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Different Ways to Keep The Body Energized
With today’s society being as it is, it is a miracle that there is a chance to eat, sleep or even finish all the tasks and goals that make up the list consisting of normal daily life. The pace of the world has become faster; and with faster cars, faster jobs, faster lives and entertainment, it has become a slow uphill struggle to maintain good health, vivaciousness and vigour.
Increasing Body Energy on a Daily Basis
There have been and are numerous diets and ways in which health food, exercise experts and spiritual gurus say individuals should increase their body health and vitality. Each of these ways have their own pros and cons and it is up to the individual to establish which one method best suits their individual health and body needs. The two methods to be examined are:
- ingestion of an alkaline rich diet
- internal cleansing or detox
While some experts agree that energizing the body is simply a matter of obtaining enough exercise, eating right or managing stress levels; what makes the most difference is the breakdown of their meaning. According to Sam Graci, a Nutritional Researcher and author of The Bone Building Solution, in an article for Vitality Magazine for Health Product News, the level of acidic and alkalinity in foods are indicative of low or high body energy levels.
Alkalinity versus Acidity
Graci reiterates that the secret to vitality can be achieved purely by achieving an alkaline pH level in the body, citing examples of alkaline rich foods as fruits and vegetables and acidic foods as foods which are rich in dairy and protein. He states,”…after food is consumed, digested and absorbed, it leaves an ash residue in our body. Foods that produce an alkaline ash are called alkaline forming foods, whereas those that produce acid ash are called acid-forming foods.”
He further states that, “…your body’s pH (potential of hydrogen) represents the balance of positively charged (acid-forming) ions to negatively charged (alkalinizing) ions. For optimum health, studies show the ideal blood chemistry is slightly alkaline. When the body is overly acidic, it becomes an opportune environment for disease and chronic illness…”
Graci points out that despite the necessity of both types of food, the challenge comes in when the body ingests more acidic food than alkaline food and vice versa, stating that the ideal diet occurs when the body ingests a ratio of 75% alkalizing foods to 25% acidic foods. An acidic diet could lead to a weak immune system, food not being properly absorbed and loss of mental and physical stamina.
Detoxification is the process by which the body gets rid of unwanted wastes and toxins by a method where an external product, natural or manmade is used to cleanse the internal organs and system of the body. Detoxification is not only isolated to cleansing toxins produced by the body but is also a necessity for living in today’s society with its affluence of ingestible toxins from the artificial man-made products that surround individuals daily lives.
The most popular detox programs on today’s market amongst a few, include programs for alcohol detox, colon cleansing, weight loss and heavy metal detox, but according to Kim Evans in an article for Natural News entitled, “Detox Symptoms are Often What Medical Folks Call Disease,” it is easy for individuals to mistake the body’s natural detoxification for disease, and interrupting this natural detoxification process by any means could aggravate the infection.
She states, “When we have a problem in the body, the body tries to detoxify itself to remove the problem. That is why we experience detoxification symptoms in the presence of a problem….They can take the form of fevers (toxins trying to leave through the skin), (or) headaches (too many toxins in the bloodstream).”
A Healthier Lifestyle
Despite all the methods available for increasing mental and physical health, well-being and vitality, it is important that every individual chooses which methods will best suit their personalities and their lifestyles. It is not easy to eat and live well in this time of fast food, convenient transportation and cable television, but if the activity helps achieve longevity, and greater freedom from stress on a daily basis, then it is well worth trying.