pH Balance from an Ayurvedic Perspective Part II


by Vaidya Rama Kant Mishra

Those who seek better health through better diet and herbal supplements can benefit by balancing their pH. You can see why in a recent message here.

Once you have measured your pH and compared the daily results you can bring them into balance through simple changes or additions in the diet and by adding herbs and spices.

If your pH falls into any of the categories below, You can balance this with the food, spices and water below.

pH below 6.5 pH 6.5-7.4 pH higher than 7.4
     
stewed pear with 2 cloves in the a.m. stewed apple with fig & 3 cloves stewed apple/pear with 3 cloves

Spice Mixture
1 part tumeric
1 part cumin
6 part coriander
6 part fennel
1 part blk. pepper

2 part tumeric
3 part cumin
6 part coriander
6 part fennel
2 part tumeric
4 part cumin
6 part coriander
6 part fennel
1 part ginger
Favor Trinity water
Sweet Lassi*
Fiji water
sweet/digestive lassi*
Fiji water
digestive lassi*
Favor: alfalfa sprouts, broccoli, wheat grass, spinach (only when cooked with spice mixture) asparagus, cabbage, Swiss chard, kale beets, celery, zucchini, sweet potato, avocado, okra, summer squash, turnip greens all vegetables, (avoid nightshades: potato, tomatoes, eggplant)
Mung dall, French lentils Mung dall, French lentils, soaked almonds, sesame seeds, quinoa, amaranth, millet, wild rice, oats Mung dall, tapioca, barley, millet, oat bran, buckwheat, semolina
Nectarines, raspberries sweet grapes, dates, kiwis, sweet berries, raisins, lime juice strawberries, guava, apricots, papaya, raw honey, maple syrup, l lime/lemon juice
White Daikon/radish chutney sweet potato or cilantro chutney white Daikon/radish chutney, cilantro chutney all chutney. Use cinnamon, ginger, cardamon/fenugeek
 
*Lassi: sweet- 1 part yogurt, 3 parts water, pinch cardamon, pinch natural sugar, splash of rosewater. Digestive Lassi: 1 part yogurt, 3 parts water, pinch ginger, ping cumin, pinch salt, pinch black pepper.

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