Does pH really matter when it comes to your health? When I first discovered my path to reversing cancer, there were still a lot of details I didn’t understand. In the early days, people often asked me about my pH and my response was, “Huh?”
At the time I didn’t know anything about pH—I was just following the plan which I outline in my book, “Life, Cancer & God.” What I later learned is that my vegetarian juicing plan was automatically dealing with my pH perfectly.
In more recent years I’ve learned how critical pH is, to not only beating cancer and other chronic diseases—but avoiding disease altogether.
For those of you who don't know what pH means, it is the measurement of alkalinity and/or acidity in your body. Alkalinity is good and Acidity is bad, when it comes to health. And it is largely the foods and beverages that we consume that determine the pH of our body. And the pH of our body either guards us against disease or promotes it.
Now I do understand how you might not want to “give up” that addictive cup of coffee or pass on the juicy steak unless you understand “why.” So let me tell you now… these substances cause havoc to your pH balance. If you’re already sick – your acidic pH is part of the reason. All of us, sick or not, need to properly manage our pH. But if you’re sick now… you’ll want to deal with your pH… IMMEDIATELY!
It’s been proven again and again that cancer and other diseases can develop in an acidic pH environment. Some experts say that simply keeping our pH in check is enough to solve most of one’s health issues. Of course, there are also other components of having a healthy body besides your pH—like oxygen in your cells and plenty of water for adequate hydration. But the good news is that both oxygen and water are more abundant in the foods that create an alkaline environment. So, eating right is a win-win.
pH is measured on a scale from 1 to 14, with 7 being neutral. As an example, pure water is a 7—right in the middle. 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, and I agree… ideally, you want a slightly alkaline pH at all times.
In his book Sick and Tired, Dr. Robert Young states, “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.”
Wow! That’s a strong statement. And he doesn’t even mention the obvious—how an acidic pH sets the stage for cancer. Did you know that coffee and soda are both HIGHLY acidic and BOTH lower your pH? Because they are caffeinated, they dehydrate as well. Most natural fruits and vegetables raise your pH and are alkaline in content—creating an alkaline environment in your body. In the back of my book “Life, Cancer and God,” in Appendix A, I answer the question so many have asked me … what I ate and drink, and in what quantities, in order to reverse the cancer in my body. I also share what I choose not to eat and drink. If you analyze the foods I mention on a pH scale, the things I rejected were acidic and the things I consumed were alkaline. It was NO coincidence. The same will happen with you. Your daily choices make a huge difference.
Here’s a little science. 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 automatic response keeps the pH in your blood slightly alkaline, which is good news for your blood. However, this same action is bad news for your cells - because they become acidic and toxic.
When this occurs, these cells don’t die as normal cells do but instead they adapt to the toxicity… and become abnormal cells. Unfortunately, in these abnormal, damaged cells, the DNA structure changes and as a result they begin to misbehave. With their new programming they no longer die… but instead multiply, producing more abnormal cells which become malignant cells. As they continue to multiply they eventually form detectable cancerous tumors. This describes how an acidic pH environment can develop cancer in our bodies.
Alkaline pH is important to maintaining a healthy body. If you’re sick, tired, head-achy and generally don’t feel good… and you want to get well… you will want to change what you’re putting into your body.
There’s the old saying—insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result. Many of us are guilty of that at times. But why not change what you’re doing today? Why not learn, change and get the result you want? Like feeling great again and living a long and fruitful life?
Wishing you good health,
If you hear the truth… will you believe it?