Does An Acidic Body Cause You Health Problems?

“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”,

A very witty statement from Dr. Theodore A. Baroody, author of book Alkalize or Die.

Many factors can contribute to various diseases. But, little is known about the fact that over-acidity causes more illnesses and all boil down to our poor diet and unhealthy standard of living. An enormous problem affecting the 95% of the westernized world and with the percentage of 70% of reported death in United States linking to diet related disease is very alarming and must not be taken for granted.

People are responsible to retain the pH balance of blood, as the main important factor in regulating our body temperature and strengthening bodily functions and systems. A microbiologist, Dr. Young, states that over-acidity can totally interferes with life itself. Losing the alkalinity of the body corrodes body tissue and damage all cellular activities and functions- from breathing, blood circulation, digestion, and hormone production.

As much as our body’s effort to repair itself to neutralize the excess acids, the tendency of borrowing essentials from alkaline reserves and minerals of our body such as calcium, magnesium, sodium and potassium are depleted. Thus, acidosis or an acidity of the blood plasma weakens all body systems. In 1933, there was a ground-breaking book published by New York doctor named William Howard Hay pertaining to “autotoxication” or self-poisoning due to high percentage of acid components of food we consume as part of our daily diet.

Here are some of the health problems cause by an acidic body…

  • Overweight and Obesity

It is a well-known fact that acid stored in the fat cells. Do you know that our body has defense mechanism from damaging acid that may enter our body organs? Yes, it is true. Unfortunately, the result of making fat to protect us from overly-acidic becomes a person overweight. Fat cells pack up the acid and keep a safe distance from organs. Should we say thanks to cellulite deposits, or should we say no thanks? Remember, you are what you eat and no one or anything is responsible for what you become, an overweight person trying to look for all possible remedies to lose weight.

  • Underweight

Like pests stealing away the proper nutrition that crops may get, yeast and fungus also act the same way. Acidic environment makes these microbes to reside inside our body and reduces the absorption of all our food consumption by 50%. You can imagine why people are undernourished due to lack of enough vitamins and minerals they should supposed to get with proper intake of alkaline foods.

  • Headache, Low Energy, Fatigue and Stress

These symptoms are one causing factor of an acidic body, far simpler than we previously thought: that only unhealthy food can lead to over-acidity. The more we are stress, the more our body produces more acidic waste. And as our oxygen level drops, viral infections may infect our body system, making us weak, tired, and stress. Physical and mental stress has to relieve with enough rest, exercise, and of course, well and balanced diet. Do not be a slave of stressful lifestyle and let your energy levels plunge into overall feeling of exhaustion. Cheer up and seize life!

  • Allergies

Undigested protein can cause allergies. It is most likely to happen when digestive system is weakened as oxygen deprives alkaline environment. Very common to some people who have food allergies to experience dropping the ph level in their blood and body system.

  • Joint Pain, Arthritis and Osteoporosis

When calcium carbonate is formed inside the body as the result of the positive charged calcium ions looking for acid, and not eliminated due to acidosis, the calcium carbonate is deposited around body joints causing people to have joint pain and arthritis.

Moreover, the combination of two most important minerals like calcium and phosphorus make our bones stay healthy and strong. However, as the body tries to neutralize the excessive quantities of acid, we are losing these important minerals causing a person to suffer from osteoporosis.

  • Constipation

Again, high in fats consumption and low in vegetables, fruits, and acidic foods can cause constipation. It has been proven in research conducted by Dr. Choi, a medical practitioner at the Seoul National Medical University that this ailment can be alleviated with alkaline water. The study was conducted to 15 patients who have problem in bowel movement, and it turned out that after two weeks of drinking alkaline water, 12 patients recovered from constipation.

  • Frequent Colds, Bronchitis, Infections, Headaches

Acidic body weakens the immune system leading to various respiratory tract problems and as the immune system becomes affected, microbes are joyous to irritate and affect the weakened area causing to have headaches, frequent colds, viral infections and bronchitis.

  • Increase in Blood Sugar and Heart Attack

Who would like to experience these symptoms? No one does for sure. It may be true that many factors can contribute to diabetes and heart disease, these health problems can rectify the ph level in blood to function well by eating right. An acid wastes build up in bloodstream are dumped into important organs in the body including the heart organ, causing coronary diseases.

The fast paced modern living exposing us to an acidic environment and encouraging many illnesses to succumb our body can actually be prevented. People can always return to their healthy biological terrain of well oxygenated and alkaline environment against various diseases, provided that they should also watch whatever food they will consume. Billions of cells we have inside our body are slightly alkaline, and therefore, we must keep and maintain the alkalinity in order for us to function well, or else, the poison of acidosis as it becomes body attackers can slowly hit and deteriorate our body system leading to chronic diseases and death.

