Awareness on the ‘pH Factor’ – Part 1
Posted on: May 26, 2017. Comments ( 1 )

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What is pH?

pH stands for ‘potential of Hydrogen’. Generally, pH is the measurement given to determining the acidity and the alkalinity of the body. pH is the most basic and fundamental driving force of all our body functions. The pH range goes from 1-14, where 1 is highly acidic and 14 is highly alkaline.
A pH of 7.0 is neutral, therefore…
0-6 is the acidic range, and
8-14 is the alkaline range.

Most of us may not be aware of the acid/alkaline balance of our blood, but a proper pH is a crucial aspect of one’s health. “Many doctors stress the importance of pH because a balanced pH protects us from inside out”, say Dr. Axe. He further says, “Disease and disorder, cannot take root in a body whose pH is in balance.”

Hence pH is crucial to health. When a body loses balance of acidity and alkalinity in its blood, unhealthy organisms start to flourish, and tissues and organs get damaged. Also the body begins to show signs of weak immune system.

Now, what causes pH to be affected in our body?

The function of our kidneys is to maintain the electrolyte balance in our body, i.e., those of calcium, magnesium, potassium and sodium. When acidic substances are ingested by the body, these electrolytes are used to combat acidity. When the degree of acidity hits high levels, the body is forced to rob minerals from the bones, cells, organs and tissues. Hence the cells end up running short of enough materials to properly dispose waste or oxygenate completely. Vitamin absorption is compromised by mineral loss. Consequentially, the immune system gets suppressed because there begins the accumulation of toxins and pathogens.

There are various factors that cause acidity in the body, of which the following are the most conspicuous:

1. Alcohol and Drug Use

2. Overuse of Antibiotics

3. Artificial Sweeteners

4. Chronic Stress

5. Declining nutrient levels in food due to industrial farming

6. Low levels of fiber in the diet

7. Lack of exercise

8. Excess animal meat in the diet (from non-grass fed sources)

9. Excess hormones from food, wellness products, cosmetics, and plastics

10. Exposure to chemicals and radiations from household cleansers, building materials, computers, cell phones and microwave ovens

11. Unregulated Exercise

12. Pesticides and herbicides

13. Pollution

14. Poor chewing and eating habits

15. Shallow breathing

How do these factors contribute to the various maladies in the body?

People with acidity usually experience the following illnesses/syndromes:

1. Allergies, asthma, and congestion

2. Fatigue

3. Frequent Colds

4. Headaches

5. Inflammation

6. Joint and Muscle Pain

7. Skin Problems

8. Ulcers

9. Weight Gain

 

…continued in next part

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    K.g.baskkaran says:

    Excellent.This exactly in my family members…My wife has acidity and elder son is alkalinity.


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