The pH Connection to Colds & Flu – Increase Immunity, Lower Stress

Do you catch colds and flu frequently? Are you susceptible to canker sores, sensitive teeth and sore throat? Are you mentally tired after an hour of desk work?

~ Forewords ~
With all the diseases and the mass hysteria going on over the measles, mumps, chickenpox, etc. I am prompted to once again try to educate readers on how to AVOID them, without those poisonous vaccines being injected into your body.

I write this based on my personal experience – not some Big PHARMA or scientific organization so let’s get that out of the way from the git-go. . .

I spent the first close to 50 years of my life dealing with every kind of bacterial and virus type illness there is. I did all the things the doctors told me to do and then when I developed allergic reactions to the anti-biotics they kept giving me I decided to do some research on alternative ways to deal with sickness other than their anti-biotics. That was when I came across Colloidal silver. A natural anti-biotic with NO side effects like the Big PHARMA stuff.

I bought it in the health food stores until someone told me to make my own and that is what I have done since. I can use it internally and externally.

My next research was on how to PREVENT getting sick. I was tired of the pneumonia, flu and other annual illnesses. The C.S. took care of things AFTER getting sick but I wanted to find a way to PREVENT getting sick. While living in TX I followed a gal in town who had cancer and was refusing do the Chemo trip – preferring to find a way to handle it. She was sharing the information she learned about the pH balance diet and how it PREVENTS (not cures- PREVENTS) illness – all the bacterial and virus illnesses. I did my own research on this and began to change my diet and tested my urine daily to see what difference it made. Within about two weeks I was holding the pH reading at 6.5. It began at 4 which is very acidic. I didn’t have to change a bunch of what I ate – just reduced the amount of acidic foods and increased the alkaline foods. This also means what you drink – no more soft drinks. I drink mostly all water now a few coffee’s now and then but water is my preferred liquid.

It has been roughly 11 years since I started this routine and I can tell you that I have not had so much as a sniffle in that time. That is a 180 degree change from what my life had been prior to going to the pH balance way of eating. The only health problems I have now are bone related and I am working on that but due to being born with a broken back and the deterioration of all my vertebrae it is a bit too late to think I will find a way to repair all that, at my age.

Americans eat a VERY ACIDIC DIET of JUNK FOOD and DRINK. The medical community won’t tell you how to not get sick as they remain in business by your getting sick all the time. I know how I am treated when I tell them my history – but they can’t deny the FACTS so they ignore them. They keep trying to get me to get a flu shot – my perfect opening to tell them of pH and CS and how it is so much better than those poisons of Big PHARMA. Some are really totally uninformed about the natural ways I use but they can’t deny them….. my history speaks for itself.

The huge wave of ILLEGALS that are already here in America and more coming in daily – carrying every disease there is and then some should cause all Americans to change their pH balance TODAY to PREVENT those viruses and bacteria from making a home in our bodies.

We all have to eat – so why not eat foods that PREVENT illnesses instead of making our bodies a home for those viruses and bacteria to thrive in.

I have a lot of references that I have gathered over the years on the positive gains by keeping an alkaline level in my body. A search on line for Alkaline foods or the pH balance diet will bring up a lot of places to learn from.

I am pasting one in that I came across just now that will get you started – that is —- IF — IF you are willing to make the changes to PREVENT SICKNESS – including the viruses that make up measles, mumps, chickenpox, pneumonia (two types). ~ Jacki Juntti (Granny)

Do you catch colds and flu frequently? Are you susceptible to canker sores, sensitive teeth and sore throat? Are you mentally tired after an hour of desk work?

All of these symptoms and more may be connected to an imbalance in the body’s pH, as an over-acidic condition. pH is a measure of the acidity or alkalinity of a fluid. Body pH is the key indicator of balance within the body’s internal fluids – including blood, urine, saliva, and the fluids between, as well as inside, the cells.

The body’s natural pH balance, which is slightly alkaline, must be maintained in order for us to feel our best and most energetic. “An alkaline body can absorb up to 20 times more oxygen than an acidic body.” These are the words of, Dr Otto Warburg, a Nobel Prize Winner for his work on respiratory enzymes and cancer. He also found that diseased bodies are acidic bodies, which repel oxygen and attract the overgrowth of disease-causing micro-organisms.

Our body’s acid-alkaline balance is a key component to overall good health and one of the most crucial ways to affect health status. Raising pH (to an alkaline state) increases the immune system’s ability to kill bacteria, concludes a study conducted at The Royal Free Hospital and School of Medicine in London.

The viruses and bacteria which cause bronchitis and colds thrive in an acidic environment. Keeping our pH in the slightly alkaline range of 6.8-7.2 can reduce the risk and lessen the severity of colds, sore throats and bouts of influenza.

Measuring the body’s pH using a small piece of specially-designed pH paper (available in Health Food shops) is the easiest and most economical way to measure your body’s pH. I have found that testing your urine first thing in the morning is a valuable indicator of whether your diet and supplementation program is providing enough alkaline minerals to neutralize the acids.

A consistent pH reading of between 6.4 and 7.4 shows a favourable acid-alkaline balance. If the pH is regularly below 6.4, this most likely indicates an acid condition known as acidosis and a low mineral reserve in the body fluids and tissues. Acidosis can impact immunity, digestion, bone & muscle strength, hormones, joint health, and the function of essential internal organs that handle stress including the adrenal glands, pituitary and hypothalamus.

Numerous studies * in the last 10 years have shown a strong relationship between food and low-grade acidosis. Our daily eating habits have a great effect on the body’s pH. The typical Western diet is an acid-forming diet, low in the valuable alkaline minerals. The good news is that by consuming a diet high in alkaline-forming foods such as dark leafy greens (see ALKALINE food chart pdf), and adding extra alkaline minerals and superfoods, a change in your body’s pH balance can occur fairly quickly. Though it may take months to reduce tissue damage and restore optimal immune, nerve and organ function.

There are some alkaline powerfoods such as lemon, apple cider vinegar, aloe vera juice, chlorella, spirulina and other green-food powders, as well as citrate minerals of potassium, magnesium and calcium, that when added to alkaline water or spring water will help balance the body’s pH.

To increase infection protection: start your day with an alkalizing lemon and aloe vera juice drink; add green-food powder & leafy greens to your smoothies; consume 75-80% of your foods and beverages from the alkaline-forming foods chart; practice deep breathing for at least 1 minute, at least five times daily; and hug 5 people to survive and 10 people to thrive.

Once last tip, cold OTC medications are acid-forming, as are most medications. When feeling stressed or a cold coming on, make yourself a natural lemon, honey and ginger drink. Activities that are soothing and relaxing reduce stress and will help make us more alkaline.

Note: Anything that is stimulating can leave an acidic residue in the body; correspondingly, any activities which are calming and relaxing reduce stress and can make us more alkaline. So enjoy a hot soothing, alkaline drink (without the alcohol) and rest frequently to cure a cold or flu.

~ Resources ~

* Frassetto L, (2001) Diet, Evolution and Aging. Eur.J.Nutr, 40:200-213

* The Prime Cause and Prevention of Cancer. Dr Otto Warburg, Lecture delivered to Nobel Laureates on June 30, 1966 at Lindau, Lake Constance, Germany.

Written by RoseMarie Pierce, B.Sc.Pharm for Holistic Pharmacist ~ (date unknown)

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