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THE ALKALINE DIET
The alkaline diet -- also known as nutripathy -- is based on the proposition that alkalinity in the cells of the body is conducive to health, while acidity is conducive to illness. When foods are metabolised in the cells, they are effectively "burned up" and leave behind an "ash". This ash tends to be either alkaline, acidic or neutral, depending largely on the mineral content of the food. This state of alkalinity or acidity can be measured and charted on a scale -- known as the pH scale -- which goes from zero to fourteen. A rating of 7 is neutral, less than 7 is acidic and more than 7 is alkaline. The human bloodstream is rated at 7.4, which is mildly alkaline. The human body goes to great lengths to maintain the blood at 7.4, if necessary drawing alkaline minerals from the cells. If the body has to draw too many minerals from the cells, however, the result is acidity, which is conducive to a large variety of illnesses. To maintain alkalinity in the body, it is necessary to consume foods that supply the necessary alkaline minerals. The balance of foods should be in the ratio of four parts of alkaline foods to one part of acid-forming food. This ratio is necessary because it takes four parts of alkaline to neutralise one part of acid. In short, the diet should be 80% alkaline foods and 20% acidforming foods. MY EXPERIENCE I first heard of the alkaline diet back in the 60s, when I found the statement, in a book on nutrition, that the diet should be 80% alkaline and 20% acidic. At that time I failed to follow up on the
idea, but its existence in a book in the 60s shows that there is nothing new about the idea. I thought nothing more about the idea until 2003 -- a long time between drinks, one might say -- when a product called Unique Water came on the market in Australia. When I checked their website, I found they were basically talking about the old idea that alkalinity was conducive to health and acidity was conducive to illness. In the case of Unique Water, they were putting the emphasise on the alkaline mineral magnesium. Unique Water contained a certain amount of magnesium in the form of magnesium bicarbonate. This form of magnesium exists only in water, which is why they had to market it as a particular form of bottled water. For purely economic reasons, I proceeded to test the idea without the benefit of Unique Water. This involved changes to the diet, putting the emphasis on eating more of the foods that provide alkaline minerals. Naturally, I also looked at the question of mineral supplements. It is not all that easy to have an alkaline diet, because most foods that we eat are acid-forming. Vegetarians and such people might find it easier, but for most of us, an alkaline diet is rather difficult. After researching alkaline foods on the internet, I found a page that described the use of sodium bicarbonate for neutralising acids in the body. This practice has been researched thoroughly for sporting purposes, where sodium bicarbonate (or baking soda, as it is also known) has been found to neutralise the buildup of lactic acids in the body after certain sports. I proceeded with some changes to my diet plus the use of sodium bicarbonate in the recommended dose, which is 0.3 grams per kilo of body weight. The dietary changes were simple enough. I threw out the black pepper, which is acid-forming, as
well as the peanut butter. I replaced all dairy products, which are acid-forming, with soy products. I started eating oranges instead of apples and bananas, which are more acid-forming because of their fruit sugar (sugar is acid-forming). I did not eliminate all forms of junk food or acid-forming foods because, unfortunately, I have a sweet tooth. (This is why I had to cheat by using sodium bicarbonate). I then settled down to await the results. Nothing happened for the first six months or so. After six or seven months, I began to notice results. The first thing that happened was that I lost my allergy towards grasses, which had previously caused my sinuses to block up. Suddenly I found that I could lay down on the grass without my sinuses blocking up. Next, I found that my arthritis was getting milder. Previously, I had found that, in my fifties as I was, I was developing pain in my feet, calf muscles, lower back, hips and knuckles. This pain was particularly strong when I got up from a sitting position or from laying down in bed. After six or seven months on the alkaline diet, however, I found that the pain had softened and was no more than a feeling of stiffness; stiff, but not painful. These improvements continued over the next few months. The pain and stiffness gradually disappeared completely. The sinuses continued to clear up and I lost the allergic reaction to house dust and mites as well as to grass. My neck felt less stiff and even my sleep settled down a little. Most surprising of all, however, was that I suddenly noticed a patch of new black hairs in the middle of my moustache. At first I just thought, "Where did that come from?" Then I noticed more black hairs to the left of the first patch, then another to the right. I then realized that the hair on top of my head was blacker than before. My hair was actually getting blacker instead of greyer, although the
In any case. (This development is in keeping with statements on the Unique Water website that alkalinity slows the ageing process. ALKALINE AND ACID FOODS (The following lists are a rough guide. sceptics might say that it was all nothing but placebo. so my subconscious simply imitated the results. my sleep was slightly better and my hair was blacker. I had definitely not read about hair turning black. after being on the diet for twelve months I had unambiguous proof that it works.) ALKALINE FOODS Soy Grapefruit Lima Beans Tomatoes Apricots Peaches Spinach Apples Turnips Grapes Raisins Bananas Almonds Watermelon Carrots Millet . because I had read about the alleged benefits on the Unique Water website. Now. "Try it for yourself." In short. They could easily say that I had read about the effect on arthritis and so forth. They are by no means comprehensive.) After twelve months on the alkaline diet I had very definite results: the arthritis had disappeared completely.moustache and beard never caught up with the hair on top. my neck was looser. the allergies had disappeared completely. However. the simple reply to the sceptics is.
Celery Cucumber Cantaloupe Potatoes Pineapple Cabbage Grapefruit Coconuts Oranges Lemons Limes Lettuce Watercress Buckwheat ACID-FORMING FOODS Oysters Breads Veal Nuts (except almonds) Most Fish Cheeses Organ Meats Lentils Liver Eggs Chicken Dairy Products Fowl Sugar Most Grains and Cereals Honey Rice Dried Fruits TWELVE MOST BASIC ALKALINE SALTS Ferric Phosphate -.necessary for oxygenating the blood Potassium Chloride -.necessary for oxygenating the cells of the skin Magnesium Phosphate -.a nerve stabiliser .essential nerve nutrient Potassium Sulphate -.necessary for the lining of body cells Potassium Phosphate -.
or by those on low-sodium diets.necessary as an eliminator.3 grams per kilo of body weight.a crucial blood purifier SODIUM BICARBONATE (Carb Soda.eliminates excess water Silicic Oxide -. Sodium Bicarbonate may cause gastrointestinal distress. . bones and gastric juices Calcium Sulphate -. bloating. cleanser and conditioner Calcium Fluoride -. Recommended dose -. once daily ONLY Higher doses of 0.necessary in teeth. Has numerous medical uses 3. diarrhoea and flatulence.important for the elasticity of tissues Calcium Phosphate -. leading to kidney problems. including nausea.regulates distribution of water Sodium Phosphate -. It may induce the milk-alkali syndrome.0.emulsifies fatty acids Sodium Sulphate -.5 grams per kilo of body weight have been tried but are no more effective 2.Sodium Chloride -. WARNINGS Sodium Bicarbonate should not be used by individuals with hypertension or kidney problems. Baking Soda) Researched for effective neutralization of lactic acid in the body 1. It should not be combined with MILK or CALCIUM supplements.
com Poll Do you have any experience of the alkaline diet or any other use of alkaline minerals? Yes No Maybe .(Time Warner Paperbacks. SODIUM BICARBONATE SHOULD ONLY BE USED UNDER MEDICAL SUPERVISION. Sodium Bicarbonate overdose can cause a HEART ATTACK.Robert Young -. VIEWguestboo k! SIGNguestboo k! WEBMASTER Top of Form htmlGEAR. FURTHER STUDY THE PH MIRACLE -.Sodium Bicarbonate supplementation may block the absorption of some other nutrients. 2002) Unique Water website -.loads of technical info on how it all works (Note: the author does not use Unique Water and does not have shares in the company) Nutripathy at Wikipedia Type"alkaline foods" into any search engine.
