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Alkalize for Detox

Alkalize for Detox

What Creates Acidic Waste?

As we age, many factors contribute to the toxic acid load stored up in our bodies. Along with cellular function, acidic waste can be caused by high-acid foods and beverages, excessive stress, intensive and prolonged exercise, pollution, over-the-counter and prescription drugs, poor lifestyle habits and even negative thinking. Fortunately, the human body is very effective at filtering out most of our daily acidic waste with the help of our lymphatic system.


What Role Does Our Lymphatic System Play?

The lymphatic system, made up of lymph fluid, tiny vessels, nodes and organs, is responsible for removing excess fluid, infections and acidic waste from the interstitial spaces between the cells. But with years of poor lifestyle and eating habits, an accumulation of acid occurs. An overload of acid causes lymphatic vessels to constrict, inhibiting the lymphatic system’s ability to work efficiently. This leads to dead cell parts, discarded proteins, fluids, acidic cellular waste and toxins accumulating in body tissues and causing swelling known as lymphedema. Other lymphatic system problems can include infections, blockages (swollen glands), and cancer. The lymphatic system function optimally at a pH of 7.4.


Alkaline Minerals and Bicarbonate-Producing Foods Groups Bu er Acidity

Research has revealed that the body’s natural ability to produce pH-balancing bicarbonates declines with age. Mineral-rich foods, such as fruits and vegetables, are rich in precursors to bicarbonates in the form of organic acids (citric, malic, acetic etc.). The continual replacement of key minerals & bicarbonate-producing foods is essential. The most obvious source of mineral and bicarbonate buffers is the diet. The best foods are those that form the fewest acidic waste products and provide the greatest amount of acid-neutralizing minerals (potassium, magnesium, calcium, sodium) and bicarbonate precursors. The highest mineral-containing and bicarbonate-producing foods are: fruits (lemons, limes, melons, prunes, berries); root vegetables (celeriac, rutabaga, turnips, carrots, parsnips, sweet potato, potato, yams, onions); vegetable or vine fruit (tomatoes, zucchini, eggplant, cucumbers); leafy greens (spinach, lettuce, kale, chard); stalks (celery, broccoli stalks); mushrooms


Start Your Day the Alkaline Way!

One of the most convenient and effective ways to reduce the body’s level of acidity is to hydrate and energize first thing in the morning and throughout the day with an alkalizing drink. Morning Rise & Shine (Electrolyte Fuel) is an idea choice. One serving equals the juice of one-half an average size lemon, an ounce of aloe vera juice with added alkaline citrate-based minerals. Lemon juice contain the highest amount of citric acid (up to 10%) of any food. Citric acid can be converted by the kidneys into bicarbonate and used as part of its buffering system to neutralize acid accumulating in the blood. As a super-alkalizing agent, Morning Rise & Shine can play an important role in cellular detoxification and energy production with a concentration of 23% citric acid per serving. When taken every morning, this alkalizing drink aids the body in naturally releasing harmful acidic impurities and other toxic build-up that retard metabolism and add weight to the abdominal area. 

Bringing your body into the optimal pH balance does not necessarily require a radical change to your total lifestyle or eating habits. Simply adjust your diet to include more low-carb vegetables, leafy greens and fruits such as, lemons and limes and remember to hydrate with one or two Morning Rise & Shine drinks per day. By focusing on alkalizing the body to maintain an optimal pH balance, you will reduce your toxic load, experience a noticeable increase in your energy and overall well-being.

RoseMarie Pierce, B.Sc. Pharm, earned her degree in Pharmacy from Dalhousie University in 1972. After extensive studies in herbal and nutritional medicine, RoseMarie integrated these disciplinary practices with her pharmacy education to become Canada’s first Holistic Pharmacist.


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