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Have you noticed you can’t buy a bottle of water these days without seeing its pH on the label? The pH scale (remember, from high school bio and chem?) measures acidity (low pH) versus alkalinity (high pH), and it’s a big factor in the alkaline diet, which is all about the body’s acid/alkaline balance. Here’s the theory: Our tendency to eat lots of animal protein (meat and dairy) and grains, and too few vegetables and fruits, has made our bodies too acidic, which contributes to a range of health problems. According to this diet’s approach, the way to correct the imbalance is to eat more plant-based foods, which promote alkalinity and shift the body’s pH in a healthier direction. One point of clarification right off the bat: Although the alkaline diet focuses on pH, it’s not the pH of a food itself that matters, but how it affects you. In general, fruits and veggies are alkaline-forming, while meats, grains, fish, cheese, and other dairy foods are acid-forming. (By the way, if you see claims that the diet alters blood pH, it doesn’t. That’s strictly maintained by the body at about 7.4.) Basically, the more alkaline-forming foods you eat, the more alkaline the insides of your cells can be, which helps them work better. This is the Cliff Notes version; if you want more science—and there’s plenty of it!—just check out “PRAL” (potential renal acid load) and nerd out!

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Foods to Eat

(Eat more of these alkaline-forming foods) Most veggies, including kale, broccoli, Brussel sprouts, lettuce, cabbage, garlic, celery, zucchini, rutabaga, lettuce, tomato, cucumber, radish, bell peppers, arugula, spinach, mushrooms, green beans, potatoes, and sweet potatoes Most fruits, especially raisins, lemons, black currants, apricots, apples, pears, kiwi, strawberries, watermelon, avocados, and pineapple Onions, leeks, and garlic Olive oil, sunflower seed oil Nuts, especially almonds, hazelnuts, and sprouted nuts Pumpkin seeds Tofu Herbs and spices Green tea Unsweetened apple, grape, orange, and tomato juice Lemon water

Foods to Avoid

(Eat less or smaller portions of these acid-forming foods) Meat Poultry Fish Eggs Grains White bread, rice, and pasta Dairy products, especially cheese Lentils and peas Bananas and cherries Peanuts and walnuts Processed foods Coffee Soda and beer

What Studies Say

Research is accumulating on the health problems caused by eating too much acid-forming food (the fancy term is low-grade metabolic acidosis), resulting in inflammation and overworked kidneys. The alkaline diet has been shown to benefit health in a bunch of ways, including reversing chronic kidney disease, lowering the risk of breast and other cancers, helping promote weight loss, preserving muscle mass in older women, supporting bone health, and easing back pain.

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(Eat more of these alkaline-forming foods) Most veggies, including kale, broccoli, Brussel sprouts, lettuce, cabbage, garlic, celery, zucchini, rutabaga, lettuce, tomato, cucumber, radish, bell peppers, arugula, spinach, mushrooms, green beans, potatoes, and sweet potatoes Most fruits, especially raisins, lemons, black currants, apricots, apples, pears, kiwi, strawberries, watermelon, avocados, and pineapple Onions, leeks, and garlic Olive oil, sunflower seed oil Nuts, especially almonds, hazelnuts, and sprouted nuts Pumpkin seeds Tofu Herbs and spices Green tea Unsweetened apple, grape, orange, and tomato juice Lemon water

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Alkaline Diet: A Complete Guide to Alkaline Diet,Herbs & Lifestyle to Naturally Re-balance Your pH,Lose Weight & Boost And More than 50 Easy & Delicious Recipes With Picture:14 Day Alkaline Meal Plan

Do you want to know, What is the effect of eating alkaline food? In the event that you've at any point needed better vitality and essentialness, better state of mind, a slimmer body, shining skin and freedom from ailment and anxiety, Then this Alkaline Diet book for you. Recently, attention is directed towards the alkaline diet but more importantly, how efficient it can be to heal your body. The growing popularity of the alkaline diet is so impressive that it has resulted in a lot of literature. A quick Google search of this diet shows 3.18 million results on the subject. That said, what information focuses your attention? Which ones give you the unbiased information you need (without all the scientific information difficult to understand)? This book will lead you through all the essential facts you need to know about this diet. It will give you pure and practical information, along with simple suggestions to start the diet, as well as quick recipes so you can start in the best way. You will discover the importance of a well-maintained alkaline digestive system and will better appreciate a healthy lifestyle to eat without sacrificing much. This book will not just equip you with all the useful tips to get started, but it will also provide you tips on how to maintain the alkaline diet to ensure your success. The bonus chapter that includes simple recipes will help you get started right away. In this book, you will find valuable information for getting started, such as: How to stay healthy Alkaline Diet To Balance The Ph Naturally The basic-acid balance and its implications and consequences Classification of foods The effect of cooking vegetables, what happens with their vitamins, minerals, and enzymes Delicious alkaline recipes to try! Consequences Of An Excess Of Acidity 14 DAY ALKALINE MEAL PLAN 50+ Alkaline Diet Recipes with Picture How many ampere-hours of your life are you willing to waste to gather partial or false information, when you can get everything you need to REACH YOUR GOALS by reading this wonderful guide.

