Shar’s Soapbox #8 “The pH Miracle”

Hi all,

Have you heard of The pH Miracle, by Dr Robert Young, PhD and Shelley Young?  “Balance your diet, reclaim your health”

If you want to say goodbye to low energy, poor digestion, extra pounds, aches and pains and disease then this is the book for you.  According to Dr Young the pH balance of our blood, striking the optimum 80/20 balance between an alkaline and acidic environment provided by eating certain foods, can work on our body chemistry and help revitalize and maintain our health.

I have come across this in many of the books I have read and there seems to be a common denominator in all and that is that certain diseases like cancer cannot exist in an alkaline environment but thrives in an acidic environment. What foods are acidic and what are alkaline?  I found this interesting.  Believe it or not tomatoes, avocados, lemons and limes are actually alkaline and of course green vegetables. And yes, meat, shellfish, eggs, dairy, potatoes, corn, white bread, pastries, biscuits, cashews, pistachios, peanuts, beer, coffee, wine and other liquor, sugar etc. are all acid foods.  Wow you might say what’s left?  So, the 80/20 rule….that means 80% on our plate should be green vegetables preferably raw in salads etc., sweet potato, carrot, chickpeas, lentils, basmati rice, quinoa,certain fruits, just name a few.  That leaves only a small portion for certain meats, fish or grain foods.  Have you looked at your plate lately?  When we go out for a meal, check out the plate it is nearly always the other way around…meat and potato and a very small serving (if any) of greens!

How to test, it is easy.  Most health stores have the pH testing strips or you can get them on line.  Also there are alot of alkaline boosting supplements i.e. Alkaline Superfoods (a combination of barley grass, wheat grass and alfalfa leaf).  You may feel like bit of a cow when you take this powder as it smells exactly like grass but I must admit I don’t mind the taste now.  I promise you, you won’t go away mooing and the benefits far exceed the taste!

So an interesting exercise, just test your body’s pH and see where you are at?  You may be surprised at the result!

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