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"Your pH is really a sign of how your body is managing your mineral reserves."

        

A major problem of health today which is rarely mentioned, by either the medical profession and the complementary health field, is that not enough importance is given to the principle of " balancing of the body". It has been known as "Yin and Yang" by ancient Chinese and other healing philosophies, as well as western researchers.

The principle is very simple. It is simply that the human body gets sick if too much acid forming food or drink is taken in, and stays/ gets well if more alkaline foods and drinks are consumed.
The same principle applies in swimming pools if the pH is too high or low. This determines the health of your pool.
Most people have heard of the term pH. It stands for potential Hydrogen, a measure of how acid or alkaline a substance is. A pH of 7.5 is normal. On an adjusted scale, 14 is the highest and 0 is the lowest. 14 is extremely alkaline, 0 is very acidic. A saliva or urine test of 6.4 up to 7.4 is considered by several authorities as best for the human body.

The secret to a healthy life is having a body balance of 80% alkalinity and 20% acidity.

 This is done by having a down to earth approach to eating and drinking ( fresh food with enzymes and Chlorophyll in it ). Many people don't realise that ingesting acid forming foods and drinks will result in tissue acid waste, if not sufficiently balanced by alkaline forming foods or drinks and is the cumulative acid waste in the body which sooner or later leads to sickness. By taking Ant-Acid pills will only make matters worse. Too much acid in the body may cause arthritis and other diseases. 

You should find out which of the major foods and drinks consumed by you is acid forming and which is alkaline forming. One might ask if there are tests one can do to find out if one's body is acid or alkaline? Fortunately there are pH tests which give reliable results by testing the saliva fluids (available at chemists).

One of the interesting facts is that refined carbohydrates are very ACIDIC! We are talking about not only WHITE SUGAR in all its forms (Sugar is and has been put in as a preservative in many tinned foods, sauces, baked foods such as bread, cakes, pastry etc), but also refined flour / white rice cooked / baked products such as ordinary bread, crackers, pastas, pastries. WHITE SUGAR (cane) is 1.0; white rice is 1.5, on an adjusted pH scale of .14 to 0. What about drugs? These are also acidic (1.5), and artificial sweeteners are .5 Tobacco is acidic - worse with the chemicals put in it, caffeine 1.0 to 1.5 generally (includes ordinary coffee and black tea). Liquor is 1.0 - 2.0. What about fruit and vegetables? The good news is that most fruits and vegetables are alkaline forming, although starchy vegetables such as potatoes are not good to take with meat (acidic), as starches neutralize the digestive acid required to digest the protein. Filtered water of course is a must.

Balancing the body can improve your overall health

 GANODERMA and Spirulina -  assist the body to maintain or improve its overall general well being.   Both are Highly Alkaline.  

 

Acidity Self-Test

Introduction

Use this checklist to get a sense of how acidic you may be. Determining your acidity levels isn't an exact science, but this Self-Test can help you get a better idea of how urgently you need to begin alkalizing your body.

The idea is this: the more symptoms, the more acidic you may be, and the more urgent it is for you to begin an alkalizing program.

Beginning Symptoms

  1. Acne
  2. Agitation
  3. Muscular pain
  4. Cold hands and feet
  5. Dizziness
  6. Low energy
  7. Joint pains that travel
  8. Food allergies
  9. Chemical sensitivities to odor, gas heat
  10. Hyperactivity
  11. Panic attacks
  12. Pre-menstrual and menstrual cramping
  13. Pre-menstrual anxiety and depression
  14. Lack of sex drive
  15. Bloating
  16. Heartburn
  17. Diarrhea
  18. Constipation
  19. Hot urine
  20. Strong smelling urine
  21. Mild headaches
  22. Rapid panting breath
  23. Rapid heartbeat
  24. Irregular heartbeat
  25. White coated tongue
  26. Hard to get up in morning
  27. Excess head mucous (stuffiness)
  28. Metallic taste in mouth

