How this All-Too-Common Habit is Making Your Blood Dangerously Acidic

Posted November 3, 2006. There have been 6 comments

Do you know your blood's pH level? And why would it matter?

Here's why: To be truly healthy your blood must remain slightly alkaline at all times. You and your body wouldn't have it any other way. What you might not know is that taking common drugs causes your blood to become considerably more acidic. This then leads to weight gain, early aging, infection, and even degenerative diseases.

Acid vs. Alkaline

One important way to promote healthy alkaline blood (with a pH right around 7.35) is to eat a meal that has an abundance of alkaline-forming foods. When your blood is alkaline it will function at optimum efficiency - processing toxins and disposing of them properly, absorbing nutrients and providing life-giving oxygen and energy to hard working cells.

We Americans eat mostly acid-forming meals full of sugar, processed foods, artificial sweeteners, caffeine, and way too much poorly digested animal protein. If your digestion is poor from a lack of stomach acid and other enzymes- a common condition today - and if you know nothing about the value of proper food combining, you will not digest your meals. Poor digestion also contributes to an acidic blood condition.

Stress, too, is acid forming. Add stress to an acid-forming diet and you wreak havoc on your body's chemistry, creating waste products that only produce more acidity.

Soon, your red blood cells can't deliver oxygen and nutrients as efficiently to all your cells. Your body craves minerals and leaches them from other places in your body, even your teeth and your bones, leaving you at risk for osteoporosis. These minerals are vital for healthy adrenals and without them pulling for you each day, you will find that your energy levels drop. Low energy and mineral-deficient blood set the stage for systemic viral and fungal infections, like candida and herpes. It's no surprise that you'd want to take action to feel better, but is turning to prescription drugs the answer?

Do Drugs Help or Hinder Health?

Drugs, both prescription and over-the-counter (OTC), can be very helpful in some circumstances. And nearly EVERYONE has taken some kind of drug over the course of a lifetime. But we live in a world of duality where everything has a "front" and a "back" side. The ancient Chinese called this yin and yang. Drugs do have a positive side to them but are you aware of their dark side?

While drugs are promoted to heal your body, you may not realize that they also add to the acidic environment decreasing your ability to absorb minerals and other nutrients. This acidic blood condition also reduces your body's ability to repair damaged cells, to detoxify heavy metals, and even encourages growth of tumor cells. Drugs do not heal. They simply create another imbalance. True healing is creating balance.

Besides their active ingredients, many drugs contain caffeine and aspartame, two very acid-forming substances that are FDA approved but nonetheless can be harmful.

Aspartame can change chemical levels in your brain that affect behavior, and human studies reported depression, menstrual irregularities, constipation, headaches and fatigue as common side effects!

Sadly, most Americans alive today have been unconsciously saturated with relentless advertising on television and in magazines that promote drug use as if it were the "norm." It's what you do when you don't feel well, like eating when you're hungry or sleeping when you tired. For short-term or long-term use there's a drug for anything that ails you. We're hooked, much to the delight of the pharmaceutical companies, who have spent billions on advertising to influence your behavior.

Simply changing what you eat and drink, plus adjusting your lifestyle to include sunlight, exercise, fresh air and a good night's sleep, are superior and economical actions for recapturing your health if you have lost it.

For building your immunity and for keeping your blood in perfect acid-alkaline balance, Body Ecology offers an extensive array of delicious foods and beverages to build your immunity. So please, if you haven't looked at what we offer, do so today.

Drugs can create an acidic environment in your body, making it more attractive to pathogens

Your Inner Ecosystem is Key

If your diet and lifestyle habits are currently contributing to overly-acidic blood, your inner ecosystem (made up of healthy microorganisms that reside in your intestines and keep you healthy) is most likely out of balance as well. Among it's many tasks, your inner ecosystem actually helps maintain healthy balanced blood.
When your inner ecosystem is out of balance, pathogenic microflora start to take over and kill off the good guys. Taking drugs is actually creating further damage by providing more acid-producing fuel that bad bacteria and other pathogens love.

It's no surprise that we sometimes feel like we are not getting well, no matter how many doctors we see or drugs we take. With an unhealthy inner ecosystem, our immunity is at risk.

Restoring the Balance

The Body Ecology Diet is perfect for balancing your blood pH because it restores and maintains your body's inner ecosystem. In fact, one of the 7 principles in the Body Ecology Diet book is The Principle of Balance. Our simple explanation of this ancient universal principle will give you the tools you need to create an ideal state of balance. Our delicious healing foods will too. Our focus on fermented foods and drinks allows you to create a lavish inner ecosystem, thriving with healthy microflora.

The Body Ecology Diet restores your blood's pH with probiotic-rich fermented foods and more. Check out our entire line of health-enhancing foods, beverages and information products now.

If you've taken prescription or OTC drugs in the past, maybe even recently, the Body Ecology program can help you boost your immunity and bring you back to feeling good again.

The Body Ecology system of health and healing provides a roadmap to creating energy, health and vitality. With some simple changes, you may find that you no longer have the symptoms that led you to your doctor for a prescription drug in the first place!

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6 Comments

  • Good article, surely acid alkaline balance diet is real secret to healthy, in my country India, every state has a meal plate and is really balanced diet. Do make a point have a Indian 'Thali' sometime.

    Posted on Jul 11 at 11:09 am

  • J. Lacoste the fermented foods used in the BED diet help to get rid of the candida. The fermented foods used are not pasteurized. If you would like further information I would suggest getting the book.

    Posted on May 4 at 10:34 am

  • Taking Oxyneo - BHT in it, is this affecting my sleep, ph, etc??

    Posted on Oct 28 at 7:57 pm

  • @J.Lacoste The "Candida Diet" suggests no fermented foods. The reason why is the commercial brands of fermented foods have been PASTEURIZED, which basically means that all the healthy micro-organisms in the ferment have been killed off by the heat. As a effect of heating the ferment now becomes completely ACIDIC. All the good stuff is KILLED off.

    Posted on Jul 26 at 7:02 am

  • Hi I am also looking for a response to the question posed above

    Posted on Jun 7 at 5:46 pm

  • Hello,

    I have a pretty bad case of systemic Candida and I have had this for some time now. My question to you is: "How can the Body Ecology diet help me at this stage if your focus is on fermented foods and drinks? The reason I am asking this is because I was told to stay away from fermented foods, as they can cause the Candida yeast in my intestines to proliferate.

    I thought I'd ask this question before investing in your book.

    I look forward to your response.

    Regards,

    J.Lacoste

    Posted on Apr 14 at 7:22 pm

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