Do you feel tired or lethargic? Are your nails, skin, and hair unhealthy looking? Do you suffer from frequent colds, illnesses, or joint pain?

If so, then your body may be too acidic!

Why is pH Important?
pH is a measure of how acid or alkaline a substance is and is based on a scale of 0 (acidic) to 14 (alkaline). Our bodies hold approximately 45 litres of fluid and most of these fluids thrive only if they are slightly alkaline. Because the blood prefers a slightly alkaline pH of 7.4, excess acid in our bodies will create a biochemical breakdown.

For example, our bodies use alkaline buffers to neutralize high levels of acidity. If these buffers become saturated, then these acids will ultimately be pushed into our cells causing the displacement of vital minerals such as potassium, magnesium, and sodium. The result is bodily havoc such as being more susceptible to infection and sickness, unhealthy skin, hair and nails, and much more!

At the ultimate level, these acids may reach the level of the bloodstream causing it to become more acidic. The result is that the body will turn to its most alkaline substance, calcium, to neutralize the acid. In so doing, more and more calcium is leached from the bones, predisposing the body to the development of osteoporosis and arthritis.

As a person becomes more and more acidic, the body begins to store acids in the tissues. As compensation, the body releases alkaline molecules into the blood (which may sound good but really isn't!). Too much alkalinity (above ph = 7.4) is bad for the blood as it increases its affinity for oxygen, making it more difficult for the blood to release this same oxygen to the tissues. As a result, the tissues and organs become oxygen starved putting them at greater risk for the proliferation of cancerous cells since, as Noble Prize winner Otto Warburg discovered, cancer grows where there is no oxygen!
What causes excess acid in the body?

• Eating too many proteins, grains, sugars or dairy products
• Strenuous exercise
• Excess stress
The 80/20 Rule
Due to our overly acidic lifestyle, it is necessary that we take the proper steps towards maintaining a more alkaline environment within our bodies. To maintain a healthy alkaline internal environment, it is recommended that our diets consist of 80% alkaline forming foods and 20% acid forming foods.

Unfortunately, the North American diet has reversed these percentages for the worse. No wonder we have so much sickness and disease in our society.
Examples of acid forming foods:
• Animal protein
• Sweets and Sweeteners
• Nuts and Butters
• Beans and Legumes
• Grains
• Dairy
• Fats and Oils
• Coffee
Examples of "good" alkaline forming foods:
• Vegetables - especially green barley grass
• Fruits - all except cranberries
• Some nuts and seeds - almonds, flax seeds, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds
• Quality water
Green Barley Grass - Pure Alkaline Energy!
Green Barley grass is a nutrient rich grass grown in lush soils in the foothills of the Japanese mountains. One tablespoon is equivalent to the nutrient content of an entire head of lettuce. For instance, it has 7x more calcium than milk and 6x more vitamin C than an orange. It is probably best known for its beneficial alkalizing and energizing effects on the body. Moreover, because it is a whole food and 60% protein, it is one of only two foods on earth that the body can survive on, exclusively. The following are some of Green Barley's many benefits to the body:
• Increased energy and stamina and youthful vigor
• Decreased craving for junk foods and also reduces food intake
• More rapid healing of injuries and infections
• Improvement of hair, skin and nails
• Improvement of diabetes and hypoglycemia
• Inhibits the growth of cancer cells
• High alkalizing effect
• Best of tastes great!

Learn the entire pH balance story for the best health ever!

Author's Bio: 

Nutrition Expert, Yuri Elkaim and his groundbreaking book, Eating for Energy, have helped thousands of people in over 80 countries regain control of their health and weight. Watch his new You Tube Video and discover a delicious GREEN smoothie recipe that will keep you energized and nourished. For more on his revolutionary healthy eating book visit