You’ve probably read all about the alkaline diet since it’s been praised a lot recently. It involves paying attention to the alkalinity of the foods you consume and cut back on the acidic foods that have a negative effect on the body while you eat more alkaline foods. Why is this so important?
Well, because if your body is acidic you’ll probably have problems with digestion, feel tired and sluggish all the time, can put on weight and many more health issues.
Alkalinity Is Vital When It Comes To Preserving Your Health At Optimal Level
The pH scale runs from 0-14, the midrange 7 is neutral while 14 is the most alkaline and 0 is the most acidic value. If you want to have optimal health the best environment is slightly alkaline, around 7,4. However, it must be noted that different organs require different pH values. For example, our saliva has a pH value of 7 while our skin 5. The digestive tract’s pH level ranges from 1,5 to 7, depending on the foods you consume.
This revelation about alkalinity and its effect on human health was so important that it was the reason why Dr.Otto Warburg received a Nobel Prize back in 1931. He was the recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology thanks to his discovery that 90% of all types of cancer are caused by overly-acidic environment in the body. He also discovered that if your body is alkaline cancer can not thrive or grow in it.
Aside from cancer, acidosis or over-acidity is believed to be responsible for the onset of osteoporosis, heart disease, diabetes and many other chronic diseases.
How can you tell if your body is overly acidic?
The following symptoms indicate acidosis:
- Constant fatigue
- Struggling to get enough air
- Respiratory problems
- Muscle cramps
If your body becomes overly acidic it will try to restore its pH values back to normal by storing the acidic substances in some of your most essential organs like the lungs, kidneys and liver, thus keeping your pH levels at about 7,35-45.
However, the acidic substances your body stores in your organs will start attacking your healthy cells and make them sick, damaged and toxic. If this problem isn’t resolved in time, the damaged cells will grow and spread to other organs as well, making you sick.
Fighting acidosis and maintaining optimal health
The most likely culprit for acidosis is probably your diet, especially if it includes loads of processed food, alcohol, refined sugars and caffeine. Plus, the food we eat is usually pumped with additive and pesticides which can also lead to an acidic environment.
Aside from eliminating these health detrimental foods you need to start consuming alkaline water to reduce the acidity in your body and re5store your health.
Here’s a simple recipe for alkaline water that will restore your pH value back to normal ranges:
- 1 large glass jar (glass is better than plastic because it’s free of chemicals that may cause health problems)
- 1 tbsp. Himalayan salt
- 2l purified water
- 1 organic lemon
Method of preparation
First add the water in the jar. Wash the lemons and slice them into thin slices. Add the lemon to the jar with water. Then add the salt and close the jar. Leave it at room temperature for about 24 hours. Consume three glasses of this alkaline water first thing in the morning. You can drink it through the day as well. As you consume it more regularly you’ll notice your energy levels improving, your brain becoming more alert and focused and your skin glowing.
In addition to consuming this alkaline water you need to mind your diet as well. Steer clear of sugars, processed foods, alcohol and so on.
Article and image source: dailyhealthkeeper.com