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I've recently held an online coaching program called 28 Days towards your Acid-Alkaline Breakthrough, so I wanted to share a few small but MAJOR tips on how you can start de-acidifying and creating a more alkaline environment within your body right away.
Four easy steps to your Acid-Alkaline Breakthrough
1. Go Green
The number one, biggest, most major, huge, massive, undeniably important thing to do is start consuming loads of greens. By greens, I of course mean the usual spinach, kale, rocket, wheatgrass, watercress, arugula, and lettuce varieties. But don't forget the herbs- parsley, dill, coriander, milk thistle, nettle, and fennel. And especially superfoods, like barley grass, blue-green algae, spirulina, and chlorella. The power of greens is very well researched and proven to effectively detoxify the body, immunise your system, provide you with energy (saved on breaking down the food and digesting it), heal, build blood and increase oxygen carrying ability as well and iron content, in other words- Alkalise.
2. Follow the 20/40 rule
That is- no liquids for at least 20 minutes before meals and no liquids for at least 40 minutes after meals. Do not ever mix food with even water, as your body has all the relevant acids (in saliva, stomach and gut) to break down all the food you have. By flushing it down with a drink (yes, even water), you are diluting the delicate digestive juices and making them ineffective. This may explain bloating, as the food sits there soaking in with the drink, not stirring or budging and confusing the body on what to even do with it.
3. Eat highly alkalising foods
Greens(!!), fruits, vegetables and some nuts are the answer to the most alkalising foods. But it is also useful to know what foods are at the top of the scale and equally important- what foods are at the bottom of the scale. In the Acid-Alkaline Breakthrough program, I will send you a fully comprehensive chart, that you can print and pin up in your kitchen to use as a truly useful guide, but for now know that cucumber, avocado and radish are amongst the most alkalising foods, while pork, tuna and alcohol are amongst the most acid foods.
4. Remember to breathe
Acidic environment is all about the lack of oxygen (i.e. disease) and alkaline environment is all about oxidisation (i.e. health). According to Master Herbalist Kai Seller' intensive research into human physiology, there is absolutely no mechanism that can turn the blood as acidic or alkaline as the way you breathe. Shallow breaths do not let in much oxygen and therefore make you very acid and sick quickly, while the act of taking in long deep breaths and slowly breathing out carbon dioxide, alkalises the blood. I've been doing this on a regular basis all the while checking my PH levels and I can tell you, I have not seen anything else yet that has as much effect to my results as breathing this way.
If you'd like to get started with a yummy alkalising recipe right away, I have one of my favourites for you to try! Look for Alkalising Cucumber Guacamole Rolls from Better Raw in the Kitchen section of RFR.
Enjoy, x Tanya