~By Sheila Garcia
What is alkalizing? Is it even important to our health? Our diets? Our mindsets? ANYTHING?? During one of my health classes, I found out all about what it means to alkalize. And let me just tell you – IT IS IMPORTANT.
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? The principle of acid/alkalinity can help your body gain full health. Alkalizing can solve many of your nutritional worries.
What does alkalizing mean? The pH of your blood is tightly regulated by a complex system of buffers that are continuously at work to maintain a range of 7.35 to 7.45, which is slightly more alkaline than pure water.If the pH of your blood falls below 7.35, the result is a condition called acidosis, a state that leads to central nervous system depression. Severe acidosis – where blood pH falls below 7.00 – can lead to a coma and even death.
If the pH of your blood rises above 7.45, the result is alkalosis. Severe alkalosis can also lead to death, but through a different mechanism; alkalosis causes all of the nerves in your body to become hypersensitive and over-excitable, often resulting in muscle spasms, nervousness, and convulsions; it’s usually the convulsions that cause death in severe cases.
The bottom line is that if you’re breathing and going about your daily activities, your body is doing an adequate job of keeping your blood pH somewhere between 7.35 to 7.45, and the foods that you are eating are not causing any wild deviations of your blood pH.
So what’s up with all the hype about the need to alkalize your body? And what’s to be made of the claim that being too acidic can cause osteoporosis, kidney stones, and a number of other undesirable health challenges?
As usual, the answers to such questions about human health can be found in understanding basic principles of human physiology. So let’s take a look at the fundamentals of pH and how your body regulates the acid-alkaline balance of its fluids on a moment-to-moment basis.
Why Alkalize? Because acid is for your car Battery..…not your body!
Symptoms of Being Too Acidic:
Digestive issues: excess stomach acid, acid reflux, gastritis, ulcers, saliva acidic
Unhealthy Skin, Nails and Hair: nails are thin and break easily, dry skin, cracks at the corners of the lips, hair is dull with split ends, and falls out, hives, very pale face
Teeth and Mouth Issues: loose teeth, teeth sensitive to hot, cold, or acidic foods, teeth have a tendency to crack or chip, sensitive gums, mouth ulcers, Infections in throat and tonsils, tooth nerve pain
Eyes, Head and General Body: headaches, low body temperature (feels cold), tendency to get infections, leg cramps and spasms, eyes tear easily, conjunctivitis, inflammation of the eyelids and corneas
Nerves and Emotions: low energy; constant fatigue, being continually depressed with a loss of joy and enthusiasm, excessive nervousness
10 Benefits of Having a Balanced Body pH:
- Skin more elastic, youthful
- Deeper more restful sleep
- Abundant physical energy
- Suffer from fewer colds, headaches, flu viruses
- Good digestion
- Less arthritis
- Reduction of candida (yeast) overgrowth
- Won’t support osteoporosis
- Increased mental acuity, mental alertness
- Legal natural high
Lemon in your water is one of the most powerful ways to alkalize.
So make alkalizing part of the legacy of synchronizing your body for your best, most-healthy body yet!
Some sources for this article:
Balance Your Body mini eBook
Natural Sciences Degree Program