Naturopath Alkaline Diet
When the pH of the body gets out of balance (too acidic), we may experience low energy, fatigue, excess weight, poor digestion, aches and pains, and even more serious disorders. The body becomes imbalanced and overly acidic primarily as a result of three things:
1. Acidic Diet Toxicity & Micro form Overgrowth , (Candida, bacteria, virus, parasitic)
2. Stress and unbalance of relaxation and fun time.
3. Improper Elimination & Neutralization of Acids
The process of restoring pH balance begins with proper diet, exercise and nutrition. Your blood MUST maintain a very narrow pH range of 7.365 To 7.369; and if this increases your body will do all sorts of things in order to deal with excess acidity. It will flush excess acids into fat cells (which is why you can't seem to lose those extra pounds and feel unmotivated, poor digestion, aches and pains, and even more serious disorders.).
Apart from this, the body trying to maintain an alkaline environment will extract calcium from bones, nails, hair etc. The liver is also put under stress as it has to process not only fat but toxic acidic fat.
It is recommended to follow this diet for two weeks then slowly introduce the foods you have missed. It is best to follow the diet by approximately 70% as an ongoing health plan. Obviously don't forget to live and be happy. During the first few days it is normal to experience nausea, headaches fatigue and grumpiness. This usually only lasts 24 to 48 hours then subsides. It is ideal to drink plenty of water preferably alkaline water and exercise at least 3 times a week for half an hour.
The list below is not exhaustive but will give you a good idea of foods to be eating and not eating. Some foods on the list are acidic before being digested but still make the body alkaline. Obviously if there are foods which disagree with you DON'T EAT IT.
Alfalfa, Asparagus, Avocado, Barley grass, Beets, Broccoli, Brussels sprouts, Cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower, Celery, Cucumber, Eggplant, Garlic, Green beans, Green peas, Kale, Leek, Lettuce, Mushrooms, Mustard greens, Okra, Olives, Onions, Parsley, Parsnip, Peppers, Potatoes, Sweet potatoes, Quinoa, Radish, Sea vegetables, Soy, Spirulina, Sprouts, Raw spinach, squash, Sauerkraut, Tomatoes, Watercress, Wheat grass, zucchini.
Apples, Apricots, Blackberries, Blueberries, Cantaloupe, Sour cherries, Currants, Dried dates, Dried figs, Gooseberries, Grapes, Raisins, Grapefruit, Honeydew, Lemons, Limes, Loganberries, Oranges, Peaches, Pears, Persimmons, Pineapple, Raspberries, Rhubarb, Strawberries, Tangerines, Tropical fruits, Watermelon.
Alkaline water, Coral Calcium water, Cocoa (plain), Natural fruit juices (unsweetened), Vegetable juices, Goat milk (unpasteurized), Mineral water, Natural sake, Natural wine, Purified water, Bachi tea, Dandelion tea, Herbal teas, Japanese green, Kombucha tea, Melaleuca tea.
SPICES NUTS SEEDS
All herbs, Cayenne pepper, Cinnamon, Curry, Flax seed, Miso, Pepper, Sea salt, Squash, Cider vinegar, Almonds, Brazil nuts, Chestnuts, Ginger, Millet, Mustard, Pumpkin, Sesame, Soy sauce, Sunflower.
Raw honey, Raw molasses, Bee pollen, Stevia
Asparagus tips, white Beans, all dried
Brussel Sprouts , Garbanzos , Lentils
Stress, lack of sleep, lack of exercise.
Cranberries, Prunes, Plums, Bananas
Avocado, Canola , Corn, Cottonseed, Flax, Grape seed , Lard, Olive, Safflower, Sunflower.
All alcoholic and soft drinks, Soda Water.
All meats are acidic however you may have small amounts of fish with lemon.
Spices Nuts and Seeds
Cashews, Hazelnuts, Macadamia, Maple syrup, Tahini, Peanuts, Peanut butter, Pecans, Walnuts. All nuts particularly if roasted.
Aspartame (NutraSweet), All candy, Refined honey, Saccharin, Soft drinks (especially colas), Refined sugars (especially white sugar, or anything that ends in "ose", such as dextrose, sucrose, etc.)
Butter, Cheese, Eggs, Yogurt, Milk, Whey, Ice cream.
All flour product , Buckwheat , Barley , Bread, all kinds Cakes , Corn, Cornmeal, corn flakes , starch and hominy , Crackers, all Doughnuts, Dumplings , Macaroni and Spaghetti , Noodles , Oatmeal , Pies and pastry , Rice , Rye-cri
These are not entirely neutral however they are only slightly acid.
Butter (fresh unsalted) Oils (except olive)
Cream (fresh and raw) Whey (cows)
Margarine Yoghurt (plain)
Milk (raw cow's) Brussell sprouts
Fish, lamb, venison, chicken Duck eggs
Brazil Nuts Cottage cheese
Corn Flax seeds
Eggs Lima beans
Green Tea Sauerkraut
Honey Maple Syrup Soy products
Organic Milk (unpasteurized)