Unless we have a specific reason to do so, many of us don’t think too much about the health of our kidneys. After all, if we’re in good health, then we can just assume that they’re happy enough getting on with the job of…of… actually, what do kidneys do exactly?
We know they filter stuff out, but what? And how? More importantly, how can we help them to do it better and more efficiently?
Bean There, Done That
Well, kidneys are incredibly sophisticated things. Bean-shaped and around the size of an adult fist, our kidneys play a vital role in keeping us healthy.
Acidosis is an increased acidity in the blood and other body tissue. Cells require a slightly alkaline environment to function properly. When your body is too acidic, the extra acid can build up in your circulatory and lymphatic systems. This extra acid can also eliminate itself through your skin, causing acne, eczema and irritation.
Are You Too Acidic?
The short answer is probably. Acidosis is a very common health problem in today’s society. One reason our bodies are too acidic is that we eat acidic food, like meat, processed foods and dairy, and we drink acidic beverages, such as coffee, soda, sugary drinks and alcohol.
Another reason we have become too acidic is simply due to …