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Acid-alkaline balance has become
a popular topic among alternative medicine practitioners and researchers. Commonly referred to as "pH" (potential for hydrogen),
the acid/alkaline continuum ranges from 0 - 14 with 7 as neutral. The lower end of the scale (below 7) is acid and above 7
Views on this subject range
from an almost total disbelief that pH is a significant factor in disease to the opposite extreme as exemplified by Theodore
Baroody in his book Alkalize or Die. Even the experts, who acknowledge that a neutral or slightly alkaline pH is good, disagree
on what this means with regard to body fluids. For example, some researchers consider a slightly acid urine pH to be normal
(healthy) because it might indicate that the body is eliminating acids that are a natural product of metabolism. Other experts
maintain that the urine should be close to neutral or slightly alkaline.
Acid/alkaline balance is extremely
important to normal physiology. For example, the blood will maintain a slightly alkaline range of 7.35 to 7.45. Extended pH
imbalances of any kind are not well tolerated by the body. The management of the pH factor is so important that the body’s
primary regulatory systems (especially breathing, circulation and eliminations) closely regulate acid-alkaline balance in
every cell and system of the organism.
Some researchers believe that high acidity can deplete bones because the body has
to steal alkalizing minerals (especially calcium) from bones to keep the blood from dropping into the acid range. Thus acid/alkaline
balance may be relevant to diseases such as osteoarthritis and osteoporosis.
Alkalinity can be increased
by consuming less meat and sweets and more vegetables and fruits. Although eating fruit to increase alkalinity may seem to
be a contradiction because some fruits (especially citrus) are acidic outside the body, digestion uses up their acidic components,
leaving an alkaline residue (ash). Thus the net effect is alkaline-producing in the system.
Edgar Cayce consistently emphasized
the importance of maintaining a proper acid/alkaline balance in the body. For most individuals, Cayce noted that "a normal
diet is about twenty percent acid to eighty percent alkaline-producing."
According to Cayce, numerous factors can increase
acidity including negative emotional states, inadequate chewing (mastication) of food, and poor eliminations. Perhaps the
most common factor cited by Cayce is diet. Eating acid-producing foods or combining foods improperly (even alkaline-producing
foods) is said to lead to hyperacidity, even to "superacidity" in some instances.
High systemic acidity was consistently
noted by Edgar Cayce in conditions such as arthritis. He sometimes observed that infectious agents (such as viruses) do not
thrive in an alkaline environment: "cold CANNOT - DOES NOT - exist in alkalines." In another instance when asked how to prevent
colds, Cayce responded, "Keep the body alkaline! Cold germs do not live in an alkaline system! They do breed in any acid or
excess of acids of any character left in the system."
Several solid scientific studies
are supportive of Cayce’s assertion that alkalinity can provide protection from viral infections such as cold or flu.
Interestingly, many viruses, including the rhinoviruses most often responsible for the common cold infect host cells by fusing
with the cell membrane in an acidic environment.
Edgar Cayce insisted that acid/alkaline balance could be easily checked.
Numerous readings encourage the measurement of pH balance in saliva and urine as an objective means of monitoring this crucial
aspect of physiology.
A research conference provided
an excellent opportunity to apply Cayce’s suggestions and measure the results. The conference participants included
seven people suffering from arthritis, three persons with high blood pressure, a man with diabetes, and five support persons.
We asked these individuals to provide urine samples during eight days of the conference.
We collected a total of 472
samples that were measured for pH. We used simple digital testers to measure the pH of the urine. We decided not to test saliva,
as the instruments require a significant amount of material, making urine much more practical for a large group of individuals.
As the conference proceeded, there was a trend for the group as a whole to produce higher levels of alkaline urine with
regard to total number of samples that reached neutral (7.0) or above (indicating alkalinity). Also, the percentage of individuals
whose urine reached 7.0 or above increased during the conference. Statistical analysis demonstrated that the results were
statistically significant, an important research criterion. Thus we concluded that following the Cayce diet does produce a
more alkaline system (remember, higher pH is more alkaline, lower pH is more acid).
We have yet to determine what
are the long- term health effects of keeping an acid/alkaline balance with a tendency toward alkalinity. Presumably, maintaining
proper acid/alkaline balance (which for most people means increasing alkalinity) will have a therapeutic effect.
