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10 Tips for Creating an Alkaline-Acid Balance

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10 Tips for Creating an Alkaline-Acid Balance

In my quest for health, the most important thing I learned, in 1996, was the principle of creating a pH balance in my own body. This helped me regain my health more than any other food regime in my entire 39 years of looking for answers.

Doing this one simple thing will solve many of your nutritional worries. What you eat and how you live affects your acid alkaline balance. Here are 10 tips to create that balance in your body.

1.   Eat lots of powerfood fruits and vegetables.

This is the one thing you can do that can make all the difference by helping balance out the body.

  • Keep vegetables cut up in the fridge and have a big bowl of colorful fruit on your counter to snack on.
  • Eat salad with your lunch and dinner; keep a salad made up in advance with all of the greens in it minus salad dressing, cucumbers and tomatoes, which you can add later.

2.    Eat 80 percent alkaline foods, 20 percent acid foods by volume daily.

3.   Chew your food well.

Saliva is alkaline and you can produce two gallons a day!

4.   Drink 2-3 liters of pure water (not tap) per day.

Water alone can make all of the difference as many people are dehydrated keeping in all of the toxins which are acidic.

Drinking Water

5. Bodies function better with more oxygen. Breathe for more energy.

This will also help move the acids out of your body.  Learn to breathe deeply into your abdomen. The best place to do this is in a yoga class. So that you can concentrate on your breathing with no distractions, lay down on your bed and breathe into your abdomen deeply and gently. Practice doing this every day till you are doing it naturally all day every day.

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Diana Herrington

Diana Herrington turned a debilitating health crisis into a passion for helping others with healthy, sugar-free, gluten-free, eating and cooking. After testing and researching every possible healthy therapy on her delicate system she has developed simple, powerful principles which she shares in her recent book Eating Green and Lean, and as host to Care2 groups: Healthy Living Network and Healthy Cooking. She is the head chef at Real Food for Life, where she shares recipes and tips. Sign up for the Real Food for Life weekly newsletter or catch her on Facebook or Twitter (@DancinginLife).


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1:48AM PDT on Jul 27, 2014

Thanks for sharing!!

11:26AM PDT on Jun 2, 2014

I was told by my holistic health practitioner to take a small amount of baking soda several times each day to enhance alkalinity. I keep it in the bathroom in a tin, and do so whenever I am near there, and haven't eaten in at least the last two hours. Makes a huge difference in my energy level. I can always tell when I haven't done so.

7:09AM PDT on Mar 22, 2014

interesting, thanks

8:00AM PDT on Mar 20, 2014

I drink fresh lemon water almost daily.

12:40PM PST on Jan 25, 2014

Thank-you for posting this interesting article.

11:16AM PST on Jan 24, 2014


6:27AM PST on Jan 24, 2014

Thank you for this article. Eating vegetables for all three meals a day helps too.

4:56PM PST on Jan 22, 2014

Thank you, wonderful advices!

7:31AM PST on Dec 17, 2013

I´m still addicted to junk food, I drink water, excercise, eat whole grains but that bag of chips still wins over at certain times. I look for "healthier options" but know I´m still kidding myself if I´m in that aisle.
Thanks for reminding me it is not all a lost cause.

4:48AM PDT on Oct 23, 2013

Interesting, common sense stuff. Thank you for reminding us of how we should be living.

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