Intermediate Symptoms

  1. Cold sores (Herpes I & II)
  2. Depression
  3. Loss of memory
  4. Loss of concentration
  5. Migraine headaches
  6. Insomnia
  7. Disturbance in smell, taste, vision, hearing
  8. Asthma
  9. Bronchitis
  10. Hay fever
  11. Ear aches
  12. Hives
  13. Swelling
  14. Viral infections (colds, flu)
  15. Bacterial infections (staph, strep)
  16. Fungal infections (Candia albicans, athlete's foot, vaginal)
  17. Impotence
  18. Urethritis
  19. Cystitis
  20. Urinary infection
  21. Gastritis
  22. Colitis
  23. Excessive falling hair
  24. Psoriasis
  25. Endometriosis
  26. Stuttering
  27. Numbness and tingling
  28. Sinusitis

Advanced Symptoms

  1. Crohn's disease
  2. Schizophrenia
  3. Learning disabled
  4. Hodgkin's Disease
  5. Systemic Lupus Erythematosis
  6. Multiple Sclerosis
  7. Sarcoidosis
  8. Rheumatoid arthritis
  9. Myasthenia gravis
  10. Scleroderma
  11. Leukemia
  12. Tuberculosis
  13. All other forms of cancer

Source: Alkalize or Die, Dr. Theodore A. Baroody, 2001.

  MUSCLE DEGENERATION  

 When acid-yielding foods lower the body's pH, the kidneys coordinate efforts to buffer that acidity. Bones release calcium and magnesium to re-establish alkalinity, and muscles are broken down to produce ammonia, which is strongly alkaline. By the time the response is all over, your bone minerals and broken down muscle get excreted in urine.

 
Long term, excess acidity leads to thinner bones and lower muscle mass, points out Anthony Sebastian, M.D., of the University of California , San Francisco . These problems are compounded by normal aging, which increases acidosis, bone loss, and muscle wasting. Along the way, calcium and magnesium losses can equate to deficiencies, with many ramifications. Both minerals play essential roles in bone formation and normal heart rhythm. Low magnesium levels can cause muscle cramps, arrhythmias, and anxiety.
 
"After digestion, all foods report to the kidneys as being either acidic or alkaline," he says. "The kidneys are responsible for fluid balance and maintaining a relatively neutral pH in the body."

That's where things get interesting. When acid-yielding foods lower the body's pH, the kidneys coordinate efforts to buffer that acidity. Bones release calcium and magnesium to re-establish alkalinity, and muscles are broken down to produce ammonia, which is strongly alkaline. By the time the response is all over, your bone minerals and broken down muscle get excreted in urine.
 


Shifting Your pH Toward Alkaline...


...ALKALINE FOODS...

...ACIDIC FOODS...
ALKALIZING
VEGETABLES
Alfalfa
Barley Grass
Beets
Beet Greens
Broccoli
Cabbage
Carrot
Cauliflower
Celery
Chard Greens
Chlorella
Collard Greens
Cucumber
Dandelions
Dulce
Edible Flowers
Eggplant
Fermented Veggies
Garlic
Green Beans
Green Peas
Kale
Kohlrabi
Lettuce
Mushrooms
Mustard Greens
Nightshade Veggies
Onions
Parsnips (high glycemic)
Peas
Peppers
Pumpkin
Radishes
Rutabaga
Sea Veggies
Spinach, green
Spirulina
Sprouts
Sweet Potatoes
Tomatoes
Watercress
Wheat Grass
Wild Greens

ALKALIZING
ORIENTAL VEGETABLES
Maitake
Daikon
Dandelion Root
Shitake
Kombu
Reishi
Nori
Umeboshi
Wakame

ALKALIZING
FRUITS
Apple
Apricot
Avocado
Banana (high glycemic)
Berries
Blackberries
Cantaloupe
Cherries, sour
Coconut, fresh
Currants
Dates, dried
Figs, dried
Grapes
Grapefruit
Honeydew Melon
Lemon
Lime
Muskmelons
Nectarine
Orange
Peach
Pear
Pineapple
Raisins
Raspberries
Rhubarb
Strawberries
Tangerine
Tomato
Tropical Fruits
Umeboshi Plums
Watermelon

