6 Easy Solutions To Heal An Acidic System And Restore Proper Alkalinity Of The Body

alkaline diet

Food faddists and self-proclaimed experts with a modicum of nutritional knowledge will suggest that we should alkalize our diets.  So we should all become vegetarians, right?

WRONG

Many well-meaning people are SO confused about this topic.  I had a poor women come into my office last week who currently had metastatic breast cancer telling me that she only eats alkaline and neutral foods – on this diet she was eating lots of beans, vegetables, fruits and sugars.  She was terrified of meat and animal fat as she was concerned about the acidity.  Meanwhile she was clearly wasting away from a lack of protein and fat in her diet and regardless her saliva was still extremely acidic.

Please, please, don’t be fooled by the alkaline / acid myth.

The issue of acidity and alkalinity is important to the body.  Frequently when someone has cancer and they look at the ph of their saliva they see that they are acid.  The obvious solution – eat an alkaline diet.  This is the same faulty belief system that a person who has heart disease believes they should avoid cholesterol or that a fat person shouldn’t eat fat.

 

Let me break down the issue so you won’t be tempted to be one of those people spouting the incorrect assertions that we should all avoid meat and follow an alkaline diet to health.  If that were true and worked we would all just need to add sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) to our diet and we would all be healed.

The body is supposed to be acidic.

First of all, understand that regardless of the acidity of the food or water you consume they all, immediately upon digestion, enter the acid bath of the stomach.  The pH of all food is immediately lowered to a ph of around 2 regardless of what it was before we ate it.

Secondly, you need to understand the human body is designed to function in an acid medium.  Deoxyribonucleic ACID (DNA) and Ribonucleic ACID (RNA) within our cells are acids, the expired air and all cellular metabolism are acidic.  The bowels need to be acid to have the correct bacteria, the vagina, the skin, the urine are all acid.  They need to be to function properly.  We are by definition acid-consuming, acid-producing, and acid-eliminating organism.

An explanation of pH – The pH range is from 0-14:

0-6.9 is acidic

7 is neutral

7.1-14 is alkaline

The only thing that is supposed to be alkaline is human blood which maintains a pH right around 7.4.  A chance either way in blood will kill you.  So when people tell me they want to become alkaline the first question I ask them is what do you want to make alkaline.  Most of the body is supposed to be acidic and the blood never changes.  This is when they usually look back at me with a blank stare…the saliva they say dumbfounded.  Alkaline saliva, which is a sign of good health, I explain to them is dependent completely on sufficient mineral content in our body.

It’s all about that mineral in the food.

So back to the food.  When we’re talking about acid and alkaline foods, what we’re really talking about is the mineral content of the food.   After food goes through cellular metabolism (like a furnace burning) the mineral ashes leftover have an acid or alkaline potential.

If the foods are high in calcium, magnesium, sodium, and potassium then they have an alkaline potential. Meats, like fish and beef, are high in acidic element phosphorus.

Meat is good for you

 Many people incorrectly believe that meat is bad for you because it contains a high about of phosphoric acid.   What most don’t realize is that organic acids like phosphorus (minerals in meat) are easily neutralized by the body and do not acidify it.  In fact, a large body of research has shown eating more protein is necessary to maintain proper ph and bone mineral density.

This phosphoric acid is actually beneficial because it helps the body’s metabolism get rid of waste and other acids.  Additionally, proteins from these meats are converted into our basic essential amino acids and enzymes systems that are required to digest and utilize other nutrients and minerals.  Let me say this one more time in capital letters for effect, IT DOESN’T MATTER THE ACIDITY OR ALKALINITY OF THE FOOD WHEN YOU EAT IT, ONLY THE MINERALS THAT ARE LEFT BEHIND AND THE HEALTH OF THE ENDOCRINE SYSTEM.  Got it?

What acidifies the body is eating empty refined foods that have a low mineral content and the subsequent acids created by altered cellular metabolism.  Refined foods act like a magnet pulling the mineral content out of the body.

FOODS THAT ACIDIFY THE BODY

 Processed foods low in minerals and vitamins (anything in a package)

  • Refined sugar
  • Soda and all sugar-based drinks including fruit juice
  • Refined and GMO grains
  • Alcohol
  • Refined white salt
  • Prescription medications

 Two things happen as a result of all these high calorie nutritionally empty foods.

