Acid-base balance: the basic chemical processes in the body

At the root of most diseases of civilization lies one common denominator. This is a phenomenon called "acid-alkaline balance". Knowing this phenomenon, you can easily understand all the causes of diseases of modern civilization and ways of overcoming them.


Basic chemical processes in the body are manifested in the interaction of acid and alkali that in the changing rhythm and flow in the human body. People with acidic blood level of 7.35 which is the norm for him, therefore, is alkaline living being.

Let's look at nature. The biggest problem here currently is the peroxidation of green space and arable land by acid rain. For example, rivers and lakes, we can see that when pH 5 extinct fish.

Moreover, this pH level (around 5-4-3) in the wild and is accompanied by unpleasant odors – the smell of mustiness, rot, tourloti, which directly testify to our sense of smell is an environment not compatible with life. If we dip a test strip in a rotten pond with standing water, we will see there pH 5 or less.

And how did it happen that the company Johnson & Johnson sells a series of products with pH levels of 5.5 and calls it "neutral" for the skin? Of course, any slightly more competent people, and especially the beautician, to the question of why such acidic pH is accepted as the norm, then will tell you about the "acid protection layer" that exists on the skin.

But the question, where does this protective layer, when and how it was installed – you have no one, even from beauticians will not answer. Like, science said, then so it is. Every day we use a lot of cosmetics with a pH in the acid range: pH 6, pH 5.5, pH 5, and in professional cosmetology even a pH of 3!

Moreover, every day we wash our children, starting from infancy, by such means with the level рН6 – 5.5, sincere believing that it is "neutral" pH level that won't hurt the skin of our baby... And such a simple and obvious fact that this baby recently for as much as 9 months was in the womb, where the pH of amniotic fluid is 8.5 – has not taken into account!

But baby's born with delicate skin, for which, it turns out that the pH of 8.5 and was quite a neutral... Where did the "neutral" pH 5.5 if the person is born in the environment of pH 8.5?

Let's try to understand all this consistently and in detail. For understanding these paradoxes of our time directly affects the health of us and our children. But ultimately, it depends on the length and quality of our entire life. Let's start with the basics. What do "pH"? This is an important measurement is the basis of acid-base balance, which is critical not only for nature but for basic regulation of human life.

This acid-alkaline balance, as a strict accountant, regulates breathing, circulation, digestion, secretion, immunity, hormone production and more. Almost all biological processes proceed properly only when maintained a certain pH level.

The acid-alkaline balance is constantly maintained in the body, in all about one hundred trillion cells. In each of these cells for energy production constantly produces carbon dioxide. While there are other acids that come from food, rather, are formed during processing.

There is a scale of pH, which can determine how acidic or alkaline any solution, liquid, including blood. saliva or urine. We all remember the chemical formula of water is H2O, Looking unburdened by the knowledge of the chemistry of the eye, it seems to us that two hydrogen atoms form a "sweet couple", to which clung a lone oxygen atom. But those who have not forgotten the chemistry, remember that if we look at the structure of this formula, we can see the following picture: N-Oh where N is a positively charged ion, and the group HE's negatively-charged ion. That is the "sweet couple" here really is, but is a compound of hydrogen and oxygen, which create a stable unit called chemistry, "hydroxyl group".

Thus, the formula of water is represented by two ions, which are present here in equal numbers – one negative and one positive, with the result that we have a chemically neutral substance. Generally, the pH scale is divided from 0 to 14. 7 — the point of neutrality is the pH of the water.

When the pH value of 0 — we're dealing with the highest hydrogen concentration, while at the indicator рН14 hydrogen ions almost never occur. For HE ions this seems the opposite. Above pH 7 is dominated by HE ions. Below pH 7 is dominated by simple hydrogen ions — N. The higher the pH level from 7, the more alkaline is the fluid.

The lower the pH level from 7, the more acidic the liquid is. It is possible to tell and differently: the number of hydrogen ions forms a kind of "acid degree", i.e. the more simple of hydrogen ions, the more acidic the liquid. The abbreviation pH comes from the Latin Potentia Hydrogenii, which means "efficiency of hydrogen" or "power of hydrogen". To put it more understandable for non-chemists the language, it's just a measure of the strength of the acid. As already mentioned, the measuring scale of pH goes from 0 to 14.

Moreover, the sequence of the logarithmic values here. This means, for example, that the pH value of 6 indicates the strength of the acid in ten times more than pH 7 and pH 5 is a hundred times more than pH 7. Accordingly, pH 4 is a thousand times more than рН7. Setting our eyes on the human "Kingdom of nature", we see that the basis of our life – our blood has a pH of 7.35 to 7.45, that is slightly alkaline. The pH of urine can vary between pH 4 to pH patients and 8 infants. In infants the pH of urine is partly even above a pH of 8.

