We need absorbable calcium, magnesium, vitamin D3 and vitamin K2 to get calcium to our bones. If our bodies have a pH greater than 7.4, there is no leaching of calcium from our bones to balance the pH of our blood. Eating a diet rich in alkaline foods will put our bodies in a more alkaline condition for several hours. I found an interesting side effect of adopting the Wahls Protocol (mostly veggies, fruits, and a little protein) for my eating habits. I live most of my day with an alkaline environment in my body. I measure my pH, every morning and evening, and generally find it at or above 7.4 most of the time.
When our bodies are acidic (below 7.0 pH), they become oxygen deficient. Oxygen is required for every cell in our bodies. Oxygen deficiency affects cell productivity and function. It is interesting to note that everyone breathes oxygen, yet few people know how to breathe. People who breathe correctly are rarely sick a day in their lives. Oxygen in your bloodstream kills on contact incoming:
How do you know if you are breathing effectively? Take one deep breath, and begin counting aloud, in a whisper, from one to a hundred. Count as fast as you can on that one breath. If you get to one hundred and still have air in your lungs, begin again from one. The world record is 304. Good breathers routinely count above 150. Most people can’t count above 60. Breathing exercises are available on YouTube if you want to improve your breathing efficiency.
The 1931 Nobel Prize winner, Dr. Otto Warburg, uncovered a link between oxygen and cancer cells. He concluded that oxygen-deprived cells opened the door for conditions that allowed cancer cells to grow. There are many studies and articles today that tell us cancer cannot live in an alkaline or oxygen rich environment. This is not a book on cancer, but it supports the position of striving to maintain an alkaline body.