4. Acute Conditions Involving Acid Alkaline Imbalances
Every year the number of prescriptions written for acid-alkaline imbalances continues to increase. Antiacids, alkalizers, specific digestive enzymes, etc. remain popular as household “remedies” for many acute digestive disorders. The temporary relief experienced by these so-called remedies is interpreted by the majority of sufferers as being a cure for the problem. Nothing could be further from the truth. These drugs work in much the same way as a lazy housecleaner sweeps the dust under the rug; that is, covering up the symptom, but not eliminating the cause.
Our bodies are like the rug in that they will only allow the drugs to cover up the problem for so long. Eventually, these acute digestive disorders will become chronic, resulting in a more difficult condition for the body to deal with. So, what was once simply a minor case of acid indigestion or heartburn becomes a major digestive ailment. The stomach, liver, small and large intestines, kidneys and pancreas can all be seriously impaired, both from consumption of an improper diet and from the use of drugs that cover up an overly-acidic diet and the, consequent indigestion.
Almost anyone who has been eating the standard diet of meat, dairy foods and refined and processed foods will suffer in varying degrees from an acid-alkaline imbalance. Add to this fare: alcohol, cigarettes, drugs and condiments, and the percentages will rise even higher. As a Hygienic practitioner, you will begin to witness miraculous results when working with people suffering from these acute imbalances.
- 1. Acid-Base Balance
- 2. Body Maintenance Of Normal Ph
- 3. Acid And Alkaline In The Diet
- 4. Acute Conditions Involving Acid-Alkaline Imbalances
- 5. Case Histories Of Acid Indigestion Due To Improper Diet
- 6. The Acid-Alkaline Ratio In The Diet
- 7. Considerations For Working With pH Imbalances
- 8. Questions & Answers
- Article #1: Alkalinity And Acidity Of Foods In Metabolic Reaction
- Article #2: Acid/Alkaline: Clearing Up The Confusion By Marti Fry