Disease, Nutrition, & Alkalinity
There are many factors that can affect the human body, ranging from simple colds to cancer. There are, however, two main types of diseases: infectious and non-infectious.
Infectious diseases are caused by pathogens such as bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites. These pathogens can enter the body through the air we breathe, the food and drink we consume or through openings in the skin. Not every pathogen that enters the body results in illness – our bodies come equipped with an immune system that fight off foreign agents. However, pathogens have the ability to adapt and evolve much more quickly than the immune system can, which means that pathogens sometimes have the upper hand when it comes to fooling the body’s defenses. One way that pathogens evade the immune system is by hiding within the body’s healthy cells. Additionally, some people have weakened immune systems that struggle with the presence of an invading pathogen.
Non-infectious diseases aren’t caused by pathogens and can’t be spread person-to-person. These diseases are more likely to be caused by a confluence of factors including the environment, a person’s lifestyle choices and genetics. The choices we make have a tremendous effect on how often we get sick and how threatening the sickness may be, so we have a responsibility to our own bodies, as well as our families and pets, to strive for the healthiest possible lifestyle.
It is the millions of cells that make up our blood that control everything. The common denominator of every single disease out there is the blood cell, and the key to achieving true health, therefore, is to keep our blood cleansed. If the gas in your car’s fuel tank is not clean, it will affect performance, and eventually it will damage the engine.
Disease is no different, and a person whose diet is poor in nutrients will cause their body’s detoxification process to be incomplete, resulting in a weak immune system. People who have diets rich in sugars, empty carbs, unhealthy fats and meat will typically have an acidic PH level, and this acidity acts as the instigator for short circuiting the detoxification process. These same people may develop arthritis, gout, diabetes, high cholesterol and high blood pressure as a result. Just like a domino effect, what you put in your mouth today will affect your health down the line.
How can you clean our blood? The answer is whole foods. These are rich in phytochemical components that will strengthen your immune system. Phytochemicals stimulate our body’s enzymes in their process of detoxification – every one of them. Without phytochemicals, there is no stimulation and therefore, no detoxification. Our body needs to detox from a wide array of toxins that affect it every single minute of every single day.
The immune system is the foundation for good health. If you give it the proper fuel, it will attempt to fight off anything that tries to harm you. The foods you eat every day can make a complete difference in your body, and it is therefore vital to keep your body’s PH level on the alkaline side in order to give it the best chance to protect itself properly.
So how do you get your PH level to be more alkaline? A diet rich in naked produce is the answer. Naked foods come from the alkaline and phytochemical groups, and high doses of them will clean your blood and power your immune system so that when the time comes, it will literally kill disease for you.
The best news is that it’s never too late to make a change. If you want to get your immune system in peak condition, put down the French fries, the meat, or the sugary drink, and pick up some fresh fruit, an avocado or some water. If you need an energy kick, stop by your health food store and grab some Maca powder or green tea. Either of these can replace energy drinks, protein bars, and even coffee.
For munching, pick up some fruit or some Goji berries. These little wonders are amazing super foods. Goji berries can be eaten alone as a snack or easily added to smoothies or tea. They can also be easily made into juice using ice, water and a handful of berries to ‘give you wings’ naturally.
No matter how you eat whole foods, adding them to your diet will help you build a stronger immune system and achieve a healthy lifestyle, so start eating them today for a better you tomorrow. Increasing your intake of plant-based foods will benefit your body in countless ways. Whole foods can be eaten as snacks or desserts, or can be added to entrees, smoothies and salads.
For healthy option to energy drinks check out this Killer performance smoothie made with all kinds of green goodness including Maca Powder and Goji Berries.
July 27, 2013
Very good article. I really believe that body acidity is a significant issue to proper health. I’ve heard Dr. McDougall say parmigiano reggiano cheese raises body acidity more than any other food and I’ve read sodas significantly raise body acidity as well. Getting your PH level more alkaline will improve your chances of warding off disease.
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