We hear many things about how bad being acidic is and many patients ask is it true or not. Should I try to be more alkaline they ask? I think the answer to that question is definitely yes and this explains my reasons why!
So please read about the dangers of being too acidic and how you can find that balance by changing your diet. You will definitely improve your health as a result of these changes.
8 Benefits of Having a Balanced Body pH:
Reduction of candida (yeast) overgrowth
Deeper more restful sleep
Abundant physical energy
Suffer from fewer colds, headaches, flu viruses
Increased mental acuity, mental alertness
Won’t support osteoporosis
Did you know that the water fish swim in needs to be the correct pH in to live? Also, plants flourish when the soil is at the right pH level. Life only exists where there’s balance, and your body is totally regulated by pH! Are you too acidic?
Check Out This List of Symptoms of Being Too Acidic
1. Digestive issues:
2. Unhealthy Skin, Nails and Hair:
3. Teeth and Mouth Issues:
4. Eyes, Head and General Body:
5. Nerves and Emotions:
If you are in an overly acidic condition you can weaken the body and it can become dangerous. Our body requires a slightly alkaline condition to function well. Blood, for example, needs to be 7.4 pH. A shift in blood pH of just 0.2 can result in death. Obviously, the body does not want to die and because it is smarter then we realise it compensates for this. It is forced to borrow minerals (calcium, sodium, potassium and magnesium) from vital organs and bones to neutralize the acid. A condition of high acidity may go undetected for years, causing the body to suffer prolonged damage.
So How Do We Balance Our pH?
Our typical diet consists mostly of acidifying foods (proteins, cereals, sugars). Alkaline foods such as fruits and vegetables are often eaten in much smaller quantities; not enough to neutralize the excess of acidifying foods we consume. Also having crohn's disease makes this more difficult as well as sometimes the food we should eat is not the food we can tolerate easily. Also our bad habits like tobacco, coffee, tea and alcohol are extremely acidifying.
Our body is approximately 20 percent acidic and 80 percent alkaline and it is recommended that we consume approximately 20 percent acidic foods and 80 percent alkaline foods.
The acid in the acid/alkaline balance is not the same as stomach acid. A healthy stomach pH is acidic, which is necessary for digesting food. What we are discussing here is the pH of the body’s fluids, cells and tissues. Alkalinity is also more about what happens AFTER digestions. For example, lemons and oranges are considered acidic but after digestion they supply alkaline minerals to the body.
So your diet needs to be fairly alkaline – for it to be energizing and to get all the benefits mentioned above.
Diet is the safest way to balance your acidity. If your diet is not what it should be you can also add alkaline water.
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Yours in Health and Wellness
My Crohn's Doctor