Alkaline & Acidic Foods

Acidic and Alkaline Food Groups

Ideally, our diet should be 70% alkaline and 30% acidic. The average American diet is mostly acidic as the list of foods below clearly illustrates.

VERY ACIDIC

Alcohol
Artificial Sweeteners
Beef
Cheese
Coffee
Pork
Sugar
Veal

ACIDIC

Barley
Bran
Bread
Butter
Chicken
Corn
Corn Syrup
Crackers
Cranberries
Milk (cow)
Peanut Butter
Peanuts
Rice, brown
Rice, white
Spaghetti
Turkey
Walnuts
Yogurt

ALKALINE

Green Vegetables
Almonds
Apple, green
Avocado
Beans
Beets
Blackberries
Broccoli
Brussels Sprouts
Cabbage
Carrots
Cauliflower
Celery
Chard
Figs (fresh)
Grapefruit
Lemons
Lettuce
Limes
Milk, goat
Millet
Mushrooms
Non-Sweet Fruit
Onions
Peas
Quinoa, Amaranth
Radishes
Sauerkraut
Spinach
Tomatoes

VERY ALKALINE

Cucumbers
Seaweed
Soy Lecithin
Sprouts
Wheat Grass

Recommended Books

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Recommended Books

1. The Presence Process, Michael Brown, Namaste Publishing, 2005

2. A New Earth, Eckhart Tolle, Penguin Group, 2006

3. You Can Have It All, Arnold Patent, Celebration Publishing, 2002

4. The Journey, Arnold Patent, Celebration Publishing, 2002

5. Money, Arnold Patent, Celebration Publishing, 2005

6. Happiness Is A Choice, Barry Neil Kaufman, Ballantine Books, New York, 1994

7. Happy at Last, Richard O Conner, M.S.W., PhD, St Martin’s Press, 2008
8. Radical Healing, Rudolf Ballentine, M.D., Three Rivers Press, 1999

9. The Body Ecology Diet, 9th Edition, Donna Gates

10. The pH Miracle, Robert O. Young, Ph.D, Warner Books, 2002

11. Green For Life, Victoria Boutenko, Raw Family Publishing, 2005

12. Eat to Live, Joel Fuhrman, MD, Little Brown and Company, 2003

13. Your Healthy Journey, Fred Bisci, Ph.D, 2008

14. The Relaxation Response, Herbert Benson, M.D., Harper Torch, 2000

15. Power VS. Force, David Hawkins, M.D., Hay House, 2002

16. The 9 Steps to Financial Freedom: Practical and Spiritual Steps So You Can Stop Worrying, Suze Orman, 2006

Toxic Chemicals

Rub A Dub, Dub
“Chemicals, Chemicals, & Chemicals”

According to EPA Office of Pesticides and Toxic Substances, in just “26” seconds after any exposure to chemicals through your skin or by breathing in their vapors, chemicals and/or pesticides can be found in every organ in your body. Most chemicals are not biodegradable and as a result can accumulate in body tissues. Chemicals and toxins are very difficult to eliminate from the body and can slow healing and/or full recovery of a health problem.

3 Toxic Chemicals that you may be exposed to on a daily basis:

1. DEA (Diethanolamine)
When applied to the skin, resulted in clear evidence of carcinogenic (causing or contributing to cancer) activity. This chemical is an ingredient formulated into soaps, detergents and surfactants and is found in over 600 home and personal care products. These products include shampoos, conditioners, bubble baths, lotions, cosmetics, soaps, laundry and dishwashing detergents.

2. Propylene Glycol
Propylene Glycol is the main ingredient in anti-freeze we use in our car radiators to keep the engines running cooler in the summer and from freezing up in the cold winters. Should any pet lick up a spill on the garage floor (it’s sweet tasting to animals) the die a grueling death called Organic Phosphate Poisoning. Propylene Glycol is found in cosmetics, toothpaste, shampoos, deodorants, baby shampoos, lotions, and even in some foods. Check all your labels. In the skin and hair, propylene glycol works as a humescent, which causes retention of moisture content of skin or cosmetic products by preventing the escape of moisture or water. The Material Safety Data Sheet warns users to avoid skin contact with propylene glycol as this strong skin irritant can cause liver abnormalities and kidney damage.

3. Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) or Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES)
It is used as a surfactant to break down the surface tension of water (makes water wetter to help penetrate the surface applied to). Found in hundreds of personal care products and is a favorite for degreasers and toothpaste manufacturers.

