Understanding pH and why many people have diseases
The disease begins when our bodies turn acidic. Being too acidic creates a condition favourable to the growth of bacteria, yeast, and other unwanted organisms. Scientists have found over 200 degenerative diseases linked to low acidic pH levels, including cancer, diabetes, arthritis, heart disease, gall and kidney stones, and much more.
Two factors that are always present with cancer no matter what else may be present,
acidic pH and a lack of oxygen. Cancer could very well be our bodies trying to survive the conditions we’ve allowed them to deteriorate to. Perhaps a better way of putting this is: cancer is the result of your cells trying to survive a condition that you won’t.
A person with an acid imbalance will generally have a resting respiratory rate of 19 or more and if they take a deep breath will only be able to hold it for 40 seconds or less. Why, because carbon dioxide is used by the body to regulate pH. If the body is highly acidic, the brain tells the body to breathe faster to get rid of the acidic carbon dioxide. Now, it is important to note that acid means lack of oxygen and that bacteria and germs and fungus all survive without oxygen.
When we are acidic we lose our oxygen and our positive charge, our bodies clean-up crew goes to work.
Candida is part of the cleanup crew. As this yeast turns into a fungus, it spreads its thin mycelia throughout our bodies attacking other organs. The clean-up crew produces wastes called mycotoxins. One of the wastes is uric acid, another is alcohol, and yet another is aflatoxin, one of the most potent carcinogens known.
Once our system is acidic, and once the clean-up crew kicks in, we start to get diseased tissues. Once we have diseased tissues, outside germs can find a favourable environment in which to grow. They produce the secondary illnesses we, in this modern culture, call illness or disease. As amazing as it can seem, germs are attracted to the diseased tissues, they are not the primary cause of it.
The symptoms of the first stage of acidosis are so common that most people simply take a pain killer or some over the counter medication to mask the symptoms: headaches, food allergies, bloating, acne, panic attacks, lack of energy, lack of sex drive, cold hands and feet, agitation, hard to sleep, hard to get up, sinus headaches, and an increased susceptibility to colds and flu and whatever’s going around.
The symptoms in phase two might bring you to a doctor, but still, some just self-medicate cold sores, hives, depression, migraines, asthma, urinary tract infections, fungal infections, yeast infections, swelling, colitis, tingling, excessive falling hair, osteoarthritis, and atherosclerosis.
If you have toenail fungus, then take note that this fungal infection goes much further than just under your toenails. It is all over your body. And no drug will end it, though it might clear up symptoms for a while.
The final stages of acidosis are chronic, debilitating diseases: Crohn’s disease, multiple sclerosis, leukaemia, all cancers, Hodgkin’s disease, schizophrenia, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, and tuberculosis just to name a few.
As acidic body ages, the walls of the blood vessels abnormally thicken – with muscle – calcium and cholesterol deposits. In addition, collagen fibres in the artery walls experience cross-linking, which stiffens the walls of the blood vessels.
Mild acidosis can cause such problems as:
Cardiovascular damage, including the constriction of blood vessels and the reduction of oxygen. Weight gain, obesity and diabetes.
Bladder and kidney conditions, including kidney stones. Immune deficiency. Acceleration of free radical damage, possibly contributing to
- cancerous mutations. Hormone concerns. Premature ageing.
- Osteoporosis; weak, brittle bones, hip fractures and bone spurs.
- Joint pain, aching muscles, and lactic acid build up.
- Low energy and chronic fatigue.
- Slow digestion and elimination.
- Yeast and fungal, overgrowth.
The first steps in maintaining health are to pH balance the body. This is one of the most important aspects of homoeostasis. Changes in pH alter virtually all body functions.
The cells of a healthy body are alkaline while the cells of a diseased body are below a pH of 7.0. The more acidic the cell, the sicker we become. If the body cannot alkalize the cells they will become acidic and thus, disease sets in. Our bodies produce acid as a by-product of normal metabolism. Since our bodies do not manufacture alkalinity, we must supply the alkalinity from an outside source to keep us from becoming acidic and dying.
Maintaining proper pH is essential for life, health, and vitality. If your body’s pH is not balanced, you cannot effectively assimilate vitamins, minerals, and food supplements. An alkalinizing diet reduces cravings and addictions; it also helps with detoxification. Body pH affects overall health.
There are five alkaline-forming minerals, also known as acid-binding minerals. These minerals are calcium, potassium, sodium, magnesium, and iron. Each of these is important for creating a healthy alkaline environment. These minerals bind with acid minerals and evacuate those acidic and toxic substances. Consuming more alkaline foods allows for a mucus-free body.
Saliva and Urine testing can indicate how well your body is assimilating minerals, especially calcium, magnesium, sodium, and potassium. These are called the “acid buffers” because they are used by the body to control the acid level. If acid levels are too high, the body will not be able to excrete acid. It must either store the acid in body tissues (autotoxication) or buffer it—that is, borrow minerals from organs, bones, etc. in order to neutralise acidity.