Alkaline and Acid Ash foods

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  1. Hi Dale,
    I totally agree with Dr. Otto Warburg’s discovery that bacteria can’t exist in a pH less than 7.3, which, to the amazing human organism, is more acidic than the optimal 7.365 pH of the largest living, flowing organ in our body – the blood. And I am encouraged by your enthusiasm toward alkalizing, but, your acid alkaline food chart is not accurate. It is a shame that such inaccuracy is available because it will only serve to stall the great alkaline movement. Specifically, these foods (you list as alkaline) are really acidic, including: Molasses, Dried Figs, Sauerkraut, Mushrooms, Pineapple, Raisins, Dried Dates, Tangerine, Strawberries, White Potato, Apricot, Blackberries, Raspberries, Grapes, Blueberries, Apple, and Watermelon. All of these foods will rob oxygen from your red blood cells because they are acidic. Take mushrooms, for example, they are the fungal seed head of a dead and decaying organism, so how can they be alkaline? Anything fermenting, or from dead and decaying organisms, will help to create an acidic environment within our amazing human organism.
    Keep up them enthusiasm about alkalizing. It is worth every effort!
    To your health,
    Jeffery Arnson
    Certified Master Advanced Nutritional Microscopist
    President of the International Microscopist Association
    jarnson@centurytel.net

    1. Jeffrey, thank you so much for your comments. I wonder if you would have a reference to where I and other readers could find an even more comprehensive chart of alkaline and acid ash producing foods.

      If you have any more to add or links to further research and explanation I would very much enjoy looking through them.

      Thanks again
      Dale at Beyond Physical

  2. Thank you Dale, for all your work. Please reference Dr. Robert O. Young’s The pH Miracle for Weight Loss, or The pH Miracle New and Revised, or Dr. Young’s Sick and Tired. My own research shows, that of the almost 15,000 complete Live and Dry Blood demonstrations I’ve done, I only see a direct correlation to his acid alkaline food ash list. So many of the acidic foods you’ve listed as alkaline cause acid crystals in the live blood, or bacterial platelets, yeast, or other garbage in the live blood, along with paralyzed white blood cells. Each and every alkaline food choice promotes a clean environment with active white blood cells (garbage collectors) and red blood cells that are separate and round, and filled with oxygen. For all those wanting to alkalize, although eating 70 – 80% of your foods alkaline is important, it pales in comparison with how you think, live and breathe. Think positive thoughts, live a loving life, and takes deep breathes – regularly. And then eat alkaline 70 – 80% of all food consumed. 🙂

    1. I couldn’t agree with you more! I do however believe that food choices tend to be one of the easier things we can promote change with in our lives. Personally I find changing my thoughts and breathing easier, but I’m not the norm 🙂

      I’d like your comment on something I received in feedback tot his blog through linked in if you care to do so. I’ll post it separately when I can get my hands on it!

      With Gratitude
      Dale

      1. Looks like we have something in common. 🙂 I would love to comment on the feedback you’ve received. Keep up the good work!! I would like to know more about BEST and combine it with the MOST (Mycotoxic Oxidative Stress Test) blood work that I do. I identify where and when tragedy or trauma occurred by looking at markers in the blood, no matter if the tragedy happened 40 years ago or four days, or if before being born – as a developing fetus. I can identify these physical or emotional traumatic defense mechanisms that motivate people to change, but I’m really getting off the topic now… I look forward to reviewing your next post.

      2. I think you may have indeed responded through linkedin, so thank you! But i am very interested in the thinking that diseases can exist in the alkaline environment. Someone else i believe has suggested that these are actually ‘false positives’ in terms of alkalinity and are in actual fact an acidic environment. Thoughts? Here is the comment

        Dr Thomas Stone • This is a good topic to share with a population that is so imbalanced in the areas of bio-available oxygen, pH balance and suffering from over fermentation in the GI track and at the tissue level.

        Over thirty five years of Holistic health practice has led us to evolve into what we currently practice and recommend as “the one shoe fits all” protocol of complete balance. Obviously the global population because they have followed the popular SAD diet (standard American diet) of downing overly processed factory farm raised foods and washing down those make believe foods with Coke or Pepsi, the vast majority of the global population in nutritionally bankrupt, and test out as having an acidic pH. And for people that go the other extreme, or for metabolic reasons experience the overly alkaline levels, they too experience the fermentation levels that make them perfect environments for cancers and other disease to flourish.

        Martin said it well, the two extremes lead to imbalance and disease. It’s an energy thing, and when energy is too low you have inefficiency, when it is too high you blow fuses and breakers. And it is not uncommon for people (especially MLM people that are trained with false information) to make the statement as Dale did; “Disease can only survive in an acid environment”, and that is not true at all. And as Martin so accurately said, “there are disease of alkaline terrain as well as the acidic terrain.” I have had many seriously ill people that became serious ill because they followed the misguided teaching of the water ionizer sales people, and became too alkaline.

        The “Wellness Triangle” that we promote at Healthy Habits consists of energy as the foundation, hydration and oxygen absorption as the second side of the triangle and complete whole food nutrition as the third side of the triangle.

        The food side is where fuel is obtained to produce the healthy levels of fuel to produce the energy the trillions of cells require for maintaining balance and harmony. The World Health Organization says that our land based botanical is the most nutritious of all plants, the Malunggay tree leaf is complete nutrition.

        The second food coming from the mammal kingdom is organic six hour colostrum, the most researched of all natural foods, and it too is found to be complete in all our needs.

        The third side of the complete food protocol is from the sea, and again, found to be complete in all the elements of life to fuel our cells, the marine phytoplankton. And what these three foods have in common besides supplying all the nutrients we require?

