The alkaline diet is also known as the acid-alkaline diet or alkaline ash diet. It is based around the idea that the foods you eat can alter the acidity or alkalinity (the pH value) of your body. By testing your body’s pH you can get an indication of where the pH is. Knowing whether your body is acid or alkaline is an important part of the Alkaline Diet. Checking it is quite easy – simply follow the guide below:
- Regularly check the pH of your urine and saliva and analyse your results. Click here for our guide How to test your pH using pH test strips. Ask a health practitioner to help you interpret the results.
- Acids come primarily from food intake; review your diet, does it consist of at least 80% alkalising foods? Keep a food diary for at least 24 hours noting everything that you consume (including snacks & medication). Download our free Acid-Alkaline Foodchart here.
- Review your symptoms; the following could be an indication for acidification: lack of energy, drive & enthusiasm, excess weight, eczema, low blood pressure, aches and pains, depression, weak immune system and allergies*.
- Have a look at your overall lifestyle; how we live our daily life has an influence on our acid-alkaline balance. Having an active lifestyle, with hobbies & interests, a positive outlook on life, but also time for relaxing and de-stressing and regular sleep all have a positive influence.
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Other popular Alkaline Diet resources
- I’m Acidic – what foods are best to eat? Click here for our guide to pH Balance Diet – Acid & Alkaline Foods and download your free Alkaline Wall Planner and Food Chart
- Guide to Green Drinks. Click here to find out about green drinks
- Guide to alkaline water. Click here to find out more
- Do you know which pH drops are right for you? Click here for our guide to pH drops
- Guide to alkaline minerals & salts – Click here
* sources: Christopher Vasey, The Acid-Alkaline Diet
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