This is Your Body on Acid
Acidosis affects all cellular activities and functions. You may remember from your high school chemistry class that the pH scale ranges from 0 to 14. This scale shows how acidic or alkalizing a substance is.
The pH Scale Simplified
Substances with a pH over 7 are alkalizing
Substances with a pH under 7 are acidic
Substances with a pH of 7 are neutral
In order for our blood to effectively transport oxygen and other vital nutrients, its pH needs to stay within a very narrow range—7.36 to 7.44, though the closer to 7.4 exactly, the better. Deviations too far in either direction can be dangerous. Most tissues in our body are naturally alkaline. However, when we eat acid-forming foods, when we work our muscles, when we're exposed to acid rain from the environment, or pollutants in the air or water, when we take prescription drugs or even when we just breathe, we generate acid. That acid must then be neutralized to keep the pH of our blood balanced.
The 10-Fold Difference
One important fact to know about the pH scale is that there is a 10-fold difference between each number. So, a liquid with a pH of 6 is 10 times more acidic than pure water, which is generally agreed to have a pH of 7, and a liquid with a pH of 5 is 100 times more acidic than water.
The next time you reach for a can of soda, keep in mind that the typical soft drink has a pH of 3, meaning it is a whopping 10,000 times more acidic than water.
Soda is not the only highly acidic staple of the standard American diet. Other offenders include...
- Most types of bread and pasta
- Flesh meats
- Barley and other grains
Your body maintains a proper pH balance by eliminating or neutralizing acids. But when too much acid is produced, your body becomes overwhelmed. As acids build up, your pH balance decreases more and more. Eventually, in its attempts to restore a proper pH balance, your body begins to pull minerals from your bones, teeth, and vital tissues.
- Acidosis destroys your body from the inside out, creating the perfect environment for pathogens to thrive. When your body remains in an acidic state for a prolonged period of time, it puts you at greater risk of illnesses and diseases.
Perfect Storm For Cancer
Studies have shown that there are two environment prerequisites for the development of cancer cells: a lack of oxygen and an acidic pH. Acidosis creates both those conditions.
Create a Whole New You
Even if you've accumulated years of acid damage, it's not too late. Every day, you get a chance to start over. No matter how unhealthy your lifestyle has been... how much junk food you've eaten... how much alcohol you've consumed... how many recreational drugs you've taken... or how much pollution you've been exposed to, you can return your body to a healthy pH and protect your future health.
It is widely acknowledged that the best alkaline-forming foods include fruits, leafy green vegetables, and sea vegetables/algae (such as spirulina and chlorella). When you eat a variety of superfoods on a daily basis, t's equivalent to flooding your body with an alkaline-forming elixir that supports healing and health restoration.
The human body has an amazing ability to regenerate. If you give it materials it needs, you can create a new and improved you! In less than one year, your body will have rebuilt 98% of itself, cell by cell. It takes a year for your brain to replace itself, 4 months for your blood supply, 3 months for your entire skeleton, 6 weeks for your liver, a month for your skin, and just 5 days for the lining of your stomach! What you put in your body today determines the state of your health tomorrow.
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