October 18, 2022 2 min read
Recently I was invited to speak at a local convention on the topic of Acid. More specifically, I was asked to talk about the effect our body’s acidity has on our metabolism and thus, our weight.
I was happy to see so many people who were intrigued by what I had to say, and I ended up staying on stage for nearly twice the time I had originally planned to. So, I hope you share their enthusiasm or at the very least their curiosity. Assuming you do, I will do my best to impart the information I gave to them in a much shorter form.
First, what is your body pH?
pH stands for “potential of hydrogen.” Well, there is actually some debate about what the p stands for, but that’s not important. What is important is that pH is a scale used to measure how acidic or basic something is. Water measures at 7 and is used as neutral. Anything above that is considered basic, and anything below it, acidic. Your body is naturally slightly basic (AKA alkaline) so should measure in at around 7.3 or 7.4.
It's vital to know your body's pH, but it is far more important to know how to control your pH level. Understanding this will help you live a far longer, healthier, happier life (in a leaner, sexier body).
You see, if your body becomes too acidic, you'll be more prone to catching colds, to getting diseases, to getting fat, to being tired, sluggish, fatigued, stressed, and full of body aches and pains.
Your body becomes acidic in many ways, but some of the most common ways are:
- Watching or reading the news - yes, you heard me right, watching the nightly news can make your body acidic.
- Not enough raw vegetables.
- Starches, fat, sugar, and/or processed foods.
- Lack of exercise
- Stress at work - in fact, you can change your body from a healthy alkaline state to an unhealthy acid state within seconds simply by letting yourself get upset or frustrated.
- and YES, you guessed it... Lack of SLEEP!
So how can you stop all this acidic living, start living an alkaline lifestyle and achieve health, fat loss, and proper energy levels?
- Simply do the following:
1.) Add more raw vegetable to your diet (at least 3 servings per day).
2.) Drink more plain, fresh water
3.) Try to eat mostly organic foods
4.) Exercise at least 3 times per week, preferably 5 times per week - and don't over exercise because if you push yourself too hard you'll actually reverse the benefits of exercise and make your body highly acidic.
5.) Avoid all soft drinks.
6.) Avoid all white flour products and all white sugar products.
7.) Avoid dairy products except for eggs
8.) Avoid stressful situations when possible
9.) Spend at least 5 minutes in the morning, 5 minutes in the afternoon, and 5 minutes in the evening thinking about all the blessings that you have in your life.
10.) Practice some deep breathing exercises.
11.) Either mediate once a day, or simply optimize your sleep using Sleep Remedy
Yours in health,
Kirk Parsley M.D.
Creator, Sleep Remedy Formula