        They all contribute to balancing the pH at the tissue level. And we we are talking a balanced pH of 7.2, we are not merely talking about saliva and midstream urine as the alkaline body fluids to measure, we are talking tissue pH, because the pH of urine and saliva can change radically merely by thinking negative thoughts or being fearful, so I do not consider them as reliable for having a look at over all pH.

  3. We need oxidative stress… Just as we need inflamation…Yes thoughts become things…and whatever your predominate throughts are will eventually manifest into physical reality…and through accepting responsibility for our thoughts… the first step to creating a healthy body..,100 trillion cells in the human body all communicating through a cellular intelligence of vibrational energy created through our state of being…which is either one of fear or one of love…love healing energy… a vibrational energy that communicates to the 100 trillion cellbodies on an inteligence level…that heals the body through the breath..balancing the central nervous system… harmonizing respirtory system…and calming the circulatory system…resting in the blissfulness of this now moment in which the Ph is optimalized in direct relation to thoughts of optimal health…

  4. For optimum cellular and system functioning, the body must maintain a slightly alkaline pH. By having this ideal pH balance, our health and energy are maximized, as is our resistance to disease and premature aging.

    The most important organs we have to protect against acid buildup are our kidneys and lungs (followed by the skin). Our kidneys regulate acid-alkaline balance in the bloodstream and eliminate solid/fixed acids through urination. When excessive amounts of acid are present in the bloodstream, the kidneys dilute and neutralize these harmful acids.

    1. I thought the premise of the alkaline diet was a myth, mainly due to the fact the body would come to serious harm if the pH became too acidic or too alkaline? Both are lethal and why it is so tightly controlled, the bodies pH barely changes? the stomach pH is about 1-3, little higher after eating due to bicarb ions. It may be beneficial but not for the reason people tout.

      Also looked at 2 of your links and they propose the opposite view.

      “Advocates for alternative uses of an alkaline diet propose that since the normal pH of the blood is slightly alkaline, the goal of diet should be to mirror this by eating a diet that is alkaline producing as well. These advocates propose that diets high in acid-producing elements will generally lead the body to become acidic, which can foster disease.[9][12] This proposed mechanism, in which the diet can significantly change the acidity of the blood, goes against “everything we know about the chemistry of the human body” and has been called a “myth”. Unlike the pH level in the urine, a selectively alkaline diet has NOT been shown to elicit a sustained change in blood pH levels, nor to provide the clinical benefits claimed by its proponents. Because of the body’s natural regulatory mechanisms, which do not require a special diet to work, eating an alkaline diet just can, at most, change the blood pH minimally and transiently.[1][9][12][14]”

      By Sonya Collins, Reviewed by Michael Dansinger, MD on November 26, 2013
      The Promise

      It’s a pitch Hollywood celebs love: that the alkaline diet – also known as the alkaline ash diet or alkaline acid diet – can help you lose weight and avoid problems like arthritis and cancer. The theory is that some foods, like meat, wheat, refined sugar, and processed foods, cause your body to produce acid, which is bad for you.

      Eating specific foods that make your body more alkaline, on the other hand, can protect against those conditions as well as shed pounds. The alkaline diet really rocketed into the news when Victoria Beckham tweeted about an alkaline diet cookbook in January 2013.

      “Does It Work? Maybe, but not for the reasons it claims.

      First, a little chemistry: A pH level measures how acid or alkaline something is. A pH of 0 is totally acidic, while a pH of 14 is completely alkaline. A pH of 7 is neutral. Those levels vary throughout your body. Your blood is slightly alkaline, with a pH between 7.35 and 7.45. Your stomach is very acidic, with a pH of 3.5 or below, so it can break down food. And your urine changes, depending on what you eat – that’s how your body keeps the level in your blood steady.

      The alkaline diet claims to help your body maintain its blood pH level. In fact, nothing you eat is going to substantially change the pH of your blood. Your body works to keep that level constant. But the foods you’re supposed to eat on the alkaline diet are good for you: lots of fruits and vegetables, and lots of water. Avoiding sugar, alcohol, and processed foods is healthy weight-loss advice, too.

      As to the other health claims, there’s some early evidence that a diet low in acid-producing foods like animal protein (such as meat and cheese) and bread and high in fruits and veggies could help prevent kidney stones, keep bones and muscles strong, improve heart health and brain function, reduce low back pain, and lower risk for colon cancer and type 2 diabetes. But researchers aren’t sure yet.”

      1. Thanks for such an in depth reply!

        It’s always good to have opposing views available so people can make informed decisions.

        Eatin alkaline residue producing foods is not a mechanism designed to change the pH drastically because as you say, that isn’t ok. In fact it’s only a minor change either way in blood pH for a prolonged period of time that can kill you! The goal is to remain slightly alkaline and that is so that our alkaline reserves, basically our storage banks of minerals are always topped up.

        These are the minerals that neutralise both naturally produced and provoked acid in the body. The acid must be neutralised before it is eliminated so that it doesn’t destroy our other organs. The reason for eating alkaline to keep these stores as full as possible is because if they are low or depleted from over burden and one of the reasons can be an acid diet, the body must ALWAYS neutralise and so takes those minerals from other parts of the body, and a huge storage facility is our bones. That’s why you correctly quoted someone saying that an alkaline diet can help keep bones strong.

        An empty storage tank can also overwork the kidneys due to too much ammonia production for neutralisation that hasn’t happened previous to that point.

        It’s important to remember that ANY acid produced must be neutralised (obviously not the stomach acid) and it’s not just diet that can create it and therefore not just food we must look at to stay healthy. Emotional overwhelm and negative input also creates acid in the body.

        Anyway, it’s very important especially if you eat a lot of protein or junk to get some veggies in those meals because then you send the acid producers in with a mini mineral deposit to help the body cope.

        Thanks again and all the best.

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