Maintaining proper body cell and tissue pH is critical for staying healthy and creating an inhospitable environment for diseased cells and virus-bacteria-fungus to multiply.
If you have ever maintained a swimming pool, you will have had to verify the pH of the water on a regular basis and have had to add different chemicals to keep it at pH neutral. Our bodies are in effect like a swimming pool, as we are 80% water and our pH needs to be kept at 7.4 neutral to be healthy. When we were born our pH was slightly alkaline. The ‘perfect’ neutral state of 7.4 pH is what we want to maintain to fight off chronic diseases. Excess acidity, such as 7.0 or even lower 6.7 pH is a condition that weakens all body systems.
At the BUDWIG CENTER CANCER CLINIC, we use a variety of natural methods to help maintain your pH at the neutral level. Bio-Magnetism is perhaps the fastest and most effective way to totally balance the entire body on a pH level. The complete Dr. Budwig food plan also plays a vital role. Reducing stress and anxiety using our emotional healing programs is vital as these negative emotional factors are not to be overlooked.
Excess acidity forces the body to borrow minerals – including calcium, sodium, potassium and magnesium – from vital organs, bones and teeth to buffer (neutralize) the acid and safely remove it from the body. When the body is mostly in an acidic state, it will suffer severe and prolonged ‘corrosion’ and unfortunately this condition may go unnoticed many years.
Everyone knows that diseased cells need an acidic and low oxygen environment to survive and flourish. Research has proven that terminal cancer patients have an acidity level of 1,000 times more than normal healthy people. The reason is simple. Without oxygen, glucose undergoing fermentation becomes lactic acid. This causes the pH of the cell to drop. Sometimes, the level can even fall to 6.0 and 5.7 or lower. The basic truth is that our bodies simply cannot fight diseases if our pH is not properly balanced.
The Dangers of Acidosis are:
- Lowers the body’s ability to absorb minerals and other nutrients
- Acidosis over an extended time frame can result in rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, lupus, tuberculosis, osteoporosis and high blood pressure.
- Lowers energy production in the cells
- Lowers the body’s ability to repair damaged cells
- Decreases the body’s ability to detoxify heavy metals
- Permits tumour cells to thrive
- More susceptibility to fatigue and illness
- Contributes to anxiety, diarrhea, dilated pupils, extroverted behaviour, fatigue in early morning, headaches, hyperactivity, hyper sexuality, insomnia, nervousness, rapid heartbeat, restless legs, shortness of breath, strong appetite, high blood pressure, warm dry hands and feet.
What are some of the problems that “acidosis” can lead to?
1.) First of all it leads to weight gain and diabetes. When our body is too acidic, we suffer from a condition known as Insulin Sensitivity which forces excessive insulin to be produced. The end result is that the body is flooded with so much insulin that it in turn converts every calorie into fat. In addition, the acidosis state also disrupts the insulin producing pancreatic beta cells. These beta cells are especially sensitive to pH and simply cannot survive if the body is too acidic. Now when this occurs, beta cells will lose phase with one another. They are no longer in harmony. Their cellular communication will be thwarted and the body’s immune system will start to over-respond. Stress within the cells will increase, making them more difficult to perform adequately and survive.
2.) Second it accelerates free-radical damage and premature aging. Yes acidosis is the first step towards premature aging. Signs of acidosis may include wrinkling, age spots, failing hormonal systems, interfering with eyesight, memory, and all the common signs of aging. Unwanted wastes not properly eliminated from the body actually poison the cells and accelerates degeneration.
3.) Third, it disrupts nerve and brain function. Acidosis also disrupts lipid and fatty acid, which are involved in nerve and brain function. This disruption causes neurological problems such as MS, MD as well as problems with hormonal balance within the endocrine system. An acidic environment also causes LDL-cholesterol to be laid down at an accelerated rate in the heart, inappropriately lining and clogging up the vascular network, damaging arterial walls, causing cholesterol oxidation and the formation of plaque with heavy metals.
4.) Fourth, it corrodes arteries, veins, and heart tissues. It could be compared to an acid that eats into marble, as it erodes and eats into cell wall membranes of the heart, arteries and veins. During this process of erosion, our heart structures and inter connective tissues are weakened. The heart is normal when the pH of blood plasma is slightly alkaline, having a pH of 7.35 to 7.41. Acid pH changes of blood are now thought to result in, arteriosclerosis (hardening of the arteries) aneurysm (widening and ballooning of artery walls), arrhythmias (abnormal rhythms of the heart including tachycardia), myocardial infarction (heart attacks) and strokes (a cardiovascular accident).
5.) Fifth, it slows the delivery of oxygen into the cell. Having an acidic pH will reduce the amount of oxygen that is delivered to the cells. They will eventually die.
Most of the time, the body becomes acidic due to a diet rich in acids, emotional stress, toxic overload, and/or immune reactions or any process that deprives the cells of oxygen and other nutrients. When this happens, the body will try to compensate for acidic pH by using alkaline minerals such as calcium. As a result, calcium is removed from the bones, causing osteoporosis.
Find out how to check your pH balance by reading our post, How To CheckÂ Your pH Balance .