  1. Our body has to give up the alkaline minerals to buffer the acidity of these foods
  2. Our endocrine system (adrenals, pancreas, liver, thyroid, parathyroid, etc) have to work extra hard to try keep our alkalinity and blood sugar in balance.

The body can only do this for a short time before the endocrine system begins to fail and we run out of minerals.  This is when acidosis, cancer, lowered energy, weight gain and the entire family of metabolic diseases take hold in the body…and our saliva turns acidic

 The 6 solutions:

There are 6 easy solutions to heal a damaged acidic system and restore proper alkalinity to the body.

[1] http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11842948

[2] http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9925137

[3] http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11914191

 

  1. Exercise: The greatest acid in the body is the carbon dioxide acid created by cellular metabolism.  Carbon dioxide is removed by the lungs.  By exercising, moving and breathing oxygen deeply you will remove approximately 70% of the acid from your body.
  1. Water: Healthy kidney function is a requirement for excreting hydrogen ions (acids) from the body via the urine and reabsorbing and reutilizing bicarbonate from the urine.  For the kidneys to be able to flush this acid, they need clean water free of chlorine and fluoride.  It helps if the water is slightly alkaline.  Alkaline water is created because it has alkaline minerals in it such as calcium, magnesium, sodium, and potassium.  Please don’t fall for the scam that alkaline water can be created by ionizing it with electrolysis.  If you want to throw away $2000 dollars on an alkaline water machine, I got a bridge you should buy first.  This water does not maintain alkalinity but rather buffers your stomach acid creating more metabolic dysfunction.
  1. Eat minerals and nutrient-dense foods only. The most mineral-dense foods on earth are organic vegetables grown in healthy soil and the animals that feed on the mineral-rich vegetation such as grass-fed beef and wild fish.  The products Super Fuel with minerals and Calcium/Magnesium are wonderful sources of highly alkalizing minerals that I frequently prescribe to my patients.
  1. Stomach Acid: You must have enough stomach acid to break down the food and absorb the minerals, B vitamins, and break down the protein.   Even if you are eating a mineral-dense diet but are low in stomach acid you will not absorb or utilize those minerals.  Studies have proven by the age of 50, people have only 15% of the stomach acid they had at 25 years of age.  Sufficient stomach juices are essential for health.   You can accomplish this by putting raw apple cider vinegar in your water or taking a stomach juice
  1. Healthy Liver and Bile: Once the stomach is done acidifying the food and seeping out many of the minerals, it becomes the job of liver bile to brink back up the pH.  A sluggish liver or gall bladder will create rancid acidic foods in the intestines and this is extremely acidifying to the body. If you get these symptoms then you can be almost sure that you have liver and gall bladder stasis and need Liver/GB Drainage
    • Belching,
    • Feeling like a weight in your stomach after eating,
    • Bloating or gas,
    • Constipation,
    • High Cholesterol,
    • High liver enzymes,
    • Bad skin,
    • Pain behind the right shoulder blade
  1. Fat Soluble Vitamins: Once you eat and absorb the minerals then you need to have enough Fat-Soluble Vitamins.  Weston A Price proved in his research and emphatically stated, “It is possible to starve for minerals that are abundant in the foods eaten because they cannot be utilized without an adequate quantity of the fat-soluble activators.” Eating good, healthy animal fats like grass-fed butter, egg yolks, and organ meats are necessary to utilize minerals.  This is why the vegetarian diet doesn’t work in accomplishing alkalinity.  I recommend all my patients with acidic saliva to get a fatty acid profile test.  With this simple blood test, you can determine the fats levels in your body and then correct it with proper supplementation. If you don’t the test, just take EPA/DHA because you are probably deficient.

In Conclusion:

Acidosis of the saliva is a symptom of poor health, not the result of consuming foods that are high in acid potential minerals like meat.  To heal and alkalize your body and address the cause of the acidosis, improve your diet and quit eating refined high sugar foods.  THEN, initiating the 6 easy steps laid out.  All of these are part of the Whole Body Health formula.  For most people, it takes a minimum of two months of following the above protocol to begin to see the saliva becoming more alkaline.

If you need help with your health, set up a phone consult with Dr. Tim Weeks and let him take your health and life to the next level.

Yours in Health,

Dr. Timothy Weeks

 

THE LIFE YOU WERE MEANT TO HAVE – WHOLE BODY HEALTH

THE LIFE YOU WERE MEANT TO HAVE

Unless you have an accident, this is the life you (if you are a human being reading these words) were pre-programmed to enjoy:

You were carried in the womb and born naturally through the vaginal canal to a healthy, loving mother who has all the necessary reserves and ingredients to create a healthy, happy child.

The requirements for rapid cell division in the womb such as nutrients, minerals, enzymes, fat-soluble vitamins, clean air, and water were present in ample amounts.  She has plenty of fats, vitamins, and minerals to provide a strong skeletal structure and a full, highly functional brain for you.

After about 9 months of full development the wondrous, awe-inspiring, joyful event of your birth occurs, naturally.  Your father is present at the birth, and his invaluable love and support bring strength to your mother creating a sense of peace during this crucial event.  As your birth begins, the cranial bones of your skull compress, so you may go through the birth canal.

Your journey through the birth canal coats you in your mother’s bacteria.  This first encounter with bacteria essentially creates the seeds of a healthy immune and nervous system.  You come out into the world, and the shock of leaving the loving warmth of your home inside your mother makes you cry.

This painful cry initiates your first breath, and opens your cranial bones and aligns the fascia of your body.  This is a major step towards a pain-free life.  Your father cries with joy, and can’t wait to hold you, but first, your mother cradles you, washes you, creating the all-important maternal bond.
This initial connection to your mother affirms that you are safe, and enveloped in love.  Maybe your first thought is, “Eh, not as good as her womb, but this goddess loves me, so, well enough.”  Your father holds you soon after, and you feel even more strength and security.  Your second thought might be, “This man is rough, feels strange compared to the maternal goddess.  Though he’s about 90% of her love, the other 10% is strength and authority.  He will protect me.  I respect and honor him.”

Up to your first 4 years, but at least 1, your mother breast feeds you.  Innately, you know her milk is perfectly designed.  It’s fully absorbable and takes no energy to digest.  Mother’s milk boosts your immune system with an incredible amount of enzymes and bacteria, providing you with a disease-free childhood; full of life-giving fats, minerals and nutrients everything is provided for perfect cellular division, thus you are growing bigger, and better every day.

Your digestive systems activate.  So you eat the animals and plants all around you that are converting the suns energy into usable nutrient and minerals.  Your childhood is free from major sickness and full of activity, sports, and laughter.  You are encouraged and loved by your parents.  They provide comfort and security.  You learn and are taught by them, and your strong community.

In childhood, you comprehend that you have amazing potential as an adult in life.  You develop beautiful straight teeth and a wide palate to hold them all.  You have no idea what a cavity is, and if you hear the word, you might think it’s a cave nearby to explore.  Your brain develops as you work out problems with imagination and the creative side of you is nurtured.  Your body and its cells perfectly utilize oxygen and the plentiful nutrients and minerals surrounding you, as you grow into healthy and functioning adulthood.

Your good cellular health provides tons of natural energy providing you a life full of motion as you constantly run, jump, swim, etc.  You’re fit, not small or large but perfectly proportionate according to the DNA your parents provided you.  Your posture is naturally straight.  Your skeletal system, brain, skin develop fulfilling your genetic potential.

No medication is ever necessary.

Your life emanates health and joy.  Kindness and love easily flow from you.  The opposite sex is attracted to your grace and energy.  You develop a healthy spirituality realizing the deep connection of your human relationships and imbued with a deep respect for the planets incredibly complex ecosystem.

You engage in a partner, and you become a loving, and fertile couple.  Sex is joyful and amazing.  Since your partner is probably as equally healthy as you, contraception is in congruence with the monthly cycles.  When you decide to reproduce, it is easy and without complication.

Your family life accomplishes the objects of your desire and cultivated will because you are strong, intelligent and fully capable at problem-solving.

You eat real food and never develop a taste for sugar, coffee, or junk food.  You don’t need excess medications, alcohol, or artificial ways of feeling good.

You get high on life.  Because of this, you get the best jobs, or better yet, create your own work and schedule, and make all the money you need and are generous and loving to others.

You rarely get sick, if ever.  You have little to no anxiety or depression though you cycle through normal human emotions.  Mostly, you’re just happy.

As you get older, your brain only grows sharper with wisdom and your body ages gracefully. You burden no one.  Actually, your friends and children argue over who gets to live with you as you are a joy to be around.  At 90-100 years of age, your body is pre-programmed to die quickly without pain.   You lived the life of what I call a golden god.  This is the life that is our birthright.

 

You might not want to the article that will be coming next week – A Zombie Life as it might hit home with too many of us…