Ph level of your body is probably the most important determinant of your health which is why it needs to be maintained on its proper levels. Everything you ingest or absorb can affect the fluids in your body. It should also be mentioned that every metabolic process your body undergoes, and every chemical or compound in your body must function at a specific pH level. This means that when things are not as they should be, your body will automatically try to set things right—something known as homeostasis.
A PERFECT STATE
The perfect state of pH levels in your blood is at 7.35 to 7.45, where 7 is neutral on the pH scale. However, durig the day, this number will fluctate, but for the most part a normal pH can vary a little.
On the other hand, certain systems or parts of your body have different pH levels. For example, since your stomach needs to be slightly acidic in order to digest food, its pH levels are from 1.35 to 3.5. Moreover, your skin must be quite acidic as well in order to serve as a protective barrier against the environment and microbila overgrowth, so its pH levels are 4 to 6.5.
PH LEVELS AND DISEASE
As you already know, pH levels are closely related with diseases and this has been discovered in 1920 when Dr. Otto Heinrich Warburg, a biochemist determined that disease, especially cancer, can only survive in an acidic body. In 1931 he won the Nobel Prize for this amazing discovery.
In 1926 he published his research titled The Metabolism of Tumours, which showed that “…all forms of cancer are characterized by two basic conditions: acidosis and hypoxia (lack of oxygen). Lack of oxygen and acidosis are two sides of the same coin: where you have one, you have the other.”
Dr. Warburg also claimed that: “All normal cells have an absolute requirement for oxygen, but cancer cells can live without oxygen— a rule without exception. Deprive a cell 35% of its oxygen for 48 hours and it may become cancerous.”
His theory applies for all diseases, not only for cancer and many health professionals agree with him.
WHAT CAUSES ACIDOSIS?
One of the main contributors to acidosis is diet, but there are also many other factors that play a big role in this.
According to many studies, diets high in acid-forming foods are the main cause for acidosis and diseases like cancer.
“Acidogenic diets, which are typically high in animal protein and salt and low in fruits and vegetables, can lead to a sub-clinical or low-grade state of metabolic acidosis.”
When your body is too acidic, it starts killing off your cells which means it destroys itself. Moreover, it weakens your immune system, can cause collapse, and your body begins to age very fast.
As a result of acidosis, your body starts using minerals like potassium, magnesium and calcium from your vital organs and bones in order to function properly and to remove acid from your body.
Other things that can lead to acidosis are:
- Artificial sweeteners such as aspartame
- Chronic stress
- Declining nutrient levels in our foods as a result of industrial farming
- Alcohol and drugs (prescription or otherwise)
- Antibiotic overuse
- Low levels or lack of sufficient fiberin your diet
- Lack of exercise
- Exposure to chemicals and radiation from household cleansers, building materials, computers, cell phones and microwaves
- Excess animal meats in your diet
- Excess hormones from the food you eat, the health and beauty productsyou use as well as all the plastics in our daily lives
- Poor chewing and eating habits
- Processed and refined foods
- Shallow breathing
- Food coloring and preservatives
- Pesticides and herbicides
ACIDOSIS AND YOUR DIET
The reason why people face acidosis is because the Western diet lacks enough fruits and vegetables. The reason why we should consume fruits and veggies on a daily basis is because they contain a natural buffer for acid – potassium. Moreover, we tend to consume a lot of processed foods which contain great amounts of salt and according to some studies, salt not only constricts your blood vessels but also creates acidity in your body.
Beside that, we also consume excessive amounts of animal proteins which lead to a sulfuric acid buildup in your blood as amino acids are broken down.
Processed grains are yet another important cause of acidosis, and the important thing is that they not only lead to acidosis in humans. According to many studies, feeding the livestock with processed grains also causes acidosis and diseases in them.
Dairy products also cause acidosis. Despite the Dairy Association’s claim that dairy products contain essential calcium, they are also a key factor in osteoporosis. For instance, when your body becomes acidic, it must leach calcium from your bones to counter the acid since calcium is highly alkaline. Just as food can cause acidity, it can also help alkalinize your body.
AN ALKALIZING ELIXIR
Despite their acidic taste, lemons are considered as the best alkalizing food on the planet because once they are ingested, they have an alkalizing effect inside your body.
As you all know, humans are 70% water, so this means that water is extremely important for creating and maintaining alkalinity in your body. Purified water with a pH of between 6 and 8 is best.
People should definitely incorporate sodium bicarbonate in their daily diet because it can help In the treatment of cancer. It is one of the best ways to help alkalinize your body and the best part is that it is very cheap.
The combination of these three ingredients gives the perfect elixir which can help you fight many diseases, including cancer. All you have to do is to mix water, baking soda and lemon juice and drink it in the morning on an empty stomach. You should drink this mixture on a daily basis.
ALKALIZING DRINK RECIPE
- 1 cup of pure, filtered water
- Juice of half a freshly squeezed organic lemon
- ½ teaspoon pure sodium bicarbonate (do not use simple commercial baking soda as it can often have aluminum in it)
Just mix all the ingredients together and drink immediately. Make sure to use pure filtered water because drinking water contains contaminants that can cause further acidosis.