Pesticides and Heart Disease.. and more…

Organophosphates and carbamates are the more common active ingredients of household, garden, and farm insecticides, and are highly toxic to all animals and humans. What do they do to the heart? In a 2004 study, 37 adults were admitted to a Singapore hospital with acute pesticide poisoning (organophosphates or carbamate) over a three-year period, and 62 percent of these patients later developed cardiac complications. But just to give you an idea of how these chemicals can be prevalent without you … [Read more...]

pH Food Question: How to measure pH in a recipe.

I received an interesting question today: Hi Ian, We are developing an easy tool for people to determine pH levels of food and recipes and would really like to speak with you about it. I spoke with Leon Bartlett from your office and he kindly forwarded me the Alkaline Defence Program pdf which I have begun reading. On the third page of the pdf, you mention that "it isn't the ratio of the acid/alkaline minerals in our food" that helps create our acid/alkaline balance. If this is the case, then … [Read more...]

Magnesium. Are you getting enough?

When I take a moment to look at what magnesium does, it reminds me once again of the complexity and brilliance of the human body. And like all great and complex machines, it reminds me of the importance of 'tuning' it and giving it what it needs to carry out all those mindboggling daily tasks that support another day in our life. Magnesium is the central element in chlorophyll and the basis of early life on the planet. It’s been around for ages and I think we can safely say that it’s here to … [Read more...]

The Untold Truth about Alkaline Diet

The Untold Truth Video is here. Taking a serious look at the alkaline diet philosophy. … [Read more...]

Is an Orange alkaline?

I'm going through some serious re-evaluation. You see, I'm getting queries from people about what food is alkaline, and what's not - as usual. After all, I wrote a book on it. But I'm beginning to see that there is so much more to the alkaline diet. Take an orange. By accepted alkaline theory, an orange is 'alkaline' meaning that after it has been metabolised or 'burnt up' by our bodies in conversion of food to energy, there are more alkaline minerals left than acid. So far so good.. and I'm … [Read more...]

Reasonable Health Decisions

Yesterday I had an appointment with my acupuncturist. Neil is a wonderful guy. An Aikido master, practitioner of Zen for thirty years, and wise beyond words. So our sessions are always peppered with some excellent to-ing and fro-ing. After six months in Italy and the Italian diet of coffee and red wine interspersed with food, he said I was in good shape. Then he threw in the clunker. "The Cancer Council has finally come out and stated categorically that any alcohol at all heightens your risk of … [Read more...]

Kale: The Alkaline vegetable we all love to hate

Is there a future for Kale in your life?  It's a grand champion alkalizer.. but unless prepared properly it tastes like an Indian dog's breakfast. Dr Ben Kim offers his best shot at making it work for him here. … [Read more...]