By Julia Oyefunke Fortune
But because the majority of us do not eat properly and as such, are chronically acidic and unhealthy, this repeated borrowing of alkaline substances without proper replacement, can quickly deteriorate the body. This problem is further intensified by the fact that when these organs and tissues are no longer able to efficiently replace the missing alkaline substances to the blood, it, too, will become acidic.
While this is a problem on many levels, on a basic level, acidic blood blocks vital vitamin and mineral absorption, essentially starving your body of essential nutrients and creating toxic buildup in your cells.
Ultimately this causes the very organs the blood was relying on to help neutralize the excess acidity, to be less effective. They become sluggish and weak leading to any number of diseases and ultimately death in severe and chronic cases.
Another important issue when it comes to the importance of proper pH balance is that a slightly alkaline solution can actually absorb over 100 times more oxygen than a mildly acidic one. When the body’s pH drops below 7.0, oxygen is essentially driven out. Oxygen is critical in order for the body to metabolize food and create high energy. When cells don’t get enough oxygen to create this energy, they also look to other sources, more specifically they ferment blood sugar.
Ironically, when blood sugar breaks down into lactic acid, it further raises acidity creating the perfect breeding ground for viruses, bacteria and diseases such as cancer. In fact, we now know cancer cells feed on this process and use sugar to multiply.
Despite the many intricate and complicated explanations traditional medicine provides for each unique and specific disease, the answer to how disease starts and spreads is actually quite simple.
Studies dating as far back as the 1930s show pH, or more specifically, cellular oxygen levels, are directly linked to disease. Researchers knew then that disease simply cannot survive in an oxygenated (pH balanced) body.
The body is designed to deal with short-term pH imbalances and can typically restore balance within hours given the proper tools.
When a body is consistently acidic however, it reaches a point where is can no longer replenish or restore the natural pH balance. It becomes overwhelmed and exhausted and eventually succumbs to disease.