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Alkaline Hydrotherapy – Cultivating Health From the Inside Out!

Posted on : 10-09-2015 | By : Stephan, The Alkaline Diet Guy | In : Alkaline Diet Health Tips, Alkaline Expert Interview, Alkaline Foods and Alkaline Body Care, Alkaline Life Style

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by Dr. Jacqueline Cooper, ND Naturopathic Foundations Clinic, Markham, ON
Hydrotherapyor water therapy, has been used for hundreds of years to effectively treat a wide variety of health conditions from the common cold to cancer. Most people’s recognition of hydrotherapy is limited to using ice packs to quell inflammation and hot applications to decrease muscle tension, alleviate cramps and stimulate healing. However, the reality is hydrotherapy is effective at treating a wide range of symptoms and conditions. 

A common misconception is that the more serious or longstanding a health concern is, the more aggressive the treatment must be. This can lead people to pursue dramatic treatments that can actually hinder their health, while overlooking simple yet powerful practices that promote it. Hydrotherapy is an example of a gentle yet powerful tool that is often overlooked. While water itself is deeply healing, adding alkaline salts further increases the therapeutic value of hydrotherapy treatments.


Benefits to Alkaline Hydrotherapy

Alkaline hydrotherapy has profound effects despite its simplicity. One of the main things to consider with alkaline hydrotherapy is that the longer and more frequent the treatments sessions, the faster and more dramatic the results. You cannot overdo it. 

That being said, some individuals may find initially they experience a worsening of skin symptoms – this is rare, but possible. Individuals who experience this tend to have extreme toxicities or deficiencies that need to be corrected. If you experience a worsening of symptom,s it is important that you consult with a naturopathic doctor to address the underlying factors responsible. 

The physiological benefits derived from alkaline hydrotherapy include:

  • Increases the elimination of chemicals via the skin, thereby preventing the accumulation of toxins and alleviating stress on other organs, particularly the kidneys.
  • Effetively eliminating toxins improves the circulation of blood and lymph. This improves organ function, relieves strains on the musculoskeletal system and improves skin conditions such as eczemapsoriasis,acne and cellulite.
  • Facilitates the elimination of lactic acid, thereby improving muscle relaxation and recovery.
  • Provides relief following a sunburn, as well as healing skin that has been chronically over-exposed to the sun
  • Rehydrates the skin by causing the skin to self-oil, therefore moisturizing the skin from within

 

Choosing the Right Salts

  • Epsom salts are great for promoting muscle relaxation. However, they do not alkalinize the water and therefore, do not facilitate detoxification the way alkaline salts do. Epsom salts can also leave the skin feeling dry as opposed to alkaline salts which promote self-oiling.
  • Avoid salts that contain fragrances. Fragrance is one of the most toxic ingredients you can find in a product. One of the reasons being that companies do not need to declare what chemicals they put in their fragrances, as it is considered a trade secret. If you want a fragrance add essential oils to the bath or the salts yourself.
  • Alkaline salts assist in preventing muscles from tightening (similar to epsom salts). However, they also promote muscle recovery by helping the muscles to process lactic acid and detoxify the system as a whole.
Here at Naturopathic Foundations Health Clinic we use AlkaBath alkaline salts. When prepared in the proportions described above, an alkalinity of 8-8.5 pH is achieved (depending on the hardness of the tap water). In addition to making the water alkaline, AlkaBath salts also contain small measures of eight precious stones: agate, carneol, citrine, chrysoprase, onyx, rock crystal, sapphire and chalcedony. The presence of these stones amplifies the therapeutic properties of the bath immensely. Lithotherapy is the use of stones to restore optimal physiological balance and realign the body energetically. Lithotherapy has been used in varying degrees for thousands of years by almost every traditional form of medicine – Chinese, Aryuvedic, Ancient Egyptian & Greek physicians, American Shamans, etc. 

Methods of Utilizing Alkaline Hydrotherapy

Full Baths

Benefits: Provides maximal skin exposure to the alkaline water and therefore is the most effective application.

