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Hi Alkaline Sisters

What made you stick with this lifestyle and really adapt to the alkaline way?  I have tried many different approaches to getting “healthier or losing weight” and it works for some time and then I fall off the wagon. Can you share?

Hi Kelly

The most profound realization that Yvonne and I both experienced is the knowledge.  Knowledge is power.  Power is control.  We have become very much in control of what we choose to eat based on our thorough study and understanding of how food technically effects our bodies and what it does to our physical, emotional and mental well being.  We have also studied modern food extensively with the grim realization that most food is poisonous for our systems.  90% of every grocery store is comprised of processed food.  The produce section is even filled with toxic vegetables that are coated with pesticides or are perhaps GMO.  Our world has become a place where many of us have been accustomed to thinking that this stuff is all edible and it won’t harm us if we eat it.  And secondly, we are so filled with toxins that our bodies are like a garbage dump.  My analogy goes like this.  Imagine a brand new garbage dump is beginning and it will be on a nice patch of grass.  Notice how obvious the first trash dump looks, it mars the pretty fresh green grass, kinda smells and you want to clean it up.  Well, check it out 5 years later, when a new load of trash is dumped for the day- can you notice it? do you notice the smell? are you just accustomed to always smelling the smell so you can’t really smell it?  Well our bodies have become this way- so full of toxins that when we drink a few cokes we don’t really notice the effect-yet if I drank a coke with this squeaky clean alkaline body (like the first load of trash) within an hour I notice it–my nose is dripping clear fluid and I may be sneezing as it pushes out the intense toxins that I just ingested.  (Have you ever sneezed immediately upon drinking or eating something- this is a sign you shouldn’t have it).  This is a perfect healthy response as my body is working in the most optimal way with all it’s discharge functions in top working order to eliminate toxins.  Most of us do not have optimally functioning discharge functions, some are not even emptying their colon daily (this is a recipe for disaster- cancer, big time as optimum functioning is 2x daily) and the toxins don’t try to escape until a raging fever is present and green glump is caught in our throats.  This may be happening to ones body on a regular basis in attempt to empty the overflowing toxin bucket in the body but we take a decongestant and shove all the toxins right back in or better yet we take highly acidic prescription drugs to try to “quick fix” it instead of changing our diet to quickly cleanse the body.   Beyond these symtoms one may suddenly be facing serious cancer that just seemed to appear from nowhere cuz you were healthy-or so one thought- ooops… the garbage dump was sooo toxic that the symptoms were masked and individually considered minor things or they were ignored.  I tell ya, I have been here before.  I was so out of tune with my body that I hardly noticed if I missed a day in the washroom. I was highly acidic and overly toxic and never even knew, yet I was in pain. Hmmmmm.    It happens.  Soooo…..where was I, back to the knowledge.  Once we really understood our bodies and what it takes to have a healthy body and then understood what food would make it function optimally, did we really become empowered to choose to committ to an alkaline lifestyle that would stick forever.  There is no going back, never.  It isn’t even a consideration.  We know tooooo much now and we have the feeling.  The addictive feeling of energy and vibrancy and the conscious comfort of knowing we are doing the best we possibly can for our bodies, our families and our planet.  How great does it feel?  It feels fricken fabulous!!  I hope this helps Kelly, and I promise to be here to support you and share and educate so that perhaps this will be the last lifestyle adjustment you ever make:)


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admin August 23, 2013 at 9:55 pm

Nancy, you can use almonds, brazil nuts as well, but be sure to soak them. Even sesame seeds and hemp seeds work well.

admin August 24, 2013 at 3:12 pm

Murphy, it should be in the top right hand side below the header:)

Melinda Lenkner September 14, 2013 at 11:20 am

Hi Ladies! I recently found your site a few days ago. My family doctor ran bloodwork & told me I am anemiac & I have low co2 levels in my blood. They put me on iron & that was it. I visited a naturopath dr & he was very concerned with my low levels (my iron was 35 & ferririn was a 2) my co2 was a 21. He suggested for me to eat more alkaline & give up highly acidic foods. He wasn’t concened about food being cooked or not. He has me using Chlorophyll & a paracleanse as well. I told him that my energy is low (various other symptoms) & I am not keeping up well at home. I have four children at home 10 & under. I think that is why he suggested me to keep evrything simple right now. He said the low co2 leads to an acidic body. I just started reading some of your posts. I was thinking that the juice feast would be a great jump start. Your recipes look wonderful!! Any suggestions would be helpful right now. Thank you!

Melinda Lenkner

Jennifer October 7, 2013 at 6:27 am

Hi there sisters!

