I Middle school science classes have taught us about pH and pH levels. Also known as the potential of hydrogen, pH is the measure of the acidity or alkalinity( basicity) of anything. It is measured on a scale which ranges from 0 to 14. If a substance is acidic in nature m, it will show up at the 0-6 range on the pH scale. Similarly, if it is basic it will show up at the 8 - 14 Range on the pH scale.
All you have to do to prevent cancer is to balance your pH levels
Depletion of Alkaline Reserves
However, we are depleting the natural alkaline reserves of our body. Without these reserves, our body’s pH becomes increasingly acidic causing acidosis. The causes behind this depletion of alkaline reserve and increase in acidic levels in our body are very basic lifestyle choices.
Consumption of alcohol or drugs, overuse of antibiotics, poor eating habits, ingestion food with artificial colours and flavours as well as high sodium and preservatives are the primary factors behind this imbalance. Additionally, chronic stress, sleep disorders, exposures to chemicals and radiations, bio magnification and even over exercising have been penned down as contributions to this imbalance, along with pollution.
So what happens when our buffering system reaches its overshoot day? When our bodies are depleted of alkaline buffers, the excess acids consumed by us are dumped into the tissues. Over time, as more and more of this acid is dumped into the tissues, the tissues start to deteriorate. This acid waste also affects the veins and arteries by oxidising them. Moreover, the cell walls and organs also get destroyed.
In this situation, the blood also becomes acidic. The body then starts depositing toxins from the blood into cells to remove them. This allows the blood to remain slightly alkaline and fit to carry oxygen. Retrospectively, this dumping of toxins from blood into cells causes them to become even more acidic and toxic. Eventually, many of such toxic cells die, due to an increase in acidity. However, this isn’t the case for all such cells.
Acidified cells And Cancer
Many a times, the acidified cells adapt to the new environment instead of dying. These cells do not act like normal cells do in acidic environment and become abnormal cells just by surviving. These abnormal cells are not good for the body and thus are aptly called malignant cells. Malignant cells do not correspond with brain truncation or the DNA memory code and therefore, grow indefinitely and without order.
These abnormal malignant cells that have the potential to invade and spread to other parts of the body, is what is known as cancer. Furthermore, when cancer cells grow, they acidify the body even more.
Alkalizing The Body To Fight Cancer
Medical research has constantly shown that cancer of any kind thrives in an acidic environment and cannot survive in a naturally alkaline environment of the human body. These findings have played a pivotal role in early detection of cancer. Body pH levels can be used to figure out the likeliness of a person getting cancer. Actually, alkalizing the body is one of the basic strategies to fight cancer and to improve health in general. However, the process of alkalizing can take months if cancer is already present in the body.
Lifestyle changes can help combat cancer
By making slight changes in your lifestyle, you can reduce the risk of cancer. Moreover, you can tip the body pH scale towards the basic range just by alerting your diet.
Adding more mineral rich plant foods like leafy greens, wheatgrass, avocados, Brussels sprouts in your diet and by boycotting processed carbohydrates, refined sugars and so on, will help you maintain the golden pH level in your body. In addition, you can also take alkali dietary supplements. However, before embarking on a journey to alkalize your body through supplements do talk to your physician about the same.
Since stress also affects the pH levels in the body, one should turn to yoga and meditation to manage it.
Exercising is also another way to balance the pH levels, but one needs to be careful of not overdoing it. Because when we overexert, our body produces hormones like adrenaline and cortisol which form acids.
The key to maintain the pH balance is to find balance in ones personal life. Incorporating a balanced diet and following a good exercise regime will work wonders.