The benefits of a pH neutral body17/10/2011
Have you ever thought about whether your body is acidic or not? How would you feel if you are over acidic?
When your pH is out of the normal range, the cells and tissues in your body have to work harder to do the daily tasks that they are meant to do. Just imagine your house, do you take out the garbage when the bin gets full or do you just leave it overflowing. What will eventually happen to the room, or your house if the waste is not removed. This is like the effect of an acidic body on your cellular function. Chances are you will be fatigued, have sore muscles, be prone to frequent colds and suffer from back or neck ache or frequent headcahes.
Would you find it harder to move? Do you think it would affect your emotional state of mind? Do you think you would have to work harder to move around? An acidic body leaches the essential minerals you have to try to keep the acid/alkaline balance alkaline minerals include calcium (Ca+) potassium (K+), magnesium (Mg+) and sodium (Na+). Just look at your salivary pH. If you have an acidic body you will be below 7 on either of these tests.(or be an orange rather than blue color on the pH test strip)
Your body and blood try to stay at an optimal pH of 7.35. The strongest acid are closer to 0 and 14 is the most alkaline.
High acidity enters your body when you eat processed foods, pre-packaged foods, sugary foods, pastas, dairy products (milk, cheese, ice cream, etc.), alcoholic beverages, drugs, table salt. Meats also promote acidity.
Stress also plays a significant role in creating excess acid. This is why Type A personalities – who tend to live in a perpetual state of tension and rigidity – are prone to develop acidic conditions. If you don’t get enough sleep or exercise or face life-changing events – loss of a job, divorce, moving to a new city, etc. – your body probably has more acid than it can handle.
Moderate changes in your diet can help restore your pH balance. For starters, try eating more fresh fruits and vegetables, almonds, and yogurt. And go lighter on cheeses, soft drinks, alcohol, processed foods, and sweeteners (use raw honey instead). Roughly 75 percent of your diet should consist of alkaline-producing foods and add 1 heaping teaspoon Barley grass as a body alkiliniser to your everyday eating routine.
To lower your stress level, which will help put your pH reading in the normal range, you may want to try deep-breathing exercises or what ever type of relaxation technique works for you. Moderate exercise – even walking 10 minutes a day – can also go a long way toward reducing stress and restoring balance, the key to good health.
Proper cellular pH balance is absolutely vital for regenerating, healing, and rebuilding your body, as well as detoxifying and eliminating the accumulated toxins from the body, especially the liver and kidneys.