Detox for acid-base balance

by damien

Why do a detox cure? The acidification of the body is a major cause of production of toxic elements affecting the tissues and which implies a DETOX  in order to regulate this dysfunction by modifying the ground.

Acido-Basic balance What is it?

The drifts of the current diet lead us to consume too many fatty, sweet and refined foods which are acidifying for the body.

These harmful foods produce metabolic waste responsible for multiple problems, the acidification of the body having many consequences:

  • Morning fatigue
  • Migraines
  • Lack of energy
  • Stiffness in the neck
  • Muscle pain due to lactic acid build-up
  • Rheumatism, especially gout due to accumulation of uric acid
  • Colibacillosis
  • Chronic bronchitis
  • Oily skin
  • Obesity
  • Bad morning breath
  • Clammy hands
  • Profuse sweating of the feet
  • Less resistance to cold
  • Accelerated ageing processes
  • Fouling of connective tissue
  • Demineralisation: the body buffers this excess acidity by drawing on its calcium reserves
  • Bone fragility with an increased risk of fracture
  • Bone porosity with increased risk of osteoporosis and osteomalacia

To regulate this acidifying drift the DETOX consists of a dietary rebalancing, with a proportion comprising 70% basic foods (alkaline) for 30% acidic foods (not more).

What foods should be eaten in moderation for fitness?

Example of uric acid

In order to understand the interest of this acid-base balance, let's take a simple example, that of meat, a major acid food.

The digestive catabolism of the amino acids in meat leads to the formation of uric acid.Normally, if we eat a reasonable amount of meat (or other protein sources), this excess uric acid is eliminated in the stool and urine.

But if we consume too much meat, the saturation of our emunctories does not allow us to eliminate all the uric acid produced.The uric acid is then deposited in the form of crystals:

In the joints, where it mixes with cartilage debris, causing a painful inflammation which aggravates the degenerative process of arthrosis.

In the nerve sheaths, which induces severe pain, sciatica.

In certain tissues such as the big toe, causing gout.

The main foods containing uric acid (in mg per 100 g) to be eliminated or consumed in moderation are:

  • Calf sweetbreads 9


  • Kidney 29


  • Liver 25


  • Brains 2


  • Pork 18


  • Beef 16


  • Veal 13


  • Mutton 12


  • Poultry 1


The acid-base diet advises to balance the consumption of acidic meat by eating a basic food at the same time, for example green beans, in the proportion of 70% green beans to 30% meat.

Main acidic foods to be eaten in moderation:

  • Meat
  • Offal
  • Charcuterie
  • Eggs
  • Cheese
  • Sugar and all confectionery
  • Cereals, cakes, pasta, bread

Oxalyc Acid

Uric acid is not the only cause.You should also avoid or limit your intake of foods containing oxalic acid.Content (mg/100 g):

  • Rhubarb 5


  • Cocoa 45


  • Tea 4


  • Spinach 35


  • Beer 32


  • Sorrel 3


Maintaining this important acid-base balance is an essential component of a DETOX.

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