Food and Supplements
The Alkaline Diet is primarily about choosing the food we eat based on its ability to give us alkaline minerals. We attempt to alter our ‘balance’ of acid and alkaline in your body by adhering to a ratio of 80% ‘alkalizing’ foods and 20% acidifying foods.
Here at AlkaWay HQ, we’ve followed the mainstream doctrine of the alkaline diet for nigh on two decades and we’ve had the privilege of working with the best ‘alkaline’ minds on the planet,It’s certainly true that modern life creates a more ‘acidic/inflammatory/toxic metabolism. No matter where the acid comes from – there’s no doubt, (backed up by Dr Lynda Frassetto and Dr Russell Jaffe’s excellent research), that our lifestyle has unequalled stress and hence, acidity.
It’s also true that the benefits of a balanced alkaline/acid body are numerous, including fewer mood swings and energy slumps, clearer thinking, better immunity, better endurance, better bones, and freedom from the addictions that acidic foods hold over us.
(There are many more benefits we are not permitted to publish here that we have witnessed over the years.)
An alkaline/acid balanced body is really a return to the ‘operating system’ we all had before the change from tribal life to grain. We still have the operating system. All we need do is give it the right ‘fuel!
Make your conversion to an alkaline/acid balanced body easy.
Eat Greens. As many as you can.
Alkaline diet proponents will tell you that greens are the best alkalizers.
We have a better one…
But first, WHY are we alkalizing?
We eat alkaline foods and drink alkaline water to increase our alkaline buffer ~ our inner storehouse of alkaline minerals, our ‘Home Guard’ of the big four alkalis.
Our alkaline buffer is designed to immediately neutralise ingested, inhaled or metabolic acid overload BEFORE it can damage our organs, our circulatory system, our bones, our skin or our heart.
The purpose, therefore, of eating greens is to ‘upload’ a ‘cache’ of these vitally important and hard-to-get minerals.
We’ve taken a natural shortcut, with our own alkaline supplements.
Our naturopath created a basic synergistic formulation of the four big alkalis: magnesium, calcium, potassium and sodium in the correct ratios. A flat teaspoon mixed in water per day will do far, far more than what one alkaline advocate once suggested; nine serves of kale per day! It also far outperforms as much high pH water as you can drink.
The alkaline diet does work, But it doesn’t have to be as difficult as many practitioners make it.
We take alkalis in the simplest form. The four alkalis.
So do you need Greens?
Yes! dark leafy greens are a storehouse of phytonutrients, minerals and vitamins! They are so good for your health! Nothing else gives you so many vital health-supporting ingredients. And yes, they also alkalize.
Do you need alkaline water?
Yes! A worldwide metastudy of over 100 individual scientific studies came to the overall conclusion that health outcomes and longevity of people drinking hard (alkaline) water were ‘significantly better’.