PH

Acid-Base Balance 

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HISTORY, LOST, AND FOUND

Biology relies on the idea that disease originates with germs that attack the body from the outside. However, I’ve learned that, in an acid condition, bacteria and other microforms can come from our body cells.

Germs in the air may add to illness, but they are not, contrary to popular belief, necessary for illness to happen. Their adverse effects are added to the compromised environment already existing in the body.

Besides creating different microforms in our bodies, they also come in through our respiratory system and intestinal tract, often via our food.

Bacteria grow in the body, wreaking havoc. Their appearance initiates a similar development in the bacteria already in the host-depending on the internal environment.

An acidic environment gives a big green light to this process. To get an infection, you have to be predisposed to it. You have to have some of the bugs already in your system, and you have to have the acidity to allow it to take hold or transform from body cells.

This is why some exposed, acidic people get sick, and some don’t. Germs are the same. Even if they get into your body, they can’t grow and multiply and make you sick unless it’s acidic.

THE MANY FORMS OF MICROFORMS

The other fact about microforms is that they can rapidly change their form and function. For example, bacteria can change into yeast, yeast into fungus, and fungus into a mold.

Something is living independently in cells and body fluids that are capable of evolving into more complex forms. These are known as microzymas (micro, meaning “small,” and zyma, meaning “being”), and all living things hold them.

Degeneration and regeneration both start with microzymas. In the right circumstances and environment, microzymas grow into more complicated life-forms, like bacteria and fungus.

Bacteria can also de-evolve back to microzymas. Everything begins and ends with microzymas. What happens in between depends on the environment.

The ability of microforms to change form and function depending on their environment is known as pleomorphism (pleo, meaning “many,” and morph, meaning “form”).

Red blood cells do this, as well: They can de-evolve and then re-evolve into any cell the body needs-bone cells, muscle cells, skin cells, brain cells, liver cells, heart cells, and so on.

Bacteria, yeast, fungus, and mold are abnormal evolutions of healthy cells (including red blood cells, brain cells, and liver cells).

So what kind of unhealthy environment spurs the biological change of body cells into microforms in the human body? Acidity

Microzymas don’t always become bacteria, and bacteria don’t always grow into fungus, nor does fungus always become mold-it takes an acid environment. Harmful pleomorphic organisms do not, and cannot, develop in healthy alkaline surroundings.

We can heal ourselves by changing the internal environment of our bodies. Potentially harmful microforms of bacteria, yeast, fungus, and/or mold, then, will have nowhere to grow and will become harmless.

ACID IMBALANCE IS NATURAL WHEN WE’RE DEAD

Acid imbalance and microform transformation and then over-growth is a natural process when life is ending. The body automatically becomes acidic upon death. Once a body stops breathing, oxygen levels rapidly decrease, which microforms thrive in.

They are a part of the average human body because they are the “undertakers” when we die. Those mycotoxins are designed to decompose our dead bodies.

Biologists call it the carbon cycle. Acid is what makes our corpses rot. The terrifying part is that it does the same thing to us when we are living!

However, there is nothing bad about the microforms themselves. If anything, they are good. Cells all over the body need to break down and renew themselves to stay healthy. Microforms are there to handle the recycling, so the garbage doesn’t pile up.

HOW ACIDIC ARE YOU?

You can check your pH levels at home with paper pH strips, available at many pharmacies, or with a battery-operated pH electron meter, available from health catalogs.

The strips test your saliva or urine pH. You are better off testing your urine, which gives you an immediate indicator of your tissue pH. Urine pH also changes in response to what you eat. First thing in the morning is the best time to test. That pH will reflect your lifestyle and dietary choices over the last twenty-four hours. Ideally, it will be moderately alkaline, pH at 7.2 or higher.

The strips change color to show acid or base and are lighter or darker depending on the reading’s strength. They come with a color chart to help you read them.

If you want to check your saliva, which ideally will also be above 7.2, test it before you eat in the morning and then a couple of times during the day.

If your results are below 7.0, you can correct it immediately by eating alkaline foods, like cucumber, broccoli, asparagus, or avocado, or taking three teaspoons of mineral salts in four to six ounces of water.

You can also see the effect of meals on pH by regularly testing throughout the day. Though the results are not definitive, you will be able to see trends.

