Chapter 3: Alkaline & Acid = pH: An Easy Guide to Health
Too Much Acid Equals Pain. Your body has to convert all of your foods into a salty, alkaline state before you assimilate that nutrition. Your blood has to be alkaline because if it turns too acidic you'll die, which cancels your warranty. What creates an acid state in your body? Stress, acid foods, consuming large amounts of the acid producing minerals; phosphorus, sulfur and chlorine! What creates an alkaline state in your body? Relaxation, joy, alkaline foods and consuming large amounts of the alkaline producing minerals; calcium, magnesium, sodium and potassium in an easy to absorb form!
Are there any health problems that are not caused or made worse by an acid condition? Yes! Getting hit by a truck and other such 'out of the blue' incidents. But in cancer, heart disease, diabetes, arthritis, digestive problems, nervous stress and so on, excess acid due to mineral imbalances is either the direct cause or a major contributing factor. How do we know this? Because since ancient times, when a person corrects their alkaline-acid balance all of these conditions are improved, often dramatically. Amazing coincidence! If you keep your reserves of alkaline minerals high you'll improve your long-term health, have less pain and more energy. How do you know how good your alkaline and acid balance is? By testing your saliva for its 'pH�, or potential of Hydrogen, measured from Zero (most acid) to 14 (most alkaline) and 7 is neutral.
An alkaline body conducts electricity better than an acid body. Pain is a sign that an electrical connection isn�t being made correctly. Acid blocks conductivity. Your body�s systems work best within specific pH ranges. For example, blood needs to be between 7.35 and 7.45. Stomach acid ranges around 2, while the intestinal tract is around 8.
When acid levels exceed the proper range two things happen; pain and excess acids are dumped resulting in rashes and inflammations of the skin and organs. Red and tender skin means that it�s sitting in an acid bath!
Saliva is naturally mildly acidic and its pH goes up or down based upon the overall pH of the body, making saliva a convenient barometer. If your saliva pH is good, then you�re maintaining good reserves of alkaline minerals. If it�s too acid you�re probably suffering from a degenerative problem and pain. Test your saliva in the morning before brushing your teeth or having anything to drink. Get 100 NSP pH test strips in a kit with a chart. Get an extra 25 pH charts in case you give strips to friends and family. They also have a pH-testing brochure. If your pH is low, there are two strategies to correct that. First, supplement with A Green Drink, 2 to 4 scoops a day in water will restore your reserves of the alkaline minerals, calcium and magnesium, that your body uses as chemical buffers to convert acids to alkaline. It�s the best product to do this quickly. The more you use the less pain you�ll have!
Taken after dinner it encourages a good night�s sleep by neutralizing pain-producing acids. Potassium Combination supplies potassium and sodium. Important chemical buffers, they also accelerate the flow of nutrients into the cells and the flow of toxins out. Magnesium helps your muscles relax, the bowels become more effective and also aids the absorption of other minerals. While Calcium most people get enough in their diets, but they can't assimilate because of one of two reasons. If they are low in Magnesium their body can't absorb it. And here's the big one; if a person is eating a lot of grains, bread, bagels, muffins, pasta, oatmeal, etc., there is a component in the grains called a phytate that binds onto the minerals and prevents your body from absorbing it. Even though lab tests show that a grain may be high in minerals when it gets in the body most of those minerals are too bound up to be absorbed.
It was long believed that eating too much lean animal protein was causing excessive acid in the body because it is acidic. However grains are also acidic, although not to the extent that lean animal protein like meat, poultry, fish and seafood. However, those lean animal proteins do not interfere with the absorption of the grains, while the grains block the absorption of the high quality nutrients (minerals) in the meat, poultry and fish. Without those minerals it is very hard for the body to maintain the correct pH. If you want to get your pH in line avoid grains. While you are at it avoid beans too because they obstruct the action your body's enzymes which are essential for breaking down those foods. That is why societies that depend on beans produce small people.
Second: Improve your diet. A food is alkaline or acid depending upon the state it produces in the body. This is due to the types of minerals it possesses, not whether the food is alkaline or acid to the touch. For example, meat is alkaline to the touch, but being high in phosphorus and iron it creates an acid state in the body. With that said, one of the biggest problems people suffer from is a lack of high quality lean animal protein, which is also a great source of easy to absorb minerals.
A healthy diet is more alkaline than acid. Depending upon your blood type, the diet should consist of 60 to 80% alkaline foods and 20 to 40% acidic foods. Generally the A and AB blood types need the most alkaline diet while the O and B blood types need more animal products in their diet. The O needs meat and the B needs dairy. But remember, if you�re in pain, you�re acidic. Here is a partial list of foods by acid/alkaline category.
Butter, Cream, Cheeses, Eggs, Seeds, Most Nuts, Sea Food, Soft Drinks, Beans, Most Oils, Lentils, Coffee, Cocoa, Flour products, Pasta, Most Grains, Animal Fats, White Sugar, Milk, All Meats, Tea, Dairy products, Wine, Alcoholic Beverages.