Such a pH level is an indicator of the highest degree of health, which, unfortunately, a common person who is not an advanced yogi, most likely never in your life will not be able to achieve. From birth, man lives under the motto: "from Now on things are going downhill". Chemically it means the acidic side... consequently, the pH of its cells and urine from year to year is becoming less and less in value further and further away from the values of beginning of life 8-8,5.

The baby is 9 months has been in the alkaline amniotic fluid of the mother, where the pH is greater than 8! But this does not prevent official science to believe that an alkaline body care is harmful to the skin.

One of the inexplicable paradoxes of the modern medicine! Misunderstanding knows no bounds! As if nature is already in the womb made a mistake that should be corrected immediately using chemically acidic body care. What we are seeing now, most kids when the acid system is already fully prevails in medicine? We observe skin Allergy, psoriasis, acne, atopic dermatitis. According to statistics, these problems are now found in several orders of magnitude more often than a few decades earlier... Should very seriously reflect on the reasons for such alarming statistics!

So. Acid and alkali in the body in a very close relationship, both day and night. They must be in equilibrium, and the advantage should be on the alkaline side, as we humans belong to the "alkaline half of the Kingdom of nature." Vitality and health is to alkaline, more precisely in alkaline compounds and mineral substances and trace elements, otherwise the normal pH level of blood would not be in the span of 7.35 was 7.45.

This zone can be violated only slightly, otherwise there may come a critical, life-threatening condition. To prevent a strong fluctuation of the pH of the human metabolism includes various buffer systems. One of them is the buffer haemoglobin. He immediately reduced if, for example, occurs anemia (anemia). The kidney is the most important body buffer system, which eliminates the excess acid. Light regulates the acid-base balance by exhaling carbon dioxide part. Therefore, an important conscious breath, which must be supported by breathing exercises.

According to new research, the liver is an important body pH-regulation. Its full biochemical strength also lies in the alkaline region. This must be reflected in all diseases of the liver! What makes the body, if, in spite of the efficient work of all these organs in the metabolism process remain acid? These acids neytralizuya all the laws of chemistry: the alkali metals such as sodium, potassium, calcium and magnesium replace hydrogen in acids, entering into connection with the acid residue, resulting in compounds that are called salts. Already the salt is chemically neutral, it no longer occurs no reaction.

Such salts, i.e., acid neutralized, the idea must be removed by the kidneys, but due to the overall peroxidation of blood, they will be shown not completely, and then the body these salts is forced to postpone the inside (especially in connective tissue), and these forcedly-delayed salt colloquially call "slags". The process of calcification similar to the behavior of sugar in one Cup of water, coffee or tea. One spoon dissolved without a trace.

The second and third remain mostly undissolved and settles at the bottom of the Cup. The fourth can't dissolve at all... And, remember: if the Cup will stay like that for a day or two, the sugar at the bottom will become compressed, compacted so that it becomes a dense mass, a lump... is Exactly what happens in our body. The more reactive the blood becomes, the less salt can be dissolved. And, accordingly, the more they are deposited throughout the body...

Unfortunately, in our time, the deposition of toxins in the connective tissue moved from the intermediate position to the destination and begins the "slagging" of the body, in other words, the PROCESS of POISONING, which is the basis of aging and all age-related diseases. The chemical aging process of our body is nothing but a withholding from the tissues and organs of minerals to neutralize acids. Especially possible disruption of the acid-alkaline balance affects our most important organ — the heart. This is a very strong muscle that in the process of constant consumes a very large amount of energy.

Thus, you need a good metabolism. This raises the carbon dioxide and lactic acid should quickly withdrawn from the area of the heart muscle. If the "vehicle" — blood – as a result of acidification has exhausted its ability to collect acids, it can lead to stagnation acids in the heart muscle. The worst consequence is a heart attack. In the working muscles of the hands and feet, we feel the overload muscle pain. Similar happens in the heart muscle. If there is no alkaline buffer salt, then there are a heart pain, weak pulse, disruptions in heart, etc. problems.

According to Dr. Kern, a well-known physician, a heart attack is one of the biggest acid of the disasters that can happen in the body. Here also include: stroke, necrosis of the feet (called "foot smoker"), and all types of circulatory disorders. Along with the buffer hemoglobin our metabolism has an essential buffer is sodium bicarbonate.

Sodium bicarbonate, or common baking soda, is a chemical compound that forms in certain cells of the stomach from sodium chloride (table salt), carbon dioxide and water. If there is pain in the heart that we can now explain how pain from excess acid, you should resort to naturopathy. You can, for example, to use sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) to quickly get rid of the acid.

Sodium bicarbonate can be swallowed in pill or powder, and can dissolve in water and to drink as ALKALINE water.

Quickly also help of alkaline compresses, bathing, alkaline baths, using this simple, affordable but very effective way – as we describe in detail in the relevant chapters of the book. The basic functions of the human metabolism needs to be in equilibrium. Is: water balance, electrolyte balance and acid-alkaline balance.

