Body Acidity 

Well this was something that none of us were familiar with.  Everyone that is overweight has an acidic body!  What makes our bodies acidic?  Should we worry? Is it necessarily a bad thing and if so, how do we change it?   We are not doctors so we did what anyone else in this age of technology would do...we surfed the net for our answers!   Never, ever should you ignore the advice of your physician! 

We feel this information is vital to your weight loss and your understanding that the foods in Dr. Simeon's diet protocol are, by design, there to bring the body toward alkalinity.   

 Acidity On Aging

As we age we become more acidic.  Excess body acidity is thought to be the first step towards premature aging, the interference with eyesight and memory, the beginning stages of wrinkling, age spots, dysfunctioning hormonal systems, and a host of age related phenomena. Medical studies are confirming that body acidity is implicated in almost all diseases. 

The body of most aged individuals is very acidic, loaded with toxic wastes in the blood stream, cells and lymphatic system. These acidic wastes come from many sources. If you were to keep your skin, muscles, organs and glands alkaline like they were when you were a baby, you would dramatically slow down the aging process. 

 Initial Signs Of Body Tissue Acidity Include:

  1. Feeling weak, tired and having low energy.
    Experiencing agitation, anxiety, panic attacks and depression.
    Having skin problems like eczema, psoriasis, acne and hives.
    Suffering generalized aches and pain.
    Experiencing diarrhea, constipation or bloating.
    Suffering from cramping before or during periods.
    Experiencing heartburn.
    Needing more sleep.
    Having increased dental decay.
    Feeling nauseous.
    Suffering from loss of libido.

    Signs Of Long-Term Body Acidity Are Far More Serious And include:

    Weak immune system.
    Chronic digestive problems.
    Arthritis, joint and ligament problems.
    Kidney stones, kidney diseases and gout.
    Heart and circulation problems.
    Fungal and bacterial infections.

    Excess acidity is a condition that weakens all body systems. Excess acidity forces the body to borrow minerals including calcium, sodium, potassium and magnesium from vital organs, bones and teeth to buffer (neutralize) the acid and safely remove it from the body. As a result, the body can suffer severe and prolonged corrosion due to high acidity a condition that may go undetected for years.

    Acidosis can lead to serious problems with major organs such as the liver, heart or kidneys.

    Weight Gain 

     It Can Lead To Weight Gain And Diabetes 

    An acidic pH may result in weight problems such as diabetes and obesity. When our body is too acidic, we suffer from a condition known as Insulin Sensitivity. This forces excessive insulin to be produced. As a result, the body is flooded with so much insulin that it diligently converts every calorie into fat. 

    It is very likely that an acid pH, from an imbalanced diet, produces a condition, which stimulates the predetermined genetic response to starvation and famine. Thereafter, the body will have to increasingly hoard every calorie consumed and store it as fat. 

    Some people reckon that an acid pH immediately signals the powerful genetic response to an impending famine, directly interpreting with the all important and very sensitive Insulin-Glucagon Axis. When this happens, it makes the body produce more insulin than usual, and in turn, produce more fats and store it. 

    On the other hand, a healthy and slightly alkaline pH will yield normal fat burning metabolic activities, making no demands on the body to produce extra insulin and make fats. As such, this allows fat to be burned and naturally lost. A healthy pH diet is also less likely to have any yo-yo effects, or rebounding from a diet with additional weight gain. 

    We should try to maintain a healthy, slightly alkaline pH so as to allow fats to be burned normally for energy, rather than hoarded and stored under the mistaken biochemical belief of an impending famine. 

    Cabbage anyone?