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Acid or Alkaline? Your Life Hangs In The Balance

Ever since I became a Christian on the evening of May 29, 1957 the Bible has been my ultimate source for truth and guidance. So as I begin this article,I cannot find a more fitting and solid source to turn to than the Bible, which states:


“For the life of the flesh is in the blood.” (Leviticus 17:11)

Blood keeps us alive. If blood flow stops to the heart for mere moments, a heart attack occurs. If it blood flow stops to the brain, a stroke occurs. If it stops completely, the result is death.

Body Wages Constant Battle to Maintain Blood pH


What is pH? It is a term used to describe the acidity or alkalinity of a chemical solution on a scale of 0 (more acidic) to 14 (more alkaline). Neutral pH is 7.0. The higher the pH of the blood, the more alkaline and oxygen rich it becomes, while the lower the pH reading, the more acid and oxygen deprived the blood becomes.

Every cell of the human body requires oxygen to sustain life and maintain optimal health. Because of that, it is of vital importance we understand that the more acid the blood (the lower its pH) the less oxygen is available to the cells.

We must maintain a slightly alkaline pH (approx 7.35) within the blood if we are to remain alive and sustain “the life of the flesh.”

When the blood’s pH starts to drop below 7.35, it causes physical breakdown to begin. If it drops below 7.0, the body dies, primarily from lack of oxygen.

We can better understand this by looking at how acid rain “kills” a lake. When acid enters the lake, it binds up the oxygen, literally suffocating the fish. It’s not that the oxygen has gone anywhere, it’s just no longer available. Conversely, raising pH restores alkalinity to a lake and it comes back to life.

Cancer thrives in an acid environment. The higher the oxygen content of the cells, the harder it is for cancer cells to thrive. The lower the oxygen content of the cells, the easier it is for cancer to thrive.

Understanding this is important for two reasons. First, it reveals an important benefit of an alkaline diet — it makes more oxygen available to the system. Second, it helps explain why so many cancer victims see their cancers go into remission when they adopt God’s Genesis 1:29 diet, which is high in alkalinity.

This knowledge also helps explain why cancers grow on the Standard American Diet (SAD), which is comprised of highly acidifying foods such as sugar, refined grains, animal flesh, and dairy. Ironically, these are the very foods on the menu in the average hospital.

Physical breakdown also begins if blood pH becomes overly alkaline, above 7.45. If it moves above 7.8, cells cease functioning and the body begins to die.

Clearly, as the Psalmist proclaims in Psalm 139:14, we are: “…fearfully and wonderfully made: marvelous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.”

We learn from science that there is a constant battle to maintain balanced pH going on within every cell of the body every moment of every day.

At Creation God Placed Man In A Garden And Gave Him A Diet

At man’s creation, the Creator told us which foods to consume to maintain proper pH balance.

“And God said, Behold I give given you every herb [vegetable] bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat [FOOD].”
(Genesis 1:29)

If we feed our bodies a 100% plant-based diet (as God intended), proper pH balance is automatically maintained — because that’s the way God designed our bodies.

If we venture outside God’s direction by consuming highly acidic foods, the body struggles to maintain proper pH balance.

Sadly, most people do not realize that almost everything they are consuming on today’s SAD diet is acidic: coffee, sugar, refined wheat flour and white flour products, animal flesh and dairy, carbonated beverages, alcohol, doctor-prescribed and over-the-counter drugs, and almost all manufactured and pre-packaged foods.

Over time, each of these acidic, health-destroying substances will alter the body’s critical pH balance and lead physical breakdown.

Acid Foods Disrupt pH Balance


When we consume a lot of acidic food and drink (and take antacid, doctor-prescribed, and over the counter drugs to correct resulting acid problems), we contaminate the blood and disrupt its pH balance. This starts a chain reaction of physical breakdown.

Acidity-caused physical breakdown comes at a staggering price. Health care costs are in the trillions of dollars, not to mention all the pain and suffering. Most of the physical problems experienced today (and that people go to doctors in an effort to correct) are caused by consuming acidic substances.

Acidic Garden Foods Are Necessary

We do need some acidifying foods in our diet, about 15 to 20 percent. This is why God designed a small percentage of garden food with an acid pH — these are the only healthy source of acidifying foods. Most outside-the-garden foods cause too much acidity.

This just goes to support what the Bible tells us in I Corinthians 3:19.

For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. . . and again, The Lord knoweth the thoughts of the wise, that they are vain.”


Physical Problems Caused By Consuming Acid Foods


Acid Stomach & Heartburn – Most stomach disorders (indigestion, nausea, bloating, gastric reflux, etc.) are caused by excess acidity. And what is man’s solution? Antacids! Do these antacids get rid of the problem? No! People must continue taking them, often on a daily basis. This over-alkalizes the stomach juices, which leads to additional physical breakdown, often resulting in further drug prescriptions.

God’s simple solution to acid reflux, heartburn, and most other stomach problems is to stop consuming acidic substances and start consuming alkalizing foods mentioned in Genesis 1:29. In most instances (within a few days), symptoms simply disappear… without drugs.