Of them is the acid-alkaline balance is the key. It is the oldest system of regulation that was effective already in the process of creation in General, of life itself on earth. Even today we can observe this phenomenon from fossil animals, single-celled amoeba, and other single-celled organisms. Cells are living building stones of all living beings, including humans. All of life boils down to basic cell functions. The autonomic nervous system and, finally, hormones evolved later, with the appearance of multicellular and don't affect the individual cell, and organs. Healthy production of hormones possible, for example, only on the basis of intact (i.e. undamaged) acid-base balance. Acid and alkaline streams are constantly taking place between the connective tissue and kidneys.

The connective tissue remains viable only if periodically is filled with acids and alkali and also periodically released from them. The founder of the acid-alkaline theory, Professor Friedrich sander, so talking about acid and alkaline streams. If there is no this rhythmic "pump" of metabolism, connective tissue is damaged or completely blocked. The cells and organs can no longer receive enough oxygen and nutrients through the blood. It is therefore important along with the consumption of nutritious and biologically active substances when you select food to take into account the acid-alkaline balance. In this case, the change in eating habits can do much to strengthen the recovery powers of the body. Because of this, the body will be used less aggressive methods. As a rule, in this case, you can save money on potent drugs, often with side effects.

Drugs in any case are not a substitute for properly selected food, as they usually are chemically acidic. Restoration of metabolism is impossible without correction of basic functions. It is therefore necessary to understand the basic determinants of health. First, there is, of course, understanding the value of water. Water is most important solvent for organic substances, which are only in dissolved form come together in proper chemical exchange reaction. The reaction of the metabolism in our body are to the chemist typical "reactions in aqueous solution". Therefore, in the process of metabolism need to see the schematic dependence of the flow of biochemical reactions in our body from the quality of the Foundation of all these reactions is water. And water quality primarily depends on the pH. As already mentioned, pure water contains equal numbers of hydrogen ions and hydroxyl.

Here is formed a balanced state. Water chemically and energetically neutral. It can be compared with the thermometer. The thermometer zero point corresponds to the neutral point, as we measure either cold or warm. At the top of the thermometer scale shows the level of heat, below — level cold. On the pH scale from 0 to 14 average value of 7 indicates a neutral level the pH of human blood is approximately of 7.35, i.e. lies in the slightly alkaline zone. Similarly, we feel it is best with mildly warm temperatures, about + 20-22 ° C. Between the two phenomena one can draw a parallel and consider them absolutely equal!

Our metabolism occurs when the acid-alkaline balance. But this equilibrium is not neutrally chemical and chemically slightly alkaline. Understanding this point is the basis of our whole system. Generally, in the body there are many local areas with higher acid. Take the digestive tract.

Starting from mouth to anus, in the digestive tract alternately dominated by either alkaline or acidic environment. If the environment is saliva slightly acidic or neutral, that the gastric juice acidic. If the bile and pancreatic juice alkaline environment prevails, then the environment in the small intestine is also naturally alkaline, and the colon almost neutral balance, provided that the person eats right! Blood can perform its vital functions only so long as the basic processes of regulation are in a state of equilibrium. The pH of the blood in the course of a lifetime be not less than 7.0 and not higher than 7,8. The adjustment of the pH to decrease or increase pose a threat to life.

When blood pH of 7.35 below, in other words, at high pH we are talking about ACIDOSIS (from lat. acidus — sour).

When the pH of blood is above a 7.45 due to an excess alkaline environment or lack of acid (acid deficit), we are talking about alkalosis. Despite the fact that the exchange of substances in the blood go acidic metabolic products (hydrogen ions, H+ions), the ratio of blood pH in healthy people remains constant.

This condition is a constant concentration of hydrogen ions in the blood is called isohedral. To ensure this balance are very important, breathing and kidneys.

The kidneys remove the products of metabolism (metabolites) that cannot be excreted a gas. They are called "non-volatile" or "persistent" acids. No less important is the constant excretion of volatile, gaseous toxins generated during metabolism. They must immediately withdraw from the body, until they formed a poisonous acid! Defective breathing, namely incomplete exhalation of carbon dioxide leads to (respiratory) acidosis.

In fact, the body experiences breathing disorders that occur as a result of incomplete exhalation of carbonic acid, to eliminate which it is possible only due to the normal reactions of metabolism. Similarly, the body compensates for metabolic disorders due to rapid breathing. With today's lifestyle and diet shifts in the direction of increasing acidity, i.e. acidosis, occur much more common than in the direction of alkalosis and lead in most cases to serious violations.

Over time, these violations lead to restriction of the kidneys to eliminate that the harder, more progressive metabolic disorders. However, experiencing excessive fear of peroxidation, we should not fall into the other extreme and taking an excess of alkaline substances, to cause alkalosis. In the body ordered (normal) metabolism is possible only if a rough balance between acid and alkali. The only way in the internal environment and opportunities created for optimal implementation of vital functions. For instance, pH dependent enzymes that control all the processes of living cells. And in the same dependence of the coefficient of rn are hormones. published

P. S. And remember, only by changing their consumption — together we change the world! ©



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