It's all about balance
The human body is alkaline by design but acid by function.
Maintaining the balance between these two at the cellular level is
essential to good health or homeostasis - meaning perfect balance.
What does this really
On a micro level, the body is made of organic and inorganic
materials. The organic materials
(Blood, bone, tissue, etc.) are alkaline.
The inorganic materials (vitamins, minerals, enzymes, etc.) are acidic.
Organic materials are plentiful but without a catalyst to make
them work, they are useless. For
example, without stomach acid, you would not be able to digest your food.
It's the enzyme action in the stomach that predigests your food for
absorption. Stomach acid has a pH of
< 0 - 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 -
- 8 - 9 - 10 - 11 -
12 - 13 - 14 > Alkaline (7.5 = neutral)
The body uses around 3000 enzymes (catalysts) to function
properly. They produce the fluid in
your eyes, nose and throat that allows you to blink, smell, swallow, and
breathe. They replenish the fluid in
our joints, make semen, allow the immune system to attack invaders.
Every single one of your 60 trillion cells needs enzymes to function.
Here is a Partial To-Do
List that would not be possible without Enzymes
Eat, Digest, Absorb Nutrients
See, Hear, Smell, Taste, Breathe, & Move
Blood & Cardiovascular Functions
Kidneys, Liver, Elimination of Toxins
By measuring our enzymes doctors can learn how the
body is functioning, alert us about illnesses and monitor responses to various
Here is the Key
The body needs inorganic raw materials to make enzymes...
primarily minerals. Vitamins are
also needed but the human body can make certain vitamins. it cannot make
minerals. Minerals must come from
The Bottom Line
Since the body cannot function without enzymes, and enzymes cannot be manufactured without minerals, and since everyone eats food and absorbs
a certain amount of vitamins, the real cause of disease is mineral deficiency.
Give the body the right minerals in the proper balance and
proportions and it will make whatever it needs to maximize health and wellness
so long as the raw materials are available.
But be careful, minerals in improper dosages can be toxic and once
absorbed can be very difficult to eliminate.
In essence, they can do a lot of harm if misused.
The next article in this series is:
How to detect mineral deficiencies... and correct them.
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