Friday, February 17, 2012

Balancing your body pH - Circulatory system

This is the first of a series of educational articles regarding balancing your body pH.

1. Circulatory System
2. Digestive System
3. Nervous System
4. Structural System
5. Foods that are acid forming, alkaline forming and other things you can do to balance your body pH...

Poor health begins in one area of the body, and like a virus or disease, spreads to other parts of the body. Much like the domino effect, once you have a collapse in one body system, it is next to impossible to stop the cascading movement that causes a myriad of symptoms that people go to the doctor for.

The problem with going to the doctor is that he or she doesn’t have the time to find the root cause of your symptom much less educate you on reversing the damage and getting your once profound health back. Chances are, your doctor will write a prescription to manage your symptoms. If this goes on long enough, you develop other symptoms (or side effects) from the medication or the ongoing domino effect that is happening, so he writes more prescriptions to manage your new symptoms, and so on the merry go round turns.

There are 32 nutrients (nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, sulfur, calcium, magnesium, iron, manganese, boron, copper, zinc, molybdenum, etc.) known as trace minerals that are found in nature in our soil, twelve of them considered essential. Without those nutrients, plants cannot grow or resist disease. The soil must have a certain amount of acid and a certain amount of alkalinity to produce health benefitting plants.

Your body pH is like the fertile ground that organic fruits and vegetables grow in, and also requires balance of acid and alkalinity to keep your body systems functioning properly. If you have excess stomach acid which causes acid reflux, acid indigestion, GERD, or even an ulcer, it is possible that you are already having issues in other parts of the body too. Just like the soil, the pH in your internal environment, (your blood and tissues) must be balanced to produce health. If the magnetism of your blood isn’t correct, the cells of the body cannot extract nutrients from the blood, and a host of things begin to go wrong, starting with malnutrition.
The harmful effects of an imbalanced pH can affect the circulatory system, the nervous system, the structural system and the digestive system. This article is going to address the circulatory system.


Bacteria and/or fungi and viruses can attach themselves to the inner walls of your arteries if your body pH is not in balance. This attracts white blood cells, clotting cells and clotting proteins which can cause a plaque to form in the artery. We all know what happens at this point – the arteries narrow and oxygen, nutrients, and blood flow to the tissues are restricted. If this happens in the coronary artery, a heart attack can occur. If excess acidity is present, calcium, which was moved out of the bone to buffer the acid, can deposit in the arterial plaque, thus converting the plaque from soft to hard. The plaque makes the arteries stiff, which can raise blood pressure.

You are now prescribed hypertension, and/or blood thinning, and/or high cholesterol medication. All because you are eating too many foods that cause acid or too few foods that can create alkalinity, or vice versa.

What is a perfect pH? It is 6.4. How do you get your pH to 6.4? Invest in pH strips, and learn which foods form acid in the tissues and blood and which form alkaline in the tissues and blood. There are many other things one can do to balance the body pH, but this is a great start.

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