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Alkalising for Health

We are beginning to realise the importance of maintaining a healthy acid-alkali balance in the body - this is also known as pH balance.  To be healthy we all have to guard against allowing our acid levels to rise. The acid/alkali scale goes from 0 to 14, with 7 being neutral.  Each part of our body has an optimum pH level with blood being the most alkaline and the gut being the most acid. The mechanism of homeostasis in the body will always fight to keep the blood alkaline in order for it to be sterile, so if the acidity does rise the body will leach minerals from the bones to maintain alkaline levels. Thus we end up with diseases such as osteoporosis and arthritis, amongst others.

Every particle in the universe needs to stay separate from its neighbouring particle - this give structure and form to everything. This is done by having electrons on the surface of all particles that spin and vibrate, thus pushing its neighbour away. The electrons have positive and negative charges and these need to be in balance. If particles have too many postiive charges they will go in search of negative charges and will latch onto their neighbour's in this quest. In an extreme scenario everything could implode and collapse! So, it's very important to have the right amount of negative charges so that the neighbouring particles will be repelled and stay separate.

This scenario is true in every living organism and each cell in our body needs to have a negative charge on it in order to repel its neighbour. These charges are maintained properly by having the right amount and balance of electrolyte minerals in the body, i.e. calcium, magnesium, potassium and sodium. These minerals keep the acids in check because too much acid will disrupt the charges on the surface of the cells and cause them to stick together. This can be seen quite clearly under a darkfield microscope  in the blood of people who are too acidic. How about this picture on the right? The red blood cells should be separate and not stuck together.

What is the problem with sticky blood? If the blood cells are sticky it means that other cells in the body are also sticky and this will interfere with the functioning of the cells. In the blood oxygen will not get through to the red blood cells and the blood won't be able to circulate properly. Apart from that it also causes calcium residues to mix with lipis to form 'crystals' in the blood which becomes plaque which can block blood vessels. This situation leads to ill health of all descriptions. So what causes high acidity?

In this polluted, unnatural world we live in today our bodies have a big battle on their hands to maintain the correct pH. We are being bombarded every day by agents that make us acidic - denatured foods, too much protein, fat, sugar and refined grains in our diet, toxins in our food, water and in the air, electromagnetic stress from power lines, wireless signals etc., chemicals and drugs, and last but not least, stress, stress, stress.

What to do about it?

Fortunately there is tons of help out there. But the rule of thumb is to alkalise by:

  • reducing stress and learning to meditate, do yoga, tai chi or similar, take time out and exercise in moderation
  • Eat lots of lightly cooked and raw vegetables every day. Every meal should contain 50% non-starchy vegetables.
  • Drink lots of freshly made vegetable juices.
  • Eat some fruit but be careful - fruit contains a lot of sugar and this can be counter-productive.
  • Add green and living foods to your drinks and meals every day, e.g. use Supergreens or Cellfood drops in your water, add green powder such as Beyond Greens to your juices, juice your own wheatgrass, barleygrass etc.
  • Seriously reduce the amount of protein and starch you eat. You should have a small portion of protein with each meal such as tofu, nuts, organic chicken or fish, and a small portion of starch such as potato or rice. The rest of your plate must contain non-starchy vegetables.
  • Absolutely cut out processed foods, take-aways, fizzy drinks, sugar in its many guises.
  • Treats such as coffee and alcohol need to be kept to an absolute minimum, perhaps a little once a week, because we are only human! Have more water and another juice to counteract it.
  • See a live blood analyst who will show you what your inner terrain looks like and will give you appropriate advice for correcting it.