Compare the result with those you got from your original diet. Anytime you have low pH readings, especially after eating, you know that you are deficient in alkaline reserves. Your body does not have enough of the minerals necessary to process food properly and cannot adequately respond to the physiological crisis of acidic food or drink.

Your doctor can also do a blood pH test for you. As mentioned, the ideal blood pH is 7.365. The American medical establishment accepts 7.4, but that is too alkaline and indicates tissue acidification.

Daily pH testing is a crucial health check. As long as you keep it at 7.2 or better, you know your blood and tissues are also healthy. People coping with serious health issues may need to increase the urine or other bodily fluids’ pH to curb acidity.

Anyone on the standard American diet is probably imbalanced-acidic. If you have any symptoms, you know you are imbalanced and over acid. On the other hand, if you do what you know is right for your body, you can rely on your body to self-repair.

When you no longer have an acid overload, you’ll be free of symptoms, full of energy, and refreshed. You’ll also reach your body’s healthy weight.

YOU SHOULD GET TESTED EVERY YEAR

You should get a live blood analysis, and dried blood analysis is done every year, assuming you are in good health.

Testing each year will keep you aware of what it takes to keep healthy and fit, give you feedback on how you are doing, and warn you of any emerging issues.

If you are dealing with a symptom or condition, then live and dried blood tests should be done every seventy-two hours while you are symptomatic. As the symptoms improve, test every twelve weeks. Once your condition has been resolved, you can go back to getting tested once a year.

Testing the pH of your urine and saliva daily provides reassurance between blood tests.

WHAT CAUSES ACID IMBALANCE?

Over acidity and microform overgrowth are linked. Microforms are a significant source of acid in the body. Acidification creates a nice environment for microforms. We predispose ourselves to both conditions through various stresses.

The main one is a bad diet. However, toxicity from outside sources and other stresses play roles, emotional upheaval, negative thinking patterns, lack of exercise, stretching, and deep breathing also contributes.

First comes something that upsets your body in some way, be it a bad diet, a polluted environment, negative thoughts, under or overexercising, or destructive emotions. Whatever it may be, that initial physical or emotional distress starts acidifying your body and disrupts your very cells.

Cells work to adjust to the declining pH of their acidic environment. They break down and evolve into bacteria, yeast, and mold. These create waste products, which further contaminate the environment. That is a disturbance to the system, and in this way, the whole cycle keeps going.

Acid-Base Balance 

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Microforms

One of the most damaging results of an overly acidic body is the beasties that thrive therein, including bacteria, yeasts (or fungi), and molds. They can be seen very clearly in live blood.

Dietary and metabolic acid waste also set the stage for the potentially devastating development of a host of microscopic organisms in your body, starting with Candida. Candida is the Latin name for what is commonly known as a yeast in the human body but is a fungus. Yeast and fungus (and the closely related mold) are single-celled forms born out of plant, animal, and human matter. 

Where are Mocroforms Found?

They are everywhere-earth, air, water. For example, Candida is usually found in the gastrointestinal tract due to the breakdown of food matter. (We’d die without it.) However, it can quickly become drastically overgrown, causing a wide variety of symptoms, from annoying to chronic to fatal. This is the bug all too many women are familiar with as a yeast infection, and parents may have experience with if their infants ever had thrush (which is just Candida growing in the throat).

While mainstream medicine recognizes these and a handful of other

medical problems stemming from bacteria, yeast, and fungus, the truth is that on the typical American diet, the vast majority of people develop out-of-control growths within their bodies—and the effects are disastrous. Further, mainstream medicine has no solution for these acidic conditions other than toxic drugs. 

Excess Candida is just one of the villains. We are living in a plague of evolving microforms, including bacteria, yeasts/ fungi, and molds, as well as all of their metabolic waste products. We are victimized not only by the microforms themselves but also by their poisonous excretions, or mycotoxins and exotoxins (from myco, meaning “fungus,” exo, meaning “bacterial,” and toxin, meaning, of course, “poison”). 

The microforms produce these acidic wastes when they ingest and digest (ferment, really) energy in electrons from carbohydrates, proteins, and fats. The same substances our bodies are looking to use for energy.

