” You can trace every sickness, every disease, and every ailment to a mineral deficiency.”
Dr. Linus Pauling, winner of two Nobel Prizes.
Over-acidity is very common today and can become a dangerous condition that weakens all body systems. This condition forces the body to borrow alkaline minerals, including calcium, sodium, potassium, and magnesium from vital organs, muscles, and bones to neutralize acid and remove it from the body. Over-acidity can go undetected for years and cause severe damage. Like acid eating into marble, acidosis erodes and eats into cell wall membranes of the heart, arteries and veins. Acidosis is the first step towards premature aging and accelerated oxidative stress.
The acid–alkaline balance is an important factor in the health and functioning of the body. Optimal health depends on the body’s ability to maintain a slightly alkaline state. Unfortunately, most of what we eat is acidic in nature and, therefore, changes the balance toward acidity called METABOLIC ACIDOSIS.
What causes the body to be acidic? Metabolic acidosis is more common in our society primarily due to the Standard American Diet (Atkins diet is even worse…read on). This diet is too high in acid-producing foods like meat and fish, white flour, sugar, alcohol, most dairy products, coffee and soft drinks, processed and refined vegetable oils, white or processed vinegar; and too low in alkaline-producing foods like fresh vegetables. Infections, smoking, stress, and a sedentary life style tend to make the body more acidic.
Even mild acidosis can cause many problems in the body, such as:
- Poor oxygen utilization, meaning the body slowly suffocates.
- Acceleration of free radical damage, possibly contributing to cancerous mutations.
- Premature aging.
- Cardiovascular damage, including the constriction of blood vessels and the reduction of oxygen in the tissues and hypertension.
- Weight gain, obesity, and diabetes.
- Kidney and urinal bladder stones.
- Slow recovery from illness and injury.
- Immune deficiency.
- Osteoporosis: weak, brittle bones, hip fractures, and bone spurs.
- Joint pain, aching muscles, and lactic acid build up.
- Low energy, depression, and chronic fatigue.
- Chronic liver and kidney diseases, adrenal gland insufficiency, diabetic ketoacidosis, and severe diarrhea.
Fortunately, our bodies have a regulating system preventing us from going too acidic. This system includes the alkaline minerals, such as sodium, potassium, calcium, and magnesium both inside and outside the cells. There are large amounts of minerals stored within our bones. We also have a buffer system or alkaline reserve in the blood that helps to keep its pH constant. The bicarbonate buffer is extremely important.
The great alkaline reserve is the body’s bank account. The body can call upon it anytime to release alkaline elements for the neutralization of acid. However, there is not an endless supply of bicarbonate ions available to neutralize the damaged acid–alkaline balance. The alkaline reserve is limited and only a back-up system to keep from poisoning yourself with too much acid-forming food. When this alkaline reserve is depleted the body sickens and death follows.
Fortunately, there is a mineral supplement that can restore the body’s alkaline mineral reserves and supply the body with life important minerals and microelements, promoting digestion and eliminating toxic acidic compounds. It can also increase the alkaline reserve, especially the main bicarbonate buffer of blood. This supplement has been known as Karlovy Vary Healing Mineral Water (KVHMW)*.
ALKALIZE AND CLEANSE OR RUST AND ROT
Whether a substance is alkaline or acidic is determined by its pH. The pH is measured on a scale from 0.00 to 14.00. Pure water has a pH close to neutral or 7.00. A ranking above 7.00 indicates that a substance is alkaline, and below 7.00, is acidic. Blood is normally slightly alkaline with a pH range of 7.35 to 7.45.
The constancy of the blood pH is fundamental to the body’s ability to maintain a relatively unchanging internal environment. Its importance is illustrated by the fact that a person cannot live if the blood’s pH goes below 7.00 or above 8.00. For example, blood with a pH of 6.95, which is only slightly acidic, can lead to coma and death.
You can determine the pH of your body by testing your saliva and urine pH using pH litmus paper. The highest quality pH litmus paper shows distinct color changes in 0.2 increments. This is essential for an accurate analysis.
