ACIDOSIS is the basic foundation of all disease. We need to understand the simple process of alkalizing our body and the important role a properly alkalized body plays in restoring and maintaining our overall health. Our glands and organs function properly in exact proportion to the amount of alkaline and acid levels in our system. ~ "Alkalize or Die", by Dr. T.A. Baroody, JrAn acidic pH can occur from an acid-forming diet, emotional stress, toxic overload, and/or immune reactions or any process that deprives the cells of oxygen and other nutrients. The body will try to compensate for acidic pH by using alkaline minerals. If the diet does not contain enough minerals to compensate, a build up of acids in the cells will occur.
Acidosis can cause such problems as:
Cardiovascular damage Weight gain, obesity and diabetes Bladder conditions Kidney stones Immune deficiency Acceleration of free radical damage Hormonal problems Premature aging Osteoporosis and joint pain Aching muscles and lactic acid buildup Low energy and chronic fatigue Slow digestion and elimination Yeast/fungal overgrowth Lack of energy and fatigue Lower body temperature Tendency to get infections Loss of drive, joy, and enthusiasm Depressive tendencies Easily stressed Pale complexion Headaches Inflammation of the corneas and eyelids Loose and painful teeth Inflamed, sensitive gums Mouth and stomach ulcers Cracks at the corners of the lips Excess stomach acid Gastritis Nails are thin and split easily Hair looks dull, has split ends, and falls out Dry skin Skin easily irritated Leg cramps and spasms.
Foods with a higher alkaline base are:
Vegetable Juices, Carrots, Green Beans, Lima Beans, Beets, Lettuce, Courgette, Carob, Parsley, Raw Spinach, Broccoli, Celery, Garlic, Barley Grass, Dried Figs, Raisins, Dates, Blackcurrant, Grapes, Papaya, Kiwi, Berries, Apples, Pears, Hazelnuts, Almonds, Green Tea, Lemon Water, Stevia and Raw Honey.
Beef, Pork, Veal, Shellfish, Canned Tuna & Sardines are all highly acidic. Other Fish, Turkey, Chicken, Lamb, Liver, Oysters and Organ Meat have a low acidity.
Nuts and seeds such as Peanuts, Walnuts, Pecans, Cashews, Pistachios have a high acidity.
Flax Seed Oil and Olive Oil are more alkaline than acidic.
Tea (black), Coffee, Beer, Liquor, Wine and fizzy drinks have high acidity.
Artificial Sweeteners are highly acidic, Milk Chocolate, Brown Sugar, Molasses, Jam, Ketchup, Mayonnaise, Mustard, Vinegar, White Sugar and Processed Honey are all acidic.