Speaking of pH (potential of hydrogen), it is a logarithmic scale of values from 0 to 14. The lower the pH value, the more acidic the solution is. The higher the pH, the more alkaline the solution is. 7 is the neutral value.

The acid-base (pH) balance of the human body is a dynamic equilibrium of acids and alkalis within all fluids and cells of the human body. Our body works better when it is slightly more alkaline; however, the digestive and metabolic processes of our body naturally create an acidic environment. This undesirable “acidity of the body” needs to be neutralised or balanced by alkaline substances so as to prevent damage to tissues and organs. If the pH is too acidic, cells begin to die from their own toxic waste and its acidity. Even just a very slight imbalance in pH can cause severe illness. Our body does everything it can to maintain a balanced pH and if necessary, it starts to flush out reserve alkaline substances into the blood – mainly calcium from bones and teeth – and uses them to fight against an acidic environment.

The central topic of all traditional and long-proven treatment systems, such as Chinese medicine and Ayurveda, is balance of the body. If it is disturbed, a person becomes ill. The Chinese called it yin and yang. Nowadays we call it pH balance, or the acid and alkaline balance in the body. Blood should have a pH in the range from 7.35 to 7.45. An acidifying diet and overly active and nerve-wracking way of life and thinking all contribute to getting us off-balance. What helps most in alkalizing the body or balancing out the acidifying effects, is balanced diet, meditation, rest, harmony, sensible exercise, walking and relaxation.

EXPERT OPINIONS ON EXCESS ACIDITY

In 1931, German scientist Otto Heinrich Warburg (1883 – 1970) was awarded for the discovery of the underlying causes of cancer. He found that the primary cause of cancer is the replacement of oxygen respiration in normal body cells by fermentation of sugars. All normal body cells meet their energy needs through aerobic respiration of oxygen, whereas cancer cells meet their energy needs largely with the acidifying fermentation of sugars. The lack of oxygen and acidity are two sides of the same coin: if someone has one, they have the other. If you remove 35% of the oxygen from a healthy cell, you can turn it into a cancer cell in just two days. All normal cells have a maximum demand for oxygen, but cancer cells can live without it.

Research conducted in 2012 by Dr Jamie A. Kaufman and Dr Nikki Johnston confirmed that drinking alkaline water with a pH of 8.8 can not only eliminate heartburn caused by gastroesophageal reflux disease in the short term but permanently. You can find a summary of the research HERE

The root of each disease is in our thinking and behaviour. Diseases are a message, which encourages us to change our thinking and behaviour. Disease is not our enemy, but points out and highlights the state of our soul, our consciousness. The body cannot lie. Medicines can ease pain, but the disease will keep returning until its true cause is eliminated. Longevity, however, is compromised by an unnatural way of life: poor diet, stress, excessive use of chemical substances (drugs), polluted environment and so on. It all leads to a disturbance of our body’s acid-base balance, causing our body to become over-acidic, which is the underlying reason for the occurrence of various diseases and suffering. Kurt Tepperwein published these thoughts of his in his book “Down with Acidity”

(Jungbrunnen Entsäuerung, published in 2011 by NOXI – ISBN 978-80-8111-054-2).

“The countless names of diseases are not important – what’s important is that all these diseases have a common underlying cause: excess acidity in the body”, Dr Theodore A. Baroody writes in the book “Alcalize or Die” (published in 2013 by Square One Publishers – ISBN 978-0-7570-0393-6).

“Increased acidity of the body is the cause of all degenerative diseases. When the balance is disrupted and the body begins to store acidity and toxic substances at a higher rate than it manages to eliminate them from the body, then disease appears” – Dr Robert O. Young proves in his book “The pH Miracle” (published in 2008 by NOXI – ISBN 978-80-89179-80-0)