Preparation

  • Add 3 heaping tablespoons of alkaline salts to your bath tub after filling with water (approximately 36-38 degrees Celsius). The bath does not have to be hot in order to be therapeutic. If the water is too hot, you may have a hard time staying in for long periods, and emerge from the bath feeling weak and exhausted. If this is the case, try starting with the water at a cooler temperature. Because the alkaline salts cause you skin to self-oil, you will discover that you do not feel cold, even as the water cools down. Conversely, if you want the heat you can leave room in the tub to add hot water as time passes.
  • Stay in the bath for at least 30 minutes, 45-60 minutes is ideal. For those with chronic concerns, longer durations are recommended (often 2 hours is the prescribed time allotment).
Acute Uses
  • After exercise to facilitate muscle recovery
  • During a cold or flu, an alkaline bath helps alleviate muscle aches, control fevers and draw out the infection
  • When afflicted with a virus that has skin symptoms such as: chicken pox, shingles, molluscum, measles, etc
  • Following sun exposure to minimize burn & subsequent skin damage and cancer risk
Chronic Uses 
  • Ideally should be incorporated weekly as part of a general wellness regimen
  • Performed regularly by athletes, dancers or those who are generally active (or were heavily active in the past) as a means of preventing arthritis and other inflammatory conditions.
  • For the eradication of ‘liver’ or ‘age’ spots
  • Skin conditions such as acne, eczema, psoriasis and fungal infections.

Foot Baths

Benefits: Good for those who do not have a bath tub or cannot use one due to mobility issues. In Traditional Chines Medicine the kidney channel (which is associated with the excretion of impurities) begins in the foot, so the feet are considered elimination ‘hot spots’ – just like the underarms. Excessive sweating can sometimes be associated with an increased toxic burden.
Preparation
  • Add 1 heaping teaspoon of alkaline salts to a basin of water large enough to submerge both feet. Your feet can tolerate warmer temperatures (38-41 degrees Celsius is typically a soothing temperature for a foot bath).
Acute Uses
  • After a run/long walk or standing on your feet for a long period
  • Following a sprain or strain of a toe or ankle
Chronic Uses 
  • As a general part of an ongoing wellness regimen
  • Arthritis
  • Athletes foot and/or toenail fungus

Wraps

Benefits: They provide a way for localizing treatment when a particular area of the body requires detoxification and healing.
Preparation
  • Specifically designed wraps can be purchased or you can improvise at home. A non-dyed cotton is the best material for a therapeutic wrap. The size and length of the wrap depends on what area of the body it’s being applied to (it should be able to wrap around the body part its being applied to 4-6 times)
    • Ankle/Wrist
    • Knees/Elbow
    • Shoulder
    • Neck
    • Upper Torso – you can improvise with a t-shirt. Wring it out, put it on, and then put a dry t-shirt or sweatshirt on over top. It is important to make sure you stay warm.  You do not want to become chilled. If you are prone to being cold, consider bringing a hot water bottle to bed with you.
  • Add 1 heaping teaspoon into a bowl of water and then soak half of the wrap and wring it out slightly. Wrap the wet half around the affected body part and continue wrapping so that the dry half of the wrap is wrapped over top of the wet half. Use safety pins to fasten it.
  • Wraps are ideal to wear to while puttering at home, watching TV, or for maximal length exposure can be worn to bed.

Acute Uses

Chronic Uses
  • Chronic injuries (i.e. frozen shoulder, knee issues, ankle weakness etc.)
  • Chronic headaches or migraines (use a neck wrap – ideally wear to bed)
  • Thyroid issues (neck wrap)

Cuffs

Benefits: Cuffs are worn around wrists & forearms or ankles & lower legs. Similar to wraps, they can be worn around the house or to bed.
Preparation
  • You can purchase cuffs or improvise at home home by cutting the toe off a sock.
  • Prepare using same salt to water ration as wraps (1 heaping teaspoon of alkaline salts in a small-medium size bowl of water).
  • Dip the cuffs into the water, wring them out to desired level of dampness and then put them on.
  • Like all other forms of alkaline hydrotherapy, ensure at least 30 minutes of length, but aim for longer (overnight even) if possible.
Acute Uses
  • During exercise to assist in processing & eliminating lactic acid, thereby improving muscle endurance & recovery.
Chronic Uses
  • Ankle weakness/instability – this is especially important as we age for preventing falls.
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome

Spritzers

Benefits: Provides a quick easy deliver of alkaline hydrotherapy that can be used intermittently between other forms of treatment to expedite and maintain desired outcomes.
Preparation
  • Find a spray/spritz bottle of any size. Place about 1/2 teaspoon of alkaline salts for approximately ever 100 ml of water. If you find that the spray bottle is not spraying you may need to dilute the solution.
Acute Uses
  • Itch relief from bug bites or eczema
  • Promotes healing and assists with disinfection of wounds.
Chronic Uses
  • Skin conditions such as cellulite, acne, eczema & psoriasis – spritz the affected area daily after showering and again before bed.
  • Alternatively to deodorant or anti-perspirant – it prevents body odor while also detoxifying the area. This is important since conventional anti-perspirants not only suppress the body’s natural detoxification mechanisms, but also contain many toxic substances. Aluminum, in many women’s deodorants, has been associated with an increased risk of breast cancer.
  • Homemade facial toner – You should only use a cleanser at night to clean off make-up and dirt that have accumulated through the day. In the morning simply wash with water and/or use a toner followed by your daily moisturizer.
At Naturopathic Foundations, our aim is to provide patients with tools that they can use at home on an ongoing basis to maintain their health. If you have not tried AlkaBath salts before, drop by our clinic to pick up a free sample and speak with myself or one of the other doctors about the health benefits they provide.

