I recently came across an email regarding the danger that acidic blood poses towards our health and how it increases the risk of cancer. Therefore I have summarized the points which I find important and listed them below:
Blood of a healthy individual is weakly alkaline in nature, with a pH of about 7.35 to 7.45.
On the other hand, babies' blood are weakly acidic.
As adults mature their blood becomes more acidic in nature, this is especially due to their dietary intake. According to a study of 600 cancer patients' bodily fluid, it was found that 85% of the patients are acidic .
Therefore, maintaining the weakly acidic nature of our body is the first step for moving far away from diseases.
Acidic physical conditions manifest itself in (sign and symptoms):
1. Skin without lustre
2. Athlete's foot
3. Feeling tired even with very little exercise, and feeling sleepy the moment one gets on to public buses
4. Easily out of breath climbing up and down stairs
5. Fat with lower stomach protruding
6. Slow movement with feelings of lethargy
Why does the body physical condition turn acidic?
1. Excessive intake of dairy acidic food
a) meat, dairy products, eggs, beef, ham, etc are acidic food
b) taking too much acidic food will cause the blood to become acidic and viscous, making it difficult to flow to the end of blood vessels, leading to cold feet or knee, stiff shoulders and insomnia.
c) When one is young and strong, taking suitable quantity of meat is appropriate, but it is more suitable for older people to have a diet which consists primarily of vegetables or small fish.
2. Irregularity in the pace of life will cause the body physical condition to become acidic
a) Irregular pace in life will lead to mental and physical stress
b) According to statistics, people who sleep late are more likely to have cancer than normal persons, by as much as 5 times. (oh no! Time for me to sleep early!)
c) Human beings originally lead a life with regular tempo in this world, it is not possible to store up sleep or food and not possible to change the order of living by mixing up days and nights.
d) Human organs are controlled by the autonomic nerves, and during day time it is mainly sympathetic nerves activities, and at night it is mainly the parasympathetic nerves which are functioning, If this order is disturbed and reversed, then diseases will result.
3. Emotionally tensed
a) Civilised society brings stress
b) In the form of job related or mental stresses
c) A person suffering from mental stress, when the stress is removed and the person relaxes, sometimes this may lead to death, referred to as the syndrome of imperfect adrenal cortex function. (scary leh)
4. Physical Stress
a) Before any operation it would be necessary to check to see if the renal cortex does function normally. If the adrenal cortex is lacking, or if the stress imposed by the operation exceeded the ability of adrenal cortex to cope, it could lead to death or other undesirable impacts.
b) If it noted that patient's face is puffy, it would be necessary to inquire in detail the patient's medical history and medication status, for patients taking adrenal cortical hormone, extra care should be exercise when administering acupuncture.
c) Stress due to physical labour or exercise in excess, whole night card games, driving etc should be avoided as much as possible
So, after reading the above, you must be wondering... so which food is acidic/alkaline. Well, here is a list of some of them:
1. Strongly acidic food:
egg yolk, cheese, cake make with white sugar or persimmon, mullet fish roe, dried cod
2. Mildly acidic food:
ham, bacon, chicken meat, squid, pork, eel, beef, bread, wheat, butter, horse meat etc
3. Weakly acidic food:
white rice, peanut, beer, alcohol, oil fried tofu, sea weed, clam, octopus, catfish
4. Weakly alkaline food:
red bean, radish, apple, cabbage, onion, tofu etc.
5. Mildly alkaline food: dried radish, soya bean, carrot, tomato, banana, orange, pumpkin strawberry, egg white, dried plum, lemon, spinach, etc
6. Strongly alkaline food:
grape, tea leaves, grape wine, kelp sprout, kelp, etc. Especially natural green algae which contains rich quantity of chlorophyll. Therefore, they are considered very good alkaline health food, but tea should not be drunk in excess, and best to drink in the morning
So stay anti-acidic and try to maintain your neutral body pH :)