Scientists armed with a mounting body of evidence and research from across the world are waging war on what they claim is the biggest killer in the West–an overly acidic body.
The theory goes that whenever the body burns fuel it creates acidic toxins as a by-product. Many scientists now believe that high build-ups of these acid wastes can be a primary cause of chronic disease, overweight and aging. Live longer by following these six simple tips to re-balance your body’s acid-alkaline levels (“pH”):
Live Longer Checklist
- Drink ionized alkaline water
- Eat an acid-neutralizing diet
- Exercise –Reduce stress
- Stop smoking
- Drink during air travel
HEALTH BENEFITS OF ALKALINE DRINKING WATER AND DIET
Various studies reveal that a balanced body pH has been shown to:
- Reduce heart disease in a town in Finland by 22%
- Reduce insulin dependence in North American type 1 diabetes patients by 83%
- Reduce arthritis pain, linked to chronic build-up of uric acid
- Reduce risk of cancer (cancer cells flourish in an acidic environment)
- Slow the aging process. Aging starts when the body stops getting rid of internally generated wastes and toxins.
Studies and research suggest that even mild acid-waste build-up can cause:
- Cardiovascular damage, including the constriction of blood vessels and the reduction of oxygen — so important for healthy cells
- Weight gain, obesity and diabetes
- Bladder and kidney conditions, including kidney stones
- Immune deficiency –
- Accleration of free radical damage, possibly contributing to cancerous mutations
- Hormone concerns
- Premature aging
- Osteoporosis: weak, brittle bones, hip fractures and bone spurs
- Joint pain, aching muscles and lactic acid build-up
- Low energy and chronic fatigue
- Slow digestion and elimination
- Yeast / fungal overgrowth
TIP 1 – DRINK ALKALINE WATER
Each cell in your body can only function as well as the fluid it is surrounded by – like a fish in a bowl. So the cleaner and less acidic the liquids in your body are, the healthier you’re likely to be. Considering that the body eliminates acidic waste through body liquids in four different ways
Respiration, urination, perspiration or defecation, the key to good health means:
- Drink enough of the right type of water to hydrate the body properly
- Drink ionized alkaline water — studies show it’s twice as effective in flushing out acid toxins as bottled or filtered water
- As you get older, total water to body ratio decreases, making elimination harder. So you need to drink more.
- Same thing goes for when it’s hot. Drink more.
TIP 2 – DIET
Changing your diet can significantly reduce the level of acidity in your body. But if you can’t cut out acid-producing foods, it’s even more important to drink alkaline water.
Eat more of these foods that neutralize acidity in the body:
- Leafy greens and most veggies
- Most fruits including citrus
- Polyunsaturated fats found in seed oils (flax and hemp), fatty fish (seabass, tuna, mackeral, trout, salmon), coconut milk and avocado
- Okay proteins include chicken breast, tofu, and many seeds
Eat fewer acid-producing foods like:
- Animal protein (beef, chicken, pork and eggs)
- Dairy products
- Soy sauce
TIP 3 – EXERCISE
Some researchers believe that being overweight has nothing to do with fats or calories.
Putting on weight can be traced to a build-up of acid waste — if it isn’t eliminated, it parks on your hips, buttocks and elsewhere, so you get fat. Try the following instead:
- Exercise makes you sweat and breathe harder — both processes eliminate toxins.
- Saunas also make you sweat. Take one often.
- Don’t over-exercise. This causes a build-up of lactic acid that the body can’t eliminate, so it’s deposited as fatty tissue.
TIP 4 – DON’T STRESS
- Relax. Anger and hostility have been shown to increase stomach acidity, which can lead to peptic and stress ulcers, or ulcerative colitis.
TIP 5 – STOP SMOKING
- Smoking also increase stomach acidity
- If you do smoke, the more acidic your body, the stronger your nicotine craving will be.
TIP 6 – DRINK DURING AIR TRAVEL
The air inside airplane cabins is super-dry (less relative humidity than the Sahara desert), and can result in extreme dehydration, increased acidity and jet-lag.
- Drink at least 8 oz (quarter liter) of water for every hour you fly, especially long-haul frequent flyers.
Stan Howard is a researcher with Best Water, which specializes in water ionizers and water purification. Learn the essential keys for healthy drinking water. To receive your free comprehensive report comparing all water purification methods, visit Alkaline Water