WHAT IS THE FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH?
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WHAT IS THE FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH?
The fountain of youth is an alkaline body. An alkaline body is a body free from lifestyle diseases, and chemically balanced. The opposite of an alkaline body is an acidic body. An acidic body is said to have the medical condition called â€œAcidosisâ€
Acidosis is a condition in which body chemistry becomes imbalanced and overly acidic.
Symptoms with Acidosis include: frequent sighing, insomnia, water retention, recessed eyes, rheumatoid arthritis, migraine head aches, abnormally low blood pressure, dry hard stools, foul smelling stools accompanied by a burning sensation in the anus, alternating constipation and diarrhea, difficulty swallowing, burning in the mouth or under the tongue, sensitivity of the teeth to vinegar and acidic fruits, bumps on the tongue or the roof of the mouth.
Some causes of Acidosis are; kidney, liver and adrenal disorders, improper diet, malnutrition, obesity, ketosis, anger, stress, fear, anorexia, toxemia, fever, excessive amounts of aspirin and prescription drugs. Acidosis occurs when the body loses its alkaline reserves.
Do some of the conditions described sound like the problems of people suffering from old age? They probably do because aging is defined as an accumulation of acidic wastesin our body.
A simple test can be done to determine if you body is too acidic, too alkaline, or just right. Test your body often; this way you can monitor any changes and adjust your body accordingly.
This test is called your PH Test;
Purchase PH Paper, (from your health food store, the PH color graph will come with the paper), apply saliva /or urine to a piece of the paper .The paper will change color to indicate if your system is acidic or alkaline. Perform the test before eating or at least on hour after eating.
The scale called PH is;
1.01 to 6.9 is considered an acidic body
7.0 is neutral
7.1 to14.0 is alkaline
7.2 to 8.0 is the ideal alkaline level
Continue to test your PH level for the rest of your life; this is a good barometer to your internal health.
Are you concerned about your PH level? You should be, if you have an acidic body.
An acidic body corrodes your body tissue, your veins, your arteries. Your body becomes a host for numerous life style diseases such as cardiovascular disease, cancer, and diabetes.
To learn more about the connection to Cancer and your PH. Visit www.cureamerica.net
and refer to the book â€œThe Calcium Factorâ€. This marvelous book describes how calcium helps change an acidic body to an alkaline body.
Causes of your acidosis are mainly diet. Research shows that when your food is broken down, it leaves chemical, non combustible ash which when combined with body fluids, yields either acidic or alkaline potentials of PH. Certain foods are acid forming, while others are alkali-forming. So it stands to reason that to change your body from an acidic body to an alkaline body you need to change your diet.
The following is a list of Alkaline Forming Foods;
Corn Maple Syrup
Fresh Coconut Raisins
Fresh Fruits (most) Soy Products
Fresh Vegetables Umeboshi Plums
The citric acid in citrus fruits has an alkalizing effect on the system.
Low level Alkaline Forming Foods
Black Strap Molasses Lima Beans
Brazil Nuts Millet
Buckwheat Soured Dairy products
The best alkaline forming drinks are;
Pineapple Juice, citric juices and Lemon water. To make lemon water; Add 1 tbsp. of lemon juice to all the water you drink. (Drink 8 to 10 glasses of water a day)
Avoid salt, antacids, alcohol, sugar & all white foods (white flour, white rice,and white pasta, white sugar).
Holistic cleanses are always an excellent way to change your health. Dr.J Rodrigo says;
â€œAlmost all diseases begin in the digestive track. Your intestinal tract is the origin of disease and it is also the origin of your healingâ€. To learn more about cleansing visit www.herbs4health.net, open the E book â€œ9 Steps To A Healthy Vibrant Bodyâ€ refer to Step Three, â€œCleansing The Bodyâ€. We should all cleanse our body at least twice a year.
Don't forget after you clean your body you need to feed your body. All acidic people need to take calcium with magnesium, and a multi vitamin with minerals. These products should be a liquid, plant extract.
Believe it or not, but an alkaline body is a disease free body. With an alkaline body you will look younger,and feel more energetic. You will have a healthy vibrant body.
Â© Jane Kriese April 15/2005
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