I notice on your alkaline chart tomatoes are suggested to eat lots
Of.. But searching the net I get the impression they are highly acidic?
What are your thoughts on that, I’m trying to eliminate cold sore outbreak
For my child who eats full tomatoes on a daily basis

Regards jen

admin October 8, 2013 at 11:47 pm

Tomatoes are alkalizing once metabolized even tho they are acidic outside the body. They are so good for you.
Many people think the tomato is causing the cold sore but it’s deeper than that. The body is signalling a deficiency of some sort – it is connected to the b- vitamins that your child could be deficient in. It can also be a digestive imbalance. Of course a cold sore seems so minor of an ailment but the root is much larger beneath the skin! I highly suggest a live blood analysis or holistic nutritionist visit to verify. You can easily correct this and avoid other issues springing off this issue that could potentially be more challenging to correct. But alkalinzing is your best bet always. Let them eat lots of whole tomatoes, and more of them than fruit! And get some green in there too, lots if you can! Let me know how you make out.

Jennifer merheb October 9, 2013 at 12:57 am

Thank you so much for that! I’ve taken her to a naturopath who has her on probiotics and some herbs to support the immune & nervous system, because she is slightly anxious in nature.. Plus mag tissue salts, Ive been varying her diet this week as well with more alkaline veggies! so fingers crossed It settles down, I have 4 children in total and get quite anxious of she has one as I try to seperate everyone..Thank you so much for your response though, it was appreciated! x

Marilyn October 15, 2013 at 7:43 pm

Hi girls,
just wondering if there is a hot beverage to substitute tea and coffee that is alkaline or low acid. Have neuro myopathy post infection (whooping cough).Any suggestions appreciated. Finding it really hard to change bad habits.

admin October 15, 2013 at 7:57 pm

Hi Mazza
How about try 1/2 cup almond milk (homemade if possible) combined with 1/2 cup canned thick organic coconut milk. Warm gently just til heated and you can still put your finger in without burning it. Add vanilla and 3-4 drops stevia and cinnamon. This is deelish and gives you good fats and nutrients! Also drink herbal teas. look at ingredients and get only top quality tea without additives. Pau d’arco or raspberry leaf are healing alkaline teas.
And don’t consume any sugar or any thing that metabolizes to sugar and all animal products. Max out on greens and veggies and eat only alkaline and you will heal yourself. Also, explore why your throat Chakra is affected with regard to your emotions. Often it has to do with communication in your life. Perhaps an inability to be heard or to communicate or not being able to listen. Food for thought! It could also be connected to the chest too which is connected to the heart:) Just off the top of my head here tho. Research chakras for more info.
All the best.

admin October 15, 2013 at 8:04 pm

Hi Melinda
You are on the right path. Please get The pH Miracle revise either on tape or in hard copy. The COWS Dr Young talks about is chlorophylm oxgen & oil, water and SALT. You need all of these desperately right now. They are the 4 key elements to heal. The salts are very important for the electrical charge of the cells to help with you energy, the chlorophyl builds blood. Eat everything as green as green as you can eat, raw and gently warmed. all day long! and water- drink lots of pur clean alkaline water to flush the acidic nature from your body. and take up to 6-9 tbsp of good omega 3 & 6 oils between avocados, fish oils, flax, olive oils etc. Keep this up and look at your emotional world and heal it too. It’s a journey but you can do it. If you do a feast you can follow dr youngs in the book which is juice or blended veggies as in soups and smoothies making it a little more feasible and less costly. He has all the details in the book. All the best.

Lynda October 24, 2013 at 8:13 am

Does an alkaline diet help to increase bone density?

Cara October 28, 2013 at 1:27 pm

Hi! I have recently discovered this “new” way of eating healthy and am learning so much. Every time in the past that I’ve traded my SAD way of eating in on eating (what I thought) was much more healthy, I developed a urinary tract infection about 2 weeks into it. I thought this time would be different since I’m convinced that the “Alkaline Life” is the healthiest way to eat. Unfortunately no; yesterday I, once again, developed a uti. Does anyone have an explanation for this?

admin November 3, 2013 at 1:41 pm

Cara, this is perfectly normal. When you begin to detox with an alkaline lifestyle you expedite the elimination of acids so your symptom will worsen before it heals. Makes sense right? this is the way your body is flushing and the symptoms will be the same.
if you persist beyond and continue with no sugar from any source, no grains or starchy veg that are sugar too and flood with alkalinity from mostly green veg and feast on juices and smoothies you will break thru. You must perserve to get to the other side. It is yeast that is majorly out of balance. One tip: to minimize the withdrawal symptoms I use caprilyc acid to attack the yeast and take Candidasis -an enzyme that tackles the waste of the yeast and the dead yeast cells- this helps a lot if you can find it. google die off symptoms- they can be harsh!
good luck- keep me posted!

admin November 3, 2013 at 1:44 pm

absolutely postively! I have a friend who regained 40% back after being a wreck with serious osteoporosis. She used a whole body vibration exercise machine that was responsible for a huge part of her success- these stimulate incredible healing, I used it too and still do!
you need to be disciplined and do a juice feast and be strict-90% alkaine + for at least 3-6-9 ,months:) good luck, keep me posted!

