Journeying to an Alkaline State

Day 2

I drank water after a few yoga stretches, and had a cup of ginseng tea.

Breakfast. For the first time ever, I made oatmeal without putting sugar with it. The taste was… bland. I put whole oats with flax seed powder, maca root powder, hemp seeds, sunflower seeds and chia seeds. I noticed that the flavour of the grains came out stronger, and I started to enjoy it a little bit. I also discovered that adding a little bit of lemon juice improved the taste. That meal kept me full until later afternoon. My pH was 7, just right.

In between I had two cups of water, and made a salad for lunch with fresh tomatoes, cucumber, beet, and parsley. I topped it with flax seed powder, pumpkin seeds, olive oil, lemon juice, pesto, hummus, fresh basil and oregano. It turned out huge so I only ate half of it, Two other people ate the rest. It tasted great but didn’t feel filling, so I added some pieces of ciabatta olive bread.  My pH was 6.4.

Alkaline Salad

Alkaline Salad

You can get pH strips at a pharmacy to test your pH.

Later I drank herbal tea and didn’t feel hungry for dinner. It feels like the day was mostly successful and I’m looking forward to tomorrow.

If you, the reader, are interested in trying this, I would like to hear about your journey, too.


Now that I’ve read the pH Miracle and transformed my way of looking at food, I’m ready to put Dr. Young’s principles into action. I don’t see any current signs of acid imbalance but I cringe at the thought of microforms multiplying into my stomach, so I’m ready to make a change. I realize I’ve hardly gone a day without sugar in some form–alcohol, or fruit. It’s time to give my body a rest.

The first challenge–try a week without sugar.

I don’t normally eat processed biscuits or sugar, but I usually eat fruit and honey. I sometimes drink alcohol. I’m going to try stopping all of them and will see if craving for sugar go away.

Day One, 28 September

Half way through the day I decided to start this.


I had tomato and cucumber salad over black rice with olive oil for lunch. An hour or so later I drank superfood green powder in water. It tastes much better once you add lemon juice and ice.

For dinner, I tried steaming aubergines and courgettes. I normally always fry vegetables, so this was something different. I put in paprika and cumin and let the vegetables steam until soft. I heated up black short-grain rice without oil and it didn’t burn. I made pesto by grinding fresh basil with olive oil, and pine nuts. The flavour emerged when I added salt. I added fresh beet and tomato and topped it with cold pressed grape oil and lemon juice. The oil gave me a satisfying taste without heating it up.

After dinner I felt a craving for sugar. I drank green powder in water with lemon juice and afterwards, peppermint tea and it went away. I drank more lemon water before sleeping.

Calcium without Dairy

Our ideal pH is 7.365–that’s mildly basic. Anything over seven is basic and anything under seven is acidic. You would think that you could eat a few acidic foods and then a few alkaline foods and they would balance out, but it doesn’t work like that.

Acidic foods greatly overpower the alkaline ones. It takes 20 parts alkalinity to neutralize one part acidity. That means you would need to drink 20 cups of green vegetable juice to offset one cup of milk. It’s easier to simply stop drinking milk.

Furthermore, it takes 10 pounds of milk to make one pound of hard cheese

12 pounds of milk to make one pound of ice cream

over 21 pounds of milk to make one pound of butter.

That means it would take 240 cups of greens, or 15 gallons, to neutralize one cup of ice cream.

Will you get osteoporosis if you stop drinking milk?

You won’t. As Dr. Young explains in the p.H. Miracle, “osteoporosis is not a calcium deficiency problem, it’s a calcium-robbing problem.”

Calcium is what we use to neutralize the acid from animal protein. If we don’t have enough calcium, the body robs from the bones and takes from the kidneys to offset the nitrogen released from animal protein. If we don’t eat animal protein, we simply don’t need as much calcium.

The current recommendation for calcium, 1,000 mg per day, is based on a diet of up to four times as protein as necessary. Instead of being worried about not getting enough calcium, we should focus on not getting too much protein.  (See Young, p. 79).

Leafy green vegetables and grasses are high in calcium. By eating celery, cauliflower, okra, onions, chickpeas, green beans, almonds, tofu, sesame seeds, avocado, and hazelnuts you can get plenty.

How can you enjoy something creamy without milk?

Some good substitutes are almond milk, rice milk, hemp milk, and soy milk. All of them should be unsweetened and organic. You can easily make your own almond milk by soaking almonds overnight and grinding them in a blender with water. You can make creamy cakes with tofu or applesauce.

Here’s a recipe for vegan chocolate tofu pie:, from the blog Wholly Vegan.