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What Is Your Pee Telling You?

Before now, you’ve probably never given notice to your urine. In your mind, it’s probably one of those things you have to get done and over with. Perhaps you’re even guilty of holding it back for as long as you can take, especially when there are no restrooms in the area. But are you aware that your urine indicates your body’s pH level? Did you know that properly alkalizing your body all starts with examining your urine?

What is urine?

There’s a reason why urination—familiarly called ‘taking a leak’—should be done throughout the day. Your body needs to excrete the excess water and waste materials after it has been filtered by your kidney. What urine contains is a mixture of dead blood cells, waste compounds resulting from what you’ve eaten or drank, and chemicals that your body does not need. In other words, it is a reflection of what you eat and how well your body functions.

That’s precisely why a urine test check is considered a standard procedure in every visit to the doctor. By examining your urine, information on how well your kidneys manage your waste products can be identified. At the same time, it can also help in determining the causes of symptoms of health problems.

How can I diagnose my own urine?

Diagnosing your own pee may sound like a crazy idea, but if you’re serious about alkalizing your body and maintaining an acid alkaline balance in your body, this is the first step you have to take. In fact, a self-diagnosis of your own urine is helpful if you want to determine your basic health condition!

There are certain aspects about your urine that you should assess during self-diagnosis: color, clarity, and smell among other factors.

First is the color of the urine. An visibly clear urine indicates unregulated diabetes and a long-standing kidney problem. Red urine is also dangerous as it indicates blood in the mixture. Dark yellow urine means that your body is dehydrated. You will need to consume more water in order to hydrate your body. If your urine also has other unusual colors, such as orange, this is probably caused by certain supplements and foods that you are taking. For example, taking vitamin C supplements can give your urine a yellow color. This is a result of the washed-off Vit. C that your body wasn’t able to use up.

The second aspect, clarity, can be determined by how transparent your urine is. If your urine is somewhat cloudy, then this is probably caused by blood, bacteria, yeast, pus, or a parasitic infection.

The third, the odor of your urine, is easier to assess than you think. If the odor is unusually stale or pungent, this is caused by a urinary tract infection. If there’s a sweet smell about your pee, this is caused by uncontrolled diabetes. Other factors that influence your urine and may give it an unusual smell include your fibrous vegetables, antibiotics, bacterial infection, and other vitamins.

If you detect something abnormal about your urine and want to have it checked further by a doctor, you can prepare yourself by asking these questions:

  • What is the color of my urine?
  • What foods have I eaten throughout the day?
  • How often do I pee in a day?
  • How much do I pee? Has it continually increased or decreased?
  • Is there blood in my urine?
  • How long have I noticed an abnormality in my urine?
  • Do I have a history of kidney problems?
  • What is the cause of abnormal urine?

The causes of abnormal urination generally vary, but it has a lot to do with your diet. From the food you eat and the beverages you drink to the supplements you take, your urine is in many ways a representation of how healthy—or unhealthy—you are. If you’re not taking enough water, your urine will have a concentrated dark yellow color. This means that the ratio of the disposed chemicals and wastes to the disposed water is highly compromised. Drinking alkalized water in this case is highly recommended.

Also, keep in mind that your urine is the byproduct of toxic wastes that should be purged from your body. This includes the toxic acids that are pent up in your system, whether they are caused by your diet or stress or a polluted environment. In any case, you must excrete all that in your urine, or it will be stored in your body and ultimately lead to an acidic body.

How do I know what my pH level is with my urine?

With the strong connection between your pH level and your urine, how can you determine what your pH level is solely by checking your urine? You can simply use a simple urine pH test. In the morning, use a pH test paper and wet the paper with your morning urine. You can either dip the paper into the urine or urinate directly on it. The tape will then take on a different color. Correspond the color with its corresponding pH number.

If the number is below 6.5, then that means your urine is acidic. It can be caused by lung complications, diabetes, diarrhea and other health problems. If the number is above 7.5, then that means you are too alkalized. The range of a normal urine pH is 6.5 to 7.0, which means that your diet is doing well for your body and your urine.

If you find a pH imbalance in your body leaning towards the acidic level, you should seriously start alkalizing your body before your condition gets worse. With an acidic level, you are not only giving your body a difficult time dispensing your body wastes, you are also moving towards serious health complications.

How do you do this? The first step is to understand the principles of alkalizing your body. After doing so, follow these alkalizing principles strictly. And the best part? You will feel the immediate effects of alkalizing your body and it will reflect when you check your urine pH.

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