Actually, it is so simple.
by Markus M. Ernst
“Nary a disease can live in an alkaline environment, not even cancer.” Dr. Otto Warburg, 1931
How can it be that we know this fact since 1931, but
no one pays attention to it?
More and more people are getting sick due to
keeping a pure diet and increasing stress; bringing
the body’s chemistry out of balance.
Common cancer therapies are more than disputable
and cancer became a widespread disease. Dr. Otto
Warburg received the Nobel prize for medicine in
1931 for his findings, that nary a disease can live in
an alkaline environment, including cancer.
It seems that academic medicine is ignoring this fact.
The pH-value in the blood is between 7.365 and 7.45
and needs to be sustainable.
So what the heck is pH?
Remember high school science class? Well, if you don’t, here’s a little refresher course: The body maintains a delicate acid-alkaline balance. Everything from healthy cells to cancer cells to soil quality and ocean life is affected by pH. The term pH stands for “potential hydrogen” which is the measure of hydrogen ions in a particular solution. In our case, that “solution” refers to our body’s fluids and tissues.
The pH scale measures how acidic or alkaline a substance is and ranges from 0 to 14. Seven is neutral. Below 7 becomes increasingly acidic, above 7 increasingly alkaline.
Our body is programmed to maintain this range no matter what, since even the slightest dip or rise in pH can have seriously dangerous consequences. Due to today’s lifestyle, our body has to deal with a hyperacidity. Not only the weak quality of our nutrition, but also the amount of the acidity in our food or just think about sodas with all the carbonic acid. The carbonic acid in sodas is used to get the “bubbles” in it, to have it feel more refreshing. The pH value in soda is 2 – very acidic! We basically overload our body with acid. On top of that, environmental toxins can be acidic, too, and sadly, those are pretty dang hard to avoid.
In addition, our abilities to eliminate acidity are limited. No wonder, that our body is in a predicament!
What are our natural abilities to reduce hyperacidity?
With exhaling carbon dioxide, we detox! Most people breath wrong and are most of the time in a room with low oxygen and low physical activity. The result, less oxygen is inhaled and less carbon dioxide exhaled.
Our skin, especially at our hands, is slightly acidic–this helps keep unfriendly bacteria away. The pH value of the skin is 5.5. Because the cosmetic industry tells us, that our skin has an acid mantle on the surface, most skincare products are acidic. It is true, that our skin has this protection. The protective acid mantle of the skin is sustainable from transporting acidity from the inside of the body to the surface of the skin. Our skin is the biggest organ in our body. Our body tries to reduce hyperacidity through the skin, but if we use acid skin care products the skin’s ability to reduce acidity is zero.
Our kidneys and bladder,
The kidneys help maintain acid-base homeostasis by excreting hydrogen ions into the urine and reabsorbing bicarbonate from the urine. To sustain this progress, our body requires a daily consumption from ½ - ¾ gallon of pure drinking water, even more if diverse symptoms are already present. We also do know that high acid diets are associated with gout and kidney.
They are natural cleaning mechanisms. We know, that in most cases of spontaneous healing from cancer, a previous infectious disease accrued. Through excessively hygiene and medications, these infectious diseases are suppressed and the body doesn’t start the cleaning mechanism. Furthermore, our immune system gets weak and more medication is needed to fight infections and leads to a vicious circle. Suppressed infectious diseases lead to increased waste products of metabolism and dead cells and germs remain in our body. The consequences of which are chronic diseases.
Hyperacidity in the brain.
Acidity in the brain (low pH) may impact healthy and unhealthy brain function. Low pH levels are associated with mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety disorder and panic disorder.
In general, the pH of our brain is carefully regulated. A large increase or decrease in brain acidity can seriously disrupt brain functioning. The pH can sometimes rise and fall in synapses, the points of communication between individual neurons in the brain. Some synapses include specialized proteins that "sense" acidity. These proteins, called "'acid-sensing ion channels", or ASICs, stimulate neurons when increased acid is detected. Hyperacidity in the brain is weakening the neurological pathways between the Brodman aerials and leads to an imbalanced activity in the brain.
When acid buildup occurs to the point where your body is no longer able to successfully eliminate or neutralize these acids, a variety of problems can occur, including illness and, potentially, even death. Other problems related to acidosis include accelerated aging, demineralization (loss of the body’s mineral stores), fatigue, impaired enzyme activity, inflammation and organ damage, and the proliferation of harmful microorganisms such as bacteria, fungi, molds, yeasts (including Candida), and viruses.
The good news is, that we can do something.
Our acid-base homeostasis needs to be in a good steady state. More outside activity, a healthy and balanced diet, and alkaline baths (8.5 – 9.5 pH) help to neutralize acidity and our body is able to regenerate.
Body, mind and spirit benefit from a balanced and steady acid-base state and most symptoms from diseases can be eased and the body can heal.
Dr. John Wemmie, M.D., Ph.D "Detecting activity-evoked pH changes in human brain" PNAS, May 2012, doi: 0.1073/pnas.1205902109
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