Could acidosis be blamed for tiredness and poor concentration?Are you feeling tired all the time?  Experiencing poor concentration?  Memory loss? Headaches?  Confusion? Have you been tested for acidosis?

A number of culprits may be to blame for persistent tiredness and poor concentration including an underactive thyroid gland, low iron levels, poor adrenal reserve (from long-term stress), pathogenic load (viruses, bacteria, parasites, candida overgrowth, moulds etc), but have you considered your body being too acidic?

These symptoms can be early warning symptoms of ‘acidosis‘ – an acidic system, a low pH.

This is why seeing a naturopath who can examine your pH levels is helpful.  I combine iridology, pH testing, quantum physics technology, and assessment of blood test results (if applicable) to determine your acid/alkaline balance or imbalance. Taking a closer look at blood test results, particularly the electrolyte balance (sodium, potassium, bicarbonate and chloride) can tell us if you are in a balanced electrolyte state, alkaline or acidic state.

Usually, low sodium and a high ‘other anions’ reading on a blood test will indicate an acidic pH.

Reasons for Acidosis

Reasons may include:

  • Un-managed inflammatory bowel disease
  • Other unchecked inflammatory conditions
  • Diarrhoea and vomiting
  • Use of diuretics
  • Addison’s disease
  • Adrenal fatigue/burn out
  • A diet high in acid foods- high amounts of alcohol, dairy, red meat and grains
  • Shallow breathing/mouth breathing (loss of bicarbonate)

How to Address Acidosis

If other causes have been ruled out, then simply improving (increasing) the body’s pH to a more alkaline state can help ‘put the spring back in your step’.

The following tips can help treat acidosis

  • Targeted frequencies on specific nutrient points
  • Breathing exercises such as Butekyo
  • Eat a ‘clean’, alkaline diet and eat regularly
  • Cut out alcohol, coffee, refined sugar and hydrogenated fats
  • Reduce salt intake
  • Increase greens in your diet
  • Support adrenal activity – minerals, herbs, licorice tea!
  • Take a supplement containing Vitamin B1, B3, Vitamin C and Magnesium if needed
  • Consider ‘energy’/mitochondrial medicine such as carnitine and Coenzyme Q10..
  • Support kidneys – drink adequate water, decrease caffeine, drink dandelion, nettle tea and green smoothies such as this recipe below!

Green Superfood smoothie

Green smoothie - a great natural remedy for acidosis

  • 1 young green coconut, water and flesh (or if unavailable: water and 1 Tbs coconut oil)
  • ½ bunch organic kale or spinach, washed, trimmed and blanched
  • 1 organic green apple, quartered, seeded
  • ½ cup organic mint leaves, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla rice/pea/hemp protein powder
  • 1 teaspoon alkaline electrolyte powder
  • 1 teaspoon probiotic powder (optional)
  1. Open the young coconut carefully with a cleaver. Strain the water through a sieve and scoop out the flesh with a spoon.
  2. Place coconut flesh and coconut in a high speed blender together with green leaves, apple, mint, protein powder, alkaline mineral powder and probiotic powder (if using).
  3. Blend at full speed until velvety smooth. Serve immediately.

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