Health Tip: Watch your body pH
By Sue Mueller
Jun 1, 2006, 19:56
une 1 (foodconsumer.org) - Minerals are important to maintain
one's health. Linus Pauling, winner of two Nobel Prizes, said each
disease is associated with deficiency of certain minerals.
One vital function of minerals is to keep an alkaline body pH.
When you do not feel good and you know something wrong, you go to see
a doctor and he does not know there may be something wrong with your
Often times, when you feel down, your pH is too low or strongly
acidic. You are supposed to have a slightly alkaline pH, anywhere
between 7.1 and 7.4 roughly. PH 7 is neutral and below 7 is acidic.
You need a normal alkaline pH to keep all cells functioning properly.
A low acidic body pH is one of the important causes for many
diseases including cancer. 85% cancer patients are found to have a low
pH between 5 and 6. At a normal pH, cancer cells can't grow. That is
why some cancer patients get their cancer controlled after they change
their lifestyle including diet.
How to maintain a normal pH? You need to have a balanced diet to
keep your body pH alkaline. Some foods, known as alkaline food such as
tea and seaweed, tend to generate an alkaline pH while others, known
as acid food such as protein food, tend to make an acidic pH. Drinking
water with an alkaline pH is good for your health.
Knowing this, you know how to prevent many diseases. Many diseases
such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease and cancer, which are seen
commonly in affluent countries, may be related to their high-fat and
or high-protein diet. These diseases are much less common in
developing countries where plant food is much more common than protein
or food derived from animals such as beef and milk. High protein
intake shifts the body pH toward acidic, which is the base for many
A news story reported lately says there are more than 20 people at
age 100 or older in a small Chinese town with 80,000, which is rarely
found elsewhere. The rate is high. Researchers found that the
underground water the residents used to cook food is so alkaline that
it smells a strange odor.
Remember you may at least get the majority of diseases under
control by adjusting your diet that tends to make an alkaline body pH.
This is significant to many patients. Doctors use highly harmful
treatments such as chemotherapy and radiotherapy because they want to
kill each and every cancer cell while these treatments per se can
cause new cancerous cells. As a matter of fact, you don't have to kill
all cancer cells to be healthy. You can't kill all of them in your
body any way. ... end link