Most simply, it’s a measure of acidity and alkalinity. Your stomach needs high acidity for digestion, while your immune system functions best while alkaline. In general, the body functions best at an overall pH of close to seven – in perfect balance.
Unfortunately, many people end up too acidic.
These four signs can help you determine if this is your problem.
1. Extra weight
When your body is too acidic, it produces more insulin – which results in more fat stored. If you’re having a hard time losing those extra winter pounds, this could be part of the problem.
2. Bone Weakness
When your body is acidic, it tries to balance itself – and often that means pulling nutrients away from other parts of the body, especially your bones, which tend to be more alkaline. This then results in weak bones – and is a big part of the reasons doctors ask osteoporosis patients to avoid high-acidity items like coffee in their diet.
3. Sensitive Teeth
High body acidity has been linked to decreased enamel strength in your teeth – and this can cause dental problems, as well as sensitivity to hot or cold foods.
4. Sleep Issues
When your body pulls calcium from elsewhere, such as your bones, to combat acidity, it can result in insomnia, as your body minerals are all out of whack.
So are you suffering from an acidic body? If so, we have a few tips:
- Changes in diet can be a huge help. Alkaline diets are easy to look into, and can help with various mineral, nutrient, and vitamin deficiencies you may suffer from as well. Baking soda and apple cider vinegar in combination is a great hack, too.
- Change your cleaning products. Commercial chemical cleaners can be highly acidic – and can affect you as a result.
Check out this video to learn more!