Karen Campbell November 14, 2013 at 10:18 am

I can’t seem to get back to the site, or recipe, that described a kitchen tool, seems like it was around $50, that sliced vegetables into thin shreds, that curl, like +/- 1/8″ at best. If you have any ideas, I’d appreciate it-I’m just not that good with a knife-thanks!

admin November 14, 2013 at 9:47 pm

Here’s the link for the spiral veggies slicer. There is also a brand called Spirooli
Happy slicing:)

kristina January 8, 2014 at 1:48 pm

Hello, I’ve been feeling ill for over 2 yrs suffering with all sorts of neurological symptoms. I’m pretty certain its ms but as of yet don’t have a diagnosis. I’m already following a low saturated fat/diet rich in omega but think following the alkaline diet makes sense. Do u know of other ms’ers who have reversed their illness through the the alkaline diet? Also plse can I have the contact details of the person who did your blood analysis? Many thanks.

usue January 14, 2014 at 7:33 pm

Hi! How long does it take to make your body alkaline??? :)

admin January 17, 2014 at 10:19 am

Hi Usue, the length of time it takes to become alkaline will vary depending on how acidic your body is. If you have enjoyed a highly acidic lifestyle for years then it may take time to detox years of acid and toxins. But it certainly can be done. Generally after a 14 day strict cleanse you will see quite dramatic results in your alkalinity if you measure with pH strips during this time. This will assist in cleansing the fluids of your body and will get started on detoxing your tissues. To get deeper into detox of more tissue and then organs you need to cleanse until you are feeling vibrant and well and your pH is consistently higher than 7.2 and around 7.4 If you are dealing with a serious health issue you will want to maintain a much higher pH near 8.0 to flush completely as says Dr. Robert O. Young in his book The pH Miracle, revised. Some folks that are really not well follow a strict alkaline diet of near 95-100% alkaline foods for up to 6-12 months. But they truly do regain their health. Hope this helps:)

marika January 30, 2014 at 3:22 am

Hi im newly vegan!
Im a bit confused with youre alkaline chart it syas the greater the number the better for you does that include the -, cause I don’t see many options to eat fruit seeing as there is a lot of – next to them. Also does 60% raw and 40% cooked food look like e.g. a fruit salad for breakfast, green salad lunch and cooked for dinner?

Desie January 31, 2014 at 9:45 am

Hi Ladies, Thank you for your site. Love your information! and so thankful you do this for all of us!! I suffer from Severe acid reflux. I just had an endoscopy done and found out that I have Barrett’s Esophagus. My doctor has of course prescribed an acid blocker but I feel that is only a band aide to my problem. I believe that I need to alkaline my stomach. I am using your website as a guide but I’ve also gone to a homeopathic doctor who suggested I take Braggs Apple Cider Vinegar every day to Alkaline the stomach. I am a bit confused on the use of vinegar and lime. Your guide notes that vinegar and lime should be used in moderation but that contradicts the homeopath. Could you add some insight here please? Thank you Desie

ian February 13, 2014 at 7:38 am

Hi ladies,

Thank you for all that great information. Laura and I are looking through the website with much excitement.
We are wondering if your initial 3 day alkaline fast is documented somewhere on your site?

Thank you and keep up the passion!

kim February 17, 2014 at 5:44 pm

What super green powder do you use? Where can you buy?? Try to raise my ph so im not so acid.

Julie February 22, 2014 at 5:38 pm

Kim, this is the link for the USA, not sure where you are. they ship most anywhere, just note your country.

Julie February 27, 2014 at 12:12 am

Hi Ian, it’s under Juice Feast right here:)

Julie February 27, 2014 at 12:19 am

Desi, the vinegar is the issue for me (lime is totally fine as it’s alkaline once metabolized). All vinegar it is fermented and contains mold. Many others use fermented foods but I have a bit of a different perspective on it. I use alkaline minerals and foods to alkalize in place of mold containing foods. If you read the pH Miracle you will learn a little more on this perspective with regards to the way cells react in an acidic environment with yeast, fungus and mold present and the visible evidence in live blood analysis.

