What if I told you that the single most important tool you need to get your body back in balance is already inside you, costs you nothing, is available to you at any moment, and can improve the quality and length of your life?
Sounds too good to be true?
I’m happy to tell you it IS true. And fortunately for you, it’s also as easy as it is effective.
Now I know you want to know what this is, so you can start doing it right away. But the truth is, you’re already doing it.
The question is… Are you doing it the RIGHT way…the alkaline way?
So what is this top way to get alkaline? OXYGENATE [read BREATHE]!
In fact, in my new book and Amazon #1 Best Seller, GET OFF YOUR ACID, oxygenation is number one on my list of the top ways to GET OFF YOUR ACID, and there is good reason why.
Well, what do I mean by oxygenate?
This is the process of properly getting oxygen to all the cells of your body.
The science behind it is simple. Acids and toxins cannot leave your body like you want them to without first combining with an oxygen molecule.
So as you breathe in fresh oxygen and breathe out carbon dioxide (CO2), you are literally alkalizing and detoxifying with each breath.
This is why 70% of the toxins in your body get removed by the lungs via your breathing.
So if 70% of the TOTAL ACID LOAD is removed by how you breathe, don’t you think this is something you need to pay closer attention to?
However, and this cannot be overstated, not just any breathing will do. Did you know there’s a correct way to breathe? Many people are actually doing it wrong! If you can say yes to even one of these, you’re breathing incorrectly:
- Your breath is shallow, rather than deep.
- You’re stressed or tired.
- Your breath rate is greater than 25 (the amount of times you breathe per minute)
In fact, this is EXACTLY the reason to why we yawn.
Most people will say it’s because you’re tired and need to get more oxygen in. It’s not a symptom of being tired, but a side effect of low oxygen.
Yes, this is true. But more so than this, it is because your blood is trapping in and accumulating too much of the largest acid in your body, carbon dioxide gas, or CO2.
CO2 is 120X more acidic than every other acid in your body, and while it might not be as corrosive as let’s say sulfuric acid, it is much more pervasive. This is WHY proper breathing is so important.
When we are stressed, we go into fight and flight, and we freeze like a deer in headlights.
This chronic stress causes the CO2 levels to build-up in our blood, but there is a HUGE problem with that – your pH!
The pH of your blood is KING, and the MOST important number in your body. This number is tightly regulated at 7.4 (7 days a week, 4 seasons a year), and your body has a brilliant and elaborate buffer system built in place to make sure that number stays balanced.
WHY? Because of that number deviates by more than a point, you die!
So your body uses its kidneys (pee the acid out), your skin (sweat it out), and other systems such as your adrenal glands, minerals to buffer acids, and so on.
But as I mentioned earlier – 70% of the total acid load is eliminated by your breathe, so when you yawn, that is your blood’s intelligent way of eliminating the most pervasive acid, CO2 gas out.
But again, WHY? To keep your blood from getting too acidic!
So anytime you catch yourself yawing, it is your body’s way of communicating that it is TOO acidic!
So, starting NOW, I want you to begin to add my 3:6:5 Power Breath exercise to your day, at least once, but the more you do, the more you’ll help your body out.
Try this breathing exercise, and I promise it will energize you. It can even change your pH in just a few minutes. That’s why this is such a fantastic way to alkalize – you can do it anytime, anywhere.
This is more than just a nice idea to get a little more alkaline. It actually has huge consequences for your health!
Here are the benefits of deep breathing regularly:
- Increased lung capacity
- Improved breathing
- Less stress
- Improved circulation and blood pressure
- Boosted immune system
- Increased energy
- Improved sleep
- Combat against anxiety and depression
- Improved digestion
- Decreased risk of cancer
Did you catch that last one? Breathing well can decrease your risk of cancer!
Well it gets a little technical, but here’s the gist of it…
When your cells don’t have enough oxygen, they start fermenting glucose (sugar) to make energy. From there it becomes a vicious cycle. Toxins start to build up within cells, which leads to even less oxygen. More fermentation of glucose occurs and lactic acid starts to build up. The pH within that cell becomes more acidic and the cells around begin to be affected and the cycle starts all over again.
Cancer requires this oxygen deficiency in the cells to grow. The more they are starved for oxygen, the greater the likelihood they will start to mutate, becoming cancerous.
But here’s the good news… The opposite is also true. When you get in the habit of breathing deeply everyday, red blood cells actually start to release oxygen to the cells throughout your body.
This is why, if there is one thing you can do to GET OFF YOUR ACID, I urge you to get in the habit of deep breathing regularly.
It also might explain why mediation, which requires deep breathing, is so impactful for so many people’s health and well being.
If you want to know more, my new book, Get Off Your Acid: 7 Steps in 7 Days to Lose Weight, Fight Inflammation, and Reclaim Your Health & Energy goes deeper on this topic with more breathing techniques to try. Start reading today!