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ALKALIZING FOODS VEGETABLES Garlic Asparagus Fermented Veggies Watercress Beets Broccoli Brussel sprouts Cabbage Carrot FRUITS Apple Apricot Avocado Banana (high glycemic) Cantaloupe Cherries Currants Dates/Figs OTHER Apple Cider Vinegar Bee Pollen Lecithin Granules Probiotic Cultures Green Juices Veggies Juices Fresh Fruit Juice Organic Milk (unpasteurized) ACIDIFYING FOODS FATS & OILS Avocado Oil Canola Oil Corn Oil Hemp Seed Oil Flax Oil Lard Olive Oil Safflower Oil Sesame Oil NUTS & BUTTERS Cashews Brazil Nuts Peanuts Peanut Butter Pecans Tahini Walnuts DRUGS & CHEMICALS Chemicals Drugs. the ideal diet is 75 percent alkalizing and 25 percent acidifying foods by volume. Psychedelic Pesticides Herbicides ALCOHOL . Medicinal Drugs. You may find it useful to check your pH using our Personal pH Test Kit in order to find out if your selection is providing the desired balance. The presence of high acidity indicates that more of your foods should be selected from the alkalizing group. Allergic reactions and other forms of stress tend to produce acids in the body. to the urine. In general. and blood. saliva.Christine and Lea Papin (Text Copyright Neil Paton 2006) ESTABLISHED NOVEMBER 2006 Are You Eating Enough Alkaline Foods to Maintain Vital Health? This chart provides information that shows the contribution of various food substances to the acidifying of body fluids. and ultimately. People vary. but for most. it is important to eat a diet that contains foods from both sides of the chart.
and vitality. yeast and other unwanted organisms. Cow Cheese. But note Dr. Maintaining proper alkalinity is essential for life.an imbalance of alkalinity creates a condition favorable to the growth of bacteria. Our immune systems are becoming weaker and over-taxed in this war. interstitial and interstitial fluids.Cauliflower Celery Chard Chlorella Collard Greens Cucumber Eggplant Kale Kohlrabi Lettuce Mushrooms Mustard Greens Dulce Dandelions Edible Flowers Onions Parsnips (high glycemic) Peas Peppers Pumpkin Rutabaga Sea Veggies Spirulina Sprouts Squashes Alfalfa Barley Grass Wheat Grass Wild Greens Nightshade Veggies Grapes Grapefruit Lime Honeydew Melon Nectarine Orange Lemon Peach Pear Pineapple All Berries Tangerine Tomato Tropical Fruits Watermelon PROTEIN Eggs Whey Protein Powder Cottage Cheese Chicken Breast Yogurt Almonds Chestnuts Tofu (fermented) Flax Seeds Pumpkin Seeds Tempeh (fermented) Squash Seeds Sunflower Seeds Millet Sprouted Seeds Nuts Mineral Water Alkaline Antioxidant Water Green Tea Herbal Tea Dandelion Tea Ginseng Tea Banchi Tea Kombucha SWEETENERS Stevia SPICES/SEASONINGS Cinnamon Curry Ginger Mustard Chili Pepper Sea Salt Miso Tamari All Herbs ORIENTAL VEGETABLES Maitake Daikon Dandelion Root Shitake Kombu Reishi Nori Umeboshi Wakame Sea Veggies Sunflower Oil FRUITS Cranberries GRAINS Rice Cakes Wheat Cakes Amaranth Barley Buckwheat Corn Oats (rolled) Quinoi Rice (all) Rye Spelt Kamut Wheat Hemp Seed Flour DAIRY Cheese. . Sheep Milk Butter ANIMAL PROTEIN Beef Carp Clams Fish Lamb Lobster Mussels Oyster Pork Rabbit Salmon Shrimp Scallops Tuna Turkey Venison PASTA (WHITE) Noodles Macaroni Spaghetti OTHER Distilled Vinegar Wheat Germ Potatoes Beer Spirits Hard Liquor Wine BEANS & LEGUMES Black Beans Chick Peas Green Peas Kidney Beans Lentils Lima Beans Pinto Beans Red Beans Soy Beans Soy Milk White Beans Rice Milk Almond Milk The Importance of Your Body's pH Balance Each of us is at war and we don't even know it! The private war we each wage is a daily assault on our body by bacteria. Simply put . Pasteur's statement is now being called our biological terrain and comprises our body's digestive tract. time has proven him correct. health. Pasteur's dying words: "The germ is nothing. virus. Our bodies are alkaline by design and acid by function. In contrast. the inner terrain is everything. We have entered what might be referred to as critical mass when it comes to this bacterial warfare onslaught being waged against us by stronger and stronger killer bugs and bad bacteria. lymph system. They have long known that the maintenance of an alkaline pH in our tissues and cells is critical to cellular health. fungus. Since Louis Pasteur discovered the germ theory of disease that states germs are the cause of disease. urinary tract. and our urinary tract should be slightly acidic for healthy function. yeasts. All leading biochemists and medical physiologists have recognized pH (or the acid-alkaline balance) as the most important aspect of a balanced and healthy body." The inner terrain referred to in Dr. and molds. Even the medical profession's first line of defense (the antibiotic) is becoming less and less effective against resistant new strains being created daily as the bacteria mutate. our digestive tract (except for our normally alkaline mouth) has varying degrees of acid by design. blood. Goat Cheese. Processed Cheese.
Although these wastes are used for energy and function. Calcium is so biochemically active that it has been likened to an octopus. Life and death are in the biological terrain and the battle cry here is to reclaim your biological terrain. but in actuality it is not. unfriendly bacteria. Most people and clinical practitioners believe the immune system is the body's first line of defense. You see what is healthy for us is unhealthy for the body attackers and what is healthy for them is what is unhealthy for our body. A state of acidosis is simply the lack of oxygen and available calcium which the body uses to maintain its alkaline balance. But in order to supply enough calcium for buffering we must have enough calcium being absorbed from our diet or our body will simply rob the needed calcium from our bones and teeth. bacteria. The body will go to great lengths to neutralize and detoxify these acids before they act as poisons in and around the cell. Let's look at an example. microscopic bugs. and viruses. "they were always there". . All the cells (billions of them) that make up the human body are slightly alkaline. If we were to ask "What is killing us?". Calcium makes up 1. viruses." . It is very important. the harder it is for oxygen to be present. so our biological terrain also becomes more anaerobic. The biggest problem scientists have found is that over time the human body becomes depleted of calcium. and must maintain alkalinity in order to function and remain healthy and alive. A compound called mono-ortho-calcium phosphate is the chemical buffer for the blood. The answer is . molds. and these end products of cellular metabolism are acid in nature. As each alkaline cell performs its task of respiration. This buffer maintains the alkaline level (or the lack of acidity) in your blood. The more acidic we become. Where did they all come from? They did not sneak in . . mold. it secretes metabolic wastes. This is so important that some practitioners working with the inner biological terrain and its implications to the health of our bodies are beginning to say "There are no specific diseases. It is literally the human glue that holds the body together. the answer might be "ACIDOSIS"! It has been demonstrated that an acidic. Without adequate oxygenation. Then our cells cannot carry on their life-giving functions in a very efficient manner because our biological chemical reactions need oxygen. come back and open the door in two weeks.6% of our body weight. If the acidity level of your blood changes even slightly you die immediately. and fungus can live and prosper. No other ion can do this. Things will be growing and multiplying. It is simply that the environment changed to a more inviting and healthy one for the "critters" to live in. And it is the right size to easily get in and out of the human cell. ultimately changing the environment of the cell. Without it you would die. A calcium ion can hold onto seven other molecules while it grabs onto one molecule of water. alkaline environment to an unhealthy anaeorbic acidic environment. but more like a very sophisticated clean-up service. and there is only one disease. it takes a chain of nutrients into the cell and then leaves to get more nutrients. One example of this is the often painful lactic acid which is created through exercise. As it does this. And that one disease is acidosis. However their cellular activity creates acid and this acid is what gives the cell energy and function. We must instead look at the importance of pH balance as the first and major line of defense against sickness and disease and for health and vitality. anaerobic (lacking oxygen) body environment encourages the breeding of fungus.remember the door was sealed. what would we find? Mold. only specific disease conditions. If we were to seal the door to our freezer and then unplug it. bacteria.We live and die at the cellular level. they must not be allowed to build up. This can be likened to a shift in our biological terrain from a healthy oxygenated.
