ACIDOSIS AND YOUR DIET
The typical Western diet lacks enough fruits and vegetables, which contain potassium—a natural buffer for acid.
We also eat far too many processed foods, which contain significant amounts of salt. Studies show that salt not only constricts your blood vessels but also creates acidity in your body.
Plus, westerners tend to eat excessive amounts of animal proteins. These proteins can lead to a sulfuric acid buildup in your blood as amino acids are broken down.
Another primary dietary cause of acidosis is processed grains. Along with our lack of fresh fruits and veggies and high amounts of animal proteins, our diets are full of processed corn and wheat.
These processed grains significantly lead to acidosis, and not only in humans. Numerous studies also show that feeding livestock processed grains is causing acidosis and resulting disease.
Another key acid-forming food is dairy products. In fact, dairy, despite the Dairy Association’s claim that it contains essential calcium, is a key factor in osteoporosis. As your body becomes more acidic, it must leach calcium from your bones in order to counter the acid since calcium is highly alkaline. Just as food can cause acidity, it can also help alkalinize your body.
AN ALKALIZING ELIXIR
One of the best alkalizing foods on Earth are lemons. Despite being acidic, when you eat lemons they have an alkalizing effect within your body.
Water is also important for creating and maintain alkalinity in your body. Water is the lifeblood of most organisms, especially humans who are 70 percent water. Purified water with a pH of between 6 and 8 is best.
Another key compound to incorporate into your diet is sodium bicarbonate (baking soda). Many physicians and researchers have known for years that sodium bicarbonate can treat cancer. This inexpensive and highly available mineral is one of the best ways to help alkalinize your body.
When you combine these three ingredients together, you have the perfect elixir to help fight disease, including cancer. Simply mix water, lemon juice and sodium bicarbonate together and drink it first thing in the morning on an empty stomach. Do this daily and before long you will see major changes in your health.