Dr. Jentschura’s successful triple jump from Germany

Posted on : 15-05-2013 | By : Stephan, The Alkaline Diet Guy | In : Alkaline Expert Interview

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1. Cleansing
Successful cleansing starts with breaking apart impurities into their original
components. The dissolving or breaking up process reactivates acids and other
toxins that were originally deposited in the body.

For almost two decades now, 7×7 AlkaHerb Tea has proven to be a successful
cleansing agent. As an ideal cell flusher and with its specific combination of
49 herbs, spices, roots and flowers, 7×7 AlkaHerb Tea contains all elements,
which are involved in the process of impurity accumulation. The doctor based
his recipe on the life-long research of a family of naturopaths from the 1920s
in Germany. Due to its amazing formula 7×7 AlkaHerb Tea is able to dissolve all
of the different types of impurities in the human body.

2. Regeneration of the Body’s Functions and Neutralization of Reactivated Acids and Toxins

In the second step, newly released and
reactivated acids and toxins are neutralized
for safe removal from the body
using alkaline-forming vital substances.
WurzelKraft is a purely plant-based food
powder made of 100 plants! These vital
substances neutralize and alkalize; they
also strengthen the elimination function
of the kidneys and detoxification function
of the liver.
Each plant contains specific vital substances. WurzelKraft provides all plant
derived vital substances needed for optimal health, metabolism and all the
body’s important functions.

WurzelKraft also preserves and reconstructs our mineral stores (our body’s
chambers of life) such as skin, hair, nails, vessels, tissue, bones, cartilages and
tendons.

3. Elimination of Acids and Other Harmful Substances

Finally, the superfluous “ballast” must be expelled from the body! Apart from
our kidneys, intestines and lungs, the human body possesses another quite
large and efficient elimination organ – the skin!
With alkaline body care we can specifically activate the elimination function
of our skin. The underlying principle is simple, but ingenious. Hundreds of
thousands of sweat and sebaceous glands expel acids and other harmful
substances from the body. When submerged in a bath with the optimal
pH value of 8.5, which is alkaline, we are able to drain huge amounts of acids
and toxins via the skin.
The alkalinity of an alkaline bath, foot bath or of another alkaline application
removes the acids and toxins already expelled from the skin. Thus our body
can flush out more. The result of eliminating these harmful substances offers
us substantial relief. The skin is also gently cleaned and its self-oiling function
optimized.

3 Easy Steps to Follow:

1. Start with 1 – 2 cups of 7×7 AlkaHerb Tea daily, gradually increase
quantity to ½ or 1 litre.
Drink 1 – 1½ l of plain water daily.
2. Eat 5 teaspoons – 12 tablespoons of WurzelKraft distributed throughout the day.
3. Practise intensive alkaline body care, including full baths and
foot baths, alkaline stockings, wraps etc. as often as possible.

And read more about it at http://www.youinfocusproducts.com/

Free Alkaline Food Samples At the Yoga Show This Weekend in Toronto

Posted on : 18-03-2013 | By : Stephan, The Alkaline Diet Guy | In : Uncategorized

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Visit us at the Yoga Shown this weekend!!! We will be at Healthy Planet’s booth #601!!! Ask us for some alkaline food and body care samples created by the German alkaline doctor, Dr. Jentschura

Learn more about alkaline rich foods to improve your overall health.

Alkaline Food Lecture in Edmonton

Posted on : 18-03-2013 | By : Stephan, The Alkaline Diet Guy | In : Uncategorized

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Menopause Symptoms with Reena Janssen

Reena will discuss how to naturally ease the symptoms of Menopause. Also get the inside information about how to keep your body healthy using Dr. Jentschura’s Alkaline program.

Thursday, March 21
6:30pm-8pm

Where: At Planet Organic Southside

Please check out this link

Lots of MDs and NDs know that alkaline foods will improve your health because ingesting them lifts up your body pH.

Alkaline Foods Being Promoted in Vitality Magazine

Posted on : 14-03-2013 | By : Stephan, The Alkaline Diet Guy | In : Uncategorized

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Hi,

Please take the time to read this article about Dr. Jentschura’s world famous 3 steps to alkalinity:

Vitality Magazine

Read here about Dr Jentschura

Enjoy lots of alkaline rich foods to improve your vitality.
Some MDs say that it does not matter what kind of foods you eat because everything will be changed by the acidity of your stomack. So it does not matter what you eat because your health does not depend on your diet. But if doctors prescribe you pills and they are ingested they will heal you. If do not find that very logical.

