Are you acidic or alkaline? Chronic acidosis is an extremely common
condition affecting many in modern societies. When our bodies experience
pH imbalance, many health-related issues begin to have a negative
effect on our well-being. These conditions may include fatigue, loss of
bone formation, inflammation, high blood pressure, increased
cholesterol, accelerated aging and degenerative illness in general.
While diet and exercise help, one of the best ways to combat acidosis
and keep bodily pH balanced is through regular consumption of high pH alkaline water.
What are the causes of acidosis? Here we discuss ten ways your body
can reach a state of pH imbalance and deteriorating health. Many, if not
all, of these causes listed are a consequence of our modern lifestyles.
The good news is they are controllable, and a proper regimen of good
diet and alkaline water intake can help set you on the path to
alkalinity and good health!
1. Oversized portions
Even alkaline foods produce ash in the body from the act of processing,
leaving acid waste in the body. Modern food portions are often excessive
compared to what the body needs for normal function.
2. High fat animal proteins
If it burns, it consumes oxygen. All meat from animals have fat,
breaking down into acid waste when digested. Animal proteins also take a
high amount of hydrochloric acid to break down in the stomach.
3. CO2 carbonated drinks
Carbon dioxide is a waste product that our lungs work to exhale. Would
you typically consume waste products? Most sodas contain phosphoric acid
which can degrade bone mass.
Stress and anxiety cause a chemical reaction of several different acids
in the body, including hydrochloric acids that can cause ulcers.
5. Lack of rest
Our rest period is the time our body removes CO2 most efficiently. Lack of rest can increase carbonic acid in the blood.
6. Alcohol consumption
Once again, if it burns, it consumes oxygen. The feeling of dizziness
from alcohol is actual a depletion of oxygen to the brain, killing brain
cells. Suffocation is not a normal activity for feeling better about
life. Since we only use 10% of our brain, we should be more careful.
7. Eating too quickly
Most people don’t even realize when they have eaten enough, because they
are eating too fast. This often leads to obesity. Remember that it
takes about 20 minutes for your stomach to tell your brain that it has
8. Processed foods
Many inorganic acids come from processed foods including sulfuric acid and phosphoric acid which are destructive to bone mass.
Although the daily requirement for water is not easy to determine,
generally the average male should intake about 3 liters or 100 ounces of
water, while a woman should intake about 2.5 liters or 85 ounces of
water daily. These quantities must take into consideration weight and
temperature of your surroundings. Drinking alkaline water with a pH higher than 9 is preferable to reduce acid waste.
10. Intense Exercise
Yes, exercise is extremely valuable for the human body! But did you know
it produces lactic acid which builds up around the muscles that are
being stressed? Lactic acid is the acid that causes the cramping after
the workout. Drinking alkaline water and using a far infrared heat source or sauna will breakdown the acid.