Self causing Acidosis
The reason acidosis is more common in our society is mostly due to the typical Western diet (now considered the â€˜Developed countries dietâ€™), which is far too high in acid-producing animal products like meat, eggs and dairy, and far too low in alkaline-producing foods like fresh vegetables. Furthermore, we eat acid-producing processed foods like white flour, sugar and drink acid-producing beverages like coffee and soft drinks.
We use too many drugs, which are acid-forming; and we use artificial chemical sweeteners which are extremely acid-forming. Additionally, the environmental exposure to solvents, herbicides, pesticides and other chemical toxins boost our tendency to become acidic. In this state, the body is deprived of oxygen that will cause a person to be more susceptible to colds, flu and other diseases/infections. When the body reaches limits of increasing toxins within the body, many health problems will eventually occur. One of the best things we can do to correct an overly-acid body is to clean up the diet and lifestyle.
When people who suffer from an unbalanced pH, it usually is because they are too acidic. This acidic state forces the body to borrow minerals including calcium, sodium, potassium and magnesium, from vital organs and bones to neutralize the acid and safely removes it from the body. Because of this strain, the body can suffer severe and prolonged damage due to the high acidity. This state is usually undetected for years and most of the time, not detected at all.
As our biological terrain becomes acidic, our pH level drops. When this happens we start losing calcium out of the blood, the bones, and the tissues. This is a safety mechanism. Now your biological terrain’s oxygen level drops leaving you tired and fatigued, allowing fungus, mold, parasites, bad bacteria, and viral infections to flourish and gain a hold throughout the body. It is interesting to note that you often won’t have just some of these invaders. If you have Candida you will likely have bad bacteria, fungus, and parasites because they all flourish in the same terrain.
Consequences of acidosis
- Premature aging.
- Hormonal problem, one of the leading cause of acne.
- Hair looks dull, has split ends, and falls out.
- Leg cramps and spasms.
- Tendency to get infections.
- Acceleration of free radical damage, possibly contributing to cancerous mutations.
- Cardiovascular damage, including the constriction of blood vessels and the reduction of oxygen.
- Depressive tendencies and easily stressed.
- Weight gain, obesity and diabetes.
- Bladder and kidney conditions, including kidney stones.
- Dry skin.
- Immune deficiency.
- Osteoporosis; weak, brittle bones, hip fractures and bone spurs.
- Joint pain, aching muscles and lactic acid buildup.
- Low energy and chronic fatigue.
- Slow digestion and elimination.
- Loss of drive, joy, and enthusiasm.
- Excess stomach acid.
- Skin easily irritated.
Frequent Diseases and their Connection to Acidity
When acidic wastes accumulate in the pancreas, diabetes can develop due to lack of insulin in the body. Doctors say that symptoms of diabetes appear mainly in people above 40, with no symptoms of diabetes in their 20s. How do they differ from each other?
In general, the quantity of accumulated acidic wastes after the age of 40 is far more than those in their 20s, especially in the pancreas. Nevertheless, we may help avoid the onset of diabetes if we flush out the acidic waste in our bodies by drinking plenty of healthy water.
While the normal cells of the human body degenerate, and acidic wastes accumulate, cancer will make a genetic transformation and keep propagating itself in order to survive in such acidic surroundings.
There have been two theories on the basic causes of cancer. One is the oxygen deficiency theory by a German biochemist, Dr. Warback. The other is the theory of acidic cells, by a Japanese doctor, Dr. Airashi.
Dr. Warback discovered that if oxygen is removed from a health cell, the cell will start to turn cancerous.
Dr. Warback won the Nobel prize by proving this theory through his many experiments.
Dr. Airashi showed that cells that survive in acidic environments will eventually develop cancerous characteristics.
Even though cancer cells are eliminated entirely through an operation, they reoccur because the acidic surroundings still remain after the operation. Cancer cannot exist in an alkaline environment. So, to help prevent this, we should stop the development of acidosis by having a healthy diet, avoiding stress, living in a healthy environment and exercising.
Including cancer, heart disease, osteoporosis, arthritis, kidney and gall stones, and tooth decay are associated with excess acidity in the body. While the body does have a homeostatic mechanism which maintains a constant pH 7.4 in the blood, this mechanism works by depositing and withdrawing acid and alkaline minerals from other locations including the bones, soft tissues, body fluids and saliva.
Therefore, the pH of these other tissues can fluctuate greatly. The pH of saliva offers us a window through which we can see the overall pH balance in our bodies.
Kidney Ailment and Kidney Stone
One of the major functions of an alkaline diet is to neutralize or help remove the wastes in the body. The accumulation of excessive wastes in the kidneys weakens the kidneys. When cells survive in an excessive acidic environment, swelling of the kidneys occurs.
In order to remain healthy, cells should expel all the waste produced by them. But if the blood becomes more acidic them the waste will cling to the walls of cells, causing solidification of acidic fluoride in the kidneys and kidney stones.
The intelligence in the human body sets up defense mechanisms, as we become more and more acidic. To keep the damaging acid from entering our vital organs, it is known that acid gets stored in fat cells. After all, if the acid does come into contact with an organ the acid has a chance to eat holes in the tissue. This may cause the cells to mutate. The oxygen level drops in this acidic environment and calcium begins to be depleted.
So as a defense mechanism, your body may actually make fat to protect you from your overly-acidic self. Those fat cells and cellulite deposits may actually be packing up the acid and trying to keep it a safe distance from your organs. The fat may be saving your vital organs from damage. Many people have found that a return to a healthy inner biological terrain helps them to lose excess fat.
Hypertension is a common illness that occurs due to three reasons.
1) Hypertension caused by clogged capillary vessels due to physical reasons.
2) Narrowed blood vessels caused by acidic wastes.
Thus, blood pressure has to be higher naturally in order to supply sufficient quantities of blood through the narrow vessels.
3) Lack of oxygen due to chemical reasons, namely solidified acidic waste in the vessels.
Hypotension can occur as the heart muscles deteriorate due to a lack of calcium ions, caused by acidic waste.
A patient with hypotension may regain his health by drinking healthy mineralized water. This is because calcium ions in alkaline water can help to restore the heart’s activities when caused by a lack of calcium ions.
Osteoporosis and Gout
Human bones function as a calcium bank for the body. A combination of calcium and phosphorus, bones stay healthy as long as there are adequate amounts of these two substances present. To neutralize excessive quantities of waste or acidity, the body starts to deprive the bones of calcium, which may be harmful to the body. Symptoms of calcium deficiency are not evident through X-ray examinations and are only visible when 30-40% of the calcium in the bone has already been depleted.
Gout happens when calcium accumulates in the capillary blood vessels of the hands and legs. Normally, gout occurs in toe joints, knee joints, and finger joints.
Testing your own alkalinity
It may be very useful for you to see where you are now, and to test your acid/alkaline balance at various stages during your transition to an alkaline diet. pH strips for measuring acid/alkaline balance should belong in every family medicine cabinet.