PHantastic PHacts

Do you understand the importance of alkaline and acid in the body?

The most important thing to know is that illness is caused by acid.  If I could teach you one thing…this would be it. Acid and alkaline balance is important to your health.  I never even knew about my bodies PH balance before my journey into health.

THIS IS THE FACT: Illness is caused by Acidification

Alkaline-acid balance is one of the big keys to health.  Once you master this in your diet.  You will thrive.  You will be surprised by all the diseases and ailments that are caused by acidity in the diet…and then in the body.   Acidity causes disturbance in your enzymes, demineralization and seriously harmful acid activity.

If you are too acidic you may suffer from the following; No Energy, Depression, Nervousness and Agitation, Low Stress Threshold, Tooth and Gum Disease, Conjunctivitis, Cracking at the corners of your lips, Acidic diarrhea, Mineral and Calcium Depletion of Bones, Osteoporosis, Inflamed Intestines, Burning in the bladder, Runny nose and Chills, Dry Skin, Thin Nails, Dull, Dry Hair, Leg Cramping, Rheumatism, Arthritis, Sciatica, Tendinitis, Migrant Joint Pains.  You obviously get my point, it can raise havoc on every bone, muscle, ligament and cell in our bodies.

UNDERSTAND PH BALANCE:
The pH scale goes from 0 to 14
The numbers below 7 are acidic (low on oxygen)
The numbers above 7 are alkaline

THIS IS IMPORTANT…

Blood, lymph and cerebral spinal fluid in the human body are designed to be slightly alkaline at a pH of 7.4.

At a pH slightly above 7.4 cancer cells become dormant
At pH 8.5 cancer cells will die while healthy cells will live. 

THIS IS WHAT YOU MUST DO:

60-80% of the diet should be alkaline
20-40% should be acidic for an optimum result.

ACIDIC DIETS EAT UP YOUR MINERALS WHILE ALKALIZING DIETS REPLENISH YOUR MINERALS

So, what is acidic?  Fried foods, animal products you get it.  Alkaline is the good green stuff.   When you eat acidic food, your body works like crazy to bring it back to an alkaline state…that is how you get sick it robs your mineral stores to overcompensate and this is where the trouble comes in.

The standard American diet (sad) is acidic, burgers, cheese, coffee all the stuff that gets eaten every day is eating up all the good things in your body.  You need your minerals.  Your body does not replenish its minerals.  Once you use them, they are gone.  If you want more you need to eat them.  Minerals help your body to build essentials to its health; proteins, enzymes, hormones, etc. Foods that are high in minerals are alkaline.

A BONUS!!

You can exercise to improve your PH balance!  Exercise helps the body to balance its PH. (If you are looking for an exercise program to help get you moving, please check out my site. I will help you every step of the way by giving you motivation, encouragement and that swift kick in the booty when you need it. )

Here is a nice little food list of things that you should avoid and others you should enjoy!

AVOID

  • cold-water fish
  • beef
  • venison
  • pork
  • wild game
  • poultry
  • shellfish
  • eggs
  • milk (raw and pasteurized)
  • butter
  • cheese
  • cream
  • synthetic supplements
  • pharmaceutical drugs
  • sugar
  • coffee
  • margarine
  • roasted peanuts
  • soft drinks
  • isolated soy protein
  • isolated whey protein

ENJOY!

  • asparagus
  • beets
  • bell peppers
  • broccoli
  • carrots
  • cauliflower
  • chlorella
  • celery
  • chicory
  • cucumbers
  • kelp
  • leafy greens
  • radish
  • spirulina
  • sprouts
  • zucchini
  • buckwheat
  • millet
  • quinoa
  • amaranth
  • stevia
  • beans
  • peas
  • cold pressed hemp, flax and borage seed oil
  • apples
  • cantaloupe
  • lemons
  • limes
  • mangoes
  • melons
  • avocados
  • papayas
  • pomegranates
  • bananas
  • strawberries
  • flax seed
  • hemp seed
  • white chia seed
  • sesame seed
  • almonds
  • coconut
  • brazil nuts

There are lots of home tests on the market you can purchase to test your PH. I think some are better than others for sure, here is the one I like.  I do not do it very much anymore now that I in general I have my diet down but they are good to pull out and use every once in awhile.

Remember making changes to your diet is not always easy so go slow and be easy on yourself. Take it one day at a time and just always try and do better the next day. I know you can do it and I know it works.

 

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