1. In order for your body to maintain good health it has to operate in an alkaline environment, here are some examples:
A. Your blood must maintain a pH of 7.3 to 7.365 to carry maximum oxygen, 7.3 and under is called metabolic acidosis; you now have sick blood, which creates sick cells, and cell functions and suppresses immune functions.
B. Urine pH should be 7.0 to 7.2 for maximum health. Under 5.3 you cannot assimilate vitamins or minerals, it must be above 6.4 for maximum utilization.
2. When monitoring pH remember that each full number under 7.0 is 10 times more acidic than the one above it. Example: 6.0 is 10 times more acidic than 7.0. 5.0 is 10 times more acidic than 6.0 and so on.
3. Most cancers thrive well in a pH of 4.5 to 5.0.
4. Here are some other health problems associated with acidic conditions.
Acid Symptoms Checklist
The following list will help you determine what your level of acidity may be. Symptoms are divided into categories ranging from beginning to advance. Please note this is a partial list due to the number of symptoms in each category. This information was
taken directly from Dr. Baroody's book "Alkalize or Die".
Beginning symptoms Acne, Panic Attacks, Lack of Sex Drive, Cold Hands and Feet, Food Allergies, Agitation, Bloating, Mild Headaches, Rapid Panting Breath, Hard to get up in the Morning.
Intermediate Symptoms Cold Sores, Depression, Migraine Headaches, Asthma, Hives, Swelling, Urinary Infections, Colitis, Excessive Falling Hair, Stuttering, Numbness and Tingling, Fungal Infections.
Advanced Symptoms Crohn's Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Leukemia, Cancer (all forms), Hodgkin's Disease, Schizophrenia, Tuberculosis, Lupus, Rheumatoid Arthritis.