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   The body produces fat to protect its organs from the damaging effects of acids. A balanced pH, combined with a high-alkaline, low-carbohydrate diet and exercise may help you lose weight where other programs have failed.
     Lose weight with a pH-balancing, weight-loss beverage - Green Drink.  Unlike other green-drinks, NSP’s pH Green Drink not only helps the body balance pH, but is also designed to support healthy blood sugar levels and reduce the craving for carbohydrates. (People on this program should limit carbs to 30–60 grams per day.)

The following combination of alkalizing products has helped many people to remove acids and lose significant amounts of weight:

pH Green Drink Recipe

Add to 16 oz. of cold, purified water:
1 Tbsp.
GreenZone
1 scoop (1/4 tsp.)
Coral Calcium`
1 Tbsp.
Ionic Minerals w/ Acai
1 Tbsp.
Nature’s Noni juice (optional)

Each of these products works well separately to help the body to balance, or Enjoy  them together in a drink for additional pH support.

Shake well and enjoy! Drink this recipe 2–3 times per day and follow with a glass of pure NSP reverse osmosis water.

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pH balancing diet
Description:
The letters pH is also known for Potency of Hydrogen ions so pH is an abbreviation for "power of hydrogen".
pH: Your Health Is in the Balance
What you Don't Know about Your pH Might Surprise You
    Acid. Alkaline.  Unless you're a high school science student or an avid gardener, these words probably have little meaning to you and most Americans. But they should. The more we learn about our bodies, the more we discover the importance of maintaining pH for good health.
     pH is a measure of the balance between positively and negatively charged ions in the body fluids, i.e. blood, urine and saliva. A lower pH number (below 7) indicates that body fluid is on the acidic side. A higher pH number (above 7) indicates alkalinity. ( pH of 7.0 is considered neutral: this is the pH of distilled water.) This delicate balance can be an important indicator of overall health.
     Researchers theorize, and results indicate, that most people are at least slightly "acidic"; their pH is low. If your pH is too acidic, your body borrows minerals - such as calcium, magnesium, potassium and sodium - from vital organs and bones to neutralize the acid and remove it from the body. Although high acidity may not be outwardly noticeable, it can severely affect overall health in a negative way.
     Alkalinity in the body is much more rare, but just as potentially serious. It often takes longer for a person who is "alkaline" to achieve balance than one who is "acidic."
Minerals Buffer Acids
A recent study conducted at the University of California-San Francisco on 9.704 post-menopausal women showed that those who have higher acidity levels (also called chronic acidosis) from a diet rich in animal foods are at greater risk for lower bone density levels than those who have "normal' pH levels. The researchers who carried out this study hypothesized that many of the hip fractures prevalent among older women correlated to higher acidity from a diet rich in animal foods and low in vegetables. The body apparantly borrows calcium from the bones in order to balance pH, and this calcium borrowing may result in a decrease in bone density.
~ American Journal of Clinical Nutrition,
Jan. 2001, Vol. 73, No. 1, pp 118-122.
Urine pH
     Urinary pH levels can indicate how well your body is assimilating minerals, especially calcium, magnesium, sodium and potassium. These are called the "acid buffers" because they are used by the body to control acid levels. When acid levels begin to increase, the body becomes less capable of excreting acid. It must either store the acid in body tissues, or buffer it - that is, borrow minerals from organs, bones, etc., in order to neutralize the increase in acidity. Urinary pH should fluctuate between 6.0-6.4 in the morning and 6.4-7.0 in the evening.

Saliva pH

     You'll also want to test the pH of your saliva. The results of saliva testing can indicte the activity of digestive enzymes in your body, especially the activity of the liver and the stomach. This reveals the flow of enzymes running through your body and shows their effect on the body systems and your tissues. Some people will have acidic pH readings from both urine and saliva - this is referred to as "double acid." Salivary pH should stay between 6.4 -6.8.

Test your pH levels with NSP's pH Test strip Kit (100)
Stock#2918-8   $9.25
The Harmful Effects of an Imbalanced pH on the Body Systems
By Dr. William Lee Cowden

