Why is pH important to health?

When I first discovered my path to reversing cancer, there was still a lot of details I didn’t understand. In the early days, people would ask me what I was doing about my pH. And at the time I didn’t know anything about pH—I was just following my plan. What I would later discover is that my plan was dealing with my pH perfectly, I just didn’t understand “how” yet.

In more recent years I have learned how critical the pH is to beating cancer and other chronic diseases. Some people don’t like to “give up” that addictive cup of coffee or pass on the drink of cola unless they understand “why” these substances cause such havoc to your pH balance. If you are already sick, you need to deal with your pH… NOW!

It has been proven again and again that cancer and other diseases can develop in an acidic pH environment. Some say that simply keeping our pH in check is enough to solve our health issues. Two other components of a healthy body and healthy cells are oxygen and water. Both of these are more abundant in an alkaline environment and restricted in an acidic environment. Hmmm. It all adds up. 

Our pH is measured on a scale from 1 to 14, with 7 being neutral (pure water is a 7). The pH numbers below 7 are acidic (with 0 being the most acidic) and the numbers above 7 are alkaline (with 14 being the most alkaline). According to the experts, ideally, you want a slightly alkaline pH at all times.

Dr. Robert Young states in his book Sick and Tired (page 59), “A chronically over-acidic body pH corrodes body tissue, slowly eating into the 60,000 miles of our veins and arteries like acid eating into marble. If left unchecked, it will interrupt all cellular activities and functions, from the beating of your heart to the neural firing of your brain. Over – acidification interferes with life itself, leading to all sickness and disease.”

That’s a pretty strong statement and doesn’t even mention how an acidic pH sets the stage for cancer. Did you know that coffee and soda are both very acidic and lower your pH? Most natural fruits and vegetables raise your pH and are alkaline in content. In my book “Life, Cancer and God” in Appendix A, I talk about what I allowed myself to eat and drink as well as what I choose not to eat and drink. If you line those foods up on a pH scale, the things I rejected are acidic and the things I consumed were alkaline. It’s not just coincidence.

If your blood becomes acidic your body compensates automatically by pulling the acidic substances from the blood and storing them in the cells. This natural response keeps the pH in your blood slightly alkaline, which is good news for your blood. However this same action is really bad news for your cells because they become acidic and toxic. When this occurs many cells do not die as normal cells but begin to adapt to the toxicity to become abnormal cells. Unfortunately, these abnormal cells no longer correspond with your own DNA memory code and begin to misbehave. They multiply, producing more abnormal cells which become malignant cells—continuing to multiply to form cancer tumors. This describes how an acidic pH can develop cancer in our bodies.

pH is an important component to maintaining a healthy body. If you are sick, tired, headachy and generally don’t feel good… and you want to get well, you have to change what you’re putting in your body.

There’s the old saying—insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result. We’re all guilty of some of that. But why not change what you’re doing today… and get a different result!

Paula Black