Alkaline Diet by Dr. Jentschura

Posted on : 01-03-2013 | By : Stephan, The Alkaline Diet Guy | In : Uncategorized

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Dr. h.c. Jentschura (PhD), a German biochemist with over 30 years of research, has designed an alkaline purification and regeneration program that purifies the body and boosts overall health and vitality.

Environment, lifestyle, and dietary choices can result in a buildup of acids and toxins that harm our health. Fibrous capsules surrounding joints and organs, as well as organs themselves, can become filled with harmful and corrosive ‘neutral salts,’ also known as ‘impurities.’

That is why Dr. Jentschura created the “Triple Jump to Purification” for successful regeneration. In three simple steps, purification has the following benefits:

Step 1. Impurity deposits are dissolved into their individualized components by consuming a specific herbal tea blend of Dr. Jentschura’s 7×7 AlkaHerb;

Step 2. Loosened acids and toxins are neutralized and metabolized by using Dr. Jentschura’s Wurzel­Kraft, a super food formula with one hundred healing and regenerating herbs and plants; and

Step 3. Elimination of neutralized harmful substances occurs via skin and mucous membranes in alkaline body care applications using Dr. Jentschura’s Alka­Bath.

The “Triple Jump” allows one to successfully loosen, metabolize, and eliminate years of deposited impurities without the usual discomfort and is specifically designed to work gently. If you suffer from illness, to avoid any strain on the body, as well as an initial worsening or healing crises, you simply switch the ranking of the “Triple Jump” by starting the alkalizing program with the second and third steps.

alkaline foods are great for your body.

The body’s healing and regenerative potential is optimized through a wholesome, mostly alkaline diet in assistance with 3-10 Tbsp of Dr. Jentschura’s WurzelKraft. If indicated, the daily dose can be increased to 12 Tbsp. After a period of 1-4 weeks, one may begin to dissolve impurities as outlined in step 1. One begins with small amounts of Dr. Jentschura’s AlkaHerb tea and slowly increases the dose until they reach the desired quantity of 1-1.5 litres/day. One must also make sure to drink an additional 1-2 cups of water per cup of AlkaHerb tea to assist in the removal of harmful substances from the body. Lastly the alkaline body care makes a huge difference in how you feel throughout your purification process. The more alkaline baths and foot baths the better! Regular alkaline body care allows acids and toxins to be eliminated from the body’s fluids therefore providing relief.

People can choose a purification program that best suits them. 10, 20 or 30 days is usually the norm, however, it is perfectly safe and desirable to perform the “Triple Jump” for several months at a time.

Tips for the Daily Diet

Consume 80% alkaline-generating foods. Through a primarily vegetarian mineral-enriched, alkaline-generating, plant-based diet with lots of greens, organic vegetables, salads, smoothies, juices and some fruit. Regeneration is made possible through these types of foods as well as seeds and nuts. These foods fill our precious mineral reserves and maintain health and beauty.

Dr. Jentschura’s regenerating WurzelKraft is considered an ‘omni-molecular’ food, derived from numerous plants which contain high amounts of nutrients. This amount of bio-available nutrients gives the food its name: In Latin “omni” means all and “molecular” means molecules. So WurzelKraft contains all the molecules our body requires for optimal health.

The rest of the diet could be 20% acid-generating foods and beverages.

Dr. Jentschura’s alkalizing program is recommended by hundreds of medical and naturopathic doctors worldwide. His book, Health by Purification is an international bestseller. P. Jentschura Products are available in specialty health food stores throughout Canada. For more information on obtaining an alkaline lifestyle and disease recovery protocol, contact me.

Dr. h.c. Jentschura’s lecture tour about alkaline foods in Canada!

Posted on : 25-10-2012 | By : Stephan, The Alkaline Diet Guy | In : Uncategorized

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dr. jentschura at the big carrot

Dr. Jentschura is the German biochemist and natural doctor known for his 30 years of clinical work using the “alkaline” approach to achieve health and healing. The creator of the “Triple Jump to Purifiction” as well as author of the best-selling book “Health By Purification” was in Toronto, Ottawa, Calgary and Edmonton.

Dr. Jentschura’s lecture tour in Canada was such a success.

People loved his knowledge about our body’s biochemistry and achieving great health using his alkaline triple jump products. By the way the gentleman is 72 years old and got the looks and vitality of a young man.

Try to have Dr. Jentschura’s alkaline foods to stay healthy.

