Diabetics have one thing in common with cancer patients: they tend to have a an overly acidic body. It is thought by many who understand that "food is medicine" that the root of all disease is an acidic body. Furthermore, those same people believe that to cure whatever ails you must get the pH of your body back in balance - you must achieve a slightly alkaline body of about 7.2.
Since lemons are one of the most alkalizing foods you can eat, you may want to read my article:
"Diabetic Diet: How Lemons and Lemon Water Can Help Cure Diabetes"
The link between the pH of the body and diseases like type 2 diabetes is not a new idea. In 1933, Dr. William Howard Hay stated,
"...we have allowed our alkalies to be dissipated by introduction of acid-forming food in too great amount... It may seem strange to say that all disease is the same thing, no matter what its myriad modes of expression, but it is verily so."
For decades this concept was largely lost but thankfully it has been resurrected by the alternative health community. Once again, we are beginning to understand how important it is to keep a healthy pH in our bodies.
We now know that most diseases thrive in an acidic body. Harmful bacteria, fungus, and parasites all do well if the body is acidic. In order to cure diabetes (and many of the complications of diabetes such as inflammation), you will need to work on changing the pH of your acidic body back to a more alkaline level.
High acidity causes insulin resistance! It is imperative that you get your body to the right pH if you want to reverse your diabetes.
The magical optimal pH seems to be 7.2 which is slightly alkaline.
Here are the ranges:
0 - 6.9 = acidic
7 = neutral
7.1 - 14 = alkaline
The acidity or alkalinity of the body is determined by measuring the pH of the body. You can get test strips from your local drugstore that you can dip into your urine and saliva and determine your pH. The pH scale ranges from 0 - 14 with a score of 7.0 being neutral. Lower than 7 and the pH is considered "acidic" and higher than 7 and the pH is "alkaline." Remember, your target pH is not neutral but slightly alkaline - or about 7.2.
A pH below 6.5 is considered really low (way too acidic). A pH below 6.0 is considered extremely too low (extremely and dangerously too acidic).
It is very important to note that the pH scale is NOT linear - it is logarithmic (like the Richter Scale used to measure the intensity of earthquakes). This means there is a difference of 10 times between a pH of 6 versus a pH of 7.
Take a look at this:
pH 6 vs pH 7 = 10 times different (pH 6 is 10 times more acidic than pH 7)
pH 5 vs pH 7 = 100 times different (pH 5 is 100 times more acidic than pH 7)
pH 4 vs pH 7 = 1000 times different (pH 4 is 1000 times more acidic than pH 7)
pH 7 vs pH 8 = 10 times different (pH 7 is 10 times more alkaline than pH 8)
pH 7 vs pH 9 = 100 times different (pH 7 is 100 times more alkaline than pH 9)
pH 7 vs pH 10 = 1000 times different (pH 7 is 1000 times more alkaline than pH 10)
A 0.1 difference in acidity is actually more significant than you may think.
Also note: the term "alkaline" (a pH greater than 7) is sometimes referred to as "basic."
This also means that one point on the pH scale is hugely significant! The difference between 7.2 (your target pH) and 6.2 (way too acidic) is 10 times! Remember, even a tenth of a point is quite significant. It also means that the human body, and all life for that matter, can only operate within a rather narrow range on the pH scale. Relatively small shifts within this narrow range for life can make the difference between a healthy person and one that has diabetes and/or other diseases.
Basically, I'm trying to stress that the pH of the body really matters if you're serious about reversing your diabetes!
The main way you can get your body to the right pH is to eat the right foods. Some foods will cause your body to become very acidic. Other foods will help your body to move more toward the alkaline side. You can't cut out all the acidic foods by the way because they have nutrients you need. However, there are certain foods that are SO acid producing, you really should avoid them. Plus, you need to learn how balance things out and keep your body slightly alkaline - it's not just what you eat but also the combinations that you eat and the quantities of each that you eat.
To learn more about how to use food to keep your body slightly alkaline and how to avoid a highly acidic body that will flat out prevent you from being able to cure your diabetes (no matter how much you exercise, lose weight, eat healthy foods, etc), I highly recommend the information you'll find here.