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There have been, not just one, but millions of cases of miraculous healing documented through the centuries! So why can’t that be you??? If you were suddenly scratched today, in a few days the scratch would be scabbed over and in a few weeks it would for the most part be gone. This is part of the miracle – the body not only can heal itself, that’s part of it’s design! Supporting the body’s complex bio chemical ability to heal, BODY, MIND AND SPIRIT, is not difficult, in-fact it’s easy! Your body does all the complicated stuff automatically given the right ingredients.

Start today, your body will gladly cooperate. After all, if you give it exactly what it needs when it needs it, you will never find anything on the planet that operates as keenly and efficiently as the human body. Our body with 50 – 100 trillion cells, works constantly to clean, maintain and also to replace every cell.

The body has the amazing ability to maintain a temperature of 98.6 degrees, maintain an alkaline/acid pH balance of 7.365, regulate blood sugar levels, regulate fluids, make enzymes and hormones, digest and absorb nutrients to nourish cells, regenerate healthy cells, anticipate what is good and bad for us, plus remove toxins and waste. The body is fully equipped to recover from illness or injury and heal itself. The most amazing pharmacy is the human body!

Our health is affected by three environments which we provide. First, the food we eat to nourish our cells to maintain normal body functions. Second, the thoughts we think that either make us feel good or make us ill. And, third, our surroundings, where we live, work, play and create. Our choices and how, good or bad, they predict much of our health experiences and future.

How we nourish the body is very important in relation to what it has to offer back to us for mental and physical leverage. Like a computer, garbage in garbage out. We must have some basic knowledge of good maintenance for the body to get the most out of it. It’s exciting for me to provide some cool information and thoughts that have helped many people make all difference in their lives!

One very important fact that few know about is that our body needs to maintain a pH balance between 7.365 in order to remain healthy blood pH. When we are born our body is alkaline and as we are exposed to the elements like food, environment and stresses, the body can become acidic. This simple fact is one of the most common reasons we see so much illness today. Once the body drops below 7, an acidic state, health begins to decline and eventually disease is present.  This process can be slow and goes from a state of just uncomfortable bouts of inflammation, heartburn or acid reflux, insomnia, etc., in which case the individual will take over the counter drugs such as pain killers, stomach and digestive aids, stool softeners and laxatives or sleep aids.  Eventually, it will be necessary to step the process of decline to the level of more complex medicines from a doctor for worsening symptoms.  The person doesn’t look at their diet or lifestyle or thoughts at this point, they just consider this normal non-life threatening health issues or a stage of aging.  As the body continues with no sustenance for maintaining normal alkaline/ acid levels, inflammatory issues ensue and diseases like cancer, diabetes, MS, lupus, arthritis, fibromyalgia, etc. become common diagnosis.

This process can be slow and goes from a state of just uncomfortable bouts of inflammation, heartburn or acid reflux, insomnia, etc., in which case the individual will take over the counter drugs such as pain killers, stomach and digestive aids, stool softeners and laxatives or sleep aids. Eventually, it will be necessary to step the process of decline to the level of more complex medicines from a doctor for worsening symptoms. The person doesn’t look at their diet or lifestyle or thoughts at this point, they just consider this normal non-life threatening health issues or a stage of aging. As the body continues with no sustenance for maintaining normal alkaline/ acid levels, inflammatory issues ensue and diseases like cancer, diabetes, MS, lupus, arthritis, fibromyalgia, etc. become common diagnosis.

 

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Cancer for instance does not grow in an alkaline base, however it does grow easily in an acidic environment. If an individual is trying to prevent or slow an ailment or disease, or is receiving treatment for cancer, it is very important to provide the body with a diet that is 75% alkaline foods and 25% acid foods to support the body through the process to recovery. This can be as easy as looking at an alkaline/ acid food chart and making choices that leave your plate filled with 75% of alkaline- forming foods you have chosen and 25% of acid- forming foods. There is a basic alkaline/ acid food chart attached to help you make this assessment. It’s not just common sense, so a chart will be helpful until you are comfortable. For instance, a lemon is acidic in it’s natural state, however, once ingested becomes alkaline-forming and is therefore and excellent choice. On the other hand, a banana is alkaline in it’s natural state because of its high potassium content, however, becomes acidforming once ingested because of its high sugar content.

Alkalinity in the body happens as a result of the mineral content in our foods.  The primary minerals that have an alkalizing effect are calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese and potassium.  In order to support the body to keep the alkaline state, eating foods rich in the primary minerals is the key.  These minerals are all very important for pH balance and all of them have different health benefits.   It is imperative to have a diet rich in plant based, low sugar content foods to provide the balance needed for the proper function of all of our organs and natural healing. Our complex bio chemical system creates our enzymes and hormones, fluctuates our fluids, runs our organs and repairs and replaces cells non-stop, gets what it needs to perform from our food and water.

If you are curious to know where you stand, buy a pack of alkaline test strips for urine testing.  Tear off a strip and dip it in your urine stream and check the color it turns again the chart provided with the strips. Generally, a yellow strip reveals acidic urine and a medium/dark green color strip is alkaline.  It is best to check urine as opposed to saliva because it’s best to test after the body has ingested the food.

I mentioned environments effecting our alkaline/acid balance. Your food choices do have a huge impact on health and so do your thoughts. Anxious thoughts and worry naturally make the body produce cortisol and adrenaline. These secretions are acidic. If this state becomes constant, or a way of life, the individual can experience acidity and possibly hormonal
problems in spite of a good diet.

Another place that acidity can show up in spite of a good diet is through extreme exercise.  I have read about soda doping, where an athlete will drink water with baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) to get their lactic acid level down after an extreme demand on their body from physical exercise.  It is said that it can have a significant effect on endurance and speed due to the alkalizing effect of the blood pH.  The goal of all of this is to create and support the perfect environment in our body to function properly.  This supports our body’s ability to utilize and produce enzymes.  The most vital performer in our existence.

Enzymes, without them, we would not be alive. We need them to eat and breath. Our body does produce a staggering number of different types of enzymes, which is awesome, except it does not do this infinitely and especially without the right conditions. A poor diet and accelerated aging can cause the decline in the bodies ability to produce enzymes. The more
conscious a person is about getting enzymes in their diet the healthier and energetic they become. Enzyme richness will dramatically slow the aging process and the progression of disease.

When food is cooked beyond 116 degrees Fahrenheit the enzymes are destroyed in the process.  Eating uncooked, unprocessed food is the best way to ensure your body is getting a steady supply of enzymes.  Having enzymes active in food allows it to digest easily without as much work for the body because the food contains the necessary enzymes for digestion.  A change as simple as being mindful to eat a live component with every meal will quickly improve digestion, reduce acid and provide better elimination.

As a result of improving the digestive process you are rewarded with more energy and increased mental clarity.  The great news is that you experience all of this fairly quickly.  The body responds graciously when it has the right materials to work with.

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