The human body is composed of 78% water. The cells in the body are 98% water. The body fluids of healthy people are slightly alkaline while the same fluids of those who are sick are acidic, ranging from slightly acidic to extremely acidic. The degree of acidity significantly affects the body’s own ability to prevent and/or reverse illness and disease [including degenerative diseases]. According to Dr. Mark Cochran, in his book The Secrets of pH Concerning Health and Disease, in order to avoid disease and premature aging, the body should remain in a slightly alkaline condition.
Our efforts to establish and maintain good health are often thwarted by our lack of knowledge. Frankly put, our problems stem from either one of two things [or a combination of both of them.]
1. What we put into our bodies [by eating, drinking, breathing or absorbing, etc.] or
2. What we are not taking in that we should [nutrients, vitamins, minerals, water, etc].
Whatever comes into contact with our skin or lungs is absorbed into the body within a matter of seconds. If the product causes acidity the entire body responds. To achieve and maintain a healthy alkaline body we must eat foods and use products that produce an alkaline body. In addition to eating properly one of the best and most effective ways to accomplish this is to use an effective detoxifying system.
The normal American diet consists of a lot of fast food, high in protein, fat, sugar and carbohydrates, which contribute to an overly acidic body. Another source of acid is soda. Soda has an acidic range around 2.5 pH [similar to battery acid]. It takes an incredible amount of “good” water to counteract the effects of soda. In other words, you may have to drink nearly 32 glasses of 7.0 pH water to eliminate the bad effects of 1 glass of soda. In addition to soda – coffee, caffeine, sugar and smoking all contribute to raising the acid levels in one’s body, thereby contributing to many serious health problems.
It is important to understand that changing the body’s pH does not cure disease, however, it allows the body to heal itself by ridding it of toxins and allowing the body to operate at its optimum ability, which is a key to achieving and maintaining good health. Creating an environment where our bodies can not only fight disease but thrive is not difficult, but it does require a bit of knowledge and commitment.
We must remember that the innate intelligence of the body will always seek to balance our pH, even if that means taking needed nutrients from our bones, etc., in order to do so. Having an overly acidic (or alkaline body) places an extra amount of stress on the body’s regulatory systems. This is another example of the importance of following an innate diet; one that works with the design of the body, and not against it.
In addition, it is imperative that the body is free of subluxations, in order for the body to best adapt to the foods we eat, and put the body’s chemistry into a life-sustaining balance.
In closing, we’d like to encourage you to add more alkaline-producing foods into your diet, and ensure that you are as subluxation-free as possible, through proper diet, exercise, rest, and regular subluxation-correcting adjustments.