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Friday, February 13, 2009

Acid and Alkaline Food

[Adapted from 'Acid Alkaline' by Herman Aihara]



The difference between happiness and health .. or sickness, depression and medical bills.

An acid body is a magnet for sickness, disease, cancer and aging. Eating more alkaline foods helps shift your body's pH and oxygenate your system. Alkaline foods keep your body healthy and functioning correctly, preventing cancer.



You become what you eat.

Acid foods cause sickness, disease, cancer and aging.
Healthy tissues are alkaline. Cancerous tissues are acidic.

pH Balance
The pH scale is from 0 to 14, with numbers below 7 acidic (low on oxygen) and numbers above 7 alkaline. The blood, lymph and cerebral spinal fluid in the human body are designed to be slightly alkaline at a pH of 7.4. At a pH slightly above 7.4 cancer cells become dormant and at pH 8.5 cancer cells will die while healthy cells will live.

Alkaline and Acid Basic Categories

Mild Alkaline - 80%
Fruits - Vegetables - Berries - Dairy

Strongly Alkaline - Supplement
Calcium - Magnesium - Potassium - Cesium

Strongly Acid - (avoid)
Meat - Fish - Eggs - Soft drinks

Mild Acid - 20%
Grains - Legumes - Nuts - Seeds


There are two types of acid and alkaline foods

1) Acid or alkaline foods, meaning how much acid or alkaline the foods contain.

2) Acid or alkaline 'forming' foods, meaning the pH condition foods cause in the body after being digested.

Acidic conditions inhibit nerve action whereas alkalinity stimulates nerve action. Cold showers make the blood alkaline, while hot showers make the blood acid. A balanced diet helps to maintain the pH balance of the blood. Results however take more than a couple of days to show up. If blood develops a more acidic condition, then the body will inevitably deposit the excess acid to another area of the body so that the blood will be able to maintain an alkaline condition. As this cycle continues, these areas will increase in acidity and some cells will die. The dead cells will then turn into acids.

Some cells may adapt and instead of dying as normal cells do in a acid environment, they will survive by becoming abnormal. These abnormal cells are known as malignant cells. Malignant cells do not correspond with brain function nor with our DNA memory code. Malignant cells grow indefinitely and without order. This is cancer, and cancer develops in the following stages :

1. The ingestion of numerous acid forming foods, fatty foods, refined foods, carcinogenic substances such as nitrates, and chemically treated foods. X-ray scans also contribute.

2. Constipation is increased.

3. An increase of acidity in the blood. This stage causes an increase of white cells and a decrease of red cells, which is the beginning of leukemia.

4. An increase of acidity in the extra cellular fluids.

5. An increase of acidity into the intracellular fluids.

6. The birth of malignant cells. This stage of cancer is known as 'initiation'.

7. Further ingestion of multiple acid foods. Traditional treatment includes high levels of radiation, chemicals and drugs. This stage is called 'cancer promotion'.

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Types of Alkaline Products

VEGETABLES

Alfalfa
Asparagus
Barley Grass
Green Beans
Beets
Broccoli
Brussel sprouts
Cabbage
Carrot
Cauliflower
Celery
Chlorella
Cucumber
Dandelions
Edible Flowers
Eggplant
Fermented Veggies
Garlic
Greens - Beet, Chard, Collard, Mustard, Wild
Kale
Kohlrabi
Lettuce
Mushrooms
Nightshade Veggies
Onions
Parsnips (high glycemic)
Peas
Peppers
Potatoes
Pumpkin
Radishes
Rutabaga
Spinach
Spirulina
Living Sprouts
Squashes
Sweet Potatoes
Watercress

ORIENTAL VEGETABLES

Daikon Radish
Dandelion Root
Maitake, Reishi and Shitake Mushrooms
Sea Veggies - Kelp, Kombu, Nori and Wakame Seaweed
Umeboshi (pickled plums)

