Alkaline Breakfast Recipes
Alkaline breakfast recipes…a common stumbling block for beginners…
But, in this guide today, I am going to show you how an alkaline breakfast can be easy, quick and delicious!
Getting an alkaline, anti-inflammatory, nourishing hit for breakfast is SO important. If you want to improve your energy, hormone balance (especially your thyroid, adrenals and blood sugar/pancreas), to support weight loss (or muscle weight gain), your digestion and immune system – starting the day with an alkaline brekkie hit is essential!
In this guide you will receive:
- The lowdown on what an alkaline breakfast looks like
- The acid foods to avoid at the start of the day
- FIVE delicious alkaline breakfast recipes to get you started
- PLUS my 14-Day Alkaline Breakfast Plan so you can go from wherever you are now to an alkalizing start to the day in just 2 weeks
Let’s get started!
Alkaline Breakfast Recipes – The Ultimate Guide
Update: this video explains everything – so if you prefer a video, this is for you! This is a training I delivered to my Alkaline Base Camp members (this is my alkaline coaching membership). If you want to join the waiting list to find out when I am next accepting members, click here.
I know that when you first start to live the alkaline diet and you go through your alkaline food charts to work out what to eat, one of the first questions that you will ask is “what am I going to have for breakfast?”
At first glance, I can understand why!
An alkaline breakfast, without guidance, can seem a tough task – but I assure you – making an alkaline breakfast is actually really easy when you know how….and the good news is….I know exactly how and…
…the better news is…I’m going to teach you how to make delicious alkaline breakfasts in under five minutes!
“Change Your Breakfast, Change Your Life”
Changing your breakfast habits is one of the most fundamental, life-changing lessons I can teach you.
Hundreds of studies have proven that there is a direct correlation between an insufficient breakfast and the quality of your health – including your energy, excess weight and even aging.
Have a think now, and write it down if you like (I encourage you to):
— what have you had for breakfast for the past week?
Most people will fall into one of three categories:
- Breakfast 1: nothing for breakfast
- Breakfast 2: the fast (barely there) breakfast
- Breakfast 3: the standard Western (acidic) variety
Each of these has it’s own issues, so let me take you through them one-by-one:
Bad Breakfast 1: Having No Breakfast Makes You Gain Weight, Fatigued and Clogged
When you have nothing for breakfast you’re getting your body off to a terrible start. After a 7-10 hour fast (while you sleep) your body is absolutely crying out for nutrients and your metabolism has ground to a halt.
This starts a vicious cycle immediately in your day. Not only do your cells start to cannibalize to get the nutrients they need (including breaking down bones and muscle) but your body trains itself not to expect food in the morning, so your metabolism gets even slower as your body goes into ‘starvation mode’ – clinging onto any fat it can for energy.
Too many people skip breakfast and it sends your blood sugar and energy levels on a roller-coaster that will end up in snacking, poor diet choices and binging – sending you blood sugar and energy levels spiraling even further out of control. Breakfast eases your metabolism into action, keeping you steady and stable and reducing the likelihood of poor food choices.
Please, please, please don’t skip breakfast.
And don’t let your kids do it either! This research paper which analyzed 36 scientific studies on the outcomes of a habitual breakfast found that having breakfast every day led to vastly increase academic performance and behavior.
Bad Breakfast 2: The Fast Breakfast…aka the Fast Track to Fatigue
You’re in a hurry and you grab whatever you can on your way out of the door, or worse, on your commute. Have a think about these foods – coffee, toast, bagel, sausage roll, pastry…
Do you think these are going to energize your body?! Do you think these are alkaline and energy-giving? Absolutely not. And to compound this, we then eat these foods while we’re on the move which totally messes with your digestive system.
Bad Breakfast 3: The (Low) Standard Breakfast
When you think about the typical western breakfast what do you think of? Do you think of ingredients such as eggs, bacon, sausages, cereal, toast, jam, orange juice, milk, fried toast, french toast, pancakes, syrup, coffee, tea…
All, yes, ALL of those foods are very acid-forming, will zap your energy, send your blood sugar spiraling out of control and leave you feeling that 10-11am slump if they don’t already have you snoozing on your commute to work.
Can you imagine how GREAT it would be if you actually felt vibrant and alive in the mornings?!
SEE ALSO: The Perfect Breakfast Formula for All-Day Energy
Gluten-containing grains are especially problematic at this time of day as they contain a starch known as ‘amylopectin A’ – which spikes your blood sugar like nothing else. And when the blood sugar spikes…it then plummets, leaving you with zero energy and a craving for sugar, carbs and anything else to try and get back to status quo.
In this 1989 study from the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, subjects were fed a diet of 70% amylose or 70% amylopectin.
The participants who were in the amylopectin group had higher glucose and insulin responses after each meal. What does this mean? Chronically elevated insulin levels lead to inflammation, visceral fat accumulation, digestive issues such as leaky gut and more.
And if you’re suffering any hormonal imbalance with your thyroid, adrenals, etc then cutting grains might be a good idea for you regardless.
How these Alkaline Breakfast Recipes will Kick Start Your Day to Ignite Your Energy & Weight Loss…Immediately:
Your Guide to Alkaline Breakfast Recipes:
Now I know that you might be thinking that after ruling out the foods like eggs, toast, cereal, milk etc. there is nothing left to eat!
But I am here to tell you that there is.
There are still SO MANY great, healthy breakfast choices and all of those acid-forming, energy-robbing ingredients are only common to breakfast because we have been conditioned that way.
Here is the plan…I’ll make it really easy to start eating alkaline foods for breakfast every day:
Firstly I am going to give you a list of breakfasts for the next two weeks. Then I am going to give you the guidance that will help make it a reality, but here is what I want you to do first.
Right away I want you to stop reading this, grab a pen and paper or open up Word and write down how your life would be different if you were waking up at 6am, naturally, each day, full of energy – able to jump right out of bed and then feeling on top of the world, full of vitality all morning.
What could you get done with the extra time in the morning? How would it make you feel?
- Maybe you would be able to start that exercise you’ve been wanting to do but never had the time or couldn’t get yourself out of bed in the morning.
- Maybe you get to spend a few extra hours a day with your partner and children.
- Maybe you get to go for a walk and watch the sunrise.
- Maybe you can start to meditate or do yoga.
- Maybe you can use these few hours to work on that business idea you’ve been putting off because you didn’t have time
Giving yourself the gift of time and energy will do more for your life than 99% of anything else you could do. So please follow this short exercise. Doing this is one of the most powerful lessons Joseph taught me, and it worked so well.
A Quick-Look at the Most Alkaline & Acidic Brekkie Foods
Step One: Your New Alkaline Breakfast Menu Plan
I will start you gently, but what you are moving towards here is a nutrient-dense, energizing, alkaline breakfast that will have you feeling just awesome in no time:
(note: where the recipes are not obvious, I have linked to these below)
Day 1: Organic oats, quinoa or a combination cooked in a 50:50 mix of water and milk (preferably almond, coconut or soy milk), topped with berries, if needed a little stevia or coconut syrup and flax seeds
Click here for my Simple Alkaline Oats Recipe
Click here for my Quinoa Porridge recipe
Day 2: Organic oats, quinoa or a combination cooked in a 50:50 mix of water and milk (preferably almond, coconut or soy milk), topped with berries, if needed a little stevia or coconut syrup and flax seeds
Day 3: Slices of avocado, cucumber, tomato and alfalfa sprouts on a slice of sprouted bread, drizzled with olive oil, salt & pepper
Day 4: Scrambled Tofu Mega-Brekkie (see recipe below)
Day 5: Alkaline Transition Muesli (see recipe below)
Day 6: Slices of avocado, cucumber, tomato and alfalfa sprouts on a slice of sprouted bread, drizzled with olive oil, salt & pepper
Day 7: Organic oats, quinoa or a combination cooked in a 50:50 mix of water and milk (preferably almond, coconut or soy milk), topped with berries, if needed a little stevia or coconut syrup and flax seeds
Day 8: Quinoa & Apple Warmer (see recipe below)
Day 9: Alkaline Transition Muesli (see recipe below)
Day 10: Slices of avocado, cucumber, tomato and alfalfa sprouts on a slice of sprouted bread, drizzled with olive oil, salt & pepper
Day 11: Alkaline Power Smoothie (see recipe below) – a smoothie of blended avocado, cucumber, spinach, green pepper and more
Day 12: Organic oats cooked in a 50:50 mix of water and milk (preferably almond, coconut or soy milk), topped with banana, a little honey and flax seeds
Day 13: Alkaline Power Smoothie (see recipe below) – a smoothie of blended avocado, cucumber, spinach, green pepper and more
Day 14: Slices of avocado, cucumber, tomato and alfalfa sprouts on a slice of sprouted bread, drizzled with olive oil, salt & pepper
A NOTE ON THE NON-ALKALINE INGREDIENTS INCLUDED
Please note that this is a transitional plan – this means that you are not trying to be perfect from day one. In all of my experience, when people try and be perfect straight away they just end up giving up after 24 hours and feel worse than before. (See here for a video on this)
So, yes, I am saying you can have a little fruit (shock horror!) and I am giving you a few transitional muesli recipes. That’s because all of these are still at least giving you alkaline breakfast recipes that are around 70% alkaline and this is miles better than the standard breakfast stuff like toast, jam, fried foods, etc.
This is a transitional plan that I think that EVERYONE can stick to and enjoy.
And after this two weeks, you will be having an alkaline breakfast more often than not and still enjoying your food.
PLUS these recipes are fast and easy to make! It’s win-win-win.
