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un·bal·anced 

  tr.v. un·bal·ance, un·bal·anc·ing, un·bal·anc·es

  1. To upset the balance, stability, or equilibrium of: “By being too good a singer, too hell-bent an actress, and too strong a presence, the star unbalances the proceedings” (John Simon).
  2. To derange (the mind).

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The condition of being unbalanced.

 

un·bal·anced 

  adj.

  1. Not in balance or in proper balance.
  2.  
    1. Mentally deranged.
Not exhibiting sound judgment; irrational.

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Is Your Life Unbalanced? Seven Signs
By E. Raymond Rock
 

It’s important to balance our lives because an unbalanced life is full of risks. If we become so busy that we become lost in petty details and lose our perspective of the overall quality of our lives, it’s only a matter of time before this lack of attention seriously affects our mental and physical well-being.

It’s as if the accelerator gets stuck on our old tractor, and when we panic and reach down to unstick it, the tractor goes through the barn! With accelerators as well as lives stuck in the fast lane, preventative maintenance is key. We must take time to lubricate accelerators, and lives, before they cause problems, and the best lubrication for balancing lives is awareness.

Here are a few signs that may indicate an unbalanced life:

1. Not sleeping as well as you used to.

2. It seems as if you can never get everything done.

3. Life seems to be one worry after another.

4. Although you feel industrious and vital, you feel snowed under and ineffective, too.

5. You are afraid that you don’t have enough money or security.

6. You feel that you cannot afford to waste one minute, and feel guilty if you do.

7. You eat for comfort.

Only two or three of these signs is enough for concern - more than a few could portend a looming crisis. So if any seem familiar, take steps now to reduce them while you still have a little control, and before they cause long-term physical or mental problems.

There are two ways to approach this; one is to analyze every aspect of your life and draw up a plan to schedule activities so that they become balanced. Here, we consider not only our goals, but the results, both financially and personally, after the goals are achieved. Will we be a more relaxed, better person because of our striving to achieve these goals, or will we be a basket case?

Additionally, we must stop our compulsive over-achieving, at least in this healing aspect of our lives. If we learn to reduce our striving here, we can carry it into all aspects of our lives and learn to be more relaxed, and confident that our lives will be okay regardless of what happens. But we must also strike a balance between ambition and relaxation, and a balance between need and greed.

And we need to balance our opinions with the opinions of others so that we can express them civilly without polarizing so much. Finally, we must work on our awareness of what is really happening to us in this very moment, and not be so concerned about what has happened to us in the past or what will happen in the future. This means that we don’t forget about the future and foolishly eat our seed corn, nor do we completely forget about the past and plant our crops in the fall!

The above is how many people approach this problem of imbalance, and it works to a certain extent. However, the root problems that created the imbalance in the first place are not really addressed, and after awhile, the additional striving to balance one’s life, heaped on top of everything else, only adds to the imbalance itself! So how can we accomplish all of this balancing?

As you can see, it would take a Rhodes Scholar to fit all the pieces of this complex puzzle, which we call ourselves, together! If only there was a way to balance our life without “trying” to balance it, which sounds like a contradiction, but actually, it is not and . . . it’s easy. Not only is there a way to get to the root problem of our imbalances, but a way in which our life will remain in balance.

And this takes us to the second way to approach this problem of an unbalanced life, which is - meditation - a natural balancing mechanism that affects all aspects of our lives; physically, psychologically and spiritually. The surface is only now being scratched regarding meditation’s many faceted benefits. Long known for a relaxation and healing therapy, only recently has it become popular for balancing our lifestyles.

The interesting thing about meditation is that you don’t have to figure it out! You don’t have to think about it, apply it to your life, or follow any of those annoying “programs” that last only long enough for the next self-help book to come out! Meditation is the quintessential autopilot - just do it, sit back, and enjoy the ride.

Sure, we might know already that we are working too much, but when we meditate, we really know! What I mean is that the imbalance hits our hearts instead of only our heads, and when this happens, a passion develops to create balance. It all happens quite mysteriously, and naturally!

What happens in meditation is that our thoughts relax; we have fewer of them, and subsequently, without so many thoughts clogging our brain, we have a chance to see the forest and the trees. Then, we become conscious of imbalances, and becoming aware of imbalances is the first and only step that we have to take - everything else takes care of itself.

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Acupuncture and Generalized Anxiety Disorder
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Acupuncture and generalized anxiety disorders make a lot of sense when it is accepted that extreme anxiety is not a normal state of the human nature. The chemicals that are out of balance are actually produced to help the body deal with stress and fear. The sudden increase in adrenaline levels is an example of this. Everyone has heard stories of panic stricken mothers lifting automobiles off their children. Traditional Chinese Medicine would accept the levels of chemicals as natural and see the unbalance of them as making perfect sense since something else is out of balance. This something else is the true underlying cause, and it is what the acupuncturist will find and treat.

There are many supplemental treatments used along with acupuncture for generalized anxiety disorder. Most of these are common and well known herbal concoctions. As is also usual with acupuncture, lifestyle and diet changes or restrictions might be part of the overall treatment approach. We are not made to live our life in fear and panic. When we do, it is a sign that something has gone seriously wrong. Chemicals can give temporary relief, but they often have serious side effects. Some of these are worse than the conditions they seek to alter. Acupuncture is a good alternative for generalized anxiety disorder.
 
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Chemical Imbalance

February 2001

Q. I would like to find out exactly what a chemical imbalance is. Is it actually an imbalance of the chemicals of the brain or is it just a term used for a mentally unbalanced person? If it is an imbalance of the brain chemicals, how is it diagnosed? Are there specific medical tests done to diagnose it?

A. You ask a good question. A chemical imbalance is a term commonly used to describe what most physicians believe to often cause, or at least predispose one to various mental illnesses. For example, in depression, we believe that there is a lack of a neurotransmitter called serotonin. (Neurotransmitters are a type of chemical that help to transmit messages from one brain cell to another). Hence, many of the drugs used to treat depression, including Prozac, Zoloft, and Paxil, help to increase serotonin levels in the brain.

Schizophrenia is thought to be due to an excess of the neurotransmitter Dopamine. Hence, many of the drugs used to treat schizophrenia inhibit the action of Dopamine. Unfortunately, at the present time, these diagnoses are made clinically, i.e. by history and physical exam. There are no specific lab or x-ray tests that confirm the diagnosis. However, research is ongoing to try to find such as test.

Because I too believe the above to be true, I try to emphasize to my patients that if they do have such a disorder as above, it is not due to a weak character but likely due to a chemical imbalance often exacerbated by a variety of environmental stresses. The shame of such disorders is not to be diagnosed with one, but not to be treated since treatment usually helps tremendously.

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Tip the Scales in Your Favor This Year

By Victoria L. Freeman, PhD

What’s on your 2005 to-do list? Unless you’ve already achieved your fitness goals, chances are good that you’re planning to lose a few pounds. Chances are also good that you planned to do that last year and the year before. Why is dropping unwanted weight so challenging? You know that carrying those extra pounds has a negative impact on your health and you’ve always had great intentions, so why haven’t you succeeded?

Perhaps you’re a stress overeater, or maybe you’ve been overwhelmed by all the social cues, like holiday parties and business happy hours that seem to surround you with sumptuous treats. Some people say it’s a lack of willpower, or you’re just not motivated enough. Or, as more experts are coming to realize, you could be battling an uncompromising appetite and constant cravings that have a very real biochemical basis.

Unbalanced Brain Chemistry

Have you ever vowed to “just say no” to sugary foods like candy or ice cream but found yourself giving in to the relentless longing just a day or two later? And in the brief interval that you do manage to stave off sweets, do you take on what Kathleen DesMaisons, PhD, author of The Sugar Addict’s Total Recovery Program (Ballantine Books, 2000), describes as the Jekyll-and-Hyde syndrome, experiencing powerful mood swings and becoming intolerably cranky and irritable?

