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4 Supplements that Alkalize Your Body

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4 Supplements that Alkalize Your Body

Choosing a healthier lifestyle can be as simple as alkalizing your body, which may sound complicated but it really isnít.† Basically, acid and alkaline are opposite sides of the biochemical spectrum.† Ideally, your body should be slightly alkaline, but most people’s bodies are excessively acidic due to high stress levels, a diet high in meat, sugar consumption, and other acid-forming habits.† While supplements are not a substitute for a healthy diet and lifestyle, they can assist you in making your body more alkaline.

1.† Green Food Powders
There are many different kinds of green powders, primarily made from spirulina or chlorella algae and the juices of various types of grasses:† barley, wheat, or alfalfa.† These ingredients might seem like a recipe for swamp water but add a teaspoon or two to water, juice diluted with water, or a smoothie and you’ll be surprised how good they can taste.† More importantly, they help alkalize your body, thereby promoting greater energy, improved resistance to illness, and less pain.† If you donít like one type, choose a different kind since there is a significant variation in taste between various green powders.

2.† Calcium
To cope with acidity, your body may withdraw calcium from your bones since it is a natural anti-acid mineral.† Like a bank account from which regular withdrawals are made, your bones can become vulnerable to excessive calcium losses.† To help restore the amount of calcium in your body, you can supplement with this critical mineral.† Everyoneís needs are different but they usually range from 800 mg to 1500 mg.

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Michelle Schoffro Cook, MSc, RNCP, ROHP, DNM, PhD is an international best-selling and 17-time book author and board-certified doctor of natural medicine, whose works include: 60 Seconds to Slim, Weekend Wonder Detox, Healing Recipes, The Vitality Diet, Allergy-Proof, Arthritis-Proof, Total Body Detox, The Life Force Diet, The Ultimate pH Solution, The 4-Week Ultimate Body Detox Plan, and her new book The Probiotic Promise. Subscribe to her free e-magazine World's Healthiest News at to receive monthly health news, tips, recipes and more. Follow her on Twitter @mschoffrocook and Facebook.


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8:10AM PDT on Jul 21, 2013

I will be trying the magnesium & green juices... Calcium intake is normally high. Thanks a bunch!

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2:25PM PDT on Jun 30, 2013

Good info, thanks for posting... :)

4:09AM PDT on Jun 15, 2013


4:06AM PDT on Jun 15, 2013

Thank you.

8:51PM PDT on Jun 11, 2013

I love alkaline water. My Nikken water purifier alkalinizes the water as it purifies it and then I use an optimizer to alkalinize it further. Normal pH is great for the skin and muscles.

8:45AM PDT on Jun 11, 2013

Thanks 4 the great info!

5:46AM PDT on Jun 11, 2013

Care2, you are promoting an expensive and dangerous scam. Readers, please educate yourselves:
"It's not true that the acidity of the body can be changed significantly by diet. Whatever food you eat passes through your stomach, which is highly acidic (pH between 1.5 and 3.5), making it an ideal environment for pepsin, the main digestive enzyme, to break down food. Stomach acid pH levels can be affected by the quantity of food you eat, infection, and stress. Eating foods designated acidic or alkaline is irrelevant to affecting pH in the stomach.* Eating acidic or alkaline foods is also irrelevant to affecting the pH of blood cells, despite what Robert O. Young claims. "Homeostatic mechanisms keep the acidity of the blood stream within a narrow range."* Different foods do, however, affect the pH of urine, which is confined to the bladder."

8:35PM PDT on Jun 6, 2013

Another step out of many, getting healthier is a lifelong pursuit!

Thanks for sharing!

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