The Alkaline Breakfast Recipes:
Scrambled Tofu Mega-Brekkie
Alkaline Transition Muesli
Quinoa & Apple Warmer
Alkaline Power Smoothie
Almond Milk Recipe
Here is your action plan:
- Do the visualization exercise I gave you. Do it, do it, do it!
- Prepare your shopping list and shop for these ingredients one week at a time – that way you will have everything you need, ready to go – with no excuses.
- Start on a Saturday or Sunday so you can get into the routine at a leisurely pace without the pressures of work
- Take some snacks with you to work, such as fruit (pref low sugar fruit such as grapefruit) just in case you don’t get the quantity right to keep you going
- Reward yourself at the end of each successful day
- Read your vision each night before bed and then when you wake up in the morning before you get out of bed – doing this will guarantee you will succeed – so if you seriously want to achieve this then doing this step will guarantee it. 100% guarantee.
Now go for it!
I would love to hear from you – so please get in touch by leaving a comment below.
Stay happy, stay healthy
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P.P.S if you have any alkaline breakfast recipes to share, please do leave them in the comments below!
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Again, I must say thank you, to you, your family (who gives the great support to have a career in helping others) and your team. I have been motivated and well-informed to begin on the road to good health. Thank you for your encouragement and the work you do.
Thanks so much Carol! Always lovely to hear from you!
Any kind of bread even Ezekiel makes me go into craving mode but quinoa does not Why is that?
What about beans/specific ones for breakfast? I like lentils with veggies and avocado ????
I drink unsweetened oat milk and add vanilla? U don’t mention oat milk
Thank u 🤓
Hi im getting confused because ur alkaline and acid food list that was sent to me says some things come under more acid example oats but in your breakfast recipes it’s says you can. Fish is acid but you can have some.
Im waiting for your book to come but in the mean time do you have a complete food list of what we can eat im doing this for inflamation for my interstitual cystitus.
My email is [email protected]
I am Swati from India. I have ulcerative colitis. Pls tell me some alkaline diet which I can follow. I am not allowed to have milk and also fiber.
I’m beginning this today! I found this so informative and easy to understand and realize it’s what I’ve been looking for! Thank you,
My pleasure Dondi!
Ok can u give me some lunch and dinner ideas to go along with this type of breakfast
Search in the top search box (top of the page) or click on the menu for ‘Recipes’
Do you have any results with patients with CKD stage 3?
What about people who have autoimmune illnesses? We are told no grains..no eggs..no nightshades.. No dairy..no soy…what are we supposed to do? And Im very sick…no gall bladder for years… Hashimotos thyroid…ibs…fibromyalgia..reflux/gerd…etc etc…????
I have had so much success with people with AI (rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, migratory arthritis, thyroid disorders, fibromyalgia and so on) – and so I’d say you’re in the right place.
With regards to your comment the biggest distinction I want to make is between gluten-containing grains and non-gluten containing grains:
Gluten Containing Grains: wheat, rye, spelt, barley
Non Gluten Containing Grains: oats, buckwheat, amaranth, chia, quinoa
With AI you *must* eliminate both sugar and gluten. These are the biggest by far – doing this will do 90% of the heavy lifting.
Eggs, I can agree with (they’re not alkaline so I am happy for you to remove), same with dairy.
Soy – there is no evidence either way, and nightshades…well this is a bigger discussion. The research into nightshades and the immune system has been heavily blown out of proportion and completely taken the wrong way. The theory is that nightshades contain certain natural ‘pesticides’ (confusingly called alkaloids) that help protect the plant from predators and this can stimulate the immune system when we eat them, thinking we’re eating these pesticides. The truth is there is absolutely no human studies to prove this theory and it’s simply that, and idea, a thought. The research that has been done into potato glycoalkaloids (which are the highest concentration of alkaloids in any of the nightshade vegetables and fruits) have shown that even at mega-doses there is not a stimulation of an immune response in humans.
Don’t worry about nightshades.
What I would do is:
1) revisit this article, you’ll see lots of AI-friendly, alkaline, anti-inflammatory breakfasts to try
2) check my article here about my Anti-Inflammatory diet
3) for inspiration check my case study with Denise who is one of my students who completely reversed her rheumatoid arthritis (and psoriasis, and lost some weight)
4) and if you want to go a little deeper with me on this and get coaching from me to work on this with you – see my Alkaline Base Camp here
I am very confident you can do this Pamela! Keep on going!
Hi, Recent blood work shows some kidney low function. My husband had kidney failure and I don’t want to go there. I’m looking to improve my health. Thank you for this information, what I have read makes me mad that we didn’t have this when my husband was so sick. Your help is greatly appreciated.
No way is that oat recipe alkaline – honey=acidic, ripe banana=mildly acidic, oats=mildly acidic. I don’t think the other ingredients would help to neutralize the acidity.
Please note that I made it clear that some of these recipes are TRANSITIONAL to help people move away from having sugary, gluten-containing cereal, bagels, bacon etc. Trying to go from zero – to – perfect in one day is the fastest way to failure. Trust me I’ve been coaching this specifically for over 15 years with thousands and thousands of clients.
I have had cancer of the squamous mucosa in my mouth and secondaries in neck nodes. I have had surgery and radiation. I now have trismus so I need a soft diet. How can I manage a soft alkaline diet?
There are a LOT of alkaline soup and smoothie recipes on here for you to get started with – if you google:
site:liveenergized.com alkaline soup
site:liveenergized.com alkaline smoothie
(Literally just cut and paste that search into google) it will show you all of the soups and smoothies on my site (there’s a LOT!)
I also like to use millet for breakfast to substitute the quinoa.
Great info. Many thanks. But …
What is the visualisation you talk about Ross?
How do you make alkaline water?
What about uncooked oats with nut butter and honey?
Thank you for keeping in touch.
I start every day ( wouldn’t feel right if I didn’t ) with the following
& have done for 3+ years now.
2″ slice of cucumber
A good portion of celery
Wheat grass powder
Barley grass powder
1/2 tp of Tumeric
1/2 white grapefruit
A really good hand full of spinach
Topped up with filtered water & blitzed
And your so right it’s so important to start the day felling good.
Alan Foxley [email protected]
Love this Alan, sounds delicious! Super alkaline, super anti-oxidant rich and super anti-inflammatory. 10/10 from me 🙂
Apple cider vinegar is ok ?
This is so helpful thank you! I have just been diagnosed with oesophagul web
I would love to purchase the special you have going on that is Regular Price: $189.99
Limited-Time Special Price: $29.99. How many calories are for example for a day. I need 1800 calories a day. Are these recipes near 1800 calories. Thank you.
Hi Ross – I’m confused about sprouted bread. I only know of one (Ezekiel) and it is not gluten free. My understanding is that gluten is inflammatory. I found a gluten free bread made from millet flour/brown rice flour. Would that be a better alternative or is there a sprouted bread that is also gluten free? Thanks in advance for your help!
Is it possible to eat the Organic oats cooked in a 50:50 mix for 6 out of 7 breakfasts a week? I don’t like avocados at all and some of the other ingredients are not easy to get where I live. Plenty of great greens though.
My mom has been diagnosed with colon cancer and I read whoever treated their condition thru diet had apricot kernels ,can my mom have apricot kernels .
I can’t comment legally on something that could be seen as a suggestion/prescription for someone with a medically diagnosed condition. The only person who can do this is her physician or consultant.
These physicians have said only 6 months or 1 year of a life span to expect for my mother..n m trying diet ,who knows what will work out.
I definitely do not ask u to take responsibility but I m unable to decide if I can give apricot kernels or not..u have said they release cyanide.
I don’t want to take risk if they r not good.
I wud really value ur opinion on apricot kernels
What is your email id
Is weetbix with soymilk alkaline based?
Wheat is in the top 3 most acid forming foods – and weetbix is 100% wheat.
Look to a gluten-free cereal if you can.
Hello there! I have recently been diagnosed with Barrett’s Esophagus. I’m trying to change my diet by staying away from acidic foods! I want to go Alkalin! Is bread okay to have with Avocados? I thought bread was acidic? Thanks!!!
Bread is, sprouted bread is ok, but regular bread is very acidic – one of the worst for reflux.
I would like to know where i can get a free 28 day Alkaline life style plan. I need to take the ‘bull by the horns’ and start this life style choice. I’d rather do it the natural way than take medication for gout. Help!!
You should definitely look into other options. You’re making sound as if they have to eat the same things daily. That gets really boring and makes it hard for people to stick it out. Try throwing some eggs in there with some cauliflower hash browns or maybe banana pancakes. Theres many more breakfasts to choose from. Not saying yours is bad but it is too bland and needs more added to it.
They were listing ALKALINE foods for breakfast. Eggs are acidic. Hash browns are acidic… *eye roll*
You have listed dairy products from cow’s milk as being acidic and mucous forming – does that include raw cow’s milk (pasture raised/organic/A2)? And what about other animal milks (goat/sheep) if they are raw (pasture raised/organic)?
Raw cows milk less so as less processed…other animal milks less so as less lactose…but still acidic.
Please can you tell me what you mean by sprouted bread and flour and where I can find it in the UK.
I currently buy Biona millet bread but don’t know if this is sprouted. I can’t seem to find anything that says sprouted on the packet.
I’ve been reading your recommendations, but I have a question. Grapefruits, lemons, limes, tomatoes etc are supposed to turn to alkaline, so are okay to eat. But when and where does this happen? I have a duodenal ulcer and several small gastric ulcers plus mild esophagitus. If I eat the above am I adding excess acid in my stomach and esophagus. I am on a ppi (proto-pump-inhibitor) for 3 months, and will then be retested. I’m trying to heal everything.
