Dr. Theodore Baroody perhaps says it more clearly than anyone in his book Alkalize or Die. No waiting around while reading through the first half of the book for the main point here, it is right
on the cover. Of course there is a lot more details in the book but this is among the most direct titles I have ever
seen, directly to the point and letting you know directly to get yourself alkaline or prepare for death, likely in a
Here is a quote from Alkalize or Die:
"The countless names attached to illness do not really matter. What does matter is that
they all come from the same root cause ....too much tissue acid waste in the body!.....
While acidity can affect the entire body and wreak havoc on any of your vital organs, perhaps
one of the things that most people know is caused by acidity is that dreadful condition known as
gout, which most often affects the feet. I don't think there is any point in going into too much
detail about gout but for those of you who have not experienced it, it is terribly painful. A pain
that is caused from uric acid buildup in the body. If the body becomes over acidic, your elimination
organs can only handle so much and gout or a host of other maladies may occur. You probably
understand that is takes time to drain a pool to remove all the dirty water for the purpose of
removing debris as well as cleaning and repairing the liner, and if you are adding filthy water to pool
while you are draining it, you aren't going to make any progress. The same goes for your body, if
you have gout or some other condition caused by acidity, I like using gout as an example as it is
common knowledge it is caused by too much uric acid in the blood, and you continue to add acid
to it such as cola, beer meat and grains, there will be no relief in sight.
However if one chooses to eat wisely, maybe 80% alkaline foods and 20% acidic if you are already
sick, the body should have what it needs to correct itself. We cannot expect to just ignore what we
put into our bodies and not expect some kind of repercussions. The pharmaceutical industry has
medication that is FDA approved to treat gout
and maybe this is what some people need who cannot or will not get the condition under control by
Personally I do not see why medication is deemed necessary to treat or prevent gout. Sodium
bicarbonate, or baking soda is produced naturally in the body by the pancreas to help alkalize
the body, particularly after digesting foods which requirehydrochloric acid (HCl) to digest.
The sodium bicarbonate neutralizes the acid, and if it weren’t for this, the acid in our stomach
could cause a lot of damage. Oftentimes people eat food in the wrong combinations or just
simply eat the wrong foods and the body has more acid than it can eliminate in a reasonable
time and might benefit from a ingesting a bit of baking soda as Karen says in her Article ‘The
Pharmacy in Your Pantry’. While she suggests mixing it in water and drinking it, I prefer using
capsules. My reason for this is quite simple, I do not like the taste of water with baking soda
in it. Not many things disgust my taste buds when it is for health’s sake, but baking soda water
does. At any rate, however one can get it in their acidic body, it can neutralize the acid quickly.
Lactic acid is produced by the body when we put the muscles under a lot of stress or
prolonged stress. For this reason, a lot of long-distance runners do what is known as
‘baking soda loading’ before the run. Apparently consuming a lot of baking soda
will neutralize the lactic acid before it can build up and cause many athletes to give out due
to pain even if they still have the energy to go.
I have not tried baking soda loading but I have used Beta Alanine and it greatly enhanced my
ability to lift much more weight and to do more repetitions by preventing the lactic acid buildup.
Even if you do not workout, you should know that for some reason unknown to me, a lot of
man-made foods contain lactic acid. Why any food-like substance manufacturer would put
an ingredient that is known to cause pain in a product people eat or drink is beyond me.
One must be careful and read ingredients on every label if serious about being healthy.
The subject of alkalizing your body seems very simple but most people just do not understand
how important it is. A consistently alkaline body is a healthy body. There are three things each
cell must have to be healthy, a consistent blood-sugar level, a consistent temperature and a
consistent pH, all within a very specific range with very little margin of error.
We all know what happens when blood sugar levels get out of control or if the body
temperature drops too low or gets too high but I’m here to tell you that the alkalinity of
your body is equally as important. If I recall correctly, the last time I looked at a test
performed by a doctor to check my pH, 5.0 was considered to be in the normal range.
This is completely wrong in my opinion. The blood needs to be at a very specific pH of
about 7.36 and the blood will pull magnesium, potassium, sodium or whatever it
can from other parts of your body in order to maintain this pH. In turn, this can cause
other parts of the body to become acidic, and therefore prone to disease.
There are plenty of foods that can help alkalize your body and lists of alkaline/acidic foods
can be found in many places on the internet doing a quick Yahoo or Google Search. Many
of the foods that help alkalize your body may surprise you because the foods are acidic,
such as lemon and grapefruit. For the sake of keeping this article short, we are not going to
go into further detail about the foods you should and should not eat.
By now you should know how important it is for you to become alkaline. A healthy body
is pretty good at alkalizing itself as long as one eats decently. One thing I am going to
mention briefly is alkaline water machines. There is one machine on the market that does
this and is priced about $5,000 and there is the Oasis machine that apparently does the
same thing for about $1,000. I have had water from the super expensive machine and do
not recommend it at all. Spring water, as people would naturally drink is a bit acidic because
of mineral content, but as I have mentioned, lemons are also acidic but help alkalize the
body. So many people talk about how the expensive water machine improved all sorts of
conditions. I have many theories on this but one I believe is probably most accurate is these
people are drinking more water than ever before because they just spent $5,000 on a water
machine! Dehydration can cause a lot of problems and getting people to drink more water is
a good thing. I’m not totally opposed to alkaline water but a lot of people selling these machines
don’t teach a lot of things about it, such as do not drink it with a meal, as it interferes with
digestion. A lot of money is spent marketing the expensive machine and of course as in all business,
those costs are passed onto the consumer. I drink mainly bottled spring water, it is natural. I
don’t know if alkaline water exists in nature except for salt water.
If you have a lot of money to spend and want a super expensive machine that talks to you,
or if you want an Oasis machine, by all means go for it. Anything that will help alkalize your body
and maintain it at the correct pH is money well spent in my opinion. Sometimes people spending
way too much money for a product will help them use it more.
You have the knowledge of the importance of alkalizing your body if you like living,
what you do with the knowledge is entirely up to you.
I owe a great deal of my knowledge on the importance of becoming and staying alkaline to
a doctor who was on a coast to coast radio program. I cannot recall his name and have searched
without any luck. He taught me about the Oasis water machine and also the importance of fulvic
acid. I will credit this doctor as soon as I can find the recording of the program.
I appreciate your comments or any additional information you would like to add, thanks for
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