The western diet is full of acidic foods and beverages that most of us consume on a daily basis. In fact, acidosis is a major problem for the majority of the population, and it the root cause of all chronic and degenerative diseases. If our blood pH falls below the average of pH 7.365, we have a problem as disease may set in. The body strives to maintain a correct pH balance (phosphate or bicarbonate system) using its own buffers to regulate our pH, no matter how much alkaline or acidic water we consume. Alkaline water assists the body to maintain a correct pH balance, whereas consuming too much acidic substances (acidic food, water and beverages) result in a downward spiral with our health.