Ladies, do you experience: cramps - migraines - mood swings - fibrocystic breasts - frustration - endometriosis - uterine fibroids - irregular cycles - weeping - baby blues - irritability - infertility - non-cycling - dry skin - aggression - gas - fragility - bruise easily - acne - PMS - cravings - constipation - stiffness - irregular bleeding - leg and muscle cramps - breast tenderness - hot flashes - hypertension - bloating - lowered libido - exhaustion - depression - water retention - hair loss - headaches- facial hair - lethargy - anger - weight gain - osteoporosis - insomnia. These are all symptoms of an excess of estrogen and a deficiency of natural progesterone, what we call estrogen dominance.
Be in Your Power: The 2 feminine hormones, progesterone and estrogen need to be in balance. Natural estrogen makes the body hold onto fluids, salts & fats and slows the metabolism. Natural progesterone helps the body to be sleek, pain free, youthful and sexy. Prevent Osteoporosis: Natural progesterone stimulates the body to clean out old brittle bone minerals. Natural estrogen stimulates the application of fresh minerals. If they are not in balance you can’t properly make bone.
Promote Fertility: Natural estrogen prepares for pregnancy. Natural progesterone is the vital key to maintaining the pregnancy. If no pregnancy occurs progesterone flushes away the stored material so the body can begin the next cycle with fresh resources.
Wrinkle and Age Spot Free: Natural progesterone is created from the Wild Yam plant of Mexico, a tough tuber only distantly related to the common market yam. A powerful tissue builder and anti-inflammatory, it is famous for removing wrinkles and age spots.
Cost Effective: The natural progesterone manufacturing process patent is in the public domain, the gift of the scientist who developed the process who felt that this was such a universal benefit to women that it should be available to everyone inexpensively. We agree! A completely natural product, the best creams are available from the top network Herbal companies. In our research we have found Nature Sunshine Products Pro-G-Yam 500 NSP to be the world’s best.
Why a Cream? The twice-daily application of a natural progesterone cream is without a doubt the best way to experience the benefits. Taken orally, very little progesterone will actually make it to the parts of the body where the ovaries would naturally distribute it, because the liver will convert it into other hormones. As a cream, you can control the distribution, including applying some of it directly over the ovaries. Extra can go on the face and hands.
Why Progesterone and Not Estrogen? The ovaries create 99% of the body’s progesterone but only 60% of the estrogen. The other 40% is produced in the brown fat cells. When the ovaries are starved or malfunctioning your body still makes estrogen, but the flow of progesterone almost completely stops. Hormonal starvation is epidemic. Hormonal materials are found in uncooked olive oil, raw nuts & deep-water fish, foods most people don’t eat often enough.
The Big Benefits of Natural Progesterone: In women, studies have shown it prevents osteoporosis, heart disease and cancer.
Why Natural Versus Synthetic: Herbal companies produce natural products like progesterone. Drug companies produce synthetic products like the Progestin found in Hormonal Replacement Therapy & birth control pills prescribed by MD’s. In 2002, a major study of HRT funded with US tax dollars was halted half way through because so many women had either died or been debilitated by strokes, heart attacks or cancer as a result of taking these synthetic hormonal drugs. Taking responsibility for your own hormonal health using natural products is statistically safer.
Are you well informed enough to be healthy? This information has been known for a long time. Many women have benefited from it, but unfortunately more women have suffered in ignorance. We’ve seen many supposedly infertile women bear healthy children.
We’ve seen seriously osteoporotic women restore height and healthy bones. We’ve seen amazing results and yet it is simply the result of feeding that most powerful system, the hormonal, what it is asking for, natural progesterone.
How to Use the Product: In the first month you need to go through two tubes. If you have serious challenges plan on 2 tubes a month for the first 3-6 months. A maintenance amount is 1 tube a month, for the rest of your life. You have a challenge if you suffer from symptoms on that beginning list.
What to Expect: If you have a challenge, expect some PMS when you begin. This will be due to the previously trapped estrogen flooding into the system, unlocked by the progesterone cleaning your estrogen receptor sites. Here’s the secret. Start this on a Friday. Tell everyone to be extra nice to you. Then whenever you get any PMS symptoms use more cream immediately. Do not use less and do not stop! The more you use, the faster your body will process and flush the extra estrogen that is causing the PMS symptoms. Remember, that list of problems is caused by excess estrogen and the only thing that can clear it out is natural progesterone.
Why You Should Start Now: Hormones are the most powerful materials in the body. Every day that you are out of balance, you are not in your power. Every day that you are hormonally balanced you are enjoying your birthright as a healthy woman. We prefer Pro G Yam Cream 500 from NSP
From the 10 Minute Herbalist by Ralph & Lahni DeAmicis (c)2015
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