Understanding Acid & Alkaline Balance In The Body

How do we know if our body’s pH level is at it’s best? Why do we need to pay attention to pH balance? The most important thing to know is that one of the factors that attributes to illness is acidity. Acid and alkaline balance is important to your health.  I never even knew about my bodies PH balance before my journey into health.

THIS IS THE FACT: Illness is caused by Acidification
Alkaline-acid balance is one of the big keys to health.  Once you master this in your diet.  You will thrive.  You will be surprised by all the diseases and ailments that are caused by acidity in the diet…and then in the body.   Acidity causes disturbance in your enzymes, demineralization and seriously harmful acid activity.

If you are too acidic you may suffer from the following:

Low energy, depression, nervousness and agitation, low stress threshold, tooth and gum disease, conjunctivitis, cracking at the corners of your lips, acidic diarrhea, mineral and calcium depletion of bones, osteoporosis, inflamed intestines, burning in the bladder, runny nose and chills, dry skin, thin nails, dull, dry hair, leg cramping, rheumatism, arthritis, sciatica, tendinitis, migrant joint pains.

UNDERSTAND PH BALANCE:

The pH scale goes from 0 to 14.
The numbers below 7 are acidic (low on oxygen).
The numbers above 7 are alkaline.

ph-scale

THIS IS IMPORTANT…

Blood, lymph and cerebral spinal fluid in the human body are designed to be slightly alkaline at a pH of 7.4.

At a pH slightly above 7.4 cancer cells become dormant
At pH 8.5 cancer cells will die while healthy cells will live.

Here’s what you need to be doing: 60-80% of the diet should be alkaline while 20-40% should be acidic for an optimum result.

ACIDIC DIETS EAT UP YOUR MINERALS WHILE ALKALIZING DIETS REPLENISH YOUR MINERALS

So, what is acidic?  Fried foods, animal products you get it.  Alkaline is the good green stuff.   When you eat acidic food, your body works like crazy to bring it back to an alkaline state…that is how you get sick it robs your mineral stores to overcompensate and this is where the trouble comes in.

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The standard diet these days is acidic, burgers, cheese, coffee all the stuff that gets eaten every day is eating up all the good things in your body.  You need your minerals.  Your body does not replenish its minerals.  Once you use them, they are gone.  If you want more you need to eat them.  Minerals help your body to build essentials to its health; proteins, enzymes, hormones, etc. Foods that are high in minerals are alkaline.

Exercise also helps the body to balance its PH. Here is a nice little food list of things that you should avoid and others you should enjoy!

AVOID

  • Cold-water fish
  • Beef
  • Venison
  • Pork
  • Wild game
  • Poultry
  • Shellfish
  • Eggs
  • Milk (raw and pasteurized)
  • Butter
  • Cheese
  • Cream
  • Synthetic supplements
  • Pharmaceutical drugs
  • Sugar
  • Coffee
  • Margarine
  • Roasted peanuts
  • Soft drinks
  • Isolated soy protein
  • Isolated whey protein

ENJOY!

  • Asparagus
  • Beetroot
  • Bell peppers
  • Broccoli
  • Carrots
  • Cauliflower
  • Chlorella
  • Celery
  • Cucumbers
  • Leafy greens
  • Spirulina
  • Sprouts
  • Courgettes
  • Buckwheat
  • Quinoa
  • Amaranth
  • Beans
  • Cold pressed hemp, flax and borage seed oil
  • Apples
  • Lemons
  • Limes
  • Melons
  • Avocados
  • Pomegranates
  • Bananas
  • Strawberries
  • Flax seed
  • Hemp seed
  • Chia seed
  • Nuts & seeds
  • Coconut

Let me know what steps you take to balance your pH levels by leaving a comment below.

Peace & fabulous health!

Gloria

 

2 Comments
  1. I like to have fruit only for breakfast and than after noon I have other meals. I don’t always do this but I feel much better when I do.

    • That’s awesome Joy, try to keep it up with having more alkaline foods. Goes a long way to improving health.

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