Tuesday, June 24, 2008

THE WATER: ALKALINITY VS. ACIDITY

Were you asking yourself recently: "How can I improve my health, fast and easily, without investing a lot of time and effort, considering all the pollution, dis-eases and stress I have in my life?"
In this article you’ll find the answers and solutions to this question.

Acid - Alkaline Balance
Excess acidity is a condition that weakens all body systems. Excess acidity forces the body to borrow minerals – including calcium, sodium, potassium and magnesium – from vital organs and bones to buffer (neutralize) the acid and safely remove it from the body.
As a result, the body can suffer severe and prolonged ‘corrosion’ due to high acidity – a condition that may go undetected for years.
It affects virtually every person in our society because of the way we live, the way we eat, and the environment we live in. The result is an internal environment where disease can easily manifest, as opposed to a pH-balanced environment, which allows normal body function necessary for the body to resist disease.
It is true that if we have a healthy body we will maintain sufficient alkaline reserves to meet emergency demands. However when excess acids must be continually neutralized, our alkaline reserves are depleted, leaving the body in a weakened, disease-prone condition.
Unfortunately, there are still many practitioners who believe that the body can somehow miraculously and ‘naturally’ balance its pH – as if we are still living in the woods, eating raw foods and herbs.
The truth is so far beyond this ideal. In fact the truth - according to Dr. Lynda Frassetto, acid/alkaline researcher from the University of California, is that we have turned an evolutionary corner. We do not handle acid waste the way we used to.
Her research showed the sheer volume of acid waste our body has to handle has forced it to take drastic ‘war’ style action to preserve its ‘strategic reserves’ – the kidney and liver, our major essential detox organs.
In her study of almost 1,000 ageing subjects, she found that we are now ‘stockpiling’ acid in fatty deposits rather than eliminating it via kidney and liver.
In its infinite wisdom, the body has chosen to save the kidney and liver from degradation by excess acid. Of course, there is a cost. It’s called obesity, lowered immunity, lack of energy and the whole host of acid related diseases we are subject to including cancer, diabetes, osteo-arthritis and more - much more.

