Sunday, January 6, 2008

What does pH have to do with Human Health

What does almost everything we eat grow in?

Pictures of Hydrangea Plants,red and blue.

It is the good earth, the soil. The pH of the soil determines the nutrient content of the plants that grow in it. In the case of the flowers of the Hydrangea plant it even determines their color. In acid soil, the Hydrangea flowers are blue, in Alkaline soil, the flowers of the same plant would be pink or red!

Soils that are acid have too many positively charged hydrogen ions and not enough negatively charged hydroxyl ions. The imbalance of ions has a direct affect on soil. When positive hydrogen ions increase and pH is driven way down ( soil becomes acidic ), it reduces the ability of the plant to grow and take nutrients from the soil. The optimal soil pH for most plants is a pH of 6.8.

In soils where there is aluminum present such as in clays, acidic conditions will release the aluminum and poison the plant, stopping its’ growth.

Did you know that in the Human body that pH determines the ability of the cells to absorb nutrients?

Did you know that aluminum compounds are used in water treatment plants across the country and that free aluminum ions reach your water faucet in your home?

Did you know that some scientific studies of Alzheimer’s sufferers reveal larger then normal amounts of aluminum in the brain tissue? Could it be a factor in Alzheimer’s? Are highly acidic people absorbing more aluminum from the water and food where it eventually contributes to the short circuiting of the brain?

So when some one disputes the validity of pH testing of your body, THINK! , how is it that pH affects everything to do with plant growth yet “doesn’t matter” when it comes to human health?

Quite to the contrary, it has much to do with human health.

Acidosis in the human body is an actual medical diagnosis, just ask any MD or nurse.

Test your pH daily for at least 30 days and record the results. If you do it, you might start testing everyday for the rest of your life, just as many people are starting to do everyday. The cost to you? Less than 30 seconds of time and $.17 a day.

Isn’t it worth it to check your pH level every day to monitor how your eating and thinking are affecting your health?

I think it is.

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