A few years back supermodel Carol Alt did an interview with PR.com, explaining the concept of alkalinity vs. acidity and how cooking food effects this balance…
What is this concept of alkaline versus acid?
Carol Alt: This is just based on the research that I’ve found and what I found with my own body and from the doctors that I’ve worked with. I was taught by Dr. Timothy Brantley that the body is acid by nature but alkaline by necessity. That means when we work out, when we stress, when we digest food… whatever we do, we make eight different kinds of acids. Hydrochloric Acid, Lactic Acid…you name it, we make it. We don’t make anything alkaline. But our organs like to sit in a neutral PH. Well how do we do that? If our bodies are only producing acid, how do we get our organs to sit in a neutral PH? Well, if you pull spinach out of the ground and it’s on the alkaline side, but you cook that spinach and now it becomes a tub of acid, what do you do? Do you cook it?
Ok, so by cooking food you’re making it acidic?
Carol Alt: You change the PH as well as the molecular structure, as well as de-naturing the vitamins and minerals, as well as killing the enzymes. Here’s the problem. People are like, “Well they ate wheat way back when and they made bread.” Yeah, they germinated their grains. They ate the whole grain. They put them into patty cakes and they laid them in the sun. What is that? That’s dehydration. When we started creating ovens, we started dehydrating things faster and at a higher heat. The trade off was, at the higher heat we killed the enzymes and de-natured the vitamins and minerals. Those four things are the most important things the body needs. And when you give the body everything it needs it can cure itself, in my opinion, from anything. Because every disease we have is from de-generation; from the body breaking down. Well don’t you think acid breaks down the body? It destroys cars; rusts them right out! Molecular structure. Do you put tea in your car? Why not? It looks like gas. It’s liquid like gas. It’s the same color as gas. Why don’t you put tea in your car? The molecular structure is different. The car can’t read the molecular structure of tea. Well, our body is brilliant and it can read the molecular structure of a lot of things, but when you change the molecular structure to the point where it looks like a toxin to the body, it’s going to react to the food like a toxin. We call that allergies.