Acid & Alkaline

Do you all remember back in school (could be taking some of you back a while here) in chemistry experimenting with those ph strips made of litmus paper? We used these to determine whether a substance was acidic or alkaline. 1-6 = acidic, 7-13 = alkaline.

We are also able to find out whether our body is more acidic than alkaline simply by placing your tongue on a ph strip. Ideally you would like to be 7.24 alkaline.

What is the difference between being acidic and alkaline?

There has been a lot of research into this subject, the research suggests that alkaline bodies are able to absorb up to 20 times more oxygen than acidic bodies. You should imagine alkaline as a healthy environment and acidic as a diseased environment.

If your body is acidic you are much more susceptible it illness and disease.

Disease thrives in acidity and health thrives in alkalinity

Dr. Otto Warburg, winner of the 1931 Nobel Prize for his studies in cell respiration, believed that a person’s level of health and vitality has a direct correlation to the levels of oxygen in his or her blood stream.

Proving that: Viruses, Bacteria and Cancer Cells can not survive in an Oxygenated Environment.

Over acidity also leads to fat gain, premature aging and muscle loss! When you intake a lot of acid the body creates fat cells, these fat cells then carry acid away from your vital organs. Fat is actually saving your life by preventing the acids from choking your organs to death, the downside is obviously weight gain. So this really indicates the need for an alkaline body.

What determines our acidity or alkalinity?

The main determinant of our body’s level of acidity and alkalinity is the amount of toxins in our body. The more toxins in our means the more acidic our body will become. This causes your oxygen levels to drop. This leaves you feeling tired and fatigued.

The food we eat has a large effect on our toxin level. A western style diet including alcohol, processed foods, caffeine, white carbs, fast foods etc. make our body more likely to be acidic.

What is the best course of action?

The best course of action to reduce the level of acidity in your body is to remove as many toxins as possible. By neutralising the toxic acidity in your body your body is much more likely to perform to its full potential.

By undergoing a period of detoxification you can blast out the toxins in your body. There are many different ways to detox, some more extreme than others but I would recommend a detox diet around twice a year. You would only be on the detox diet from anytime between 3-28 days, I have found that the 28 day detox is the most effective.

An easy to get hold of supplement called alkalising salts is also a great way of helping you to become more alkaline. Take 1-2 times a day on an empty stomach.

As I mentioned the foods we eat have a major effect on whether we are acidic or alkaline so by cutting out these ‘bad’ foods we will limit the amount of toxins entering our body.

Arthur C. Guyton who is considered as one of the world’s most recognised authors on human physiology states that ‘The first step in maintaining health is to alkalise the body’.

You are now ready to move onto post C:

It’s All About Reducing Inflammation

Thanks for reading,

Richard Clarke

 

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