What Is Your Body’s Acid Status?

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A lot of people don’t realize the impact that drinking carbonated drinks (such as sodas) has on their health. In addition to their other dietary drawbacks, carbonated drinks—even diet ones—are are highly acidic and lead to increased acidity in the body. Acidity is measured by the pH scale, which is technically a measure of the concentration of hydrogen ions in a solution. A lower number on the pH scale means higher acidity. A higher pH reading means higher alkalinity. Any pH lower than 7 is considered acidic, and any pH above 7 is considered alkaline. The body does best in a slightly alkaline state. The foods we eat and the things we drink can affect our acid/alkaline…

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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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The Top 6 Alkaline Foods for Your Everyday Meals

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Most Americans have terrible diets. Not just terrible, but deadly. Just think of all the chemical-laden, fatty, fried, acid-forming foods that are commonly eaten in the United States. We live in a “fast food” society and to eat healthy is most certainly not the “norm”, and it’s not popular with the big food corporations either. Everything around us pushes boxed foods, processed carbs, fast fixes, and all kinds of “foods” that might taste good, but offer very little in true nutritional quality… and are far more likely to hurt us over the long run. It’s difficult, because many people get caught up in this mess—eating a lot of “so-called” food instead of real food—and they do so…

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The Amazing Health Benefits of Sea Salt

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Sea salt is a natural form of salt that is believed to have a number of health benefits. Typical table salt has iodine added (starting in the 1920s to prevent iodine deficiency), and has been “processed” to remove non-salt substances. It also has a few added chemicals… usually anti-caking agents at the very least. Sea salt, on the other hand, is minimally processed. It contains minerals not found in table salt due to its the lack of processing. Sea salt is believed to have numerous health benefits, including: alkalizing the body increasing immunity improving electrolyte balance promoting good sleep and good moods preventing muscle cramps regulating of the cardiovascular system and more… The minerals found in sea…

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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 Anti-Inflammatory Diet

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Inflammation in the body is normal to a certain degree. Short-term inflammation helps to heal wounds and fight infection. But when inflammation becomes chronic, it becomes a real problem for our health and well-being. Chronic inflammation increases a person’s risk of a number of diseases, including: Alzheimer’s diabetes heart disease stroke cancer and more… Obviously, chronic inflammation is something we want to avoid if at all possible. The thing is, it is a kind of “silent killer” because it usually goes undetected. First off, we should understand what causes chronic inflammation. The major cause of chronic inflammation is “stress” on the cellular level. This is most likely the result of things like: environmental contaminates/pollutants emotional stress poor…

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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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Lose Weight and Stay Energized with These Alkaline Foods

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As we’ve already discussed before, the alkaline diet can be a powerful way to lose weight and feel great. A diet high in alkaline foods can help you naturally lose weight and keep the weight off longer than many of the “fad” diets out there. Alkaline foods are foods that help to neutralize acids in the body and lower the body’s acidity. A lot of times people focus on the foods that they can’t eat when they are dieting. Why not focus on all of the good foods that you can eat? For example, with the alkaline diet you get to eat plenty of vegetables. In particular, healthy dark green vegetables are great for you. Aside from…

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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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