The headline of an article my husband was reading this morning caught my attention. "Ocean acidification worst in 300 million years, study finds," it read. My mind immediately started forming tangential connections. It dawned on me that the greatest threat to the health of the Earth is also currently the greatest threat to human health.
Over-acidification of the body can result in allergies, acne, arthritis, heart attack, and cancer. If you think about your body (or the ocean) as a petri dish it is easy to understand how altering the PH level results in favorable conditions for certain types of invasive growths, while killing off other biological elements.
You can read about the connection between Over-acidification and cancer here: http://www.alternative-cancer-care.com/pH_Cancer_Alkaline.html
The following information has been pulled directly from the article:
Nobel Prize winner Dr. Otto Warburg discovered that cancer cells only thrive in a low-oxygen state. When your body cells and tissue are ACIDIC (below pH of 6.5 - 7.0), they lose their ability to exchange oxygen, and cancer cells are able to thrive.
Nearly all those with cancer have high acidity. There are two main reasons for a high acidic body environment.
The first and most significant is prolonged stress. This causes a depletion of adrenaline in the body’s cells. It is the job of adrenaline to remove / utilize glucose (sugar) from the body’s cells for energy for the body. Depleted adrenaline results in a build up of glucose (sugar) in the body’s cells, and restricts oxygen to cells, causing a break in the krebs cycle of the cell and cell mutation. Pathogenic (harmful) microbes (virus, bacteria, fungus) inhabit cancer cells and feed on this glucose causing fermentation. The body becomes acidic (low pH) due to the waste by-products of these pathogenic microbes fermentating glucose in cancer cells and also fermentation of stress hormones.
The second is poor nutrition / diet. Every food has a pH value from very acidic to very alkaline. Raw fruits and vegetables are very alkaline, while poor foods, beer, soda, coffee, etc are very acidic. This is why those who eat certain types of foods are more or less at risk of certain types of cancers.
The high levels of acid in the oceans have been found to be a result of carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere, and threaten to release tons of methane gas trapped beneath the ocean's floor. If this were to happen it might create conditions on Earth which would result in mass extinction.
As a student of Astrology, my mind can't help but wonder how this global acidification is represented astrologically.
I have read that PH level is ruled by Venus and the sign of Libra. Any ideas what astrological indicators might reveal the Earth's PH balance at any given time in history?