A Look at Today’s Health

So where are we today as a nation? Where have our overly acidic diets gotten us? Some sources are now reporting that four out of five Americans will die of cancer, heart disease, or stroke. Diabetes is quickly becoming an epidemic with sixty-nine percent of the population considered overweight or obese. We are not getting any younger either, since every six seconds one of our over seventy-six million baby boomers turns fifty years old.
Making the right choiceIn the March, 2005 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine, Dr. David s. Ludwig, director of the obesity program at Children’s Hospital Boston, states, “Obesity is such that this generation of children could be the first, basically. in the history of the United States, to live less healthful and shorter lives than their parents.”  According to the World Health Organization (WHO), by 2015 approximately two point three billion adults worldwide will be overweight, with more than seven hundred million obese. Talk about some heavy stress on the adrenals!
Pretty scary stuff huh? Well, it doesn’t have to be. Just take a look at a documentary that was done not long ago called, Simply Raw: Reversing Diabetes in 30 Days. In this program, Gabriel Cousens, MD assembled a medical team to see what would happen if six insulin-dependent, type II diabetics were fed nothing but raw, green, plant-based, whole foods for just thirty days.
diabetesAlthough I highly recommend watching this compelling documentary in its entirety, here is a brief summation of the results. After just forty-eight hours on this raw, plant-based diet, everyone who followed the program was able to lower their insulin dose. That’s just forty-eight hours on real food! After just two weeks of eating this way, they were completely off insulin, and by the end of the thirty days, they were medically released as nondiabetic. It really is that ·simple. The only problem is that the diet is not easy to do. One participant was quoted as saying something to the effect of they would rather be dead than to have to spend their life having to eat this way. Herein lies the human condition. As the legendary Jim Henson Muppets character, Kermit the Frog, once put it, “It ain’t easy being green.”

The Alkaline Diet is a necessity, not a Fad

Looking at adopting an alkaline diet is not a fad; it has become a necessity. Diabetes and obesity are just the tip of the iceberg. Here is a partial list of conditions that have been associated with chronic acidosis:

  • Headaches and migraines
  • Bladder conditions
  • Kidney stones
  • Immune deficiency
  • Lack of energy and fatigue
  • Acne
  • Dry Skin
  • Hyperactivity
  • Dizziness
  • Panic attacks
  • Joint Pain
  • Depressive tendencies
  • Cardiovascular damage
  • Food allergies
  • Chemical sensitivities
  • Hair loss
  • Weak Nails
  • Slow digestion and elimination
  • Yeast or fungal overgrowth
  • Hormonal problems
  • Premature aging
  • Loose and painful teeth
  • Excess stomach acid
  • Lack of drive, joy, and enthusiasm
  • Low body temperature
  • Insomnia
  • Viral and bacterial infections
  • Asthma
  • Learning disabilities
  • Loss of memory and concentration
  • Ulcers
  • Osteoporosis
  • Arthritis
  • Colitis
  • Tendonitis
  • And pretty much everything else that ends with an “it is”