measuring scale

    What is pH?

    How can I determine my pH level?

    How does pH affect my body?

    What happens when my body is acidic?

    What causes my body to become acidic (acidosis)?

    What can I do to balance my pH level?

    Which foods are alkaline and which are acidic?

    Why are some foods listed on both the alkaline and acidic side of charts?

    Is it necessary to detoxify if I change to better eating habits?

    What is cancer?

    What can I do if I already have cancer, candida albicans, chronic fatigue or other serious
    diseases?

    Are there other factors that I should be aware of?


    What is pH?
    pH is an abbreviation for "potential hydrogen." It is the measurement of hydrogen-ion
    concentration. The pH scale ranges from 0 to 14. The middle reading of 7.0 is considered to be
    "neutral." A reading below 7.0 is acidic while a reading of 7.0 or above is alkaline. The lower the
    pH reading, the less oxygen is in the fluid you are testing whereas the higher the pH reading
    indicates more oxygen.








    How can I determine my pH level?
    There are a variety of home test strips available that quickly and accurately measure the pH level of
    urine and saliva. A saliva pH reading of 6.4 – 6.8 indicates the body's pH lies on the alkaline side and is
    in balance. Acids are eliminated through the urine, so it should be expected to be more acidic than a
    saliva reading, especially the first morning urine.
    If your pH registers as highly acidic, pay attention to your diet and include less acidic foods and more
    alkaline foods. Cigarettes, alcohol and drugs also make the body more acidic. If you are on a
    detoxification regime or fasting, expect the  acidic levels to be more pronounced as your body
    eliminates toxins from your body.

    How does pH affect my body?
    Human blood pH should be slightly alkaline ( 7.35 - 7.45 ). A pH below 7.0 means that the body is
    acidic, making it prone to ailments, fatigue and disease. When the pH in body tissues are overly acidic,
    a state called "acidosis" occurs. Acidosis is one of the basic causes of many diseases as it creates a
    burden on the liver, kidney, digestive tract, heart and affects every cell in the body.

    A healthy body stores large alkaline reserves to meet emergency demands if too many acid-producing
    foods are consumed. However, these normal reserves can be depleted. Balanced body chemistry is of
    utmost importance for the maintenance of health and correction of disease. When the body is in an
    alkaline state of 7.0 or above, diseases cannot gain a foothold.


    What happens when my body is acidic?
    Acidic conditions in the body often result in health problems such as cancer, chronic fatigue, Candida
    Albicans, depression, multiple sclerosis, fibromyalgia, arthritis, osteoporosis, viruses, ALS (Lou
    Gehrigs Disease), weight gain, skin conditions and more.

    Acidosis decreases the body's ability to absorb minerals and other nutrients, decreases the energy
    production in the cells, decreases its ability to repair damaged cells, decreases it's ability to detoxify
    heavy metals, allows tumor cells to thrive and creates fatigue and dis-ease.
    Cancer and most diseases cannot exist in an alkaline body.

    What causes my body tissues to become acidic (acidosis)?
    The body can become acidic due to a number of reasons, generally from a combination of the following.
    Eating a diet of mainly acidic foods can create a high acidic pH in your body. All foods are "burned" or
    digested in the body, leaving an ash. This food ash can be neutral, acidic or alkaline, depending largely
    on the mineral composition of the foods.  

    The reason acidosis is rampant in our society is mostly due to the "Standard American Diet" (SAD),
    which is high in acid producing animal products like meat, eggs and dairy, and relatively low in alkaline
    producing foods such as fresh fruits and vegetables.  
    In addition, most foods are laced with chemicals that begin during the growing process of the plant or
    animal and continues through transportation and before being placed on the grocer's shelves. These
    include herbicides, fungicides, pesticides, growth hormones, ripening agents and retardants, insect
    repellents, etc.

    Most people do not get enough minerals in their diet due to the loss of mineral content of the soil where
    plants are grown. This has occurred as a result of modern farming techniques. When the body becomes
    acidic, it will do all it can to balance itself. In order to do this, it will use the alkaline minerals found in
    the body. However, if the body does not have enough of these minerals in the blood or stored in the
    tissues, the acids will build up in the cells, creating acidosis and setting the stage for a variety of
    maladies.

    Emotional stress also creates acidic reactions in the body. Daily meditation or quiet time, exercise,
    releasing negative emotions such as anger, frustration and despair will help to increase your overall
    well-being and assist in balancing your pH levels to a more alkaline state.
    Lack of oxygenated blood  due to shallow breathing, lack of exercise and dietary factors also inhibit
    proper pH balance.

    Toxic overload creates acidic reactions in the body, these include but are not limited to the following:
    Environmental Pollution: industrial waste, air and water pollution, chlorine and fluoride water additives,
    plastic wraps and leaching plastic water bottles, herbicides, pesticides, chemtrails, exhaust fumes, (first
    and second-hand), X-rays

    Cosmetics and Personal Care Products: these products abound with chemicals
    Two other areas of concern are mercury in seafood, vaccinations and amalgam tooth fillings and
    aluminum from cookware, baking soda, toothpaste, deodorant and many food products.


    What can I do to balance my pH level?
    DIET
    The rise of cancer, obesity, malnutrition and disease is sky-rocketing. Most diseases can be cured and
    prevented through proper nutrition.

    It is vitally important to maintain a proper ratio between acid and alkaline foods in the diet. To maintain
    health, the diet should consist of 80% alkaline forming foods and 20% acid forming foods. When the pH
    balance is maintained, the body has a strong resistance against disease.

