Just as our bodies need to stay within a certain temperature range to function properly, our blood also has specific pH range of its own that it needs to maintain. Our blood pH is tightly regulated by a complex system of buffers that are continuously at work to maintain a range of 7.35 to 7.45.
If the pH of your blood falls below 7.35, the result is a condition called acidosis, a state that leads to central nervous system depression.
Over acidification of the of the blood leads to an instant deterioration in health, starting with common complaints such as fatigue, depression, poor digestion, weight gain, inability to gain weight, headaches, poor memory, PMS, sleep disorders and on and on until we get to the more life threatening ones such as heart disease and all the other ‘Nasties’ that we know so well.
The increase of disease throughout our generations have stemmed from two simple things… Diet and lifestyle! We move around less and are surrounded by a phenomenal amount of dangerous and toxic radio waves and chemicals. Then there is diet. Most natural produce that we consume has been treated with pesticides, chemicals and grown in over farmed land, so that it comes to us toxic and with only a trace of the nutrients that it should have. Then we have processed foods, the over consumption of hormone and disease ridden meats, dairy products, hydrogenated fats, fast foods, fried foods, sweets, artificial sweeteners, caffeine and alcohol to name but a few! Even the water that we drink (bottled water included, bar Evian and a few other leading brands which have pH levels of) is acidic due to its processing packaging.
It really is no wonder that our bodies are just giving up the fight. We are not built to CONSISTENTLY sustain this amount of internal and external pollution!
As dramatic as this all sounds (AND IS!), there is no need to panic. With the right information and some changes to your diet, you can repair and prevent many conditions caused by over acidification of the blood.
We do this by increasing the amount of alkaline foods and fluids that we consume and reducing the amount of acidic foods and fluids, we consume.
Our diet should consist of 80% alkaline foods and 20% acidic foods. (We suggest that that you print the Acid/Alkaline food list provided for you and for a few weeks keep this on your refrigerator and take it with you when you go to the supermarket to do your grocery shopping. Soon enough you will know them off by heart.)
Hydration and the fluid that we hydrate ourselves with also has a major effect on our blood pH. Approximately 70% of the human body is water, the brain is composed of 70% water, the lungs are nearly 90% water, and about 83% of our blood is water. Therefore, we should generally be aiming to drink 3 litres of alkaline fluid a day. Alkaline fluid being, filtered or bottled water with either lemon juice or pH drops added to increase its alkalinity.
Green powders can also be added to your water (This is a combination of alkaline vegetables and herbs which will increase the alkalinity of your water and provide you with a wide range of natural, organic, vitamins and minerals).
Alkalising your blood through food and hydration is without doubt the number one thing that you can do to achieve optimum health!