Are You Too Acidic? Check Your Symptoms

A surprising number and variety of physical problems and diseases can be caused by acidity. Today, the vast majority of the populace in industrialized nations suffers from problems caused by acidification, because both modern lifestyle and diet promote acidification of the bodyís internal environment.

In general, the current standard diet is primarily composed of acidic or acidifying elements (proteins, cereals, sugars). Alkaline foods such as vegetables are eaten in much smaller quantities; their alkaline content is insufficient to neutralize surplus acids. Stimulants like tobacco, coffee, tea and alcohol are also extremely acidifying. Stress and physical activity (both insufficient or excessive amounts) also cause acidification.

Do you exhibit signs of acidification? Find out with this checklist of 30 symptoms.

1. Lack of energy, constant fatigue, loss of physical tone and psychic drive, sensation of heaviness in the limbs, feelings of inability to cope.
2. Lower body temperature; frequently feels cold.
3. Tendency to get infections.
4. Loss of drive, joy and enthusiasm.
5. Depressive tendencies.
6. Nervousness, agitation without cause, hyperactivity, sensitivity to high-pitched noises and easily stressed.
7. Very pale face.
8. Headaches.
9. Eyes tear easily.
10. Conjunctivitis.
11. Inflammation of the corneas and eyelids.
12. Acidic saliva.
13. Loose teeth.
14. Inflamed, sensitive gums.
15. Mouth ulcers.
16. Cracks at the corners of the lips.
17. Recurring infections of throat and tonsils.
18. Teeth are sensitive to hot, cold or acidic foods.
19. Teeth have a tendency to crack or chip.
20. Pain in the nerves of the teeth.
21. Excess stomach acid.
22. Acid regurgitation.
23. Gastritis.
24. Ulcers.
25. Nails are thin and split and break easily.
26. Hair looks dull, has split ends, and falls out.
27. Dry skin.
28. Skin tends to be irritated in regions where there are heavy concentrations of sweat.
29. Hives.
30. Leg cramps and spasms.

Adapted from The Acid-Alkaline Diet for Optimum Health, by Christopher Vasey, N.D. (Inner Traditions, 2003).

Adapted from The Acid-Alkaline D/iet for Optimum Health, by Christopher Vasey, N.D. (Inner Traditions, 2003). Copyright (c) 2003 by Christopher Vasey. Reprinted by permission of Inner Traditions.

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Elena Poensgenabout a month ago

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Roslyn McBride
Roslyn McBrideabout a year ago

Did you know bicarbonate of soda, which can be taken in pill form from your doctor (script), can fix the problem? I take one pill a day & can say it works!

Ganaisha Calvin
Ganaisha Calvinabout a year ago

this explains so much

Val M.
Val M.about a year ago

Noted

Enriqueta Molder
Enriqueta Molderabout a year ago

interesting, hoping your next article tells us what to do to correct the acidic problem !!!…

Sharon Stein
Sharon Steinabout a year ago

I certainly HOPE your next article tells us what to do to correct the acidic PROBLEM!
Otherwise knowing I'm acidic wont help...!