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Acidic food

Acidic food and alkaline foods

I am a fan of MindBodyGreen on Facebook. This morning there was a post based on Kris CarrPh information. A graph explaining PH-value

I found  the chart to be insufficient but in the comments below was a more detailed list of PH-value; Based on Back to the house of health which is a website with abundance of information related to PH value and alkaline food.

I could not copy the list as a picture here is the whole list, I took out some of the values that I thought were interesting. I was surprised that lime and lemon are alkaline opposed to  oranges that are acidic. Meat is the worst when trying to avoid acidic foods. I was surprised by the acidic value of hard cheese. I already knew that milk was acidic and straining the calcium storage of the body.  Like all animal protein, milk acidifies the body PH. I did however not know that the cheese was this acidic. Artificial sweeteners are the worst of all sweeteners, one more reason to avoid them!

Here are some values + sign indicates alkaline and – sign indicates acidic
Cucumber, Fresh +31.5
Sprouted Chia Seeds +28.5
Sprouted Radish Seeds +28.4
Wheat Grass +33.8
Summer Black Radish +39.4
Avocado (Protein) +15.6
Fresh Lemon +9.9
Limes +8.2
Tomato +13.6
Soy Lecithin (Pure) +38.0
Soy Nuts (soaked Soy Beans, Then Air Dried) +26.5
Soybeans, Fresh +12.0
Spelt +0.5
Tofu +3.2
Mandarin Orange -11.5
Mango -8.7
Orange -9.2
Papaya -9.4
Peach -9.7
Pear -9.9
Pineapple -12.6
raspberry -5.1
Red Currant -2.4
Rose Hips -15.5
Strawberry -5.4
Tangerine -8.5
Watermelon -1.0
Yellow Plum -4.9
Brown Rice -12.5
Wheat -10.1

Nuts
Hazelnuts -2.0
Macadamia Nuts -3.2
Walnuts -8.0

Fish
Fresh Water Fish -11.8

Meat, Poultry, And Fish
Beef -34.5
Chicken (to -22) -18.0
Eggs (to -22)
Liver -3.0
Ocean Fish -20.0
Organ Meats -3.0
Oysters -5.0
Pork -38.0
Veal -35.0

Milk And Milk Products
Buttermilk +1.3
Cream -3.9
Hard Cheese -18.1
Homogenized Milk -1.0

Sweets
Artificial sweeteners -26.5
Barley Malt Syrup -9.3
Beet Sugar -15.1
Brown Rice Syrup -8.7
Chocolate -24.6
Dr. Bronner’s Barley
Dried Sugar Cane Juice -18.0
Fructose -9.5
Honey -7.6
Malt Sweetener -9.8
Milk Sugar -9.4
Molasses -14.6
Turbinado Sugar -9.5
White Sugar -17.6

Condiments
Ketchup -12.4
mayonnaise -12.5
Mustard -19.2
Soy Sauce -36.2
Vinegar -39.4

Beverages
Beer -26.8
Coffee -25.1
Fruit Juice Sweetened
Fruit Juice, Packaged, Natural -8.7
Liquor -38.7
Tea (Black) -27.1
Wine -16.4

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Like an old machine

After a blog stop I find it hard to start again.

We are back in Iceland, in a temporary housing though. We get our house next spring. But after a year not working we really need to «cut the fat». We need to keep expenses as low as possible. We are adjusting, this is our third day. I got my blender started today and managed to make my first morning shake since June 5th. I took the heavy blender with me on a road trip and on the flight. Everywhere I went my blender and vitamins did too. But in New York I strayed off, although the place we got to stay in was lovely. We were staying in a friends working studio so I did not want to mess with the fruit and veggies and the protein powder, rice milk and you know what else… So I just decided to rest my case. I can feel it in my joints though. Too much coffee and too little good food. But the routine will be there soon.

I feel like I have an old machine to get started

I wanted to start writing again as soon as possible so that I would not fall out of my routine completely.Staying at the studio (the temporary housing)  has many advantages. It is spacious and a good work place. The bonus feature is that looking out of the window is a meditation in itself. I see the ocean , the small boats and the magical Snæfellsjökull. (Jules Verne, A journey to the center of the Earth.

