SUBJECT: PH BALANCE, ACID-ALKALINE
pH BALANCE --Acid/Alkaline
Your pH Balance is the most important factor in good health.
Some of this information was taken from Dr. Baroody's book, Alkalize or Die.
pH: What Does It Mean? In short, it's how acidic or alkaline your body is. Your saliva should test at around 7.4 on pH testing paper strips made for that purpose--slightly alkaline. Most people don't. A too-acidic body affects every cell, every tissue, and every function of the body, provides a fertile terrain for bacteria and other microbes, and creates a hardened, protective shell out of each cell wall that shields the biological matter from acid burn while keeping metabolic wastes trapped inside and nutrients out, and in general creates an unhealthy environment on which disease feeds and grows.
pH is the abbreviation for "potential hydrogen". It is the measure of the acid level in your body fluids. The higher the pH reading, the more alkaline and oxygen rich the fluid is. The lower the pH reading, the more acidic and oxygen deprived the fluid is. The pH range is from 0 to 14, with 7.0 being neutral. Anything above 7.0 is alkaline, anything below 7.0 is considered acidic.
The pH scale is from
0 - 14
Human blood normally stays in a very narrow pH range right around ( 7.35 - 7.45 ). Below this range means symptoms and disease. If blood pH moves to much below 6.8, cells stop functioning. The ideal pH balance for a healthy body is slightly more alkaline than acid measuring 7.4.
0 is acid --- pH 7.4 healthy --- over 7 to 14 is alkaline
If you have a health problem, most likely you are acidic. Research shows that unless the body's pH level is slightly alkaline, the body cannot heal itself. So, no matter what type of method you choose to use to take care of your health problem, it won't be effective until the pH level is up. If your body's pH is not balanced, you cannot effectively assimilate vitamins, minerals and food supplements. Your body's pH affects everything.
The alkaline level is very important because research has already proven that disease & illness cannot survive in an alkaline state and yet they thrive in an acidic environment. The body has to have a balanced pH like most living things on earth or it does not function correctly.
An acidic balance will decrease the body's ability to absorb minerals and other nutrients, decrease the energy production in the cells, decrease it's ability to repair damaged cells, decrease it's ability to detoxify heavy metals, make tumor cells thrive, and make it more susceptible to fatigue and illness. An acidic pH can occur from, an acid forming diet, emotional stress, toxic overload, and/or immune reactions or any process that deprives the cells of oxygen and other nutrients. The body will try to compensate for acidic pH by using alkaline minerals. If the diet does not contain enough minerals to compensate, a build up of acids in the cells will occur.
Self-Test Your pH Level:
This simple pH self-test (using inexpensive litmus paper, available in health food and drug stores) can tell you within minutes whether or not you are acidic or alkaline. This will give a reflection of your state of health. (pHydrion brand is a role of paper with the chart included--some go up to 8.0.)
How to test your pH level: (I have a another brand now and the colors are slightly different, so you have to go by the color chart that goes with the pH strips or sticks)
1. Perform upon waking up or two hours after having anything in your mouth.
2. Swallow the saliva in your mouth, and then suck new saliva from below your tongue (there are two saliva glands below the tongue). Repeat 2 more times (the purpose is to test saliva that is closest to the blood).
3. Transfer saliva to a strip of Litmus paper (Do Not Put Paper In Mouth), wait 20 seconds, and compare the resulting color to the pH color chart below.
pH paper, range 4.5 to 7.5
Check Your Results:
~ If your pH is 7.5, your body fluids are in the healthy range, meaning that, for the moment at least, you are not mineral deficient.
~ If your pH is between 6.0 and 6.5, you are becoming acidic and may be developing one or more of the over 200 degenerative diseases.
~ If your pH is below 6.0, then you are highly acidic, very mineral deficient, and have possibly developed at least one degenerative disease.
See the following table to determine your (pH) level of acidity. Table categories show beginning, intermediate, and advanced symptoms. This is only a partial list.
~ Cold Hands & Feet
~ Food Allergies
~ Hard to get up in the morning
~ Lack of Sex Drive
~ Panic Attacks
~ Rapid Panting Breath
~ Cold Sores
~ Excessive Hair Loss
~ Fungal Infections
~ Migraine Headaches
~ Numbness & Tingling~ Stuttering
~ Urinary Infection
~ Cancer (All Forms)
~ Crohn's Disease
~ Hodgkin's Disease
~ Learning Disabled~ Leukemia
~ Multiple Sclerosis
Our Drinking Water: The quality of drinking water which has surface water as its source is steadily deteriorating because of pollutants and acid rain. Even ground water is becoming acidic.
