pH Levels and the Fight Against Cancer

July 22nd, 2013 by Dr. Keith Nemec

The Lord designed the human body to heal itself, and when we are able to return our bodies to their natural balance they have the innate ability to ward off, and to eliminate, disease. That balance is exemplified by the body’s natural pH levels, or, in other words, it’s tendency toward acidity or alkalinity. Recent studies have linked an elevated level of acidity in the human body to increased instances of disease, and it has become clear that maintaining the body’s optimal pH levels is a powerful weapon in the prevention of many diseases, including cancer. Moreover, by maintaining the body’s optimal pH level we can help to slow sown the overall effects of aging.

Understanding pH Levels

pH stands for “potential of hydrogen”, and is a measure of the acidity or alkalinity of a solution. pH levels are represented on a scale of 0 to 14, with 7 being neutral. A pH level of 0 to 6 is on the acidic side, while a pH level of 8 to 14 is alkaline. The optimal pH level for the human body (excluding the stomach and digestive tract, which requires a higher acidity for digestion) is 7.35 to 7.45, leaning towards a higher than neutral alkalinity. When the body’s pH level deviates from this median, it becomes prone to illness and disease.

Maintaining optimal pH levels in the body is vital to its total health, and creates an environment that prevents cancerous cells from surviving and multiplying. If pH levels becomes too acidic, either through stress, toxins, or poor diet, it can inhibit the body’s ability to absorb and distribute the minerals and nutrients cells need to replicate and repair themselves. Higher acidity levels also deprive the body’s cells of oxygen, and limits their ability to dispose of harmful heavy metals and environmental toxins. This can lead to an increased risk for the development of cancerous cells, and the growth of cancerous tumors.

Maintaining Optimal pH Levels in the Body

The best way to maintain the body’s optimal pH level is through diet. Unfortunately, the typical American diet consists of food stuffs that tend to increase the acidity of the human body. Meats, alcohol, sugars, and highly processed foods all become acidic when consumed, lowering the body’s pH level. Vegetables, such as spinach, watercress, Brussels sprouts and peppers become alkaline when eaten, raising the body’s pH level. Consequently, transitioning to a predominantly vegetarian diet is recommended to promote a healthy balance between alkaline and acid.

  • Alkaline producing foods include: alfalfa sprouts, broccoli, mushrooms, eggplant, almonds, ginger, cucumbers to name a few. Basically most all vegetables are alkaline.
  • Acid producing foods include: meat, chicken, fish, dairy products, corn, barley, rice, chick peas, beans, rye and wheat flour. Most grains are acidic.
  • To be at a high level of health you want as many alkaline producing foods as possible. This alkalinity will help to keep pH levels at an optimal level, making the body an inhospitable playground for cancer and cancer causing toxins.

Stress and pH

Probable the biggest factor that acidifies the body is mental and emotional stress. When the body is under stress it produced high amounts of a hormone called cortisol. When cortisol is high the pH is affected in an acidic direction. What you do to your mind you do to your body. Stress perceived become acid in the body and will predispose you to all types of symptoms, conditions and diseases including cancer. What you do to your mind you do to your body and what you do to your body you do to your mind.

The body has been designed to maintain and repair itself, but only if we are prepared to treat it with the respect it deserves. By keeping the body’s pH levels in balance, it is possible to create an environment that is inhospitable to cancer and other chronic diseases.

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