Managing Aches, Pains and Chronic Disease - - The Cause of All Disease
Its scary to think that eight out of ten of us will suffer from a chronic, degenerative disease in our lifetime and die prematurely. According to the Centres for Disease Control (CDC) in the US, they claim that 80% of all “seniors” in the USA have at least one chronic disease and 50% have at least two. It also seems that most of the others, who don’t have a chronic disease suffer from aches and pains. The trends in the UK look pretty similar.
Just so we all understand, this includes all of the killer diseases, like heart disease, cancer, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, obesity, etc.
Although “seniors” are the worst affected, don’t think that younger people aren’t affected. More and more children and young people in there 20’s and 30’s are suffering from lifestyle diseases like cancer, heart disease, diabetes and of course obesity.
This definitely wasn’t the case fifty years ago. So what’s changed ?
The question is why and what is causing theses aches, pains and chronic diseases ?
In a nut shell, its all about the modern lifestyles we live, what we eat and drink, and often what we don’t eat. (nutritious food). Combine this with what we breathe and what we absorb through our skin from the environmental pollution where we work and live, and the stress we experience in our day to day lives, then its no wonder we have become a generation of chronically diseased people.
In this article (Part 1) we are not going to cover all the details of what makes a good or bad lifestyle (that will be covered later), instead we are going to make you aware of what causes the aches, pains and lifestyle diseases that have become so common, and help you identify the “toxic killers”.
One of the main causes of aches, pains and disease is “Acidosis”. To prevent disease we must focus on two critical areas – “toxicity and inflammation”.
“ACIDOSIS” is the increased acidity of the blood causing a pH imbalance caused by what we eat and drink and the polluted environment we live in, resulting in toxic poisoning of the bodies tissues and cells, and internal inflammation.
This is the primary cause of ALL modern lifestyle diseases today and is preventable.
Its quite likely that you have never heard of “acidosis” or “toxicosis” and its even more likely that your doctor doesn’t understand it unless he is a “natural health” practitioner.
So if you are serious about your health and wellness, now is the time to take control of your own health and wellness by becoming fully informed of the realities of disease and premature death. This could save you and your family a lot of pain and heartache.
Each of our bodies started with one single cell and developed into a human being - a marvel of creation. An adult body has between 75 and 100 trillion cells that make up every fluid, tissue, gland, muscle, bone, organ and the 11 integrated systems of a human being.
Every life process takes place in the cells. Life starts in the cells and life ends in the cells, regardless of the disease.
Our health relies on these trillions of cells repeatedly performing billions of specialized functions primarily activated by the miracle of enzymes.
Every cell is phenomenally complex and has a specific function to carry out in the body. Each cell has an independent “power plant” to generate the energy necessary to carry out its own functions.
To produce this energy, the cells must be fed the right “groceries” (nutrients) to maintain the very delicate mineral balance necessary to fuel the cell pumps that generate the cellular electricity.
In addition the cells must also be able to process and excrete the toxic waste resulting from “acidosis” and the processing of the “groceries.”
Each cell is tightly bound by a blood vessel and a lymphatic vessel with space between the cells being maintained in what Dr Samuel West, DN, ND, Chemist and Lymphologist called the Healthy “Dry State”, in his research into the “cause of disease.”
Dr West’s extensive research over 30 years established that life and death is controlled by the blood stream. In layman’s terms, blood brings oxygen and nutrients to the cells to enable them to function effectively. However, because of our modern lifestyles, blood proteins and toxins become trapped around the cells, blocking the circulation and upsetting the chemical balance in the cells, which produces the conditions that cause loss of energy, aches, pains, disease and finally death.
He calls this the Diseased “Swamp State”, which is explained in detail in his book The Golden Seven Plus One.
Life, disease and death are governed by four critical elements: air (oxygen), water, macronutrients (proteins, fats carbohydrates, glucose) and micronutrients (vitamins, minerals, amino acids, enzymes and trace elements).
