pH and Disease

September 2009   Dr. Mom's Natural Solutions Ezine

Why is it that we get a cold or the flu whenever it goes around and there is always a neighbor or a co-worker we know that never gets sick?

Well, a lot has to do with the condition of our body (our biological terrain) and its pH. On the pH scale 7 is neutral (meaning not acidic nor alkaline). Everything below 7 is acidic and everything above 7 is alkaline.

Our bodies work best at a very slight alkaline pH. The problem is, most us are running at a very acidic pH. This causes a number of things to happen biologically.

  1. Over acidity causes the reproduction of sick and weakened cells.
  2. Over acidity attracts disease causing microorganisms (Candida/Yeast)
  3. Over acidity is the ideal condition for cancerous cells to multiply.
  4. Over acidity causes inflammation and free radical damage.
  5. Over acidity leads to many different chronic conditions of disease; Osteoporosis, Heart disease, Diabetes, Arthritis to name a few.

You can change your pH and bring it back into balance by eating more alkaline foods and giving up caffeine and alcohol which are great acidifiers. Meats, grains and milk products are mostly acidic and should be limited as well. The best alkaline foods are green leafy vegetables and fruits. Almonds, Millet, Wild Rice, Quinoa and Goat dairy are also alkaline. You should be eating 80% alkaline foods and 20% acidic foods each day to keep your Biological Terrain balanced.

A great help to many people has been the addition of Alkaline ionized water to their daily lives. Alkaline water is more hydrating, high in antioxidants, it carries more oxygen to the tissues, detoxifies your system and improves your pH balance. If you would like more information about Alkaline Water Ionizers, please contact me at 303-678-5444 or email me at