Acid conditions - consequences
Dr. Ted Morter "Your Health,Your Choice"
*Your cells produce acid as they function, and your lungs eliminate
it every time you exhale. That is good!
* Our body must constantly contend with acid, the one it produces is relatively weak and does not cause problems. The one we get from eating too much proteins and other acid-producing foods is stronger and causes many problems.
* Put inferior gas in your car and the engine will run very poorly. The same applies to our body.
* The term pH stands for "Potential of Hydrogen" . The pH of a substance is measured on a scale from 0.00 to 14.00. The midpoint, 7.00, is neutral: it is neither alkaline nor acid. Water, in most cases has a pH of 7.00. The lower the number the more acidic, the higher, the more alkaline.
excellent rule to follow... We should eat ONLY 20% acid forming foods
Catarrh, Mucus, Phlegm
(Iridology volume II by Dr. Bernard Jensen, DC., N.D.)
Enzymes that catalyze certain reactions in the process of cell metabolism cease to function when the acid-alkaline equilibrium is unbalanced in either directions.
Acid wastes are developed as a consequence of cell metabolism and are carried away through the elimination systems.
Hyperactivity represents an accelerated effort by the body to throw off acids so that cell metabolism may be restored to normal. For that reason, catharral buildup is frequently associated with an acid condition as the body metabolizes all its resources to rid itself of acid wastes.
Acid produced by muscle activity are neutralized by potassium.
Calcium, sodium and phosphates are also used in the process of buffering acids.
When the sodium falls too low in the blood stream it is removed from the wall tissue of the digestive tract.
When calcium is too low, it is removed from the bones.
If sodium and potassium are in short supply in the blood stream, the kidneys filters these chemicals from the urine and return them for reuse. This is successful only to the extent that there are sufficient amounts of these biochemical in the first place.
When sodium is lacking, the digestive system is affected.
When calcium is short, our nerves get edgy.
The most alkaline food element is organic sodium (NOT table salt), and next is magnesium. Other alkaline food elements are: potassium, calciums (BUT NOT ALL CALCIUMS), manganese and iron.
Potassium performs an alkaline function in the muscles (the heart is also a muscle).
Calcium, in the bones.
Magnesium, in the nerves.
Manganese, in the brain.
Iron, in the blood.
Sodium, in the alimentary tract and in many bodily secretions.
When cells cannot function, they die (aging process).
When the acid that causes the problem is still present, cells cannot form to replace the dead ones. This condition can only deteriorate, unless something is done.
Chlorine (not the one going inside a pool!) deficiency contributes to a sluggish liver and is associated with glandular swelling. This element is the cleanser in the body, expelling waste, freshening, purifying and disinfecting. (Goat's milk, cucumber, radishes, carrots, leeks will help replenish chlorine)
NEUTRAL ASH FOODS THAT HAVE AN ACIDIFYING EFFECT
|Corn Oil||Corn Syrup||Refined sugar||Olive Oil|
ALKALINE ASH FORMING FOODS
|Lima beans, dried
Lima beans, green
Soy beans, green
|* Recommended only for infants for whom mother's milk is
** Leaves an alkaline ash, however it has other properties detrimental to the body
|ACID ASH FORMING FOODS
**Remember... We should eat ONLY 20% acid forming foods
Bread, whole wheat butter
Flour, whole wheat
** These foods leave an alkaline ash but have an acidifying effect on the body
Catarrh, mucus, phlegm (a thick mucus):
* Mucus lining the wall of the nasal passages, throat, bronchial tubes and the rest of the respiratory system picks up dust, pollutants and microorganisms which are expelled by ciliary activity or destroyed by phagocyte.
* Mucus along the intestinal walls protects and lubricates tissues as food and wastes are moved along by peristaltic action. It also binds fecal particles together and buffers small amounts of acid in the bowel.
* Catarrh is mucus which has reached the running stage when the body is waging an all-out fight against these foreign substances.
* Phlegm is a drying catarrh, a thick, stringy substance that may be brought up from the throat by the cough reflex.
* Catarrh can be discharged from the mouth, the nose, the ears, sinuses. It can also come out through the breasts, uterus, vagina, ovaries and tonsils.
* A tumor can result from a blockage of catarrh, a localized catarrh congestion. We must keep the elimination channels clear and opened.
* If we use unnatural methods such as over the counter drugs, cold and cough remedies to suppress catarrh, it will dry and harden the tissues along with the toxins carried with it. Doing so is to prolong the day of reckoning!
* Kidney stones may develop. Bladder stones can be forrned by certain waste acids.
Good nutrition (digestion and assimilation) builds the body up; good elimination keeps the body clean.
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