Your body loves the number 7 - the Alkaline Diet
In my last post I shared the '10 steps to living la vida alkaline & how being alkaline will change your life'. If you haven't stumbled upon this topic yet, I am glad you do now. 

The alkaline diet has grown in popularity due to its promotion by top-athletes, celebrities and health experts who swear by its impressive effects on body and mind. Personally I don't believe in diets. But I do believe in smart dietary choices which contribute to your overall physical and mental balance.  

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What the hype is about
To summarize, it is based on the idea that our blood is slightly alkaline with a pH of 7.4 and that the foods we eat are effecting its levels. Through a few basic dietary and lifestyle choices we can help maintain a balanced pH of our blood and can in turn drastically improve our health. 

You will feel it
Significantly improved energy levels, a sharp but peaceful mind, a hormone system that laughs, better immune function, reduced inflammation and pain, slower ageing, cancer prevention and successful weight management are a small selection of the sublime effects if you keep your acid-alkaline levels in check.  

How do you know if your body is too acidic? 
You can check your urine with pH paper, do an overall self-evaluation or simply visit your go-to practitioner. 

Here are some of the symptoms Christopher Vasey, N.D., specializing in detoxification and rejuvenation outlines in his book 'The Acid-Alkaline Diet for Optimum Health' (Inner Traditions, 2003): 

  • Lack of energy, fatigue 
  • Decrease of physical tone, feeling of heaviness in the limbs 
  • Struggle to cope with stress and challenges in life
  • Lower body temperature; frequently feels cold
  • Tendency to infections
  • Loss of enthusiasm &  joy 
  • Depression
  • Nervousness, agitation without cause, hyperactivity, sensitivity to noises 
  • Pale skin complexion 
  • Headaches
  • Eyes tear easily
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Inflammation of the eyelids & corneas
  • Acidic saliva
  • Loose teeth
  • Sensitive, inflamed gums
  • Mouth ulcers
  • Cracks at the corners of the lips
  • Infections of throat and tonsils
  • Sensitive teeth 
  • Teeth crack or chip
  • Pain in the nerves of the teeth
  • Excess stomach acid
  • Acid regurgitation
  • Gastritis
  • Ulcers
  • Thin and split nails
  • Hair falls out, split ends 
  • Dry skin
  • Tendency to irritated skin in regions where there are heavy concentrations of sweat
  • Hives
  • Leg cramps/spasms
  • Diarrhoea 

Clearly, these symptoms can relate to many other health issues, but they are often born by a body environment that is too acidic.   

How about you? 
Have you noticed a connection? Can you draw a line between your dietary/lifestyle choices and these symptoms? What are your acid-alkaline experiences?

I hope you are feeling inspired to practice & evolve. For your life. If you liked it, share this article with your friends & family and please leave your comments below! I am looking forward to hearing from you! 

with love, be well

Alexa 
 





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