The Alkaline Way: What It Is and Why It Matters


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The Alkaline Way is based on the most effective approaches to improve quality of life and sustain health and happiness. Since we are a product of what we eat, drink, think, and do, it is critical that we remember optimal health and happiness come down to choice much more than to chance. The goal is to prevent illness and disease by more safely and completely meeting your body’s needs.

Health is a matter of balance. The cells of our bodies are always seeking a healthy balance to keep us alkaline. Even a small shift toward more acid is linked to a great increase in disease and loss of cell resilience. When our bodies are in a more acidic state, they are weaker and more vulnerable to disease; our defenses and ability to repair from usual wear and tear are down. When our bodies are in a healthier, more alkaline state, they are more resilient and can resist and recover from illness more effectively.

Foods that we choose have a great impact on our health, as summed up by their effect on our acid and alkaline balance. When we consume a diet high in fat, processed foods, sugar, and protein—also known as the common American diet—our bodies become more acidic, and less resilient. This state is known as metabolic acidosis. On the other hand, when we enjoy a diet rich in greens, plants, fruits, vegetables, minerals, and antioxidants, our cells become more alkaline, and more resistant to everyday stress. Just a slight shift in either direction can have a dramatic impact on our health— for better or worse. Begin eating more alkaline foods and reduce acid forming foods.




Steve LankfordSteve Lankford is the host of Steve has over 40 years oexperience in the natural products industry. His passion is helping others develop nutritional programs that work. At, Steve interviews the experts in the fields of science and nutrition. His in depth explorations and consumer friendly style are designed to help listeners learn about the science of nutrition. His guests are some of the most respected experts in the natural products industry.

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Posted on WholeFoods Magazine Online, 7/5/2017