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Why might I have too much acid in my body?

Ms. Ashley Koff, RD
Nutrition & Dietetics
Things that contribute to an overly acidic system:
  • Excess animal protein - If you eat animal protein keep portion control and make sure to balance it with plenty of alkaline food choices.
  • Chronic stress, lack of sleep, dehydration, unresolved anger, overall depletion - Tough times happen, stress isn't the enemy, but learning to relax and replenish the system is critical.
  • Artificial stuff: sweeteners, preservatives - Extra hydrogen or acidic ions produce inappropriate acidity in the body. Eat food. (Period).
  • Unnaturally white - White sugar, white flour equals acid-forming.

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