What Kind Of Alkaline Foods To Eat? By Dr. h.c. Peter Jentschura

Posted on : 02-09-2011 | By : Stephan, The Alkaline Diet Guy | In : alkaline diet

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How do I nourish properly?

You should select foods that are as natural and unprocessed as possible. With a diet that is predominantly full-value and vegetarian you supply your body with all necessary nutrients and encourage the self-regulation of your acid alkaline balance. Too much acidity providing food disturbs this equilibrium of your organism.

Particularly in old age the organism can no longer compensate dietary sins like it did in younger years. The danger of overacidification rises with progressing age because the performance of liver and kidneys declines. Simultaneously the alkaline reserves in the body decrease. It is also of importance that older people are less physically active.

Alkalinity providing foods

The majority of the daily nutrition, approx. 80 %, should consist of alkalinity providing or neutral foods.

Alkalinity providing foodstuffs are primarily of vegetable origin. In addition to the main nutrients carbohydrates, protein and fat plants contain various health-promoting vital substances, e. g. alkalinity generating minerals like calcium, potassium, magnesium, zinc, copper or iron and innumerable vitamins, secondary plant substances and enzymes. These multitudinous vital substances fulfil diverse tasks in our organism. Magnesium for example is on the one hand incorporated into our bones, on the other hand it participates in over 300 enzymatic reactions.

When consuming alkalinity providing foods our organism produces more alkaline than acidic constituents after metabolising them. Of greatest importance is that the alkaline effect of the plant-based vital substances in our organism only develops during their digestion. Our metabolism regulates its acid alkaline balance with the help of these substances, buffers acids and exudes them. All organs like e. g. the digestion organs are strengthened by vital substances.

Our organism needs the entire variety of vital substances to run smoothly. Incorporate alkalinity generating plants like vegetables, potatoes, leafy greens, fruits and raw foods into your daily diet.

Vegetables and fruits

In the first place of alkalinity providing foods are vegetables. Vegetables and fruits should be eaten at a ratio of approx. 2 : 1. Vegetables are the most effective alkalinity creators.

Fruits also are creators of alkalinity but this only applies to the intact metabolism and if fruits are well tolerated. If this is not the case the fruit acids remain in the organism and plunder minerals from the reserves of the body. Thus vegetables are always in first place of consumption. This experience is shared by many therapists like e. g. the well-known F. X. Mayr-physician Dr. Erich Rauch.

Regional, seasonal and fresh – always keep in mind this catchphrase when shopping! Sadly we are accustomed to buying everything at all times. Strawberries and asparagus at Christmas, tomatoes in January – these goods come from the other side of the world. No wonder that foods are oftentimes highly polluted with pesticides and harvested when still unripe so they can survive long transportation routes.

You should rather turn towards seasonal plants that were able to grow in the right time under ideal circumstances. These plants are harvested when ripe and are oftentimes easier to digest and have only travelled short routes. This has a positive impact on their nutrient content and also on their taste. Seasonal calendars can be found in various cooking magazines or the internet. If necessary use frozen food instead of preserved food.

Vegetables and fruits should be washed and chopped only shortly before preparation so that valuable water soluble minerals and vitamins do not go down the drain. Vegetables should generally be braised lightly and not cooked to rags to preserve precious vitamins and enzymes. Many vital substances are solved very fast and aggregate in the cooking water. Thus you should always use as little water as possible. It is recommended to use the cooking water for preparation of for example sauces.

Microwave – no, thanks!

Foods should never be prepared in the microwave. Microwaves do not cook foods evenly. Besides that a study has revealed that broccoli looses 85 % of its antioxidants when prepared in the microwave. Particularly the warming of breast milk should never be done with a microwave because all substances that serve the immune defence of the child are thus destroyed.

Protective cooking – yes, please!

Instead of warming in the microwave a gentle heating in a pot is recommendable.

Cooking in a steamer basket is a preparation method for vegetables that preserves vital substances very well. Also a steamer basket is very cheap. This valuable preparation method is suitable for all foods. Hot water vapour embraces the food from all sides and prevents dilution. The natural taste and appearance of the foods is preserved.

Herbs, germ buds and sprouts

Fresh herbs, germ buds and sprouts are a feature of a healthy diet. Most herbs can be bought as a potted plant and cut when needed. Already prepared herb bunches should be enveloped in a moist cloth and stored in the vegetable compartment of the fridge. Particularly rich in vitamins and minerals are fresh herbs like lemon balm, basil, parsley, chives or dill. Why not prepare pesto with fresh herbs and good oil? Healthy food can be so delicious!

