KEY Concept to consider for anybody trying to ‘alkalize’ their systems with ‘alkalizing foods’:
“Contrary to conventional wisdom, no food or nutrient has an acid or alkaline effect on the body because of some quality inherent in the food or nutrient. Rather, the acid/alkaline effect of foods and nutrients on the body are determined by their variable and highly specific effects on the various fundamental homeostatic controls . . . ” and their functioning capacity in each unique individual. (p. 117, The Metabolic Typing Diet)
In other words:
Essentially, ‘prescribing food’ to an individual because the food will (supposedly) have a specific effect on the body is backwards. It’s the functioning biochemistry of the body that determines how the food/nutrient is ‘viewed’ and utilized, NOT the food itself.
It is my opinion that we look too much to the external, and how we can ‘force influence’ on the human body, rather than looking at the big picture and understanding/utilizing how things function from the inside-out . . . and perhaps we should start looking at things from the perspective that’s 180 degrees removed from the current point of view.
Natural Health And Fitness Expert
Certified Metabolic Typing Advisor