In this post, I'd like to talk about what causes diseases at the cellular level.
Circulatory system in our body is responsible for constantly transporting vital nutrients and substances such as Oxygen, Glucose, and Hormones to cells. Blood stream actually does this job by distributing nutrients and Oxygen to cells and taking wastes away from those cells. In order for blood to be able to circulate through our body, it needs a special force called "electrical charge" which is generated by "Potential of Hydrogen" otherwise known as PH.
PH ranges from 0 to 14 and it measures how acidic or alkaline a substance or solution is. Pure natural Water has a PH of 7 which is the neutral state. Substances with a PH below 7 down to 0 are considered acidic, whereas those with a PH above 7 up to 14 are alkaline. In body, PH is blood's chemical balance. Blood at its best condition has the PH of 7.365 to 7.45 which is slightly alkaline.
In the context of losing its ph balance, there is no sufficient electrical force for blood to pass oxygen and nutrients to cells, thus cells become unhealthy that leads us to become ill. As far as our health is concerned, our job is to maintain acid-alkaline balance of blood at its original level otherwise it cannot function properly that causes death or sever diseases. In acidic environment, bacterium can survive and grow. Body however, attempts to maintain the ph level by consuming the reserved alkaline that are stored in bones and tissues.
The downside of this is that body will lose calcium and/or other alkaline resources from our bones and tissues. Over-acidity contributes to many diseases such as Heart attack, Obesity, Diabetes, MS, and Cancer.
What causes over-acidity? well- there are several factors that affect acid-alkaline balance, below are some of them:
- extreme negative emotions
- poor diet
- lack of sleep
- lack of exercise
How do you know if your body is alkaline or acidic? there are actually two ways to find it out.
- simply look at the chart below that shows the ph scale in which foods are categorized into two groups. Foods below the ph 0f 7, are acid-forming food. Whilst, those above 7 are alkaline-forming. For example, if you are one of those people whose regular diet consists of processed foods, alcohol, or coffee, your ph is definitely less than 7 which is considered acidic. Likewise, if you find yourself eating mostly fresh living foods such as greens, fruits, and vegetables throughout the day, then you are most likely to have a ph of greater than 7 which is alkaline.
- purchase PH Test Strips from your local pharmacy or online. You can dip a ph strip into your urine first thing after you get up in the morning. For the accurate result, test your first urine after at least 6 hours sleep. If for any reasons, you had urinated throughout the night, you could test your saliva instead. Again, do this test first thing in the morning before you brush your teeth or eat anything. Put the strip into your saliva for a few seconds and read the result. Note that the strips usually come with a table of the possible result that helps you read your test. Below, is the photo I have taken of my urine test which shows the PH of 7.5 according to the guide.
Do the test everyday for a week or two, write the results down and notice how your ph fluctuates. Experiment the foods that are alkalizing and see the changes.
Now that you understand your blood's PH level, help your body operate within the safe alkaline zone. To do that, you can eat from both groups, but make sure that alkaline foods take the bigger portion of your food. Here, you can download the list of foods I use to balance my PH.
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Stay healthy & happy,