If this sounds familiar, you could be experiencing low levels of serotonin and beta-endorphin - two of the brain’s specialized chemical messengers known as neurotransmitters. These neurotransmitters are biochemical must-haves for your brain.

Ironically, the very sugar cravings against which you’re waging war are often caused by your body’s need to boost levels of these neurotransmitters. Eating sugary foods can stimulate a short-term neurotransmitter boost, and your body knows it (hence the cravings). However, eating things like chocolate, cookies, or ice cream sends your blood sugar on a roller coaster ride and ultimately contributes to worsening these neurotransmitter imbalances.

When you combine blood sugar fluctuations with depleted brain chemicals, you end up with cravings so compelling that all the diet plans and willpower in the world don’t stand a chance. As Julia Ross, MA, writes in her book The Diet Cure: The 8-Step Program to Rebalance Your Body Chemistry and End Food Cravings, Weight Problems, and Mood Swings - Now (Penguin Books, 2000), “Years of dieting, psychotherapy, and the best pep talks about accepting your body as is can’t help much when what you really need is a biochemical overhaul.”

Balancing the Three-Legged Stool

Ross, director of Recovery Systems in Mill Valley, Calif., a clinic that treats sugar cravings using counseling, nutritional therapy, and biochemical rebalancing, and DesMaisons, president and CEO of Radiant Recovery, a private consulting practice in Albuquerque, NM, where she treats sugar cravings through nutritional therapy, are two pioneers in the practice of using brain nutrition to end sugar cravings.

They are convinced that the way to take control of your appetite is to give your brain the raw materials it needs to rebalance itself naturally, and the solution involves a multistep approach that DesMaisons calls the three-legged stool. She explains: “Imagine a three-legged stool with blood sugar, serotonin, and beta-endorphin each acting as a leg. A deficit in any one of the three biochemical systems can throw the stool off balance and result in striking changes in how you feel or act.”

Terri, a maintenance and operations technician from Barstow, Calif., knows exactly what that wobbly stool feels like. “I’ve struggled with weight my entire life,” Terri says, “and I felt out of control, weak willed, and desperate.” But after finally recognizing her body’s cry for help (see “Symptoms of Unbalanced Brain Chemistry,” above) and feeding her brain what it was missing, the dark cloud lifted. “I understand now that there’s a chemical reason for cravings, but more importantly I learned how to control them.”

Today, 17 pounds lighter, Terri says life is wonderful. “I may have a bad day now and then, but I know how to get back on track. Balancing my brain chemistry has definitely improved my weight and self-esteem. My life is much more stable, and I finally feel strong and confident.”

Sugar Craving Mechanics

Like Terri, you can reduce cravings and bring balance to your brain using a few specific steps. The key is in examining the legs of the stool.

Blood Sugar

Through digestion, your body reduces all carbohydrates to an energy nutrient called glucose. Glucose, or blood sugar, fuels an almost endless number of physiological activities like muscle movement and hormone production.

Glucose is, under normal conditions, your brain’s primary source of energy. When glucose is in short supply, due to missed meals for example, your brain complains. In fact, sugar cravings are often the result of your brain’s distress signal as it struggles to find fuel.

The problem is that repeatedly feeding your brain the quick sugar boost it wants is, in the long run, one of the worst things you can do. Sure you satisfy the immediate need, but you also elicit a cascade of other physiological reactions that ultimately cause an even greater glucose deficit.

Highly refined carbohydrates (like white bread or white rice) or those that are loaded with sugar (like candy, ice cream, or doughnuts) are converted to glucose very quickly and therefore cause a drastic and rapid increase in blood sugar. This sudden spike causes your pancreas to release a hormone called insulin, whose job it is to shuttle glucose out of your blood and into working cells for energy.

Whatever is left after energy needs are met is stored as fat. The greater the blood sugar spike, the greater the release of insulin, and the more likely your body will overcompensate by removing too much blood sugar and dropping levels too low.

Low blood sugar, which can be caused either by skipping meals or as a rebound effect from a high sugar load, is what causes your brain to complain in the first place, so the sugar cravings begin again. It’s a vicious cycle; in fact, it’s dangerous and can even lead to serious health conditions like type-2 diabetes. Instead of riding this roller coaster of blood sugar peaks and valleys, a much better plan is to stop the cycle by reducing the sugar load and instead eating foods that will raise blood sugar gradually and keep it on an even keel.

Serotonin & Beta-endorphin

Serotonin is a well-researched neuro-transmitter and is commonly known as your brain’s natural Prozac. “When serotonin levels are good, you feel a sense of relaxation and peace. In other words, you’re pretty much mellowed out,” says DesMaisons.

“Healthy levels of serotonin also reduce anxiety and help you sleep better,” adds Ross. On the other hand, a serotonin deficit can result in depression, anxiety, irritability, low self-esteem, and, you guessed it - sugar cravings.

You may know beta-endorphin from its “exercise high” fame. Indeed, endorphins are the natural painkillers that come to the rescue whenever you feel discomfort of any sort, whether it’s caused by an injury, intense physical exertion, or deep emotional disappointment.

“When beta-endorphin dips too low, the result is a high level of sensitivity to both physical and emotional pain. You may also cry easily and feel depressed or hopeless. But one thing’s for sure: You’ll definitely crave sugar,” DesMaisons says.

According to research in the International Journal of Obesity, women naturally tend to have lower endorphin levels than men. And although scientists at the National Institute of Mental Health found that endorphins should peak around ovulation, other researchers at Ohio State University established that in women with PMS they don’t. This might explain why some women have an even greater tendency toward sugar cravings and emotional sensitivity around menstruation.

Although these two brain chemicals may exert some different effects on your body and mind, some of the same circumstances can cause depletion of each. Ross says there are many potential causes of neurotransmitter imbalance, but she cites four primary culprits: inherited deficiencies, prolonged stress, too little protein in the diet, and a regular intake of refined and high-sugar carbohydrates. While you don’t get to pick your parents and you can’t always eliminate sources of stress in your life, you can address how often you eat protein and high-sugar foods.

To make its neurotransmitters, your brain uses certain amino acids that are only found in protein, Ross explains. So if you aren’t eating enough protein to supply your brain with the raw materials it needs to make these crucial chemicals, you can end up deficient.

On the other hand, high-sugar foods actually cause a brief increase in the supply and activity of serotonin and the activity of beta-endorphin, says Ross. For a few minutes or hours it feels like a good arrangement, but this false neurotransmitter stimulation can’t be sustained without more sugar. “This nasty cycle escalates, resulting in even greater sugar cravings, and meanwhile your neurotransmitter levels drop lower and lower as sweets and other refined carbohydrates interfere with the dietary protein that would otherwise provide permanent neurotransmitter enhancement,” Ross explains.

What’s on the Brain Food Menu?

Restoring depleted brain chemistry sounds like a big job, but it isn’t as complicated as it seems. As we’ve discussed, the three primary biochemical pieces to the puzzle are blood sugar, serotonin, and beta-endorphin. Your mission is to feed your brain what it needs to restore balance in each of these areas and stop sugar cravings in their tracks.

Both Ross and DesMaisons agree that the key to keeping sugar cravings at bay over the long haul is to make significant shifts in the way you eat. But a key difference in their approaches is that Ross recommends a few specific supplements to jumpstart the process, (see “Supplements to Stop Sugar Cravings” on page 56 for specific dosing guidelines), and DesMaisons does not.

Nutrients to Regulate Blood Sugar

Under normal conditions glucose is your brain’s favorite fuel, but as Eric Braverman, MD, writes in his book, The Healing Nutrients Within: How to Use Amino Acids to Achieve Optimum Health and Fight Cancer, Alzheimer’s Disease, Depression, Heart Disease, and More (Basic Health Publications, 2003), the amino acid L-glutamine can also be used as brain fuel when blood sugar levels are low. In fact, Ross says L-glutamine is so effective that it results in relief from sugar cravings in as little as five minutes.