Acid Alkaline History
The concept of acid/alkaline imbalance as the cause of disease isn't a new one. One of the first people who talked about the need to alkalize the body was the great "Sleeping Prophet," Edgar Cayce. He always referred to body detoxification with herbs, colonics, fasting, massage, steam baths and diet modification with the aim of alkalizing the body.
Way back in 1933, Dr. William Howard Hay published a ground-breaking book called A New Health Era in which he maintained that all disease is caused by ‘auto-toxication’ (or "self poisoning") due to acid accumulation in the body: "We depart from health in just the proportion to which we have allowed our alkalis to be dissipated by the introduction of acid forming food in too great an amount. It may seem strange to say that all disease is the same thing, no matter what its myriad modes of expression, but it is verily so."
Dr. Robert O. Young, Ph.D. in his book, ‘The pH Miracle’ says it this way; "Those willing to look again, and with clear eyes, will be rewarded with the secrets to permanent health. We can heal our-selves by changing the environment inside our bodies. Potentially harmful invaders, then, will have nowhere to grow and will become harmless."
Unfortunately, according to Sang Whang, author of ‘Reverse Ageing’, even if we eat the best of organic fruit and vegetables, 97% of our food still consists of carbon, nitrogen, hydrogen and oxygen, which will still be reduced to acid waste. He says that it is not what we put into our bodies…it's what stays in our bodies as waste that creates our over-acidic condition and causes us to age prematurely.
More recently, in his remarkable book, ‘Alkalize or Die,’ Dr. Theodore A. Baroody said essentially the same thing: "The countless names of illnesses do not really matter. What does matter is that they all come from the same root cause… too much tissue acid waste in the body!"
Dr. Young says that in terms of acid/alkaline balance, the only difference between 'good' food and 'bad food' is that 'good' food will have less acid waste and more acid neutralizing result.
"Your pH balance depends on what is left after metabolism."
So we'll take a look in this report at what foods, lifestyles and just which supplements contribute to a 'clean house' within; where our metabolism can operate as it is supposed to instead of acting as a continual janitor in an increasingly overloaded toxic warehouse.
Leftover Acid Waste
Very few if any of us are physically capable of ridding our bodies of all the acids we create from food, stress and our own metabolism.
These acid wastes move around the body via the blood and lymphatic system until our overloaded kidneys decide to dump them or, as we have mentioned, they can be stored in fat. Cholesterol and crystallized uric acid are solidified acids that have been dumped within the body for 'later' removal- the 'later' that never comes.
ACID EFFECTS
Acid coagulates blood. Blood has major problems flowing around fatty acids. Capillaries clog up and die. The skin, deprived of life-giving healthy blood, loses elasticity and begins to wrinkle. Even with a face-lift or liposuction, the acid remains and continues its relentless advance.
Without a basic acid/alkaline balancing plan, every part of your body works ever harder to maintain health - because every system; all the organs, the lungs, even the skin – are involved in the maintenance of correct blood pH.
The War Within
Within your body, your organs and cells are totally subservient to your blood. All organs work to keep your blood at a balanced pH, to the point where your body is willing to inflict major damage on organs if they appear to stand in the way of correct blood pH.
If its pH dips from its optimum pH 7.36 down to pH 7.0, you will lapse into a coma and die.
That's why you get such a charge from a can of Cola. Its pH 2.5 acidity sets alarm bells ringing all over your body. Alkaline chemical stores that should be used elsewhere are sacrificed to the call of the needed adrenalin that floods your system.
The 'high' you have learned to expect is no different to the high a drug user gets as he experiences his artificial sensory elevation. It is your body screaming "Help," and you, enjoying the thrill of the fear. It’s "The Real thing."
It's not just a glass of Cola that causes such effect. (32 glasses of neutral pH water are needed to balance one glass of Cola). Most of us already have a running battle within, as our body struggles to counteract acid-producing foods, acid-producing pollution and acid producing stress.
In fact - of all acidifying factors - stress is the greatest. It can neutralize and acidify an alkaline diet with one surge of adrenalin.
Long term acidity: It’s like rust…
It corrodes our tissue, eating into our 96,000 kilometers of veins and arteries. Left unchecked, it eventually interrupts all cellular activities and functions, from the beating of our heart to the neural firing of our brain.
In summary, over-acidification interferes with life itself leading to virtually all sickness and disease! Finally, it ages us…then kills us. When we die, it celebrates by turning the whole body into acid, inviting foreign antagonistic organisms to the party!
Dr. Baroody expresses it very well: "Too much acidity in the body is like having too little oil in the car. It just grinds to a halt one lazy Sunday afternoon. There you are - stuck. The body does the same thing. It starts creaking to a stop along the byways of life and you find yourself in some kind of discomfort. I watch with great concern as people of all classes and lifestyles suffer from this excess." He attributes no less than 68 major health conditions to a prior existent acidic inner terrain.
Why are We Westerners so Prone to Obesity?
Is it just food? Of course, the food we eat, its quantity and quality has a large effect on our waist measurement. But because the body has made a habit of its "last chance" solution (pirating calcium from the bones and teeth) of what to do with excess toxic acid waste, there is another reason we deposit fat.
As Dr Frasset discovered, when we are faced with shortage of options due to an acid- besieged inner terrain, we dump toxic wastes in fatty deposits as far away from the organs and heart as possible; on the buttocks, the chest, the thighs and the belly.
Dr Robert O. Young writes convincingly on the same subject. He sees sugar as an acid and as the reason we are so fat, but not as we have been taught. He says that the body has to protect itself from the excess sugar we consume, and so it co-opts fat - to encase it and protect us from it. "Fat" he says, "is saving our lives".
Alkalinity and Energy Levels
Acidity or alkalinity of our internal fluids has a profound effect even at the individual cellular level in our bodies. Our entire metabolic process is dependent upon balance, right down to the cellular level. Our 75 trillion cells are slightly acidic within, dependent on our inner sea - the surrounding alkaline interstitial fluid to surround them. Without this relationship, no useful chemical or energy interchange will occur because no pH balance exists.
PH opposites - acid and alkaline - in the body are the chemical method for electricity to flow.
Without sufficient "polarity" between the interior of the cell and the fluid surrounding it, the energy of the cell has difficulty flowing into the surrounding tissues. Weight loss and the regaining of energy occur more easily when we take the first steps toward an Alkaline "re-balance."