My husband and I just started on your plan. We have made about five recipes so far and they have all been quite delicious! We are pleasantly surprised!
Please help would love some foods that won’t affect my neurophthy, I think having alkaline foods would help my burning feet because there is nothing else I can take for this please please help
What’s wrong with eggs? Or raw milk, and kefir?
What if you are glu ten free due to an auto immune as well as SIBO.
I would very much like to purchase your recipe books! However, I don’t want to download them. Are they available in print form? I am absolutely loving your advice, articles, and recipes!
They’re available as digital-only these days.
Cheers – glad you’re enjoying the articles!
So glad you mention the sprouted bread. I was wondering whether any kind of bread would fit in the alkaline diet. This is simply great!
It’s my first week trying your recipes and I already found some of my favorites. I have eczema and feel tired, getting sick often especially now in winter. Anyway you are writing about breakfasts…well this article was exactly the question I would ask you first. Yes, breakfast seems the hardest. And on the top of that I have 2 toddlers at home under 3 years and they love waffles for a breakfast. So my question is if you have any waffle or pancake recipe for such a little ones that would be a bit more alkaline than regular homemade waffles. Also do you think I can make a batch and freeze them? I saw you have children too so you probably know that there is really not much time cooking in the morning. During the day they usually eat some veggie soup, fruits and veggies, yogurt.., my daughter can eat almost everything but my son is the picky monster but he loves avocado. I would appreciate any ideas and recipes ☺
Looking forward to your new articles!
Hi Ross, I have just been diagnosed with a serious case of SIBO and cannot eat tofu, quinoa, oats, avocado, gluten, any milk even almond, hemp, rice. I baked a butternut squash last night to bring for my breakfast today. Is that alkaline? Is sprouted bread okay for a gluten free, grain free person? I’m struggling on a LowFodmap diet but I’d like to get away from eating meat. I’ve looked at your emails and have listened to you and Kriss Carr. I believe I’ll get well. Just struggling with what to eat!!!! Thank you, Annette
Step 7 said read it before you go to bed and u will do it the next day! Day 1 down
Totally confused. Looking for anti inflamatory diet which, according to my nutritionist, and others, means no grains. Yet, here you are saying sprouted grains, quinoa, organic oats, etc are ok. I love Ezekiel low sodium to at for breakfast with almond butter. Thought I was being healthy mindsd.
Absolutely – the only grains that are inflammatory are those containing gluten: wheat, rye, spelt and so on. Oats, quinoa, chia, rice etc contain no gluten and are not inflammatory.
I would like to purchase your package through PayPal. Are you set up for this?
I need to start a strict Alkaline diet.
I have revived your emails in the past but have been slack.
I need to know how to get your books
This proposed mechanism, in which the diet can significantly change the acidity of the blood, goes against “everything we know about the chemistry of the human body” and has been called a “myth” in a statement by the American Institute for Cancer Research. Unlike the pH level in the urine, a selectively alkaline diet has not been shown to elicit a sustained change in blood pH levels, nor to provide the clinical benefits claimed by its proponents. Because of the body’s natural regulatory mechanisms, which do not require a special diet to work, eating an alkaline diet just can, at most, change the blood pH minimally and transiently.
Well it certainly puts an abrupt end to gout which is
a painful and debilitating condition
Well “Dr”, you obviously haven’t read the info on this website about what the alakaline diet is and is not, and the mechanism by which it assists the human body. It is specifically stated that the alkaline way of life is NOT about changing the pH of the blood or body (which is ludicrous and deadly), but about optimizing nutritional input so the body is free to achieve this necessary balance easily and fully. YES, the human body automatically does whatever is required to maintain this perfect balance, but when this is hindered by constantly requiring internal adjustments (which happens when the body is being barraged by acidic foods), it has a huge impact on overall health.
Perhaps before you slam something, you should take the time to read and digest all the pertinent information.
Yesterday ,I found a recipe called energy boosting smoothie # 1, Green Energy Machine , containing 17.3 gr. protein and 11.5 gr. fiber . Now , I can”t find it . Can you please tell where to find it or possibly email the recipe to me ? Thank you. Tom
Drinking one teaspoon with bicarbonate soda and juice of one lemon would help to alkaline diet the body ?
You are wrong on the fact that we become catabolic by skipping breakfast.. please stop advocating such wrong information…the book eat stop eat by brad pilon will help u grasp this…
Posting a link here for your convenience.
Here is the link for your info. Please read this and then come to a conclusion..
Thanks for sharing the link and Brad’s theory. I’ve read a lot on fasting as it’s definitely intriguing. At present I don’t believe it’s the right way to go, BUT please feel free to combine what you like from my site with what you like from Brad’s.
Whatever works for YOU is what you should stick with.
Always remember – there are a lot of convincing folks online but it all boils down to: ONE SIZE FITS ONE.
Thank u Ross … in his book he cites many studies that show that even after 72 hours of fasting there is no loss in muscle. So much for the ” we going catabolic after 7 hours theory”
I personally have followed intermittent fasting and I have felt it to be intensely freeing. So much so that I feel how n the world are people still believing this 6 meal per day bull shit!! It sure might be A wY but my word, what a needlessly arduous boring and torturous way to get there .
Martin berkhan and brad have done a world of good with their studies and people all over the world are getting brilliant results with skipping breakfast.
This fitness industry is mostly a scam because they want us to buy more food.
I strongly suggest u read brad s book. Not about just calorie reduction and fat loss. Fasting gives other benefits like autophagy, increase in growth hormone etc among the many benefits..
I see you are a very open minded person…please do read it. Personally for me skipping breakfast was one of the very best decisions I’ve made….. intensely freeing and nice..
Thank u so much,
And this is coming from a person who was fanatical about breakfast..
Hi Ross, my name is Malinda. I am 61 years old. I have recently become a type 2 diabetic. But I also suffer from Gout. The two diets collide with one another, what is good for one diet is bad for the other. So now I’m completely confused. Will an alkaline diet help me comprise one diet that will serve both conditions?
An alkaline diet is great for both T2D and gout – absolutely. There is a ton of research showing that it benefits both.
Sheer Bull. Shame on you:
“This proposed mechanism, in which the diet can significantly change the acidity of the blood, goes against “everything we know about the chemistry of the human body” and has been called a “myth” in a statement by the American Institute for Cancer Research. Unlike the pH level in the urine, a selectively alkaline diet has not been shown to elicit a sustained change in blood pH levels, nor to provide the clinical benefits claimed by its proponents. Because of the body’s natural regulatory mechanisms, which do not require a special diet to work, eating an alkaline diet just can, at most, change the blood pH minimally and transiently.”
This is all just great, if you mostly just sit around and aren’t very active. But I hike mountains, I bike mountain roads, I run at lunch. The dietary suggestions I’ve seen for low ph diets will NOT feed me. So what’s the next best thing?
Hi – the same as you’re already doing really – for you, you will still need to have good quantities, focus on proteins & fats. For someone really active, just see the alkaline diet as a guideline for super-clean eating.
This guide will help a little more: http://liveenergized.com/alkaline-diet-guides/alkaline-diet-gain-muscle-maintain-weight/
But yep – for you I’d focus first on cutting down the acidic foods, while then ramping up the alkaline proteins and healthy fats. Quinoa, oats, chia, coconut oil, flax, nuts, seeds – the thicker, more filling smoothies, the more alkaline-forming protein powder brands (such as sun warrior)…
You need to focus on these foods and get lots of quantity.
Hope this helps.
I stopped sugar years ago …still a success. ..but…now I crave carbs.especially salty/crunchy they work so well when I get stressed.
Now what Ross??
Thanks for all you do for the planet and its inhabitants
Salt is fine if it’s a healthier salt such as Himalayan pink salt. Carbs you can include could be things like quinoa, chia, buckwheat, amaranth, oats, sweet potato, carrots, beets, nuts, seeds, shredded coconut and so on. There’s lots of options you don’t have to have only salad and oil 🙂
Great stuff Ross, there are a ton of “green powders” on the market …Athletic Greens, Patriot Power, Amazing Grass to name a few.
Do you have any recommendations ?
Perfectly Healthy’s MegaGreens is good, as is Organifi and pH Miracle Greens.
Am being sent some Athletic Greens at the mo to road test by the manufacturer, will let you know how I go with it.
Can you suggest an alkaline diet which does not contain high fibre as I have Crohn’s disease and surgery removing a good length of my colon including the caecum and ileum thus removing the area which produces bile salts.
Your suggestions would be gratefully received.
I’m enjoying the daily updates…. Thanks!
I need to target my thighs as I have cellulite here. What do you recommend? I eat well most days& practice yoga too. What else would you suggest?
I’m allergic to avocado 🙁 what do I do? To me that seems like the main food in the drinks and such to give them thick hardyness.
Hi Ross, I also have a problem with avocados, any ideas on alternatives please?
Hey Anne & Donnie
The most important use (recipe-wise not nutrient wise) for avocados is, as you pointed out, the texture and consistency. For smoothies and the raw soups it can help add that smooth, thick consistency.
For smoothies, I recommend adding some coconut cream which can add this back in, or if you have a powerful enough blender add raw cashews/almonds to help add this thickness. These two (coconuts/nuts) will also add in the healthy fats that the avocados give.
For the blended soups, I recommend adding in some steamed pumpkin/sweet potato to add in that thickness. This will take a little longer but is well worth the time it takes 🙂
Hope that helps!
Hi Ross, such a long time since I’ve been in contact. It’s freezing here in south-west Western Australia, so I’m snuggled up with my hot water bottles deciding which yummy warming porridge I’ll have in the morning!
