Your Personal Firewall Against An Acidic Body – Part 5 – Regulate Your Body

Regulate Your Body pH To Restore & Maintain Prime Health

A healthy person’s blood pH level should be slightly alkaline (in the range of pH 7.35 – pH 7.45). However, most people today have an acidic blood level due to pollution, poor eating habits, stress and lack of exercise. This acidity adds to the stress of the organs involved in blood circulation and cleansing, such as the liver, heart, kidneys, spleen, pancreas, etc. As a result of this stress, many organs start to deteriorate, which may lead to health conditions, diseases and ailments such as fatigue, body aches and cardiovascular diseases that could develop into chronic diseases or even cancer.

An acidic body is primarily caused by a diet high in meat or refined carbohydrates. The lack of dietary fibre leads to the accumulation of animal fats, resulting in hardening of the blood vessels and stress on the organs. Once weakened, the body is susceptible to disease.

The Crucial Influence of pH Level on Health

The advantages of blood alkalinity

Blood that is slightly alkaline flows much smoother in the body. This efficient circulation allows greater amount of oxygen and nutrients to be transported and absorbed by the body. This helps to raise the metabolic rate, increase cell vitality, and improve overall energy. Slightly alkaline blood not only prevents arteries from hardening, but also reduces the amount of deposited fat on the arterial walls. This free blood flow helps reduce the potential for and symptoms of many cardiovascular diseases.

Slight alkalinity is a sign of good health; it indicates that the body’s immune system i.e. natural resistance and healing capacity, is in good condition, and able to resist the onset of many diseases.

The disadvantages of body acidity

Acidic blood has a higher viscosity. This prevents smooth blood flow, leading to poor oxygen transfer. The poor flow rate also leads to the hardening of blood vessels.

Cholesterol, adipose tissue, triglycerides, and other harmful compounds tend to accumulate on the cell wall when the blood is acidic. This can result in atherosclerosis (narrowing of arteries) and can accelerate hardening of the blood vessels, or lead to the accumulation of toxins in the body which can cause chronic disease.

Are you plagued by an acidic body?

Answer the following questions to find out for yourself!

If you have 5 or more of the listed symptoms, then there is a high chance that your body is acidic.

Move or perform tasks at a very slow pace. (You have the will but not the strength to perform tasks.)
Feel sleepy when you ride in a car or drive
Feel tired after mild exercise. Short of breath (panting) when walking up or down the stairs
Suffer from poor memory and concentration
Experience coldness in the limbs
Bruise easily, experience frequent skin breakouts, or bleeding gums
Prone to eczema
Have dull complexion or acne
Suffer from athlete’s foot
Tend to suffer infections (pus) on wounds
Suffer a protruding abdomen even though overall average in size.
Easily put on weight / Difficulty controlling body weight
Suffer from constipation or frequent diarrhoea
Have bad breath
Frequently suffer from tinnitus
Frequently feel dizzy, feeling very tired especially in the afternoons
Have weak immune system; prone to flu and fever
Frequently bitten by mosquitoes / insects


Lifestyle and diet

If you check 5 or more boxes, your lifestyle and diet could be contributing to an acidic body.

Frequent all-nighters or late nights (sleep after 1am)
Frequently eat supper, or have dinner after 8pm
Frequently skip breakfast
Smoke
Drink alcoholic beverages (beer, wine, whisky, etc.)
Drink more than 3 cups of coffee daily
Drink carbonated beverages daily
Frequently consume meat
Eat very little fruits and vegetables
Drink less than 2000ml of water each day, or drink water that is acidic (distilled water, RO water)
Like to eat processed food, fried food or sweet snacks
Lack physical exercise
Live or work under constant pressure , and usually find it difficult to de-stress
Constantly in a polluted environment (surrounded by second hand cigarette smoke, waste gas from factories, etc.)