With that respite, you’re more free to shift your lifelong dietary habits to include frequent, balanced meals containing foods - like nutritious carbs (whole grains and vegetables), protein (eggs, fish, poultry, cottage cheese, lean meat), and healthy fats (nuts, avocadoes, olive oil) - that raise blood sugar gradually and keep it more stable.

Another nutrient that Ross recommends for balancing blood sugar is chromium. According to the Physician’s Desk Reference for Nutritional Supple-ments (Medical Economics, 2001) research has established that chromium is important for insulin sensitivity and therefore blood sugar regulation. And since chromium deficiency is fairly common in this country according to scientists at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, supplementation may be helpful.

Nutrients to Boost Serotonin

As mentioned earlier, your brain uses protein, or more specifically amino acids, to boost neurotransmitters. Serotonin production begins with just a single amino acid, tryptophan, which is particularly concentrated in foods like cottage cheese, meat, fish, turkey, and beans. The only catch is that when tryptophan is consumed in whole foods, it has to compete with all the other, more plentiful amino acids to reach your brain. It sometimes loses the battle.

Many amino acids are available in supplement form at natural foods markets, but due to a controversial decision by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in the late 1980s, tryptophan is available by prescription but is in limited circulation over-the-counter.

The restrictions on availability of tryptophan opened the door for another amino acid that is available in health food stores and is one step closer to serotonin in the metabolic chain. It’s called 5-hydroxytryptophan or 5-HTP. Your body actually converts tryptophan to 5-HTP and then to serotonin.

Because it’s closer to the endpoint of serotonin production and doesn’t have to battle for entry to the brain like tryptophan, experts like Ross and leading naturopathic physician Michael Murray, ND, author of 5-HTP: The Natural Way to Overcome Depression, Obesity, and Insomnia (Bantam Books, 1998) believe that 5-HTP is one of the most effective ways to boost serotonin.

Nutrients That Boost Beta-endorphin

Beta-endorphin production requires many more amino acids than serotonin - 19 in fact, says Ross. So eating plenty of protein-rich foods several times a day is key to increasing endorphin levels.

For an added endorphin boost and extra protection against sugar cravings, Ross recommends the amino acid DL-phenylalanine. Unlike how your body uses tryptophan and 5-HTP to create serotonin, DL-phenylalanine, which is easily obtained at most health food stores, boosts beta-endorphin via a different pathway.

Ross explains that each of your neurotransmitters has an enzyme that breaks it down in an effort to keep levels from getting too high. But when you’ve got a deficit to begin with, those enzymes add to the problem. DL-phenylalanine boosts beta-endorphin by neutralizing the enzyme that destroys it, so in effect, she says, you simply hold on to more of what you already had.

Simple Steps, Big Benefits

Supplements are meant as a short-term (usually a few months) intervention to provide support while you master the dietary changes, explains Ross. But she adds that most of her clients need them in the beginning because they provide relief from cravings very quickly, sometimes within five minutes.

W
hile Ross believes that supplements are critical to your success in ending sugar cravings and DesMaisons does not, both experts agree that the following long-term changes in dietary habits are essential to the process.


1 Don’t skip any meals, especially breakfast, as frequent eating will go a long way toward balancing your blood sugar. Make sure your breakfast includes a protein source such as eggs, cottage cheese, fish, poultry, beans, or soy as well as healthy fats like oils from fish, nuts, or extra virgin olive oil.

2 Include 20 grams or more of protein (roughly equal to three eggs; 3/4 cup cottage cheese; or 3 ounces of beef, fish, or chicken) with every meal (at least three times a day) to ensure a constant supply for neuro-transmitter production.

3 Include complex or unrefined carbohydrates like vegetables, fruits, and whole grains with each meal.

4 Strive to eliminate refined carbo-hydrates (like snack chips, white bread, and white rice) and sugary foods.

Using supplements, Ross says you can make these changes quickly, maybe even all at once. If you make the dietary changes without supplements, DesMaisons recommends devoting at least a week to mastering each step and phasing them in one at a time in the above order to give your body chemistry a chance to adjust.

“The time required to accomplish all the changes varies from person to person,” says DesMaisons, “but most of my clients feel a significant break from cravings once they master the first step, which includes eating a hearty breakfast with plenty of protein.” With or without supplements, the goal is to balance your blood sugar and boost serotonin and beta-endorphin as much as possible before pulling the plug on sugary foods and drinks.

Using targeted brain nutrition to meet your weight-loss goals doesn’t mean you can forget exercise or other healthy habits like getting plenty of rest. Yet as Terri says, “It’s really hard to believe that simple nutritional changes like these can have such a profound effect. But I’m living proof that they do!”

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Stress and Health, Nutrition and Exercise

A surprising amount of the stress we may experience on a daily basis can be caused by the chemicals we consume. By eating or drinking certain things we can actually put our bodies under chemical stress. Similarly, if we are eating an unbalanced diet we may be stressing our bodies by depriving them of essential nutrients.

Eating too much for a long period causes obesity. This puts your heart and lungs under stress, overloads your organs and reduces stamina. You should be aware of the effects of the following:

  • Caffeine:
    Caffeine is a stimulant. One of the reasons you probably drink it is to raise your level of arousal (i.e. stress). If you are drinking many cups of coffee a day, then you may find that you can reduce a lot of stress by switching to good decaffeinated coffee for a portion of your daily intake.
  • Alcohol:
    In small amounts alcohol may help you relax. In larger amounts it may increase stress as it disrupts sleep (and causes hangovers!). In large amounts over a long term alcohol will damage your body.
  • Nicotine:
    While in the very short term nicotine can cause relaxation, its toxic effects raise the heart rate and stress the body. If you smoke, try taking your pulse before and after a cigarette, and notice the difference. After the initial period of giving up smoking, most ex-smokers report feeling much more relaxed on a general basis. If you are ready to give up smoking, then an excellent book to read is Alan Carr's 'Easy Way to Give Up Smoking'.
  • Sugar:
    Sugar-rich foods can raise energy in the short term. The problem with this is that your body copes with high levels of sugar by secreting insulin, which reduces the amount of sugar in your blood stream. Insulin can persist and continue acting after it has normalized levels of blood sugar. This can cause an energy dip.

If you eat a good, well-balanced diet then you should be able to minimize this sort of chemical stress. Your body will be receiving all the nutrients it requires to function effectively. You will normally be able to get reliable information on diet from your doctor or the student health center.

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Signs of ageing might instead be a treatable thyroid disorder

Science Centric | 7 May 2008 05:06 GMT —
 

It's wrong to assume that fatigue or memory loss is an inevitable sign of ageing. They also are common symptoms of an underactive thyroid - a condition that generally responds to treatment, according to the May issue of Mayo Clinic Health Letter.

The thyroid gland, in the neck just below the Adam's apple, plays a significant role in overall health. Hormones from the thyroid are chemical messengers, helping to control body temperature, heart rate, muscle strength, cholesterol, memory and even mood.

When a thyroid malfunctions, producing too much or too little of its hormones, chemical reactions in the body become unbalanced. The earliest symptoms of an underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism), such as sluggishness and fatigue, too often are mistaken for simply getting older.

As hypothyroidism continues, other symptoms can include cold hands and feet, constipation, pale, dry skin, a puffy face, hoarseness or unexplained weight gain. Older people with an underactive thyroid may exhibit only one symptom, for example, memory loss or decreasing mental function.

The treatment of choice for hypothyroidism is the drug levothyroxine, which replaces a key missing hormone. Periodic blood tests are needed to determine the proper dosage.

