Friday, October 30, 2015

A real-life horror story inside of you

Deep within the recesses of your body may lie one or more deadly creatures.

Having one of these creatures is bad enough...

But having more than one is a NIGHTMARE!

They creep out of their dark, secret hiding places ever so quietly.  You have no warning or inclination that they are slowly overcoming you.

Closer and closer they come. 

There's no escaping them. 

You are trapped and completely helpless. 

And then comes the real terror as they launch their vicious attack on you!
The pain is tortuous. 

Chances are good you may see your own blood dripping.

On and on it goes--more pain, more blood, more agony!

You pray for the nightmare to be over.

Eventually, after what seems to be an eternity, it slows down.

The creatures slither away and recede back into their hiding places.

You lay there, exhausted yet relieved that the agony is subsiding.

But don't be fooled--because they'll be BACK!

And who knows how horrible it will be next time. 

Hopefully you'll live to tell about it...
Sadly, the spooky story I've just made up is how someone feels during an attack of a digestive condition

It’s bad enough when a person has one of those conditions--but increasing numbers of people are now suffering from MULTIPLE digestive problems.

What’s going on?

Unfortunately, with the vast majority of the 70 million Americans suffering from digestive conditions, it’s a matter of reaping what we’ve sown.

Conditions like irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), diverticulosis, diverticulitis, acid reflux and chronic constipation are ALL conditions that stem from one primary root cause:

Poor digestion.

Millions of people destroy their own digestion day in and day out with their diets. 

The typical diet of fast and processed foods is very difficult for your system to effectively break down…and if digestion isn’t carried out like it should be, then gas, bloating, heartburn, constipation, diarrhea and/or dysbiosis in your gut can become your regular companion.

If this goes on long enough, things can become more serious and you may find yourself in the doctor's office being poked and prodded in more bodily orifices than you knew you had.

Then you may be given a formal diagnosis...or maybe multiple diagnoses. 
At that point, you’ll probably be given acid reducers or other digestive drugs, but they actually can make the problem even worse.

Not only do the drugs do nothing to address the primary cause of your agony to begin with (your diet), but they can also make it worse by possibly ruining your digestion even more!

For example, acid reducers cripple your stomach’s ability to secrete acid, which impairs your initial break down of proteins and leaves you without the protection of stomach acid against potentially dangerous pathogens in your food. 

Plus antispasmodics and laxatives can slow down or stop the peristalsis (muscle movement) in your intestinal tract, which is what moves your wastes along until you have a bowel movement. 

Sometimes people are even given anti-anxiety drugs for digestive conditions--there's a whole Pandora's box of side effects associated with those, with a big one being constipation!

Stop the horror

The good news is your digestive horror story can have a happy ending.

Because by helping to improve your digestion, you can make a huge difference in how you feel...and keep those monsters away for good.

Here are the areas you need to address:

What goes in should come out

If you have been diagnosed with a digestive problem (or problems), that's your body telling you there is something very wrong with what you're eating and it can't effectively break down your foods. 

It's time to LISTEN and help your body along by eating meals that are not only delicious and nourishing, but easier to break down.

That is exactly what the Great Taste No Pain health system will help you do!
It's just a matter of avoiding eating certain foods together and working some more of healthy foods into your meals. A few simple changes can make all the difference in the world for you. 

When your body can accomplish digestion more like it's supposed to, you can begin to see these wonderful changes:
  • Heartburn can go away (no more sleeping propped up on pillows!)
  • Diarrhea and constipation dissipate
  • A flatter stomach (no more bloated beach ball belly)
  • You may need fewer digestive medications
  • Excess weight can come off and stay off  

Get a little help from your friends

Many people have helped their digestion and felt tremendous relief from heartburn, gas and bloating just by giving their system a little enzyme help.

And when it comes to seeking out an excellent digestive enzyme supplement, look no farther than Digestizol Max.

Digestizol Max is loaded with 15 natural, potent plant-derived enzymes that will give your body the help it needs to break down all of your foods--even heavy proteins, complex carbs and sticky fats.

Plus the friendly flora that inhabits your small and large intestines plays a significant role in digestion and nutrient absorption too.

But many people with poor digestion may be lacking in these helpful good guys.  Plus many other factors like stress, environmental toxins and medications can also throw off your flora balance.

The good news is probiotic supplementation with a high-quality formula like Super Shield can help turn that around.