    To assist in the curing of any disease, the higher the ratio of alkaline elements in the diet, the faster will
    be the recovery. Alkalis neutralize acids. Therefore, in the treatment of most diseases, it is important
    that the diet includes plenty of alkaline foods to offset the effects of acid-forming foods.

    Animal products are highly acidic and lower in protein than many green leafy foods. Consider adding
    green leafy vegetables, spirulina and hemp protein powders as a natural and alkaline meat
    replacement. Read packaging labels and become aware of substances that are masked as food such as
    chemical sweeteners like NutraSweet, Sweet 'N Low and Aspartame that are added to many foods,
    especially diet products. Avoid drinking alcoholic beverages and soda pops, for these substances are
    highly acidic.
    Did you know that to neutralize a glass of cola that has a pH of 2.5, one must drink 32 eight ounce
    glasses of alkaline water with a pH of 10?

    The benefit of eating raw, organic foods is the ability to avoid ingesting chemicals added during normal
    farming practices of both animals and plants. These include herbicides, pesticides, fungicides,
    chemical fertilizers, preservatives, growth hormones, chemicals to slow and/or speed the ripening
    process, food additives and msg, to name a few. In addition, organic farms grow in mineral rich soils,
    which enhances the mineral content in the plants you eat.

    Every phase of processing affects the nutritional value of foods. These include, chopping, packaging,
    bleaching, dehydration, chemical alterations, irradiation, homogenization and microwaving,   Heat
    processes such as pasteurization and cooking kills the natural minerals and enzymes, rendering many
    foods into toxic, acidic non-food products.

    The avoidance of harsh medications, whether they are prescribed or "over the counter" is another factor
    to consider. Once you are armed with information on how to balance your body through proper nutrition,
    many ailments will heal themselves. As our herbalist friend, Brian Hornbeck, says when asked how to
    get rid of health problems, "We have herbs for that!"

    MINERALS
    When the body is acidic, there are always significant mineral deficiencies. There are a number of ways
    you can add minerals to your diet. Fruits and vegetables grown in soils that are mineral rich can provide
    all the minerals one needs, if a variety of plants are eaten on a daily basis.

    Unfortunately, due to modern farming practices, the vast majority of soils are mineral deficient. To make
    matters worse, the soil and plants are continually bombarded with pesticide, herbicides, fungicides and
    chemical fertilizers which all leads to genocide of the minerals normally found in live soil.

    Growing your fruits and vegetables in rich humus and supplementing what you don't grow with produce
    from organic farms will increase the amount of minerals in your diet.

    Minerals are destroyed when subjected to heat, which means any plants you ingest that are cooked are
    likely to have lost their mineral content.

    Salt is a wonderful mineral supplement, unless it has been bleached and processed. There are several
    natural salts available that are tastier and more nutritious than toxic table salt. Himalayan salt contains
    84 essential minerals whereas Celtic salt contains 72 essential minerals. These salts can be obtained
    at most health food stores or better yet, ask your grocer to stock them.

    Do not cook with the salt, since heat destroys minerals; add it to your food after serving or place some
    crystals under your tongue any time during the day. You can also purchase minerals in tablet or liquid
    form.

    EMOTIONAL STRESS
    Chronically happy people are rarely chronically ill. Scientists are finally discovering what indigenous
    people have known for centuries: negative thoughts create dis-ease in the body. Louise Hay has a
    remarkable small reference book called, Heal Your Body, which accurately shows specific places in the
    body where negative thoughts and emotions are stored. These emotions, when festered over long
    periods of time will eventually manifest as diseases.

    The implications of this knowledge are huge! By understanding how you create with your thoughts and
    being shown how to "undo" them with affirmations and lifestyle changes is the stuff miracles are made of.
    Theresa's book, Mayan Messages is designed to help master thoughts, fears, belief codes and
    transcend these into higher frequencies in the body that do not resonate with fatigue and dis-ease.

    OXYGENATED BLOOD
    Every cell in the body needs an adequate supply of oxygen to function properly. The air we breathe
    today is not as purely oxygenated as it was before the advent of technology. Shallow breathing, lack of
    exercise and dietary factors that inhibit properly oxygenated blood also causes acidosis, less oxygen in
    the blood. Deep breathing, physical exercise and proper diet can help to eliminate many of the problems
    associated with low blood oxygen count.
           
    ENVIRONMENTAL  POLLUTION
    Environmental pollution surrounds us every day. Some are out of our control, however, there is much that
    you can do to become less affected by these pollutants.  

    It is within your power to stop and/or avoid being around those who are smoking cigarettes. It was the
    power of the people that have created indoor smoking bans. With this same power, you can help stop
    much of the industrial pollution, as well.

    If your municipal water supply adds fluoride or high elements of chlorine, educate yourselves on the
    dangers of these toxic substances, gather together and address those in power with your choice to stop
    these toxic and costly additives.

    Much has already been done to help stop air and water pollution from huge corporations, kudos to those
    who have orchestrated and monitor these changes.

    Toxins from plastic wrap, plastic containers and water bottles can be avoided by using glass products. If
    you must use plastic water bottles, then buy higher quality plastics that do not leach and avoid setting
    them in the sun. Heat in glass containers rather than plastic and let your foods cool before storing them in
    plastic.
    Look into healthier ways to control weeds and insects in your garden and lawn. Several cities use steam
    from hot water to kill weeds along the highway. Check into various alternatives and present to your City
    Council alternatives to using these toxic substances.

