I had a short break from writing as I went for a little holiday back home to Slovakia to spend some time with my family. I’m now ready and back on track with providing you with more information about the story of my skin.
So, when you are in pain because of a burning or itching skin filled with red patches – you are reading the right article! I also suffered badly 5 months ago and was desperately trying to find someone who could help me. After a lot of research, I realised that the help is not in steroid creams which are offered in the office of your GP or dermatologist. It is in nature and your own head and thoughts.
So, what does it mean to alkalise your body? It might be a simple question for some, but when I first heard about it, I didn’t really know what it meant. To have an alkaline chemistry inside your body means that you are healthier and less likely to succumb any disease. If the environment in your body is too acid, you are much more sensitive and vulnerable and you are more likely to get ill. And how do you make sure the environment in your body is in the right acid-alkaline balance? There are no pills for it (unfortunately?). You are able to achieve this by eating and combining the right foods together! Isn’t it great? I certainly think so!
The group of alkaline food is – watery fruits (EXCEPT for blueberries, cranberries, currants, large prunes and plums – these are acid-forming). I eat 1-3 pieces of different fruit a day. I eat them separately from other food and always fresh. (I suggest you do the same). Almost all vegetables (except for spring squash) are alkaline too. So it is quite easy to make sure I have my PH more alkaline every day. When it comes to snacks and nuts – they are mainly acid-forming. The only type of alkaline nuts is raw almonds. All the rest, even though they are healthy, are reacting acid. It is not said you can’t eat them – but not too much!
All the food I used to eat every day – bread with some cheese and ham, meat with potatoes, rice with meat, etc. had to be changed in the way I combined it. Everything that contains starch, dairy, sugar or gluten is creating the acid environment in our body. Therefore, if I eat the food of this sort, I do my best to combine them with a lot of vegetables in order to balance the PH in my stomach. If you like bread in the morning – have it! But don’t forget to have a whole grain type with some cucumbers and lettuce. (Also don’t forget you should stop eating processed meats – so better have just a slice of cheese with it instead of ham or salami.)
Because of a fermentation in your stomach that can create troubles DO NOT:
- Combine fruits with vegetables
- Combine dairy products with citruses
- Combine coffee with milk or sugar
- Combine fruits with product with gluten
- Combine bananas, apples and any type of melon with other food. Eat them separately with at least one hour break between other foods.
What does my diet look like during the day?
- Before breakfast (at least half an hour) I drink a cup of warm water with freshly squeezed lemon. I must say, while I drink it I close my eyes and clear my head. I feel the warm water going down my stomach and I’m imagining how it ’showers’ my intestines. It might sound insane – but try it! If anything it will make you smile and you start your day in a positive way.
- I make my porridge. I use plain oats with seeds or nuts and cook them in water. I add 1-2 tsp of honey, a pinch of cinnamon and a tbsp of Chia Seeds.
- I take some food supplements – vitamin D3, Omega 3-6-9, and Probiotics. (D3 needs Calcium and Magnesium to be absorbed well, therefore make sure you give those to your body as well).
- If I fancy a snack between breakfast – lunch or lunch-dinner I always have some dried fruits or nuts on hand. Also, fresh fruit or just sliced cucumber with hummus.
- For my lunch, I always have some vegetable soup. I make soups from anything! Whatever is there in the fridge. (I mean vegetables) Most common soup is celery, carrot, parsnip and turnip soup. I just cut everything into small cubes and cover it with water. Add salt and pepper and mix it after it’s cooked. I always try to buy my vegetables organic. Like that when you make a soup, the taste is really great and you don’t have the need to add too many flavors.
- For dinner I have either some more soup or I make something else – such as Zucchini pizza (See the recipe.). I eat some green mixed salad with this as well.
- In between, I drink loads of water (2-3 liters). In addition to that, I drink chamomile, peppermint or other herbal teas. And sometimes black coffee
I hope now you have an idea what your diet should look like and what you should exclude, add and change about it. I’ve been doing this diet for over 5 months and the results are amazing!! I am really proud of myself and I would love for all of you to get motivated and start healing yourself too! It is a challenge at times, but it is possible!
3-4 medium zucchini
2-3 tbs of Spelt flour (or any whole grain flour)
How to do it?
Shred zucchini on large holes of the grater. Add a teaspoon of salt and mix it in throughout. Leave it for at least 15 min so it loses the water. After about 15 min squeeze the water out (I just squeeze it in my hands) and place it in a bowl. Add a pinch of black pepper, one squeezed garlic, marjoram, oregano (any herbs that you like – except for paprika it is a nightshade!). Add the egg and flour to make it stick together. Place a baking paper on a pizza or any tin you have and spread a thin layer of the zucchini dough on it. Place it into a preheated oven (I do 200 degrees on a fan) for about 15 min (maybe more) until the edges turn golden. Then just top it up with anything you like – fresh basil, mozzarella, red onion, sweetcorn, spinach, mushrooms, olives, asparagus, etc. Put it in the oven for another 5 minutes and Enjoy!