Super Shield can help your body rebound from years or even decades of poor digestion and the resulting harmful bacteria overgrowth in your gut.  It can help to repopulate and maintain your supply of friendly bacteria, support your immune system functioning and encourage more regular BMs.
By giving your body the support it needs, you can help make sound, efficient digestion your realty and say goodbye to the “digestive monsters” for good! 

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Surprisingly effective asthma relief

From 1980 to 1995, adult-onset asthma rates in the US for adults between the ages of 35 and 64 increased over 60 percent.  Plus the CDC has reported that from 2001 to 2009 asthma cases among adults grew by 4.3 million.

Asthma has also become the most common chronic disease in children.  According to the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, asthma affects over 9 million children in the US alone. 

Let’s look at the different types of this startlingly common condition as well as how you can help ease asthma with your diet and other measures.

Three names but the results are the same
There are actually three different types of asthma.

Extrinsic asthma is triggered by an allergic reaction and tends to be seasonal in nature.  This comprises at least half of the asthma cases that are diagnosed.

Occupational asthma is caused by a hypersensitivity to chemical substances, usually plastics. 

Intrinsic asthma is triggered by something other than allergies—such as anxiety, stress, exercise, cold air, dry air, hyperventilation, smoke, viruses or other irritants.    

In all three cases, the end result is the same—narrowing in the bronchial airways caused by both smooth muscle contractions and mucus and inflammation which makes breathing difficult, especially exhaling.

Pick your poison 
Unfortunately, although they can provide some relief, asthma medications can also cause a Pandora’s Box of health challenges.

Antihistamines suppress an existing allergic reaction by blocking the inflammatory actions of histamine, but they don’t address the underlying cause—why the immune system is overreacting to begin with.

Plus antihistamines can cause drowsiness, headaches, stomach upset and drying of mucus membranes.

Bronchodilators (inhalers) are another option but you can become dependent on them and have to use them all the time just to keep your airways open. 

Their side effects include rapid heartbeat, increased blood pressure, insomnia, headaches, dizziness, palpitations and anxiety.

And corticosteroids are useless during an actual asthma attack, so they’re usually used alongside an inhaler.

Their main function is to reduce inflammation, but they do so at a steep price.  Typical side effects include:
  • Increased risk of Candida infection
  • Problems with the adrenal glands producing stress hormones
  • Thinning of the skin and connective tissue
  • Increased bone breakdown
  • Cataracts
  • Reduced growth patterns in children
Natural help for asthma 
What many asthma sufferers don’t realize is that you can make a big difference in how you feel by addressing some of the underlying factors behind asthma…starting with your diet!

Here are some foods that have been shown to be helpful for asthma symptoms, associated problems and medication side effects:
  • Apricot—lubricates dry lungs and helps with dry throat and coughs
  • Cruciferous vegetables (broccoli, arugula, cabbage, cauliflower, turnips, radishes, collard greens rutabaga and Brussels sprouts)—helps with liver detoxification and support.
  • Chili pepper—a vasodilator that enhances blood circulation and stimulates digestion.  Also protects against chemical carcinogens.
  • Curcumin—stimulates the adrenal glands
  • Flax oil—can relieve some cases of asthma and allergies and improve liver function
  • Jerusalem artichoke—helps relieve asthma and nourishes the lungs
  • Nuts and seeds—contain Omega-3 essential fatty acids that help reduce inflammation
  • Onions—contain quercetin which calms down the action of histamine
  • Papaya—moistens and lubricates the lungs and helps relieve coughs and asthma
  • Pumpkin—helps regulate blood sugar metabolism and relieves asthma
  • Salmon—another great source of anti-inflammatory Omega-3 EFAs
  • Tomatoes—contain lycopene which has been shown to help relieve asthma symptoms
Just say no!
On the flip side, there are also foods (and substances) that asthmatics shouldavoid as much as possible. 
These include:
  • Acetaminophen—can worsen asthma symptoms because it makes the lungs more susceptible to environmental triggers by lowering sulfate and glutathione reserves in the body
  • Aspirin—can induce asthmatic reactions
  • Chocolate—is a common allergen and stresses the adrenals
  • Citrus fruits—can be highly allergenic in some people
  • Dairy products—these are mucus-producing and clogging
  • Dyes and preservatives—can be asthma triggers.  Especially guilty is Yellow Dye No. 5, also known as Tartrazine.
  • Sugar—inhibits proper immune function and supports the development of allergies
  • Tap water—contains chlorine and fluoride as well as heavy metals which are all endocrine disruptors
  • Wheat—this is also a mucus-producing food and a common allergen
Other ways you can help
Here are other natural ways you can help fight asthma:

Take a high-quality probiotic supplement
Probiotics can help with asthma naturally from within...encouraging your body to produce more “helpful T cells” and to react more appropriately to environmental factors without the typical inflammatory response seen with asthma and allergies.

