In the first of a three part series our Health Detectives dive into the river of life and investigate the quality of our Living Blood, starting with finding the perfect alkaline-acid balance. In part two they will be looking deeper into Live Blood analysis and in the final part reveal some of the story of why modern medicine has led us down the path we are on and what alternatives might offer a clue to better health and wellbeing.
The PH regulatory system of the body
The pH balance of the human blood stream is recognized by medical physiologists as one of the most important biochemical balances in the body. pH, which stands for Potential Hydrogen, is the degree of concentration of hydrogen ions in a substance or solution, and is measured on a scale from 0 to 14. The higher numbers mean a substance is more alkaline in nature, and there is a greater potential for absorbing more hydrogen ions, while lower numbers indicate more acidity and less potential for absorbing hydrogen ions. A correct pH balance is very important because pH controls the speed of our body’s biochemical reactions, by controlling the speed of enzyme activity as well as the relative speed that electricity moves through the body. The higher (more alkaline) the pH, on a scale of 0 – 14, the more electrical resistance there is, so you could say electricity travels slower the higher the pH balance. All biochemical reactions and electrical (life) energy are under pH control. If we say something has an acid pH, we are saying that it is hot and fast. Look at the battery of your car, for example, which is an acidic battery. On cold days you want it to be hot and ready and you want your car to start quickly. Alkaline pH on the other hand, biochemically speaking, is slow and cool. Compare it to an alkaline battery in a flashlight. You want that to be cool and to burn out slowly.
According to many health researchers healing chronic illness takes place only when and if the blood is restored to a normal, slightly alkaline pH. The significance of this research is of incredible importance and very simply it means that your body’s pH balance affects everything. Human blood stays in a very narrow range from pH 7,3 – 7,4. The blood, trying to always maintain the slightly alkaline level of 7,36 draws on alkaline reserves in liquids and tissue in the body to do so. When pH is out of this range, microbial forms in the blood can change shape, mutate and grow; enzymes that are constructive can become destructive; oxygen delivery to the cells starts to suffer.. We can live without food and liquids but only a few minutes without oxygen. If oxygen supplies are suddenly deprived the tissue or organ will simply die, like a heart attack were the arteries are clogged, and with no oxygen to nourish the heart muscles, part of the heart dies. When oxygen supplies are diminished, the cells do the best they can under the circumstances – but running with low oxygen levels creates a fermenting and rotting environment – encouraging bacteria, viral fungi and even cancer cells to grow.
See our extra info below for more information on how pH balance affects the different functions of our bodies. Next issue we dive deeper into the Living Blood, how we can maintain this essential balance and lead us naturally to better health.
pH control centre
Brain – the brain needs fuel to run and that fuel is sugar, but as the brain can not store sugar (glucose), it depends on a continuous supply from the blood stream, which is influenced by pH, which influences insulin, which allows sugar into the cells, which in turn controls the blood sugar levels. So when pH goes out of balance, delivery of fuel to the brain is more difficult and exhausting for the body.
Heart – if the pH balance is more acid, fatty acids, which are normally electromagnetically charged on the negative side, switch to the positive and are automatically attracted to and begin to stick to the walls of the arteries which are electromagnetically charged on the negative side (opposites attract). This contributes to arteriosclerosis.
Enzymes – when pH goes down slightly the environment for the enzymes to carry out their duties changes and the enzymes do not work. Food does not get assimilated so well and the rest starts fermenting creating a rotting acidic environment where fungus, bacteria and other microorganism can live and make us sick and tired.
Minerals – minerals have different pH levels at which they can be assimilated in to the body. Minerals on the lower end of the atomic scale can be assimilated in a wider pH range, and minerals higher up the scale require a narrower pH range. For example sodium and magnesium have a wide pH assimilation range. It narrows somewhat for calcium and potassium and most for zinc, copper and especially for iodine.
Iodine – iodine is the most important mineral for the proper functioning of the thyroid, but the body pH has to be nearly perfect to assimilate it. Malfunctioning thyroid has been connected with arthritis, heart attack, diabetes, cancer, depression, overweight, fatigue and more.
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Pernille Knudtzon, MD
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