Nutritional expert and best selling author Robert Barefoot advises the use of alkaline minerals to combat acid overload.
Mr. Barefoot believes that ingesting alkaline minerals will banish fatigue, as well as boost immune systems. He backs up this claim by stating “In chemistry, alkali solutions (pH over 7.0) tend to absorb oxygen, while acids (pH under 7.0) tend to expel oxygen. For example, a mild alkali can absorb over 100 times as much oxygen as a mild acid. Therefore, when the body becomes acidic by dropping below pH 7.0 (note: all body fluids, except for stomach and urine, are supposed to be mildly alkaline at pH 7.4), oxygen is driven out of the body. Stomach fluids must remain acidic to digest food and urine must remain acidic to remove wastes from the body. Blood is the exception.”
The U.S. department of Agriculture state’s that almost 38 million Americans are suffering from acid overload and millions more are undiagnosed and can be suffering from it. In simple scientific terms, our bodies need a balance between acid and alkaline levels. As we go through life, if we decide to eat unhealthy foods and live in a stressful environment our bodies can become more acidic. The biggest part of the problem is our diet. A western style diet, including pasta, refined sugar, fast food, starches, coffee, soda and lack of exercise, can form acid in our body.
Robert Barefoot’s research suggests that the answer is not in complex surgeries and drugs, but in nature. Naturally occurring alkaline solutions like calcium are scientifically proven deterrent to acid overload. “In almost every case when people are acidic and add alkaline minerals to their diet, natural energy soars, people feel more limber and agile, and certain activities that they might have written off due to the pain, they can perform again. Who doesn’t want that?” stated Robert Barefoot.