~ Food Allergies ~ Acid pH
Most food allergies are the
result of eating the allergenic foods too frequently and in large quantities.
The allergenic foods usually result in the pH of the body becoming acid. This acid reaction to food allergies has been described by
one medical researcher, William H. Philpott, M.D., a pioneer researcher in the
field of orthomolecular-ecological medicine and author.
Dr. Philpott at a lecture he gave at the 35th Annual Meeting
of the American Academy of Environmental Medicine described many food allergies
are like addictions. When you are
in the “coming down” cycle of addictive foods, that is when your pH becomes
acid. Dr. Philpott has written the
book Brain Allergies and a recent updated version of the book.
He has been researching food allergies for decades.
If food allergies result in
acid pH, the acid pH will hinder digestion.
Enzymes are necessary for digestion.
Most enzymes only work in an alkaline environment.
The acid pH resulting from food allergies can destroy the ability of the
Diabetics frequently eat
starchy carbohydrates and other sugars. Eating
foods frequently and in large quantities can lead to food allergies.
It is quite possible that a diabetic’s body reacts to starchy
carbohydrates and other foods in an allergenic fashion, which can lead to acid
pH. This can destroy digestion.
Diabetics need to optimize
digestion. They can consider a
digestive protocol to help alkaline the digestion and the body.
Bob was a MD internal medicine, orthomolecular doctor, MD psychiatrist,
chiropractor, and healer 65 years. He
was a diabetic who lived to 108 years with only 1 side effect 2 years before he
passed away. Dr. Bob practiced a
system of medicine called orthomolecular medicine.
It is a system of medicine that uses mainly natural substances that are
non-toxic and safe in wide range of doses.
It uses mainly herbs and minerals/vitamins.
ideas of Dr. Bob:
30 minutes before meal - 1-3 tablets of pancreatic compounds. Some pancreatic enzyme tablets Dr. Bob advised are papaya,
bromelain, and pepsin. The reason
for starting the pancreatic enzymes 30 minutes before eating is to help the
pancreas not overreact to food.
At end of meal (the last bite) - 1/4 tablespoon of supplement OKG and 2-3
pancreatic capsules. Read the
article, "Supplements for Exercise and Diabetics," on this web site to
learn the beneficial effects of OKG supplementation for some diabetics.
In addition, Dr. Bob advised 1 tablet of calcium pyruvate at the end of
meals. Dr. Bob advised calcium pyruvate because it helps burn fat, which aids in
blood fat metabolism. Calcium
pyruvate is recommended only A.M. and P.M.
Dr. Bob advised 1-4 capsules of digestive enzymes 45 minutes after your
first bite of food.
Dr. Bob advised 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda (bicarbonate) mixed in liquid 45
minutes after you have started a meal. Proper digestion requires an alkaline
environment in the small intestine. The
stomach produces acid. When food enters the small intestine the acid from the
stomach enters also. The bicarb
neutralizes the acid. This can help
digestive enzymes work properly (they cannot function optimally or may not
function at all – when the small intestine is acidic, not alkaline).
During mealtime - Dr. Bob advised adding 5 grams of "multi"
fiber at every meal. Fiber
slows down blood sugar absorption into the bloodstream and this aids in
controlling blood sugar fluctuations.
Furthermore diabetics need to
consider rotating foods. If you eat
your favorite foods every 4-5 days, you limit the frequency and quantity you are
consuming of your favorite foods. This
will limit allergenic reactions to the food you eat.
To get a clearer idea of the methods used in the rotational food diet
read the book, “Brain Allergies” already mentioned in this article.
In conclusion, rotating your
foods and considering a digestive enzyme protocol are two ideas that can
possibly help a diabetic improve his/her digestion.
Improving digestion in a diabetic is one method to help decrease the
stress of diabetes.
Note – In order for
these nutritional ideas to be successful, you must use supplements of the
highest quality. Dr. Bob often said, “almost all supplement companies produce
poor quality.” You can consider
the product page of this web site. Almost all the
products met Dr. Bob’s approval. Since
he passed away we have attempted to keep the same high standards.
DO NOT STOP ANY TREATMENT OR MEDICATION YOU CURRENTLY USE.
CONSULT WITH YOUR DOCTOR BEFORE STARTING THE USE OF SUPPLEMENTS.
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