And Super Shield multi-strain probiotic formula is as good as it gets, especially for asthma sufferers! 

Super Shield contains the probiotic strains Lactobacillus rhamnosus and Bifidobacterium lactis, both of which have been heavily studied and shown to be helpful to asthma and eczema sufferers. 

Supplement with Omega-3 essential fatty acids
The Omega-6 and Omega-3 essential fatty acids (EFAs) in your body work to stir up and then reduce inflammation.

Omega-6 EFAs activate your body's defense mechanisms like blood clotting, inflammation and allergic reactions.  Omega-3 EFAs reduce inflammation, calm your nervous system and reduce cholesterol and clotting in the blood. 

This system works ideally as long as you have a ratio of Omega-6: Omega-3 EFAs between 2:1 and 5:1 in your body.   

But the average American diet has truckloads of inflammation-stirring Omega-6 fatty acids and next to NO Omega-3s, causing our ratios to skyrocket to 10:1, 25:1 or even 50:1 or more!

And we have the inflammatory conditions (including asthma) to prove it.

But you can help reduce inflammation dramatically and fight asthma by replenishing your Omega-3 supply with a high quality fish oil supplement like VitalMega-3.

VitalMega-3 is a pure, super-potent, fish oil formula that delivers an inflammation-fighting 600 mg. of EPA and 400 mg. of DHA--the "shining stars" of Omega-3 EFAs.

Get tested for food allergies
Many studies have shown that food allergies play a significant role in asthma.  Common food allergies are wheat, corn, dairy, peanuts, eggs, and processed foods with artificial colorings.

Eliminate allergy triggers in your home
Remove carpets if possible, wash your bedding weekly in hot water with additive- and fragrance-free detergent, and use an air purifier, especially in your bedroom.

You too can feel better!
If you are dealing with the challenges of asthma, it can make a huge difference when you help your body naturally from within and address some of the underlying factors behind asthma.

See how much better you can feel.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Do you sabotage your health like this too?

Sadly, many people who suffer from health challenges eventually reach the point where they give up and accept illness as a way of life, feeling it’s “too late” for them.

But it’s never, EVER too late to take measures to help improve your health, regardless of your age or how long you’ve been sick.

No matter where you’re starting from, your body WILL benefit in some way from a healthier lifestyle--that is a certainty.

Adopting healthier habits can lead to some very exciting changes like these:
  • More regular BMs
  • Less heartburn or acid reflux
  • Less gas, bloating
  • More energy
  • Weight loss
  • Better sleep
  • Fewer aches and pains
  • Needing less medication, or possibly getting off medications altogether

Don’t listen to the nay-sayers
If anyone around you brings you down and tries to tell you that you can’t make a difference in your health, or you’re not good enough or strong enough or smart enough, or you’re wasting your time, kindly look them in the eye and say, “You’re wrong.”

And then prove them wrong.

I remember someone once told me that my running stride was no good.  (Note that this person had probably never run more than a 3-mile stretch in their entire life.)

A few years later that “sub-par” running stride of mine carried me for 26.2 miles in the Empire State Marathon.

Refuse to make excuses
If you allow excuses to enter your mind, you’re done before you start.  There is no room for excuses when it comes to improving your health.

I once heard a very true quote about excuses: We make time for the things that we want to make time for, and excuses for everything else. 

Don’t let that be your motto.

Here are some better ideas to put in your head instead:
  • You have the time
  • It’s not hard
  • You can do it
  • Start now
Your 3-step plan to better health at any age

If you’re ready to make a significant difference in your state of health, here is a very effective 3-step plan that will help turn things around for you.

1- Get the nutrients your body desperately needs
There's no two ways about it--the single most disease-preventing, health-enhancing and life-saving factor is A HEALTHY, NUTRITIOUS DIET OF REAL FOODS.

If you eat a typical "modern diet" of processed food, fast food or refined carbs that are nutrient-poor, you can count on being sick or developing a serious disease--it's just a matter of time. 

You HAVE to eat the foods that give your body the nutrients it needs to fight sickness and disease, and encourage proper elimination of wastes.   

