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03-10-2006, 09:16 AM
Whenever I eat oranges, kiwis, lemon, tomatoes and such, I get an almost rough feeling feeling in the back of my throath and it feels sore. This have gone on the last couple of days so today I have tried to rule out some of those. But my question is, would it be because of my alcaline and acid balance that is wrong? I eat about 2-3 oranges, an apple, 2 bananas, an avocado with lemon, soaked almonds, a salad with cucumber, tomatoes, mushrooms etc and some fudgeballs in the evening made of raisins, sunflower seeds, raw honey and raw cacaoe powder.. Thanks!
Fly forever free,
03-12-2006, 06:50 AM
I think I had that problem in the beggining also. The rough dry throat thing.
I don't know if this will help but, I found this info in a email.
The lemon juice is
one of the best foods for restoring alkalinity
to the body. Our body's pH must be slightly
alkaline at 7.4, and lemon juice is one of the
most alkaline foods available.
03-12-2006, 07:14 AM
I found something that might be related:
I assume it passes as the body heals.
All the best. :)
03-12-2006, 07:14 AM
I found when I first went raw I had more issues with my mouth and the roughness of the food. You food choices are not overly acid, or rough, though some fruits are more acid than the Greens, almonds are not too acidy either (compared to other nuts) so that should not be an issue. You may simply be experiencing this do to the change in diet.
03-12-2006, 12:45 PM
Thanks a lot everyone! Right now I am just easing down on the fruits that makes my throat that way.. Hopefully it is just the transition!
Fly forever free,
03-12-2006, 01:00 PM
Just for clarifictation when discussing acid or alkaline foods, this may be helpful.
do you have acide reflux bac? :)
03-12-2006, 01:10 PM
Lemons are alkaline forming, but are actually acidic. They are so acidic that taken on an empty stomach they will shock the body into alkalinity. Just make sure to drink the juice at least a half hour before any meal on an empty stomach.
03-12-2006, 01:23 PM
I shall try that Firefaery! Actually I am drinking a glass of warm water with fresh lemon in the mornings with my breakfast, will drink it sooner now ;)
Fly forever free..
03-12-2006, 01:43 PM
keep in in mind that it is possible to be TOO alkaline also. Those who stay on a "cleansing diet" too long vs a maintenace diet
03-12-2006, 03:08 PM
It's a jungle! But I'll keep it in mind though...
03-12-2006, 11:19 PM
This is in response to the article posted by yumyum.
I was reading somewhere that when people have allergies it is because they have a b5 deficiency.
I notice when I started raw I seemed to have allergic reactions to ALOT of raw foods.
I started taking digestive enzymes along with raw foods. I noticed a huge difference with that. I was reading on this other website about how people have food allergies because there body does not have the proper enzymes to break down certian foods and therefore there body is craving that "allergic" food, because it is not able to get the certian nutrient from that badly digested food. It is said that when a person starts taking digestive enzymes and or raw foods that the cravings go away because the body has the proper enzymes to get the needed nutrient out.
Because of taking digestive enzymes along with my raw foods I can eat pretty much any raw food (with a few exceptions) without allergic reactions. I hope to get off of the digestive enzymes when my body heals, but it is helping for now, it helps me eat raw, because I am not getting borred anymore because of being allergic to everything.
I wonder if any of that ties together. (The b5 deficiency and not proper enzymes.)
03-13-2006, 04:36 AM
Thank you, Honeybee Joy, for telling me about B5 deficiency and enzymes. It could be the cause. I will definatly look into it. :)
03-13-2006, 11:22 AM
Food allergies pass as the gut heals. Allergenic foods trigger a histamine response and act as drugs to the body. You will crave it until you satisfy the opiate receptor that is being activated. It is complicated, but enzymes absolutely will help deal with the problem. The enzymes will break the foods down in the gut and not allow them to leak through into the bloodstream-so they never reach the receptors in the brain. Because of the complete breakdown you are also extracting all of the nutrients that you would otherwise not be getting. The B5 is also something that helps with the brain function. It aids the synthesis of seratonin and to some extent alleviates the allergic response. Again, a short term solution, but if you stick with a clean diet it will ultimately resolve.
03-13-2006, 11:38 AM
Limes are also alkalizing too, and are the first choice of many swamis. Mostly I just think they taste better, so I prefer them. I love it now that little key limes are readily available (10/$2 here), as I find them more flavorful and more aromatic than Persian limes (the standard supermarket variety) And they are so convenient, just cut then in half and squeeze into a quart of water for a refreshing, healthy beverage.
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