What is Acidosis?

Avoid acidosis and maintain your body’s pH balance. Here’s how an alkaline pH balanced diet can keep you healthy, sustain your body’s proper calcium level, as well as get rid of excess fat!

pH Balance and Acidosis

Proper pH balance in the body is the most important factor in making sure the body stays healthy and can ward off disease. Good alkaline pH in the body is vital to cellular health.

To the layperson the term inner terrain means nothing, but it is this term that describes what is in each and every one of us that is vital in fighting off bacteria, viruses, fungus, yeasts and molds. Even as you read this article, there are more and more strands of powerful bugs and viruses developing all bent on the destruction of our bodies. It is these “super bugs” that will win the day and render the traditional remedies like antibiotics useless. It is for this reason alone that it is more important than ever to understand how to avoid acidosis and maintain your body’s pH balance. While proper amounts of calcium are indeed needed to help insure that your pH (acid-alkaline) balance is correct, simply drinking lots of milk and ingesting extras amounts of dairy are not the solutions.

It was Dr. Louis Pasteur who came up with the theory that germs are the root cause of disease, a statement which time has proven accurate. His dying words were, “The germ is nothing, the inner terrain is everything.” What Dr. Pasteur was referring to is the part of our bodies that contains the digestive tract, lymph system, blood, urine tract and interstitial fluids. What Dr. Pasture recognized, long before it became widely known in the medical world is that a proper pH balance in the body is the most important factor in making sure the body stays healthy and can ward off disease. Additionally, we now know that a good alkaline pH in the body is vital to cellular health. Our bodies are alkaline by design but become acidic by our behavior. This creates a disturbance in the body’s pH balance and thus makes the human body the ideal place for molds, fungus, viruses and other nasty bugs to not only live, but to thrive as well.

Traditional thinking tells us that the body’s immune system is its first line of defense against the nasty elements, when in fact it really plays the mop up role to the first and major line of defense, which is a good pH balance. Our bodies are comprises of billions of cells that make the body slightly alkaline and it is this alkalinity that needs to be maintained in order for the body to thrive. As the cells do their normal thing, they will let off a natural waste that is acidic. Though this is a natural process, the acid levels in the body must not be allowed to build up. If allowed to build up it can lead to a silent killer called acidosis.

Acidosis is what is really killing us. If we allow our body’s to be acidic and anaerobic (lacking in oxygen), then we are allowing our bodies to become the perfect breading ground for fungus, mold, bacteria and viruses. Think of a sealed freezer that is then unplugged. If left alone and opened a couple of weeks later, you would find all kinds of nasty fungus's and mold growing inside. But the freezer was sealed so how can this be? The answer is that the mold and fungus was always there. Once the freezer was unplugged it simply became the ideal place for the mold and fungus to grow. The same holds true for our bodies. If we shift from a healthy oxygenated, alkaline environment to an unhealthy anaerobic, acidic environment, we become an unplugged freezer. Though our bodies look the same on the outside, the inside is now susceptible to all the viruses, molds, and fungus's that couldn’t survive before.

Proper amounts of calcium are vital in maintaining a good pH (acid-alkaline) balanced body.

Avoiding acidosis is achieved by making sure that the proper amount of calcium is present at all times. That is essentially what acidosis is, a lack of oxygen and available calcium. Calcium is so important to our bodies that it even forms a chemical buffer in the blood called mono-ortho-calcium phosphate. This buffer is what maintains the alkalinity of your body and without it you die. In order to make sure that we have enough calcium we have to make sure that our body’s pH balance is correct. If it is not, then the calcium will not be absorbed by our diet, but rather robbed from our teeth and our bones. The more acidic our bodies become, the more our bodies are deprived of oxygen and the harder it is for our bodies to adequately absorb calcium. This opens up the body to being the perfect candidate for the bone disease known as Osteoporosis.

Osteoporosis is a real conundrum for many people and they think that they can avoid it by simply ingesting large amounts of dairy products or by drinking lots of milk. Again, if the body’s pH balance is out of sync and the body is acidic, all the milk in the world won’t help. But because the body naturally wants to stay healthy, it will get its need supply of calcium, only it will take it from your teeth, bones and tissues. If your biological or inner terrain is out of order, so to will your body be out of order.

Your body’s pH balance may affect your weight. An alkaline pH balance could help get rid of excess fat.

Our bodies are a wondrous thing. When the body feels threatened it will go into a defense mode and do things to help ensure its survival. One of the things the body does when it becomes acidic and depleted of oxygen is it creates fat cells. Why? Simple, acid is stored in fat cells. The body knows that the acid levels in a pH balance that is out of sync are dangerous to all the vital organs that are needed to maintain its life. As a precaution, the body will develop fat and cellulite to form a cushion between the organs and the acid. Many individuals find that a welcomed side effect to a more alkaline pH is a loss of unwanted weight. Many times it is weight that has refused to come off for a period of years.

When it comes to fungus's, molds, bacteria and viruses, they play no favorites. These body attackers will consume you whether you are male or female, a child or an adult, they just don’t care. The only way to properly defend ourselves is to become educated to the fact that our inner terrain needs to be in perfect form and in order to do this our bodies must maintain a proper pH balance. Having the body’s pH balance in line means more than ensuring that we stay alkaline like we were designed to do and thus helping our bodies absorb calcium properly. A balanced pH means that we avoid the dreaded acidosis, which is the root of all evil when it comes to the war we all fight against disease.