Alkalinity and Your Blood
Blood is always slightly alkaline (or at least it should be!)
As the only transport system for nutrients to every part of your body, blood cannot afford to be acidic. It needs to stay within a pH range that will maintain resistance to decay or putrefaction, and growth of malevolent organisms.
Therefore, pH 7.365 is the ideal environment in which microorganisms remain in co-existent or symbiotic harmony with the body. Allow the blood to shift slightly either way and results will be felt in every part of the body. Beneficial microforms die, and aggressive microforms sustained by an acidic environment begin to multiply and mutate, taking the form of aggressive, parasitic and pathogenic agents.
Scientists studying live blood using dark field microscopy can see the changes in the blood taking place and correlate it with the progression of the disease process. They witness a repetitive pattern unfolding that has prompted them to state that the over-acidification of the body, caused by improper eating and living, causes a proliferation of those antagonistic microforms which debilitate the body and, if not corrected, may ultimately cause our demise.
The Real Power of PH
If any substance changes from pH 7.0 to pH 8.0, it has become ten times more alkaline. Conversely, if it has changes from neutral pH 7.0 to pH 60, it is 10 times more acidic. As an example, a popular Cola, at pH 2.5 is almost 50,000 times more acidic than neutral water, and needs 32 glasses of neutral (pH 7.0) water to counteract the consumption of one glass of Cola. (Active ingredient: Phosphoric Acid)
You can now see that a change from the normal level of pH in the blood of pH 7.365 to pH 7.0 would mean that your blood would suddenly be around 4 times as acid as it should be. You would die from poisoning by your own blood. This is why every body system is used to support the correct blood pH. You can also understand from this that our blood pH can be affected at any time of the day by a myriad of events; food, drink, stress, pollution, exercise, or beneficially, by meditation, by drinking alkaline water, by deep breathing, even by being happy!
Alkalinity and Parasites
Today more and more doctors and researchers (including most forms of alternative therapists) believe most disease is caused by unbalance in the body. Unbalance occurs in a nutritional, electrical, structural, toxicological or biological equation, allowing germs to flourish.
Imbalance first…germs second. They believe you need to re-establish balance in your body by working with your body, not against it. They say that the healing of chronic illness takes place only when and if the blood is consistently maintained at a normal, slightly alkaline pH.
It’s not an understatement to say that we live in a world plague of "microforms." These include more than simple germs. Yeasts, fungi, viruses and molds are all microforms that exist within our bodies.
It’s not just their presence within us, but the excretions they deposit within us. These toxic wastes are produced when microforms digest glucose, fats and proteins in our body. They steal our food, turn it to poison, and dump it inside us.