    If you have a home garden, look into "guilds" in which plants that grow together support each other. For
    instance, plant marigolds (which deters many insects) throughout your garden. Weed pulling can be done
    by hand. In many cases, those weeds you pull may be beneficial to your health, such as dandelions and
    mustard greens.

    COSMETICS AND PERSONAL CARE PRODUCTS
    Your skin is the largest organ of your body. Anything you place on the skin is readily absorbed by the
    body. The US Food and Drug Administration (US FDA) does not regulate these products since they are
    not food products. This allows manufacturers free reign to add toxic chemicals and misleading labeling on
    the safety of products. At greatest risk are products labeled for infants and children.

    When you eat toxic substances, they are processed through the liver and have a chance of being
    eliminated from the body. However, when absorbed through the skin, the same toxic substances
    generally do not reach the liver and often are stored in the tissues of the body where they accumulate
    and are the cause of cancer and many other debilitating diseases.

    Take time to educate yourself before using cosmetics, sunscreen, shampoo, soap, body lotion,
    toothpaste, deoderant, powder or any other substances on your body.
    A general rule of thumb is, If it isn't safe to eat, then don't place it on your body.

    For more information, visit our "Cosmetics" page.

    MERCURY  AND ALUMINUM  
    Both of these metals are neurotoxins, meaning they are toxic to the brain. Any amount of mercury is
    toxic in the human body. Most people acquire mercury through dental amalgam tooth fillings which
    continually leach small amounts into the bloodstream, often accumulating in the brain and other cells,
    causing many diseases, including fatigue.

    Mercury, in the form of themerisol, is used in vaccinations and immunizations, especially those using
    multiple formulas such as the DPT shots as a binding agent and preservative. See our "Resources"
    page for several articles on the dangers of these shots and their relationship to Autism, Attention Deficit
    Disorders and general health.

    Medical studies have shown that ALL Alzheimer's patients have increased levels of aluminum stored in
    their brain tissues. Even though this correlation exists, many manufacturers still use aluminum in
    products such as baking soda, toothpaste, cosmetics and deodorant. And, let's not forget to mention all
    those aluminum cans that food, beer and sodas come in!

    Food contamination also exists when using aluminum cookware and heating foods in aluminum foil.
    Never use aluminum foil to store foods with mayonnaise; the chemical reaction between the two is a
    cause of food poisoning.

    One source for aluminum free baking soda is Bob's Red Mill which can be purchased online or at many
    health food stores. Ask your local grocer to supply it at your favorite store.        

    Which foods are alkaline and which are acidic?
    See the food charts below for information on which foods are alkaline and which are acidic. The
    following section will tell you some of the reasons why some foods fall on both sides of the pH chart.

    Why are some foods listed on both the alkaline and acidic side of charts?
    There are several versions of the Acidic and Alkaline Food chart. Some foods at times are listed on the
    Acidic side of the chart and other times on the Alkaline side. Some foods are alkaline by nature but turn
    acidic after the digestion process. There are several other factors to take into consideration.

    The more a food is processed, the more acidic it becomes. This includes: heating, microwaving,
    dehydrating, drying, chopping, addition of sugars, chemical preservatives, artificial coloring and
    flavoring. Other considerations include the minerals in the soil during growth, applications of chemical
    fertlizers, herbicides, fungicides and pesticides in the soil and directly on the plants during farming and
    transportation. Chemicals, growth hormones, vaccinations and improper diets are given factory farmed
    animals and which you ingest when you eat their flesh.

    Packaging can also affect the food by leaching, sunlight absorption and chemical preservatives. The
    farther a food is to being eaten fresh from the plant, the more acidic it becomes in your body. Purchase
    organic whenever possible. Many complain that organic foods cost more, but the toll on the toll on your
    body and health is more costly when an overabundance of toxic substances are ingested on a daily
    basis. The key factor to remember is to eat a diet of around 80% alkaline foods and the remainder can
    be acidic. A purely alkaline diet will create imbalance in the body.

    Below are some other reasons why certain foods can fall on either side of the neutral zone on the pH
    chart. Several fruits, such as bananas are alkaline when they are ripe, yet slightly acidic when not fully
    ripened. Various fruits such as apples have many varieties. Generally, the sweeter varieties are more
    alkaline than tarter ones.

    Most seeds and grains are acidic, but become more alkaline when they eaten after they are sprouted.
    All vegetable and fruit juices are highly alkaline. The most alkali-forming juices are: fig juice, green
    juices of all green vegetables and tops, carrots, beet, celery, pineapple and citrus juices. Vegetable
    broth is an extremely alkalizing drink. The juices remain in an alkaline state when ingested while fresh
    and contain live enzymes. However, most commercial juices have added sugars and bleached salt,
    preservatives and food coloring, rendering them more acidic.

    Some foods such as lemons test as acidic while in their natural form, yet have an alkalizing effect
    during digestion. On the other hand, meats are alkaline before digestion, but leave acidic residues in
    the body. Honey and sugar yield as alkaline in their raw, unprocessed state, yet due to their high
    concentration of sugar, they can become form acid. When subjected to heat during processing, they
    become more acidic.

    Is it necessary to detoxify if I change to better eating habits?
    The body is designed to eliminate toxins from the body. However, due to the increased exposure in
    today's world, the body is unable to keep up with the amount of toxins bombarding it every day. Many
    chemicals in the air, food and water are unnatural and the body does not have the resources to totally
    eliminate them. As a result, through time, these toxic substances accumulate in the cells and are the
    cause of a myriad of maladies.

