THE THREE MAIN REASONS YOU BECOME ACIDIC
1. FOOD AFFECTS YOUR pH VALUES
One of the main reasons you become acidic is your diet. Animal products like meat, eggs and dairy are acid producing. Yes, we have encouraged you to eat hormone and antibiotic free meat and eggs BUT so far we have also urged you to create balance with alkaline-forming foods like fresh vegetables (at least 2 cups every day).
Additionally, we have been promoting the idea of limiting your dairy consumption, having sugar free days, reducing your coffee consumption, eliminating pop and artificial sweeteners. All of these “foods” (dairy, sugar, coffee, sodas, and artificial sweeteners) are acid-producing.
You will find this very interesting. Drugs are also acid-forming. Think about it. If you are sick, and you take a drug to “get better” you will cause more acidity in your body and stress to your liver, both of which lead to illness and disease.
Stress is such a strong influencing factor, you can go from a healthy alkaline state to an unhealthy acid state within seconds simply by letting yourself get upset or frustrated.
3. ATHLETES BEWARE
Lactic acid is a well-known by-product of the exercising muscle. To a large degree, it is responsible for muscular soreness and pre-mature fatigue. Sport drinks do nothing to address the acid issue. In fact, they add to the acid problem due to the large amount of sugar ingested – these sugar drinks are basically acid-forming drinks. The same goes for fruit drinks (the actual sweet part of the fruit is replaced with sugar and/or high fructose corn syrup – also known as glucose/fructose).
HOW CAN YOU RESTORE pH BALANCE?
1. Start following some of the diet/lifestyle advice we have already given you.
2. Take steps to reduce stress such as yoga, daily exercise, journaling and meditation, etc.
3. Consume more minerals.
The more minerals you ingest the easier it is to maintain the pH balance and have enough left over for all the other vital functions that minerals perform. You can get minerals from many sources such as certified organic vegetables, bee pollen, aloe vera juice, Super Hawaiian Algae and alfalfa (over and above what is in the Total Health Packs). But for restoring pH balance your best bet is ionic minerals.