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The Yin and Yang Approach to an Acid and Alkaline Diet and Ingredients

We are a reflection of nature. We have everything that nature has. If we observe nature and observe ourselves at the same time, we can observe that to follow nature is common sense, because nature is the natural state of everything.

When everything is working inside of us, it is proof that we are in balance.  The opposite of this is chaos.  This balance is comprised of forces of positive and negative energies - different aspects of the same thing. An example of this is the day and the night, the man and the woman, the cold and the heat.

This balance of positive and negative energies creates processes that are the foundation of all creation.  The human body is the same.  When we alter Yin and Yang or acidic and alkaline, we can alter the natural balance in our bodies. We call this illness.

This is a cause. It is not a consequence.  A consequence of imbalance on the acidic side is fatigue, inflammation, pain, lack of creativity, lack of will.  The consequences can be physical, sexual, intellectual, emotional and instinctive.

Balance is a consequence of the right connection with the balance of nature.

When you can precisely recognize acid and alkaline ingredients, you can personalize a balance of food combinations to match your energy and health needs. The reference point to acid and alkaline ingredients is not based on the pH western scale. The table of alkaline and acid is based on the circular measure from the Yin and Yang. One thing is more acid or more alkaline in relationship to the others, and the main patterns to measure come from nature: water, fire, earth, air, and organics. One thing is relative to another in the circular relationship among them.

When considering your diet, consider the following information:

Acidic vs. Alkaline diet

Acid and Alkaline diet helps regenerate health
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Not all diets are for everyone.  Selecting the right diet for you is the first step toward better cell regeneration.

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First and foremost before you start a new way of using food, you need, to relate the knowledge of acidic vs. alkaline foods to your body type, lifestyle, time of the day, and to the time of the year. You also need to consider how you feel in order to determine if you need additional acidic foods or additional alkaline foods.  

As a main rule, orange and green vegetables are alkaline; roots are mainly alkaline too. Fruits are mainly on the acidic side with a few exceptions.  Also, you need to consider what you have recently eaten.  Why?  Because you are continually processing food and need to be aware of the digestive needs of the new foods you are introducing to your body.

We know from the study of chemistry, that the principles of acid and alkaline are very important in relation to the foods we eat.  You can experiment by mixing lemon juice with baking soda.  The violent reaction that occurs is an example of what happens when two opposite foods are combined in your stomach.  You probably do not want this reaction.

The principle of acid and alkaline is not new.  It can be found in Eastern medicine represented as the principle of the Yin and Yang.  

To explain it in a simple way,
you need to start with the understanding that all things are relative:
a given food may be more acidic (yin)
when compared to one group, but the same food may be more alkaline (yang)
when compared to another group.

 

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To apply this principle correctly, you need to learn to balance these two opposites.  It is also a question of bringing balance to your lifestyle, to your personal situation, and to your goals.  

Your food cannot be independent of the rest of you.

It cannot be independent of the rest of your life.  

Your food needs to be directed to increase the possibilities for your body and for the development of your life.  Your food needs to relate to you directly, and that is one of the reasons it is important that you use food that suits you, and not the food that your neighbor is using. Your food is a direct representation of self-love and self-esteem. Your food represents your level of hygiene and the self-care of the inner body, it is not something that is only externally directed.

Our bodies are mainly on the acidic side of the balance, since most of the foods our society consumes in large quantities are mainly acidic. Don't forget that we are what we eat.  When referring to this food, it will seem that the more alkaline foods will be the best to be consumed, but that is not always true.  Again: Balance.  You can combine acidic and alkaline ingredients in your dish which will be the most easily digested if you are starting with a balanced pH in your body. 

There are symptoms associated with an acid pH in the body and there is another set of symptoms associated with an alkaline pH in the body.  When you know more, you can distinguish what these symptoms are and then take action. If you are too acidic, something more alkaline will bring balance.  If you are too alkaline, something more acidic will provide balance. Then you will recover strength and well-being.

Balance!  Balance!  Balance!  Better Balance Is A Matter Of Practice  

Practice standing on one foot. At first, it may not seem easy but each day you will do it better!  And, each day's improvement will be a measure of who you are today.  Regenerate those cells!

A tip from the traditional natural medicines:

It is said that one umeboshi plum a day in the morning helps to keep blood pH more balanced.

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