A healthy body requires a pH-balanced environment
to allow for normal body function and resistance to disease.
A topic of growing concern is acid
/ alkaline imbalance and the implications on our health.
Some experts clarify and make recommendations on how we
can correct this imbalance.
Your body functions best when neither too acid nor
too alkaline. Unfortunately almost all of us have become
acidic due to diet, drinks and stress -- both psychological
and from pollution. Acids can build up in our body, causing
systems to be out of balance.
According to Dr. Stefan Kuprowsky, Acid wastes
build up in the body in the form of cholesterol, gallstones,
kidney stones, arterial plaque, urates, phosphates and
sulfates. These acidic waste products are the direct cause
of premature aging and the onset of chronic disease.
When this occurs, the body will restore its optimal pH
by depleting certain minerals, such as potassium, calcium
and magnesium, from organs and bones. In addition, your
immune system may become fatigued from dealing with an
excess of acid. Your body then stores acidic wastes in
'hiding places' such as muscles etc. rather than releasing
the acids into the bloodstream.
As Dr. Robert Atkins, the well-known author, health and
diet expert, notes: Just about every condition I
can think of, from arthritis to diabetes to cancer, is
associated with acidity.
The countless names of illnesses do not really
matter. What does matter is that they all come from the
same root cause...too much tissue acid waste in the body!
Theodore A. Baroody, ND, Ph.D.
What Can Be Done?
A vast body of research reveals that you can help neutralize
acid build-up in the blood and maintain a balanced pH,
by taking some simple steps, such as: