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You Can Alkalize or You Can Suffer

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You Can Alkalize or You Can Suffer

Dangers Of Not Eating Alkaline

“Eating an alkaline balanced diet was key in helping me get my health back; it saved my life!” — Diana

According to Doctor William Howard Hay from New York, all disease is caused by ‘self-poisoning’ due to acid accumulation in the body. Acid/alkaline imbalance causing disease is not a new concept: Dr. Hay said that in 1933, in his book A New Health Era.

Results of eating too many foods that are acid-forming:

1.  Acid-forming foods deplete the minerals in our body. Our blood and cellular fluid will become too acidic. To control this, the body will steal minerals like calcium, magnesium, potassium, and sodium from the bones, cartilage tissue, and muscles to create the balance. This is the beginning of osteoporosis and arthritis.

  • Joints dry out, becoming stiff and less flexible.
  • There is pain in the lower back and muscle stiffness.

2.  Risk of heart attack and stroke increases due to the build-up of plaque and weakened blood vessels.

3.  Dry and wrinkled skin occurs more rapidly.

4.  Blood sugar fluctuations and diabetes are more likely.

5.  Digestive problems increase.

6.  Constipation increases, due to lack of digestion.

7.  Weight gain occurs, with a difficulty in losing weight.

8.  Weakened immune system.

9.  Weakened glands and organs.

10.  Headaches and depression.

There are many other ailments that are caused by over-acidity. While there are other ways to decrease acidity, diet is your obvious first step.

In short… Acid is for Your Car Battery – Not Your Body!

Next: What Researchers Say and Do About Acid/Alkaline Balance

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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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2:57AM PDT on Aug 7, 2013

I wish that they had explained just a bit what they meant by a "pitta dosha" body type...Guess it's off to do some research...

6:13AM PDT on Aug 6, 2013

great article for those that didn't know this already

6:06AM PDT on Aug 6, 2013

Balance is the trick

12:00PM PDT on Jul 25, 2013

As I said to my doctors regarding changing my diet because of GORD, raw veggies and fruits (especally those that are wholly or mostly insoluble fiber) cause IBS to freak out which results in all sorts of unhealthy symptoms like vomiting (not so good for GORD), diarrhea and pain so bad it can cause you to faint. So which do I look after? The IBS can cause fainting which at the wrong place wrong time can kill, dehydration and the stress isn't good for my heart but the acid can also kill me....this is a no win situation. Much like getting gout (legumes are not good for gout at all) because of the diabetic (legumes help with the type my grandfather has) diet. At the end of the day we're all going to die of something the best we can do is hope like hell it's quick and painless, I'm aiming for a heart attack.

8:38PM PDT on Jun 6, 2013

Thanks for sharing!

9:41AM PDT on May 31, 2013

Useful article. Thanks for sharing.

12:02PM PDT on May 3, 2013


8:34PM PDT on Apr 9, 2013

Thank you for the education!

7:20AM PST on Dec 27, 2012

Thank you Diana, for Sharing this!

11:07AM PDT on Oct 12, 2012

Thanks for sharing.

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