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4 Ways to Kick Acid for Great Health

Bittersweet pH Balancing

Start every morning with a large glass of water with the juice of half a lemon. Wait 20 minutes to half an hour before eating to give the lemon water a chance to start working.  Be sure to drink a chaser of plain water afterward and swish it around in your mouth to prevent tooth enamel erosion.

Water, Water Everywhere

Drink at least 8 more cups of water throughout the day, preferably on an empty stomach Add more lemon juice, powerfully alkalizing “green” powders (like barley grass or wheat grass powders), or alkalizing liquid drops found in most health food stores to each glass of water.

Lose the Caffeine
While there are some health benefits of coffee or tea, both are acid-forming.  Even worse, cola and other soda creates a tremendous amount of acidity in your body.  One cola requires over 30 glasses of water to neutralize it and obviously not recommended.  Instead, cut out the cola and soda and reduce your coffee and tea consumption.  Reach for peppermint tea instead, which is naturally caffeine-free and a gentle energizer.

Take Mom’s Advice
Okay, who wants to admit that mom was right when she commanded, “eat your vegetables!”  But she was.  Make vegetables the focal point of your lunch and dinner meals. Enjoy some delicious mashed sweet potatoes or rich dairy-free guacamole.  I share the easiest and fastest recipe for yummy guac in my book, The Ultimate pH Solution and even my chocolate mousse recipe features the highly healthy avocado–which technically is a fruit—but still highly alkalizing.


Check out The pH Diet and Your Fertility next week.

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Michelle Schoffro Cook

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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12:20PM PDT on Oct 13, 2014

The oil in my husbands body is so acidic that it will eventually peel paint from any surface he is in constant contact with.

4:12AM PDT on Oct 4, 2014

Thank you :)

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12:07AM PDT on Sep 23, 2014

Interesting article, thank you!

10:51AM PDT on Sep 13, 2014

good to know

5:03AM PDT on Sep 13, 2014

Thank you for sharing.

8:03PM PDT on Sep 12, 2014

1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar in a pint of water works best for my body. I drink a half gallon or more of this every day and I no longer have hot flashes, nausea or indigestion. Raw apple cider vinegar is rendered alkalizing to the body by digestive juices.

2:56AM PDT on Sep 9, 2014

interesting, thank you

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