    Thus, it is good to periodically do herbal detoxifications. However, it is advisable to do them under the
    care of a naturopathic physician, especially in cases where the body is already compromised with
    cancer and other intensive maladies. Detoxing when the body is already under tremendous stress can
    be enough to place the organs into shock which could result in traumas such as heart attacks, comas or
    sudden death. Also, detox effects such as headaches, muscle aches, etc. can mask symptoms or just
    plain cause a person to feel even worse, which may result in frustration leading back to bad dietary
    habits.

    A good habit is to start changing your dietary habits by adding more fruits and vegetables and going light
    on meats, sodas or other acidic foods that you are currently addicted to. There are many fruits and herbs
    that have naturally occurring detoxifying effects on the body, such as asparagus which is a natural
    diuretic, helping to eliminate excess water from the tissues. We are firm believers in using chaparral as a
    natural blood cleanser. There are also many products that can aid the body in releasing toxins and
    assisting it to become more alkaline.

    It takes disease and illness a long time to develop in the body. However, as the excess acids are
    removed, the burden on the kidneys, liver and digestive system is reduced. The body can then begin to
    heal itself. It is then that you can consider a more comprehensive herbal detox program.

    As time progresses, your body will begin to rid itself of stored chemicals that have accumulated through
    the years. However, some chemicals such as mercury need special assistance in order to be chelated
    out of the body. Seek out a professional who is knowledgeable in these areas.

    You will know that you are on the right path when your dis-eases and dis-comforts lessen. Congratulate
    yourself on a job well done!

    What is cancer?
    Herman Aihara in his book, Acid & Alkaline defines cancer as such:  
    "If the condition of our extra-cellular fluids, especially the blood, becomes acidic, our physical
    conditions will first manifest tiredness, proneness to catching colds, etc.
    When these fluids become more acidic, our condition then manifests pains and suffering such as
    headaches, chest pains, stomach aches, etc.

    According to Keiichi Morishita in his Hidden Truth of Cancer, if the blood develops a more acidic
    condition, then our body inevitably deposits these excess acidic substances in some area of the body
    such so that the blood will be able to maintain an alkaline condition.

    As this tendency continues, such areas increase in acidity and some cells die; then these dead cells
    themselves turn into acids. However, some other cells may adapt in that environment. In other words,
    instead of dying – as normal cells do in an acid environment – some cells survive by becoming
    abnormal cells. These abnormal cells are called malignant cells. Malignant cells do not correspond
    with brain function or with our own DNA memory code.

    Therefore, malignant cells grow indefinitely and without order. This is cancer."

    What can I do if I already have cancer, candida albicans, chronic fatigue or another serious
    disease?
    When the body's pH level reaches an alkaline state of 7.4, cancer cells become dormant. When the
    body's pH level reaches 8.5, cancer cells die!  Cancer can be cured simply by maintaining your pH level
    at 8.5 or higher!

    An alkaline pH means an increase in oxygenated blood. Many diseases such as cancer, viruses and
    candida albicans cannot exist in a highly oxygenated, alkaline environment.
    If you body is already seriously compromised, you would do well to research the works of professionals
    who specialize in your specific area. You can begin by changing your diet and learning how to safely
    release the accumulation of toxic substances in your body. Often, these toxins inhibit the body's ability
    to properly absorb nutrients, especially minerals needed to balance pH levels. Even if your diet is pure,
    you still may not be absorbing the vitamins and minerals necessary to fight disease and sustain health.

    Are there other factors that I should be aware of?
    When faced with all this information, most of which is highly debated, it is easy to become discouraged
    and resignedly go back to old habits. However, be patient, follow advice that makes sense and pay
    attention to your body. Start with simple changes such as choosing Himalayan or Celtic salt rather than
    table salt. Each week, try something new. Consider learning to cook one new item you have never tried
    before, such as having amaranth instead of boxed cereal for breakfast.

    Try new items that are chemical free, perhaps spending some of your leisure time researching one topic
    each week, like sunscreen or soap.

    Be patient with yourself; take one step at a time. In the beginning, you may have detox symptoms such
    as headaches, depression and a feeling of being overwhelmed. Go at your own pace with an attitude of
    gratitude and self-empowerment and before long, you will find excitement as you begin to change your
    lifestyle to match the new inner you!

When the body pH is acidic, diseases such as cancer, diabetes, and MS thrives.
When a body's pH is alkaline, disease such as cancer, CANNOT exist!"     
Dr. Morter

    Below, you will find a myriad of tidbits of information aimed to assist you in making lifestyle changes that
    will not only prevent disease, but in many cases cure maladies that have plagued you.