Germ buds and sprouts are valuable fresh foods particularly rich in vital substances that are delicate or crunchy and taste from mild to piquant depending on species. They can be added to salads, vegetable meals, soups and dips. The preparation of buds and sprouts at home is very easy with a sprouter.

Potatoes

Next to carbohydrates, minerals and vitamins potatoes contain a lot of valuable protein. Thus they are an important alternative to animal foods for vegetarians and vegans. Because of their high content of water potatoes are very low in calories and fat. Additionally they are very rich in dietary fibres if prepared as potatoes boiled in the skin.

Avocado

The avocado is a real power fruit. Approximately 30 % of it is fat and so it is one of the fat-richest fruits next to the olive. The avocado’s fat is composed mostly of healthy unsaturated fatty acids that have a positive impact on the fat metabolism. Avocados include a large variety of vitamins like e. g. vitamin C and some B-vitamins and also minerals like potassium. It has also been demonstrated that avocados contain numerous bitter constituents.

Do you actually know …?

You should try to incorporate these valuable alkalinity providing foodstuffs regularly in your diet.

Pollen

Pollen are composed of many valuable contents like e. g. a broad spectre of vitamins, enzymes and minerals. Health-conscious people eat them to strengthen the body’s defences.

Chufa sedges

Chufa sedges are also called earthalmonds and have an almond-like sweet taste. They are distinguished by their high content of dietary fibres of about 30 %. The valuable protein of the chufa sedges is easily digestible.

Bitter constituents

Bitter constituents are part of the so-called secondary plant substances. As their name implies they are of bitter taste. Bitter constituents encourage the salivary flow and the release of digestive juices. They are particularly good for flatulence.

The intensity of the bitter taste ensures a limitation of the sensation of hunger and results in a quicker feeling of satiety. The vegetables grown nowadays have lower values of bitter constituents because the majority of the consumers prefer a sweet taste. Thus the bitter constituents have mostly been grown out of our vegetables by the agricultural industry.

Try to include fresh herbs and bitter vegetables like e. g. witloof and Brussels sprouts in your diet. Bitter constituents are also found in the many plants of the product AlkaLife (WurzelKraft) like e. g. common centaury, dandelion, rosemary, thyme and dill.

Spices

We recommend you to use sea salt or salt seasoned with herbs from the health or organic food store or a specialised drugstore instead of using isolated or iodated fluoridated table salt. According to the World Cancer Research Fund the overall average salt consumption of an adult should not exceed five grams per day. Unfortunately reality tells a different tale. A study from the year 2008 in Germany (2. Nationale Verzehrsstudie) found that every German consumes six to ten grams table salt per day.

Our kidneys can only excrete a limited amount of table salt per day. The rest is deposited in the body. The capacities of the kidneys and their supply with vital substances as well as the drinking quantity of a person determine how much table salt can be eliminated.

You should salt in moderation. Fresh herbs give an aromatic taste to all meals, too.

Surveys show that approx. 80 % of the salt we take in nowadays stem from industrially manufactured foods like e. g. ready-to-serve meals and chips and not from our salt shaker.

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Neutral foods

Neutral foods are neither acid nor alkalinity providing. They contain acid and alkalinity generating constituents in roughly equal amounts. Neutral foodstuffs can be ideally combined with alkalinity providing foods. Fats and oils class among the neutral foods and are very rich in essential constituents and should be consumed regularly.

Fats and oils

Fat has been ill-reputed as a thickener in our dieting society for a long time. But the “proper” fats are essential components for our organism and by no means fattening. Cold-pressed oils supply our organism with vitamin E and unsaturated fatty acids of vital importance. These have numerous positive effects on the vascular system like for example the regeneration of cell walls, joints, blood fats, the blood pressure and the skin. Additionally fats help with the detoxification of fat-soluble toxins like e. g. pesticides. When preparing foods fat ensures consistency and stability. It is an important flavour carrier and provides a lasting feeling of satiety.

Our body can not independently produce the polyunsaturated Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids. Therefore they have to be taken in with the nutrition. Most important are the Omega-3 fatty acids because oftentimes they are insufficiently supplied.

To these also belongs the important alpha-Linolenic acid. Only linseed, hemp, walnut and wheat germ oil and the fish species rich in fat like e. g. salmon, herring and trout contain noteworthy quantities of it.

Manufacture of oils

Many valuable plant ingredients of plant oils can get lost during the industrial filtering. Vitamin E and linolenic acid for example are destroyed by the high temperatures when hot-pressing oils. Protective manufacturing techniques like cold-pressing do not have this negative effect on these valuable plant ingredients. Also cold-pressed oil tastes better than hot-pressed oil.

When buying oils you should pay attention to take native cold-pressed oils. These oils are not heated during manufacturing. Only these native cold-pressed oils contain all valuable plant substances.

