picture of "chocolate milk" ingredients -- skim milk powder, cacao powder, tumeric powder, cane sugar, whole milk, book: "hypothyroidism, the unsuspeced illness"

Secrets of the Alkaline Diet

Edgar Cayce regularly emphasized the importance of eating an “alkaline-reacting diet”. In January 2018 I read a few hit-pieces against this dietary philosophy in the mainstream media. The target of their spin was Tom Brady, who is actually doing quite well as the National Football League’s oldest quarterback. The hit pieces pointed out that the body is able to regulate its blood-pH quite well regardless of a person’s diet “thank-you-very-much”.

Many proponents of alkaline diets mistakenly say the goal is to alkalize our blood, when the actual areas that benefits from a more alkaline diet are the insides of our individual cells.

Certain dietary proteins have significant amounts of phosphorus (beans) and sulfur (meat/eggs). These phosphorus/sulfur-containing proteins are metabolized inside our cells into phosphoric acid and sulfuric acid. When a cell doesn’t have enough of the alkaline minerals it has to employ destructive ‘backup procedures’ to transport these acids to the extracellular fluid.

The important thing about alkaline foods (vegetables, fruits, etc) is that they’re sources of the 4 minerals that we need in quantity to balance the body’s acidic metabolic processes: calcium, magnesium, potassium and sodium.

The five major minerals in the human body are calcium, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, and magnesium. All of the remaining elements in a human body are called “trace elements”. The trace elements that have a specific biochemical function in the human body are sulfur, iron, chlorine, cobalt, copper, zinc, manganese, molybdenum, iodine and selenium.
Wikipedia – Mineral (nutrient)

When I was figuring things out, I tried the “lots of raw vegetables” diet. Somewhere I have a picture of my kitchen after I’d made a raw vegetable smoothie, maybe 14 years ago. There was green splatter everywhere. Later I read Cayce telling someone to eat their vegetables “well-cooked”. Some vegetables have digestion/thyroid inhibitors that are deactivated by cooking. This is probably why I didn’t get much benefit from my raw vegetable smoothies.

This picture shows one of my current alkaline regimens:

picture of "chocolate milk" ingredients -- skim milk powder, cacao powder, tumeric powder, cane sugar, whole milk, book: "hypothyroidism, the unsuspeced illness"
“Chocolate Milk” – click to zoom in

A lot of people have misinterpreted Edgar Cayce as only recommending raw milk. For people recovering from a serious illnesses, Cayce sometimes recommend fresh milk “with the heat of the cow” — NOT chilled raw milk. Cayce also said that pasteurized/cooked milk was acceptable for other people.

All things considered, milk can be a useful food for many people – even when it’s pasteurized and non-organic. All dairy farmers – ‘conventional’ and ‘organic’ alike — have to take better care of their dairy cows than feedlots, as happy cows produce more milk than unhealthy cows. Sometimes people are sensitive to what the farmer feeds their dairy cows – switching brands might help. If you’ve lost your ability to process lactose, you can probably recover it by slowly reintroducing small quantities of milk products to your diet.

Milk is a good source of easily-digestible protein, calcium, potassium and carbohydrates. In this photo, dry milk powder provides extra calcium, potassium and protein. Carob powder is a good source of magnesium and other beneficial substances. Tumeric is anti-inflammatory. Calories from sugar provoke half the insulin response as an equivalent amount of calories from starch (wheat, beans, corn, etc). Shaking in the jar is the quickest way to mix these ingredients into milk. A vegetable steamer is another way to get the powders to mix easily — see my facebook post for the steamer I use.

The book (in the picture) is a 40-year old classic that I recently found at a thrift store. My summary is that restoring people’s metabolism helps all sorts of health problems ‘go away’. Edgar Cayce said this too, decades before this book was written. Cayce’s approach to metabolism restoration is more holistic than the strategy used by the author of this book. The company which made Armour Thyroid (the prescription thyroid medication recommended in the book) was sold, the medication was reformulated several times and may not be as good as what helped patients 50 years ago.

I sent an email about Cayce’s strategies for restoring metabolism a while back. This was titled “Edgar Cayce’s Core Secret for Regeneration” — if you haven’t seen this yet, sign up for my ‘free reports’ and respond to the confirmation email to ask for a copy.

My next email report will be about other ‘secrets’ to affordably alkalize your diet for pennies a day — even if your entire food budge is provided by SNAP (food stamps). I’ll also cover the ‘backup procedure’ that the body has to employ when you don’t get enough of the alkaline minerals, so you’ll better understand why this aspect of Cayce’s dietary advice is so critically important.