In its natural state, the body is slightly alkaline. It must maintain this slightly alkaline state for our very survival. Our bodies have developed complex mechanisms to ensure this balance is maintained.
Most of us are natural alkaline producers in our early years. This is why many children and young adults can get away with eating an imbalanced diet and still be healthy and slender right up until they are in their twenties.
But as we reach our thirties and forties, the majority of us have become acidic. That’s because nearly everything we are exposed to – foods, environmental toxins, even stress – contribute to an acidic condition in our bodies, and our natural buffer systems become less efficient over time at neutralizing that acid. We go from being in a more or less continuous alkaline state to having chronic acidosis, or chronic excess acidity.
Diseases associated with Acid Water:
An imbalanced pH affects all cellular activity in the body, leading to the progression of most degenerative diseases, including cardiovascular disease and heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol levels, kidney stones, urinary incontinence, arthritis, osteoporosis, cancer, diabetes, systemic weight gain and obesity.
An imbalanced body pH can also be at the root of many common symptoms such as constipation, digestive problems, heartburn, headaches, frequent colds, fatigue, and sleeplessness; to mention just a few.
While many, if not most drinking water sources in the US are slightly alkaline, many, many others are slightly-to-very acidic. Water from shallow wells, springs, rivers, creeks, lakes are very likely to be acidic. It’s best to check your water and know approximately what the pH of it is. The pH of water can change from season to season and your body can handle acid water to some extent but drinking acid liquids over time can wreak havoc on your body.
Overall though, eating refined foods, thinking negative thoughts and drinking soda and alcohol make a WAY more acid body than drinking slightly acidic water.
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