What Health Issues Relate to Acid pH?
The concept of acid alkaline imbalance as the cause of disease is not new.
In 1933 a New York doctor named William Howard Hay published a groundbreaking book, "A New Health Era" in which he maintains that all disease is caused by autointoxication (or "self-poisoning") due to acid accumulation in the body.
More recently, in his remarkable book Alkalize or Die, Dr. Theodore A. Baroody states: "The countless names of illnesses do not really matter. What does matter is that they all come from the same root cause... too much tissue acid waste in the body!" Theodore A. Baroody, N.D., D.C., Ph.D.
Even Mild Acidosis Can Cause Such Problems As:
- Cardiovascular damage, 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
- Premature aging
- 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/fungal overgrowth
- Lower body temperature
- Tendency to get infections
- Loss of drive, joy, and enthusiasm
- Depressive tendencies
- Easily stressed
- Pale complexion
- Loose and painful teeth
- Inflamed, sensitive gums
- Mouth and stomach ulcers
- Cracks at the corners of the lips
- Excess stomach acid
- Nails are thin and split easily
- Hair looks dull, has split ends, and falls out
- Dry skin
- Skin easily irritated
- Leg cramps and spasms
So we can see that a balanced pH is extremely important. The slightest variation will cause serious illness and disease. The body will do whatever necessary to maintain this balance, and it continually abducts acid minerals (such as calcium) in its attempt to maintain a healthy balance.
Understanding this makes you realize why most elderly people experience osteoporosis after a lifetime of consuming acid producing nutrients. As far as diet goes, only fresh fruits and vegetables are alkaline producing to help your body maintain a healthy pH balance.
An acid pH, or "acidosis," is the term used to describe the imbalanced acidic condition of all our body fluids. Virtually all cellular functions of the body are sensitive to the pH of their fluids. If the pH deviates too far to the acid side, cells become poisoned in their own toxic acidic wastes and die.
Is Drinking High pH Alkaline Water Good For Me?
A glass of water at pH 9 can have low, medium or high alkalinity and everything in between, depending on what's dissolved in it. It is what is in the water that makes all the difference. We need to realise that you can have high pH water but very little, if any alkalinity; meaning the water hardly buffers the body's acid condition at all. It's not high pH alkaline water we need, its water with high levels of alkalinity.
To state it plainly, it is not enough to drink high pH alkaline water, in fact pH is not a big factor at all when one is trying to alkalize the body (remember lemon juice, apple cider vinegar and fresh green juices all have an acid pH but alkalise the body. The key to addressing metabolic acids and building alkalising reserves in our body fluids and tissues is the amount of alkalinity (alkaline mineral compounds) that is consumed.
The process of pH balancing your body starts with proper diet and nutrition. This includes eating a higher percentage of alkaline foods (vegetables, low sugar fruits, etc.), properly hydrating your body, (drinking plenty of pure spring or structured water), mental attitude and proper supplementation. A healthy diet should consist of 80% alkaline-forming foods and 20% acid-forming foods.
This information shows just a fraction of how minerals and pH imbalances can affect your health. Much of this information is documented in professional journals, available if you search. It appears that due to politics and the influence and strength that the medical/drug industrial complex has over the suppression of information, these things stay hidden from public view. Unfortunately for the public, most medical personnel training does not include nutritional or natural medicine remedies.