We Are Acid Machines
January 2, 2009 by Bob Livingston
It’s not "where’s the beef." It’s where’s the acid? It’s kind of important. No, it’s all important—like life or death. And doctors pay no attention.
Remember these three points:
- Acid in your stomach—good.
- Acid in your tissue—bad.
- Acid water to cleanse your face—good.
Acid in the Stomach is Good
The pharmaceutical companies and TV advertisers tell Americans that stomach acid is bad. It is bad indeed if we don’t have any. And if we take their antacids as they insist, we won’t have any stomach acid and we eventually wind up with stomach cancer.
Without proper stomach acid somewhere around a pH of 3 to 4, our food rots—causing putrefaction and backup poison. This is serious and leads to disease, most likely cancer. Your digestive process breaks down if you don’t have enough stomach acid. Hydrochloric acid (HCl) is the only inorganic acid our body makes.
Ever wonder why your dog can eat all kinds of compromised food and thrive? The answer is that dogs have lower pH stomach acid levels – they are about 1.5 to 2. They can digest and process much better than human beings and they don’t take antacids.
Adequate stomach acid becomes ever more critical as we get older because we have less of it. This means that we get less nutrition assimilation, which in turn causes a lowering of immunity.
But once again, pharmaceuticals and doctors are practicing symptomology. Symptoms of acid indigestion in the absence of ulcers are actually symptoms of lack of acid. Ever heard of a doctor prescribing acid for an "acid stomach"?
Without enough hydrochloric acid we cannot absorb minerals or digest protein.
Our digestive capacity diminishes as we age, but it’s easily compensated for with betaine hydrochloride, which we should take with our meals. Another good habit is taking one or two teaspoons of whole apple cider vinegar in a glass of water before meals.
Speaking of hydrochloric acid, I by chance found some anecdotal evidence of the high efficacy of hydrochloric acid by injection. The dosage ranged from 1-250 to 1-1000 in 10cc of distilled water without any toxic or inflammatory reaction no matter if it was given orally, intravenously or intramuscular. The results were astounding.
Generally, the oxygen content of the blood doubled within 30 minutes and
a significant stimulation of phagocytic (white cells) system was also noted. In one instance, phagocytosis increased the white blood cell count from 7,800 to 2,600,000 within 48 hours.
This is not the effect of drug activity. This is the injection of the basic acid of the human body. What a stimulation of the forces of resistance!
The conclusion here is that hydrochloric stomach acid needs to be adequate at all times!
Acid in the Tissue is Bad
The ideal situation is for the body to be slightly alkaline, but due to our very high acid diet from commercial foods, our acid build up is getting worse with time. With the progressive accumulation of acid we come closer to death. New babies are highly alkaline. Acid in the tissue is very different from acid in the stomach. The difference is the pH. Tissue acid should range around 7.2 to 7.4 pH as measured by pH paper or test strips using saliva.
Acid in the stomach is inorganic acid. Acid in the tissue is organic acid. One is life and assimilation and one is pollution.
As we age we get more acid accumulation. This means a shortage of oxygen and a shortage of breath. Most cells die in an acid environment but some cells survive by becoming abnormal cells. This is cancer.
To get more oxygen and to dispose of acid waste, we drink alkaline water and eat an alkaline diet. The amount of organic acid accumulation is directly related to the amount of oxygen we have. The more acid you have, the less oxygen your body has—and the more potential for disease.
When the environment for the cells becomes too acidic, there isn’t enough oxygen to go around. In order for some cells to survive, they selectively change some cells to plant cells so that they take in CO2 and give off oxygen, O2. This sets the stage for cancer.
But when we drink alkaline water, we are drinking water with excess oxygen, not in the form of O2 but in the form of OH, which is very stable because it is mated with positively ionized alkaline minerals.
Two of these hydroxyl ions can form a water molecule (H2O) and give off one oxygen atom. The alkaline mineral is used to detoxify poisonous acid compounds while supplying excess oxygen to the cells preventing the development of cancer.
Acid on the Face is Good!
Acid water should be used on the face. It will keep the face skin fresh and clean and will protect the face from acne and discoloration. So-called pH balanced cosmetics are acid. Soft water is acid.