Leading medical researchers are now concluding that a decline in health begins when cellular pH moves towards becoming acidic, a process called metabolic acidosis. Over 400 peer reviewed articles link low-grade acidosis with aging and dozens of problems associated with the aging process. Scientists are -shifting their major health focus and research from free radicals and antioxidants – the focus of study for the last twenty years – to body acidity, body alkalinity, and the importance of maintaining a pH balanced system.
The common conclusion from studies by researchers, doctors, and scientists is that acid in the body, if left imbalanced, will have perilous chronic effects such as:
- Acid reflux
These are just a few of the chronic effects affected by metabolic acidosis. Here are the steps we can take to alkalize our bodies and protect against chronic inflammation leading to chronic health problems and even disease:
- Eat organic to avoid injurious additives, pesticides and chemical fertilizers
- Drink alkalized water
- Limit or eliminate acidic drinks: Soda, coffee, alcohol
- Limit or eliminate acidic foods: meat and animal products
- Avoid antacids and over-prescription Proton Pump inhibitors-increase stomach acid rather than reduce it
- Take supplements featuring potassium and magnesium to alkalize like Bio-pH™
Because the needed alkaline minerals are no longer prevalent in our soils, thus not taken up and processed by what we eat, turning to supplementation is the only way to ensure we get those minerals necessary to alkalize our metabolic systems and avoid metabolic acidosis and ensuing inflammations.
About the author: Rob Spears is the Co-Producer and host of Conscious Talk Radio on KKNW in Seattle and the founder and director of Intentional Health. The company manufactures and distributes products with the proprietary ingredient Bio-pH™. Bio-pH™ has received FDA recognition as a New Dietary Ingredient (NDI), as well as a designation of product safety and uniformity. For more information about Rob and Alkalinity visit their website.