December Newsletter 2009 Acid Alkaline Balance

Posted on Mar 25, 2010 in Ailments/Diseases, Diet/Nutrition, Newsletters | 0 comments

Acid/Alkaline Balance

What Does This Mean And Why Is It Important?


The body has a natural acid/alkaline balance and different parts of the body have different pH values. pH (potential of hydrogen) is the measure of acidity or alkalinity of a solution. The pH scale goes from 0-14. A pH of 7 is neutral and any value below is acidic, and any value above is alkaline. Your blood must stay at 7.35 (alkaline) otherwise if it varies slightly you cannot survive. The stomach has a normal pH of 1.5 to 3.5 making it very acidic to help you breakdown food.

When you hear the term you are too acidic understand that this refers to the pH of the body’s fluids and tissues (more the entirety of the body), which is different than talking about stomach pH. The cause of disease is infection and inflammation. Being too acidic is one of the greatest factors to create inflammation in the body.

Worst Acidic Offenders:

  • Alcohol
  • Cigarettes
  • Coffee
  • Soft drinks
  • Refined sugar (ice cream, chocolate, candy)
  • Stress
  • Artificial sweeteners
  • White flour (bread, pastry, donuts, pasta)

Your body’s innate intelligence is to keep homeostasis or equilibrium. When you are acidic the body will steal minerals from organs and tissues to keep the blood alkaline and maintain homeostasis. Unfortunately this buffer system causes unknown strain and can go unnoticed for years. Osteoporosis is a prime example of this. Eating chocolate and drinking coffee and sodas makes you acidic, which causes minerals, that are alkaline, to be leached the from the bones in order to keep your blood pH balanced.

Mild Acidosis Causes:

  • Joint pain, aching muscles and lactic acid buildup
  • Cardiovascular damage
  • Weight gain, obesity and diabetes
  • Bladder and kidney conditions, including kidney stones
  • Hormonal imbalances
  • Premature aging
  • Gout
  • Osteoporosis; weak, brittle bones, hip fractures and bone spurs
  • Low energy and chronic fatigue
  • Slow digestion and elimination
  • Yeast/fungal overgrowth

Severe Acidosis Causes:

  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Cancer
The foods you ingest are either acid or alkaline. Vegetables and fruits are the highest in alkalinity, especially dark leafy greens. To get an idea of what foods are acid and alkaline just Google search acid/alkaline food chart and many sites will come up.


Suggestions To Keep You Balanced
:

  • 60% of your daily diet to consist of organic vegetables, especially dark leafy greens
  • Green powder – NanoGreens (BioPharma Scientific), Vitamineral Green (Healthforce Nutritionals), or Miracle Greens (Macro Greens). Because soils are depleted and you need 5 times what my grandparents ate to obtain the same nutrient value everyone needs a green supplement as most will not get to the 60% daily intake of vegetables.

  • Breathing exercises
  • Filtered water


Liberation Treatment For Multiple Sclerosis

There is a new discovery to what might be causing multiple sclerosis (MS). Dr. Paolo Zamboni, a former vascular surgeon and professor at the University of Ferrara in northern Italy has found higher iron levels in the brain clustered around the veins that drain blood from the head. The iron deposits have caused narrowing or blockages to blood flow to the brain. Zamboni dubbed the vein disorder CCSVI, or Chronic Cerebrospinal Venous Insufficiency.

His solution – a surgical treatment known as Liberation Treatment (like standard angiography but performed on the veins in the neck). Zamboni emphasizes that the Liberation Treatment does not make people in wheelchairs walk again. Rather, it seems to stop the development of further MS attacks, and in some cases, improves movement and decreases the debilitating fatigue that are the hallmarks of MS.

Even though the US and Canada are very skeptical about this finding and procedure I feel it is very viable to consider, especially for those that are more progressed. This can be a possible solution to halt the progression and eliminate some of the debilitating symptoms.

Dr. Zamboni doesn’t exactly know why those with MS have this excess iron. I feel it has to do with lifestyle habits that create infection and inflammation in the body. Just as arteries in the heart get clogged so can the veins if poor nutrition, lack of exercise, excess heavy metal exposure, and stress are not neutralized.

To hear his interview – click on the link below.

http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20091120/W5_liberation_091121/20091121?s_name=W5


Mauk Family Farms Crusts

Finding products that are tasty and healthy are hard to come by. One of my new discoveries are Mauk Family Farms Crusts. Get the raw wheat free crusts or the raw mineral rich crusts. Both are gluten free and acceptable on a candida program. They are delicious by themselves or put raw organic almond butter or guacomole on top.

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