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Nutritional Counseling

Nutrition undoubtedly goes hand in hand with wellness and chiropractic. That is why our doctors are trained and excited to suggest nutritional and supplemental advice to accompany your travels to wellness. Click below for a print out on where to find specific diets and a list of foods that have the highest amounts of nutrition.

Alkaline vs. Acidic foods

pH represents a number that is given to the current state of the acid/alkaline chemistry levels that make up your body’s enviroment. The average pH of the human body typically resides at 7pH which is a neutral number. The closer to zero on the pH scale the more acidic, whereas the more toward 14 you go, the more basic the enviroment. Leading dietary experts are suggesting that some people are becoming too acidic by eating foods that aren’t good for them….mainly sugar and sweets! These experts suggest consuming a ratio of 70 alkaline foods and a 20-30% amount of acidic foods for a healthy balance. Take a look, you might be surprised at what foods you thought were acidic and which foods you didn’t think were acidic.

- Dr. Brian


Alkaline Foods

Vegetables
Asparagus
ArtichokesCabbage
Lettuce
Onion
Cauliflower
Radish
Swede
Lambs Lettuce
Peas
Courgette
Red Cabbage
Leeks
Watercress
Spinach
Turnip
Chives
Carrot
Green Beans
Beetroot
Garlic
Celery
Grasses (wheat, straw, barley, dog, kamut etc.)
Cucumber
Broccoli
Kale
Brussels Sprouts


Fats & Oils

FlaxHemp
Avocado
Olive
Evening Primrose
Borage
Coconut Oil
Oil Blends (such as Udo’s Choice)


Fruits

Lemon
Lime
Avocado
Tomato
Grapefruit
Watermelon (is neutral)
Rhubarb


Drinks

‘Green Drinks’
Fresh vegetable juice
Pure water (distilled or ionised)
Lemon water (pure water + fresh lemon or lime).
Herbal Tea
Vegetable broth
Non-sweetened Soy Milk
Almond Milk


Seeds, Nuts & Grains

Almonds
Pumpkin
Sunflower
Sesame
Flax
Buckwheat Groats
Spelt
Lentils
Cumin Seeds
Any sprouted seed


Others

Sprouts (soy, alfalfa, mung bean, wheat, little radish , chickpea, broccoli etc) Bragg Liquid Aminos (Soy Sauce Alternative)HummusTahini  


General Guidance:Stick to salads, fresh vegetables and healthy nuts and oils. Try to consume plenty of raw foods and at least 2-3 litres of clean, pure water daily (ideally enhanced with pH drops).


Acid Foods

Meats
Pork
Lamb
Beef
Chicken
Turkey
Crustaceans
Other Seafood (apart from occasional oily fish such as salmon)


Dairy Products

Milk
Eggs
Cheese
Cream
Yogurt
Ice Cream


Others

Vinegar
White Pasta
White Bread
Wholemeal Bread
Biscuits
Soy Sauce
Tamari
Condiments (Tomato Sauce, Mayonnaise etc.)
Artificial Sweeteners
Honey


Drinks

Fizzy Drinks
Coffee
Tea
Beers
Spirits
Fruit Juice
Dairy Smoothies
Milk
Traditional Tea


Convenience Foods

Sweets
Chocolate
Microwave Meals
Tinned Foods
Powdered Soups
Instant Meals
Fast Food


Fats & Oils

Saturated Fats
Hydrogenated Oils
Margarine (worse than Butter)
Corn Oil
Vegetable Oil
Sunflower Oil


Fruits

All fruits aside from those listed in the alkaline column.


Seeds & Nuts

Peanuts Cashew Nuts Pistachio Nuts


General Guidance:Steer clear of fatty meats, dairy, cheese, sweets, chocolates, alcohol and tobacco. Packaged foods are often full of hidden offenders and microwave meals are full of sugars and salts. Over cooking also removes all of the nutrition from a meal!

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