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.

Green leafy Vegetables

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.

cape gooseberry

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…

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