Good health is more than just eating good stuff.
It's vital to get rid of the bad stuff, too.
Dr. Winsor ends our Mission Nutrition series by explaining the importance of making sure our bodies are eliminating the toxins we absorb every day.
by David M. Winsor, D.C., Chiropractor and Nutrition Expert
Over the course of our Mission Nutrition series, we've discussed a number of ways to help both children and parents cope with nutrition and meal choices. All this is in vain if the body cannot eliminate that which it does not want to keep.
Any skin condition is usually related to a liver problem. The body has four systems of elimination: bowel, kidney, lungs and the skin. If one or more are in trouble, the others have to work harder to keep the body from becoming toxic. Since the skin is the largest of all, it will show evidence of toxins being eliminated.
While nutritionally supporting one of our patients’ liver she reported a skin eruption all over her lips. She was concerned but did explain that as a child she had chewed a lead- based wallpaper. No doubt this toxin had been stored in the lips since childhood and was finally being thrown out.
You must ask your children how often they have a bowel movement. Your spouse, too. Adults are frequently told that a slow bowel may be normal for them. It’s not. Another lady recently told me that she did not feel well and when I asked, she said that she had only one bowel movement a month. In cases like these the liver and kidneys are overwhelmed in their attempt to neutralize the stored waste and the whole system suffers.
Look at the tongue, be aware of bad breath, foul smelling gas, discolored urine and understand that they all are the body’s attempt to adapt to a problem.
Remember that health or sickness greatly depends on what we do, or do not eat.
It is possible to monitor the health of the body by testing the pH or acid/alkaline balance of the urine and saliva. All you need is litmus paper or pH test strips and some instructions.
pH Saliva : 7.5 to 7.0 No calcium deficiency and healthy
pH “ : 6.4 - 4.6 Excretions tend to alkaline
pH “ : 6.5 - 6.0 Developing physical ailments
pH “ : <>Note: Within a few weeks to months of dietary changes along with food and
mineral supplements, saliva pH slowly rises to 7.0 and physical impairments
will dramatically improve.
pH Urine Morning: 5 or less on rising before breakfast (should be acid)
Evening : before meal (should remain acid) If alkaline = onset disease
Note: If the evening urine pH is alkaline, the body should recover overnight once
again lowering the pH by morning. It is when the body cannot correct this
overnight, that it may indicate the onset of ill health.
If you would like more details, go to http://www.ionizers.org/ph-balance.html
I wish you all success in guiding your families to health. If I can help, please contact me at DMW@AHCPC.com.
Be advised that the suggested nutritional program is not intended as a treatment for any disease. This adjunctive schedule of nutrients is provided with the intent of supporting the physiological and biochemical processes of the human body, and not to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease or condition.
Always consult with your physician prior to stopping any medications or before starting any diet or exercise program.
Dr. David M Winsor