Health damaging factors

The following metabolic stressors increase the production of metabolic byproducts by either direct biochemical or indirect physiological feedback while impairing 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. The cortisol is one of the main co-factors in mineral depletion.

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 rapid changes in cold and heat
  • Frequent relocation and change in living environments
  • Shallow breathing
  • Frequent sexual climaxes
  • Lack of oxygen or increased carbon dioxide in cells increases lactic acid fermentation to obtain energy [1]
  • Nutritional deficiencies via dietary restrictions – staging on any type of  diet for more than 2-3 weeks or consistently practicing a low-fat diet
  • Dehydration
  • Electromagnetic toxicity – Being around strong EMF radiation sources such as cell phones, Bluetooth devices, WiFi routers, built in WiFi components in other devices such as TVs and baby products
  • Chemical Toxicity – usage of household chemicals, root canals, heavy metals, excitotoxins
  • Neurological excitatory stimulant toxicity – exposure to media, news, social networks, negative circle of personal contacts
  • 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
  • Constipation & diarrhea
Dietary factors

Note that only an excess created by the 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 30 to 90 minutes of waking up)
  • Unevenly spaced afternoon meals or skipped lunch or dinner
  • Eating leftovers that are fermented
  • Eating fast, when upset, or while physically active
  • Lying down immediately after meals
  • Frequent sweets consumption
  • Low-saturated/monosaturated fat diet. Lack of well-balanced fats such as those found in butter from grass-fed cows, produces metabolic stress
  • Drinking cold beverages with meals
  • Ionized waterartificially alkalized water is contaminated with metal ions and lacks the minerals
  • Ozonated water, including hydrogen peroxide oxygenated water
  • Excessive water consumption 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
  • A diet based on a low dietary variety
  • Diuretics (water pills)
  • Unbuffered Vitamin C, folic acid
  • Alcohol, coffee, soft drinks, black tea
  • Excessive consumption of pesticide-rich gluten products, soy, mustard, cocoa, mushrooms, yeast and vanilla fortified chocolate
  • Protein-rich diets create ammonia as a metabolic byproduct of nitrogen conversion [srs] and damage kidneys [srs]
  • Most grains, oats, spelt, bran, rice that were subject to pesticide contamination
  • Excessive consumption of seeds, 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
  • Vinegars (including ACV)
  • Excess of fermented foods

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