Further, your metabolism – which relies on proper alkaline levels – has a hard time functioning properly, which stops your body from burning calories.
So if you’ve noticed that you’re having a hard time losing weight, that’s a good indicator that your body has way more acid than it can deal with.
Sign #2 – Bone Weakness
Your body is incredibly smart and efficient.
When faced with too much acid, it’s going to find alkali from somewhere and that somewhere isn’t a place you want nutrients pulled from – your bones.
At first, you might not notice anything. But as your body continues to pull nutrients – like calcium – from your bones in an attempt to fight high acidity, you’re going to wind up with weak bones, characterized by easy fracturing and a high risk of osteoporosis.
This is why doctors ask patients with osteoporosis to avoid high-acid foods like coffee.
Sign #3 – Tooth Sensitivity
In 2015, a study was published in the International Journal of Chemical Engineering and Applications that linked high body acidity to a decrease in tooth enamel strength.
If you notice that you suffer from cavities or can’t eat cold or hot foods without your teeth erupting in pain, that could be a sign that you’re suffering from acid-related enamel degradation.
Sign #4 – Sleep Problems
This last sign is an indicator of just how common high acidity in the human body really is.
Polls have consistently shown that Americans are among the most sleep-deprived people in the world. There’s a good chance that body acidity is to blame.
Remember how your body pulls calcium from your bones in an effort to battle acidity? Well, when your calcium levels deplete, you’ll suffer from insomnia, according to the Human Nutrition Research Center in North Dakota.
How to Correct High Acidity
So you’ve realized that your body is too acidic. What can you do about it?
A few things. Let’s explore!
One very popular method of battling acidity is an alkaline diet. One man even claims it helped him defeat cancer.