teeth. Osteoporosis is very confusing for many people. if the acid does come into contact with an organ the acid has a chance to eat holes in the tissue. We are in an era of malnutrition because the minerals aren't in the soil and they can't possibly get into our food chain. If you have Candida you will likely have bad bacteria. allowing fungus. we have to support the body nutritionally to build new cells. to the blood. Our dietary intake of calcium is not keeping up with the calcium buffering needed and we are actively pulling calcium from our bones and teeth. Many people have found that a return to a healthy inner biological terrain helps them to lose excess fat. It is known that acid gets stored in fat cells. Osteoporosis is an acidosis problem. your body may actually make fat to protect you from your overly-acidic self. It produces the calcium buffering compound Mono-ortho-calcium phosphate which raises your pH (makes your biological terrain more alkaline). we know our inner biological terrain is too acidic. One of the first warning signs of an acidic biological terrain is calcium deposits. stroke. This is a safety mechanism. or even cancer. As bone mass becomes depleted. and viral infections to flourish and gain a hold throughout the body. It all works like a little train. So as a defense mechanism. There are many ways to keep your body's biological terrain at a healthy alkaline environment. The oxygen level drops in this acidic environment and calcium begins to be depleted. parasites. As our biological terrain becomes acidic. to protect against the event of heart attack. Those fat cells and cellulite deposits may actually be packing up the acid and trying to keep it a safe distance from your organs. It is interesting to note that you often won't have just some of these invaders. and parasites because they all flourish in the same terrain. After it is under control. the bones. WHAT ARE THE FIRST THINGS WE CAN DO TO CHANGE ALL THIS? Call The Wolfe Clinic to order your Personal pH Test Kit. bad bacteria. Calcium is the one mineral that can really alkalize your body. This may cause the cells to mutate. and the most accurate tester available. from the bones to the fluids and cells. I've heard experts comment "if you don't want to take supplements. fungus. the body attempts to remain healthy. So. We must get in there and cleanse the body to get it under control. With hundreds of tests in a roll. and tissue. These include: • eating alkalizing foods including lots of green foods and super foods . Now your biological terrain's oxygen level drops leaving you tired and fatigued. The fat may be saving your vital organs from damage. mold. As we become more and more acidic the body starts to set up defense mechanisms to keep the damaging acid from entering our vital organs. and the tissues.The human body is very intelligent. Most people think they can eliminate it by increasing their consumption of milk and dairy products. After all. you can monitor your entire family's pH on a daily basis. What we have is lots of food but very little nutrient value in it. you haven't got a chance". A little known fact is that there has never been a scientifically proven association between calcium deposits in the body and nutritional calcium. In fact quite the opposite is found in the results of testing calcium deposits of the body. this is what we call osteoporosis. illness. But in the countries where the consumption of dairy products is very low the instances of osteoporosis is very rare. The quality of the supplements you do decide to take will make all the difference in the world because not all supplements are created equal. Calcium deposits come not from dietary calcium but from the structural calcium of our bones and teeth! So if calcium deposits are forming. When this happens we start losing calcium out of the blood. our pH level drops. As we saturate the body with calcium this brings the alkaline pH up and drops the acid levels down. it steals calcium from the bones. As the body becomes more acidic.
alkalize body fluids. One of the most obvious and dangerous is the nature of food consumption. Antioxidant power 3. Dietary phosphates are commonly found in all carbonated drinks. the cells can not perform properly and a person is at a higher risk of contracting a wide spectrum of acute and chronic diseases as well as experiencing physical deterioration and more rapid aging. It is a revolutionary nutritional supplement developed by Drs. and therefore our Biological Terrain. BENEFITS OF MICROHYDRIN™: . • This all takes time. Adding dietary calcium in the form of supplementation is generally difficult because of our body's inability to absorb and assimilate most forms of commonly available calcium. All of these changes have put even greater stresses on our body's innate ability to affect the chemistry of our body fluids. and urine: 1. improving the condition of all three characteristics which make up our Biological Terrain. As a result we see huge increases in the incidence of chronic and lifethreatening diseases. Food consumption in our most advanced countries has changed from nutritious raw foods to highly processed foods low in nutritional value. but has recently been recognized. and in all animal protein. Scientists who describe the environment of our cells measure three conditions of certain body fluids . It is the most powerful antioxidant available. "How can I adjust and maintain my Biological Terrain in the healthy range?" Fortunately we now have the ultimate nutraceutical to add to our nutritional arsenal. Microhydrin to your diet is simple and safe. It is not a drug. 3. Over 100. it releases much needed electrons into your body. Microhydrin™ is a special form of time-released silica hydride powder. who are known throughout the world for their long history of contributions to health care. 1. It increases electrical conductivity.• limiting our intake of phosphates which bind to calcium and prevent its absorption. pH. When consumed. Your logical question at this point is.in blood. It is not easy to reverse acidity once we become too acidic. The extreme importance of cellular environment has been mostly overlooked in the past. The best calcium supplement. air. The instrument used to test the body fluids is named the Biological Terrain Analyzer. The report that describes the overall environment of your cells based on those measurements. despite many technological advances in our society. Each molecule has an extra electron.Acid or Alkaline 2. During this century. we have seen many threatening declines. Scientists have found that when the biological terrain is out of the narrow healthy range. is called your Biological Terrain. It tends to increase pH-. saliva. The addition of the nutraceutical. Electrical conductivity. 2. which is 95% absorbable by the human body is ionic coral calcium.000 new chemicals have been introduced to our foods. Gael and Patrick Flanagan. and water.
Advanced Soil Based Organisms Ionic Coral Calcium HydraCel Spirulina Bioxy Cleanse That You Should NOT Ignore Why is it that the most important issue (your health) never gets addressed until you are sick? If you are aware of the warning signs. It then steals an electron from Beta Carotene which becomes a weaker free radical and steals from Vitamin E. a characteristic compatible with certain diseases.Water without minerals will not conduct electricity. Vitamin C gives up an electron. loss of energy. "is pH balance a luxury or a necessity?" When we get the body alkaline it can function correctly and utilize all nutrients better. Because our soils and the vegetables we eat are often depleted of trace minerals. and most internally generated toxins are acidic. emotionally. fungus. you can head off disaster. air and water. and other diseases. and bad bacteria should begin departing because they cannot exist in a healthy alkaline environment. This can lead to frequent fatigue. Damaging free radicals are created by normal activities. Warning Signs . making it harmless. ELECTRICAL CONDUCTIVITY . but will not be transmitted if minerals are inadequate in the body fluids between and inside the cells. The most important thing that you can do for your body is Reclaim Your Inner Terrain. Messages from cells to other cells are vital to their functions. An antioxidant is a compound that gives up an electron to a free radical.Free radicals are compounds which have lost 3. but also from contamination of our food. stress and our consumption of highly processed foods tend to create acidic body fluids. Let's learn to read the signs and take heed when our body starts to warn us of impending ill health. Microhydrin increases the electrical conductivity between your cells to promote better overall health.physically. Once you do. accelerated aging. poor mental function. and financially. All cellular waste. yeast. and becomes a weaker free radical. which can cause malignancy. Microhydrin increases the pH of your body fluids like no other alkalizing substance available. is the only antioxidant in the world that does not itself become a damaging free radical. You'll have to ask yourself.Pollution. and other diseases. 2. TOP PRODUCTS FOR PH BALANCING: Wellness Antioxidant Water Filtration System Royal Flora . with its extra electron. Good health requires getting the proper nutrition on a daily basis. our body fluids tend to be low in the minerals necessary to transmit vital messages. INCREASED pH . mold. Prevention is far less costly than disaster recovery . Microhydrin. INCREASED ANTIOXIDANT POWER . the parasites.1. the "little" symptoms that can lead to larger health problems. Our private war against the daily assaults of stronger and deadlier organisms and our fight to stay alkaline will not end with a magic cure. an electron and which tend to steal electrons from healthy cells.
pain of any kind means your body is in crisis? This means headaches. menstrual cramps . work with you and your body as a "whole" so that your body's build-in healing mechanism can give you balance and vital health.pain of any kind. neck aches. Treating any symptom as an isolated incident. back aches. only mask it. at The Wolfe Clinic. .Many of us don't know the "subtle" warning signals we experience on a daily basis. leg cramps. . without determining the root cause of the symptom. disease. and symptoms of ill health are related. that we have come to believe that the symptoms are "normal". will not fix it. rather than find the cause of them. we. On this basis. . There is no such thing as an "isolated" health problem in your body. If we only temporarily relieve the symptom and don't get to the root cause of it. Did you know that . some of the warning signs it will give you are: • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • indigestion or incomplete digestion bloating gas abdominal pain/cramps low back pain bladder/urination problems varicose veins water retention bad breath ear infections frequent sore throat dandruff dry/oily hair soft or brittle nails dry/oily skin sensitivity to perfumes and chemicals insomnia or irregular sleep patterns painful joints chronic tiredness headaches body aches and pains • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • acne and other skin disorders angina diarrhea and/or constipation hemorrhoids and/or protruding rectum fevers/night sweats hormonal imbalance breathing disorders pain/swelling/lumps of any kind painful menstruation bowel movements that do not float anal itching itchy eyes shortness of breath sensitive mouth/gums hiatal hernia low attention span foggy head dizziness nausea swollen abdomen How many commercial advertisements have you seen lately for products that are designed to "instantly" get rid of most of the symptoms listed above? And when the symptoms return. All illness. do you reach again for that "instant" fix? Did you ever wonder why the symptoms return again and again to haunt you? It's because the "cause" was not addressed. When your body is in crisis. We are bombarded daily by so many advertisements designed to mask these symptoms. it WILL escalate and cause further damage to your body.