Poor quality water may have been acidified by bacteria, algae, chloroform (from chlorination), nitrates and not least, dangerous heavy metals, for example cadmium and aluminum. These pollutants may come from factory discharges, agriculture, sewer pipes, water mains and acid rain.
"More than 1
in 5 Americans unknowingly drink tap water polluted with feces, radiation
or other contaminants ...Nearly 1,000 deaths each year and at least 400,000
cases of waterborne illness may be attributed to contaminated water"
Balancing the pH is a major step toward well-being. An overly acidic pH level in the body is the primary indicator of Calcium Deficiency Disease. Scientists have discovered that the body fluids of healthy people are alkaline (high pH) whereas the body fluids of sick people are acidic (low pH).
Why Many People Have Disease:
According to the research of Dr. Enderlein, total healing of chronic illness only takes place when and if the blood is restored to a normal, slightly alkaline pH.
There are two factors that are ALWAYS present with cancer no matter what else may be present. Those two factors are Acid pH and Lack of Oxygen. Can we manipulate those two factors that always have to be present for cancer to develop and by doing so will that help reverse the cancer? If so, we need to learn how to manipulate those two factors.
Cancer needs an acid and low oxygen environment to survive and flourish within. Terminal cancer patients are around 1000 times more acidic than normal healthy people. The vast majority of terminal cancer patients possess a very low body pH. Why?
In the absence of oxygen, glucose undergoes fermentation to lactic acid. This causes the pH of the cell to drop from between 7.3 to 7.2 down to 7 and later to 6.5 in more advanced stages of cancer and in metastases the pH drops to 6.0 and even 5.7 or lower. Our bodies simply can not fight disease if our body pH is not properly balanced.
The normal human cell has a lot of molecular oxygen and a slightly alkaline pH. The cancer cell has an acid pH and lack of oxygen. Cancer cells cannot survive in an oxygen rich environment. Again, the higher the pH reading, the more alkaline and oxygen rich the fluid is. Cancer and all diseases hate oxygen / pH balance. Proper alkalinity pH of the blood ( 7.35 - 7.45 ) is critical for the overall health of the body. In other words ...Alkalize or Die. It's that important.
7. The Solanum genus of vegetables. (Tomatoes, potatoes, eggplant, and bell peppers contain the calcium inhibitor solanine.)
Calcium supplements from "metallic mineral" sources such as rock and shell are hard to absorb. Take them 2 or 3 times a day instead of all at one time in an acid drink like lemon or grape juice which has been further acidified with apple cider vinegar (best with the "mother" in it, from health food stores) or vitamin C crystals (from the most natural source possible) added to the drink. HCL (hydrochloric acid--digestive aid) and other digestive aids such as digestive enzymes and pancreatic enzymes help absorption of these and other foods. At night, take a tablespoon of cod liver oil and the same of cold-pressed peanut oil for Vitamin D and other elements for absorption. Add cherries and alfalfa to this, and it becomes a treatment for arthritis, also.
Drink water after the acid drink to neutralize it's effect on the teeth. Acid juices become alkaline-forming foods after assimilation, but the immediate effect on the teeth is acidic, and not good for tooth enamel. Water neutralizes the effect immediately.
5.5-6.0 State of health is mildly poor or very poor. Anxiety or chronic stress could also be dominating the physiology. If mental/emotional factors are not the cause, improving diet, detoxification and exercise will move the values up to the correct range.
6.2-7.0 Usually indicates that emotions are not getting the best of physiology. This range improves more easily with improvement in diet, a detoxification program and some exercise where there was not enough before. "Improving diet" for those with a pH below 7.0 means eating 70% or more foods from the alkaline-ash* list of foods daily.
7.2-8.0 Diet isn't a major problem unless stably above 7.4 Vegetarians commonly fall in this high pH range and can be headed toward exhaustion. Worry and anxiety can be overriding the positive benefits they get from their good diets. When worry and too much stress is not the case, the physical handling is to include more rice cereals and other acid-ash in their diets to tone down the pH. (See acid-ash and alkaline-ash foods list, attached.) Also, mild detoxification and exercise may be of benefit to improve conditions.
