Alzheimer's group informed about cancer and acidosis
Friday, 11 April 2014, 06:00
Pharmacist Gerda Visagie was the guest speaker at the last meeting of the Alzehimer's support group. Here she is with the group facilitator, Maria van Staden.
MOSSEL BAY NEWS - Well-known pharmacist from Hartenbos, Gerda Visagie addressed the Alzheimer's support group at its monthly meeting on cancer and acidosis of acid toxicity in March.
"People with acidosis seldom live long. There is no organ in the body, not one cell that cannot be damaged or destroyed by excess acid," said Visagie.
She explained that cancer is the uncontrolled growth of cells that tends to invade surrounding tissue and spreads or metastasises to distant body sites. On many acute and chronic diseases, the metabolism shifts towards the acidic.
Acidity in the body hampers the effectiveness of medication.
"That is why it is so important to alkalise the body when you are ill, otherwise the acidity counteracts the medication," she said.
The body has a natural buffer system against acidosis, but the system can be depleted and then the body is forced to deposit the acid somewhere, which disturbs the person's health for years to come. According to Visagie, this buffer system suffers enormously as a result of our environmental conditions and lifestyle of the 21st century.
The most important causes can be found in lifestyle and nutrition, for example not drinking enough water; side-effects of certain medication; too little or too much activity; constant stress; using addictive substances; poor nutrition; incorrect and fast eating and so forth.
Acidic foods like cold meats, red meat, sweets, chocolate, alcohol, fizzy cool drinks, coffee and tea are also some of the culprits.
"Acidosis can be found in almost every disease and that is the reason why the acidosis prototype suffers from almost every illness that can possibly be diagnosed," explains Visagies.
Children are not supposed to suffer from acidosis, but because they consume too much sugary and carbonated (fizzy) drinks, sweets and not enough water, these children suffer from chronic constipation and hard stools, a sure sign of excess acid.
The body can be alkalised by doing the following:
· Drinking 1.5 – 2 litres of water (non-sparkling)
· Eat alkaline food and restrict acidic food.
· Do not eat fruit at night, because fermentation may occur.
· Eat slowly; food must be well chewed
· Restrict addictive substance; red wine in small quantities is alkaline forming, but in bigger quantities, it forms acid through its alcohol content.
· Reduce stress through exercise, a slower, healthier and more content lifestyle.
"Remember that old proverb: 'In our youth we chase after money with our health, and in our old age we chase health with our money'," Visagie concluded.
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