We have been taught to feel embarrassed about talking or even thinking about our bowel movements. including cancer. that the stool floats and does not mark the toilet bowl. firstly. One or more bowel movements EVERY day is essential to good health. Your bowel movements can give you a clear picture daily as to whether the most important process of health is functioning properly. You reabsorb your own toxic waste. stool investigation will give you valuable information regarding your highway to health. These symptoms are warning signs of bigger health problems if they are not addressed properly. or black offensive smelling stool hard stool that sinks to the bottom of the toilet bowl and/or marks the bowl flat thin-like stool stool with many small bead-like bubbles slimy stool that appears to have mucous in it bowel movements that require effort on your part to excrete less than one complete bowel movement EVERY day. very dark brown. slate gray. we forget the importance of this vital key to good health. or totally black stool that is yellow. Just as you need to monitor what goes in your mouth. Stool Investigation If you have any of these warning signs in your bowel movements. and should float. you need to fix the situation before it escalates into chronic illness. as to the quality of their bowel movements. you must take action. Remember when they were babies and you did this on a regular basis? Remember when you took them to the doctor and one of the first questions he asked was about your child's bowel movements? Somewhere along the way. Learning what to look for in your bowel movements can prevent future illness and suffering. These are a physical indication that things are not well in your digestive tract. Your digestive tract is the assembly line for the food you eat. If this is not the case with your bowel movements. Stools should normally be soft. olive blue. the digestive tract. An unwell digestive system is always the start of bigger health problems that can lead to chronic disease. arthritis. Do not let this get in the way of your vibrant health. . You can be sure that someone with any chronic disease started out with one or more of these warning signals that were not heeded: • • • • • • • • • blood of any color in your stool . it is important to check with your children on a regular basis. What indicates a good bowel movement is. Mismanagement will only cause the digestive tract to become a cesspool. The large intestine is the sewer system of your body. diabetes. How does the rest of the body become toxic? The answer is "mismanagement of the large intestine". etc.Nature's Way of Telling You The quality of your bowel movements is nature’s way of telling you the level of health you are experiencing. dark red. blackish red. and this should occur a minimum of once per day. a medium brown color. orange.bright red. As embarrassing as it might be for both you and your children.
Here are the answers to questions I frequently get about these diets.D. Conversely. Can You Make Your pH More Alkaline? Your body has a complex system of checks and balances to keep its pH in a normal and healthy range: 7. increase your energy. the less hydrogen. your body automatically corrects itself to bring things back to normal by: • Increasing or decreasing respiration . tissues and cells aren't too acidic or alkaline. One of them is to make sure that the body's fluids. the more alkaline it is (high pH). Proponents of alkaline diets claim that when the body's pH is too acidic. . slowing down your breathing causes you to release less carbon dioxide. caffeine and processed foods . Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Brigham and Women's Hospital Previously published on Intelihealth. the more acidic it is (low pH).com. your risk for many conditions. they ignore all the facts. The body performs any number of intricate balancing acts daily. which lowers your pH making it less alkaline.When you breathe more rapidly. but stay in a healthy pH range.makes your body more acidic and that changing what you eat will change your pH.D. They also claim that eating too much of certain foods animal protein. • • • • • • Can You Make Your pH More Alkaline? Can an Alkaline pH "Kill" Cancer Cells? Can Diet Change the pH Balance of the Body? Are Urine and Saliva pH Test Strips a Good Way to Measure pH? Can an Alkaline Diet Be Harmful? Do Dieticians and Other Health Professionals Recommend Alkaline Diets? Advocates of alkaline diets claim that they help you lose weight. When your pH shifts outside this range and becomes too acidic or too alkaline. While their arguments sound persuasive. sugar. R. L. pH measures the concentration of hydrogen in a solution. This raises your pH so it becomes more alkaline and less acidic.If you have been in a health program for more than 6 weeks and you are not seeing "real" results. or if you have been experiencing recurring symptoms that never seem to go away.. 2006 Click here for a printable format. and even reduce your risk of heart disease and cancer. We know that people whose diets are high in fat and low in fiber are at higher risk of certain types of cancer.35 to 7. But claiming that restricting certain foods and eating others will make your pH "alkaline enough" to prevent cancer is more fiction than fact. May 3. Alkaline Diets and Cancer: Fact or Fiction? Stephanie Vangsness.N. If you recall high school chemistry. including cancer increases.45. The more hydrogen. you blow out more carbon dioxide. it is our opinion that the root cause of your symptoms has not yet been addressed.
Neutralizing substances in the blood such as bicarbonate and hemoglobin. Back to top Can an Alkaline Diet Be Harmful? Alkaline diets promote the exclusion of many foods. if your pH starts to become too high or alkaline. Are Urine and Saliva pH Test Strips a Good Way to measure the Body's pH? The only way to directly measure the body's pH is by testing your blood. substances also found in colorful fruits. However. In fact. Protein needs are higher in cancer patients. Conversely.7. mop up excess hydrogen ions and prevent pH from becoming too acidic. Rich in phytonutrients. which is good for gastrointestinal health and may help prevent colon cancer. your blood pH will barely change and only for a short time.35 . Can Diet Change the pH Balance of the Body? The body's pH levels may change slightly as a result of eating some foods. Similarly. Eliminating the excess . EFAs are needed to make healthy cells. especially those receiving chemotherapy. They've also shown that some chemotherapy drugs become more effective if the area around a tumor cell is altered to be more alkaline. even if you eat large quantities of these foods. Food Group Fats and Oils Dairy Beans and Legumes Benefits of the Food Group Provide essential fatty acids (EFAs). The bottom line: The body fights hard to keep your pH balanced. Excluding an entire family of foods can result in some potential anti-cancer benefits. It's nearly impossible to achieve and maintain a high-alkaline pH for a prolonged period of time. however. Beans and legumes are rich in fiber. For instance.Your kidneys excrete excess acidic substances into urine to prevent pH from becoming too low. not the pH of your blood. A list of foods often restricted on an alkaline diet is listed below. whereas meat products and cranberries may lower the pH of your urine. the body uses similar tools in reverse to bring down the pH.0). but will remain in the tightly held range of 7. Also a good source of vegetarian protein. the opposite effect could occur and have dangerous consequences. along with the reasons why these foods shouldn't be eliminated. Testing your urine only tells the pH of your urine. there are no human studies supporting alkaline diets for the prevention or treatment of cancer. vitamins and fiber. An excellent source of protein and vitamins. Back to top Can an Alkaline pH "Kill" Cancer Cells? First of all.• • "Mopping up" excess hydrogen ions . saliva test strips only measure the pH of your saliva. we can't assume that what happens in a test-tube also happens in the human body. Adequate vitamin D intake has been linked to increased survival from cancer.45. Test-tube studies. Contain phytonutrients. However. have shown that some cancer cells grow faster in an acidic solution. Fruits Do Dietitians and Other Health Professionals Recommend Alkaline Diets? . Urine is naturally more acidic and has a lower pH (~6. vegetables which help lower cancer risk and boost the immune system. specifically vitamin D and calcium. maintain immunity and combat inflammation. some fruits and vegetables as well as dairy products may raise the pH of your urine.
[TOP | HOME ] What do Clinical Studies suggest? We know that enzymes are essential for digestion and that enzymes only function at specific pH levels. Today millions of people world wide are following or further extending his basic principles to include other food types and such factors as individual and genetic metabolic differences. In 1911 Dr Hay introduced his Food Combining guidelines. Yet. which are also known as the Hay Diet. The Tao of Health. There's no scientific evidence at this time that alkaline diets are beneficial to humans. He also reduced his weight by 20 Kg. Although Dr Hay had many critics. To the amazement of his colleagues.365. He advised on a reduced consumption of acid forming foods. and one consumes them altogether indiscriminately. They argue that all food in the stomach is acidic and becomes alkaline in the duodenum and that the body has an effective . he had a complete remission of his symptoms in 3 months of changing his diet. His simple message was: eat whatever wholesome. Common sense tells you that you should provide your body with the required nutrients in the right combinations that it needs to digest the food and perform its functions. He focused on his food intake and the chemical process of digestion and the enzymes that are essential for this process. bright's disease and a dilated heart." Chia Ming. Studies of alkaline diets are limited to animal and test tube trials. Essential Knowledge for Eating and Drinking. he continued to lecture till his death. Source Daniel Reid. 1368 AD. nutritious food you like. just don't eat complex proteins and carbohydrates/sugars/fruits in the same meal because this will allow the digestive enzymes to work better. including the all important maintenance of an alkaline blood pH level of 7. chemists and some doctors maintain that the body needs no help from a dietary acid-alkaline angle with regards to digestion or to maintain an alkaline blood pH. There was no treatment available for bright's disease and dilated heart so Dr Hay decided to find a cure for his own symptoms. Sex and Longevity In 1908 Dr Howard Hay after practicing medicine for 16 years developed high blood pressure.No. Can Alkaline Diet and Alkaline Water Help You Lose Weight and Improve General Health? by James Khan Acid/Alkaline Food Combining History "If one does not know that the nature of substances may be opposed to each other. the vital organs will be thrown out of harmony and disastrous consequences will soon arise.