    Scroll the page to find the answer to each question.
pH: THE  SECRET  TO  HEALTH
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    The pH scale ranges from   0 - 14

    0 1 2  3  4  5  6  7 Neutral  8 9 10 11 12 13 14

HIGH
ALKALINE

MEDIUM
ALKALINE

LOW
ALKALINE

FOOD
CATEGORY

LOW
ACIDIC

MEDIUM
ACIDIC

HIGH
ACIDIC
Lentils
Carob
 
BEANS
AND
LEGUMES
Most Beans
become Alkaline
when sprouted

Adzuki

Fava

Garbanzo

Kidney

Lima

Mung

Navy

Pinto

Red

Soy Beans, cooked

Waxed

White
   
Lemon Water

Teas, herbal

Mineral Water
Kambucha,

Tea, green

Vinegar, Apple Cider
Coffee, grain

Sake

Tea, Ginger,
Ginseng or Mu Tea

Vinegar, sweet
brown rice

BEVERAGES
AND
LIQUIDS
Coffee, koma

Tea

Vinegar, balsamic
Fruit Juices with
added sugar

Wine
Beer

Coffee

Hops

Liquor

Malt

Sodas, especially
Colas,

Tea, black

Wine
White Vinegar,
white processed

(Cigarettes, Drugs)
  Alfalfa Sprouts
Amaranth

Bread, Essene

Grains, sprouted

Millet

Quinoa

Rice, japonica &
wild

CEREAL AND
GRAINS
Barley

Bran

Bread, wheat,
sprouted

Cereals, unrefined
& sweetened with
honey, fruit or
maple syrup

Cornmeal

Crackers, rice or
wheat, unrefined

Farina

Kasha

Millet

Pasta & Pastries,
whole grain

Spelt

Tapioca
Barley Groats

Bread,
wheat,organic,
sprouted

Buckwheat, refined

Cereal, refined

Corn

Oats

Rice, basmati,
brown & white

Rye

Wheat Germ

Whole Wheat
Products
Cereals, refined,
sweetened with
sugars

Semolina

Wheat or White
Flour Products
  Breast Milk
Cheese,
Milk & Whey, goat
& soy

Egg, yolks, soft
cooked

Eggs, quail & duck

DAIRY
Butter, salted

Buttermilk

Cheese, mild or
crumbly

Cottage Cheese

Cream

Egg, whites

Yogurt, plain
Cheese, sharp

Egg, whole cooked
hard

Milk, raw

Tapioca

Yogurt, sweetened
Cheese, processed

Custard with white
sugar

Ice Cream

Ice Milk

Milk,homogenized

Pudding
Fresh Juice

Fruits, fresh & raw

Grapefruit  

Grapes, sweet

Kiwi

Lemons

Limes

Mangos Melons

Papaya
Pineapple

Plums, umeboshi

Raisins
Tangerines
Apples, sweet

Apricots

Avocados

Bananas, ripe

Currants

Dates

Figs

Gooseberry

Grapes, sour

Nectarines

Oranges

Passion Fruit

Peaches

Pears

Persimmon

Raspberries

Strawberries
Apples, sour

Blackberries
Cherries, sweet

Guava

Rhubarb

Olives, ripe

FRUITS
Dried Fruits

Processed Juices

Blueberries

Coconut, dry

Cranberry
Olives, pickled

Plums

Prunes
Bananas, green

Cherries, sour

Pomegranate
Chocolate

Jams

Jellies

Sugared Fruit
Juices
     
MEATS
Duck, wild

Fish

Game Meat

Organs

Venison
Chicken Breast

Shellfish

Veal
Beef

Deer

Chicken

Goat

Lamb

Lobster

Pheasant

Pork

Rabbit

Turkey
  Chestnuts, raw
Almonds

Coconut, fresh

Chestnuts, dry
roasted

Pumpkin, Sesame
& Sunflower
Seeds, raw,
unsalted

NUTS
AND
SEEDS
Brazil Nuts
Cashews

Macedamias

Pecans

Pine Nuts
Pistachios

Pumpkin, Sesame
& Sunflower Seeds,
heated or salted
  Hazel

Peanuts

Walnuts
  Flax Seed
Avocado

Coconut

Cod Liver

Flax

Olive

Primrose

OILS
(Avoid Canola, it's
not Natural!!!)

Almond

Corn

Grape Seed
Pumpkin

Safflower

Sesame

Sunflower
Lard

Palm Kernel
Cottonseed

Most Fried Foods
Baking Soda

Stevia
Ginger, raw

Molasses,
blackstrap
unsulphered

Pepper

Sea Salt
Spices, most

Tamari
Barley-Malt

Honey, raw
Horseradish

Sugar, raw

Maple Syrup

Mayonnaise,
homemade

Syrup, brown rice

Tempeh

SWEETENERS
SPICES
AND
CONDIMENTS
Barley Malt Syrup,

Curry

Fructose

Gelatin

Honey,
unprocessed

Maple Syrup,
unprocessed
Molasses, organic
unsulphered

Nutmeg

Vanilla
Ketchup,

Maple Syrup,
processed

Mayonnaise,
commercial

Molasses,
sulphered

Mustard

Soy Sauce,
commercial
Salt, refined &
iodized

Sugar, brown &
white, refined

These are
chemicals & toxic:

