The Acid vs Alkaline Balance or Why I just simply never get sick
As I’m writing this it’s been over a decade. The
fall/winter of 2005 was the last time.
I’m writing this more or less to save myself
some time in explaining to my friends and family
how and why I don’t get any symptoms when my body
encounters the same pathogens they do.
(essentially I don’t get sick even when most people around me do)
Typical conversion / scenario:
“Don’t get too close I’ve got the flu.”
“I’m not too worried about it. I don’t really
get sick anymore”
“Yeah, I hardly ever do either.
Only maybe like twice a year”
“No, I actually don’t get symptoms of sickness anymore.
It’s literally been about a decade”
“I probably would never get sick either but everyone at
work keeps coming in while they’re sick… It’s so fucked up!”
I hear things like that all the time from otherwise
very intelligent people.
Blaming some sort of external environment or circumstance
for an albeit temporary acute immune system failure.
In all fairness it’s really not their fault.
Granted, I do see the point. If it were possible to live
life in a society and completely remove all of the
viral and bacterial pathogens then we wouldn’t get sick, right?
Well, yes and no. We don’t live in isolation, we will probably
always have pathogens and the reason I don’t get sick even though
others around me do is this. I keep my body’s ph balanced.
How? you may ask. I consume a large amount of leafy greens.
And I breathe heavily a few times a week.
Heavy breathing is for the most part the only thing that
stimulates the lymph system to cleanse itself. It has
no pump (our hearts) like the blood does.
“The most important thing we can do to have
a strong immune system is to support our our bodies’
efforts in keeping our PH slightly alkaline.
With a proper PH level it is overly difficult for pathogens
to win against our immunes systems.
This is accomplished with heavy breathing, regularly and consuming alkaline foods.”
Ok. Let’s start by addressing some assumptions
that are prevalent.
Some of the misconceptions or myths I hear often are:
MYTH: It’s kind of the luck of the draw. You never know when you’re going to get exposed to the flu bug.
REALITY: We are constantly exposed to pathogens. 100% of the time we have viruses, bacteria and cancer cells in our bodies. While it is important to reduce exposure the primary factor in keeping healthy is to have a strong immune system.
-MYTH: Getting sick from the common flu virus is pretty much
something that will happen to the majority of the population
whether we like it or a couple times a year. It’s inevitable.
REALITY: Getting educated about the tremendous power we have over our health is extremely important.
There’s not a whole lot we can do about it other than bundle up nice and warm
stay out of the rain, stay away from sick people and
take vitamin C pills and powders.
Blaming the rats for the trash
in the street.
In this metaphor the solution is to
clean-up the trash and the rats
stop coming around
Essentially the problem is in the
internal landscape not external.
In an environment that is conducive
to pathogens thriving and wherein immune systems are
unable to keep pace with the proliferation pretty much anyone would be prone.
Creating an unbeatable fortress of health is an inside job, not external.
Answers to common questions:
No, it’s been a while, I haven’t gotten sick since 2005.
Yes, I’m around people.
Often quite a variety of them in less-than-clean
Places like casinos, dive bars, strip clubs, the dmv
grocery stores, concerts or airports are not uncommon.
No, I’m not some sort of anomaly.
Everyday average person with every day average
Ok, well maybe not everyday average encounters.
But I digress… No
I don’t have any genetic
predisposition towards exceptional health.
In fact I suffered quite a lot as a kid
from Tinnitus (ringing in the ears)
asthma, terribly painful headaches
indigestion, nausea, vomiting
diarrhea & constipation.
I know, t.m.i but, hey, this is to help
people and the only way to
do that is to be completely authentic.
are what I now know to be directly related to
what I was consuming back then.
Diet pepsi, pepperoni pizza, pork chops, burgers,
spaghetti and meatballs, steaks, several-egg omelettes
eclairs and apple fritters donuts, ice cream, hot dogs
refined flour breads, spam, breakfast sausages
cheese, cheese and more cheese.
Cheese on everything.
If we had vegetables at all it was a small serving of
awfully bland tasting frozen vegetables or iceberg lettuce
sparse veggies with reduced-calorie dressing.
Yes, I do think your body is just as easily capable of
maintaining an acid vs alkaline balance.
High water content, fresh, live (yes, alive) foods should
make up about 4/5ths of everything we eat.
That means leafy greens, fruits and veggies.
In other words have a salad or smoothie with or
for every meal.
This is even more important if we get our bodies acidic for
an extended period of time.
ie: if we indulge in activities such as
drinking, smoking, consuming meat, dairy, drugs, refined sugar
highly processed foods like dairy, candy
crackers, soda, puffs and chips.
Then we must alkalize our bodies immediately afterwards.
Have some green drinks, green smoothies and a salad depending
on how long of a binge it was is important to restore
the Acid vs Alkaline Balance
Hey Im human we all like to have a good time with friends.
The only two things I do differently than most is that
I alkalize my body almost daily with leafy greens
in some form and I do some kind of heavy breathing
about 4 to 7 times a week.
Handle your Acid vs Alkaline Balance
Try it for 3 weeks and you may be surprised at the results.
I’d love to hear about it in the comments below!