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The acidity or alkalinity of foods can be classified by how we process them. Our bodies transform nearly all foods we eat into acid or alkaline bases. Though we need a balance of different foods for good health, most people eat far more acid-producing foods than alkaline-forming foods. Too many acid-producing substances cause a chronic condition called acidosis, which means the body has become too acidic. Additionally, acid is produced in the body whenever we experience stress or strong emotions such as anger or fear. As you can see, the typical Western diet and lifestyle moves us in the opposite direction of optimal health. Cancer cells thrive in an acidic environment.  They do not do as well in a slightly alkaline body.

When your blood is optimally pH balanced, it carries oxygen more efficiently. Oxygen contributes to a strong metabolism, gives you energy and keeps you healthy. It helps to destroy cancer cells because they are anaerobic.  They do not do well in a body that has plenty of oxygen. It also plays a key role in how well you sleep. Blood cells tend to clump together in a more acidic environment. Healthy red blood cells are spaced apart from each other. Consequently, the blood can move freely throughout the body and get into even the small capillaries.  As a result, you feel like your whole body is in harmony.  During deep sleep, proper blood flow is important for healing and repair of the body. When the blood is healthy, your sleep is energizing, rejuvenating, and you need less of it. Conversely, research confirms that when we don’t sleep well, we are tired and lack energy; we tend to eat more food, especially the fattening, high-carb fare that packs on the pounds, and we don’t have the optimal chance of healing from disease, illness, or injury.  Also, without ample oxygen, the metabolism slows down, and food digests more slowly, causing weight gain, sluggishness, and food fermentation. Fermented food contributes to yeast overgrowth, fungus, and mold throughout the body.

Too much acid impairs thyroid and adrenal function, meaning there’s a drop in the hormones needed for a fired-up metabolism.  With slow hormone activity, the body won’t turn fat and calories into energy as easily.  Many people in this condition say they don’t eat much and should be losing weight, but just can’t seem to drop even a pound or two with a very strict diet.

More Symptoms of Being Too Acidic

  1. Unhealthy Skin
  2. Thin nails that break easily
  3. Dry skin
  4. Cracked corners of lips
  5. Hair falls out
  6. Sensitive teeth
  7. Sensitive gums
  8. Digestive problems
  9. Digestive problems
  10. Being joyless and depressed
  11. Nervous
  12. Headaches
  13. Leg cramps
  14. Conjunctivitis
  15. Low body temperature
  16. Get infections quickly

Foods that are acidic in the final metabolism

  • Meat, poultry, fish, eggs
  • Dairy
  • Sweets
  • Grains
  • Alcohol
  • Coffee
  • Black tea
  • Soda pop
  • Sports drinks
  • Alcohol (wine, beer, liquor)
  • Junk food
  • (Also, negative emotions)

Alkaline foods

  • Vegetables & veggie juices
  • Fruit
  • Nuts
  • Seeds
  • Sprouts
  • Legumes (beans, lentils, split peas)

Top Alkalizing Foods

Greens are especially alkalizing. Wheatgrass is especially alkalizing. Get wheatgrass juice powder and take every day. About 75% of your diet should be alkaline and 25% can come from the acid-promoting foods.  Vegetable juicing is one way to greatly increase the alkaline foods in your diet.  And raw food dishes are alkaline.  These “live foods” also give us biophotons, which feed the mitochondria of our cells–the energy units that produce ATP, our energy fuel.  Dehydrated foods are considered live food if you dehydrate them at a temperature below 118 degrees.

Green Delight

  • 1 handful of parsley
  • 1 handful of spinach
  • 2 chard leaves
  • 1 rib of celery with leaves
  • 1 apple (green is lower in sugar) 1⁄2 lemon, peeled if not organic

Cut produce to fit your juicer’s feed tube. Wrap the parsley and spinach in the chard leaves and push through the juicer with the celery. Juice the apple and lemon. Stir the juice and drink as soon as possible. Serves 1.

From the Big Book of Juices and Green Smoothies


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