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Six Steps - Background
Our bodies were designed to take care of their own maintenance and repair needs well into a ripe old age. They were designed to do this by using the nutrients nature furnished us with - Vitamins, Minerals, Enzymes, Proteins, Oils, Fats and Glyconutrients, to name just a few. Degenerative disease as we know it today was not a regular part of this equation.       In today's world degenerative diseases have multiplied (see Causes of Death) because we are not:
Two factors have brought all this about:
- Supplying our bodies with the nutrients they were designed to use;
- Maintaining the correct acid/alkaline balance in our foods;
- Cleansing our systems of toxins from improper foods and chemicals in our environment.
This situation is not beyond being corrected. The human body is tremendously resilient, and if the toxic burden is lifted and proper nutrients supplied, the results can be almost miraculous. How to achieve this?
- Overcropping and chemical fertilisers have wrecked both the structure and mineral content of our soils. Both are vital to plant health and human and animal nutrition.
- Stripping natural foodstuffs and fragmenting them into byproducts has enabled manufacturers to profit big while the end-user is left paying for the empty shell - then paying again for lost nutrients. Great stuff.
The First Step - First Things First
First get into the habit of checking your body pH. For details about doing this, go Here. You will find instructions on the page. If done regularly, it helps you keep an eye on your body's wellness - because a low or dropping pH shows you things are wrong immediately. Once you put into place the measures suggested here, it will also tell you when the methods you use to fix the problem are working.
If pH is very low, one of the first priorities is to raise it because a low pH is the ideal condition for cancer, bacteria and viruses to thrive.
Body pH can be raised by supplying needed minerals and by eating alkalinising foods. Check Here for more about this, and take note of the Acid/Alkaline Chart Here. Below is an illustration of the acid effects of the most common drinks in use today:
"Scientists have found that healthy people have body fluids that are slightly alkaline, 7.1 to 7.5 pH. Scientists and doctors have also found that over 150 degenerative disease are linked to acidity, including cancer, diabetes, arthritis, heart disease, gall and kidney stones, and many more. All diseases thrive in an acidic, oxygen poor environment.
"Keep in mind that a drop in every point on the pH scale is 10 times more acid (i.e. from 7 to 6 is 10 times, from 7 to 5 is 100 times and so on) From 7 to 2 is 100,000 times more acidic! And sodas are in the acidic range of 2 pH!
"Almost everything we do, including our lifestyles and our diets, push us into the acidic range: proteins, carbohydrates and fats are all digested down to acids. Even metabolic functions and exercise create some acids (Lactic acid), and body fluids then range between 4.5 and 7.5 pH.
Your blood must maintain an alkaline range of 7.35 to 7.45 pH."
To check on Acid/Alkaline values of some common Foods and Drinks, Click HERE for Foods and HERE for Drinks.