Why is Fat Important to Our Bodies?
The fat in our bodies is not so much a problem of heredity or over-eating [although these I’m sure are factors] as it is a problem of eating too many acid-forming foods and drinking overly acidic beverages. Fat actually saves us. And here are the facts behind that statement.
Our bodies are acidic.
Research shows that diseases thrive in an acid environment. The modern fast-food diets we eat, sodas we drink, and stressful lifestyles we live only make that acid environment inside our bodies worse over time.
The pH of our blood must be kept in a very narrow range of 7.365 (not more than 7.4 or less than 7.3!)
This is a very narrow range! On a scale of 1 to 14 (the ph scale) 1 is at the extreme of acidity and 14 is at the extreme of alkalinity; 7 is exactly neutral. So a 7.365 is slightly alkaline. That delicate ph balance is so crucial to life that if it goes even slightly low or high we lose energy (instantly)…if it went lower than 6.9 you could go into cardiac arrest! That’s how sensitive our body is to the ph of the blood! When a person is brought into an emergency room, one of the first things they check is the person’s pH balance, because a person can go into a coma with a pH balance drop of one or two points below 7.365!
Most Americans eat too much acidic-forming foods and drink too much acidic drinks.
No wonder people are buying and eating things like Rolaids and Tums like candy. Another thing that produces acid in the body is anger and worries. By continuing to eat and drink high-acid forming foods and drinks, and on top of that worrying and getting angry… we are contually adding to the problem of creating an acid environment in our body for diseases to thrive in.
Our body organs and tissues are just as healthy as the health of their individual cells,
and our bodies are just as healthy as our organs and tissues. When the body becomes acidic, we develop all kinds of sicknesses. Below the level of our immediate awareness our cells, tissues and organs are being infested with acids and free radicals. This comes to our cells from the foods we eat, the air we breathe and what we drink. Acid wastes from our cells, tissues and organs can’t be released into the blood and make their way out of the body unless our body has enough alkaline in it to create a neutral balance. With most people, many wastes sit in the cells for long periods or forever waiting to be eliminated. The longer acid wastes stay in the cells the greater the chances of diseases or mutations (cancers).
What does this have to do with body fat?
When you consume food and beverages that are overly acidic, your body does everything it can to get these acids out of the blood [as explained above the alternative is death]: 1. First, it dumps the acids into fat cells immediately. This process if very fast and efficient, and so it’s used abundantly to solve the problem of “too many acids” in the blood. This fat-dumping process allows us to store the acids for later use in digestion or as a buffer for alkalinity and more importantly it keeps us from dying. While we’re saved from dying, what also occurs is obesity, because our bodies cannot use this much fat storage. So, one consequence of an overly acidic diet is obesity. Fat saves us in that it encapsulates the acids, is a place for them to be put “safely” (out of the blood, cells and tissues), and so avoids instant coma or death. 2. The second thing your body does to “save you from imminent death” is to suck the minerals out of your joints and bones, which helps to buffer the acidity and maintain the neutral/slightly alkaline pH needed to protect us from death. Your body does both of the above things very efficiently every time you eat and drink acid-forming food.
With death at stake, the body does everything it can to maintain the correct ph level in the blood. When you’re young you have lots and lots of buffers available, and so you don’t noticeably feel the affects of an overly acidic diet adversely affecting you, although many childhood colds and allergies (and obesity) are simply symptoms of this. But, as a child you bounced back easily. However, as you age, your buffers are nearer to depletion in your joints, and your bones begin to be robbed regularly. That’s where we see increased symptoms and less ability to “bounce-back” from: low energy (which could be interpreted as apathy or lethargy), tumors, various diseases, cancers, etc.
In addition to the problem of over-acidity caused by foods and moods, the processes that take place within each cell of our bodies (cell functions) give off wastes, which are acidic. This is just natural to every cell. To enable proper cell functions, the cells need to be cleaned of these wastes continually. Without a proper supply of alkaline buffers (as in alkaline water) the blood will rob the joints and bones of minerals to supply the body with buffers to enable these wastes to enter the blood and be eliminated.
