ALKALIZING: What the Experts Say

Alkalizing Test

A seven-year study conducted at the University of California, San Francisco, on 9,000 women showed that those who have chronic acidosis are at greater risk for bone loss than those who have normal pH levels. Many of the hip fractures among middle-aged women are connected to high acidity caused by a diet rich in animal foods and low in vegetables. – American Journal of Clinical Nutrition

“The countless names of illnesses do not really matter. What does matter is that they all come from the same root cause…too much tissue acid waste in the body!” – Dr. Theodore A. Baroody in his remarkable book Alkalize or Die.

“Immune cells that are too acid or too alkaline do not produce antibodies or cytokines (chemical messengers to regulate other immune cells), and they have impaired phagocytosis (the ability to engulf and destroy microbes). As a result, the affected individual becomes susceptible to viral, bacterial, fungal and other infectious microbes as well as cancer,” says Dr. William Lee Cowden

Acid/alkaline imbalance causing disease is not a new concept. In 1933, Dr. William Howard Hay from New York published A New Health Era in which he maintains that all disease is caused by “self-poisoning” due to acid accumulation in the body.An overly acidic condition weakens the body and can become dangerous. Our body requires a slightly alkaline condition to function well. Blood, for example, needs to be 7.4 pH. A shift in blood pH of just 0.2 could result in death. Obviously, the body does not want to die so it is forced to borrow minerals (calcium, sodium, potassium and magnesium) from vital organs and bones to neutralize the acid (possible cause of so much osteoporosis despite high dairy consumption?).

A condition of high acidity may go undetected for years, causing the body to suffer prolonged damage.

Are you too acidic? We know what a dirty fish tank looks like! The water fish swim in needs to be the correct pH for fish to live. Plants flourish when the soil is at the right pH level. We pH balance our fish tanks and soil, why not pH balance our bodies?

Life only exists where there’s balance, and your body is totally regulated by pH!

There are many other ailments that are caused by over-acidity.

While there are other ways to decrease acidity, diet is your obvious first step.

So How Do We Balance Our pH through diet?

Our typical diet consists mostly of acidifying foods meat, poultry, dairy, grains cereals & sugars.

Common habits like tobacco, coffee, tea and alcohol are extremely acidifying.

Alkaline foods such as fruits and vegetables are often eaten in much smaller quantities – not enough to neutralize the excess of acidifying foods we consume.

Our body is approximately 20 percent acidic and 80 percent alkaline.

It is recommended that we consume approximately 20 percent acidic foods and 80 percent alkaline foods. Instead of the other way around!

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Blood Type and Diet

Blood Type & Diet

Michael Lam, MD, MPH

According to Dr. Peter DÁdamo, author of Eat Right For Your Type, a chemical reaction occurs between your blood and the foods you eat. This reaction is part of your genetic inheritance. This reaction is caused by a factor called Lectins. Lectins, abundant and diverse proteins found in foods, have agglutinating properties that affect your blood. So when you eat a food containing protein lectins that are incompatible with your blood type antigen, the lectins target an organ or bodily system and begin to agglutinate blood cells in that area. Read more

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