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.  

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


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