Hey slow down, hold on, wait a minute, take a breath, relax, and be still. Take some time and read, to breath the fresh air, to let the sun beat on your skin, to walk, to laugh. Whatever is going on in your life will be there, when you return. Right now, you are the one that matters. As a matter of fact, you should always be the one that matters. Our spouses, children, jobs, finances, friends, enemies, etc., etc., always take the front seat of our lives. I bet you didn’t know that stress, along with diet and exercise plays a huge role in acidifying and alkalizing your body. What is known as our pH balance. Yes, when we go to the doctor they are going to tell us you have high cholesterol, blood pressure, diabetes or even cancer. Your doctor does not get paid to tell you in full that your stress levels, your diet your exercise plays a huge role in your surviving these nasty diseases. They don’t tell you that if you were disciplined and rebalanced you would see major changes. That’s the truth. Why don’t they tell you that? Because that doesn’t make them any money. I know! I know! I’m not a doctor, nor did I play one on TV, but I know this to be true. If you worked on realigning your body, you would see a major change. This is not a “take a pill to cure an ill” this is what God put here on Earth for us to live by. That said, did you know that human blood pH should be alkaline between 7.35-7.45. 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 healthy 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 7.0 is neutral. Below 7.0 is acidic. Above 7.0 is alkaline. So am I saying acidic blood is bad? Well let’s just say it’s not good! An acidic pH can occur from, an acidic diet, emotional stress, toxic overload (like smoking, drinking and drugs) and /or immune reactions or any process that deprives the cells of oxygen and other nutrients. The body tries to make up for the alkaline minerals or the lack there of by robbing the minerals that are there, therefore there is going to be a deficiency. Your body is robbing from your body (seriously) the cells begin to decrease and its ability to repair those missing cells decrease. The body was made to detoxify itself-but how can it, when the properties needed are absent? Well how does it become absent? By the things I listed above-we have to learn that “Ok, so the bill didn’t get paid on time this time, there is nothing I can do about it” AND MOVE ON!!! Keep our stress levels down….in a world of nothing but stress that seems hard but it can be done. Dismiss the stress, take deep breaths, get oxygen into your body, not just the rested breathing, but deep breathes really heal the inside of your body. Back away from your desk go outside and take a 15 minute walk. Yep you knew it was coming…we gotta eat the right foods. These typical AMERICAN DIETS just don’t work. Our bodies were meant to be alkalized and the only way for that to happen is to eat plant based foods. Eat to live! The doctor as I stated is not going to ask you “how much Kale do you eat?” “How much green juice do you drink?” “Do you have a juicer?” Every diet he or she gives you is going to include globs of acidifying foods that essentially break the body down. Well Racquel, what foods are good and what foods are not? Are you saying that I can never enjoy a wonderful Thanksgiving meal, or Christmas meal, cookouts?
No, I’m not saying any of that, but I am saying that the longer we fill our bodies with poison because it feels good, we will be 6 feet under, rather quickly.
ACIDIC FOODS: Beef, chicken, eggs, liver, ocean fish, organ meats, Oysters, Pork, Veal, dairy, quark(whatever that is…still learning), bread, biscuits, cashews, peanuts, pistachios (my favorite)butter, corn oil, margarine, any artificial sweetener (even Splenda) Barley, brown rice syrup, chocolate(Heaven help me) fructose, honey, ketchup, mayonnaise, mustard, soy sauce, vinegar.
All I’m saying is if we don’t start making better choices with the foods we eat, our bodies are going to make us pay more and more every day. We know that some things on the list (and that’s not the whole list) we eat every day. Moderation is not usually part of the American vocabulary. Moderation doesn’t mean once a week.
Alkalizing Foods: Asparagus, Barley Grass, Brussels sprouts, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Cayenne Pepper, Celery, Chives, Cucumber, Dandelion (staple) Endive, Leeks, Lettuce, Onion, Peas, Red Cabbage, Green Juice, spinach, Beet, Carrot, Horseradish, Potatoes, Red Radish, Rutabaga, Turnip, Fruits:: Avocado, Lemon (top of the list) Limes, apricot, banana (ripe), currant, blueberry, cantaloupe, cherry, coconut, Date, Figs, grape, grapefruit, Plum, Mango (staple), orange, papaya, peach, pear, pineapple Raspberry, Watermelon, tomato, lentils, Lima Beans, tofu, Navy Beans, Almonds, Brazil Nuts, Seeds (cumin, fennel, flax, pumpkin, sesame, sunflower, wheat), Oils (flax, olive,) Fresh Water Fish (MODERATION) coconut milk, Sunflower oil.
Just make sure that even fruits that they are eaten in moderation, and fresh not cooked. This is just part of the list, but it’s a great start. Have a great day!!!!