NutraSweet Equal
Aspartame
Splenda
Sweet 'N Low
Fresh Juices

Asparagus

Endive

Lotus Root

Onions

Parsley

Sea Vegetables

Taro Root

Watercress
Alfalfa Sprouts

Arugula

Bamboo Shoots

Beets

Bell Peppers

Broccoli

Cabbage

Cauliflower

Carrot

Celery

Corn, sweet Fresh

Herbs, leafy green

Garlic

Green Beans, fresh

Kale

Kohlrabi

Lettuce

Mustard Green

Parsnips

Sweet Peas

Potato with Skins

Pumpkin, raw

Spinach

Squash

Sweet Potato

Turnips
Artichokes

Brussel Sprouts

Chive

Cilantro

Collard Greens

Cucumber

Eggplant

Leeks

Miso
Mushrooms

Okra

Onions

Pickles, homemade

Radishes
Rutabagas

Soy Beans

Sprouts

Tofu

Tomatoes

Water Chestnut
Zucchini

VEGETABLES
Chard

Popcorn with Butter

Spinach
Olives, pickled

Popcorn, with salt
& butter

Potatoes, without
skins
Pickles, refined

Alkaline  

Meditation, Prayer, Peace,
Kindness and Love

ALKALINE  FOODS

Acid  

Overwork, Anger, Fear, Jealousy and Stress

ACIDIC  FOODS

Extremely Alkaline Forming
Foods - pH 8.5 to 9.0

Extremely Acid Forming Foods - pH 5.0 to 5.5
    9.0  Lemons 1,
    Watermelon 2

    8.5  Agar Agar 3,
    Cantaloupe,Cayenne
    (Capsicum) 4,
    Dried dates & figs,
    Kelp,   Karengo, Kudzu
    root, Limes,
    Mango, Melons,
    Papaya, Parsley 5,
    Seedless grapes
    (sweet), Watercress,
    Seaweeds
    Asparagus 6, Endive,
    Kiwifruit, Fruit juices 7,
    Grapes
    (sweet), Passion fruit,
    Pears (sweet),
    Pineapple,
    Raisins, Umeboshi
    plum, Vegetable juices 8
    5.0  Artificial sweeteners

    5.5  Beef, Carbonated soft drinks & fizzy drinks 38,
    Cigarettes (tailor made), Drugs, Flour (white, wheat)
    39, Goat, Lamb, Pastries & cakes from white flour,
    Pork, Sugar (white) 40
    Beer 34, Brown sugar 35, Chicken, Deer, Chocolate,
    Coffee 36, Custard with white sugar, Jams, Jellies,
    Liquor 37, Pasta (white), Rabbit, Semolina, Table
    salt refined and iodized, Tea black, Turkey, Wheat
    bread, White rice, White vinegar (processed).
Moderate Alkaline - pH 7.5
to 8.0
Moderate Acid - pH 6.0 to 6.5
    8.0  Apples (sweet),
    Apricots, Alfalfa
    sprouts 9,
    Arrowroot, Flour 10,
    Avocados, Bananas
    (ripe),
    Berries, Carrots,
    Celery, Currants, Dates
    & figs
    (fresh), Garlic 11,
    Gooseberry, Grapes
    (less sweet),
    Grapefruit, Guavas,
    Herbs (leafy green),
    Lettuce
    (leafy green), Nectarine,
    Peaches (sweet), Pears
    (less sweet), Peas
    (fresh sweet),
    Persimmon,
    Pumpkin (sweet), Sea
    salt (vegetable) 12,
    Spinach

    7.5  Apples (sour),
    Bamboo shoots, Beans
    (fresh green),
    Beets, Bell Pepper,
    Broccoli, Cabbage;
    Cauliflower,  
    Carob 13, Daikon,
    Ginger (fresh), Grapes
    (sour), Kale,
    Kohlrabi, Lettuce (pale
    green), Oranges,
    Parsnip,
    Peaches (less sweet),
    Peas (less sweet),
    Potatoes
    & skin, Pumpkin (less
    sweet), Raspberry,
    Sapote,
    Strawberry, Squash 14,
    Sweet corn (fresh),
    Tamari
    15, Turnip, Vinegar
    (apple cider) 16
    6.0  Cigarette tobacco (roll your own), Cream of Wheat
    (unrefined), Fish, Fruit juices with sugar, Maple
    syrup (processed), Molasses (sulphured), Pickles
    (commercial), Breads (refined) of corn, oats, rice &
    rye, Cereals (refined) eg weetbix, corn flakes,
    Shellfish, Wheat germ, Whole Wheat foods 32,
    Wine 33, Yogurt (sweetened)

    6.5  Bananas (green), Buckwheat, Cheeses (sharp),
    Corn & rice breads, Egg whole (cooked hard),
    Ketchup, Mayonnaise, Oats, Pasta (whole grain),
    Pastry (wholegrain & honey), Peanuts, Potatoes
    (with no skins), Popcorn (with salt & butter), Rice
    (basmati), Rice (brown), Soy sauce (commercial),
    Tapioca, Wheat bread (sprouted organic)
Slightly Alkaline to Neutral
pH 7.0
Slightly Acid to Neutral pH 7.0
    7.0  Almonds 17,
    Artichokes (Jerusalem),
    Barley-Malt
    Sprouts, Cherries,
    Coconut (fresh),
    Cucumbers, Egg
    plant, Honey (raw),
    Leeks, Miso,
    Mushrooms, Okra,
    Olives ripe 18, Onions,
    Pickles 19, (home
    made),
    Radish, Sea salt 20,
    Spices 21, Taro,
    Tomatoes
    (sweet), Vinegar (sweet
    brown rice), Water
    Chestnut
    Amaranth, Artichoke
    (globe), Chestnuts (dry
    roasted), Egg yolks
    (soft cooked), Essene
    bread 22,
    Goat's milk and whey
    (raw) 23, Horseradish,
    Mayonnaise (home
    made), Millet, Olive oil,
    Quinoa,
    Rhubarb, Sesame
    seeds (whole) 24, Soy
    beans
    (dry), Soy cheese, Soy
    milk, Sprouted grains
    25,
    Tempeh, Tofu,
    Tomatoes (less sweet),
    Yeast
    (nutritional flakes)
    7.0  Barley malt syrup, Barley, Bran, Cashews, Cereals
    (unrefined with honey-fruit-maple syrup), Cornmeal,
    Cranberries 30, Fructose, Honey (pasteurized),
    Lentils, Macadamias, Maple syrup (unprocessed),
    Milk (homogenized) and most processed dairy
    products, Molasses (unsulphered organic) 31,
    Nutmeg, Mustard, Pistachios, Popcorn & butter
    (plain), Rice or wheat crackers (unrefined), Rye
    (grain), Rye bread (organic sprouted), Seeds
    (pumpkin & sunflower), Walnuts
    Blueberries, Brazil nuts, Butter (salted), Cheeses
    (mild & crumbly) 28, Crackers (unrefined rye),
    Dried beans (mung, adzuki, pinto, kidney,
    garbanzo) 29, Dry coconut, Egg whites, Goats
    milk (homogenized), Olives (pickled), Pecans,
    Plums 30, Prunes 30, Spelt

