Monday, January 17, 2011

Is the ph diet right for you? And how your nutrition affects cancer study John Hopkins...

Acidity Test

Use this checklist to get a sense of how acidic you may be. Determining your acidity level is not an exact science, but this will give you an idea of how urgently you need to begin alkalizing your body.

The more the symptoms, the more acidic you may be, and the more urgent it is to change your diet.

Beginning Symptoms:

1. Acne

2. Agitation

3. Muscular pain

4. Cold hands and feet

5. Dizziness

6. Low energy

7. Joint pains that travel

8. Food allergies

9. Chemical sensitivities to odor, gas, heat

10. Hyperactivity

11. Panic attacks

12. Pre-menstrual and menstrual cramping

13. Pre-menstrual anxiety and depression

14. Lack of sex drive

15. Bloating

16. Heartburn

17. Diarrhea

18. Constipation

19. Hot urine

20. Strong smelling urine

21. Mild headaches

22. Rapid panting breath

23. Rapid heartbeat

24. Irregular heartbeat

25. White coated tongue

26. Hard to get up in morning

27. Excess head mucous (stuffiness)

28. Metallic taste in mouth

Intermediate Symptoms:

1. Cold sores

2. Depression

3. Loss of memory

4. Loss of Concentration

5. Migraine headaches

6. Insomnia

7. Disturbance in smell, taste, vision, hearing

8. Asthma

9. Bronchitis

10. Hay fever

11. Ear aches

12. Hives

13. Swelling

14. Viral infections (cold, flu)

15. Bacterial infections (staph, strep)

16. Fungal infections (athlete’s foot, vaginal)

17. Impotence

18. Urethritis

19. Cystitis

20. Urinary infection

21. Gastritis

22. Colitis

23. Excessive falling hair

24. Psoriasis

25. Endometriosis

26. Stuttering

27. Numbness and tingling

28. Sinusitis

Advanced Symptoms:

1. Crohn’s disease

2. Schrizophrenia

3. Learning disabled

4. Hodgkin’s Disease

5. Systemic Lupus Erythematosis

6. Multiple Sclerosis

7. Sarcoidosis

8. Rheumatoid arthritis

9. Myasthenia gravis

10. Scleroderma

11. Leukemia

12. Tuberculosis

13. All other forms of cancer

Alkalines and Acids

(Taken from the book Dining in the Raw)

Alkaline Forming Foods:

Most raw veggies, squash, pumpkin

Most ripe raw fruits, especially melons, tomatoes, lemons, limes, grapefruits, bananas

All kinds of raw milk (rice, almond, soy)

Sundried olives

Lima beans, lentils, soybeans, white beans


Sprouted whole grains

Sprouted legumes

Soaked or sprouted nuts and by products (almond butter)

Especially almonds, hazelnuts, brazil nuts, pine nuts, soynuts

Soaked or sprouted seeds and by products

Especially sunflower, sesame, pumpkin seeds

Bee pollen

Royal jelly, honey, agave nectar, maple syrup


Herbal Teas

Grass and other sprouted grasses, barley grass, wheat grass

Algaes and sea vegetables

Fresh coconut


Raisins, figs

Apple Cider Vinegar

Herbs, especially cilantro, garlic, ginger, oregano

Celtic or Sea Salt, baking soda

All spices, especially cinnamon, cayenne pepper, cumin

Olive oil, flax seed oil,

Buckwheat, millet

Soy, tofu

*You can google acid/alkaline lists to find a more detailed list. You may also find some controversy with a few items. Test how they make your body feel.

Study From John Hopkins What made me try the new lifestyle plan


Cancer Update from Johns Hopkins:

1. Every person has cancer cells in the body. These cancer cells do not show up in the standard tests until they have multiplied to a few billion. When doctors tell cancer patients that there are no more cancer cells in their body after treatment, it just means the test are unable to detect the cancer cells because they have not reached the detectable size.

