The Truth About Body Acidity vs Alkalinity

There’s a lot of information out there on how high body acidity makes us more prone to disease, skin conditions, chronic pain and even cancer, but here’s the truth…

Through the Germanic Healing Knowledge and the Five Biological Laws, we understand that the human body is hard-wired for survival, and the nervous system is the controller of the body’s healing.

When we experience any unanticipated, unexpected shock or stress that catches us off guard, our psyche will perceive a threat and send a message to our brain, which will instantaneously activate a biological program. At this moment, the brain will signal a particular organ or tissue to start adapting in order to help us resolve and survive this unexpected shock as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Depending on which organ or tissue is signalled, that organ or tissue is going to experience either:

  • cell proliferation (occurs in all organs and tissues that are controlled by the brainstem and the cerebellum, such as the dermis, lungs, liver, pancreas, colon, thyroid, and breast glands)
  • cell loss (occurs in all organs and tissues that are controlled by the cerebral medulla and the cerebral cortex, such as the bones and joints, ovaries and testicles, the cervix, coronary arteries and coronary veins, bronchi, larynx and the outer skin, which is called the epidermis), or
  • temporary functional loss or hyper-functioning of a particular organ

At this exact moment, the body enters into what, in Germanic Healing Knowledge, we call the “conflict-active phase”, and we enter the sympathetic nervous system. We stay in the sympathetic nervous system until the conflict, or perceived threat mentioned above, is resolved. When we’re conflict-active, the body will naturally become acidic (regardless of diet). Your body is in survival mode.

While conflict-active, organs and tissues that are controlled by the brainstem and the cerebellum (the dermis, lungs, liver, pancreas, colon, thyroid, and breast glands) will experience cell proliferation. This cell proliferation has a biological purpose, making the organ or tissue become more efficient. If the conflict is not resolved and the cell proliferation continues, this so-called “abnormal cell growth” will be diagnosed as cancer. This is why it’s said that “cancer develops in an acidic environment” – it’s actually the body being conflict active/sympathetic dominant. The acidity of your body is NOT the root cause.

When we resolve the conflict and the psyche no longer perceives that unexpected shock as a threat or danger, the body will enter into the healing phase of the biological program and the parasympathetic nervous system will be activated. Fluid and bacteria will be sent to the organ or the tissue where this adaptation occurred to breakdown those proliferated cells. These extra cells are no longer needed for our survival. While in the parasympathetic nervous system, the body naturally becomes alkaline. At this point, we’re moving back towards homeostasis.

So to say that skin conditions, cancer and other diseases develop in an acidic environment is simply not true, because this entire process is completely misunderstood. Both the conventional health and beauty industries entirely miss the adaptation phase that occurs before our symptoms even surface. The acidic environment is the result of the circumstances. It is not the root cause of any ailment or disease. And contrary to what many people may tell you, diet alone cannot permanently change the pH levels of the body – only the nervous system can do this when it feels safe enough to do so.

Sympathetic = acidic
Parasympathetic = alkaline

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About Rachel Devine

Hi! I'm Rachel Devine, a Holistic Practitioner and the founder of Her Soul Intention. I help you understand and resolve your skin and health symptoms, so you can let go of the fear and confusion surrounding your symptoms, without the need for any elimination diets or strict protocols. My full approach to health and wellness is based on the Five Biological Laws of Germanic Healing Knowledge.