ACIDOSIS (imbalance of ph towards the acidic side) / MICRO-FLORA IMBALANCE (when the microorganisms in your intestinal tract are not properly balanced – these microorganisms account for 80% of your immune system and require a balanced proportion). Like all things in life, problems arise when an imbalance sways too far in one direction. The body depends on many balances and one in particular, ph, when unbalanced, causes serious illnesses of every symptom you can imagine.
Acidosis is the primary ROOT CAUSE of 100′s, if not 1000′s of ailments and disease. Acidic bodies (or acidosis) experience a rapid decline of a functioning immune system and provide an environment where harmful bacteria, viruses, and other pathogens can thrive to further proliferate the problem. When your immune system is shot, any organ or system can and will start to shut down. Acidic ‘food’ and chemicals (sugar, coffee, tap water, meat, dairy products, alcohol, processed foods, toxic chemicals, and anything with high-fructose corn syrup, etc.) create a highly acidic environment in the body. An acidic body lacks oxygen (which is crucial for health), destroys the immune system, and creates an environment where pathogens will grow and prosper. The acidic food items mentioned above are also the dietary cause of heart disease, America’s #1 leading cause of death, so you can see we’re already starting to get somewhere with the importance of this information. In addition, tap water needs to be 100% avoided as it contains fluoride and chlorine, which both create an acidic environment and also kill your body’s beneficial micro-flora (micro organisms that perform endless vital processes which also needs a stable balance to avoid dis-ease) in the same fashion as antibiotics do.
HOW TO ELIMINATE OR PREVENT ACIDOSIS & RESTORE YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM TO RE-BALANCE YOUR HEALTH
Taking probiotics (about 2 billion organisms a day) and eating fermented foods (organic, unprocessed sauerkraut, kombucha, etc.) will restore the healthy / missing microorganisms, which can CHANGE YOUR LIFE. You can buy probiotics in capsule form and also the fermented foods at the health food store. The leading earth foods that are your powerful allies during the re-balancing / healing process: cayenne pepper, apple cider vinegar (with the “mother,” real lemon juice, sodium bicarbonate (baking soda), neem, goji berries, reishi, and garlic. Eating organic fruits & vegetables will give your body the absorbable vitamins & minerals that are also needed for all major bodily harmony. All of these are inexpensive and can be found in your local health store or online. If one cuts out the acidic items, integrates leafy greens / vegetables DAILY (by juicing or salads) and incorporates the allies listed above, the body will restore its natural healthy state into balance in due time with consistent, daily application. You can test and keep track of your body’s ph (acidity vs alkalinity) level with ph strips (found at the health food store). If you choose to test yourself, be sure to test both your urine and your saliva. A healthy balance is right around 7.4 – if it is lower, it is acidic. If it is higher, it is alkaline. Pure water itself is about 7.0 and proper amounts of water throughout the day helps keep a healthy level. Acidic bodies create inflammation, cancer, infections, pain, auto-immune issues (where the immune system attacks itself because it is not functioning properly) and SO much more. If you have a balanced alkalinity and stomach flora, your immune system can heal and prevent any attack on it. Many doctors who have learned this recently have claimed they weren’t taught this information in medical school while they were learning about pharmaceutical varieties. They are taught to prescribe you an antibiotic to kill the pathogens that have already grown in your acidic body which helps for a short while to fight infection, but creates more serious issues because the anti-biotics (which is literally translated to “no-life”) do not restore other NEEDED microorganisms, as mentioned above. They treat the symptom temporarily, but not the root cause, which means the other issues will soon arise. Lack of exercise, lack of clean air, negative thoughts (toward self or others), guilt, and shame also contribute to acidity and dis-ease in the body, so forgiveness and taking life not so seriously helps contribute to peaceful health. A balanced ph diet and probiotics are imperative for anyone who is experiencing health issues of any kind who have recently (past 3-7 years) taken antibiotics or vaccinations. Every single one of us owes it to ourselves to understand this information and take the proper steps to maintain true balance in our bodies. Please share this post with anyone you feel may benefit from it. This should be the first thing taught in health class (and medical school), due to its absolute significance to what ‘health’ really is. With this information alone, one could become a health practitioner to provide comfort and well-being to the billions of people suffering in the world with this costly imbalance. Excerpted from http://earthfoods.tv/
Here is a good chart of Acid / Alkaline Forming Foods