The Standard American Diet (SAD!) – high in sugar, saturated fats, meat, dairy, alcohol and caffeine – contributes to an acidic condition. But you can balance your body with regular pH testing, drinking Alkaline Mineral water, and by making a few adjustments to your diet.
The pH scale, developed to show the level of acidity or alkalinity in substances, measures the level of acidity in your body. Your pH levels control the speed of your body’s biochemical reactions and the more unbalanced your pH levels are, the more susceptible you are to illness. pH Life™ provides the information and products you need to balance your body pH safely and naturally.
Your body pH affects everything. For instance, your blood should fall in a very narrow pH range right around 7.4. A blood pH level below or above this range results in poor health symptoms and disease. What can be done to correct unbalanced pH levels in our bodies? Everyone can benefit from flushing acids and toxins from their bodies by drinking Alkaline Mineral water. Alkaline Mineral water hydrates your body more efficiently, while helping correct what is known as the Acid-Base Balance.
It’s been estimated that up to 75% of Americans are dehydrated, which contributes to many health problems. By drinking the proper amounts of Alkaline Mineral water, you can diminish the unhealthy effects of dehydration, while helping your body to correct it’s pH balance. Alkaline Mineral water consumption is also a fantastic way to supplement valuable minerals into your daily diet. Alkaline minerals should be supplied through Full-Spectrum mineral supplementation, that has been obtained naturally without industrial processing or chemical manufacturing. This perfectly balanced, all natural mineral supplement exists in pH Life’s new alkaline mineral drop, called “pH Thrive™!”
The relationship between diet and cancer is well known. In a study completed at the University of Arizona and published in the Nutrition and Metabolism Journal in London in 2012, the researchers found that Acidic diets, which are typically high in animal protein, grains and salt and low in fruits and vegetables, can lead to a sub-clinical or low-grade state of metabolic acidosis.This acidity is a well-known factor associated with cancer. Lower pH levels in the extracellular space promote the invasive and metastatic potential of cancer cells. While the researchers agree that there is limited evidence that dietary acidosis alone is sufficient in increasing cancer risk, they suggest that it may function in concert with other factors associated with cancer risk. Obesity or metabolic syndrome, which effect glucocorticoid and adipokine profiles and are often linked to insulin resistance and inflammation, could also serve as significant factors as they are associated with both acidogenic or ‘Western’ diet and cancer risk.
An alkaline body fights off pathogens that cause disease by creating a healthy cellular environment. Healthy cells thrive in an oxygenated state. Oxidative stress has been linked with inflammation and cancer in a review study completed at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas; one of the premier cancer research hospitals in the world.
When our body’s pH balance systems become overwhelmed, storage sites, such as fat cells, tendons, and ligaments are accessed to keep these waste acids from affecting the health of our internal organs. A Professor of Medicine from the University of California, San Francisco, Dr. Lynda Frassetto, MD has researched this matter. She believes that humans have changed, in evolutionary terms. Our bodies used to metabolize food and dispose of the acid waste with our kidneys and livers. But now, because of the sheer amount of acid waste the average American produces, she sees our inner bodies being turned into a fat storage battleground, where our body is fighting to protect its most strategic reserves — our kidneys and liver — from total degradation and failure.
A recent seven year study conducted at the University of California, San Francisco, on 9,000 women, showed that those who have chronic acidosis are at greater risk for bone loss than those who have normal pH levels. The scientists who carried out this experiment believe that many of the hip fracture prevalent among middle aged women are connected to high acidity caused by a diet rich in animal foods & processed foods products. This is because the body borrows calcium from the bones in order to balance pH.
—American Journal of Clinical Nutrition