Chapter 3 Volume 2 :
What is pH Value ?

pH stands for power of hydrogen. The value indicates the acidity or alkalinity of our bodily fluids and tissues. The total pH scale ranges from 1 to 14, with 7 considered being neutral. Our ideal pH should be around 7.30 to 7.45. If the body pH value is <7 that means it is acidic whereas if it is >7, it is alkaline. When a solution has pH 7, it is neutral.

The most common form of pH imbalance is excess acidity. It can lead to numerous health issues, and it can even be life-threatening.

So what causes acidic pH in our body? There are actually many answers to this question. One simple answer to answer them all – Is your LIFESTYLE.

What’s your diet like? Is it full of meat and little to no fruits and vegetables?

How’s your usual day like? Is it full of stress, anxiety, and never-ending demands from others?

How do you breathe? Is it full or shallow?

Anything that deprives your cells of oxygen and important nutrients can decimate your health. To counter this, your body actually have its own defend mechanism, whereby it uses its own alkaline reserves to fight the acidic pH in your body.

But there’s a catch, you need to consume alkaline-rich diet to maintain your alkaline reserves. Otherwise, where could it possibly come from?

With an acidic medium, opportunistic diseases shall arise, as a pH-imbalanced environment prohibits normal bodily function and dampens the immune system.

Thus, maintaining your internal pH is a top priority to ensure optimal health. When your internal pH becomes acidic, it becomes a perfect medium for bacteria growth and this will trigger your body to tackle this problem with your alkaline reserves.

However, a body with depleted alkaline reserves will be in a weakened state. Thus, it is necessary to maintain a balanced internal pH and adequate reserves for optimal health.

Did you know that the number 1 reason why 90% of our population today suffers from acidosis is actually due to our typical diet?

It’s no surprise considering that most of the food we consume today are actually acid-forming food! Some quick examples are dairy and animal products such as meat and eggs. On the contrary, we consume too little vegetables that are actually alkaline-forming food!

We even consume highly processed food such as sugar and flour and drink highly caffeinated and carbonated beverages.

Modern drugs and artificial sweeteners also contribute to the sadden state we’re in right now, as they are actually extremely harmful to our body and dramatically put our internal pH in an imbalanced state. No wonder we are getting sick in this modern age!


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