Julie February 27, 2014 at 12:30 am

Marik, fruit is acidic so use it as your 20-30% acidic percent each day combined with what ever else you have that is acidic.. I prefer to have 60% raw and 40% cooked per meal if you have any cooked food at all. In the winter I eat more cooked than I do in the summer:)

lisa March 30, 2014 at 7:46 pm

I just started the alkaline diet and i got sick the first day of and my stomach was hurting and i did get consipated.Then the next day it was still hurting and i did want the jucie brcause i was afraid of the puting lemon in my water good enough to alkaline it or should i use apple cider vinager instead.What should i do when my stomach hurts like that or should i just let it go.I only have one kidney so i have to becareful.And i had cancer so i have to get healty so it dont come back.Thank you

Julie March 31, 2014 at 10:36 am

Hi Lisa, alkalizing your lifestyle can be very beneficial for any one. I suggest to go easy and transition slowly if you are making a big change from your typical diet so your body can adjust. Lemon is more ideal than vinegar in your water to alkalize. If your stomach hurts right after eating I suggest diluting your juice with alkaline water more than 50% and drink it over a couple of servings, morning and noon to slowly adjust. Add one or two new alkaline foods each day to your existing diet to slowly transition. I highly recommend you see a holistic practitioner or integrative physician so that they can over see your progress. All my best to you, let me know how you do.

Cecilia May 3, 2014 at 10:25 am

Hi Julie,
We have a mutual friend who shared your blog with me. I had my first baby in December 2013; since the birth I’ve suffered extreme pain, starting at my neck and shoulders. I have thoracic outlet syndrome resulting from a rear-ender in 2011. Because of the weakness up top, my mid and low back has reacted, and the pressure is being transferred to my pubic symphysis. All of this has resulted in 4 months of daily pain. I’m seeing an osteopath and RMT currently, and have tried acupuncture, chiro, swimming. I’ve cut out all physical activity as I can’t deal with the pain, and the baby is now 17 lbs so lifting him, all the gear and going up and down our 3 level townhouse is really affecting me emotionally to the point that I’m seeing a counsellor next week and fear I may have post-partum depression.

Sorry for the long story…I’m looking now for alternatives to help me heal since I can’t find any relief and my usual optimistic and happy personality is disappearing; I’m a very physically active person and going for a run, for example, is one of my favorite stress-relievers but I can’t do that now. I can’t even go to yoga since I can’t physically do many of the poses due to the thoracic outlet syndrome.

I’m inspired by your story and hope to be able to start and stick to this lifestyle. Do you have an pointers/tips you can offer me to get me on the right track? I’m impatient, a lot lazy about prepping and have an infant so not a lot of time to dedicate at once (between naps, etc.). But I’m really desperate and hopeful this will help so thanks for any advice!


Julie May 3, 2014 at 9:54 pm

Hi Cecillia, I am so so sorry to hear your situation esp with a new baby. I feel your pain:(
However you are on the right path with persuing an alkaline lifestyle. It encompasses all anti-inflammatory foods cuz most of these are alkaline. This will help flush inflammation. Inflammation = PAIN. So this is the way you beat the agonizing pain. Cleansing will do this faster but you need to go as you may. Green alkaline smoothies are a good way to go and add in juicing.
I totally recommend a vibration template exercise machine which exercises every muscle in your body when you can’t physically exercise. you just stand on it and vibrate for as long as you can up to 10-15 mins at a time a few times a day and with will build and strengthen your muscles to support your spine to help heal and circulate your blood and healthy healing fluids to the areas that need healing. It actually was a major player in increasing bone density for an osteoporosis friend!!
It’s a must in my opinion. I got one from Vancouver for about 500.00 shipped to my door, they could be less now. I still use mine now for pre and post work out or when I don’t have time to work out.
I tried everything too and this combo of alkaline lifestyle and vibration + supplements was the best recipe for success cuz I too was incapacitated an in such pain. It was a gift in disguise. It may be for you although it’s hard to be there. But I know you can do it! keep me posted:)

Liz June 2, 2014 at 11:15 am

Can an acidic environment in your body contribute to infertility? I’m assuming yes. And I am assuming you do recommend an alkaline diet if having infertility issues, correct? Thank you!

Julie June 3, 2014 at 8:14 am

Liz, absolutely! Many women have found success in alkalizing to regain balance and become more fertile. If we are too acidic it affects every condition of imbalance in the body. One disease is all disease according to Dr. Robert O. Young. Alkalizing and flushing the acids cleans the blood and repairs the cells. This is everything as it is the basis of all beings.