Candida and other microforms take advantage of the body’s weaker areas, poisoning and overworking them. In an acidic environment, they get free rein to break down tissues and bodily processes. They live on our body’s energy, electrons and use our fats and proteins (even our genetic matter, nucleic acids) for development and growth. These organisms are eating us alive! They then send their waste products (acids) out into the bloodstream and inside the cells, further polluting the system. 

How Do They Affect Us?

To give you a little perspective on just how daunting the potential damage is, consider that yeast, fungus, and mold have been on earth over hundreds of millions of years. They have developed into more than five hundred thousand different identifiable forms. And they’ve undergone little genetic change. 

They haven’t needed to because they are great opportunists and survivalists, perfectly suited to what they do. They can go from explosive growth to thousands of years of dormancy. (Living spores have been found in ancient Egyptian tombs only recently excavated.) Furthermore, more than a thousand toxins are produced by bacteria, yeast, fungus, and mold.

Bacteria, yeast, fungus, and mold do not produce symptoms in the body-their toxic wastes do. Nor do they initiate disease or dis-ease. They only show up because of a jeopardized internal environment that causes body cells to transform into bacteria, then yeast, and finally mold. As Rudolph Virchow wrote, “Mosquitoes seek the stagnant water, but do not cause the pool to become stagnant.” 

These organisms-biological transformations from your body cells—and their wastes contribute directly or indirectly to a vast list of symptoms. Most diseases, especially chronic and degenerative ones from chronic acidity, give rise to microform transformation and then overgrowth. Between the extremes of athlete’s foot and AIDS are the underlying symptoms such as diabetes, cancer, atherosclerosis (clogged arteries), osteoporosis, chronic fatigue, and more—including infections that appear to be transmitted person-to-person. 

Signs of Over-acid

The general signs of over-acid that lead to the transformation of body cells and then overgrowth include:

  • pain
  • infection
  • fatigue
  • body malfunctions such as adrenal/thyroid failure
  • indigestion
  • diarrhea
  • food cravings
  • intestinal pain
  • depression
  • hyperactivity
  • antisocial behavior
  • asthma
  • hemorrhoids
  • colds and flu
  • respiratory problems
  • endometriosis
  • dry skin and itching
  • thrush
  • receding gums
  • finger/toenail fungus
  • dizziness
  • joint pain
  • bad breath
  • ulcers
  • colitis
  • heartburn
  • dry mouth
  • PMS and menstrual problems
  • irritability, puffy eyes
  • lack of sex drive
  • skin rash and hives
  • lupus
  • mood swings
  • hormonal imbalance
  • vaginal yeast infection
  • cysts and tumors
  • rheumatoid arthritis 
  • numbness
  • hay fever 
  • acne
  • gas/bloating
  • bowel stasis
  • low blood sugar
  • hiatal hernia
  • headaches
  • lethargy/laziness
  • insomnia
  • suicidal tendencies
  • coldness/ shakiness
  • infection
  • over-and underweight conditions
  • chemical sensitivity
  • poor memory
  • muscle aches
  • allergies (airborne or food),
  • burning eyes, 
  • multiple sclerosis
  • malabsorption
  • bladder infections

Whew! And that’s not even including that general, just overall lousy feeling so familiar these days. You can blame that on out-of-control evolving microforms from body cells and their toxic acid wastes as well.

Microforms are biological transformations of you and live and thrive in … acidity! They love to swim in their waste products. They also

like the low oxygen levels that occur with acidity. On top of that, the wastes they create are strong acids themselves. So just in case you need further convincing about the importance of getting your body back to basics, try the mental image of your body cells swimming in a pool of acid swarming with bacteria, fungus, and mold.

Maintaining Your PH: Acid-Base Balance 

Still, the good news is that eating correctly and using alkaline supplements wisely is all you need to do to let your body use and control the dietary and metabolic acids that cause body cells to transform, giving birth to microforms without risking the development of overgrowths or their dangerous negative forms. Maintaining your acid-base balance through lifestyle and diet provides the optimal environment for the exclusive growth of vibrant body cells and a decrease or elimination of all levels of microforms.

The pH of the blood and urine is an essential factor in determining microorganisms in the blood. Everyone needs to be concerned about excess acidity leading to microforms development, even if they are not (yet) experiencing outward signs of overgrowth. That’s because overgrowth happens in two stages. In the first, initial developmental phase, microforms grow in small colonies and, although they are most likely visible in the blood, are probably not detectable by physical sensations or symptoms. In the second, acute or chronic symptomatic phase, the complications and discomforts become apparent.