Acid-ash / alkaline
ash: The ash factor means when food is burned or metabolized by the body,
what is it's pH value - acid or alkaline. Some foods, oranges or apple
cider vinegar, for instance, are acid before metabolizing and alkalizing
FOODS THAT HAVE AN ACIDIFYING EFFECT
ACID ASH FOODS
A normal healthy diet should include 20% acid-forming foods and 80% alkaline-forming foods. Unfortunately, in this country that ratio is usually just the opposite. Those who are exceptionally physically active can eat more acid-forming foods without upsetting the balance, but for those with sedentary lifestyles, a high acid-forming diet becomes harmful. The acid-alkaline balance affects every cell in the body, every tissue, organ and system.
Below, an excellent site with more pH info and a much more detailed food list: http://blpublications.com/html/body_healthyph.html
Excerpt--"Importance of Healthy pH in the Body
The scale that is used for measuring the pH, or hydrogen ion concentration … is from 0 to 14, with 7 being the neutral point. Below 7 is acidic; above 7 is alkaline. The optimal ph of the body's fluids, such as the blood urine, is 7.4, slightly alkaline. Outside of this range … the body activity is no longer optimal and the metabolism is out of balance.
The pH of the body is largely influenced by metabolic byproducts and our diet. Thus, pH is directly affected by the various categories of food that we eat and the internal mechanisms involved in their processing. Some foods that are acid in their composition can become alkalinizing following metabolization by the body, such as lemons. Accordingly, it is to become more aware of the impact that various foods and our eating habits have on the internal environment of the body.
An acidic system mean oxidation which means decay
Excess acidity causes numerous disturbances such as:
* Weakening of the skin, hair,
nails, teeth, bones
Interesting Facts About Life And Alkaline pH
In a free range chicken, the white of the egg has a pH of 9 (highly alkaline). The yoke of the egg has a pH of 6.5 (slightly acidic).
The white of the egg with a pH of 9 … acts as a protective cloak … shielding the yolk from bacteria, viruses, and fungi. While it’s structure, bearing the Hydrogen Matrix, brings forth life and participates in the millions of cells forming the body of the new baby chicken.
Like the egg … when the fluids of the human body are maintained at a healthy alkaline level (7.4) … it protects the body from bacteria, viruses and fungi … as well as bringing forth the life-giving form inherent within the hydrogen matrix. I know that might sound a little "new age" to some of you, but keep in mind that God is a God of order."
Coming soon...Acid & Alkaline by Herman Aihara
Personal story: In 2000, due to prolonged stress, my adrenals crashed, which cause low thyroid and all of the systemic symptoms that go with glandular insufficiency, including low stomach acid and a pH of 6. and below. Because of the adrenal exhaustion, I already had a congested liver, resulting hives from head to toe, sodium-depleted kidneys shutting down, resulting in swelling, Vit B and calcium deficiency, conjunctivitis, hypoglycemia, what was probably fibromyalgia, heart problems, gall bladder attacks, and a back injury that wouldn't heal. If I had gone the medical (allopathic) route, the "remedy" would have been cortisone. I've seen the result of this kind of "disease management" that alter's both the quality of life and life span, and wanted no part of it, so planned to go "natural" which is not an instant fix, but holds the potential for healing the glands instead of causing them to atrophy and die by replacing their function with synthetic hormones.
I made progress following the instructions of my naturopath, Dr. Letitia Dick-Watrous, who gave me glandular protomorphogens, diet restrictions based on the Carroll Food Intolerance Test, homeopathic tissue salts based on the same Carroll test for foods, and supplemented B vits using nutritional yeast as advised. I went on a 3-day fast as she instructed, although it took many months to get through (almost) successfully, and also did hydrotherapy at home. I took calcium, but only in a manner that assured it would stay "in solution' (liquefied) and not end up as calcium deposits. I also added digestive enzymes, HCL, and pancreatic enzymes to help with digestion.
Because my attempt at fasting was not completely satisfactory, I improvised with some detoxing methods starting with Hulda Clark's instructions for the liver/gallbladder flush. However, she advised at the very least doing a parasite cleanse before that, which had unexpected results. Just as I finished the biggest dose in the protocol, pain in my neck and shoulder that had plagued me for 15 years suddenly ended, never to return. (Who knew?) The first cleanse ended 23 months of torment from hives, although the other protocols had reduced them by half, but never enough until a load of stones were removed. I've done about 10 flushes, and the last 3 have yielded none.
All this time, even though I followed alkaline-forming diets, drank lemon and lime juice, apple cider vinegar, added more calcium, took supplements that should have raised my pH, it never budged from 6. While it was low, I developed inflammatory arthritis in the area of my unhealed back injury, then two "lumps" that I removed with escharotic salves, and then gum disease.
