Alkaline diet


Our body pH is very important because pH controls the speed of our body's biochemical reactions. It does this by controlling the speed of enzyme activity as well as the speed that electricity moves through our body.

All biochemical reactions and electrical (life) energy
are under pH control.

pH is behind the body's electrical system and the way our bodies utilize enzymes, minerals, and vitamins. That is why pH is one of the first things to be looked at if you are experiencing unbalance in your body in any way, shape, or form. Since our body's pH level is a direct result of what we eat and drink, anytime we are experiencing imbalance, we need to look at what we have historically been eating and drinking because this impacts our pH.

What we eat and drink is directly tied to the functioning of our digestive system. From our mouth through our small intestines and through our colon, that system plays the most important part in our physical well being. This system, what we feed it, and how it impacts our pH, is the essential core that determines whether we have perfect health or not.

(cuke's food tips)

 Foods you can have

Breads, Grains, Cereals, Pasta, Rice
Meat and Fish
Fruit and Fruit Juices
Vegetables and Legumes (e.g. Beans)
Dairy Products - Milk, Cheese, etc
Eggs and Egg Substitutes
Nuts and Seeds
Fats and Oils
Herbs, Spices, Sauces
Others, Snacks, Sweets, etc

Not OK

 How To Follow Alkaline diet:

View chart that lists Food and Chemical Effects on Acid/Alkaline Body Chemical Balance. Follow as closely as possible and eat from the Alkaline side. If desired you may test your urine daily to see where you fall on the acid/alkaline spectrum and take supplements if needed.
  by member cuke
member since: 29 Apr 11

More Alkaline diet Info

cuke's top tips

1.Test urine easily by measuring urine pH. Ideal is 6.2-6.8.
2.Eat a variety of foods to ensure a proper balance of vitamins, minerals, carbs, fats and protein.
3.Protein is over rated. Too much protein is extra work for your kidneys and promotes bone loss. Vegetables and grains provide enough daily protein intake. Read work by Dr. Russell Jaffe, MD, Ph.D.
4.Always eat breakfast.
5.Detox happens naturally on this diet. Don't be surprised if initially you feel worse. You will feel fabulous!
6.Effective diet also for digestive complaints, chronic pain, headaches,and inflammation.

About / History

The alkaline diet has been around for some time and I didn't give it much thought. Common sense would indicate that a diet high in nutrient dense fruits and vegetables and low in refined sugar, flour and meat would be healthiest. But then I came across the research of Russell Jaffe, MD, PhD and was impressed with his findings on the alkaline diet for weight loss and disease.

  Why choose "Alkaline diet"?
 Promotes long term weight loss
 Maintain your goal weight
 A healthy living alternative
 A body "detox"
 Teaches sustainable weight loss skills
 Provides an energy boost
 Improves mood and outlook
 Reduces the risks of diet-related diseases
 A roadmap for a healthier lifestyle

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