Conversely, an overactive thyroid gland also can produce subtle symptoms. They typically include an increased heart rate, heat intolerance, weight loss and a tendency to tire during ordinary activities.

The most common treatment to reduce thyroid hormone levels involves taking oral doses of radioactive iodine. The iodine is absorbed in the thyroid gland and shrinks it. This treatment, however, often results in an underactive thyroid, requiring long-term use of levothyroxine to replace hormone levels.

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When Stress Becomes Bad
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"You now know that there is good stress and bad stress, let us talk about bad stress. if there were a sabertooth tiger in this room and I reacted physically that would be good, because it might save my life. If there were no sabertooth tiger in this room and all that happened was I did was open a letter with bad news and I reacted as if that there is a sabertooth tiger and it was going to kill me and eat me that would be a problem.

Here is the problem, if I believe that this letter that I opened is dangerous to me in some way if I think it was to efftect my life if I think somehow it is going to cause problem that I might not be able to solve, then I might react as it were the sabertooth tiger.

So there is no tiger in here but I am reacting as if there is. So what happens, my muscles gets tense, my blood pressure and my heart rate go up, I start to sweat my pupils dialate all of my body's chemical systems become unbalanced as if I am going to have to fight for my life. What is the problem with that. Well the problem with it is, all of this gearing up that I have just done, will not help me solve the problem that appeared in a form a note in an envelope.

Pretty much no matter what that note is, if it is a math problem need to be solved, if it is a letter from somebody telling me that I have to deal with something there are no sabertooth tigers there, but here I am geared up to fight one. If I recognize that, I say wow wait a second I really do not have to tighten my muscle, increase my blood pressure in a sense, or unbalance my body because this is something that I have to think about and solve it.

Then my body can relax,my mind can clear and I can go about solving the problem. If I continue to believe that I've got a sabertooth tiger in the room then my body will continue to react as if there is one and none of this change, none of these blood pressure physical things that change will help me solve that problem. I'll stay like this and the problem will not get solved."

pH of the Human Body is Critical for Health

Originally titled: What in the Cell is Going on? - The Battle is over pH

by Dr. Gary Tunsky

As you quietly read these words, a whirl of activity is taking place in every cell of your body. Every second, unseen, unnoticed, millions of new cells are reborn in your body’s ceaseless program of self-generation. Since cells are the bricks and mortar from which all living tissue and organs are made, to understand degenerative and metabolic dis­ease you must become familiar with the miniature world of the cell and how they are able to perform baffling chemical transformations producing infinitely complex proteins, vitamins, hormones, neurotransmitters, growth factors, enzymes and metabolic energy called ATP.

A healthy body is determined by the health of each of its single cells. All disease originates at the cellular level and not at the organ or system level. Healthy cells create healthy tissues. Healthy tissues create healthy organs like the heart and lungs. Healthy organs create healthy systems like the endocrine system or the immune system and healthy systems make up a healthy body.

In the complex world of 75 trillion cells that make up your nation body, you are the President (the brain) that delegates the police force that protects and shields the cellular citizens from attack by foreign enemies; the cellular citizen’s work performance, transportation system, medical care, communication, food and water, and methods of toxic waste and trash removal.

With your guidance and direction, the nation body will provide all the necessities for proper functioning as a whole. Your cell citizens come in all shapes, sizes and performance capabilities that manufacture an infinite variety of job tasks. Some reside in large cities that are your organs; others prefer to live in the outskirts in small towns away from the traffic - your fingernails for instance. But no matter where they reside, each cellular citizen has a purpose, an important duty for the good of the nation — your body.

So if the health of the cell is the answer, what constitutes a healthy cell? What you eat, drink, breathe and bathe in will either nourish the 75 trillion cells with oxygen, water, vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients, essential fatty acids (EFAs), glucose and amino acids, or contaminate the cells by the slow poisoning of the bloodstream. You see, what you breathe, whether oxygen or environmental contaminants ends up in the bloodstream.

What you eat, whether living organic fruits, vegetables, nuts, grains, legumes and seeds or refined, processed, foodless foods and toxic sugar laden drinks end up after digestion in the bloodstream The bloodstream is a flowing river to all the cells for nourishment and removal of acidic waste residues. So, is your bloodstream a river of life or a river of death and disease? For the Life of the flesh is in the blood..." (Lev. 17:11)  

Cells are multifaceted. Some are like miniature electrical generators like a lithium battery. They all respire like a lung to bring in intelligent nutrients and remove toxic waste products. Cells are also manufactunng plants that synthesize hormones, neurotransmitters, proteins and life force.

These cellular engines also communicate like a wireless fiber-optic network 24 hours a day. Our finite minds couldn’t possibly fathom or consciously control the extraordinary complex tasks of manufacturing, storage, repair, communication, transportation, police, waste disposal, administration, food production, temperature control and pH balancing that goes on in our body daily to the normally metabolized acids from body tissues and maintain health and vitality.

A picture metaphor of how the cells communicate would be to envision all six billion people on this planet picking up a wireless phone simultaneously and having a phone conversation. Now picture everyone clicking three-way and having a three-way conversation.

Then picture everyone in the world clicking on conference call with total conversation capability of 1,000 different people simultaneously. The question is, does your cell phone have good reception to transmit and receive messages. Your intestinal cell phone talks to the skin. Your spleen cell phone talks to the thymus. Your heart cell phone talks to the liver. All organs and systems work in unison. No organ or system works alone, just as no nutrient works alone. So what is the regulatory authority that controls cell processes? The answer is pH.

The pH of your tissues and body fluids affects the state of your health or inner cleanliness or filth. The closer the pH is to 7.35 - 7.45, the higher you’re level of health and well being and your ability to resist states of disease and the onset of symptomologies.

The pH scale is like a thermometer showing increases and decreases in the acid and alkaline content of these fluids. Deviations above or below a 7.35 -7.45 pH range in the blood can signal potentially serious and dangerous symptoms or states of disease. When the body can no longer effectively neutralize and eliminate the acids it relocates them within the body’s extra-cellular fluids and connective tissue cells directly compromising cellular integrity.

Indeed the entire metabolic process depends on a balanced pH. As more acid wastes back up, and the body slowly stews in its poisonous wastes, 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. This is what science calls hemorrhage. If left unchecked, it will interrupt all cellular activities and functions from the beating of your heart to the neuro firing of your brain.

Over acidification interferes with life itself, leading to all sickness and “dis-ease.” Fundamentally, all regulatory mechanisms, including breathing, ingestion, circulation, hormone production, neurotransmitter release, etc., serve the purpose of balancing pH by removing cells. When you eat food, it ferments, just the way a banana on your counter ferments from a green, to yellow, to brown, to black. The banana rots from the inside out, not from the outside in. That is why humans can look healthy from the outside but are rotting and decaying from the inside.

This is what the medical community refers to as degenerative disease. These morbid microforms produce potent acidic by-products, which further compromise pH and create disruption in the body’s biosystem. This process can involve further morbidity through bacteria, yeast, fungus and mold with subsequent serious life-threatening symptomologies.

I would say that disease comes from the inside out and that the terrain or environment of the body is the catalyst for the development and progression of all disease. This does not preclude the contributing factors from external circumstances such as trauma, airborne microforms, air pollution, radiation, chemicals and drugs. These all provide negative acidic impressions but “dis-ease” arises within the cell in response to these impressions.

Sink Or Swim

Think of your body as a fish tank. Imagine the im­portance of maintaining the integrity of the internal flu­ids of the body that we swim in daily. Imagine the fish in this tank are your cells and organ systems bathing in the fluids, which transport food and remove waste. Now imagine I back up my car and put the tailpipe up against the air intake filter supplying oxygen to the wa­ter in the tank.