2005: In desperation, I was finally able to get another type of supplement that was promoted as something that would raise the pH while remineralizing the body and normalizing electrolytes ...seawater. ( http://www.oceanplasma.org ) and that finally made a difference. I started the seawater therapy in late September or October, but ran out of testing strips early on and couldn't follow my progress. However, other benefits (I've kept a running account on another page) became apparent, so I continued. In late November, I added the Budwig protocol, using tofu, ground flaxseeds and seed oil (with honey, unsweetened, frozen berries and almond milk to make a thick, delicious shake).
a few days before Christmas '05, I got testing strips but couldn't believe
my eyes so I tested 3 days in a row. On December 24th, I finally decided
it wasn't just a testing fluke or error. My pH was right at 7. I am still
aiming for 7.4, but am thrilled to get out of the cancer range after 5
years of trying, and to have so many remaining symptoms seemingly just
melt away. The most progress occurred with the seawater before I started
the Budwig oil+protein mix, but I can't discount Budwig as a contributing
factor to my rapid improvement.
The following information is from the website: http://www.vegparadise.com/athlete7.html "Ask the Vegan Athlete"
Brendan Brazier is a professional triathlete from North Vancouver, and the 2003, 50 km Ultra Marathon National Champion. A successful vegan ironman, Brendan contributes to our magazine with a feature called Ask the Vegan Athlete. In each issue Brendan answers questions posed by readers and offers advice to other athletes who choose to eat a plant-based diet.
Brendan is the author of Thrive: a Guide to Optimal Health and Performance Through Plant-Based Whole Foods. His website addresses concerns of vegetarian athletes, provides a forum for vegan athletes, and includes his schedule of activities.
For more info visit his website at http://www.brendanbrazier.com
It amazes me how little attention the value of balanced pH has garnered from the mainstream medical world. Positive acid/alkaline balance is one of the most important factors in athletic performance. In my opinion, by disregarding this fact, sport supplement manufactures have significantly reduced the effectiveness of their products. In fact some of the energy bars currently on the market are the worst offenders. Processed for the sake of shelf life and convenience, and consequently denatured and acid forming,many energy bars are not much more than disguised junk food.
When acidic forming food is consumed, starting with digestion and continuing until elimination, it produces toxins that the body must deal with. Denatured foods are toxin producers and as a result have the greatest negative impact on pH balance within the body. Highly refined and processed, denatured foods are void of any usable nutrients, yet retain their caloric value - the worst combination. Toxins in the body lead to premature aging through cell degeneration. Aside from food, most prescription drugs, artificial sweeteners and synthetic vitamin and mineral supplements are extremely acid forming. Brendan Brazier
Athletes in peak training are the most affected by acidosis. Vigorous exercise creates stress in terms of muscle trauma caused by the workout. Physiologically speaking, hard exercise is the stressor but equally important is rest and recovery. The correct balance of theses two opposing elements is the recipe for growth. Already physically stressed, many athletes also must deal with various types of performance anxiety. An increased metabolism is yet another factor athletes are met with, further lowering pH. Furthermore, athletes require more food in general with an emphasis on protein to aid muscle recovery.
For recovery to be expedited, alkalizing foods, such as those rich in chlorophyll, need to be consumed soon after exercise. Protein must also be consumed to help repair broken-down muscle tissue. As with processed energy bars, numerous sport supplements touted as post-work-out recovery agents contain highly processed, manufactured proteins usually in the form of denatured isolates, which are acid forming. Suggesting they be consumed soon after a workout will fulfill the body's need for protein, but completely neglect its need for pH balancing.
The paradox is this; most protein sources are highly acid forming, yet the highly alkaline forming foods are generally low in protein. This can be overcome if the protein sources are chosen carefully. Raw, unprocessed, natural, hemp protein, for example, measures at about 50% protein, yet is greatly less acid forming than common denatured ones such as soy and whey. Hemp's higher pH level can be attributed in part to chlorophyll content, responsible for its green colour.
Chlorella is another great protein-rich pH booster, containing almost 70% protein, yet it is highly alkalizing. As a general rule, the most alkalizing foods are raw, unprocessed, whole, and rich in chlorophyll. Raw, sprouted legumes such as lentils, beans, and seeds are also a superior source of alkalizing protein. Also, a diet high in leafy green vegetables, which are excellent sources of chlorophyll, will help insure the system remains alkaline even when stress levels are elevated.
