes too alkaline. Balance is necessary.
How your body will react it depends on your dominant constitutional type. If your dominant type is oxidative then fruits and vegetables provoke the acid side, and proteins provoke the alkaline side. However, if you are more dominant to the autonomic system (ANS) then proteins provoke the acidic condition, and vegetables and fruits provoke an alkaline environment.
How to improve your alkalinity: remove acidic foods; drink as much as possible water (preferable alkaline); frequently check your PH; lunch meal should be a large green salad; use lettuce leaves and collard greens as wraps; instead of soda, coffee and sugars consume herbal tea, herbal coffee and any kind of green drinks; avoid processed food; replacedairy milks with coconut or almond milk; introduce in your diet green juices or shakes.
It really matters what you eat as Ann Wigmore said (the creator of the renowned Hippocrates Health Institute)
Quote “The food you eat can either be the safest and most effective form of medicine or the slowest form of toxin.”
Even though, it seems a real hassle improving the PH levels the result that you will feel such as complete health improvement, boosted energy will outcome the hardships.