Have you heard of GERD? It is short for gastroesophageal reflux disease - a chronic disease of the digestive system. In GERD, acids and other contents from the stomach frequently run back up and irritate the sensitive tissues of your oesophagus.
Most people have heartburn or indigestion from time to time. It s usually a case of overindulgence or that extra spicy sauce you love so much. But if you feel that burning sensation in your chest more than twice a week, you might have GERD. Fortunately, most people can manage GERD with over-the-counter medications and a few lifestyle changes.
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- acid reflux,
Why does your pH level affect Disease?There has been a lot written about the optimum thriving ground for illness and disease. And a lot of it from the early 1930's when people started testing these theories around using alkaline diets to support cancer recovery. The theory goes like this: Most people with diseases especially Cancer have a pH level of around 4. It is thought Cancer cells cannot grow or even exist in an alkaline environment. When the body tissue has a high level of alkalinity, cells are able to hold much more oxygen than with a high acidic level. A high alkaline level in the body also makes it easier for cells to discard waste and toxins. Our body s ideal PH level for optimal health is 7.2-7.4, cancer cells start to die at 7.5.
OBESITYTitle: Diet-induced metabolic acidosis Article Published: characterizedClinical Nutrition, Volume 30, Issue 4, August 2011, Pages 416 421 Authors: Maru00eda M. Adeva, Gema Souto Conclusion: An Acidic Diet Leads to Increased Risk of Obesity, Cardiovascular Disease, Diabetes, Hypertension and Chronic Kidney Failure.
DIABETESTitle: Prevention of Type 2 Diabetes by Dietary Patterns: A Systematic Review of Prospective Studies and Meta-Analysis Article Published: Metabolic Syndrome and Related Disorders. December 2010, 8(6): 471-476. doi:10.1089/met.2010.0009 Authors: Katherine Esposito, Christina-Maria Kastorini, Demosthenes B. Panagiotakos, and Dario Giugliano. Conclusion: Dietcharacterisedby high consumption of fruit and vegetables, whole grains, fish, and poultry, and by decreased consumption of red meat, processed foods, sugar-sweetened beverages, and starchy foods may retard the progression of type 2 diabetes.'
INCREASED PAINTitle: Alkaline Mineral Supplementation Decreases Pain in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients: A Pilot Study Article Published: The Open Nutrition Journal, 2008, 2, 100-105 Authors: Regina Maria Cseuz, Istvan Barna, Tamas Bender and Ju00fcrgen Vorma Conclusion: This study suggests that an alkaline supplement may improve function and pain in rheumatoid arthritis and may represent an easy and safe addition to the usual treatment of RA patients. [source: http://liveenergized.com/alkaline-diet-scientific-proof/alkaline-diet-proof/] So whats the solution?...Reduce Acidity.