Talk about eating to “alkalize” (or, if you’re in the UK or Canada, you might say “alkaLINize”) and you may just find yourself in a heated conversation.
According to modern science, there is no way to alkalize your body with food; our body, conventional science tells us, is designed to keep our blood within a very tight boundary between 7.35 and 7.45 on the pH scale; and it’s designed to ensure we never veer beyond those extremes (or, if we do, it means we’re pretty much done with this world).
However, holistic and alternative practitioners believe that creating an alkaline environment in the body is key to good health.
I agree–it was only after I began to consume many more alkaline foods that my symptoms began to subside. As it turns out, the most highly alkaline foods are also those with the highest antioxidant values, most fiber and nutrients, and overall, the healthiest, like vegetables, fruits, whole grains, beans and legumes, and so on. Go figure.
If you’re interested in boosting your own alkaline foods, here are my three favorite ways.
Do you make a point of including alkalizing foods in your diet? What’s your favorite way to increase alkalinity?
Video Highlights and mentions:
- How alkaline should our bodies be? What about blood?
- Why you want to be more alkaline if you are dealing with candida
- Two food-based ways to encourage alkalinity in the body
- Which vinegar is actually alkalinizing in the body?
- What is meant when we say a food is “acidic” or “alkaline” (and why lemon can be alkaline)
- Why it’s good for your health to use vinegar in salad dressing
- How to kick-start alkalinity in the body with this simple, common substance
- Living Candida-Free (Book)
- Anti-Candida Digital Cookbooks
- Special Diet Coaching
- The Sweet Life Club
- Candida Kick-Start program
- Kale Salad, Fully Loaded
- Faux Kombucha (uses apple cider vinegar)
- Subscribe to my YouTube channel
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Michelle Spring says
Awesome and informative video!
Thanks Ric. : )
Ricki Heller says
Thanks, Michelle! I know you’re already doing lots of alkalinizing, though! 😀