Just wanted to send a big thank you to your own generous self. There isn’t another ehuman that shares sooooo much of themselves freely for the benefit of others! What a wonderful person you are! Cheers and great karma wishes to you and your family.
Hi Ross – I’m coming to your site as I try to improve my fertility. We’re trying and struggling to have a second child. Thanks for these tips.
Acidity and inflammation are very important in the pregnancy journey. Following an alkaline diet is also naturally anti-inflammatory and will help no end. Get your partner on board too – it’s super important for both of you.
You don’t have to be super strict about it but I would look to avoid sugar and grains as much as possible.
could you leave me any advice as I have both Rosacea and Psoriasis and I know it is irritated by the food I eat?
Hey JD – check this guide: http://liveenergized.com/alkaline-diet-resources/the-alkaline-diet-and-rosacea/
And for psoriasis I truly believe this to be a symptom of inflammation so check this out too: http://liveenergized.com/alkaline-diet-resources/anti-inflammation-diet/
Dear Ross I am alkalizing my diet because I have disciovered a re-occurrence of multiple hypo dense soft tissue masses (tumours-fibromyxoid sarcoma) in abdomen adherent to small bowel loops and omentum (last year I was operated for the same ).I shouldn’t eat many fruits bc of the sugar as Tumor cell strives for glucose/sugar. I’m confused with alkaline diet vs sugar content. Can i eat fruits –which ones and quantity ,thanks
Hi Mutasma – firstly, congrats on taking such a positive stance on your health and taking control of things. A lot of people become passive with news such as yours but the fact that you’re being proactive and moving forwards is a great testiment to your character. Well done.
Now – onto your question. With fruit what we’re really talking about is fructose – and you want to keep this to under 25g per day.
Mercola has a good chart here: http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2011/05/02/is-sugar-toxic.aspx – it shows the g of fructose per serve of fruit.
This is the first step – the second step is to make sure you’re eating only fresh in-season fruits.
If you stick to these guidelines you can have fruit and still be very alkaline 🙂
Can you please help me with ideas of alkaline breakfast for kids. 9, 7 ans 2.
Thanks and congratulations!! your work is amazing.
I’m really getting into the Alkaline diet, I love it! But Soya food is not a health food, it’s actually bad for us to eat, for one thing it disrupts our hormones, needs to be avoided!!!!!
The jury is most definitely out on that, and I believe it’s fine in moderation. Personally, I tend to use coconut milk 95% of the time, but it’s totally optional.
I have found this site to be highly informative and helpful, Thank you for that.
I am also really surprised at the wonderful community spirit of the people on here. If it wasn’t for everyones input , I don’t know that I would give many topics and thoughts any further consideration.
I value wisdom and advice because I don’t know everything and there isn’t enough time left in my lifetime to study everything.So Thankyou to all who contribute on here. 🙂
As someone who just typed in “gluten free vegan alkaline food that won’t make me fat” into my search bar, I can’t over state how nice it was to stumble not only onto this page, but onto you! These past months have been terrible, food-wise, bouncing around from one failed food enterprise to another, and finding that though I’m technically eating healthier, I’m gaining weight, and my allergies are still raging out of control. I’m gathering information and recipes to give this alkaline thing a try. Thanks for sharing your breakfast plan, among other things!
Anywhere you go, I will stick to…Congrats!!!!
I eat barley for breakfast sometimes and I usually boil it until done then add spices (cinammon, nutmeg, anise, fennel) and sweetener of your choice such as stevia or honey. Then after done I add lots of walnuts, slivered almonds and pine nuts. Delicious and alkalizing, but not sure about the spices? I usually grind my own. Any advice or comments?
What is the advantage of the paleo diet, are related to the overall diet and the Fluorine and its impact on health is
one of them. Almonds, pecans, peanuts, snow-peas and peas,
potatoes, dairy products, sugar and salt from your
diet for a while you get to where you should not have it.
Clearly that’s a problem with our society and the Paleo For Athletes generally. The one that has been sitting in the closet for more than a mile at a time.
can you please tell me the difference between your first & second recipe book? is the second an updated version or completely new content?
The 2nd book is completely new content.
Hi, I’ve suffered from IBS / IBS-related issues for 5 years now and following a really bad bout of acid (potentially GERD-related), I’m changing my diet for good – to an alkaline one! I can’t touch oats or bran, and try to avoidwholemeal stuff or too much dairy as it doesn’t agree with me. Hence I normally avoid breakfast – not good I know. Given your recipes are mostly oats-based, what else would you suggest as alternatives? Feel at my wits’ end before I’ve even started. Thanks in advance
Have been trying the alkaline diet for 2 years. Although I generally feel better and have not been ill ( don’t pick up the cold or flu) i realise my saliva ph is below 7.0 (about 6.5-6.8) Also I want to put on weight as I have always been thin. Any tips for my situation?
What is the pH of Agave nectar and Truvia (stevia)? I use both daily in my present diet.
I like the resource on weight loss. I really liked this article. Bravo!
Pretty! This has been an incredibly wonderful article.
Many thanks for supplying this info.
Hi Ross – thanks for all you do! My new breakfast –
1/2 medium avocado mashed
1 large garlic clove diced
5 small cherry tomatoes chopped
1/2 stalk celery diced
1/4 lime wedge squeezed
dash each of dulse, himalayan pink salt and organic black pepper.
DELICIOUS, ALKALiNIZING, ENERGIZING!
What about eggs, are they alkaline
Is Ezekial Bread good to eat and is it alkaline ?
Good Blog. I am alkalising my diet because I have disciovered a tumour up my rectum. A real pain in the ass so to speak. So all you have to say is very relevant and good. There is just one thing you could do for me as you are a brilliant researcher. Do a bit more research on Soy Milk. You could start at the Weston A. Price foundation as they have lots on Soy. There are also lots of other sites and ‘experts’ on the web. From everything I have googled the concensus is that it is deadly. I read a paper some thirty years ago that pulled together research from all over the world and the conclusion was that sugar is a bigger killer world wide than cigarette smoking and Unfermented Soya beans and soyabean products are a bigger killer worldwide than sugar.
Take care and thanks for being there.
I read abou your tumor. I want to recommend you visit the http://www.digestacure.com website. I think it could help you. Also, I know that Burdock shrinks tumors. I would consider those two options. Just my opinion. But I hate seeing people with these types of issues. Feel free to email me if you life.
one of your recipes calls for peppers. My gut cannot tollerate them!! What can I use instead? Peppers cause very unpleasant flatulence – very embarrasing when in company! With the result that when I see recipes with them I actually get cross! Please help. Tx
Haven’t you heard yet how bad soy is? Go to wnd.com/2006/12/39253 and Dr Kaayla Daniel researched it and has a book. I haven’t read it-no money to buy all the books that are written.
I can’t eat in the morn either like someone else said. I drink milk instead and my ph is about right. I do have baking soda everyday however, and coioidial silver every day too. I have a C silver maker.
I’ve also heard how GOOD soy is.
> A New Frontier in Soy Bioactive Peptides that May Prevent Age-related Chronic Diseases
> Soy Phytochemicals Prevent Orthotopic Growth and Metastasis of Bladder Cancer in Mice by Alterations of Cancer Cell Proliferation and Apoptosis and Tumor Angiogenesis
> The Role of Soy Products in Reducing Risk of Cancer
These are all from well respected scientific journals, so I guess the jury is out.
As with all in life it is about moderation, but I can assure you this: soy, almond, rice are all WAY better for you than dairy. Drinking dairy in the morning instead of breakfast is not a good idea going forward and I do urge you to revisit this strategy. Dairy is incredibly acid forming.
Sorry to disagree but soya is not good for you at Addenbrooks hospital Cambridge the advice is to stop taking soya products from the cancer unit this advice is given to all women with breast cancer or any lymph disturbances, as a homeopath we do ask people to limit intake, we do not absorb soya as well as the our Asian counterparts, there are differences in our weather, lifestyle and diets which need to be taken into account and listen to your bodies they tell us more. Thanks for the other info it’s very usefull
I’m sorry the science today is brought at the right price. Most scientist today rather have a fat pay check than tell the truth. Just my thoughts (from what I’ve read)
What about having a smoothie with the alkaline ingredients as breakfast and then a 10 o’clock snack? Is it really necessary to have more than that for breakfast? I find that our bodies need much less than we think to energise us.
Thanks for a great blog, recipes and inspiration 🙂
Great site! Thank you so much for sharing your wisdom. Just the vertical bar on the left (Facebook etc.) is very inconvenient. I can’t close it or move it and it is exactly in the way of reading your posts.
Unfortunately I can’t eat oats , nuts, milk, muesli , not sure about quinoa …. allergic to most grains..and I thought soya was no longer thought to be good for you!….thanks..
I have acid reflux and extreme tiredness. The doctors havent been that great (iv been referred but on waiting list for months) and iv also sought alternative therapists who have put me on natural remedies. These have helped but i am still not 100% and still sluggish and tired so have taken matters into my own hands. I thought i was eating a very healthy diet but found it mainly to be an acid diet!! Whilst researching on line about acid and alkaline foods i came accross your webb site and cant wait to try your breakfast ideas. Thank you in advance as im confident that this is going to improve my energy lvels.
How did you cure your acid reflux?