it has to sit and wait in the top of the stomach until the other food is digested.e. in whatever combination and the body will have no problems. you'd have to drink 32 glasses of alkaline water to neutralize the blood pH. proteins are digested in about four hours but a protein-starch mixture can still be digesting 13 hours later. before digestion has completed) can lead to fermentation and toxic by-products. Trophology: The Science of Food Combining. which means if you put fresh fruit on top of a big meal. that the sugary sweet. Calcium is the bodies most potent alkalizing agent. Pepsi or similar drink delivers a sugar fix equivalent to about 9 teaspoons of sugar straight into the blood stream. Pavlov's experiments with rats showed that that starches are digested in about two hours. it would kill you in a mater of minutes. gobbling up all the nutrients and leaving you with gas and metabolic wastes." Who is right? Are there any scientific studies to settle this issue? 1. 2. 3. Pavlov also showed that food taken on top (i. He explains. they argue.and the effects on bone density measured) suggests that calcium from the bones is used up in maintaining an alkaline blood pH balance.buffering system based on bicarbonates and an acid/alkaline diet or alkaline water has no effect on this. In other words. Cola Beverage Consumption This study of "Cola beverage consumption induces bone mineralization reduction in ovariectomized rats" (the rats were fed cola . putting strain on the system. the body reacts swiftly by drawing huge amounts of organic calcium from the bones and teeth and pouring it into the bloodstream to neutralize the excess acid and quickly restore alkaline balance. Ionized Water on Milk Yield . fizzy 'soft drink' is actually an 'acid bomb'. You can eat or drink what you like. "A 350 ml serving of Coke." Daniel Reid. for example. Pavlov's Experiments Probably the first scientific studies on digestion were conducted by Ivan Pavlov who became famous for his experiments on 'salivating dogs'. The researchers concluded: "These data suggest that heavy intake of cola soft drinks has the potential of reducing femoral mineral density". compared to eating then separately. To counter act this rise in pH.acid.5 . most fruits go straight through the stomach into the duodenum for digestion. and this defensive response mechanism is one of the main causes of osteoporosis. many people say that it gives them gas. What could account for this? "In fact. This happens when you eat fruit after a meal. Others like Daniel Reid disagree. during which delay bacteria attack the fruit and ferment it. a protein-starch mixture takes several times longer to digest. In order to prevent death by acidosis. This instantly acidifies the bloodstream to the extreme point that without an immediate emergency response from the body. pH 2.
By the age of 90. Lynda Frassetto of University of California. San Francisco (Dotted line added by Sang Whang) Sang Whang had been saying this for years. Insufficient amount of bicarbonates in our blood reduces our capabilities to manage (neutralize and dump) the acid our body produces from metabolism. starting around age 45. discovered that as we age. This is from the published abstract "Our group has shown that contemporary net acid-producing diets do indeed characteristically produce a low-grade systemic metabolic acidosis in otherwise healthy adult subjects. Lynda Frassetto at the University of California. No. Ionized Water and Electrolyte Concentration This study on the Influences of alkaline ionized water on milk electrolyte concentrations in maternal rats states "These data suggested that the Ca cation of AKW enriched the Ca concentration of the milk and accelerated the postnatal growth of the offspring of rats given AKW" 5. 1. The bicarbonates get used up after . This study in part supports his Theory of Aging: we age because we accumulate organic acid wastes. Vol. 51A. Decline of Alkaline Buffer Bicarbonates with Age In 1996 Dr. in relation to the normally occurring age-related decline in renal functional capacity. we lose 18% of bicarbonates in our blood. This loss was shown to be diet induced. serum calcium which was transferred to the fetus through the placenta and to the offspring through the milk. graph B of • • Journal of Gerontology: BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES. San Francisco. body weight of offspring and perinatal dam in rats tentatively concludes that "higher calcium concentration of AKW [alkaline water] enriched the mother.This study on the effects of alkaline ionized water on milk yield." • Figure 2. and that the degree of acidosis increases with age." 4. B91-B99 By Dr. 1996. we lose the alkaline buffer bicarbonates in our blood.
uric acid. If you drink alkaline water this will be assimilated by your body . The age of 45 is the average age when we start to show symptoms of diabetes. Over-acidity could be the cause of obesity. more alkaline. If you drink acid drinks (like cola). Remember. If you eat proteins and carbs in the same meal. over the long run it will deplete your alkaline buffers and is a cause of acidosis. alkalinity and hydration could be the simple cure. kidney stones. osteoporosis and many other adult degenerative diseases. So a water rich alkaline diet and alkaline water could help you lose weight and improve your general health. The basic problem is that we eat too much of the wrong things. "obesity is an acid problem . water rich foods and. The next section addresses some specific alkaline diet and alkaline water questions. [TOP | HOME ] . often what you don't eat is more important then what you do eat. gradually improve your bones and teeth 4. As Dr Young says.e.the fat is saving our lives" The answer is simple: lots of alkaline water. If you eat acid producing foods. Conclusion of Scientific Studies These and other studies suggest that: 1. This page is about a natural detox diet.years of continual efforts to maintain an alkaline balance because of the acidifying diet that we now have. 2. they won't digest quickly. urate. The fat consists of cholesterol. it is as if we have made a evolutionary change: we are now depositing them in pockets of fat away from the major organs where they can do less damage. hypertension. sulfate. cellulose and other deposits which actually contain dangerous organic wastes inside them. phosphate.i. You should in particular avoid sugary. fatty acid. The body creates fat to cope with the heavy load of toxic acid wastes that are continuously being produced as a result of metabolism. don't eat foods the fight in the same meal. 5. acidic soft drinks that give you concentrated acid water to harm your blood pH and blood sugar levels. we are now stockpiling acid wastes in our bodies in pockets of fat. etc. the body will take calcium from the bones and teeth to maintain pH balance 3. Dr Frassetto suggests that since are now subjected to so much acid wastes. These wastes show up as cholesterol. Also keep in mind as the Frassetto study showed.
FAQ: Alkaline water and alkaline diet Q1: Why do most ND's and nutritionists advice clients to eat a predominantly alkaline diet? [A: Maybe they have studied nutrition from the acid-alkaline and digestive enzyme aspects. suffered chronic chest pains and palpitations. his diet contained lots of protein (for muscle). I won't eat fruit after a meal or eat steak and chips . These things are now typical of modern life. and swap the chips for a fresh salad! I don't take the food combining rules too rigidly. got depressed. I select food according to its nutritious content. cellulose and other deposits which actually contain dangerous organic wastes inside them. his medical charts went off the scales. So. Fries and Coke is a definite no! Super Size showed a young man go from a state of good health to near death in under a month simply from eating processed fast food. So why did he nearly die?] Q2: What is the connection between acidity and obesity? [A: We are now stockpiling acid wastes in our bodies in pockets of fat. so he should have been fine. Remember: " Obesity is an acid problem .the fat is saving our lives"] Q3: What is the connection between dehydration and obesity? . The body creates fat to cope with the heavy load of toxic acid wastes that are continuously being produced as a result of metabolism. lack of energy and fuzzy logic. He also suffered from addiction. he stank. as I know that the body is intelligent and can handle quite diverse food combinations. for example. experienced mood swings. sex life non-functional. liver damage. or they are vegetarian for ethical reasons. The fat consists of cholesterol. his libido was low. I combine food in a meal according to how it will best be digested. rather then whether it is 'acid' or 'alkaline' on a food chart. But the food combination in a meal of a Big Mac. Morgan Spurlock put on 25 pounds. From a standard 'scientific' or chemistry point of view.I'll eat the fruit first. fat and carbohydrate and sugary drinks for energy.
