The Alkaline Power
- Wed, Sep2015
- Evany Ibáñez-Banczer
Total healing of chronic illness can take place only when and if the blood is restored to an alkaline pH.
This can be easily achieved by nurturing your body with the right foods. And the best way to do this and improve your health is to eat from the earth, providing your body with the most healing, nutrient-dense and alkaline foods. This is important for everyone, and particularly to those who are fighting a disease, overcoming an illness, or to those who just want to feel better and be healthier now and in the long run.
Nowadays more and more people are becoming familiar with the concept of alkalinity. Like other herbivores, our human bodies thrive in an alkaline state, unlike carnivores.
The most alkaline foods are most plants. On the other hand, animal-based foods such as dairy, meat, eggs and fish are some of the most acidic and inflammatory foods that exist for us. Sadly, these are also the majority of foods that most people eat as part of their average Western Diet. This, consequently leads to an array of health problems. Other inflammatory foods are alcohol, sugar, refined grains, highly processed foods, junk foods, fast food and sodas.
When the pH goes off, oxygen delivery to cells suffers, enzymes that are constructive become destructive, and microbial looking forms in the blood can change shape, mutate, mirror pathogenicity and grow. Nowadays it’s common for people to be overly acidic. An overly acidic body is known as acidosis – at which some point the body can’t function properly as it should. Thus, this can lead to heart disease, diabetes, general joint pain, cancer, and even just depression.
The key is to reduce as many acidic foods in your diet as possible, emphasizing naturally more alkaline foods like greens, vegetables, fruits, whole grains, raw nuts and seeds (versus roasted), beans, legumes, and most common superfoods out there. Herbs and spices are also more alkaline than acidic foods listed above, and many are actually anti-inflammatory and boost immune function just like whole foods do.
And what about those healthy whole foods that are naturally acidic? Are they bad for us? Absolutely not, here’s why: Plant-based foods are always naturally more alkaline than animal foods, specially when they come from whole foods instead of from processed foods. When a balanced and healthy plant-based diet is followed these also have and alkalizing effect in our body. It doesn’t matter than some plant-foods are a bit more alkaline than others – this won’t have a negative to your health as much as the acidic foods mentioned earlier will as, once these naturally acidic plant-based foods’ minerals (calcium, magnesium, potassium, etc) enter our bloodstream and mix with our blood, they alkalize the body.
Many people have seen their health dramatically improved, and also disease, including cancers, totally reversed after being put on balanced plant-based diet.
If you haven’t seen it yet, we strongly recommend you watch the outstanding documentary “Forks over Knives.” To learn more about alkalinity, the relation between consuming animal products and their detrimental effect in our health and what other foods to our bodies, also check out doctors and specialists such as Dr. T. Colin Campbell, Dr. Cadwell Esselstyn, Dr. John McDougall, Dr. Michael Greger, Dr. Neal Barnard, Dr. Garth Davies & Dr. William Castelli, director of the Framingham Heart Study.