My husband was taking medication for his acid reflux, it was getting so bad the medications had no affect on the problem. He started drinking Bragg’s Organic Apple Cider vinegar with a little water and it was working so well after a couple months he felt comfortable enough to stop taking the medications and since then he drinks it daily and not only improved the acid reflux, but also lowered his bad cholesterol and improved his skin. He makes a Quart of it every day and drinks it between meals. For every 8 ounces of water add 1-2 Tablespoons of ACV, he also adds lemon slices for flavor, he calls it his new Tea.. Hope this helps
Please, oh please! Is there any way to get rid of the vertical “stumbleuponit” bar? It is really annoying, I can’t move it and it makes it very difficult to read your site. PLEASE?! I really love your posts but this makes it really frustrating everytime I try to read anything.
Hi Ross, should I measure how much food i should eat or i can have any amount
Just had consult at local health food store/pharmacy this week. Started me on Rejuivi-Flora for major candida and also alkaline diet…and ACV with each meal. I shouldn’t eat many fruits bc of the sugar. I’m confused with alkaline diet vs sugar content. Can I alter your bfast recipes to be low in sugar? Also, how long until I see a difference in my ph?
thanks, i used this to get back into eating a breakfast and it’s winter here in south africa so i’m loving the porridge. breakfast is helping me with low energy levels.
i’ve had abnormally low blood pressure as far back as i can remember. while i was trying to drink up to 2 litres of water a day (acc. to your calculation it should have been closer to 3 litres) i became so tired it was a struggle to get up, didn’t feel i had the wherewithal to deal with anything. i felt depressed and had to stop. any advice would be appreciated.
I truly appreciate this article. Thanks for the suggestion to start little by little. I don’t think I could do this overnight. My husband and I are doing well for lunch and dinner, so next is breakfast!
awesome guide Ross, thanks!!
Is so cool cas I was struggling with the break fast, and now I will no! and that qinoa-apple stuff so cool for winter..
but one thing, it doesn’t matter what kind of apple right? Red, green, yellow, etc?
Sounds good can you do the same sample menu for lunch and dinner?
I would be really interested to hear your response to Vanessa’s respectful comments. I felt angry when I read the rather dismissive way you replied to her and also that you haven’t responded again yet, and I am needing reassurance that you are able to take debate and genuine questions seriously. I wonder if you could post a reply to her questions?
I don’t know her, by the way.
I am at the gathering information stage about health and alkaline, and for me, the way in which we respond and engage in discussion and questions is really important as I try to sift through the different health approaches.
Thanks for all the information.
Realy, realy good.
Thanks to you we are doing great.
Cant remember the “visualization exercise”.
What is this ? ? ?
Just read your report, sounds great, will give it a try, thanks for insight. Like the smoothie recp.
Hi Ross, thanks for all your advice, I have trouble with eating in the morning, do a manual job, and have trouble with cramping if I eat before work. Sometimes in the winter I’ll have some some oats as a supper before bed. Any suggestions, thanks Diane
A Pop-up arrived as I was reading today’s email for making alkaline water at home. It asked for my name and email but nothing identified it as coming from you. Is it yours? (I see a similar advert window at the top right of your email.) If it’s from you – you should have it say so, and if not, you might want to warn folks to be wary of it. (I hardly ever click on pop-ups…don’t trust ’em!)
ps I took a screenshot of it which I can send if you like
I’ve been having chopped tomato and pink grapefruit with a handful of almonds and sunflowers seeds for breakfast since changing to a more alkaline diet. I’m full of energy and feel better for not having a breakfast containing yoghurt. Is this a good alkaline breakfast?
where’s the protein? carbohydrates and fats, carbohydrates and fats…they’re good carbohydrates and fats, but there’s no protein for breakfast until day four with the scrambled tofu? that’s not balanced…
..Jean, I agree with you, your body craves protein upon awakening…and I agree…how is that balanced? Its fine to give up bad crap that one shouldnt be eating..but to not have protein in the morning , to me , seems out of balance. Ross , you say that all dairy is ‘ acidic’..but yogurt is on the ‘ alkaline foods ‘ list.
I love my Greek Yogurt and I dont have it everyday, but my skin and my stomach weight sure can tell the difference by having it. I have been eating Fage Greek Yogurt for …8 years now. I am 58 years young…and while I am not drop dead gorgeous ( ahem- thats my 3 daughters! ) I fare pretty well , when I see women younger than I am and they look older. We need good fats in our diet to maintain our skin, and its elasticity. We need certain things that come from other food sources. Clean eating is great, and I combine this with the Alkaline food list. I believe in having a balance, and I even eat my chocolate every so often I make sure its at least 75% cacoa or higher, dark chocolate. One should not deprive themselves of lifes little pleasures , in food. 🙂
..and yes , that pic of me is not that old. Christmas 2012. 🙂 Just in case anyone was wondering. 😉
You indicated organic oats cooked 50:50 water and milk with almond milk. Almond milk is high in acid. I use coconut milk or soy milk and soak the oats overnight. Then in the morning I put it in the blender with fruit and hemp powder and some chia seeds. Blend and you have a great tasting smoothie that can be consumed on the go if need be.
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Hi, I have been eating mostly alkaline since Easter, with quite a few treats I must admit, but a breakfast that I find really satisfying and alkaline is half a grapefruit followed by buckwheat flakes with soya milk and mixed seeds (pumpkin, sesame and flax) it is really nutty and tasty and doesn’t need any added sugar. There is a little maize and cane sugar in the buckwheat flakes ingredients, but they are basically good and of course completely gluten free. Buckwheat flour is also excellent for making pancakes, and a vegan friend makes them with soya milk and no eggs, so very alkaline and yummy. breakfast was the meal I found easiest to switch to alkaline, my downfall is chocolate, but I limit myself to small quantities of dark chocolate.
Hi Ross, I am allergic to wheat/gluten, eggs and soy. I can eat an egg once in a while, but I avoid the others. Can you give me a substitute for breakfast that will not contain any of these items. The avocado etc sounds good but I don’t know about every day. I did find an organic instant oatmeal product that I eat sometimes that is gluten free – would this product be as good as the steel cut? thanks for your feedback.
Sorry I meant “flour” not “flower” xD and wanted to add that the like bar makes it very difficult to post coments…as some other readers have mentioned before me, that problem must be fixed :/
Hi Ross and everyone at energise. I’ve been following the alkaline diet for quite some time now (around two years) with the help of your website and with good results, but I’m a bit disappointed that all the recipes both in the book (which I bought from you) and the website are “transitional”. I’m way over transition already and haven’t found truly-fully alkaline recipes anywhere so I’ve had to make my own but that makes my diet quite restricted. I’ve been eating the same thing for breakfast everyday: plain quinoa and a big salad made with mostly alkaline veggies (greens, bell peppers, some cucumbers, some tomatoes, celery etc). I’m ok with that but would love to read some non transitional recipes and material. Also the last questions I posted around the website were never answered 🙁 like how alkaline was quinoa…wether it contains phytoestrogens and if quinoa flower was also alkaline 🙂 anyway, grea article and great website.
Thanks for all the tips and tricks you provide in your newsletter and blog, it’s really useful and I’m enjoying the recipes a lot. I’ve been trying to eat more alkaline and also raw for the past few weeks and I feel terrific, seriously wonderful. The breakfast recipes sound very tasty indeed. I usually start the day with an alkaline raw smoothie, made with random veggies I feel like including that day, which is pretty fun – the smoothie tastes different every day and always leaves me feeling fresh and energized. However, I know you’re an expert in alkaline recipes, but I wanted to ask you for some other breakfast options that are both alkaline and raw. Do you know any other good options? I love my smoothie but some variation never hurts 🙂
Have a wonderful day, take care!
I eat the steel cut oats every breakfast. I start when I get up and eat my fruit (usually cantaloupe) and 1/2 hr later a serving of cooked steel cut organic oats with 1 tbs of almond butter, stevia and unsweetened almond milk. I wait 1/2 hr as I was told not to eat fruit and starchy or protein at the same time! I am diabetic and use the almond butter (protein and good fat)to smooth out the blood sugar level. Also gives me more calories and good fats as I need more calories to keep from losing any more weight.Works great and my lunch time urine check is always alkaline!!
Thank for this – I’ve gone through a period of having a BIG struggle staying alkaline deluged with cultural pressures everywhere to eat acidic diets. It’s very difficult as “all the things we love” are constantly around us. Yet on this, we gain weight, get sick etc. It’s just refreshing to have some creativity and some empathy (i.e. transition and the horrors of fruit!) to get us going on the right path again. We appreciate your creativity, support and blog. It’s nice to have leadership and ACTION plans, not only articles, but support. From the Eastern US beaches of Florida all the way to you ….THANK YOU!!
Can the body get too alkaline? Just slightly alkaline seems really good. How about too much?
Great site, however, one question regarding your breakfast. A trusted medical journalist, Phillip Day, in one of his books talks about the 3 digestive cycles in the body, each of 8 hrs. From 4am to 12 pm is the elimination cycle, where the body is getting rid of the waste from the food gatherd teh day before and assimilated overnight from 8pm to 4 am. Midday to 8pm is the accumulative phase, gathering small meals throughout the afternoon. During the elimination cycle it is suggested that not much food goes in, and if it has to it should be easily digested juicy type fruits, excl bananas and avos as they are more difficult to digest. The days of gathring ‘energy’ to get one thru the day is no longer viable as this was based on the industrial revolution and changes in work periods. We are meant to be living off te energy gained from the food we ate the day before, not what is eaten at breakfast…a bad word in its own right…as the ‘fast’ is no such thing but the time the body requires to break down the gathered food and convert it into either energy storage or waste. Eating a heavy, all be it alkaline breakfast means teh body’s elimination process is slowed by having to digest the breakfast. So, it is not always what we eat, but when we eat it as well. What are your thoughts?
