Create an Alkaline Body in 4 Easy Steps
People think that just because they’re getting older it’s normal to not feel good. We blame it on age when our body starts to ache, when we feel tired and lethargic and have no energy, when we get sick. We’ve spend years putting acid forming foods into our bodies but our inner environment is an alkaline body. We don’t do well with acid, not many things do!
But here’s the kicker – young kids are starting to complain of these symptoms too! 20 years ago diabetes was unheard of in children and now 80% of kids have some form of diabetes! YES…Shocking.. I know! Childhood cancers are more prevalent and look at the rise in kids with autism! Why is this happening?
What are we putting in our mouth?
The western diet is atrocious! We are putting dead food into our bodies, what do we expect our “need-to-be alkaline” body to do when we feed it high-fat, high sugar food that’s full of preservatives? Not only that, but the animal protein we eat is full of GMO’s, hormones and antibiotics that go directly into us! These foods are creating havoc inside us and are not conducive to an alkaline body.
Dead food creates sick cells!
More times than not doctors are handing out prescriptions for inflammation, pain and disease. When last did your doctor ask you what you are eating? Do you know that most Medical Doctors have absolutely no training in nutrition and they readily admit it. WHAT…?Instead of trying to treat the disease with pills and creating more havoc, lets change the internal environment. Let’s create an alkaline body that will repel disease and inflammation!
You are what you eat!
Everything you put in your body has an impact on your life. No amount of drugs, radiation or chemotherapy is going to make you better unless you change the way you eat. Until you create that alkaline body with good food and eating practices your disease will just come back or you will get another. Yes it’s going to require a life change but so does cancer and it’s not as pleasant!
Our bodies are alkaline in design with a PH of around 7.3. PH 7 is neutral and anything below that is acidic, if our bodies reach a PH of 6.9 we go into a coma. Just that number tells us that our bodies do not like an acidic environment – only 4 points and we could die, OUCH!
All functions of the body, from your beating heart to the contraction of your muscles produce acidic waste products. If these toxins are not properly eliminated by the four channels – respiration, perspiration, urination and defecation, they will buildup in connective tissue and will cause sickness and disease.
Here’s a little metaphor that I found cute and made things easier to understand:
If your pet fish is sick are you going to treat the fish or change the water? Of course you are going to change the water right? The fish is only as healthy as the water it swims in. Just like our blood, it is only as healthy as the water IT swims in and we are made of 70-80% water!
How Do You Know Your Body is Acidic? Acid VS Alkaline Body
Here are the 7 stages of acidosis (body holding on to toxins, non-alkaline environment)
1) lethargy – tired all the time, no energy.
2) irritation – body hurts, allergies.
3) mucus buildup – sinus, lungs, etc.
4) inflammation – any type of inflammation in the body is an acid buildup.
5) solidification of acid – plaque in the arteries, calcification of joints (gout, arthritis).
6) ulceration – ulcers, tumors, cysts
7) degeneration – MS, dementia, cancer, diabetes……. etc.
The most important organ in the body is the blood. Blood expresses certain forms depending on how one is eating, drinking and thinking. Scientists can look at blood samples and tell whether that person is acidic, whether they smoke, whether they eat meat or not. And our blood is the perfect tell tale of whether we have an acidic or alkaline body.
Life and death is in the blood, the quality of your blood determines the quality of your bones, muscles, brain, heart and liver. If your blood is not healthy these organs and systems do not function properly.
When we exercise acid from the blood is pushed out into the tissues, that is why we feel pain if we work out too hard. We all know this to be “lactic acid.” Sweating while exercising reduces the amount of lactic acid buildup in the muscles.
If we are over-eating animal protein there is another acid that builds up in the body and if not properly eliminated causes specific symptoms – it’s called “gout.”
Prostate and breast cancers are caused when there is a build up of too much lactic acid in the body tissues, acid that the body is not eliminating. A tumor is formed when acid buildup breaks down the cells. The body goes into protection mode to neutralize those acids and encapsulates those cells that have been spoiled, this is the beginning of the formation of a tumor.
If we are not drinking enough alkaline water, if our stomachs are having to deal with too much acid from protein, or too much sugar in the diet which is also acid, then our systems for elimination begin to break down – the urinary tract system, the bowel system, the skin starts clogging up, we’re not sweating when exercising and we’re not breathing deep enough to remove the carbon dioxide. When all of that toxicity builds up, that is when we start getting sick.
How can I restore my inner environment?
There are a lot of environmental factors contributing to oxidative stress, but the major ones are what we eat and what we drink. A good way to restore the alkalinity in the body is:
1) Natural Sea Salt – Salt is a natural buffer to help alkalize the body. Make sure you choose natural sea salt that has minerals and iodine and has not been processed. Pink Himalayan sea salt is a good choice.
