Are you feeling tired all the time? Experiencing poor concentration? Memory loss? Headaches? Confusion? Have you been tested for acidosis?
A number of culprits may be to blame for persistent tiredness and poor concentration including an underactive thyroid gland, low iron levels, poor adrenal reserve (from long-term stress), pathogenic load (viruses, bacteria, parasites, candida overgrowth, moulds etc), but have you considered your body being too acidic?
These symptoms can be early warning symptoms of ‘acidosis‘ – an acidic system, a low pH.
This is why seeing a naturopath who can examine your pH levels is helpful. I combine iridology, pH testing, BICOM® bioresonance testing, and assessment of blood test results to determine your acid/alkaline balance or imbalance. Taking a closer look at blood test results, particularly the electrolyte balance (sodium, potassium, bicarbonate and chloride) can tell us if you are in a balanced electrolyte state, alkaline or acidic state.
Usually, low sodium and a high ‘other anions’ reading on a blood test will indicate an acidic pH.
Reasons for Acidosis
Reasons may include:
- Unmanaged inflammatory bowel disease
- Other unchecked inflammatory conditions
- Diarrhoea and vomiting
- Use of diuretics
- Addison’s disease
- Adrenal fatigue/burn out
- A diet high in acid foods- high amounts of alcohol, dairy, red meat and grains
- Shallow breathing/mouth breathing (loss of bicarbonate)
How to Treat Acidosis
If other causes have been ruled out, then simply improving (increasing) the body’s pH to a more alkaline state can help ‘put the spring back in your step’. [Read more…] about Is Acidosis Causing my Tiredness and Poor Concentration?