What can SLS do to your organic tissue? Plenty!
1. SLS can be a mutagen. In sufficient amounts it is capable of changing genetic material found in cells.
2. SLS has been used in studies to induct mutations in bacteria.
3. SLS corrodes hair follicles and impairs the ability to grow hair.
4. SLS enters and maintains residual levels in the heart, liver, lungs and brain just from skin contact (shampoos, toothpaste, etc.)
5. SLS denatures protein and can impair proper structural formation of young eyes.
6. SLS can damage the immune system, cause separation of skin layers, and cause inflammation to the skin.

Product recommendations:

Soap: Waleda, Dr. Bronners, Kiss My Face
Toopaste: Waleda, Kiss my Face
Shampoo: Aubrey, Avalon, Soignee
Skin: Dr. Hauska, Waleda, Avalon
Household: Seventh Generation, Ecover
These products can be purchased at most local health food stores

Green Vegetable List

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Acqua Star Wellness Center
31 East 32nd Street, Suite 504
New York, NY 10016
Phone (212) 481-2922
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Recommended Non-Starchy Vegetables

Non-Starchy vegetables go with just about everything (except sweet fruit). You can eat them with oil, butter, ghee, meats, poultry, fish, eggs, grains, starchy vegetables (like acorn squash), lemons limes, raw seeds and nuts.

Arugula
Asparagus
Bamboo shoots
Beet greens
Bok choy
Broccoli
Brussels sprouts
Burdock root
Cabbage
Carrots
Cauliflower
Celery
Chives
Collard greens
Cucumber
Daikon
Dandelion greens
Endive
Escarole
Fennel
Garlic
Green beans
Kale
Kohlrabi
Lamb quarters
Leeks
Lettuces
Mustard greens
Okra
Onion
Parsley
Radishes (red)
Red bell pepper
Scallions
Shallots
Spinach
Sprouts
Swiss chard
Turnips
Watercress
Yellow squash
Zucchini

Greens and Health
Greens form the basis of good health. Greens are nature’s primary medicine.
More greens equal more vitamins, more minerals and more phytonutients. Greens help build strong bones; they maintain a healthy cardiovascular, digestive, immune and glandular system. They are anti inflammatory and prevent damage caused by free radicals. Greens are loaded with chlorophyll which is highly cleansing and detoxifying. Green foods are the lowest calorie, lowest sugar and calorie for calorie the most nutritious food on the planet. For example, steak has 5.4 grams of protein per 100 calories; broccoli has 11.2 grams per 100 calories (almost twice as much). Keep in mind that most of the calories in meat come from fat.

One of the main problems we face as we age is the build up of acid waste products in our systems. The acidification of body tissues is the root cause of most health problems.
The most fundamental step to cure the problem is detoxification practices and eating an alkaline diet. Greens are very alkaline.

Super Foods Sprouts

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Acqua Star Wellness Center
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New York, NY 10016
Phone (212) 481-2922
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Superfoods – Sprouts

Much of food in the Standard American Diet is heavily processed, overcooked, bleached, irradiated and genetically modified. If that is not enough, it is full of refined sugar, preservatives, pesticides, artificial colors and flavors, hormones and antibiotics.

This diet places an enormous amount of stress on the body.
Additional stress comes from toxins in the air we breathe and in the water we drink.
With prolonged stress, our body begins to weaken and break down. This is what is known as disease. As we know from the Pottinger Cat study, most of us came into this world in a genetically weakened state. Eating the Standard American Diet further weakens an already weakened body.

In order to heal we must do things to counteract years of stress on the body. Eating healthy or better is just not enough. We must give the body foods that are full of life force. These foods are known as Superfoods.

Sprouts are one of the most complete and nutritious foods.

Sprouts are rich with vitamins, minerals, proteins, and enzymes. Their nutritional value was discovered by the Chinese thousands of years ago. Recently, in the U.S., numerous scientific studies have shown the importance of sprouts in a healthy diet.
In addition to providing the highest amount of vitamins, minerals, proteins and enzymes of any food per unit of calorie, sprouts deliver them in a form which is easily assimilated and digested. In fact, sprouts improve the efficiency of digestion. Sprouts are also deliciously fresh and colorful.
Sprouts like alfalfa, radish, broccoli, clover and soybean contain concentrated amounts of phytochemicals (plant compounds) that can protect us against disease.
Alfalfa sprouts are one of our finest food sources of another compound, saponins. Saponins lower the bad cholesterol and fat but not the good HDL fats. Animal studies prove their benefit in arteriosclerosis and cardiovascular disease. Saponins also stimulate the immune system by increasing the activity of natural killer cells such as
T-lymphocytes and interferon. The saponin content of alfalfa sprouts multiplies 450% over that of the unsprouted seed.
Sprouts also contain an abundance of highly active antioxidants that prevent DNA destruction and protect us from the ongoing effects of aging.
Sprout can be added to you salads and green smoothies, eaten alone, or placed inside of your favorite sprouted grain tortilla.