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Monday, October 19, 2009  |  1 Comment
by Christopher Vasey
Acidification engenders many afflictions that manifest in various ways. An individual suffering from excessive acid will not contract them all, only those that take advantage of the person's specific physiological weaknesses. Weak points are determined by temperament, heredity, accidents, lifestyle, and sometimes profession. With some people it is primarily the skin or respiratory system that is afflicted; with others it is the nerves or teeth, the gums, the eyes, or the spinal column.
The illnesses listed above, acidification of the internal environment leads to great fatigue, even in the absence of any physical or mental effort. Generally the person afflicted no longer has any drive or enthusiasm, tires quickly, and takes a long time to recover from exertion.
The individual tends to be touchy and irritable, to worry too much, and to sleep poorly, and may even become depressed. The noxious effect of acids on the nerves is easily explained: minerals like magnesium, calcium, and potassium that the nervous system needs to function properly are precisely the alkaline minerals the body takes away to neutralize acids.
Individuals suffering from acidification often are sensitive to the cold, have low blood pressure, and are subject to episodes of low blood sugar. All the functions of the endocrine glands tend to slow down, except for those of the thyroid gland, which become hyperactive. The immune system is weakened as well, and recurring infections of the respiratory tract (colds, laryngitis, flu, bronchitis) or urinary tract (cystitis) appear with distressing frequency due to the combination of low immune response and the ease with which microbes can penetrate the body through tiny lesions in the mucous membranes of the respiratory and urinary tracts
A surprising number and variety of physical problems and diseases can be caused by acidity. Indeed, a triple action can prompt their appearance: enzymatic disturbances, aggressive activity by acids, and demineralization are three factors capable of striking any organic tissue.
Of course, such problems are not always caused solely by acids. Bleeding gums, for example, can be the result of poor dental hygiene or a lack of vitamin C. But a person suffering from excessive acidity is often simultaneously or successively stricken by several of these afflictions. As varied as the conditions may appear, however, such a person's troubles can all be remedied by one treatment: the deacidification of the internal environment.
The Acid-Alkaline Diet for Optimum HealthChristopher Vasey
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