Following her talk on alternative medicines at the U3A Dénia members meeting in June Dr Peluffo provided the following information and list of recommended foods and their benefits.
It is interesting to note that the nutrient status can be impacted by the acid-base balance in the body.
The effect foods have on urine pH may be quite different than the pH of the foods themselves.
Human blood pH should be slightly alkaline (7.35 - 7.45). Below or above this range means symptoms and disease. A pH of 7.0 is neutral. A pH below 7.0 is acidic. A pH above 7.0 is alkaline.
pH (potential of hydrogen) is a measure of the acidity or alkalinity of a solution. It is measured on a scale of 0 to 14undefinedthe lower the pH the more acidic the solution, the higher the pH the more alkaline (or base) the solution. When a solution is neither acid nor alkaline it has a pH of 7 which is neutral.
Corn. Meat. Beans. Fish. Fowl.
Most Grains. Coffee.
Plums. Prunes . Cranberries
VERY ACIDIC FOODS
Eggs, Liver and other organ meats. Gravy. Broth made from bones or other animal parts.
Yogurt with active cultures. Buttermilk, including buttermilk pancakes and biscuits. Sour cream. Most fermented foods and aged cheeses.
Some B vitamin supplements (or foods supplemented with B vitamins) can make your stomach more acid. Digestive enzymes
Fermented foods like yogurt, buttermilk and sour cream seem to become more acidic in the body if they contain some types of active cultures of helpful bacteria
Non Food Substances That Can Make Urine Acidic
Probiotics - These are supplements that contain"helpful bacteria". At least some types of beneficial bacteria help to create an acidic environment in the digestive tract. Probiotics are often used after taking antibiotics and may help some cases of bladder infections, irritable bowel syndrome and diarrhea. It has been noticed that if we take excess amounts of probiotics it may cause heart burn and/or high blood pressure.
Soft water - Soft water is water that is low in minerals. This type of water tends to be more acidic.
Most fruits and most vegetables
Alfalfa Barley Grass Beet Greens
Beets Broccoli Carrot Cauliflower
Celery Chard Greens Chlorella
Collard Greens Cucumber Eggplant
Garlic Green Beans Green Peas
Lettuce Mushrooms Mustard Greens
Onions Parsnips (high glycemic)
Peas Peppers Pumpkin Radishes
Rutabaga Sea Veggies Spinach,
Sprouts Sweet Potatoes. Tomatoes
Watercress Wheat Grass Wild Greens
Apple Apricot Avocado
Banana (high glycemic)
Cantaloupe Cherries, Dates, dried
Figs dried Grapes Grapefruit
Honeydew Melon Lemon
Nectarine Orange Peach Pear
Pineapple Raisins Raspberries Strawberries Tangerine Tomato
Tropical Fruits Watermelon
Please note that some foods, such as citrus fruits, have an acid pH before they are consumed but they usually leave an alkaline residue in the body after they have been metabolized
Health benefits of honey and cinnamon include a strong immune system, digestive system, healthy heart, bones, skin, teeth, hair, weight loss, itching, and arthritis.
Honey has a number of health benefits when consumed individually, and when consumed in combination. The most useful combinations are formed with cinnamon, ginger and milk.
Immune System: Honey and cinnamon paste is good for boosting the immune system, removing regular fatigue and increasing the longevity of an individual. It can also be used for treating colds and influenza.
Itching: Paste of honey and cinnamon is often used to treat insect bites.
HEART DISEASES: Make a paste of honey and cinnamon powder, apply on bread, chappati, or other bread, instead of jelly and jam and eat it regularly for breakfast. It reduces the cholesterol in the arteries and saves the patient from heart attack. Also those who already had an attack, if they do this process daily, they are kept healthier. Honey and cinnamon revitalizes the arteries and veins, relieves loss of breath and strengthens the heartbeat.
ARTHRITIS: Arthritis patients may take daily, morning and night, one cup of hot water with two spoons of honey and one small teaspoon of cinnamon powder. If taken regularly even chronic arthritis can be relieved.
Cinnamon has insulin boosting power.
A bump or fall can rupture small blood vessels under your skin, leaking blood into surrounding tissue and causing black-and-blue discoloration.
Homeopathic remedy Arnica is the number one remedy for bruises.
Rescue Remedy undefined a Bach flower remedy and one of the world’s best-known natural stress-relief remedies.
Aloe vera gel undefined good for soothing sunburns, rashes and minor kitchen burns.
Powdered clay works well for drawing out splinters and thorns. Mix a little clay with water and put it on the affected area, and as the clay dries, it draws out the splinter astilla.
Dried pomegranate skin in infusion makes wonders against diarrhea.
Candied ginger soothes upset stomachs and motion sickness.
Rub raw garlic cloves on small scrapes and cuts for its antiseptic properties.
List of local alternative medicine professionals.
Dr Amparo Escriva. telef.96 578 8030. Las Marinas 181. Denia
Dr.Laura Xin. telef. 96 578 0690 and 686 116 979.Denia
Teresa Hauptman. telef.96 623 9288 and 609 613 955. Avda.Valencia 18. 3º 5. Denia
Dr.Ana Salvador. telef. 96 578 8395. Carlos Sentí 45,4th floor. Denia
FISIOTHERAPIST: rehabilitation, massage, magnetotherapy, reiki, acupuncture
Dr.Harm Kah. telef. 96 578 9011 and 675 601 472. Campo Ttorres 14. ground floor. Denia
Juan Manuel Toledo.telef. 96 642 0169 and 696 332 030.Herbolario Novo Diet. Plaza Archiduque Carlos 10. Denia
Any other information you need, please contact me.