Acidosis accelerates free radical damage within your skin. Once a bundle of collagen is damaged from years of tolerating an acidic environment, the strand of collagen loses its elastic quality and the skin begins to sag.
Acidosis can also lead to interference with many of the body’s other functions, eyesight, memory, wrinkling, age spots and a dysfunctional hormone system.
Acidosis causes a decrease in the oxygen being carried around the body, affecting the overall capability of all bodily functions.
There are other reasons why we age; however, an acidicpH also restricts the amount of oxygen being delivered to the tissues. This hinders growth and repair, and in some cases creates a breeding ground for diseases, as a low-oxygen, acidic environment is ideal for them to flourish.
Red blood cells move through very small spaces called capillaries, transporting oxygen to all the cells in your body. However, acidosis corrodes the negative charge that stops the cells from sticking together, making it difficult for them to circulate around the body.
This results in normal healthy cells being unable to function to their maximum potential due to lack of oxygen – and this causes you to prematurely age. To make matters worse, they even release more acid into your system when they die.
Look at these different samples of blood and see how this difference is all down to what you eat and how you feel. Below are videos demonstrating:
The western diet is very acidic and when food is broken down it creates an acidic environment within your body. If acid levels become too much for your blood, the excess is then dumped into tissues for storage as fat cells.
Your body gets rid of most of these acids through urine or perspiration. What is then left is buffered with calcium and magnesium which turn excess acid into salt.
If there are insufficient amounts of calcium or magnesium in your diet, or your body reserves are too low, they will be taken from your bones and muscles. Calcium is taken from your muscles or bones can easily lead to deficiencies and, in extreme cases, osteoporosis.
‘If the bone is mobilised to buffer only 1 mEq of acid each day, 15 per cent of the total body calcium in an average person is lost in a decade’ (Wachman, A; Bernstein, DS ‘Diet and osteoporosis’ Lancet 1968, 1, 958-959.)
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Candida (yeast) that lives in your intestines feeds on fine sugars and carbohydrate. Eating a lot of sugar creates the perfect breeding ground for candida to overgrow. This encourages abnormal cravings for sugar and sweet snacks, usually leading to weight difficulties and the compelling feeling that you need to eat more calories than are metabolically necessary. It can also cause water retention, creating a bloated look and feel.
When candida is reduced to a normal amount, many people experience significant weight loss – as much as 10 to 30 per cent of one’s body weight!
Less water retention
It is important for health reasons that you control yeast levels in your body. In smaller amounts it’s harmless, but in larger amounts it’s unhealthy and, ultimately, can lead to uncontrollable sugar binging and weight gain.
Learn how to test yourself for candida at home.
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