Regulate Your Body pH To Restore & Maintain Prime Health
A healthy person’s blood pH level should be slightly alkaline (in the range of pH 7.35 – pH 7.45). However, most people today have an acidic blood level due to pollution, poor eating habits, stress and lack of exercise. This acidity adds to the stress of the organs involved in blood circulation and cleansing, such as the liver, heart, kidneys, spleen, pancreas, etc. As a result of this stress, many organs start to deteriorate, which may lead to health conditions, diseases and ailments such as fatigue, body aches and cardiovascular diseases that could develop into chronic diseases or even cancer.
An acidic body is primarily caused by a diet high in meat or refined carbohydrates. The lack of dietary fibre leads to the accumulation of animal fats, resulting in hardening of the blood vessels and stress on the organs. Once weakened, the body is susceptible to disease.
The Crucial Influence of pH Level on Health
The advantages of blood alkalinity
Blood that is slightly alkaline flows much smoother in the body. This efficient circulation allows greater amount of oxygen and nutrients to be transported and absorbed by the body. This helps to raise the metabolic rate, increase cell vitality, and improve overall energy. Slightly alkaline blood not only prevents arteries from hardening, but also reduces the amount of deposited fat on the arterial walls. This free blood flow helps reduce the potential for and symptoms of many cardiovascular diseases.
Slight alkalinity is a sign of good health; it indicates that the body’s immune system i.e. natural resistance and healing capacity, is in good condition, and able to resist the onset of many diseases.
The disadvantages of body acidity
Acidic blood has a higher viscosity. This prevents smooth blood flow, leading to poor oxygen transfer. The poor flow rate also leads to the hardening of blood vessels.
Are you plagued by an acidic body?
Answer the following questions to find out for yourself!
If you have 5 or more of the listed symptoms, then there is a high chance that your body is acidic.
|•||Move or perform tasks at a very slow pace. (You have the will but not the strength to perform tasks.)|
|•||Feel sleepy when you ride in a car or drive|
|•||Feel tired after mild exercise. Short of breath (panting) when walking up or down the stairs|
|•||Suffer from poor memory and concentration|
|•||Experience coldness in the limbs|
|•||Bruise easily, experience frequent skin breakouts, or bleeding gums|
|•||Prone to eczema|
|•||Have dull complexion or acne|
|•||Suffer from athlete’s foot|
|•||Tend to suffer infections (pus) on wounds|
|•||Suffer a protruding abdomen even though overall average in size.|
|•||Easily put on weight / Difficulty controlling body weight|
|•||Suffer from constipation or frequent diarrhoea|
|•||Have bad breath|
|•||Frequently suffer from tinnitus|
|•||Frequently feel dizzy, feeling very tired especially in the afternoons|
|•||Have weak immune system; prone to flu and fever|
|•||Frequently bitten by mosquitoes / insects|
Lifestyle and diet
If you check 5 or more boxes, your lifestyle and diet could be contributing to an acidic body.
|•||Frequent all-nighters or late nights (sleep after 1am)|
|•||Frequently eat supper, or have dinner after 8pm|
|•||Frequently skip breakfast|
|•||Drink alcoholic beverages (beer, wine, whisky, etc.)|
|•||Drink more than 3 cups of coffee daily|
|•||Drink carbonated beverages daily|
|•||Frequently consume meat|
|•||Eat very little fruits and vegetables|
|•||Drink less than 2000ml of water each day, or drink water that is acidic (distilled water, RO water)|
|•||Like to eat processed food, fried food or sweet snacks|
|•||Lack physical exercise|
|•||Live or work under constant pressure , and usually find it difficult to de-stress|
|•||Constantly in a polluted environment (surrounded by second hand cigarette smoke, waste gas from factories, etc.)|
Do not be “ambushed” by acid
Humans are born with a body that is slightly alkaline, but on average, our bodies tend to become acidic after the age of 25. This is due to ageing, environmental and food pollution, poor diet, stress, unhealthy, sedentary lifestyle, overworking, etc. Acidity can be the cause of many diseases because it impedes normal enzyme functions. In a study carried out by the University of Tokyo, up to 90% out of the 600 cancer patients surveyed have an acidic body, of which, 85% have pH levels of 5.8 and below. “Immune cells” are adversely affected by acidity and may succumb to cellular poisoning or death if exposed to it for prolonged periods. With the immune cells severely depleted or damaged, virus and other disease-causing agents can wreak havoc in the body. Approximately 40 million members of Japan’s various “golden years” clubs are actively promoting vinegar as one of the best products for reducing fatigue, and returning the body to its normal alkaline pH level. These Japanese in their golden years drink large amounts of “vinegar” during meals to improve overall bodily functions and revitalise the organs. It is no coincidence that the Japanese have the highest human life expectancy in the world!
The best way to overcome an acidic body is to consume more alkaline food and beverages.
|•||Most vegetables, garlic, mushrooms, onion, wheatgrass, etc.|
|•||Algae: chlorophyta, spirulina, seaweed, etc.|
|•||Most fruits: apple, banana, lemon, grape, orange, watermelon, pineapple, Japanese plum, strawberry, etc.|
|•||Sprouts like alfalfa…|
|•||Almost all meat products: beef, chicken, pork, duck|
|•||Almost all seafood: fish, oyster, prawns, etc.|
|•||Most grains & beans: flour, bread, corn, plain rice, noodles, pasta, biscuit, wheat, barley, etc.|
|•||Dairy products: butter, milk, cheese, cake, etc.|
|•||Almost all oil and fats, including corn oil and olive oil|
|•||Others: coffee, carbonated drinks, refined sugar, alcoholic drinks, medicine, food tainted with pesticides and insecticides, canned or pickled foods|