Do you often feel just lousy, angry, irritable, tired and without energy – and annoyed because you don’t even know why? Your body is trying to tell you that it is over-burdened and needs urgent attention. Ignore these signals for any length of time and you will have to pay the penalty of contracting degenerative disease.
Reversing your self-destructing mood into being happy, joyful, energetic, caring and enthusiastic is ridiculously simple, fast and cheap: you may be acidic and just need to up-regulate your pH.
Yes, in simple terms, unbalanced pH is the beginning of all symptoms of illness – or – all disease is preceded by a disturbance of the systemic acid – alkaline balance. Acidosis is the condition of acidity in the body, when the pH is off-balance. If uncorrected, this condition can become dangerous as it weakens all body systems as your organism will no longer absorb vital nutrients, such as vitamins and minerals. Moreover, enzymes can only work within a narrow pH range. Without enzymes, we can not digest food and food that is not digested putrefies and overburdens liver and kidneys which have to excrete the wastes.
A pH-balanced environment is paramount to normal organ function necessary for the body to resist disease. Today, Acidosis is ubiquitous due to our hurried lifestyles and consequential nutritional habits. Acidity creates an internal terrain where disease can thrive, while a healthy body maintains adequate alkaline reserves to meet demands when needed. In order to neutralize acidosis, our alkaline reserves are depleted, leaving the body in a weak and vulnerable condition.
Acidosis can spawn disease and resulting disease symptoms create more acid until the lungs and kidneys can no longer maintain the delicate balance between acid and base in the blood, the body’s cells, as well as in the fluid outside the cells, and the kidneys can no longer cope with eliminating the waste. Improper nutrition and other lifestyle issues raise acid levels on a daily basis and eventually as disease develops we may still not be aware of the source and treat the symptom instead – creating en even more acidic environment. The price we have to pay is chronically compromised health.
Our organism is constantly engaged in warding off molds, yeasts, bacteria, viruses and fungi. By using antibiotics and anti-bacterial personal care products as the first line of defense, we clear the path for the proliferation of more powerful deadly bugs and bacteria. Our immune system is weakening while it is constantly challenged in this war.
The concept of acid alkaline imbalance as the cause of disease has been known for a long time. In 1933, the New York Dr. William Howard Hay maintained in his book “A New Health Era” that all disease is caused by acidosis resulting in self-poisoning of the body. Since that was seventy plus years ago, one wonders what progress we made since then. In fact, long before that, Louis Pasteur knew that the bacteria can not thrive The Lost Book of Herbal and do damage unless their terrain is conducive to their proliferation. An acidic environment is the ideal terrain as it is starved of oxygen. Dr. Hay’s comments may have seemed strange at that time when he said that: “all disease is the same thing, no matter what its myriad modes of expression, but it is verily so”. Yes – and that was long before the incursion of Fast-Food. It follows that disease is not the results of germs attacking your body. Disease is your body’s response to the poisoning of the system; your body’s fight to survive. So trying to kill the germs when you get sick is like leaving the trash in the street and killing the rats instead.
So what’s new? You have probably learned that virus and bacteria attack the body when its immune system is compromised and that’s what’s making us sick. After all, that’s what modern medicine is practicing: we treat the assumed culprit, the virus or bacteria that entered the body. Antibacterial detergents will inhibit these critters from entering our body and keep us healthy! Though disease can arise from within, without the exposure to any external threats’. The only condition is the bioterrain which is prepared by inefficient oxidation and fermentation in the body. If you store fresh food in a freezer and then pull the plug, what do you see when you open the door one week later? An infestation of mold, bacteria, fungi and yeast! But how did it get there, no one brought them in and the door was tightly sealed? Obviously, these micro-organisms were always there in another life form, but they were dormant and could not develop in an oxygen-saturated environment.
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Why did medical science need seventy years to connect the findings of Hay and Pasteur with the cause of aging and conclude that longevity and accelerated aging are related to balanced pH?
