You have probably heard of the alkaline diet. Namely, the foods you consume can have an alkaline or acidic effect on your body after they are metabolized. In addition, acidosis is triggered by the acid-forming foods your consume daily, stress you experience, and many environmental toxins you come in contact with.
In fact, if your body is too acidic, you are at a higher risk of digestive problems, fatigue, weight gain, and more.
This means that in case the environment in your body is too acidic for a long period of time, your normal cells may become toxic and even cancerous.
Alkalinity Plays an Important Role in Maintaining Good Overall Health
The pH scale actually runs from 0-14 (14 is the most alkaline, 0 is the most acidic, and 7 is neutral.
The human body requires a slightly alkaline environment of 7.4 for optimal health.
But, different systems and organs thrive in different pH levels. Specifically, the skin has a pH of 5, and the saliva has a pH of 6.5-7.0.
Additionally, the digestive tract has a pH that varies from 1.5 to 7.0. It typically depends on various factors, particularly the food you consume.
Moreover, The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1931 was actually awarded to Dr. Otto Warburg for his discovery that about 90-95% of all kinds of cancer are triggered by an acidic environment. He also found that cancer can’t survive or grow in a body that is alkaline (if the pH is about 7.36).
As a result of this, researchers have tested different pH levels of beverages and foods and their impact on the human body.
Acidosis or over-acidity has been associated with the development of osteoporosis, diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and any other chronic disease.
Here Is How to Detect if Your Body Is Too Acidic:
You can actually use regular pH paper to do a saliva test in order to detect if your body is too acidic. However, your body may also be too acidic in case you experience these symptoms:
Inability to get enough air
Easily running out of breath
Muscle cramps and pain after walking short distances
In case your pH level drops, then your body tries to create homeostasis or keep optimal pH balance by accumulating the highly acidic substances in certain body organs like your liver, kidneys, and lungs. This helps your body maintain an optimal pH of 7.35-7.45.
Ultimately, these highly acidic substances can start attacking your normal cells. Furthermore, your healthy cells become damaged, toxic, and sick.
If you do not address this problem, over time these cells may metastasize, i.e., grow uncontrollably as well as spread to other body organs and parts.
Here Is How to Fight Acidosis and Improve Your Overall Health:
Your diet may be one of the major culprits of chronic acidosis because it probably includes processed foods, sugar, alcohol, and caffeine. In addition, the growth hormones, additives, and pesticides added in the food can be too acidic to your body.
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