It is said that you can survive for 3 weeks without food, 3 days without water but only 3 minutes without oxygen.
The reason being that oxygen and glucose are absolutely essential to generate the cell energy to enable it to process the nutrients to achieve all body functions. Without oxygen or the necessary nutrients, cells will stop functioning and affect the associated organ, resulting in disease and death.
In the healthy “Dry State” the blood vessels feed the cells with oxygen, glucose, water, macronutrients and micronutrients, including vitamins, minerals, amino acids, essential fatty acids, enzymes and trace elements, to keep the cells performing at peak levels.
The lymphatic vessels extract the normal waste and toxins resulting from the cell processes and recycle it into the blood stream to be cleansed by the Kidney’s and the Liver and excreted from the body.
While this process is working normally, it keeps the body free of aches pains and lifestyle diseases.
It is important to note that unlike the bloods circulatory system that has the “heart” to pump the blood around the “96,600-kilometer-long” pipeline of arteries, veins and capillaries, the lymphatic system doesn’t, and relies on muscle expansion and contraction to move the lymph through its one way system back through the Thoracic duct into the blood stream.
This is mainly achieved by two critical key activities. Proper Breathing and specific Exercise. (More on these in Part 6 of this series)
The gastro-intestinal tract is the key to optimum health.
It is important to understand that the digestive system is the vehicle that processes and delivers what we eat and drink to the blood stream through the intestinal walls, once it has been digested. The blood stream then delivers the life sustaining “groceries” from the food to every cell in the body.
If, however, we eat and drink modern lifestyle meals including, fast foods, processed foods, refined carbohydrates, saturated fats, excessive sugar, alcohol, fizzy cold drinks, coffee, etc, then the blood delivers “toxic waste” to the cells, resulting in “acidosis”, the toxic poisoning of the bodies cells.
This excess toxic waste slowly, over time, overloads the extraction capability of the kidneys, liver and the Lymphatic System, creating the Diseased “Swamp State” around the cells which, depending on the severity, results in loss of energy, aches, pains, chronic disease and eventually premature death. This slow build up is the reason why so many “seniors” have chronic diseases.
To fully understand the impact on the body, of “what we eat and drink”, we need to be aware of another amazing feature of the human body.
The acid-alkaline balance of the body has an enormous impact on a person’s health and is very seldom consciously managed or even taken into consideration, even by conventional health practitioners.
We have seen that healthy cells are critical to enable the body to perform at maximum efficiency and to remain in a healthy state. We have also seen that cells require oxygen and the right “groceries” to perform optimally. Unfortunately most of what we eat these days is highly acidic and toxic, which if allowed to poison the cells or if not extracted from around the cells, causes the cells to malfunction and die.
So how does the pH of the body’s fluids affect the cells and the overall health of the body ?
The pH balance of our bodies fluids, blood, saliva, urine and the fluids in and between the bodies cells are absolutely critical to our health and wellbeing. For optimum health, wellness and longevity the body must be in a slightly alkaline state.
Bear in mind that water makes up a large percentage of the body, on average, 55% for women and 60% for men. Its interesting to note that a new born baby has about 78% water.
What does a “slightly alkaline state” mean ?
pH (potential hydrogen) is a measure of the “acidity” or “alkalinity” of a solution.
The pH scale is from 1 to 14 with 7 being neutral and 1 to 7 being acidic (low on oxygen) and 7-14 being alkaline (high on oxygen). Remember oxygen is critical to the well being of the cells.
In our case we are specifically interested in the pH of the blood, which is extremely critical and should always be slightly alkaline with an ideal pH measurement of 7.365 however most research refers to ideal as being between 7.35 and 7.45. If the blood pH went below 6.8 or above 7.8 we would go into a coma and die.
There are however some parts of the body which have different pH levels like the stomach fluids which needs to be acidic (2.5) to perform its digestive functions.
Our saliva and our urine also have slightly different pH values and are used to measure our overall body pH and the level of our overall health and wellness.