you'll get the countless number of other nutrients and enzymes that your body needs. but a total waste of money and actually harmful as they reduce our ability to digest protein foods. and makes you fat. The classification of food according to the mineral content of its ash is not particularly relevant to anything. all food is composed of of simple elements like Carbon. As over 97% of any food that you eat will create acid wastes. The tiny amount of alkaline minerals in even the 'top' alkaline food will make very little difference to your alkaline blood buffers in the short term. Drinking alkaline water. You can always take a balanced colloidal alkaline mineral supplement like Alkalife to supply any minerals not present in diet or water like Potassium. but it means that you will live. since an 'acid' diet causes it. I don't think so. which so many of us are now deficient in. Next time you want to snack between meals. will it make me alkaline? [A: No. I don't think that the pH of the ash of the 3% will make much difference! For more details. don't eat so much and drink plenty of alkaline water.the concentrated sugar and high acid pH of these drinks plays havoc on your body. read Reverse Aging by Sang Whang. Over the long term.it surrounds the cell walls to stop water leaving the cell. I don't think. isn't it cheaper and more effective to take ant-acids (baking soda) then mild alkaline water? [A: Ant-acids are a billion dollar business. Oxygen. However. wheat and barley grass juices) on the other hand will help. So you shouldn't focus on this at the expense of other vital nutritional elements that only nature knows about and only nature can provide. hydrogen which burn to produce acid wastes. Remember. don't drink acid soft drinks as discussed above . fresh vegetable juices and fruit juices and super greens (spirulina. Foods are classified as acid or alkaline depending on the pH of the ash (in solution) that is produced on burning them. as the Frassetto study implied. Alkaline minerals (which make the food acid or alkaline) are only a very small part of the nutrition from solid food. however. such cells with access toxicity become cancerous] Q4: Should I eat alkaline foods and avoid acid foods? [A: No.] Q6: If I have indigestion. Similarly. Eventually.[A: It has also been shown (I'm afraid I don't have clinical studies to hand) that the body also creates cholesterol as a water conservation mechanism . I don't think you should focus too much on this. detoxify and mineralize the body. snack on a glass of alkaline water!] . This also stops nutrients from entering in and toxins from leaving the cell. drink lots of alkaline water to hydrate. an alkaline diet could help reduce acidosis and obesity. not only will you get more alkaline minerals. It's silly to avoid any food just because an acid-alkaline chart says that it's low on certain minerals! You should. how easy to it is to digest and how much toxic waste it produces on metabolism. Eat food in correct combinations. a half tea spoon of something like Barley Grass or Spirulina powder will give you the equivalent alkaline minerals and nutrients as a basket of green vegetables. The important thing is what the food contains.] Q5: If I eat alkaline food.
8-10 usually) is not the major benefit of this water . You can never de-acidify the stomach simply because the body produces acids on demand. but they will have an overall slight alkalizing effect when you change your diet to eat more of them. freshly squeezed juices you should do so on an empty stomach to help the digestion process and get the most benefits (i. Appendix A lists abstracts from 100 published papers that give an indication of the diverse uses of ionized water and terminology used.0.e. The stomach is thousands of times more acid. eat less and in better combinations. Studies show that in colloidal form the calcium ion is surrounded by water molecules. If you reduce the amount of proteins you eat. What is important is what is contained in the water (i. low acid mineral content. Electrolyzed Reduced Water (ERW). Without the required stomach acids you won't be able to digest your food so you shouldn't try to de-acidify it. When the stomach is empty. micro-clusters. water pure of contaminants. high colloidal alkaline mineral content. enzymes and energy) from the food.Q7: Will alkaline ionized water de-acidify the stomach? [A: No. and not be significantly effected by the acid stomach pH.e. the water or freshly squeezed juices will flow straight through. reduced). active hydrogen. 16 drops of lemon juice would neutralize the alkalinity of alkaline water of pH 10. The body generates acids depending upon the food you eat . Reduced water. Remember. The actual pH (i. it could well be that nature has a sheltering mechanism for transporting alkaline minerals to where they are required in the body. and zero poisons). or pure natural water or pure mineral water. nutrients.it can produce around 3 liters hydrochloric acid/day.you just won't get the slight alkaline boost for your blood pH that's all.e.form. JK] . and its smaller cluster sizes (better hydration) ] Q8:Will not the alkaline water you drink get neutralized by the acidity in the stomach? [Yes.e. When nutritionists and naturopaths talk about an 'alkaline diet' they are NOT talking about neutralizing the acidity of the stomach acids that are needed to digest our food with chemicals! Alkaline foods like super greens and carrot juice are not particularly alkaline if you measure the pH with a meter. This is less of an issue with alkaline water. but the purified water will still be hydrating. but you should drink water first thing in the morning and in-between meals. If you analyze natural spring water from the Alps or better still Glacier water.' alkaline ' is just a label used to describe the water. low NMR (small clusters). Alkaline water is much too mild to have any effect on stomach pH. An important point to note is that if you are eating live. Micro-clustered water. and zero toxins . particularly if the stomach is digesting food. Other benefits are from the water being reduced (antioxidant). it will produce less acid. This is a minor benefit in any case. Light water. You could call it natural water. Ionic mineral water and even miracle water in the Japanese 13 part TV documentary. alkaline minerals. not during or after meals to get the most benefits. excess oxygen in the OH. low ORP (i. you will find that it has all these properties: alkaline pH. alkaline foods like fruits. provide alkaline minerals and all the other benefits. the measurable pH. In health circles alkaline water is also called Microwater. one of many labels. the alkalinity (colloidal minerals + excess oxygen) of the water is only one of the benefits from ionized water. since there is nothing to digest in water.
We need to obtain these minerals from dietary sources. 2. Dr. primarily calcium hydroxide to maintain alkaline balance. the body creates sodium bicarbonate (an alkaline buffer) and adds it to the bloodstream. and any excess will replenish the alkaline buffers. alkaline water . The benefits from increasing the potassium hydroxide in the diet was shown by the Frassetto studies. See the studies above You can make water alkaline by adding alkalife drops. it also makes effective use of hydroxides. However. As Sang Whang explains "If alkaline water is introduced directly into the bloodstream from the intestine. The alkalinity would be neutralized by the stomach acid. H2CO3) will interact with the alkaline water to bring down the blood pH and the acid buffer will become the alkaline buffer Ca(OH) 2 + 2(H2CO3) = Ca++(HCO3-)2 + 2(H2O) (calcium bicarbonate buffer in the blood is the net result) An increase of bicarbonates in the bloodstream will prevent aging and the onset of adult degenerative diseases. potassium. two things are possible. what use is alkaline water or an alkaline diet for buffering? [A: The body needs minerals such as calcium. magnesium. carbon dioxide and sodium salt. A pathologist friend of Sang Whang. including alkaline minerals. vegetable juices and super green juices are good nutritious sources for the many nutrients the body needs. not only glucose! The bodies bicarbonates are sodium. Other benefits stem from the ionized water being . and the stomach may produce slightly more acid.[TOP | HOME ] Q9: What happens to alkaline water in the acid stomach? [A: When you drink alkaline water. potassium. sodium and zinc as fuel to sustain the buffering system. If your stomach is full." ] Q10: The body has an efficient buffering system which is continually generated as glucose is metabolized. calcium and magnesium bicarbonates. it is likely that the water would go straight through the stomach to the intestine. and go to the blood stream to give it an alkaline pH boost. this is only one of the many benefits from alkaline ionized water. the acid buffer (carbonic acid. This does not happen if you ingest bicarbonates (baking soda) because the body converts these to water. H2O + CO2 + NaCl = HCl + NaHCO3 Water + carbon dioxide + salt = hydrochloric acid + sodium bi-carbonate So the net result is an increase in alkaline buffer. If the stomach is empty. the water could get trapped in the acid stomach environment. Stephen Weiss explains that in the process of producing more stomach acid (hydrochloric acid) as a result of drinking alkaline water or alkaline foods. The bicarbonates will not reach the bloodstream no matter how much baking soda you consume. which are potassium and calcium hydroxides in colloidal form in ionized water. Alkaline water helps the buffering system as it provides the minerals that the body needs. both will be helpful to the alkaline buffers: 1.
who introduced water ionizers to the west in the late 80's adds a couple of drops of alkalife to his ionized water. fruits and vegetable juices for health. blood and tissue pH) is a vital indicator of health. which has just acid (H+) and alkaline (OH-) in it. Just like fish in the sea. including Heart.] Q13: Our 75 trillion cells are slightly acidic within and are surrounded by slightly alkaline interstitial fluid around them. . Lungs.] Q14: Why is water. What would happen if the interstitial fluid becomes acidic? [A: The polarity essential for chemical and energy interchange of the cells would be lost which would effect the very functioning of the cell. Look at the literature .reduced. ] Body pH doesn't become a meaningless concept just because different parts of the body and cell have different pH values. Energetically.e. we are like acid-alkaline batteries. This is a good summary that explains why restoring proper pH balance is vital for all bodily functions. Acid/alkaline balance concepts are based on years of observations of the types of food and the acidifying or alkalizing effect they have on blood pH. and the key part it plays in nutrition. Liver and Kidneys [TOP | HOME ] Q11: Why does the body make so many efforts to maintain an alkaline blood pH? [A: Body pH is the key to virtually all bodily functions. The same is the case for almost all bodily functions. Read books and articles from countless other doctors. This could be another reason acidic people lack energy. say 6. Our observation of nature shows how nature uses a delicate pH balance to regulate life on earth. clinical studies.] Q12: What would happen if blood pH went slightly acidic. Sang Whang. even at the cost obesity. it has an ORP around -300. vital for life? The ions are able to hold charge. which is why the body takes immediate emergency actions to maintain an alkaline blood pH. authors and naturopaths worldwide that state from personal clinical experience that body pH (i. and micro-clustered (low NMR) and it's good tasting water so you'll be able to drink more and avoid dehydration. including the decomposition of 'dead' life forms.Read Dr Theodore Baroody's Alkaize or Die. conduct electricity without which there would be no life. loss of calcium and minerals from the bones and organs and other ailments over the long run. This is confirmed by blood pH measurements. minerals and correct acid-alkaline pH balance for the various body fluids is essential for most cellular functions. which effects some 75% of the population. It has been confirmed by countless ND's throughout the world who advise a predominantly alkaline diet of greens.9? [A: You would be dead long before this happens! Blood pH is very tightly regulated.
