The Effects of Over Acidity
Many diseases and allergic reactions are caused by over acidification of the body fluids. In many instances with diabetes, hypoglycemia and other widespread conditions, over acidification is caused by a dysfunctional organ or gland. Often digestion problems, weak blood sugar regulation and poor carbohydrate metabolism lead to over acidity.
People with a weak carbohydrate metabolism have a difficult time oxidizing glucose to carbon dioxide and water. The products of the oxidization, carbon dioxide and water, are usually easily eliminated. This elimination causes the body to be in a neutral state. If the body is unable to oxidize the glucose completely an over accumulation of organic acid and in the body’s tissues soon results. Pain, especially arthritis and rheumatism are common conditions of a weak carbohydrate metabolism. It the alkaline reserve is insufficient to neutralize these acids, more and more calcium will be pulled from the bones to make up for the deficient mineral reserve. Eventually, the bones become brittle and the tissues and joints calcify.
These conditions and the associated symptoms of pain, weakness and swelling are good indicators that the body’s alkaline reserves are exhausted. The best option in this case is to eat a diet full of alkalizing foods. Many nutritionists believe that following an 80:20 alkaline acid proportion in the daily diet can prevent many of these conditions and symptoms from occurring.
Many illnesses and diseases can be prevented by maintaining your optimal pH. Eating mineral rich foods like fruits and vegetables is a great way of ensuring your body gets the minerals needed to keep you healthy.