If you happen to be hanging out on an iceberg, your body is going to have to work really hard to maintain its temperature at 98.6 degrees, right?
For example, it will shiver and will expend massive amounts of energy to create heat, and your blood will leave your hands and feet and will rush to your organs. Why?
To keep you alive!
Sooner or later, your body simply is not going to be able to sustain this temperature regulation, so you better get off the iceberg!
It's exactly the same with the pH level in your blood, the MOST important pH of the body.
Just like your body will do whatever it takes to tightly regulate your temperature at 98.6, it has elaborate control systems in place to keep your pH tightly regulated at a slightly alkaline pH of 7.365 (scale goes from 0-14, where 0 is burning a hole through metal, 14 is pure alkaline, 7 is neutral).
Certain acidic foods like sugar, gluten, dairy, alcohol, soda, processed food, caffeinated drinks, artificial sweeteners, carbonated water, and even stress drive your pH down, which triggers a panic response in your body to compensate.
Think about what acid does. Acid can burn a hole through metal, and if it can do that to metal, think about what that’s doing inside your body, to your digestive system, your joints and muscles, and your cardiovascular system. And your body will do anything to prevent that from happening.
So if you’re not getting enough minerals from the foods you eat and drink to neutralize the acid in your body, it will find any alkaline mineral store that’s available. It will grab some minerals from your mouth (tooth decay), magnesium from your muscles (muscle pain and cramps), and your largest mineral bank, calcium from your bones (joint pain and osteoporosis).
The pH of your blood is that important that it will let your body fall apart before it allows its pH to veer off course. This is why the alkaline diet is so important.
The aim of the alkaline diet and lifestyle is not to make you more alkaline. Its purpose is to minimize the acid load on your body so that your body doesn’t have to do all of the regulating.
When your body requires little effort and energy to maintain its tightly regulated pH of 7.365, it can stop reacting, and in its place, turn its resources to do what it was designed to do – energize and heal your body.
What are some common SIGNS OF TOO MUCH ACID?
Stubborn weight gain, constant fatigue, skin problems, reflux, joint and muscle pain, tummy trouble, insomnia, brain fog, and even premature aging.
Another common sign of too much acidity in your diet is difficulty balancing blood sugar. Do any of these symptoms sound familiar?
Blood Sugar Imbalance Symptoms
- Headaches that go away only after eating
- Energy swings throughout the day
- Cravings for sweets or carbs
- “Food coma” after meals
- Dependence on coffee
- Lightheadedness if you don’t eat
- Difficulty losing weight
Blood sugar imbalance is a condition in which your body does not handle glucose effectively. Throughout the day, blood glucose levels may fluctuate outside of the body’s desired range.
Your energy can swing from being high after a meal to being low if you skip a meal. Insulin is a hormone responsible for keeping the blood sugar levels in the normal desired range.
Insulin works by opening channels on cell membranes, allowing glucose to travel from the blood into your body’s cells. During times of blood sugar imbalance, insulin can become a little out of control.
In some situations, like after a carbohydrate or sugar-rich meal, too much insulin is produced. When insulin is high, lots of cell glucose channels become open, which results in the blood glucose level dropping too low.
During insulin resistance, the cell membranes have difficulty recognizing insulin and too few channels are opened. In this situation, both insulin and glucose remain high in the blood and some cells stay deficient in glucose.
Cells in the pancreas secrete insulin into the blood stream. These cells can often become exhausted after long periods of producing excessive levels of insulin.
Once tired, these cells can no longer produce adequate amounts of insulin to achieve perfect blood sugar balance.
Blood sugar imbalance can be a precursor to diabetes mellitus. So its symptoms should not be taken lightly.
Fortunately, you don’t have to suffer from them with no hope of relief.
You can take action to fix blood sugar imbalance. I suffered with sugar cravings and the wild energy swings for years. What I learned through all the ups and downs was that my sugar cravings and blood sugar imbalances stemmed from an ALKALINE MINERAL DEFICIENCY – specifically magnesium.
The best first step is to start taking AlkaMind Daily Minerals immediately. This will make you more sufficient in the four most crucial alkaline minerals – calcium, magnesium, potassium, and sodium bicarbonate. This will also give your body the necessary fuel it needs to battle acid in your body, so that your body DOESN’T have to do all of its own regulating.
Next, try to minimize foods in your diet that increase acid. Those most responsible for blood sugar imbalance include:
- Soft drinks or soda
- Dairy – milk, cheese, yogurt
- Simple carbohydrates like white bread and pasta
The goal is to replace acid forming foods with alkaline foods, so that your overall diet is around 80/20, or 80% alkaline and 20% acid forming.
My Get Off Your Acid summer cleanse is a guided, easy way to transition your diet to the alkaline lifestyle.
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