Things are now bad enough that your body is complaining, throwing up warning signs, and pleading for help. A second-stage overgrowth may happen relatively quickly or take years to develop.

Even in this second, more severe stage, all you need to do to reverse it is to create an internal alkaline environment in your body that won’t support the transformation and development of microforms. All that requires is alkalizing your blood and tissue pH with appropriate nutritional supplements and an alkaline lifestyle and diet like the one detailed in later chapters. Of course, it would be better still to stop them in their tracks before they ever get that bad, which is why anyone will benefit from this program.

When your body goes from acid back to base, bacteria, yeast, fungus, and mold stop developing and can once again become benign. Their leftover toxins can then be bound up by certain fats and alkaline minerals and eliminated from the body.

WHEN THE FISH ARE SICK, CHANGE THE WATER

Imagine your body is a fish tank. Visualize your cells and organ systems as the fish, immersed in fluids (including blood) that carry food and eliminate wastes. If I back up a car and put the tailpipe up against the air intake filter that provides oxygen to the tank, the water becomes filled with carbon monoxide, making it acidic. Then I throw in too much food, or the wrong kind of food, and the fish cannot consume or digest it all, so it begins to decompose. Toxic acid wastes and chemicals grow as the food breaks down, which makes the water more acidic.

How long before the fish are goners?

You’d never do such things to the most ordinary of goldfish. Yet every day, we humans do that same equivalent to our bodies, our blood, and tissues, fouling them with pollution, excessive intake of food, acidic foods, and more. The fish are floating belly-up, but it is as if we can’t see them or don’t know what it means.

Now, back to our polluted fish tank. If you’ve reached such a sorry state of affairs, what’s the best thing you could do to fix it? Would you treat the fish for the illnesses they would no doubt develop? No-you’d change the water.

Do your body the same favor. Change the water. Clean up the internal environment. Then keep it clean. The diet and lifestyle program in this book shows you how.

Acid-Base Balance 

Balance Your PH, Get Healthy & Lose the Weight! (Part 1)

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ACID

We’re starting from the assumption that of all the balances the human body tries to maintain, the most important is between acid and base (or alkaline). Mainstream medical texts all agree: The pH balance of our bloodstream is one of the essential balances of all.

Mainstream medicine does not know how our body turns itself inside out and upside down to maintain that balance. The human body is meant to be alkaline. The body will go to great measures to maintain the slightly basic nature of its blood and tissues. However, all body functions create acidic effects; it is all too easy for blood and tissues to become acidic. The human body is alkaline by design and acidic by function. The body needs alkaline fuel, and those acids are created as a by-product of all human activity.

Add to this activity a huge acidic dietary imbalance, and you have massive over-acidification of cells, tissues, organs, and eventually blood. That opens the door to sickness and disease.

For one thing, it’s only when it is acidic that the body is vulnerable to germs–in a healthy base balance, germs can’t get a hold.

Acids are the representation of all sickness and disease. Good health needs a body in proper acid-base balance. Proper diet and lifestyle choices are the only way to guarantee that.

The relationship between acid and base is scientifically quantified on a scale of 0 to 14, -which stands for “potential hydrogen.” On that scale:

7 is neutral
Below 7 is acid
Above is basic (or alkaline)

Each number up (or down) the scale represents a tenfold difference in value. A pH 5 acid is ten times as acidic as something with a pH of 6; a pH of 8 is ten times as alkaline as a pH of 7. Higher numbers–more alkaline numbers-meaning there’s a greater potential for absorbing more hydrogen ions or acids.

Lower numbers indicate less potential. But you don’t need to understand the details of the chemistry. Just know that these two kinds of chemicals-acids and bases-are opposites, and when they meet in certain ratios, they cancel each other out, creating a neutral pH in the blood and other fluids in body tissue. However, it takes about twenty times as much base to neutralize any given amount of acid, so it’s better and easier to maintain balance than regain balance when the body gets seriously out of whack!

BLOOD

Just like our body temperature needs to be at 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit, our blood is ideal at 7.365 pH- which is very mildly basic.

