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Balance Your pH So You Feel Fabulous – 7 Easy Steps

By December 29, 2012October 24th, 2016Nutrition Information, Video

Watch this video to find out the easiest, fastest and most sustainable ways to get alkaline now.  You can have energy, vitality and your ideal weight easily and enjoyably using alkaline nutrition; the single most effective strategy for lasting weight loss.

The truth is the food we eat has a dramatic impact on the pH levels in our body. The pH level of our internal fluids affects the function of all of our organs and ultimately our health.

When our body’s internal environment becomes too acidic, it makes us more susceptible to illness and disease. So having an understanding of how to keep our blood in an alkaline range is essential for great health.


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Hi my name is Ingrid DeHart.  I am a Nutrition Coach and Natural foods chef.  I decided to create this video as I was working on the Winter Edition my Nourishing food Cleanse.  In this cleanse we are going to be cleansing our colon and bringing our pH back into balance. So I have been testing my pH levels every day for the last month. Since it has been the holiday I have not been eating as well as I normally do.   I’ve had more wine more sugar and late night partying.   It was so fascinating to discover what threw my levels off and what brought them back into balance.  As a result I wanted to share some of this information with you.

Back in high school chemistry we learned about pH.  The pH scale goes from 0-14  with 7 being neutral. Below 7 is acid and above 7 is alkaline . So what does that mean in your day to day life? Our body works best when we are at a pH of around 7.38 which is basically neutral or slightly alkaline. Some of the foods we eat are acid producing and others are alkaline producing.

The reason this is important is what you eat has a dramatic impact on the pH levels in your body. the pH level of our internal fluids affects the function of all of your organs and ultimately your health.  All of your metabolic processes depend on a slightly Alkaline environment to function optimally.

When acid-yielding foods lower the body’s pH below 7.38, the kidneys coordinate efforts to buffer that acidity. Bones release calcium and magnesium to reestablish alkalinity, and muscles are broken down to produce ammonia, which is strongly alkaline. By the time the response is all over, the blood is neutralized but your bone minerals are depleted and muscle tissue is broken down. This is not good for your body.

I am going to walk you through the exact steps you can take right now to rapidly get alkaline.  If you follow these steps for the next week you are going to feel much better.  These steps will make a huge difference to your health, your energy,  your vitality, and  your immunity.

Step 1 is Keep Hydrated

Research has found that about 90 percent of people are chronically dehydrated which is having a massive impact on your energy, mood, ability to concentrate and hunger levels.

So I want you to commit to drinking 8 glasses of water in the next 24 hours.  Then I want you to drink half your body weight in oz of water every day.   This means if you weight 140 lbs you want to drink 70 ox of water daily.  Every cell in your body  is influenced by the quantity and quality of the water you drink.

You can make your water alkaline by adding freshly squeezed lemon juice into your water.  . Every morning juice up 2 – 3 lemons and put it into a small jar to add to your water through the day.  It helps cleanse the digestive system, ignite your metabolism and buffer excess acids. Despite the lemons being acidic in their natural form, lemon water is alkaline forming to the body once it’s consumed. It must be fresh lemons not bottled lemon juice.  This simple tool will go a long way toward alkalizing your body.

To stay hydrated you can also enjoy organic herbal teas. THIS  first step WILL MAKE A HUGE DIFFERENCE IN YOUR HEALTH.

Step 2  Add Greens Into Your Diet

Green drinks and green vegetables are the cornerstone to the alkaline diet.  These are high water containing foods, full of vitamins and minerals. If you can have a green juice or a green smoothie every day that is going to really help. Also, have a salad every day and have green vegetables at every meal.  including breakfast if possible. Raw greens have the most amount of minerals and enzymes so include both raw and cooked greens.

If you are transitioning  start with 1 green smoothie a week and one green juice a week. Have a salad every day.Once your body has this food you will feel good and your body will tell you it wants more.  You will find yourself enjoying it.

 Step 3  Rebalance

Your Aim is to  Consume 80% alkaline foods to 20% acidic foods. There is link to a chart below to use as a guideline. Remember an alkaline diet does not imply you eat only alkaline producing foods.  You can still eat the foods you really want. It simply means that you eat 80% of your foods from the alkaline forming group.  An alkaline diet consists of whole foods particularly vegetables. It also includes some whole grains, beans, nuts, seed , spices and clean meat.

What I learned over the last few week was if I had a glass of wine, I could rebalance by having more water, a green juice and additional green vegetables the next day. Rebalancing is an important principle


Step 4 Eat 3 Hours Before Bedtime Ideally By 7pm

I found even when I ate a balanced nourishing diet, if I ate dinner late I my acid levels were higher the next day.  This is because we naturally detox every night when we sleep.  If you eat late your body has to work on digestion instead of detoxification which results in more acids building up in your system.

 Step 5  Exercise

You need to move. You need some type of exercise to move the lymph fluids through your body . It doesn’t have to be a lot, just 10 minutes of walking or rebounding will make a difference. The lymph fluids are like street sweepers, sweeping up dirt and debris and carrying them out of your tissues.  The lymph system does not have an organ like the heart to pump the fluids so you need to move to pump the system.  Exercising will make everything else you are doing  for you health 100x more effective.

There is nothing better for removing acids from your body than a little aerobic exercise and fresh air.

 Step 6 Get More Oxygen Into Your Body

Doing a simple breathing exercise once or twice a day will give your body a huge helping hand in removing excess acids from your bloodstream. Plus it allows you to stop, focus your mind, visualize and relax, which is also reduces stress.

You can click on the link below to for a simple breathing exercise it is simple yet powerful.


Step 7 Be Gentle and Kind To Yourself

Balancing  your body is simple when taken slowly.  Focus on adding in rather than depriving yourself completely and trying to be perfect.  It is important to still allow yourself some treats and fun. Focus on the 80-20 principle.  Take it easy, have a sense of humor and enjoy the process. Keep it simple and if you mess up, don’t beat yourself up!  Go for a walk, refocus and just start again!

The rest of your life is a wonderful and fascinating journey, so enjoy it with the health, energy and vitality you deserve!

You can do this.






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