One highly alkaline
mineral responsible for neutralizing acids in the body is calcium. As stated
earlier, when we allow our pH to decline into an acidic condition the body is
forced to withdraw calcium from the bones and teeth in order to maintain life.
In spite of the tremendous push over the last 20 years for
calcium supplementation, the incidence of osteoporosis has increased
dramatically. The drain placed on bone mineral content by excess acidity is
simply too great. The prevalence of low or acid pH places incredible strain on
our bones and teeth. In areas like Hunza, where the people are blessed with
abundant highly-alkaline drinking water, problems like osteoporosis do not
Cholesterol is an
acidic byproduct of fat metabolism. As the body becomes more acidic, it defends
itself by solidifying cholesterol in the blood and depositing it in the cells of
our blood vessels. Over a period of years plaque builds until circulation is
impaired resulting in surgery, medication or heart attacks and strokes.
When pH is raised to an alkaline condition the body is better
able to neutralize these wastes and flush them out of the system. Not only does
accumulation of plaque stop but deposits can be dissolved, neutralized and
washed away as well.
Another byproduct of
normal healthy metabolism is uric acid. Like cholesterol the body deals with
excesses by solidifying it into a salt that tends to build up in the joints. The
result is gout and arthritis. This accumulated acid can damage cartilage and
irritate joints. Blood can not carry out wastes as effectively in the joints,
which is why the acids tend to accumulate there. Drinking highly alkaline water
can do a good job of cleaning out the uric acid over time, remembering that it
took years for the damage to accumulate.
system is a sophisticated clean-up service. It is composed of your body's
army of white blood cells or natural killer (NK) cells. Each NK
cell is manufactured by your body as needed to kill off a specific invader.
For example, there is a specific cell to kill cancer, another one for the cold
germ, and still another for a virus. Sometimes, the pathogens multiply faster
than the body can manufacture the matching NK cell...hence advanced cancer,
a bad cold, a long drawn-out flu.
Wouldn't it be nice if we could help the immune system by
preventing these pathogens from taking hold in the first place? Bacteria,
viruses, molds, yeast and fungus that attack our bodies thrive in an acidic
environment. In a slightly alkaline (or extremely acid) environment they are
weakened significantly and do not multiply efficiently.
In the preferred slightly alkaline pH range, the immune system
can clear the potentially harmful microbes out more easily, often before we have
any symptoms. They are weakened and do not multiply as prolifically. Ultimately
health wins out.
An acidic condition
also corresponds to low oxygen levels. There is a direct correlation between pH
and available oxygen. An alkaline environment provides literally thousands of
times the oxygen needed for all bodily functions. Oxygen is essential to energy
production. In very simple terms, natural energy production in the body boils
down to oxygen burning hydrogen.
Another aspect of energy and vitality vs. fatigue is proper
enzyme activity. Acids literally turn off enzymes, which are tiny proteins that
control chemical reactions. Without enzymes there is no life. Maintaining a pH
in the range of 7.2 to 7.6 is critical to slowing down degeneration and
maintaining a more youthful vitality.
intelligent choices of food and beverages is an important starting point. The
problem is the difficulty of eating properly
with our modern life styles. Below is a list of acid and alkaline foods.
(pH under 7)
meat (beef, pork, lamb, chicken) and fish
(white, brown, or basmati)
Cornmeal, oats, rye, spelt, wheat, bran
Breads and most other grain products like cereals (hot or cold), crackers,
following beans (unless sprouted, in which case they become
alkaline-producing): pinto, navy, mung, lentils, black, garbanzo, red,
white, adzuki, and broad
Cheese (Parmesan is the worst, along with the sharper cheeses)
following nuts: walnuts, pecans, cashews, dried coconut (fresh coconut is
alkaline-producing), pistachios, macadamias, filberts, Brazil nuts, and
Sunflower and pumpkin seeds
(I've warned numerous times in the past how the phosphorus in cola turns to
phosphoric acid and destroys bone.)
Coffee and other caffeinated drinks
forms of sweeteners (artificial sweeteners, cane sugar, beet sugar, barley
syrup, processed honey, maple syrup, molasses, fructose, lactose)
Refined table salt
Mustard (dried powder and processed)
Ketchup (unless natural and homemade)
Mayonnaise (unless natural and homemade)
Vinegar (apple cider and sweet brown rice vinegar are less acid-producing
Practically all drugs
(pH over 7)
Practically all vegetables
Practically all fruits with the exception of blueberries,
plums, prunes, and cranberries. Even citrus fruits such as lemons, which we
think of as being acidic, are alkalineproducing in the body. They are rich
in organic salts, like citrates, which are converted into bicarbonates.
