Acidity in the body is not a good thing and it has been associated with autoimmune inflammatory diseases.
By Dawn Flemming
Acidosis, or the excessive presence of acids in the body has been associated with inflammation in the body and overall immune-system related problems. As stated in the International Journal of Inflammation, it is believed that:
“Abnormalities in systemic acid-base balance may induce significant changes in the immune response, and they may play a significant role in the development or maintenance of immune dysfunction. Different forms of acidosis (metabolic and respiratory) and even different types of metabolic acidosis (hyperchloremic and lactic) may produce different effects on immune function.”
Acidosis can be helped through a variety of dietary changes. Among these includes the consumption of green vegetables. Some have argued that the consumption alkaline water may help reduce the body’s acidity, thereby potentially helping with autoimmune inflammatory disorders.
The argument suggests that:
"Ideally, our bodies' pH level should have an 80% alkaline, 20% acid balance. Because the pH balance of the water we drink can have a direct affect on our internal pH balance, these researchers believe we should choose our drinking water as carefully as we choose the foods we eat."
Speak to your doctor about getting tested for acidosis and look at ways on how you can safely address the problem if the acidity of your body is higher than it should be.
Dawn Flemming is Director of Business Services at Geriatric In-Home Care in Fresno, California.