Did you know that a huge percentage of the western world is living an acidic lifestyle? This is a very big health problem, and it only seems to be getting worst.
There are so many factors around that’s making acidosis a very real problem for all of us. This includes daily consumption of unhealthy foods and drinks along with our daily stressors, and lack of physical activity.
Many deaths in the western world are related in some way to diet, according to the U.S. Surgeon General.
So what exactly is acidosis?
Every process in our body can be affected by the pH balance of our internal fluids. Basically, acidosis is the result after our body’s pH balance becomes very acidic. Just like how our body works to regulate its temperature, it also works to regulate the blood’s pH balance. It will do whatever it takes to maintain a slightly alkaline pH, even it means taking resources away from other bodily functions in order to do it.
Microbiologist Dr. Young states that over-acidity can interfere with life itself because chronic over-acidity, if left unchecked, can interrupt all cellular activities from the beating of your heart to the firing of your brain.
He also states that the stress our body undergoes in order to regulate this internal pH balance, is what manifests itself as illnesses and diseases. An example of acidosis at work is, whenever you consume highly acidic foods, the pH of your body becomes more acidic. In order for your body to maintain a slightly alkaline blood pH, it has to leach calcium from your body. This calcium is usually leeched from your own bones. Over time, this can lead to serious health problems like osteoporosis.
Another way that your body works to eliminate excess acidity is through your skin. This is what causes skin problems like eczema, acne, rosacea, excessive oils, etc.
As over acidity continues to build up over time in your bloodstream, your circulatory system will attempt to eliminate them through the lungs and kidney. Any excess acid will usually either get dumped into your bodily organs or left inside your fatty tissues (thighs, stomach, etc.).
How to avoid acidosis
The best way to avoid acidosis is to follow an alkaline lifestyle, which is pretty much the opposite of an acidic lifestyle. This includes consuming foods that are alkaline while maintaining an alkaline-promoting lifestyle through regular exercise, adequate sun exposure and minimal stress.