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How does "Acidity" affect our "Health"?

So yesterday . . . I mentioned becoming "acidosis" is NOT a good thing.

Well today . . . we're going to talk about the connection between "acidity" in the body, "inflammation" and disease.

Okay . . . so the question for today is this . . . what is "acidity"???

Well . . . it has to do with the "pH balance" in life. (pH being "potential hydrogen" in the body)

Now . . . we must understand the importance of this "hydrogen" . . . and that would be . . .

"Hydrogen" keeps the body "HYDRATED" . . . and as we know . . . water is made up of "hydrogen" and "oxygen" and it's absorbed by the cells of the body for optimal health.

And . . . the human body is built to naturally maintain a healthy "balance" of "acidity" and "alkalinity" . . . which would be a pH "neutral". And with this . . . our lungs and kidneys . . . play a key role in this process.

Now . . . a normal blood pH level is 7 or neutral on a scale of 0 to 14. Whereas, 0 is the most acidic and 14 is the most alkaline.

And a disruption in this "acid-base balance" can lead to medical conditions called "acidosis" or "alkalosis".

An example of an "acidosis" condition would be . . . asthma, emphysema, pneumonia or a build up of "lactic acid".

And "alkalosis" would be . . . confusion that can progress to a coma, hand tremors, lightheadedness, muscle twitching, nausea, vomiting, numbness or tingling in the face, hand or feet and uncontrolled irritability,

But . . . due to this Western diet and our overeating