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In general Dr. Hubbuch recommends a low sugar diet high in fresh, whole foods, lots of fruit and vegetables, whole grain complex carbohydrates, 40-60 grams of protein/day and use of nonhydrogenated oils  Hydrogenated oils are frequently found in bakery goods, i.e.,  breads, muffins, crackers, cookiesto extend shelf life. She strongly recommends limiting caffeine and alcohol. Caffeine challenges the adrenal glands and raises blood sugar as well. Alcohol is particularly a problem if you have yeast infections.

Alkaline Diet—Dr. Hubbuch also recommends an alkaline diet based on the research of Dr. Russell Jaffe: The goal is to maintain a good acid/base balance in your body. Keep your urine pH between 6.5-7 when you get up. (pH is the measure of acidity or alkalinity of a substance. Water has a pH of 7.) You can use urine test strips at home to monitor this. High alkaline foods include: yams, lentils greens, pumpkin seeds, oats, quinoa, wild rice, miso and seaweed. You can also add lemon lime juice or apple cider vinegar to your drinking water. For high acidity, you can take baking soda, buffered vitamin C, calcium and magnesium buffered. If you're feeling particularly toxic, you can take a baking soda and epsom salt bath. You will absorb the magnesium and bicarbonate as well as detoxify your body through your skin. Soak for 20 minutes, rub your skin, then rinse off. You can also substitute alka seltzer for baking soda for oral detoxification.



 
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