The pH levels of a healthy organism are slightly alkaline. When the body is alkaline the cells and their chemical reactions are functioning more efficiently. Having an acidic pH level means your body will not be able to function properly and you will be more prone to diseases. Even though it may seem harmless it is very important to take your body’s pH levels very seriously.
If you have acidic body it will be more vulnerable and susceptible to these diseases:
- Slower metabolism and inability to lose weight
- Chronic inflammation
- Kidney and bladder stones
- Weight gain and diabetes
- Premature aging
- Weaker bones, osteoporosis, bone spurs and fractures
- Aching muscles and joint pain
- Mood swings
- Chronic fatigue
- Slow digestion and elimination
- Fungal/Yeast overgrowth
Your body becomes acidic because of chemicals, medications and drugs. If your pH value is lower than 6.4 the body can’t digest the food properly which means the nutrients from the food will not find their way to the cells. The acid also reduces the cells’ ability to create energy and to detoxify themselves which causes fatigue and diseases.
Diseases such as viruses, mold, candida, yeast, fungus and cancer form and grow in an acidic environment with low oxygen. The acidic environment is a result from an improper diet, too many toxins in the body, immune response that deprives the cells from oxygen and emotional stress.
When the body becomes acidic it starts using its alkaline mineral reserves such as calcium from the bones and sodium from the stomach in order to function properly. However, once it uses too much of these reserves diseases such as osteoporosis and others become more severe. Other conditions caused by acid accumulation are MS, fibromyalgia, arthritis and lupus as well as cancer. Cancer particularly is unable to survive in an alkaline environment. Cancer cells never attach the heart because the blood from the lungs is flowing directly to it. The heart is then filled with blood full of oxygen which removes the acidic toxins.
In an oxygen deprived cell the glucose starts to ferment into lactic acid which results in lower pH levels. The pH value of patients with terminal cancer is always 4.5-5.5. Patients with metastatic cancer have even lower pH levels.
In 1964, Dr. Keiichi Morishita who is the author of the book “Hidden truth of cancer” said that one in 214 people got cancer. Nowadays, those rates are much higher and every second man and every third woman gets diagnosed with cancer. This is a result of low pH levels.
How to check your pH levels
You can perform a test at your home using pH testing strips. You can check the levels anytime of the day but it is recommended to do it in the morning because this is when the body is the most acidic. The urine and saliva should have pH level ranging from 6.5 to 7.5. Check your saliva pH level again 2 hours after eating a meal. Fill your mouth with saliva and swallow it and then to that again in order to get cleaner saliva then place some of it on the testing strip.
You can make your body become more alkaline by introducing healthier habits in your everyday life as well as trying to reduce stress as much as possible. Drinking plenty of water, eating healthy food and practicing deep-breaths are also a great way to help your body reduce the acidity.