We All are aware of the fact that acids in the mouth cause tooth decay. However, acids in the mouth also create escalating problems throughout the day from the foods we eat. Did you know the saliva glands, stomach, pylorus glands, gall bladder and pancreas release plain old baking soda to buffer and alkalize what we eat? The release of baking soda on what we put into our mouth is preparation for that food becoming the foundational stem cells that becomes our blood and then our body cells.
Here are more interesting facts I learned, yet again, from Dr. Young: Most folks think that the mouth and stomach are releasing enzymes or acids to digest the foods and liquids we eat. This is a medical myth. The enzymes or acids in the mouth come directly from the foods and liquids we eat. Also the salivary glands, in response to these acids, release alkaline buffers to neutralize those enzymes or acids. For this reason, it is NOT recommended you take vinegar, HCL supplements and acidic digestive enzymes. They destroy the alkalinity of the alimentary canal and set the stage for dis-ease!