Have you ever thought about the influence that the immune system has on your internal community, your organs, and cellular system?
Considering a natural homeostatic system, and normal pH (potential hydrogen ions) balance of oxygenated blood flowing through your body, balancing the acid and alkaline levels, at a level of 7.35 to 7.45. This would be a body that has everything to maintain optimum peak performance in the body to keep us in good health.
Although, the body consist of water, blood, oxygen, and organs to function at its peak performance. The immune system is needed to fight off diseases. Therefore, we need all of the essential elements of health to manage and protect our immune system, such as, water, nutrition, fresh air, exercise, recreation, relaxation, rest, sleep, proper temperature, mental poise, (balance) and spiritual well-being to keep the motor running internally.
What is immunity?
The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines Immunity: "the quality or state of being immune especially: a condition of being able to resist a particular disease especially through preventing development." It is the body's own mechanism to fight and protect itself.
What is Community of Internal Organs?
There are five vital organs that are very essential for our health and survival, the brain, heart, kidneys, liver and lungs. I note them as community of internal organs. Their function include the immune system communicating effectively with the organ systems, such as, the digestive system or the circulatory system. The body works overtime to maintain a balance, which is the homeostasis. We have glands through out the body to help with different functions to control and release major hormones. We have a beautiful community that is protected by the immune system. We keep it healthy by eating wholesome foods, drinking water, exercising, getting fresh air and oxygen for healthy blood cells.
pH Balance and the Immune System
Sometimes it takes a much greater effort to help our immune system function at its peak performance. Although, we know that the immune system operates well under normal conditions. To give an example of how the immune system functions, we need to identify and understand how the body maintains a pH blood level. First, we must identify what is the normal pH balance of acid and alkaline balance in our blood. This is known as good cellular health, "oxygenated blood." We need good nutrients and oxygen to keep it moving on a scale of 7.35-7.45. On a scale from 0 to 14, the pH neutral balance is 7.0. On a scale from 0 to 14, this means that the lower the number, the greater acid levels are in the body's system. For example; a pH level of 3.5 is well managed in the stomach because we need an acidic environment which is the job of the hydrochloric acid to break down proteins. A acid/alkaline balance is required for ultimate health. If our body's pH levels are well below 3.5, we can be greatly ill. The immune system acts as a buffer to help the body balance it's pH level of acid and alkaline in 3 categories: the blood, urine, and saliva.
Eating to maintain pH balance to boost the Immune System
Our food choices are major in supporting the immune system. Good nutritious foods can help boost the immune system and manage health conditions, such as heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and inflammation.
Identifying foods that provide the basic macronutrients such as, (water, carbohydrates, protein, and fats) will provide a healthy alkaline/acid pH balance. It is simply the acid/alkaline pH balance that support the immune system with adding, 80% alkaline foods, and 20% acid foods with all of the right nutrients. The percentage of alkaline foods can be found mostly in our fruits and vegetable.
Avoiding a diet of high acidic foods, such as white bleached flour, breads, white rice, pasta, sodas, chips, candy, most meats, high levels of processed foods, and preservatives with ingredients that add artificial flavors, and other additives will help to maintain the acid/alkaline pH balance in our blood.
Maintaining this balance can help improve our immune system with the right food choices. Some foods are known as Cruciferous. They are sometimes called Super foods, that help boost the immune system when needed.
Below are list of vegetables to add to your shopping cart:
Here's Health To You Naturally
Dr. Brenda J. Pratt, H.D., PhD
Board Certified Holistic Health Practitioner