I have been following your site for a while and interested in acid/alkaline foods but have also made the transition to primal eating over the last year, following a health problem that I’m certain relates to gluten/grain ingestion (along with sugar) and an absolute conviction that primal is the way we should be eating.
I respect that you are passionate about your health and trying to help others as well BUT…
Are you seriously advising not to eat eggs or bacon in favour of grains?????????
I simply cannot believe you are giving people this advice. Have you ever set eyes on http://www.marksdailyapple.com/ ? (Or any of the other ‘paleo’ blogs, where the evidence (and references to studies that may or may not be flawed) is scrutinised and the posts go into such scientific detail sometimes it can take a lot of concentration to get your head around)?
I have resisted the urge to write this for a while now but I’m starting to get really riled by some of the advice (albeit ‘non medical’) that you are giving. Where is your evidence for this piece of writing:
“No Breakfast Makes You Fat, Slow and Low………
When you have nothing for breakfast you’re getting your body off to a terrible start – shocking stuff. After a 7-10 hour fast (while you sleep) your body is absolutely crying out for nutrients and your metabolism has ground to a halt.
This starts a vicious cycle immediately in your day. Not only do your cells start to cannibalise to get the nutrients they need (including breaking down bones and muscle) but your body trains itself not to expect food in the morning, so your metabolism gets even slower as your body goes into ‘starvation mode’ – clinging onto any fat it can for energy.”
The highlighted link to the study means aboslutely nothing to me as there are so many other factors involved which are ‘wrecking’ the blood sugar levels…. mainly the cereal which people ate for two weeks prior. Once a person has been eating primally for a while, fasting is much easier and has a different effect on the body. I have personally tested this. Intermittent fasting is not only beneficial but, as I now believe, crucial for health and longevity. Mark Sisson has just recently done a massive review of fasting, split into sections. Here’s the one on longevity but if you scroll down you will find the links to the other ones too:
Intermittent fasting (intermittent, not continuos) doesn’t gobble up your bones and muscle, it gobbles up harmful cells, like cancer cells:
I feel like on that website, both sides of the argument are debated until the correct conclusion is found. Whereas here, I feel like you have an ideal in your mind that the world should be vegetarian and are trying to make things ‘fit’ to that.
Meats and proteins may have produced some acidity on your tests but were they organic, grass fed (high in omega 3, rather than omega 6) and with minimal cooking, cooked in saturated animal fat and not vegetable oils? If the answer is still yes, then I would say that when we were hunter-gatherers we would have eaten almost everything raw. Including eggs and freshly hunted meat. The fact that we now need to cook our meats to kill bacteria that may have accumulated in the handling and packaging process and that this possibly makes them acidifying when they wouldn’t be naturally, doesn’t mean the body doesn’t need those nutrients. Have you tested the effect of raw, organic egg on the body, for example?
I will never, ever in a million years go vegetarian, or favour a bowl of porridge instead of eggs and bacon. In fact I have spent the last year weaning myself off the last of the difficult-to-say-goodbye- to-grains….. porridge. I feel so much better, cleaner, and I have also lost a lot of ‘stubborn’ fat. My teeth have never been so clean. I do also eat a lot of fresh vegetables, raw. And I drink raw lemon juice every day. I do this because I like it and because I feel it equals out any acidity caused by the cooking of the proteins I eat. But nothing could persuade me now that it’s right to avoid animal proteins. We have evolved on them.
How would you debate this?
Mark has an opinion I value and I have an opinion too. I have never said you should be vegetarian or tried to force anyone to do so. If you want to include good organic meats as part of your 20% acid to 80% alkaline thats fine.
I don’t have the time right now to go through and debate all of your points, but you seem like you’re attacking me on one point but then moving onto another (about fasting or not and the whole paleo approach – which I do like by the way)
I also have no problem with proteins (hence the oats and quinoa – which is not a grain by the way).
I’d conclude by saying our approaches are quite similar in the majority of ways, but with minor differences. We both say:
– eat clean
– eat fresh
– eat raw as much as possible
– eat loads of greens
– eat loads of salads
– don’t eat too much sugary fruit
– avoid crap, processes, sugary foods
– stay hydrated
– exercise well
But we disagree on
– quantities of meat
I’d say chill out and accept that this is a personal blog where I just say what I believe in. I don’t owe it to anyone to do anything other than that and you have all the freedom in the world to simply not read it.
Thank you for replying to my comment. I definitely am not ‘attacking’ you (and perhaps instead of writing ‘riled’ I should have written ‘frustrated’ but the former is how I initially felt when I received last Wednesday’s newsletter).
If you write a blog like this surely you must be prepared for people’s reactions and comments and also personal experiences? Saying that I can ‘simply not read it’ is not really very professional or kind. I have actually supported your business by buying some supplements in the past, and most likely will do again, so I am one of your customers. And, as I said, I am interested in acidity/alkalinity. But over the last year or so I have seen you put bacon and eggs in the same list as pancakes, toast and cereals more than once and this time I had to say something, especially as it was in the newsletter in my inbox, addressed to me personally. I regard this as wrong information. And I’m letting you know. Whether or not they should be on the same list in terms of alkalinity may be of personal opinion but in this post here:
“The (Low) Standard Breakfast
When you think about the typical western breakfast what do you think of? Do you think of ingredients such as eggs, bacon, sausages, cereal, toast, jam, orange juice, milk, fried toast, french toast, pancakes, syrup, coffee, tea…
All, yes, ALL of those foods are very acid forming, will zap your energy, send your blood sugar spiraling out of control and leave you feeling that 10-11am slump, if they don’t already have you snoozing on your commute to work.”
Now… bacon and eggs should NOT be in that list if you are lumping them together with insulin-producing foods. Bacon and eggs have zero on the Glycemic Index scale. They contain no sugar whatsoever. Please explain to me how they will make my blood sugar spiral? I cannot believe you are not aware of this… that proteins and fats from animal sources are not on the glycemic index (I’m not talkin about milk… which I don’t drink).
You say you don’t have time to go through my points and debate them. But you actually haven’t answered any of them. For example, about the quality of the meats/oils in your acidity testing and also about raw, organic eggs.
If I am wrong then please educate me. If I am reading your newsletters, buying from your company and responding to your blog posts then I am one of the people you are trying to educate and help, am I not? Why should I either keep my opinion to myself or not continue to read?
I also want to point out that this is not simply a ‘personal’ blog where you post about your personal experiences. That would be different. You have built up a business from this and have a following. Your articles are written in the style of advice, where you say what people should and shouldn’t do. In that case I do believe you have a responsibilty to be as accurate as possible, or at least concede on something if it is pointed out to you that it is wrong. I disagree and think that you do ‘owe it’ at least to listen to your readers and adapt to new facts. Not wanting to compare again, but Mark Sisson does do this and does adapt his theory in light of reader responses and new information.
ps I know that quinoa is not a grain and I have some quinoa flour in the cupboard which I occasionally use for thickening a sauce or something. Oats ARE a grain and they will harm people far, far more than a lightly poached (or raw) organic egg, for example. Something which has been around since the beginning of time.
Hi Ross, Thanks for the recipes. My family has been trying to become more alkaline and lunch and dinner recipes from your book are great. I have 3 young children and breakfast is sooo hard. They would definitely eat the oats, but the others no way. What would you recommend for young children ages 5, 6 & 9. Thanks so much!
I bought a Chanson way back … last year , we already had a reverse osmosis system fitted.. but we still have not fitted the Chanson , as my husband cannot figure out how to..is there a helpline or something that we can contact that offers assistance in this,.. thank you.
I am currently on a sickness benefit and stuck within a public health system and waiting for a back operation which they are saying may not work and could make things worse for me – I am a qualified teacher with a master of education, who was once active, passionate about education, learning and teaching and really energetic – now I am housebound and literally crippled – since reading your writing on alkaline foods and diets I have changed the way I eat within the constraints of the money I am getting and the diet that I used to have and where things like coffee, alcohol and smoking were part of what I would call a crutch for the situation I am now in I have replaced with lemon/lime water, vegetable juice, redbush tea, vegetable soups with lots of greens and lentils/beans (where before I relied on microwave meals as am unable to stand and cook meals), and probiotic yoghurt, for breakfast I now have either muesli and blueberries or two slices of gluten free bread with avocado, tomato and alfalfa sprouts (and occasionally tuna); before I had no breakfast now this has become my daily intake and an apple a day. It has definitely changed the way I look at food and eat even though I am unable to exercise. It has stimulated me and has increased my focus and concentration and I am sleeping a lot better. I cannot get away from the pain and without the medication I take I would not be able to cope at all but changing my diet has made a huge difference to my lifestyle and wellbeing. Thank you.
I don’t know where you live, but in Orangevale California, USA is a doctor that can likely fix your back. He uses the Disc Pump, cold laser, and trigger point therapy. People who came in with wheel chairs are now walking. The treatments are non-invasive, not painful, and range from five to 20 treatments depending on how bad your entire spine is. He corrects spinal misalignments, pinched nerves, bulging discs, and more. He’s even helped people after their fourth failed surgery. Back surgery is only successful 25% of the time. Neck surgery is successful 75% of the time so you have good reason for concern. Check out Dr. Russo’s website at Discpump.net. One lady came over from India recently because fell off the back of a transportation vehicle (like a rickshaw) and was told she had to have back surgery. Her son in the US told her about Dr. Russo. She came and was treated twice a day for four days. She returned the fifth day no longer needing surgery and in good shape. I am undergoing treatment now for herniated discs in my neck and low back. The results are amazing. Years of leg and foot cramps gone. Many other side-effects, gone. I highly recommend Dr. Russo. His treatment is unique. He has to train other doctors as it’s a combination of several disciplines. You speak with him personally and consultations are no charge. He is a chiropractor but he doesn’t believe in cracking and popping you as it damages discs. His work is very different, but highly effective. Hope you give him a call. His website has the info.
