Human life and death happen at the cellular level. The human body is made up of billions of cells which are slightly alkaline, the function of which is to keep the body alkaline and thus extend one’s lifespan. Maintaining a healthy pH balance is vital for the prevention of any health problems as high acid levels in the body lead to sickness and disease. If the body is too acidic, it will eventually pave the way for the development and growth of bacteria, fungi, yeast, viruses, and mold.
Moreover, an acidic body pH level also causes a deficiency of oxygen delivery at the cellular level. In the event of a body pH level lower than 7.4, the blood becomes oxygen deprived. Low oxygen levels encourage numerous harmful bacteria, viruses and mold to grow and thrive.
Once the body gets into a state of overall acidity, it starts to fight against the harmful acid by storing it into fat cells. The more acidic the body is, the more calcium deficient it becomes, which further leads to problems with vital organs. Fortunately, by restoring the healthy pH balance in your body, you can bid farewell to these fat cells and prevent any damage to your organs.
Furthermore, high acid levels also compel the body to borrow important minerals, such as calcium, magnesium, potassium and sodium, from vital organs and bones to neutralize the acid and get rid of it. This in turn causes diseases such as osteoporosis and arthritis to arise in the body.
In a study conducted over a seven-year period at the University of California, which involved 9,000 participants, those who had chronic acidosis were found to be at greater risk for bone loss compared to those with healthy pH levels.
Additionally, according to the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, most cases of hip fractures among middle-aged women happen due to high acidity resulting from diets deficient in healthy vegetables and rich in animal-source foods.
As Dr. William Lee Cowden maintains:
“Immune cells that are too acid or too alkaline do not produce antibodies or cytokines (chemical messengers to regulate other immune cells), and they have impaired phagocytosis (the ability to engulf and destroy microbes). As a result, the affected individual becomes susceptible to viral, bacterial, fungal and other infectious microbes as well as cancer.”
Considering all the above-mentioned, we can come to the conclusion that the maintenance of alkalinity is of utmost importance for strengthening the immune system and regenerating bone health. To find out what your pH level is, put a pH paper in the mouth and moisten it with a sufficient amount of saliva. The next step is to compare the color of the paper with the given chart.
There are many ways in which you can alkalize your body. We suggest trying out the following alkaline beverage to help you ward off illnesses. Here’s how to prepare it:
Alkaline Lemonade to Help You Alkalize Your Body (Recipe)
- 2 lemons
- 2 teaspoons of raw, organic honey
- purified water
- Squeeze the juice from two fresh lemons into a 16 oz. glass.
- Fill the glass with purified water to the top.
- Stir in the honey.
- Drink this delicious lemonade throughout the day.
Note: A great number of fruits, especially citrus fruits, are alkaline-forming, whereas foods like dairy, meat, and grains are acid-forming. It is recommended that you have at least eight servings of fresh vegetables and fruits throughout the entire day to maintain alkalinity. In fact, according to experts, an ideally healthy diet should consist of 75 percent alkaline foods.