and every person living in the UK is facing a myriad of health
and lifestyle challenges every day. We are constantly being fed
new information about what is healthy and what is unhealthy while
thousands of us try to deal with problems ranging from obesity
to fatigue to life threatening diseases.
The alkalarian approach
to diet offers a simple, basic understanding of what causes the
body to become ‘out of balance’. Through what has
become the typical Western diet largely based around meat, dairy,
sugars, alcohol, saturated fats and caffeine, millions of us
have created a hostile, acidic environment within our bodies.
The pH level of our internal
fluids affects every living cell in our bodies, with a chronically
over acidic pH creating an extremely negative environment which
affects all cellular functions from the beatings of the heart
to the neural workings of the brain.
When our pH level is unbalanced,
almost any area of our bodies can be negatively affected creating
results such as cancer, heart disease, obesity, weight problems,
allergies, fatigue and premature aging as well as problems with
our nervous system, cardiovascular system and muscles.
Where to Start?
To begin to alkalise it is important to start consuming alkalizing foods
and drinks while eliminating acidifying foods and drinks from your
diet. As a rough guide you should try to remember:
Foods that Alkalise:
- Vegetables (spinach,
asparagus, broccoli, carrots, celery, cucumber, lettuce,
courgette, cabbage, greens, swede, squash (summer, butternut,
- Essential Fats
(such as Udo's Choice, Flax/Linseed, Evening Primrose, Olive
Oil, Avocado Oil etc)
- Fruits (ONLY -
Lemons, Lime, Grapefruit, Watermelon, Tomato, Avocado)
- Soy, Grasses and
Sprouts (more about these later!).
What to Avoid:
Sugar, dairy, meat (apart from fish occasionally or when transitioning),
caffeine, alcohol, tobacco, wheat, yeast, fruit (apart from those mentioned
above), bad fats (saturated, trans fatty acids, hydrogenated), salt.
The most effective way to
reverse the trend of over-acidification is to ‘cleanse’ the
body of toxins and rapidly create an alkaline environment in
which the body can heal itself. Cleansing is a natural, holistic
method of healing in which the body detoxifies itself and regenerates
healthy vibrant cells, effectively becoming more alkalised.
For some people, cleansing
might put an individual one year ahead in the healing process!
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