Alkaline/Acidic? What is This pH All About?




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Alkaline/Acidic? What is This pH All About?

July 11, 2009 by Healthyhank

The life and death cycle does not change…  here is an example; from a seed grows a beautiful pear, firm, colorful, full of sugars and fibers’ and delicious.  Now let this pear sit on your counter and watch it change; it’s decaying.  Weeks later, it is likely to be a pile of fungi mush that has maggots eating the decay. 🙁

UGH! That is a gross picture of the cycle of life.  The important point here is that all the basic parts of the critters WERE IN THE PEAR ALL THE TIME before it rotted!  What changed?  Merely the terrain/environment!  You’ll see that it’s ALL about the terrain! 

Our bodies have all these basic parts for us to look like that rotting pear!  Disease starts as the terrain changes to acid pH.  We begin the death cycle far sooner than planned.  Sound dramatic?  Stick around…

Our bloods pH MUST be around 7.3 – 7.4 pH.  If its pH changes as much as .1 we would die.  This scale is like the Richter scale – a reverse logarithmic form.  A pH of seven is neutral – below is acidic – above is alkaline.  That’s why bicarbonate of soda is a life saver in the emergency room!  Acidosis is THE killer.  Our immune systems will practically shut down when we are acidic!

Consider this; let’s grow plants for a moment; we need the garden terrain to be a certain way. We need toxic soil (fertilizer), low oxygen (put a bag over a plant and it will die – too much oxygen), low temperatures (a sprout will die in high temps) and primarily acid soil.  These simple basics are needed to grow plants.

Virus, bacterium, fungi and yeast are PLANT PHYSIOLOGY!  When you have the sniffles, flu, fever, cancer etc. YOU ARE GROWING PLANTS!  You are now a GARDEN!  We are human, and need the opposite of plant physiology; low toxicity, high oxygen, high temperatures and an alkaline terrain.

Many parts of the body have different pH levels; the pH of gastric juice in the stomach is around 2.  A higher pH could lead to poor digestion.  When the body is highly acidic it is in a catabolic state of destruction.  Most of our cooked foods, all processed foods, all protein and even most water are acidic. It is very difficult to keep our body fluids (not blood) to be in a low acid state.

Get some pH sticks or tape from the health food store and measure your first morning urine.  The pH should be between 6 and 6.5.  Most people are in the 5’s.  Remember the Pear!

What is the solution?  You could eat mostly raw green fibrous foods and drink blended fruit juices.  Most of us are not able to do that. 🙁

You could take alkalize powders from the health food store.  The ingredient that does the real work is sodium bicarbonate or bicarbonate salts.  Bicarbonate fluids are critically important to our bodies.  The brain, pancreas and stomach produce bicarb fluids to sustain the bodies’ life!  

Here is a simple solution that I’ve have recommended for years; take ½ teaspoon of plain ole A & H baking soda twice a day! 🙂  Yes if you want get aluminum “free”, get Bob’s Red Mill or not.  This has been confirmed for me by the work of Dr. Tullio Simoncini and numerous other researchers.  Next read Iodine in the thyroid category…

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6 Responses to “Alkaline/Acidic? What is This pH All About?”

  1. So glad to see more people being informed about pH balance. But is isn’t just important for people. Don’t forget our pets! Grain based diets are very acid forming and lead to deteriorating health in our pets too!

  2. Jim Zook says:

    I love the pear example…helps to really illustrate in a simple way what is going on in the body.

    I am going to do the A&H Baking Soda regimen.

    Thanks for the great post.


  3. Ildiki says:

    Spirulina is a type of blue-green algae which is full of life-giving nutrients such as protein, beta carotene, chlorophyll, vitamin B complex, minerals, essential fatty acids and other important nutrients that our body needs. It is also known as one of the best alkaline food, which helps to change weak acidic body condition to a healthy alkaline one.
    Ganoderma lucidum keeps our body to be in a low acid state as well.

  4. Healthyhank says:

    Thanks for your comment… I agree with you that Spirulina and Ganoderma are great… I have taken both as do numerous clients. It takes quite a bit of both to effectively change the pH in most people. I find using zeolite to be very effective to remove the acid producing amonia from the gut… This topic is not an easy one – simple – yes – easy – no… Be well.

  5. Good blog. Can’t wait to start my own blog.

  6. Another Great write up, I will be sure to bookmark this in my Diigo account. Have a awesome evening.

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