Aneta May 22, 2015 at 5:43 am

Hi, I just wanted to ask if hullet spelt groats are alkalizing o rather acid. Thank you very much.

Kim May 28, 2015 at 9:54 am

I’ve visited your website so many times and have not done anything as of yet… everything seems so yummy. I’m the heaviest I’ve ever been and I’m so tired all the time. So tired that I don’t even have the energy to get up and go to the store so I’m eating out all the time. If you have any encouragement and/or direction to get started please pass my way. I eat nothing but junk and it’s so hard to put it down. It seems that every day is my last bad day… but the next day I say that again. I did have blood work done and it seems I’m okay for now but as I get older the doc says things will change. The only bad thing that came out of my blood work was my protein levels were extremely high. The doc thinks it’s due to my obesity. How did you get started… Have you had any other people similar to me… please any guidance you could provide would be greatly appreciated. thank you

Julie May 28, 2015 at 11:13 am

Hi Kim
If I was standing beside you right now you might want to hit me but here it goes…..

You need to stop making excuses and just friggin’ do it! It takes as much energy to go out for dinner as it does to drive to the store and choose a box a mixed greens, an avocado and a few veggies to toss on top. Squeeze lemon and pour olive oil, add some canned organic chickpeas and voila a filling nutritious salad in about 6 minutes flat!

A smoothie takes 8 minutes. try this one… I have it most every day, works wonders! Add 3 or 4 strawberries if you feel like it.

Secondly…. you need to find your motivation since you are pre-pain right now! Pain was my motivator and it was NOT fun! But let me tell you if you continue like this you’ll feel pain alright! High protein is strongly linked to cancer- read the China Study for the proof. I highly recommend looking inward, journaling and figuring out why you don’t love yourself enough to want to take the best possible care of your body which supports you now no matter how poorly you treat it. This is what might be the only thing that makes you understand why you are so stuck.

The third thing is to consider that the living organisms as in Yeast that are highly over populated in an overweight and over-acidic body actually do control your brain and your choices for food which are your cravings. You need to try using products like habit relief this and do a candida cleanse which is pretty much eating 95-100% alkaline to eliminate the candida and use anti-fungals to kill the yeast. This can be a long process but once this is tackled you will look and feel like a million bucks. Candida/acidic body is the root of most every symptom of ill health including being over weight.

Christa Orecchio is an expert here if you are keen to follow her program.

I highly recommend using alkalizing supplements to expedite the process and support the bodies desperate need for alkaline buffers to dump acid- these are ones I use myself everyday:

A. Alkaline Mineral salts: pHor Salts: 2x’s daily, morning and night

B. Green Drink: 3-4x’s day: 1 scoop of super greens powder in 1 litre of water every. single. day. sipped throughout the day

choose either:
1. -pretty Neutral tasting
2. -a little sweet and minty if you choose peppermint

Oh and you mentioned doc so you probably had different blood work done than what I recommend. live blood analysis is done on the spot and you watch your living cells move on screen and see the debris and acidic nature swimming in your blood plasma. This will not look pretty unless one is alkaline balanced and within a natural body weight, trust me. But this may be the motivation you need!!! as they can see pre-cancerous cells long before a physical symptom is seen or felt by you or the doc.
I highly, highly highly recommend a live blood analysis PRONTO to identify other unique needs for specific nutrients and supplements for YOUR body and to monitor the health of your blood by a Microscopist which shows the health of your entire body! It’s just a prick to your finger to see your entire health picture from the inside out! It’s highly motivating too as you can totally see your progress and the presence of unhealthy sick cells and how the healthy ones begin to repopulate and take over. This is the best way to heal when you can visually see your inner terrain improve!! This will cost about $250 dollars but will be the best money you have ever spent, trust me!

All the best to you! And know that my reply comes from the heart! I really want you to be healthy for life and live to 100! So don’t hit me:)

Julie May 28, 2015 at 11:23 am

HI There

Whole spelt left in tact with the bran is what you need or freshly ground flour. Sprouted spelt is most ideal. Minus the hull spelt is not really beneficial as it has no fiber and it would be highly processed too. Spelt is fairly neutral on the pH scale, non-mucous forming and is non-gmo. Enjoy spelt with a meal that is 75% alkaline and 25% spelt to gain a good balance as it is a low water content food.

Rosie March 15, 2016 at 6:03 am

Please tell me if raising my alkalinity will improve my cholesterol and blood pressure reading. My triglycerides and HDL were fine and my LDL was borderline. Blood pressure meds are working but I would like to be off all Rx and am slowly losing weight. Really need your input! Thanks!

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