Your pH

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There are thousands of different diseases, but in fact, there is only one disease, malfunctioning cells. Your body is made up of 50 -100 trillion cells. When all of your cells are in perfect health, you cannot be sick. When cells malfunction, thousands of different symptoms can be produced, thus making it appear as if there are thousands of diseases. To prevent or reverse almost any disease, all you have to do is keep your cells healthy.

Optimizing cellular health in society is not so easy. Toxic diets, toxic environment, and stressful lifestyles all help to damage cellular health and are the cause of our pandemic of chronic disease.

To reverse this pandemic, there are two important factors you must consider, the pH of your blood and the pH of the fluid inside your cells. PH is a measure of how acid or alkaline something is. A pH of 7.0 is neutral, while a pH of 1.0 is very acidic and 14.0 is very alkaline. The optimal pH of both blood and cellular fluids is slightly alkaline and must be kept within a very narrow range. Blood pH ranges from 7.35 – 7.45. Even small deviations in blood or cellular pH will dramatically alter your body’s biochemical functions. Variations of more than a few tenths in blood pH can cause death. The traditional diets and lifestyles of our ancestors kept pH in balance. The bizarre diet consumed by most North Americans is guaranteed to alter cellular pH and cause disease. The standard diet, high in sugar, white flour, fat and protein, results in excess acid production as these foods are metabolized, making your body too acidic. Your body’s natural response to this problem is to keep systemic balance and integrity by bringing down and buffering dangerous chemical levels and maintaining proper blood pH. Alkaline minerals such as calcium and magnesium are removed from your body’s vital and mineral rich tissues, such as bone, and used to neutralize the acids back down to a safe level.

With time, as your body loses its alkaline reserves, your blood and cellular fluids become even more acidic. This affects the ability of your cells to produce energy, making the your body less resilient and impairing its ability to maintain and repair itself. Excess acid also reduces the ability of your blood to deliver oxygen to tissues.

A low oxygen environment allows viruses and bacteria to thrive and also promotes the growth of cancer. Excess acids cause disease!  If you measure the pH of your first morning urine. This is an indicator of your body’s pH and can be used to monitor changes as you work to normalize your pH. First morning urine should be in the range of 6.5-7.5. If readings fall below 6.5, you are too acidic. Occasional readings above 7.5 are normal, but consistent readings above 7.5 are an indication of tissue breakdown, and a pH over 8.0 is a serious matter. It may suggest that your body is in an extreme acid condition and is producing alkaline ammonia to compensate.

What can you do about it, if your body is too acidic? The answer is to cut your acid load and increase your intake of alkaline minerals. To reduce acid blood, cut the sugar out of your life. Reduce meat consumption and eliminate dairy. Cola drinks, coffee, sport drinks and milk all contribute to excess acid. Drink at least two liters of pure water every day.

To increase your alkaline reserves, eat plenty of fresh vegetables, fruits, lentils, nuts and seeds.  These are all alkalizing, and add to your alkaline reserves.  Stress, toxins, and allergic reactions also contribute to your acid state and should be minimized. If you are too acidic, it may take some time to normalize your pH. Don’t get discouraged. It took decades to get where you are and reversing it will take time. Working toward a normal pH and optimizing cellular health will bring you more energy and better health, so it is well worth the time and effort.

In my CD, Your Body Your Health, I talk about the importance of cellular pH. If your pH is wrong, you are sick!

Abnormal pH is a common thing that goes wrong that causes cells to malfunction, thus causing disease.  If pH is abnormal, some enzymes will be disabled, others will overwork and inappropriate instructions will be sent to genes that can cause cancer. Cellular acidosis is a major contributor to cancer. Tasks critical to health and to life itself will be compromised; production of energy and hormones can be diminished and digestion impaired.

How do you know if your pH is okay? There is a simple and inexpensive test use pH paper  to measure first morning urine. Here is your guide to pH:

Below 6.0 — Dangerous

6.0 to 6.5 — Unhealthy

6.5 to 7.5 — Healthy

6.8 to 7.4 — Ideal

Above 7.5 — Dangerous

Keep a diary of the foods you eat, including first morning pH. This will allow you to monitor how different foods affect your pH. First morning urine pH should consistently run within the acceptable range. Occasional readings outside the acceptable range are okay, but consistent readings below 6.5 are not good, and readings below 6.0 are dangerous. Occasional readings above 7.5 are okay, but consistent readings are not, and a pH of 8.0 is alarming. Most people are too acidic. When you are acidic, your body ceases to function normally. Cells will no longer properly communicate, self-regulate, and self repair. This is disease!

How do you become too acidic? The largest contributor is diet. About eighty percent of diets consists of acid-forming foods such as sugar, white flour (bread, pasta, cookies, and pastries), meat, dairy products, and cola drinks. Stress, allergic reactions and toxins (including prescription and over-the-counter drugs), also contribute to acidosis. Your diet also lacks adequate alkaline foods such as fresh fruits and vegetables that help to neutralize these acids. One thing that can happen when pH is out of control is gallbladder surgery. Every year, more than 500,000 people in North America undergo surgery to remove their gallbladders. Most often this is the result of gallstones, but all too often people are marched off to surgery for gallbladder removal simply because they are too acidic. Acidic pH impairs critical detoxification by inhibiting liver enzymes. As a result, toxins are dumped from the liver into your gallbladder causing inflammation and pain. All that is required to get well is to restore normal pH. Instead, people get dangerous, unneeded surgery.

Your liver’s ability to detoxify and to produce hormones is dependent on pH sensitive enzymes. Abnormal pH will cause some enzymes to shut down and others to work when they shouldn’t. This causes diminished hormone production as well as other dysfunctions. Enzymes are further inhibited when acidosis strips your body of critical minerals such as zinc, magnesium, and calcium, which are necessary to enzyme function. When liver detoxification is inadequate, toxins will overload the kidneys. This will produce fatigue, headaches, skin rashes, back and shoulder pain and other problems.

Viruses thrive in acidic cells, making infection more likely. Acidity diminishes the ability of your blood to carry oxygen, depriving cells of this critical nutrient. If your body is too acidic, your stomach produces less acid, causing poor digestion.

If you are too acidic, what should you do? First, get off acid forming foods such as meat, dairy, sugar, white flour and cola drinks. Eat more alkaline foods. Fresh fruits and vegetables are generally alkaline while grains and animal proteins are acidic. Identify allergies as allergic reactions are acid producing. Reduce stress. Magnesium is a critical mineral that regulates pH, and most people are deficient in magnesium.

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