Acidity Depresses Thyriod Function
Accumulation of acids in your body, due to insufficient digestion of food, food allergies and consumption of acid-forming substances, can depress thyroid function. Acid-related causes of hypothyroidism also include exposure to heavy metals and toxic chemicals in the water supply and in highly processed food. When your body's acid level rises too high, your thyroid function will be depressed and your metabolism will slow.
Lack of digestive enzymes, also caused by over-consumption of processed foods, further depresses your thyroid function. Your body's ability to neutralize acids is further reduced. As you get older, the more toxins you're exposed to, the more likely you will develop an under-active thyroid ? if you haven't already.
With a depressed thyroid function, your body's cells and organs will not metabolize as quickly as they should. The presence of excess acid only makes the problem worse. Your cells and organs will become overrun with acid that they need to eliminate, but your depressed thyroid function will reduce their ability to deal with these acids. The acid, in turn, will perpetuate or worsen your hypothyroidism.
For example, a sluggish thyroid reinforces the digestive problems that cause acid to accumulate in your body. Because a depressed thyroid function slows your cellular metabolism, it reduces your body's ability to eliminate acid waste. The more acid-forming substances you consume, the more this cycle repeats.
Hypothyroidism also reduces your immune system function, leading to chronic infection. With the accumulation of acid in your body, infection will spread quickly, further reducing your body's ability to neutralize acids.
As with other organs, the thyroid needs glucose and oxygen to function. When acid waste accumulates in the bloodstream, these vital substances cannot get through. Without adequate oxygen and glucose, thyroid function is reduced. The resulting hypothyroidism further reduces the body's ability to clear the bloodstream of these acids that prevent the oxygen and glucose from getting through.
THE BENEFITS OF A BALANCED pH
Because hypothyroidism causes so many other degenerative diseases, a thyroid that functions properly can restore health in so many other areas of your body. When you neutralize the acids in your body and eliminate acid-forming substances from your diet, you give your thyroid a chance to heal. Improved thyroid function will, in turn, help your other body organs function properly.
To neutralize acids and restore your body's pH balance, you need to reduce or eliminate consumption of acidic foods and other acidic substances. Adding more alkalinizing foods and minerals to your diet can help restore your pH balance. As your acid level falls, you'll find that your thyroid function will increase. Your body's metabolism will increase as a result, and you'll be able to neutralize acids even further. The end result will be restored health, higher energy, and a decreased risk of degenerative diseases.
If you truly want to change and help your body heal itself you need to take a proactive approach. Don't expect to feed your body processed foods, not exercise, then pop a pill and be all better? it just doesn't work that way. If you want to bring your body into pH balance then you need a complete approach. A great place to start is the Immersion Kit, you can learn more by going to http://www.pH-health.com
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