There are many systems in the body that must function within a balanced state. Your temperature (98.6), your levels of blood sugar, oxygen and carbon dioxide and yes, your pH! The delicate balance between the acid and alkaline level of your body fluids, should be at least 7.2-7.4, slightly alkaline. When you keep your body in a slightly alkaline state, you have the greatest chance of restoring yourself to a better state of health and thus increasing your vitality. When the body is in an acid state; infection and disease may have a greater chance to thrive. Acidity has also been linked, as a contributor, to various chronic degenerative conditions.
The S.A.D, or the Standard American Diet, is very high in acid forming foods which cause our bodies to become acidic and, therefore, more susceptible to disease. Is it any wonder that chronic health conditions are on the rise at an alarming rate? In fact, how often are dinner conversations turning to health conversations with more and more people experiencing conditions like depression, chronic fatigue, ADHD, arthritis and allergies? Here’s one reason why… When you eat an acidic meal; your body must restore the delicate alkaline balance to the system. To do this it draws on your alkaline mineral stores (calcium, sodium, potassium, and magnesium), thus creating a mineral shortage and imbalance. Over time, these mineral deficiencies can cause serious problems for other systems in the body, and therefore those systems may not be able to function optimally; systems such as, the immune system, hormone system and digestive system. For example: Magnesium is necessary for over 300 enzyme systems in the body, sodium (not table salt) is key for the proper functioning of the kidneys (water retention), calcium is necessary for the body’s structural integrity (osteoporosis), and the transmission of nerve impulses and muscle contractions throughout the entire body. Hmmm…the heart is a muscle!
It has been observed that, if an acid condition is present for even a short period of time the body will have already begun the degenerative process and progression towards developing health conditions. The Synergy Healthcare-Physical Medicine chiropractors and team are dedicated to preventing you from starting a downward slope; give us a call today so we can help you out!