Blood pH and the Lion Diet
Can FOOD effect the biochemistry of your blood?
Every once in a while we receive an email from someone regarding our use of blood pH testing as it relates to food. It is a very different concept, so its not unusual for people to be a bit confused by it.
Emailer: Sorry but you seem to have it the wrong way around. If you eat more vegetables it doesnt make you more acidic, it makes you more alkaline. PK
Our response: Dear P,
Thanks for your email and we appreciate your opinions, however, we are completely confident in our statements related to the effects of food on whole blood pH, as we have extensively tested the effect of food on blood pH in great detail on real patients, ourselves included.
Often when we receive emails such as yours, the readers typically are referring to urinary pH, which food produces the opposite effect on urine compared to blood. Proteins/fats will alkalinize the BLOOD, acidify the urine. Coffee, carbohydrates, fruits, sugar will produce an acidic effect on the blood pH, alkaline effect on the urine. Hope that helps clarify where we are coming from.
- The Hauser Diet Team
You may wonder why pH is important.
Well, our bodies are meant to be in balance. Hence, at neutral pH. This is where they function optimally. If you are not feeling your best, chances are, your blood pH may be out of range. The foods you eat will change your pH level and hence either make you feel great or not-so-great. Never underestimate the power of food! why? Because balanced blood pH can lead to disease prevention-and who wouldnt want that? So its not all about just losing weight and looking good!
If you would like to know more about how you can know for certain what foods you need to eat to give you the most energy, normalize your weight, and feel good, give us a call and set up an appointment for a consultation with Dr. Hauser for Hauser Diet Typing at Caring Medical in Oak Park, IL.
Chronic pain, no energy, weight gain?
Is it food allergy?
Hauser Lion Diet Types like you require diets that are protein and fat based, with minimal carbohydrates. So Hauser Lions fill their plates primarily with animal-based products such as beef, chicken, pork, eggs, lamb, turkey, and the like, the smaller part of their diets being vegetables.
However, you may be missing another important piece to your overall health puzzle - food allergies.
Take the case of Ken, a Hauser Lion who had no clue what his allergy results were going to reveal because he didnt really think he had any. But Dr. Hauser felt that something else was causing his symptoms of body pain, so he ordered the testing. When the results were in, Ken had a number of common allergies: dairy, eggs, gluten (wheat), kidney beans, and navy beans; and also some more uncommon allergies: ginger and psyllium seed.
Being a Hauser Lion, there were some changes Ken had to make and he was a little concerned. After learning about the numerous alternatives to some of these foods, Ken began to feel a little better. He learned that he could try other beverages such as soy milk, almond milk or hemp milk on the Hauser Lion Diet.
He also learned that eggs are not the only breakfast item a Lion can eat he tried chicken sausage, organic bacon, and a delicious protein shake in the morning. The gluten free items on the market today are numerous, and thankfully on the Lion Diet, he could focus more on the meat and vegetables in his diet. One minor change he had to stop taking his fiber supplement that contained psyllium and switch to a flaxseed supplements. It was a good thing for Ken that the allergy tests included so many foods, big and small!
There are many people that have food allergies that dont even know it. If someone has a sensitivity or allergy to a particular food it could be causing symptoms like low energy, headaches, inability to heal properly, mental fog, weight gain, and many other symptoms. These symptoms can be relieved by avoiding any foods you are allergic too! If you havent had your food allergies tested, it may be a good time to consider having that test done; your health will never be the same!