The water becomes filled with carbon monoxide lowering the pH, creating and acidic envi­ronment and threatening the health of the (fish), (your cells and organs). What if! throw in too much food or the wrong kind of food and the fish are unable to con­sume or digest it all and the food starts to decompose and putrefy? Toxic waste chemicals build up as the food breaks down, creating more acidic by-products, altering the optimal pH.

This is a small example of what we are doing to our internal fluids daily, some of us more than others. We are polluting our internal flu­ids with acidic toxins like nicotine, drugs, excessive in­take of acid forming foods, acidic beverages and social drugs such as coffee, carbonated beverages and alco­hol, which all compromise the delicate balance of pH that maintains homeostasis.

Some of us have fish tanks (bodies) that are barely able to support life, yet we somehow manage to struggle from day to day man­ifesting severe imbalances until there is the inevitable crash and debilitating chronic, disturbing, and diseased symptomology to deal with a life-threatening illness in a hospital somewhere.

7 Bodily Responses That Fight To Maintain pH

All metabolic processes, including immunity, depend on a delicately balanced pH, which harmonizes electromagnetic energies. The body constantly fights to maintain a blood pH at around 7.35 -7.45 much like our internal thermostat that tries to maintain a 98.6-degree body temperature. There are seven homeostatic adaptation responses that fight to maintain this pH balance.

1) Using high pH bodily fluids such as water as a solvent to neutralize acid residues.

2) Pulling bicarbonate from the pancreas into the blood (an alkalizing agent). Bicarbonate ions are generated into the blood cells from carbon dioxide and diffuse into the plasma.

3) Protein buffers of glutathione, methionine, cystine, taurine, just to name a few, act as buffers intra-cellularly to bind or neutralize acids during cellular disorganization.

4.) Electrolyte buffers of sodium, calcium and potassium work in the blood, lymph, and extra-cellular and in­tracellular fluids to bind acids, which are then removed through the urine.

5.) Pulling stored calcium and magnesium from skeletal bones and teeth to neutralize blood acids.

6.) Filtration and elimination of acidic residues through the skin, urinary tract and respiration.

7.) Pushing blood acid residues and accumulated toxins into outer extremities as a storage bin away from vital organs. The wrist, joints, fingers, toes and skin are the major target areas to keep the toxins from saturating internal vital organs like the heart and lungs.

When all seven-protection phases are over­whelmed, the end result is accumulated acid residues at the cellular level, which drown out oxygen. With this acidic, low oxygen terrain, the microzyma’s (small ferments) trigger morbid microbe infiltration of fungus, molds and parasites, cancer cells, etc., where they seek the diseased acid terrain as food. (Editor's note: The term "microzyma" was created by Antoine Bechamp. These are small living components of cells and are described more fully later in this article ).

As these organisms feed, they produce waste just like you do. Their urine and feces are called mycotoxins, which are very poisonous to humans. Being acids themselves, mycotoxins greatly worsen the acidity caused by an acidic diet and toxic acid emotions. They are spilled into the blood as well as inside cells, where they cause free radical damage to the genetic material of the cell eventually causing cell death. The dead necrotic cells also spill out acid wastes.

The blood poisoning results in more cell and tissue poisoning furthering the disturbance of the microzyma triggering morbid forms of yeast, molds and viruses, which disrupts body chemistry causing disease to the systems. So it’s a vicious cycle. One acid condition creates anothet Acidic diet coupled with toxic acid emotions creates an acid pH to the cells. This causes low oxygen levels (hypoxia), which is necessary for keeping back destructive anaerobic microbes and immuno-suppression is the result. Then medical doctors come in and treat the acid condidon with another acid (pharmaceuticals).

Pharmatceuticals Create Acidity, Not Alkalinity

What pharmaceutical drug neutralizes acids and increases pH? NOTHING!!! What pharmaceutical drug addresses nutritional deficiencies, especially alkaline minerals? NOTHING!!! What pharmaceutical drug boosts or enhances the immune system? NOTHING!!! And how could they? They’re poisonous and destructive, not nutritive and constructive. Pharmaceuticals are acid. How can you treat an acid condition with acid? That’s like trying to cure someone who accidentally drank poison with another poison.

The fact is all doctors are drugging the symptoms of acidity (due to toxicities) and drugging the symptoms of nutritional deficiencies. Headaches, nausea, fever, skin rashes, brain fog, severe tiredness, gastric bloating, angina pain and dizziness are the body’s intelligent warning signals of a cellular engine problem due to an acidic pH in an organ or system.

Symptom suppression with “anti” medication is analogous to snipping the wire to a blinking oil light on your car’s dashboard and thinking that you fixed your engine instead of lifting up the hood and putting oil in your engine so the light goes off.

Disease and symptoms are separate entities. Medical science teaches they are one and the same and by killing the symptom you some­how kill the disease. This absurd, twisted pseudo science originated and continues from the germ theory that was perpetrated by Louis Pasteur in the 1930’s and has continued to this day in all medical school training with little to no opposition.

This brain-dead mentality of looking at symptoms as the disease has been going on since the indoctrination of medicine seven decades ago. In their ignorance, they’re creating their own business by shoving the disease deeper into a chronic state that will eventually require more radical procedures of butchery and mutilation because they never address the acid state of a patient or the direct cause to disease. God did not make us with surplus body parts.

Often times in today’s world of medicine and pharmaceutical monopoly, scientific proof comes under the titles of who wants it most, how much can you pay and how fast do you need it. Being an independent experiential research scientist myself, it’s blatantly clear that scientists findings are based upon personal philosophies, or who is signing their paycheck, rather than on truly scientific verifiable fact. The religious community has accepted and practiced the teachings of the worldly authorities (government, science, medical, agribusiness, religion, etc.) as truth. As a result, they live in constant violation of almost every fundamental principle of life God established when it comes to nourishing the body/temple and how we should live here on earth.

We blindly accept as fact the medical profession’s teaching as to why we get sick. Then we accept their drugs, chemotherapy, radiation and surgery as the only means of treating the sickness which makes us sicker and exhausts our savings, slowly killing us. Yet, we never question the validity of their teachings. We violate God’s principles by what we feed our bodies and minds and then when they break down, we violate God’s principles again on how we get well. The physician cuts out the body part or poisons the temple with a prescription drug, chemotherapy or radiation instead of reestablishing health to the patient, which is the only way to reverse disease.

So what is defiling our temple bodies? The simple answer is; any substance ingested that is not part of the structure of the human body. Let’s look at the sixth day creation that characterizes what this biochemical machine is made of ... "And the LORD God formed man of the Dust of the Ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life : and man became a living soul.” (Genesis 2:7)

To verify the scriptures in scientific findings, if you examine a decomposed body buried in the soil for decades you will find the tissue remains truly that of the dust of the ground (soil based elements). So here we have a book written thousands of years ago telling us that the building materials of man are derived from the elements contained in the earth and atmosphere. Science has only recently discovered through lab analysis and graphite furnace what the Bible has been telling us for millennia.

It is clear that man is made up of primarily airborne elements 96% (breath of life), oxygen, carbon, nitrogen and hydrogen while the remaining elements, about 4%, come from the earth (dust of the ground), potassium, magnesium, calcium, silver, copper, gold, etc. The Bible repeatedly confirms that God used these building materials from the mineral kingdom and atmosphere in making man and these same alkaline elements are necessary for maintaining blood, tissue and cell alkalinity. So in short, sickness and disease are simply our beautiful, God - created bodies reacting to the foreign things we are exposing them to through breathing, eating, drinking and bathing in acidic, toxic substances that damage the cells and immune system through time.

Our God is a God of simplicity not complexity. If anything in this world is built on confusion, chaos and mystery, it is not of the LORD, it is of the evil one. What do you think the medical profession is built on? Confusion, chaos and mystery. They get you to believe that there are 1001 different diseases for economic reasons when there is only one disease - a disease condition to a weak organ or system. This article is based on the simplicity of reversing all disease processes by changing body pH naturally by doing it God’s way as opposed to man’s way, which is short lived and destructive.

