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4 Misconceptions About the Alkaline Diet

Critics of the alkaline diet typically profess four main objections, all of which are misconceptions that are easily explained away.

They are:

1. The pH of the blood does not fluctuate widely based on the food you eat

 

True but misleading. The reason that the blood does not fluctuate is because if it does not remain at right about 7.365 pH you will die. Your body has a built-in self-correcting mechanism for when you eat acidic foods. It literally pulls alkaline minerals from your bones and muscles in order to neutralize the acid and keep you in pH balance. The problem is the damage that this self-correction can cause including bone loss, muscle loss, heart problems, vision loss, reduced energy and more.

 

So yes, eating alkaline foods will not increase your blood pH, but it will prevent your body from stealing minerals from itself because you are providing the body with a mineral reserve and reducing the amount of acidic foods you eat. When we refer to alkalizing your pH we are referring to the urine and saliva which can be tested with pH strips, not the blood.

 

2. It doesn’t matter what the pH of the food that you eat is, because your stomach acid will turn it acidic anyway

 

False. To paraphrase Dr. Robert O. Young: The stomach wall makes sodium bicarbonate (aka baking soda) to alkalize our food not digest our food. Hydrochloric acid is only produced when we eat or drink acid-forming foods and drinks and is balanced in equal proportion by sodium bicarbonate production. When we consume alkaline forming foods and drink alkaline ionized water, the body does not need the sodium bicarbonate production and thus the hydrochloric acid production is not required either!

 

3. There is not enough scientific research to back up the alkaline diet

 

Misleading. As a whole, there may not be a lot of research specifically about the alkaline diet, however numerous studies have shown benefits of vegetarian and vegan diets, as well as health benefits of eating certain fruits and vegetables, cutting out meat, and avoiding processed foods and artificial ingredients. So since the alkaline diet is a largely vegan/vegetarian diet high in fruits and vegetables that cuts out processed foods and artificial ingredients, how can you possibly be skeptical? It’s common sense. Natural whole plant-based foods are good for you, while processed, artificial “junk foods” are not.

 

4. There are conflicting acid/alkaline food charts so it’s impossible to know which foods to eat

 

True but not impossible. When referring to an acid/alkaline chart the one question you need to ask is if the chart is showing the pH of the actual food, or the pH of the food after it has been digested. You are looking for the latter, because you want to know what kind of effect that food will have on your body. The most common confusion over this is that lemons are highly acidic by nature, but have a strong alkalizing effect on the body due to their high mineral and low sugar content. So use a set of charts like ours which focus on the pH of the food after it has been digested, and disregard the others. Click here to get your free alkaline/acid food charts.

 

Shifting to an 80% alkaline/20% acidic diet and drinking ionized alkaline water may help you lose weight, give you increased energy, reverse major health issues including cancer and diabetes, improve your sleep and appearance, and boost your immune system. It is not a fad or a crash diet but rather a permanent shift in your eating habits for overall wellness much like a raw, vegan or vegetarian diet. Try it for yourself, and be sure to share your results!

 

Applications of Ionized Acid Water: Body, Skin & Hair

 

Your body is constantly struggling to achieve alkaline-acid balance, just like it must always be regulating its temperature. Your blood must remain slightly alkaline at 7.365 pH 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in order to survive.

When we continuously consume acidic food and drinks, our body has to compensate by borrowing alkaline minerals from places like our eyes, bones and teeth in order to combat the acidity (and thus prevent death).

A healthy body is slightly alkaline on the inside and slightly acidic (to fight off viruses and bacteria) on the outside. But most people are struggling with an overacidic internal environment, and overly alkaline skin. An overacidic internal environment can lead to weight gain and diseases of all kinds, while overly alkaline skin may reveal itself in the form of pimples, fungus, skin conditions like rashes, etc.

One solution is to drink ionized alkaline water and eat more alkaline foods (vegetables, non-sweet fruits, nuts and seeds) which will help combat the internal acidity and naturally help correct the external problem. Another solution for the skin, body and hair is to topically apply ionized acid water in order to achieve alkaline-acid balance externally. You can get both types of ionized water (alkaline and acid) from a water ionizer for pennies on the gallon.

Ionized acid water with a pH of 5.5 is a natural astringent with antibacterial properties that can also reduce inflammation. The Japanese refer to it as “beauty water” because it is so beneficial for the skin, and those who wash with it tend to look younger and healthier than those who using ordinary tap water or even expensive beauty products.

Here are some of the many applications of ionized acid water on the body, skin and hair:

Skin

  • Skin toner, anti-aging serum, wrinkle reducer
  • Blemish reducer, scars, sunburns, ingrown nails/hairs
  • Hand sanitizer, aftershave
  • Skin rashes/irritations
  • Dry/chapped skin, eczema, psoriasis, rosacea, ringworm

Hair

  • Conditioner
  • Dandruff relief
  • Detangler
  • Rinse
Personal Deodorizer/Disinfectant
  • Deodorant/antiperspirant, athletes foot, jock itch, toe fungus
  • Mouthwash, gargle for sore throat, toothpaste, canker sores/cold sores
  • Female yeast conditions and other female issues, enemas
  • Add to a sick child’s bathwater to kill germs and viruses
  • Try for pink eye, ear infections, or snorting for nasal congestion and sinus relief

First Aid

  • Burns
  • Minor cuts and scrapes
  • Boils, blisters, bedsores
  • Bug bites, poison ivy

Ionized acid water is an eco-friendly, budget-friendly, multipurpose fluid that can save you hundreds a year on skin, body and hair products. Invest in a water ionizer today, and start enjoying the many benefits of ionized acid water for beauty and body care.