Period. Across the board.
Even a very slightly acidic system deteriorates tissue at a much faster rate than an alkaline system. Alkaline blood actually nourishes, whereas acidic blood breaks down, tissue.
How does our blood become acidic?
- When we consistently eat pesticides, processed sugar, food with additives, fried foods, coffee, processed meats.
- When an area of the body has chronic tension, the blood there does not get flushed out as quickly as it would in an area without tension, so it sits longer than it should and becomes slightly acidic. This degrades the tissue (nerve tissue included!) in that specific area, creating inflammation. Acid creates inflammation, as a byproduct of the process of breaking down of the tissue.
What tissue gets affected by an acidic system?
- muscle tissue
- connective tissue
- the tissue our organs are made of
- nerve tissue
- tissue that lines our organs, nerves, and veins
- tissue that lines our bones
What do we need in order to keep our systems alkaline?
- A diet including low or no ingredients in the above list
- A diet including lots of fresh (alkaline) vegetables. The way I start every day is by squeezing the juice of 1/2 lemon into a cup of filtered water. The fruit is acidic before you ingest it, but internally, it becomes alkaline. It's a great way to alkalize your digestive tract before you put anything else in it.
- Taking a high-quality Omega 3 supplement daily (contact me if you'd like to purchase the best and most affordable Omega supplements on the planet)
- Drinking plenty of water
- Exercising regularly, which brings oxygen to your blood (supporting alkalinity), and flushes old blood out of much of the tissue in your body.
- Regular self-massage, foam rolling, or massage from someone else, will help flush out acidic areas and help all kinds of tissue heal. (Contact me to set up a remote coaching session where I teach you how to flush your own