Acid Balance


The pH of our tissues and body fluids affects the state of our health.  A chronically over acidic body pH corrodes body tissue.   We need balance because, our entire metabolic system depends on a balanced pH. Sadly, people with diabetes and obesity tend to have a high acidic pH.

There are FOODS very high in alkaline reserve minerals, that can assist the body to detox, add oxygenation and hydration, improve bowel function and digestion and reduce fermentation and putrefaction in the large intestine. These foods can also  improve liver function and bile secretion.



A lifestyle of 70-80%  vegetables will slowly replenish the alkaline reserve minerals and remove some toxic metals and chemicals from the body that cause acidity.

Purchase a juicer for home use. Juice carrots with some celery and cucumbers, OR drink 2 ounces of wheat grass juice.  (All alkaline-forming)

Eat Fruits but not too much, Examples include Organic Berries, Apples, Watermelon.

Avoiding snacking on sugary products.

A balanced pH can also help balance cholesterol levels.

Simple practices to incorporate:

  • Soak mildly acid-forming foods such as legumes before cooking them, starting the sprouting process, which is alkalizing.
  • Increase fermented foods in your diet.
  • Chew foods thoroughly, one “bite size step” at a time.
  • Avoid drinking anything while eating, as this stops the digestive process from beginning within the mouth.
  • Avoid mucous causing foods such as GMO dairy and wheat.

New Eating habits to improve digestion:

Avoid overeating. Become mindful of how, what, and how much you eat.  Choose to chew only one or two foods at a meal.  This takes some getting use to, but works admirably as it reduces digestive effort tremendously.


Veggie recipe for balance: Serves 4-6

2 heads of broccoli

1/2 head of cauliflower,

1/ bunch of asparagus.

1 red bell pepper.

All organic of course.

Roast or saute with a sprinkle of organic cold pressed olive oil and a small amount of water. Dice some fresh organic garlic and add to a stainless steel roaster pan.   Top veggie dish with fresh squeezed lemon and Roasted Garlic. Salt using celtic sea salt.



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