Why an Alkaline Diet can successfully treat many if not most health problems? by Radha Cohen

Alkaline Therapy or pH therapy is based on the observation of cellular metabolism. For example, we can stop cancer cells progression by raising the internal cancer cell pH through the elimination of latent acidosis, helping to promote a natural apoptosis cycle or cancer cells’ death.

Ideally, this approach begins with an alkaline diet, recommended by many among Natural Therapists, Healers and Medical professionals alike.

The alkaline diet is mainly PLANT BASED and AVOIDS SUGARS, DAIRY, WHEAT or HIGH GLUTEN GRAINS, and only to some extent, it allows to use Nuts, Seeds, and Beans in small amounts. It emphasizes fresh Vegetables, Fresh Fruits, and fresh Vegetable juices along with cruciferous vegetables and greens. This Diet changes the intercellular body pH coming closer to the ideal blood pH, in itself a key metabolic accomplishment on the path of ‘health’ and ‘longevity’.

Periodically, following an Alkaline Diet based on vegetables and fruits creates a less than optimal environment for any disease to spread, at the same time strengthening the immune system and healthy cells, through improved nutrition. Periodically, an Alkaline Diet also neutralizes the acid waste that causes so much pain, not only in case of cancer cells, but many other diseases caused by acidity such as digestive conditions, arthritis, rheumatism, or skin problems, to mention but a few, where cells become anaerobic and have lost their pH control mechanism.

Most diseases thrive in an anaerobic, acid environment, and diseased cells, or cancer cells, die if pushed into an alkaline, oxygenated environment.

Living Total Wellness Detox and Yoga Wellness Weight Loss and Alkaline Diet Programs are based on creating a maximum alkaline effect on the body, eliminating acidity, accumulated toxic waste in tissues and organs, and heavy toxic metals.

To reach this goal we use various nutritious and tasty alkaline preparations, easy to learn, easy to make, and delicious, as well as highly nutritious and detoxifying Organic Vegetable Juices, together with home-made Probiotic Formulas and Vegetable Broths. We also use particularly alkalizing herbs from the Indian Ayurvedic Tradition, such as Amla – (one of the most potent antioxidant of all foods on Earth), Triphala and other very specific herbal formulas to help the binding and the elimination of heavy toxic waste in the body, drastically affecting body functions, as well as brain health.

During the Detox Diet and Graduated Juice Fasting, or the Alkaline Diet Protocol, sick, toxic cells and toxic waste will be expelled through the natural elimination process of the body, the colon, the tongue, the sweating of the skin. This cleansing process allows new cells’ regeneration to take place that will make you feel lighter, happier, full of vitality, energized and rejuvenated.

The 4 Day or the 10 Day Retreats are designed starting with pure organic alkaline food preparations and probiotics, followed by a Juice Fast, or Fruits and Vegetable preparations combined with regular intake of Prebiotic Formulas added to it.

Highly Alkaline Diet or Juice Fasting in itself is not always easy, and it can be quite difficult to practice in a normal home environment. However when it is practised in a specifically conducive environment with professional support and a caring holistic program designed to sustain you physically as well as emotionally, mentally and spiritually, the Alkaline Diet and the Juice Fast becomes easy to manage, and the whole experience becomes one of the most uplifting, vibrating and exhilarating experiences of your life.


The Acidic-Alkaline Balance

If your body is acidic due to poor digestion caused by a diet of too much-refined flour, processed foods, sugar (including honey and agave), dairy, and meat, and combined with stress, your immune system will eventually break down, and your digestive tract will become imbalanced and inflamed.

You will also be prone to Candida or some type of infection, and generally be in a toxic state of health. Why? Because when the bacterial flora in the digestive system becomes imbalanced, we develop intestinal ‘dysbiosis’, and our gut is not able to crowd out harmful bacteria, parasites, and yeast. When I learned that this could be the cause of my symptoms, I gained new hope of finding relief from my condition.

The Cure? About 14 days of mostly green juices followed by a low glycemic fruit and vegetable diet to cleanse my digestive system and eliminate the toxins I had accumulated over the years. The fresh, green juices and the low glycemic fruits and the vegetables, which are all very easy to digest, alkalinized my body and cleansed my liver, gallbladder, kidney, pancreas, and intestines.

After that cleanse combined with some Ayurvedic herbs and an Elimination Diet (meaning avoiding those foods that are well-proven to be “common allergens” for the vast majority of people, my whole digestive found its way to balance. My internal inflammation also disappeared once my body regained its proper acidic-alkaline levels. But why didn’t the use of Ayurvedic herbs alone achieved the same result?


A Good Digestion is the Key to Health

My digestive system was so out of balance that by simply taking herbs without changing the underlying cause-the combination of mental and emotional stress and an inappropriate imbalanced diet-was not effective enough. There is actually a saying in Ayurveda that underscores this point beautifully:”When lifestyle is wrong, medicine is of no use. When lifestyle is right, medicine is of no need.”

In other words, when our diet and some aspects of our lifestyle are out of wack, herbs alone are not effective in healing the digestive system, and therefore improving the bacterial flora in the gut and thus improving the immune system.

The body’s digestive system has two main functions: to bring nutrients in and toxins out. When we digest food and liquids, the nutrients in the food and liquids are absorbed into the bloodstream to be utilized by the cells in the body for fuel. What is not used by the blood to keep our cells, muscles, nerves, and bones energized and healthy is excreted through the urine, the skin, and the stool in the form of toxins.

If the body is naturally detoxing every day, even while we are fast asleep, why is it still important to detox with an occasional juice cleanse or with alkaline superfoods? Because the food we eat is not always healthy or alkaline; it may contain too much acid-producing processed flour, sugar, animal fat, and dairy, pesticides, herbicides, or synthetic hormones.

Stress is another reason, too much work and too little rest or sleep will create imbalances in the body’s digestive ecology. And that is the reason why simply taking herbs-even the best Ayurvedic herbs-may not alone be enough to heal a chronic condition.


The Main Secret to Healing lies in the Digestive System

Scientists today are calling our digestive system the “second brain”. This digestive system is very sophisticated and is intimately related to our immune system. When we are under stress or when we eat the wrong types of food, our immune system is compromised ( and all sorts of unwanted, non-beneficial bacteria, yeast or fungi, can take over).

This “ecological crisis” in our digestive system is, according to many health experts, one of the leading causes of auto-immune diseases such as thyroid imbalances, lupus, fibromyalgia, arthritis, high blood pressure, cancer, and many common brain issues or disease, such as, loss of memory, brain fog, migraines, Alzheimer or Parkinson.

How does this happen? Stress causes indigestion and acid reflux, and so does eating too much hard-to-digest foods, such as red meats, cookies, pizza, and ice-cream, as well as overeating, emotional eating, cravings and food addiction caused by stress, and especially if we eat a lot of animal fat, cheese and milk, and sugars-will cause indigestion, constipation, and eventually a reduced immune system. ,….overeating and physical-emotional-mental stress are the most common causes of illness in today’s fast-paced, fast-food world.

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