Just as our normal body temperature is
98.6°, there are other measures of a
normal condition or homeostasis within
the body. The levels of sugar, oxygen,
and carbon dioxide within the
blood must all be stable, and the
pH (the balance between acid
and alkaline) of the bodily
fluids, including the blood,
should be 7.4, slightly
Balanced body chemistry pH is vital to immune health and
disease correction. The body has alkaline parts (like the blood)
and acid parts (like the inside of the stomach), but when our
over-all body chemistry is over-acid, we open ourselves up for
arthritis type diseases. A healthy body keeps large alkaline
reserves to meet the demands of too many acid-producing
foods. When these are depleted beyond a 3:1 ratio, health
can be seriously threatened.
Knowledge of how to keep your body in a slightly alkaline
condition is vital to restoring your health. Without this
knowledge you cannot maintain the proper pH for your body
to function and for the living ecosystem within you to survive.
An acid/alkaline imbalance toward too much acidity allows
yeast, viruses, rebellious cancer cells, and various other
parasites to thrive. Acidity also leads to conditions such as
chronic fatigue, AIDS, arthritis, and allergies.
The typical American diet is high in foods that cause our
bodies to become acidic. It is no wonder, then, that these
serious conditions are becoming more prevalent. If you have
an acidic condition from eating an acid-forming diet, your
body constantly is trying to return to an alkaline state by
calling on your stored reserves of alkaline minerals: sodium,
calcium, potassium and magnesium. If you continue eating
foods that are highly acid-forming, you leach even more
alkaline minerals from your body, creating a mineral
deficiency that becomes severe over time.
Approximately 20% of the foods on your plate at each meal should
be acid-forming, and approximately 80% should be alkaline-forming.
Common Causes Of An Over-acid Body
Mental stress and tension (stress creates acid in the body!);
over-eating; kidney, liver or adrenal malfunction; poor diet
with excess acid-forming foods, such as caffeine, fried foods,
tobacco, or sweets. Acidosis can often be related to or
caused by arthritis, diabetes or borderline diabetes.
Taken from the Genesis Pure Alkaline Diet Protocol