pH Dietary Recommendations
Eating a meal that is right for your individual
body type should produce marked and lasting improvement
in your energy, your mental capacities, your emotional
well-being, and leave you feeling well-satisfied
for several hours.
When the body is too acidic as a result of acid forming foods, high fat, mucus forming foods, and toxic food residues, disease and infections proliferate. This is especially true in cases of arthritis and rheumatic situations.
The human body should be slightly alkaline in order to build an alkaline reserve for acid-forming conditions such as stress, lack of exercise, or poor dietary habits.
If you are already feeling good, eating healthy
foods should maintain your energy level. But,
if you feel worse in some way an hour or so after
eating, such as:
- You still feel hungry even though you are
- You develop a sweet craving
- Your energy level drops
- You feel hyper, nervous, angry or irritable
- You feel depressed
Then it might be due to an improper combination
of proteins, fats and carbohydrates at your last
meal. You might be eating the perfect foods for
your metabolism, but having too much of one type
of food in place of another can easily produce
the symptoms listed above.
It is important to learn your individual nutrition
needs and what you require for YOU. You can be
one of three general body types:
- Protein user
- Carb burner
Protein types do better on low carbohydrate,
high protein and high fats. A typical ratio might
be 40 percent protein and 30 percent each of fats
and carbohydrates, but the amounts could easily
shift to 50 percent fats and as little as 10 percent
carbohydrates depending on certain circumstances.
Carb types normally feel best when the majority
of their food is carbohydrate. Typically this
is about 60 percent carbs, 25 percent protein
and 15 percent fat, but this type may need as
little as 10 percent fat and as high as 80 percent
carbs in exceptional times.
Mixed types requirements are between the carb and protein
types. Dont stress out about the percentages;
they are only rough guidelines.
Additionally, your activity and stress levels will
affect and alter the quantity of food your body may
require at the time, as well as the ratio of proteins,
fats and carbohydrates you need to feel your best.
Lastly, the book points out that there is a circadian
rhythm to account for. Your biochemistry moves through
various phases throughout the day. These rhythms involve
your hormonal output, your acid/alkaline shifts, your
waking/sleeping times and many other time-based variables.
While some people have a need for the same ratios of
protein, fat and carbs at each meal, others may discover
that they need very different ratios at the different
meals in order to derive optimum energy, well being,
and mental performance.
Start by eating the proportions of proteins, fats and
carbs according to your taste and appetite that work
best for you as an individual.
If you did not react well to your meal, change the
ratios the next time you eat that same meal and again
analyze your reactions. In this way you can fine-tune
each meal to the ratios of proteins, fats and carbs
that are just right for you.
Remember that you should feel terrific one hour after
you eat. If you are still having food cravings or your
energy level is even lower, these are giant clues that
you are likely not eating appropriately for your metabolic
For example, suppose an hour after lunch you feel sleepy,
hungry and want some caffeine or something sweet. These
are clear indications that the ratios at lunch were
far from what they should have been for your metabolism.
And, you may be eating far too many fake foods and man-made
chemicals or diet colas. So the next day, eat the same
foods at the same time, minus the food chemicals, but
dramatically change the ratios. As a result of this
change, you will feel noticeably better...or worse.
Either way you win. Either you'll know you are on the
right track or you will have learned that you need to
go in the opposite direction with your ratios. In other
words, if you dramatically increase your protein and
lower your carbs and your symptoms worsen, you'll know
that what you need to do at that meal is actually lower
your protein and increase your carbs.
Your body knows best -- far more than any diet expert
ever will. It will always tell you in no uncertain terms
exactly how well you did in giving it what it needs.
Once you learn how to interpret your own "body
language", enjoy discovering your own unique needs.
You'll be amazed at the results. And remember to always
avoid the sweet poison and all diet chemicals.
Dr. Janet Starr Hull's pH Balance Test Kit