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ALKALINE DIET AT MT NINDERRY HEALING RETREAT

At the retreat we adhere to a strict 80% Alkaline, 20% Acid diet in order to regain a healthy alkaline ph level. Below are the charts we go by taken from Dr Annie Guillet’s Alkaline Cook book.

Alkaline Foods

Alfalfa, Alfalfa Grass, Avocado, Baking Soda, Barley, Barley Grass, Cabbage, Lettuce- fresh, Cayenne Pepper, Cucumber- fresh, Dandelion, Endive- fresh, Fresh Red Beet, Garlic, Ginger, Granulated Soy (cooked,ground),Kale, Kamut Grass, Oregano, Red Radish, Soy Lecithin, pure Soy Nuts (soaked soy beans,then dried), Soy Sprouts, Sprouted Seeds (all kinds), Wheat Grass, White Beans

Very Alkaline Foods

Artichokes, Almond, Almond Butter (raw), Asparagus, Aubergine/Egg Plant, Banana (unripe), Basil
Bee Pollen, Bok Choy, Borage Oil, Broccoli, Celery, Cherry- Sour, Chives, Evening Primrose Oil, Fennel Seeds, Flax Seed Oil, Ginseng, Capsicums, Caraway Seeds, Carrot, Cauliflower, Green Beans, Green Cabbage, Horse Radish, Kohlrabi, Leeks (bulbs), Lemons (fresh), Lettuce, Lima Beans, Limes, Onion, Parsnips, Peas- fresh, Pine Nuts (raw), Potatoes, Pumpkins (raw), Raw Onions, Red Cabbage, Rhubarb Stalks, Rutabaga, Sesame Oil, Sorrel, Soybeans- fresh, Soy Flour, Soy flour, Spinach, Squash (all kinds, raw), Tea (herbal, green), Tyme, Tofu, Tomatoes, Turnip, Water (Fiji), Watercress, White Cabbage, White Radish, Yams, Zucchini

Neutral Foods

Acai Berry, Agave Nectar, Apple Cider Vinegar, Basmati Rice, Brazil Nuts, Brussels Sprouts, Buckwheat, Bulgar Wheat, Coconut- fresh, Coconut Oil (raw), Cumin Seeds, Flax Seeds, Goji Berries, Homogenized Milk, Lentils, Olive Oil, Peas- ripe, Rice Milk, Sesame Seeds, Spelt, Sweet Potatoes, Tempeh Water, Watermelon, Whey Protein Powder

Acid Foods
Alcohol Sugars (xylitol and the other saccharides), Apricots, Banana (ripe), Barley Malt Syrup, Beet-Sugar, Black Currant, Blackberries, Blueberry, Brown Rice, Brown Rice Syrup, Butter, Buttermilk, Canned Food, Canned Vegetables, Cantaloupe, Cashews, Cereals (Most boxed), Cherry- sweet, Cheese (all varieties, from all milks), Chicken, Cod Liver Oil, Corn Oil, Corn Tortillas, Couscous, Cranberry, Cream, Dates, Dried Sugar Can Juice, Duck, Eggs (Whites, Yolk, Whole), Fig Juice, Figs, Fresh Water Fish, Frozen Vegetables, Fructose, Fruit Juice (Natural), Gooseberry- ripe, Grapefruit, Grapes (ripe), Hazelnut, Honey,Italian Plum, Ketchup, Liver, Macadamia nuts (raw), andarine, orange, Margarine, Mayonnaise, Milk sugar, Molasses, Mushrooms, Mustard, Nectarine, Oats, Orange, Organ meats, Oysters, Papaya, Peach, Peanuts, Peanut butter (raw, organic), Pear, Pineapple, Pistachios, Pomegranate, Pumpkin seeds, Quark, Raspberry, Rose hips, Rye bread, Soda/Pop, Sourdough bread, Sauerkraut, Soy sauce, Strawberries, Sugar (white), Sugarcane, Sunflower oil, Sunflower seeds, Tangerine, Walnuts, Water (sparkling), Wheat, Wheat Kernel, Whole-grain Bread, Whole-meal Bread, Yellow Plum, Yoghurt (sweetened), Yoghurt (unsweetened),
Tomatoes (canned puree)

Very Acid Foods

Artificial Sweeteners, Beef, Beer, Chocolates, Coffee, Fruit juice (sweetened), Liquor, Ocean Fish,
Pickled vegetables, Pork, Sardines (canned), Tea (black), Tuna (canned), Veal, Wine

TESTING THE PH OF THE BODY
Testing the pH level of the body is done with pH testing strips or tape.  Either saliva or urine is placed on the tape and then compared to the colour chart which comes with the testing tape.    Saliva pH tends to be more accurate than urine testing.

Testing the pH ((Information from the book Therapeutic Fasting)-   Place a small amount of urine in a glass and then dip the testing tape into it.  The most important urine reading of the day is the first of the morning- the pH should read between 5.5 and 5.8.  For saliva testing first thing in the morning- drink a glass of water and wait 3 minutes, then place some saliva on the tape and compare to chart.  It should read 6.2 to 6.6 (normal is 6.4).   Normal readings for the early morning are urine- 5.5 to 6.0 and saliva 6.2 to 6.4.  You should be concerned when the saliva is below 6.0 and the urine is above 6.8. (Information from the book Therapeutic Fasting)

Testing the pH
(taken from the book Cleanse and Purify Thyself)
Part 1- The Saliva Test- Place saliva on the pH testing tape between meals (approx 2 hrs after meal)- a healthy reading is 6.4 to 6.8.  A reading of 6.1 or below indicates serious mineral depletion and poor health.

Part 2- The Lemon Test- Squeeze the juice of ½ lemon into 2oz water and drink.  Swish the juice in the mouth once just before swallowing.   Wait for 1 minute and then do a series of 6 saliva tests on pH testing tape.  A healthy reading is 8.0 or above.  A reading of below 7.0 indicates a serious mineral depletion and poor health.

Part 3- The Urine Test- you will need to devote a day to eating 100% vegetables and their juices- absolutely no other foods allowed including fruits.  Do not exercise strenuously.  The next morning wet the pH testing paper mid-stream.  Your reading should be 7.0 or above.  A reading of 7.0 or below indicates a serious mineral depletion and poor health.    


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