How important is your pH and your blood type?
How important is your pH and your blood type? Does it really make a difference?
The acid/alkaline balance of your system is referred to as pH, which is an acronym for potential of hydration. Without going into the chemistry detail, the most important factor to remember is that ideal pH is neutral at 7.0. A pH below 7.0 is considered acid while a reading above 7.0 is considered alkaline. It is critical that the body stay balanced at 7.0. Because so much of the Western diet contains highly processed and genetically modified foods, its can cause an imbalance in the blood pH which can lead to irritation and inflammation and sets the stage for sickness according to the movie Supersize Me. Having lived abroad for almost twenty years observing diets and lifestyles, those countries where individuals consumed diets of live food rather than over processed foods, their pH was balance and therefore their health was exceptional. Foods are classified as acid forming (meats, processed food, dairy) or alkalizing (vegetables, most citrus fruits, nuts) depending on the effect they have on the body, according to Dr. Robert Young, author of The pH Miracle. According to U.S. News and Health, it is important to eat eighty percent alkaline foods and twenty percent acid forming foods. Does eating for your blood type make a difference with your pH is quite controversial. The theory is that your blood type represents genetic traits of your ancestors. Type A blood type is called the Agrarian and should eat plants and be completely free of meats. Type B is called the Nomad and can eat plants and most meats, but should avoid wheat, corn, lentils, tomatoes and a few other foods. Type AB, is called the Enigma, a mix between type A & B, and can eat seafood, tofu, dairy, beans and grains and must avoid kidney beans, corn, beef and chicken. Type O, is called the Hunter and can eat a high protein diet and closely resembles the Paleo Diet. Whatever your blood type, the diet recommends real food, healthy choices and the complete elimination of junk, processed and genetically modified foods. The relationship between an acidic body and illness has long been established, and the medical term for this condition is called acidosis. According to Keiichi Morishita, Hidden Truth of Cancer, in 1964, only one person in two hundred and fourteen contracted cancer. Today it is one in three females and one in two males. The determining factor between health and disease is pH. It is not uncommon for the average American to test between 4-5 pH.
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