There’s a health culprit that sneaks up on us when we’re not looking-one that could erupt into a chronic problem with serious, and often devastating, health consequences. That problem is called acidosis.

Fortunately, you can easily identify acidosis and reverse it with proven, simple steps before it ruins your health. Acidosis affects all cellular activities and functions. You may remember the pH scale ranges from 0 to 14. This scale shows how acidic or alkalizing a substance is for example: Substances with a pH over 7 are alkalizing; Substances with a pH under 7 are acidic; Substances with a pH of 7 are neutral.

In order for our blood to effectively transport oxygen and other vital nutrients, its pH needs to stay within a very narrow range – 7.36 to 7.44, though the closer to 7.4 exactly, the better. Deviations too far in either direction can be dangerous.

Most tissues in our body are naturally alkaline. However, when we eat acid-forming foods or when we work our muscles, when we’re exposed to acid rain from the environment, or pollutants in the air or water, when you’re on prescription drugs, drink alcohol, or even just breathing, we generate acid. That acid must then be neutralised to keep the pH of our blood balanced.

The 10-Fold Difference:

One important fact about the pH scale is that there is a 10-fold difference between each number. So, a liquid with a pH of 6 is 10 times more acidic than pure water (which is generally agreed to have a pH of 7), and a liquid with a pH of 5 is 100 times more acidic than water!

The next time you reach for a can of soft drink, keep in mind that it typically has a pH of 3, meaning it is a whopping 10,000 times more acidic than water.

Acid destroys you from the inside out:

Your body maintains a proper pH balance by eliminating or neutralising acids. But when too much acid is produced, your body becomes overwhelmed. As acids build up, your pH balance decreases more and more. Eventually, in its attempts to restore a proper pH balance, your body begins to pull minerals from your bones, teeth and vital tissues (causing fractures in the hips and knees, etc).

All our internal organs suffer when our pH levels are off. Research indicates acidosis may be another cause of cancer. Studies have shown that there are two environment prerequisites for the development of cancer cells: a lack of oxygen (an anaerobic body) and an acidic pH. Acidosis creates both of these conditions.

Even if you’ve accumulated years of acid damage, it’s never too late. Fortunately, very day, nature gives you another chance to start over. No matter how unhealthy your lifestyle has been, how much junk food you’ve consumed, how much alcohol you’ve drunk, how many recreational drugs you’ve taken, or how much pollution you’ve been exposed to, you can always achieve a healthy pH and put into place new objectives to reach a long and healthy future.

It is widely acknowledged that some of the best alkaline-forming foods include fruits and berries (acai, maca, goji, inca berries, camu-camu and the cacao fruit), leafy green vegetables (such as kale, spinach, beets and their leaves, moringa, barleygreen, wheatgrass), sea vegetables, blue-green algae and phytoplankton. When you consume these superfoods and superfruits on a daily basis, it’s equivalent to flooding your body with an alkaline-forming elixir that supports regenerative healing and health restoration.

The human body has the amazing ability to rebuild itself in 12 months. Given the best possible nutrients, organic oils and essential fatty acids, the body needs daily, you can re-create a vibrant, energetic and improved you!

However, if you do nothing and continue eating acid foods and are overweight or sick, you can’t expect your body to be healthy, nor can you expect to have a long disease and pain free life.

But if begin today and make the changes, one step at a time, and do regular exercise, you will begin to feel the difference and your body will thank you for it. Enjoy your new alkaline body and your new zest for life. Have the best day ever.

Source by Anne Shelley-Smith