Acid Vs. Alkaline


It’s a medical fact that Ur body has an acid/alkaline ratio called pH (potential of Hydrogen) which is a balance between positively charged ions (acid forming) & negatively charged ions (alkaline forming). All food is recognized by our body as either alkaline or acid based.

A pH of 1.0 is strongly acidic; a pH of 7.0 is the neutral zone higher than that is considered alkaline. The range to be in is 7.0 – 7.30.

Over-acidity sets the stage for the devastating effects of microscopic organisms such as Candida, Yeast, & Fungus. Having an acidic body slows Ur organs down, an acidic body leads to irritation & inflammation. Acid waste literally attacks joints, tissues, muscles, organs & glands causing minor to major dysfunction. When these wastes attack the joints, we call it Arthritis. When they attack the muscles, we call it Rheumatism or Fibromyalgia. When they attack the organs & glands we call it by the name of the disease. Acid food packs on the pounds. When Ur body’s pH is in the acid range {below7.0} it retains water to dilute the acidity & stores fat in the arteries as protection from excess acid in the blood

Symptoms of acid overloads:

¨       Acne

¨       Cold extremities

¨       Menstrual cramping

¨       Smelling urine

¨       Metallic taste in mouth

¨       Allergies

¨       Dizziness

¨       Loose bowls

¨       White coated tongue

¨       Feeling down

¨       Always agitated

¨       Muscular pain

¨       Sleep difficulties

¨       Joint problems

¨       Skin problems

¨       Athlete’s foot

¨       Heartburn

¨       Constipation

¨       Irregular heartbeat

¨       Sinus problems

¨       Bacterial infections

¨       Numbness & tingling

¨       Excessive hair loss

¨       Yeast problems

¨       Trouble Breathing

¨       Bloating

¨       Joint problems

¨       Food allergies

¨       Exhaustion after sleep

¨       Swelling

¨       Colds & flu (viral infections)

¨       Bone problems

¨       Low energy

¨       Headaches

¨       Cold sores

¨       Fungal infections

¨       Severe digestive problems

¨       Rapid breathing

¨       Excess mucous



Acid overload decreases Ur body’s ability to absorb Minerals, Nutrients & Vitamins!

High Acidity wreaks havoc on the enzymes so that the vitamins may not dissolve properly, nutrients & minerals from food may not get absorbed.


Toxins such as Lead, Mercury, Pesticides & other Chemicals from our Food {meats, pasta, white bread, sweetened yogurt, refined sugar, fast foods, artificial buttered popcorn, cheese, artificial sweeteners or table salt, soy sauce, corn starch, mustard & ketchup, alcohol, beer, coffee, chocolate, sodas, colas [weaken bones], cake, processed cereals, canned or some types of frozen food, etc...Acid food may taste good but it’s not easy to digest.), Water & Medicine supply lodge themselves in our tissues, causing discomfort! In our modern age, we’re surrounded by chemicals & environmental pollutants (everywhere we go toxic chemicals attack us, even where we least expect them: the carpets  we walk on, the quality of air we breathe (smog, smoke), the shampoos & the toothpaste we use, the pots we cook in, the dental fillings in our mouths (mercury, tin, copper, zinc). Not enough exercise, too much stress & so on (the sad truth is that modern life is an uncontrolled experiment in toxic bombardment).

                         *          Since 1940, we have increased the # of synthetic chemicals in the environment by 380 X. The FDA lists more than 2,800 food additives, many of which come from sources that are unnatural to our bodies (they are allowed because of the slow absorption rate). These can create a sluggish bowel with nasty symptoms such as abdominal pain, intense gas, constipation, cramps & diarrhea. The nutrient stripped convenience foods we’re now used to eating contain hormones, antibiotics, preservatives, dyes, pesticides, sulfur, or tar based additives. These toxins float into the blood stream, and of course, Ur weakest organs are the most susceptible.

                         *          The average person today has 1,000 X more lead in their body than people living 500 yrs. ago.

                         *          25 BILLION pounds of synthetic chemicals R created by industries every year.

                         *          2,000 different man-made chemicals R found in most municipal water supplies.

                         *          Plastics used in food wrap & water bottles contain hazardous chemicals such as Bisphenol A.  These chemicals mimic natural hormones such as estrogen. They R easily absorbed in the body & may disrupt the immune response.

