Why Should I Be Concerned
About My pH Levels?
most of the body is water-based (making up 50-60%
of our total body weight), the pH level has profound effects on all body
chemistry, health and disease. An imbalanced pH describes the pH level
of the body when it becomes too acidic or too alkaline for long periods
of time. Extended pH imbalances of any kind are not well tolerated by the
body. Indeed, the management of "pH" is so important that the body has
developed strict accounting procedures to monitor acid-alkaline balances
in every cell. Fundamentally, all regulatory mechanisms (including breathing,
circulation, digestion, hormonal production, etc.) serve the purpose of
balancing pH, by removing caustic metabolized acid residues from body tissues
without damaging living cells. If the pH deviates too far to the acid side
or too far to the alkaline side, cells become poisoned by their own toxic
waste and die.
Is An Imbalanced Body
pH Really That Dangerous?
Yes, indeed it is! Nothing does well in an overly
acidic or alkaline pH medium, least of all the human body! Just as acid
rain can destroy a forest and alkaline wastes can pollute a lake, an imbalanced
pH continuously corrodes all body tissue, slowly eating into the 60,000
miles of our veins and arteries like corrosives eating into marble. If
left unchecked, an imbalanced pH will interrupt all cellular activities
and functions, from the beating of your heart to the neural firing of your
brain... An imbalanced pH interferes with all life itself!
Can An Imbalanced pH
Cause Serious Problems?
Yes, especially as a person grows older! Although
it may generally go unnoticed and undetected for years, an imbalanced
pH (either consistently too acid or alkaline) leads to the progression
of most, if not all, degenerative diseases including Cardiovascular Disease
(the #1 killer in the U.S.), Cancer (the #2 Killer in the U.S.), and
Diabetes, as well as the never ending frustration of excessive systemic
weight gain. The U.S. National Center for Health Statistics estimates
that if Cardiovascular Disease alone could be eliminated, it would add
an average of 9.78 years to our life span! That's almost 10 years of
additional life per person!
What Causes pH to Become
Most diets cause an unhealthy Acid pH. In fact,
diet appears to be the major influence in maintaining appropriate pH levels
throughout the body. Research demonstrates that when food is metabolized
and broken down, it leaves certain chemical and metallic residues, a noncombustible "ash" which,
when combined with our body fluids, yields either acid or alkali potentials
of pH. Certain foods are "acid-forming" in nature, whereas others are known
to be "alkali-forming."
Which Foods Are "Acid-Forming" And
Which Ones Are "Alkaline-Forming"?
Most high protein foods (such as meat, fish,
poultry and eggs), nearly all carbohydrates (including grains, breads and
pastas) and fats are "acid-forming." And most fruits and vegetables are "alkaline-forming." Although
citrus fruits, such as oranges and grapefruit, contain organic acids and
may have an acid taste, they are not acid-forming when metabolized, leaving
no acidic residue. Similarly, Free Form Amino Acids are not acid-forming,
but instead offer unique buffering capabilities to the body to help offset
How Do I Rebalance My
Watching your diet can help.
If you're too acid, increase the number of fruits and
vegetables you eat. If you're too alkaline, increase
the amounts of acid-forming foods consumed. But an
easier way is to take Ericsson's AlkaMine Coral Calcium
and consume 1.5 to 3 liters of water treated with Coral
Calcium daily! If you are interested in more