THE BASIC RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN WHAT WE EAT AND OUR BODY pH
Everything we eat or otherwise ingest is dealt with by the body before it is absorbed into the bloodstream; otherwise we would die.
For example, a full Sugar soda is extremely acidic with a pH value of 2.5. Try introducing substances with pH values of 2.5 directly into your bloodstream, and see what happens.
Now, it would take about 32 glasses of water with a pH value of 10 to neutralize that soda.
But you didn't drink 32 glasses of Alkaline Water with that soda, did you? So now your body has to use alkaline elements, such as calcium, from your body's stores, or store these acidic elements somewhere in your body, so, when the soda is absorbed into your body and bloodstream, it doesn't lower your blood's pH so much that you die.
Acidic foods such as sodas basically lower the pH value within your entire body. If these acidic burdens continue, eventually this situation moves you toward an acidic state and lowered cell oxygen levels that will result in cancer or other degenerative disease.
Herman Aihara, in his book Acid & Alkaline, writes: "If the condition of our extra cellular fluids, especially the blood, becomes acidic, our physical condition will first manifest tiredness, proneness to catching colds, etc. When these fluids become more acidic, our condition then manifests pains and suffering such as headaches, chest pains, stomach-aches, etc."
According to Dr. Morishita in his Hidden Truth of Cancer: "If the blood develops a more acidic condition, then our body inevitably deposits these excess acidic substances in some area of the body. The blood will not be able to maintain an alkaline condition, which causes these areas to become acidic and lower in oxygen.
"As this tendency continues, such areas increase in acidity and some cells die; then these dead cells themselves turn into acids. However, some other cells may adapt in that environment. In other words, instead of dying - as normal cells do in an acid environment - some cells survive by becoming abnormal cells.
" These abnormal cells are called malignant cells. Malignant cells do not correspond with brain function or with our own DNA's memory code. Therefore, malignant cells grow indefinitely and without order. This is cancer."
Like most of what we ingest, acidic elements such as chlorinated water or Sugar are headed toward the blood stream.
If these acids entered the bloodstream directly, it would lower the blood pH so much that one could die. To neutralize these acidic elements, the body combines them with other elements stored in body tissues such as bones, teeth, cartilage and muscles, or by storing the acidic elements somewhere in the body. Storing acidic elements in the body is particularly problematic because the body has the tendency to store them in areas that are already in a weakened state.
A person's body is similar to an aquarium and, as the different acid- or alkaline- forming elements are consumed and discharged, the general pH of the body moves in an acid (unhealthy) or alkaline (healthy) direction.
As a person consumes more acidic forming substances, the general cell pH will lower and become more acidic. And, as one's pH drops, the cells' oxygen levels also drop. And as the body's pH moves just a little out of the body's pH normal range, its ability to function properly and heal itself diminishes drastically. An acidic state gives harmful diseases such as cancer the needed environment to grow within you.
By properly using readily available litmus paper to perform a simple, inexpensive, 12 second pH test, one can determine one's general pH, and thereby deduce one's general health, alkaline reserves, and stored acidic properties, and make adjustments to one's diet and other habits.