Basic Effects: Alkalizing
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AYURVEDIC PERSPECTIVE ON ALKALIZING
An herb or food that makes the urine more alkaline (higher pH). This herbal action can be helpful for a number of inflammatory conditions.
Balanced by 'Acidifying'.
The body tries to maintain a constant blood pH. However, the foods we eat have an alkalizing or acidifying effect on blood. The system of macrobiotics claims that cancer, candida, arthritis, and many other disease condiditons thrive from eating too many acidifying foods. An alkalizing diet, on the other hand, may reduce some of these symptoms.
The modern diet has many acidifying foods such as wheat & red meat. These foods should be mixed with four times the quantity in alkalizing vegetables. To balance the high acidity of a modern diet. Many acidic foods like tomato and vinegar actually have an alkalizing effect on body.
pH and IndigestionGas & bloating, secondary to fermentation of food, is highly acidifying even if you are eating an alkalizing diet. Balanced digestion is key to balancing the pH of the blood.
OsteoporosisYour body buffers an acidic pH by leaching minerals out of your bones. People with osteopenia or osteoporosis should thus avoid acidifying foods.
HELPFUL FOR*'Alkalizing' may be helpful for these symptoms and causes below.
Reproductive HealthYellow vaginal discharge
CONTRAINDICATIONS / AGGRAVATES / IS AGGRAVATED BY*'Alkalizing' may aggravate, or be aggravated by, these symptoms and causes below.
About the AuthorJohn Immel, the founder of Joyful Belly, teaches people how to have a healthy diet and lifestyle with Ayurveda biocharacteristics. His approach to Ayurveda is clinical, yet exudes an ease which many find enjoyable and insightful. John also directs Joyful Belly's School of Ayurveda, offering professional clinical training in Ayurveda for over 15 years.
John's interest in Ayurveda and specialization in digestive tract pathology was inspired by a complex digestive disorder acquired from years of international travel, as well as public service work in South Asia. John's commitment to the detailed study of digestive disorders reflects his zeal to get down to the roots of the problem. His hope and belief in the capacity of each & every client to improve their quality of life is nothing short of a personal passion. John's creativity in the kitchen and delight in cooking for others comes from his family oriented upbringing. In addition to his certification in Ayurveda, John holds a bachelor's degree in mathematics from Harvard University.
John enjoys sharing Ayurveda within the context of his Catholic roots, and finds Ayurveda gives him an opportunity to participate in the healing mission of the Church. Jesus expressed God's love by feeding and healing the sick. That kindness is the fundamental ministry of Ayurveda as well. Outside of work, John enjoys spending time with his wife and 6 kids, and pursuing his love of theology, philosophy, and language.
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