Acidosis can happen as an effect of the accumulation of various factors, like the food you consume, the toxins found all around us in our modern lifestyle, or due to everyday stress.
We face a higher risk of being afflicted with digestive issues, weight gain and fatigue if our body is too acidic.
Beyond a certain level, the acidic elements in our body may turn our normal cells toxic and even cancerous.
Alkalinity is the key to good overall health
The pH scale has a range of 0-14. Here 14 is the most alkaline, 0 most acidic and 7 being the neutral point.
Although our body requires a 7.5 pH level for the best health, each of our body parts have different requirements than the whole.
- Skin- pH of 5;
- Saliva-pH 6.5-7;
- Digestive tract- pH varies from 1.5-7;
In 1931the Nobel Prize in Physiology/Medicine was awarded to Dr. Otto Warburg for his significant discovery in the field which stated that about 90-95% of all cancers were triggered by an acidic environment.
Also included in the report was the find that cancer can’t survive and thrive in an alkaline body (i.e. with a pH of 7.36).
An over-acidic body environment or Acidosis has direct impact on various diseases like diabetes, heart ailments, and osteoporosis.
Ways to detect a body’s acidity
The simplest way to do so is to take a pH paper test with our saliva.
Some of the more apparent symptoms for acidity are:
– Muscle cramps;
– Difficulty in air intake;
– Chronic fatigue;
– Running out of breath;