Damaging factors

The following metabolic stressors increase the production of metabolic byproducts by either direct biochemical or indirect physiological feedback while decreasing the detoxification functions of the body. An excess of metabolic stressors in one’s lifestyle causes a steady depletion of minerals and other vital nutrients.

Physiological and psychological factors
  • Sedentary lifestyle
  • Living in a highly developed and industrialized regions
  • Chronic exposure to allergens
  • Anaerobic exercise and bursts of muscle activity (such as sudden sprints)
  • Chronic and acute psychological stresses
  • Exposure to cold and heat
  • Frequent moving and change in living environments
  • Shallow breathing
  • Frequent sexual climaxes, particularly in men
  • Nutritional deficiencies
  • Lack of oxygen or increased carbon dioxide in cells increase lactic acid fermentation to obtain energy [1]
  • Toxicityroot canals, heavy metals, excitotoxins, electromagnetic and ionizing radiation
  • Acute and chronic diseases, hormone imbalances, hypoglycemia, obesity
  • Physical trauma
  • Lack of sleep, oversleeping and irregular sleeping patterns
  • Over-eating, under-eating and excessive fasting
  • Substance abuse
  • Vaccinations
  • Dehydration
  • Constipation & diarrhea
Dietary factors

Note that only an excess created by disproportion of acidifying and hard to digest foods is damaging. It does not mean that all of these nutrients are harmful when consumed in reasonable amounts. The dietary volume of acidifying foods combined should not exceed 20% of the total food intake.

Factors Foods
  • Skipping breakfast (eat within 90 minutes of waking up)
  • Unevenly spaced meals or skipped lunch or dinner
  • Eating left overs
  • Eating fast, when upset or on the go
  • Lying down immediately after meals
  • Frequent sweets consumption
  • Cold water and drinking with meals
  • Ionized waterartificially alkalized water is contaminated with metal ions and lacks the minerals
  • Ozonated water, including hydrogen peroxide oxygenated water
  • Excessive water drinking demineralizes and dehydrates the body via excretion of electrolytes
  • Regular use of medicinal herbs and digestive bitters
  • Synthetic drugs, including over the counter pain killers and hormone therapy
  • Pesticide, preservative and fertilizer rich foods
  • Inorganic and GMO (genetically modified organisms) foods
  • Dietary fruit dominance
  • Lack of dietary potassium and malic acid – the supplementation of potassium and malic alone is not systemically efficient
  • Diet based on a low dietary variety
  • Diuretics (water pills)
  • Unbuffered Vitamin C, folic acid
  • Alcohol, coffee, soft drinks, black tea
  • Gluten, soy, mustard, cocoa, mushrooms, yeast, chocolate
  • Protein rich diets create ammonia as a metabolic byproduct of nitrogen conversion [srs] and damage kidneys [srs]
  • Most grains, oats, spelt, bran, rice
  • Nuts, peanuts, walnuts, cashews, pistachios, Brazil nuts, pumpkin, hemp and sunflower seeds
  • Meat, fish, eggs, milk, ages cheeses
  • Sweetened yogurt and kefir
  • Canola oil (interferes with the production of thyroid hormones)
  • Colostrum, whey proteins
  • Improper omega 6 and 3 essential fatty acids ratio
  • Improper salt and potassium ratio (1 to 2 is recommended, 1 to 4 is optimal, 1 to 8 is therapeutic)
  • Trans fatty acids
  • Artificial sweeteners such as aspartame
  • Cane and beet sugar, fructose, lactose
  • Spices such as garlic, curry, nutmeg
  • Most store-bought salad dressings, sauces, mayonnaise, ketchup
  • White vinegar
  • Excess of fermented foods

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