|You remember high school chemistry, right? It was not my best subject but I do remember studying the PH scale and the ranges from acid to neutral to alkaline. You also have a PH balance and it may or may not be ideal for your health and energy level. Our body absorbs nutrients more effectively when we are in the neutral or just slightly alkaline PH balance. I’ll give you a hint…most people struggle with the effects of being overly acidic!
Some very common issues connected to a long term imbalance in your body’s PH:
- Structural weakness or inflammation. DO YOU FEEL ACHES AND PAINS ON A REGULAR BASIS?
- LOW ENERGY
- Gout, kidney stones, bladder and kidney concerns, bone spurs
- Hormone concerns
- Cardiovascular issues, hardening of the arteries
- Slow digestion and sluggish colon
- Yeast or fungal overgrowth
- Stressed liver function
Your foods and beverages will leave an acid or alkaline residue in the body after metabolism. This is not necessarily reflected in the PH of the food. For example, think of the refreshing lemon slices in your water or a nice juicy orange. Very acidic foods. In your body, however, they have an alkalizing effect. Interesting!
Your body produces acid waste, just a natural byproduct of your ongoing metabolic processes happening every moment. Your kidneys will deal with this. What if you’re not drinking enough water and you also have a raging coffee or pop habit? Your kidneys are trying to “wash the dishes”, cleaning up your blood. Do you think that will work better with a steady supply of pure water or with coffee, energy drinks and cola? If your kidneys are dealing with excess acid , you may end up with acid waste stored in the tissues. Acid waste = inflammation.
Feeling and looking your best would include a lifestyle that brings a healthy PH balance. Glowing skin, energy to get through your day, naturally resistant to illness, eliminative channels like kidneys and colon working well, able to maintain your ideal weight.
Acidosis, or an overly acidic PH, can be an underlying issue that promotes “DIS-EASE” or lack of wellness in almost all areas of your health.
What are you consuming most frequently on the PH scale? Alkalizing or Acidifying foods and drinks? Check out this chart: