Is your Body too Acidic?

by • August 3, 2010 • Detox foods and nutrition, Tips to detox naturally, Well-BeingComments (0)453

Like everything in nature, balance is always part of the equation.  Our body’s acid-base balance doesn’t make the exception.  Some eminent health authors claims that an over acidic body can lead to many health problems and make a fertile ground for cancer growth.

What can disrupt our acid-base balance?

We have to understand that most people suffering from a body pH imbalance suffer from acidosis, which is too much acid.  Acidic pH can be the result of prolonged stress, hidden allergies and food intolerances, toxic overload or other processes that deprives cells from oxygen and nutrients.  When this happens, the body compensates by using alkaline minerals.  And when minerals can’t be found sufficiently in the diet, the body will try to take it somewhere else, notably by degrading the bones.

Acidic imbalance reduces our body’s ability to absorb minerals and nutrients. It reduces the cell’s capacity to repair itself. It also prevents the body from detoxifying heavy metals efficiently, and in the long run, can lead to problems including arthritis, diabetes, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, and cancer.

Health impacts of acid-base imbalance

Heart: Normal heartbeats rely on the fragile body’s pH balance. Too much acid can create irregular heartbeats and high blood pressure.

Stomach: Too much acid in the stomach can lead to many well known symptoms like belching, bloating, gas, hiccups, constipation and heartburns.

Liver: The liver is one of the major detox organs. One of its roles is to neutralize wastes, including acidic ones.  When there’s a pH imbalance, our liver has to work much harder.

Pancreas: The pancreas regulates our blood sugar levels. To perform its tasks, it has to have an optimal pH balance.

Kidneys: It’s through the kidneys that the blood keeps its pH balance.  When there’s too much acid in the body, the kidneys have to overwork and increase the risk of kidney stones.

Stay tuned for the best tips to promote an ideal body acid-base balance in the next post!  Sign-up for free to email updates to be sure not to miss it. Your email address will never be shared with others.

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