info on an alkaline diet

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  1. el es dee

    el es dee ...through a cloud of chalk and the midst of pain.

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    In a nutshell - maintaining proper body tissue pH is critical for staying healthy.

    The pH (parts/percentage Hydrogen) scale ranges from 0 (very acidic) to 14 (very alkaline).

    Most people are born into this world with a pH near or at 7 (neutral pH). If you can keep your body tissue pH somewhere between 6.5 - 7.0 it is very difficult to get sick. A near neutral pH (green-blue range) is the goal. This is why most of the health and wellness folks are always eating green foods in abundance; these foods are loaded with alkaline elements to keep the pH balanced.

    Alkaline tissue holds 20 times more oxygen than does acidic tissue and this oxygen rich environment is critical for maintaining health and snuffing out the bad guys (anaerobic bacteria, viruses, fungi, etc.).

    Blood serum pH never changes (always a 7.37) if it changes more than .2 up or down you will die. However your body tissue pH will fluctuate constantly based on your diet and the foods/drinks consumed.

    Most every cancer patient tested will show a pH of 4 - 5, very acidic! This acidity of body tissue drives out the health giving oxygen. Low oxygen = an environment ripe for cancer. Cancer thrives in an oxygen deficient environment. Acidic pH = cancer magnet!

    HOW TO GET A GOOD pH READING? One of the best ways to get a fairly accurate reading of one's tissue pH is to pass a litmus paper through a urine stream first thing in the morning. The 1st urine in the morning is a pretty good indicator because the body has had all night to process the entire days nutrient ingestion and balance itself out- hence a good indicator of real body tissue pH.

    Do not be surprised if you test acidic. Most folks initially will test very acidic in the yellow zone (pH 4 - 5). Time to make changes to move this into the green zone (pH 6.5 - 7). Urinary pH is always more acidic than the saliva. A normal urinary pH reading in the morning should be somewhere between 6.0-6.4 while in the evening hour a healthy range is considered to be somewhere between 6.4 - 6.8.

    The pH of the saliva should be slightly more alkaline than that of the urine. A healthy pH for saliva fluctuates somewhere between 6.6 - 7.0.

    The best way to make your pH more alkaline is to stop consuming things that make acidity levels greater in the body- cola soda pop is a 2.0! It takes 32- 8 oz glasses of pH 8 water to counter balance 1 can of soda pop! Coffee is a 4! Most beer is somewhere between 2.5-4.2 depending on the brand. Folks that consume huge amounts of soda pop and/or beer are usually acidic and are magnets for most illnesses including cancer.

    Potassium and sodium are both 14 on the pH scale, calcium registers a 12 and magnesium is 9- all alkalizing elements for the body to shift the pH alkaline. Shifting pH normally takes some time so do not become discouraged in your climb out of the acid tank. Young children with high vitality levels will normally be alkaline and if they are not will normally return to an alkaline tissue pH in a matter of just a couple of weeks on the Eniva minerals along with minor dietary changes (eliminate soda pop and all sugar for quickest change). Adults take longer. You are probably looking at 3-4 months in your endeavor.

    Every mineral has an optimum pH that it likes and performs best in. Iron for example will perform best when the body tissue pH is between 6.0 - 7.0 while iodine has a much more narrow band width of performance (6.3 - 6.6). If the tissue pH is further out than this the body cannot maximize the mineral nutrient to effect the healing it should.
    pH Controls the Things You Can't Live Without...

    Like your BRAIN. Your brain needs fuel to run, and the fuel it uses is glucose. But unlike other cells, your brain can't store glucose. It depends on the second to second supply from the bloodstream - a bloodstream that is affected by pH which controls the efficiency of INSULIN which allows sugar to enter into cells which in turn controls blood sugar levels.

    Your HEART. William Philpott M.D. in his 'Biomagnetic Handbook' made an important body pH/electrical connection.

    As the pH of the blood goes more acid, fatty acids which are normally electro-magnetically charged on the negative side switch to positive and automatically are attracted to and begin to stick to the walls of arteries which are electro-magnetically charged on the negative side. (And as science states, opposites attract.) It should start to make sense that a society which over-emphasizes food that could push blood more acid will have a high rate of heart disease. And so it goes.

    pH control impacts every biochemical process in our body including...

    ENZYMES which are part of that biochemical process. There are hundreds if not thousands of enzyme processes which take place in our body. Many are so specific that they are like complex square pegs that need to "fit" into specific square holes in order to carry out their duty. If blood pH is off balance even a little, some important pegs are not "fitting" their respective slots. Enzyme function and thus life itself begins to suffer.

    MINERAL ASSIMILATION is affected by pH. Minerals have different pH levels at which they can be assimilated into the body. Minerals on the lower end of the atomic scale can be assimilated in a wider pH range, and minerals higher up on the scale require a narrower and narrower pH range in order to be assimilated by the body. For example….

    Sodium and magnesium have wide pH assimilation ranges.
    It narrows somewhat for calcium and potassium.
    Narrows more for manganese and iron.
    More for zinc and copper.
    More for iodine.



    Iodine, which is high up on the atomic scale, requires near perfect pH for its assimilation into the body.

    Iodine you may know, is one of the most important minerals for proper functioning of the THYROID. But, the thyroid doesn't get access to iodine unless the body pH is near perfect.

    With a society in a largely pH unbalanced state, one would suspect a lot of thyroid problems. Malfunctioning thyroids have been connected to arthritis, heart attacks, diabetes, cancer, depression, overweight, fatigue and more. Are you starting to see the basic metabolic picture evolving here?

    Due primarily to agricultural soil depletion and over-acidic food consumption, mineral deficiency is a large problem facing most people today. And mineral deficiency relates to the quantity of life energy or more specifically, electricity in our bodies.

    Some Foods That Will Help


    All fruits and vegetables for the most part are alkaline forming. All grains, beans, nuts, and animal proteins are acid forming. The alkaline foods are cleansing and remineralizing. The protein foods are acidifying and for building the body up. It is the balance between these food groups that is needed. One is not better than the other, they are both needed.

    Adding some lemon juice to your drinking water will contribute a little be to the alkalinization process. So will green vegetable juices.
    helpful sites
    http://www.acid-base.de/tabelle.htm
    http://www.thewolfeclinic.com/phbalancearticle.html
     
  2. MaineSucks

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    so..... you think anyone is actually going to read that?
     
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    I did, doesn't seem like something too important though. It just says to eat your veggies.
     
  4. el es dee

    el es dee ...through a cloud of chalk and the midst of pain.

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    yea but for a reason, not just that they "good" for you, its why they are :dunno:
     
  5. el es dee

    el es dee ...through a cloud of chalk and the midst of pain.

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    is this true or a load of bs
     
  7. el es dee

    el es dee ...through a cloud of chalk and the midst of pain.

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    its been around for a while, just now comming into the spotlight
     
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    No peer-reviewed articles, no care.
     
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    el es dee ...through a cloud of chalk and the midst of pain.

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    im melting
     
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    So you're familiar with ORAC values?
     
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