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