Much is talked about the acid alkaline balance of the body. Each and every cell of the body functions best within a certain pH range. Most of your body cells, tissues and blood should be slightly alkaline for good health but today’s lifestyles and food choices tend to make the body more acidic which leads to numerous health problems. A three day alkalizing cleanse is a good way to start getting your pH balance back.
Acidity is the root cause of all disease
A number of scientists state that over-acidification of the body is the single underlying cause of all disease and ill health. Almost all toxins in the body contribute to a shift towards acidity so that is why detox helps. Many symptoms and diseases from arthritis to cancer have been linked to acidity in the body. Practitioners from many healing disciplines testify to the changes they see in their clients health from correcting the body pH with a change of diet.
Body control of acidity
The body has systems in place that help to neutralize the acidity.
- Your bones release alkaline minerals, primarily calcium, into the blood to counter acidic residues from high protein meals. (this is one cause of osteoporosis).
- Acidic wastes are excreted via our kidneys and urine.
- Lungs inhale alkalizing oxygen and exhale acidic carbon dioxide.
What does acidity do?
There will be problems if the amount of acid in the body exceeds its capacity to neutralize it. The standard Western diet and lifestyle high in processed food, animal protein, fat, dairy products, sugar, sweet drinks, coffee and alcohol, smoking and stress creates an acidic condition.
Recent research has shown what happens to the cells when they have even a small shift in pH. Each cell in your body contains areas called receptor sites where different substances like hormones or neurotransmitters (brain chemicals), for example, make contact with the cell to have an affect on that cell. You can think of it like a lock and key. The receptor is the lock and the hormone, for example, is the key. The key has to fit the lock to undo it.
The key does not fit
The research has shown that if the cell’s normal alkaline pH shifts towards a more acidic pH then this “lock” or receptor site changes shape. When this happens you can see that the key will no longer work. The same thing applies to medicines. The researchers point out that this is the reason why the same drug may work better on one person than another.
An interesting thing about the research was that it was done with the substance indol-3-carbinol (I-3-C) which the body makes from a natural chemical compound in cruciferous vegetables. High amounts of these vegetables – broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, cabbage, kale, boc choy, rutabaga (swede) etc are always encouraged in detox diets because they stimulate the Phase 1 and Phase 2 detox enzymes in the liver and the bowel.
Most detox diets supply high amounts of fruit and vegetables which make the body more alkaline so that detox is effective. The fruit and vegetables contain alkaline minerals that neutralize the acids that are released from your cells and tissues. You can learn more about this here.
The longer your regular diet has consisted mainly of acid forming foods then the longer it’s going to take longer for your body to become more alkaline.
Here is The Amazing 3 Day Alkalizing Cleanse to get you started:
It will be easier if you start cutting down on the acid forming foods and increase alkaline forming foods for 2 weeks before you begin the cleanse.
- Green Alkaline Water:
Add 1 teaspoon of liquid chlorophyll to 8 oz filtered water.
- Lemon Flaxseed Detox Drink:
Blend together the juice of 1/2 medium lemon with 8 oz water, 1 tablespoon organic flax oil, small knob of peeled and grated ginger root to taste until well mixed.
- 11/2 – 2 liters water.
- Dandelion tea – drink whenever you feel like a warm drink.
- Fresh vegetable juices made from celery, cucumber, carrot and green leaves.
Drink 1 glass of Green Alkaline Water as soon as you wake up.
One glass of Lemon Flaxseed Detox Drink- sip slowly.
One glass fresh vegetable juice
Small handful fresh raw almonds if hungry.
One glass Lemon Flaxseed Detox Drink
Large mixed raw vegetable salad OR
Raw vegetable soup – Blend 2 cucumbers, 1/2 avocado, 2 tablespoons lemon juice,1 teaspoon garlic.
1/2 avocado with a little lemon juice OR
Small handful of fresh almonds or Brazil nuts.
One glass Green Alkaline Water Drink
Large mixed vegetable salad with a little dressing made from flax oil or olive oil and apple cider vinegar. OR
Large plate of steamed vegetables with a little dressing as above OR
Large bowl cooked vegetable soup.
An alkaline diet can help restore your body’s pH from acidic to slightly alkaline to help you boost your energy, renew your health, melt away excess pounds and look and feel years younger. Try it now!