Acid vs. Alkaline

Today’s lifestyle causes a multitude of disorders and malfunctions in the metabolism of our bodies. Despite the efforts of the Food and Drug Administration and the Environmental Protection Agency, our food supply, drinking water, air and soil are becoming increasingly contaminated with toxic chemicals. Never before has the human body been presented with such a heavy burden of foreign substances to metabolize and eliminate thus taxing the body beyond its natural capabilities of detoxification.

 

Many people just don’t feel good anymore. Some find themselves being much more susceptible to colds, or to whatever “bug” is currently going around. Much more serious are the increasing cases of autoimmune diseases such as lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, chronic fatigue syndrome, and fibromyalgia. “Health” and “wellness” have become relative terms.

Low-level toxicity from many sources can be very difficult to detect. The combined action of all these toxins creates a “toxic cocktail” effect which can seriously weaken the body and the mind through a process we call “fermentation” or the over-acidification of the blood and tissue as a result of the proliferation of yeast, fungus, and bacteria.

 

Yeast and fungus are single cell life forms which inhabit the air, soil, water, and many of the foods we eat. They are more highly developed than the intermediate states of bacteria or the early stages of viruses. Over the years, they have developed into over 500,000 different species. They are opportunists and survivalists. They are constantly looking for new places to house themselves where they may begin to colonize and proliferate. Being that they are single cell life forms, they can only be seen under a microscope but once colonized, these cells make a visible presence in the form of mushrooms, and molds on food.

 

Yeast, fungus, bacteria, mold, and viruses tend to house themselves in very specific sites in the body, depending on their particular requirements for nutrients and colonization conditions. All are capable of causing severe fermentation through the by-products of their metabolism, which enter the extracellular fluid or the blood and then are distributed throughout the body. This culminates in the over-acidification of the blood and tissues which systemically poison and destroy the cells of the body. This condition we call over-acidification is a direct result of an inverted way of eating – the abundance of animal protein, especially red meat and pork, dairy products (milk, cheese, ice cream), sugar in any form (sucrose, fructose, glucose). Therefore, there is only one sickness and one disease.

 

The primary source of nourishment for yeast, fungus, and bacteria is sugar. As these organisms feed off the sugar and proteins of our bodies they produce and excrete waste called toxins. These toxins effect us physically, emotionally, and spiritually. The solution to this growing problem is to cleanse the blood and nourish the cells. We do this by eliminating those foods which create over-acidification and eating more foods that are alkaline. Yeast, fungus, bacteria, mold, and virus can only survive in an acid base, they cannot survive in an alkaline base. It is, therefore, very important that there is a proper ration between acid an alkaline foods in the diet. When an ideal ratio is maintained, yeast fungus, bacteria, mold, and viruse will revert back to their normal healthy state. The ideal ration in a normal body is 4 parts alkaline to 1 part acid which will allow the body to maintain a pH factor of 7.3. To avoid a lengthy chemistry lesson, we will get right to the point that pH referes to the relative concentration of Hydrogen (H+) ions in a solution. Low pH values indicate higher concentrations of Hydrogen ions or acids, and high pH values indicate low concentrations of Hydrogen ions or alkaline. For example, 10 to -1 is more acidic than 10 to -14.

 

An ideal diet should consist of dark green and yellow vegetables, soy beans, sprouted grains and nuts, and essential fatty acids. This ideal way of eating would reduce our susceptitiblity to toxins, detoxify the body, and reduce or prevent future exposures allowing for cellular regeneration leading to “health” and “wellness.”