This 1 Thing May Be Leading You Directly Into Disease

The #1 search on the internet is related to illnesses. When asked, most people are concerned first about their health before any other area of their lives. And in this age of the S.A.D. (Standard American Diet) lifestyle, they should be.

One of the major things affecting the rate of disease in this country and around the world is our food. We have gone so far beyond our roots, what our ancestors ate, and natural foods out of the ground, that we are now feeling it through sickness and disease.

Did you know the foods you eat can either produce an environment condusive to healing or illness?

Of course, there are several things at play here, like the nutritional content of the foods, which vitamins and minerals are in them, and if they are synthetically added or naturally derived. However, today we are discussing how what you put into your mouth alters your pH balance.

Disease thrives in an acidic environment. Unfortunately, most of the foods in the Standard American Diet, as it is today, breeds acidic environments. Processed foods, meats, grains, dairy, and sugar all raise your level of acidity. Chemicals, drugs, herbicides, and pesticides are also acid-producing. However, certain fruits and more vegetables, like dark greens, change your body to be more alkaline. Did you know most other countries eat their meat as a side item, yet, here in the U.S., we eat it as our main dish, putting some of the most taxing digestive processes into play. And on top of that, you are creating an atmosphere for disease to take root and flourish.

This is not to say you must always eat alkaline foods. However, most people eat too much from the acidic foods and therefore, cause problems in their bodies. It’s about choosing more healthy foods and including them in your meals more often!

Some alkalizing vegetables & fruits:
~ broccoli
~ carrot
~ cauliflower
~ collard greens
~ eggplant
~ garlic
~ green beans
~ peas
~ kale
~ lettuce
~ mushrooms
~ tomatoes
~ avocado
~ apple
~ apricot
~ grapes
~ lemon
~ orange
~ peach

Here is a more robust list of which foods are acid-producing and which are more alkalizing.

By eating more of the right things, you change your system inside to make it harder for disease to spread or even exist!

How can you make changes to your family’s food choices that can help lead to life and health rather than disease and destruction?

“As I see it, every day you do one of two things: build health or produce disease in yourself.” ~ Adele Davis

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JessBio200 This 1 Thing May Be Leading You Directly Into DiseaseJessica Stone is a wife, mom to 4, and owner of her own businesses in the fitness and essential oils industries. She has 3 special needs children, one which has an undiagnosed neuro-muscular condition that limits her mobility, and her twins are currently receiving therapy for sensory defensiveness, physical mobility, fine motor skills, and speech. She enjoys sharing what she has learned through her trials, experience, research, and tools that have helped her children’s health with other parents who are looking for support, encouragement, and helpful information. Get her FREE gift to you, 30 Easy Snacks Your Kids Will Devour: Eating Healthy Never Got So Simple, to help you feed your kids quick & healthy! Connect with Jess live today on Facebook!

This 1 Thing May Be Leading You Directly Into Disease

14 thoughts on “This 1 Thing May Be Leading You Directly Into Disease

    1. I wish Jamie Oliver with his “Food Revolution” would be more welcome to change the school lunches. I think someone like him could be very helpful in getting things in the school systems switched to healthier foods for our kids. Fortunately, because of our gluten intolerance and Celiac here, I am able to control EXACTLY what my kids eat since I pack lunches, snacks, birthday goodies, etc., for them for school.

  1. Excellent information…I had no idea! I have copied your list of suggested foods and will be sure to increase their presence in my family’s diet! Thanks for sharing this!

  2. Great information Jessica! Definitely something I’m more and more interested in as I get older. I had no idea about the whole ph thing. Good information to have, for sure.

  3. I hope they are beginning to teach this kind of material in schools today, because I know I didn’t learn about it until recently! It’s great to read articles like yours, Jessica, because it reinforces the changes I am making in my own diet. it’s really too easy to fall back into the old S.A.D. habit. I’m focusing on a smoothie most mornings and a large raw salad every day. It’s two small changes that really help. Thanks so much for a timely article!

    1. I hope so, too, but I doubt it! You have made two very good choices for changing your diet. With both of those things, smoothies AND salads, you can add all sorts of veggie goodness to those easily! Way to go!!

  4. It is indeed scary how we are from our roots, just because of our own indulgence that was created by our environment. It is quite a thought that Yeremi gave as well; it is all done right in our kitchen with our own money..oh my! Thank God, there is always a way out and a way back; you gave us some great products to eat our way back! Thanks Jessica!

    1. Yes, that’s what most coffee drinkers realize when they see this list. What’s amazing is when you start eating more of the right things, you won’t feel the NEED for coffee anymore!

  5. I have always believed that the way to life, living and healing lies around the stomach. A great percentage of illnesses are concocted in the kitchen – paid for by your money, time and effort.

    Eating well can conversely lead to faster recovery…

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