Because the pH of the blood is so critical, the body will continuously monitor it and “steal” minerals (electrolytes) from other parts of the body to safely remove the acid from the body, balance the pH and maintain the alkaline level at all times. The key alkaline minerals include, calcium, magnesium, sodium and potassium.
For instance, if the blood is becoming acidic, the body will steal calcium, which is very alkaline (pH 10-12), from the bones to maintain the critical optimum blood alkaline level, which over time may result in osteoporosis, or other calcium deficient symptoms and diseases.
It is interesting to note that research shows that there are over 200 diseases linked to Ionic Calcium Deficiency Disease (ICDD).
It is therefore essential to have excess alkaline stored in the body at all times to assist with the buffering process.
Nobel Laureate and discoverer of Vitamin C, Albert Szent-Győgyi, once noted, “The body is alkaline by design, but acidic by function.”
The bodies natural metabolic process produces vast quantities of acid, however the bodies cells and tissues require a slightly alkaline environment.
We have seen that “acidosis”, toxicity and inflammation are the prime cause of lifestyle diseases, but where does all the acid come from, and how can we maintain alkalinity ?
No surprise there – our modern day lifestyles are prolific “acid” and toxin generators.
Most of the acid and toxins comes from what we eat and drink, but also from what we absorb through the skin and breathe from polluted air. Another source that is often overlooked is “stress” and emotions, like anger, fear and jealousy, which, unfortunately together with smoking and alcohol are also prolific internal generators of acid and toxins.
By the way in contrast, meditation, prayer, peace, kindness and love are alkaline forming.
So as they say in the Caribbean “Don’t Worry, Be HAPPY mon”.
Lets stop for a moment and look at what most of us eat and drink.
Virtually everything we put into our mouths other than raw vegetables and fruit, which are lacking in most peoples diet, are acidic forming. (Sometimes referred to as “acid yielding)
Let me first explain that the key word here is “forming”. Take a lemon; in it’s normal state it is acidic, but once it has gone through the digestive process in the body and is absorbed into the blood stream, it is very alkaline. This is what is meant by acid or alkaline “forming”.
It is recommended that we consume a diet of 80% alkaline forming and 20% acid forming foods while we are trying to correct “acidosis” and heal the body, and 60% alkaline and 40% acid to normally maintain a healthy acid free body.
(Part 6- “Managing Prevention” has a list of Acid Alkaline Forming Foods)
Contrary to current medical rhetoric and “modern medicines” perverted claims, the cause of cancer is easy to understand and is readily preventable and reversible without dangerous chemotherapy, radiation or surgery.
Nobel Prize Winner Dr Otto Warburg, established in his research that cancer lives in an “acidic” (low oxygen) environment like most bacteria. Every time Otto Warburg lowered the oxygen level by 35% in a healthy cell, it became cancerous.
Based on his work he found that cancer cells cannot survive in high levels of oxygen (alkaline pH) and that increased amounts of oxygen prevented the spread of cancer cells and will eventually cause them to die.
Subsequently, Robert Barefoot established that at a pH slightly above 7.4 cancer cells become dormant and at a pH of 8.5 cancer cells will die.
This is covered in his book - The Calcium Factor: The Scientific Secret of Health and Youth by Robert R. Barefoot, and Carl J M.D. Reich.
Cesium Chloride, one of earth's most alkaline elements, has been used to raise the pH of the body as an alternative or complementary cancer treatment for many years. As mentioned above Dr. Otto Warburg’s research showed that cancer thrives in anaerobic (without oxygen) or acidic, conditions. Research by Keith Brewer, PhD and H.E. Sartori has shown that raising the pH, or oxygen content of a cancer cell, to 8.0 creates a deadly environment within and they soon die and are disposed of by the body. Today cesium chloride is typically used in combination with potassium to treat cancer. However you should fully understand that although all of these alternative therapies are scientifically proven and have excellent success rates, they are outlawed by most governments that are controlled by “modern medicine” agencies and the Pharmaceutical Industry as these therapies threaten their chemotherapy interests and profits. Remember the “cancer business” is a billion dollar a year business.
