Theories Of Aging
Theory of Aging
(sometimes referred to as the Waste
What is it that causes us to grow
old? Many theories exist today, and they all seem to have one
quality in common: they cannot stop, hinder, or slow down the
aging process. For example, the Wear and Tear Theory argues that
aging is genetic; and that theory is closely related to the Limited
Number of Cell Division Theory, which proposes that the cell has
only a limited number of divisions, and when used up, the body
dies. Another theory tells us that aging is related to the breakdown
of glucose, blood sugar. All these theories, and numerous others,
lead to dead ends. They certainly have not produced better health.
A NEW THEORY OF AGING
Modern medicine has not been able
to answer the Why We Age question. Yet another theory of aging
and illness has been around for a long time. It has been voiced
by natural healing practitioners all over the world, in America,
Asia and Europe. Briefly, this theory holds that aging (and many
diseases) result from the accumulation of acid waste products
in the body.
WHAT CAUSES ACID WASTE BUILD-UP?
Bad diet, either a present routine
or one from your past, can cause acid wastes to be stored in the
body. A meat and potato diet, for example, can cause the body
to become more acidic. When acid wastes enter the blood- stream,
the blood, in order to maintain that narrow pH range, must store
these wastes somewhere. These wastes, lodged in the body over
decades, will overburden the whole system. A method has to be
found to rid the body of wastes.
WHAT IS ALKALINE WATER?
One of the longest-lived race of
people in the world are called the Hunza. These people, located
in the northern Pakistan, are found in several high-altitude mountain
valleys. Many Hunza claim to be 150 years old; many others are
documented centenarians (over age one hundred). For many years,
scientists have pondered the mystery of what makes them so healthy,
for they rarely suffer the diseases the rest of us know so well.
Some researchers are beginning to believe that the Hunza miracle
derives from the water that they drink. The mountain water that
flows into the Hunza villages comes from the surrounding glaciers.
Structured hexagonally, this water is filled with mineral solutes,
and it tests out as highly alkaline
As we have said before, the body
uses the blood stream system to dispose of wastes; these are removed
in liquid form, and are often deposited in the lungs and kidneys.
If there are too many wastes to handle, they are deposited in
various organ systems, like the heart, or the pancreas, or the
liver, or the colon, or in other locations. Sometimes theses wastes
are left on the walls of arteries, and over the years can spread
throughout the body.
The break-down of this disposal
process, especially of acid wastes, is how we define the aging
process. To slow down and reverse this direction, one must begin
removing acid wastes from the body.
The best way we have found to do
this is to drink alkaline water. This water, having a pH of between
of 9 and 11, will first neutralize harmful stored acid wastes,
and if you consume it every day, will gently remove them from
your body. Yet, since the water is ionized, it will not leach
out valuable alkaline minerals like calcium, magnesium, potassium,
Japanese doctors have treated their
patients for over four decades with alkaline water. They believe
that the immune system looses its power to throw off disease when
the body becomes too acidic. They advocate drinking alkaline water,
eating alkaline foods.
Asian medicine assigns two categories
to human diseases: communicable and adult. Contagious or communicable
diseases are caused by viruses and bacteria. Influenza, the common
cold, aids, plagues, all fall into this category, and medical
doctors are quite proficient at treating them. Adult diseases
include heart disease, cancer, diabetes, high blood pressure,
gout, arthritis, kidney diseases, hemorrhoids, asthma, hay fever,
allergies, obesity, tooth and gum disease, skin disorders, and
They are caused by poor circulation,
by deficient cellular activity, and by the accumulation of acid
wastes in the body. Asian medicine says that many adult diseases
can be treated by alkalizing the bloodstream.
Medicine of America does not attempt
to remove acid wastes from the physiological system; so today's
modern medicine is rather deficient in treating adult diseases.
Even if the medicine cures the disease, if acids are not removed
from the body, the treatment's effectiveness will at best only
WHAT CAUSES ACID WASTES?
Bad diets - including meat and
potatoes, fried foods, soft drink colas, sucrose and other sugars
- build up acid salts in the body. Often these deposits, by having
to be stored away from blood flow, can remain in the body for
Stress - both mental and physical - can also form acid deposits
in the body. Mental stress can make you feel depressed. While
the physiological, scientific connection to stress in the body
has not been completely established, there exists a school of
thought in psychology, called psychosomatics, which maintains
that one's mental state will influence health. Doctors in Japan,
following more than forty years of research and testing, believe
that daily drinking of alkaline water can lift depression. Let
us look at some of the healing benefits of drinking ionized alkaline
Overweight is a major health problem
in America. It arises form the overeating of carbohydrates and
fats. When the metabolic process is not able to burn them away,
the blood must place these fatty acids somewhere. It first stores
them under the skin, around the waist in men, and around the hips,
thighs and breasts in women. Then it deposits wastes around organs
and tissues, which then receive a smaller supply of nutrients
and are thereby damaged. This second stage is more deadly. An
easy gentle way to lose weight is to wash fatty acids out of the
body by drinking six to eight glasses of alkaline water a day.
This practice has been employed in Japan for the last thirty years,
and doctors there record numerous instances of weight loss.
Dr. Keiichi Morishita in his book,
The Hidden Truth of Cancer, states that if the blood develops
a more acidic condition, then these excess acidic wastes have
to be deposited somewhere in the body. If this unhealthy process
continues year after year, these areas steadily increase in acidity,
and their cells begin to die. Other cells in the affected area
may survive by becoming abnormal; these are called malignant.
