I’ve been exploring the healthy life style for several years now. Until now I’ve mostly learned what NOT to do. You know, the same things that religion teaches. Don’t do these 10 things and have faith. Unfortunately I was raised to question authority and find the answers myself. That one lesson makes my life much more difficult, but also more interesting.
Don’t eat too much protein, don’t drink too much alcohol, don’t eat too much starchy food, drink lots of water, etc. etc. but WHY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
During the last 2 years I have had 6 operations to remove kidney stones from my 1 good kidney. I’m not enjoying this procedure which requires cameras and tubes being forced into tiny orifices of my body leaving behind pain and damage. I will do almost anything to stop the process. I’ve been tested, probed, questioned, stuck and drained. I’ve changed my diet 4 times. I drink more water than an aquarium fish. Still, doctors can’t tell me why or what to do, just a lot of “try this, try that, have you done that.” Not good enough!
I have drilled down to what I believe is the lowest common denominator for our health. Neutral pH. Simple as that.
What the Heck are you saying Jug?
What? You may ask. Good, at least you are asking questions. To explain Neutral pH, or pH at all, with out boring you I’ll keep it simple. pH, or Potential Hydrogen, is a logarithmic measure of hydrogen ion concentration. The pH scale measures how acidic or basic (alkaline) a substance is and ranges from 0 to 14. With 7 being neutral and 0 very acidic. Most life on this planet lives in the middle around 7. Of course, even with in our own body pH can and does vary from a low of 1.5 to a high of 8.5. All of that is part of the process of digestion and healing.
Short and Sweet
I’m going to stop right here. I truly believe that this is the most important thing I’ve ever posted and I want to keep your attention. Remember this for next time. Protein foods metabolize as acidic in our bodies and our body can only heal itself in an alkaline environment. Our kidney(s) eliminate acidic waste from our body, trying to reach a neutral pH. Acid in = acid out.