I don't know who created the table below, but I found it to be informative and interesting.

The number on the left indicates the pH level of the items next to it.

Some items have red numbers behind them;
scroll to the bottom of the chart to read comments by the author.
      Neutral pH 7.0

    Butter (fresh unsalted),
    Cream (fresh and raw),
    Margarine 26,
    Milk (raw cow's) 27,
    Oils (except olive),
    Whey (cow's),
    Yogurt (plain)
    NOTE:  Match with the numbers above.
    2. Good for a yearly fast.  For several days eat whole melon, chew pips well and eat also.  Super alkalizing   
    food.
    3. Substitute for gelatin, more nourishing.
    4. Stimulating, non-irritating body healer.  Good for endocrine system.
    5. Purifies kidneys.
    6. Powerful acid reducer detoxing to produce acid urine temporarily, causing alkalinity for the long term.
    7. Natural sugars give alkalinity.  Added sugar causes juice to become acid forming.
    8. Depends on vege's content and sweetness.
    9. Enzyme rich, superior digestibility.
    10. High calcium content.  Cornflour substitute.
    11. Elevates acid food 5.0 in alkaline direction.
    12. Vegetable content raises alkalinity.
    13. Substitute for coca; mineral rich.
    14. Winter squash rates 7.5.  Butternut and sweeter squash rates 8.0.
    15. Genuine fermented for 1-2 years otherwise 6.0.
    16. Raw unpasteurized is a digestive aid to increase HCL [HydroChloricAcid] in the stomach. 1 tablespoon,
         with honey & water before meals.
    17. Soak 12 hours, peel skin to eat.
    18. Sundried, tree ripened, otherwise 6.0.
    19. Using sea salt and apple cider vinegar.
    20. Contains sea minerals.  Dried at low temperatures.
    21. Range from 7.0 to 8.0.
    22. Sprouted grains are more alkaline.  Grains chewed well become more alkaline.
    23. High sodium to aid digestion.
    24. High levels of utilizable calcium.  Grind before eating.
    25. Alkalinity and digestibility higher.
    26. Heating causes fats to harden and become indigestible.
    27. High mucus production.
    28. Mucus forming and hard to digest.
    29. When sprouted dry beans rate 7.0.
    30. Contain acid-forming benzoic and quinic acids.
    31. Full of iron.
    32. Unrefined wheat is more alkaline.
    33. High quality red wine, no more than 4 oz. daily to build blood.
    34. Good quality, well brewed - up to 5.5.  Fast brewed beers drop to 5.0.
    35. Most are white sugars with golden syrup added.
    36. Organic, fresh ground-up to 5.5.
    37. Cheaper brands drop to 5.0, as does over-indulgence.
    38. Leaches minerals.
    39. Bleached - has no goodness.
    40. Poison!  Avoid it.
BEANS AND LEGUMES
Most beans when sprouted
Most legumes
Green Beans
Lima Beans
Snow Peas
Soy Beans (Tempeh, Tofu)

BEVERAGES
Almond Milk
Fresh Fruit Juice
Dandelion Tea
Ginseng Tea
Green Juices
Green Tea
Herbal Teas
Mineral Water
Prune Juice
Soy Milk
Fresh Vegetable Juices

DAIRY
Acidophilus
Buttermilk
Egg Yolks, soft cooked
Goat Products
Milk, raw
Soured Products
Soy Cheese
Soy Milk
Whey
Yogurt

FRUITS
Apple
Apricot
Avocado
Banana
Berries, most
Breadfruit
Cantaloupe
Carob, pod
Cassius
Cherries
Citron
Currants
Dates
Figs
Gooseberry
Grapes
Grapefruit
Guavas
Kiwi
Kumquats
Lemon, ripe
Lime
Loquats
Mangoes
Melons
Nectarines
Olives, sun dried
Oranges
Papaya
Passion Fruit
Peach
Pear
Persimmons
Pineapple
Plum, Umeboshi
Pomegranate
Quince
Raisins
Rhubarb
Strawberries
Tamarind
Tangerine
Tomato
Tropical Fruits
Watermelon

GRAINS
Alfalfa
Amaranth
Barley Grass
Buckwheat
Essene Bread
Millet
Quinoa
Wheat Grass  

NUTS AND SEEDS
Almonds
Chestnuts,roasted
Coconut, fresh
Flax
Pumpkin Seeds
Sesame Seeds
Squash Seeds
Sunflower
OILS
Almond
Flaxseed
Grapeseed
Olive

SPICES AND SEASONING
Chili Pepper
Cinnamon
Ginger, raw
Herbs, most
Horseradish
Miso
Sea Salt
Soy Sauce, Bragg's
Tamari

