The word Disease can be broken up into two words, dis and ease. Stress, Tension. These are two of the physical and mental conditions, along with poor nutrition which leads to many forms of cancer, lack of focus/ADD, obesity, Infant Mortality, heart disease, diabetes, and a host of other issues which negatively impact our society. If your home environment is unsettled, it reflects in your every day life. In this case our home is our body.
There are many studies and articles that support the idea that it is highly unlikely for disease to thrive in an alkaline environment. Our dietary quest should be to create an Alkaline environment for our body. (View References)
What is pH? pH is a measure of acidity or alkalinity up of a substance. pH value is a number from 1 to 14, with 7 as the middle (neutral point). Values below 7 indicate acidity which increases as the numbers decreases, 1 being most acidic.
Values above 7 indicate alkalinity which increases as the number increases, 14 being the most alkaline.
The relationship between an acidic body and illness has long been established, and the medical term for this condition is “acidosis”. Acidosis leads to an acid deficiency in the only organ requiring acid: the stomach. There is an inverse relationship between the pH of the stomach and the rest of the body, so whenever a stomach is not as acidic as it ought to be, then the rest of the body becomes acidic.
The toxicity of the majority of foods in a typical diet causes the body to become more acidic during digestion, and this includes most tap water. An acidic body destroys its own cells, has a weakened immune system, ages rapidly, experiences skin and hair problems, has metabolic and weight regulation problems, is disease prone, is prone to allergies, cannot effectively absorb nutrients, cannot effectively flush toxins, cannot properly cope with cholesterol, cannot properly regulate minerals such as calcium, and most importantly, cannot maintain high levels of oxygen.
Chemicals and blood, which are alkaline readily absorb oxygen. Most pathogens and cancers cannot survive in an oxygen-rich, alkaline environment. Our typically acidic bodies cannot retain enough oxygen to function properly or fight infections. When a body reaches a pH level of 7.4 (alkaline instead of acidic), cancers become dormant, and at 7.6, all cancers die rapidly.
If a body is made too acidic by diet, toxins, or a suppressed immune system, then things no longer work as they are supposed to. Excessive acidity impairs the immune system which is the core of life itself. When the immune system is compromised, the body loses its ability to alkalize itself, and then the body loses its ability to absorb oxygen effectively.
In summary, diet usually plays a huge role in making a person acidic, and therefore oxygen depleted; especially the synthesized/processed food products that are ironically marketed as healthy alternatives to natural fats and oils.
Below you will find 2 listings: foods which are highly Alkaline based; and foods which are highly Acid based.
Alkaline & Acidic Food:
Almonds, Sesame Seeds, Brazil Nut
Cold Pressed Oils
Quinoa, Millet, Spelt
Raw Green Foods
Honey, Sugars, High Fructose Syrup
Black Coffee & Tea
References Books and Websites
-The pH Miracle For Weight Loss By Robert O. Young PhD.
-Fast Metabolism Diet By Haylie Pomroy
Soda, Energy Drinks