Healthy body has to be slightly alkaline. Every function of the body is performed better in an alkaline environment like the cells, and the chemical reactions inside the cells, the immune system and the beneficial bacteria in the gut. Acidic environment is not good for the body and it doesn’t perform its functions as it normally does.
In case the pH levels in the body get too acidic (medical condition known as acidosis), you are more prone and vulnerable to these diseases:
- Chronic inflammation,
- Diabetes, obesity and gaining weight,
- Reduced immunity,
- Fractures, bone spurs, weak or brittle bone, osteoporosis,
- Constant and chronic fatigue and lack of energy,
- Slow digestion and elimination,
- Fungal / yeast overgrowth,
- Slow metabolism, obesity and incapacity of losing weight,
- High blood pressure,
- Kidney stones and other kidney and bladder problems,
- Premature aging,
- Lactic-acid buildup, pain in the muscles and joints,
- Mood swings.
If you are taking medications, drugs and toxic chemical they can cause the pH levels in the body to drop, and this is why taking medications can lead to many side-effects and they cannot heal our body completely. If the pH level goes under 6.4, the body cannot function normally and the digestion process is disabled and the food supplements, the minerals and vitamins do not assimilate properly, and also the enzymes stop functioning. Acidic environment in the body can cause lower energy production in the cells, inability to mend the damaged cells, makes the body unable to detoxify heavy metals, and the body becomes more prone to illnesses and fatigue. In fewer words, everything is affected by the level of pH in the body. A study showed that disease cannot thrive in an alkaline environment, and acidic environment as well as low oxygen and low pH environment is favorable for the growth and survival of cancer cells, candida, fungus, mold, yeast, bacteria and viruses. The reasons for forming an acidic pH balance is toxic overload, emotional stress, and acid forming diet and also immune reactions that do not allow the needed nutrients and oxygen to get to the cells. And when this happens the body starts to provide with acid and it uses the alkaline mineral reserves such as calcium from the bones and the sodium from the stomach. This compensation that the body makes can lead and it actually is the main factor for osteoporosis and many more diseases. If your body doesn’t intake enough minerals, the cells will be buildup with acid and this can lead to lupus, MS, fibromyalgia, arthritis and pain. Cancer cannot thrive and develop in a normal pH environment with enough oxygen. Like if we consider the fact that there is no such thing as cancer of the heart. Now you probably guess why, it is because the blood gets directly from the lungs into the heart and it is filled with oxygen which means that the pH is at the highest within the entire body. When the blood gets out of the lungs, all the acidic toxins are eliminated and it is full with oxygen and has high blood pH. When there is lack of oxygen, the glucose gets fermented into lactic acid. And because of this the level of pH in the cells decreases even more. Cancer patients always have the pH level between 4.0 to 5.5 in the saliva and urine. The pH level becomes even lower when the cancer goes into metastases.
There was only 1 person in 214 contracted cancer in 1964. Today the numbers are frightening, and it goes 1 in 2 males and 1 in 3 females. The difference and probably the decisive factor between disease and health is the pH level. It is very usual that the average American has between 4.0 and 5.0 pH. These facts and information were published in the Hidden truth of Cancer by Keiichi Morishita.
Here is how you can test your pH balance
So do not worry because you can even check the pH levels at home. Just take some pH test strips.
The pH level can be tested during the day, but it is recommended to do it at the same time every morning, because the earlier you test it the body will be more acidic. And the perfect result is to have a pH level between 6.5 and 7.5 in the morning urine.
The pH level of the saliva should be like the one of the urine. But measure the saliva pH level two hours after meal. First swallow the saliva after you have filled the mouth with it. Do this one more time in order to clean your saliva and hen spit some saliva on the pH strip.
If you cannot completely change your diet do not worry. Intake about 70-30-ratio of alkaline to acid foods. Besides paying attention to what kind of food you eat, be careful because stress has big influence on the pH levels. Consume a lot of water, eat a lot of vegetables and practice deep breathing to reduce the acidic load.