Tips For Body Ph Balance

To understand the body ph balance the Food and Drug Division of the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services of North Carolina, in an effort to contribute to a better quality of its citizens this time explaining what the PH and presents a list of acidic foods and alkaline.

 What is pH?
When doctors talk about the necessary balance of acid and alkaline in the body, what they mean?, Why is it important? And How nutrition and lifestyle affect this balance between acid and alkaline?

When we are talking about acid and alkaline, we are talking of hydrogen. Acid is a substance that releases hydrogen in a chemical solution and alkaline  is a substance which removes the hydrogen in a chemical solution.

The acid and alkaline are measured in  pH(potential hydrogen) on a scale from 1 to 14, being one the most acidic and the most alkaline fourteen. Any solution is acidic or alkaline, in the human body as outside of it. The blood, stomach fluids wine, coffee, etc. have a certain pH. A pH below 7 is considered acid and above 7 is considered alkaline. The pH of the stomach is 1, the wine is 3.5, the venous blood 7.35, 8.5 seawater, etc.

The ideal pH of the human body should be slightly alkaline range between 7.35 and 7.45. Into the human body the balance between acid and alkaline  is very important since many body functions only occur at certain levels of acidity or alkalinity. Many enzymes and chemical reactions in the body function better at a certain pH. A small change in the pH of the body can have a profound effect on body functions. For example, the ability of muscle contraction declines and increases adrenaline hormone when the body becomes slightly more acidic.

Different parts the body have different levels of acidity and alkalinity. How is measures the pH? Usually measurement pH becomes through the blood, since it is  more simple to measure than the of other body parts. Is determined through analysis of blood,  the levels of: potassium, sodium, chlorine, carbon dioxide and bicarbonate.
Some alternative medicine practitioners also measured urine. They think that the body seeks permanently eliminate excess acidity that irritate the tissues and prevent it from absorbing minerals and, since one of the main elimination systems of the body is the renal (kidney), they consider that to measure the level of urine acidity can be determined if the body is eliminating or not the amount of acid that should.

If the removal of acids through the urine is higher than normal, the pH of urine is more acidic. This also indicates that the body is saturated and therefore has a high acidity.
In alternative medicine is also measured saliva, it is considered that if the body has enough mineral reserves, this abundance of minerals should appear in the saliva. However they do not consider , that measuring urine or saliva are a complete way of measuring the pH of the body but rather are indicators.

PH and Food
Foods are classified as alkaline or acidic foods according to their effect on the human body after digestion and not according to the pH that have in themselves. It is for this reason that the flavor they have is not a pH indicator that generated in our body once consumed.
Many times a flavored food acid having an alkaline effect, such as citrus fruits, lemon is alkaline because the  minerals left in the body after digestion help remove hydrogen ions and reduce the acidity of the body.

The personal metabolism also plays a decisive role in this regard. For example, certain fruits contain organic acids, such as tomatoes and citrus although usually create an alkaline effect in some people can leave acidic residues. This happens mostly when people have low acidity in the stomach or when they have a thyroid malfunction.
The north  American Diet

Sometimes is  considered  that  acidifying foods are not healthy and this is a misconception. Acidity and alkalinity are opposites, both are necessary and require both to achieve balance in the body.
The current preference for alkaline meals is due that the North American diet is extremely acidic, which causes health problems. About the acidity generated by foods that have high  fat and sugar, some health experts claim that the acidity can destroy the bones, because the body needs steal alkaline minerals from the bones (including calcium) to reduce the acid pH of the blood .

Acid pH Symptoms Identified
Initial symptoms:
• Acne
• Agitation
• Muscle pain
• Cold hands and feet
• Dizziness
• Low energy
• Pain in the joints movable
• Food allergies
• Chemical sensitivity to odor and gases
• Hyperactivity
• Panic Attacks
• menstrual cramps and premenstrual
• Anxiety and depression premenstrual
• Lack of sexual desire
• fullness
• Acidity
• Diarrhea
• Constipation
• Urine hot
• smelling urine
• Headaches
• Fast breathing
• Pulse unstable
• White tongue
• Difficulty getting up in the morning
• Congestion
• Metallic taste in mouth
Intermediate Symptoms:
• Herpes I and II
• Depression
• Memory Loss
• Loss of concentration
• Migraines
• Insomnia
• Disturbance of sight, smell, taste, hearing
• Asthma
• Bronchitis
• Itching of ear
• Hay fever
• Swelling
• Viral illnesses (colds, flu)
• Bacterial diseases
• Fungal diseases (vaginal, athlete's foot)
• Impotence
• Urethritis
• Cystitis
• Urinary tract infection
• Gastritis
• Colitis
• excessive hair Fall
• Cirrhosis
• Endometritis
• Sinusitis
• Stuttering
• Advanced Symptoms Numbness
• Crohn's Disease
• Schizophrenia
• learning disorders
• Hodgkin's Disease
• Lupus erythematosus
• Multiple Sclerosis
• Rheumatoid Arthritis
• Sarcoidosis
• Tuberculosis
• Esclerordema
• Leukemia
• All other forms of cancer

In next articles we will continue speaking about  the relevance of  alkaline and acidic foods in our diet.


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