The Chemistry of Success

Acidity and alkalinity are at opposite ends of the pH scale. Everything we eat or drink makes our bodies more acidic or more alkaline. Dr. Susan Lark, M.D. in her book The Chemistry of Success states “The ability to maintain acid / alkaline balance has an amazing effect on six of the eight peak-performance traits.” This list will shock you…

  • physical vitality and stamina
  • mental clarity and acuity
  • ability to get along with other people
  • optimism and vision
  • speedy recovery from illness, injury and exertion
  • and resistance to illness”

She goes on to say that “performing at your best is related to your body’s ability to maintain a healthy, slightly alkaline state.”


What is responsible for the world’s largest health crisis in recorded history?

Dr. Theodore A. Baroody states in his book, Alkalize or Die, “The world is facing the largest health crisis in recorded history.” He continues to say, “The countless names attached to illnesses do not really matter. What does matter is that they all come form the same root cause… too much tissue acid in the body!” In his best-selling book he summarizes beginning, intermediate and advanced symptoms of being too acidic. He calls this the “Acid Symptom Checklist.” Here are some excerpts:

  • agitation
  • muscle and joint pains
  • low energy (Fatigue)
  • panic attacks
  • menstrual cramping
  • heartburn
  • rapid or irregular heartbeat
  • hard to get up in the morning
  • cold sores (Herpes)
  • depression
  • loss of memory or concentration
  • migraine headaches
  • insomnia
  • impotence
  • gastritis
  • colitis
  • and the list goes on to more advanced symptoms.
When you read the FREE e-book report called the Alkaline Body Balance you will understand more about the inner workings of his delicate balancing act in your body.

What is the first step to maintaining your health?

Dr. Arthur Clifton Guyton, author or Textbook of Medical Physiology states, “The first step to maintaining health is to alkalize the body. The cells of a healthy body are alkaline while the cells of a diseased body are acidic.”
My experience has suggested to me three ways to influence this vitally important acid/alkaline balance. They include:
1. Limit the amount of acid-producing food and liquids. Meats, dairy products, sugars and especially sodas produce excessive acid.
2. Increase intake of fresh fruits and vegetables because they tilt the balance in the alkaline direction
3. Drink alkaline water. Most people are not aware that most tap water and bottled water products are highly acidic. Therefore they tilt our balance in the direction of acidity. Some have said “If you can simply change your water… you can change your life.”
My doctor recommended a book by Dr. Joel Fuhrman, M.D. titled, Eat for Health. Dr. Fuhrman explains that “The more high-nutrient food you consume, the less low-nutrient food you desire.” His diet is based on cutting back on meat, dairy and sugars and focusing on fresh fruits and vegetables.

Many people have followed his dietary suggestions and have made the radical adjustment, in the way they eat, and have found significantly greater degrees of health. Yet many others have found it difficult to make such a radical change in their diets.

I have personally found that by make smaller changes in my intake of acid-producing foods and drinking alkaline water has been a good combination for me. It has increased my focus, stamina, energy and has allowed me to totally eliminate the two Aleves with 3-4 Ibuprofen I was taking, twice a day, to ease my post-op shoulder pain (rotator cuff repair.)

In summary, the acid / alkaline balance is a vital issue that greatly influences our success in life and in business. It has a major impact on your current state of health. You owe it to yourself to fully investigate it. Alkalizing yourself is the only way to achieve Optimal Performance. Reach out to me if you want more information or a free consultation.

Author: Tom LeBlanc, PT Certified Preceptor Tom LeBlanc, PT has enjoyed helping, encouraging and empowering individuals to Optimal Health and Function for over 40 years. As a physical therapist he has worked in Acute Hospitals, Rehab Centers, Outpatient Clinics, Geriatrics, in his Private Practice, and in the Home Health Environment where he is currently working at Encompass Home Health and Hospice. One of his passions is helping people to understand the importance of Good Hydration as a means to Optimal Health.

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