Todays dietary recommendations are so confusing. Eat grain, don’t eat grain; eat meat, don’t eat meat. No wonder we’re all scratching our heads wondering why the experts can’t seem to agree.
Later on in this article, I’ll give you more essential information on meats and grains but for now, it is important to know that your ancestors ate approximately 35% meat and 65% plant matter, which was about 87% alkaline producing.
After eating, digesting and metabolising, food releases either acid or alkaline secretions into the circulation. The combination of an acidic diet with emotional stress, high toxin exposure, exercise and aging can result in an increased acid load in the body.
Soon, I’ll show you what to do about it but first, do you have acidosis?
o Feeling tired or Exhausted
o Lacking Concentration
o Reduced Stamina
o Always Stressed
o Often Getting Sick
o Painful Muscles or Joints
o Fighting the Signs of Aging
o Lack of Elasticity in the Skin or Presence of Cellulite
The kidneys have a key role in removing excess acids from your body. Quality protein foods such as lean beef, lamb, veal, chicken, turkey, ocean and fresh water fish, and eggs, even though on the acid side of the spectrum have a special relationship with the kidneys which makes it easy for these excess acids to be eliminated (as long as consumption is not excessive).
Grains such as wheat, rice, oats and rye are also acidic in the body and these acids are the most difficult for your body to eliminate. Starchy vegetables such as potato, sweet potato, pumpkin and carrots are all alkaline and make wonderful substitutes for grain based meals.
Most vegetables assist to balance your body by providing alkaline reserves. Try to eat some organic salad greens every day, such as baby spinach, rocket and dark green lettuce along with your other vegetables. These are a tremendous source of alkalising minerals that keep our muscles and bones youthful and strong.
Science Confirms that Overacidity Causes Pain, Bone Mineral Loss and Poor Brain Function
Professor Jürgen Vormann who has been studying acid/alkaline balance for over twenty years, was recently in Australia to present new studies on this topic to Doctors and Naturopaths. Some findings indicated that increasing alkaline minerals in the diet and as supplementation, reduced lower back pain by 50%, improved bone mineral density in post-menopausal women and increased the IQ of boys tested.
Tests for Acidity and Accurate Acid/Alkaline Food Charts
When you book your appointment with our Naturopath Romi, she will test your saliva for pH levels. Your SPO2 (oxygen in circulation) will also be measured. Having the correct pH balance and good circulating oxygen is believed to be vital in assisting the body to prevent cancers from forming and keep you youthful.
There is no additional charge for these tests when you book in for either a one hour or half hour Naturopathic Consultation with Romi.
Romi has over 30 years’ experience as a Naturopath & Nutritionist and started her career as a Trainee General Nurse at the Royal Melbourne Hospital in 1975. Now she devotes her time to helping people regain their health and vitality at three clinic locations on the Gold Coast.
Make a booking now – 0421218469
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