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Dr. Lindsey Duncan : The Alkaline Diet

September 13, 2011

There are others who believe in the power of alkaline diets and know the dangers of too much acidity in the modern diet.

BALANCING YOUR BODY CHEMISTRY

Have you been feeling a little off balance? Balanced body chemistry pH (balance of alkaline and acid) is absolutely vital for immune health, supporting your body’s ability to heal itself and contributing to your overall well-being.

In order to feel your best, it’s critical that your body is comprised of more alkaline than acid. Our bodies keep large alkaline reserves to meet the demands of a diet containing acid-producing foods. When these reserves are depleted beyond a 3:1 ratio, your health can be threatened by allowing yeast, viruses, cancer cells, and parasites to thrive, which may contribute to conditions such as chronic fatigue, allergies, arthritis and others.

Also, if your body becomes too acidic, it will start calling on your body’s alkaline minerals like sodium, magnesium, potassium and calcium. If you continue to eat those acid-forming foods, you will create a mineral deficiency that can severely impact your health.

Some common acid-producing foods that I recommend you avoid are sugar and artificial sweeteners, processed foods, prepared foods containing preservatives, corn, alcohol and beer, fermented foods and aged cheeses, eggs, meats, lentils, cooking oils, grains and yeasted breads, coffee and many more. Stress and tension can also cause your body to be acidic, so you’ll want to make sure that you manage your stress levels as well.

Great choices for alkalizing foods that you’ll want to fill your diet with include almost all fruits and vegetables, mineral water, greens and green juices, yogurt, orange juice and potatoes. You should strive for an 80% alkaline, 20% acid balance in your diet to support your health.

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