You can work with Edgar Cayce’s
suggestions for measuring your own pH (urine and saliva) and making adjustments to your lifestyle accordingly. Here are points
from the readings to keep in mind as you analyze your findings:
Gulping food or washing it
down with liquids increases acidity. Chewing mixes alkaline producing saliva with food particles to prepare it for digestion.
Exercise reduces acid load
on the system.
Being upset while eating (especially
anger) increases acidity. Never eat when angry or upset.
Combining citrus with grains
produces increased acidity.
Alkalize or Die!
In the 1930's, Dr Howard Hay
devised a diet plan popularly known as "food combining", which has helped millions of people towards better health. He recommended
eating alkaline forming foods, avoiding refined and heavily processed foods, fruit on its own, and not to eat protein rich
and carbohydrate rich foods together. These factors are still valid today.
One of Dr. Hay's greatest observations
was that people with more acidic blood were more likely to be ill. He defined a pH range of 7.4 to 7.5 to be associated with
good health. When foods are metabolized, acids are produced which are neutralized by the alkaline salts (carbonates) of calcium,
magnesium, potassium and sodium. Foods containing chlorine, phosphorous, sulfur and nitrogen, animal products and refined
carbohydrates tend to be acid forming. Strenuous exercise has a great effect in that it creates more acid in the body. So
athletes be advised, carbo-loading with pasta and other refined carbohydrates is also acid forming. Your performance and health
can be adversely affected by not keeping your body alkaline!
In her book "The Wright Diet",
Celia Wright describes the over-acid person as being grouchy, sensitive, exhausted, inclined to aches and pains, headaches,
and problems with sleeping and acidity of the stomach. Smokers have been found to have a high acid content in their urine.
Cravings appear to be reduced on a more alkaline diet.
Dr. Hidemitsu Hayashi, Director
of the Water Institute, Tokyo, says that bad diets such as meat and potatoes, fried foods, soft drink colas, and sugars build
up acid salts in the body. Often these deposits, by having to be stored away from the blood flow, can remain in the body for
decades. He recommends the consumption of Ionized alkaline water, which will slowly and gently wash these salts away.
The accumulation of non-disposed
acidic wastes within our body is a main contributor to the aging process. As most of the foods we eat are acidic forming,
the waste products are acidic, and can only be removed by alkaline solvents. If the body is struggling to obtain sufficient
alkaline from the diet to make the bloodstream a constant pH of 7.4, it has to resort to other methods. It can take calcium
from the bones (osteoporosis) or it can store it in the tissues as solid acid waste so removing it from the bloodstream. Over
a period of many years with the same dietary habits, this can amount to a very large amount of toxic acid waste, waiting for
diseases to take place. It is probably no coincidence that cancer cells are acidic.
Dr. T. Baroody Ph.D. states
that it is absolutely imperative to keep the body more alkaline so the body can heal itself. We should be eating 80 percent
alkaline forming foods and 20 percent acid forming foods. Unfortunately the average western diet is skewed the other way around,
which after a period is a recipe for disaster.
Examples of strongly acid forming
foods and those of strongly alkaline forming foods
Soft drinks artificially sweetened
Salt Refined 1.5
Wheat Refined 1.5
White Rice 1.5
Cereal Corn 2.5
Fried Potato Chips 3.0
Chicken & Fish 3.0
are normally highly acidic
Fresh Fruit Juices 6.5
Citrus Fruits 6.0
Most Vegetables 5.0-6.0
Potatoes with Skin 5.5
The above pH figures are approximate
and are measured by testing the residue after combustion or in other words digestion. For example, cola maybe (2.5) before
digestion, but (1.0) after digestion. What must be remembered is that each unit change of pH is to the power of ten. In other
words, a decrease of pH from seven to six is an increase of acidity of ten times! From seven to five is an increase of acidity
of 100 times!
With modern foods, it really
is not easy to obtain an alkaline diet, in fact if one followed correct practice; one would be labeled a fanatic or even a
nerd! Dr Theodore Baroody ND, Ph.D., who is a foremost authority on acidity of the body, has written a five star book called
"Alkalize or Die," which is a must read for those concerned with health and longevity. The newest concept in drinking water
today is alkaline water.
Comments & Lecture Notes by Dr. Mona
Harrison, MD Director International Water Council
Cancer tumors cannot live in
alkaline water. All cancer patients should be on alkaline water, and you and I should be drinking alkalized water so our bodies
won't provide an environment for cancer tumors to live.
Alkaline water is fantastic
for insomnia and colic.
The brain is 90% water and
when it can't maintain that percentage it will pull water from all other parts of the body.