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The Alkaline Reset Cleanse: The 7-Day Reboot for Unlimited Energy, Rapid Weight Loss, and the Prevention of Degenerative Disease

A powerful seven-day, whole-food cleanse to completely reset and reboot your body, targeting the Five Master Systems (endocrine, digestive, immune, detoxification, and pH balancing). Balance equals life. At base, our bodies make us fighters because the body will drop everything to make balance happen. So when we put one system out of balance, we are essentially making our body fight itself. The Alkaline Reset Cleanse is a different way of thinking about the body and how we can rapidly replenish, heal, and reboot ourselves back to optimal health. The body's number-one goal is to maintain homeostasis and balance throughout our Five Master Systems: endocrine, immune, digestive, detoxification, and alkaline buffering (pH balancing). But through our dietary and lifestyle choices, we often put our body into a state of emergency. It is this constant state of emergency from which sickness and disease emerge. For over 10 years, health coach Ross Bridgeford has guided thousands of people through his alkaline cleanse programs. In The Alkaline Reset Cleanse, he has distilled his program down to a straightforward and immediately manageable seven-day program, complete with shopping lists, recipes, and encouraging tips from those who have already succeeded. We need to wipe the slate clean. We have to give the body the tools it needs to repair, replenish, rebuild, and thrive. With seven highly nourishing days filled with real, whole foods--specifically selected and planned to make it easy, enjoyable, and energizing--the Alkaline Reset Cleanse will help you to lose weight, restore your immunity, soothe digestion, and give you abundant health.

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Alkaline Herbal Medicine: Reverse Disease And Heal The Electric Body

Alkaline Herbal Medicine gives insight into many of the herbs used to reverse disease in Dr. Sebi’s African Bio Mineral Balance. It covers scientifically supported properties, preparation, doses and dosages, and how to combine herbs. It addresses alkaline foods on the Dr. Sebi nutritional guide, and their chemical affinity with and support of the electric body. The natural order in life designed the body to be healthy and heal under the right conditions. These conditions are programmed into the DNA of Homo sapiens, whose base DNA makeup is the African genome. Diets centered on the consumption of natural alkaline plant foods and ample exposure to the sun supported the healthy expression of the African genome. The environment of Africa, and environments similar to Africa, produced life that developed with a complete and balanced electrical structure. The plant life that grew in these environments grew under optimal conditions in nutrient rich soil under year long exposure to the sun. The resulting chemical makeup of these natural alkaline plants protected them from environmental stresses. Africans originally ate diets centered on the consumption of these plants, like the great apes of Africa, and the programming of the African genome used the protective nature of these plants’ nutrients to support its vibrancy. A scientific model supports the idea that Africans migrated out of Africa hundreds of thousands of years ago into the less hospitable environments of Europe and Asia. These environments didn’t support the healthy expression of the African genome and resulted in the mutation of the gene and the development of the Neanderthal of Europe and Denisovan of East Asia. Science has linked diseases like lupus, Crohn’s disease, and type 2 diabetes to the Neanderthal gene. The Neanderthals, who inhabited the Neandertal caves in Germany, ate a diet centered on the consumption of meat. The combination of their meat-centered diet and adverse relationship with the sun led to the development of dis-ease in the body. Now, the meat-centered diet is being globalized and is spreading disease throughout the world. An alkaline plant-centered diet and the use of alkaline herbal medicine naturally support the healthy expression of the African genome in all people, and reverses chronic disease. Pharmaceutical medicine is built on the power of medicinal herbs because around fifty percent of its drugs are derived from herbs. The issue is industry has strategically conditioned people to forget about the healing power of natural alkaline herbs. I dedicate this book in the memory of Alfredo Bowman lovingly known as Dr. Sebi. He helped us to remember that natural alkaline herbs and plant foods support the healthy expression of the African genome that is in all people. He did this by sharing his African Bio Mineral Balance methodology.

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