These are a few excerpts from Dr. Theodore Baroody's book Alkalize or Die in which he outlines the dangers of how excess tissue acids can wreak havoc on our organs and degrade our health.
Acid Waste Attacks The Small Intestines
" The small intestines performs many functions and has many different parts necessary to health. Among these are the all-important Peyer's Patches in the upper portion of the small intestines which are crucial to life. They are essential for proper assimilation of food throughout the system and supply an important link between the autonomic and cerebrospinal nervous system by producing lymphatic system's wide ranging nodal network. Further, they produce large amounts of enzyme chyle. This is in my opinion, the major alkalizing substance created in the physical body. Thus, the uninterrupted flow of chyle into the system is paramount. Too much acid waste production from acid-forming foods is a great burden on the Peyer's Patches and lessens the production of chyle.
The way these vital lymphatic patches fare can determine the length of our life. It might be stated thus: The more properly functioning Peyer's Patches we have, the longer we live. The fewer we have, the greater our chance of leaving this world! It is noted in autopsies that those of older years, and/or in a debilitated condition, have a greatly reduced number of Peyer's Patches remaining. " page 25
Acid Waste Attacks The Heart
"The heart is one of the most alkaline dependent organs in the body. It is partly innervated by the vagus nerve which functions best in an alkaline environment. The heart pumps about 520 quarts of blood an hour and about 13,000 quarts of blood a day. The blood, if not toxin-free, puts a tremendous strain upon the heart. Correct heartbeat is altered by acid wastes. These wastes rob the blood of proper oxygenation and degeneration of the heart follows. An alkaline system creates an ideal heart function." page 23
Acid Waste Attacks the Kidney
" The kidneys' principle function is the formation and excretion of urine and excess acids. In an adult 1 liter of blood per minute passes through them. By executing their primary duty, the kidneys keep the blood alkaline and extract acid albumen. It is quite apparent then why they should not be overstressed with too much acidity.
Kidney stones are composed of waste acid cells, and mineral salts which have become structurally gummed together in an albuminous (waste acid) substance. Therefore, by reducing acid-forming products from entering the body, the chances are better that this painful acid-induced condition will not assail you. " page 25
Acid Waste Attacks the Pancreas
"The pancreas is highly dependent on correct alkaline diet. In return it produces alkaline digestive enzymes and sodium bicarbonate. All aspect of pancreatic function reduces excess acidity. The pancreas also regulates blood sugar balance which creates energy in body. Thus, to have proper blood sugar balance, maintain a primarily alkaline-forming diet." page 24
How Acid Waste Attacks
"The countless names attached to illness 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!..
Unfortunately, waste acids that are
not eliminated when they should be reabsorbed from the colon into
the liver and put back into general circulation. They then deposit
in the tissues. It is these
tissue residues that determine sick-ness or health!
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