Different areas of the body have different specific pH specifications, but our blood needs to stay within a pretty tight range. It is a good sign of internal conditions in general. Keeping the alkaline pH of the body’s fluids, including blood, urine, and saliva, is critical for good health.

Prime among these is the blood.

Physiological diseases are almost always the result of too much acid stressing the body’s pH balance, to the point where it prompts the body into creating the symptoms that we call disease.

Disease can also be the toxic effects of an outside source, such as exposure to air pollution from smoke, cars, or planes, or poisons from a toxic dump site, but that is much rarer. Symptoms can be the representation of that stress, but it can also be a sign of your body’s attempt to balance it. Depending on the level of the stress, symptoms may not be visible or even obvious.

Excess acid is something we do to ourselves, thanks to the choices we make. The good news is that we can make different choices once we recognize that fact. But we need to be ready to take responsibility for our acidic lifestyle and diet before we’ll be able to make the healthy changes.

All of our body’s regulatory mechanisms, including breathing, circulation, digestion, and glandular function, work to support the delicate internal acid-base balance. Our bodies cannot tolerate long acid irregularities.

Acidity shows itself in our bodies in seven stages:

* Loss of energy,
* Sensitivity and irritation (as in IBS),
* Mucus and congestion.
* Inflammation.
* Hardening of soft tissue (“induration,” including lupus, Lyme, fibromyalgia, hardening of the arteries, plaque).
* Ulceration.
* Degeneration (cancer, heart disease, stroke, AIDS, ALS, MS, diabetes).

In the early stages of an imbalance, the symptoms may not be very serious and could include skin eruptions, headaches, allergies, colds and flu, and sinus problems. As things get worse, more serious conditions occur. Weak organs and systems start to give way, which results in dysfunctional thyroid glands, adrenals, liver, and so on. If tissue pH strays too far to the acid side, oxygen levels decrease, and cellular metabolism will stop. In other words, cells die. You die.

To stop it, the blood starts to pull alkaline minerals out of our tissues to counterbalance. A family of base minerals is especially suited to neutralize or detoxifying strong acids, including sodium, potassium, calcium, and magnesium. When these minerals react with acids, they create much less harmful substances, which are then discharged by the body.

A healthy body keeps a reserve supply of these alkaline minerals for emergencies. But if there are inadequate quantities in the diet or the reserves, they are obtained elsewhere and may be taken from the blood, the bone or cartilage, or muscles —where they are, of course, needed. This can easily lead to deficiencies—and the various symptoms that come with them.

If the acid overload gets too great for the blood to balance, excess acid is deposited into the tissues for storage. Then the lymphatic (immune) system has to neutralize what it can and try to get rid of everything else.

Unfortunately, getting rid of acid from the tissues turns out to mean dropping it back into the blood, creating a bad cycle of drawing more basic minerals away from their normal functions and stressing the liver and kidneys. Moreover, if the lymphatic system is burdened or its vessels are not functioning correctly (a condition often caused by lack of exercise), acid builds up in the connective tissues.

This imbalance in the blood and tissue pH leads to irritation and inflammation and sets the stage for sickness and disease. Acute or recurrent illnesses occur from either the body trying to assemble mineral reserves to prevent cellular breakdown or emergency efforts to detoxify the body.

For example, the body may get rid of acids through your skin, presenting symptoms such as eczema, acne, boils, headaches, muscle cramps, soreness, swelling, irritation, inflammation, and general aches and pains. Chronic symptoms show up when all possibilities of neutralizing or eliminating acids have been tried.

When acid builds up in the body and invades the bloodstream, the circulatory system will try to get rid of them in gas or liquid form, through the lungs or the kidneys. If there is too much waste, they are dropped in different organ systems, including the heart, pancreas, liver, colon, or stored in fatty tissue, including the breasts, hips, thighs, belly, and brain. We know these deposits by names such as polyps, fluids, cysts, acid crystals, tumors, warts, bumps, growths, masses, blemishes, moles, blisters, sacs, and so on.

This method of acid waste breakdown and disposal is also called the aging process. Eventually, it will lead to degenerative disease, including cancers.

And all this is caused by dietary, metabolic, and environmental acids. On the other hand, healthy alkaline blood and tissues create a healthy body.