Why Acid Overload Is Dangerous To Your Entire Body

Acid overload, or unbalanced alkalinity, can lead to a weakened heart and decreased circulation… irregular digestion and bowel movements… joint and muscle aches… increased fatigue levels… decreased sexual performance and desire… and accelerated aging.

Why do we continue to ignore the importance of alkaline balance in our cells and tissues? We take care of our major organs such as the heart and the brain, right? This health concern is just as important because acid/alkaline imbalance is the ultimate root cause of most all your health issues.

Your body works at its best when you’re in alkaline and acid balance. The pH, or “potential of hydrogen”, is a measure of the relative acidity or alkalinity of a solution. A pH of 7 is a perfectly neutral pH; from 0 to 7 indicates acidity; and from 7 to 14 indicates alkalinity. You want to fall somewhere in the middle around 7 or 7.5.

If you suffer from a pH imbalance, it can:

  • Thicken your blood and increase your risk of heart problems.
  • Block vitamin absorption and starve your body of essential nutrients.
  • Create toxic buildup in clogged cells.
  • Slow down organ function and make you feel sluggish and weak.
  • Prevent proper digestion and create excess gas and bloating.
  • Cause unhealthy weight gain.
  • Speed the aging process and make you look and feel older.

In order to reduce your acidity, you need to avoid acid-forming foods like animal meats, processed foods, fried foods, refined sugars, pasteurized dairy products and white flour products.

Instead try to add more nutritious alkaline foods like fruits, veggies, whole grains, beans and other foods high in fiber. If you follow the 80/20 rule, where you consume 80 percent alkaline foods and only 20 percent acid-forming foods, you should see a difference in your pH balance.

So don’t worry—your pH level is not permanent. You can make smarter choices with food and learn to balance acidic foods with alkaline ones to get your whole body in tip-top shape.

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About the author

author-pictureLayne Lowery is the President of Health Resources™, a manufacturer of high-quality nutritional supplements.  In the health business since 1995, Layne’s passion is providing affordable natural health solutions and educational tools based on the best scientific research available to empower his customers to make wise decisions on matters of personal health.

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Anonymous's picture
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Anonymous

How do I check my acidity?

Anonymous's picture
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Karola

you can buy the strips in a Pharmacy. I did and found out my ph level was way of.
You need to check it first thing in the morning with your urine also do the saliva test. Very easy coast about $12.00 for the box.

Peter1469's picture
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Peter Hartman

You can buy pH test strips from CVS or the Internet. Test your saliva and your urine.

7.4 is what you are looking for with your saliva. The urine may be more acidic.

Anonymous's picture
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Lori

Guess what?? Grains and beans are acid forming foods as well. Avoiding grass fed animal products is NOT a good idea, but avoiding those conventionally fed on grains is. I drink a fair amount of organic unsweetened cranberry juice, which is acidic, because it helps my digestion. It's all about balance. I think the reason Americans tend to be very acidic is due to the overconsumption of flour, sugar, fast foods, and low-fat versions of real fat foods.

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Daniel Cianci

I just take a lot of probiotics and use herbal cleansing and laxitives lioke twice a year with LAXITIVES as they are very bad for you anyway,but get colon clean.I like a lot of teas and coffees and water and minerals and herbal mixes inbetween the cleanings of LAXITIVES for more cleansings with natural product.I take a lot of vitamin supplements daily and really good natural multis and take 3 days a week off VITAMINS and the body really has so much natural energy I walk 10 miles a day and dont complain.I donate a pint blood 4 times a years and sometimes will be weak if I did not get rest or a lot of food before donoting and after donating.This is usually not a problem and after donating I have gone for walks but was rested and had eaten big meal before and after donating blood.I was told thoe to not walk long walks after donating the day of the donation.I did not tolerate the PROBIOTICS for a long time and stopped taking it.

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