Effects of mineral depletion
An acidic body is a metabolically stressed body. The condition is not self-limited. The body PH factor is only a marker and not a condition itself. Its adverse impact on a variety of body functions is dependent on physiological composition of each individual and his or her genetic or acquired functional weaknesses. Therefore there are only a few common pathological patterns in the condition. These common conditions that are expressed in the initial stages of mineral depletion are pronounced fatigue as a day progresses, mood disorders, indigestion and burping, constipation and allergies to environmental contaminants and foods. As the health spirals downward, a combination of the following disorders may gradually develop:
- Fatigue and loss of energy requiring afternoon naps
- Recurrent headaches and migraines
- Indigestion, nausea acid reflux, gassiness and GERD
- Irregular stool consistency and color
- Constipation occasionally alternating with diarrhea
- Acquired food intolerances, allergies and asthma
- Premenstrual syndrome and menopause symptoms
- Chronic muscle and back pain
- Chronic fatigue syndrome
- Fibromyalgia, costochondritis
- Meniere’s disease
- Prostate and bladder problems
- Hypo/Hyperthyroidism symptoms w/normal TSH
- High and low blood pressure
- Reactive hypoglycemia
- Weight gain or weight loss
- Liver and kidney pain
- Soft-tissue calcification
- Osteomalacia and osteopenia
- Cognitive impairment
- Bipolar disorder
- Diabetic Neuropathy
- Sympathetic dominance
- Sleep apnea
- Peripheral neuropathy
- Cushing’s Syndrome
- Parkinson’s disease
- Restless Legs Syndrome
- Myofascial Pain Syndrome
- Hypothalamic Dysfunction
- Central pain syndrome
How does accumulation of metabolic acid waste and mineral deficiency affect a body?
- The body’s central nervous system becomes hypersensitive to mild stressors such as temperature changes, psychological, physical and nutritional.
- The pain sensitivity increases with the level of hunger, indicating insufficiency of mineral reserves
- Continuous metabolic stress significantly affects the synthesis of hormones and neurotransmitters provoking a multitude of disfunctions
- The thyroid gland no longer sustains a reliable T3 & T4 ratio, significantly impairing various metabolic functions including body temperature regulation and digestive gastric acid secretion.
- The mast cells become destabilized within the connective and mucous membrane tissues causing nutritional histamine rich foods intolerance and various allergic reactions.
- The gastrointestinal tract is compromised by dysbiosis promoting the overgrowth of pathogenic bacteria and fungus. This creates a deficiency in gastric acid production and probiotic strains such as Lactobacillus and E.Coli strains required for the normal bowel functions.
- The stomach acid is no longer secreted in proper amounts, forming a malabsorption complex. The duodenum sphincter no longer properly contracts allowing an under-produced acid and gas from indigestion to escape back to esophagus causing symptoms of acid reflux and Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).
- The indigestion results in under-assimilation of minerals which is commonly accompanied by abnormally light brown or yellow color stools that are not a result of biliary obstructions.
- The acidic waste hypercalciuria and subsequent negative calcium balance that affects kidney functions and facilitates formation of kidney stones [srs]
- The acidic urinary excretion causes unspecific urethritis and bladder disorders such as interstitial cystitis often blamed on an unknown infectious process
- Deficiency of alkalizing minerals forces the body to fall back to bone demineralization process and use the negative calcium balance to sustain the alkalinity of the blood supply.
- The negative calcium balance due to bone demineralization causes an osteoporosis.
- Abnormal tissue pH provokes reactivation of herpes family viruses such as Herpes Simplex (cold sores), genital herpes, Epstein Barr virus, Cytomegalovirus, Varicella Zoster (shingles) and others. L-Lysine has been shown to be effective against these and other viral pathogens as its isoelectric point (pH) is about 9.5 at metabolic pH.
- The mild but sustained decrease in pH as seen in a low grade metabolic acidosis produces insulin resistance even in healthy individuals. [srs]
The above adverse effects are a modest representation of some of the consequences associated with demineralization. The mineral deficiency induced condition is often referred to as a low grade acidosis. However, the build up of lactic, sulfuric and uric acids is not always of significance in the early stages of latent acidosis.
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