Avoid taking pills for high levels of body acid, instead try the following diet. This diet can restore acid balance without the need for over-the-counter pills or prescription medications. Powerful pills can often cause other problems and nutrient deficiencies. Since the original problem was most likely caused by a diet high in acidic foods, the ideal solution is to eat more alkalizing foods and balance body chemistry naturally.
Green tea, with soy milk optional (intended to replace coffee for coffee drinkers but if you are not, skip)
Peach soy yogurt
4 ounces apple juice mixed with 4 ounces pure aloe vera juice
Salad (lettuce, onion, avocado, raisins optional) with lemon and sea salt or seasoned canola oil dressing (no vinegar)
Lima bean soup (try Allrecipes.com: http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Luscious-Lima-Bean-Soup-II/Detail.aspx?src=rss, but substitute a natural, vegetable, margarine-like spread like Earth Balance for butter and leave out bacon, butter beans and pepper)
Alkalizing tea (i.e. Body Rescue)
Corn chips with guacamole (avocados, sea salt, onion and lime juice)
Baked chicken, with canola oil and herbs (optional: Portobello mushroom sandwich on millet bread, which is ideal instead of meat)
Baked potato with natural margarine-like spread
Millet bread toasted, with natural margarine-like spread (with chicken option)
Optional: 4 ounces aloe vera juice mixed with 2-4 ounces apple juice
You may add water and many fruits and vegetables to the above diet, but avoid tomatoes, tomato-based products and asparagus, as well as white flour, butter, eggs, coffee and alcohol as much as possible.
For a list of more foods to eat and avoid see my more in-depth article about the topic at: http://anutritionrevolution.com/health-tips/351/. Follow a diet like this or with other basic foods until symptoms disappear. If this is not sufficient try contacting a naturopathic doctor for more detailed analysis and treatment for your condition. You can find a naturopath on sites like www.Wellness.com.
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- Bowers, A. (2011, June 14). How to get rid of too much acid in the body. Retrieved February 5, 2012, from http://www.livestrong.com/article/267260-how-to-get-rid-of-too-much-acid-in-the-body/.
- Kahn, E. (2011, October 21). Got GERD? Learn to balance body pH naturally. Retrieved February 5, 2012 from, http://anutritionrevolution.com/health-tips/351/.
- Luscious Lime Bean Soup II. Retrieved February 5, 2012 from, http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Luscious-Lima-Bean-Soup-II/Detail.aspx?src=rss.