The Ocean Within Your Body

How our body is like the ocean

At a certain stage of development, a human embryo can hardly be differentiated from that of a dolphin. Humans beings begin with a small tail and also feature folded neck structures, which in fish turn to gills, but in humans develop into jaws.

It is no wonder why people feel drawn to the shores. According to this article in Discovery News, Casey Bergman from the University of Manchester says that, “We are just very highly evolved fish!”

That is why the rate at which the oceans are becoming acidic is alarming. National Geographic states that the oceans absorb about a third of human-created carbon dioxide emissions. Over the past 300 million years, ocean pH has been slightly alkaline, but that is changing rapidly. Ocean acidification is putting ecosystems at great risk.

The human body is likewise in danger when too much carbon dioxide and acidic waste builds up in the blood. The acidosis puts the organ systems at great risk.

“About 70 percent of the human body is made up of water and, coincidentally, more than 70 percent of Earth is covered in water,” this NASA fact sheet states.

Whether it is the oceans of the world, or the oceans within your body, water is the matrix of life and maintaining pH balance is crucial for survival.


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Alkaline Foods for Athletes

Alkaline food and water are especially important for those who run or train. Alkalising the body removes toxins created by physical activity and helps athletic people recover faster.

Related article Top 10 Signs Your Body is Burning Out

Run Inspired.

This morning I came across an interesting article titled “Why you Should Drink Warm Water and Lemon.”  Well when I wake up in the morning I go straight for 32 ounces of cold water, so I was curious to learn why warm lemon water was a good thing.  According to the article, it boosts your immune system, aids in digestion, clears skin, helps with weight loss, and balances pH.  Balances pH? Am I back in chemistry class? Apparently lemons are an incredibly alkaline food, and now I know you are wondering why that even matters.  (I was too!)  Then I remembered last year reading The Paleo Diet for Athletes, which also discusses alkaline and acidic foods.  Today, I decided to refresh my knowledge on alkaline foods…

What is the idea behind eating alkaline foods and why is this particularly important for athletes?

Rich Roll, who is an ultratriathlete…

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Which foods are alkalizing? Your taste buds may fool you

Acidic Foods Can Have An Alkalizing Effect

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THE FOOD PARADOX
Acidic Foods Can Have An Alkalizing Effect
It’s very important to understand that eating an acidic food does not automatically mean it makes your body more acidic. With the same premise, eating an alkaline food does not mean it will have an alkalizing effect on your body. Meat is alkaline. But, when ingested, meat releases acids that results in acidifying your body.
The Acidic Lemon
The primary example is the lemon. A lemon contains citric acid. Concentrated citric acid is pH 2, which is a strong acid that can eat through clothing.  But, guess what? Lemons, despite being acidic themselves, happen to push our bodies to be a little more alkaline. Here is the paradox. Our bodies react with some acidic foods to produce an alkaline state of health.

lemons3Acidic foods such as lemons, limes, grapefruits and apple cider vinegar* will alkalize your body. *Apple cider…

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