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Acidosis & Chronic Diseases

Acidosis and Our Modern Lifestyle and Acidic Diet

Illustration of unhealthy food: Our modern acidic diet

Acidic diet, lack of physical exercise, and excessive psychological stresses constitute the basis of our modern lifestyle. This unhealthy lifestyle causes acidosis or body over-acidity.

Acidosis is a very dangerous condition and is very common today. It weakens all our body systems. It triggers a general autotoxication of our body. This autotoxication leads to most known chronic diseases, like cancer, diabetes, arthritis, obesity, osteoporosis, acid reflux, and premature aging.

Over-acidity creates a body environment conducive to disease, as opposed to an acid-alkaline balanced environment that keeps large alkaline reserves (calcium, magnesium, potassium and sodium), and which allows normal body function to develop and to maintain a vibrant health, as well as to resist to diseases.

Alkaline minerals function as buffers. Buffers are chemical substances that help maintain and balance the body pH against the introduction of too much acidity or too much alkalinity.

A healthy body strives to maintain alkaline reserves. In the case of over-acidity, excess acids must be neutralized by taking calcium and other alkaline minerals away from our bones, teeth and tissues, leaving therefore our alkaline reserves depleted, the microstructure of our bones damaged, and our entire body weakened.

Maintaining a balanced alkaline body pH is definitely our first line of defense against aging and disease. As do many biochemists and physiologists, Dr William Howard Hay of New York in his book (A New Health Era, 1933) and Dr Theodore A Baroody (in his book Alkalize or Die, 2006) maintain that by creating the conditions for the body autotoxication acidosis is nowadays the leading cause of degenerative chronic diseases.

The billions of the cells that make up the human body are slightly alkaline; they need to remain so in order to continue functioning and to stay healthy and alive. However, as each cell performs its task of respiration, which gives cell the necessary energy to function, it secretes acidic metabolic wastes. These wastes, normal metabolic by-products, should not however be allowed to build up.

How Acidosis Causes Chronic Diseases

The pH range of a healthy blood is 7.35-7.45. In that condition the blood cells are far apart from each other, and the blood as a whole is very fluid. As a result, your blood can move easily throughout your entire body, and get into all your small capillaries, bringing oxygen (energy) and all nutrients your body needs to sustain life, and transporting wastes to the organs where they are going to be either destroyed or eliminated.

In addition the very mechanism of the transport of oxygen and CO2 through the body, as well as the metabolic, the physiological and the immune system processes can take place in an optimal way only in that very limited zone of pH. So, keeping our body slightly alkaline is what we need to assure an optimal metabolism, physiology and immune system, and to maintain vibrant health and youthfulness.

A Body Slightly Alkaline: •Foundation for Health Prevention
•Background Requirement for Prevention and Successful Treatment of Chronic Diseases

In the case of acidosis, the accumulation of acidic wastes in and around the cell constitutes a toxic condition for the cell and for the whole body. That is the reason why the body strives to restore the acid-alkaline balance by using the body regulatory systems.

Normally when the pH turns to be unbalanced, the body uses at first its primary regulatory systems (breathing, circulation and eliminations) to maintain the blood pH into the homeostatic range. Nevertheless, as the acid excess starts building up the body will fight to restore the acid-alkaline balance also by using and depleting our mineral alkaline reserves. The calcium specifically is leached first from the blood and the tissues (hypocalcaemia), and after then from bones, teeth, cartilage (osteoporosis).

As an another mechanism of defense, to protect our vital organs against damaging acids, our body will start producing fat cells and packing acid wastes in those cells (cellulite/obesity build up). Therefore, a return to a healthy acid-alkaline balanced body might help fight obesity and lose excess fat.

Moreover the more the body becomes acidic, the more the blood cell will agglomerate, and the less the blood will be fluid. Your blood will no longer be able to get to all the little capillaries throughout the body.

A poor blood circulation will cause through the body a lack of oxygen (energy) and of nutrients, and an insufficiency in the elimination of the wastes. This situation will impair your overall metabolism and physiology, as well as your immune system.

Acidosis causes a general body autotoxication and leads as a result, to most degenerative chronic diseases, like Candida infections, obesity, osteoporosis, premature aging, acid reflux, arthritis, cancer, diabetes, autoimmune diseases, and heart diseases. Thus, degenerative chronic diseases are, for us humans, the primary cause of premature aging and of death.

Acidosis Related Degenerative Chronic Diseases

Test your body pH

You should regularly test your body pH to determine if it needs immediate attention. Get Urine-Saliva pH Test Strips of high quality and easy to read (pH range 4.5-9.0, precision 0.25 pH unit). You should take the urine or the saliva test when you awake in the morning, before you put anything in your mouth.

Home Saliva pH Test:

Your saliva pH mirrors your blood pH and tells us what elements your body retains. It is a good indicator of the health of extracellular fluids and their alkaline mineral reserves. The optimal saliva pH range is 7.0 to 7.5.

Home Urine pH Test:

The pH of the urine indicates how the body is working to maintain a proper pH for the blood. It is an indicator of the body efforts via the kidneys and the lungs to regulate the body pH. The Urine can provide a fairly accurate picture of the body chemistry, because the kidneys filter out the buffered salts of pH regulation and because urine provides values based on what the body is eliminating. The urine is the method the body uses to remove the excess of acids or of alkaline substances. Considering the urine pH values of the "First Morning Urine Test" we can define four health condition zones:

Four Urine pH Zones and Chronic Diseases

Urine pH Zone: 4.5-6.0
•Health Condition: severe acidosis zone
•You should have degenerative chronic diseases

Urine pH Zone: 6.0-6.5
•Health Condition: moderate acidosis zone
•You have risk of contracting degenerative chronic diseases

Urine pH Zone: 6.5-7.5
•Health Condition: optimal healthy zone
•Your health should be at an optimal level

Urine pH Zone: 7.5-9.0
•Health Condition: unhealthy alkalosis zone
•You should have degenerative chronic diseases

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