The Alkaline Lifestyle: Foods, Supplements, and Strategies to Nourish and Remineralize the BodyVitality Magazine October 1, 2014
by Stephan Wilmes
For millions of years, human beings lived as hunter-gatherers; a few hours of work each day devoted to gathering and preparing food, and the rest playing with our children. As a result, we got plenty of fresh air, exercise, and a real sense of community. We can learn from the way indigenous people live with respect for, and in harmony with, nature.
In contrast, our acidic North American lifestyle, rather than creating balance in our lives and our health, prevents the possibility of an alkaline body. Too much acid-generating food and drink, too much stress, and not enough fresh air and exercise – these factors create an acidic versus an alkaline body, and are the main factors which throw off the natural balance in our bodies.
On a purely physical level, we are just like the animals. Do animals in their natural environment eat junk food, drive cars everywhere, and get really stressed out at day jobs? No way! They are out in the fresh air running and jumping, eating fresh food, and otherwise relaxing. Everything they do contributes to an alkaline body and vibrant health.
We humans, on the other hand, eat and drink many acid-forming processed foods like coffee, pop, and white flour products. Instead of walking or biking to work, we drive, and many of us spend hours in our cars each day. We ride the elevator instead of taking the stairs, and our jobs are often sedentary and stressful. Watching TV in the evenings can be intense, and also very stimulating. This kind of living creates an acidic body.
Three Step Program to Alkalinize the Body
By making a commitment to change, we can make different choices that will bring balance to our lives; it is not that hard once you’re ready. Changing your diet to consist of 70% alkalizing foods and beverages can make a huge difference to your health.
Dr. Jentschura, MSc, from Germany has developed a very powerful and easy 3-step program to alkalize the body: 1) alkaline purification, 2) cleansing, 3) generation.
Step 1: Break Up Stored Deposits with AlkaHerb Tea
The three step program begins with using AlkaHerb 7×7 blood cleansing tea. It helps dissolve the toxic material stored in tissues. Dr. Jentschura based his recipe on the lifelong research of a family of naturopathic doctors in Germany over a hundred years ago.
Made from 49 organic and wild crafted herbs, the AlkaHerb tea is effective in breaking down toxins and acids stored in tissues. As the accumulated impurities are dissolved, they can move freely in the body fluids again, preparing them to be released and flushed out via the intestines, kidneys, lungs, and skin. As these stored toxins and acids are released, so is the water and fat which bound them together. Weight loss is a side effect of the detoxification process, since most fat is really just stored impurities in the body. Simply drink two cups of AlkaHerb daily, and for each cup consumed, be sure to drink a glass of water.
Step 2: Re-Mineralize with WurzelKraft
The second step involves eating WurzelKraft alkaline food granules to refill the mineral stores in the blood, skin, teeth, hair, bones, and tissues. Our bodies buffer acidity with minerals, leading to mineral deficiency. This condition leads to tissue damage, and ultimately to all symptoms of disease. As the acids and toxins released by the AlkaHerb tea move freely in the body fluids, minerals are also needed to neutralize them for safe removal.
WurzelKraft means literally ‘The Power Of Roots’, and is made from the roots, seeds, flowers, and leaves of 100 different healing plants; each of these organic and wildcrafted plants is carefully chosen to support optimum cell health. WurzelKraft contains every mineral needed by the body’s cells. It tastes delicious and comes in a bio-available form that makes for quick assimilation of vital minerals. Eating 6 teaspoons daily will flood the body with all the minerals, vitamins, and trace elements it needs.
Step 3: Expel Toxins and Acids with AlkaBath
The 3rd step involves bathing with AlkaBath alkaline mineral bath salts to enable quick and comfortable elimination of acids and toxins through the skin. Besides the kidneys, lungs, and intestines, your skin is a very large and effective organ of elimination. Dr. Jentschura’s simple yet ingenious approach to efficient elimination takes advantage of the large surface area of the skin. This is easily achieved by bathing in an alkaline solution (pH 8.5).
Simply add 3 tablespoons of AlkaBath to the full bath (use a smaller amount for foot baths), and soak as long as you can. The results of this powerful detox include better sleep, healthier skin, and more.
In addition to the three steps mentioned previously, you can also further increase the alkalinity of your diet. Below are some recipes from Dr. Jentschura.
RECIPES FOR LUNCH
(Makes 4 servings)
2 cups quinoa
4 cups vegetable broth
1 small onion
3 teaspoons olive oil
3 tomatoes, cubed
2 carrots, shredded
100 g black or green olives
pepper and seasoned salt
Wash the quinoa seeds with hot water, let them drip off, then lightly stew them in 1 teaspoon oil. Stir in the vegetable broth and let simmer for about 15 minutes. Let cool down and mix with vegetables and 2 teaspoons olive oil. Season according to taste.
Mixed Salad with Warm Mustard Vinaigrette
(Makes 4 servings)
½ head endive
100 grams arugula
1 ripe avocado
2 Tbsp olive oil
2 teaspoons sesame seeds
1 Tbsp lemon juice
2 teaspoons coarse mustard
Tear, wash and dry the salad. Peel the avocado, cut into thin slices and mix with the salad in a bowl. Slightly roast the sesame seeds in 1 tablespoon oil. After the seeds have cooled down, stir in the lemon juice, olive oil and mustard. Pour the dressing over the salad immediately.
This is tasty with potatoes boiled in their skins.
RECIPE FOR DINNER
Those who suffer gastrointestinal problems after dinner could try eating little or no cereal, fruits, raw vegetables, or salad after 8 pm. The liver and digestive tract are already resting during this time; for this reason, the above mentioned foods cannot be macerated adequately and they start to ferment overnight. As a result, toxic metabolic waste develops, which burdens the liver and intestines. To avoid this, eat instead vegetable soups or stewed vegetables with potatoes, millets, or quinoa.
If weight reduction is a priority, try to avoid foods high in carbohydrates in the evening; this can really boost the burning of fat overnight. Also helpful is eating a large serving of vegetables and a small amount of protein – cheese, fish, or meat instead of potatoes, bread, and the like.
SIMPLE & QUICK DINNER RECIPE: Oven Vegetables
Preheat oven to 350.
Choose seasonal vegetables like pumpkin, carrots, eggplant, zucchini, bell pepper, potatoes, and mix them according your taste.
Use some organic olive oil, pepper, and seasoned sea salt or A.Vogel salt.
Bake for 5-10 minutes and enjoy!
Dr. Jentschura's alkaline products are available in health food stores across Canada. Or to purchase online, visit: www.youinfocusproducts.com. For more information call: 1-866-722-9812