Over-acidity in the blood and body tissues can cause a variety of ailments and diseases. Viruses, bacteria, yeasts, and fungi grow in acidic environments. Diseases such as diabetes, cancer, AIDS, arteriosclerosis, arthritis, osteoporosis, and chronic fatigue result when the pH balance in the body becomes too acidic.
There are a number of ways the body can become too acidic: an improper diet; kidney, liver, and adrenal disorders; emotional disturbances; fever; and an excess of niacin, vitamin C, and aspirin. Foods such as meat, dairy, whole wheat, coffee, tea, wine, beer, yeast products, and junk food will raise acidity in the blood.
The body heals when it is slightly alkaline. To alkalize the body, there are some factors to consider. Oxygen reduces the acidity of the blood. Essential oils contain oxygen and can be a great way to neutralize acid the body. Lemon oil is particularly good at counteracting acid levels. Adding essential oils such as lemon to the diet and avoiding acidic foods, as well as drinking plenty of water every day, will help restore your body to an alkaline state. This will prevent illness and disease from thriving and will invigorate the immune system.
Learn more about how to alkalize the body, read Alkalize or Die by Theodore A. Baroody.
Read more about acidosis in the Reference Guide for Essential Oils, 2017 Edition, p. 365.