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Getting the acid - base balance right

Updated: Aug 15, 2018

Every cell in the human body is in a constant state of  metabolic activity. Acid is produced as a result of metabolism. But the amount of acid produced depends on our diet and lifestyle.

Signs and symptoms of Chronic Mild  Metabolic Acidosis (CMMA):

  • Pain and inflammation

  • Fatigue and exhaustion

  • Cognitive decline

  • Insulin resistance

  • Cardiovascular risk

  • Poor detoxification

  • Kidney disease

  • Bone demineralisation

  • Muscle breakdown

  • Gastrointestinal dysfunction

  • Glutathione depletion

The food we eat influences the amount of acid produced and this is known as PRAL (Potential Renal Acid Load).

The typical Western diet

The typical Western diet, high in acidic foods (such as animal proteins , dairy and grains), and low  in alkalising mineral rich plant matter can cause our bodies to become too acidic.

Improving acid-base balance.

Balance protein  rich foods with alkaline vegetables. Try to add vegetables or salads to every meal, not just dinner. The most alkaline vegetable is spinach and how easy is it to add a handful of baby spinach to all your meals or start your day with a green juice. Drink plenty of filtered water and get plenty of exercise. 

For further information on improving your acid base balance, please contact myself at Casuarina Holistic Health.

Have a great day.

Jules x

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