Benefits of an Alkaline Diet
Our blood pH needs to maintain a slightly alkaline level to keep us healthy. We help our bodies to maintain this pH balance by eating more alkaline-forming foods and fewer acid-forming foods.
Alkaline-forming foods include most fruits, vegetables, herbs, nuts, seeds and herbal teas.
Acid-forming foods include most grains, beans, meats, dairy products, fish and processed foods.* Pesticides tend to be acid-forming, so choose organic fruits and vegetables whenever possible.
When we eat acid-forming foods our body brings our blood pH back into balance by releasing alkaline-rich minerals such as calcium, phosphorus and magnesium into our bloodstream.
If we are eating enough alkaline-forming foods each day, then our body has easy access to these minerals from our diet. If we are not eating enough alkaline-forming foods our body has to pull these important minerals from our bones, teeth and organs. This can compromise our immune system, cause fatigue and make us vulnerable to viruses and disease.
A balanced diet should contain 60-80% alkaline-forming foods and20-40% acid-forming foods.
Nancy’s interest in natural remedies began as a little girl watching her Grandmother make salves and oils using herbs from their garden.
After receiving her B.A. in French, B.S. in Management Sciences from University of Rhode Island and M.A. from Penn State University in French, her studies led her to live over 15 years in France, India, Thailand and Ireland. During this time, Nancy earned certifications in 17 forms of healing arts with over 2,000 hours training in these modalities. Certifications include, but are not limited to, Holistic Massage with Waterford College, Traditional Thai Yoga Massage with Shivagakomarpaj and Sunshine School of Massage, Ayurveda from College of Ayurveda and Panchakarma and more. Herbs and energy work have remained a focus for her. She makes most of her household cleaners and beauty products herself, and holds seasonal workshops.
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