Stomach acidity plagues millions of people around the world, yet it’s one of the simplest things you can take control of using simple lifestyle changes. Human body requires acid for digestion, and there is nothing wrong with acid in your body, but the problem arises when the level of acid increase in your body all the time. Acid reflux, burping, bloating, flatulence, etc. these are all different forms acidity. If they are not handled properly at the right time, it can cause innumerable ailments such as cancer, diabetes, inability to lose weight, poor skin quality.
Every cell in your body requires oxygen for health of your cell!
When you have acidity, the oxygen does not reach your cell completely and your cells are deprived of oxygen which is the vital force you have disease. And most of us choose to take antacid to kill this uncomfortable feeling and that may not be your best bet, because you may become immune to it and you end up taking higher dosage, at frequent intervals.
Add to this, most antacids have magnesium in it and that can cause diarrhoea as well. For those with high blood pressure and kidney diseases, antacids can wreck havoc with the medication they take. Taking antacid can only be a simple fix which means it only treat acidity at a symptomatic level.
It’s all about the balance of acidity and alkalinity of your body!
Both acidity and alkalinity are important in their own way. Your stomach requires acidity to digest food, while your immune system relies on alkalinity. The simplest way to know the balance is measure your pH (power of hydrogen) level which is the measure of acidity and alkalinity. The ideal balance is between 7.30 to 7.45; your body thrives to maintain the balance as this is the ideal environment for the proper functioning of all organs and system.
Simple, inexpensive lifestyle changes would help!
Making your body alkaline is the key. When you eat more junk food you need to make some extra effort to make your body more alkaline; a glass of lemon water, bowl of raw vegetables, fruits, water can help you with that. Even 1% less water in your body can create acidity. Practicing breathing exercise such as yoga can help you counter acidity.
Sleeping just after eating can cause acid reflux; especially if you had a high-fat meal. Therefore, food just before bed is something that you would want to stay away from.
Every time you breathe oxygen you help your body balance acidic and alkaline level naturally. One simple exercise you can do before each meal is to take 3 deep breaths so that you can flood your body with oxygen.
So, get off of your antacids and try to fix your acidity with more natural means.