5 Things to Avoid If You Want to Get Your Body Alkaline

5 Things to Avoid If You Want to Get Your Body Alkaline
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I have already written about the importance of maintaining an alkaline body and on how to balance your PH. Acidic environment equals inflammation. Over time, low pH leads to the development of many diseases. Most cancers and chronic diseases thrive in an acidic environment.


Naturopath Ann Boroch is one of many who recommend switching to a more alkaline diet (see video at the end of my article). She points out that the five things we should all avoid (or reduce as much as possible) in order to keep our bodies within the optimal pH range (between 7.0 and 7.4) are:

  • Excessive consumption of red meat
  • Caffeine
  • Sugar (read my posts on how sugar causes cancer)
  • Alcohol
  • Stress

She claims that all these turn your body acidic and make it inflamed. So you need to become more alkaline again. You can do this by eating foods that will bring you back to balance. The changes don’t need to be as complex as some might think. Boroch emphasizes that little can go a long way.

What the Research Says About the Alkaline Diet

Research suggests that an alkaline diet can assist with chemotherapy treatments, making the treatments more effective. This is the case for example with cucumber, which contains lignans that are being studied for treating estrogen-related cancers within the body.

While there are no studies that directly show an alkaline diet to prevent cancer, research is ongoing.

In general, the alkaline diet may assist cells and connective tissue in retaining water as it works to enhance systemic, brain, and bone health.

Additionally, alkaline foods such as cucumber may provide the support needed for enhanced enzymatic function, to prevent degradation of tissues and slow cell aging.


Presumably, an abundance of alkaline cellular reserves buffers the depletion that occurs when the body constantly readjusts to maintain proper pH and minimize cellular acidity.

Basic dietary changes you can make to get your body more alkaline and healthy

1. Eat more vegetables such as cucumbers. Your diet should consist of 60% vegetables. That doesn’t necessarily mean eating raw vegetables. Your food can be cooked. In fact, some people’s digestive tracts can’t handle just raw food.

2. Dark leafy greens are particularly praised for their alkalizing potential. Juice, steam, sauté them – whatever works for you. You can also detox your body using these 8 leafy greens.

3. Don’t eat junk food and processed foods. You must avoid these top 5 cancer causing foods and these top 10 worst fake foods.


4. Get a dose of raw apple cider vinegar first thing in the morning. Mix a tablespoon with some water. Or, mix freshly squeezed lemon juice with some warm water, and drink that every morning. You can find here more benefits of drinking lemon water.

5. Eat alkalizing fruits such as berries. Berries have AMAZING health benefits and you can read about them my e-book The Healing Berry Guide where you can find more information about the healing powers of berries and on how to use them to transform your health.

Boroch doesn’t believe you should be drinking alkaline water all day long. After all, we need acid to break down the food.

Reduce your stress

The next thing you should look at is your stress. You need to manage your stress levels. Some simple breathing exercise can do the trick. You can also look at some other relaxation techniques, such as yoga, meditation, emotional freedom technique (EFT), to name a few.


You can reduce your stress by using these 7 simple and effective meditation techniques or you can use my natural remedies for stress and anxiety. You can also try this 20 minute yoga class for beginners.

The link between candida and cancer

Candida is very widespread due to the imbalanced lives we lead. Antibiotics and steroids are taken routinely, and everyone is overly stressed. All these factors contribute to candida overgrowth.

Many times, candida goes undetected for a long time and weakens the immune system. Compromised immune system leads to genetic mutations. Some experts now believe that fungus is actually a form cancer, and that the two go hand in hand. Doug Kaufmann has written and lectured about the ‘fungal theory of disease’, in which he explains the role fungi has in disease development. Fungi should not be ignored, as they might be the key to solving many health issues.

Brooch herself believes that there is a strong connection between cancer and candida overgrowth. If you have candida, that is a clear signal your body is over-acidic. Often, anti-candida regimen helps with cancer treatment – it promotes the alkalinity in which cancer cells can’t survive.

You can read my article about candida to discover the top signs you have candida infection and what to do about it.

Going alkaline seems a very wise choice that will promote your health and help you stay in balance. Detox is another way to eliminate toxins out of your body and you can discover the most effective natural methods to detox your body in my e-book: The Detox Guide.

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12 Responses to 5 Things to Avoid If You Want to Get Your Body Alkaline

  1. ching acierto says:

    Thanks Jen for unselfishly sharing your talent. You dont how many people benefit from the informations especially to senior citizens like me. May God richly bless you and ur family.

  2. Ganesh das says:

    I really love this thank you very much.

  3. mary kumar says:

    Thank you fr the information shared. Its very beneficial fr the present generation. So let us follow.
    Thank u..

  4. Marla Maxwell says:

    I had fungus in one of my lungs a couple years ago, well for all I know its still there. Where might I get more info on the possibility of it being a form of cancer. The doctor gave me steroids and told me to see a specialist. Which I haven’t been able to because of financial and lack of insurance. Great article. Thanks in advance for any reply or information.

    • Jenny says:

      Honey is suitable for dry skin with pimples. Honey is a great hydrator. It is hygroscopic substance which means that it attracts and holds water molecules from the surrounding environment and thus it hydrates the skin. It also has antimicrobial properties, so it’s great for all skin types, especially for acne prone skin.

  5. marianito villamin says:

    yes its true!alkalanize your body,but how? i believe to all suggested points to maintain alkaline invironment.and another tip is try kangen water,contact me for more info…thanks

  6. c v Narayan rso says:

    Why such kind of wonderful information is not available anywhere….. thank u very muc

    • Jenny says:

      It is available – I didn’t invent anything. There is a lot of information about the alkaline diet principles in the web although it hasn’t been acknowledged by the medical establishment yet.

  7. Max says:

    I LOVE reading ALL about these ways to keep ones self HEALTHY!
    IT amazes me how I can read about a particular item this week that a particular vegetable is bad for your health and next week they are praising it up.
    NOT just this site but ALL I read at various times. The BEST Idea is to FORGET Half this and go by your Own instincts. I also bo by most oganic weeds that we see growing about that can help you. BUT IS any of this TRULY going to help you live a healthy lifestyle, Live Longer. Most of the time I have my doubts because every few weeks whatever is good today is rubbish tomorrow!

    Signed by, Lost in health foods.

  8. Sammy says:

    We live and learn and do the best we can. Thank you for all your help Jenny.

  9. Christina says:

    Can you please explain how drinking an acid can make the body more alkaline? And how do I test the acidity and/or alkalinity in my body?

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