Maintenance of the balanced pH levels in our body is the most significant homeostatic functions and if fail in it, we put our health at risk for disease and even death. (Martini, Bartholomew, Bledsoe 2008)
Our body needs to maintain normal acid-base balance in order to stay in a state of health or homeostasis and your blood needs to stay in a pH range between 7.35-7.45 in order to remain in homeostasis. People with too low or too high pH levels range are more prone to diseases and in some cases death. Mostly, people are in an acidic state-blood pH is below 7.35 and this acidic state allows cancer to thrive in your body. Increased metabolism of glucose and poor perfusion can lead to acidic external pH of a solid tumor.
Keeping normal acid-base balance-homeostasis, as one of the prevention measure to reduce the rate of cancer, enables your body to defend itself against as of cancer, as of other diseases.
To establish your pH level in your body you need to buy a testing kit from your local pharmacy or local health food store. These usually come in rolls and consists small set of pH balance test strips. The one strip is by testing your saliva and the other is your urine. The best time do to the urine test is in the morning after you get up. It couldn’t be easier-you just need to urinate on the strip and compare it the results with the guide on the kit. When the average urine pH is below 6.5, it indicates on an overwhelmed buffered system and body’s fluids are too acid. You need to pay more attention to the lower acid levels.
When testing your saliva, make sure you have not eaten or had drink within two hours. You need to wash your mouth with your own saliva, and then swallow. Make sure your saliva remains in your mouth and then place the strip on your tongue. Afterwards, compare the results against to the color chart that goes along with your strips. If the saliva pH is too low (below 6.5), it indicates that the body got rid of them through the urine. If the saliva pH is too high (over 6.8), it indicates that body suffers from excess gas, constipation and production of yeast, mold and fungus.
Correcting your pH if is not within the normal range
Various things can influence your pH levels. What you put into your body is also important for creation of the pH level within your body.
The most efficient way to maintain your pH level in a neutral range is to eat as clean as possible, which means to restrict yourself from processed food. Consuming organic food can reduce the number of chemicals that enter your body. Unhealthy diet, a diet too high in fatty foods, contributes for our body chemistry to become too acidic which increases the risk of illness including cancer.
The acidic state of your body is referred to as its pH balance which is similar to the one of a swimming pool. If the pH balance of a pool is low, it indicates that the water became too acidic and leads to sore, burning eyes and noses, dry itchy skin. If the water is with a high pH balance, it indicates that it become too alkaline and has similar effects on the human body.
What is also important is to know what foods are alkaline and what are acid. Given to the fact that any raw vegetable is alkaline and meats are acidic, doesn’t mean that you need to give up eating meat and eat only raw vegetables, but your portions of vegetables should be greater than your meat portion. Proper diet is essential to restore your body’s pH to homeostasis.
Dr. Lindsey who earned a doctorate degree in education specializing in instructional technology and adult education, has also served in different roles as a paramedic, firefighter and educator and served in different leadership positions in the Fire Chief rank. He has also written number of books and articles.
His wife was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer in 2007. After number of chemotherapy treatments, his education of acid-base balance and living in homeostasis helped him to clarify the situation of the western culture failure. The body requires maintenance of normal acid-base balance in order to protect from diseases. In order to save his wife’s life he changed his lifestyle completely, but still living in a western culture has shown as too much for the 6 months of a holistic lifestyle. His wife died 4 years after she was diagnosed with cancer.
After this, Dr. Lindsey has dedicated himself to the homeopathic and naturopathic aspects of medicine so as he can help his children, himself, family and friends who want to start a healthy lifestyle.
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