Alkalinity and Mineral Assimilation
If only people were aware of what causes minerals to be assimilated or rejected, we could save hundreds of millions in wasted supplement consumption every year. pH balance determines - and limits - mineral assimilation. Every mineral has its own 'signature' pH level that permits assimilation by your body.
If we look at an atomic scale chart of elements, those at the lower end are capable of assimilation over a broader pH range. Those ‘higher’ on the chart need a progressively narrower pH range to be assimilated.
Summarizing, if you are not balanced, your body will simply reject most minerals.
Why is this relevant?
Let's look at iodine as an example. High up on the atomic scale, it requires near perfect pH for its assimilation into the body. Iodine is required for a healthy thyroid gland. But our thyroid will receive no iodine unless the body pH is almost perfect. Thyroid deterioration has been connected to arthritis, heart attacks, diabetes, cancer, depression, obesity, and fatigue.
Today, inadequate mineral supply to the body is extremely common due to the depletion of minerals in our agricultural land.
Alkalinity and Mercury
Dr. W.R. Kellas, Ph.D., co-author of numerous books including Surviving in a Toxic World says that the pH factor plays an important part in ridding the body of mercury and other toxins. He says, "the best pH is around 7.35 because the more acidic the body is (below 6.5) the more it holds on to (heavy) metals. Heavy metals in turn create a high oxidative stress that acidifies the body."
Dr. Kellas's clinic in California sends out pH strips along with their medical treatment and products, similar to those supplies we use with Kangen Alkaline Ionizing machine, to measure body pH. They have consistently seen better results when the pH factor is incorporated in their detoxification program.
Many people who have embarked on an alkaline water regime have found that immediate detoxification occurs, bowel movements normalize after years of malfunction, and energy returns. They also experience classic symptoms of detoxification including headaches, body aches, itching etc. as the toxic, acidic minerals are washed out of the body.
The latest worldwide survey of all current Alzheimer’s research has identified mercury as the prime suspect as causative factor.
Alkalizing With Food
On the last pages of this report you’ll find a list of the acid and alkaline residual properties of many foods. To achieve a balance, health practitioners recommend an 80/20 mix of alkaline and acid foods. As you’ll discover, unless you are like ‘Popeye’ and just love spinach, silver beet, and broccoli, you may find this rule rather hard to keep.
We have one client who has progressed from diet to alkaline powders, to volcanic water with drops, and at last he has found alkaline water. In his words, he just couldn’t beat his acidity with food. However, some dedicated "green food people" do manage, but most enlist the help of alkaline supplements or alkaline water.

Green supplements
There are many formulations of alkalizing green food on the market. They all work, and are a workable answer for a busy parent or business person because you need only down it once a day. Ingredients may include barley grass, wheat grass and all manner of green vegetables and alkalizing herbs. Few are organic so take care in selection.
Calcium and Magnesium
We all see many ads on TV and in magazines for calcium supplements. Calcium will certainly replace lost alkalinity, and it is constantly being raided in the acidic body. After talking to literally thousands of acidic people, we agree that calcium is a viable method for rebalancing, but the question remains about whether it is, as some would say, not actually a cure, but a palliative.
An unbalanced acidic system will always hunger for calcium but unless the cause is corrected, the hunger may continue forever. Be sure to choose a calcium that has the correct ratio of calcium and magnesium in an ionic form for fast assimilation and the vital 2:1 ratio.
Alkaline Water
Sang Whang, scientist, an inventor and a drinker of alkaline water for 17 years, says the problem with trying to alkalize using food is that unless you can afford organic, you will metabolize a large amount of pesticides, herbicides, fungicides and other chemical residues. He adds that if you ‘overdose’ by drinking too much alkaline water, it will simply pass through the kidneys and flush away any germs that may have taken up residence as it passes through.
Alkaline water is used by millions of Japanese and Korean families, and has been a part of their culture since the 1980’s. Alkaline water is used in hospitals, in sanatoriums, and in clinics all over these countries. Note that your tap water may already be slightly alkaline, but Japanese scientists at Shiga University say that you should have water at pH 8.5 or above.
A KANGEN Alkaline Ionizing machine is used to create HU Energy Water. It is attached to your tap or to your cold water line, filters your water of all major impurities including chlorine and then separates and removes acid minerals, giving an unlimited stream of purified and powerful alkaline water. The magnetic process it employs gives a number of important side benefits. The water molecules are greatly reduced in size, offering far greater hydrative ability. The minerals in the water are negatively charged, making them far more effectively absorbed. The water is also loaded with bound oxygen, plus negative hydrogen ions that are nature’s original antioxidant. Finally, the water alkalizer employs Far Infra-red emitting to energize, soften and disinfect the water.
By adding Hu Liquid Light formula, containing all the trace minerals and oxygen, and energized by Hu Energy, composed from 12 Higher Harmonics Frequencies, Hu Energy water has 280 SEU – Subtle Energy Unit. The Kangen water by itself has 70 SEU.
Thus when you drink HU Energy water you have many things working same time to make you healthy:
Alkaline water detoxifying your body on the cellular level
Low surface tension of alkaline water allows the minerals and oxygen to penetrate cell’s membrane and they are nourishing the cell from inside thus the cell regenerates itself much faster.
Hu Energy harmonizing the electro-magnetic structure of the cell, so the cell can have it’s natural form and can communicate much better with other cells, rising the flow of nutrients all over the body, make the body to "flow" naturally in it’s own electro-magnetic field making Aura glow with healthy, bright colors.