Arthritis – This word means “inflammation of the joint” and the word “inflammation” defines over 100 diseases that cause pain, stiffness, and swelling. Most arthritic problems are caused by the accumulation of alkaline calcium deposits in the joints.

The major culprit here is lack of vitamin K, which causes calcium deposits in the wrong places. When a person suffering with arthritis stops consuming an acid diet and starts consuming an alkaline diet loaded with leafy greens (which are high in vitamin K), they usually start to experience improvement quite rapidly.

In last week’s Health Tip #674 I shared the testimony of Kayla who had suffered with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and fibromyalgia since age 18. In just 2 months after adopting The Hallelujah Diet she was free of pain and medication.


Are Drugs The Answer?

In the September 2010 issue of Health magazine (pages 106 – 109), there is an advertisement for the drug “CIMZIA” which hails: “RA relief that can help you get a better grip on life. . . . has been clinically proven vs. placebo to reduce RA pain . . .” (Cost of “CIMZIA” is $1,350.00 per dose.) In much smaller print the ad warns…

“CIMZIA is a prescription medicine that affects your immune system. CIMZIA can lower the ability of the immune system to fight infections. Serious infections have happened in patients taking CIMZIA including tuberculosis (TB) and infections caused by viruses, fungi, or bacteria that have spread throughout the body. Some patients have died from these infections.”

…and there’s more:

“… For people taking TNF-blocker medicines, including CIMZIA, the chances for getting lymphoma or other cancers may increase…”

How true are those words found in Hosea 4:6 that state: “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. . .”

Gout – Is a form of arthritis caused by excess uric acid crystals in the blood. Often, these acid crystals settle in the feet, hands, and toe, causing swelling and severe pain. Painkillers and anti-inflammatory drugs (all acidic) are often prescribed, but never correct the problem.

God’s Solution – Stop consuming acid foods that cause gout and adopt God’s Genesis 1:29 alkalizing diet. Many people have written to tell me that when they stopped consuming acid foods (especially animal-source foods, which are high in acidity) and switched to The Hallelujah Diet their gout simply went away.

Cancer – When a person consumes a highly acidic diet and is unable to excrete all those excess acids, the body stores those excess acids. This leads to oxygen deprivation and cell fermentation, which causes healthy cells to begin to rot.


Dr. Gary Tunsky in his book, The Battle For Health Is Over pH, explains cancer’s origin: “This acid fermentation process is what we label as cancer. It’s my conclusion, based on years of research and study, that cancer is nothing more than an electrical disturbance at the sub-atomic and DNA level caused by oxygen deprivation, dehydration, cellular intoxication, lack of circulation and electrical flow that leads to cell asphyxiation, finally resulting in cell mutation.”

Dr. Young in his book, Sick and Tired: Reclaim Your Inner Terrain, states: “Cancer therefore is a four letter word ACID.”


Over the years, dozens of people who had been diagnosed with cancer report that after they adopted The Hallelujah Diet, they saw their cancers simply go into remission… without chemotherapy, radiation, or surgery.

Almost every physical problem man experiences has acid as the cause or contributing cause. Eliminate the cause, provide the body with God’s alkalizing Genesis 1:29 diet, start exercising, and most physical problems will usually (and quickly) begin to disappear.

The Bible explains it this way in Proverbs 12:2: “The curse causeless shall not come.” Every physical problem has a CAUSE! Eliminate the CAUSE and most physical problems will cease!

The Choice is Yours

I’ll conclude with the closing words from Dr. Gary Tunsky in his book “The Battle For Health Is Over pH”:


“The battle between life and death and humanity’s struggle with sickness is over pH. This is not a complicated issue to understand. As long as the body has sufficient alkaline potential from a well-balanced diet and all of its elimination routes are open, cell damaging acids can be safely neutralized and excreted from the body before cellular damage takes place.


“If we habitually consume fresh, organic, high alkaline forming fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds and legumes grown on rich topsoil, avoiding as much as humanly possible the ‘acid landmines’ of our modern civilization, we can properly alkalize the body and stay healthy.


“The time is ripe for a paradigm shift to intelligent self-care, to greater consciousness of the divine mechanisms behind God’s magnificent, self-healing system. We need a new level of understanding about the body’s own inherent, innate, and unquestionable ability to heal itself.


“It is time for a real and widespread wake-up call about the insidious enemies of self-healing; armed with new awareness about the true cause – and cure – for ALL diseases.


“When our blood contains living nutrients, our body’s cell metabolism and pH are in proper balance. When our cells are properly nourished, hydrated, and oxygenated, it is virtually impossible for us to become unwitting victims of illness and disease.


“So the question is: Are you choosing death through continually living in an acid environment, pursuing an acid lifestyle OR are you choosing “Life” by following a balanced lifestyle and nature’s simple, yet exceedingly profound formula of alkalinity? The choice is up to each one of us.


  1. noonehere October 19, 2010

    Should we drink Alkaline type water, e.g water filtered by eSpring system or Fiji?

  2. just want to ask clarification ,some doctors said that eating nuts and other fruits that ha seeds in it are forebidden to the patient having arthritis and gout, how true it is….? thanks

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