START A PETITION 25,136,189 members: the world's largest community for good

Are You Too Acidic? Check Your Symptoms

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 body’s 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).

Read more: Health, Natural Remedies, , , ,

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.

have you shared this story yet?

go ahead, give it a little love

Annie B. Bond

Annie is a renowned expert in non-toxic and green living. She was named one of the top 20 environmental leaders by Body and Soul Magazine and "the foremost expert on green living." - Body & Soul Magazine, 2009. Learn Annie's latest eco-friendly news on, a website dedicated to healthy and green living.

Go to the Source

The Acid-Alkaline Diet for Optimum Health

Restore your health by creating balance in your now


+ add your own
11:26AM PDT on Oct 19, 2014

thanks for good info

9:00PM PDT on Oct 15, 2014

Glad to say that it certainly doesn't appear as if I have much in the way of acidic symptoms.

6:36AM PDT on Oct 14, 2014

Thank you!

10:51AM PDT on Oct 12, 2014

Very interesting reminder now that the over-eating holidays are upon us!

1:32AM PDT on Oct 1, 2014

all the fun food is acid

11:54PM PDT on Sep 13, 2014

Interesting article, thank you

9:14PM PDT on Sep 12, 2014

Thank you.

9:14PM PDT on Sep 12, 2014

Thank you.

2:10AM PDT on Sep 12, 2014


1:46AM PDT on Jul 27, 2014

Interesting, thanks for sharing!!

add your comment

Disclaimer: The views expressed above are solely those of the author and may not reflect those of
Care2, Inc., its employees or advertisers.

people are talking

cerebral infarction infarction mean tissue death caused by the lack of oxygen

Thanks Lisa for providing the tips.

When can zero chemicals be used?

Just came across a study from a few years ago huh. Pits are 6 percent of the dog population and 60…


Select names from your address book   |   Help

We hate spam. We do not sell or share the email addresses you provide.