The Bible says in Romans 12:2 “Be not conformed to this world” and yet the avenge person in their ignorance has conformed to this world in almost every area that deals with physical life. In disobedience and laziness, we pay an extremely heavy penalty that is the cause of most of the prayer requests in churches.

Pasteur’s Germ Theory Is A Hoax

The adoption by science of Louis Pasteur’s germ theory* as the whole truth, (that germs and pathogens are the direct cause of most disease), without regard to the deep insight of Antoine Bechamp’s microzymian principle, (that the acidic condition of the patient's cellular environment creates disease), marks one of the most dramatic and dynamic turns of events in modern history.

This article will prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that modern orthodox microbian medicine arose upon scientific error, on the kill mode mindset. Kill the bacteria, kill the virus, kill the fungus, and kill the tu­mor, which has played a major role in the promotion of illness by the creation of resistant strains of bacteria and the suppression of symptoms, not the reversal of illness.

(*Editor's Note: A theory is not necessarily a fact. It is just a good idea).

It’s not the bacteria or the viruses themselves that produce the disease, it’s the chemical by-products and constituents of these microorganisms enacting upon the unbalanced, malfunctioning cell metabolism of the human body that in actuality produce disease. If the body’s cellular metabolism and pH is perfectly balanced or poised, it is susceptible to no illness or disease.

So in other words, disease associated microorganisms do not originally produce a disease condition any more than a vulture produces a dead rabbit or rats produce garbage.

The diseased acidic cellular environment was created by a toxic diet, toxic environmental exposures and a toxic lifestyle supporting the morbid changes of germs to bacteria, bacteria to viruses, viruses to fungal forms and fungal forms to cancer cells in the body. This classical error of referring to symptoms as the disease is perpetrated to this day in all medical schools trickled down from the professors (whose bread is buttered by the pharmaceutical industry), to all med students with the intent of brainwashing the young, up and coming physicians to a kill mode mind-set and to be legal script writers and butchers who perform unnecessary surgical procedures.

The reason why all physicians are kept in the dark by medical schools teaching Pasteur’s germ theory is that if they are taught the truth that it’s the inner condition of the patient (i.e. oxygen depravation, nutritional deficiencies, acidic pH, built up toxins in and around the cells, poor circulation, toxic emotions, etc.), not the germs that creates the growth medium for bacteria, viruses, parasites or cancer cell growth, the majority of doctors would throw away their script pad and surgical knife and focus their treatment protocols on reestablishing a healthy cellular environment, which keeps the germs, bacteria and viruses in check.

By killing the viruses, bacteria or cancer cells with their destructive weapons of war, they trigger microzyma evolution that makes the enemy pathogens stronger by creating resistant strains reaping more disease in the future. Nobody correlates their newly formed disease a year later with the past drug therapy. The result if the truth was told, a multi-billion dollar sick care industry that has been meticulously built by the global elite for a century would be exposed and crumble like the Babylonian empire of old. There is no medical doctrine so potentially dangerous as a partial truth implemented as whole truth.

Because of political reasons, Antoine Bechamp’s name and research findings along with the germ theory controversy have been omitted from history, medical and biological books, even encyclopedias. It seems that the historical scientific assassination of Antoine Bechamp resulted in medical science’s monopolization of pharmaceuticals and vaccine research. This has meant untold misery for the human race. It’s ironic that Pasteur himself was reported to have admitted on his deathbed that Claude Bernard was right — the microbe is nothing, the terrain is everything, but would never give credit for Bechamp’s discoveries. Bechamp’s discovery in his early research, that all living things contain tiny granules, which he named microzyma’s, was the most profound discovery of the 20th century.

Microzyma’s Can Trigger Either Life Or Death

Microzyma’s (meaning small ferments), inhabits cells, blood and lymph fluid. They act as both the builder and recycler of organisms. They inhabit cells, the fluid between cells, the blood and the lymph. In the state of healthy terrain. microzyma’s act harmoniously and fermentation occurs normally and beneficially making healthy aerobic microbes like acidophilus and bifidus.

Under diseased pathological internal conditions (low oxygen, malnutrition, acidic pH, poor circulation, etc.), microzyma’s can change the faces of microbes like a chameleon. This is called pleomorphism. Pleo means many and morph means form. So pleomorphism means to change to many forms. These pathogens can either evolve or devolve depending on the surrounding conditions of the cell. The answer in disease processes lies in the condition of your cellular balance or will it support the development of unwanted guests?

In the early stages of acidic pH in the body’s tissues, the warning symptoms are mild. These include such things as skin eruptions, headaches, allergies, colds, flu and sinus problems. These symptoms are frequently treated (manipulated) with antibiotic drugs and suppressive medications. With continued suppression of the warning signals of an acidic and nutrient deficient environment, more serious symptoms arise with the disease driven deeper. Weakened organs and systems start to give way (heart, lung, thyroid, adrenals, the liver, kidneys, etc.).

Unfortunately, symptom manipulation with pharmacology creates a magical shell game of switching diseases, creating more serious symptoms and disease conditions in the future that are totally different from the original disease. The quick fix drug game of voodoo medicine is what’s causing the disease epidemic in this country and puts hospitals and doctors as the number three killer in the U.S.

So what is modem medicine doing with their destructive weapons of war? You can’t kill microzymas, they’re indestructible. You can only trigger a morbid evolution of anaerobic pathogens to molds, fungus, yeast and cancer. It’s the microzymas that are responsible for the decomposition of a dead body back to the soil and creating life to the soil for future plant growth.

Microzymas are an indestructible living entity that cannot be destroyed by heat, antibiotics, or any other weapon of war. My view is that the toxins (acids) from the microforms combine to provoke the body to produce symptoms of a healing crisis to purge or eliminate the toxic residues from the nose through a runny nose, the skin through sweat, the colon through diarrhea, and increased respiration.

So it’s important to remember, it is not the pathogens themselves which initiate disease, they only show up because of an acidic, compromised, cell terrain. Mosquitoes seek the stagnant water, but they don’t cause the swamp to become stagnant.

All Disease Is Acid Related

In general, degenerative diseases are the result of acid waste build-up within weak cells and organs that are too weak to clean house. When we are born, we have the highest alkaline mineral concentration, establishing the highest pH. That is why most degenerative diseases do not occur when you are young. They occur usually after 40 years of age.

The underlying causes of cancer, heart disease, arteriosclerosis, high blood pressure, diabetes, arthritis, gout, kidney disease, asthma, allergies, psoriasis and other skin disorders, indigestion, diarrhea, nausea, obesity, tooth and gum diseases, osteoporosis, morning sickness, eye diseases, etc., are the accumulation of acids in tissues and cells, poor blood and lymph circulation, and poor cell activity due to toxic acidic residues accumulating around the cell membrane which prevent nutritional elements from entering the cell.

All scavengers breed like parasites. After food is digested and absorbed into the bloodstream it is carried to all 75 trillion cells of the body via the circulatory system. The body eliminates what it can and the remainder settles in the weakest cells. Those which are not strong enough to clean house. In this accumulating, deposited, dead waste matter and pustulant soup, germs like bacteria, viruses, fungus and parasites breed. Rotting takes place and pus (which is decomposed blood), parasites, flukes, tapeworms, hardened mucous and other acid waste products form. This, science calls disease.

And the name of the particular disease depends upon the location of the deposits of this acidic, toxic, pustulant soup. If the accumulating deposits are in the joints it’s called arthritis. If the poisonous waste matter accumulates in the pancreas and saturates the beta cells that synthesize insulin it’s called diabetes. If the toxic sludge is dumped in the lungs it’s called chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. It’s the same disease. Wherever your weakest link in the chain of organs is, that’s where your genetic disposition for disease will be.

