The relationship between chronic muscle and joint pain, inflammation and the importance of measuring pH levels should be understood in order to minimize the time for healing and the rehabilitation of injuries.
A major factor in the formation of chronic inflammation is the presence of free radicals occurring in greater abundance than the body's ability to remove them, frequently referred to as oxidative stress. The presence of excess oxidative stress negatively effects the natural desired pH levels of the body.
THE CYCLE of DESTRUCTION WITH pH IMBALANCE
When a person's body is experiencing a chronic state of pH imbalance, it responds by doing whatever it must to survive. Initially, the body tries to prevent this acid from eating holes in tissue and will try to shield itself from the damaging acid. To protect our vital organs, an increased production of fat cells and body fat storage occur in order to store the unwanted acid.
As the body becomes more acidic, calcium is also depleted. The body leaches calcium from bones, teeth, and tissue to make up for this loss. One of the first warning signs is the presence of calcium deposits in the body, which come from the calcium in our teeth and bones under times of inadequate nutrition or stress.
Secondly, muscular and tissue-related atrophy and it's resulting depletion of magnesium tends to occur. Over the long term, these conditions can create an ideal environment for injury, chronic pain, inflammation or many other potential orthopedic conditions such as osteopenia and sarcopenia.
HOW TO NEUTRALIZE BODY PH IMBALANCES
In order to counterbalance the existence of excess acid in our cells, the body must "buffer" the existing acid. Elemental minerals are nature's natural method to buffer these acids and since the body can’t make them you must get them from your diet.
The primary alkaline minerals are calcium, magnesium, potassium , manganese and iron. Supplementing your diet with these key elements and monitoring your ph levels is the first step in managing chronic inflammation.
Consult your physician or healthcare provider for the ideal protocol to assist you in managing your specific conditions.