Is your body acidic?

If your body is constantly acidic, you will probably find that aches and pains won't go away with the result that you constantly feel unwell.

One of the problems we face is the enormous amount of junk food, excessive proteins, carbohydrates, fats, sugar laden colas, sports and energy drinks, alcohol, coffee, environmental toxins (acid rain) that are being absorbed into our bodies.

I am amused when one major American fast food chain promotes 'healthy' meals, yet smothers its product in mayonnaise and then has the audacity to charge for a bottle of water when the highly acidic soda drink is free with your meal. So much for promoting healthy meals.

Some of the major symptoms associated with too much acid in the body include:

  • weight gain
  • insomnia
  • fluid retention
  • arthritis
  • gout
  • migraine headaches
  • wounds that won't heal
  • constipation
  • colds and flu
  • stomach ulsers
  • acid reflux
  • some cancers
  • dry mouth

The body needs acid to help with digestion; it is when the body has an oversupply that the problems mentioned above can breed.

It you can slowly change your diet from an acid diet to a predominately alkaline diet you will improve your health.

'Alkalinity' equals oxygen and oxygen equals good health.

By me changing my diet to more alkaline foods and away from the junk and takeway foods my body started to change. The first sign was a reduction in the pain levels and sleeping longer at night. I had been living on one to two hour sleep patterns for years.

The next sign was my craving for coffee and sweets started to decrease and so did my stress levels and weight start to drop. I was 115 kilo's (253 pounds) and now am 103 kilos (227 pounds).

I had balooned my weight about 15 years ago after retiring from motor racing and despite being on weight loss programs could not drop my weight to a satisfactory level. It's still not perfect but is getting there.

In other words what was happening to me was that my body had been cannibalising itself to keep me alive, hence the constant pain and fatigue.

We climbed the Sydney Harbour Bridge for her birthday, something I had given up on attempting to do many years ago.

Return from Acidic to Healthy Lifestyle