Live Longer with BicarbonateDid you know ... an acidic body lends itself to increasing & ongoing unwellness.
When we become acidic, the body steals minerals such as sodium, potassium, magnesium & calcium from the bones and organs to neutralise the acid. This puts stress on the body and, unfortunately, can go unnoticed for many years especially because doctors prescribe further acid-forming drugs to cover up the symptoms of acidity.
Dr. Kalani Raphael found that low levels of bicarbonate is linked to an increased risk for premature death by 24 percent.
“What we found was that generally healthy older people with low levels of bicarbonate had a higher risk of death,” Raphael said.
The study’s findings assists clinicians in better assessing patient’s risk of premature death by analyzing their blood bicarbonate concentrations more closely, something doctors never do. What he is saying is that the secret to health lies with sufficient bicarbonate levels. Older adults who have low levels of bicarbonate in their blood are putting themselves at risk of premature death.
The body struggles to produce enough bicarbonate and it is a losing battle as we age. Carbon dioxide, as well as bicarbonate, is a nutrient as well as a product of respiration and energy production in the cells and its lack or deficiency is of itself a starting point for different disturbances in the body. When carbon dioxide deficiency becomes chronic, it can be responsible for serious diseases, ageing and cancer.
Acidosis is extremely common in our society mostly due to the American diet and lifestyle. Although eggs, dairy and meats, are acidic, the main problem is with processed foods. These include white flour, sugar, coffee and soda, which create an acidic environment.
Breathing too fast also causes acidity as does pharmaceutical drugs, artificial sweeteners, radiation exposure (medical tests) and exposure to all the chemicals & pesticides, the polluted air we breathe and water we drink.