Clinical research has shown that saliva and urine pH can indicate how healthy you really are. You can check your pH levels at home with pH litmus paper, available in Biotherapy’s pH Kit. With the kit you can see how your pH levels fluctuate and how KVHMW can normalize them. How quickly can someone expect to see their pH levels change once they begin drinking KVHMW? Immediately. Usually within 24 hours. But it may take weeks or even months though to get your pH levels to a healthy state.
The saliva and urine pH should be checked first thing in the morning and just before going to sleep at night. Since you fast through the night, the morning saliva and urine pH show acidity of the body. Evening saliva and urine pH show how your diet and lifestyle influence your inner metabolism and how well your buffer systems will tolerate the changing pH. The saliva and urine pH offer a window through which you can see the overall pH balance in your body.
Even if you usually feel fine, if your diet consists mostly of meat, pasta, refined sugar, convenience foods, starches, coffee, soft drinks; or you are constantly under stress, do not exercise enough, smoke, or drink alcohol, your saliva and urine pH will probably register as low as 5.0-6.0 on the pH scale.
What do these pH levels actually mean?
A scale of 5.5-6.0 (litmus pH paper is yellow) means that you have a strong acidosis condition and your health is poor. Figuratively, this range shows that your body is rotting and rusting. Acidity breaks down body tissues. It is created by metabolic, dietary, and environmental waste that have a very negative influence on mitochondria function, hormone receptor sites, oxygen delivery, and enzyme activities.
If the acidic environment is left unregulated, it will eventually result in abnormal cell growth. Terminal cancer patients usually have acidic saliva, as do anxious and depressed adults, hyperactive children, rebellious or delinquent adolescents, and individuals who crave alcohol, use drugs, smoke, or consume sugar, soft drinks, and coffee. Urine pH levels of 5.5 or less are commonly exhibited.
The acidic pH will greatly disrupt the body’s mineral balance. For example, the body will take calcium from the bones to neutralize the acid environment, and thus increase your odds for osteoporosis. Over-acidity and overgrowth of microbes, fungi, viruses, and parasites are inextricably linked. These create more acidic waste products that further pollute the body.
To correct this condition, it is very important to maintain a diet of alkaline foods (fruits and vegetables), alleviate stress, exercise regularly, and undergo a detoxification program. Additionally, herbal medicine, proper nutritional supplementation with vitamins, antioxidants, enzymes, and an alkalizer and mineral supplement, such as KVHMW will support the health and harmony of the body.
A scale of 6.0-6.6 (litmus pH paper is blue-green) means that you have a mild acidity and your health is abnormal. In this range, many disorders develop. Improvement comes with a proper nutritional diet, a detoxification program, stress alleviation, and regular exercise. KVHMW can balance normal pH levels because of its mineral and microelement content and ability to restore the blood alkaline reserve.
A scale of 6.6-7.2 (litmus pH paper is blue) means that you are in the healthy range. The body is usually strong and is capable of defending itself against common illnesses associated with an average lifestyle. To maintain this condition, it is very important to control body acidity by a healthy diet, physical activity, stress reduction, and drinking Karlovy Vary Healing Mineral Water.
How much KVHMW does one need to drink for the correct acid-alkaline balance?
You can drink KVHMW for cleansing and purification 3-4 times a year. Use the water for 20-40 days; take a break for three months and then repeat the course.
Recommended Daily KVHMW Intake for Maintaining Normal
Health is poor
|5.5-6.0 (Yellow)||15 grams
Developing Health Disorders
|6.0-6.6 (Blue-Green)||10 grams
|Healthy Range||6.6-7.2 (Blue)||5 grams
Health practitioners who work with nutritional programs to restore acid-alkaline balance often find that highly acidic people may need to use KVHMW on a regular basis for months, and even several years in order to offset the over-acidity that develops as part of the normal aging process. An individual (particularly, past mid-life) may have to continue a program for a prolonged period of time or even indefinitely.
For additional information on the healing powers of the mineral water, prepared from the salt, as well as for ordering of this unique product of the world famous Health Spa, please contact Biotherapy Clinic by e-mail or by phone at: (415) 409-3939 or (650) 365-3640.