Learn 5 simple ways to alkalize your body and live a balanced life!
pH balance is our first and best line of defense against sickness and disease and to increase health and vitality. It is a critical factor in overall health including maintaining a healthy digestive system, glowing skin and a strong immune system.
Unfortunately, our western diet of over processed foods, the overuse of antibiotics, and stress create highly acidic bodies. Most diseases, illnesses, and bad bacteria thrive in an over acidic environment. Too much acidity has been linked to inflammation, heart disease, obesity, diabetes, autoimmune disease, chronic pain and other chronic conditions.
Understanding pH levels, the symptoms of high acidity in the body and which foods are acidic or alkaline can help improve your overall health. Finding the right balance for your body and lifestyle is the most important factor to health, wellbeing and happiness!
What does pH Levels mean?
A pH number measures from 0 to14 how acidic or alkaline a liquid is. Anything above 7 is alkaline and anything below 7 is acidic. Water has a pH level of 7. It's neutral. This means it has the same amount of acids and alkalis, which balance each other out.
What happens when your body is too acidic?
When the body is acidic, minerals, including calcium, magnesium, potassium and sodium, are taken from your bones and organs to help neutralize the acid and remove it from your body, causing mineral deficiencies and weakening all systems. These deficiencies can go undetected for years but may be seen in acute symptoms such as yeast/fungi overgrowth (candida among others), chronic fatigue, slow elimination, hormonal concerns, premature aging, free radical damage (may lead to cancerous mutations), weight gain, bladder and kidney damage such as kidney stones, diabetes, joint pain, lactic acid build up, acne, allergies, cavities, headache, confusion, shortness of breath, vomiting, diarrhea, nausea, cardiovascular damage and coughing arrhythmia.
How can I support my body?
It is important for us to assist our body in creating and maintaining a healthy pH ratio of 7.35. The chart below will help guide you in making better lifestyle choices that supports and reduces the amount of acidity in your life. Preventative medicine is the best cure for all diseases! You don't have to wait to make those changes, you can start today at your own pace and start feeling better everyday!
simple ways to alkalize your body
Juice with your favorite fruit and vegetables at least one day a week.
Drink half your body weight in ounces of clean water each day.
Be sure to give yourself plenty of short breaks throughout your day. Try to go outside for a short walk or breath of fresh air.
Try to eat one raw, green salad each day to help alkalize your body.
Walk at least three times a week for 45 minutes to get the heart rate up and sweat to help release toxins.