                         *          10 lbs of unnatural food additives are consumed by the average American every year… These often R stored in the body fat & slowly released over time.


Males tend to collect fat around their middles (cortisol), which is much more dangerous than the pear shaped patter common among women. Fat cells in the belly do more damage because they release fatty acids & other substances that travel directly to the liver.

 Scientists have found that these toxins build up in our bodies over the years. They trigger a negative chain reaction throughout the body.  You may discover that with cleansing, (flushing out the toxins) gaining a well nourished body, Ur mood lightens & you’ll feel calmer, content & better able to handle the stresses of everyday challenges.


NutraSweet (also labeled as Equal, Canderel, Spoonful, aspartame, aspartic acid or phenylalanine) is notorious for causing brain fog, fatigue, dizziness, depression and panic attacks, to name just a few of its symptoms.  It is found in over 5000 products and affects some 25% of Americans who use it.  It is often hidden in prescription medication, vitamins, toothpaste, breath mints and all types of diet products.  Everyone should avoid this food chemical.

Acetaminophen: Acetaminophen is the most widely used pharmaceutical analgesic and antipyretic agent in the United States and the world; it is contained in more than 100 products. As such, acetaminophen is one of the most common pharmaceuticals associated with both intentional and accidental poisoning. Acetaminophen is rapidly absorbed from the stomach and small intestine and metabolized by conjugation in the liver to nontoxic compounds. These water-soluble conjugates are then eliminated in the urine. In acute overdose or when the maximum daily dose is exceeded over a prolonged period, the normal conjugative pathways of metabolism become saturated. Acetaminophen is one of the most common pharmaceutical agents involved in overdose, as reported to the American Association of Poison Control Centers. APAP toxicity is the most common cause of hepatic failure requiring liver transplantation in Great BritainIn the United States, acetaminophen toxicity has replaced viral hepatitis as the most common cause of acute hepatic failure, and it is the second most common cause of liver failure requiring transplantation in the United States.

Carrageenan: Vaseline – like food additive. Carrageenan is a commonly used food additive that is extracted from red seaweed {the name is derived from a type of seaweed that is abundant along the Irish coastline. sometimes called Irish moss} by using powerful alkali solvents. These solvents would remove the tissues & skin from your hands as readily as would any acid. Carrageenan is made up of sodium, potassium, magnesium and calcium sulfate esters of galactose and 3, 6-anhydrogalactose units. It is a wholly natural ingredient obtained from certain species of the red seaweed, class Rhodophyceae. Popular sources for carrageenan are the Chondrus crispus, Eucheuma cottonii and Eucheuma spinosum species.

Like Carrageenan, agar may be used in ice cream, soup, jelly, or in brewing wine or beer. It also is a vegetarian alternative to gelatin. In fact, since virtually no difference exists between the two substances, they are excellent substitutes for each other. It is more common in Asian countries to see agar listed as a thickening agent, while in the US, the term Carrageenan is more commonly used. There are three carrageenan types which are of commercial interest because of the various applications of the hydrocolloid in food and other industrial uses. They are called the iota, kappa and lambda carrageenan. Marcel Carrageenan uses the Eucheuma cottonii for the production of kappa carrageenan and the Eucheuma spinosum for the iota carrageenan.

Iota, kappa and lambda are copolymers which differ in their chemical structure, properties and therefore in their applications in food.


Gels most strongly with calcium salts
Elastic gel with no syneresis (weeping out of water)
Gel is freeze-thaw stable
Completely soluble in hot water


Gels most strongly with potassium salts
Brittle gel with some syneresis
Synergistic with locust bean gum Soluble in hot water


No gel formation, forms high viscosity solutions
Fully soluble in cold water

Uses Deserts; Ice-Cream, Milk Shakes, Sweetened Condensed Milks, Sauces Gel Like, Beer, Pates, Processed Meat, Toothpaste, Fruit Gushers, Shampoo, Cosmetic Creams, Air Freshener Gels, Marbling{ ancient art paper & fabric marbling uses a Carrageenan mixture to float paints or inks upon the paper/fabric, is then laid on it, absorbing the colors.} some brands of Soymilk, Diet Sodas, Personal Lubricants.

·       Lambda Carrageenan is used in animal models of inflammation used to test analgesics, because Carrageenan solution (1-2%) injected subcutaneously causes swelling & pain.

Carrageenan is about as wholesome as monosodium glutamate (MSG), which is extracted from rice & can also be considered natural!