Dr. Cowden received his M.D. from University of Texas Medical School in Houston in 1978, followed by an internship and residency at St. Louis University in Missouri, and critical care and cardiology fellowships at the same hospital. He is board-certified in internal medicin, cardiovascular disease and clinical nutrition. He4 is accomplished in applied kinesiology, homeopathy, reflexology, accupuncture, biofeedback, and color, sound, neural, magnetic and detoxification therapies. Dr. Cowden conducts clinical research and teaches alternative medicine at the Conservative Medicin Institute in Richardson, Texas. He recently shared the following information with Convention attendees in Minneapolis.
The Circulatory System - During conditions of excessive acidity or alkalinity, bacteria and/or fungi and/or viruses can attach themselves to the inner wall of arteries, which then attracts white blood cells, clotting proteins, clotting cells, etc. This can cause a plaque to form in the artery, thus narrowing the artery and restricting the flow of blood, oxygen and nutrients to the tissues supplied by that artery. If the coronary artery is involved, a heart attack can occur. If excess acidity is present, calcium, which was mobilized out of the attack can occur. If excess acidity is present, calcium, which was mobilized out of the bone to buffer the acid, can deposit in the arterial plaque, thus converting the plaque from soft to hard. The plaque makes the arteries stiff, which can raise blood pressure.
The Nervous System - When brain cells are too acidic or too alkaline, they dysfunction, resulting in inability to produce the appropriate chemicals (neurotransmitters) to communicate with adjacent brain cells. This can result in insomnia, anxiety, depression, neuroses, psychoses and impairment of memory. Since the brain is supposed to communicate through the spinal cord and other nerves to every cell in the body (heart cells, intestinal cells, muscle cells, glandular cells, etc.), every body system can dysfunction if the nervous system does due to acid/alkaline imbalance.
The Structural System - The calcium stored in the bones is released when serum and soft tissue calcium is used up, binding and neutralizing excess acid in the tissues. This initial calcium depletion in the muscle can cause muscle cramps. But as calcium is pulled from the bone to neutralize more acid, the bone stores of calcium become depleted causing osteoporosis, weakened and collapsed vertebrae and, often, poor back posture and back pain. The calcium mobilized from the bone gets deposited as calcium-acid salts in the joints, leading to degenerative arthritis.
The Digestive System - When the pH is too acidic or too alkaline, the cells lining the stomach and small intestines and the cells in the pancreas that are responsible for producing and releasing digestive enzymes dysfunction resulting in indigestion, gaseousness, bloating and abdominal cramping. Not enough nutrients get absorbed from the food, and the entire body can experience malnutrition, Also, undigested foods ferment in the intestines causing toxicity.
The Intestinal System - Excessive acidity or alkalinity causes the colon cells to dysfunction, which can result in diarrhea, irritable bowl syndrome, constipation or diverticulitis. The disturbed acid/alkaline balance in the colon can also cause unfriendly microbes to grow and thrive, which can result in colitis, inflammatory bowel disease (including Crown's) or hemorrhoids.
The Immune System - Immune cells that are too acid or too alkaline do not produce antibodies or cytokines (chemical messengers to regulate other immune cells), and they have impaired phagocytosis (the ability to engulf and destroy microbes). As a result, the affected individual becomes susceptible to viral, bacterial, fungal and other infectious microbes as well as cancer.
The Respiratory System - The binding of oxygen to the hemoglobin protein of red blood cells in the lungs operates only at a fairly narrow pH range. If the pH is too acidic or too alkaline, microbes in the airways can grow much more easily, invade human cells, cause bronchitis, pneumonia, sinusitis, etc., and in doing so, can result in cough, bronchial spasms (asthma) and increased susceptibility to allergens (hay fever).
The Urinary System - The urinary system helps eliminate toxic waste products from the body. Women especially (because of their short urethra connecting the urinary bladder to the exterior of the body) have some bacteria and/or fungi in their bladder. These microbes can grow rapidly if the urine's pH is not in the proper range most of the time. In acid-excess conditions, calcium, which is mobilized from the bone to buffer the acid, can form calcium crystals and stones in the kidney collecting system. When these stones dislodge and pass down the urethra towards the bladder, thy usually cause excruciating pain.
The Glandular System - All of the endocrine glands produce hormones from enzymatic action. If the pH is too acidic or alkaline, the glandular cells cannot produce and release sufficient hormones for the body's needs. This results in mood swings, blood sugar imbalances, fatigue reproductive difficulties, etc.
Vital Nutrition - The late Roger William, Ph.D. at University of Texas-Austin, popularized the principle of biochemical individuality. He found that in an average group of 20 humans, there was a seven-fold difference between the lowest amount of a particular vitamin or mineral required by one of those individuals in order to maintain health and the lowest amount of that same vitamin or mineral required by another individual in that group of 20 people. Diet no longer contains sufficient micronutrients (vitamins and minerals) to maintain health, because most foods are now grown on mineral-depleted soil that has been over-farmed for decades, and adequate minerals are required by the plants to produce adequate vitamins in the plants.
Weight Loss - When pH is either too acidic or too alkaline, the metabolic enzymes inside the cell do not work efficiently, which impairs the proper breakdown of fats, etc. For iodine absorption, the pH has to be almost perfect - between 6.3-6.6.
The Circulatory System
The Nervous System
The Structural System
The Digestive System
The Intestinal System
The Immune System
The Respiratory System
The Urinary System
The Glandular System
pH Balancing Simplified by Joan Vandergriff

Our society is plagued with a torrent of health concerns. Many herbalilsts and nutritionists now believe the explanation for this may come down to two small words: acid and alkaline.

An Important Issue
     High acidity can affect all major body systems, especially the digestive, intestinal, circulatory, respiratory and immune systems. A pH-balanced environment maintains proper metabolic function and allows the body to function optimally. It also maintains alkaline reserves that are used to meet emergency demands.

