Bringing the Wellness of
November 4, 2013
Dear Valued Subscriber,
Did you know that frozen
kale does not turn to mush when
frozen, and it defrosts with a quick
rinse in the colander? Add to
scrambled eggs; stir-fry with shrimp
and carrots; saute with sausage,
mushrooms, and white wine; or blend
NCI News: Xylichew
Gum is back! See details below.
Have a happy, healthy week. Bonnie
and Steve Minsky
Acid/Alkaline Balance As Easy
As 1, 2, 3.
The alkaline diet is
growing in popularity.
Simply, the belief is
that we eat way too many
acidic foods. The diet
stresses eating and
drinking as alkaline as
possible. While it is
true that we eat too
many acidic foods, the
fundamentals of the diet
are flawed and can be
The fact is that our
digestive system needs
an acidic environment.
While we do not want it
to be too acidic, we do
not want it to be too
alkaline. A 60/40
balance of acid to
alkaline is ideal. Tip
the scale to highly
acidic and you have GERD
and inflammation. Tip
the scale to highly
alkaline and you are
exposed to myriad
pathogens and infections
that would otherwise be
destroyed in a normal
If you have a real acid
problem, there are ways
to address this
intelligently through a
professional. Keeping an
ratio is as easy as
Eat real food.
Eat at least 7-10
servings of fruits
If you would like to get
into more detail, NCI
Well Connect members can
request by email a
complimentary copy of
you suspect that you may
be too acidic or too
alkaline, stop by our
office and you can test
your saliva on pH paper.
Most pharmacies carry pH
paper as well.
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Corn-Free People: Xylichew Gum is
this is not a figment of your
imagination. A thoughtful
manufacturer named Nature's Stance
finally bought the brand and will
keep the ingredients (birch bark,
not corn xylitol) the same!
is what is available to order now:
Peppermint Jars (60
Spearmint Jars (60
Here is what will be
available sometime in December:
Like with any xylitol
product, eat in moderation (four
to six pieces daily max) due to
its laxative effect.