The Great Taste No Pain system can guide you in this important step.  You’ll learn all the dangers of the typical modern diet, how to pair foods together for better digestion, and how to create luscious meals featuring delicious, nutritious foods.

2- Help support your immune system with a high-quality probiotic
The typical habits many people have are murder on their immune system.

Things like eating junk food, drinking soda, smoking, not getting enough sleep and taking medications (especially antibiotics) all destroy your beneficial gut flora.

And since this is where the majority of your immune system is, that can leave you without some of its vital protection.

But a high-quality, multi-strain probiotic like Super Shield can help turn that around for you.

Super Shield contains 13 strains of well-studied, effective beneficial bacteria that are found in the human digestive tract. These good guys line the walls of your intestines like an army, ready to fight off illness and dangerous invaders.

Plus, probiotics help your digestion along too...which can mean less gas, bloating, heartburn and other digestive troubles.

3- Get exercise other than 12 oz. curls
The health benefits of regular exercise are practically limitless!

Take a look at just some of the impressive benefits you can enjoy:
  • Weight management:  Regular physical activity helps to increase muscle mass and decrease body fat. 
  • High blood pressure prevention: Physical activity strengthens the heart and lungs which can help control and reduce blood pressure. 
  • Decreased cardiovascular disease risk:  Physical activity strengthens the heart muscle, lowers resting heart rate and improves blood lipids (decreasing triglycerides and LDL and increasing HDL).
  • Reduced cancer risk: Being overweight increases a person's risk of cancer, so physical activity can help reduce cancer risk by reducing weight.
  • Decreased back pain: Exercise can increase muscle strength, endurance, flexibility and posture, all of which can help prevent back injuries and alleviate back pain.
  • Lower risk of Type 2 diabetes: Regular physical activity can lead to decreases in blood glucose, insulin resistance and other health complications associated with Type 2 diabetes, as well as helps maintain a healthy bodyweight.
  • Optimized bone mass:  Weight-bearing physical activity can encourage bone formation and slow the progression of bone loss. 
  • Better mental health: Regular exercise is a natural stress reducer, can help improve mood and reduce depression and anxiety, and encourage more restful sleep.
Now remember, no excuses are allowed! 

Get your doctor’s blessing and get going.

You CAN make a difference--it's never too late
If you are sickly, have a disease, are overweight, take multiple medications or all of the above, know this:

You CAN make a difference and help stop illness from taking its toll on you.

It's NEVER too late to improve your health.

Start now.

Monday, October 26, 2015

We’ve got to change this before it’s too late

I recently went to an Urgent Care facility because, as much as I hate to admit it, I broke a toe fighting in karate.

After taking my vitals, the nurse asked me what medications I’m on.  When I said, “None” she stared at me in disbelief.

She shook her head and said, “I don’t often see a 53 year-old that’s not on some type of medication.”
After I left with my toe taped up, my conversation with that nurse got me thinking about a much bigger issue…

The shift of modern medicine
Over the last 100 years or so there has been a dramatic shift in our position with respect to sickness and disease and our treatment methods.

From ancient times up through the early 1900’s, the approach of medicine was intrinsic--meaning that disease was seen as the result of a type of imbalance or struggle within the body. 

Physicians believed that illness could be arrested or prevented by restoring balance within the body’s systems—in other words, assisting and supporting the body to work like it should.

Nutrients and herbs were often used, along with natural therapies such as acupuncture to alleviate pain and encourage healing.

Pharmaceuticals, although available, were typically used only when absolutely necessary and in cases where the imbalance in the body was too great to be resolved solely through natural measures.

Fast forward to now
Now?  We’ve done a complete 180.

Disease is now believed to be an extrinsic force that is not well understood, and the result of germs, genetic mutations or other extraneous influences, and must be suppressed or destroyed with medications and surgery. 

Nutrition is seen as having little importance or as an out and out waste of time in our medical schools, and our doctors typically take only one basic course in it.

Natural therapies like acupuncture and chiropractic that have helped countless people are viewed as quackery.

And the treatment of illness typically consists of medications to alleviate symptoms, while the underlying cause of the same frequently remains unaddressed or is said to be “unknown.”

