What is acid-alkaline balance and what influence does it have on your organism?
It is an adequate relation of hydrogen ions concentration to the concentration of hydroxyl ions in your body. Organism acidity depends on hydrogen ions and organism alkalinity depends on hydroxyl ions. Their appropriate relation has an impact on good metabolism, whereas health problems occur when their proportions are distorted. We know that blood in the organism must be slightly alkaline. Its task is to remove acidic residues and provide cells with nutrients. If we provide our organism with too many acidic substances (by eating excessive amounts of fats, dairy, carbohydrates, flour products, carbonated drinks containing colourings), the pH balance becomes distorted. This leads to serious health problems. The pH of blood must be always between 7.35 and 7.45. If the pH is slightly distorted, this could have detrimental effects on the organism, including a threat to life. Blood has to be within a very narrow pH bracket and this is supported by the following medical fact. In life-threatening situations, in moments of weakness and dehydration, in a hospital you are given the so called IV (intravenous infusion). In its chemical composition, there are only compounds with alkalising effect, and, what is important, in the form of salts of alkaline minerals. Therefore, the alkalinity of blood is maintained by the so-called alkaline blood buffers. It involves sourcing alkaline minerals (sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium) and creating bicarbonate groups. Those groups neutralise acidic residues into salts (which do not have any pH and are less harmful to health). If in a human organism, there are more acidic substances, this means that there are not enough alkaline minerals. Then, in order to maintain its pH, blood sources those minerals from other organs. And therefore: magnesium is sourced from muscles and calcium from pancreas or from bones. Sourcing of alkaline minerals from internal organs will result, first of all, in their over-acidification and a pathologic process will begin (pancreas – diabetes, kidneys – gout, liver – cholesterol, etc.). Generally, there are no symptoms in the first phase. However, when even those minerals are not enough, the cardiovascular system will remove acidic residues into the organism causing the growth of adipose tissue, i.e. obesity. Biochemists unanimously consider such deposition of acidic residues in the human organism as one of the basic reasons for ageing. When the organism is over-acidified, many health conditions and diseases develop.
In such acidified environment, bacteria and viruses grow very fast. Acidified environment means no oxygen for our cells. In such conditions, microorganisms thrive in the fermentation processes. They create strongly poisonous toxins, which also have acidic pH. The closed circle of organism acidification enlarges.
It was confirmed by a German doctor and pharmacist, Hans-Heinrich Rockeweg, who is called the father of science about human toxins – homotoxicology. He found that excessive toxification of an organism is the beginning of phases of chronic diseases. The last phase is a tumour i.e. cancer. He was the first to introduce the notion of a toxic poison into medicine. Whereas, other scientists, such as Theodore Baroody and William Hay, established that the number and name of diseases are not important because there is one reason for them – distortion of acid-alkaline balance, i.e. over-acidification of an organism. In order to neutralise acidic residues, it is necessary to supply appropriate amounts of alkaline minerals. We should supply our organism with alkaline compounds from foodstuffs and liquids, especially from water. Many alkaline minerals (in the form of dissociated ions) are supplied with ionised alkaline water. It takes time to restore the acid-alkaline balance. These changes should not occur too rapidly because it also causes side effects in the organism (too rapid detoxification may damage the liver). However, this effect can be reached very quickly and safely by regular drinking of alkaline water. This water, apart from the fact that it neutralises acidic substances, it also removes them very quickly from the organism with the help of urine. Details on the effects of alkaline water on human organism can be found here.