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                                   The body is alkaline by nature and acid by function.

                                             Almost every function creates acid.


1.       Free radicals:

Free radicals are necessary for optimum function but when they overwhelm the body’s ability to regulate them,

a condition known as oxidative stress ensues.

When this happens the free radicals build up in cells and damage other molecules such as DNA, lipids (fats) and

proteins and may result in causing illness which become critical if they get seriously out of control.

A balance between free radicals and antioxidants is therefore necessary for proper physiological function.

a.       When acids accumulate, free radicals escalate.

b.       High protein foods (red meat, fish, fowl, and processed foods e.g. white sugar and flour) create acid.

c.       Calcium, magnesium, potassium and sodium (electrolytes) are taken from bones and organs to neutralize acid

          = mineral deficiency. Taken to extremes this can result in degenerative disease.


2.         Lifestyle choices.

Lifestyle plays an important role in your health and wellbeing.

Smoking, over-eating, inactivity (lack of exercise), high salt and alcohol intake may lead to hypertension (high blood pressure) and inflammation (the first indicator of an unhealthy condition).

 If lifestyle and diet are not improved, more serious conditions such as diabetes, cancers, Alzheimer, Parkinsons,

multiple sclerosis and the like may also develop.

3.       pH:

pH means : the potential for hydrogen.This is measured by a scale from 0 – 14.

Below 7 is more acidic and above is more alkaline.

Pure water (pH 7) represents the balance point between acid and alkali and is thus considered as neutral.

As stated in the heading above, the body is alkaline by nature.

For optimum efficiency it (pH balance) the body equires a balance of 70% alkali and 30% acid which can be

achieved by correct consumption of electrolyte (see 4 below).

4.       Electrolytes:

Electrolytes are minerals (sodium, potassium, magnesium, calcium, phosphorous, chloride and bicarbonate) that

carry out vital bodily functions such as hydration, muscle contraction, pH balance and nerve signaling.

Electrolytes restore optimum pH and can be replenished by eating alkaline foods or taking a proven organic

supplement from a vegetable source.

Note: Rock sourced minerals are not easily assimilated and are often acid forming (e.g. table salt NaCl is bound by

chloride making it acidic).

5.       Optimum diet :

To maintain optimum pH, 70-80% of your diet should be alkaline.

A diet rich in fruit, vegetables and fibre creates higher alkalinity.

The percentage of alkaline foods to acidic foods should be as follows:  

a.       fresh fruit and veg                70%

b.       lean protein and grains       30%

c.       + 3 litres water / day of high alkaline water (8.5 pH and above).

Note: As many as 75% of foods not labeled organic contain GMO genetically modified ingredients.

Wherever possible consume organically grown product.

6.       The Gut:

The bowel should be alkaline.

When it becomes acidic, a critical point has been reached. If it remains acidic it may result in ulcers the formation

of stones, (gall, bladder and kidney).

7.       Bowel:

When the bowel is dirty, the blood is dirty.

The bowel has to be cared for first, before any effective healing can take place.

8.       Enzymes:

Intestinal enzymes (good bacteria) can only function optimally above pH 7.0 

9.       Inner environment

If you change the inner environment (gut) you will change the organisms that live in that environment

(for better or worse). For example eating junk food will undoubtedly change the the microbiome for the worse).

By reverse, eating whole foods and vegetables and balancing deficiencies or excesses with supplements will create optimum conditions.

10.     Bacteria:

Bacteria are micro-organisms that cause chemical changes.  They are widely distributed in soil, water, air and on

the tissues of plants and animals.

Good bacteria are beneficial to health (especially in the digestive system), where they assist the process of decay and elimination.

Bad bacteria - parasites, mould, spores and virus are not beneficial and are the cause of many diseases.

11.     Allergies / asthma:

Toxemia of the gastro-intestinal tract is the underlying cause of asthma, allergies, and eczema.