Trans-fatty acids

If unsaturated fatty acids are heated or chemically hardened trans-fatty acids are generated. During the manufacture of most margarines liquid fats are made spreadable by fat hardening. Particularly baking margarines and pastry, snacks and fluffy pastry prepared with baking margarines as well as fries, chips and chocolate bars contain a high amount of trans-fatty acids. Thus particularly people who consume large quantities of industrially manufactured foods take in large amounts of trans-fatty acids.

Trans-fatty acid increase the share of “bad” LDL-cholesterol in the blood and therefore count as a risk for the development of cardiovascular diseases. A high consumption of trans-fatty acids is also discussed to be associated with increased levels of diabetes, allergy and cancer risk.

The amount of trans-fatty acids contained in a foodstuff does not have to be given on the list of ingredients. But if you find the notation “hydrogenated vegetable oils” in the list of ingredients you can assume that a lot of trans-fatty acids are contained.

Snacks

Chips, peanut doodles etc. contain lots of unwanted saturated fatty acids and trans-fatty acids. Additionally flavour enhancers and large quantities of salt and calories are contained. If you want to enjoy a small snack you should better help yourself to tasty and healthy nuts or dried fruit instead of eating chips.

Which oil for which meal?

Not every oil is suitable for every method of preparation. Some oils can be heated, others only qualify for cold preparation.

For salads we recommend all native cold-pressed oils like safflower, pumpkin seed, linseed, corn germ, sunflower, olive and canola oil. Prepare your dressing with oil and a small amount of vinegar or some lemon juice. Dressings are delicious with cold-pressed vegetable oil, fresh herbs and spices.

Tip: Particularly linseed oil contains many unsaturated fatty acids and thus oxidises easily. Therefore it should be kept in dark bottles and protected from direct contact with light and oxygen.

Oils soused with for example chilli peppers are especially tasty for dressings. Mixed with some seasoned salt they provide a delicious dressing. You can confidently abandon vinegar when using seasoned oils.

For steaming and stewing vegetables you can very well use olive, pumpkin seed or canola oil. For the additional refinement of vegetables small quantities of cream or butter are recommended. If the meal has cooled down to eating temperature native cold-pressed oils can be added. This advice should also be observed when preparing baby food. If you resort to readily prepared jars you can add a small quantity of valuable vegetable oil.

For frying or other preparation methods where the oil is exposed to high temperatures you should use peanut, red palm oil or coconut oil or fat. Never use cold-pressed vegetable oils for frying. The more unsaturated fatty acids the oil contains the more susceptible to heat it is and the less suitable for frying. Oils begin to burn when heated up to a certain temperature (smoke point) and change their structure. As a result cancer-causing agents like e. g. trans-fatty acids are formed.

For baking we recommend coconut fat or butter. Both are formed from saturated fatty acids that can be heated without any problems.

As spreadable fats butter or vegetarian spreads are sufficient. The artificial product margarine is not sufficient for a full-value and natural diet even though it is thus commended in proficient advertisements.

You should diversify your oils like you do with vegetables and fruits. No two oils are identical in their composition. Each oil contains different constituents that our organism needs in their whole diversity to function optimally.

How do I nourish properly with Alkaline Foods? by Dr. h.c. Jentschura

Posted on : 18-07-2011 | By : Stephan, The Alkaline Diet Guy | In : alkaline diet

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How do I nourish properly?

Alkalinity providing foods

Vegetables and fruits

Microwave – no, thanks!

Protective cooking – yes, please!

Herbs, germ buds and sprouts

Potatoes

Avocado

Pollen

Chufa sedges

Bitter constituents

Spices

Neutral foods

Fats and oils

Acid-forming foods

Meat, lunchmeat and sausages

Fish

Eggs

Milk and dairy products

Cereal products

Cereal-similar plants

Semiluxury food and tobacco

Low-calorie products = poor pleasure products

Ready-to-serve meals and additives

How to supplement nutrition?

Provide a daily plan for an alkalinity providing diet

The intestine – the root of the “human plant”

Drinking keeps you fit: People who drink alkaline water double their daily drinking amount.

Overview of alkalinity and acidity providing foods

You are what you eat!

This well-known proverb illustrates a serious problem that affects a lot of people in our prosperous society since our nutritional habits have radically changed during the last centuries.

For more than two million years human beings have fed on vegetable and plant based foods like wild uncultivated vegetables, nuts, roots, seeds, berries and fruits. Additionally they moderately consumed animal protein in the form of mostly raw meat or fish. Our ancestors often moved for up to thirty kilometres per day on their search for something edible. On the basis of this nutrition and exercise the metabolism, cardiovascular system, physique and digestive tract of the human being were developed.

