Acidosis is often associated with people who suffer from GERD or Acid Reflux. It is defined as “the state of having too much acid in the body, a distinctly abnormal condition resulting from the accumulation of acid or from the depletion of alkaline reserves”. Those who have Gastro Esophageal Reflux Disease have a strong tendency to overproduce stomach acid, which in turn the body needs to balance with its mineral reserves – leading to alkaline depletion.

Clearly, the most effective way to fight acidosis in your body is by avoiding foods that are acid-forming and properly combining all your meals, thereby enabling your pH level to reach a normal (slightly alkaline) state.

If this is not achieved, the fact of the matter is, your body cannot heal itself. It will not be able to effectively use all those vitamins, minerals, and supplements. What’s worse is if you keep on consuming acid forming foods such as junk food and fast food, you are only creating a higher level of acid in your body and making it frantic as it tries to neutralize itself by using up its own supply of minerals (from the vital organs and bones). This would simply lead to the worsening of your GERD or Acid Reflux condition.

Bear in mind that not only does acidosis destroy your body’s ability to absorb nutrients, but it also decreases energy production in the cells and decreases its ability to repair damaged cells. It will then make tumor cells thrive and grow and make you prone to fatigue and other illnesses such as depression, cancer, high blood pressure, hormonal problems, and osteoporosis.

Thankfully, your body is designed to bounce back from the effects of such bad habits; therefore, if you’ve been in a continuous acidic state for years, you can still reap great benefits if you help your body regulate its pH level.

In order to maintain a good level of healthy, your diet should at least consist of 60% alkaline foods and no more than 40% acid forming foods. And by the way, your doctor’s prescriptive medications for GERD (Acid Reflux) belong to the 40%. If you can look for other natural yet effective ways of treatment, it would be best. Make it a habit as well to take at least 5 to 8 cups of alkaline water each day.