Alkaline Health

Alkaline promoting foods and alkaline water help promote good health.


This is why yesterday’s message shared a cool health ideas about watermelon and moon bathing.


Here is a shot I took moon bathing in Cotacachi, Ecuador.


The pH balance of the bloodstream is one of the most important factors that affect health.

Blood pH should be in the range of 7.4.  If blood pH moves below 6.8 or above 7.8, cells stop functioning and the body dies. The body therefore will react powerfully when the correct pH is threatened.  It will draw calcium from other parts of the body (such as bones) to buffer the blood pH as an example. When the blood’s pH balance is compromised many health problems can occur.

pH stands for “Potential Hydrogen”…  the concentration of hydrogen ions in the blood.  pH measurement is in a logarithmic scale from 0 to 14.  The higher the number the higher the alkalinity and the greater the potential for absorbing more hydrogen ions (and free radicals).    The pH factor controls the speed of the body’s biochemical reactions by by controlling the speed of enzyme activity as well as the speed that electricity moves through our body. 

The higher (more alkaline) the pH of a substance or solution, the more electrical resistance that substance or solution holds. Therefore, electricity travels slower with higher alkalinity and this is good for robust health.

These facts lead to my attention of the note below from Jean Marie Butterlin who has had a natural food supplement business in Europe for decades but has moved to Ecuador and now conducts the Ecuador tours.  He stumbled upon a unique product that helps balance pH.  Merri and I have been using this pH water now for two months and feel good about it.  We are not selling this water nor are we involved financially in any way.  We share this because we like the product and believe that many of you will as well.

Health in Alkalinity by Jean Marie Butterlin

Medical science teaches us that the body tissues needs to be in the pH 7 range.

Balancing the body pH requires focus on several lifestyle areas:

A)    Diet is the primary area to focus on by promoting alkaline producing foods i.e. in Ecuador we have plenty of these alkalizing foods found here.

Here are some Alkalizing Vegetables

Alfalfa, Barley Grass, Beet Greens, Beets, Broccoli, Cabbage, Carrot, Cauliflower, Celery, Chard Greens, Chlorella, Collard Greens, Cucumber, Dandelions, Eggplant, Fermented Veggies, Garlic, Green Beans, Green Peas, Kale, Kohlrabi, Lettuce, Mushrooms, 
Mustard Greens, Nightshade Veggies, Onions, Parsnips, Peas, Peppers, Pumpkin, Radishes, Rutabaga, Sea Veggies, Spinach,  Greens, Spirulina, Sprouts, Sweet Potatoes, Tomatoes, Watercress,Wheat Grass, Wild Greens.

 Apple, Apricot, Avocado, Banana, Berries, Blackberries, Cantaloupe, Cherries,  Coconut,  Currants, Dates, Dried Figs, Grapes, Grapefruit, Honeydew Melon, Lemon, Lime, Mango, Muskmelons, Nectarine, Orange, Peach, Pear, Pineapple, Raisins Raspberries, Rhubarb, Strawberries, Tangerine, Tomato, Tropical Fruits, Umeboshi Plums, Watermelon, Almonds, Chestnuts, Millet, Tempeh (fermented), Tofu (fermented), 
Whey Protein Powder.

alfalfa juice

Alfalfa juice we serve at Inn Land of the Sun (formerly Meson de las Flores) in Cotacachi.

Alkalizing Sweeteners & Spices Stevia, Chili Pepper, Cinnamon, Curry, Ginger, Herbs (all), Miso, Mustard, Sea Salt, Tamari

Other Alkalizing Foods: 
Alkaline Antioxidant Water, Apple Cider Vinegar, Bee Pollen, Fresh Fruit Juice, Green Juices, Lecithin Granules, Mineral Water,  Blackstrap
 Molasses, Probiotic Cultures,  Soured Dairy Products, Veggie Juices.

Alkalizing Minerals: Calcium: pH 12
Magnesium: pH 9, 
Potassium: pH 14
, Sodium: pH 14

Although it might seem that citrus fruits would have an acidifying effect on the body, the citric acid they contain actually has an alkalinizing effect in the system. 

Note that a food’s acid or alkaline forming tendency in the body has nothing to do with the actual pH of the food itself.

For example, lemons are very acidic, however the end products they produce after digestion and assimilation are very alkaline so, lemons are alkaline forming in the body. Likewise, meat will test alkaline before digestion, but it leaves very acidic residue in the body so, like nearly all animal products, meat is very acid forming.

B) Here is what else you can do to improve your alkalinity in the tissues :

During the Quantum Wealth conference in North Carolina last June, I talked to delegates about using everyday 2 to 3 Oz. of a High pH water.