Hi Ross,thanks for your latest on alkaline breakfast.I regularly enjoy organic jumbo oats with soya milk (lightly sweetened with a small amount of pure apple juice)and one chopped banana.I drink green organic tea throughout the day(three lots) in between pints of filtered water(with addition of alkaline drops to adjust PH to 8.0 and 8.5 value)I find that if I go above these values it will give me a Queasy stomach.Because I am drinking this amount of green tea, what is the difference in taking decaffinated teai.e are any of the benefits lost,by removing the caffeine. Regards Peter Arthur.
i’m a skinny guy and i want to gain more weight. i wake up at 5.30 in the morning and go to the gym at 6.30. So what’s the best breakfast plan for me (to have full energy at the gym and also gain weight)? i ask this because i see that your plan here is for losing weight.
thanks in advance
Hi. Ive been told I am really acidic and I have to change my diet. I have Fibromyalgia and associated digestive issues..eg. if I eat legumes, you may as well shoot me..the same with oats, or anything high fibre. How can I alkalise my body without these things?
Thank you Ross, this article is so helpful! I have prepared the quinoa breakfast in you new recipe and it is delicious and so easy to make. As well as preparing the Delicious Refresher juice! I am pregnant since 5 months and just love to take care of my body as well as the growing baby inside of my belly. Following mostly alkaline diet I have not had any nauseas and just feeling great all the time. Would be interested to have some recipes to prepare organic alkaline food for the baby (to know already now) or to know if there were any books regarding on that.
I appreciate a lot all this information in your blogs you are sharing!
Hi Ross, i am 30 yrs i have had 3 lots of acute pancreatitis attacks over the last 2 & half yrs. My gall bladder ( i am not overweight either) was removed as the cause nearly 2 yrs ago however i have just had another attack last week . I am definately looking for a diet that is kind to my pancreas and as i have suffered from extreme fatigue on a daily basis for about the last 7 yrs (doctors have never picked up why) i am guessing it am far to acidic!!! I have found your website really helpful – once question though. This bread that you are allowed to eat on an alkaline diet – what is it called and where can you buy it in australia??
really glad i found your website!
Sorry to hear you were “encouraged” to have your GB removed. Doctors seem to think its no problem to “throw it away!” This is an important organ, and its function needs to be substituted as far as possible by lifetime daily supplementation. Are you doing that? Suggest you check out mercola.com (site search engine is excellent). Its likely the Worlds most popular health site (sorry Ross and Dr Young!) run by a highly qualiifed Doctor, in addition to alkalising, which should be your way forward too. Have you had Dr Youngs live and dry blood analysis yet? Good luck in your quest. Maurice (trained by Dr Young)
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Hi Ross: Is it possible to get to delete this large ‘like’ strip that won’t go awaaaaaaaway from the screen. It makes reading everything very
difficult andifficult and it is very annoying. I don’t want to connect to facebook facebook, tweet or google when reading this. It is ruining my enjoyment enjoyment of your site. Have you tried it yourself??? HELP
Discovering your site has transformed my life and I feel so much better since cutting out all acidic foods however im concerned that the many vitamins im taking are not so alkaline.
Can you tell me which vitamins are acidic?? and are acidolphus/probiotics supplements ok to take as part of an alkaline diet??
Many Thanks in advance
Have recently ‘found’ you and loving all your articles etc.
I have been having grapefruit, a few blueberries, seeds – sunflower, flax, pumpkin – hemp, gojiberries and almonds plus a warm lemon water drink for breakfast/ How is this on the alkaline scale? Is it a good start to the day.
Also I have just started taking spirulina and chlorella tablets for all their excellent benefits. What are your thoughts on these two please? have you writte about them anywhere please. Thanks Sarah
Thank you so much for the information. To tell you the truth I ‘ve been drinking only green juice with water and lemon in the morning -at least till 11-12 for a long time. I use every day your bottle from Energise (I love it!) I would like to try out your breakfast recipes, the one with the tofu must be great! I will give you an idea of a smoothie I make on Sunday for my husband and daughter:
Green smoothie with pinapple (3 slices without the core), 2 bananas, 5 laitue leaves, a generous portion of spinach and a cup of water! (Add water as needed!) I hope it is alkaline enough for you!(?)
Lots of love xx Nelly Grigoriadou (I am greek and live in Paris)
I am suffering severely from morning sickness and feel like my natural stomach acids are burning my throat for a few hours after. If I were to eat an alkaline breakfast, would this help neutralize the acids and settle my stomach in the mornings an help reduce the vomiting? I likes the sound of oats, banana and honey.
Stomach acid is a by product of producing Sodium Bicarbonate, your body uses this Sodium Bicarb to ”digest food” by raising its pH. If you have excess acids in your diet (in any meal) your body will have to produce more Sodium to raise the Ph, above 8, which is what’s required for digestion. The acid comes as a waste product from producing this Sodium. By increasing the alkaline food in your diet, your body will produce less Sodium therefore Less HCL as a waste product. This will reduce the burning effect. If it was me I would Increase my green veggies and leafy greens in as many meals as possible.
I have barrets syndrome. Metaplasia of esophagus cells and a hiatal hernia. Grapefruits, lemons, limes, tomatoes etc are supposed to turn to alkaline – right? Or am i adding excess acid in my stomach which is increasing erosion of the esophagus. I am on a ppi (proto-pump-inhibitor)–pill to remove excess acid. Any one out there got a recc or ans for me regsrding the barrets. Thanks
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I get all my drinking water from stores that deionize and also have multiple other stages including ultra violet which takes out the germs that can accumulate in other filters- only 35 cents a gallon.
I eat loads of whole grains and lots of raw vegs (going more to cooked as weather is giving some winter-type days). I eat only a large breakfast (after citrus first thing in the morning) but like my 1/2 cup of Greek yogurt topped with many fruits along with my own recipe for whole grains breakfast bar which also contains 2 large eggs, butter and 2 apples chopped, 1/2 C of raisons along with whole wheat flour, rolled oats, milled flax seed, wheat germ, cinnamon and hulled sunflower seed. I won’t eat tofu and hate any kind of liquid “meals”. My only other meal is supper (sometime in the PM and preferably not much later than 2) and I also have a portion of organic dark chocolate around 5. Supper has some home roasted turkey breast slices about 1/2 the time with raw avocado and other veggies (cucumber and red pepper are some of my favs and jicama when I find good ones), but now changing to my black beans and slices of yam in cold weather. I also have my pizza regularly with a sauce I make with low salt canned tomato and fresh brocalli, a few cheeses and a small amount of organic pork sausage or nitrate free pepperoni on my dough of ww flour with flax seed. This diet does fine for me and I never recieved the chart of Acid and Alkali -but I only retrieve my mail about 2ce a week and there may be 5# at a time so perhaps it was wrapped into an ad.
Hey Ross. Great work on helping people like me- thankyou!
I have bad candida and and coeliac as well as acidic. It would be really helpful if you could do an ‘anti-candida’ alkalising tips/ menu ( i think main differences are we cant eat nuts and things like that? but i get so confused with trying to follow an alkaline, anti candida, coeliac, no sugar, no yeast, no fruit diet!
For about a year now I have been suffering from GERD and DIVETRICULITIS. Can you please recommend what alkaline diet i should take for my breakfast and lunch
Hi, how is it that lemon water tests at about ph 4 and is considered alkalising, and alkalised water is above 7 and is alkalising? Also how does the Water Alkaliser that you sell 1. Filter out toxins such as sediments and fluoride. 2. add minerals, where do the minerals come from and what are they? eg Calcium Magnesium etc.
Regarding lemons – they are alkalising once consumed, its an anomaly. Search my blog if you need more info there is heaps here about it. Just type lemons into the search bar.
Regarding the ionizers – they have an internal filter which removes a lot of the crap from tap water, and you can also get a pre filter too which is unbelievably effective if toxins in water is a concern for you (it is for me!)
The machine doesnt add minerals per se, it uses the beneficial minerals already present in water. Other machines sometimes add minerals if their ionization plates are not effective enough on their own to make alkaline and acid water, but the Chanson is powerful enough without having to do this 🙂
I hope this helps – you can find out more at http://www.energiseforlife.com/alkaline-water-ionizers
This would be great if you weren’t severely allergic to avocado!! I guess it’s oats and more oats for me.
I am so sorry to hear that. There are other fruits that are highly alkaline like grapefruits.
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My name’s Del. I live in Wales – UK. (A littlr into there).
Anyhow, I have been suffering with a severe stomach / intestine problem for around 6 months. The G.P’S have prescribed antacids and medications to prevent cramps etc. I even take my Mums stong pain killers to assist with the pain. While I await an Endoscopy I researched ? The H- Pylori infection in the net which brought me to the Alk diet. This is my 2nd day of attemping this diet. I am 99.9% certain that the radical change in my diet will help the condition.
Reading the article re your breakfast suggestions I notice you commented on fruits – the fact that you ‘allow’ some inc in the diet.
Are fruits not OK to eat on an Alk diet? Also I researched re Oats (my previous standard b’fast ceral option) – Apparently they have a slighlty acidic effect on the gut?
Im getting a little confused with the different info on the net. I am trying to be REALLY good and stick to the ALC DIET 100% as the pains Ive been having have been pretty bad at times…
Thanks , Del.
