Recently, I have been shifting our clinic evaluation for nutrition to a tissue/blood base line instead of “eat this and not that.” We are deciphering more subtle imbalances and deficiencies in the typical diet, hoping that as we reach for the underlying causes of nutrition we will ultimately save people from the wasted dollars spent on other treatments that are not addressing the real problem. I have discovered that the problem in nutrition is bigger than simple dietary imbalance, and that it is actually aggravated by adverse drug/nutrient reactions or further nutritional depletion. In short, having proper alkaline balance is one of the most important factors in having a healthy diet.
The typical diet is very acidic, which is what we’re trying to change. The simple approach to nutrition, if the patient is not willing to have the extensive testing done, is to get them on a good multiple vitamin/mineral supplement or having them try to change their eating (and buying) habits to have more alkaline foods to offset their build up from an acid forming lifestyle. High acidic lifestyles include stress, drugs, toxins and the inability to clear toxins out of their system, and eating foods high in the production of acid. I am finding more and more the need to up a person’s alkaline reserves to offset their acid lifestyle. All of this acidic nutrition only increases aging and degenerative changes to the cells and tissues of the body! More acidic lifestyles make it harder to treat with any type of care.
The alkaline chart from Dr. Van Merkle is basically the same as the one I utilize in the clinic and give out to my patients. The glycemic index is the same as what I use in clinic as well and comes out of the book: The Glycemic Index.
ARTICLE LINKS Dr. Van Merkle – 57 Radiation Treatments Avoided – Why Nutrition Was Essential
Link to more information on The Glycemic Index