What do the Experts Say…
About Drinking Alkaline Water?
Dr Theodore Baroody Author, "Alkalize or Die"
"I have administered over 5000 gallons of this water for about every health situation imaginable. I feel that restructured alkaline water can benefit everyone."
Felicia Drury Climent Author, "The Acid Alkaline balance Diet," Adjunct Professor, City College, New York, "After years of a very positive continuous clinical experiment that I am conducting - with hundreds of clients using electronically restructured alkaline water - it is my opinion that this exciting technology will change the way in which all health providers and the public will approach their health in the coming years....My suggestion is to drink restructured water whenever possible."

Dr Sherry Rogers, "Alkaline water rids the body of acid waste... After carefully evaluating the results of my advice to hundreds of individuals, I'm convinced that toxicity in the form of acidic waste is the primary cause of degenerative disease."
Daniel Reid, Author of The Tao of Detox says: "Drinking alkaline water is a great way to neutralize and flush out all of the toxins and acids that drain from the tissues and bodily fluids, and to quickly rehydrate the body and keep the blood alkaline."
Dr. Susan Lark University lecturer and author of "The Chemistry Of Success" "Drinking four to six glasses of alkaline water a day will help to neutralize over acidity and over time will help to restore your buffering ability.
Alkaline water should be used when conditions of over acidity develop, such as cold, flu or bronchitis. Like vitamins C, E and Beta Carotene, alkaline water acts as an antioxidant because of its excess supply of free electrons. This can help the body against the development of heart disease, strokes, immune dysfunctions, and other common ailments."
David Niven Miller, Anti-aging expert and author of 'Grow Youthful', "Increasing your consumption of good quality tap water or filtered water can transform your health and play a central role in the healing of virtually all degenerative diseases. However, alkaline water has profound long-term effects because it alkalizes your body and provides an effective antioxidant."
Harald Tietze, Author of "Youthing": "By drinking alkaline water, the aging process can be reversed and the wastes can be reduced in the long-term to a level of a much younger person. The functions of the organs can be revived"
Dr. Ingfreid Hobert, MD "You do not need expensive medicine with all the negative side effects to regain health... Alkaline water has profound long term effects because it alkalizes your body and provides an effective antioxidant."
Dr. Robert O. Young, PhD In his book, The pH Miracle: "Those willing to look again, and with clear eyes, will be rewarded with the secrets to permanent health. We can heal ourselves by changing the environment inside our bodies. Potentially harmful invaders, then, will have nowhere to grow and will become.
Dr Hidemitsu Hayashi Director of the Water Institute, Tokyo, "Bad diets such as meat and potatoes, fried foods, soft drink colas, and sugars build up acid salts in the body. Often these deposits, by having to be stored away from the blood flow, can remain in the body for decades. He recommends the consumption of ionized alkaline water, which will slowly and gently wash these salts away."
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