Toxic overload and how to fix it
Everything we eat, drink or inhale influences the body. Over time our cells become damaged and insufficient at processing nutrients.
Health problems occur when cells are not functioning properly and not excreting sodium or calcium, resulting in a build up of toxins in the body called Toxemia.
Toxemia is another word for too much acidity in the body. When certain tissues are too toxic and acidic, other organs and tissues must overcompensate to try and fix this issue, causing physical stress.
The best way to ensure all your cells are functioning properly is to monitor the acid level in your body, which is known as an alkaline level. Humans range from 7.46 - 7.49 on the pH scale.
When you have too much or too little acid in your body, a.k.a. not being alkaline, you are at high risk for poor digestion and lowered uptake of nutrients.
Some of the first signs of toxemia include lack of energy, mood swings, migraines and asthma. You may find yourself reaching for more caffeine or other stimulants such as salt and sugar if you are suffering from toxemia.
Another way you can test this is by picking up a litmus test from Walgreens to test your pH balance in your urine, this will let you know if you are too acidic or not acidic enough, and from there you can modify the types of food you are eating.
So, if you are struggling with a stomach or body that is too acidic, the foods that you want to include to become more alkaline are water based fruits, all vegetables, egg whites, tofu, mushrooms, kidney beans and some raw nuts.
If you are struggling with a body that is not acidic enough, you could not be absorbing as many minerals and nutrients from your food. This would make you feel hungry all the time and very lethargic.
To get more acidic, incorporate more peanuts, meat, fish and shellfish, egg yolks, wheat, rice and corn into your diet. These are a little bit more acidic foods.
An ideal alkaline diet would be composed of 80% alkaline foods and 20% acid foods, including some neutral foods such as yogurt, butter, cheese and uncaffeinated tea.
It is in your best interest to opt for organic meats, produce and eggs because the preservatives and additives in regular produce can contribute to acidity.
Use this information to assess how you’re currently feeling and how you could be eating to feel even better! Please let me know if you have questions on this topic and would like to dive deeper!
“Every time you eat or drink you are either feeding disease or fighting it”
Best wishes and health!
Leah Peters – Leahpetersfitness.com
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