Salt, caffeine, nicotine, Valium,
alcohol and sugar put your body out of balance. If we don't keep our blood pH at 7.3 or above, death will occur. In fact,
death will occur if the blood pH goes below 7.
Urine that has a strong odor
indicates an unhealthy body. If the body is balanced there is no ammonia and protein in the urine. An over acidic body causes
kidney stones and gall stones.
Cysts are the beginning of
tumors, which lead to cancer because minerals are deficient from that part of the body. Cancer is a long period of mineral
deficiency caused by an over acid condition of the body.
Distilled water is neutral,
dead water, and has no minerals or charge.
We are aging too fast because
we are acidic and dehydrated!
Cause Of Cancer & pH
Herman Aihara, in his book
entitled "Acid & Alkaline" states that:
If the condition of our extra
cellular fluids, especially the blood, becomes acidic, our physical condition will first manifest tiredness, proneness to
catching colds, etc. When these fluids become more acidic, our condition then manifests pains and suffering such as headaches,
chest pains, stomach aches, etc. According to Keiichi Morishita in his Hidden Truth of Cancer, If the Blood develops a more
acidic condition, then our body inevitably deposits these excess acidic substances in some area of the body such so that the
blood will not be able to maintain an alkaline condition which causes these areas such as the cells to become acidic and lowers
As this tendency continues,
such areas increase in acidity and some cells die; then these dead cells themselves turn into acids. However, some other cells
may adapt in that environment. In other words, instead of dying - as normal cells do in an acid environment - some cells survive
by becoming abnormal cells. These abnormal cells are called malignant cells. Malignant cells do not correspond with brain
function nor with our own DNS memory code. Therefore, malignant cells grow indefinitely and without order. This is cancer.
One of the least understood
concepts of nutrition is understanding what acid and alkaline balance is. The cells of the human body depend on a balanced
acid-alkaline pH. If any fluids are abnormal, digestive enzymes are rendered inactive, food does not digest properly, and
allergic reactions can result. Food bound microorganisms such as yeast, bacteria, parasites; molds, viruses, etc. are liberated
in the body, which puts stress on the immune system.
The body is largely made up
of water, a medium which is biologically useful in allowing nutrients, oxygen and bio-chemicals to be transported from place
This water-based medium can
have either acid or alkaline properties that are measured by a graduated scale called pH (for potential hydrogen), wherein
1.0 to 6.9 is considered acidic, 7.0 is neutral and 7.1 to 14.0 is alkaline. The lower the pH number, the greater the acidity,
and the higher the pH number, the greater the alkalinity. Optimally, we want the fluids in our bodies to have a neutral or
7.0-7.2 pH level. Under 5.3 you cannot assimilate vitamins or minerals, it must be above 6.4 for maximum utilization and weight
loss. Urine or saliva pH levels should be tested in A.M. prior to eating, drinking, or exercising.
Why should we be concerned
about pH levels? Since most of the body is water-based (50-60%), the pH level has profound effects on all body chemistry,
health and disease. All regulatory mechanisms (including breathing, circulation, digestion, hormonal production) serve the
purpose of balancing pH, by removing caustic metabolized acid residues from body tissues without damaging living cells. If
the pH deviates too far to the acid side or too far to the alkaline side, cells become poisoned by their own toxic waste and
die. Just as acid rain can destroy a forest and alkaline wastes can pollute a lake; an imbalanced pH corrodes all body tissue,
slowly eating into the 60,000 miles of veins and arteries like corrosives eating into marble. If left unchecked, an imbalanced
pH will interrupt all cellular activities and functions, from the beating of your heart to the neural firing of your brain.
CAN RAISE YOUR BODY’S ALKALINE LEVEL WITH THE NEUTRALIZER” AND ALL-NATURAL SOAP. THE NEUTRALIZER CLEANSES
THE BODY INTERNALLY BY WASHING BACTERIA AND TOXINS OUT OF THE BLOODSTREAM WHILE HELPING TO OPTIMIZE pH LEVELS. THE SOAP CLEANSES
THE BODY EXTERNALLY BY UNCLOGGING PORES, WHICH ALLOW TOXINS TO BE EXCRETED THROUGH THE PORES.
Our bodies contain many toxins,
chemicals, parasites, fungus, bacteria and yeast that, if not cleaned from our system, tend to develop into major illnesses.
Most people use soaps that contain animal fat causing the pores of the skin to clog, therefore trapping chemicals and toxins
in the body.
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