12.     Parasites:

Parasites live off their host. They are attracted to filth.

As the final receptacle of elimination (excretion) the bowel is the most toxic environment in the body, the perfect

breeding ground for parasites.

60% of excretion from the bowel is parasite infested.

13.     Where do parasites come from

The primary sources are:

a.       Meat

          i.        procured from fertilized soil (anything contaminated by pig or other dung is highly prone to infestation)

          ii.        insufficiently/under-cooked

b.       Vegetables

          Grown in chemically sprayed soil (i.e. non-organic)

c.       Fish     

          i         farmed fish (as opposed to fresh sea fish) which may have been fed with contaminated fish feed

          ii        fish left out at room temperature for more than two hours will cause bacteria to multiply quickly

d.       Water

          Poor sanitation, hygiene or polluted drinking water.

14.     Worms:

Worm parasites come in many forms, the primary ones being:

          a.        flatworms       –  tapeworms and flukes

          b.       roundworms   –  pinworm, hookworm, whipworm

It is often assumed that worms only breed inundeveloped countries, but in fact t hey are common in all

environments iuncluding first world countries..

Over 4 billion people worldwide will be infected at least once by a parasite of some description  during their

lifetime. Parasites (not cancer) are the number one killer in the world.

15.     Premature death:

The primary causes of premature death are:

          a.       acid forming foods, (especially junk food)

          b.       overcooked or under cooked foods

          c.       improperly digested proteins

          d.       eating too much

16.     ‘Fish-hook’ belly:

Over time those parasites that are not eliminated will work their way into the lower parts of the intestinal tract >

small intestine and colon.

The worms will hook themselves into internal deposits of fecal matter in the gut (called mucoid plaque) and stick

to the intestinal walls.

Consequently, the intestinal walls enlarge which expands the belly. The extra weight causes it to fall down (prolapsus) creating the classic fish-hook shape associated with overweight.

This places excess pressure on the bladder (and in men the prostate) and causes digestive problems. If left unattended for an extended period this may ultimately lead to obesity.

17.     Protein synthesis:

When you eat protein it is broken down into amino acids. These acids perform various processes such as muscle

building and regulating the immune system.

The body needs a total of 20 amino acids to function properly, nine of which are classified as essential

(foods which contain all 9 are referred to as complete proteins).

Complete proteins can be obtained from animal products such as meat, seafood, eggs and poultry or plant based products such as soy, quinoa and buckwheat.

Foods need to move freely through the alimentary canal (a process known as peristalsis - a wavelike movement

which propels food down the alimentary canal).

Food first travels to the stomach and pancreas where hydrochloric acid converts protein to peptides (destroying

parasites and harmful bacteria in the process).

If the cells become overburdened with excessive proteins, acids and fats, this causes congestion, inflammation, fermentation and blockage.

The end result is the incomplete breakdown of protein, which  is the cause of poor digestion.

The body compensates for this by drawing protein from muscles which can lead to musculo-skeletal depletion

and even malnutrition symptoms.

Poor digestion leads to greater inability to break down amino acids. 

This is an ever-increasing downward spiral which develops greater difficulty in destroying parasites and even worse digestion.

If the digestive system is working at less than optimum, no matter how much or how nutritious the food is, only a small percentage of the available nutrients are absorbed.

The undigested protein is used as a host from which parasites feed, multiply and travel on further through the

intestinal system.

18.     Biochemical individuality

Biochemical individuality depends on many factors. Even though there are Recommended Daily Allowances (RDA)

we all need different amounts of vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids and trace elements.

Intake of these must also be accompanied by amino acids for them to be able to be absorbed and assimilated by the body. This is why one person may need five times as much Vitamin C than another.

Citation: This precis is a brief summation of some of the key points in the book "Cleanse and Purify Thyself"- Richard Anderson. Please refer to the book itself for much more detail.

Paragon Health Centre


0267 34 0182

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