Almost all of the food we consume today is acid forming, add the hydration which is mostly insufficient and acidic too, then consider exposure to acid rain and polluted air in addition to poor breathing habits. Acidosis is one of the main accelerators of the aging process and various illnesses. Acid waste is excreted from the human body by the bowel, lungs, kidneys and skin. But the waste that can not be excreted will be deposited in various organs such as liver, colon, joints, connective tissues, and muscles including the heart. As the cells will be deprived of their supply of oxygen and essential nutrients, these cells are unable to replicate. This will lead to all sorts of health problems and that’s the main reason why people age at an accelerated pace. Moreover, with the capillary blood vessels clogged up, the function of every organ in the human body is accumulating acidic waste that will begin to deteriorate, causing serious illnesses in the long run.
If the cause of aging lies in acidosis, then the answer to longer life must lie in eliminating such acidic wastes. In 1979, a British journalist interviewed one of the oldest documented living people on earth, Mr. Izumi. He was said to be 115 year-old and in good health, who lived on an island off the coast of Japan all of his life. He appeared healthy, active and alert. Most of the other inhabitants on the island were also in great health and few of them died before age 95! The unparalleled longevity of these people is attributed to the quality of water which is slightly alkaline and obviously plays a big role in neutralizing acidic meals. Many doctors recommend a vegetarian or low meat diet as alkaline minerals and vegetables help neutralize acidic waste. But many vegetables today are only slightly alkaline and low in minerals as they are farmed on high yield nutrient depleted soil, and these alone can not neutralize the highly acidic wastes in the body accumulated by junk foods and soft drinks.
If longevity is defined by a balanced acid-base ratio, then the beginning of the death spiral (that is when you are permanently prescribed medication) might be Acidosis. It has been demonstrated that an acidic, anaerobic (lacking oxygen) body environment encourages the breeding of spores, fungi, mold, bacteria, and viruses. These life-forms can survive 2,830 º F heats in volcanic lava, radioactive exposure in nuclear explosions, sterilization and drowning in formaldehyde. They permanently reside in our bodies and simply need the right environment to come out of hiding and thrive. This can be likened to a shift in our biological terrain from a healthy oxygenated, alkaline environment to an unhealthy anaerobic acidic environment.
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The pH (potential of Hydrogen) is a measure of the acidity or alkalinity of a solution. It is measured on a scale of 0 to 14 – the lower the pH the more acidic the solution, the higher the pH the more alkaline (or base) the solution. When a solution is neither acid nor alkaline it has a pH of 7 which is neutral. Water is the most abundant compound in the human body, comprising 65% of the body. The body has an acid-alkaline (or acid-base) ratio called the pH which is a balance between positively charges ions (acid-forming) and negatively charged ions (alkaline-forming.) The body continually strives to balance pH. When this balance is compromised many problems occur.
It is important to understand that we are not talking about stomach acid or the pH of the stomach. We are talking about the pH of the body’s cells, fluids and tissues which is an entirely different matter.
Testing Your Balance is as easy as checking the Weather
When did your doctor ever recommend you buy a $ 15 roll of pH paper that will last for a year just to significantly boost your quality of life and add many years to it? Probably never, why? Because doctors are trained to treat the symptoms of a disease. Thus, when you develop symptoms as a result of chronic acidity, most likely the symptom will be treated with drugs and if it disappears you are done – well, the cause remains but you are out and on your own! So it’s like killing the wasps that swarm around the barbeque, instead of covering the meat.
Note – you are on your own here, therefore you may do yourself an enormous service by testing your pH levels to determine if your body’s pH needs immediate attention. By using pH paper test tape (not strips or digital gauges), available at pharmacies, health food stores and the internet, you can determine your pH level quickly and easily in the privacy of your own home. Not only is this as basic a healthcare as flossing your teeth, there is one compelling reason for you to do this on a regular basis: regulation is dependent on nutrition and it’s you only that’s in charge of what you eat and drink.