Friday, April 15, 2011

Kelly's "Show Us Your Life": The Book I am Currently Reading:

The reason I am so excited to post on this week's "SUYL" is because of the book I received in the mail yesterday!  It's called "The PH Miracle For Weight Loss", written by Robert O. Young, PhD and Shelly Redford Young.  

What is pH?  Think swimming pool water or fish tank water.  (But not for weight loss!)  pH (potential hydrogen) is a number value expressing whether something is acidic, neutral or alkaline.  The scale ranges from 1 to 14.  A value of 7 is neutral.  A pH less than 7 is acidic (fruit juices) and a pH greater than 7 is alkaline (soap).  

This is not in the book, at least I don't think it is because I haven't read it yet, but did you know that the human body is over 70% water?  You probably knew that.  But I bet you didn't know this:  having the right pH in our bodies is as important to us as it is to having the right pH in a fish tank.  If the pH is wrong in the fish tank, it makes the fish susceptible to disease and death.  Our bodies work with the same chemistry.  If we can correct our pH balance by what we put in to our bodies, then our bodies have the natural, God-given ability to heal and restore themselves.   

Did you know that most bottled beverages (water, soda, juice, energy drinks, etc.) are acidic (usually a 3 to 5 on the pH scale)?  They are.  Don't get me wrong, I love most of those drinks, but once I found out that I was basically drinking poison, I had to stop!  

Did you know that cancer thrives in an acidic environment?  Conversely, cancer cannot live in an alkaline environment**.  The foods we eat and the beverages we drink in America today tend to be largely acidic. Did you know that ideally we should be drinking water that has a pH value of 9.5?  We should.  Did you know that acidic drinks dehydrate you?  They do.  If you would like to know more information on why it's important to drink alkaline water or how to get your own 9.5 drinking water, click here.  That link will take you to my website for Kangen water {that's a topic for a whole other post!}.  There is a link to a video of a pH test demonstration for all sorts of common bottled drinks that will enlighten you tremendously (on the right side of the page toward the bottom).  

I have been drinking alkaline (9.5) water for about a year and a half and I love the results I have seen from making that change.  One thing that I love is that as long as I drink enough water, I do not have arthritis pain in my fingers and knees.  I also don't have heartburn or acid reflux when drinking enough alkaline water.  

I can't wait to dive into this book to see how the authors correlate pH with weight loss.  I am desperate to find solutions to my weight gain and I would love to find a way to permanently reverse it!  I'll let you know if I have any success with this book!  I just hope they don't recommend going vegetarian because I love steak and I strongly dislike vegetables!  

**Dr. Otto Warburg, a biochemist,  won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1931 after he discovered that the root cause of cancer is too much acidity in the body.



Heather said...

This looks like such an interesting book.