How To Prevent Acidosis

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alkaline tomatoOK, so this blog post starts with the bad news. Get through it, it’s worth it. BECAUSE straight after I tell you the secret to make sure that this never happens to you. It’s exciting, so read on…!

So Here’s How It Works

Our body will maintain an alkaline balance of pH 7.365 no matter what we do.

If we eat crap, sit on our ass all day and smoke, drink and do drugs our body will still stay alkaline. It is how we are designed. There is almost nothing on Earth that we could do that would cause our body to allow our blood and other cells to drift away from the pH of 7.365. Your body will always do whatever it has to in order to maintain this balance. Our body will stay alkaline at any cost.

But this cost is huge.

This cost is cancer, heart disease, diabetes, osteoporosis, skin conditions, premature aging, IBS, poor immunity, fatigue, weight gain, acne, low libido, sexual dysfunction, hormone imbalance, depression and practically any other degenerative disease or negative symptom.

Put Crap In – Get Crap Out

When we throw acid after acid into our body, our body will, absolutely break down and the above symptoms will show up. When we put acid forming foods and drinks (and others) in, our body has to deal with it and this means using the small amount of alkaline buffers that we have to maintain this alkaline balance.

However, we didn’t evolve to eat so much unnatural, refined foods and sugars and so we only have a tiny buffer. After that the body starts to draw alkaline minerals from wherever it can in the body to neutralise the acids.

The outcome of this is that your body is constantly in a state of absolute panic. On top of this, over-acidification is a vicious cycle – the more acids we throw in, the more toxins we have in our system. Here is my super-simple-diagram to help explain what happens when we keep consuming sugars & acids that ferment into yeast and mold:

acid cycle of imbalance

In an acidic state, the body is constantly being ravaged. The stress of maintaining this level of alkalinity is just too much and so we get sick, tired and full of disease.

How You Can EASILY Stop This

Alkaline Diet Recipe Book BannerThe single biggest step you can take to instantly and easily make sure that you don’t end up suffering from the symptoms of overacidification is to infuse your body with the alkaline substances it needs (see my articles on the 12 reasons to avoid over-acidification & a rundown of what acidosis is).

Of course, you need to cut out the acids, you know this already but the biggest gift you can give your body is to start getting these alkaline minerals in! As I mentioned, your body only has a very small amount of alkaline buffers, and it relies upon us to provide more through what we eat and drink.

When we consume foods and drinks, their alkaline or acidifying effect on the body is related, mostly, to the mineral content of the food. A good example of this is spinach, which is one of the most alkaline foods of all and is high in magnesium, calcium and potassium. Three of the top four most alkaline minerals.

The four main alkaline minerals are:

  1. Calcium
  2. Magnesium
  3. Potassium
  4. Sodium

So by including foods rich in these minerals, our body will always have plenty in reserve, will be able to start cleansing and rebuilding any past damage and very soon you’ll feel on top of the world!

As an aside, spinach and other greens are also high in chlorophyll, which is also really, very alkalising.

Sources of Alkaline Minerals

To make sure you’re getting plenty of alkaline minerals in your life I believe you should both consume good quality (pref organic) fresh, vibrant, healthy, high-water content, often raw foods PLUS I believe that you should supplement this to ensure that you always have a safety net. It is SO important to get enough of the right minerals every day that I fully believe in supplementation in this case.

This is particularly important if you have been out of balance, because there will be a lot of repair, detoxification and tidying up to do in your blood and other cells, so providing your body with an abundance of alkaline minerals is one of the very best things you can do.

But first, here’s the whole food sources:

    1. POTASSIUM:

 

      • Avocado
      • Spinach
      • Soybeans
      • Lentils
      • Swiss Chard
      • Tomatos
      • Broccoli
      • Squash
      • Cucumber
      • Sweet Potato
      • Beetroot
      • Greens
      • Carrots
      • Kidney Beans

 

    1. MAGNESIUM:

 

      • Pumpkin Seeds
      • Spinach
      • Soybeans
      • Swiss Chard
      • Salmon
      • Broccoli
      • Cucumber
      • Sunflower Seeds
      • Navy Beans
      • Pumpkin
      • Tomatoes
      • Celery
      • Quinoa
      • Almonds
      • Brown Rice

 

    1. CALCIUM:

 

      • Basil
      • Turnip
      • Thyme
      • Spinach
      • Greens
      • Kelp
      • Broccoli
      • Swiss Chard/Silverbeet
      • Romaine Lettuce
      • Kale
      • Celery
      • Cabbage
      • Squash
      • Green Beans
      • Asparagus
      • Brussel Sprouts
      • Garlic

 

    1. SODIUM:

 

    • Avocado
    • Carrots
    • Cabbage
    • Cauliflower
    • Kale
    • Lettuce
    • Greens
    • Parsley
    • Peppers
    • Radish
    • Sunflower Seeds
    • Sweet Potato
    • Turnip
    • Beets

