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Many years ago, I consulted with an amazing man Dr P.C Dowling, who was an Osteopath, Homeopath and Natro-path. He gave many many notes, however this one always pops up.
To restore and maintain healthy blood, and tissue fluid, it is essential to consume predominately Alkaline forming foods. Most of what we eat should be uncooked.
Alkaline or base forming foods
– listed from the most alkaline forming to the least.
Lettuce, spinach, cabbage, chard, celery, watercress, turnip leaves, beetroot leaves, nettles and sprouts
Sprouted grains and seeds : Sunflower, alfalfa.
Root vegetables : carrots, beetroot, sweet potato, potato, yams, radish and parsnips.
Ripe fruits : apples, pears, grape, gooseberries, apricots, peaches, plums, watermelon, cantaloupe, honeydew.
Sun-dried fruits : apples, apricots, prunes, mangoes, bananas, peaches, pears. N.B. they MUST be un-sulfured. Sulfured fruit becomes acid forming.
Tropical fruits : Pawpaw, mangoes, avocado pear, bananas, breadfruit, figs, oranges, grapefruit (if ripe), lemons, pineapple (if ripe), dates.
Nuts: Almonds, coconut.
Sprouted beans if eaten raw, otherwise listed under “Acid” : chickpeas, lentils, cow-peas, aduki beans, mung beans.
Acid forming foods
– listed from the least acid forming to the most.
Nuts : pecans, walnuts, pistachio, pine kernels, macadamias, hazel nuts, chestnuts, cashews, Brazil nuts (These are man’s most valuable concentrated protein foods, but must be eaten sparingly.)
Legumes : peanuts, dried beans, soy beans, chick-peas, lentils.
Seeds : sunflower kernels, sesame seed, linseed.
Grains :wheat, barley, oats, millet, rye, sorghum, maize, pasta.
(Grains are best eaten after soaking and sprouting)
The following do not constitute natural foods for man but are listed here because they are still commonly eaten. They are especially acid forming : red meats, poultry, game birds, fish, shellfish, snails, insects, snakes, lizards, frogs, fungi.
Refined sugar and all products containing it, including treacle, brown, Barbados etc. Puddings, sweets, chocolate, soft drinks, cola drinks, ice cream.
Dairy products : Cream, cows milk, yogurt.
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David Eugene said:
Someone is surely on the same page with me on the pH. Not long ago I posted an article on soil pH testing , its importance as well how to lower down alkaline soil. Although the two topics are different all together. Anyway, I am really glad to learn about these foods. I have this peptic ulcer which really makes me watch out on my intake on acid forming food. Visit my article as well: http://davesjourneyandadventure.wordpress.com/2013/06/23/how-to-reduce-soils-ph-naturally/
Brigid Jackson said:
thank you David 🙂 I am sure these posts are related. Good luck with the peptic ulcer David 🙂 *Brigid
Brigid Jackson said:
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