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THE DIGESTIVE THEORY OF AGING AND DISEASE
TYPE 2 diabetes is a sign of low stomach acid, low enzymes production and low sodium bicarbonate levels.
As we age, we lose bicarbonates in the blood and hydrochloric acid in the stomach. A noticeable decline begins at the age of 45, and by age 90, we lose 18% of our bicarbonate in our blood and 50% of hydrochloric acid in our stomach.
The reduction of bicarbonates in the blood affects the blood flow and makes it difficult to manage the continuous outpouring of acid making it difficult to eliminate acid waste from the body and thereby developing many acid-induced degenerative diseases such as blood clots, acid reflux, heart disease, osteoporosis, gout, diabetes, high blood pressure, kidney disease, cancer, strokes, etc. Alzheimer's disease is nothing but a slow acidification of the brain.
All these diseases are caused by systemic acidosis, which means insufficient bicarbonates in the blood.
Why stomach acid is important
Stomach acid has several important roles including:
Breaking down proteins into the essential amino acids and nutrients your body needs in order to stay healthy. Stimulating your pancreas and small intestines to produce the digestive enzymes and bile necessary to further breakdown the carbohydrates, proteins and fats you eat. Preventing disease by killing pathogenic bacteria and yeast normally present in food.
There are two main consequences of low stomach acid:
You become protein malnourished. When your stomach acid is low, you are not able to digest protein. Improper digestion of protein creates toxins in your intestines that can set the stage for illness and disease. Improper digestion of protein also creates acidic blood, since protein is by nature acidic. You become mineral deficient. As your blood becomes more acidic, it will look for minerals from anywhere in your body, in order to get your blood to its more ideal alkaline state. Acidic blood robs your body of minerals, even taking minerals from your bones (which is important to know if you want to prevent osteoporosis).
Low stomach acid eventually creates a vicious cycle: low stomach acid = low minerals = acidic blood. This cycle continues because acidic blood further creates low minerals and low stomach acid. Once this vicious cycle has started, there is a cascade of consequences:
So while we’re slowing the aging process by swallowing our vitamins, minerals, and spending our last money on prescription drugs, let’s not forget to detect and correct any failures in our digestive and absorptive processes, or the digestive failure theory of aging may catch up with us while we’re preoccupied elsewhere and send us on to that next lifetime before we are really ready to be there!
The body tries to maintain the acidity of the blood constant within a very narrow band between pH 7.35 and 7.45. This is actually a slightly alkaline reaction. "pH" is a measure of acidity or alkalinity and indicates the hydrogen ion concentration in a fluid. These hydrogen ions are the actual originators of acidity. A pH of 1 indicates the highest hydrogen ion concentration and with this the highest acidity. At the other end of the scale is a pH of 14 with the lowest hydrogen ion concentration arid the highest alkalinity. A pH of 7 is neutral.
For health, we need an appropriate balance between acids and bases in blood plasma and body tissues
Chronically imbalanced pH levels in your body will lead to any of the now commonly observed degenerative diseases - Any slight decrease in pH will result in lower oxygen levels in the blood and, therefore, in the cells. A healthy Acid-Alkaline Balance is decisive to the structure and function of proteins, the permeability of membranes, the distribution of electrolytes (charged particles) and the functioning of connective tissue.
Acidosis can cause such problems as cardiovascular damage, including the constriction of blood vessels and the reduction of oxygen. Weight gain, obesity and diabetes. Bladder and kidney conditions, including kidney stones. Immune deficiency. Acceleration of free radical damage, possibly contributing to cancerous mutations. Premature aging. Osteoporosis; weak, brittle bones, hip fractures and bone spurs. Joint pain, aching muscles and lactic acid buildup. Low energy and chronic fatigue.
Test Your Acid Levels
The pH scale measures how acidic or basic a substance is. The pH scale ranges from 0 to 14. A pH of 7 is neutral. A pH less than 7 is acidic. A pH greater than 7 is alkaline. People with type 2 diabetes and cancer have a pH 4.5 and 5.5 which shows that their bodies are acidic.
Your body takes in “junk” and microbes from the environment all day, every day - such as pesticides and herbicides in food, industrial chemicals in the air, bacteria and viruses from the things you touch
If you can't clean out these "undesirables", you will become sick
Various organs remove or filter out the body’s waste and toxins that have entered and possibly even been stored in the body - This is how to keep those organs working at their best: Clear the Body’s Exit Doors
The first concern to address in any ill health is - Are you "going" Enough? - if you have not been having a bowel movement at least twice a day you need to add more fiber and water to your diet. To prepare for a detoxification therapy, it may be necessary to have a series of colonic wash-outs, do a herbal intestinal cleanse or use any of the oxidative cleanses available. Examples include: magnesium or senna tea