How a PH imbalance can impact your health

How a PH imbalance can impact your health

Most people who suffer from an imbalanced pH are acidic. This condition forces the body to borrow minerals —including calcium, sodium, potassium and magnesium from vital organs and bones to buffer (neutralise) the acid and safely remove it from the body. Because of this strain, the body can suffer severe and prolonged damage due to high acidity, a condition that may go undetected for years.

Mild acidosis can cause such problems as:

  • Cardiovascular damage, including the constriction of blood vessels and the reduction of oxygen.
  • Weight gain, obesity and diabetes.
  • Bladder and kidney conditions, including kidney stones.
  • Immune deficiency.
  • Acceleration of free radical damage, possibly contributing to cancerous mutations.
  • Hormone concerns.
  • Premature aging.
  • Osteoporosis, weak or brittle bones, hip fractures and bone spurs.
  • Joint pain, aching muscles and lactic acid build-up.
  • Low energy and chronic fatigue.
  • Slow digestion, elimination and yeast/fungal overgrowth.

What causes acidity?

  • The reason acidosis is more common in our society is mostly due to our diet, which is far too high in acid -producing animal products like meat, eggs, and dairy, while being far too low in alkaline -producing foods like fresh vegetables. Additionally, we eat acid -producing processed foods like white flour, sugar, drink acid -producing beverages like coffee and soft drinks.
  • We use too many drugs and, artificial chemical sweeteners which are extremely acid forming. One of the best things we can do to correct an overly acidic body is to clean up our diet and lifestyle.

Acid & alkaline in the human body.

Our body secretes or maintains many kinds of fluids and their pH factors are all different.

The most important of these fluids is blood, which must be slightly alkaline all the time.

Our body’s exercise or movements produce lactic acid and carbon dioxide.

Phosphoric acid and sulphuric acid are likewise produced in the body from oxidation of the phosphorus and sulphur contained in food, this makes the blood acidic.

On the other hand, alkaline elements such as sodium, potassium, magnesium, and calcium are ingested in large amounts, especially in vegetable food.

Acid pH and alkaline pH levels of the body:

Ph level ranges from 0 (highly acidic) – 14 (highly alkaline) with 7 being neutral

Stomach juice – 1.5

Saliva – 7.1

Blood – 7.4

Pancreatic juice – 8.8


How to prevent an acid system

  • It is very important to make sure you are eating more alkaline forming foods and less of the acid forming foods
  • Drink 2.5 – 3 Litres of water daily. Drinking alkaline water helps improve the overall pH of your body
  • Eat more vegetables
  • Keep away from refined foods & sugars
  • Keep away from alcohol or cut back to an occasional drink

Click here for a full list of acid and alkaline foods.


Chris Tompson

Chris Tompson