Often time in physique training, we tend to only focus on the macro issues. We look at protein intake, carbohydrate rotation and set and rep variations. We don’t, however, look into the micro issues. What’s going on in our body that causes us to change. Sure we might examine hormones but that’s where it stops. Unfortunately, we’re doing ourselves a big disservice by ignoring our blood pH.
pH stands for “potential of hydrogen” and represents your bodies balance of acid forming ions and alkalinizing ions. The typical north American diet is very high in acidic foods and doesn’t really encourage us to eat any alkalinizing foods. When the balance tips in the acidic favor bad things happen.
After food is digested and broken down it hits the kidneys as either acid or alkalinizing. At this stage the body tries to maintain it’s normal cell health and keep the bodies pH at 7.4. If it can’t, because you ate too many acid foods, then it will find alkalinizing nutrients from other body tissues. Repeat this process every meal each day and you’ll consistently steal healthy alkalinizing nutrients from your body.
After awhile these issues will start happening
-Cortisol will skyrocket
-Growth hormone and IGF-1, both powerful muscle building hormones, will rapidly drop
-Thyroid hormone will slow down
-Bone mass will decreased
All of this will lead to an increased amount of muscle loss and stomach fat gain. As you age you’ll also start to notice a decrease in kidney function.
Here’s a list of acid and alkalinizing foods
Rye and white Bread
Rye and wheat flour
Alkalize Or Die
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