Why Is Slightly Alkaline Blood Important?

You have optimum health when you have slightly alkaline blood. Your pH is a scale that measures how acidic or alkaline the blood is and how much oxygen your blood can absorb.  The pH scale ranges from 1 to 14 with the low side being acidic and the higher numbers being alkaline.



“The countless names of illnesses do not

really matter.  What does matter is that

they all come from the same root cause –

too much tissue acid waste in the body.”

Dr. Theodore A. Baroody

Alkalize or Die


If your blood pH is too low or too high on the scale, it would change the electrical chemistry, and that can lead to serious help issues or death.  Maintaining slightly alkaline blood is critical to your health!

pH Food Scale

The blood stream is one of the most important systems in the body that depends on this delicate process.

Oxygen is transported in the blood to all body tissues by red blood cells that move single file through tiny capillaries.

The outside of healthy red blood cells have a negative charge that allows them to be separated or resist each other.  Acidity in the blood interferes with this process by stripping away the negative charge …that can lead to the clumping together of the red blood cells… and making it more difficult, if not impossible, for them to pass through the bloodstream, especially through the small capillaries.

Your cells are then deprived of oxygen, the acid weakens the red blood cells, then they begin to die and start releasing more acid into your body!  You need stomach acid to properly digest your food, but all other acidity in the body can be serious to your health.  Energy levels can drop significantly and red blood cells are challenged to deliver oxygen and nutrients easily to the cells.

Dis-ease sets in when your body is acidic (acidosis) heart problems, candida overgrowth as well as a multitude of other health challenges.  This is why it is so important to have slightly alkaline blood.  If the pH is out of balance to the extreme either way, you can suffer from fatigue, poor digestion, joint and muscle pain and weight issues.



The 80/20 Rule


If you truly want incredible energy and excellent health, follow the 80% alkaline and 20% acidic diet to maintain slightly alkaline blood.



The most common culprits for creating acidosis are poor diet, poor digestion, coffee, tea, soda, milk products (excluding butter) and stress.  Minerals are typically depleted in acidic foods while alkaline foods are most often rich in minerals.


Gradually increasing your alkalizing foods and drinks while decreasing acid forming products and stress, can certainly put you on the right path to improving your blood pH.


Most nutrition stores will have pH Test Strips that can be used as a tool to get a baseline. Dr. Baroody in his book, Alkalize or Die, does not recommend this as an absolute measure of whether the “overall” body is too alkaline or acidic, but it can be useful in monitoring your improvements as you become slightly alkaline, blood becomes healthier, and your energy skyrockets!


God Bless,

Gail Seignious


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