FRUITS

Apple
Apricot
Avocado
Banana (high glycemic)
Berries (Blackberries, Raspberries, Strawberries, Goji)
Cherries, sour
Coconut, fresh
Currants and Raisins
Dates and Figs, both dried
Grapes (Purple, Red)
Grapefruit
Lemon and Lime
Melon - Cantaloupe, Honeydew, Musk, Water
Nectarine
Orange and Tangerine
Peach
Pear
Pineapple
Umeboshi Plums
Rhubarb
Tomato
Tropical Fruits

PROTEIN

Cottage Cheese
Chicken Breast
Nuts - Especially Almonds and Chestnuts
Seeds - Pumpkin, Sprouted, Sunflower - Millet
Tempeh (fermented)
Tofu (fermented)
Yogurt, Plain

SWEETENERS

Stevia

SPICES & SEASONINGS

All Herbs
Cayenne and Chili Pepper
Curry - Tumeric
Cinnamon - Ginger
Miso - Tamari
Sea Salt

OTHER

Apple Cider Vinegar
Bee Pollen
Lecithin Granules
Molasses, blackstrap
Butter, unsalted
Soured Dairy Products
Probiotic Cultures
Marine Phytoplankton
Alkaline Antioxidant Water - Mineral Water
Tea - Dandelion, Essiac, Green, Herbal, Ginseng, Kombucha
Fresh Fruit Juice - Green Juices and Wheat Grass Juice - Veggie Juices
Organic Milk (unpasteurized) MILK IS FOR COWS NOT HUMANS !

ALKALIZING MINERALS

Cesium : pH 14
Potassium : pH 14
Sodium : pH 14
Calcium : pH 12
Magnesium : pH 9

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Types of Acidic Products

VEGETABLES

Corn
Olives
Winter Squash

FRUITS

Blueberries
Canned or Glazed Fruits
Cranberries
Currants
Plums
Prune

GRAIN PRODUCTS

Amaranth
Barley
Bran, wheat
Bran, oat
Bread
Corn
Cornstarch
Crackers, soda
Flour, white
Flour, wheat
Hemp Seed Flour
Kamut
Macaroni
Noodles
Oats (rolled)
Oatmeal
Pasta
Quinoa
Rice (all)
Rice Cakes
Rye
Spaghetti
Spelt
Wheat
Wheat Germ

BEANS & LEGUMES

Beans - Black, Kidney, Lima, Pinto, Red,
Soy, White, Lentils
Almond Milk, Rice Milk, Soy Milk (may cause allergies)
Peas - Chick and Green

DAIRY

Butter, Salted
Cheese - Cow, Sheep and Goat (most desirable)
Cheese - Parmesan and Processed
Ice Cream
Ice Milk

NUTS & BUTTERS

Brazil Nuts, Cashews, Peanuts, Pecans, Pistachio.
Walnuts
Peanut Butter
Tahini

ANIMAL PROTEIN

Beef (US beef filled with antibiotics, banned from exportation to Europe)
Corned Beef
Lamb (best choice) and Veal (INHUMANE)
Pork and Bacon
Sausage
Turkey
Venison
Rabbit
Organ Meats
Fish - Carp, Cod, Haddock, Pike, Salmon, Sardines, Tuna
Shellfish - Clams, Lobster, Mussels, Oysters*, Scallops, Shrimp
Eggs - Less acidic if natural feed, no hormones, no antibiotics.

FATS & OILS

Oil - Avocado, Canola, corn, Flax, Hemp Seed, Virgin Olive (best choice), Safflower, Sesame, Sunflower
Butter
Lard

SWEETENERS

Carob
Corn Syrup
Sugar (poisonous, aging, feeds cancer and obesity)

ALCOHOL

Beer
Hard Liquor
Spirits
Wine (Red wine is healthy - skip the white)

OTHER FOOD - BEVERAGE

Catsup
Cocoa
Coffee
Mustard
Pepper
Soft Drinks
Sodas (fizzy water, sugar and chemicals)
Soy Sauce
Distilled Vinegar

DRUGS & CHEMICALS
Aspirin
Drugs - Prescribed Medication and Street
Food Additives
Herbicides and Pesticides
Tobacco

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