Chocolate Tofu Pie by Wholly Vegan

Chocolate Tofu Pie by Wholly Vegan


Now that I see how helpful it would be to stop eating dairy, I can do it. If you are used to a lot of dairy, it’s better to phase it out slowly. Go from normal milk to organic milk, to unpasteurized organic milik, to soy milk, to no milk, and from ice cream to frozen yogurt to tofu pie. Let the mucus dissolve and the microforms be washed away gradually with pure, distilled lemon water. It’s worth it.

Inner Environments of Acidity

Have you ever wondered whats happening down there in your gut? All of the extra sugars we send down our digestive tract feed our stomach bacteria, and they can quickly multiply out of hand, and turn into yeast, then into fungus, then into mold. Candida is a fungus that lives on the glucose we send it. Sugar is its food, and alcohol, bread, wheat, grains, and fruit also break down into glucose. Milk breaks down into lactose, milk sugar, which also breaks down into glucose.
The candida also eats our proteins and nucleic acids and sends out its waste, more acids, into our blood cells.

What happens when our body gets too acidic?
When we have too much acid in our body the blood pulls minerals from tissues, bone and muscle and dumps the excess acids there. Our immune system tries to neutralize it by dumping it back into the blood, causing a vicious cycle that stress the kidneys and liver.
The body also throws out acids into the skin, causing acne, boils, headaches, muscle cramps, and inflammation. The circulatory system dumps out acids in liquids in the lungs, kidneys, organs and fatty tissue, causing us to age.

In an acidic environment, even our own cells can start to turn into bacteria, then into yeast, to fungus, and to mold. Fungus attracts diseases of every kind–allergies, skin conditions, fatigue, weight gain, cancer, and more.



Fortresss of Mucus

Our small intestine, a 27 foot long passage way lined with tiny projections called villi to optimize the nutrients gained from food, protects itself with a thin layer of mucus. When we ingest acidic foods, the body reacts by coating the toxins with mucus to trap and expel them. If we continuously eat acidic foods, the body keeps producing mucus until the walls of the small intestine are coated with a thick layer of slime. Too much slime promotes negative microforms, which steal nutrients from passing food particles and excrete acids. However, the environment of the small intestine needs to be alkaline in order to convert nutrients into red blood cells. If the red blood cell count drops too low, we die. In desperation, the body takes cells from tissues, muscle and bone to produce red blood cells.

Which foods cause mucus?

Here are the top seven.

1. Dairy

2. Animal protein

3. White flour

4. Processed foods

5. Chocolate

6. Coffee

7. Alcohol

Milk and bread, for example, have large proteins that the body coats with mucus because they are difficult to digest and cause irritation. The side-effect is sinus congestion.

Mucus-causing foods hold their molecules together tightly, like glue. Casein is the sticky substance in milk, and in wheat, rice, oats and barley, it’s gluten. If we combine carbohydrates with protein or don’t chew enough, we make it more difficult for the intestine to break down sticky bonds. Partly-digested particles that are too large to use start to rot, so the body coats them with mucus.

A clogged system leads to diseases such as diverticula, colitis, stricture, prolapsus, hemorrhoids, worms, yeast infection, chronic constipation, colon cancer and appendicitis.

Mutable Microzymas

But there is hope. To have an infection, you must be predisposed to it internally–so if there is no acidic environment, disease cannot take hold. And the microzymas, tiny organisms that live in our cells, are able to change. All cells evolve from them, and they are capable of evolving from cells to bacteria and back again, depending on the conditions in our body.

“Your body is like a fish tank. When the liquids get foul,  you don’t treat the fish for disease–you change the water” –Robert Young, PhD, The pH Miracle.

Do you have an acid imbalance?

Have you suffered from allergies, depression, migraines, fatigue, diabetes or weight gain?

Allergies: Mycotoxins stress the immune system, causing it to become highly sensitive and leading to allergies. Dr. Young likens it to trying to clean house while someone is dumping filth through the windows.

Depression: Mycotoxins also interfere with the production of coenzyme A, which helps to build enzymes. When it gets too low, our emotions are thrown off balance and we can get depression, anxiety, paranoia, panic attacks, iritablility, mood swings, and PMS.  Microforms feed on hormones and cause hormonal imbalances.

Migraines: Overgrowth upsets our nervous system, leading to headaches, migraines, dizziness, confusion and slurred speech.

Fatigue: Our overworked body gets tired, especially when microforms steal the glucose we need to get energy.

Diabetes: As microforms expand to poison the liver, pancreas and adrenal glands, they disrupt sugar metabolism. If the pancreas cannot produce insulin, we can get diabetes.

Weight gain: With too much acid, your body creates fat cells as a defense to carry acids away from vital organs.

Are you ready to clean it all out? I know I am. Share the journey with me.