Acidosis and a backed up lymphatic system
Understanding the critical role of acidosis and a backed up lymphatic system in health degeneration is the key to regenerative detoxification. Understanding why degenerative health conditions, improperly labeled diseases, gradually take hold in the human body as a result of eating a diet which produces an acidic pH in the body, and more importantly, in the interstitial fluids which surround every cell of the body. This condition is called acidosis.
The interstitial fluid is part of the Lymphatic System and is many times larger in volume than the body’s blood supply. Lymph is intended to carry away waste byproducts of cellular respiration and energy production.
There are only two cellular fluid systems involved in the functioning of each one of our 100 trillion body cells: 1) blood supplies the “fuel” and 2) the interstitial fluid, the lymphatic system, removes the waste byproducts, the “exhaust” of cellular combustion. At least, that’s the way it is supposed to work.
Unfortunately, most of us are eating foods which produce an acid pH 24 hours a day, year in and year out.
Meats, most grains, starches, and simple carbohydrates (bread, cake, cookies, and cokes), for example, produce an acid pH. This acid bath “burns” and irritates the cell walls of all classes of cellular tissue, including nerves, myelin nerve sheathing, muscles, organ tissue, glandular tissue, etc. Gradually, this continual acidic irritation of cell walls leads to a lowering of cellular efficiency. Over time, this gives way to a degenerative dysfunction of the cell, and that, in turn, leads us into degenerative “disease” conditions (where, in later stages, lymph waste will pass through the deteriorated cell walls and enter into the interior of the cell itself).
Equally important, when the lymph system is unable to remove interstitial lymph waste, its presence greatly amplifies the degeneration of cell function by “backing up” the waste sewer line, and that in turn, eventually expresses itself as degenerative diseases with various names from cancer to arthritis. Understanding the critical role of acidosis and a backed up lymphatic system.
Kidney filtration and removal of acid waste
The kidneys and the skin are the primary organs us
ed by the body to remove lymphatic waste during detoxification it is important to get the kidneys and the skin to release lymph waste. Thai Herbal Steam Therapy baths are a good way to support the elimination of acids through the skin.
Imagine if your home used a septic waste disposal system and you never pumped out the accumulated waste in the septic tank. Eventually, the waste would back up into the septic lines and, in time, you couldn’t even flush the toilet, because the waste would have nowhere to go. That’s exactly what happens when your lymph system stops removing toxic cellular waste that is discharged by the cell. Lymph waste is itself acidic. Understanding the critical role of acidosis and a backed up lymphatic system is of utmost importance.
When lymph waste cannot exit your body via the kidneys (urine) or skin, it just sits there and accumulates in the interstitial fluid surrounding the cell, adding to the toxic irritation of the cell walls coming from the acidic pH produced by acid-forming foods. When lymph waste is removed properly by the kidneys, the urine will have sediment (lymph waste) in it. This is desirable and should be normal, but most people, along with medical doctors, think that clear urine, free of sediment, is “normal” because the overwhelming majority of people in developed countries have backed up lymph systems and they don’t know it.