2. Cancer cells occur between 6 to more than 10 times in a person’s lifetime.

3. When the person’s immune system is strong the cancer cells will be destroyed and prevented from multiplying and forming tumors.

4. When a person has cancer, it indicates the person has multiple nutritional deficiencies. These could be due to genetic, environmental, food, and lifestyle factors.

5. To overcome the multiple nutritional deficiencies, changing diet and including supplements will strengthen the immune system.

6. Chemotherapy involves poisoning the rapidly-growing cancer cells and also destroys rapidly-growing healthy cells in the bone marrow, gastrointestinal tract etc, and can cause organ damage, like liver, kidneys, heart, lungs.

7. Radiation while destroying cancer cells also burns, scars and damages healthy cells, tissues and organs.

8. Initial treatment with chemotherapy and radiation will often reduce tumor size. However prolonged use of chemotherapy and radiation do not result in more tumor destruction.

9. When the body has too much toxic burden from chemotherapy and radiation the immune system is either compromised or destroyed, hence the person can succumb to various kinds of infections and complications.

10. Chemotherapy and radiation can cause cancer cell to mutate and become resistant and difficult to destroy. Surgery can also cause cancer cells to spread to other sites.

11. An effective way to battle cancer is to starve the cancer cells by not feeding it with the foods it needs to multiply.


a. Sugar is a cancer-feeder. By cutting off sugar it cuts off one important food supply to the cancer cells. Sugar substitutes like NutraSweet, Equal, Spoonful, etc. are made with Aspartame and it is harmful. A better natural substitute would be honey or molasses but only in very small amounts. Table salt has a chemical added to make it white in color. Better alternative is sea salt.

b. Milk causes the body to produce mucus, especially in the gastro-intestinal tract. Cancer feeds on mucus. By cutting off milk and substituting with unsweetened soy milk cancer cells are being starved.

c. Cancer cells thrive in an acid environment. A meat-based diet is acidic and it is best to eat fish, and a little chicken rather than beef or pork. Meat also contains livestock antibiotics, growth hormones and parasites, which are all harmful, especially to people with cancer.

d. A diet made of 80% fresh vegetables and juice, whole grains, seeds, nuts and a little fruits help put the body in an alkaline environment. About 20% can be from cooked food including beans. Fresh vegetable juices provide live enzymes that are easily absorbed and reach down to cellular levels within 15 minutes to nourish and enhance growth of healthy cells. To obtain live enzymes for building healthy cells, try and drink fresh vegetable juice and eat some raw vegetables 2 or 3 times a day. Enzymes are destroyed at temperatures at 104 degrees.

e. Avoid coffee, tea, and chocolate, which have high caffeine. Green tea is a better alternative and has cancer fighting properties. Water is best to drink purified or filtered to avoid known toxins and heavy metals in tap water. Distilled water is acidic, avoid it.

f. Meat protein is difficult to digest and requires a lot of digestive enzymes. Undigested meat remaining in the intestines becomes petrified and leads to more toxic build up.

g. Cancer cell walls have a tough protein covering. By refraining from or eating less meat it frees more enzymes to attack the protein walls of cancer cells and allows the body’s killer cells to destroy the cancer cells.

h. Some supplements build up the immune system (IP6, Floressence, Essiac, Anti-oxidants, vitamins, minerals, EFA’s etc.) to enable the body’s own killer cells to destroy cancer cells. Other supplements like vitamin E are known to cause apoptosis, or programmed cell death, the body’s normal method of disposing of damaged, unwanted, or unneeded cells.

i. Cancer is a disease of the mind, body, and spirit. A proactive and positive spirit will help the cancer warrior survivor. Anger, unwillingness to forgive, and bitterness put the body into a stressful and acidic environment. Learn to have a loving and forgiving spirit. Learn to relax and enjoy life.

j. Cancer cells cannot thrive in an oxygenated environment. Exercising daily and deep breathing help to get more oxygen down to the cellular level. Oxygen therapy is another means employed to destroy cancer cells.

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