When our body becomes acidic, to protect the whole system from breaking down, it will take one of the following measures to deal with the acid.
The most practice it uses to protect the other organs is to retain water and to store the acid in layers of fat around the body to deal with it at a later stage. This gives rise to obesity. Fat therefore protects us from acid. When you are working hard to loose weight and still not able to get the results, you may want to consider alkalizing or detoxifying your body of it’s acid.
The body can also neutralize the acid. For this to happen, it needs calcium bicarbonate, which is made from calcium, an essential mineral depleted from our bones, mainly from the lower spine and hip bone. Thinning of the bones is called osteoporosis, this is often the main reason why many elderly women in particular fall often and damage their hip bone.
When we eat meat, we take the cholesterol and triglycerides of animal with it, which is acidic. To protect our heart, our body will store these toxins inside our artery walls, which eventually leads to blockages and cardiovascular diseases.
Another defense mechanism, to convert acid into solid crystals. This happens in our organs or joints and this is the main reason for gout, kidney stones, arthritis and cysts.
Last but not least, it could give in to acid. When this happens, the body metabolism rate slows down, this is the rate at which the body converts sugar into energy. This leads to obesity, loss of energy or even diabetes.
How our body fights acid.