"EVERY disease and illness known to man/woman THRIVES in an ACIDIC environment!"
IF this statement is true (which it is), and IF you care about your health (which at some point in your life, YOU WILL), doesn't it make sense to do our best to work hard to make our internal environment a place where disease and illness will NOT be welcome???
Let's understand pH...
~In simple terms~
pH Stands for "potential hydrogen" OR "power of hydrogen"
It is basically a way to MEASURE acid levels of liquids.
Understanding pH Levels
A pH scale goes from 0 - 14, with a 0 being most acidic and a 14 being the most ALKALINE.
Our blood pH needs to be between 7.356 to 7.45, which is slightly above neutral.
Unfortunately because of our lifestyles (and life in general), often times this is not the reality.
How do we know? Look around. There are sick people everywhere! The term "acidosis" means we are too acidic!
Many of the foods we eat and liquids we consume are loaded with sugar. Sugar equals acid. Acid equals inflammation. For example, acidosis in the joints is simply inflammation of the joints, otherwise known as "arthritis."
Let's get rid of too much
What are some big contributors to becoming more acidic?
~The foods AND drinks we consume
~Lack of Sleep
Let's look into this a little deeper to make sure we have our facts straight...
Dr. Otto Heinrich Warburg
1931 Nobel Prize Winner
The Real Cause of Cancer
Biochemist Otto Heinrich Warburg, one of the twentieth century's leading cell
biologists, discovered the root cause of cancer is too much acidity in the body,
meaning that the pH, potential hydrogen, in the body is below the normal level of
7.356, which constitutes an “acidic” state.
Warburg investigated the metabolism of tumors and the respiration of cells and discovered that cancer cells maintain and thrive in a lower pH, as low as 6.0, due to lactic acid production and elevated CO2.
He firmly believed that there was a direct relationship between pH and oxygen.
Higher pH, which is Alkaline, means higher concentration of oxygen molecules,
while lower pH, which is acidic, means lower concentrations of oxygen…the same
oxygen that is needed to maintain healthy cells.
In 1931 he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine for this important discovery. Dr.
Warburg was director of the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute (now Max Planck Institute) for
cell physiology at Berlin. He investigated the metabolism of tumors and the
respiration of cells, particularly cancer cells. Below are some direct quotes by Dr.
Warburg during medical lectures where he was the keynote speaker:
“Cancerous tissues are acidic, whereas healthy tissues are alkaline. Water splits
into H+ and OH- ions, if there is an excess of H+, it is acidic; if there is an excess of
OH- ions, then it is alkaline.”
In his work The Metabolism of Tumors Warburg demonstrated that all forms of
cancer are characterized by two basic conditions: acidosis and hypoxia (lack of
oxygen). “Lack of oxygen and acidosis are two sides of the same coin: where you
have one, you have the other.”
"All normal cells have an absolute requirement for oxygen, but cancer cells can live
without oxygen - a rule without exception.“
"Deprive a cell 35% of its oxygen for 48 hours and it may become cancerous."
Dr. Warburg has made it clear that the root cause of cancer is oxygen deficiency,
which creates an acidic state in the human body. Dr. Warburg also discovered that
cancer cells are anaerobic (do not breathe oxygen) and cannot survive in the
presence of high levels of oxygen, as found in an alkaline state.
Thank you Dr. Warburg
for teaching us such a basic concept for us to build upon!
IF disease and illness thrive in an acidic environment, which has been scientifically proven, this knowledge should be the foundation of our health quest.
Our body is made up of 65-75% WATER.
As we put all of these facts together, doesn't it make sense for us to make sure the fluids that go in are the BEST possible? Drinking Kangen Water is a "simple" yet profound piece to the human HEALTH PUZZLE.
Change your Water, Change your life!
Understanding more about Acid/Alkalinity...
Click HERE for a guideline on eating a diet high in Alkalinity!