it maintains a polarity with the alkaline of the pH on the inner skin. the same applies to the blood and other fluids in your body. hydration and to control growth. Maybe mother nature is giving us some clues!] Q16: Why does fish die in slightly acid or distilled water but thrives on slightly alkaline water? [A: There is no nutrition (oxygen and minerals) in distilled water.slightly alkaline? [A: We came from the sea. fasting and cleansing program is vital for health. Q15b: Why would nature go through the trouble of separating alkaline water for drinking. and would die in slightly acidic or nutrient deficient 'water' [A: Our cells are very much like fish swimming in an alkaline sea. Q15d: Why is the pH of sea water and our blood the same . Acid waters are for skin cleansing] Q15c: Why is our skin slightly acidic on on the surface and alkaline from the inside? [A: The acid skin repels bacteria. would you inject the fish with chemicals or change the water? [A: Change the water. the fish would die of starvation. for drinking. decay and house cleaning. This yin and yang are seen throughout the body.Q14b: Could there be any truth in the 5000 year old Yin and Yang balance theories? [A: Yes! I seriously wonder if there is a lot of truth in modern medical science . and acid water for skin cleansing as for example in hot mineral baths? [A: Alkaline water is energized.time will tell!] Q15: Why is the water from high altitude mineral springs alkaline? [A: Nature uses acid and alkaline ions in water to provide nutrients. Our blood composition is the same pH as the sea in ideal conditions.] Q16b: Are our cells not like 'fish'. This is why a detox. death.] . and would start to die when the 'sea' becomes acidic] Q17: If the fish pond is polluted and the fish is dying.
and bacteria does not grow in alkaline environments . viral and fungal infections? [A: Bacterial. they are not found in healthy living tissue. They are not the cause of the disease.] Q18b: Why do wine or beer makers also need to keep the oxygen low? [A: you must have acidity and low oxygen to ferment (grow) bacteria. You can't grow roses on concrete as Dr Young explains. acidity and the growth of bacterial. it was shown by Dr Walburg in the 1920's. see his book 'The Metabolism of Tumours'] .Q18: Why do wine or beer makers need to keep the pH of their brew slightly acidic for fermentation? [A: Bacteria is needed for fermentation. viral and fungal infections can only get a foot hold if the environment is acidic.] Q19: What is the connection between oxygen deficiency. This is the fundamental difference between cancer cells and normal cells. existed in all living things. What microzymas grows into depends on the environment according to Bechamp] Q23: What is the connection between oxygen deficiency. and why do they like a slightly acidic environments? [A: They are all anaerobic . Slight alkaline or too acidic and it would die. and acid environment] Q20: What function or business do pathogenic bacteria have in healthy living tissue? [A: None whatsoever. microzymas. acidity and the growth of cancer cells? [A: Cancer cells are also anaerobic.it needs a slight acid environment to grow in. It is the origin of bacteria and also DNA.live in an absence of oxygen. his experiments just proved that it was possible to poison someone by injecting them with the poisoned blood of another Q22: What is the origin of bacteria? [A: The french genius Professor Antoine Bechamp showed that an elementary life form. just a symptom of an underlying condition] Q21: Didn't Pasteur prove that pathogenic bacteria caused disease in healthy living tissue? [A: No.] Q19b: Why are virtually all pathogenic bacteria anaerobic.
In this environment bacteria multiply rapidly. This 'chemical warfare' is conducted on the human body and has contributed to the huge cost and failure of modern medicine to effectively treat even simple diseases. whose job it is to gobble up the edible remains of the dead body. mistaking presence at the scene with being the cause of the scene. they eat up the body tissues. It therefore has embarked on an ever escalating campaign. You can now answer the following questions: Q26: Should we question the sanity behind this modern medical approach? Q27: Suppose we succeed and eradicate simple life forms.Q24: Why does a dead body rot? [A: When breathing stops. you always see firemen around it.] Q24c: Are pathogenic bacteria scavengers or our killers? [A: On death breathing stops.] Q25b: How would a campaign to kill firemen because they are always connected to fires. reduce house fires? Modern medicine since Pasteur is based on a silly concept that our health is dependant on being able kill the smallest forms of life. does this mean that the flies caused the rubbish? Q28b: Are mosquito's the cause of the polluted water in a stagnant pond? Q29: Why did Rudolph Virchow (Father of Pathology) say . 'Ashes to ashes. that leads to the growth of bacteria that grow in this environment. dust to dust' as the bible says. using more and more complex biological/chemicals weapons to kill simple life forms. will that mean that we will all be free of disease and live forever? Q28: You always see flies and maggots around rubbish. does that mean that the firemen caused the fire? [A: This is the simple mistake the scientists make. The bacteria are scavengers. decomposing and converting everything to simple forms. The acidic condition of the cells causes a proliferation of anaerobic bacteria to breed and multiply.] Q25: Whenever you see a house on fire.] Q24b: What is the connection between death and scavengers? [A: Death leads to acidity in body tissue. Without oxygen the body can no longer maintain an alkaline balance and starts to acidify. the body becomes acidic. causing the body to rot.
. Dr."If I could live my life over again. If you dissolve calcium (or chalk) in a glass and drink it. your body needs absolutely no help in adjusting its pH. The underlying idea is that you can prevent disease by balancing your body's pH. I would devote it to proving that germs seek their natural habitat. Hunza people remain robust and strong and are also able to bear children even in old age. Alkaline or "hard" water (due to high concentrations of calcium) is common throughout the west but to my knowledge a lifetime of drinking alkaline water hasn't protected people in the western states from the diseases and disorders that occur elsewhere. mosquitoes seek the stagnant water. He discovered that it had a different viscosity and surface tension. the four clinical studies mentioned above show quite clearly that diet plays a significant role in the bodies ability to maintain an alkaline pH balance and bone mineralization. Furthermore. The terrain is everything. [TOP | HOME ] . and evidence indicates that this is better absorbed by the body." I would suggest that Dr Weil has not looked at all the evidence. The Hunza have the longest life span in the world and this has been traced as related to the water that they drink and their natural diet. they must be in ionic or colloidal form.. Look at people that drink water that naturally has minerals in colloidal form from glaciers like at Hunza. Hunza has people who routinely live to 120-140 years. degenerative disease. the calcium ionizes.. spent six decades studying the Hunza water trying to determine what it was in this water that caused such beneficial effects for the body. diseased tissue. I get a lot of questions about alkalinity and acidity and whether eating alkaline foods influences the body's pH in a healthful direction. in good health with virtually no cancer. Look also at some clinical studies. They found Hunza water had a high alkaline pH and an extraordinary amount of active hydrogen (hydrogen with an extra electron). the Romanian father of fluid dynamics and a Nobel Prize winner at 78. For the body to absorb minerals.. If you ionize water with calcium dissolved in it. Patrick Flanagan and others continued the research.. Dr. rather than being the cause of the diseased tissue. Research has proven conclusively that the major common denominator of these healthy long-living people is their local water.g."? [TOP | HOME ] Response to Dr Andrew Weil "Home water ionizers...promote the notion that alkaline water is somehow protective of your health.None of these claims are true. that doesn't mean that your body will assimilate the calcium. dental caries or bone decay. e. with a negative redox potential and a high colloidal mineral content. but do not cause the pool to become stagnant"? Q30: Why did Pasteur on his death bed finally recant his germ theory by saying: "The Microbe is nothing. Henri Coanda. There is no scientific research supporting this line of thinking..