Note on Sodium:

We are talking about proper, pure sodium, not table salt or the salt added to refined foods. According to Dr Young:

Today’s common table salt is a poison that has nothing in common with natural liquid colloidal salt. Most common table salt is made up of chemicals that pollute your body and wreak havoc on your health. Your table salt is actually 97.5% sodium chloride
and 2.5% chemicals such as moisture absorbents, and iodine. Dried at over 1,200 degrees Fahrenheit, the excessive heat alters the natural chemical structure of the salt causing the potential for a myriad of health challenges in your body. [see the full article here]

Sodium is essential in the body, and the above listed alkaline vegetables provide you with a good, clean source of this important salt.

So That Was The Food Source, Now Here’s The Supplements:

These two supplements are without doubt, two of my favourite on the market:

ph miracle phour saltsDr Young’s pHour Salts

A combination of four powerful carbonate salts (sodium bicarbonate, magnesium bicarbonate, potassium bicarbonate, and calcium bicarbonate) that help maintain the alkaline design of our body. A clean, pure source of the four most alkaline mineral salts on earth, this supplement helps to counteract over acidity and boost the alkalinity of the body. These salts are naturally occurring in all fluids of the body and can aid in the reduction of acidity in the lymphatic, circulatory, and gastro-intestinal systems.

Click here for more information

ph ion blue alkaline mineralspH Ion Blue (Alkaline Minerals)

Alkaline Minerals That Punish Acids! pH Ion Blue almost instantly neutralises harmful acids. It contains all five primary alkaline minerals: calcium, magnesium, potassium, manganese, and iron. Once these mineral buffers hit the system, they quickly neutralize excess acids.
When taken on a daily basis, pHion Blue will go beyond just neutralising the acids in your system – it will help you build up your mineral reserves, so you have a ready supply of minerals on-hand when needed.

Click here for more information

By consuming just one of these supplements, you will ALWAYS be getting enough of these essential alkaline minerals each and every day. I know that even with the most dedication and discipline in the world it is not always possible to get enough of everything, so while I would never advocate only using supplements and relying upon them 100% – this safety net is essential.

So you should always aim to get an abundance of nutrients from whole foods – there are no shortcuts here. This is just essential. But, supplement where you need to and I believe that both here, with alkaline minerals and with omega oils supplementation can make all the difference to your health!

SUMMARY

Your body really needs you to minimise the acids you consume and keep putting alkali in. When we consume acids, your body uses the alkaline substances in your body (calcium from bones, for example) to neutralise these acids which causes havoc. The body only has a very tiny supply of alkaline buffers and so by giving the body an abundance of alkalinity we not only ease this burden but also give the body the tools it needs to work optimally.

The four main alkaline minerals are calcium, magnesium, potassium and sodium (clean, not refined table salt). These are abundant in fresh vegetables (particularly greens), and we advise you to eat plenty each day!

We also recommend two supplements. In the short-medium term these will help undo any previous damage and assist in detoxifying the body of acids, molds and fungus and in the long-term will help to maintain this alkaline balance, giving you a daily safety net to ensure you get enough of these minerals day-in-day-out.

Agree/Disagree?

I’d love to hear your thoughts below!

Have a fantastic day
Ross

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  2. helene friedberg Reply

    i would love to hear from a food lover, an epicurian, who was able to transition to this lifestyle. i need help!

  3. helene friedberg Reply

    i have fibromyalgia and have been miserable for years. I want to do this so badly, but i love food, bread, cheese, sweets…so difficult :(((

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  5. charles Reply

    its a good one.thanks

  6. alkaline minerals Reply

    Very interesting and Quite useful.

    Thanks for sharing this Post.

  7. kerry ross Reply

    thanks!

    So excited to do this! These are foods i already eat, however, i apparently eat too much protein, dairy, and caffeine. Looking forward to the results!

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  9. Ravi Reply

    In terms of getting my body back into balance from an acidic condition…I really just love fresh green juices – celery/cucumber/kale ….with maybe a little ginger thrown in. I don’t have a juicer – but I’ll go to the health food store and have them hook me up!

    Sometimes (usually 2-3 times a week) I’ll make a green smoothie in my vita-mix with kale leaves (stripping out the middle stem) and 2 bananas with some lemon juice thrown in at the end. Tastes good and really sets me up well for the day.

    Kale and Pineapple also works well (you know I love that mix Ross!!!)

  10. Ravi Reply

    I’m a big fan of kelp and dusle for natural salts and lots of great minerals. I really just discovered sea veggies…and they are awesome! Aside from the occasional vegan susi roll….I never thought about just eating the nori or buying kelp until I saw the stuff in a raw food store the other day.

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