7. Considerations When Working With pH Imbalances
When a client comes to you complaining of fatigue, nervousness, insomnia, hyperactivity, emotional swings, lethargy, frequent colds, abdominal discomfort, etc., it’s fairly certain that part of their problem is an acid-alkaline imbalance. If this is the case, you, the Hygienic practitioner, must educate your client and help him to eliminate the causes of his problem. You should start out by explaining that the two major reasons for their particular problem are:
- Too many concentrated proteins in the diet; that is, meat, eggs, milk, fish and cheese;
- Overconsumption of foods that have been processed and refined and are thus deficient in alkaline elements.
It is important to explain the benefits of a more alkaline diet and how it is truly the only way to eliminate the cause of their problems.
The Hygienic practitioner should also take into consideration the client’s overall vitality. If their digestive systems are in a weakened state, a fast may be in order. This will allow the organism to rest, get rid of toxins that interfere with normal functioning and to regain normal functioning abilities.
If a client complains that he or she suffers indigestion when he or she eats acid fruits such as oranges, grapefruits, pineapples, etc., he or she will benefit by fasting. People who have this difficulty have impaired digestive abilities due to past practices and diet. Again, a fast will enable the organism to regain normal functioning abilities.
Even if a client is unable or unwilling to fast for any reasons, he will still improve by staying on a healthful diet of fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds. However, improvement will occur more slowly than if the client fasts. Nonetheless, as the client’s condition improves, he will find it easier and easier to eat and enjoy these wholesome and delicious fruits.
If your clients will adhere to the basic Hygienic format, they will experience major transformations in their health and well-being. Not only will the major symptoms clear, but your clients will become increasingly disease-free and will find that the quality of their lives will dramatically improve. It is necessary that we preserve our pH at a level of maximum physiological efficiency, and this can be achieved easily through the Hygienic program.
The following is a sample of a basic three-day plan:
A fresh green salad with romaine lettuce, broccoli, cabbage and tomatoes Dressing: either lemon juice or an avocado mixed with lemon
Fresh fruit salad of bananas, apples, nears and chopped pitted dates
Citrus fruit(s) or pineapple
Assorted sliced fresh fruits: bananas, peaches, apples, pears
3-4 oz. pecans
Vegetable salad with tomatoes sprouts, celery, and lettuce
Green salad with vegetables: romaine lettuce, cauliflower, broccoli, cucumbers and avocado with lemon juice
Assorted sliced fruits: Apples bananas, cherries, mangos, nectarines, etc.
Eating raw foods can be fun! People forget what an assortment of delicious raw foods there are.
Keep in mind that you should always eat melons alone. There are so many different kinds of delicious melons: honeydew, cantaloupe, crenshaw, sharlyn, cassaba, watermelon. The body digests melons very rapidly, and thus many people find them to be the ideal breakfast food.
- 1. Acid-Base Balance
- 2. Body Maintenance Of Normal Ph
- 3. Acid And Alkaline In The Diet
- 4. Acute Conditions Involving Acid-Alkaline Imbalances
- 5. Case Histories Of Acid Indigestion Due To Improper Diet
- 6. The Acid-Alkaline Ratio In The Diet
- 7. Considerations For Working With pH Imbalances
- 8. Questions & Answers
- Article #1: Alkalinity And Acidity Of Foods In Metabolic Reaction
- Article #2: Acid/Alkaline: Clearing Up The Confusion By Marti Fry