One of the keys to a healthy body is to keep it slightly alkaline. But most people nowadays have acidic body (many have it highly acidic). The main causes behind this acidity include the foods you take, environmental factors and stress.
So why it is important to have a slightly alkaline body and what harm can acidic body do?
If your body is acidic, you have higher chances of experiencing digestive problems, fatigue and weight gain. When the environment in your body remains acidic for a long time, the normal, healthy cells turn toxic. They can also turn cancerous.
How Your Body’s Alkaline-Acidic Structure Work?
The pH scale has the range 0-14 with 0 representing the most acidic and 14 the most alkaline numbers. 7 in the middle represents neutral.
When it comes to our bodies, they have the natural tendency to thrive in slightly alkaline environment. The ideal pH level for our body is 7.4.
But it is not a one standard pH level for the entire body. your organs and systems require different pH levels for thriving. So your skin has a pH level of around 5. But a 2006 study which was published in the International Journal of Cosmetic Science says that your skin’s pH level should be between 4 and 4.5. This is going to help certain bacteria to thrive which are helpful in healing and fighting infections.
On the other hand, your saliva’s pH range is 6.5 to 7.0. The slight acidity helps in digesting foods.
When it comes to your digestive tract, the pH can range between 1.5 and 7.0. This depends on your food and various other factors.
Importance of Alkaline Environment
Even if the general population doesn’t know it, the medical community has known it for almost a century that foods play the most important role in our body’s pH levels. Therefore, our food affects our overall health and so does our pH levels. Dr. Otto Warburg, the Noble Prize winner in Physiology or Medicine is one of the stalwarts in this field for his groundbreaking discovery. He won the Nobel Prize in 1931 for making the discovery that almost 95% of cancers have acidic environment as the cause behind them. He also found and revealed to the world that cancer cannot survive or develop in a body environment that’s alkaline (with pH level of 7.36).
Since Dr. Warburg’s discovery, there have been so many studies to find the pH levels of different foods and drinks. Scientists worldwide have also tried to study how different pH-level foods react with our body, and if they contribute to acidity or alkalinity.
All these studies have only confirmed the discovery made by Dr. Warburg. Acidosis (over-acidity) has been found to be associated with the development of cancer and so many diseases like diabetes, osteoporosis, heart disease, and almost all chronic disease that humans are suffering from.
Finding Your Body’s Acidity
The following methods will help you to easily find if your body has high acidity levels or not.
1. Saliva test – using a regular pH paper
2. You have the below-mentioned chronic symptoms
– Cramping or muscle pain even after walking short distances.
– Constant feeling that you are unable to get enough air
– Constant fatigue
– Quickly running out of breath
The body has a natural process of regulating pH level. So when your body’s pH level falls, the body will itself initiate a process known as homeostasis. In this, it will capture and store excess acidic substances within your organs like kidneys, lungs, and liver. This process helps maintain your body’s optimal pH level in the range 7.35 and 7.45.
But this process can be damaging in itself. The acidic substances will start attacking the healthy cells, making them toxic, sick, and damaging them.
When this problem is not addressed, the cells metastasize over time. This means that these cells grow and spread without any control to different organs and body parts.
You Are Taking Highly Acidic Diet
The 21-century diet has very high amount of sugar, alcohol, highly processed foods, and caffeine. It is among the biggest factors behind chronic acidosis. The food we consume today has growth hormones, pesticides, and additives used for growing them. All of these are quite acidic to the human body.
Alkaline water is the best ingredient for countering this problem. It helps in flushing your body. You should also change your diet.
The human body is almost 70% made up of water. So when you ensure that this water is alkaline, it will help your body with homeostasis.
So How Can You Prepare Alkaline Water
You will need the following ingredients:
– Organic lemon (organic lemon should be used because its free from pesticide)
– Himalayan salt – 1 tbsp (easily available at almost any health food store)
– Purified water – 2 liter (you can use an osmosis filter. If not, you can use water free from any additives or chemicals)
– Large glass jar (use only glass jar. Plastic has chemicals and various impurities which can be acidic to the body)
– Take the glass jar and fill it with water
– Take the lemon and slice it, and put it in the water (the juice should not be squeezed)
– Then add the Himalayan salt
– Cover the glass jar and leave for 12 to 24 hours. Just leave it at room temperature.
Allow the water to sit for 12 to 24 hours. Then you should drink 3 glasses of it on empty stomach. For best results, drink alkaline water in morning before you take anything.
Alkaline water can also be taken through the entire day. Gradually, you will start feeling more energetic. Other improvements include clearer skin, and more alert brain. Overall, you will start feeling more alive.
You should also switch to healthier diet with this drink. The diet should be free from processed foods, additives and sugar. All this is going to help you feel healthier and more alkaline within a short time.
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