It’s another silly doing the rounds, but taking bicarbonate of soda is unlikely to alkalise your blood – it may just neutralise your stomach acid. Excerpts from “Alkalize or Die”, by Dr. T.A. Baroody, Jr. ACIDOSIS is the basic foundation of all disease. We need to understand the simple process of alkalizing . Alkalize or Die by Theodore A. Baroody. This page paperback shares the author’s comprehensive research and clinical findings which indicate that illness .
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Alkalize Your Body or Die: The author of ” Alkalize or Die ,” Dr. Theodore Baroody, says we “are facing the largest health crisis in recorded history.
It’s not even obesity.
Alkalise or Die? Not Quite…
It is overacidity in our bodies — and it’s linked to all kinds of illness and disease. Though it sounds more like a chemistry lesson than a health warning, Baroody says that we must alkalize our bodies, thereby restoring our alkaline-acid balance, if we are to reach high levels of vitality and strength.
What does matter is that they all come from the same root cause And he’s not alone. Many holistic dir and nutritionists believe finding this balance is key to fighting cancer and other diseases and reaching optimal health. The healthy blood pH level of the human body is a slightly alkaline range of 7.
While your body has mechanisms to keep your blood within a narrow pH range, your tissues may become acidic. To put it simply, proponents of the theory hold that when your body becomes too acidic it can become depleted of alkaline minerals like sodium, potassium, magnesium and calcium, paving the way for chronic and degenerative disease. orr
Dis Worthington, ScD, many functions of your body require certain levels of acidity or alkalinity to be carried out, as enzymes and chemical reactions work best at certain pHs. For instance, as your body becomes acidic, the ability of your muscles to contract goes down while hormones like adrenaline increase. Even slight changes in pH can have a profound effect on your body function, Worthington says. Your system’s pH can be measured not only from the blood, but also from the urine and the saliva, using pH paper.
Your morning urine should ideally be between 6. Tragically, the bizarre diet consumed by most Americans is guaranteed to alter cellular pH and cause disease. The foods that are causing all of this acidity include animal protein, sugar, caffeine and processed foods, while most vegetables and fruits are alkaline.
Ironically, even citrus fruits, which most would consider acidic, are actually alkalizing in the body. That’s because once their citric acid is metabolized, it becomes alkaline. Following is a more specific list of some alkaline and acid foods, but for a complete list, refer to “Alkalize or Die.
Alkalize or Die: Superior Health Through Proper Alkaline-Acid Balance by Theodore A. Baroody
For best results, most experts say you should choose foods so that your diet is percent alkaline and percent acidic. Diet is a major factor, but it’s not the only one. Other factors that also encourage the body dir produce acid wastes, which contribute to overacidity, include:. Once you become too acidic, your body will probably let you know. According to Cathy Wong, N. Formation of cysts, such as ovarian cysts, polycystic ovaries, benign breast cysts fibrocystic breasts. It should be mentioned that there are no scientific studies proving much of the benefits of an acid-alkaline diet, and some conventional doctors dismiss it entirely.
That said, at the heart of the theory is increasing vegetables, fruits and other whole, fresh foods in your diet while reducing processed foods and oils, sugar and caffeine. Admittedly, most of us could stand to eat a few more vegetables and a few less cheeseburgers and doughnutsso converting your diet to a more alkaline almalise may be something worth trying out for yourself.
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Piling on the fresh veggies can make your body less acidic. The Acid-Alkaline Balance The healthy blood pH level of the human body is a slightly alkaline range of 7.
What Makes a Person Too Acidic? A key factor is eating too many acidic foods and not enough of ones. Chart from The Wolfe Clinic. Eat lots of fast food?
Alkalise or Die?
You may alkqlise too acidic. Low energy, chronic fatigue Excess mucous production Nasal congestion Frequent colds, flus and infections Nervous, stressed, irritable, anxious, agitated Weak nails, dry hair, dry skin Formation of cysts, such as ovarian cysts, polycystic ovaries, benign breast cysts fibrocystic breasts.
Headaches Joint pain or arthritis Neuritis Muscle pain Feeling better after a detox diet Hives Leg cramps and spasms Gastritis, acid indigestion. To get more information about this and other highly important topics, sign up for your free subscription to our weekly SixWise.
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