I taught my last free Co-Op class for the summer last Wednesday. Don't worry, I'm teaching more this fall.
The topic was pH: The Acid-Alkaline Mystery Explained and there were about 25 participants. We all sat outside at Fertile Ground B&B in downtown Olympia and enjoyed the beautiful summer evening air while discussing the basics of pH.
This really is a pH 101 class. Just the basics. There are so many different charts and ideas about pH online and in books. If you look closely, you'll see contradictions abound. This can be really frustrating. And many of the participants this evening had experience with this.
The main thing I wanted everyone to walk away with was the concept that minerals are the main component that makes your body more alkaline. The stressors of the environment and processed foods are acidifying on the body. The more toxic you are, the more alkaline foods you will need to eat in order to regain balance. Toxicity can come not just from the outside, but also from improper digestion and/or parasites and other microscopic organisms in the body.
Improving digestion almost always improves the pH balance of the body. Also, reducing stress in your life can have a huge impact on pH. Deep breathing is the first step in that process. Begin now. Breathe and take in the air that cleanses your tissues and opens the lower lobes of your lungs, which in turn stimulates the parasympathetic nervous system, breaks down stress hormones and reduces the overall acidity of the body.