In Holland the alkaline boosting vegetarian diet promoted by Dr. Moerman, has been recognized by the government as a legitimate treatment for cancer. Results indicate that Dr. Moerman’s diet is more effective than standard toxic cancer treatments like chemotherapy and radiation and definitely doesn’t have the horrific side effects of these toxic treatments.
As you have seen, “ACIDOSIS” is the prime cause of all disease. It is important for you to fully understand the process of alkalizing your body and the critical role a properly alkalized body plays in restoring and maintaining your overall health. Everything in our bodies, from cells to organs only function properly in exact proportion to the amount of alkaline and acid levels in our system.
Dr Theodore A. Baroody makes the following point in his remarkable book – “Alkalize or Die”.
“The countless names of illnesses do not really matter. What does matter is that they all come from the same root cause……. Too much tissue acid waste in the body !”.
In Part 6 of this series - “Managing Prevention”, we will cover various “alkalizing” options of which “alkaline water” is one of the most effective choices.
Sang Whang, the author of “Reverse Aging”, an exceptional book covering a topic that is close to most peoples heart, provides convincing information about why alkaline water is the best water for human consumption, but more importantly he explains how alkaline water is an excellent source for flushing acidic waste, oxygenating, detoxifying, hydrating, alkalizing your body and achieving optimum health. He describes why reverse osmosis and distilled water are not your best choices for water filtration.
This is what he had to say about lifestyle degenerative diseases in his book.
“In general, degenerative diseases are the result of acid waste buildups within us. When we are born, we have the highest alkaline mineral concentration and also the highest body pH. From that point on, the normal process of life is to gradually acidify. That is why these degenerative diseases do not occur when you are young.”
Although we will cover the serious toxic affects Personal Care, Cosmetic and household cleaning products have on the body in a later article, the main “acid” culprits, unfortunately are commonly found in most of our daily diets. These incorporate a number of products from the grocery shop, including breakfast cereals, margarine, bacon, red meats, canned fruits, pasta, fizzy cold drinks, diet drinks, sugar laden sweets, cakes and biscuits, coffee and artificial sweeteners. Then add to these, fast foods, processed foods, refined carbohydrates, trans fatty acids, hydrogenated oils (silent killers) and alcohol, all of which are acid forming, you can see just how “acidic” and “toxic” our diets are.
Lets look at an example of one of the worst “acid forming” culprits – “fizzy cold drinks”. On average a soft drink cola has a pH of 2.5. This means it is very acidic and would need 32 glasses of water (neutral pH -7) to counter act the acid forming affect on the body. In addition each can of cola has an average equivalent of 13 teaspoons of sugar, and most diet drinks contain aspartame, a highly toxic substance. You can see that this is a toxic disaster and a certain precursor to obesity, diabetes, ADHD and a number of other chronic diseases.
Its no wonder that when these drinks are combined with fatty fast foods and sugar laden goodies, more and more children, teenagers and young people in their 20’s and 30’s are suffering from disorders and chronic disease at a younger age.
The cancer rate 100 years ago was one in 8,000. Today, it is one out of every two persons. This correlates directly with the increase in the use of toxic chemicals.
It is not only cancer that is caused by toxicity. There are hundreds of problems related to toxicity such as migraine headaches, fatigue, allergies, asthma, ADHD or ADD, learning disabilities, heart disease, arthritis, diabetes, obesity, Alzheimer’s, lack of brain function such as clarity of thinking, confusion, forgetfulness, inability to concentrate, and the list goes on and on.
The BIG Question ?
We should all ask ourselves – “are we unknowingly, or worse still, knowingly poisoning ourselves and our children with acid, poisonous toxins and dangerous chemicals ?”.
The Answer !
First and foremost, become informed to enable you to take every possible action to limit your exposure, and that of your family, to excessive acid foods, poisonous toxins and dangerous chemicals.
