An alkaline diet can be a helpful protector against illness and disease. Why? Due to modern lifestyles, our bodies tend to veer toward improper pH balance. What this means is that we are living in an overly acidic state. Physicians have recognized for decades that an acid-alkaline imbalance is linked to disease and a lack of good health in general.
Looking at the global picture, there are three major categories of diseases. The first is contagious diseases caused by the invasion of foreign live substances. Today’s medical science is effective in isolating these invaders and finding the killer agents or developing immune shots.
The second category is degenerative adult diseases caused by the accumulation of non-disposed acidic wastes within our body. Whether the wastes are distributed evenly throughout the body or concentrated in some specific area, they can cause different diseases such as diabetes, digestive problems, constipation, arthritis, gout, cancer, osteoporosis, wrinkles, etc. The best way to get rid of acidic wastes through urine is to drink alkaline water and follow an alkaline diet in general.
The third category is mysterious diseases caused by nutritional deficiency. This category is even common among health-conscious people who eat exclusively “healthy foods” and exclude all “unhealthy” ones. After an extended time, some develop nutritional deficiency. Nutritional deficiency could be the result of special diets, which cause some people to exclude some foods or over-indulge in others. Over-indulgence in one kind of food could cause nutritional deficiency/imbalance. Our body needs all kinds of nutrients since certain nutrients are needed to maintain proper ratios with other nutrients.
A health food store owner from Sweden visited Alkalife founder Sang Whang after reading his book and told of an interesting phenomenon. When people start a vegetarian diet, they feel health improvement. After a few years, their health may deteriorate due to nutritional deficiency. However, their memory of health improvement is so vivid that they think they should eat more vegetables, thus making the situation worse.
When it comes to health and diet, there are two schools of thought. Professional hospital dieticians advocate a balanced diet for their patients, making sure that the needed carbohydrate, protein, fat, and fiber are supplied. They are not necessarily concerned with the types of waste products that these foods produce. On the other hand, health food specialists are more concerned with waste products that the foods produce; they recommend certain kinds of food while excluding others. They are not necessarily knowledgeable about our body’s minimum daily requirements of certain nutrients.
When Alkalife founder Sang Whang originally developed Alkalifeâ€™s patented formula, he made 10 different ratios of potassium hydroxide and sodium hydroxide combinations and had them tested on 200 people over a period of two months. The test results showed the ratio of 75% potassium to 25% sodium to be the most optimal for the majority of people.
Our recommendation is to enjoy the food that we like with an emphasis on fruits and vegetables while reducing intake of acid-forming foods such as meats and processed sugars. We do not recommend total exclusion of any one food. Eat in moderation following professional dieticians’ balanced diet concept. An acid-alkaline foods chart can help you make better food choices daily.
Lastly, we recommend not over-relying on foods to cleanse acidic wastes, thus running the risk of creating nutritional deficiency and/or imbalance. Instead, let alkaline water do the job of cleansing acidic wastes by drinking it daily.