The acid-alkaline imbalance produces diseases and the aging of our body. "Germs are not the cause of the disease, but rather they seek their natural habitat - diseased tissues - in the same way that mosquitoes seek in stagnant and rotten water, but they are not the cause of water putrefaction." Rudolph Virchow.
A person with an acidic organism continually falls ill and it is very difficult to restore their health despite being given medications or food supplements (vitamins and minerals).
According to this theory, diseases are not caused by viruses or bacteria, microbes and germs external to our body, but rather the decomposition of our cells and tissues, which attracts germs to their natural environment - tissues in decomposition- causing greater evils.
But what is it that causes the decomposition of our tissues?
To understand it better, let's first give you a quick review of how the body's biochemistry works.
The liquid medium of our body is tremendously sophisticated, transporting charges and electrochemical potentials that affect the pH of the medium. Too acidic or alkaline pH can hamper the efficiency of the body's chemistry and functions. When there is excess acidity, the body responds, trying to protect healthy cells and tissues, activating any of the systems, in the blood, lymph, cells, lungs and kidneys. But sometimes the body is overloaded by excess acidity, and when it can no longer effectively neutralize this excess acids and eliminate them, they remain deposited in extracellular fluids and connective tissue cells, directly compromising cellular integrity.
When acids accumulate, they begin to erode veins, arteries, cells and tissues, leading to a cellular disorganization called degenerative disease.
We can say that alterations in the body's pH create an environment that favors healthy cells degenerating into diseased cells or germs that will go through various stages of fermentation. In this process, new acidic wastes are produced that further unbalance the pH and interfere with the biosystems of the body, giving rise to different types of symptoms.
Taking into account, therefore, that health is defined by the acid / alkaline balance of our body, and its most basic components, tissues, cells, etc., our main interest should focus on maintaining this balance, observing the causes that They cause destabilization and avoid or neutralize them properly.
To save us the explanations about how the fundamentals of pH, acids and bases work, let's say that in the scale that is shuffled to measure the pH of the organism, 7 is considered as a neutral medium.
The numbers below 7 are acidic, with 0 being the most acidic (1 would correspond to the gastric juices of the stomach). Consequently, the numbers above 7 are alkaline.
Body pH balance
If you have any health problems, it is very likely that you are acidic.
Recent studies have shown that unless the body's pH is slightly alkaline, the body cannot heal itself. So no matter what way you take care of your health problems, it won't be effective unless you increase your pH level. If the pH of your body is not balanced you will not be able to assimilate vitamins, minerals and nutritional supplements effectively. The pH of your body affects everything.
The body has to have a balanced pH in most living organisms on earth or they do not function properly. The alkaline level is very important because studies have shown that diseases cannot survive in an alkaline state but instead become stronger in acidic environments.
If the pH is acidic: the ability to absorb nutrients and minerals will decrease, energy production in cells will decrease, the ability to heal diseased cells decreases, the ability to detoxify heavy metals decreases, tumor cells will become stronger, and the body becomes more susceptible to fatigue and illness. An acidic pH can occur from an acidic diet, emotional stress, intoxication, or immune reactions that deprive cells of oxygen and other nutrients. The body will try to compensate for this acidic pH using alkaline minerals.
If the diet does not contain enough minerals to compensate, acid will accumulate in the cells.
The chemist Linus Pauling, winner of two Nobel prizes (the first for Chemistry and the second for Peace), who died in 1994, affirms that maintaining the body with an alkaline pH is the key to maintaining good health.
According to Pauling, when someone is not feeling well, it is very often because their body has a very acidic pH. The body should have a slightly alkaline pH, between 7.1 and 7.4; a pH of 7 is neutral and a pH below 7 is acidic. The cells of the body need a normal alkaline pH to function properly.
A low pH is one of the most important causes of many diseases including cancer. It has been found that 85% of cancer patients have pH levels between 5 and 6. Cancer cells cannot grow if the body's pH is normal. That is why cancer patients control it by completely changing their lifestyle and diet.
Sources of ph imbalance
Let us remember once again that when the pH imbalance produced in the tissues and fluids of the body takes place, the perfect environment is created for germs to develop, causing a multitude of symptoms that we mistakenly call diseases (since the real disease would consist of this destabilization of the pH in different areas of our body).
