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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?
Kelly


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:)

Julie

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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

Jennifer
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.
Thanks
Mazza

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.
Julie

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.
Julie

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

Karen
Here’s the link for the spiral veggies slicer. There is also a brand called Spirooli
http://www.alkalinesisters.com/zucchini-noodles-w-basil-and-hemp-nut-pesto-the-benefits-of-a-completely-raw-meal/1441/
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!
Ian

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.
http://www.innerlightinc.com/innerlightonline/Family-SuperGreens.aspx

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 pain.is 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.

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