(Left strip) bottled water SPA (right strip) bottled water with a pinch of baking soda.
First and foremost, disease THRIVES in an acidic state and are less likely to live in an alkaline state. When we consume apredominantly acidic diet, we run the risk of acidosis. The body becomes too acidic and as a result, is forced to utilize its own alkaline mineral resources to maintain livable pH levels.
These minerals include sodium, potassium, magnesium and calcium – your body is literally stripping itself of these minerals just to establish balance, neutralize the over-abundance of acid, and safely remove it from the body! As a result of acidosis, you may start to experience a build-up of acid in the cells, which then decreases energy production in those cells.
Decreased energy production leads to an inability of the body to repair damaged cells and detoxify heavy metals, and you become more susceptible to both chronic fatigue as well as an increased incidence of disease(cancer tumors thrive in an acidic environment). To make it simple, if you drink one can of soda it takes 32 8oz. glasses of water to neutralize it. So just imagine what happens if you don’t drink enough water! Now your body has to neutralize the soda so what does it do?
Well, since calcium is high in pH, its pulls it from your bones if you aren’t eating enough mineral rich food. This may lead to decreased bone density, osteoporosis, and/or arthritis.
Think of your body as a car; if you don’t use the right fuel in your car, it isn’t going to run very well. The SAME goes for your body