In addition to curtailing recovery, pH imbalance is a trigger for many ailments. Those who maintain an acidic environment within their body are also prone to fatigue. Since acidity is a stressor, cortisol levels rise resulting in impaired sleep quality, thus further exacerbating the problem.
Contrary to popular belief, it is stress and the over consumption of acid-forming foods, not a lack of dietary calcium, that lead to most cases of poor bone health and eventually osteoporosis. The blood itself will always remain neutral as this is imperative for survival. However, if the body is consistently fed acid-forming denatured foods and supplements, or encounters stress from othe sources, it must take measures to ensure a neutral blood pH is maintained. To do so, the body pulls alkaline calcium from the bones. Over time, the bones become weaker as a result of this survival mechanism.
The conventional way of treating low calcium levels and osteoporosis is to simply suggest the person "take" more calcium, usually in the form of tablets. The calcium source in tablets is generally derived from materials such as oyster shells, bovine bone meal, coral and dolomite (rock), all of which are extremely hard and unnatural for the body to assimilate. The large size and recommended daily number to be consumed is a testament to their poor bioavailability. The body must work very hard to get calcium from these sources, another reason why this method of boosting calcium levels in our body is inferior.
Low-grade metabolic acidosis as it is termed, is another symptom of an over- acidic body. It has been cited as a leading cause of several health concerns such as the development of kidney stones, loss of bone mass, and the reduction of growth hormone, therefore resulting in a decline in lean muscle mass and an increase of body fat. Since low-grade metabolic acidosis affects the ody at a cellular level it is also responsible for an increase in the fabrication of free radicals, and a loss in cellular energy production. In addition to these serious concerns, viral and bacterial growth is able to thrive in an acidic body, possibly leading to a wide variety of diseases. On the other hand, disease is rare in an alkaline body; cancer, for example, cannot develop in an alkaline environment.
Though diet has the single greatest impact on the body's pH balance, there are other things that can also help. For example, taking time out of a busy schedule to do something pleasurable yet seemingly unproductive can actually be a key ingredient to improved pH balance, improved health and longevity.
Baking Soda & Maple Syrup Cancer Remedy
by Stephanie Relfe B.Sc. (Sydney)
I had always wondered, since most people's health problems are partly owing to being too acidic, if it would be a good idea to take baking soda, since it is so alkaline. Well, it turns out that there is a story to that, whereby simple baking soda and maple syrup cooked gently together were said to stop and even heal cancer.
“There is not a tumor on God’s green earth that cannot be licked with a little baking soda and maple syrup.” That is the astonishing claim of controversial folk healer Jim Kelmun who says that this simple home remedy can stop and reverse the deadly growth of cancers. His loyal patients swear by the man they fondly call Dr. Jim and say he is a miracle worker. “Dr. Jim cured me of lung cancer,” said farmer Ian Roadhouse. “Those other doctors told me that I was a goner and had less then six months to live. But the doc put me on his mixture and in a couple of months the cancer was gone. It did not even show up on the x-rays.”
Dr. Jim discovered this treatment accidentally somewhere in the middle of the last century when he was treating a family plagued by breast cancer. There were five sisters in the family and four of them had died of breast cancer. He asked the remaining sister if there was anything different in her diet and she told him that she was partial to sipping maple syrup and baking soda.
Since then, reported by a newspaper in Ashville, North Carolina, Dr. Jim dispensed this remedy to over 200 people diagnosed with terminal cancer and amazingly he claims of that number 185 lived at least 15 more years and nearly half enjoyed a complete remission of their disease. When combined with other safe and effective treatments like transdermal magnesium therapy, iodine, vitamin C, probiotics and other items like plenty of good sun exposure, pure water and clay treatments we should expect even higher remission rates.
It is important not to use baking soda which has had aluminum added to it. The Cancer Tutor site reports that Arm and Hammer does have aluminum but the company insists that is not true. One can buy a product which specifically states it does not include aluminum or other chemicals. (e.g. Bob's Red Mill, Aluminum-Free, Baking Soda). Sodium bicarbonate is safe and extremely inexpensive.
Some people believe that this works because the cancer cells love sugar and gobble up the maple syrup, and in the process give a free ride for the baking soda right into the cancer cell. The baking soda is like cyanide to cancer cells, for it hits the cancer cells with a shock wave of alkalinity, which allows much more oxygen into the cancer cells than they can tolerate. Cancer cells cannot survive in the presence of high levels of oxygen.