Del – You have to alkalize and detoxify yourself by consuming bio-available minerals and drinking pure sodium bicarbonate and water solutions between meals and before bed everyday. Stay away from sugar and flour products, eat fruits and nuts instead. Avoid processed cooking oils, use virgin coconut, palm, and olive oils only. Buy an ionizer and drink 3 liters per day. Take minerals, enzymes, omega oils, and a lot of antioxidants daily.
Thank you for sharing your road to great health so devotedly. I have been vegan for six months eating grains, beans, nuts, seeds, vegetables and fruit. Last month I had a severe bout of diverticulitis treated with massive doses of antibiotics. Although I am eating (I would say 90% alkaline) I cannot stop loosing weight. I am 59 years of age, very active.
Thank you for any advice you can give me.
Hi Denise – if the problem is that you want to MAINTAIN weight then this article will help: http://liveenergized.com/wordpress/2010/08/23/alkaline-diet-muscle-building/
hi i am 40 yr f i live in a small city in india we do not get the ingredients you mentioned except for bananas and oats i also suffer from acidity could u suggest something else thanks
Also Ross, what is sprouted bread please? And could sprouted soy be substituted with sprouted grains like green and other lentils, chickpeas, kidney beans? Thank you for your help.
I am writing to you from India.
FYI, I am vegan, have been vegan in fact for over 10 years now, but even so, suffer from acidity, GERD sometimes and other gastric ailments which seem to be linked to IBS.
My problem is not obesity, I am slim already so I dont want to lose weight, just want to be healthy. My diet by itself consists of very little oil, lots of different vegetables, fruits, nil refined carbs except for bread, no ready made drinks, no white sugar, no coffee…. you can see, I am on the right road, have been for a while, but obviously there is something I am doing wrong to still be suffering.
I am absolutely dying to try your recipes, but many of the ingredients are not available here, like quinoa for one, or even Spelt oats, for eg. Could you help by giving me substitutes please?
I wait to hear if you have any suggestions for me.
Thank you for your time.
I purchased your alkaline recipe book about two weeks ago.
I am thoroughly enjoying working my way through all the recipes. Breakfast juices or smoothies have been a fantastic way to start the day. Quick and easy.
I would suggest trying to prepare as much as you can in advance and make a shopping list, i will make things much easier.
If you haven’t tried it the Chille Non Carne is fantastic.
Having started the Added Vitality programme with Andrew Bridgewater I was delighted to learn we could access your material. I was somewhat confused as to what I could have for breakfast and was getting myself in a bit of a spin. Your email was so timely and for lunch yesterday I made the scrambled tofu with tomatoes. I haven’t a clue yet what sprouted bread is, so went for a freeform bagel – wheat free, gluten free, dairy free. Not sure this is allowed, but am just making baby steps. What is the visualisation you talk about Ross?
http://www.foodforlife.com/ This is one source of a sprouted bread available in the US. It mimics the recipe in Ezekiel 4:9
Read your B/Fast info and have a question.
My B/Fast consists of 1 weatbix 1scoup meusly containing cranberry and all sorts of bird seeds taken with rice milk and yougurt.
Is this OK ?
One thing I’ve learned is that variety really is the spice of life. Not only does it keep us from going off track, but it broadens the range of nutrients we’re taking in and allows our body to respond well to them. If we always take in the same thing every day our body gets used to it and doesn’t respond as much. I would say to eat something different at least 2-3 times a week.
Let us break down your breakfast. The wheat and seeds are ok. Cranberry, milk and yogurt are acidic. You can refer to the free alkaline recipes for your breakfast.
Before I turned the computer on the computer I was thinking how I need to make slow steady changes one at time till eventually 70:30 alkaline. At first quick easy breakfasts, lunches and dinners ideas with small alkaline changes. I wanted this way of eating to become my new habits, ones that would stick for life. Then I opened my e-mail, read your newsletter ALKALINE BREAKFAST RECIPES AND IDEAS SAT 26/2/11 and was delighted to read that this was exactly what you were going to do. Are u a mindreader or have other people requested the same thing? Thankyou for making the transition easier. Rheter
I love this idea. I have been thinking about it for a while and think it is just amazing!
I have one wee problem though. I am a student and therefore don’t have a huge amount of money. Do you have any recommendations or ideas on how I can do it cheaper without having to buy the course?
Actually you can purchase the ingredients of the alkaline recipe at your local store. If you can’t find it there you can go to the local health store. But something that would really save you up money is to grow your own ingredients. For example grow your own sprout. Please read the Alkaline Lifestyle Guide Book, there you can learn how to do so.
Thanks for the breakfast info. Recipes are so invaluable when you are on a new regime nad wow is this different.
for my breakfast i always have raw organic buckwheat porridge.
100gs of raw buckwheat soaked in water over night.
drain and rince well in cold water to get rid of the slime.
1 tsp of cinnamon and enough coconut milk to blend into a porridge with a hand blender. no cooking needed, really nice !
Interesting article! I have been battling with re-occurring symptoms of general, fatigue, lethargy and tiredness ever since I was diagnosed with a bout of glandular fever that hit me pretty badly about a year ago. After being dissapointed with the lack of advice in how to go about managing this from western doctors, (other than rest and relaxation), I was frustrated and felt compelled to explore alternative paths to healing through Traditional Chinese Medicine.
The Alkaline diet that you reccomend is very similar to a diet that I was prescribed from a chinese doctor but much more strict. I was told I needed to eliminate all toxins from my body through an extreme liver detox that involved cutting out all sugar, fats, alcohol, caffiene and dairy from my diet for at least 10 days and included eating predominantly raw salads and green veges with smaller servings of rice and protein on the side. (I was allowed to eat some fruits like pears and apples in moderation and snack on raw almonds and plain rice crackers but this was only in between meals and small portions at a time). EEK!
needless to say I went through extreme withdrawal symptoms from the shock to my body, and whilst I had moments when I noticed significant improvements in my energy levels, I would often feel sick, nauseous and light-headed most of the time, so after the 10 days was over I decided not to go back to the chinese doctor as the full treatment was VERY expensive and as a consequence fell back into some of my regular patterns of eating (old habits die hard!)
Since then I have ‘shifted gears’ so to speak, and decided to make the transition from a high volume, high stress full-time office job to a part-time retail job selling teas at T2 (which I LOVE) and has made a big improvement on my general health and well-being …BUT I still feel like I am up and down with my energy levels most of the time and whilst I am not overweight nor lead an inactive lifestyle, struggle to find the right balance in terms of what food I should be eating and when.
I have been onto a few websites but it seems like a bit of a minefield of info out there, am all for trying to alkalise my diet again but am also lactose intolerant and have switched to a gluten free diet in order to help my digestion so some of the breakfast options you prescribe would be out for me.
any suggestions, advice or input you have about this in your experience would be great, as I am also considering going to see a naturopath to see what they say…and sorry about the length of my comment! (lol)
I have have been gluten-free for more than a month now while also trying to make my diet more alcaline. I think quinoa, buckwheat groats, and gluten-free oats will all work in the above recipes in place of regular oats.
Sorry to hear about your diagnosis of Glandular Fever. I too was diagnosed with the insidious disease in October 2013, mine developed into Chronic Fatigue syndrome and took several years to recover to a satisfactory level. I can fully empathise with what you’re experiencing, having spent a long time in that same position of frustration.
A couple of things that helped me recover which may be of interest to you.
I was fortunate enough to come into contact with an acupuncturist who practises Japanese meridian therapy and Moxibustion. They have a specific set of tools to enable the body to recover as they look at the disease very differently to western medicine. My practitioner was located in Canberra, Australia and their school is on the Gold Coast. It’s a very gentle needling process, yet very powerful. Their skillets are different to Chinese acupuncture as well. Theodore Scott acupuncture (in Canberra) was my practitioner , and he has a free book on understanding food from a Chinese medicine perspective on his website (I believe it’s still up there). The book is not about ‘what to eat’, more about ‘how to eat’. It’s probably the best book on food I’ve read.
I also did see a naturopath (as I had this persistent ache in my bones) and had an igg blood test, where my blood was matched against 50 different foods. My understanding of this test is to see which foods cause a certain reaction in the blood, and hence cortisol/inflammation/digestive issues etc. I had reactions to wheat, dairy, eggs and rice. Working with my naturopath we cut and replaced foods, took several supplements and allowed the gut and digestive system to heal, to reintroduce foods. This improvement took place over several months but the change was astronomical – no more deep pain and post lunch slumps. But there was a lot of refactoring as I’d cut 85% of my diet.
I hope you find some value in my post and can heal to a satisfactory level.
Thanks Ross! Your timing is perfect. I just gave a class last night on a pH approach to nutrition and this was one of the more popular questions/frustrations.
Your ideas are awesome.
Thanks Gabe – tell me more about your class!
I am toooo skinny to eat that kind of food. I have been trying to pick up weight for sooooooo long.
Read this: tp://www.energiseforlife.com/wordpress/2010/08/23/alkaline-diet-muscle-building/
And watch this video: http://liveenergized.com/redirecttransition/alkaline-foods-diet-questions-answered-video/
They will help you a LOT!
Top of the morning to you Ross,
I have a gluten allergy on top of a toxic system. I am just learning about an alkaline diet. Thanks for your information that is tremendously helpful. I will start with your breakfast suggestions.
I really hope I’m able to help! The beauty of the alkaline foods approach is that it is naturally gluten-free!
Spelt isn’t gluten free, what would you suggest as a gluten free alternative to spelt flakes?
You can use sprouted flours to make your own pasta or find gluten free pasta at your local store.