Most of my friends and people who follow me on social media hear me talk ad nausem about pH balance in our bodies. Knowing a bit about acidic foods or the alkaline diet goes a long way to better internal health. The Standard American Diet is very acidic to the body, so I try to over-emphasize the alkaline side of it in my food products. It is so important in how I make my sodas and kombucha, that I often compare it to the health of our bodies. What is the best way to think about it's importance? Dr. Gary Tunsky put it this way. "Think of your body as a fish tank. Imagine the importance
of maintaining the integrity of the internal fluids of the body that we swim in daily. Imagine the fish in this tank are your cells and organ systems bathing in the fluids, which transport food and remove waste.
Now imagine I back up my car and put the tailpipe up against the air intake filter supplying oxygen to the water in the tank. The water becomes filled with carbon monoxide lowering the pH, creating and acidic environment and threatening the health of the (fish), (your cells and organs). What if! throw in too much food or the wrong kind of food and the fish are unable to consume or digest it all and the food starts to decompose and putrefy? Toxic waste chemicals build up as the food breaks down, creating more acidic by-products, altering the optimal pH.
This is a small example of what we are doing to our internal fluids daily, some of us more than others. We are polluting our internal fluids with acidic toxins like nicotine, drugs, excessive intake of acid forming foods, acidic beverages and social drugs such as coffee, carbonated beverages and alcohol, which all compromise the delicate balance of pH that maintains homeostasis. Some of us have fish tanks (bodies) that are barely able to support life, yet we somehow manage to struggle from day to day manifesting severe imbalances until there is the inevitable crash and debilitating chronic, disturbing, and diseased symptomology to deal with a life-threatening illness in a hospital somewhere."
Once you begin to see your body as a unique filtering system, you begin to realize the importance of what you ingest, consume, eat, digest, and breath. Is it time to change the filter in your house?
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