The body tends to become too acidic when it loses its alkaline reserve. Acidosis is a condition where there is too much acid in the body. The causes of acidosis include disorders of the liver, adrenal and kidneys, improper diet, obesity, stress, fear, & excess aspirin. Diabetes & stomach ulcers are associated with this condition. Frequent sighing, abnormally low blood pressure, migraine headaches, dry hard and/or foul smelling stools, insomnia, water retention, alternating constipation & diarrhea, burning in the mouth & under the tongue, sensitivity of teeth to vinegar & acid fruits are symptoms of acidosis.

It may seem that eating citrus fruits would have an acidic effect on the body but it actually has an alkaline effect. Eating excess animal protein, processed junk foods, & cooked foods become acidic in the body. All foods with added sugar become acidic.

Recommendations:

1. Reduce intake of beef & pork.
2. Reduce cooked & processed foods.
3. Eat 50% raw foods (apples, avocados, bananas, grapefruit, grapes, lemons, pears, pineapples, & all vegetables.