Energy is the vital force within each of us that allows us to maximize our capacity as human beings. At the same time, when we get out of balance, and our energy is depleted, we experience all kinds of problems such as stress, fatigue, depression and disease. Balanced body chemistry and maintaining a proper ratio between acid and alkaline (basic) foods in your diet are of vital importance to maintaining your health. In fact, too much acidity in the body’s tissue is the cause of many types of health changes ranging from lethargy and fatigue, to obesity, and ultimately to bigger health challenges and disease.
One of the highest priorities of your body is to make sure that the alkalinity throughout your body remains at a level supporting cellular life. At a fundamental level, the regulatory mechanisms such as breathing, circulation, digestion and hormonal production balance the pH level in the body by removing acid residues from the body tissues. If the pH deviates too far to the acidic or the alkaline side, cells become poisoned by their own toxic waste and die.
Different tissues of the body need to maintain different levels of pH to sustain life. The blood and most tissues should be slightly alkaline, whereas urine, saliva, and the digestive tract should be slightly acidic. In fact, the blood can only support very minor fluctuations in pH levels and still sustain life. Most important, however, is the body’s alkaline reserve: an excess of base (comprised of elements such as sodium bicarbonate) that is stored until it’s needed to neutralize excess acid in the body. If the body becomes too acidic, or depletes its alkaline reserves, then the cells begin to weaken and break down, and body functions become compromised.
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