What the CELL is going on?

The health of your body is determined by the health of each one of your cells. Evidently there about 75 trillion of them in each of us; but what constitutes a healthy cell? What you eat, drink, breathe and bathe in nourishes our cells with oxygen, water, vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients, essential fatty acids, glucose and amino acids. However, it’s the pH that impacts every biochemical process in the body. For those who are unfamiliar with pH, it’s a scale similar to a thermometer numbered 1-14, measuring the acid or alkaline content of fluids. Our bodies function best at the center of the scale at about a neutral pH of about 7, well… 7.3 – 7.45 to be precise. What has recently come to my attention (thanks Mum!) is that deviations above or below this narrow range of pH can signal potentially serious and dangerous symptoms or states of disease.

So, if our pH is unbalanced, what is the result? Pick your disease, choose your unbalance. Cancer, arthritis, diabetes, heart disease, chronic fatigue, allergies, obesity, just name it. If you don’t feel good, one of the basic things that stand between you and perfect health is your body’s pH. It’s the body’s basic metabolic balance.


Unfortunately a lot of the things we love to eat are extremely acidic. Meats like beef, lamb, pork, turkey, seafood … wine, beer, spirits, cereal grains, soybeans, coffee, sugar, tea, cocoa, soft drinks, ketchup and tobacco to name just a few. In this acidic state we feel sluggish and have a tendency to pack on the pounds. Acidic bodies attract fat!!!! You can counteract them through awareness and making choices that act on your body’s pH. And being too alkaline is just as bad as being too acidic.


What recently sparked my interest about pH was in contemplation about ways to loose an extra few pounds around the midsection – which is the worst place to have it. Adipose tissue (or fat) is in scientific terms is called Free Fatty Acids… AH HA… A-C-I-D. Thus, to change our fat laden acidic bodies back to a neutral state we must Alkaline. Furthermore, from my basic knowledge of chemistry, is that acids mixed with alkaline equal water and salt. BINGO. If I want to help melt those excess fatty acids off your body take steps to make yourself more alkaline…!!!


Consequently, what can be done to balance your pH ? The answer is diet. To understand more about foods you can eat to change your pH levels click … http://www.rense.com/1.mpicons/acidalka.htm.


However, there is much more to it than just that.


To gain clarity on this topic I’ve spoken to Nicole Sedgwick Stewart who is a nutritional wellness consultant and Isagenix associate. She has further confirmed my suspicion about the importance of pH balance in addition to the proper nutrients as an essential way to get the bounce in your step and melt off the extra pounds. On her site you can find out about some details about amazing Isagenix products that are effective in balancing and alkalizing your body, which will start you down the road to internal rejuvenation.

www.foundationsforhealth.ca

So, how can you read your pH? Most of the literature I’ve examined pertains to blood pH. However, there isn’t currently a viable, cheap, or unobtrusive method for testing it. Alternatives to blood testing include using litmus paper strips to analyze your urine or saliva, but these methods might not correspond exactly to the information pertaining to the neutral goal of 7 for blood pH. Urine is more acidic because it is a vehicle to remove hydrogen (acids) in the from body in the form of urea and ammonia; and saliva has an enzyme called amylase that aids digestion and could alter a pH readings of 7… However these methods can still be very useful in determining your pH balance by investigating what levels are normal for you, and monitoring it over time to determine the changes depending on your lifestyle choices. COMPRENDO?


Lastly, Mum says try the age old remedy of drinking 2 tablespoons of Unpasteurized Apple Cider Vinegar or drinking Lemon Water every day to alkaline the body. I’m still deliberating on how exactly it works… But I’m sure she’s right.

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