ALKALIZING
PROTEIN
Almonds
Chestnuts
Millet
Tempeh (fermented)
Tofu (fermented)
Whey Protein Powder

ALKALIZING
SWEETENERS
Stevia

ALKALIZING
SPICES & SEASONINGS
Cinnamon
Curry
Ginger
Mustard
Chili Pepper
Sea Salt
Miso
Tamari
All Herbs

ALKALIZING
OTHER
Apple Cider Vinegar
Bee Pollen
Lecithin Granules
Molasses, blackstrap
Probiotic Cultures
Soured Dairy Products
Green Juices
Veggie Juices
Fresh Fruit Juice
Mineral Water
Alkaline Antioxidant Water

ALKALIZING MINERALS
Cesium: pH 14
Potassium: pH 14
Sodium: pH 14
Calcium: pH 12
Magnesium: pH 9


Although it might seem that citrus fruits would have an acidifying effect on the body, the citric acid they contain actually has an alkalinizing effect in the system.

ACIDIFYING
VEGETABLES
Corn
Lentils
Olives
Winter Squash

ACIDIFYING
FRUITS
Blueberries
Canned or Glazed Fruits
Cranberries
Currants
Plums**
Prunes**

ACIDIFYING
GRAINS, GRAIN PRODUCTS
Amaranth
Barley
Bran, wheat
Bran, oat
Corn
Cornstarch
Hemp Seed Flour
Kamut
Oats (rolled)
Oatmeal
Quinoa
Rice (all)
Rice Cakes
Rye
Spelt
Wheat
Wheat Germ
Noodles
Macaroni
Spaghetti
Bread
Crackers, soda
Flour, white
Flour, wheat

ACIDIFYING
BEANS & LEGUMES

Black Beans
Chick Peas
Green Peas
Kidney Beans
Lentils
Pinto Beans
Red Beans
Soy Beans
Soy Milk
White Beans
Rice Milk
Almond Milk

ACIDIFYING
DAIRY
Butter
Cheese

Cheese, Processed
Ice Cream
Ice Milk

ACIDIFYING
NUTS & BUTTERS
Cashews
Legumes
Peanuts
Peanut Butter
Pecans
Tahini
Walnuts

ACIDIFYING
ANIMAL PROTEIN
Bacon
Beef
Carp
Clams
Cod
Corned Beef
Fish
Haddock
Lamb
Lobster
Mussels
Organ Meats
Oyster
Pike
Pork
Rabbit
Salmon
Sardines
Sausage
Scallops
Shrimp
Scallops
Shellfish
Tuna
Turkey
Veal
Venison

ACIDIFYING
FATS & OILS
Avacado Oil
Butter
Canola Oil
Corn Oil
Hemp Seed Oil
Flax Oil
Lard
Olive Oil
Safflower Oil
Sesame Oil
Sunflower Oil

ACIDIFYING
SWEETENERS
Carob
Sugar
Corn Syrup

ACIDIFYING
ALCOHOL
Beer
Spirits
Hard Liquor
Wine

ACIDIFYING
OTHER FOODS
Catsup
Cocoa
Coffee
Vinegar
Mustard
Pepper
Soft Drinks

ACIDIFYING
DRUGS & CHEMICALS
Aspirin
Chemicals
Drugs, Medicinal
Drugs, Psychedelic
Pesticides
Herbicides
Tobacco

ACIDIFYING
JUNK FOOD
Coca-Cola: pH 2
Beer: pH 2.5
Coffee: pH 4


** These foods leave an alkaline ash but have an acidifying effect on the body.
Ranked Foods: Alkaline to Acidic
Here's a chart that ranks foods from most alkaline to most acidic.
Extremely Alkaline
Lemons, Watermelon
Alkaline Forming
Cantaloupe, Cayenne Celery, Dates, Figs, Kelp, Limes, Mango, Melons, Papaya, Parsley, Seaweeds, Seedless Grapes (sweet), Watercress

