Common sense would dictate that eating a balanced diet and exercising regularly will help you achieve a healthy body and mind. If you feel tired, stressed, sluggish, depressed, are easily exhausted, overweight and have little or no energy these problems may be due to the acidity of your body and you seriously need to consider a complete body-detox. Normally, our bodies strive to balance our system. However, if the imbalance in favor of acid is too large, prolonged acidification of the body will lead to premature aging. Hypertension, pre-diabetes, and cancers are only some of the so-called “silent killers” which are caused by and thrive in a highly acidic environment.
Meat, pork, poultry, fish and seafood are all acid-forming in your body. They are rich in phosphorus and sulfur-containing amino acids. Most fish and pork is somewhat acid-forming, as is most poultry. According to the “Acid Alkaline Food Guide,” lobster, shrimp and mussels are very acid-forming, as is all beef. Eggs and dairy products are slightly-to-moderately acid-forming. Aged and heavily processed cheeses are highly acid-forming. Processed, refined, fried and sugary foods are primary source of acid-forming foods as are all alcoholic beverages.
You can re-balance your body by eating more alkaline foods, such as fresh fruit, vegetables, tofu and sprouts. Is it important to always drink a lot of water, engage in exercise, and perform an actual detoxification of your body.
Our colon is the “sewer system” of our body. The liver, kidneys, gallbladder and other organs require regular cleaning. When I detox myself, I start out by eating as much raw foods (veggies and fruits) as possible for one week. They are high in fiber and have a brilliant cleansing effect on the body. Uncooked food enhances the metabolism and strengthens the immune system. The body will begin functioning to its peak performance. I also use natural whole body detox supplements (available from any health food store) because it enhances the excretion of toxins and old waste which has accumulated over the years.
During the first week, I also take Spirulina, probiotics, Zeolite, drink a lot of water, and wheat grass shots. My energy level during the first week is at its peak. I strengthen my mind by performing yoga and meditation. The second week, I start introducing cooked foods and add protein (beans, Vega-Protein Shake, tofu etc). The key is to lower the overall intake of high acidic foods, and consume a lot of raw foods, drink plenty of water and exercise.
Following a complete detox and a change in dietary habits, one will feel completely revitalized, regenerated and rid of years of toxic waste, which acted as a severe drain on our body. By ridding our body of old toxins and waste, and optimizing our body’s natural functions, we strongly reduce (if not eliminate) the chance for diseases to take hold, as normally might be the case in a stressed, toxic and acidic body.