Understanding pH
     pH is a measure of the acidity or alkalinity of a solution. The lower the pH number, the more acidic the solution is. The higher a pH number, the more alkaline the solution is.

Your Body's Chemistry
     Water is the most abundant compound, comprising 70% of the human body. The body has an acid-alkaline ratio called pH (potential of Hydrogen), which is a balance between positively charged ions (acid forming) and negatively charged ions (alkaline forming).
     The body continually strives to balance pH. Druing times of imbalance, however, body systems can become weakened and these weaknesses may manifest themselves outwardly. Because our bodies naturally use hydrocholoric acid to break down foods and nutrients, the optimal saliva and urine pH for our bodies is slightlyl acidic, around 6.4-6.5.

Test Your Acidity or Alkalinity with NSP pH Strips   (Stock#2918-8 - $8.95)    
     It is important for you to test your pH level to determine if your body's pH needs addressing.
     By using Nature's Sunshine pH test strips, you can determine your pH factor quickly and easily in the privacy of your own home. If your urinary pH fluctuates between 6.0-6.4 in the morning and 6.4-7.0 in the evening, your body is functioning within a normal range. If your saliva stays between 6.4 and 6.8 all day, your body is functioning within a normal range.
     The best time to test your pH is about one hour before a meal or two hours after a meal. Test your pH 2-3  days a week.

Get the pHacts on pH
    Herbal programs may work more effectively when the pH is in balance. Get more from your supplement program by balancing your pH. Order the new pH Balancing Simplified  - 10 brochures (Stock #2836-1 )  to get the facts about pH blancing. Includes :
• A comprehensive overview of pH in the body.
• Facts about the concerns associated with unbalanced pH.
• Dietary guidelines to keep your pH intake balanced....... and more!
Balancing your pH could mean big health benefits down the road.
         The Untold Truth III - pH Balancing Simplified cassette (Stock #2834-3 ) features Senior National Manager Joan Vandergriff in a frank discussion about the importance of pH blancing and the health concerns associated with pH imblance. Learn how pH influences the digestive, glandular, nervous, intestinal and immune systems. Discover how certain foods and environmental conditions can wreak havoc on pH balance. Hear Dr. William Cowden explain the science behind pH in the body, the seriouness of the health issues associated with hugh acid levels and much more. Get this valuable informaion today. Your health is in the balance!
Food Effects on Acid-Alkaline Body Chemistry
The Effects of Common Foods on pH Balance

Eat 80% alkaline food and 20% acid food for perfect pH balance
Most Alkaline Alkaline Lowest Alkaline FOOD CATEGORY
Lowest Acid Acid Most Acid
Stevia Maple Syrup,  Rice Syrup Raw Honey, Raw sugar SWEETENERS Processed Honey, Molasses White Sugar, Brown Sugar NutriSweet, Equal, Sweet'N Low
Lemons, Watermelon, Limes, Grapefruit, Mangoses, Papayas Dates/Figs, Melons, Grapes, Papaya, Kiwi, Berries, Apples, Pears, Raisins
Oranges, Bananas, Cherries, Pineapple, Peaches, Avocados
FRUITS Plums, Processed Fruit Juice Sour Cherries, Rhubarb Blueberries, Cranberries, Prunes
Asparagus, Onioins, Vegetable Juices, Parsley, Raw Spinach, Broccoli, Garlic
Okra, Squash, Green Beans, Beets, Celery, Lettuce, Zucchini, Sweet Potato


Carrots, Tomatoes, Fresh Corn, Mushrooms, Cabbage, Peas, Potato Skins, Olives BEANS
VEGETABLES
LEGUMES
Spinach, Kidney Beans, String Beans Potatoes, Pinto Beans, Navy Beans, Lima Beans Soybean, Carob
m Almonds Chestnuts NUTS/SEEDS Pumpkin Seeds, Sunflower Seeds
Pecans, Cashews  Peanuts, Walnuts
Olive Oil Flax Oil Canola Oil OILS Corn Oil m l
m m Amaranth, Millet, Wild Rice, Quinoa GRAINS
CEREALS
Sprouted Wheat Bread, Spelt, Brown Rice White Rice, Corn, Buckwheat, Oats, Rye Wheat, White Flour, Pastries, Pasta
m m m MEATS Venison, Cold Water Fish
Turkey, Chicken, Lamb Pork, Beef, Shellfish
; Breast Milk Goat Milk, Goat Cheese, Whey EGGS
DAIRY
Eggs, Butter/Yogurt, Buttermilk, Cottage Cheese
Soy Cheese, Raw Milk, Soy Milk Cheese, Homogenized Milk, Ice Cream
Lemon Water, Herb Tea Green Tea Ginger Tea BEVERAGES Tea Coffee  Beer, Soft Drinks
Reference: Acid & Alkaline by Herman Aihara, Alkalize Or Die by Theodore A Barody, Ph.D.,N.D
"Diets that are rich in animal foods and low in vegetable foods, typical of industrialized countries, lead to a dietary net acid load that has a negative effect on calcium balance."
The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Vol. 73, No. 1, pg. 118
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