Recently, I was talking to Charles Marble, a friend and colleague, about
the organic farm industry in Naples. He said, everything natural about
organic farming is derived from the balance between acids and alkalinity
in the soil. Where I live, the soil is generally determined to be
quite alkaline. What I found interesting was the fact that when the soil
is properly balanced, insects cannot thrive and are not drawn to plants.
I found this interesting because the same is true for us. What we call
the biological terrain, or soil, must also be balanced. Normal acid pH
is around 6.8 and anything lower is considered acidic, which by most
standards, is our nature. Above 7.6 is alkaline. At 7.0 pH is totally
neutral, like good water. No one is ever totally neutral, as our system
cannot function in a neutral state. However, if one checks some of the key
'experts' (Dr Jenson, Dr Bodine, Dr Cayce, Dr Phiefer, Dr Jinks, etc), you
will find they recommend the body be 'slightly' alkaline.
The stomach is the only part of the body that is always acidic
(hydrochloric acid), while the remainder of the bodily fluids are
supposed to be alkaline. Too much acid, or too many alkaline reactions
can cause tissue damage. Blood, spinal fluid and saliva are rarely
alkaline, but the stool, liver bile, pancreas or gall bladder bile can
be either acidic or alkaline (the range for these organs and glands is
broader). But, when they become acidic, the imbalance begins and the
parasitesí establish a foothold, creating stress on the system.
Hyperacidic tendencies and symptoms include cold sores, herpes,
arthritis, rheumatic conditions, parasites, candida, insomnia, headaches
and migraines, water retention, bladder infections, constipation or
diarrhea, teeth sensitivity, burning sensations, ulcers (also bacteria
related), hypotension, stress, cravings for certain foods, allergies,
asthma, skin disorders of all types and gastric problems. There are more
ailments related to acidosis, but this gives you a general idea about
the long reaching effects of excess acidity.
The terrain of the body requires frequent tweaking to maintain balance
and health and when acids continue to build up over time, they create a
foothold for illnesses and a soil that sustains this imbalance.
There are a variety of ways we can start to re-balance our pH, including
diet, supplements, hydrotherapy, Homeopathy and Herbís.
First, the food list. These are alkaline producing foods for excess
Uma Boshi Plum paste ( make a soup or tea); Miso soup; avocados; pure
maple syrup; honey; molasses; most fresh fruits (except cranberry, plums
and prunes), tomatoes, vinegar, lemons, eggplant, millet, dates and
corn. There are a variety of books available to assist in determining
which foods are best suited for your particular needs.
The amino acid, L Glutimine; MSM; Increased potassium and phosphorus;
Combination B complex with a minimum of 100mg per B and 800mcg of folic
acid; Primadophilus, HSO (homeostatic soil organisms), Microhydrin (a
hydrogen based powder for cleaning the blood); combination amino acid
for cell rejuvenation; Pancreatic glandular, taken every other day;
Total Cleanse for re-balancing the system (4 caps/day for 10 days);
Multi enzyme, preferably, food based; Anti-oxidants, such as Alpha
lipoic acid, grape seed extract, green tea, BHT, Olive leaf extract and
Baths can both cleanse and rejuvenate. Start every other day, with
weekends off. Drink plenty of distilled water after the bath and try to
have the bath as hot as possible to open the pores and allow the bath
ingredients to penetrate. Do these separately, not combined.
Baking soda/Epsom salts, about one pound of each; apple cider vinegar,
about 2 cups; hydrogen peroxide, about 2 pints; Bath salts or cleansing
salts, available from any health food store; castor oil, rubbed
thoroughly into the liver area, the kidney/adrenal area, thymus area,
stomach and abdomen, just before entering the bath.
Also, there is a company that sells a wonderful bath product with
numerous herbs for cleansing. Itís called Herbal Body Wrap and made by
Life Force at 800/ 531-4877. Call me (David) for the best protocol on this one.
Soak for about 20 minutes and maintain the temperature as hot as
possible. Remember to drink water after the bath, not during.