Some Chronic Low-Grade Metabolic Acidosis Results In Osteoporosis, Muscle Wasting, And Hypertension

Our food is measured in pH levels. The scale is 0 to 14. The pH level of 7 is neutral, neither acidic nor alkaline. For the body to remain healthy it helps to have oxygen-rich arterial blood pH of 7.365 to 7.45.

Many people in the USA drink carbonated soft drinks. The phosphoric acid, caffeine, corn syrup, sugar, aspartame and saccharin in sodas tilt the body’s pH into the acid range.

Even though the kidneys are very good at balancing the acid-alkaline balance they can dispose only a certain amount of wastes each day. When the buildup of toxins goes beyond the kidneys’ ability to eliminate them the body exists in a metabolic acidosis state.

Here are some alkaline foods cauliflowers, lettuce, tomatoes many more vegetable, fruits such as apples cherries, kiwi fruit, and raisins. Most of the American diet is acidic which is meat, fish, milk, cheese, sugar and sweets, grain products such as breads, cereal and pastas.

Pure water has a pH of 7.0. The pH of drinking water is usually not neutral. That’s because tap water has minerals, Chloride, and bicarbonate. Most tap water contains about 50 milligrams of dissolved solids. Typically the solids include alkalizing minerals calcium, magnesium and alkalizing bicarbonates. Alkalizing minerals and bicarbonate in water may have an important impact on acid-base balance. Mineral water with bicarbonate and alkalizing forms of magnesium and calcium were able to reduce urinary calcium and bone loss. Chloride forms of calcium and magnesium increase acidity. If the water in your area is chlorinated you can be sure it’s acid-forming.

Some of the chronic low-grade metabolic acidosis results in dissolution of bone, and the development of osteoporosis. It causes loss of potassium and magnesium stores with a tendency towards hypertension (High blood pressure). The breakdown of protein causes muscle wasting and the worsening of age-related loss of muscle mass. Accumulated acid waste products contribute to accelerated aging. Acidosis can cause chronic overproduction of stress hormone cortisol. Increased cortisol can impair the thinking process, increased abdominal fat, which can cause higher levels of “bad” cholesterol and lower the “good” cholesterol. The stress hormone cortisol contributes to weight gain, obesity and diabetes. The list goes on.

There are water ionizers that separate your tap water into two streams: alkaline mineral water for drinking and acidic mineral for cleaning and making your skin nice and silky smooth. After going through the ionizer the water has the smooth sweet taste of rocky mountain stream water.

For more information you can read the “Acid Alkaline Food Guide, A Quick Reference To Foods & Their Effect on pH Levels” by Dr. Susan E. Brown and Larry Trivieri, Jr.

Joan Lynch is a CNMT (Certified Nuclear Medicine Technologist) with as BS in Computer Science. For more information about better health with a water appliance see HEALTH AND WATER

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