Human blood stays in a very narrow pH range of about (7.35 – 7.45). The pH value for an ideal blood is 7.4 (which simply implies that the blood is slightly alkaline). This information should be enough to make us understand the reason behind such numerous diseases in the modern lifestyle, as most of the stuff we consume are or tend to be acidic in nature. Below or above this range means symptoms and disease. If blood pH moves below 6.8 or above 7.8, cells would stop functioning and the patient would die.
The pH in the human digestive tract changes greatly as the food particles move from oesophagus to the colon (the site of Vata (the air component) absorption). The pH of saliva is usually between 6.6 – 7.5. The food in this region should stay for at least a minute, as also explained elsewhere, proper mastication (chewing of food) is absolutely essential for the good digestion. After we chew and swallow food it then enters the fundi (a hollow organ furthest from the opening of the oesophagus) in the stomach or upper portion of the stomach which has a pH between 4.0 – 6.5. Functions of this region take about 30-45 minutes. This is where “pre-digestion” occurs, along with the lower portion of the stomach secreting hydrochloric acid (HCI) and pepsin until it reaches a pH between 1.5 – 4.0. (The Region of Lower Stomach). After the food mixes with these juices it then enters the duodenum (small intestine) where the pH gradually increases to about 7.4 – 7.8. This is where 90% of the absorption of nutrients is taken in by the body while the waste products, as produced are passed out onto the large intestine, from where they are passed out through the colon (pH 4.0 – 7.0).
If you have a health problem, most likely you are acidic. Research shows that unless the body’s pH level is slightly alkaline, the body cannot heal itself. Thus, you may do what you wish to, take what medicines you may, consult any doctor you wish to, your effective body healing won’t take place till the time you take the pH value of your body a bit upwards, ie. Strive to keep your body-blood alkaline. A body with un-balanced pH cannot effectively assimilate vitamins, minerals and food supplements.
The start to all your acute diseases, which attack through your respiratory system, is your immunity getting weak, and start to all your chronic diseases is your blood getting acidic – ((and, obviously coupled by the lack of proper quantity of oxygen in the body, and that is why ‘Anulom Velom-A Breathing Exercise (Anulom Velom – Breathing Exercise), is absolutely essential to be done on the daily basis )) – or to a level of pH less than the pH of ideal blood which is 7.4.
Research and experiments have proven that diseases, microorganisms, can’t survive the alkaline environment, and they strive in the acidic environment.
The truth is everyone has different nutrient requirements, but we all share one thing in common – we need to have alkaline blood to stay healthy. Now, alkalinity does not mean that you go overboard, make yourself so alkaline that you land up having a disease ‘Alkalosis’, which again has its own serious complications. As I said, eat balanced food, and body will take care of the rest.
An acidic balance will: decrease the body’s ability to absorb minerals and other nutrients, decrease the energy production in the cells, decrease its ability to repair damaged cells, decrease its ability to detoxify heavy metals, make tumour cells thrive, and make it more susceptible to fatigue and illness.
Excess ‘ACID’ in the body is what is responsible for ‘Respiratory Acidosis’ (caused due excess accumulation of Carbon Dioxide in the body – GO AHEAD, DISCONTINUE THE CONSUMPTION OF YOUR SOFT DRINKS RIGHT NOW!), ‘Metabolic Acidosis’ (Caused, when you have accumulated so much acid in the body, that your kidneys can no longer filter the acid out of your blood), and so on. As you intake stuff which increases the acidic content of the body, the body tries to compensate for acidic pH by using alkaline minerals, consuming ‘Calcium’ right from your bones. And that is why ‘White Sugar’ is a poison, as during the process of its manufacture, the Calcium completely gets removed, which is utmost essential for the absorption of nutrients by the human body.
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