Мany people do not know that an acidic body is a breeding ground for cancer, excess weight, pain and many health issues.
Alkalizing or ‘balancing the pH of your body’ will provide your body with a level of nutrition that it can use to maintain optimal health.
it is vital for our survival to maintain a blood pH of 7.365
There are other varying pH levels within our body that also need to be maintained, but have greater fluctuation, like our urine. They reflect quite directly the food we consume. A poor diet is very taxing on your body as it has to constantly maintain homeostasis, which it undergoes at all times, struggling to obtain alkalizing nutrients from organs and bones thus depleting their necessary stores.
A prolonged acidic diet will eventually make small incremental changes to our blood, making it more acidic. Even the smallest variation in our blood = big problems. An overly acidic body provides a perfect breeding ground for bacteria & disease.
bacteria & disease, especially cancer cells, cannot thrive in an alkaline body
Enjoy lots of alkaline foods and minimize acidic ones.
80% alkaline, 20% acidic foods each day is ideal
Activities like yoga, meditation, long walks, pampering baths, quiet reading and healthy relationships is the other half of the battle in maintaining a healthy body for a life of longevity, free of disease
Тop five tips for alkalizing:
• Veggies, veggies and more veggies! Veggies are whole foods minus the extreme sugars that feed disease, and are packed with the nutrients from the soil- that are meant to be transferred to our bodies via our cropsEnjoy a proportion of 80% veggies either raw, lightly cooked, blended and juiced and be sure to focus on lots of green chlorphyll rich veggies that convert to greater amounts of energy!
• Low sugar fruits. Lemons, limes, grapefruit, avocados, and berries are the most ideal fruits to consume. Sugar feeds disease, so moderation is necessary to maintain health. Enjoy other fruits as an occasional treat to minimize your intake, and avoid fruit juice altogether unless freshly pressed in small quantities on occasion.
• Consume only 20% each day of acidic foods. This should represent only whole unprocessed foods including plant and organic animal protein, whole grains (preferrably sprouted), nuts, seeds, and some fruit.
• Water, water, alkaline water. By increasing your water intake each and every day you will increase all body functions that all require water in some way. If this water is pure and alkalized it will optimize these functions.
Flushing toxins is vitally important and without water we can’t eliminate these properly and they become lodged and cause problems. Shoot for 3-4 litres a day, one upon waking, two between meals and one in the evening. Adding lemon will increase the alkalinity, as will a little pinch of Himalayan sea salt, if you don’t have the means to get an alkaline filter which will filter & increase the pH of your water.
• Reduce your stress and erase negative thoughts. I have to work at this daily to maintain a healthy state.
We should avoid:
• Sugar. One of the most acidic things to the body is sugar. It’s a poison that kills. All sugars, even those from fruit, are recognized as sugar by the body and an excess causes disease.
• Dairy. It is highly mucous causing although it is slightly alkaline in nature. In the rare case that one could acquire raw dairy one might argue it’s benefits, but realistically we shouldn’t be drinking the milk of other animals that is meant to nuture the lives of their offspring as we don’t have the enzymes to break it down properly after about the age of 2. Stimulants like coffee, alcohol, sodas, chocolate, sugar – these should be avoided altogether for those in a disease state and used only on occasion otherwise. It takes 32 glasses of alkaline water to balance 1 can of pop, and 8 glasses for one glass of wine, so imagine how difficult it is for our bodies to correct the imbalance when you have these.
• Processed foods. Your cart should be mostly filled with veggies and whole foods. In a restaurant setting do your best to include a salad and/or veggies in your choices.
• Living in a constant state of unhappiness & stress. Only you can change your life and choosing not to improve your situation is a recipe for disease.
Many folks misunderstand the way alkaline food affects our bodies. On the outside or our body a lemon is acidic, but once consumed it leaves an alkaline ash which supports body functions within. Adding lemon to your water, warm or room temperature is an excellent way to alkalize your body.
A stip of yellow litmus paper (availble at most health stores) will react with your urine and show on a scale the degree of alkalinity in your body fluid. Testing your saliva is not nearly as acurate.
average pH of around 7.0-8.0 is a good place to be. Even higher is ideal for reversing disease.
Testing your urine at varying times of the day will yield varying results. After a night of rest your body has been busy detoxing thus your first pee of the day will reflect a greater level of acidity. The second one, before ingesting food, only water, will give you a more acurate picture. Mid afternoon is a good time to measure especially after a balanced meal. Be sure to take your pH for a few days and chart it and take a look at the fluctuation to see how you are doing depending on your diet. This is an indication of how your body is correcting your pH depending on your diet.
With an alkaline lifestyle there is no portion control or calorie counting.
The reason cholesterol levels soar in the body is to repair the severe damage caused to the arteries by acidic blood, which scours your arterial walls like a harsh scrub with steel wool. By simply following an alkaline diet cholesterol levels have been known to drop with in days and weeks. Most diseases and inflammation are caused by an acidic body. They can be reversed by alkalizing the body, and will not occur in an alkaline body..