The "pH Factor" The Real Silent Killer ::
The body is largely made up of water, a medium which is
biologically useful in allowing nutrients, oxygen and biochemicals
to be transported from place to place. This water-based
medium can have either acid or alkaline properties which
are measured by a graduated scale called pH (for "potential
hydrogen"), wherein 1.0 to 6.9 is considered acidic,
7.0 is neutral, and 7.1 to 14.0 is alkaline. The lower the
pH number, the greater the acidity, and the higher the pH
number, the greater the alkalinity.
Why Should I Be Concerned About My pH Levels?
Since most of the body is water-based (making up 50-60%
of our total body weight), the pH level has profound effects
on all body chemistry, health and disease. An imbalanced
pH describes the pH level of the body when it becomes too
acidic or too alkaline for long periods of time. Extended
pH imbalances of any kind are not well tolerated by the
body. Indeed, the management of "pH" is so important
that the body has developed strict accounting procedures
to monitor acid-alkaline balances in every cell. Fundamentally,
all regulatory mechanisms (including breathing, circulation,
digestion, hormonal production, etc.) serve the purpose
of balancing pH, by removing caustic metabolized acid residues
from body tissues without damaging living cells. If the
pH deviates too far to the acid side or too far to the alkaline
side, cells become poisoned by their own toxic waste and
Is An Imbalanced Body pH Really That Dangerous?
Yes, indeed it is! Nothing does well in an overly acidic
or alkaline pH medium, least of all the human body! Just
as acid rain can destroy a forest and alkaline wastes can
pollute a lake, an imbalanced pH continuously corrodes all
body tissue, slowly eating into the 60,000 miles of our
veins and arteries like corrosives eating into marble. If
left unchecked, an imbalanced pH will interrupt all cellular
activities and functions, from the beating of your heart
to the neural firing of your brain... An imbalanced pH interferes
with all life itself!
Can An Imbalanced pH Cause Serious Problems?
Yes, especially as a person grows older! Although it may
generally go unnoticed and undetected for years, an imbalanced
pH (either consistently too acid or alkaline) leads to the
progression of most, if not all, degenerative diseases including
Cardiovascular Disease (the #1 killer in the U.S.), Cancer
(the #2 Killer in the U.S.), and Diabetes, as well as the
never ending frustration of excessive systemic weight gain.
The U.S. National Center for Health Statistics estimates
that if Cardiovascular Disease alone could be eliminated,
it would add an average of 9.78 years to our life span!
That's almost 10 years of additional life per person!
Causes pH to Become Imbalanced?
Most diets cause an unhealthy Acid pH. In fact, diet appears
to be the major influence in maintaining appropriate pH
levels throughout the body. Research demonstrates that
when food is metabolized and broken down, it leaves certain
chemical and metallic residues, a noncombustible "ash"
which, when combined with our body fluids, yields either
acid or alkali potentials of pH. Certain foods are "acid-forming"
in nature, whereas others are known to be "alkali-forming."
Which Foods Are "Acid-Forming" And Which Ones
Most high protein foods (such as meat, fish, poultry and
eggs), nearly all carbohydrates (including grains, breads
and pastas) and fats are "acid-forming." And most
fruits and vegetables are "alkaline-forming."
Although citrus fruits, such as oranges and grapefruit,
contain organic acids and may have an acid taste, they are
not acid-forming when metabolized, leaving no acidic residue.
Similarly, Free Form Amino Acids are not acid-forming, but
instead offer unique buffering capabilities to the body
to help offset acidic wastes.
Do I Rebalance My pH?
Watching your diet can help. If you're too acid, increase
the number of fruits and vegetables you eat. If you're
too alkaline, increase the amounts of acid-forming foods
consumed. But an easier way is to consume 1.5 to 3 liters
of water treated with SangoCal Coral Calcium daily!