Healthy human body fluids (blood, saliva, etc) normally register in a very narrow pH range of 7.35 to 7.45. Readings below this range indicate symptoms of disease. If our blood pH drops much below a reading of 6.8, some of our body cells cease to function, change in structure, do not regenerate at all or die. So, if you have a health problem, it is highly likely that your body has become acidic. Research has shown that the body cannot heal itself unless its pH level is slightly alkaline. This, in turn, indicates that it will be difficult to gain the full effectiveness of any remedial treatments, until the pH level is returned to an alkaline healthy reading.
What Are The Health Implications Of Acidic pH?
As with most living organisms, the human body does not function correctly without balanced pH. Research has established that disease and illness have difficulty thriving/surviving in an alkaline environment – yet they seem to thrive in an acidic environment. Acidic pH balance decreases your body’s ability to absorb vitamins, minerals, food supplements and other nutrients… decreases cellular energy production… inhibits the natural process for repairing damaged cells… decreases your ability to detoxify heavy metals… allows tumor cells to thrive… and makes you more susceptible to fatigue, illness and disease.
What Can Cause Acidic pH?
Your system can become acidic from an acid-rich diet, from toxic overload, from emotional stress, from immune reactions and/or any process that starves your body cells of oxygen and other nutrients. Your body will try to compensate by using up existing alkaline minerals; but if your diet does not contain sufficient minerals to compensate, acidic build-up takes place in the body’s cells
"The cells of a healthy body are alkaline while the cells of a diseased body are acidic"
~ Dr. Linus Pauling, 2 Time Nobel Prize Winner
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What Is “pH”?
PH is the acronym for “potential hydrogen” – the standard scientific measure for levels of acidity in organic material. For example, gardeners and farmers often need to know the pH of soil. Aquarium owners continually check the pH of water. And, in human health and medicine, the pH of our bodily fluids is a key indicator of our general state of health.
How Is pH Measured?
The measured pH range is from 0 to 14 – with pH of 7.0 being neutral. Any measurement of 7.0 or above is alkaline. Anything below 7.0 is acidic. The higher the pH reading – i.e. the higher the number above 7 – the more the fluid being measured is alkaline and oxygen-rich. The lower the pH reading, the more the fluid is acidic and oxygen deprived.
How TO Maintain An Alkaline Balance?
The Ion-Hydrotherapy Detox Footbath is designed to help balance the body’s pH level. Some Studies have shown that after just one 30 minutes treatment, pH balance can be restored from 6 (acidic) to 7.5 pH (Alkaline) making it a very effective method of not only detoxifying but balancing the body pH.
Alkaline – Good! Acidic – Bad!