Snæfellsjökull Glacier and the ocean

The ocean and the boats in the midnight sun

Mountain Snæfellsjökull

Mountain Snæfellsjökull © Wikipedia

The sun is not ALL bad

To Your Health

Vitamin D — What Parents Need To Know – A Parents Life
June 3, 2012
A Parent’s Life

Last reviewed and revised on February 27, 2012
By Claire McCarthy, M.D.
Boston Children’s Hospital

 

*What’s Going On 

*First Things First

*The Need for Supplements

Rickets is making a comeback. It’s a sign of how our lives are changing — and not for the better. We’re seeing this disease, which is caused by a vitamin-D deficiency, in babies and toddlers.

Rickets causes poor bone growth and even deformities. (The name comes from the old English word «wrickken» or twisted.) Vitamin D deficiencies have been reported among school-aged children and adolescents. We’re also seeing osteomalacia (weakened bones) in adolescents and adults as a result of vitamin-D deficiency.

What’s Going On?

Vitamin D deficiency is a serious problem. Vitamin D is crucial for bone development. It’s also important for other…

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Making an effort

The eating well challenge

I am on a road trip, that means keeping my healthy habits is going to be a challenge. Every time I stray off my routine it is challenging to eat well and rest properly. But this time I decided that I was going to make a huge effort. I have my blender with me, all my vitamins, the protein powder, the oils, the chia seeds. All were packed and are joining me on the trip.

The hardest part is to keep the refrigerated things ok, but it is going quite well.I have a good stock with me because the next time I will find a whole foods store is probably after 5 day´s in New York.

It is really about the ME time, putting us first

I was talking to a friend about this, and recalling the oxygen-mask story. The oxygen mask theory is basically based on the things the stewardess say´s before takeoff. If the oxygen in the plane drops put the mask on you first and then assist the child.

It is pretty basic, if we do not take care of ourselves, we are in no shape to take care of others.

The education on GMO is insufficient in the USA

 I am proud of the Polish  bee farmers  and their accomplishments to agriculture.

Poland is the first country to formally acknowledge the link between Monsanto’s genetically engineered corn and the Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) that’s been devastating bees around the world. What that means is that bees have been disappearing. If the bees disappear we are in big trouble because of their important role in pollination. And who has bought the leading research company for CCD? Well you guessed it! Monsanto

I saw this trailer on the film»Queen of the sun«. The film is about the  disappearance of the bees. It is very interesting and frightening at the same time. This is what the Colony Collapse Disorder is about.

What that has to do with GMO? Well,  in America there are no requirements to label GMO foods as you can see in this graph

Most governments are protecting the citizens and requiring labelling of GMO foods. But the general public in America does not even know  what GMO is;

We need the FDA to regulate the GMO foods, so that we have a choice. We need the FDA on the people’s side for once and make labelling of GMO foods mandatory.

Go to www.labelgmo.org to learn more

Here is a video if you have never heard of Monsanto and where they come from. They are originally a chemical company so why are they in food production?

I love this article! This is the number one question a vegetarian gets, It´s as good idea to get protein from meat as it is to use milk as a source of cacium.

Bio-Sil South Africa

The Protein Myth

Health Basics: 10 tricks to never eating meat again

by S. D. Wells

(NaturalNews)

What is the first question a meat-eater asks when you tell them you never eat meat? «Where do you get your protein from?» That protein myth has been dispelled for many years, in fact, there’s more bio-ready «available» protein in raw vegetables than in meat, and it only takes a few minutes for the body to break down the vegetables to access it, unlike meat, where the body must do a ton of work just to access the same «amino acids» for which the body is searching. Some of the greatest athletes in the world are vegans and vegetarians.  (not to mention mammal giants such as whales and elephants!)

The second most popular question asked of a vegetarian is, «Why don’t you eat meat — is it because of the hormones or…

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It´s time for spring cleaning!

Hands-of-Faith Holistic Healing Centers® Blog

Cover of "The Fasting Path: For Spiritual...

Spring marks a time of renewal, rejuvenation, and restoration. Buds burst from the soil. Birds build nests. Children rediscover the outdoors. And adults celebrate the season by cleaning and uncluttering their surroundings.

This year, along with tidying the garage, attic, and basement, consider freshening your internal system with a detox diet.

While detox diets may seem to be the latest trend, these eating plans actually parallel the natural patterns of our ancestors. Traditionally, the end of long, cold winters meant diminishing food supplies, while the balmy weather brought the year’s first, fresh produce.

«Spring represents the best time of year for cleansing the body for many reasons,» says Brenna Hatami, a Denver naturopath and yoga instructor. Lighter foods become available, milder weather entices more people outdoors, and the liver is at its most regenerative. All these conditions contribute to supporting a major lifestyle renovation. That’s why Hatami chooses spring for…

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