including wreaking havoc on other tissues or systems. If you look at my picture on the top. It turns out that the single measurement most important to your health is the pH of your blood and tissues . just making a point: "The term MD doesn't phase me anymore at all. but blood pH is the most telling of all. Chronic over acidity corrodes body tissue.how acidic or alkaline it is. Wasn' Robert Atkins an MD? At a seminar I met and spoke with Andrew Weil who is an MD that is highly respected I mean highly respected and he looks like he needs to do some sit ups or crunches and run around the block a few times.well 60 Kg. Forget calories and fat grams. His pot belly is brutal. There are way too many authors that have the MD next to their name. I stopped exercising 30 years ago to focus on the gentler Chi-Gung and Paranayama. Forget blood pressure. Different areas of the body have different ideal pH levels.Authors Experience I have followed the acid-alkaline based food combining (or as someone called it 'food NOT combining') since the mid 80's when I read about it in Tony Robbins book 'Unlimited Power'. In 1976 I was North West Counties Boxing Champion. over acidity interferes with life itself. It is at the root of all sickness and disease. The body will go to great lengths to preserve that. It doesn't imply an disrespect for Dr Weil. but I haven't been exercising! In fact. The entire metabolic process depends on an alkaline environment. I mean I like to take advice from someone who looks like they practice what they preach and Tony has that quality from the non stop energy and he looks great. 30 years later my weight is the same . and I've been drinking around 3+ liters alkaline water a day for a couple of years. the blood must be kept in a very narrow pH range . and if left unchecked will interrupt all cellular activities and functions. The pH level of our internal fluids affects every cell in our bodies. I feel better for it.mildly basic or alkaline. In other words. Dr Young says Forget cholesterol counts. or any of the other markers of health you're used to at the doctor's office. Today. Dr Young has spent a lifetime measuring the slight pH changes of the blood following consumption of acid and alkaline forming foods. hormone levels. Just as your body temperature is rigidly regulated. my weight was 57 Kg. . from the beating of your heart to the neural firing of your brain. what age would you say I was? Could it be I'm doing something right? This is a telling comment someone made on a Tony Robbins forum. Andrew Weil does not believe in the acid/alkaline theory and boy does he look like it!" [TOP | HOME ] Dr Robert Young and The New Biology Many experts like Dr Young maintain that blood pH is the most important measurement. blood sugar.
and that the degree of acidosis increases with age. which occur normally with age? That is. decreased muscle and bone mass in adults. including growth retardation in children. Deficiency of K-base in the diet increases the net systemic acid load imposed by the diet. and kidney stone formation.40(5):200-13 Frassetto L. which has been incorporated copiously into the contemporary diet. USA. and that correction of acidosis can ameliorate those conditions. we found that coadministration of an alkalinizing salt of potassium (potassium citrate) with NaCl prevented NaCl . diet-induced low-grade systemic metabolic acidosis? Our group has shown that contemporary net acid-producing diets do indeed characteristically produce a low-grade systemic metabolic acidosis in otherwise healthy adult subjects. Appendix A: Dr Frassetto Study Paper Abstract Diet. University of California. reduced bone resorption rates. Sellmeyer DE. Among the many health problems resulting from this mismatch between our genetically determined nutritional requirements and our current diet. are contemporary humans suffering from the consequences of chronic. Theoretically. We also found that neutralization of the diet net acid load with dietary supplements of potassium bicarbonate (KHCO3) improved calcium and phosphorus balances. some might be a consequence in part of the deficiency of potassium alkali salts (K-base). improved nitrogen balance. Is it possible that a lifetime of eating diets that deliver evolutionarily superphysiologic loads of acid to the body contribute to the decrease in bone and muscle mass.The important thing is that blood pH is maintained at 7. Todd K.365 . evolution and aging--the pathophysiologic effects of the post-agricultural inversion of the potassium-to-sodium and base-to-chloride ratios in the human diet. Morris RC Jr. 2001 Oct. San Francisco 94143. Moreover. We know that clinically-recognized chronic metabolic acidosis has deleterious effects on the body. in relation to the normally occurring age-related decline in renal functional capacity. and since industrialization only 200 years ago. which at the same time is meager in K-base-rich plant foods. and the exchange of those salts for sodium chloride (NaCl).000 years ago. and growth hormone secretion.you don't need chemical warfare and dodgy dossiers! Read this excerpt from the best selling book The pH Miracle Living by Dr Robert O Young. which are amply present in the plant foods that our ancestors ate in abundance. we humans should be better adapted physiologically to the diet our ancestors were exposed to during millions of years of hominid evolution than to the diet we have been eating since the agricultural revolution a mere 10. and mitigated the normally occurring age-related decline in growth hormone secretion--all without restricting dietary NaCl. Eur J Nutr. Sebastian A.
and tuberous vegetables such as potatoes produce an alkaline base. In cross-cultural epidemiologic studies. and salt produce acid. kidney stones.. We discuss the use of algorithms to predict the diet net acid and provide nutritionists and clinicians with relatively simple and reliable methods for determining and controlling the net acid load of the diet. most modern doctors do encourage more consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables. Many people believe that acid-based diets promote health problems. and a lack of energy overall.indexed for MEDLIN 5 Myths about alkaline Diet The alkaline diet principle is based upon the belief that when we eat foods. and that hip fracture incidence among countries correlated inversely with the ratio of plant-to-animal food intake. diabetes. Those studies did not consider the effect of potential sources of base in the diet. substances like organic anions that the body metabolizes to bicarbonate. poultry. Can we provide dietary guidelines for controlling dietary net acid loads to minimize or eliminate diet-induced and age-amplified chronic low-grade metabolic acidosis and its pathophysiological sequelae. . and indeed. that a low-grade metabolic alkalosis may be the optimal acid-base state for humans. some people believe that an acidic diet can cause cardiovascular damage. weight gain and obesity. legumes. which in turn can lead to buildup of toxins in the system. In following up the findings of Abelow et al. Today. osteoporosis. for example. A more difficult question is what level of acidosis is acceptable. foods such as meats. PMID: 11842945 [PubMed . grains. dairy products. e.S. nuts. they release either acid or alkaline bases into our systems after digestion. Further. acid minus base) would require considering also the intake of plant foods. frequent illness such as colds. Fresh fruits and vegetables. For example. ovarian cysts. as occurred with NaCl administration alone. These findings were confirmed in a more homogeneous population of white elderly women residents of the U. or more precisely base precursors. premature aging and slow digestion and elimination. and they suggested a causal relation to the acid load from protein. We considered that estimating the net acid load of the diet (i. inasmuch as protein metabolism yields sulfuric acid as an end-product.from increasing urinary calcium excretion and bone resorption. These findings support affirmative answers to the questions we asked above. a weakened immune system. nervousness and irritability. Abelow found that hip fracture incidence in older women correlated with animal protein intake. but most do not believe in the basics of an acid versus alkaline diet. Earlier studies estimated dietary acid load from the amount of animal protein in the diet. excessive mucus and nasal congestion. many of which are rich sources of K-base. We argue that any level of acidosis may be unacceptable from an evolutionarily perspective. we found that plant food intake tended to be protective against hip fracture. including headaches..
for centuries. They are also much less likely to be overweight or obese. In fact. legumes. There are many places on the Internet you can find that will sell you pH strips so that you can test yourself to see what your own pH balance is. but this diet basically seeks to restore your body's balance. for example. But in fact. such as potatoes. This. vegans have lower incidences of high blood pressure. This in fact provides a wide array of foods available to you. the alkaline diet is very much like the common vegan diet. There are many myths about the alkaline diet. you may find that once you're on the diet. so that you're you won't feel deprived once you get used to it. you are allowed an unlimited amount of fruits and vegetables. too. you will not want to eat these other foods. In fact. or grains. as well as tuberous vegetables and starches. this isn't true. this is true. Myth 5: You can't get enough protein on an alkaline diet without meat or dairy. and may also be at reduced risk for osteoporosis. Get free special report that shows you step-by-step how to adapt an alkaline diet lifestyle to live a healthier. you can occasionally have meat. In fact. If you want to. dairy. Myth 3: You can never have "forbidden" foods again once on the alkaline diet.35 and 7. with the standard American diet. and the like. more vibrant life. Among them are: Myth 1: It's hard to follow. Article Source: http://EzineArticles. Myth 4: An alkaline diet is unhealthy because it doesn't let you eat meat or dairy. It's long been a myth that animal-based proteins are superior to plant-based proteins. Doing this "once in a while" isn't likely to greatly impact your body's pH.com/?expert=Maria_D . including dairy or meat. either. And in fact. However. beans. is false.45. you're greatly limited in the amount of sugar. not hard at all. including an excess consumption of meat and dairy. and other unhealthy foods you can eat. simple carbohydrates. with the exception that it greatly limits the amount of grains eaten. However.Proponents of the alkaline diet say that consuming it restores the body's natural pH balance of between 7. you can take any vegan recipe (recipes abound on the Internet) and simply substitute grains for any other type of starch allowed on the diet. high cholesterol. because they'll lose their palatability. vegans have eaten diets completely free of animal products. not too little. Plant-based sources provide plenty of protein for those who consume them. Yes. To some extent. Is it hard to follow and alkaline diet if you want to try it? No. most Americans get too much protein. two foods that are believed to be very important to health. In fact. fuller. Myth 2: You're greatly restricted in what you eat.
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