In this quest to fight ageing, it’s not so much to try and turn ourselves into superheroes but more about trying to figure out ways to contain and combat inflammation, which lies at the base of most of our health conditions we strive to prevent or cure. If you look at our nutritional therapy or what we do for our minds and body like breathing for example, we are producing mechanisms used to decrease free radicals in the body, which decreases inflammation.
No type of hormone therapy or any other therapy will work for you unless you have the nutritional components that assist every reaction, remove the toxins and have your organs functioning properly. For example, a functioning bowel is needed to remove toxins from the toxic environment we live in. If they are not removed they simply build up in the body.

The most powerful way to get rid of toxins is to raise the pH of the body.
One very interesting fact is if you raise the pH of the body, the body automatically gets rid of the extra fat. For example, if you exercise vigorously into the anaerobic range you build up lactic acid, your pH drops and you don’t mobilize a single ounce of fat.
So whether it’s weight, cancer or any other inflammatory condition, the pH has to rise to produce a positive response.
The #1 way to raise pH is to drink 64 oz. of water a day (8 glasses). The #2 way is to breathe. You are increasing oxygen and blood flow and distributing nutrients to where they are needed.
Another way to raise your pH is by eating more plant-based foods. 40% -50% of each meal should be comprised of vegetables.
Animal based products lower the pH. So make these choices wisely by eating lean meat, preferably organic, hormone and antibiotic free. Minimize dairy. Avoid canned, boxed & processed foods. Stop using artificial sweeteners. Unknown food allergies are also a major cause if inflammation.
You can lessen the severity of symptoms of some high inflammatory disease states such as fibromyalgia, psoriasis, eczema, arthritis, IBS, crohns and ulcerative colitis if you commit to these practices. Having chronic inflammation in the body can eventually cause several diseases and conditions, including some cancers, rheumatoid arthritis, atherosclerosis, periodontitis, and hay fever. Inflammation needs to be well regulated.
To be successful in achieving a quality of life you wish for, this introduction to decreasing inflammation and eliminating toxins must be part of your everyday life.

Written by: Maria Musitano

John Best has had a lengthy media management career, in television and radio and now print. As Vice President, News at CHCH in Hamilton, John oversaw a significant expansion of the news operation. He founded Independent Satellite News, Canada’s only television news service providing national content to Canadian independent TV stations. John is a frequent political commentator on radio and television, a documentary producer and author of a book and numerous articles on historical and political subjects. John is a past recipient of the New York Festival’s award for writing in the International TV category.

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