If the overload is too great for the blood, excess acid is dumped into the tissues and cells for storage. Then the lymphatic system and immune system must neutralize what it can and attempt to discard the toxic waste. If the lymphatic system is overloaded generally due to a lack of exercise, acid deposits will suffocate the cells and damage DNA. If the lymphatic system is pumping through exercise and circulation, they will pick up the acid wastes and neutralize them through the kidneys. Unfortunately, they must dump them right back into the blood stream. This will force the blood to attempt to gather more alkaline salts in order to compensate while stressing the liver and kidneys. This robs Peter to pay Paul.

Body Electric

A healthy condition depends upon a high level of electromagnetic negative charge on the surfaces of tissue cells. Acidity is the opposite charge and dampens out these electrical fields. If tissue pH deviates too far to the acid side, cellular metabolism will cease and oxygen deprivation will occur.

Acidity and lack of oxygen are the ideal environmental condition for morbid microforms to flourish. These are the primary symptoms of disease. So in short, acute or recurrent illnesses and infections are either the attempt by the body to mobilize mineral reserves from all parts of the body, or crisis attempts at detoxification. For example, the body may throw off acids through the skin, producing symptoms such as eczema, dermatitis, acne, or other skin disorders. Chronic symptoms result when all possibilities of neutralizing or eliminating acids have been exhausted.

So unless the treatment actually removes acids from the body and replaces nutrient building blocks, the cure at best will be only temporary and a cover-up Band-Aid therapy, shoving the disease deeper into a chronic state. Remember, there is not one drug on the market that reduces the acidity of the body or addresses any kind of nutritional deficiency.

The sobering fact is, almost all drugs are acidic, especially antibiotics, and add to the acid residues. And if the drugs were successful at removing acids from an infected area, the acid would migrate to some other weak tissue in the body that will create side effects there, unless the treatment involves the disposal of acids from all body organs. For this reason, today’s medical science is pathetic when it comes to the cure for degenerative and metabolic disease.

Cancer Cell Growth Is Caused By Acid

Let’s look at cancer. If you were to ask an allopathic doctor to explain cancer in a few words, the best that they can come up with after all these years of research is a cell mutation, a missing gene, or maybe a virus causing immuno-suppression. Since cancer is not a localized disease, but a systemic condition, it shows up in the body’s weakest link(s). I refer to the body’s weakest links as the dead zones because they carry a declining electromagnetic charge. All healthy cells carry an electromagnetic negative charge, but all fermented cells and their acids carry an electromagnetic positive charge.

These rotting cells and their acids act like a glue (attracting each other) because opposites attract, causing healthy cells to stick together. This leads to oxygen deprivation where healthy cells begin to rot. This is cancer. It’s my conclusion based on years of research and study that cancer and AIDS are nothing more or less than a cellular disturbance of the electromagnetic balance due to acid PH disorganization of the cellular microzymas, their morbid evolution to bacteria, yeast fungus and molds, and their production of exotoxins and mycotoxins. Cancer therefore is a four-letter word - ACID, especially lactic acid as a waste product due to the low oxygen level and waste products of yeast and fungus.

Dr. Otto Warburg, two time Nobel Prize winner, stated in his book, The Metabolism of Tumors. that the primary cause of cancer was the replacement of oxygen in the respiratory cell chemistry by the fermentation of sugar. The growth of cancer cells is initiated by a fermentation process, which can be triggered only in the absence of oxygen at the cell level. Just like over­worked muscle cells manufacture lactic acid by-products as waste, cancerous cells spill lactic acid and other acidic compounds causing acid pH.

If you cover your mouth, oxygen is cut off and carbon dioxide is built up as an acid waste and you will eventually pass out through asphyxiation. And if your body’s blood pH goes below seven, oxygen is cut off and you will be put into a coma or death will occur. The blood performs a balancing act in order to maintain the blood pH within a safe range of 7.35 - 7.45. Some cells instead of dying as normal cells do in an acid environment may adapt and survive by becoming abnormal cells like primitive yeast cells.

These abnormal primitive yeast cells are called malignant cells. Malignant renegade cells do not communicate with brain function, or with their own DNA memory code. Therefore, malignant cells grow indefinitely and without order. This biological disorder is what science calls cancer This could be improved by an alkaline diet and boosting the immune system.

Diabetes Is Caused By Acid

The pancreas produces one of the highest pH body fluids - pancreatic juice with a pH of 8.8. A shortage of calcium ions in the body impairs the production and the release of the insulin hormone. This eventually leads to an acidic blood condition. With the accumulated acidic waste products coating the receptor sites of the insulin producing beta cells, insulin is prevented from being synthesized or utilized. Diabetes is the result. This could be improved by an alkaline diet and detoxification.

Kidney Disease is Caused By Acidity

As acidic waste products accumulate in the blood, the kidneys - the bloodstreams filter - become more taxed, leading to nephritis, uremic poisoning, bladder diseases, etc. All kidney disease is acid related, which can be improved by an alkaline diet. Kidney stones are salts of phosphoric acid and uric acid, generally combined with calcium and/or magnesium. These salts are acidic salts that gradually build up into a stone like object.

Although calcium and magnesium are in the salts, they are there to soften the poisonous effects of uric acid and phosphoric acid. Some people mistakenly believe that kidney stones are formed because there’s too much calcium. This is not true. Calcium compounds will dissolve in acidic urine, while a kidney stone will not. If you add calcium into the blood and lower blood acidity by an alkaline diet kidney stones will dissolve from the inside.

Allergies Are Acid Related

Allergies are an irritation/inflammation reaction appearing as allergy symptoms as a means of dealing with acid toxins. If a beneficial cleansing substance is taken such as wheat grass or fresh vegetable juice, sinus swelling, runny nose, skin reactions, tearing eyes, etc., are all ways of eliminating acid toxins. Thus, yeast and fungus whose poisons are acid may contribute significantly to your hay fever and sneezing. If you have no symptogenic yeast or fungus, it would be impossible for you to have allergies.

Obesity Linked To Acid pH

Over ingestion of carbohydrates and fats and not enough exercise to burn them as fuel causes our bodies to store fatty acids. Acetic acid, lactic acid and LDL cholesterol are the derivatives of fatty acid. Lactic acids and acetic acids lower the pH of body fluids drastically. This prevents the cellular engines from burning on all cylinders reducing metabolic rate. So a combination of lack of exercise, which reduces oxygen, toxic acidic residues around the cell, infiltration of morbid microforms in and around the cell and a reduction of peak performance energy burning from the mitochondria engines, causes obesity to set in.

With the obesity problem in this country, what exactly does this excess weight consist of? The answer is fatty acids. However, the body does not dispose of unburned food. This unburned food or fatty acids are stored in fat cells until they can be burned at a later time through some form of aerobics.

To a point it is a reservoir to later be burned, but later never comes and we keep adding to the fatty acid reservoir. Acid coagulates blood and there is not much blood flow around fat. Usually the capillaries around the acid accumulation are clogged up. These fatty acids generally form under the skin, especially around the waist line for men and around hips, thighs and breasts for women. When you compare the face of an old woman with a young woman, you can see the difference in the build up fat in the face of the older woman due to lack of blood flow therefore loosing elasticity. This build up of fat in the face takes place gradually over time.

True understanding of the process of aging and obesity will give you the incentive to drink alkaline beverages and eat alkaline foods that burn fast. Whatever it takes to help your body dispose of acidic waste slowly and steadily should be implemented.

Gastro-Intestinal Disorders Linked To Acidity

All stomach disorders, indigestion, nausea, gas, gastric reflux, are symptoms again that are caused by excess acidity in the gastric region. That is why ant­acids are prescribed. The neutralizing of acid through ingestion of alkaline water, alkaline foods and alkaline minerals, will help to alleviate the acid related intestinal disorders including ulcers without taking destructive antacids and ibuprofen.