My husband and I take a teaspoon of this daily, every now and again. The key to heating it is to put it on a super, super low temperature. Once the maple syrup is burned, it tastes TERRIBLE. But if you keep it just warm enough to fizz and mix for five minutes, so the two substances get combined, then it tastes quite pleasant. This sure can't hurt. 100% pure maple syrup is also very good for you
The nice thing about this remedy, is that you can do it at the same time as anything else you are doing.
Mix 3 parts organic maple syrup with 1 part Aluminum free baking soda ( Red Mill Brand) stir with low heat (not over 120 degrees) for 5-10 minutes and take 3 tsp per day for 1 to 2 months. If it tastes terrible, you burned it, which is easy to do. Change diet to no meat and especially no sugar!! and no white flour.
A SECRET OF ANTI-AGING
By Stephanie Relfe & Michael Relfe
Anti aging is possible. The body is designed to heal and repair itself with the aid of proper nutrition. The body requires two vital materials to complete this - energy and raw material. These two requirements are needed to maintain the cell's proper functions. The body is made up of cells and all cells are living. All living things need food. Each cell needs the proper food to keep it strong. Cells die and replace themselves at various intervals. To understand anti-aging, understand that when a cell replaces itself it has three options that it can replace itself with:
1. A cell may replace itself with a weaker cell each time. A cell will do this if it hasn't had the right nutritional foods available to it. This process is called degeneration.
2. A cell can replace itself with the same strength cell. This means the body doesn't improve. That is, you have a chronic condition.
3. The cell is capable of replacing itself with a stronger and better cell. This will happen only if the cell has an abundance of energy and the right raw materials. This process is called regeneration. It is anti-aging.
Many of the foods that we have been told are good for us in actual fact may cause degeneration. This can be shown by muscle testing. Your kinesiologist can supply you with information on which foods to avoid to stop degeneration, and which foods to buy to aid regeneration and anti-aging.
Foods which usually cause degeneration and aging are:
High levels of carbohydrate
A MAJOR cause of aging is heavy metals. Virtually all of us suffer from heavy metal toxicity. Chelation can help.
Foods which can help regeneration and anti-aging include
RAW seeds, soaked and sprouted grains. Also raw nuts, but not as much.
In addition, frequent drinks of good water is crucial. We believe the best water is water that has been filtered by reverse osmosis. Next best would be spring water. Tap water is not as good because of the chlorine and the fluoride (although it is better than nothing). Distilled water is not as good for you - its energy has been altered. In Europe distilled water is labelled ``not for human consumption". Mineral water is not as good because the minerals are not in a form your body likes. Water that comes from the top of mountains is no good because, according to genius Victor Schauberger, it is lacking in oxygen. Many people's health problems and anti-aging would improve if they would just drink more good water!
Nutritionists like to divide food into a number of different groups. I suggest that you think about dividing food up into two food groups. One group produces acids when it is digested. The other group produces alkalies when it is digested. Our bodies are constantly producing waste products, much the same as the exhaust coming from the back of your car. Waste products are acidic. They are called toxins. Toxins cause tiredness, pain and aging. Therefore, if you want more energy and less pain and anti-aging, you need to eat less acid-producing food.
Foods that produce acids are carbohydrates and proteins. 'Foods' such as tea, coffee, softdrinks, sugar, flavourings, artificial sweetener and preserved meats are even more acidic i.e. toxic. And pollutants (such as heavy metals) and pesticides are even worse.
To neutralise an acid you need an alkali. The main foods that produce alkalis are fruit and vegetables, particularly leafy, green vegetables, such as sprouts, parsley and cabbage. That is why people should eat LOTS of fruit and especially vegetables, for anti-aging. Raw is best. And steamed is much, much better than boiled (as it retains the vitamins and minerals). Also organic cottage cheese and yogurt.
Once you begin to understand this, it is easy to see why so many people are suffering from health problems. Have a look at what people put into their shopping carts next time you are at the supermarket. (Lots of white bread, soft drinks and preserved meats). And have a look at what people have on their plate next time you are in a restaurant. Lots of carbohydrate and protein, and very few vegetables, except maybe for some lettuce.
This is not to say that we don't need protein and complex carbohydrates. We do. The key is BALANCE. We need to balance the acid-producing foods we eat with much more alkali-producing foods, especially if we suffer from symptoms such as tiredness, pain, illness, gas and skin problems.
The other thing to bear in mind is that the body has hundreds of different chemical reactions going on, for which it needs at least NINETY different things, including vitamins, minerals and essential fatty acids. Therefore, people need more variety in their diet, to ensure that they get everything their body needs, for effective anti-aging.
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