How Do We Get Back to Health - Be Alkaline!
all born alkaline until we spoil that pH balance with poor diet and
dehydration. As you become more acidic, you make it harder for your
natural immune system to work, as it has to fight to neutralize this
acidity before it can even think about guarding you and fighting off
Healthy blood is always alkaline.
It tries to have a pH value of 7.4 - or as close to this as it can. The
brain does all it can to maintain this level - pulling water from
various cells to dilute the acidity but also bringing with it your
stores of calcium, because it is your body's largest and most easily
transported store of alkaline mineral.
might sound like a good idea then, but the trouble is - you have a lot
of calcium in you for a reason - because your organs and need it. But
they get stripped of calcium if your body calls your calcium stores into
action to fight excess acidity. That means that the organs now deficient
in calcium will struggle to stay alive - and so will you: at least - you
won't feel too well.
should therefore maintain your body's stores of water with the right
balance of calcium and sodium, and a ph value of 8.5-9.5 to keep
yourself in peak condition, functioning well and able to fight of
illness and disease.
minimum of six to eight glasses of slightly alkaline water is what you
need each day to maintain proper hydration. These shouldn't be mixed
with other things like tea and coffee which are diuretics and actually
strip your body of more water than you put back in.
need to drink more when you're exercising as as little as an hour's
exercise can rid you of a liter of water. That sounds like a lot,
doesn't it, but not only do you lose this water through sweating - which
most people will be aware of; during exercise, you breath harder, maybe
even pant. This helps you to lose further fluid through evaporation.
Drink before, during and after exercising to help put back the fluid you
you're ill, you lose water in various ways:
diarrhea, sweating and
coughing, etc. Great - now I've left you with that beautiful image,
leave yourself a jug of water conveniently so that you don't have to
make the effort to go get a drink - because you just won't do it. You
might even be able to sweet-talk a loved one into bringing you the
get older, your thirst decreases, but not your need for water. Your body
has just got so used to you ignoring your thirst that it just doesn't
even bother telling you anymore. That doesn't mean you need to take in
any less water.
out your water around your meals and your activities, but drink, drink,
drink- it's good for you!