An accumulation of acidic waste is toxic to the body. According to Cynthia Perkins in Does Meat Really Make You Acidic?, most of us are too acidic, not because we are eating meat, but because we are eating sugar, grains, legumes, caffeine, alcohol, processed foods, carbonated drinks, etc., and/or smoking cigarettes and taking drugs, and not eating enough alkaline vegetables.
Here is a FREE TEST to help you assess the level of acidity in your body. You can also test your saliva (in the morning before eating and brushing your teeth) and urine using pH strips you can purchase at your local pharmacy.
Robert O. Young tells us in The pH Miracle, that just about all health problems stem from being acidic. This is because parasites, bad bacteria, viruses, and Candida overgrowth – all of which are the root causes of what we give thousands of disease
names – thrive in acidic environments.
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Everything we eat registers with the kidney as acid or alkaline. Most cells in the body function most optimally in a slightly alkaline environment. Several of our metabolic processes also produce acidic waste. The body has several built in systems to buffer and balance acidity and alkalinity known as the acid-base, which can be measured by the well known pH levels. Consuming too many acidic foods and not enough alkaline pushes the body to start pulling from your alkaline reserves to try and maintain proper pH.
Here is a FREE TEST to help you assess the level of acidity in your body. You can also test your urine using pH strips you can purchase at your local pharmacy.
Your body needs both acid and alkaline foods. Lots of alkaline vegetables and small amounts of fruit will neutralize the acid of the meat and create a healthy balanced pH level. Since fat is neutral, it will have no impact on your pH.
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An imbalance in the acid-base can lead to bone and muscle loss as you age, osteoporosis, increased blood pressure and risk of developing kidney stones, stroke, asthma, insomnia, stomach cancer, meniere’s syndrome, cravings for sugar and carbs, fatigue, air and motion sickness and much more. This becomes more of a problem as you age, because the kidneys become less proficient at handling acid in the diet.
As a matter of fact, a diet that is too alkaline can cause problems as well. The pH level in a healthy body, should run about 7.3 or 7.4. However, it is vital to understand that not all parts of the body should be alkaline. Your blood should be alkaline, but the gut and vagina should be acidic. If these parts of the body become too alkaline, then they encourage the proliferation of unhealthy microbes like Candida, bacteria and parasites. The acid in your gastrointestinal tract is one of your primary means of protection from microbial invasion. A diet that is lacking in animal protein and too high in alkaline foods like fruit and vegetables will make the gut too alkaline, which creates an environment that is very inviting to microbes. In a nutshell, maintaining an alkaline pH will also encourage just the right pH for the gut.
So, if you were eating nothing but meat, then it would make the body acidic, but when it is combined with liberal amounts of alkalizing vegetables and small amounts of fruit, then it is neutralized. Meat is an essential ingredient in the diet for maintaining balance between acidity and alkalinity.
Here are Cynthia’s lists of acid-forming and alkaline foods:
Acid-Forming Foods & Substances
- processed foods
- deep fried foods
- caffeine (coffee, chocolate, etc.)
- carbonated drinks
- artificial sweeteners
- refined salt
- a variety of recreational and prescription drugs
- dairy (especially hard and processed cheeses)
- most vegetables
- most fruits (except dried fruit and fruit juice)
- some nuts (There is not agreement in the field about which nuts are alkaline or acidic, but most everyone agrees that almonds and chestnuts are alkaline.)
**Fat is neutral.
Now, although meat, seafood, and eggs are in the acid-forming list that doesn’t mean they should be eliminated. Your body needs both acid and alkaline foods.
In addition to helping meet vital nutrient needs and to maintain alkalinity, you might also want to supplement your diet to enhance your mental or physical performance, to reverse or stall the process of aging, and to reach health and weight goals.
Essential oils can be an excellent natural and easy way for you to accomplish these objectives.
“The Essential Guide to Supplementing – the Extras” by Rezzan Huseyin looks at the
benefits of the following specific supplements and enhancers:
- Vitamin C
- Supergreens supplements
- Herbal tonics
- Colloidal Silver