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Acid/Alkali - Acid/Alkali 2008
Written by Frank Mangano   

The acidity and alkalinity levels within our bodies are measured by the Potential of Hydrogen (PH) scale. The pH level of 7.0 is considered to be neutral; any levels below 7.0 are considered to be acidic and above 7.0 are considered to be alkaline. Because the human body is naturally acidic, the perfect levels for a human are between 6.0-6.8. With this information you may be now wondering what your current levels are and there is a self-test that can be done in order to achieve these results on your own. All you have to do is purchase litmus paper from any drugstore and place saliva or urine on the paper to watch it change color. The paper you bought will indicate what the colors mean.

Acidosis is a common condition in which the fluids within the body become overly acidic over time. Some of the symptoms you might see with this condition include insomnia, water retention, migraine headaches, arthritis, low blood pressure, constipation, difficulty swallowing, bumps on the roof of your mouth and the tongue. This is just a short list of the many different symptoms that can be experienced when acidosis has taken place. As you can imagine with so many different symptoms to consider it can be hard for a doctor to proper diagnose this condition in the early stages.

There are two different classifications when it comes to acidosis, which are respiratory and metabolic. Respiratory acidosis can be the direct result of existing conditions such as asthma or bronchitis. Basically this form of acidosis is the interruption of control of the acid levels within our bodies or consequently the depletion of alkaline. When this occurs the lungs become unable to remove carbon dioxide from the airways and respiratory acidosis is the result.

On the other hand, metabolic acidosis occurs when there is a chemical disturbance within the body, which changes the levels of acid and alkali. There are many different actions and conditions, which can create this type of acidosis such as conditions like diabetes, kidney failure and the over use of medications such as aspirin. These conditions and disorders directly contribute to the depletion of the alkali, which is needed for proper balance. There are many different natural treatments, which can be utilized in order to keep your acid levels strong but not so strong that they deplete the alkali.

  • Coenzyme A is a natural supplement, which helps to promote the strength of the immune system and eliminate toxins from the body.

  • Kelp can be taken in dosages of 1,000-1,500 mg and helps reduce the amount of acid located within the body.

  • Phosphorus is an essential mineral, which aids in the transformation of food into energy.

  • Potassium can help aid when it comes to the PH levels of the blood and can be taken in dosages of no more than 99 mg daily as a supplement.

As you can see each of these natural supplements can do their part to help make sure that your pH balances are always correct and therefore you are decreasing your risk of many different conditions, which can arise when your acid and alkali levels are out of order.



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0 #1 Lynette van Rooyen 2012-05-20 04:25
Thank you Frank for your informationn about various health topics
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