It’s something we don’t tend to think about—our body’s pH. Our doctors don’t talk about it, so therefore it must not be important, right?
Our doctors actually aren’t even taught much about it in med school. But the drugs they are taught are our Godsends help mess up our pH, big-time!
Our bodies will automatically adjust the acid/alkaline balance. After all, the blood HAS to maintain a pH at or very near 7.36. Coma and death will result if it drops down to pH 7. And in order to accomplish that, the body, if too acidic, will alkalize by drawing alkalinity from our bones and major organs.
And guess what? If alkalinity is drawn from our bones, the good minerals that keep them strong are depleted. And they’re no longer strong. Not good. I don’t know about you, but I don’t relish osteoporosis with the falls and broken hips, stooped shoulders, etc.
It’s not just the bones that suffer from acidity; the major organs do, too. It even can be a cause for high blood pressure! And then there’s blood sugar issues, joint pain, energy…
I don’t have room on this blog to list all the consequences of a too-acidic body. But just know the list is long.
Ok, what do we do about it? Unfortunately, it’s all too easy to be bombarded with acid. Our modern lives are replete with it. A lot of our favorite foods and beverages, acid rain, toxins in carpeting, upholstery, cleaning agents and pharmaceuticals—just to name a few.
As far as consumables, the acid forming ones include most of our favorites: meat (especially beef), dairy, beans, some nuts, grains (and all good stuff made from them), eggs, anything sweet, coffee, alcoholic beverages and the list goes on….
I don’t know about you, but I don’t want to give up any of that! I can eat less, and eat more fruits and vegetables that alkalize. Oh, especially citrus! Lemons, which are actually acid, become very alkalizing in the body. Before my acid-forming breakfast of eggs and such, I have a drink consisting of the juice of one-half a lemon in hot water. Plus a little Stevia to take the edge off.
And speaking of water… I drink distilled water from a home portable distiller. I’m not in to all the pollutants that are in our tap water. If the distiller is on the fritz, or I’m away from home, I can get water that’s been purified by reverse osmosis. However, these processes leach the good trace minerals that occur naturally in tap water. It gets rid of the bad stuff AND the good stuff.
All that helps, but there is something else. Trace mineral drops. And these you can find at any health food store or order online. Some health sites have products they sell to lower pH. But they consist of trace minerals for the most part. Just dropping four drops in 8 oz. of water will alkalize it. I put it in coffee, tea, juice etc.
One thing you’ll want to be careful of, though… don’t use more than 40 drops a day. You see, included in the minerals is magnesium. And too much magnesium can, well, make you not want to leave the house.
So try the trace mineral drops, and work on adjusting your diet. But giving up coffee isn’t something I plan to do!