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Cancer loves an acidic body to live in - but not an alkaline one. The significance of this is more important to those with cancer than could possibly be imagined. Cancerous tissues are found to be acidic, whereas healthy tissues are alkaline - this is a known fact.

The table below lists foods which are alkalising or acid-forming

What is the significance of pH?
  • Acidity and alkalinity in the body are measured by the pH (potential of Hydrogen) scale
  • An acid body is unhealthy
  • The pH scale goes from 0 to 14, with 7 being neutral.
  • Below 7 is acid and above 7 is alkaline.
  • Water has a pH of 7.0 and is considered neither acid or alkaline but neutral
  • The blood, lymph and cerebral spinal fluid in the human body are designed to be slightly alkaline at a pH of 7.4.
  • At a pH slightly above 7.4 cancer cells become dormant and at pH 8.5 cancer cells will die while healthy cells will live.
In Holland Dr. Moerman spent 40 years developing a nutritional program which is now accepted by the Dutch government as a legitimate treatment for cancer. Results indicate that Dr. Moerman's diet could be more effective than standard cancer treatments.

The typical western diet is largely made up of sweet, fatty, starchy salty foods. The most popular drinks (like coffee and cola) actually dehydrate the body; dehydration creates acidity, and acidity creates disease.


We must look after our "inner terrain": our digestive tract, our lymphatic system, our blood and interstitial fluids (fluid between the cells in the tissues). All of these things must be managed properly through pH balancing.

What we need to recognise is that our first and major line of defence is our pH balance. We could say that there is only one sickness, one disease, and one cause - acidosis.

Acidosis is the main cause of all illnesses, especially cancer. Our inner terrain holds the secrets to whether we are going to lead a healthy vital life or whether we are going to live in sickness and disease.

While each organ has its own pH balance, it is generally agreed that a healthy person's saliva will register between 7.0 and 7.5. pH testing strips can be bought online from various sources

If your pH is 7.5, your body fluids are in a healthy range, meaning that you are not mineral deficient.

If your pH is between 6. and 6.5, you are becoming acidic and therefore developing one or more of 150 degenerative diseases. These will take time to develop, and perhaps you have been diagnosed with one at this time, because of your ongoing acidity.

If your pH is below 6.0, then you are highly acidic. You will have become very mineral deficient and have definitely developed illnesses and disease at this point.

To protect itself from this acid attack the body compensates by coating its cells with cholesterol, making the western cultures the most obese in the world. Heart disease and cancer are the two major killers in the western world today - very few people die at a ripe old age.

Your Food Choices Help with pH balance The foods that you eat form an acid or alkaline ash. Note the List below

So if you eat a lot of acidic foods, your pH reading is going to be acidic. You want to emphasize more alkaline forming foods in your diet. A good ratio would be 80% alkaline foods and 20% acid foods.

Address Your Stress As well, stress makes your body more acidic. So you will want to deal with the stresses in your life. Many of the things that "push your buttons" are long standing feelings, attitudes, beliefs and paradoxical thoughts.

You can change your belief system and change your health


Alkaline forming foods:
General Guidance:
Stick to salads, fresh vegetables and healthy nuts and oils. Try to consume plenty of raw foods and at least 2-3 litres of clean, pure water daily (ideally enhanced with pH drops)

Vegetables
Asparagus
Artichokes
Cabbage
Lettuce
Onion
Cauliflower
Radish
Swede
Lambs Lettuce
Peas
Courgette
Red Cabbage
Leeks
Watercress
Spinach
Turnip
Chives
Carrot
Green Beans
Beetroot
Garlic
Celery
Grasses (wheat, straw, barley, dog, kamut etc.)
Cucumber
Broccoli
Kale
Brussels Sprouts

Fruits
Lemon
Lime
Avocado
Tomato
Grapefruit
Rhubarb
Watermelon (is neutral)

Drinks
'Green Drinks'
Fresh vegetable juice
Pure water (distilled or ionised)
Lemon water (pure water + fresh lemon or lime)
Herbal Tea
Vegetable broth
Non-sweetened Soy Milk
Almond Milk

Other foods
Sprouts (soy, alfalfa, mung bean, wheat, little radish , chickpea, broccoli etc)
Hummus
Tahini
Acid forming foods:
General Guidance:
Steer clear of fatty meats, dairy, cheese, sweets, chocolates, alcohol and tobacco. Packaged foods are often full of hidden offenders and microwave meals are full of sugars and salts. Over cooking also removes all of the nutrition from a meal!


Meats
Pork
Lamb
Beef
Chicken
Turkey
Crustaceans
Other Seafood (apart from occasional oily fish such as salmon)

Dairy Products
Milk
Eggs
Cheese
Yogurt
Ice Cream

Drinks
Fizzy Drinks
Coffee
Tea
Beers
Spirits
Dairy Smoothies
Milk

Convenience Foods
Sweets
Chocolate
Microwave Meals
Tinned Foods
Powdered Soups
Instant Meals
Fast Food


Other foods
Saturated Fats
Hydrogenated Oils
Margarine (worse than Butter)
Corn Oil
Vegetable Oil
Sunflower Oil
Vinegar
White Pasta
Bread
Biscuits
Soy Sauce
Tamari
Tomato Sauce
Mayonnaise
Artificial Sweeteners
Honey

A word about Salt and cancer

Salt creates dehydration at a cellular level, and that's where the trouble begins. By salt I mean the ordinary white refined table salt that is seen everywhere and which is more or less pure Sodium.. However sea salt and even rock salt are useful and valuable to our daily requirements as they have not had the valuable minerals removed. Comparatively recently the shops have begun to sell a 'new' kind of salt, unrefined pink Himalayan salt and this is actually considered healthy by nutritionists. It contains dozens of trace minerals and this is the salt that I use for cooking and at the table..

Dehydration creates acidity, and acidity creates diseases like cancer. It is well known that a small amount - a tiny amount - is vital for our bodies to function properly, to keep nerve pathways working and maintain our muscles.

But in a culture hooked on convenience, processed food, 90% of the population is heavily overdosing on sodium which they probably don't even realise is in there.

On average people in the UK eat 9-12 grams of salt a day. This may not sound like much, but to reduce the risk of disease, we shouldn't be eating more than 6g salt (one flat teaspoonful), which equals 2.5g sodium, a day, and levels should be much lower than this for children.

Babies need no extra salt at all; it is found in sufficient quantities in breast milk, rice and most, if not all, of the foods commonly fed to babies.

The recommended maximum intake for an adult is 5-6 grams (which is a level teaspoonful), but because salt is hidden in so many foods, it can be tricky to work out how much you're eating. Some foods, such crisps, olives and bacon, taste obviously salty and are easy to spot. But to keep track of hidden salt, get into the habit of reading the nutritional information on food, where you'll find the salt (sodium) content. As a rough guide, 0.5g (half a gram) or more of sodium per 100g is a lot, below 0.5g is moderate and 0.1g is a little

A major benefit of the foods on our shopping list is that they all promote a more alkaline state in our bodies