The consequence of not eliminating these wastes is disease! And, fat is one way the body has to eliminate these wastes. So, this is another way that fat saves us. It saves us from diseases.
Can we avoid the necessity of using fat as a solution to death and disease?
Yes, we can eat more alkaline foods and drink alkaline ionized water! Research shows that most diseases stem from our failure to drink enough water …and the right kind of water. The alkalinity and ionization of the water is crucial to what the body needs for hydration and health.
It is a well known medical fact that a person with cancer has a very acidic body. It is clinically proven that cancer cells thrive in acidic environments, and they do not grow in alkaline environments.
What is ionized water?
To ionize means to gain or lose an electron. The ionization process takes an electron from one oxygen molecule and transfers it to another oxygen molecule. That now carries an extra electron which then becomes a hydroxyl ion. When you have a good amount of negatively charged hydroxyl ions in your water, the pH of the water is raised to above 7.0. Too few of these electrons gives you a pH below 7.0. This can easily be tested with pH testing strips or solutions or more sophisticatedly be tested with a pH/ORP* meter. A balance of equal amounts of these electrons gives you a 7.3 pH, which is the exact pH required by life. [This is the pH our bodies were born with. A 7.365 pH is the only pH possible for sustained life, and is the pH level of our blood necessary for survival from birth to death.]
Alkaline ionized water helps to detoxify the body by providing an alkaline buffer and inhibits acid wastes from further build-up in the body. It tends to stabilize blood pressure and adds to increased energy and longevity.
Ionized water does many things. Water that has been ionized has had the cluster size reduced from clusters of 13 or 15 H2O molecules down to 5 or 6 per water-cluster. So this water goes into our cells more efficiently. It hydrates our cells more efficiently. Also ionized water escorts oxygen and negative ions (OH-) (antioxidants) into our cells and tissues more efficiently.
Our organs and glands can be much more functional if the free radicals and acid coatings are eliminated. That’s where alkaline ionized water comes in. Alkaline ionized water is the only water that will actually allow the break-up and elimination of acids and fats on or in the organs, glands and tissues.
How do we break up and eliminate fats and acids?
Because free radicals and acidic waste cells have a positive charge. We need the negatively charged molecules from the alkaline ionized water to bind with the positively charged molecules so they can be eliminated from our bodies. It is the negative charge along with the alkalinity which allows the ionized water to bind to the positive molecules (acids and free radicals) which surround our tissues and organs. In addition to helping us eliminate our excess fat, ionized water has a very low atomic weight and the process of ionization helps it to become the most absorbable antioxidant we know of.
The kind of water we drink makes a big difference on every living cell in our body. Research has proven that cells can live far longer and healthier than we think. They need the right fluids and they need these replenished daily. Unhealthy water is acidic and/or full of chemicals, thus will not properly hydrate our cells. Healthy water must be alkaline to balance off the excess of acids our bodies must eliminate.
Alkaline ionized water is the only kind of water that can actually reverse the fast-aging and disease-ridden spiral of people who suffer from acidic bodies [which is almost everyone in the USA]. It will neutralize the acidity of your body eventually if you continue to drink alkaline ionized water every day. Ionized water also improves the circulation and helps de-toxify your body, thereby improving your overall physical health.
It’s not a matter of “Can you afford an alkaline water ionizer?”, it’s a matter of “Can you afford not to have one?”!
The doctor bills, the unhappiness that comes with sickness and dying cells crying out for clean, healthy water to live in, and the cost of other bottled waters and soft drinks that are not right for your body are all coming to you at a price. So, make the smart and economical choice and keep your cells happy, clean and well-nourished with alkaline ionized water.
To combat our acid-forming diets and lifestyles drinking alkaline water helps to buffer this acidity and neutralize our bodies, allowing our cells to be cleansed…leading to a longer, healthier life potential and more energy on a daily basis.
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