But we’re better off, right?
While it can’t be disputed that drugs and surgeries have saved lives, let’s take a look at our current state of health in the US:
  • Seven out of 10 of us take are least one prescription medication each day, and one out of five takes at least two medications each day.
  • Many people are in what I call “medication cascade”—taking medications for one or more conditions, plus additional medications to alleviate the side effects of the original medications!
  • Half of all adults have one or more chronic conditions. 
  • Two out of three of us are overweight, and half of those are obese.
  • One-third of us have high blood pressure.
  • Seventy million Americans suffer from digestive disorders.
  • Heart disease went from being very rare in 1900 to killing more men than any other disease by 1950.
  • Chronic diseases are now affecting children as well as adults.
Sorry, but I don’t see a cause for celebration here.

So what’s the answer?
The answer here is: We need elements of BOTH schools of thought!

Medications and surgeries should be there to help WHEN NECESSARY but at the same time, we need to start focusing again on helping our bodies work right to begin with!

Dietary changes, improved lifestyle habits and natural therapies can go a long way in helping to not just cover up symptoms, but also to restore health.

For example, I’ve spoken to many people who were able to lower their blood pressure and discontinue their medication (with their doctor’s OK) simply by exercising, eating better and taking fish oil.

Others have been able to avoid back surgery by getting chiropractic care and physical therapy.
And still others have been able to stop acid reducers because after changing their diet and improving digestion, they didn’t suffer from acid reflux anymore!

Explore alternatives
I encourage you to explore natural alternatives and talk to your doctor about including them in your treatment regimen.

First and foremost, proper nutrition can go a LONG way in helping your body function like it’s supposed to…and here at Holistic Blends, we have some outstanding products to help in that department!

In the Great Taste No Pain system I can guide you on how to ENJOY a healthy diet and promote better digestion.

Plus our new Super Core multi-vitamin formula can help make sure your body’s nutritional needs are met, even if you don’t always eat like you should.

VitalMega-3 fish oil formula can help boost your body’s supply of anti-inflammatory Omega-3 essential fatty acids and help counteract high blood pressure, arthritis and inflammation of all kinds.

In addition, your gut is where it’s at in terms of health—70 percent of your immune system is in your gut, so that should give you a clue on how much it matters.  It’s been said that death begins in the colon and never has a truer statement been made.

But a quality probiotic like Super Shield can help support a healthier intestinal environment and sharper immune function.

Also, be sure to look into other therapies as needed like acupuncture, massage and chiropractic. 

Explore stress-reduction techniques if you’re chronically stressed and get counseling if necessary.

And of course, get regular exercise—you and your doctor can decide what’s right for you.  No more excuses.

Use them BOTH!

Put the best of both worlds together—old medicine and new—in helping to improve your health and overcome illness.

I’m sure you’ll see a difference and you’ll never regret it.

Friday, October 23, 2015

If this is low in your blood, it can spell disease

Although there are many tests and ways that you can assess how healthy you are, one of the most telling indicators of your measure of health is something that’s almost never talked about!

See what this important factor is, and how to make sure yours is where it needs to be.

When it comes to assessing how healthy you are, certain key numbers come into play including:
  • Weight
  • Blood pressure
  • Cholesterol
  • Triglycerides
  • Blood sugar
  • BMI
  • PSA (for men)
But arguably one of the most telling numbers with respect to your level of health (or lack thereof) is something that isn’t even routinely tested or talked about.

This important number is your blood pH.

Here's why it’s important to pay attention to this number:

Blood pH--what's the big deal?
Remember from high school chemistry that the pH scale goes from 0 to 14, with 0 being pure acid, 14 being pure alkaline, and 7 is neutral:

Your body’s pH differs depending on what area you’re talking about:

The pH of your mouth and saliva is alkaline at about 7.1 – 7.4.  That’s because starch digestion begins in the mouth with alkaline enzymes.

In the stomach, things quickly become very acidic.  Your stomach’s acids are working to destroy dangerous microbes in your food and starting the breakdown of proteins.  The pH inside your stomach is typically 1.2 – 4.5

In the small intestine things become alkaline again.  Your pancreas and gallbladder secrete alkaline enzymes to buffer the stomach’s acid and finish up digestion.  The small intestine’s pH starts at and eventually reaches about 7.4.

Then things become acidic again inside the colon (large intestine)--the pH in there is 5.7 – 6.7.

But there’s one VERY important pH in your body that should ALWAYS stay the same.

It’s your blood pH. 

Most people are born with a slightly alkaline blood pH of 7.365.  ALL of your organs, tissues, bones, joints and cells work optimally when they are nourished by blood with a pH of about 7.365.

When your blood pH dips down toward the acid range, that's when your body can literally begin to break down.

Your cells may become sluggish and wastes can build up.  Cellular messages aren't sent and nutrients aren't properly used.

