Did you know that our bodies both live and die at a cellular level? We have billions of cells in our bodies which work to maintain alkalinity and thus keep us alive. Healthy pH balance is the first line defense against any disease. Diseases thrive in an acidic body, which creates the perfect conditions for the growth of viruses, mold, fungus, bacteria, and yeast.
Acidic state leads to lack of oxygenation at the cellular level. When the pH value falls below 7.4, the blood gets less oxygen. Improper oxygenation causes unfriendly viruses, bacteria, and mold to thrive.
When the body is in an acidic state, it tries to protect itself from damaging acid by storing acid in fat cells. When acid levels become too high, calcium is depleted and your vital organs might suffer. The good news is that going back to a balanced pH level, you can lose the fat cells and save your organs from damage.
In addition, when in an acidic state, the body is forced to borrow other minerals from vital organs apart from calcium, which is the onset of diseases like arthritis and osteoporosis.
According to data from 7-year old study involved 9,000 participants and was done at the University of California, those with chronic acidosis are at higher risk for bone loss compared to those with healthy pH levels.
Furthermore, the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition suggests that hip fractures among middle-aged women are often resulted of high acidity caused by a diet high in foods from animals sources and low in veggies.
“Immune cells that are too acid or too alkaline do not produce antibodies or cytokines (chemical messengers to regulate other immune cells), and they have impaired phagocytosis (the ability to engulf and destroy microbes).
As a result, the affected individual becomes susceptible to viral, bacterial, fungal and other infectious microbes as well as cancer,” according to Dr. William Lee Cowden.
With this being said, it`s no wonder that alkalizing the body is the key to boosting immunity and regeneration bone health. A good way to test your pH level is by putting pH paper in the mouth and wetting it with your saliva. Then, you need to compare the color of the paper with the given chart.
This article presents a tasty recipe which is ideal when it comes to alkalizing your body and protecting you from different diseases. Read on to learn how to prepare it:
- Purified water
- 2 lemons
- 2 tsp. raw honey
- Squeeze the juice from the two lemons into a 16 oz. glass
- Pour purified water
- Stir well
- Sip the lemonade during the entire day!
Note: Many fruits, particularly citrus fruits, are alkaline-forming. You need about eight servings of fresh fruits and veggies to keep the body alkaline. On the other hand, dairy, grains and meat make the body acidic. Experts recommend that your food intake should be about 75 percent alkaline foods.