Arthritis is Caused By Acidity

Many different forms of arthritis are the result of acid accumulation from the blood into the joints and wrists. It is this accumulated acid that damages cartilage and coats the cells that produce synovial and bursa fluids causing a dryness which irritates the joints, manifesting swelling. With detoxification coupled with an alkalizing diet, arthritis will disappear.

Gout Is Caused By An Acid Condition

Gout is an arthritic disease resulting from an excess of uric acid crystals in the blood from digestion of red meat, seafood, alcohol or poultry. The uric acid salts deposit in the surrounding tissues of the feet, hands and toes causing swelling and severe pain due to the broken glass like structure of the uric acid crystals especially in the big toe.

The only solution in mainstream medicine for gout is deadly painkillers and anti-inflammatories, which are both acidic and further irritate the joints. Unfortunately, the joints have limited blood circulation to carry out the acid wastes. With an alkaline diet and increased circulation, gout will disappear.

Eye Diseases Linked To Acidity

We generally do not consider the change in our vision to an acid condition. As we accumulate phosphates and urates etc. in our cells, the cells loose more oxygen. This causes more unburned sugar in the cell that will bond protein molecules. The end result is that the cells and tissues get stiff, hard and inflexible. These calcium deposits collecting on the optic nerve or ganglia are called cataracts. Loss of vision and macular degeneration are the same.

Morning Sickness is Acid Related

When a woman gets pregnant, the fetus takes priority getting all the necessary alkaline minerals since the baby is born with the highest alkalinity. This means that while the mother is sleeping she looses alkaline minerals creating blood acidity. This phenomenon is known as morning sickness.

By eating an alkaline diet and drinking alkaline beverages morning sick­ness will disappear. (Editor's Note: Some authors also believe that vegetables cause morning sickness as they contain toxins harmless to adults but toxic to fetuses. They suggest eating only fruit and carbohyrdrates).

Acid Foods & Beverages

  • red meat
  • poultry
  • coffee!
  • carbonated soft drinks
  • alcohol
  • nicotine
  • eggs
  • grains
  • sugars
  • white flour
  • seafood/shellfish
  • cheese
  • mental stress
  • toxic emotions

Alkaline Foods & Beverages

  • Fruits
  • vegetables (greens)
  • nuts
  • seeds
  • legumes
  • water
  • milk
  • yogurt
  • herbal tea.

(Editor's Note: It is best if these are eaten raw)

A perfect ratio of acid pH daily is 80% alkaline and 20% acid in the form of grains. eggs and acidic fruits.

pH Values Of Different Drinks

  • A popular brand of cola — 2.5. It takes 32 glasses of a 10.0 pH alkaline water to neutralize one can of cola)
  • Diet soft drinks —3.2
  • Popular brand beer — 4.7 pH.
  • Distilled water —7.0 pH. Filtered tap water — 8.4 pH.
  • Fresh vegetable juice (greens) — 8.9 pH.
  • Alkaline water — 10.0 pH.

Blood with a pH value of 7.45 contains 64.9 % more oxygen than blood with a pH value of 7.3. An astounding difference for just a minor variance. Acidity of some soft drinks is caused by carbon dioxide, which is a waste product we breathe out. Carbonated beverages are a waste product, which the body rejects in the form of a burp. This is a double whammy. Not only do you shove a toxic residue down your throat when drinking them, these drinks are tilled with caramel coloring, phosphoric acid and ten tea­spoons of sugar, which creates more of an acid envi­ronment and wipes out your immune system for up to four hours.

Human Body pH Fluid Values

  • Stomach juice (hydrochloric acid) — 1.5 pH.
  • Skin —4.7 pH.
  • Saliva —7.1 pH.
  • The cell — 7.1 pH.
  • Blood —7.35 to 7.45 pH.
  • Pancreatic juice — 8.8 pH.

When I talk about acidic or alkaline food, I am not talking I about how they taste. For example, oranges, lemons and limes taste acidic and have a pH of 3.5, but this acidity is generated by organic acids, which can all be burned away through digestion. However, inside these fruits there are alkaline minerals such as calcium, potassium and magnesium. Therefore, oranges, lemons and limes are considered to be an alkaline forming food.

A large amount of potassium is found in organic soybeans, carrots, tomatoes and fruits such as apricots, avocados, bananas, dates, oranges and watermelon. Sodium and potassium also work with proteins, phos­phates and carbonates to keep a proper balance be­tween the amount of acid and alkaline in the blood.

Satan’s Assault Against The Blood

Everything revolves around an evil system creating acids to the blood. The life of the flesh is in the blood (Lev. 17:11). Satan is contaminating the bloodline with acids. Just look at some of the weapons he uses to take man out. Alcohol — acid. Cigarettes — acid. Coffee — acid. Sugar — acid. Carbonated beverages — acid. All of your fast food restaurants — acid with toxic congestive residues that are poison.

This is an evil ploy to acidify and contaminate the blood of God’s people. Daily we are assaulted with toxic industrial contaminants ranging from pesticides, herbicides, fossil fuels, fluorocarbons, acid rain, pollution, carbon monoxide, refined processed foods, sugar laden beverages, acid rock music, stress, anger, bitterness, etc. By getting us to ingest, drink and expose ourselves to an array of toxic chemicals that contaminate the blood, and by depleting the soil of alkaline minerals through corrupt farming practices, Satan is slowly taking mankind out.

As long as there are sufficient amounts of alkaline minerals in the body, poisonous acids are neutralized. There is a family of minerals that are especially suited to neutralizing, or detoxifying strong acids: sodium, potassium, calcium and magnesium. They exist as salts in our tissues and are highly alkaline.

A healthy body maintains alkaline reserves by recruiting elsewhere if insufficient minerals are not available from the diet, such as bone (calcium), or muscle (magnesium). So if we get back to high alkaline, organic fruits and vegetables which have rich top soil, and farmers rotated their crops and didn’t use the acidic pesticides and herbicides, then we could alkalize the blood and keep the pH high and keep the reserves high enough to where the body is not going to be robbing Peter to pay Paul.

The Acid - Alkaline Battle In Our Bodies

This is a spiritual chemical battle going on 24 hours a day, every day in the blood and tissues. If you take the spiritual blinders off, you will notice that everything in this world is perpetrating an acid environment. God is trying to alkalize you and Satan is trying to acidify you. The battle between life and death and the struggle of humanity is between acid and alkaline pH. This so-called complicated spiritual battle for the physical body is as simple as that. Satan gives us acid music, acid foods, acid beverages, acid rain, acid emotions (anger; fear; bitterness, stress, anxiety, etc.), acid pharmaceuticals, acid recreational drugs (cocaine, heroine, ecstasy, LSD, etc.), acid pesticides, acid herbicides, acid fungicides, acid industrial products, acid exhaust (cars, planes, etc.), acid petroleum toxins and acid petroleum based chemicals, etc. This is spiritual warfare at the highest level.

What would combat or neutralize this satanic assault to acidify mankind? Good clean air (oxygen), spiritual healing music, alkaline foods (fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, legumes), alkaline beverages (fresh pure water; herbal teas, fresh-squeezed fruit and vegetable juices etc.), positive thoughts and emotions, following the fruits of the spirit (love, joy, peace, long-suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, self control), exercise, fasting, being outdoors in the sun, herbs and natural whole food supplements, organic non-toxic cleaning products, etc. When life is in the blood through living nutrients and the pH is in proper balance, death and disease cannot exist. Are you choosing death through an acid lifestyle or life through following God’s simple formula of alkalinity? The Bible says that we have the choice between life and death:

“I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live:” (Deuteronomy 31:19) Which are you going to choose?

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