Asparagus, Fruit Juices, Grapes (sweet), Kiwifruit, Passionfruit, Pears (sweet), Pineapple, Raisins, Umeboshi Plums, Vegetable Juices
Moderately Alkaline
Apples (sweet), Alfalfa Sprouts, Apricots, Avocados, Bananas (ripe), Currants, Dates, Figs (fresh), Garlic, Grapefruit, Grapes (less sweet), Guavas, Herbs (leafy green), Lettuce (leafy green), Nectarine, Peaches (sweet), Pears (less sweet), Peas (fresh, sweet), Pumpkin (sweet), Sea Salt (vegetable)

Apples (sour), Beans (fresh, green), Beets, Bell Peppers, Broccoli, Cabbage, Carob, Cauliflower, Ginger (fresh), Grapes (sour), Lettuce (pale green), Oranges, Peaches (less sweet), Peas (less sweet), Potatoes (with skin), Pumpkin (less sweet), Raspberries, Strawberries, Squash, Sweet Corn (fresh), Turnip, Vinegar (apple cider)
Slightly Alkaline
Almonds, Artichokes (Jerusalem), Brussel Sprouts, Cherries, Coconut (fresh), Cucumbers, Eggplant, Honey (raw), Leeks, Mushrooms, Okra, Olives (ripe), Onions, Pickles (homemade), Radishes, Sea Salt, Spices, Tomatoes (sweet), Vinegar (sweet brown rice)

Chestnuts (dry, roasted), Egg Yolks (soft cooked), Essene Bread, Goat's Milk and Whey (raw), Mayonnaise (homemade), Olive Oil, Sesame Seeds (whole), Soy Beans (dry), Soy Cheese, Soy Milk, Sprouted Grains, Tofu, Tomatoes (less sweet), Yeast (nutritional flakes)
Neutral
Butter (fresh, unsalted), Cream (fresh, raw), Cow's Milk and Whey (raw), Margine, Oils (except olive), Yoghurt (plain)
Moderately Acidic
Bananas (green), Barley (rye), Blueberries, Bran, Butter, Cereals (unrefined), Cheeses, Crackers (unrefined rye, rice and wheat), Cranberries, Dried Beans (mung, adzuki, pinto, kidney, garbanzo), Dry Coconut, Egg Whites, Eggs Whole (cooked hard), Fructose, Goat's Milk (homogenized), Honey (pasteurised), Ketchup, Maple Syrup (unprocessed), Milk (homogenized), Molasses (unsulferd and organic), Most Nuts, Mustard, Oats (rye, organic), Olives (pickled), Pasta (whole grain), Pastry (whole grain and honey), Plums, Popcorn (with salt and/or butter), Potatoes, Prunes, Rice (basmati and brown), Seeds (pumpkin, sunflower), Soy Sauce, Wheat Bread (sprouted organic)
Extremely Acidic
Artificial Sweeteners, Beef, Beer, Breads, Brown Sugar, Carbonated Soft Drinks, Cereals (refined), Chocolate, Cigarettes and Tobacco, Coffee, Cream of Wheat (unrefined), Custard (with white sugar), Deer, Drugs, Fish, Flour (white wheat), Fruit Juices with Sugar, Jams, Jellies, Lamb, Liquor, Maple Syrup (processed), Molasses (sulphured), Pasta (white), Pastries and Cakes from White Flour, Pickles (commercial), Pork, Poultry, Seafood, Sugar (white), Table Salt (refined and iodised), Tea (black), White Bread, White Vinegar (processed), Whole Wheat Foods, Wine, Yoghurt (sweetened)

  

 
14.0 Sodium Hydroxide: Alkaline
13.0 Lye
11.0 Ammonia
10.5 Milk of Magnesia
8.3 Baking Soda
7.4 Human Blood

7.0 Pure Water: Neutral

6.6 Milk: Acid
4.5 Tomatoes
4.0 Wine and Beer
3.0 Apples
2.2 Vinegar
2.0 Lemon Juice
1.0 Battery Acid
0.0 Hydrochloric acid

Very Alkaline-Yielding Foods
Spinach
Raisins
Dates
Walnuts

Note:
All fruits and vegetables are alkaline yielding, unless they have been pickled or marinated.

"Your pH is really a sign of how your body is managing your mineral reserves."
 
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