Signs Your Body Is Too Acidic And Here’s What To Do To Correct It
Did you knew that acidic bodies are unhealthy bodies? This means that when your body is acidic, it creates an unwanted environment in which all the illnesses, bacteria and yeast thrive. In cases when your body is over acidic, the body itself, takes minerals from the vital organs and the bones in order to neutralize and remove the acid from your organism. Due to this process, the body’s minerals, such as, sodium, magnesium, potassium and calcium can run dangerously low, which can cause a great damage to your body. This damage can go undetected for many years. In other words it can go undetecteduntil it reaches the unhealthy levels and therefore cause acidosis.
Every single one of us is consuming many acid forming foods, such as, meats, diary, sugar and grains. Knowing that your body constantly generates the acidic waste of the products from the metabolism, those wastes from the products need to be neutralized or excreted in some way. This means that if you want to neutralize the constant acid generation, you need to supply your body with more alkaline foods.
Mildacidosis (poor pH balance) can cause you these health problems:
- Inflamed sensitive gums, cavities
- Immune deficiency
- Sciatica, lumbago, stiff neck
- Respiratory problems, shortness of breath, coughing
- Yeast fungal overgrowth
- Low energy and chronic fatigue
- Cardiovascular damage, including the constriction of blood vessels and reduction in oxygen
- Heart problems, arrhythmias, increased heart rate
- Weight gain, obesity and diabetes
- Bladder and kidney infections
- Accelerated free radical damage
- Premature aging
- Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea
- Osteoporosis, weak brittle bones, hip fractures, bone spurs
- Headaches, confusion, sleepiness
- Joint pain, aching muscles and lactic acid buildup
- Allergies, acne
Doesn’t the body adjust the pH on its own?
First to answer this question, yes it can. However it comes at a price. The important thing that you need to know is that the normal pH for all tissues and fluids in the body, except the stomach is alkaline.With the exception of blood, all of the body systems have a wide pH range, in part so they can shift to maintain the blood pH, which must be maintained at the very narrow margin of 7.35 to 7.45. This means that if your system becomes too acidic, your blood will take some alkaline forming elements from the digestive enzyme system of the small intestine. In other words, your body adjusts the pH on its own, at a price to other systems in your body. This is very unhealthy, because it can lead to many health problems.
Start by knowing your pH
You should know that pH testing is very important for you and your body. This testing will allow you to get a numeric illustration of the current level of acidification of your body. A healthy pH range is anywhere from 6.75 to 7.25, however the optimal pH numeric reading is 7.36.
You can’t tell if food is acidic or alkaline by taste alone
Even though it is classified as an acidic fruit and many people think so too, the lemon, actually, is an alkaline forming fruit. During the process of digestion of this fruit, the acids are oxidized into carbon dioxide and water, which means that the lemon is not creating an acid condition in your system.
The main alkalizing minerals are: iron, potassium, calcium, sodium and magnesium. Foods that contain high levels of these minerals are considered to be alkaline forming foods. However there are many foods that have both, acid and alkaline minerals in them. Therefore if the acidic minerals are greater in the overall concentration, than that product is considered to be acidic and vice versa.
The body has limits
It is very important for you to know that your body has limits for how much it can compensate for the acid imbalance. For that reason, your food intake plays a significant role in maintaining the acid-alkaline balance.Many diseases and all the malaise in general, come as a result of the body’s attempt to rebalance the internal environment.
The conclusion is simple, if your daily diet includes too many acid forming foods, such as high amounts of dairy products, meats, sugars and grains, your body will become more acidic. And if your diet includes too many alkaline products, such as, fruits, vegetables and greens, your body will become too alkaline. Therefore the balance is the key.
How does your body respond to specific foods?
The way your body reacts to different foods, depends on your dominant constitutional type. This means that if your dominant type is oxidative then fruits and vegetables move the body to the more acid side, while proteins make your body more alkaline. On the other hand if your dominant type is the autonomic system type (ANS) then proteins can cause your body to become more acidic and fruits and vegetables shift the body to a more alkaline environment.
How to improve your alkalinity
- Check your pH regularly
- Drink plenty of water (alkaline water when possible)
- Remove acidic foods
- Replace a traditional lunch with a large green salad.
- Use lettuce leaves and collard greens as wraps.
- Try not to consume processed foods
- Eliminate soda, sugars and coffee. Replace them with herbal tea, herbal coffee and green drinks
- Replace dairy milks with coconut or almond milk
- Add green juices or smoothies to your diet
What you eat matters
Improving pH levels may require a little more thought. However, your efforts will be rewarded, as you’ll begin to feel more energetic and vibrant.Your overall health will also improve.
What you eat has a direct impact on your overall health, there’s no question about it. It was Ann Wigmore, founder of the renowned Hippocrates Health Institute who said, “The food you eat can be either be the safest and most powerful form of medicine or the slowest form of poison.
Source: Natural Medicine Box
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