Do not be “ambushed” by acid

Humans are born with a body that is slightly alkaline, but on average, our bodies tend to become acidic after the age of 25. This is due to ageing, environmental and food pollution, poor diet, stress, unhealthy, sedentary lifestyle, overworking, etc. Acidity can be the cause of many diseases because it impedes normal enzyme functions. In a study carried out by the University of Tokyo, up to 90% out of the 600 cancer patients surveyed have an acidic body, of which, 85% have pH levels of 5.8 and below. “Immune cells” are adversely affected by acidity and may succumb to cellular poisoning or death if exposed to it for prolonged periods. With the immune cells severely depleted or damaged, virus and other disease-causing agents can wreak havoc in the body. Approximately 40 million members of Japan’s various “golden years” clubs are actively promoting vinegar as one of the best products for reducing fatigue, and returning the body to its normal alkaline pH level. These Japanese in their golden years drink large amounts of “vinegar” during meals to improve overall bodily functions and revitalise the organs. It is no coincidence that the Japanese have the highest human life expectancy in the world!

The best way to overcome an acidic body is to consume more alkaline food and beverages.

Alkaline food

Most vegetables, garlic, mushrooms, onion, wheatgrass, etc.
Algae: chlorophyta, spirulina, seaweed, etc.
Most fruits: apple, banana, lemon, grape, orange, watermelon, pineapple, Japanese plum, strawberry, etc.
Sprouts like alfalfa…


Acidic food

Almost all meat products: beef, chicken, pork, duck
Almost all seafood: fish, oyster, prawns, etc.
Most grains & beans: flour, bread, corn, plain rice, noodles, pasta, biscuit, wheat, barley, etc.
Dairy products: butter, milk, cheese, cake, etc.
Almost all oil and fats, including corn oil and olive oil
Others: coffee, carbonated drinks, refined sugar, alcoholic drinks, medicine, food tainted with pesticides and insecticides, canned or pickled foods

Healthy Satisfying Breakfast Juice – Fruit Version with Video

Make a fresh juice drink with a secret ingredient which will leave you satisfied till lunchtime. The quantity below will make enough for 2 people.

  • 2 Oranges – medium size – remove rind and seeds
  • 1/8 Watermelon – remove rind and slice
  • 1 Apple – cored and sliced
  • 1 Pear – cored and sliced
  • 1 Banana – peeled and cut in pieces
  • 2 Kiwi Fruit – cut in half and peeled – (secret to easy peeling – cut in half and simply squeeze out flesh)

OR PREPARE your favorite fruits to suit the instructions of your particular juicer. Optional suggestions, ADD a few canned pitted cherries, Or ADD a few frozen berries.

JUICE all fruit.

ADD the Secret Ingredient 1 or 2 heaped teaspoons of Nn Stabilized Rice Bran per person to the juice and mix (or blend) enough to thoroughly mix the Rice Bran into the juice.

TIP – the mix of fruits should include a banana to ensure the juice has a thick consistency. This is to make sure the Rice Bran remains suspended through the juice and does not simply settle to the bottom of your glass.Serve and Enjoy!The Nn Stabilized Rice Bran adds substance to the juice to make a satisfying and nutritious meal. In addition to the juice, take 5 or 10 Nn Organic Spirulina tablets and 5 Nn Chlorella tablets for the perfect start to your day.

Click the link below to find out more about Healthy Juices

Juicingbook.com

TIP – Not just any Rice Bran will do. Nn Stabilized Rice Bran is special – find out why Here

I use one of those Magic Blenders with the juice attachment to make my juice and then use the mixer blade to wizz up the juice and Rice Bran.

SPECIAL TIP: Ever wondered what to do with the leftover fruit pulp? Sometimes I use it in a cake. I add it to a store bought cake mix, I omit the butter/margarine/oil component, but I do use the eggs per recipe and add some milk. I mix the ingredients thoroughly and use a loaf pan (buttered and floured inside) so the cake cooks evenly. I cook the cake in a slow oven for longer than the recipe time as it has so much moisture from the fruit pulp. Just keep an eye on it, when its risen and nice and brown on top (maybe after around 50 minutes) – it’s done.

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I Don’t Know How I Could Live Without It!

What could possibly provoke this reaction? It’s really simple. Stabilized Rice Bran. Why?

Well, today I’m at a seminar. It started early (from me at least). I’m not good at early. So what can I have for breakfast? I want something fast, simple and healthy. The answer Stabilized Rice Bran.

I just whizzed up some guava juice and rice bran – there’s my delicious healthy breakfast. I simply included my usual Certified Organic Spirulina and Chlorella to give me sustained fullness.

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