Been considering this lately, (do listen to some things detoxguru) so had a look for a list of alkaline v acid foods found this one you might also find useful http://www.energiseforlife.com/list_...line_foods.php
Most of it is actually common sense, eat clean green veg. Problem is I like all the stuff on the acid list, especially beer. Might not follow it to the letter but will be using it for guidance as I'm eating too much rubbish at the moment and I need to be in better shape.
I know Randy likes it, although I'm sure he has some extra special supplements!! I like most of the green stuff, just the acid stuff is so much more tempting, and for things like lunch I can't just sit and eat a bag of salad. Easy choice like a ham sandwich are a more convenient choice.
I hate anything involving mushrooms, except magic ones
I'm not becoming a juicer!!
Randy has been at the top of his game for a long time. There is no doubt he has sorted his nutrition, weights, training etc out but to stay where he has he needs something a little bit special.
I could be tempted with mushrooms or other stuff I don't like but I'm slowly adding to the things I'm taking and making sure they work before I try anything new, diet to be the first one to change.
Keeping the body alkaline is good. I try my best but i love red meat 2 much so I just top up with greens try 2 balance it as best possible
Love red meat, and nall the other bad things! Problem is some of the things I like as healthy snacks such as fat free yogurt as bad, and easy as opposed to sitting at my desk eating a turnip!
Where are u sipposed to get your proteins from on this diet? As most proteins comes from white/red meat, fish, and dairy products!
Now i know there's protein in nutts. soya and some vegetables but surelly its not enuff when u training regulary at high intencity as protein is the main muscle builder and recovery agent!
protein suppelment are good but i think u still need a healthy vatiety of natural proteins.
Your thoughts please
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HCl: You Are What You Assimilate!
Q: Besides zinc and magnesium, what other deficiencies do those of us seeking muscle and performance need to worry about?
A: The most common one, which actually causes zinc and magnesium deficiency, is hydrochloric acid (HCl) deficiency.
Back when I was an undergrad many moons ago, they used to tell us that you lose about 1% stomach acid per year after the age of 40. Well, that's not true anymore because our high stress levels these days decrease HCl. We did a study at our Chicago facility where we gave 160 clients an HCl test. Only two people passed it with a medium score; 158 had a horrendous score.
If there's insufficient hydrochloric acid, proteins will pass into the intestine and putrefy instead of being digested. Carbohydrates will also be left to ferment without adequate digestive enzymes from the pancreas. Fat digestion is also dependent on the acid's influence on the pancreas to secrete lipase and the gall bladder to secrete bile. Poor digestion of these macronutrients means poor absorption of our basic energy sources.
Over the last four years, I've been amazed how a correction in HCl deficiency has led to not only dramatic improvements in physique and strength, but also improvements in a variety of health parameters. Interestingly enough, in strength-trained individuals those improvements are often associated with gains of 15 to 18 pounds of lean body mass within two months! Why? They are now absorbing proteins and minerals.
Here are a few of the symptoms of low stomach acid:
belching or gas within one hour of a meal
bloating shortly after eating
loss of taste for meat
nausea after taking supplements
undigested food in stool
desire to skip meals
In the US, many experts estimate the deficiency to be in the range of 40 to 50%. Some gastroenterologists are now advancing that it is today's most under-diagnosed ailment.
There are a variety of medical tests you can get, but here's a simple test you can do at home (but I suggest you talk to a physician qualified in nutritional medicine before you try it). It requires a bottle of Betaine HCl, at 200 mg potency per capsule. Here's how it's performed:
Step 1: Have a high-protein solid meal (no shakes). Let's say for illustration purposes a 12-ounce steak and vegetables.
Step 2: Eat half the protein, roughly 6 ounces of the steak.
Step 3: Swallow a 200mg capsule of HCl.
Step 4: Eat the other half of the steak and the vegetables.
Step 5: Wait 15 minutes.
Step 6: If your stomach acid is normal, you'll feel like you just drank a hot cup of tea or feel a burn. If you feel nothing, you need HCl as a supplement.
So what do you do next? At every meal repeat steps 1 to 6, upping the dose one capsule per meal until you feel the burning sensation. So if it takes five meals to get a burning sensation, you need on average four capsules per meal. If you get to seven capsules and you have no burning, stop the test — you're achloridic, meaning you have almost no stomach acid!
At our Phoenix center alone we've been doing over 250 tests a year for the last four years, and in that time I've never seen one person not need at least one capsule; the average person tested could feel it after five capsules. You're getting better when you start feeling a burn at your initial determined dosage. For example, if you found that five capsules was your initial need, you may find that three days later it starts to burn, so then you'd cut back to four capsules with a typical high-protein solid meal, and so on.
Most people achieve normal levels within eight weeks even when they start at seven capsules, but some individuals take as much as 18 months. I have two clients who need two caps a day permanently. Why? Because neither one will ever escape their stress levels (one of them is a real estate mogul and the other is a highly accomplished author).
Make sure that your HCl product also contains the probiotic pepsin and the digestive enzymes papain and pancreatin, as they have a synergistic effect with HCl therapy. (You can acquire my version of this product by contacting Judith@CharlesPoliquin.com.)
In addition to the above HCl protocols, here are a few other suggestions to normalize your stomach acid levels. First, avoid carbonated drinks.
Second, avoid all-you-can-eat buffets, as they're America's leading source of food-borne pathogens. Finally, there are numerous herbs that can contribute to raising HCl, such as gentian, peppermint, and ginger, but be aware that very few controlled studies exist on this topic.
I believe this is so important that my clients aren't given a supplement program until they get an HCl test. Remember, not only are you what you eat, you are what you assimilate!
Just providing a balance not everyone should be Alkalising.
A Few Additional Protein Notes
Many doctors, dietitians, and sports nutritionists have come down on animal protein for several reasons including its effect on renal acid load. While it's true that animal protein (especially animal flesh) does produce a high PRAL, I find it interesting that the same "experts" espouse high grain diets. As you can see from the charts above, whole grains are also very acid forming.
Another interesting fact is that while a high protein diet is acid forming, the high protein diet also seems to counteract some of its own acid loading potential.(9) In other words, while protein produces an acid load, it also increases the body's capacity for excreting those acids. None of the other acid producing foods are as effective as protein in doing so.
right now i am confused!
So eating to many alkaline foods will decrease your HCL levels stopping you from absorbing the nutrients properly but eating to many acidic foods is just turns your body to acidic and this also causes health problems?
I can see now why they say ignorance is bliss.