2) Alkaline Water – So many people these days are drinking diet sodas thinking that this is a healthy alternative to sugar, soda has a pH of “3” which is very acidic, it is 1 million times more acidic than alkaline water pH 9. WOW!
3) Green Vegetables – People and plants have a very symbiotic relationship, plants provide oxygen so that we can live and we provide carbon dioxide so that plants can survive. Chlorophyll in plants helps build the blood, without green in your diet it is very difficult to stay healthy. You can start alkalizing and building your blood by eating or juicing organic greens every day and drinking alkaline water. Health begins in the core! Build healthy blood by eating and drinking more greens. A few examples are: spinach, kale, apples, cucumbers, broccoli, lettuce, avocado. By the way, avocado is one off the most important greens you can eat, it is high in monounsaturated fats, 15% protein, higher in potassium than bananas without all the sugar, and it’s the perfect food for someone who is dealing with a serious health challenge, or for athletes.
4) CBD Oil is a fabulous herbal supplement that you can add to your daily routine. Not only does it provide nutritional value, but it is a natural anti-inflammatory and analgesic derived from the hemp plant. People are turning to CBD oil for a host of ailments including pain relief, inflammation, IBS, Autism/ADHD, nausea from chemo and a plethora of other ailments. They are calling it the miracle herb! Our FlowerChild CBD is also loaded with Chlorophyll!
We need to eat like “cows” to be healthy:
C – chlorophyll
O – oil – polyunsaturated oil (walnuts, sunflower seeds, flax oils, salmon)
W – water – alkaline pH 9.5
S – salts – mineral salts, pink himalayan sea salt
Your body does not digest food only our teeth. Our salivary glands are secreting alkalinity (sodium bicarbonate) when we chew. The stomach is also producing alkalinity. When we think about food we start secreting saliva and our stomach starts making sodium bicarbonate. The waste product of producing sodium bicarbonate is hydrochloric acid. We’ve been told that our stomach digests food and it doesn’t. Digestion starts in the mouth. Do you remember your parents telling you to “chew your food”, that’s what needs to happen for digestion. You need to chew your food till it’s a paste before swallowing. If your stomach is not digesting food, only what you chew, then imagine how many nutrients are being lost as you wolf down that food?
When we drink alkaline water before, during and after a meal this is when we prevent acid reflux and upset stomachs. When we start alkalizing we can also prevent cancer and bowel cancers. When we’re drinking alkaline water that is saturated in electrons this is when we neutralize the acids. We want to be drinking clean, purified water with an alkaline pH of 9.5 that is electron rich and which is functionally structured to smaller molecules.
When water is acid (most bottled water and tap water) it clusters and forms big water molecules, the molecules are too big to go into the cells so they go into the stomach – that’s why when people drink tap water or bottled water they say “I can’t drink that much water” (8 to 10 glasses per day). When you are drinking functionally structured water with smaller molecules, that water goes into the tissues rather than into your gut, you feel less full and can drink more.
Finding healthy water is not that easy.
Tap water is around a PH of 7. The scary part is that according to the Environmental Working Group, there have been 315 pollutants found in America’s tap water since 2004, and over half of these pollutants are completely unregulated and can legally exist in any amount.
Bottled water is not necessarily healthier than tap water and yet it costs much more! Although associated with healthy water, bottled water is not guaranteed to be any healthier than tap water. Often the only difference is the added minerals which have no proven health benefits. A four-year study by the Natural Resources Defense Council shows that 1/3 of the bottled water tested contains levels of contamination which exceed allowable limits. Bottled water can also be slightly acidic.
Reverse Osmosis is a filtering process which may be effective in areas that do not receive municipally treated water, and is commonly used in bottled water facilities. The problem with this process is that dangerous chemicals like pesticides, herbicides, and chlorine are molecularly smaller than water and can pass freely through the filter. Reverse osmosis removes healthy, naturally occurring water minerals. These minerals not only provide good taste, they also serve a vital function in the body’s system. When stripped of these minerals, water can be unhealthy.
Kangen Water – People who live in the Hunza Valley of Pakistan live up to 140 years and women still give birth in their 60’s (yikes)! Nobel Prize winner, Dr Henri Coanda, spend 6 decades studying the Hunza water trying to determine why the water caused such beneficial effects for the body. He found the water had a high alkaline PH, an extraordinary amount of antioxidants and was micro-clustered. In the 70’s Japanese scientists discovered a way to mimic these naturally occurring healing waters and Kangen Water was born! Kangen water is water produced by a filtering system, created from Enagic’s innovative water technology. Not only do these devices filter your tap water, but they also produce healthy ionized alkaline water! I recently bought a Kangen water filter and I love it. And the great thing is it’s so much more than just alkaline water. It also produces high acidic water as a by-product and this can be used to kill mites and bugs on my hemp plants and veggies. If you are interested in learning more about this machine please contact me.