Beans such as string, soy, lima, green, and snap Peas ~
Grains such as flax, millet, quinoa, and amaranth
Nuts like almonds, pignoli, fresh coconut, and chestnuts
Sprouted seeds of alfalfa, radish, and chia
Sweeteners like raw, unpasteurized honey, dried sugar
cane juice (Sucanat), brown rice syrup
fresh vegetable juices
vegetable and unprocessed sea salt
Most unprocessed, cold-pressed oils are neutral or
alkaline-forming (Even margarine
seems to be neutral, but it is not recommended that anyone eat this "liquid
As you can see from
the list, just because a food is acid-forming doesn't necessarily make it
unhealthy. In fact, many of the acid foods are necessary for proper health. It's
just a matter of balance. The bottom line is that we need to eat enough
alkalizing foods to help our bodies neutralize the acid-forming foods.
Since acid forming foods are a little stronger, the rule of thumb is about 25%
Acid to 75% Alkaline.
Testing your pH level weekly and, if needed, using an alkaline
supplement will go a long way in the prevention of degenerative disease and the
promotion of good health. Bicarbonate of Soda (Baking
Soda) is extremely alkalizing but not recommended for long
periods of time and, of course, an alkalizing supplement should never be taken
with meals because it may reduce the stomach acid needed for proper digestion.
Now that you know the role pH plays in all health conditions,
you may want to test your pH to see where you stand.
How to Increase pH?
There is a supplement
on the market called Mega
H that has demonstrated a powerful ability to
bring cellular hydration into a more youthful condition very quickly. In a two
week independent study using four capsules a day, the increase in cellular
hydration resulted in a 5 1/2 year reduction in the biological age of the cells.
Remember that when we measure pH, we are really measuring the
Power of Hydrogen. Mega H adds huge amounts of hydrogen into water along
with its unique mineral structure. The combination is the ideal water to promote
a healthy pH and optimum body fluids. In addition, the negative charge of
Mega H makes it an extremely potent antioxidant--far more powerful than
Also remember that hydrogen is capable of passing through the
cell wall. Fluid flow through the cells is the only means for essential oxygen
and nutrients to be brought into the cells and for toxins and waste products to
be bought out. Mega H has demonstrated, in independent testing, the ability
to significantly reverse the decline in intercellular hydration--one of the key
aspects of aging.
How to Use
Mega H's powerful antioxidant properties, it is important to start very
slowly with perhaps one capsule every other day for a week or two. Increase the
dosage by one capsule a day every week or two after that until you are taking 4
to 6 capsules a day. If taken in this manner, there are usually no side effects.
The product is more potent when mixed with liquid.
The reason for building up slowly is, if you take too much too
quickly, you may experience a die-off. That's because when Mega H
the pH, pathogens may die and poisons will be neutralized. These must exit the
body and may overload your elimination system. If your liver, kidneys and
intestines can not handle it, the largest organ of the body (the skin) will pick
up the excess and you will break out in a rash. Usually this will occur within
the first three days and last for a week or two. The rash is not uncomfortable.
It just doesn't look very good.
Many people will experience a rash after starting with one a
day for three days. Starting with one every other day usually does not produce a
rash. However, if you were to go overboard and start with 4 a day, you may
experience a rash and flue like systems which would not be pleasant. Debris
would literally flood into your system and your body would quickly be drowning
in its own waste. This can be serious. Build up your dosage slowly and your body
will thank you for it. You should notice positive results once you reach 6 a day
(2 with each meal).
How Fast can I Change
Shifting pH is not an
overnight process. In fact, it is difficult and requires consistent effort.
Consider this: It would take 32 eight ounce glasses of highly alkaline water (10
pH) to bring one glass of cola (2.5 pH) to a neutral 7 pH.
The body contains roughly 10 gallons of water. That same glass
of cola added to 10 gallons of water with a pH of 7.4 (normal body pH) would
bring the overall pH down to 4.6. Fortunately the body has a buffering system
that prevents such a severe decline in pH. If not, drinking cola would literally
The point is, taking proactive steps not only to eliminate
such acidic substances such as soda from our diets but also to assist our bodies
by adding alkalinity is essential. In addition to Mega H, Spirulina is also
highly recommended to replace the alkaline minerals our bodies need.
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