Just as your body has to maintain it’s temperature, it also has to maintain it’s ph level. Like most living things on earth the body has to have a balanced pH or it does not function correctly.
The body will go to great lengths to preserve that, including wreaking havoc on other tissues or systems.
If your body’s pH is not balanced, you cannot effectively assimilate vitamins, minerals and food supplements. Your body pH affects everything.
One of the livers many functions is processing acid toxins from the blood and producing numerous alkaline enzymes for the system and is your first line of defense against any poisons.
All the nourishment obtained through the gastrointestinal tract enters the blood by way of the liver. The load on the liver is much heavier when acid waste products are constantly floating in the blood.
Our bodies simply cannot fight disease if our body pH is not properly balanced.
Human blood stays in a very narrow pH range around 7.35 – 7.45. Below or above this range means symptoms and disease. If blood pH moves too much below 6.8 or above 7.8, cells stop functioning. The ideal pH balance for blood is 7.4
An acidic pH can occur from, an acid forming diet, emotional stress, toxic overload, and/or immune reactions or any process that deprives the cells of oxygen and other nutrients. The body will try to compensate for acidic pH by using alkaline minerals. If the diet does not contain enough minerals to compensate, a build up of acids in the cells will occur.
Ways to alkalize
One of the simplest and most effective ways to alkalize your system is with a glass of water with a wedge of lemon in it.
It tastes great, is incredibly refreshing and so easy to prepare.
In A.F. Beddoe’s book “Biological Ionization in Human Nutrition the following benefits to the liver are attributed to the humble lemon.
a. provide a natural strengthening agent to the liver enzymes when they are too dilute.
b. The liver can make more enzymes out of fresh lemon juice than any other food element.
c. The lemon helps fix oxygen and calciums in the liver because it regulates blood carbohydrate levels which affect the blood oxygen levels.”
Jethro Kloss in his book Back to Eden, describes the medicinal value of the lemon as follows “It is an antiseptic, or is an agent that prevents sepsis [the presence of pathogenic bacteria] or putrefaction [decomposition of tissue]. It is also anti-scorbutic, a term meaning a remedy which will prevent disease and assist in cleansing the system of impurities.”
Moderate exercise is alkalizing to the body. (Yoga ideal)
Excessive exercise (past the point of exhaustion) can create an acidic problem due to lactic acid buildup. People who are acidic usually feel worse from exercise because their detoxification organs are not working properly due to excessive acid in the tissues. Yet without exercise, acid and toxin buildup are likely.
All unexpressed negative emotions create an acidic environment. “It’s eating me up inside” Ever described a negative feeling or emotion this way?
Suppressed anger and resentment, particularly has been linked to the liver.
In Chinese medicine, The liver is the seat of anger, and it stores not only your anger but the anger from others, as well, especially your parents. The toxic energy stored in the liver affects the liver’s function. Anger injures the liver’s yin energy which results in a flare up of liver yang energy. This rising liver yang ascends to the heart and head–causing headaches, blurred vision, dizziness, and mental confusion. Irritability, a short temper, and outbursts of anger further damage the liver and create a cycle of disease and destructive emotional energy.
Love and understanding cleanse and heal the body creating an alkaline environment within you.
It is important to eat a diet that contains both acidic and alkalizing foods. People vary, but for most, the ideal diet is 75 percent alkalizing and 25 percent acidifying (foods by volume).
Ideally 75% more alkaline foods
Consume only 25% of acid forming foods
Supplementing your diet with live greens is also recommended.
There are a number of quality products available, but be sure to read the label and check the ingredient list.
Two of what I consider to the best are
Inner balance – Pure energy greens with msn, and
In-Liven Probiotic Superfood
I personally use the Australian Made, In-liven. (available online from http://www.buyorganicshop.com)
It’s main ingredients include organic spirulina, one of the single richest and most complete sources of total organic nutritition in the world, alfalfa grass, a complete protein with vitamins A, B, C, D, E, F, K and rich in calcium, magnesium, phosphorous, potassium and trace elements. Organic barley grass that has an incredible concentration of minerals, vitamins, trace elements, protein and live enzymes and organic wheat grass which is extremely high in chlorophyll and has a molecular structure very similar to the haemoglobin of human blood. Chlorophyll is the blood of the plant and is extremely rich in nutrients.
The formula also contains the complete lactobacillius family.
Lactobacillius bacteria form a significant part of the natural intestinal flora. Lactic acid producing lactobacilli bacteria alter the ph level of the large intestine making it less hospitable to undesirable bacteria, moulds, mould spores and yeast, particularly Candida.
Source by Ann-Marie Warren