Oxygen, Alkalinity and Optimal Wellness
Your health is linked to your body’s pH. pH is a measure of the balance between acidity or alkalinity of a fluid, and if you think about it, we are walking fluid! Our bodies are comprised of a variety of fluids—blood, saliva, urine, lymph, and our cells are also comprised of fluid.
Our body’s natural pH balance leans slightly alkaline. Want to feel energetic and healthy? You must maintain this alkaline state. An alkaline body can absorb up to 20 times more oxygen than an acidic body, according to Dr. Otto Warburg, who won the Nobel Prize for his research on respiratory enzymes and cancer. He linked disease to acidity and found that an oxygen-deprived environment was related to an acidic state. In other words, lack of oxygen and acidic pH equal dis-ease.
Alkalinity and oxygen go hand in hand. Removing waste from the body requires oxygen. Maintaining alkalinity and optimal health requires oxygen. If you’re catching colds frequently and feeling like your immune system isn’t working properly, your body is likely too acidic. Increasing your pH to a more alkaline state (6.8-7.2) can improve immune function and lesson your susceptibility to illness, according to a study conducted at The Royal Free Hospital and School of Medicine in London. Other studies link acidity to poor immune function and critical illness.
So, how does your body become acidic in the first place? Low levels of oxygen in cells can cause low cell pH and symptoms of body acidity, such as fatigue, poor immune function, headaches, candida overgrowth, bacterial infections, exercise intolerance, weight gain and more. What complicates this the difficulty in measuring body acidity. Your pH is different throughout your system—the pH of cells cannot be interpreted by the pH of your urine, saliva or other body fluids.
Our Western diet promotes acidity. As a result, most people today have poor oxygenation as well as cellular acidity. When your blood becomes acidic, it causes your cells to become overloaded with toxins that are difficult to remove, which reduces oxygen levels. When oxygen levels drop, oxidative stress impacts DNA and respiratory enzymes. The outcome can be abnormal cells that go rogue. This is also called cancer.
A chronically acidic body has poor immune function. It cannot combat microorganisms, viruses, bacteria and other pathogenic invaders that are easily managed and protected by a vibrant immune system. An acidic, anaerobic environment is what pathogens LOVE! Cancer loves acidic conditions. Parasites, viruses, bacteria proliferation—these THRIVE in acidic environments that correspond with low oxygen levels. A pH that is slightly alkaline, however, creates an environment where disease cannot exist.
So, breathe deeply, because one major way to transform your body into a more alkaline place is OXYGEN. The body cannot rid toxins without optimal levels of oxygen.
Your organs, such as your lungs and kidneys, work together to balance the blood’s pH. When your breathing is impaired or shallow, this leads to elevated systemic CO2 levels also known as hypercapnia. CO2 decreases your pH to an acidic level.
When your blood pH becomes more acidic, the brain overcompensates, desperately signaling your body to breathe deeper and faster to obtain the necessary oxygen and reduce carbon dioxide overload. The kidneys, too, overwork in an attempt to output more acid through urine. If the body cannot adjust to these demands over time, other organs become damaged from the low oxygen levels and acidity—organs such as your heart, lungs and brain.
Aside from ensuring proper and consistent oxygen intake, eating plenty of green, leafy vegetables help sway the body toward a more alkaline and oxygenated state. Alkaline foods generally include fruits and vegetables, nuts and seeds and herbs and spices.
If you happen to feel a cold coming on, you may want to rethink pharmaceuticals and over the counter cold medications. They are acid-forming and will further lower pH. Instead, try natural solutions such as elderberry tea, ginger, lemon and honey—all of which have alkaline properties.
Proper supplementation can also help the body to effectively detoxify down to the cellular level, reducing the burden of toxic overload and helping cells receive oxygen and nutrients vital to overall health and wellness.
Studies have focused on the lung’s vulnerability to damage due to low antioxidant production as a result of low levels of CoQ10. These low levels may ultimately result in lung disease, COPD, asthma and other lung-related health issues.
CoQ10’s role in oxygenating down to the cellular level is evident in its management of altitude sickness. Supplementing with CoQ10 when the body is oxygen-deprived (100-200 mg a day), has demonstrated alleviating altitude sickness symptoms and improving outcomes, particularly with heart muscle cells.
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