Resolving your health issues is all about eating a healthy diet isn’t it? Well, not quite.
Getting the right balance between acid and alkaline conditions in the body is an important part of maintaining good health.
We all know about the importance of a good balanced diet, getting the right range of vitamins and minerals for example, but ensuring the food that we eat and our general lifestyles aren’t making our bodies too acidic is just as important. – and yes your lifestyle can make you acidic – read on to find out more!
The body needs a certain pH level, or the balance between acid and alkaline conditions, for many of our essential processes to work correctly.
As such, it will work hard to maintain that level, taking vitamins and minerals from elsewhere in the body to achieve this if necessary – not a particularly good situation! In addition too much acidity in the body damages tissues and nerve endings whilst creating the ideal environment for undesirable ‘extras’ to take up residence including bacteria and viruses – also not good!
Our modern lifestyles can make us generally more acidic.
The moment we get stressed, for instance, the pH levels in the body immediately drop into the acidic range; something to remember the next time you’re feeling irritated in the supermarket queue! Whilst the increased levels of chemicals and toxicity we are exposed to also contribute to raised acidity levels.
However maintaining a good pH balance is not complicated
Just think about the following areas:
Diet: Drink plenty of water, and eat plenty of fruit and vegetables but make sure you get the right mix – too much fruit can be too acidic! Be cautious with tea, coffee and alcohol. Swap that extra cuppa for a herbal tea, for example, and limit the amount of processed food, refined carbohydrates and sugar you have, all of which can make your diet too acidic.
Stress: Try to get a good work/life balance with some time built in for relaxation or doing an activity you enjoy. Get out in the fresh air and take some gentle exercise as natural ways to combat the negative impact of stress including those raised acidity levels.
Chemicals & Toxicity: Try to reduce your chemical overload by using natural products, and open windows to let the fresh air in and the toxicity out. Remember other sources of toxicity such as eSmog, the harmful electromagnetic frequencies from computers, mobile phones and wireless networks which also disturb the normal functioning of the body. Turn off electrical equipment and Wi-Fi when not in use, and try to replace ‘wireless’ with ‘wired’ as much as you can!
Our diets, stress levels and environment can have a real impact on our health in so many different ways so it’s really worth making a few small changes for a longer term benefit. Considering your balance between acid and Alkaline conditions in your body is a good place to start.