July/August 2000 Alternative Health
Alkalinity and Your Body

by Dr. Bright Phillips, DD & Dr. Dawn Soshie, DH

Alkalinity, referred to as the pH, is determined by the concentration of Hydrogen ions in a substance such as water, blood or food. On a scale from 1 - 14, a pH level of 7.0 is considered neutral, 7.0 downwards is increasingly acidic and upwards of 7.0 is increasingly alkaline. Our bodies are alkaline by design and acidic by function. God made the body so that both components are needed. The human body has adapted to two types of digestion, alkaline for starches and acid for proteins, but true health lives in an alkaline state.

How do we get alkaline and why should we care? We can get alkaline by eating certain types of food and by eating according to our blood type. We can also become more alkaline by drinking alkaline water, such as water with lemon or coral calcium.

The equilibrium in the body is imperative for good health. The body's basic pH balance of acid and alkalinity must be maintained. Edgar Cayce, the sleeping prophet, was one of the first to let us know that disease cannot live in true alkalinity. He spoke of using lemon water to turn the body alkaline. He taught that when the body is alkaline, colds and flus and mucus cannot survive. Now we know that many other diseases cannot live in alkalinity.

Small chemical fluctuation in any one of the number of body fluids or functions may have strong implications toward health or illness. For example a certain change in only of few degrees of body heat can cause severe sickness or even death, if we don't take care of it. Similarly pH equilibrium is vitally important. Proper pH balance has been identified by biochemists and medical physiologists as a most important aspect of a balanced healthy body. A pH of 7.4 is considered desirable for the human body. A drop in blood pH level to a reading of 6.95 can lead to serious health risks, such as coma or death.

As the sayings go prevention is better than cure and you are what you eat. The futurist and inventor Thomas Edison said over 100 years ago, "Doctors of the future will prescribe no medicines, but will prescribe food and will interest their patients in the care of the human frame, in diet and in the cause and prevention of disease."

To provide the best environment for the cells, concentrate your meals around simple, "real" food, such as raw or steamed vegetables and steamed brown rice. Fresh, organically grown fruits, and veggies should be used whenever possible. Dark green and orange veggies have the highest nutritional value. Research indicates that phytochemicals from cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, brussels sprouts, cabbage and cauliflower, as well as turnips and kale support the detoxification processes within the body. Include these vegetables whenever possible. Be sure that your diet contains adequate protein to supply the building materials necessary for tissue repair. Soy products such as tofu and tempeh are excellent sources of vegetable protein. Soy protein is complete (containing all essential amino acids) for human needs. For animal protein, free-range or organically raised meats and poultry or wild game are our best choices. Fresh fish is also an excellent source of protein.

It is best to eat a variety of foods and rotate your selections so that you can halt any reaction to specific foods. Water is very important to help flush wastes and toxins out of our body You should drink at least 8 -10 oz glasses of purified or microwater each day. If you don't feel that you can drink that much plain water everyday, green tea or herbal teas will give you variety plus an excellent source of even more antioxidants. Avoid carbonated drinks.

Dr. Philips and Dr. Soshie are bio-kinesiologists have researched and studied alkalinity and alkaline products around the world. They provide counseling, biofield analysis, kinesiology, EAV for chronic problems. They own the World Bridge Training Institute, an herbal research center and a natural health clinic in Africa for which they are seeking support. If you would like to contact them, call 504-286-0555 or e-mail dawnlia@yahoo.com.

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