With the help of vital substances from foods that we eat and drink on a daily basis our organism forms its cells, organic system and physical structures and keeps up regeneration itself.

Nutrition today

Today we eat large quantities of animal protein, salt and fat, sweets and treats as well as white flour products. Acidity providing foodstuffs like sausage rolls, Pizza Salami with extra cheese, soft drinks and chocolate bars are to be found daily in the diet of many people. The oversupply with foodstuffs that contain many “empty calories”[1] does in the long run not only lead to overweight and nutrition- or overacidity-related diseases of civilisation. It also brings about a lack of health-promoting and essential vital substances. In a way it is as if we starve having a full stomach.

Particularly overweight is a serious problem in all age groups today. In Germany 1.9 million children and teenagers between 3 and 17 years are overweight. That is 15 % of this age group. In the age group of grown-ups 55 % of females and 65 % males are overweight. People oftentimes turn to ready-to-serve meals or got to fast food restaurants because they lack time and cooking experience or fall victim to the clever strategies of the advertisement industry. Another important factor that promotes overweight is lack of exercise.

Dietary lessons for parents-to-be and for children and teenagers are not held. Thus a healthy alkalinity providing diet remains a secret for many people.

When is enough enough for the human being?

In addition to the unhealthy eating habits oftentimes lack of exercise or extreme exercise can be observed. Exercise is an important part of a good acid alkaline balance as long as it is pursued in a healthy degree. During exercise acids are eliminated due to increased breathing. Also the enhanced intake of oxygen supports all metabolic processes.

Emotional and physical stress, noise, harmful substances and pollution, emission from mobile phones and other energetic burdens oftentimes are this “enough” for the human being. All these influences promote the development of overacidification of the organism and civilisation diseases like high blood pressure, diabetes, gout and rheumatism that result from it.

We can counteract many of these factors that endanger our health. We have to get active and inform ourselves on healthy nutrition. This brochure wants to make an informative and important contribution to this and throw light on alkalinity and acidity generating foods. It wants to show you how you can create a simple, healthy and alkalinity providing diet. What do you want to change? What are you able to change? Even small changes can make a difference. Take over the reins of health. The decision what you eat and drink every day is yours alone.

How do I nourish properly?

You should select foods that are as natural and unprocessed as possible. With a diet that is predominantly full-value and vegetarian you supply your body with all necessary nutrients and encourage the self-regulation of your acid alkaline balance. Too much acidity providing food disturbs this equilibrium of your organism.

Particularly in old age the organism can no longer compensate dietary sins like it did in younger years. The danger of overacidification rises with progressing age because the performance of liver and kidneys declines. Simultaneously the alkaline reserves in the body decrease. It is also of importance that older people are less physically active.

[1] Foodstuffs that are rich in calories but contain few or no vital substances.

Bring Back The Body’s Normal Chemical Balance By Means Of Alkaline Foods

Posted on : 14-01-2011 | By : Stephan, The Alkaline Diet Guy | In : Uncategorized

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The food you eat does more than nourish and energize you. It also affects the chemical composition of your body. If it goes out of balance, particularly turning predominantly acidic, a host of health problems can ensue. When this happens, there are a lot of approaches to restore the balance. And one of them is through the consumption of alkaline foods.

Such chemical imbalance can be identified by certain signs and symptoms. Some include headaches, listlessness and fatigue. You will also experience recurring allergies and sicknesses such as fever and colds. There are many other problems linked to excessive acidity of the body, from minor to fatal ones.

As mentioned earlier, one way of restoring this chemical balance within you is through consumption of food high in alkalinity. Doing so will neutralize the unwanted amounts of acid trapped inside the body. As a general rule of thumb, three-fourths of what you eat should be composed of those that are high in alkalinity.

But before we discuss what you need to eat plenty of, let’s go through some of the things you have to avoid. Some of them include meat, meat products, seafood, coffee, carbonated drinks, alcohol, and all instant and processed items. The problem is many people find it hard to completely shun away from all these as they’re simply hard to resist.

Now let’s go to the good stuff – those which you should have plenty of. Some recommendable vegetables include cabbage, radish, carrots, spinach, garlic, turnip, asparagus, onions, celery, cucumber and leeks. Fruits you should consume include lemon, avocado, watermelon, apples, banana, grapes, peach and grapefruit.

Some other things you can add to the list of alkaline foods include seeds, nuts and grains. There are also healthy types of oils you can have, including coconut, flax and olive oil. If you research for a similar list online, slight variations may be observed. Your best bet is to stick to dark, green, leafy vegetables and fresh fruits that are organically grown.