According to the research of Dr Enderlein, our bodies can
only be healed of any chronic illness when our blood is at a normal, slightly
What exactly does pH mean? pH is the short form for potential hydrogen. The
pH of any solution is the measure of its hydrogen-ion concentration. The higher
the pH reading, the more alkaline and oxygen rich the fluid is. The
lower the pH reading, the more acidic and oxygen deprived the fluid is. The
pH ranges from 0 to 14, with 7.0 being neutral. Indicator above 7.0 is alkaline
and below 7.0 is considered acidic.
The most ideal pH balance is 7.4
, which means that it is slightly more alkaline than acid. Only when the pH
level is balance that our bodies can then effectively assimilate vitamins, minerals
and food supplements. As such, our body pH's determines everything.
An acid pH body is more prone to illness. In
an acidic environment, red blood cells cannot repel and stick together like
a stack of coins, forming what is called rouleau
formation. This formation limits the amount
of oxygen carrying capacity because red blood cells sandwiched between the two
ends are compressed against each other and therefore unable to carry oxygen.
Reduced oxygen leads fatigue, lack of
energy, and weakness, just to mention
a few symptoms. Furthermore, cancer
cells strives in an oxygen deprived environment (anaerobic) much better than
in an oxygen rich environment.
The importance of maintaining optimum pH is therefore a critical factor in balancing
proper internal terrain to deter cancer, infection, and a host of inflammatory
disease. The majority of these conditions worsen in an acidic environment. They
do not do well in an acidic environment.
What then happens when the body is too acidic? An acidic balance
1. Decrease the body's ability to absorb minerals
and other nutrients
2. Decrease energy production in the cells
3. Decrease the body's ability to repair damaged cells
4. Decrease the body's ability to detoxify heavy metals
tumor cells to thrive
6. Make the body more susceptible to fatigue and illness.
Some people who have high acidity levels tend to exhibit
these symptoms such as: anxiety, diarrhea, dilated pupils, extroverted behavior,
fatigue in early morning, headaches, hyperactivity, hyper sexuality, insomnia,
nervousness, rapid heartbeat, restless legs, shortness of breath, strong
appetite, high blood pressure, warm dry hands and feet.
Most of the time, the
body becomes acidic due to a diet rich in acids, emotional stress, toxic
overload, and/or immune reactions or any process that deprives the
cells of oxygen and other nutrients. When this happens, the body will try to
compensate for acidic pH by using alkaline minerals such as calcium. As a
result, calcium is removed from the bones, causing osteoporosis.
Acidosis, which is an extended time in the acid pH state, can result in
rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, lupus,
tuberculosis, osteoporosis, high blood pressure and most cancers.
Two main factors leading
to cancer are an acidic pH and a lack of oxygen. As such, are we
able to manipulate these two factors so as to prevent and control cancer?
Everyone knows that cancer needs an acidic and low oxygen environment to survive
and flourish. Research has proven that terminal cancer patients have an acidity
level of 1,000 times more than normal healthy people. The
vast majority of terminal cancer patients have a very acidic pH.
Why is this so?
The reason is simple. Without oxygen, glucose undergoing fermentation becomes
lactic acid. This causes the pH of the cell to drop to 7.0. In
more advance cancer cases, the pH level falls further to 6.5. Sometimes,
the level can even fall to 6.0 and 5.7 or
lower. The basic truth is that
our bodies simply cannot fight diseases if our pH is not properly balanced.
The normal human cell is slightly alkaline and has an abundance of molecular
oxygen. The cancer cell is acidic and cannot survive in an oxygen rich environment.
As such, we can conclude that pH balance is very important to one's health,
especially for the cancer patient.
The pH indicators are an exponent number of 10. A small difference in pH will
translate to a big difference in the number of oxygen or OH-ions. A difference
of 1 in a pH value means ten times the difference in the number of OH-ions.
A difference of 2 means one hundred times the difference in the number of OH-ions.
In other words, a blood with a pH value of 7.45 contains 64.9% more oxygen than
blood with a pH value of 7.30.
HOW TO TEST YOUR PH LEVEL
1. Salivary pH Test
wet a piece of litmus paper with your saliva
2 hours after a meal and this will give you a reflection of your
state of health.
Although saliva is generally more acidic than blood, it is a fairly good indicator
of health. It tells you what your body retains. Salivary pH is a fair indicator
of health for extracellular fluids and their alkaline mineral reserves.
The optimal pH for saliva is between 6.4 to
6.8. A reading lower than 6.4 means that there is not enough alkaline reserves.
After meals, the saliva pH should rise to 7.8 or higher. If
there is no increase, it will imply that the body has a deficiency in alkaline
minerals especially calcium and magnesium. Food will not be absorbed
and assimilated well. To deviate from an ideal salivary pH for an extended time
will lead to illnesses.
If the salivary pH level remains too low, we should take more fruits, vegetables
and mineral water and avoid strong acidifiers such as sodas, whole wheat and
red meat to maintain its balance.
2. Urinary pH Test
The pH of the urine is an indication as to how well the body is working to maintain
a proper pH of the blood. It reflects the efforts of the body via the kidneys,
adrenals, lungs and gonads through the buffer salts and hormones. The urine
also shows the alkaline building (anabolic) and acid tearing down (catabolic)
cycles. By taking urine samples, we can have assess to a fairly accurate
picture of our body chemistry as our kidneys filter out the buffer salts of
pH regulation and provide values based on what the body is eliminating. The
urine pH can vary from around 4.5 to 9.0, but the ideal range is still 5.8 to
To increase the alkalinity in our blood, we can consume these foods: almonds,
aloe vera, apples, apricots, bee pollen, buckwheat, cabbage, cantaloupe, celery,
carrots, cucumbers, dairy products except hard cheese, dates, pulse, poached
eggs, figs, grapefruit, honey, lettuce, millet, parsley, raisins, peaches, fresh
red potatoes, pineapple, soy products, sprouted seeds, cooked spinach, turnip
tops, wakame miso soup, azuki beans, rice and mineral water.
In conclusion, balancing your pH is a major step towards optimal well-being
and better health. Acidosis is the main cause of calcium deficiency disease.
After many studies, scientists can safely conclude that healthy people have
body fluids that are alkaline (high pH) whereas sick people have body fluids
that are acidic (low pH).
Ref: PHOPINION (Rev 131008)
Dr. Lam’s Adrenal Line