Our Drinking Water. The most common chemicals found were disinfectant byproducts, nitrates, chloroform, barium, arsenic & copper.

Chemicals & synthetic ingredients abound in many beauty products. They lurk in hair dyes, self tanners & even nail polish. I was reading an article in the USA weekend April 17-19 2009 issue and remembered the time I had a medical mishap in Europe in 2005, “Nail polish!” For some reason, I just could not wear it any longer. I researched the ingredients. This information came to me as a double edge sword, (I was relieved that my symptoms were provoked by a chemical reaction, but at the same time weak enough to feel the effects. Until this day, I prefer not to polish my nails). Here are some ingredients:

Acrylates copolymer


Aluminum powder

Benzophenone 1

Bismuth oxychloride

Butyl acetate



Citric acid

D&C Red #6 Barium lake

D&C Red #7 Calcium lake

D&C Red #34 Calcium lake

D&C Yellow #5 zir conium lake

Diamond powder

Dibutyl phthalate



Ethyl acetate


Formaldehyde resin


Ferric ammonium ferrocyanide


Hydrolyzed animal keratin

Iron oxides

Isopropyl alcohol


Malic acid




Polyester resin




Stearalkonium hectorite

Titanium dioxide


Tolufnesul fonamide


TIN Oxide



Towene sul




Acrylates Copolymer: are salts of Acrylic acid (used to make fake nails) used as a binder, filmformer, hair fixative or suspending ingredient. Its Synthetic DescriptionTC-EMUL33 rheology modifier is an alkali-swellable anionic acrylic polymer emulsion (ASE) that is lightly crosslinked to impart a short pseudoplastic flow. It is a liquid, cold-processable product that instantaneously thickens upon neutralization providing ease of handling and increased manufacturing efficiency. This thickener is offered at 28% solids and is compatible with peroxide and other oxidizing agents, electrolytes, polar solvents and zinc pyrithione. The polymer has a well-established toxicological profile and is safe in normal use. Considered safe based on assumption of low absorption. Safe for use in cosmetics with some qualifications
•Determined safe for use when formulated to avoid irritation
•May contain harmful impurities
•Determined safe for use in cosmetics based on assumption of low absorption through skin.

Impurity: acrylic acid, methacrylic acid, 2-ethylhexyl acrylic.

It is a stabilizer mostly used in styling products to set the hair, add body, and protect it from humidity. It possesses a multitude of functions and can work as a film forming agent, hair fixative agent, suspending agent and antistatic agent.  It’s also sometimes used as a waterproofing agent in cosmetic products, as well as an adhesive for nail binding products. It’s widely used by the cosmetic industry in products such as hair dye, mascara, nail polish, lipstick, hairspray, body wash, sunscreen and anti-aging treatment.


 Enzymes R vital for the smooth running of all Ur biochemical & body functions.


Potassium: is essential for repairing & maintaining health. It neutralizes acids & restores alkaline salts in the blood stream.

Selenium: helps boost the immune defense & neutralize harmful free radicals.

Calcium: builds & maintains strong bones & teeth. Aids blood pressure,

Copper: helps enzymes function, aids iron transporting O2 through the body, used to make hormones, & stimulates immune system.

Cobalt: essential for red blood cell creation.

Phosphorus: Required by the body for strong bones & teeth, works with calcium to maximize bone strengthening, aids kidneys effectively to excrete wastes.

Chromium: builds muscle, aids in body sugar balance & serum cholesterol, improves carbohydrate metabolism.

Magnesium: great for the heart! Maintains blood sugar levels, strengthens bones, supports healthy enzyme function.

Iodine: Essential for a healthy thyroid. Plays a key role in metabolism, stimulates energy, helps skin, nails & hair.

Fiber: Fiber infusion helps eliminate toxins, cholesterol, metabolic waste & keeps the colon clean.

Your skin is the body's largest detoxifying organ. Whatever shows up on the outside of Ur body is a reflection of the health of Ur inside. When you flush toxins, shed pounds & reduce excess water, you'll notice a tighter, firmer look to Ur face, neck, arms, hips, legs and thighs. Even our nails will look better. What's more, Ur hair will regain its former color & look healthy.

Source of reference: ,, Hippocrates, 06 Pg.9,,,, USA weekend April 17-19 2009, ingredients retrieved from bottle of popular nail polish,,,,,