Is Your Diet Alkaline Or Acidic?

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Q. Is it better for your health to be more alkaline than acidic? A. The short answer is “yes”. Over-acidity and the problems associated with it plague our nation’s health. You’re better off if you can tip the scale towards alkalinity. Q. Doesn’t the body balance pH on its own? A. The body has several systems in place designed to balance the acidity/alkalinity of the body’s systems. Proper pH is extremely important for your health. If it is just a little off, you’ll die. So yes, the body does go to great lengths to balance pH on its own. However, there are a number of chronic and acute conditions associated with excess acidity. The body does an…

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Exploring the Alkaline Diet

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The first thing to understand about the alkaline diet is that the reference to “acidic” versus “alkaline” is not necessarily tied to the acidity or alkalinity of the food itself. The primary focus is what the food does in terms of alkalinity or acidity once it is processed by the body. Some foods that are considered acidic (for example, lemons) actually become alkaline once processed in the body. And this is where the focus of the alkaline diet sits: on the results that foods produce in the body. The alkaline diet is a diet high in healthy vegetables and fruits, and low in fats, meats, sugars, and processed foods. It is a naturally healthy diet with high…

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An Alkaline Diet Reduces the Risk of Disease

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The adverse effects of acid-promoting diets are many. Too much acid in the body results in a number of health problems, and increases the risk of disease for the individual substantially. Examples of disease risks associated with acidity include cancer, osteoporosis, GERD, and more. Since excess acidity essentially promotes these and other diseases in the body, it would make sense that lowering the acid levels in the body would reduce the risk of the same diseases. And this is precisely why the alkaline diet exists. An alkaline diet is simply a diet that promotes alkalinity in the body instead of acidity. In today’s modern world, consumption of acid-promoting foods is at an all time high. From fast…

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The Acid Versus Alkaline Diet

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A lot of people eat foods that form acid in the body. Note that there is a difference between “acidic” foods and “acid forming” foods. They are not necessarily one and the same. What matters most is not the acidity of the food itself, but how the food is processed in the body. If we have too much acid in the body, this can cause a condition known as acidosis. Acidosis can lead to a variety of health problems. One of the most talked-about risks associated with acidosis is that of osteoporosis. What happens, in the case of acid and osteoporosis, is that minerals are taken out of the bones by the body in order to balance…

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Woman Expresses Gratitude For Alkaline Diet…

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Below is a copy of a letter received by a Miami Holistic Health Examiner from a Brazilian woman she had told about the alkaline diet a few years back. Apparently at the time, the Brazilian woman was on her way home to care for her father who had been diagnosed with cancer. Here’s what the letter said: “How are you doing? Today I got some great news and you are definitely the first person I wanted to share it with. By December of last year, my father gave too much attention to what doctors said and definitely not much to all that I had been doing through the alkaline diet and blood cleansing regime. He pretty much…

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The Health Benefits of Alkaline-Forming Foods

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There are numerous aspects of our health that matter if we want to live full and vibrant lives. One important aspect that cannot be overlooked is the pH of our bodies. If your pH is too acidic, you’ll experience a number of negative symptoms—some of which are so common in today’s world that acidosis ought to be considered a pandemic. Take, for example, the symptom of peptic ulcers. Ulcers are painful stomach or intestinal sores that can lead to very serious health problems. They are associated with the h-pylori bacteria, with stress, and of course with excess acidity in the digestive system. In 2011 there were a reported 15.5 million people with peptic ulcers. This resulted in…

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The acid test: does your diet pass?

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We talk a lot about diet needs here on the AlkaVision blog. Today I thought we’d condense some information into a simple worksheet that you can do at home. Here’s a quick checklist to see if your diet passes the acid test. Instructions: Write the number of times you eat each of the foods below in a given week. Total up the numbers for each category, then compare the totals for ACIDIC foods versus ALKALINE foods. ACIDIC FOODS INVENTORY ____ Meats (Red Meat, Fish/Seafood, Pork, Chicken, Lamb, other meats) ____ Dairy products ____ Foods containing refined flours and sugars (white breads, cookies, etc.) ____ Canned foods ____ Acidic drinks: coffee, alcohol, sodas/pop ____ Peanuts ____ Processed oils…

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What Is An Alkaline Diet?

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Perhaps you’ve heard the term “alkaline diet” and have wondered what it is. Maybe you’ve even found some misinformation and need to be clear on what it isn’t. Here’s a quick guide: An alkaline diet is a diet high in fruits and vegetables. This includes leafy greens, citrus fruits, and more. An alkaline diet is a diet designed to lower acidity and promote alkalinity in the body. This doesn’t just mean avoiding acidic foods. Some foods that are considered acidic actually promote alkalinity once in the body. An alkaline diet is a good diet for weight loss. When people decrease the amount of meats they are eating, and increase their fruit and vegetable intake, an interesting side…

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Acid or Alkaline? What You Should Know About Your Body’s pH…

In chemistry, pH (which stands for “power of hydrogen”) is a measure of the concentration of hydrogen ions in a solution. In practical terms, the pH scale provides a measure of the acidity or alkalinity of a substance. Lower pH means more acidity, higher pH means higher alkalinity. Coffee, for example, has a pH of around 5… making it about 100 times more acidic than water. Wine has a pH between 3 and 4. Water has a pH of 7, and blood has a pH of 7.4. The pH of the food we eat matters because it can affect the pH of our bodies. Some foods—even a few of those considered acidic—produce alkalinity in the body. Other…

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PH and Healing

PH and Healing Can a balanced pH help your body heal? Can excess acidity slow down or stop the healing process? The answer to both questions is “yes”. Having the right pH levels in your body is essential to your health. But why? Let’s talk about it… Consider for a moment a farmer who plants and grows crops of various kinds. Did you know that farmers pay attention to the pH levels of the soil in which their crops grow? They do this because if the soil pH is wrong, their crops won’t grow. In fact, an out-of-balance soil pH can result in the cessation of growth altogether—as in, if the pH isn’t right, then nothing can…

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