How to Alkalize your Body

The body is alkaline by design and acid by function” -Dr. Robert O. Young

What is alkaline anyway you may be asking yourself ?

Alkalizing the body is a topic that you must learn, understand, and use.

One way to measure your bodies alkalinity is to use those pH strips. You can either dip it in urine or use your saliva.

The measurement scale for body pH is a scale from 1 to 14. Total acid level would be a one, and total alkaline would be a 14.

The ideal pH level would be around 7.25, slightly more alkaline.

I was introduced to the idea of Alkalizing the bloodstream by way of Tony Robbins.

His Get the Edge Program has a segment on Health featuring Dr.Robert Young.

Tony learned through Dr.Young that even though he was vegetarian, his body was very acidic. Tony learned exactly what foods are alkaline and what are acidic.

Dr Young states that “toxins”  produced from an overly acidic, oxygen deprived body may contribute to the growing problem of Americans being overweight.

He says that the body creates fat cells to carry acid away from vital organs as a way to prevent these acids from literally choking organs to death.

Vegetable Person From Maryland Science Center

Vegetable Man – Maryland Science Center

Left unchecked , toxic acids will corrode body tissue leading to various ailments. Fat is saving your life.

Fat is actually a response from the body to an alarming over acidic condition.

Cancer, osteoporosis, chronic fatigue, runny nose, ringing in the ears , and a host of other diseases are created in an overly acidic body.

Most Americans food consumption contains mainly acidic foods. All disease or dis ease in the body is caused by an over acidic body.

I would highly recommend that you start substituting alkaline foods into your diet.

There is an easier way to alkalize the body by drinking green drinks. You can buy green drinks in a powdered form from your local health food store.

Now I am drinking a powdered green drink mix that I purchased from Trader Joes.

Now this is not a top of the line green drink, but it is good for beginners.

I usually mix mine in a plastic water bottle and drink it all at once or sip it for a while.

Studies have come out now that plastic bottled water is also acidic.

There are home water purifying systems that can alkalize your drinking water.

There are systems such as Kangen water that can ionize your water for you.

I have recently focused on becoming more alkaline.

I drink my green drink at least twice a day and now only drink coffee in the morning.

I will stop purchasing any sweets at the grocery store and focus on green frozen fruit smoothies when I have the urge for something sweet.

My diet basically consists of whole foods. I seldom if ever eat processed foods or drinks.

I will update in a month to report on any changes that occur in response to alkalizing my body.

Most Vegetables and fruits are alkalizing. Many Nuts are neutral which is o.k. too.

Sugar is total acid, in which all fruit will contain some sugar.

I would recommend that you try alkalizing your body for about 3 days as a sort of test. Try it out and see for yourself.

“You put a baby in a crib with an apple and a rabbit.  If it eats the rabbit and plays with the apple, I’ll buy you a new car”.  -Harvey Diamond

Reminder: Always use caution when taking your health in your own hands. Do your homework, do your research, and always communicate with your Doctor.

Update: 9/1/16

As with all information there will always be alternative viewpoints. I watched this informative video on Youtube titled:  The Alkaline Myth & Hype- The Acid-Alkaline Truth Exposed where Markus Rothkranz interviews medical expert James Sloane.

It’s definitely worth having a look at.

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