Where the laws of nature have been overlooked we find disease (dis-ease: a disruption to ease). There is only one disease: toxicity and enervation, a lack of nerve force.
Alkaline foods are foods that raise the the amount of oxygen that your blood takes in. The most alkalizing foods are RAW green leafy vegetables, non-sweet fruits and (wheat) grasses. The opposite of alkaline foods are acid foods.
How much oxygen your blood can absorb is measured on a pH scale that ranges from 0 to 14. A pH of 0 is most acidic while a pH of 14 is most alkaline.
Eating alkalined foods is good for you and the Earth because it is completely in harmony with natural law. Fresh, delicious, organically grown alkaline food that is good for the land, promoting shade-bearing vegetation that rejuvenates soil and contributes to purifying lakes, rivers and oceans.
This way of eating is the ultimate healing program. Start with a Philosophie cleanse to experience this way of eating yourself!
The Acid - Alkaline Balance
Our blood is in balance when we're slightly alkaline: with a pH of 7.365. The blood is an organ-a liquid organ. It streams through the vascular system, throughout the arteries, away from the heart, and returns via the veins to the heart once again.
In the beginning of the 20th century, very smart scientists and nobel prize winners made a great discovery. If our blood cannot absorb enough oxygen we get sick: cancer, heart issues, arthritis and candida infections and diabetes are the result.
You know that our body tries to maintain a constant temperature 98.5F or 37C. But but do you know that your body tries even harder to maintain the right amount of oxygen in your blood (a pH of 7.365)? When our pH is too high or too low, we don't feel well, we feel tired, gain weight, have poor digestion and get aches and pains.
Most people in the US and Europe are too acidic: they cannot absorb enough oxygen. That's why cancer, heart disease, arthritis and diabetes are epidemic.
Why are we too acidic?
Acid Foods List
It seems that what we eat is more of a health factor than people have thought. Common reasoning is that there is a multitude of disease. However, keeping blood and body tissue at a proper pH seems to keep premature death at bay and makes the difference between vitality and death. This is the secret of an alkaline body. It's too bad that the foods most people like make us most acidic and thus sick. What are these food? You guessed right:
- Junk & Processed foods
- Sugar (raises insulin levels)
- Coffee & Tea
- All animal food/flesh (meat, eggs, chicken, fish, lobster, oysters)
- Grains: (white) wheat, rice, pasta, flour, bread etc
- Some Fruits
- Dairy products (milk, cheese, butter)
- Bad fats
- Peanuts, cashews.
Alkaline Foods List
During most of our lives, the majority of the foods we eat are (highly) acidic. These make us sick and tired. By eating raw alkaline foods and drinks, we can help our body to heal it self from most dis-eases:
- Vegetables - especially raw green leafy vegetables
- Fresh Herbs & Spices - parsley, basil, cilantro, cayenne, ginger
- Fruits - watermelon, avocado, cucumber, young coconuts
- Wheat grass
- Sprouts: i.e. alfalfa, mung bean, broccoli etc.
The best alkaline drinks are alkaline water, vegetable juices and wheatgrass juice.
How Acidic Are You?
How do you know your body pH? I love this one, because it's incredibly easy to find out what your alkalinity is. You simply buy some pH test strips (also called litmus paper) at a health store and pee on it. The paper will tell you instantly what your pH is and thus, how alkaline or acid you are.
The Best & Easiest Alkaline Foods
Would you like to know the best and cheapest alkalizing foods? Edible wild plants. They're highly alkaline, abundant, fresh and free!
Just throwing a few of them in your salad will help balancing you. Try sea veggies for a great alkaline food!
Go to a local farmers market and check out the local organic produce.
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