By now you may be well aware that sodas, coffee, alcohol, bottled water and sports drinks as well as processed food, meat, dairy, sugar and most bread and pasta products are all acid-forming foods and drinks that should be replaced with a diet rich in fruits, vegetables and whole grains and Chanson alkaline ionized water.
But Dr. Theodore Baroody, author of “Alkalize or Die” has identified six other acid-forming substances that threaten our health and the natural alkaline environment of our bodies.
1. Dry Cleaning
Harsh chemicals can be absorbed through the pores, and carbon tetrachloride is used in dry cleaning and is acid-forming. If dry cleaning is a must, it is recommended that you air out garments before wearing them. For a safer detergent option, we offer Power Powder Organic Friendly Laundry Soap.
2. Beauty Products
It is estimated that 1 out of every 120 beauty products contains ingredients certified by the government as known or probable carcinogens according to Dr. Leign Erin Connealy, author of “Be Perfectly Healthy.” Most shampoos, soaps, cosmetics and hair dyes that are not organically-based are acid-forming and absorbed through the skin. Our SkinBalance product is all-natural and great for use as a skin toner, aftershave, an astringent, general cleaner, and hair conditioner. Explore mineral makeup and other organic beauty products for optimal health.
Stress, negative emotions, thoughts and words have all been found to be acid-forming, while alternative healing systems such as yoga, massage therapy, counseling, and acupuncture are alkaline-forming. World famous photographer Masaru Emoto has photographed thousands of water crystals after being exposed to negative and positive words. He says, “Negative words have an immediate, disastrous effect on crystals. Think twice before exposing yourself to negative thoughts.”
4. Prescription and OTC Drugs
Approximately 98% of all prescription and over the counter drugs are acid-forming. While we don’t recommend going off any prescriptions without your doctors advice, it’s important to know that what you are taking may affect your acid-alkaline balance so that you can be proactive. Offset the drug acidity by drinking plenty of Chanson ionized alkaline water between meals. IMPORTANT: Do not swallow your prescription drugs with alkaline water, as it may cause time-released tablets to be absorbed quicker by the body. Instead, use the filtered setting on your Chanson ionizer with pills and during meals instead.
5. Carpet, Wood Paneling, and Chip Board Flooring
Carpet, wood paneling, and chip board flooring are all made with formaldehyde, which is acid-forming. Seek other eco-friendly options like bamboo, cork or wheatboard instead.
6. Cigarettes, Chewing Tobacco
Not surprisingly, tobacco is acid-forming and commercial cigarettes are also loaded with toxins and carcinogens. Kick the habit and encourage others to do so as well.
So there you have it. The six acid-forming substances to avoid in addition to the unhealthy foods and drinks which have become staples in the Standard American Diet (appropriately abbreviated SAD). Aim to drink at least half your body weight in ounces per day of Chanson alkaline ionized water to combat the acidity our bodies face on a daily basis.