In part 1 of The Acid Alkaline Balance we discussed the health crisis in America. To put this in perspective America is first in having access to clean water and sanitation facilities. We spend more money per person on health care and a greater percentage of our GDP that any other country.
Yet, we are 34th in infant death rate, 29th in maternal death rate, and 48th overall in life expectancy. Where we used to be #1 in life expectancy for women age 65 we are now 20th.
Many feel the source of the problem lies in our calorie consumption. Americans consume more calories per capita than any other nation and we show it by the prevalence of overweight and obesity health issues.
What Does This Have To Do With The Acid Alkaline Balance?
Everything! The vast majority of the American diet centers on foods that create an acidic environment in your body. This then allows other acid producing pathways to take hold having a negative impact on your health and wellness. The body’s acid alkaline balance moves to the acidic range as a result of the following three things: