Balancing the pH is a major step toward well-being
and greater health.
Human blood pH should be slightly alkaline ( 7.35
- 7.45 ). A pH of 7.0 is neutral. A pH below 7.0 is
acidic. A pH above 7.0 is alkaline. 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.
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.
The reason acidosis is more common in our society
is mostly due to the typical American diet, which is far too high
in acid producing animal products like meat, eggs and dairy, and
far too low in alkaline producing foods like fresh vegetables.
Additionally, we eat acid producing processed foods like white flour
and sugar and drink acid producing beverages like coffee and soft
drinks. We use too many drugs, which are acid forming; and
we use artificial chemical sweetners like NutraSweet, Spoonful,
Sweet 'N Low, Equal, or Aspartame, which are poison and extremely
acid forming. One of the best things we can do to correct
an overly acid body is to clean up the diet and lifestyle.
To maintain health, the diet should consist of
60% alkaline forming foods & 40% acid forming foods.
To restore health, the diet should consist of
80% alkaline forming foods & 20% acid forming foods.
Generally, alkaline forming foods include: most
fruits, green vegetables, peas, beans, lentils, spices, herbs and
seasonings, and seeds and nuts.
Tabletop sweeteners like (NutraSweet, Spoonful,
Sweet 'N Low, Equal or Aspartame), pudding, jam, jelly, table salt
(NaCl), beer, yeast, hops, malt, sugar, cocoa, white (acetic acid)
vinegar, processed cheese, ice cream, beef, lobster, pheasant, barley,
cottonseed oil, hazelnuts, walnuts, brazil nuts, fried foods, soybean,
and soft drinks, especially the cola type. To neutralize a
glass of cola with a pH of 2.5, it would take 32 glasses of alkaline
water with a pH of 10.
Whey Protein Powder
Apple Cider Vinegar
Fresh Fruit Juice
Alkaline Antioxidant Water
NOTE: There are several versions of the Acidic and Alkaline Food chart to be found in different books and on the Internet. The following foods are sometimes attributed to the Acidic side of the chart and sometimes to the Alkaline side. Remember, you don't need to adhere strictly to the Alkaline side of the chart, just make sure a good percentage of the foods you eat come from that side.
1. Excellent for EMERGENCY
SUPPORT for colds, coughs, sore throats, heartburn, & gastro
upsets. 2. Good for a yearly fast.
For several days eat whole melon, chew pips well & eat also.
Super alkalizing food. 3. Substitute for gelatin, more nourishing. 4. Stimulating, non-irritating
body healer. Good for endocrine system. 5. Purifies kidneys. 6. Powerful acid reducer
detoxing to produce acid urine temporarily... causing alkalinity
for the long term. 7. Natural sugars give alkalinity.
Added sugar causes juice to become acid-forming. 8. Depends on vege's content
and sweetness. 9. Enzyme rich, superior digestibility. 10. High calcium content.
Cornflour substitute. 11. Elevates acid food 5.0 in alkaline
direction. 12. Vegetable content raises alkalinity. 13. Substitute for coca; mineral rich. 14. Winter squash rates 7.5.
Butternut & sweeter squash rates 8.0. 15. Genuine fermented for 1 ½ years otherwise
6.0. 16. Raw unpasteurized is a digestive
aid to increase HCL in the stomach. 1 tablespoon, plus honey
& water before meals. 17. Soak 12 hours, peel skin to
eat. 18. Sundried, tree ripened, otherwise 6.0. 19. Using sea-salt and apple cider
vinegar. 20. Contains sea minerals.
Dried at low temperatures. 21. Range from 7.0 to 8.0. 22. Sprouted grains are more alkaline.
Grains chewed well become more alkaline. 23. High sodium to aid digestion. 24. High levels of utilizable
calcium. Grind before eating. 25. Alkalinity and digestibility
higher. 26. Heating causes fats to harden
and become indigestible. 27. High mucous production. 28. Mucous forming and hard to digest. 29. When sprouted dry beans rate
7.0. 30. Contain acid-forming benzoic
and quinic acids. 31. Full of iron. 32. Unrefined wheat is more alkaline. 33. High quality red wine, no
more than 4 oz. daily to build blood. 34. Good quality, well brewed - up to 5.5.
Fast brewed beers drop to 5.0. 35. Most are white sugars with golden syrup
added. 36. Organic, fresh ground-up to
5.5. 37. Cheaper brands drop to 5.0,
as does over-indulgence. 38. Leaches minerals. 39. Bleached- has no goodness. 40. Poison! Avoid it.
"Man who say it
cannot be done should not interrupt man doing it."
- Chinese Proverb
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