- Your body is constantly adjusting for the
- acidity and alkalinity of the gut.
- When you eat primarily acidic foods,
- as in a high sugar diet,
- you cause your body a load of extra work
When people say “sugar feeds cancer,” they are saying that sugar is acidic and cancer cells grow heartily on sugar. When cancer cells are fed an alkaline diet they become suppressed and unable to grow. If you are eating a typical, modern diet you are in jeopardy of being acidic and inviting disease to settle down in the comfort of your sugar laden body.
The way to improve your acidity is to eat the foods that balance you naturally and move you to alkalinity. The concept is fairly simple. Cut the sugar and white flour while you increase the vegetables.
You can test your progress easily with pH strips held in your urine flow. The package will provide a color chart that will easily show you how you are doing in your quest to become more balanced. Don’t expect change instantly. It takes time to change the pH levels in your body.
Having a neutral pH of 7 will tell you that your gut is in pretty good shape. If you are in lower numbers you run the risk of living with an imbalance of candida which brings with it a whole set of symptoms and a variety of problems.
Candida is what we call the “bad” bacteria in the gut. The truth is that you need both good and bad bacteria, but when it is overgrown and in control it is very bad bacteria that causes a list of symptoms. Keeping it in check is the way to stay healthy.
With a candida imbalance, which is just called “candida,” you will not only be inviting illness and disease, you could experience lethargy, joint pain, muscle pain, anxiety, IBS, skin disorders, fungal infections, sleeplessness, weight loss, weight gain and autoimmunity among other things. If you are unwell for any reason, cleaning your gut is essential to finding wellness as disease begins in the gut.
If your gut is out of balance and has become sick with candida, getting it healthy is the key to getting well, no matter the illness. Left untreated, your imbalance will manifest into any number of issues including disease. Keeping the acid and alkalinity balanced is the start to all things healthy.
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