This is the focus and the main goal of the following parts of this article.
We hope that this information will help you become more aware of the dangers of “acidosis” and prompt you to become fully informed to enable you and your family to limit your exposure and enable you to enjoy a long, healthy, happy, vibrant and active life.
In Part 2 of this 7 part series – “Why You Are Exposed ?” - we introduce you to three new “toxic enemies” that you and your children most probably use every day of your life, unaware of the dangerous consequences.
We explain how a slow build up of poisonous toxins and dangerous chemicals stored in the body over time, undetected, could inevitably result in chronic diseases and premature death at a later stage in your life.
We also reveal the results of a recent, shocking survey, that showed that 287 chemicals were detected in the umbilical cord blood of new born babies and that 180 are known to cause cancer in humans or animals, 217 are toxic to the brain and nervous system, and 208 cause birth defects or abnormal development in animal tests. The frightening thing is that the dangers of pre- or post-natal exposure to this complex mixture of carcinogens, developmental toxins and neurotoxins have never been studied.
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In Part 3 of this 7 part series – “Power, Greed and Profit” – you will see how a number of industries have cold bloodedly and callously dominated the “Toxic Genocide” of Planet Earth and her inhabitants for many years, causing us disease and premature death.
It is no wonder that cancer continues to be a major killer, when over 4 billion pounds of toxic chemicals are released by industry into the US atmosphere each year, including 72 million pounds of recognized carcinogens”. The UK and Europe are similar.
We also cover the 4 main “Toxic Delivery” systems that you are most probably not even aware of, that ensure that you and your family are continuously exposed to a dangerous “toxic cocktail” every day of your life.
You will also find out about the dangerous pesticides that poison the fruit and vegetables we eat, the debilitating “time bombs” (excititoxins) in processed foods and diet drinks, the neurotoxins in your Personal Care products and the results of a research report showing that prescription drugs kill over 700,000 people in the US every year.
In Part 4 of this 7 part series – “Your Lifestyle Choices” - we look at the 20 lifestyle choices that make up each of our “Lifestyle Profiles” and the resulting state of our health and wellness.
Find out all about nutrition, what you should include in your diet, why smoking cuts 10 years off your life, what water is most beneficial for you, why fast foods, soft drinks, sports drinks and diet drinks are dangerous for your health and wellness.
In Part 5 of this 7 part series – “The Toxic Killers” – we cover the details of all of the worst “toxic killers” in each of the “Toxic Businesses”.
We also cover the dangers of prescription drugs, the vast growth in dangerous chemical production, the role of government regulatory agencies, the shortcomings in controlling dangerous substances in a number of industries and how you can better understand product ingredient labels to identify the “killer” substances.
In Part 6 of this 7 part series – “Managing Prevention” – we show you how you can identify the worst toxins and dangerous chemicals in your groceries and personal care products. You will also find out how to minimise acid intake and maximise alkaline balancing as well as getting rid of toxins through your lymphatic system. You will also learn about an amazing set of medical discoveries that will enable you to significantly improve your health and wellbeing.
Part 7 of this 7 part series – The “Ultimate Wellness – Living Lifestyle Programme” – this is the final article in the “Managing Aches, Pains and Chronic Disease” series, where we include an overview of our very popular and effective Ultimate Wellness -“Lifestyles Living Programme” (LLP). This is a comprehensive lifestyle journey made up of a number of integrated modules, offering a wide range of options that cover all aspects of living a naturally healthy lifestyle. This programme provides a step by step approach that enables you to embark on a wellness journey at your own pace and making your own informed choices that will facilitate you and your family to optimise your health and live a long, healthy, happy, vibrant and active life. The “Lifestyles Living Programme” (LLP) also gives you access to a wide range of supporting documentation and specific information on the 5 main killer diseases – cancer, heart disease, diabetes, Alzheimer’s and obesity.
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Richard Penfounde & The NHL Team.
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