Malignant cells do not respond to brain commands. They undergo
a cellular division that is out of control. This is called cancer.
Modern medicine in America treats these malignant cells as if
they were bacteria or viruses. It uses chemotherapy, radiation,
and surgery to treat cancer. Yet none of these treatments will
help very much, if after all of that, the acidic environment remains.
Drinking water that has high alkaline pH, because of its de-acidifying
effect, will help in preventing cancer. In Asia, alkaline water
is regularly served to patients, and is considered a regular part
BLOOD PRESSURE & HEART DISEASE
Acidification of the body begins
in the blood. Remember that the blood must keep its pH within
that safe range of 7.3 to 7.45, and will do so by transforming
liquid wastes into solid ones and storing them. This physiological
state of homeostasis is maintained by chemicals called buffers.
When buffer levels are too low, possibly from the ingestion of
too many acid foods or drinks, then a condition called acidosis
develops. Japanese doctors feel that people with high blood pressure
have an acidosis condition. They cite many successful clinical
cases where the ingestion of high pH alkaline water has lowered
blood pressure. These doctors cite several causes for their success
in lowering blood pressure through administering alkaline water.
When the pH of blood is raised or alkalinized, and if you raise
it from 7.3 to 7.45 you increase its pH by 68%, then excess oxygen
is added to the blood, and the heart does not have to work as
hard. Also, the ionized calcium added to the blood from the alkaline
water may be dissolving the plaque and cholesterol build-up on
the walls of the arteries. While the effect of alkaline water
is gentle, and its greatest health benefits do not happen in a
day or a month, you should be able to lower your blood pressure
within a few months of drinking alkaline water. Japanese doctors
have been using alkaline water to successfully treat high blood
pressure for years..
The adult disease of diabetes is
called insulin independent diabetes mellitus. It usually affects
people over the age of 40. People who have this ailment usually
eat too much and are overweight. Age is a factor here, because
the efficiency of the pancreas decreases as we grow older. A shortage
of calcium ions in the body impairs the production and release
of the insulin hormone. That can lead to an acidic blood condition.
Clogged blood vessels caused by excess protein buildup also impair
pancreatic function. Alkaline water, by supplying calcium in an
ionized form, and by preventing excess protein buildup, can help
this condition. The Japanese have been successfully clinically
treating diabetes with alkaline water.
Many different forms of arthritis
and gout are the result of the accumulation of acid wastes in
the joints. Ointments simply cover-up symptoms. Aspirin, being
acidic, can offer short-term relief, but over a longer period,
it can add to the pain. Alkaline water is employed by Asian doctors
to alter the acidic condition in the body so that the body can
fix the problem by itself.
As the body consumes toxins, the
kidneys become over-burdened with acid wastes. Nephritis, uremia
poisoning, and bladder diseases are all acid related conditions
which can be treated by the consumption of alkaline water. Kidney
stones begin as tiny specks; they gradually build into solid stones,
composed of phosphates, urates, etc. They are another form of
acidic salts. Drinking plenty of alkaline water will prevent kidney
stones from forming, and even after their formation, it can dissolve
them. Japanese doctors have used alkaline water for years to treat
THE ALKALINE WATER MAKER
Alkaline water is produced using
electrolysis to electrically split filtered tap water into alkaline
and acid water. The machine was first developed in Japan in the
early 1950's, and approved for use as a medical device by The
Health & Rehabilitation Ministry in Jan. of 1966. The ionized
minerals found in city tap water are important. Common alkaline
minerals are sodium, potassium, magnesium and calcium; the common
acid minerals are chlorine, lead, sulfur and phosphorous. The
water ionizer has two chambers, with a positive and a negative
electrode. When the process is complete, one chamber provides
alkaline water with its ionized alkaline minerals. This is what
we drink, the water that is so healthy for us.
ALKALINE WATER EXPERIENCES
A woman in her forties under high
stress was diagnosed with high blood pressure and was told she
had abnormally high cholesterol levels. She began consuming one
and a half quarts a day of alkaline water. After a few weeks,
both her cholesterol and blood pressure were lowered; and as an
added benefit, her stomach began to feel much better. A teenager
with a severe acne began drinking the water, and after three months,
the condition was cleared up. He consumed two quarts a day of
alkaline water. A man worried about the effect of the prescription
drugs that he was taking for overweight began consuming two quarts
of the water per day. After six months, he had thrown away his
drugs, and had lost over thirty pounds. In California, a man had
been suffering from hyper-acidity for many years, and after eating
a meal would unpredictably vomit. He began consuming six glasses
of the alkaline water per day. Within a week his acidity ended;
he also lost fifteen pounds in three months, and discovered a
dramatic rate of increase in his ability to heal small ailments,
like cuts and bruises. A woman had suffered constipation for thirty
years, and began drinking water on a regular basis, and completely
rid herself of this condition. She had also lacked an appetite
for years, but has now developed a healthy one. One man who likes
to consume alcohol moderately, noticed when he began consuming
the water on a regular basis, that he quit suffering hangovers,
and that the drowsiness he regularly experienced had left him.
A female athlete in her twenties began consuming the alkaline
water for a stomach condition; she felt an increase in her general
energy level, and after a day of strenuous training, found that
the alkaline water minimized the aches and pains she had always
previously experienced. For years, a woman had suffered ulcers,
and was feeling nauseous from her medication; a regular consumption
of the water allowed her to cease her medication and the ulcer
began to go away. One could go on and on with these stories, and
there are many more, but what we suggest you do is simply try
the water yourself.
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List of Acid / Alkaline Forming Foods