Understanding pH balancing
The countless names of illnesses do not really matter. What does matter is that they all come from the same root cause…too much tissue acid waste in the body!
—Theodore A. Baroody, N.D., D.C., Ph.D. (excerpt from Alkalize or Die)
In today’s world, we are overfed and undernourished. Our Standard American Diet (S.A.D.) is abundant in calories but deficient in nutrients. The more cooked and processed foods we consume; the more vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients are pulled out of vital organs and tissues; therefore, leading us towards an acidic pH state. Think about a typical meal prepared in most households; meat is the staple on the plate, followed by a starch, then an over-cooked vegetable usually smothered in pasteurized butter and/or dairy, and then topped off with a dinner roll consisting of white flour and pasteurized butter and/or dairy. Every single component of that meal sticks to your gut, organs, and tissues creating a highly acidic body. Plus, this overly cooked and nutrient deficient meal cannot be fully digested or utilized by our bodies. Finally, to top it all off, we wash this food down with harmful pasteurized milk, a carbonated beverage, tea, or toxic tap water. Day after day, week after week, and year after year, consuming meals like the one described above, will not allow the body to become a powerful alkaline self-healing machine, but a toxic/acidic body that is building disease.
The strain we put on our bodies through our acidic lifestyle, may lead to prolonged damage to our vital organs, tissues, and glandular systems. This bodily abuse can go undetected for many years, until warning signs or symptoms occur, that may seem trivial at first, but when ignored, can turn into a vicious monster wreaking havoc in our bodies creating disease(s).
Research reveals that 75% of Americans are suffering from chronic dehydration. Since our bodies are made up of water with our brains composed of 85% water, it’s vital to our existence! With Americans reportedly purchasing more soda than water, the state of chronic dehydration and acidity will only continue to rise. Persistent dehydration continuously creates new toxic chemical states in the body. When these chemical states occur, it may cause structural changes, or even affect the genetic blueprints of our bodies. Who knew that water shortage in the body can even do harm to our DNA!
Our body becomes a sink for this excess acidity and it is affected in numerous ways, such as the ability to create energy decreases, the immune system becomes suppressed, aches and pains increase, inflammation and bone demineralization occurs, along with many other metabolic disturbances. If we do not supply the body with ionized, alkalizing water, the body will continue to remain in this emergency backup state. We must remember that most diseases are slowly generated in the body; meaning, we may not feel any symptoms for a long time, but disease will begin to proliferate even in a slightly chronic acidic state.
Read through this Questionnaire and answer accordingly. Follow the chart below to see how close you are to living an alkaline lifestyle.
Do you consume bottled water, carbonated beverages, coffee and/or sports drinks more than 3 times a week?
Are the majority of the foods you consume cooked?
Does your diet contain packaged and processed food more than once per day?
Do you have a challenge with your energy or motivational level?
Is your urine often yellow?
Do you have an excess of stomach acid (acid reflux, heartburn or GERD)?
Do you consume white flour more than once per day?
Do you suffer from anxiety or depression?
Do you experience added stress more than once per day?
Do you average less than 8 hours of sleep per night?
Do you consume white sugar or artificial sweeteners more than once per day?
Do you frequently have constipation and/or loose stool?
Do you feel the need to clear your throat often (excess mucous)?
Do you consume dairy more than once a day?
Do you typically purchase conventional fruits, vegetables and grains?
Is your memory or ability to recollect beginning to slip?
Do you suffer from inflammation and frequent pain in the body?
Do you suffer from ulcers?
Do you work out less than 3 times per week?
Do you get leg cramps or spasms often?
Do you have thin nails that break often?
Has your hair lost its healthy luster and volume?
Do you have arthritis or gout?
Are you experiencing bone loss / osteoporosis?
How many questions did you answer Yes to?
0-2 You are probably alkaline especially if you drink alkaline water and take digestive enzymes.
3-4 You may be slightly acidic causing undue stress on the body. Increase your alkaline water intake and consume Core Health nutrients and enzymes daily to stay in proper balance.
5+ You are most likely acidic which will cause severe increased risk of disease. Adhering to the principles of this book can make a difference in your future health. We strongly suggest getting access to alkaline water, incorporating Core Health Products into your lifestyle, and consuming a very alkaline superfood such as Core Greens on a daily basis.
These questions are indicative of a lifestyle that is out of balance and sending warning signals to proceed with caution. It is time make a U turn with your health and bring balance and harmony back to your body, so that you can live life to the fullest.