I have measured this water and it is pH 11.2.

Bob Shane, who is Gary & Merri’s health care adviser tested delegates at the last International Investing, business and quantum wealth seminar.  Bob found them to be too acidic.

The water is called “Alkaline+ Water” and helps the body create a detoxification process.  As the body becomes more alkaline, it begins to shed the acidic waste produced from digesting acid forming foods and liquids.

The kidneys filter this acidic waste through the urine. The kidneys require key minerals, which include calcium, potassium, and magnesium to do this job efficiently. Alkaline + Water contains key mineral salts to help assist the body in rapidly obtaining a balanced pH.

When the bodyʼs pH balance is achieved, the body is positioned to better resist abnormalities and unwanted pollutants introduced into the body through fast foods, preservatives, and diets consisting of acid forming foods and other unhealthy lifestyle habits.

Here is what people who manufacture it say about this alkaline water:

How Alkaline Water works:  The human body produces acid for digestion. For every drop of acid that it produces, it also produces an equal amount of alkaline. This process is designed to maintain a pH as close to 7.0 (Neutral value) as possible in the entire body, excluding blood. The blood pH has to be maintained at 7.35 to 7.4. When too acidic, the body will do everything it can to re-establish that optimum blood pH level, including robbing tissue and bone mass of nutrition to supplement its need for alkalinity. When Alkaline water is ingested, it dramatically dilutes the acid in the stomach, triggering the bodyʼs mechanism for producing more acid and also more alkaline. The resulting combination of Alkaline Water induced alkaline solution together with the bodyʼs newly produced alkalinity, creates a powerful dynamic for healing. A properly pH- balanced body enables its immune system to effectively combat toxins, cancers, diseases, parasites and other harmful foreign invasions in order to maintain a healthy system. No known harmful pathogens can survive in the human body with a pH near 7.0.

Why pH Balance Is Important:

Virtually all degenerative diseases including cancer, heart disease, arthritis, osteoporosis, kidney and gallstones, and tooth decay are associated with excess acidity in the body (low pH). The body has a homeostatic mechanism that maintains a range between 7.35 – 7.45 pH in the blood. This mechanism works by depositing and withdrawing acid and alkaline minerals from other locations in the body including the bones, soft tissues, body fluids and saliva. pH levels have a significant correlation to many illness. For example, cancer cannot exist in an alkaline environment. All forms of arthritis are associated with excess acidity.

Essentially every function of the body is dependent on our body’s ability to maintain a precisely balanced pH in the blood. Many critical body systems are dependent on this balance as well. One key system, for example, is the enzyme system. This critical system (along with all electrical functions of our body), is dependent on electrolytes – and electrolyte levels are dependent on pH. Without proper pH levels, it is difficult for the cells to incorporate the necessary nutrients and energy for good health. This potentially leads first, to weakened cells, then to weakened tissue and finally, to actual malfunctioning of body organs themselves.

This situation becomes more serious as the body’s systems, once affected, begin to leave the body open to ‘invaders’ of all types. It has been stated that poor health most often begins after our pH balance is impacted due to a deficiency of minerals – especially electrolyte minerals like sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium, lithium, and phosphorus. Most elements of the body have a very definite pH range. Changes in pH levels do not have to be significant before having an effect on chemical reactions both within and outside the cell.

The long term result of our life choices is often a significant imbalance in our body pH levels.

Benefits Of Balanced pH

Balanced pH can have beneficial results in the following ways:

• Healthy oxygen flow to tissues which aid in the flushing of toxins from the body
• Proper fat metabolism to assist in healthy insulin production
• Proper blood pressure regulation
• Better blood flow throughout arteries, veins, and heart tissue
• Critical lipid, fatty acid and hormonal metabolism
• Cellular regeneration and RNA-DNA synthesis
• Proper electrolyte activity
• Proper calcium utilization in the body
• Lower cholesterol levels which prevent plaque buildup in the arterial walls
thereby boosting its potential for health and healing.

Here is what I suggest :
1-   Use some of the Alkaline Water (2 to 3 Oz. A day) ; I was able to get a $10 discount for Ecuadorliving subscribers, on the price of each gallon ;

2- Eat some alkaline foods.  Drink low acid coffee such as Ecuadorian Intag coffee.

3- One of the best Anti-Aging habits you can get is to drink 5 glasses of alkaline water everyday, by using an Ioniser to get the pH around 8 to 9.

Always try to drink either the Alkaline Plus Water or the ionized alkaline water at least ½ hour before meals.

Jean Marie

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Michael Kepler CEO Keppler Asset Management.

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