It's like your innards go on strike!

Eventually inflammation can be created, which makes your body an ideal home for disease to flourish.

Note that even a slight dip toward acidity can have a devastating impact.  A decrease of just .1 (one-tenth) in your pH number means a TEN-fold decrease in your cell activity!

Sound the alarm!
You have two very effective defenses to make sure that your blood pH stays where it should be—your body can expel the excess acidity or it can neutralize or buffer it.

Your body expels acid wastes through your skin (when you sweat), through your lungs (when you exhale) and through the bladder and bowels (when Nature calls).

But when the acid wastes accumulating inside of you become too much for your body to eliminate, then it goes to Plan B and buffers the acid with your own supplies of alkaline minerals including:
  • Calcium from your bones and teeth
  • Potassium from your muscles and nerves
  • Magnesium from your arteries and muscles
  • Sodium from your joints
It doesn’t take a lot of imagination to realize what would happen to you if this continues on a regular basis. 

Losing calcium day in and day out is a great way to eventually develop osteoporosis.

Low potassium can invite high blood pressure, as well as muscle weakness.

A magnesium deficiency can cause a whole slew of problems, including irregular heartbeat, inflammation, depression and poor immune function.

And although it’s rare (due to our processed and fast food diets), sodium deficiency can cause headache, lethargy, fatigue and confusion, and eventually irritability and hallucinations.

Tell me why
Sadly, many people have a blood pH that is more in the acid range.   

A number of factors can contribute to an acid blood pH--including stress, environmental toxins, immune system reactions, lack of exercise and smoking.

In addition, your body adds to the junk pile by producing its own acid wastes as part of your normal cell metabolism. 

But a leading cause of an acid pH is your DIET.

Eating predominantly acid-creating foods (which include processed and fast foods, meats, dairy and refined carbs) can pull your blood pH down toward the acid range. 

Plus when your digestion is inadequate, your body cannot expel acid wastes as effectively as it should.

On the other hand, when your diet contains enough alkaline foods (like fresh fruits and vegetables), and your digestion is efficient, you encourage a more alkaline pH in your fluid of life.

When you SHOULD have an acid pH
Note that there is one time in your life when you should have an acid blood pH.

When you're DEAD.

Your body automatically becomes acidic upon death so that you can decompose like Nature intended you to. 

How do you get to that magic 7.365 number?
Hopefully you've gotten the idea of how important it is to have a slightly alkaline blood pH while you're still breathing and vertical. 

Here are some ways you can help make that happen:

Help keep your digestion efficient
You can help keep your digestion humming by eating meals that are inherently easier for your system to break down (Great Taste No Pain will show you exactly how to do this, plus spell out which foods are acid vs. alkaline, and give you delicious recipes featuring many alkaline foods).

Plus some people need an enzyme boost now and then—especially the elderly, people who use antacids and people who have had gastric surgery—so it can help to give your body some needed enzyme support with Digestizol Max digestive enzyme formula. 

Check your pH at regular intervals
You can get a saliva test or urine test kit at most drug stores or health food stores.  The saliva test is the least accurate and urine is slightly more accurate.

Numbers you should strive for are as follows:
  • Urine pH:  6.5--6.8
  • Saliva pH: 7.0--7.4.
You can also have your blood tested by a doctor--called an arterial blood gas test or ABG test.  This is the most accurate measure but obviously the most expensive. 

Drink pure water
Aim for at least eight 8 oz. glasses per day. 

Avoid drinking unfiltered tap water as it can contain chlorine and/or fluoride (which will add to your acid waste pile, among other things).  Strive to drink filtered or bottled water.

Eat more alkaline foods
Alkaline foods include most fruits and vegetables.

Note that you can continue to enjoy "good" acid foods that have important nutrients too.  Just make sure that those acid foods are counterbalanced by alkaline foods—50/50 is a good place to start. 

"Good" acid foods include:
  • Eggs and dairy (preferably organic)
  • Fish (preferably wild caught and not farmed)
  • Chicken and turkey (preferably organic)
  • Brown rice
  • Beef (preferably grass fed and organic)
  • Whole grains
These foods have essential nutrients, so it's not necessary or wise to eliminate them. 

What you should eliminate at all cost are processed foods, fast food and soda. 

Watch your most important number
Remember--while your weight, blood pressure, cholesterol, etc. are all very important indicators of your health too, it's vital to also keep your eye on your blood pH! 

To your health,

Sherry Brescia

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