Why is Alkalinity so Important?

 

What does Alkalizing mean? 

Alkalosis refers to a condition reducing hydrogen ion concentration of arterial blood plasma (alkalemia). Generally alkalosis occurs when arterial pH exceeds 7.45. The opposite condition is acidosis. (Source: Wikipedia)

What is Acidosis?

 Acidosis is an increased acidity (i.e. an increased hydrogen ion concentration). If not further qualified, it refers to acidity of the blood plasma. Generally, acidosis is said to occur when arterial pH falls below 7.35, while its counterpart (alkalosis) occurs at a pH over 7.45. Arterial blood gas analysis and other tests are required to separate the main causes. (Source: Wikipedia)

Normal Range: A good blood pH should be  ( 7.35 – 7.45 ). Below or above this range could mean symptoms and disease. A pH of 7.0 is neutral. A pH below 7.0 is acidic. A pH above 7.0 is alkaline.

If you are too acidic it will decrease the body’s ability to absorb minerals and other nutrients, decrease the energy production in the cells, decrease it’s ability to repair damaged cells, decrease it’s ability to detoxify heavy metals,  tumor cells will thrive, and you will become more susceptible to fatigue and illness.

What are the symptoms of being too acidic?

1. Lack of energy, constant fatigue, loss of physical tone and psychic drive, sensation of heaviness in the limbs, feelings of inability to cope.
2. Lower body temperature; frequently feels cold.
3. Tendency to get infections.
4. Loss of drive, joy and enthusiasm.
5. Depressive tendencies.
6. Nervousness, agitation without cause, hyperactivity, sensitivity to high-pitched noises and easily stressed.
7. Very pale face.
8. Headaches.
9. Eyes tear easily.
10. Conjunctivitis.
11. Inflammation of the corneas and eyelids.
12. Acidic saliva.
13. Loose teeth.
14. Inflamed, sensitive gums.
15. Mouth ulcers.
16. Cracks at the corners of the lips.
17. Recurring infections of throat and tonsils.
18. Teeth are sensitive to hot, cold or acidic foods.
19. Teeth have a tendency to crack or chip.
20. Pain in the nerves of the teeth.
21. Excess stomach acid.
22. Acid regurgitation.
23. Gastritis.
24. Ulcers.
25. Nails are thin and split and break easily.
26. Hair looks dull, has split ends, and falls out.
27. Dry skin.
28. Skin tends to be irritated in regions where there are heavy concentrations of sweat.
29. Hives.
30. Leg cramps and spasms.

Adapted from The Acid-Alkaline Diet for Optimum Health, by Christopher Vasey, N.D. (Inner Traditions, 2003). Read more: http://www.care2.com/greenliving/are-you-too-acidic-symptoms.html#ixzz2q6uxjbQX

What do you do if you are acidic?

High acidity can usually be fixed through diet. Read some of the below articles to find out what you can eat to help you become more alkaline. See chart below.

The Alkaline Brain: Lyme Borrelia-induced Hyper-ammonemia by Dr. David Jernigan, D.C., D.N.M.

Alkalizing Food Chart and List of Acidic/Alkalizing Foods

10 Ways to Alkalize your Body

Developing an Alkaline Body

Alkalizing Food Chart

7 Most Alkalizing Foods

Alkalizing Food Chart





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