Lose Weight and Stay Energized with These Alkaline Foods

As we’ve already discussed before, the alkaline diet can be a powerful way to lose weight and feel great. A diet high in alkaline foods can help you naturally lose weight and keep the weight off longer than many of the “fad” diets out there. Alkaline foods are foods that help to neutralize acids in the body and lower the body’s acidity. A lot of times people focus on the foods that they can’t eat when they are dieting. Why not focus on all of the good foods that you can eat? For example, with the alkaline diet you get to eat plenty of vegetables. In particular, healthy dark green vegetables are great for you. Aside from…

Why the Alkaline Diet is Here to Stay

The thing about diets is that they seem to very frequently come and go. A lot of people ride the diet wave like a roller-coaster, hopping on whatever fad-diet comes along—often experiencing ups and downs in weight and overall health as a result. Before I go on to talk about the alkaline diet, let me say a little about these diet trends. They truly do come and go with every passing wind. Here’s an example of how these things can change: 25 years ago, the common advice was to eat less meat and more carbs. For example, if you were eating a plate of spaghetti, a dietitian might tell you to use 1/4 the sauce if you…

Woman Expresses Gratitude For Alkaline Diet…

Below is a copy of a letter received by a Miami Holistic Health Examiner from a Brazilian woman she had told about the alkaline diet a few years back. Apparently at the time, the Brazilian woman was on her way home to care for her father who had been diagnosed with cancer. Here’s what the letter said: “How are you doing? Today I got some great news and you are definitely the first person I wanted to share it with. By December of last year, my father gave too much attention to what doctors said and definitely not much to all that I had been doing through the alkaline diet and blood cleansing regime. He pretty much…

The Health Benefits of Alkaline-Forming Foods

There are numerous aspects of our health that matter if we want to live full and vibrant lives. One important aspect that cannot be overlooked is the pH of our bodies. If your pH is too acidic, you’ll experience a number of negative symptoms—some of which are so common in today’s world that acidosis ought to be considered a pandemic. Take, for example, the symptom of peptic ulcers. Ulcers are painful stomach or intestinal sores that can lead to very serious health problems. They are associated with the h-pylori bacteria, with stress, and of course with excess acidity in the digestive system. In 2011 there were a reported 15.5 million people with peptic ulcers. This resulted in…

The acid test: does your diet pass?

We talk a lot about diet needs here on the AlkaVision blog. Today I thought we’d condense some information into a simple worksheet that you can do at home. Here’s a quick checklist to see if your diet passes the acid test. Instructions: Write the number of times you eat each of the foods below in a given week. Total up the numbers for each category, then compare the totals for ACIDIC foods versus ALKALINE foods. ACIDIC FOODS INVENTORY ____ Meats (Red Meat, Fish/Seafood, Pork, Chicken, Lamb, other meats) ____ Dairy products ____ Foods containing refined flours and sugars (white breads, cookies, etc.) ____ Canned foods ____ Acidic drinks: coffee, alcohol, sodas/pop ____ Peanuts ____ Processed oils…

Is Your Diet Too Acidic?

Do you feel sluggish and bloated? Are you tired a lot? Do you lack energy? If so, it could be because your diet is too acidic. According to Dr Stephan Domenig, these are signs and symptoms experienced by people who eat diets that are too acidic. What you eat and how you eat can lead to too much acidity in your body. Here are a few questions to help you measure and correct the amount of acidity in your diet: Is your diet lacking in colorful vegetables? If so, it could be that your diet is too acidic, as colorful and nutrition packed vegetables like broccoli, beets, cucumber, and sweet potatoes are considered “alkaline forming” foods—that is,…

What Is An Alkaline Diet?

Perhaps you’ve heard the term “alkaline diet” and have wondered what it is. Maybe you’ve even found some misinformation and need to be clear on what it isn’t. Here’s a quick guide: An alkaline diet is a diet high in fruits and vegetables. This includes leafy greens, citrus fruits, and more. An alkaline diet is a diet designed to lower acidity and promote alkalinity in the body. This doesn’t just mean avoiding acidic foods. Some foods that are considered acidic actually promote alkalinity once in the body. An alkaline diet is a good diet for weight loss. When people decrease the amount of meats they are eating, and increase their fruit and vegetable intake, an interesting side…

Acid or Alkaline? What You Should Know About Your Body’s pH…

In chemistry, pH (which stands for “power of hydrogen”) is a measure of the concentration of hydrogen ions in a solution. In practical terms, the pH scale provides a measure of the acidity or alkalinity of a substance. Lower pH means more acidity, higher pH means higher alkalinity. Coffee, for example, has a pH of around 5… making it about 100 times more acidic than water. Wine has a pH between 3 and 4. Water has a pH of 7, and blood has a pH of 7.4. The pH of the food we eat matters because it can affect the pH of our bodies. Some foods—even a few of those considered acidic—produce alkalinity in the body. Other…