According to Robert O. Young and Shelley Redford Young (who have come to recover in the last decade the theories of a long list of investigations in this same line), this imbalance can be produced by various factors:
- The thoughts and words that respond to strong emotions.
- Shocking and stressful music.
- Smoking and breathing fumes and polluted air in general.
- Acidic foods such as pork, beef, chicken, turkey, fish, eggs, dairy, bread and cereals, coffee, alcohol, chocolate, and sweet fruits such as apples, oranges, grapes, and pineapple.
- It is not a question of banning all these foods mentioned, but of avoiding them in those situations in which we perceive an imbalance in our body, which is usually acidic.
- In any case, Rober O. Young offers us general guidelines regarding the foods that we should avoid and, on the contrary, those that are advised to include in the diet, as well as a guide pyramid in our daily diet.
The main imbalance, acidity
- Given the composition of our body, which tends to be acidic, and that of the products we eat, the main cause of imbalance in our pH lies in excessive acidity. To counteract this situation, we must:
- Avoid acidic foods (meats and animal derivatives, including dairy, refined sugars and pastries, pistachios, peanuts, corn, sugar, condiments such as ketchup and mayonnaise, alcohol, canned goods and sausages, pineapples, oranges and sweet fruits in general, such as mango, grapes, pears, apples, etc.)
- Take alkaline foods (soy in all its varieties, avocados, carrots, germinated alfalfa, cucumber, cabbage, celery, spinach and green leaves in general, peas, garlic, etc.)
- Avoid sugars, including sweet fruits, pastries, and pasta (macaroni, spaghetti, etc.).
- Continuous hydration: purified water (avoiding all kinds of sodas, alcohol and stimulants such as coffee).
How to maintain a normal pH?
A balanced diet is needed to keep the body at an alkaline pH. Foods known as "alkaline" are tea and macroalgae, which tend to shift the pH to the alkaline zone. An example of "acidic" foods are those rich in protein, which bring the pH to the acid zone.
The main symptoms of an organism with acidic pH are:
- Chronic tiredness
- Back pain
- Dry hair
- Brittle nails
- Kidney or gallbladder stones
- Weight gain, for no apparent reason
- Continuous illnesses
A state of acidity less than 6.5 is caused by:
- An unbalanced diet (poor nutrition).
- Environmental pollution (toxic substances).
- Stress (lack of exercise).
- Intoxication of the organism (Medicines and chemicals in food).
- Make sure your patient's body has a balanced pH, between 6.5 and 7
If that organism has an acidic pH, less than 6.5, it can develop:
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
- Arterial hypertension
Cancer and cardiovascular disease are more common in developed countries due to diets high in protein and fat. In poor countries, people consume more plant food than protein derived from animals and therefore these diseases are less common.
The Pyramid of Robert O. Young
- From bottom to top, the pyramid is defined as follows:
- Base your diet on vegetables.
- Next, eat plenty of sprouted grains and legumes, which are a good source of magnesium and minerals.
- Seeds and nuts (almonds are especially a good source of calcium, vitamin E, etc.)
- Essential acidic oils, such as omega 3 and omega 6 (linseed oil, olive oil, etc.)
- Little sweet fruits and grains (avocado is a good source of energy).
Foods to avoid
- Eliminate non-junk food: preserves, animal fats, salt, refined sugar, refined carbohydrates (sweet fruits), etc.
- Don't go overboard with sweet fruit (except lemon or lime; a glass of purified water with a few drops of lemon at night, before going to bed, has an excellent detoxifying effect).
- Avoid pork, beef, chicken, eggs, dairy products and all meat derivatives. Avoid dead products and look for live products.
- Throw away long-stored grains and potatoes in the pantry.
- Avoid seasonings, alcohol, caffeine.
- Avoid peanuts and corn, which is easy on mushrooms.
- Avoid heated oil and microwave-heated food.
- The foods that should not be missing.
- Dark green and yellow leafy vegetables (a powerful source of chlorophyll, vitamins and minerals, fibers, enzymes, phytonutrients, etc.).
- Sprouted grains, such as alfalfa or sprouted soybeans.
- Vegetable carbohydrates, such as carrots, potatoes, pumpkin, sweet potatoes, etc.
- Legumes and grains that have not been stored for a long time.
- Water, water and more water, but let it be clean, purified.