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Before you drink another soda or cola, read this

Scientists have found that in order to be healthy, people must maintain body fluids in the slightly alkaline range, 7.1 to 7.5 pH. The pH scale goes from 0 (totally acid) to 7 (neutral) to 14 (totally alkaline). Over 150 degenerative diseases are linked to acidity, including cancer, diabetes, arthritis, heart disease, gall and kidney stones, and many more. All diseases thrive in an acidic, oxygen-poor environment.

A drop in every point on the pH scale is10x more acidic than the previous number - i.e. from 7 to 6 is 10x, from 7 to 5 is 100x etc. From 7 to 2 is 100,000x more acidic. Conversely, a rise in one point on the scale represents 10x more alkaline.

Colas are in the approximate 2.5 pH range. Almost no soda is higher than 3.0. Diet sodas are the worst as they are the most acidic. Actually diet sodas can cause you to gain weight because they alter the blood chemistry, making changes in your metabolism resulting in a slower metabolic rate and causing the formation of fat to store the acids to protect the body.

But before I really get into thisI feel it's necessary for you to understand how the body absorbs liquids after you drink them:


Liquids are absorbed into the body much differently than solid food. When food is ingested it stays in the digestive tract and the digestive process breaks it down and draws the out the nutrients. Whatever is not usable is passed through and expelled. Liquids, on the other hand, bypasses the digestive process and is absorbed through the lining of the stomach and intestines and goes directly into the blood. The kidneys subsequently remove the excess water from the blood stores in the bladder and then you urinate the excess out (along with toxins.)

So everything you drink gets absorbed into your blood and circulates through your entire body and touches every cell. This is why soft drinks, coffee, alcohol, and water that's even slightly acidic can be so damaging and cause degenerative disease. As the acids circulate throughout your body they will damage every cell they come in contact with. Your body tries to bring your body back into balance by pulling minerals out of your bones and tissues to neutralize these acids. That's called osteoporosis. See Understanding Degenerative Diseases for more information on this.

The problem with this osteoporotic leaching process is that, not only do your bones become brittle, but there will come a time when there won't be any bioavailable minerals left, and then at that point you will be diagnosed with a degenerative disease. Possibly the most important thing you can do to remain healthy is to drink good water.


Almost everything we do including our lifestyles and diets push us into the acidic range. Proteins, carbohydrates, and fats are all digested down to acids. Even metabolic functions and exercise create acids (lactic acid). Body fluids range between 4.5 and 7.5 pH. Blood must maintain an alkaline range of 7.35 to 7.45 pH. If we do not get the proper minerals (minerals are the alkalizing or "buffering" elements that are essential to health) in the proper forms, our bodies may begin to deteriorate. When you drink soda, the deterioration is likely to happen at a greatly accelerated rate.

Will Cola & Sodas Actually Kill You?

Over the long term, the effects of colas are devastating to the body. Acidity, sugars, and artificial flavors and sweeteners will shorten your life significantly.

It takes 32 glasses of alkaline water at an alkaline pH of 9 to neutralize the acid from one 12 oz. cola or soda. When you drink a cola or soda, the body will use up reserves of its own stored alkaline buffers, mainly calcium from the bones and DNA to raise the body's alkalinity levels, especially to maintain proper blood pH levels. Acidic blood levels cause death! There are enough acids in one soda to kill you outright if you didn't possess a mechanism to neutralize them by taking minerals from your bones and tissues. But your body's mineral supply can be used up.

Sodas, like water and some other liquids, pass very quickly through the stomach into the small intestine where they are assimilated through the openings in the villi in the walls of the intestines into the bloodstream without being digested. Liquids do not remain in the digestive tract. Liquids go into the bloodstream and are filtered through the liver and the kidneys, and whatever is not needed by the body is sent to the bladder to be urinated out. But along the way, these liquids come in contact with virtually every cell in your body. So, if the liquid is not pure and healthy, it will negatively affect the body.

When a substance is acidic, it contains a large number of positively charged hydrogen ions. These positively charged ions are lacking electrons and rip electrons away from other atoms and molecules in the body which themselves become electrically unstable and seek other electrons from other atoms and molecules. These unstable atoms and molecules are called free radicals, and they do their damage by initiating a chain reaction of electron ripping. Whenever an electron is torn from an atom a tiny spark is produced, and this spark is damaging to cell membranes just as a nuclear explosion is damaging to cities. This is called free radical damage and can be seen under a microscope in live blood cell analysis.

The body must stop this process because you will die if your body cannot neutralize the acids. When you use up the supply of available minerals to neutralize the acids, that is the point at which serious degenerative disease begins. Every soda you drink will contribute to this acidity. Even without soda our bodies naturally produce acids, and minerals are needed in our diets to stop the deterioration process. Unfortunately, most of the food we eat no longer contains the minerals we need. This is one of the main reasons for the degenerative diseases so prevalent today. For more information, see the United States Senate Document 264

Marine Bio's Coral Calcium product is the most effective agent known to assist the body in developing and maintaining a proper pH balance. An acidic environment in the body is conducive to illness. A properly alkaline environment helps the body to be healthy, aids in the elimination of toxins and bad bacteria and viruses, and helps with the assimilation of essential nutrients.

Most degenerative diseases we call "Old-Age Diseases" like memory loss, osteoporosis, arthritis, diabetes, hypertension, and many more are actually lifestyle conditions caused by long-term acidosis, caused by essential nutrient deficiencies, what we eat, don't eat, or don't properly absorb or eliminate.

The Real Calcium Problem and Solution
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This document is supplied for information and educational purposes only. It is not intended to recommend or prescribe any treatment for any condition or illness. Contact a doctor or medical professional who is trained in the use of natural nutritional supplements before adding any new protocol or when starting any health or exercise program. 

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