6
Aug

Quote of the Month
We are born alkaline. We parish acid Dr. Robert Cass

Just a quick thank you for your referrals! It doesn’t go unnoticed and it’s greatly appreciated!

Are you Acid or Alkaline? How do you find out? Why should you care? Well, it could mean the difference between living until age 50 or 100! Here are 6 quick tips that may help you get to where you should be:

1. First, find out where you are on the scale; look at the chart below and circle the foods you eat – be honest
2. Gradually shift to make 80% of your diet consist of alkalizing foods (again from the general chart)
3. Start to consume alkaline water (should contain minerals and have a pH displayed over 7.4); most bottled water is acidic
4. Slowly eliminate the coffee and pop from your diet – they suck the alkalizing minerals out of your bones (eg Calcium and Magnesium)
5. Get rid of the dairy and processed foods – start at a pace you can handle
Learn how to manage your stress – yes ‘stress’ is acidic
6. And, in order to keep align with our topic, we thought we should give you an alkalizng summer salad recipe:

Kale-Dorf Salad (tastes sooo good my son eats it!)
4 cups kale leaves, chopped into thin slices
1 apple, cored, unpeeled and chopped
2 tbsp chopped cranberries
1 cup celery, thinly sliced
1/4 cup walnuts or pinenuts, lightly toasted
1/4 cup medjool dates, chopped
1/2 avocado, chopped

Dressing
4 drops stevia – there’s a non-bitter variety by ‘Now’
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice (or slightly less)
1/4 cup organic olive oil
1/4 cup organic mayo
pepper – just a pinch or two

Place all ingredients in a bowl. Whisk all the dressing ingredients together and pour over the salad. Let sit for 10 minutes and then enjoy!

Did You Know?
* Dis-ease cannot survive in an alkaline environment
* A pH of 7.4 or higher is considered alkaline – test yourself with some pH test strips (away from meals)
* Mucous is a sign of acidity
* To learn more about alkalinity, acidity and pH read ‘The pH Miracle’
* Ragweed is flourishing well at the moment. It will be an early season as they’re just about to bloom!

Important News and Upcoming Events
* We are still waiting patiently for our Acupuncture Registration numbers! We’ve been waiting 4 months. It was only supposed to take 4-6 weeks – frustration abounds!
* We NOW have an online booking system. You can book your own appointment through this link: http://noallergiesplease.appointy.com/ or just go to our main website and click on the booking link at the top right.
* Awesome FREE online 5 day event is happening starting August 19th. Register at http://www.5daystofeelingfabulous.com/ and listen to 30 different people over 5 days (including ourselves)
* Bi-weekly – Business Referral Lunch Business Networking 11:45am until 1pm every other Monday; Golden Griddle @ Walkers and Harvester; Next meeting date: Monday August 12 2013. Check out www.businessreferrallunch.com
* Bi-weekly – OBN Business Networking 9:30am until 11am every other Friday; The Hamptons at the Quality Inn Bronte and QEW. Next meeting date: Friday August 9th 2013.

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19
Jul

Is Your Body Acid or Alkaline?

Let’s start at the basics. There is something called pH, which measures acidity/alkalinity of the body. For those who have a pool, you know the pH level is something that must be properly maintained. The pH range can go from 0 to 14. A value of 7 is neutral, where 0 represents total acidity and 14 represents total alkalinity. The body’s stomach acid is 1.6 to 1.8 and can dissolve teeth. Blood is approximately 7.35 to 7.45, urine and saliva are 5.5 to 6.9. A small change in pH is actually 10 times the difference. The body is constantly trying to keep pH levels at their target ranges.

Why is proper pH important?
Enzymes can only function in a proper pH. If pH is off, illness may appear or in a worst case scenario, enzyme activity in the body will stop, leading to a medical emergency or even death. This is called acute acidosis or acute alkalosis.

Effects of Food and Water on pH
As our body digests the foods that we eat, they leave either an alkaline or acid ash. As a result, the body must use “buffer systems” to balance their effects and neutralize excess acid. One of these buffers is the bicarbonate system, which neutralizes stomach acid in order to prevent damage to the duodenum and small intestine.

Some current theories regarding illness are that:

• The North American diet is too acidic, which results in depletion of calcium and other alkalizing minerals from our body (i.e. Demineralization).
• Acidity irritates and inflames organs.
• The acidity aggravates and compromises the immune system.

As a general guideline, you can regain/improve your alkalinity by consuming 70-90% alkalizing foods, retest your pH levels, then consume/maintain your alkalizing food intake at 60-80% thereafter.

PH strips are available in most health stores for saliva and urine.

Some acidic foods include: Bread, Cake, Cereals, Fish, Flours, Grains, Meat, Shellfish, Nuts (except almonds), Pastas, Sugars, Dairy, and anything packaged.

Some alkalizing foods include:

Berries (except cranberry)
Vegetables (not raw tomatoes)
Fruits (not plums or prunes)
Dried beans
Almonds
Millet, buckwheat
Garlic
Citrus fruits

Which of the above do you eat most often (be honest)?

DID YOU KNOW?

• Tobacco, coffee, pop and alcohol have an acid forming effect
• Toxic oven cleaner has a pH of about 13!
• Stress increases acid formation through cortisol
• Today, most waters are acid forming. Try Gerolsteiner or San Pellegrino water. I also have a liquid product you can add to your water which will make it alkalizing to your body.
• If someone has persistent diarrhea the blood pH will decrease dramatically causing acidosis
• Persistent vomiting causes loss of stomach acid, which increases pH causing alkalosis
• Acid rain lowers pH levels and therefore increases acidity.
• Cancer loves acidity

Have a great week!

Christine and John Ng
www.noallergiesplease.com

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