SWEETENER
Honey, raw
Molasses, blackstrap
Stevia
Sugar, raw

VEGETABLES
Cultured, Probiotic Vegetables
Artichokes
Bamboo shoots
Beets
Broccoli
Cabbage
Carrots
Cauliflower
Celery
Chard
Chayotes
Chicory
Chives
Chlorella
Collard
Corn, fresh
Cucumber
Daikon
Dandelions
Dill
Dockgreen
Dulce
Edible Flowers
Eggplant
Endive
Garlic
Horseradish  
Kale
Kelp
Kohlrabi
Leek
Lettuce
Maitake
Mushrooms, most
Mustard Green
Nori
Okra
Onions
Oyster Plant
Parsley
Parsnips
Peppers
Potatoes, with skin
Pumpkin
Radish
Reishi
Rutabaga
Sea Veggies
Sorrel
Spinach
Spirulina
Squash
Sweet Potato
Tomatoes
Turnips
Vegetable Broth
Water Chestnut
Watercress
Wheat Grass
Wild Greens
Zucchini

OTHER
Vinegar, apple cider
Bee Pollen
BEANS AND LEGUMES
Most are alkaline when
sprouted.
Black Beans
Garbanzos
Green Peas
Kidney
Lentils
Pinto Beans
Red Beans
Soy Beans
White Beans

BEVERAGES
Fruit & Vegetable Juices with
acidic sweeteners & salt
Beer
Cocoa
Coffee
Liquor
Rice milk
Sodas
Tea, black
Wine

DAIRY
Butter, salted
Cheese
Cottage Cheese
Cow Products
Cream
Custard
Eggs
Ice Cream
Ice Milk
Milk, pasteurized
Yogurt, sweetened

FRUITS
Canned
Dried
Glazed
Jellies
Jams
Marmalade  Preserves
Sulphered
Sweetened

Bananas, green
Blackberries
Blueberries
Cranberries  Olives,pickled,
green
Plums
Prunes

GRAINS
Baked Goods & Cereals:
Bread
Cakes
Cookies
Crackers
Doughnuts
Macaroni
Noodles
Pastas
Pastries
Pies
Rice Cakes
Spaghetti

Barley
Bran
Buckwheat
Corn, processed Cornmeal
Hemp Seed
Kamut
Oats, rolled
Rice
Rye
Semolina
Spelt
Wheat
Wheat Germ
White Flour
MEAT
All Meats, Fowl & Seafood
Meat Gravy
Organ Meats

NUTS AND SEEDS
Most Nuts

Brazil Nuts
Cashews
Coconut, dry
Peanuts
Peanut Butter
Pecans
Tahini
Walnuts

OILS
Canola
Corn
Hemp Seed
Lard
Safflower
Sunflower

SPICES AND SEASONING
Ketchup
Mayonnaise, commercial
Mustard
Pepper
Soy Sauce
Table Salt

SWEETENER
Carob
Corn Syrup
Fructose
Honey, pasteurized
Maple Syrup, processed
Molasses,sulphered &
unsulphured
Sugar, refined

These are chemicals and toxic:
Aspartame
Equal
NutraSweet
Sweet & Low

VEGETABLES
Brussel Sprouts
Corn, processed
Pickles, commercial
Potatos, without skins
Spinach, cooked

OTHER
Candy
Chocolate
Confectioneries  
Cornstarch
Dressings  
Flavorings
Food Coloring
Gelatin (use Agar Agar)
Tapioca
Vinegar, distilled white

Chemicals
Drugs
Pesticides
Herbicides

"Baking soda is helpful
for alleviating allergies,
anxiety, colds, fatigue,
infections, "One of the
greatest...memory loss,
osteoporosis, weight
gain, and much more,"
writes Susan Lark, M.
D., in The Doctor's
Treasury of New
Healing Choices.

Baking soda helps
balance bodies that are
over-acidic.

Toxins in foods, the
environment, stress,
emotional upset, and
eating a high ratio of
acidic foods all
contribute to an
imbalanced pH.

Good health comes as
a result of maintaining
a proper pH balance.

Food consumption
in a ratio of 80%
alkaline forming
foods such as most
fresh fruits and
veggies
and 20% acid
forming foods such
as meats (although a
vegetarian diet is
optimal) and grains
will help your body
maintain a proper
pH balance.

When you’ve binged
on junk food or are
already suffering
from physical ailments,
you can use baking
soda to help get you
back on track.

Dr. Lark suggests
mixing ¼ - ½ teaspoon
of baking soda in a
glass of pure mineral
or spring water twice
a day, either in the
morning or in the
evening at bedtime
(notice which dose
makes you feel best).

Lark maintains that
you will ward off
colds, flu and
allergies because
these illnesses grow
in acidic conditions in
the body, but not in
alkaline pH bodies!

Also, your bones will
become stronger
because over-acidic
conditions pull
alkaline minerals
such as calcium from
your bones.

You will have
increased energy,
more stamina, better
digestion, sharper
thinking and better
sleep and reduce
your risk of other
diseases such as
cancer simply by
balancing your
body pH.









* Although we agree
with Dr. Lark’s
recommendation
to use baking soda,
we recommend using
Bob’s Red Mill
aluminum free
baking soda.

There is controversy
about claims that Arm
& Hammer’s baking
soda is aluminum free.
(Although the main
controversy is when
folks confuse baking
soda with baking
powder.)

If your grocer doesn’t
Bob's Red Mill baking
soda, ask for them to.

I have seen it in several
leading grocery chains
in the baking section.